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State of emergency declared in Yakima County and 19 others
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:14:58 -0700

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:24:23 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday in 20 Eastern Washington counties, including Yakima, Kittitas, Klickitat and Benton counties, due to multiple wildfires. The wildfires are threatening homes, businesses, public property and natural resources ...

WSP Bomb Squad Detonates 12" Pipe Bomb in East Finley
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:11:24 -0700

Benton County deputies are trying to figure out who is responsible for leaving a pipe bomb in the middle of the street near Meals and Toothaker Road.

Springdale Woman Jailed After Photos From Court Put On Facebook
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:28:15 -0700

A Springdale woman will spend five days in jail after authorities say she snapped several photographs with her cell phone in a Benton County courtroom. Katheryn Helen Hackett, 19, was booked into jail Thursday after being found in contempt of court. She also faces charges of delivery of methamphetamine and theft of property in a […]

PUBLIC SAFETY RECORD: Wednesday, July 2
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:05:51 -0700

Arrested: Angela Lee Stellings, 24, unknown address, was arrested Monday on two warrants: one out of Benton County, Wash., charging violation of a release agreement and the other out of Deschutes County charging probation violation.

Heat, fires flare up across region; section of I-90 temporarily closed
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:44:50 -0700

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:01:10 GMT By Kate Prengaman and Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic Firefighters work a grass fire estimated at 600 acres Tuesday in the Horse Heaven Hills, a few miles east of Prosser near Interstate 82. See more photos and a video from the Prosser fire at yakimaherald.com. ROSS COURTNEY/ Yakima Herald-Republic The weather forecast is calling for high fire danger starting ...

Arkansas puts five more highway projects on hold
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:03:34 -0700

WASHINGTON — Another five highway construction projects worth an estimated $7.4 million have been put on hold in Arkansas as the Federal Highway Trust Fund speeds toward insolvency.

Firefighters Stretched Thin, Washington National Guard Can Help
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:53:22 -0700

The Department of Natural Resources declared a State of Emergency Tuesday night for 20 eastern Washington counties.

38,000 acres burn in Kittitas County
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:59:57 -0700

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:22:32 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic 11:45 a.m. Update Level 1 evacuation notice lifted for the communities of Schwana, Beverly and Wanapum PUD Village. 10:50 a.m. Update Kittitas County authorities say the Saddle Mountain fire is 30 percent contained, but firefighters have to contend wit...

Benton County Letters, July 2, 2014
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:41:53 -0700

Waste Our small city of Luzerne has contracted with Waste Management, 3552. East Washington, East Peoria, IL 61611, for a number of years to collect our city’s trash and recyclables. We have requested, to no avail, for them to not use the very large trucks that cause damage to our streets, damage that city residents […]

Tuesday Traffic and Construction Delays
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:48:13 -0700

Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) : Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at three intersections. Should be complete by early 2015. I-49- Slowdowns expected in Washington County as crews work […]