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Power outage at Yakima airport halts commercial flights

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Commercial flights into the Yakima airport were temporarily shut down after a car crashed into the control tower early Friday morning. The Yakima Police Department said a driver was speeding on Washington Avenue at about 2:30…

Yakima deputies look for Marine's stolen uniforms, medals

YAKIMA, Wash.-- The Yakima County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a Marine's uniforms and medals. Investigators said the Marine and his wife recently moved to Yakima from Colorado. They had a lot of their belongings, including his uniforms and…

The Cooper Bowl: Pride of Yakima

The city of Yakima has enjoyed watching Cooper Kupp take over the National Football League this year, and they will be behind one of their own as Kupp takes center stage in the Super Bowl Sunday in Los Angeles.

AMBER Alert canceled for missing 3-month-old in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Police Department has canceled an AMBER Alert for a 29-year-old woman and a 3-month-old child. The Yakima Police Department posted about the AMBER Alert on Facebook just before 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The alert was canceled…

Invasive Japanese beetles threaten Yakima Valley growers

GRANDVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Thousands of invasive Japanese beetles have been caught in the Lower Yakima Valley this summer and pose a threat to the agricultural industry. Last year, traps across the state caught three beetles. This year, more than…

First federal vaccination site in Washington to be in Yakima

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has been approved for its first federal mass vaccination site in Yakima, in addition to mobile vaccination units. The White House announced Monday that 1,200 daily doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to…

Yakima schoolteacher named finalist for presidential award

First-grade teacher Julie Fry of Yakima’s Roosevelt Elementary is no stranger to the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). She’s been nominated for the award on numerous occasions in her longstanding tenure in the Yakima School District.