Yakima

Gov. Jay Inslee unveils Connecting Washington signs

YAKIMA, WA -- Washington Governor Jay Inslee revealed a new set of signs -- indicating upcoming construction throughout the state. It's construction being funded by the state's largest single investment in transportation; the Connecting Washington package."It brings a lot of…

Labor Economist reviews Yakima County economy

Yakima business leaders and members of the community are hearing good news about the economy. The Greater Chamber of Commerce invited Regional Labor Economist Don Meseck to speak at Monday's luncheon. Meseck says in 2015, the Yakima Valley saw a…

Sunnyside man killed in one car accident

A 24 year old man is dead after a car accident outside of Sunnyside Sunday morning. Washington State Patrol reports Jose D. Jimenez was driving southbound in the 11 hundred block of Maple Grove Road around 5:30am when he failed…

60 year old man killed in hit and run accident

A 25-year-old is under arrest after a fatal hit in run Saturday night. At about 11:08 PM, Yakima Police responded to a call in the 1400 Block of South 6 th Avenue. Officers found a 60-year-old male on the ground.…

WA Legislature Bills seek partial Automatic Voter Registration

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Months after Washington state saw record low voter turnout, several lawmakers and Secretary of State Kim Wyman say they want to help increase engagement with automatic voter registration for some Washingtonians. Senate Bill 6379 and House…

Head of WA Dept. of Corrections Resigns

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington states Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke has signed from his position Saturday. Pacholke said in his resignation letter that he hoped that his resignation would satisfy "the politicians who would use this tragic event for their…

WA Senate Ousts Transportation Secretary

The state Senate has rejected the gubernatorial appointment of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, ousting her from the job she has held since shortly after Gov. Jay Inslee took office in 2012. The rare move was taken by the Senate Friday,…

Yakima water repairs to impact traffic Monday

YAKIMA - Water service repairs will disrupt traffic for some drivers in Yakima on Monday, February 8th. Crews will be making some repairs to the city's drinking water system, and traffic will be impacted along North 2nd Street between East…

CWU President endorses "Free to Finish" bill

Central Washington University President Jim Gaudino endorses legislation to help students finish college. House Bill 2955, better known as the "Free to Finish" College Plan, would help pay for students who interrupted their education just short of earning a degree…

I-90 closure creates frustration for drivers

A multi-car accident near Snoqualmie Pass prompted DOT crews to close the west-bound lane on I-90 until about 3:00 pm -- many drivers were left waiting just outside of Ellensburg. For some drivers, waiting out on the side of the…

Sunnyside Man Wanted for Allegedly Stabbing Another Man

Sunnyside Police identify twin brothers as suspects in yesterday's stabbing of a 32-year-old man at a laundromat on the 100 block of West Lincoln Avenue. Police arrested Jose A. Linares, but it's his brother, Jose Pedro Linares, who is still…

Panthers fan starts gofundme to give back to community

Nick Muir isn't your stereotypical local football fan -- his state of birth makes him a Seahawks fan, but his heart belongs to the Carolina Panthers."I've been a Panthers fan since 1995," said Muir.After seeing his team make it back…

Firefighters and school counselors attend course on youth fire prevention

YAKIMA, WA -- Firefighters and school counselors are learning how to deal with youth that have lit or talked about lighting fires. Yakima firefighters hosted guest speaker Sedric Ketchum from the U.S. Fire Administration Thursday morning -- Ketchum showed the…

Yakima City Council may overturn ban on marijuana businesses

"I would like to propose that we bring back a resolution to overturn the ban of the sale and [growth] of marijuana in the City of Yakima," said Councilwoman Kathy Coffey.In an unexpected move, Coffey made the proposal during Tuesday…

Semi driver hurt in rollover in Yakima

The driver of a semi truck was hurt this morning after rolling his tractor-trailer while connecting from Interstate 82 to Highway 12 in Yakima. Troopers had to close the ramp to exit 31A so that state transportation crews could remove…

Winter time a busy time for livestock farmers

Harrah, WA -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year; life on the farm is routine -- at least, for Holy Cow! farmer Janelle Moses and her cows."There's about a hundred -- probably about 180…

Civil Rights exhibit open at CWU in honor of Black History Month

It's an exhibit that spans decades -- photographs, props and literature from the Cvil Rights movement. Each section of the tour is split into different themes -- from the Freedom Riders, to the segregated school system. "It may not be…

Yakima County deputies searching for "extremely dangerous" suspect

On 01-31-16 at approximately 0000 a deputy with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office was investigating a possible assault near the intersection of N. Track Rd and Winaway Rd in Yakima County. During the investigation, the deputy observed a vehicle leaving…

End of the line for Yakima Valley Trolleys?

For more than a century, the Yakima trolley cars have operated through the Yakima Valley streets -- today, they sit dormant behind wood and sandstone. The past two decades have seen patch jobs and band-aids that are no longer holding."When…

Woman arrested in connection to homicide suspect

A Yakima woman is behind bars on suspicion of trying to help a homicide suspect leave the state. 27-year-old Brook Calfrode-Smith faces rendering criminal assistance charges after police say she tried to convince a friend of suspect Ricardo Dimas to…

Late Thursday night house fire displaces Yakima family

A Yakima family needs a place to stay after a fire forced them out of their home last night. The fire broke out just before 8pm at a home along the 200 block of Bartlett Place. When firefighters arrived, they…

NFL recognizes Eisenhower High School grad

At the very entrance of Eisenhower High School sits a trophy case -- a "golden football" printed with a very familiar name. That name belongs to Ike graduate and former NFL defensive back Kurt Schulz."The actual coach that coached Kurt…

"Normal" winter weather keeping tree fruits from budding too soon

The weather is good -- at least that's the consensus from growers around our region. Growers say thanks to fortunate conditions their crops are expected to start budding around the end of March and beginning of April. Last year's light…