Four New Year’s babies born

Carlos Martinez of Outlook first at Astria Sunnyside

It could have been the gravitational pull of first new moon of the new year or it could have been the noise explosion of party-goers after midnight on Jan. 1.

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Freezing rain

Freezing rain last Friday left plants covered in icicles across the area. Roads were also blanketed in ice.

Missing woman died in cold

A woman reported missing to police here Friday was located Sunday afternoon.

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Supreme Court nixes murder sentence review

Wanted long sentence shortened by federal court

Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic reported last week that a man hoping for a reduction in sentence for multiple murders in which he participated in 1993 was turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Granger KDNA going in right direction

Office spaces filled with tenants

Gilberto Alaniz, who signed on as director in 2013, says things are going smoothly for the Granger Community Center, commonly known as the Radio KDNA building.

Burn ban upgraded

The burn ban that was already in effect was upgraded to stage 2 Sunday at noon. In a stage 2 burn ban the use of any burning stove, fireplace, fireplace inset of pellet stove is prohibited unless it’s the only adequate means of heating a home.

Former Granger Police Chief seeks hearing

State plans to decertify him for police work

Former Police Chief Robert Perales has requested a hearing with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission to try to save his viability as a police officer, according to media reports.

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‘Life is great’ for fast food manager

Jonaton Mejia was 18 and had a high school diploma but not much else as he was crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.

Storm warning

The National Weather Service in Pendleton, Ore. has issued a winter storm warning through noon today. The weather service said the storm should bring heavy mixed precipitation. Power outages and tree damage are likely due to ice.

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Turtle Lounge plans long night

No alcohol, only fun, owners says

If your minor children are insisting on partying New Year’s Eve, you may want to suggest the Turtle Lounge at 429 S. Sixth St.

Area holiday closures

The Daily Sun, all city departments in the area and even garbage collection services will be closed on Monday in observance of the New Year holiday.

Grain marketing loans offered

The Washington Farm Service Agency offers marketing loans for qualified growers.

County employment trend good, analyst says

The Yakima County unemployment rate fell from 8.1 percent in November 2016 to 5.8 percent in November 2017, a two and three-tenths points drop.

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Port optimistic about 2018

Construction under way for four new businesses

Working on construction projects brought about by the addition of four new businesses in 2017, the Port of Grandview is looking forward to 2018 with hope for more.

Tribal police chase driver

Couple helped by troopers had valid no contact orders

A man allegedly eluding Yakima Nation Tribal Police was arrested by a Yakima County Sheriff’s Office deputy Tuesday on various charges.