13 hrs ago
Suspect Arrested in Selah Kidnapping Case
On Tuesday, the Yakima County Violent Crimes Task Force assisted the Selah Police Department in arresting Christopher M. Tasker II for the kidnapping.
13 hrs ago
Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Yakima County
The department says this is an unusual time to detect the virus because they don't usually see it pop up until July or August.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
West Nile virus found in Yakima mosquitoes - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 PST
West Nile virus has turned up in two samples of mosquitoes collected in Yakima County.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Washington State Department of Health
West Nile virus detected in mosquito samples collected in Yakima County
Mosquitoes in two samples collected in Yakima County have tested positive for West Nile virus - almost a month earlier than in previous years.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
More Confusion and Questions in Kevin Harper Case
As you know, Your Local ABC was in court today along with the other television stations in town and the Yakima Herald Republic to argue against the Yakima County Prosecutor's motion seeking to hold closed hearings and seal evidence in the Kevin Harper case.
Yakima prosecutors drop request for closed hearing
Prosecutors in Yakima County have dropped their request to close a court hearing to vet new evidence in a triple murder case.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Memorial Hospital Receives $200,000 Diabetes Program Grant
Yakima Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Program is getting a 200-thousand dollar grant from the State Attorney General's Office.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
16-Year-Old Murder Suspect Appears In Superior Court
A 16 year old Yakima boy accused of gunning down a rival gang member makes his first court appearance in Yakima County Court this afternoon.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Notifications of release for three sex offenders
The Yakima County WA Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Media fight motion to close Yakima hearing
The Yakima newspaper and all three local television stations are challenging a request by Yakima County prosecutors to close a court hearing to vet new evidence in a triple murder case.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
TV Stations, Yakima Herald-Republic File Joint Motion in Harper Case
We want to update you on the latest information on the Kevin Harper murder case, and a unique co-operative effort being taken by all of the local television stations and the Yakima Herald-Republic newspaper.
New Satus Creek Bridge Project on US 97 Nearing Completion
The Washington State Department of Transportation says crews are completing the final stages of construction on the new Satus Creek Bridge.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
No New Information in Moxee Homicide Investigation
Yakima County deputies say they have no new information about the murder of a Yakima Valley art teacher.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula baby boomer suicide rates among state's highest; Clallam No. 1
Clallam County leads the state in suicides among baby boomers, while Jefferson County is ninth in the age group.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Customer Interaction Solutions
Nonprofits, police, fire share $800,000 in casino grants [Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash.]
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) June 01--TOPPENISH -- The Yakima County Sheriff's Office will be able to install audio and video equipment in 25 squad cars, thanks to a grant from Yakama Nation Legends Casino.
Thu May 30, 2013
Casino grants pump nearly $500k into Yakima Valley public safety
A local casino thinks the odds are in its favor to invest in public safety. Legends Casino in Toppenish handed over almost $500,000 Wednesday to Yakima Valley police and fire departments.
Two arrested in assault of Yakima real-estate broker
A man and woman arrested on suspicion of trying to kill Yakima real-estate broker Vernon Holbrook while posing as prospective homebuyers were ordered held Tuesday on $750,000 bail while investigators seek a motive.
Wed May 29, 2013
Body Found Off Yakima Greenway, Ruled an Accidental Drowning
At first, investigators considered the death suspicious. But as they put the pieces together and an autopsy was performed, it was determined the man died due to an accidental drowning, something police say they've seen before.
$770,000 in Grants Awarded Across Our Region
The Yakama Legends Casino awarded more than $770,000 in grants to 163 organizations -- it's part of the Yakama Care program and Community Impact Fund.
Mon May 27, 2013
Yakima real estate broker in serious condition after assault
Vernon Holbrook, who is listed as the designated broker and owner of Aspen Real Estate in Yakima, had shown homes in the Cowiche-Tieton area late Saturday morning when co-workers became concerned that he failed to keep later appointments, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.