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Local West Nile Virus confirmed in Yakima County resident
In recent weeks one resident and three horses in Yakima County have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Meanwhile, multiple mosquito samples collected by Yakima County Mosquito Control have tested positive for WNV.

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Where I'm at in South central Eastern Wa. I get a lot of fighter jets from Whidbey Island Navel air station and when it get's real active watch the news, theirs something happening somewhere. Today was my first time seeing two Apache helicopters "Fully armed" doing a low level tree line exercise.

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Entertainment Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76 Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two distinct eras of suburban slashers.

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Local 2015 survey for Yakima residents available online 2015 survey for Yakima residents available online
Survey takers are asked to rate various aspects of Yakima including quality of life, safety, events and activities, City services, local government performance, and specific programs or projects the City should focus on.

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National & World 62-year-old hiker spent 9 days lost in wilderness with broken leg
A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday.

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Consumer Clearing mail alert confusion: Is your mortgage or privacy at risk?  Clearing mail alert confusion: Is your mortgage or privacy at risk? (Video)
When someone you don't know sends an email about your federal tax information, it's understandable that you'd be cautious. It's equally understandable that you'd question an unsolicited letter from lawyers talking about trustee changes at your mortgage company. KOMO viewers contacted the Problem Solvers- with questions about both.

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Technology What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That's right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth's population.
Technology Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

Health

Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
Health Nickelodeon show profiles dying children
Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives.

Business

Business European inflation stable at low rate of 0.2 percent
Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows - another weak figure that may help push the European Central Bank toward doing more economic stimulus.
Business NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say
A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies.
Business New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion
The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers.

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Consumer Tick danger in Autumn (Video)
You may think your risk of getting Lyme disease ends when the weather starts to cool,but by fall, adult ticks have had more time to become infected with disease-causing bacteria. Consumer Reports has some tips on how to protect yourself.
Consumer Refunds not guaranteed for wildfire-related lodging cancellations (Video)
Northwest wildfires are ruining a lot of vacations and burning budgets for many families who paid in advance for a vacation rental. Some establishments offer full refunds, but when you lose lodging due to a wildfire or any other natural disaster, there's no such thing as an automatic refund guarantee.
Consumer Safety Alert: Ground Beef (Video)
That hamburger you're grilling could contain harmful bacteria, and unless you cook it thoroughly, could make you sick. Consumer Reports tested 300 packages of ground beef and has advice for you on buying and cooking ground beef.
Consumer Appliances for your first apartment (Video)
Whether you have a college student living off campus this fall or you’re a recent grad settling into your first apartment, chances are you need to stock up with the comforts of home.

Consumer Reports tests all sorts of small appliances and can help with some recommendations.
Consumer Fridges to keep food fresh (Video)
Americans are buying more and more fresh foods and refrigerator manufacturers are trying to keep pace. Consumer Reports brought several refrigerators into their labs to see how they stack up.