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2-year-old passes away after being rescued from Yakima River

BENTON COUNTY, WA - A 2-year-old child is dead after two young children went missing this afternoon near the Yakima River in Benton County. The 2-year-old and 3-year-old children wandered off around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon while playing outside. Benton County Sheriff's Office and Dive and Rescue

NBCRIGHTNOW.COM - 2018-03-20 04:47:00

Car fire burns auto repair shop owner in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. - A man has been burned after a car inside his auto body shop caught fire in Yakima. A crew with the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) went to Central Auto Body & Painting, located at 2302 S. 1st Street, at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday. The fire prevention officer was the first to arrive and reported

KIMA TV - 2018-03-20 17:35:14

Yakima pit bull shot twice after dog fight

A Yakima resident has been taken to a local hospital after being bit by a pit bull. Two pit bulls who live in adjoining houses in the 1200 block of Roosevelt Avenue began fighting around 9 a.m. Monday, according to Yakima police spokesman Mike Bastinelli. The owners tried to break up the fight, and

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-03-19 17:30:00

Threat prompts extra security at Yakima middle school

YAKIMA, Wash. - School officials have called for increased security at East Valley Central Middle School Tuesday after a finding a "potentially threatening message." The message was found written in a boy's bathroom stall on campus Monday, though school officials did not specify the nature of the th

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 18:15:41

One taken to hospital after weekend shooting in Wapato; mayor won't release details

WAPATO, Wash. - Details surrounding a weekend shooting that sent one person to a hospital remain sketchy. Yakima County sheriff's deputies provided security at the scene of the shooting in the 500 block of West Ahtanum Road in Wapato from 4:33 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday evening, said Casey Schilperoor

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-03-20 04:58:00

Toddler dies after falling into culvert on Yakima River

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died after he wandered into the Yakima River while his father was asleep. The Tri-City Herald reports the boy died Monday at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher says the child's father took a nap wit

WALLA WALLA UNION-BULLETIN - 2018-03-20 10:39:09

Yakima City Council decides to continue ban on pit bulls

YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima City Council has decided to maintain an ordinance that bans people from owning pit bulls in city limits. Under the current ordinance, which was imposed more than 30 years ago, it is illegal to own a pit bull unless it is a service dog. The ban also prohibits Staffordshire

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 03:53:32

Dive rescue heading to Benton City for person reportedly in Yakima River

Divers are being called out to search the Yakima River. Ambulances and Columbia Basin Dive Rescue are on their way to Demoss Road in Benton City. It is still unclear what happened. There are reports of one person injured and another in the river. Divers are being called out to search the Yakima R

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-03-19 23:19:00

Yakima police officer shoots pit bull after dog fight, attack

YAKIMA, Wash. - Two illegally owned pit bulls prompted a chaotic scene when one of them got out of its backyard Monday morning. When police arrived at a home in the 1200 block of Roosevelt, they originally thought they were investigating a domestic violence incident. As one officer approached the ho

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 18:32:10

Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies investigating weekend shooting on Old Naches Highway

YAKIMA COUNTY, WA - Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies need your help to find a shooting suspect from Saturday. Deputies say around 2:00 p.m. they got a call from the doctors at an area emergency room about a man who showed up with a gunshot wound to the leg. The 27-year-old says he knew the people wh

NBCRIGHTNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 18:19:00

Yakima City Council to vote on pit bull ban

YAKIMA, Wash. - City officials in Yakima will vote on whether or not pit bills will remain banned in city limits Tuesday evening. It will come just one day after a Yakima police officer shot a pit bull that charged him after slipping passed a fence. The ban, which has been in place more than 30 yea

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 02:25:46

Toddler found in Yakima River dies at hospital

BENTON CITY One toddler is home and another dead after they wandered away from home near DeMoss Road. According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, a 2-year-old boy was found in the Yakima River; he was unable to be revived and pronounced dead at an area hospital. The missing 3-year-old was found

DAILYSUNNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 23:59:59

Police arrest 19-year old for stabbing in Yakima County

YAKIMA, Wash. - On Saturday afternoon authorities responded to a stabbing report and a stolen farm truck in Yakima County. The stabbing occurred on the 800 block of Blue Heron Road at 6:05 p.m. Officers located the vehicle near Conny Road and SR 223. The vehicle didn't stop which resulted in a pursu


Announcement of Toys R Us closing stores hits hard in Union Gap

Haley Yarberry and Steven Ferguson, 2, have their items checked out by 22-year Toys 'R' Us employee Betty Stevens at the Yakima, Wash. location on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Stevens, along with about 30 other coworkers at the store, will soon lose her job as Toys 'R' Us begins closing all U.S. stores


Moment of blessing scheduled for noon today

A Yakima police officer ties crime scene tape to fence posts outside a home on the 1200 block of Cherry Avenue in Yakima, Wash. where the body of an adult man with a gunshot wound was found on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The death is being investigated as a homicide. (JAKE PARRISH/Yakima Herald-Republ

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-03-19 16:03:00

Sip On Summit: A Generation Z-operated business in Yakima

YAKIMA, WA - When you think of unique, successful coffee shops, you usually don't picture a teenager as the owner... but that's exactly the case for Yarithza Aguilar of Yakima. "I'm 19, my name is Yarithza, I own Sip On Summit so I'm a barista," said Aguilar. And it's the very fruity drinks that hav

FOX41YAKIMA.COM - 2018-03-19 17:30:00

Alleged drunken driver injured in Union Gap crash

UNION GAP A Toppenish man was injured in a crash Sunday, March 18. According to the Washington State Patrol, Diego Martinez Castilleja, 21, of Toppenish, was in a single-car crash here and was hospitalized. The crash took place at the Union Gap city limits, on U.S. Highway 97, the patrol said.. Alc

DAILYSUNNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 19:15:52

Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one man injured

YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a shooting that took place west of Naches on Saturday afternoon. According to a press release about 2:37 p.m. the Sheriff's office received a call from Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima. Emergency room staff reported


Man shot in leg following confrontation off of Old Naches Highway

NACHES, Wash. - Authorities say a 27-year-old Naches man was shot in the leg Saturday on Old Naches Highway just west of Naches. Deputies say the man was shot about 2:37 p.m. after a confrontation between two groups of people off the highway. Yakima County sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Gray said multip


Yakima City Council to revisit ban on pit bull terriers

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima residents could soon be able to own pit bull terriers, legally, once again. Pit bulls have been banned by city ordinance for more than 30 years, and city councils have voted repeatedly to keep the ban in place. The ban was even challenged in court for being "unconstitutionall