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Jennie McGhan

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Four more arrests in drug trafficking case

Charges connected to airport bust

A man and woman arrested at the Sunnyside Municipal Airport last Friday were part of a larger operation.

Prosser councilman steps down

First elected Hispanic cites family move

The City Council will have a vacancy following its July 26 meeting.

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Teens extinguish small barn fire

A small fire in a barn could have turned into a raging inferno had it not been for the quick actions of a couple of teens.

Drug trafficking suspects busted at airport

Officials say Canadian pair are flight risk

Two Canadians are in jail today, facing drug trafficking charges related to an alleged drug exchange at the Sunnyside Municipal Airport.

Grandview man faces drug possession charge

Additional charges may be coming

Man facing drug charges

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Teen faces murder charge

Arraignment set for July 28 in homicide case

An Outlook teen was charged with second-degree murder in adult court yesterday.

Stabbing suspect to appear in adult court

Outlook teen faces murder charge

An Outlook teen will be charged with second-degree murder in adult court at 1 p.m. today in Yakima.

Concerns raised at city hearing

Residents want details about new hospital

Residents attending a rezone hearing last night questioned issues related to Sunnyside Community Hospital’s proposed move.

Charge filed in knifing death

Defendant’s case may move from juvenile to adult court

The Yakima County prosecuting attorney is recommending an Outlook teenager be charged with second-degree murder in adult court.

Marijuana retailer keeps its license

Altitude to mark second anniversary

One of Washington’s first marijuana retailers is no longer in danger of losing its state license.

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Grandview to honor WWII vet

Prosser woman a pioneer in war time

A Prosser woman will be honored today during the city’s 39th annual flag raising ceremony.

Federal agency called after Outlook explosion

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is investigating an explosion reported Wednesday.

Mabton denies annexation bid

Residents’ concerns sway council vote

Land for a potential pharmaceutical farm will not be annexed.

Coordinator to receive state program honors

The School District’s migrant program coordinator will receive special honors in August.

Accused car thief in court nine months later

New charges filed six days after conviction

After more than nine months, an accused transgender car thief made a preliminary appearance in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday.

Former city employees sue Mabton

Officials had 60 days to respond to lawsuit

The mayor, city administrator and city are named in a lawsuit seeking $550,000 in damages.

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Darigold celebrates plant expansion

Development brings 35 jobs to Sunnyside

A local company celebrated completion of a $97 million expansion yesterday with about 480 guests on hand.

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Grandview planning new home for history collection

Museum may move into site next week

Renovations to an old garage are complete and the museum is ready to move in.

Local agrees to plea deal in drug case

Outlook man to serve 33 months

A local man accused of selling drugs from a bus will spend 33 months in prison.

Grandview man faces six charges

A local man accused of breaking into a home and assaulting two people faces six criminal charges.

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Darigold construction nearly complete

Company hosts ribbon cutting Wednesday

Crews are putting the finishing touches on a $97 million expansion project.

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Doctor keeps it in the family

Father and sons share medical practice

A father and his two sons have been ensuring Lower Valley residents can see clearly for three decades.

City OKs pay hikes

Grandview staff getting nearly $111K in raises

Top-level city workers are going to receive a total of nearly a half-million dollars in raises.

Superior Court sets hearing in child assault case

A Sunnyside woman is hoping to reach a plea agreement for allegedly assaulting her children with a hot griddle.

Two injured in crash

A Kennewick woman and Pasco man are recovering from injuries sustained in an early morning crash 9 miles west of the city.

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Group prays for Orlando victims

Church hosts community service

Prayers and reflection marked the atmosphere last night at a service for the victims of the shooting at Pulse Orlando in Orlando, Fla.

Researchers looking to stem powdery mildew on cherries

Powdery mildew on agricultural products can cause economic hardship for growers looking to export their products.

Man faces drug, DUI charges

The State Patrol is requesting multiple charges for a local man arrested Friday.

Local man pleads guilty

Resident agrees to 22 months for eluding officers

A local man agreed to serve 22 months in prison for crimes committed on Jan. 28.

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Prosser High School celebrates class of 2016

A total of 209 graduates walk in ceremony

The class of 2016 is preparing for the future beyond high school.

Former PTA head files guilty plea in theft

Local woman ordered to pay more than $25,000

A woman charged with embezzling will have to pay a school more than $25,000 in restitution.

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Grass, sagebrush fire closes state highway

Crews still mopping up 300-acre blaze

Officials are trying to determine what caused a brush fire yesterday that burned 300 acres and closed state Highway 241 for four hours.

Nine charges filed against Granger man

A local man faces multiple charges after eluding law enforcement officers on two occasions.

Mabton to pay fees for fired employee

Employment arbitration hearing set for tomorrow

A former employee is one step closer to concluding his disputes with the city.

Sunnyside sets June temperature record... again

National Weather Service issues alert

Early June is proving to be hotter than normal for the second year in a row.

Former cop arraigned on rape charge

Zillah man scheduled for Aug. 1 trial

A former Wapato police officer accused of raping his wife was arraigned Monday.

Man nabbed for warrants, obstruction

Police have in custody a man they were looking for Monday on Van Belle Road near Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.

Man faces kidnapping, rape charges

Woman from Moxee beaten before arriving at Avila’s home

A local man appears in court today on first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping charges.

Man uses daughter as shield

A man accused of using his 11-year-old daughter as a shield against police faces first-degree kidnapping and second-degree malicious mischief charges.

Cemetery manager draws gun

Prosecutor to consider possible charges

A cemetery manager pulled his gun during a dispute Saturday.

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Graduates go out with a smile

Sunnyside celebrates biggest class

The high school’s biggest graduating class joined others around the Lower Yakima Valley in saying goodbye Friday and Saturday.

Dispatch center moving

Safety concerns prompt possible change

The current site for Yakima County Fire District No. 5’s dispatch center raises “a few red flags,” Chief Brian Vogel said.

Local woman in court today

PTA president charged with embezzlement

A woman charged with embezzling more than $5,000 from a local PTA is in court today.

Trial set for inmate killing

Two suspects in the death of a Yakima County inmate are headed to trial July 18, court records state.

Water testing agreement inked

Lead and copper contamination in potable drinking water is a concern for schools across the state.

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Crews battle grass fires

At least four lower valley blazes reported

Yakima County fire crews kept busy chasing grass fire calls yesterday afternoon.

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Car crashes into school bus

64 students were aboard; no injuries reported

Students riding home on a school bus that crashed yesterday are safely back in class today.

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Eatery opens today

Stella’s at Willow Crest Wine Estates opens today.

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Guilty verdict

Mabton man awaits June 20 sentencing

A Mabton man will be sentenced June 20 after being found guilty yesterday in the shooting death of his former girlfriend.

Homicide case deliberations under way

Suspect awaits his fate in murder case

The fate of a man accused of killing the mother of his child is in the hands of a Benton County Superior Court jury.

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