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Yakima County flood warning extended through Friday

The National Weather Service has once again extended a flood warning for Yakima County, carrying it through Friday afternoon. While the warning was previously focused on high water levels on Wide Hollow Creek, it is no longer a primary concern, with the focus shifted to Cottonwood Creek, Ahtanum Cre


Western Washington braces for tough year of wild fires

With winter officially in the rear-view, the Pacific Northwest is primed for dry, warm weather, and with it, an increased risk of wild fires. Over just a three-day span of record-setting 70-plus degree weather this week, the Puget Sound region saw 25 fires pop up, including a 120-acre blaze in Mossy


Sunnyside Man Dies In Two Vehicle Crash

An 86-year-old man from Sunnyside died in a two car crash in the Sunnyside area on Sunday. Yakima County Sheriff's deputies say the crash happened at about 2:15 p.m.at the intersection of Waneta Road and Stover Road. Deputies say 86-year-old, Gilbert Mohr, of Sunnyside was driving westbound on Stove


Itchy eyes and scratchy throat? Welcome to Western Washington’s tree-pollen allergy season

If your eyes feel itchy, gluey and swollen, your nose is stuffed up or runny, and you’ve got a scratchy throat and a low-grade headache, you may not be battling a cold. All those trees that make Washington state so beautiful just dropped a fat load of pollen, creating distress for allergy sufferers.


Classroom controversy: As state considers making all schools teach sex ed, some ask how young is too young?

If you are a student in Yakima County, you are likely receiving education about safe sex, abstinence, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in school, though you might be getting more or less information depending on which district you attend.


Sunnyside farmer dealing with the aftermath of last month's blizzard

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - More than a month after nearly 1,900 cows were killed by a harsh winter storm raging through Washington state, local dairy farmers are working to move forward.


‘No Family Deserves To Have To Go Through This’: Missing And Murdered On The Yakama Nation

On Dec. 26, 2017, Myrna Cloud’s 23-year-old cousin went missing on the Yakama Reservation in Central Washington. (Out of respect for traditional Yakama mourning practices, Myrna’s cousin’s full name won’t be used but will be referred to as D. Lloyd.)


86-year-old killed in crash after failing to stop at a stop sign

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — A Sunnyside man is dead after failing to stop a stop sign in Yakima County. According to Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Sunday afternoon at 2:15 86-year-old Gilbert E. Mohr was traveling westbound on Stover Road and failed to stop at the stop sign on Stover Road and Waneta Ro


All over the map: How Washington got the name ‘Evergreen State’

Washington became the 42nd state in the Union in November 1889, and it was just a few months later that young man named Charles Tallmadge Conover — just 27 years old at the time — had a brainstorm.


Yakima County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal collision near Wapato

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash.-- The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal collision near Wapato. The two-vehicle fatality collision occurred at Harrah Rd. and Progressive Rd.


Yakima man arrested in connection with 2018 shooting

YAKIMA, Wash. – A 23-year-old Yakima man is being held on suspicion of shooting a man last year in a fight over a stolen vehicle. A man found his stolen Honda Civic on Dalton Lane near South 18th Street in the early morning hours of April 30, and, after ramming it to keep it from being driven away,


Don Benton, former Trump campaign chair in Washington state, cleared in ethics complaint

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has cleared Selective Service System Director Don Benton of allegations he misused his position for political purposes by speaking at a Republican fundraising event in Hawaii last year.


Deputies arrest pair suspected of stealing BMW near Selah following high-speed chase

YAKIMA, Wash. – Two Yakima residents are accused of leading a Yakima County sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase after stealing an idling car in the Selah area. A resident reported that his black BMW was stolen around 7:25 a.m. Wednesday when he left it idling in the driveway, according to a sheri


NRA President Oliver North on Washington state’s gun laws

NRA President and retired Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North stopped by The Dori Monson Show Wednesday to talk about the 2020 field of Democratic presidential candidates, and to go over new gun laws in Washington state.


Benton County man pleads guilty after being arrested for child porn

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Charles Curtis Farber, the 47 year-old from Benton County who was arrested back in January was in court for the charges he faced. Charles Curtis Farber pleaded guilty to 4 felonies, which were:


Wapato Students Receive NASA Invitation

WAPATO, WA - NASA wants a closer look at a couple of projects some Wapato High School students are working on to feed astronauts and protect them from radiation while in space.


High School Roundup: West Valley soccer rallied past Selah

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Senior Kolbein Moore scored the tying and go-ahead goals in the second half to rally West Valley for a 3-2 win over Selah in nonleague boys soccer on Thursday at the Sozo Sports Complex.


Local Report: Bucks, White Swan fall in tourney quarterfinals

TOPPENISH, Wash. — With their offense going cold late, the Yakama Bucks fell to Desert Horse 104-79 in the quarterfinals of the 64th annual Yakama Nation basketball tournament on Thursday at A.J. Strom Gym.


Attempted robbery at Toppenish car wash, police on the lookout for suspects

TOPPENISH, Wash. -- Toppenish police say they're on the hunt for four suspects in an attempted armed robbery in broad daylight. Police say it happened at a car wash on the corner of S. Beech Street and Washington Avenue at around 3:45 P.M., last Thursday.


Two Toppenish men are under investigation for a drive-by shooting

TOPPENISH, Wash.- Two Toppenish men are being investigated for a drive-by shooting that happened on Sunday. Police were alerted of locals hearing shots fired near Valley View Elementary in Toppenish. Police say they saw a blue van speeding off south on N F St.