Yakima

Mold dampens couple's home

Following Kelly Thompson into his apartment at the Mesa, you would expect his living situation to be normal. But "normal" hasn't been the case for some time. A peek above his master bedroom and you see a single spot of…

Inmate that escaped from Yakima County Jail arrested

UPDATE: Peneul was arrested by member of the non-violent task force in Selah Wednesday morning. He was arrested without incident A Yakima County Jail inmate escaped Monday morning while on work detail and has yet to be located. Terry Peneul,…

Yakima Police investigating homicide

Yakima police are investigating an apparent homicide Monday morning. Police responded to a residence on the 1100 block of Cherry Avenue around 9:15, the victim -- 24-year-old Enrique Ramirez-Briggs -- was found by someone visiting the home. Police say they…

Poor air quality in Yakima County expected to last until next week

Weather conditions remain stagnant throughout most of the valley today -- according to pollution meters from the Clean Air Agency, Yakima and Sunnyside are still hovering in the unhealthy level, while Toppenish has reached hazardous levels. Poor air quality can…

Shooting leaves Yakima man in critical condition

A Yakima man is in critical condition after police say he was shot multiple times. Police responded to an area just south of 16th Avenue and Valley Mall Blvd around 6:15 a.m. There, they found the victim, 20-year-old Charles Ignacio…

Unhealthy air quality in the Yakima Valley

It's like something out of a Stephen King novel. A heavy mist blanketing the region -- making it hard for many to breathe."I've noticed that if I spend a lot of time outside with my daughter, she starts coughing easily,"…

Washington Ag Expo hits Yakima

The seventh annual Yakima Ag Expo kicks off today at the SunDome. On display are dozens of equipment and booths for the public to come and learn about the industry. Local agriculture currently makes up about a third of Yakima…

Extra snow means extra business for some shops

Snow problem? No problem. At least for the folks at Sporthaus in Yakima -- owner Sig Fossum says the recent layerings of snow has helped blossom his business, which has struggled over the past two years. "Ski is 70 percent…

Avina Gutierrez selected as Yakima mayor

Yakima City Council members elect Avina Gutierrez as the new mayor. The vote stems from Tuesday night's city council meeting -- Gutierrez is one of three Latinos ever elected to the city council and is the first Latina to serve…

Inclement Weather Conditions Affecting Trash Collection

Yakima Press Release By Randy Beehler The public's cooperation is being sought to help City of Yakima refuse operators keep on schedule during winter weather. "Ice and snow cause driving problems for everyone and when you drive a thirty-ton garbage…

School Schedule Changes For Wednesday January 6th

SCHOOL DELAYS For Wednesday Jan 6th: Tri Cities Area- -WSU Tri-Cities is on a 1 hour weather delay this morning. Non-essential staff to report at 9 a.m. -- Kennewick Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late. Morning classes for Tri-Tech Skills…

Yakima firefighters conduct annual ice water rescue drill

Winter weather means freezing waters, which means potential danger to the unsuspecting person. Should someone find themselves trapped under a frozen body of water -- firefighters want to be ready. "Our primary concern is getting them out of the water…

WSDOT crews ready to respond to freezing rain

As the temperature continues to drop throughout the evening, the state Department of Transportation has all hands on deck. The latest forecast call for light freezing rain in our region, which can create slick and hazardous roads for drivers. WSDOT…

Mariners Caravan headed to town

Next week is Mariners Caravan week in our area, as the caravan will make three stops throughout the region. On Monday January 11th the caravan will be in Yakima for an autograph session at the Sun Dome from 4:30-6:00 PM.…

Average price of marijuana drops to $10.34

The price of marijuana continues to drop throughout the state of Washington. According to data from the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board, the price of pot has dropped from $25-$30 per gram in July of 2014, to about $10 a…

Donations for proposed downtown Yakima plaza approaching $4 million

From City of Yakima: Prominent Yakima business owners and individual community members have stepped up to provide another nearly $2 million in private pledges to build the Downtown Yakima Central Plaza. Those pledges are in addition to a $2 million…

New Yakima City Council to select new mayor

The new Yakima City Council will select a new mayor at Tuesday night's business meeting. Council members have not disclosed who may be elected mayor, former Mayor Micah Cawley did not run for re-election. The new council took office at…

School Schedule Changes For Monday January 4th

School schedule changes for Monday January 4th: Tri-Cities Region- EPIC / Head Start: EPIC morning classes in Prosser and Tieton are canceled. -- Paterson Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late. No Breakfast served -- Prosser Sch. Dist. - 2 Hour…

Shooting in Parker

From the Yakima County Sheriff's Dept: On 01-01-16 at about 1220 hours deputies from the Yakima Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a residence in the 100 blk of Parker St in the unincorporated town of Parker for a report of…

Yakima Union Gospel Mission serving less people every year

Aretha Brown loves her books, her guitar, and most importantly: her newfound faith. "God had directed me here,"said Brown.Brown is one of many people the mission says is graduating its rehabilitation program and entering back into the workforce."I'm excited about…