Yakima

Fire Destroys Home Near Wapato

Nathan Bushman walks the burned pathway leading to a burned home. This was the house he grew up in as a child before it was sold to another family -- it now lies in ashes. "I can remember learning to…

City Council Hears from Council Candidates

Yakima City Council hosts a special meeting this afternoon to hear from potential city council candidates. The council heard from 13 candidates vying for a spot on the council, after former member Sara Bristol moved away with her family. The…

Lowe's Donates to Local Charity

A local charity in Yakima receives a generous donation this morning. Members from Habitat for Humanity receive a $1,000 donation from Lowe's today following the store's grand opening. The store is also matching any gift card purchases made, which will…

Limited Lockdown of Wahluke Schools in Mattawa

A general threat was made to Wahluke High School in Mattawa this morning. The Grant County Sheriff's Department says that the threat has not been confirmed.Wahluke School District implemented its emergency procedures and is coordinating efforts with the Grant County…

Wash. top lawyer: Cities can block pot business

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says cities and counties can block licensed marijuana businesses from operating.In a long-awaited opinion Thursday, Ferguson says the state's legal marijuana law, Initiative 502, leaves local governments the option of adopting moratoriums…

Raise Your Flag

Central Washington University staff members Loran Allen and Joe Allemand spend the morning raising 12th Man flags across campus. The two maintenance workers came up with the idea after finding out Governor Jay Inslee declared every Friday before a Seahawks…

Semi Tips Over Near Selah

A truck driver escapes serious injury this morning after crashing his semi on I-82, near Selah. Washington State Patrol says it happened around 10:30 -- the driver was merging back onto I-82 when the semi tipped over. Troopers believe the…

Woman Carjacked in West Valley

Yakima sheriff's deputies are looking for a man they say threatened a woman and stole her car this morning. It happened just before 8 on the 8300 block of Ahtanum Road -- the 21 year old woman was in her…

WSP Aiding YPD in Officer Involved Shooting

Washington State Patrol is now assisting Yakima police in an officer involved shooting investigation last week. The state patrol's crime lab is examining evidence from the car wash on East Nob Hill where officer Casey Gilette shot Rocendo Arias last…

Ellensburg Searching for City Manager

The City of Ellensburg is still searching for a new city manager. The city opened up an application process on the city website last month, however, they have yet to find a qualifying candidate. Anyone interested in the position must…

Judge Denies Bail Reduction in Vehicular Homicide Case

A Yakima County judge denies a man's request to have is bail lowered today. Heriberto Acosta requested to have his bail reduced from $100,000, however the judge denied that motion. Heriberto Acosta is charged with vehicular homicide after prosecutors say…

Yakima Teen is Hit by a Police Vehicle Yesterday

A Yakima teen is recovering after being hit by a Police Department vehicle. According to witnesses, the boy was attempting to cross North 6th at Jerome Avenue yesterday when he was struck by Sergeant Mike Henne. Witnesses say the teen…

Supply and Demand

Patrick Smith surveys his hop field, preparing for the planting season next month. Smith, in conjunction with many other hop growers in the Yakima Valley, helps supply nearly 80% of the nation's hops. As the number one supplier, that also…

Mariners Player Visits Students

Students at Summitview Elementary in Yakima got a special visit this afternoon. Mariners second baseman Nick Franklin spoke to kids about living a healthy and drug free lifestyle. It's part of the Seattle Mariner's baseball caravan tour, where they will…

Yakama Nation Moving to Ban Marijuana

The Yakama Nation is moving to ban marijuana in all 10 counties of ancestral land which covers one-fifth of Washington State's land mass. In the wake of the state's legalization of recreational pot use, the tribe has already banned marijuana…

Wash. legislature returns; quick action planned

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state lawmakers are back in session.The Legislature began its 60-day session today, with school funding, transportation and marijuana among the issues on the agenda. The state House planned to take immediate action on a bill…