Yakima County gets Text-to-9-1-1

Dispatchers still prefer to receive telephone calls

Need emergency assistance but don’t want to talk on the telephone because someone may be listening?

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New traffic lights in Prosser

New traffic lights went up yesterday at the intersection of Wine Country, Gap and Merlot roads in Prosser near the Interstate 82 interchange.

Prosser plagued by car prowls over two weeks

Police seek information on suspects

Police are asking the public for help in solving a rash of car prowls over the last two weeks.

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Rodeo arena gets new bleachers

Volunteers assemble improved seating

Rodeo- and cowboy-related activities fans will have more — and safer — seating at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo arena this year, thanks to a handful of volunteers.

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Truck snags wires, topples poles

Power knocked out; driver and family trapped

A truck snagged a low-hanging powerline on Newhouse Avenue yesterday, snapped two power poles and knocked out electricity to a small area.

Cow Palace lawsuit settled

Employees claimed hostile environment

Dairy workers have settled their hostile work environment lawsuit against Cow Palace out of court.

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High school rodeo standings announced

The Washington State High School Rodeo Association released the final results of the season-opening competition at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo grounds.

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Seventh Street emergency

Emergency crews respond to a potential gas leak yesterday in Prosser after a vehicle hit a meter off Seventh Street. No leak was discovered.

Parked truck malfunctions; kids take unintended ride

Brake and transmission fail, cause crash

A man who left his truck running with his three children inside the vehicle found out the hard way Saturday that wasn’t the best decision.

Grandview’s finest to be feted

Chamber plans gala to present local awards

The community’s outstanding volunteers and businesses will be honored during a gala celebration Friday night.

Three area schools to be recognized

Pioneer, Hilton and Bickleton to be honored

Three local schools will be recognized May 3 by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for improving student academic achievement.

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Back stage at the play

Keeping the cast on task, without missing their own cues, is the work of the Sunnyside Christian High School Drama Club cast of “Up the Stage Over.”

Linares convicted in laundromat attack

Jury finds stabbing was gang-related

A local man will be sentenced May 19 after being convicted Monday in a February 2016 knife attack at Agitation Station.

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High School Rodeo opens in Grandview

Rural athletes turned out en masse Saturday and Sunday for the High School Rodeo season-opener at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo grounds in Grandview.

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Sunnyside ‘Candyland’ float to debut Thursday

Torchlight parade begins at 6 p.m.

A childhood board game was the inspiration for the 2017 Sunnyside Community Float, which will make its maiden trip before the hometown crowd at 6 p.m. Thursday.