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Man charged with second-degree murder in stabbing
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- A 36-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Sunnyside man. Luis Enrique Ramos-De La Riva was previously arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault in connection with the Nov. 20 stabbing of Jason Michael Espinoza, 36.
21-year-old Grandview felon sentenced for firearm possession
SPOKANE, WA - 21-year-old Lukes Lorenzo Herrera of Grandview was sentenced to 18 months in prison and 3 years of court supervision for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Housing construction begins to take off in Yakima County
YAKIMA, Wash. -- New construction in Yakima County is finally rebounding from the Great Recession, doubling in total value from two years ago. This year, new construction countywide totals more than $315 million, compared with $156 million in 2016, according to the county assessor’s office.
Three men held on suspicion of murder in connection with fatal attack at Yakima County jail
YAKIMA, Wash. — Three inmates are being held on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal attack late Sunday evening at the Yakima County jail. Yakima County sheriff's deputies say the three men — ages 19, 20 and 25 from the Yakima area — beat another inmate to death shortly before
Moses Lake basketball to host Sunnyside Friday
MOSES LAKE- Moses Lake basketball teams have important matchups Friday evening when Sunnyside comes to town. Sunnyside will be the first home conference games for Moses Lake and the second conference opponents they’ve faced so far.
Heartlinks Hospice hosting end of the year campaign to raise $10,000
SUNNYSIDE Wa. -- Heartlinks Hospice is launching a holiday year end giving campaign to ensure the future of its program. The organization provides hospice and palliative care services to several people in need.
All of a sudden, Washington state is a hotbed for high-school football talent. Here’s why.
For years, the state of Washington has been known to produce great basketball talent. Not so much — until recently. With five of the nation’s top 50 players in 247sports’ top prospects for the 2021 recruiting class from Washington, including the nation’s No. 1 prospect in Eastside Catholic defensive
Head brewer from Snipes Mountain opening Tri-City brew pub
Ryan Wattenbarger and Hilary Bird, spent more than a year hunting for the right spot to open their own brewery. Last week, the Richland couple received the keys to the future home of Moonshot Brewing, which will open next spring in a tidy retail strip tucked off the Steptoe Street and Gage Boulevard
Man pleads not guilty to strangling woman to death in West Richland
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - A man accused of strangling a woman to death at a West Richland apartment pleaded not guilty Thursday in Benton County Superior Court. William Lee, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Pasco resident Alisa Brewer, 53, who was apparently brutalized be
Jury finds man guilty of killing, dismembering wife near Granger
A Yakima County Superior Court jury on Tuesday found Jaime Munguia Alejandre guilty of killing and dismembering his wife after a seven-day trial. Alejandre, 44, was found guilty of second-degree murder and unlawfully disposing of human remains in connection with the June 2017 death of Maria Gonzalez
Husband found guilty of killing wife in Granger case
After a trial that lasted nearly two weeks, a Yakima County Superior Court jury on Tuesday found Jaime Munguia Alejandre guilty of killing and dismembering his wife. Alejandre, 44, was found guilty of second-degree murder and unlawfully disposing of human remains in connection with the June 2017 dea
Toppenish police seek identity of possible prowler
TOPPENISH, Wash. - Toppenish police are trying to identify a suspected car prowler after a string of burglaries and car prowls in the same neighborhood. The man was caught on a home security camera walking on the resident's property uninvited. On Tuesday, police said he resembles a man who broke int
Jurors hear closing statements in Alejandre murder trial
It was the children who found her. After hours of searching for Maria Gonzalez-Castillo near their home at 1631 Nass Road in Granger, Gonzalez-Castillo’s two oldest children were the ones who found her charred remains in a garbage-filled pit in the backyard.
Man sentenced for his role in January Sunnyside shootout
YAKIMA, Wash. — A 33-year-old Moses Lake man was sentenced to six months of confinement Tuesday for his role in a Sunnyside shootout in January that left his 30-year-old brother dead.
Grant County K9 Officer Edo Catches Teens
K9 Edo put an end to a pursuit in Desert Aire overnight by catching two of three juveniles who took vehicle without permission. Deputy Tyson Voss and his partner Edo were sitting near the Desert Aire fire station about 1:20 this morning when they saw a vehicle run a stop sign at Thunderbird Way and
Kennewick welcomes two new police officers including the grandson of a former police chief
Kennewick’s newest police officers have at least one thing in common — a history being involved in the community. When Sebastian “Zebbie” Castilleja was 3 years old, he decided he wanted to be a police officer, just like his grandfather, former Prosser Police Chief Ray Cotey.
Moses Lake wrestling earns lopsided win over Eastmont
EAST WENATCHEE- Heading into the dual meet between the Moses Lake and Eastmont wrestling teams Tuesday evening, both teams were going in different directions. The Eastmont Wildcats had just beat West Valley (Yakima) and the Moses Lake Chiefs had just lost to Sunnyside.
Coroner confirms how Pasco woman died in West Richland
An autopsy has confirmed that Alisa J. Brewer died from strangulation, the Benton County coroner confirmed Tuesday. The 53-year-old woman also had injuries to her head, neck and skull, said Coroner John Hansens.
Autopsy shows woman was strangled to death at West Richland apartment
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - An autopsy performed on Tuesday shows that a Pasco woman found dead at a Fairway Manor Apartments over the weekend was killed by strangulation. The Benton County Coroner’s Office says Alisa Brewer, 53, also suffered major blunt force injuries to the head, face and neck before
1 made a sexual innuendo, the other got a DUI. These Tri-City judges have been sanctioned
Two Tri-City judges have been sanctioned by a state commission for inappropriate or illegal actions. Judge Dan Kathren, the presiding judge for Benton County District Court, was admonished by the Commission on Judicial Conduct for making a sexual innuendo to a female court clerk who was asking about