Latest Yakima News

Over 50 positive for COVID-19 at Yakima County jail

Nov. 24, 2021 15:47 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakima Health District has reported that staff members and people in custody have contracted COVID-19 in the latest outbreak inside the Yakima County Jail. KIMA-TV reports health officials said they were notified Friday that staff and inmates...

Washington state panel fails to draw new political maps

Nov. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's bipartisan redistricting commission failed to meet its deadline for redrawing political maps, meaning the task will now be taken up by the state Supreme Court. This is the first time the panel has failed to finish its work since...

Police: Corrections officer assaulted during jail cell check

Nov. 12, 2021 16:36 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A corrections officer in Yakima is in critical but stable condition at a hospital after an assault by a man in custody during a routine jail cell check, police said. On Thursday afternoon, a Yakima police corrections officer was assaulted by a...

Washington state apple crop estimate lowered 5.3%

Nov. 10, 2021 09:57 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Tree Fruit Association officials have lowered their 2021 estimate of the statewide apple harvest by 5.3%. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the estimate was decreased from 124.85 million to 118.255 million boxes. ...

Thursday's Scores

Nov. 05, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Bethel 60, Kentridge 7 Cheney 38, Rogers (Spokane) 8 Coupeville 28, Evergreen (Seattle) 14 Eastmont 48, West Valley (Yakima) 14 Eatonville 44, Seton Catholic 6 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 30, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Aberdeen/Wishkah Valley Co-op 16, Shelton 14 Bainbridge 24, North Mason 20 Bellevue 56, Juanita 0 Blaine 35, Nooksack Valley 21 Blanchet 16, Ballard 12 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 02:20 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Almira/Coulee-Hartline 66, Columbia (Hunters) 0 Arlington 57, Mariner 18 Auburn Riverside 51, Kentlake 7 Bellevue 48, Hazen 7 Bonney Lake 49, Mount Tahoma 20 ...

Contractors begin taking out Nelson Dam on the Naches River

Oct. 18, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The city of Yakima will begin taking out the Nelson Dam on Monday, following nearly three months of preparation and years of planning. City of Yakima Water and Irrigation Manager David Brown said the $18.1 million project on the Naches River has...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Almira/Coulee-Hartline 58, Wellpinit 6 Anacortes 34, Cedarcrest 10 Arlington 28, Marysville-Pilchuck 14 Auburn 71, Kent Meridian 20 Bellarmine Prep 34, Rogers (Puyallup) 6 ...

Officials: Central Washington landslide continues to slow

Oct. 12, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The pace of the 20-acre (8-hectare) Rattlesnake Ridge landslide in central Washington near Union Gap is continuing to slow, officials said. Yakima County emergency services director Tony Miller said measurements taken in August show the slab is...