Authorities still trying to identify victim
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is calling its investigation into a recovered body a homicide case.
Report illegal aliens to ICE, Rhode said
A first-grade teacher will learn her fate tomorrow after being placed on leave for a social media post about illegal immigrants.
Officials seek identify of body found yesterday
An autopsy is providing answers about a woman’s body found yesterday, but not enough to identify her.
Police will not seek charges against boy
An investigation continues at Housel Middle School today after a student was expelled for bringing an Airsoft pistol to school.
Sunnyside cop wrestles revolver from man
A local man appeared in Yakima County Superior Court today after he allegedly pointed a revolver at an officer.
Transportation crew stumbles on remains
Officials today are trying to identify a woman’s body found yesterday during a routine bridge inspection.
Crime Stoppers aids in arrest of fourth suspect
A fourth suspect in a burglary ring that hit up to 30 homes is in custody.
Fundraiser set for victims of recent blazes
Officials are still trying to determine the cause of a Monday night fire that destroyed the home at 430 Fifth Ave.
Prosser attack the second to occur in a week
Police are seeking suspects in connection with a drive-by shooting Monday night.
Grandview, Prosser receive bond support
Voters are approving a $42.2 million bond for a new, two-story high school.
Superior Court appointee starts today
A Bickleton native starts his new job today as a Yakima County Superior Court judge.
One Mabton suspect still at large
A local man will be arraigned Feb. 24 on allegations he was involved in a burglary ring that hit as many as 30 homes.
Farm Workers clinic opening draws a crowd
A crowd of more than 200 people celebrated a new immediate care clinic during grand opening festivities on Saturday.
Keane cites health issues
Benton County’s Sheriff is retiring due to poor health.
Quantrell had been interim since October
The City Council made it official this week when it named Tim Quantrell as the city’s permanent police chief.
Three Lower Yakima Valley school districts await the outcome of a Tuesday bond measure for school construction or expansion.
Snow helps officer catch Sunnyside suspect at home
A local man is accused of repeatedly burglarizing a burned-out downtown business.
Forecast shows a warm up and rain on the way
Schools, colleges, cities and even an entire county shut down yesterday due to a storm expected to bring up to five inches of snow in some areas.
Police seeking fourth suspect
Two local men are accused of participating in a string of up to 30 burglaries.
Officer seeks $1.5 million from Wapato
The city faces a lawsuit as a result of the mayor’s social media post following an officer-involved shooting fatality.
Renovation, service expansion planned
A Lower Yakima Valley-based firm has expanded into Wapato.
Sunnyside event draws more than 300
Event committee members hoped to raise $100,000 at this year’s annual Groundhog Day Ball.
Snow delays commencement by one week
The High School’s seniors will have to wait one week longer to receive their diplomas.
State Patrol: Outlook man injured and faces charges
An Outlook man faces charges after a crash spilled a load of apples into the Columbia River yesterday.
Taylor said clerk spent 250 hours on requests last year
The City Council will tonight consider the mayor’s letter of support for proposed changes to state public record laws.
Summer install planned for fireproof barrier
Snow drifts and closures on state Highway 241 may be a thing of the past.
Council to hear field complex proposal
The City Council will hear a proposal for acres of ball fields and open spaces for community events during its workshop tomorrow night.
Officials blame Range 12 fire for snowdrifts, road closures
State Highway 241 reopened at 6:50 p.m. yesterday after being closed for more than a day due to drifting snow.
Council likes job performance, unsure on pay
The City Council is trying to work out a deal to keep the community’s police chief on the job for another three years.
Graduation date also under review tonight
The School Board meets tonight to consider a plan for making up snow days.
State highway 241 shut down overnight
Two men are dead and a third is in the hospital after a fatal crash in the Lower Columbia Basin yesterday.
Storm could bring up to six inches of snow
Freezing rain, sleet and up to six inches of snow are predicted in a winter storm watch for the Lower Yakima Valley.
State advising February, March appeals
Two Lower Yakima Valley School Boards met last week to discuss potential waiver applications from the state’s 180-day school year requirement.
Sunnyside woman lacks one-year residency
A local woman’s application for an empty city council seat has officials scratching their heads.
Stremler applies for Sunnyside seat
A former police explorer and business owner is seeking an open city council seat.
Local man faces drug, burglary charges
A trial date is set for a local man suspected in a string of burglaries. Nathan Hildebrant, 35, is charged with possessing cocaine and two counts of second-degree burglary, court records show.
Up to three inches of snow predicted
Up to three inches of snow is anticipated through today.
A local man was in Yakima County Superior Court Friday on allegations he struck a police officer.
Councilman backs move to five or six seats
The City Council may expand to five or even six district seats.
Three traffic fatalities in nine days
A local man died Saturday from injuries he sustained in a crash.
Up to 30 properties hit by crime wave
There are at least two more residents allegedly involved in a local burglary ring.
High school student taken into custody
A 15-year-old boy is in custody after he allegedly brought and displayed a loaded gun at school.
Officials still assessing costs from damage
City Hall and the police station have been hit with water damage over the past month due to severe winter storms.
Officials: Wapato man has gang background
A local man is being sought for his alleged role in a Sunday night shooting that wounded two people.
Water problem closes Riverside Avenue
A city street was closed temporarily due to a mudslide.
Officers have suspect in custody, seek two others
A local woman is in custody, one of three people believed to be involved in a string of burglaries.
Leaks, falls reported in the district
Leaks and a few tumbles in the local school district have resulted from the region’s ice and snow storms.
Inslee opens doors for school day waivers
Extending the school year due to snow days may not be needed after all for some schools.
Ballots in the mail this week to Grandview, Prosser
Ballots will be in the mail this week to voters in two Lower Yakima Valley school districts seeking new school construction.
Issue stems from building demolition
The City Council will consider a settlement agreement with a landowner during its meeting at 7 p.m. today in City Hall, 601 Seventh St.