Yakima

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…

Marine from Spokane dies in Afghanistan

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- A U.S. Marine based at Camp Lejeune has died during combat operations in Afghanistan.The U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday that Sgt. Jacob M. Hess of Spokane, Wash., died Wednesday in Helmand Province.The 22-year-old Marine…

A Life of Accomplishments

For almost his entire life, Yakima's Nelson Bennett has had a passion for the snow. He's operated ski resorts, taught celebrities how to ski, and even directed a ski patrol out of Idaho. One of his greatest accomplishments was also…

6 Arrested on New Year's Eve for DUI

In Yakima County, Washington State Patrol says 6 people were arrested on New Year's Eve on suspicion of driving under the influence. Troopers say the same amount of people were arrested last year as well. Earlier this year, state patrol…

6 Injured in Rollover on I-82 near Sunnyside

6 people were injured in a single vehicle collision on Interstate 82 near Sunnyside yesterday. According to the Washington State Patrol, 31 year old Oscar Roque lost control of his vehicle, entered the median, and rolled. He and his five…

Yakima's First New Year's Baby

Yakima doesn't have to wait long for its first baby of 2014. The first baby of 2014 was born at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and is Mayah Lou Melendrez, born at 12:40 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2014. She was 8…