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Jennie McGhan

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Police capture stabbing suspect

Police have arrested the second of two suspects in a stabbing incident at Agitation Station last Thursday.

Corrections officer living his dream

The newest corrections officer at the local jail is fulfilling his lifelong goal of working in law enforcement.

Plenty of places for pennies

There is no shortage of options for those who want to donate to the American Legion’s Penny-a-Day campaign.

Murder trial reset to May

Domestic violence charges added

A Mabton man’s second-degree murder trial is scheduled to begin in May after an amendment to charges was filed yesterday in Benton County Superior Court.

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New officer on the road

A new police officer is getting to know local residents.

Cole hearing rescheduled

Cole pleads not guilty to DUI

Sunnyside’s superintendent of schools is looking at another hearing after pleading not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol charges.

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Gas prices good for the bottom line

Lowest fuel prices in eight years a boon for local economy

Fuel prices are the lowest motorists have seen since 2008. The national average was $1.78 per gallon this morning.

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Longtime councilman takes on mayoral role

After serving approximately 14 years as a city councilman, the city’s new mayor is taking on more responsibility, working with three new faces.

Coliform testing not conducted in November

Water supply deemed clean

Officials with the city sent out a letter to water users last month informing them their drinking water was not tested during November 2015.

School Board denies petition

An effort by parents to transfer their neighborhood along state Highway 22 from the Mabton to Prosser school district’s boundaries was denied by the School Board.

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Police nab two after chase

Gun found after residents aid search

Two men were detained by police yesterday following a pursuit through a local neighborhood yesterday.

New pre-trial release program in the works

A program intended to save the county money and protect the rights of low-risk offenders is set to begin next week.

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Residents question city leadership

Two residents voiced displeasure with the way city government is operating during a City Council meeting last night.

Hart settling into City Council role

Dream fulfilled for local woman seated on board

Fulfilling a long-time dream, the city’s newest council member is ready for new hallenges.

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When predators come to school

Wild animals thrill students

Wolves, a cougar and even a boa constrictor are invading school classrooms.

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Local officers cause for double-take

Residents can be excused for thinking they are seeing double when it comes to two of their local officers.

New mayor hits ground running

The new mayor is a little surprised by how much work he must dedicate to his role.

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Paramedics saving local lives for 20 years

For two decades local residents have been able to count on paramedics in an emergency.

City receives nearly clean audit

Auditors raise citation issue

The city has been issued a clean accountability audit report for 2014.

Councilman questions personnel practices

A councilman says he is concerned about the hostile workplace allegations and hiring and firing practices in City Hall.

City attorney responds to worker complaints

City officials are firing back at current and former employees alleging a hostile work environment at City Hall.

Burglary suspect appears in court

A suspect believed to be responsible for a burglary at a downtown Sunnyside business appeared in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday.

Mabton official faces ‘hostile work’ complaints

The state Human Rights Commission is investigating at least two complaints alleging a hostile work environment at City Hall.

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Repairs ahead for local rail

The rail cars are gone, but the tracks will need to be repaired.

Fire under investigation

Blaze destroys mobile home

$100,000 winning ticket sold by Prosser store

Lucky Ameristar customer has yet to be named

Someone who purchased a lottery ticket at Ameristar has added $100,000 to their bank account.

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Hole in bridge discovered

A steel plate is covering a hole on the Wildcat Creek Bridge on U.S. 12 until repairs can be complete.

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Train cars derail, but remain upright

Traffic detour set up around incident

Rail cars are being removed today from the tracks at First Street and Blaine Avenue after they derailed yesterday afternoon.

Seahawk parties a home affair

Local Seahawk fans will be hosting gatherings Sunday morning as they watch their favorite team in the playoff game against the Carolina Panthers.

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Railroad assessing train derailment

Railroad personnel are on scene at First Street and Blaine Avenue where a train is derailed.

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Local girl experiences Times Square festivities

A local 9-year-old girl traveled across the U.S. with her family to experience one of America’s largest New Year’s Eve parties.

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City recognizes longtime councilman

The City Council last night recognized a long-standing member for his years of service to the community.

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Powerball frenzy hits locals

$1.5 billion jackpot has retailers scrambling to keep up

Local stores are scurrying to keep up with the demand for Powerball tickets and financial planners are bracing to help winners.

Neptunes look for support

Swim team hosting league championships

The Mid-Valley Swim League champion Neptunes are looking for financial support from the city.

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New CEO brings fresh perspective to Bleyhl

Growing services and getting more involved in local communities are a couple of goals the new chief executive officer envisions at Bleyhl.

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Grandview native takes Seattle post

Seattle’s first Latina council member

Serving the residents of Seattle, drawing upon her experiences as the daughter of immigrants, one Grandview graduate is hoping to make a difference as the city’s first elected Latina council member.

Grandview plans semester shuffle

Three administrators changing roles Jan. 26

At the start of the new semester, Jan. 26, there will be a change in leadership roles for three school administrators.

Mabton resident faces murder trial

A Mabton resident will be tried for second-degree murder Feb. 16.

Shots fired at night spot

Police are investigating an incident of gunfire at the Dark Horse Inn.

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First-ever Hispanic councilman eyes new ventures in 2016

Growing up in Sunnyside, Prosser’s newest councilman didn’t see himself serving in government.

Local man sent to prison

A local man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison on seven counts of forgery.

State may face sanctions for test participation

Too many students opting out

Like their peers around the state, Lower Valley high school juniors demonstrated mixed participation in completing the Smarter Balanced Assessment exam last year.

County treasurer seeks state office

With State Treasurer Jim McIntire’s decision to not seek re-election in 2016, the seat is up for grabs.

Maintenance, inspection key to preventing chimney fires

Firefighters in the Lower Valley twice responded to chimney fires at the start of the year.

Shining stars take to the stage Feb. 6

With a chance to shine and stand in the spotlight, differently-abled girls can take part in the Washington Shining Star Pageant at 3 p.m. on Feb. 6.

County launches new emergency alert system

Yakima County has implemented a new emergency notification system for all Yakima County residents.

Police policies change

Two police department policy changes are in effect this year.

Nonprofits look to 2016

Local nonprofit organizations depend on the generous spirit of the community to provide services.

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White Pass to open by summer

Traffic is flowing with minimal delays over U.S. Highway 12, and repairs to washout areas are expected to be complete by summer.

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Local store becomes licensed U-Haul dealer

Those looking to rent a truck or trailer have another U-Haul dealer in town.

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