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November 18, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Moses Lake man charged with murder of Yakima teacher

Columbia Basin Herald YAKIMA — A Moses Lake man with no criminal history was arrested last week and charged with killing a Wapato Middle School teacher. Marty Grismer, 27, was arrested by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Desiree Sunford. Sunford was killed in her home in April…


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November 7, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Man shot by Yakima deputy had criminal record

YAKIMA — The driver of a stolen car who was fatally shot by a Yakima sheriff’s deputy after a chase has been identified as a 27-year-old Naches man, Anthony Laviolette. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports he had pleaded guilty last month to obstructing a police officer and making burglary tools and served 10 days in jail. His…


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September 30, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Yakima County woman is state’s 4th case of West Nile virus this year

The Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. — Public health officials have confirmed one case of West Nile virus in Yakima County but will not identify the patient. The patient is a woman in her 40s, state Department of Health spokesman Donn Moyer said Monday. It’s not clear where the woman acquired the illness but she is receiving medical…


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September 7, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Yakima police shut down 6 massage parlors

YAKIMA (AP) — Authorities shut down six Asian massage parlors and arrested six people on suspicion of prostitution and practicing without a license on Saturday. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the operation involved 30 officers from Yakima, the state Department of Health and U.S. Homeland Security. Undercover police officers were used to solicit sex…


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August 22, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Judge: Yakima city council elections must change

By Manuel Valdes Associated Press SEATTLE — A U.S. District Judge says the city of Yakima must change its city council elections to comply with the Voting Rights Act, finding that Latino residents do not have proper participation. Judge Thomas Rice’s summary judgment on Friday came after the Washington chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued Yakima…


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