Man escalates call and attacks police

Strikes, kicks police officers

A man who escalated a domestic violence incident into resisting arrest, assault on an officer and obstructing an officer made his first appearance in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday.

Air quality declines, again

Air quality in the Yakima Valley has deteriorated again but, according to the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency, it could be a brief downturn.

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SUV hits Prosser school bus

Students were not injured in the crash

Students headed for school were not injured yesterday when their bus was rear-ended by a SUV.

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So, we don’t forget

In honor of Patriots Day, the Sunnyside American Legion Post No. 73 replaced the American flag at Sunnyside Assisted Living center on Ida Belle Road.

Neighbor douses fire, saves house

Fire officials: Quick action minimizes flame damage

Quick action by a neighbor minimized the damage that could have occurred at a woman’s home Sunday morning.

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Farm laborers wanted

Figures mirror last year’s area labor shortage

There is a shortage of farm laborers again in the Yakima Valley as hops and fall fruit harvests compete for workers.

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New Holiday Inn Express opens

The mayor, the chamber of commerce and community princesses gathered with officials and employees yesterday to celebrate the opening of Holiday Inn Express with a ribbon cutting.

Clore Center creates wine festival

The Clore Center, known for promoting the quality and variety of Washington Wine, has designed a new event – Lemtoberfest – for that purpose.

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Jaws of Life frees driver

Isuzu Rodeo lodges under trailer on state Highway 22

A Grandview motorist was seriously injured when his SUV rear-ended an 18-wheeler at about 3 p.m. yesterday on state Highway 22.

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Patriots Day at Harrison

Students commemorate 9/11 events

With all that’s going on in this country — killer storms — and North Korea and the Middle East, some Americans may like to take little time to cheer for their country.

Lower valley air quality not better – yet

If it seemed that yesterday’s drive to work was a little darker than Tuesday’s, it was.

Relay for Life canceled

The Relay for Life of the Lower Valley, scheduled for this Saturday on the high school track, has been canceled due to unhealthy air.

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Golden Apple awards presented

School district staff who made positive impressions on their co-workers were honored at the all-staff welcome back to school ceremonies Aug. 25.

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Mustang fever in Bickleton

Dozens of classic cars, including several Ford Mustangs, lined the main street of Bickleton on Saturday for the annual Labor Day weekend car show.

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Grandview Port welcomes new businesses with fanfare

The Port of Grandview celebrated the arrival of three new businesses to Byam Business Park with a special welcoming ceremony Tuesday.