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Jennie McGhan

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Firefighters look to buy flags by July 4

About $1,000 of more than $11,000 raised

The dream of having enough flags on display throughout downtown is a little closer to reality.

Granger woman faces DUI charge

Three children injured in crash

Three children are recovering today from injuries sustained in a crash that led to the arrest of a Granger woman.

Pool construction faces two-month delay

Improvements to the city’s swimming pool are still anticipated for this summer.

Man accused of assaulting officer

Deputies help subdue suspect

Mabton police chief resigns

Two lawsuits pending against city officials

The police chief is no longer working for the city.

Bail set at $100,000 in armed robbery

A 19-year-old Grandview man will need to post bail before he can be released from jail.

Mabton employees withdraw complaints

Police chief back at work

The police chief is back on duty just days after he and another employee withdrew complaints against the mayor and city administrator.

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Cole trial set for April 29

Sunnyside’s superintendent of schools is headed to trial at 9 a.m. on April 29.

Mabton names interim chief

Cedillo back on the job Friday

The city’s new police sergeant is fulfilling the police chief’s duties until tomorrow.

District awards contract

An agency that hired the current superintendent of schools will lead the district’s search for a replacement.

Mabton police chief suspended

The city’s top cop is the second police chief in the Lower Yakima Valley to be suspended in the last two months.

Two awaiting charges in robbery

Clerk’s quick action lauded by store owner

A man and a woman are in the municipal jail today awaiting formal charges in an attempted armed robbery Monday night.

Local man returns to jail

Witness tampering suspected

A local man is back in jail on a charge of witness tampering.

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Seahawk helps with park project

A freshman at Mabton Junior/Senior High School has set her sights on improving a city park.

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Property owner cleaning up nuisance land

Cornwell working to meet county demands

Clean up efforts are under way at two properties owned by a local man facing legal issues.

Shots fired in robbery attempt

Two people are in jail, a boy was released to a parent and another man is happy to be alive following an attempted armed robbery last night.

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Ice house arrives in downtown Sunnyside

A new option is on the way, dispensing ice and bottled water at one automated location.

Grandview clinic opens doors again

Birch Street back after four-year hiatus

One of the community’s primary medical centers is again open for business.

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Pickup crashes into school bus

Students uninjured in three-vehicle mishap

Students on a Sunnyside Christian School bus, the drivers and another person escaped severe injury in a three-vehicle crash yesterday.

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District phasing out alternative school

One of the Lower Valley’s few remaining alternative high schools is being phased out.

Council addresses nuisance properties

The city is working to remedy concerns over nuisance properties, and recognize property owners who take care of their yards.

Suspect identity still unknown to police

Police are still looking for a man they believe attempted to lure a child last week.

Mabton council considering water purchase

Officials will review contract at March 22 meeting

The city is looking to an Ellensburg bait company for additional water rights.

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Students dive into the ‘Shark Tank’

Cellphone apps and a mood collar for dogs squared off yesterday during a high school version of a popular television show.

Police arrest burglary suspect

A man accused of attempting to burglarize a home on Park Drive is in jail.

Three face trial

Charges stem from drug raid

A man and two co-defendants are set to go to trial in the next few months on drug and weapons charges.

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Second yoga studio opens

Two Lower Valley women are now offering two yoga studios to choose from.

Animal abuse suspect in court

Man accused of abusing dog to pay court costs

A man accused of abusing his dog may have his charges dismissed if he pays court costs and stays out of trouble for the next six months.

Firefighters challenging themselves for a cause

More than 1,000 firefighters from around the state are gearing up for the annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb at Columbia Tower.

No injuries sustained in crash

Women traveling to Arizona safe.

Grant helping aides become teachers

Classroom aides in Grandview and Prosser will have help earning a teaching degree.

Man tries to lure child into vehicle

Police: Suspect still at large after incident

Police are looking for a man they believe attempted to lure a child into his vehicle yesterday.

Wapato inmate escapes custody

Suspect faces new charge

Ramos recaptured same day

Future Heritage students earn full scholarships

Four Lower Valley students will all be attending Heritage University in the fall as recipients of the Act Six Leadership Scholarship.

School limits track use

Because work continues on the new track at Rich Leenhouts Stadium, its use remains limited.

Luring suspect sought

Police seeking public assistance

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Oregon police nab $2.3 million in drugs

Two Grant County residents arrested in traffic stop

Driver Alberto Alejandro Martinez, 32, of Moses Lake, and passenger Jose Joel Helguera Del Rio, 31, of Royal City, were arrested during a traffic stop, Oregon State Police reported.

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Science fair showcases student exploration

Students at the high school and middle schools are awaiting the results of Saturday’s annual science fair.

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Granger police chief files not guilty plea

A Lower Valley police chief plead not guilty today to charges resulting from domestic violence allegations last May.

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New dispatcher ‘fits in well’

The Police Department’s new dispatcher is settling into her new duties.

Former trooper now top cop

Interim chief previously subject of investigation

The city’s interim police chief brings with him a quarter century of law enforcement experience.

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School district seeks input from residents

School district seeks input from residents

Taking a second step in a multi-phase plan to improve schools, an open house last night gave community members the chance to ask questions and offer comment.

Pet-friendly project planned

A 14-year-old wants to install a doggie fountain and waste station at the city park.

Marijuana retailer license in jeopardy

One of Washington’s first marijuana retailers is in danger of losing its state license.

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Winery by experimentation

From vineyard to tasting room, Boyles living beyond the dream

The winery owner and winemaker of one successful Eastern Washington winery didn’t plan on making his own wines.

Outlook drug raid nets three arrests

An Outlook man and two co-defendants are facing a number of charges from a drug bust last Friday.

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Flood impacts Lower Valley

North Meyers Road closed indefinitely

The Yakima River is expected to recede below flood stage, but impacts from last week’s flooding continue.

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Crews muck through mud

Elementary school construction project on time

Spring-like weather brings with it challenges like lots of mud.

Road between Zillah, Toppenish closed

Meyers Bridge washes out

Motorists planning to use Interstate 82, Exit 52 to get to Toppenish will need to plan an alternative route.

Police need reserve officers

Volunteer force down by more than half

The police department is looking for volunteers interested in serving the community.