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Clean air officials issue burn ban in Yakima County

Dec. 5, 2019 9:56 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Clean air officials have upgraded a burn ban across Yakima County to include all wood-burning devices, certified or not, until further notice. The Yakima Daily Herald reports the Yakima Clean Air Agency issued a burn ban Wednesday on all uncertified fireplaces, woodstoves, pellet...

Yakima County reports 18 hepatitis A cases

Dec. 3, 2019 4:52 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County has 18 confirmed cases of hepatitis A, a number authorities say will likely increase in the weeks and months ahead. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports all cases are all tied to people experiencing homelessness and those using illicit drugs. The Yakima Health District, in...

Authorities investigating $1M fire at Yakima business

Dec. 3, 2019 8:16 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials are investigating a fire that caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a Yakima business that services electrical equipment, pumps and wells. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima Fire Department investigators are working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...

Woman sentenced for drug dealing, sexually assaulting inmate

Nov. 23, 2019 9:00 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman from Yakima has been sentenced in federal court for dealing meth and heroin, gun possession, and attempted aggravated sexual assault of a female federal inmate. KIMA-TV reports when Yakima Police detective arrested 31-year-old Maria Gonzalez on a warrant they say they found...

Hepatitis A outbreak increases to 11 cases in Yakima County

Nov. 21, 2019 6:31 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak in Yakima County now involves 11 cases. The Yakima Health District said Thursday that the cases involve people experiencing homelessness or those who use illicit drugs. The health district announced the outbreak Nov. 7, when five cases were...

Washington state man accused of killing dad appears in court

Nov. 19, 2019 2:27 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of fatally shooting his father has made a preliminary court appearance. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the 20-year-old man appeared in Yakima County Superior Court on Monday. Authorities say the father called 911 Saturday and reported he was...

Investigators seeking cause of Washington state fatal fire

Nov. 18, 2019 1:01 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are searching for the cause of a mobile home fire that killed a Washington state woman. The Yakima Herald reported Sunday that 57-year-old Renee Leighty died in Yakima Nov. 12. Firefighters pulled Leighty from the burning structure and performed CPR at the scene. Yakima...

Astria Health requests more time for reorganization plan

Nov. 14, 2019 2:28 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state health care organization has requested additional time to file a reorganization plan to help efforts to emerge from bankruptcy protection. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Astria Health filed a motion for a second extension Nov. 4 after being granted the first...

Woman pulled from Yakima mobile home fire dies

Nov. 13, 2019 7:57 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was pulled unconscious and not breathing from a fire in a Yakima mobile home has died. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the woman died Tuesday in a local hospital, according to Yakima fire officials. Her name and age have not been released. Firefighters...

Washington apple crop 1 of largest in history

Nov. 8, 2019 11:03 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — This year's Washington apple crop is one of the largest in history. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association estimates the crop at 138.2 million 40-pound boxes. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that figure is well above the 116.7 million boxes harvested a year ago. But this year's...