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UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Some ag workers walk off job in Yakima County over COVID-19

The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that on Wednesday more than 100 employees walked out of the Monson Fruit Co. in Selah.

UPDATED: Sun., May 10, 2020

In Yakima County, tensions grow as some want life back to normal while agricultural workers want more protection amid coronavirus

YAKIMA – Several hundred people gathered May 1 on a lawn near the county courthouse to call for the easing of stay-at-home restrictions imposed by Gov. Jay Inslee. They stood …

12 Yakima County Jail inmates escape; 6 recaptured

Authorities in Washington state have started a search for six of 12 inmates who escaped from the Yakima County jail on Monday

Two cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Yakima County

Two cases of the COVID-19 have been confirmed in Yakima County, according to the Yakima Health District.

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Yakima County coroner names fifth victim in reservation killings

John Cagle, 59, was among those slain early Saturday at a property in White Swan, a remote unincorporated area at the center of the Yakama Indian Reservation that has a …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Sisters remember brother slain along with four others in violent area of Yakama reservation

In the days since their brother was killed, Karen Overacker and Sharon Keeth said they heard a lot of conflicting stories about how it happened.

UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

2 charged in killings on Yakama reservation

Two men are accused of killing five people, stealing a vehicle and holding a gun to a child’s head on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Central Washington.

Yakima-area grower perseveres despite county pushback

Jamie Muffett continues his battle to grow cannabis in unincorporated Yakima County.

Yakima County jail head: Little choice but to drop off inmates in parking lot

After complaints about dropping them off in a parking lot, a top Yakima County corrections official said King County prisoners being released from the North Front Street jail will be …

Yakima County sheriff won’t enforce new gun law

Yakima County Sheriff Bob Udell has joined the ranks of law enforcement officers who say they will not enforce the new Washington gun control initiative that places stiff requirements on …

Yakama Nation sues Yakima County, Granite Northwest over proposed mining expansion

Fearing that a tribal burial and cultural site will be desecrated by a proposed mining expansion on Yakima Ridge, the Yakama Nation is seeking a court order halting the project …

Yakima County launches legal fight to shut down pot businesses

Yakima County authorities on Wednesday took their first step in enforcing a ban on marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county by filing a court action seeking to shut …

WSP trooper involved in shootout Monday evening in rural Yakima County

A Washington State Patrol trooper was involved in a shootout Monday night in Grandview in Yakima County.

Did Yakima County miss a chance to hold man later charged in shooting death of missionary student?

Rios was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of hit-and-run property damage, driving with a suspended license and concealing a weapon without a permit, all misdemeanor charges. He …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

Yakima County remains among worst in state for sexual health

If for some reason you were thinking of having unprotected sex in Yakima, public health officials wish to remind you: Don’t.

Homicide suspect held on $1M bond in wife’s death; children alerted deputies

A Granger man suspected of killing his wife and dismembering her body before burning it was ordered held Monday at the Yakima County jail in lieu of a $1 million …

Autopsy finds that Yakima jail inmate died of brain aneurism

An inmate found unresponsive in his cell at the Yakima County Jail later died of a brain aneurism.

Yakima County sheriff’s deputy shows man true meaning of season of giving

The season of giving became personal for Andrew Rosas when he left his overnight shift at Shari’s Restaurant early this morning.

Donation could speed removal of aging Nelson Dam

The Nelson Dam on the Naches River has hampered salmon trying to migrate upstream for nearly a century, while preventing tons of sediment from being carried downstream where it’s needed.

Yakima County jail uses segregation to keep gangs separate

As authorities step up the prosecution of gang members, the Yakima County jail is using segregation techniques to keep inmates safe in jail.

Police: Hunter finds human jaw bone in central Washington

Authorities say a hunter has found human remains in Central Washington north of Naches.

Dogs kill five petting zoo animals at Yakima County farm

The director of a Yakima County farm says several dogs attacked and killed five of the farm’s petting zoo animals.

Wapato police kill man while responding to call

One man is dead and an officer is recovering from injuries following a police shooting in Wapato.

Crews tackle several wildfires in Washington

A wildfire burning toward the Hanford nuclear reservation scorched about 110 square miles of grassland Monday as it spread from Yakima County into Benton County.

State probes Yakima County computer use

State investigators are looking into the access of Yakima County computers

Police investigating death of Sunnyside 2-year-old

A man has been arrested for investigation of the death of a 2-year-old boy in Sunnyside.