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Yakima woman shot while driving with niece says teen shooter had confronted them before

YAKIMA, Wash. — Nearly a week after she and her teenage niece were shot several times in Yakima, Danielle Rose took to Facebook Live to share her side of the story. In the live video — which has since been taken down — Rose, 31, said Saturday she and her 15-year-old niece recognized two of the four


High-risk sex offender moves to Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. - A convicted sex offender has moved back to Yakima after serving his prison sentence for statutory rape. Austin D. Bates, 24, is now living in the 1000 block of S. 21st Ave. He is a level three sex offender, which means he poses a high risk of committing another offense.


Yakima County Commission approves one-time event permit for annual hill-climb competition

YAKIMA, Wash. — A national motorcycle hill climb race that’s been at the center of a legal controversy will stay in Yakima County — at least this year. During Tuesday’s regular meeting, Yakima County Commissioners unanimously approved an outdoor festival permit for the Northwest Nitro Nationals Moto


Yakima River Canyon road to close for marathon Saturday

SELAH, Wash. — The Yakima River Canyon portion of State Route 821 will be closed to through traffic Saturday for the 19th running of the Yakima River Canyon Marathon. The road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On the north end, through traffic will be turned away at Thrall Road, just north of


Man charged in Kirkland break-in, stabbing earlier had been accused of killing 3 members of Yakima family

King County prosecutors charged a man with attempted murder in connection with a Kirkland burglary and stabbing, which they say is similar to a 2011 Yakima County case in which the man was suspected of bludgeoning a family to death.


Yakima Arrest Teen In Gang Related Attempted Murder

Yakima Police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the shooting of two people last Sunday. Police say the teen shot 31-year-old Danielle Rose and her 15-year-old niece on March 17. Reports say the teen was trying to kill the 15-year-old girl.


Yakima County sues pot businesses still operating in unincorporated areas

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Yakima County is suing three recreational marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated areas past the shutdown deadline. Alki Farms in Sunnyside, AWSM Gardens in Yakima and Crusher Weed in Zillah are facing legal action from county officials.


Police arrest 17-year-old in connection with Yakima double shooting

YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with a double shooting in Yakima. The teen is accused of shooting 31-year-old Danielle Rose and her 15-year-old niece earlier this month.


Yakima Union Gospel Mission Starts Search And Rescue Program

The Yakima Union Gospel Mission has started a new program called Search and Rescue in an effort to help more homeless people. Mission Executive Director Mike Johnson says they've partnered with West Side Church in Yakima and every Friday church and mission representatives walk the streets of Yakima


Dori: Call your Washington senator and stop this illegal capital gains tax

As you know if you’re a regular listener, it is more important than ever right now for you to be vigilant about your state government. What Olympia wants is billions in new taxes, including an unconstitutional income tax in the form of a 10-percent capital gains tax. That is the new move by Democrat


Police: Wapato shooting leads to car chase

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Police say they are investigating a shooting that happened over the weekend. Monday morning our viewers asked about a possible shooting in Wapato on Sunday night.


Man facing possession of child porn charges

YAKIMA, Wash. - A man is facing child pornography charges after police say they found dozens of explicit pictures of children. Police say 62-year-old James Laspina had 128 images of underage boys and girls posing naked or clothed on his phone and computer.


Selah man arrested after confronting parent of boy he claims abused his son

SELAH, Wash. - A 35-year-old Selah man was arrested Friday after deputies say he attempted to break into the home of a juvenile accused of sexually abusing his son. Yakima County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a sex crime involving two juveniles in the 500 block of Lucas Road in East Sel


County grants permit for NW Nitro

YAKIMA, Wash - On March 8 a judge denied the county's request for a restraining order against the Northwest Nitro hill climb event scheduled for May 3-5. Today Yakima County Commissioners voted to approve an outdoor festival permit for Northwest Nitro.


Sentencing of woman who pleaded guilty in ’16 murder case continued

The sentencing of a woman who pleaded guilty in connection with the March 2016 murder of a Harrah woman has been continued to July. Nicole Lee Sunny Cloud, 30, was scheduled to be sentenced at 10 a.m. Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Yakima. Last week, U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian granted


29 restaurants are participating in the second annual Yakima Valley Restaurant Week

YAKIMA, Wash. - The second annual Yakima Valley Restaurant Week is going until March 30. 29 restaurants are participating this year, including restaurants in located in Naches and Wapato.


No memory, no witnesses in disruptive Highway 2 wreck

WENATCHEE — A truck driver whose dual-trailer semi rolled and blocked Highway 2 near Dryden for hours last week told Washington State Patrol troopers he has no memory of the crash, according to court filings.


Safe medication disposal kiosk coming to Yakima

YAKIMA, WA – There will now be a safe location for people to dispose unwanted, unused or expired medications in Yakima. The Community Health of Central Washington sent out a release on Tuesday with information regarding this matter:


Washington state judge reverses Halloween shooter conviction

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has overturned the conviction of a man who shot an acquaintance at his doorstep on Halloween. The Kitsap Sun reported Sunday that 69-year-old Raymond Thomas Short was convicted of attempted first-degree murder for shooting 73-year-old Robert Roland Sears


Todd’s Take: My Friend, Don Treat — Yakima’s Next Police Chief?

When one lives in one town long enough, as I have here in Yakima, eventually you reach an age where your childhood chums are suddenly the business owners, leaders and pillars of the community.