Company hosts ribbon cutting Wednesday
Crews are putting the finishing touches on a $97 million expansion project.
Father and sons share medical practice
A father and his two sons have been ensuring Lower Valley residents can see clearly for three decades.
Grandview staff getting nearly $500K in raises
Top-level city workers are going to receive a total of nearly a half-million dollars in raises.
A Sunnyside woman is hoping to reach a plea agreement for allegedly assaulting her children with a hot griddle.
A Kennewick woman and Pasco man are recovering from injuries sustained in an early morning crash 9 miles west of the city.
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.
Resident agrees to 22 months for eluding officers
A local man agreed to serve 22 months in prison for crimes committed on Jan. 28.
Powdery mildew on agricultural products can cause economic hardship for growers looking to export their products.
The State Patrol is requesting multiple charges for a local man arrested Friday.
A total of 209 graduates walk in ceremony
The class of 2016 is preparing for the future beyond high school.
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.
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.
A local man faces multiple charges after eluding law enforcement officers on two occasions.
Employment arbitration hearing set for tomorrow
A former employee is one step closer to concluding his disputes with the city.
National Weather Service issues alert
Early June is proving to be hotter than normal for the second year in a row.
Police have in custody a man they were looking for Monday on Van Belle Road near Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.
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.
Zillah man scheduled for Aug. 1 trial
A former Wapato police officer accused of raping his wife was arraigned Monday.
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.
Prosecutor to consider possible charges
A cemetery manager pulled his gun during a dispute Saturday.
Sunnyside celebrates biggest class
The high school’s biggest graduating class joined others around the Lower Yakima Valley in saying goodbye Friday and Saturday.
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.
PTA president charged with embezzlement
A woman charged with embezzling more than $5,000 from a local PTA is in court today.
Two suspects in the death of a Yakima County inmate are headed to trial July 18, court records state.
Lead and copper contamination in potable drinking water is a concern for schools across the state.
At least four lower valley blazes reported
Yakima County fire crews kept busy chasing grass fire calls yesterday afternoon.
64 students were aboard; no injuries reported
Students riding home on a school bus that crashed yesterday are safely back in class today.
Stella’s at Willow Crest Wine Estates opens today.
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.
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.
Jepson steps down to retire
The School Board has a vacancy following the resignation of a longtime director.
The City Council will review an official employment agreement for the city administrator/public works director position.
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.
The Vikings softball team dropped both games at districts Saturday.
Zillah man in court today for preliminary hearing
A Wapato police officer accused of raping his wife appears in court 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.
Benton County has grant for improvements
Benton County is accepting bids June 1 to make improvements to Lower Valley Pathway.
It is the only home visit program of its kind in the state.
Former Mabton man charged in Christmas Eve homicide
Testimony is continuing today in a Mabton man’s murder trial in Benton County Superior Court.
A pair accused of selling drugs from a bus have a few more weeks before they go to trial.
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.
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.
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.
Strom selected to replace Kevin Chase
A 17-year-old boy is the victim of exploitation via the internet, Yakima County Sheriff’s detectives said.
Charges stem from previous employment
The city’s new police chief faces allegations of dishonesty from a previous post.
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.
Team general manager visits local Rotarians
The season-opening game of Yakima Valley’s amateur baseball team is little more than a month away.
Second employee’s battle not over
A dispute between the city and a former employee has been resolved.
Granger home destroyed
At least five fires damaged homes in the Lower Yakima Valley since Friday.