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Officers make arrest following arson on Naches Avenue

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) arrested Jayme Hernandez Aria, 29, last night after he admitted starting an apartment fire that displaced three families. There were no injuries. At 4:55 pm last night, Sunday, January 6th, Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters and YPD officers responded to a call about an apartment fire at 503 South Naches … Read More

9-1-1 Service for SunComm Operational – Service Testing Continues

Emergency calls to 9-1-1 are directly reaching the SunComm center that serves several first responder agencies in Yakima County, but additional testing is being conducted to ensure intermittent outages experienced early this morning after a major outage occurred last night are completely resolved.  If an outage occurs again, or if anyone calling 9-1-1 gets a … Read More

9-1-1 Service Restored to SunComm

Emergency calls to 9-1-1 are again directly reaching the SunComm center that serves several first responder agencies in Yakima County.  On Thursday evening, an outage that originated with CenturyLink resulted in SunComm switching to a backup phone number.  Emergencies could also be reported during the outage by texting 9-1-1. The outage affected 9-1-1 calling capabilities … Read More

SunComm Affected by 9-1-1 Outage Occurring Across U.S.

Emergency calls to 9-1-1 at the SunComm center that serves several first responder agencies in Yakima County is being affected by an outage that is being attributed to an as yet undetermined issue originating with Century Link. Until the Century Link issues are resolved, people in Yakima County can call 509-457-0207.  Calls will then be … Read More

Christmas Evening Fire Destroys Abandoned North 6th Avenue House

At about 8:40 pm on Christmas day, Yakima Fire Department (“YFD”) crews responded to a fire call at a house in the 1000 block of North 6th Avenue.  Flames from the fire were reported to be visible from several blocks away.  No one was living in the house at the time of the fire. Once … Read More