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Jennie McGhan

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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.

City Council to review agreement

The City Council will review an official employment agreement for the city administrator/public works director position.

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‘Dogs end Vikings season

The Vikings softball team dropped both games at districts Saturday.

New Wapato police officer faces rape charge

Zillah man in court today for preliminary hearing

A Wapato police officer accused of raping his wife appears in court today.

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Annual gala pairs wines and foods

The Yakima Valley Community College Grandview campus hosted its eighth annual Grape to Glass Gala to generate scholarship funds for the wine and enology program at the college.

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Pathway project planned

Benton County has grant for improvements

Benton County is accepting bids June 1 to make improvements to Lower Valley Pathway.

Homicide trial continues today

Defense attorney moves for mistrial

A Zillah woman testified yesterday in a Mabton man’s murder trial that is continuing today in Benton County Superior Court.

Paramedic program keeping hospital visits at minimum

It is the only home visit program of its kind in the state.

Murder trial begins

Former Mabton man charged in Christmas Eve homicide

Testimony is continuing today in a Mabton man’s murder trial in Benton County Superior Court.

District offers support for students, staff

Teacher/coach on paid leave for exploitation

The School District has a substitute teacher and counseling for students affected by the recent arrest of a teacher.

Trial postponed for two facing drug charges

A pair accused of selling drugs from a bus have a few more weeks before they go to trial.

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Bail set at $25K for teacher

Arraignment set for May 19 in Superior Court

A high school physical education teacher and track coach is being held on $25,000 bail for alleged sexual exploitation of students and three other charges.

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Superintendent finalists promise engagement

Residents meet potential School District leaders

The three finalists for School District superintendent promised during a meet-and-greet last night that they would be visible and engaged in the community.

Grandview names new superintendent

Strom selected to replace Kevin Chase

Child pornography investigated

A 17-year-old boy is the victim of exploitation via the internet, Yakima County Sheriff’s detectives said.

Mabton chief faces hearing

Charges stem from previous employment

The city’s new police chief faces allegations of dishonesty from a previous post.

Court date set in fatal crash

Wapato resident charged with vehicular homicide

A 19-year-old Wapato woman was arraigned Monday on a charge related to a crash that killed a local couple last July.

Pippins gearing up for summer season

Team general manager visits local Rotarians

The season-opening game of Yakima Valley’s amateur baseball team is little more than a month away.

Former Mabton employee denied unemployment claim

Second employee’s battle not over

A dispute between the city and a former employee has been resolved.

Five fires damage homes since Friday

Granger home destroyed

At least five fires damaged homes in the Lower Yakima Valley since Friday.

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Solar project completed

$135,575 effort funded entirely by customers

Customers of a local public utility district will be receiving solar power.

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Home destroyed by morning blaze

A family is without a home today.

Coach accused of exploitation

Grandview PE teacher accused of sexual activities with student

A high school physical education teacher and track coach appears in court this afternoon on charges of exploiting a minor.

New police chief on board in Mabton

City names third top cop since March 18

The city has a new police chief—its third in barely a month.

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Rescued climbers happy to be home

Grandview sisters found after two days on Mount St. Helens

Two local climbers are happy to be home safely after losing their way in the backcountry.

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Sisters rescued

Found after two-day search on Mt. St. Helens

Two Grandview women have been rescued after a two-day search on Mount St. Helens.

Trial date delay, again

Nephew, uncle charged in Pasco homicide

A trial for two Lower Valley men accused in a homicide in Pasco has been delayed a second time.

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The new era of book publishing

Former Sunnyside resident talks about being an author

The publishing world has changed with the explosion of e-books.

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Community members lauded

Chase recipient of Grandview Person of the Year Award

The recipients of last night’s Grandview Chamber of Commerce Community Awards have much to smile about.

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Elementary students to stage ‘Peter and Wendy’

Children’s performance set for tomorrow

Students are hard at work this week rehearsing for tomorrow’s production of “Peter and Wendy.”

Helipad on new hospital nothing to worry about

A helipad included in plans for Sunnyside Community Hospital’s new facility will not impact local airport operations.

Clerk, attorney sue county commissioners

Benton County Superior Court accepts cases

Two lawsuits filed on behalf of the Yakima County clerk and her personal attorney are in the hands of Benton County Superior Court.

Local funeral home lauded

Grant Smith named ‘Agent of the Year’

A family-owned funeral home is reaping the rewards of providing care to area families.

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Sheriff’s staff lauded

Deputies and staff of the sheriff’s office were recognized at yesterday’s Yakima County Commissioners meeting.

Burnett low scorer for Grizzlies

Wenatchee team wins golf tournament

In her first outing this season, Rylie Burnett led the Grizzlies girls golf team on 18 holes at Three Lakes Golf Course yesterday

Knights golfers win match

It was a winning day for the Sunnyside Christian golf team.

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Community meets finalists for superintendent

Hilyard, Anderson, McKay eager to serve

Community members are looking for a strong superintendent.

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Miss Grandview crowned

Trevino wins four scholarships

The community has a new representative to attend parades, ribbon cuttings and community events.

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Natural gas line breaks, prompting Grandview evacuation

Residents, motorists asked to leave area for 6.5 hours

Life is back to normal today after a natural gas line rupture prompted a 6.5-hour evacuation yesterday.

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Bus service weighs options

A non-profit agency operating a bus system wants to know if riders will pay a fare, and how often services are used.

Secretaries seek pay hike

Prosser school employees also calling for better benefits

School secretaries are asking the district for more pay and better benefits.

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Sunnyside farmers market returning to Centennial Square

City’s outdoor produce stands open May 25

Fresh produce, crafts and food items will again be available at the local farmers market, beginning May 25.

Police investigating death of domestic violence victim

Cause and manner of death unknown

Manslaughter trial postponed to August

A local man accused of killing his brother will not see the inside of a courtroom today.

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Diner serves homemade fare

A former gas station-turned-diner has nostalgia in store for customers.

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Change ahead for air services

Starting tomorrow, the local flight provider will have a new name.

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Family fun night planned by seniors

A pair of high school seniors are planning a family night for the entire community.

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Community provides input on search

Board to review applications April 28-29

Servant leadership and an ability to connect with voters are among characteristics the community wants in its next school superintendent.

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New site offers greater options

The owner and employees of a longtime business are busy moving into new digs.

Bail set in tampering charge

Sunnyside man faces April 27 hearing

A local man charged with third-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment and witness tampering must post $30,000 bail.