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The Muppets Visit the Set of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ in Fantastic Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Before he was a CGI creation, Jedi master Yoda was a puppet. Before green screens became the norm, the Dagobah set for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was built elevated off the ground to accommodate Yoda’s puppeteers. And before he brought Yoda to life, puppeteer and voice actor Frank Oz was best known as the man behind Miss Piggy. In a weird way, that makes the most wizened character in the ‘Star Wars’ universe a distant relative of the extended Muppet family.

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Seahawks NFC Championship Gear Arriving in Yakima

We all know that the Seahawks are headed back to the Super Bowl and with that NFC championship comes some brand-new fan gear. But not every store has it yet.

Last year JCPenney in Union Gap was the very first store in our region to have the new Hawks gear

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T.S.M./Todd E. Lyons
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Todd’s Take: Help ME Help My Son Win a Russell Wilson Autographed Football!

All right, KATS fans...  I'm throwing down the gauntlet here. You know that we are always trying to hook YOU up with cool prizes all of the time but this time around, I need YOUR help to win a contest!

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Photo by Lee Celano/Getty Images
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Dave Matthews Band To Gorge This Summer – Duh!

 

Dave Matthews Band will be performing two full sets each evening on its 2015 summer tour. The move to a two-set format last year drew praise from fans and reviewers alike.

The 2015 North American tour will kick off on May 13  and will return to The Gorge Amphitheatre

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Early Signups Underway for Insane Inflatables in Tri-Cities

Time to get pumped up: The Insane Inflatable 5K is headed to the Tri-Cities on May 16, and signups are underway now.
What are Insane Inflatables? Two things: 1.) Insane. 2.) Inflatable.
Specifically, the idea is to give anyone 8 or older (and at least 42 inches tall) a chance to let their inner child run free through an obstacle course of extreme inflatables: oversized slides, tunnels, tire courses -- you get the idea

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Yakima Valley’s Alyssa Won Metal Mulisha’s ‘Maiden Of The Month’

Metal Mulisha has an excellent clothing line for true riders -- or just people who like to look like riders. But they also have a ton of hot chicks!
Which brings us to their 'November Maiden of the Month' contest. Which our local girl and Kelly West's friend Alyssa Hernandez won!

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Busted: Local, Federal Officials Raid Two Yakima Smoking Accessory Shops

Two Yakima smoke shops were served with search warrants and six people were arrested Thursday in the culmination of an 18-month investigation into the sale of synthetic drugs.

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Fatal Accident on I-82 Closes Westbound Lanes

A fatal accident on Interstate 82 has closed the freeway's westbound lanes, forcing traffic to detour onto State Route 821 (the Canyon Road), according to KNDO.

The multicar accident, which killed one person and injured several others, occurred near milepost 21.

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Seahawks Ticket Winner Angie Peyser
Seahawks Ticket Winner Angie Peyser
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We Have a Winner!

After a week of entries and anticipation, the Seattle Seahawk playoff tickets from K&K Furniture and Callaghan Spas have found a home. A HUGE congratulations to Yakima's Angie Peyser, who is off to the playoff game against the Carolina Panthers this Saturday.

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A Comic Convention is Hoping to Open in Yakima This Fall — You Can Help!

Comic book conventions are popping up left and right. What was once known as a geek- and nerd-fest are now filled with the elite of Hollywood showcasing the latest in movies, TV shows, video games and so much more! We already have Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle and Rose City Comic Con in Portland, but we think we could have one in Yakima, too. Here's how you can help make this dream a reality.

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Terrace Heights Man Arrested for Wife’s 2013 Killing

 

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says a Terrace Heights man has been arrested near Memphis, Tennessee for the death of his wife in 2013.

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Photo from Amber Yoerger Lang
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Yakima Avenue Quick Stop Has Gas At $1.99, That Is Crazy

Holy flying heck.

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