Wine grape growers in Washington state have said grapes this year have a better flavor and color than previous years, but it is unclear how many can be salvaged from smoke damage from nearby wildfires.
The Evans Canyon wildfire continues to spread through Kittitas and Yakima County as fire crews work to contain 40% of the fire, and increase from 20% Saturday.
The fire spread across more than 52,000 acres, destroying five homes and several outbuildings. Residents of about 900 homes are under evacuation orders.
Flames are picking up and spreading in Washington, with one destructive wildfire burning in central Washington, causing the most severe damage in years.
Yakima County emergency management officials say as of this morning, the Evans Canyon fire is 0 percent contained and spreading into neighboring Kittitas County.
The Evans Canyon Fire continues to burn in Central Washington, spreading from Yakima County to Kittitas County.
Accused of hitting, kicking, choking victim
Yakima Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspects who shot a young boy and girl sleeping in their beds.
YAKIMA, Wash.— Gov.
Hospitals in Yakima County — which has the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in Washington state — are beyond capacity with sick patients.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Residents of Yakima County must do more to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, which has hit the area in central Washington particularly hard, Gov.
WANTED IN YAKIMA COUNTY --You must really have something to hide if you get in a car crash with your wife inside and take off running -- never to be seen again.That's what Yakima County detectives say wanted hit and run suspect, Jose Lopez-Orduna, did late last year.Detectives say he was driving with his wife in Sunnyside on December 7th, when he blew through an intersection, crashed into an oncoming car that had the right of way, then ran, leaving his wife behind.
CAPTURED -- June 3, 2020Yakima Police say Lazette Lemon was found hiding in an attic this afternoon.
Multiple fire departments are battling a brush fire in Selah where 75 homes have already been evacuated.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — In a Feb. 19, 2017 story about a home invasion and shooting in Yakima, Washington, The Associated Press reported erroneously reported the circumstances of the incident.
The Department of Natural Resources says it's no longer predicting when a landslide event at Rattlesnake Ridge could occur.
A crack on Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima continues to grow, fueling the fear that 8-million tons of rock and soil could tumble down the ridge before the end of the month.
UNION GAP, Wash. -- A major landslide feared at Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima is a "different beast" than most landslides we see in Washington, according to state geologists.The 8-million tons of dirt sitting above Interstate 82 near the Yakima River is moving about 2.5 inches a day.
Washington state officials fear a major landslide could happen if Rattlesnake Ridge, near Yakima, collapses. Governor Jay Inslee visited the site on Sunday, saying it could be catastrophic.
Authorities in Washington state arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of raping a jogger.