Yakima

American Legion Hosting Super Bowl Party

If you're looking for a place to watch this weekend's big game, you may want to consider seeing it alongside some local heroes. The Yakima American Legion on Fruitvale Boulevard is putting together a "Man Cave" for veterans and other…

Students Show 12th Man Pride

Over 500 students at Gilbert Elementary in Yakima show their 12th Man pride this morning during a mini-rally. Students braved the cold to form a human "12" in the middle of the playground for a school picture. Students helped think…

Three Juveniles Appear in Superior Court

Three teenagers facing adult charges make their first superior court appearance in Yakima this afternoon. Edwardo Diaz, and three other teenage suspects are accused of kidnapping Diaz's ex girlfriend earlier this week on her way to school. Court documents say…

Wash. Senate OKs immigrant financial aid bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Senate has approved a measure to expand college financial aid to include students who were brought to Washington state illegally as children.Senate Bill 6523 passed on a 35-10 bipartisan vote and now heads to the…

Chopping and Trimming for 12th Man Pride

Alex Sandoval has been cutting hair since middle school. It's been his career path for the past ten years -- when the Seattle Seahawks earned their trip to the Super Bowl, people looking for a new look came to him…

Four Suspects Charged With Murder

Four suspects in the death of a Yakima real estate broker are now charged with first degree murder. Charges were filed today in Yakima County Superior Court. The Yakima County Coroner says Vernon Holbrook died of an infection last weekend…

Women in Technology

Hundreds of women in Yakima get a look at technology jobs available at the Women in Technology day, at Perry technical Institute. The annual event features presentations by several female graduates of the school who have gone on to have…

Annual Point in Time Survey

Hundreds of homeless people in Yakima turn out for the 9th annual Point in Time Survey today. The survey, organized by the Homeless Network of Yakima County, is a yearly census of people who are living on the streets. The…

Fire Burns Through Unoccupied Home

Yakima investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that burned through a vacant home this evening. The fire happened just before 4:30 on the corner of 10th Avenue and Pine Street. Crews say the fire started in…

Perry Tech Showing 12th Man Pride

Students and faculty at Perry Technical Institute in Yakima are showing their 12th Man pride this morning. Over 100 students and teachers huddled outside of campus to pose and cheer for the Seattle Seahawks, who will be playing against the…

Teen's Bail Set At $100,000

Bail for a teen suspected of involvement in a lower valley shooting is set at $100,000. 17 year old Carlos Hernandez turned himself in to sheriffs following the shooting death of 32 year old Charles Burkybile. Court documents state Hernandez…

Washington to increase execution access

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state will allow witnesses to executions to see the entire process, including the insertion of intravenous catheters during a lethal injection.State officials told The Associated Press this week of a draft of a new witness…

Bill to guarantee paid sick leave passes House

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A bill that would guarantee paid sick time away from work for some employees in Washington state has passed the House.The chamber approved the measure on a 52-45 vote Wednesday. The bill requires employers with more…

Body recovered in pond near Toppenish identified

The body recovered from a pond near Toppenish on Sunday has been identified. The Yakima County Sheriff's office says the victim is 52 year old Edwin Dufault of Selah. He was reported missing to the Selah Police Department by family…

School Delays/Closures for Wednesday 1/29

-- Goldendale Sch. Dist. - Closed-- Highland Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late -- Kahlotus Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool East Valley Sch. Dist. - Buses on snow routes -- La Grande Sch. Dist. - 2…

Police Officer Shares Side of Kidnapping Incident

Sergeant Linda Watts has served on the Yakima Police Department for over 25 years and has seen it all. After working as department's crisis negotiator, yesterday's kidnapping incident was something she was prepared for. Yesterday morning, a 15 year old…

Back to the Beginning

The National Teacher of the Year takes a visit to his beginnings this morning in Ellensburg. Zillah High School science teacher Jeff Charbonneau spoke to faculty members and science administrators at Central Washington University. Charbonneau says he is visiting Central…

New Psychiatric Treatment Facility

Comprehensive Mental Health in Yakima is preparing to open a brand new psychiatric treatment facility. Crews are wrapping up 9 months of construction on the Bridges Evaluation and Treatment Facility. The facility will be able to house up to 16…

Garage explosion injures woman in Cle Elum

An explosion at a garage injures a woman this morning in Cle Elum. Firefighters say the responded to a fully involved garage and lean-to on White Road around 11:30 this morning. Multiple explosions continued to occur when firefighters arrived. The…