Yakima

School Schedule Changes For Wednesday January 8th

School Schedule Changes For Wednesday January 8th: -Pacific NW Univ. of Health Sciences - Closed due to power outage. -Terrace Heights Elementary School is closed today due to a power outage in the Terrace Heights area. -Benton Franklin Head Start:…

Slick Roads Cause Accidents Across County

This morning's cold snap created a stir for not only motorists, but students and travelers as well. According to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, dispatchers received almost two dozen crash reports across the county. That includes an 11-car pileup on…

Yakima Sheriff Will Retire at the End of the Year

The Yakima County Sheriff announces he will not be running for re-election at the end of the year. Sheriff Ken irwin making the anouncement at the county commissioners meeting -- he has served as the sheriff since 2001. Irwin says…

Man Pleads Guilty in Murder Solicitation Case

A Yakima man accused of soliciting a hit on his daughter in law will no longer be going to trial. Gerald Shafer pleaded guilty yesterday to felony harassment and domestic violence threat to kill. Before the deal, he was charged…

Yakima City Council Voting on New Mayor

The City of Yakima may have a new mayor elected by the end of the night. The city council is meeting tonight to vote on who will take Mayor Micah Cawley's spot. So far, council woman Kathy Coffey has expressed…

Too Much Pot?

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state could be facing a curious economic problem: too many pot growers. More than 2,600 applications have been submitted to produce the marijuana that will be sold at state-licensed stores when Washington's legal marijuana industry opens…

Vehicle Rollover injures 2 in Possible DUI

Drugs or alcohol were a factor in a crash yesterday that injured two people in Wapato. According to the Washington State Patrol, a Ford Expedition was Southbound on North Track Road when it left the roadway and rolled. Two people,…

School Delays/Closures for Tuesday 1/7

-- Yakima Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, Buses on snow routes -- Granger Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool Naches Sch. Dist- 2 Hours Delay -- Toppenish Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late,…

Funeral for My Fat

Sharee Samuels may seem like an average person. She is a graduate student at Central Washington University, who is half the person she used to be -- literally. Samuels struggled with her weight as a child. Failed diet after failed…

Yakima Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

Yakima police are conducting an internal investigation after an officer involved shooting this weekend leaves one man dead. Police say officer Casey Gilette was on routine patrol, when he noticed a car had been parked at a car wash on…

Man Identified in Selah Shootout

Investigators are still trying to piece together events that led to a shootout between a man and officers in Selah on Friday. The man, identified as Jesse Humphrey, was shot and killed by officers after exchanging gunfire with them in…

Private Investigator Sentenced 5 Months

A Yakima private investigator will spend 5 months in jail after pleading guilty to witness tampering. Stephanie Barnes pleaded guilty to the charge in exchange for having intimidation and bribery charges dropped. According to court documents, Barnes was hired by…

Officer Involved Shooting

An officer involved shooting overnight in Yakima. The official release from the police department is below:On 1/4/14 at about 0300 hours (3AM), a Yakima police officer was checking on a suspicious vehicle parked at the car wash, 907 E. Nob…

Boeing Machinists OK Contract Tied to 777X

Not an easy decision. That is how many Boeing workers are describing tonight's 51-49 vote on a new contract linked to the 777-X. Supporters of the deal say it will keep a lot of high-paying jobs in Washington State. Critics…

Police Seek Suspects in Armed Robbery in Yakima

Police are looking for three Hispanic males suspected of robbing a Yakima business Friday night at gunpoint. Officers responded to Reyna's Joyeria located on the 1100 block of West Lincoln just after 6 PM following a 911 call for help.…

Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue Reduce Bond Amount

Ellensburg, Wash. - Kittitas County Fire District 2 (serving the community as Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue) has reduced the amount of a bond it will consider asking voters to approve in the April Special Election. The purpose of the…

Man Dead After Standoff With Police

A man is dead after resisting arrest and exchanging gunfire with police. It all started around 2 this afternoon in Selah on Rushmore Road, when police served a search warrant following a car prowl investigation. Five individuals were arrested, however,…

From the Apple Valley to the Big Apple

Kyle Hitchcock and Mackenzie Taylor are inseperable music lovers. Both study the art and perform with the Davis High School choirs. Now the two will be taking their talents from the Apple Valley, to the Big Apple."Getting to work with…

YPD Officers Promoted

Three Yakima police officers are honored today as they are promoted in front of city officials. The Yakima Police Department promoted Sergeant Jay Seely to the rank of Lieutenant this morning, along with officers Ryan Wisner and Rich Fowler, who…

Dueling gun initiative backers turn in signatures

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Backers of an initiative campaign to require background checks on all firearm sales in Washington turned in another 95,000 petition signatures this week. That brings their total to about 345,000.But The Olympian newspaper reports Initiative 594…

Boeing machinists voting on contract tied to 777X

SEATTLE (AP) - Boeing machinists will decide Friday whether to accept a contract that would concede some pension and health care benefits in order secure assembly of the company's new 777X airplane in Washington state. The offer has fractured the…