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Smoke removal cancels some court hearings, but ballot counting continues at Yakima County Courthouse

As a result, involuntary commitment hearings and a hearing before Judge Michael McCarthy were moved to one of the three courtrooms in the basement of the Yakima County jail, court Administrator Jessica Humphreys said.

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-11-14 21:31:00

Yakima police investigating pair of armed robberies over the weekend

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima police are investigating two convenience-store robberies that occurred over the weekend, including one at a store that had been previously robbed twice.


Yakima Training Center airstrip set to reopen Thursday

Construction crews pave a connecting strip between the runway, top, and the taxiway at Yakima Training Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Yakima, Wash. The runway has been closed since 2003 and is scheduled to reopen in mid-November. (Evan Abell, Yakima Herald-Republic)

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-11-14 22:07:00

Residents speak against proposed cuts to Yakima fire department

That person would be responsible for all office duties, including answering phone calls, interacting with community members coming to the office and dealing with the department’s finances.

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-11-14 05:43:00

2019 Ford Ranger gets Yakima outdoor adventure accessories | The Torque Report

The Yakima accessories includes, kayak racks, bike racks and tents which can even be added to the final cost of the 2019 Ranger. “With the addition of Yakima accessories, Ford aims to enhance the experiences of adventure-driven customers by delivering innovative solutions such as truck bed racks tha

THETORQUEREPORT.COM - 2018-11-13 15:09:51

Yakima County Courthouse closed for second day because of fire

YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima courthouse is closed for a second straight day, after a fire started in the narrow space between the old and new courthouse buildings.

KIMA TV - 2018-11-14 12:20:51

Lincoln County Sheriff's office investigating bank robbery at Reardan U.S. Bank | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima

Deputies report a white man in his 50s with a tattoo on his neck and wearing a black stocking cap, a grey hooded sweatshirt with a zipper, dark pants and black shoes with white soles. The sheriff’s office says the man told the bank teller he had a gun and demanded cash. A gun was not seen. The man l

FOX 11 AND 41 - 2018-11-13 17:06:00

Traffic stop leads to search warrant, seizing of drugs & altered shotgun | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima

During the traffic stop the Deputy noticed several indicators of drug use along with vague answers from the driver, later identified as 39-year-old John Geadreau, applying for and receiving a search warrant.

FOX 11 AND 41 - 2018-11-14 15:15:00

Yakima County Courthouse closed to the public today while smoke is removed from building

YAKIMA, Wash. -- After a Tuesday fire, the Yakima County Courthouse will remain closed to the public today as the county deals with smoke inside the building.

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-11-14 16:00:00

Heavy fog affects travel in Yakima area

TheYakima Clean Air Agencyhas expanded a countywide burn ban because of continuing poor air quality. Under the Stage 2 burn ban, all wood burning stoves, fireplaces, fireplace inserts and pellet stoves should not be used unless they are the only adequate means of heating a home. Outdoor burning also

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-11-14 16:39:00

Police: Grandfather fatally shoots grandson in self-defense | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima

The Seattle Times reports police were called to a Renton home Saturday night, where a 26-year-old man had reportedly assaulted his mother, said Renton police Cmdr. Dave Leibman.

FOX 11 AND 41 - 2018-11-13 10:32:00

WSDOT activates traffic meter at the SR 240 and Steptoe roundabout | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima

RICHLAND, WA- WSDOT activated the traffic light off of SR 240 and Steptoe in Richland today. This project has been in the works for the last four months, and today at 4:45 PM a crew of project engineers and WSDOT staff members that worked on the project turned it on.

FOX 11 AND 41 - 2018-11-13 18:23:00

Firefighters respond to fire at Yakima County Courthouse

An automatic alarm went off just before 7:30 a.m., Yakima Fire Department Capt. Jeff Pfaff said. Firefighters found a fire burning in the space between the old and new wings of the courthouse when they arrived. As of 8:30 a.m., the fire was smoldering.

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-11-13 16:27:00

Dogs and DNA: Search for California fire victims intensifies

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities moved to set up a rapid DNA-analysis system and bring in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and more search teams in an intensified effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history, an inferno that killed at least 48 people. Five days

WNCT - 2018-11-14 12:28:49

Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in N. California wildfire | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima

Authorities have reported six more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 48 in the deadliest wildfire in state history.The announcement came Tuesday after authorities ramped up the search for more victims buried in rubble left by the blaze

FOX 11 AND 41 - 2018-11-13 18:44:00

Spokane man sentenced to nearly 4 year in prison for taking photo with gun in hotel room | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima

According to court records, on April 3, Donovan Gomez was carrying a gun at the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Casino Hotel. He wasn’t allowed to have a gun because he had a 2017 felony conviction for stealing a car, and a 2018 felony conviction for second degree robbery. Law enforcement learned Gomez had a g

FOX 11 AND 41 - 2018-11-13 10:14:00

Yakima woman hopes to reunite family of veteran with long lost photos

Found in Yakima, WA. **Please share** These were found behind a basement wall at, 1016 South 17th AVE., Yakima, WA...Posted byTamara ChanceonSunday, 11 November 2018

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 04:08:13

Minor fire shuts down Yakima County Courthouse for a day

While the fire caused only $10,000 damage to the exterior of the courthouse, it prompted the closing of some county offices, a paring back of the court calendar and delays in recording some real estate transactions.

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-11-14 05:00:00

Police concerned with I-940 | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima

WASHINGTON- It’s been one week since the passage of initiative 940. I-940 is designed to improve police training in mental health and de-escalation tactics. It also gets rid of requirement that prosecutors have to prove an officer acted with malice, to convict them of wrong doing. This has some Wash

FOX 11 AND 41 - 2018-11-13 18:03:00

Yakima County burn ban now upgraded due to stagnant weather

Under the ban, authorities say the use of any wood burning stove, fireplace, fireplace insert or pellet stove is prohibited. These devices are allowed only if it is the primary heat source for a home or business.

KIMA TV - 2018-11-13 16:10:26