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Yakima Man Hits Lottery, Plans To Give Much Of $1 Million In Winnings To Eagles

Marvin Koop of Yakima recently bucked the 18.5 million-to-1 odds and scored a cool million bucks with his winning Mega Millions ticket in Washington's Lottery.

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Local Auto Dealer Giving Away Free Car To Deserving Person

Carey Motors of Yakima is announcing the continuation of a promotion they started last year -- they're giving away a free car to a deserving person.

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Yakima’s Barge-Chestnut Neighborhood Closed To Traffic On Halloween

With over 1,000 trick-or-treaters expected to descend upon the Barge-Chestnut neighborhood in Yakima, city officials and police are taking measures to ensure the safety of all.

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Yakima Man Just Won A Million Dollars In The Lottery, Will Give Most Of It To Eagles

If I won one million dollars in the lottery like Marvin Koop of Yakima, I would probably first have to make out a huge list of things of what I'd want to spend it on...

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A New Gyro Restaurant Has Opened in Yakima

Driving 36th and Nob Hill I've been seeing a sign for Gyro House but no sign on when they're slated to open. Yesterday, however, they had the 'Now Open' sign. My wife and I decided to stop by and check it out.

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Off The Record Music Store Is Moving To A New Location On October 24th

It was only two years ago that our favorite hometown record store, Off The Record, was for sale. The previous owner, Rich Koch, decided to retire and offered to grant someone else the opportunity to run the store that's been here for more than 30 years...

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10 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Yakima 2016

Halloween is coming up and you still need a costume. Here are some great Halloween costume ideas inspired by our awesome city.

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Sons of Norway Celebrate Norwegian Heritage with Huge Smorgasbord in Yakima [VIDEO]

The annual Sons of Norway lutefisk and meatball feed is coming Nov. 5. It's an annual tradition that's been going on for 36 years. I've gone to a few and it's always a great time.

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Am I Too Sick to Go to Work Today?

It's that time of year again ... and none of us is immune. Not even me!

Yup -- a nasty, stubborn cold has been making its way around our offices, and after hearing all the coughing and nose-blowing echo down the halls for the past few weeks, the bug finally landed in my work space.

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Prosser FFA Students Take Third in National Competition

Here's another reason to be "Prosser proud:" Prosser High School's FFA Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team just walked away with third place in the country at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis!

And Prosser's Robyn Denny was named Outstanding Individual for the whole contest!

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A Teal Pumpkin On Your Porch Could Save A Life In Yakima

Halloween is coming quickly and I've recently become aware of a special project that will result in all kids enjoying Halloween safely.

I was unaware that kids with food allergies are usually shut out of treats due to peanuts, nuts and sugars involved with the making most Halloween candy.

The good news is there is a way to help parents and kids identify which homes have safe options for kids with food allergies, and you can help spearhead this wonderful cause this year.

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Central City Comic Con Helped Me Check Some Items Off My Bucket List [VIDEO]

Meeting some of the big names who were at Central City Comic Con helped me check a few items off my bucket list! I'm so happy that I got to speak with Dee Wallace, the mom from "E.T." and "Cujo," Jeffery Weissman, who was George McFly from "Back to the Future," Deep Roy the oompa loompa from "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" and Justin Zimmerman, writer, filmmaker and professor. However, I was in for a bigger surprise because Central City Comic Con was packed with a ton more stars than that.

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