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Homemade Bomb Found On Soap Lake Driveway — Made With Lipstick

The Richland bomb squad was called to a Soap Lake home earlier this month to investigate a suspicious device in a residential driveway.

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Snow Piles in Buffalo, New York Still 10 Feet Tall – Yes, in Late July

Reminders of last year's crazy snow storm in Buffalo, New York are still standing tall.

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19-Year-Old Mother Gets High, Leaves Toddler on Hot Balcony for 2 Hours

Workers remodeling a Kennewick apartment this past weekend debated over whether to call police on someone who left a 19-month-old child on a balcony for two hours during 100-degree weather.

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Washington Law Prohibits Open Containers of Weed — Is That A Good Idea?

A new Washington state law prohibits open containers of marijuana (similar to open containers of alcohol) starting Sept. 26. I think this is a good idea. What if a child or a dog got into it? Or maybe someone allergic to THC walks up and decides to steal whatever is in your car. They eat the pot or smoke it, then they are dead. I can see this happening, maybe.

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Yakima’s Randall Park To Get $1 Million Facelift

Yakima's Randall Park, spread over 40 acres south of Nob Hill Boulevard between
44th and 48th avenues, now has more than $1 million available to fund major improvements. A $500,000 state grant, combined with more than $600,000 in local donations and matching funds, will help address several issues and help with beautification of the west side area.

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Brush Fire Closes I-90 from Vantage to George

Eastbound and westbound traffic on Interstate 90 is closed between Vantage and George because of a brush fire that started Monday afternoon. Firefighters subdued the fire, but it reignited this morning (July 21).

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Today Is ‘National French Fry Day’ — Best French Fries In Yakima Valley

Today (July 13) is National French Fry Day in honor of the world's favorite food. There are curly fries, straight fries, short cut, long cut, flat and fat. There are so many variety of fries out there that it is almost ridiculous!

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You Have 3 Weeks To Buy Gas Before Washington State Has 2nd Highest Fuel Tax In US

The most recent session of the Washington State Legislature has just wrapped up, and one of the biggest bills that was passed was a $16 BILLION transportation package. How will this be paid for? By increasing the gasoline tax, of course!

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‘Second Saturday’: New Fun Coming July 11 For Downtown Yakima

We are always in need of something fun to do in Yakima Valley. We have had some fun times this summer. Downtown Summer Nights has been amazing, especially the 'Van Eps' night with KATS-FM. Now 'Second Saturday' is in play. The Downtown Association is putting together 'Second Saturday' for all of us to have even more fun in Yakima Valley!

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Moxee Family Who Suffered Tragedy Holding Fundraising Car Wash This Weekend For Surviving Children

A tragic murder-suicide in Moxee this past weekend has left the surviving children in need of the community's help.

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Yakima Residents Capture Rare Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter [PHOTOS]

Tuesday night provided star-gazers around the world a rare opportunity when the planets Venus and Jupiter were both highly visible and in near-alignment with one another.

Here is how it looked from different parts of the Yakima Valley facing west.

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When is it Appropriate to Call 911 on the Fourth of July?

It's our Independence Day! The Fourth of July usually means fireworks, grilling and having fun in the hot, hot sun. Unfortunately, when you put all those things together, accidents can happen and you need to get help. But how do you know if your situation is serious enough to call busy 911 dispatchers, who may already be dealing with other life-or-death situations? Here are some helpful guidelines from the state fire marshal.

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