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Fire Breaks Out Thursday Night In West Valley

Smell smoke?
Fire broke out Thursday evening in West Valley, and KATS-FM's Andy Winford caught some of the blaze on his phone's camera.

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West Nile Virus Detected in Yakima County — How to Protect Yourself

The Yakima County Mosquito Control has been notified that a local sample has tested positive for the West Nile virus. The mosquito was off of East Selah Road. Although you should still feel safe, here are some ways to protect yourself straight from the Yakima County Mosquito Control:

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Get Free Food, Bike Helmets and $1 Backpacks This Saturday at La Casa Hogar’s Community Fiesta

This Saturday (Aug. 8) you can enjoy a fun -- and free! -- fiesta in front of The Seasons Performance Hall in downtown Yakima.

It's La Casa Hogar's annual Community Festival, a back-to-school celebration featuring food, live music, games, free bike helmets, free school supplies -- and kids' backpacks for just $1 each with a gently used trade-in...

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Expect Traffic Congestion in Downtown Selah This Week

If you plan on driving into Selah this week you might want to plan for a few extra minutes of travel time. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be repairing the right northbound lane of South First Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Wednesday (Aug. 5).

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Fill ‘Er Up! New 7-Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax In Washington State Goes Into Effect Saturday!

Better top off the tank by Friday night!

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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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Boston Struggles To Dig Out From Paralyzing Record Snowfall
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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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