Yakima County Newswire

Yakima County Newswire

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  1. Sheriff's Office investigating assault, death at jail as a homicide - Mon, 10 Dec 2018 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    The Yakima County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Yakima County Jail inmate early Monday morning as a homicide, according to a news release. The sheriff's office responded to the jail following an assault that occurred at 11:35 p.m. Sunday.


  2. Former Red Robin CEO Mike Snyder dies of suicide at 68Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | New York Daily News

    ... who was ousted from the company in 2005 for misusing funds, died Sunday of an apparent suicide. He was 68. Yakima County, Wash., Chief Deputy Coroner Marshall Slight told the Daily News Snyder died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The ...


  3. Former Red Robin CEO is found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his front yard at age 68Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Daily Mail

    Former Red Robin CEO fatally shoots himself in his own front yard, age 68, just over a decade after he was ousted from burger chain for misusing funds The married businessman was ousted after an investigation found he had misused funds and failed to properly document business trips on charter jets Snyder and his brothers were the first franchisees of the burger chain, opening a Red Robin franchise in Yakima in 1979 Michael J. Snyder committed suicide on Sunday with a high-powered gun on a bench in the front yard of his home in Washington state, the Yakima County coroner's office told TMZ . No suicide note was found, and police found the body in response to a 911 call, said Chief Deputy Coroner Marshall Slight.


  4. Former Red Robin CEO Michael J. Snyder Dead by SuicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | TMZ.com

    Michael J. Snyder -- known for being the first franchisee of the Red Robin restaurant chain, who later became CEO -- has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ... TMZ has learned. Yakima County Chief Deputy Coroner Marshall Slight tells us ... Snyder committed suicide with a high-powered gun Sunday in Washington state.


  5. With less than 10 percent of Spokane County designated public land,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 2 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... a significantly lower percentage than other counties. For example, King County is 51 percent public land. Yakima County, which has about half the population of Spokane County, is 36 percent public land. Among Washington's 10 most populous counties, ...


  6. Washington's voter turnout hit nearly 72 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | The Olympian

    ... in 2014, The Seattle Times reports . Voter participation was highest in San Juan County, at nearly 84 percent. Yakima County had the lowest turnout, at about 62 percent. Turnout in King County reached nearly 75 percent of registered voters. Wyman ...


  7. Local disability boards could approve payments for medical marijuana - Tue, 27 Nov 2018 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | The Spokesman-Review

    Local boards that oversee disability programs for police and firefighters can approve payments for medical marijuana that has been properly authorized by a doctor, a Washington state attorney general's opinion says. Attorney General Bob Ferguson and his staff recently issued the opinion in response to an inquiry from Yakima County Prosecutor Joseph Brusic, who had asked if the board that oversees the Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters Retirement Plan could cover medical marijuana for a member who has cancer.


  8. Detectives are looking for a 16-year-old suspect in connection to a murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 24 | KAPP-TV Yakima

    Detectives with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office continue to actively look for a 16-year-old in connection to a shooting that left one person dead last August. According to deputies, Juan Reyna aka "Luis" was at a party on the 300 block of Fisher Road in Mabton when he shot two people, killing one of them.


  9. Man wanted out of Yakima County for rape of a childRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 22 | KVEW-TV Kennewick

    Yakima County Crime Stoppers are looking for Juan Ramon Velarde-Valdeza . His arrest warrant is for rape of a child and child molestation.


  10. Bonneville Power Administration Helicopters place thousands of logs in Washington streams for fishRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 22 | Electric Energy Online

    When helicopter pilots were first asked to bring fallen trees back into the forest, there was a bit of confusion. They are used to taking wood out of the forest on its way to the mill.


  11. Newhouse takes every county in his districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | Tri-cityherald.com

    Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., will be returning to Washington, D.C., to represent the Tri-Cities in Congress for a third term. Christine Brown, a Tri-City Democrat and a former KNDU TV station manager and news anchor, received 35 percent, or 45,040 votes.


  12. Tri-City election resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | Tri-cityherald.com

    Rennette and Jerry Martin of Kennewick talk with Congressman Dan Newhouse during the Benton County GOP party at Zintel Creek Golf Club in Kennewick on Tuesday night. Newhouse was heading to other election events in Yakima County later in the evening.


  13. 87-year-old woman killed her granddaughter in self defense, says attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 | Tri-cityherald.com

    Yakima police say an 87-year-old woman fatally her shot her granddaughter in a North Third Street apartment early Monday. A Yakima County Superior Court judge ordered Wanda Lee Roberts, 87, held in lieu of $50,000 bail on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Tiffany LeAnne Roberts, 34. Wanda Roberts appeared in court in a jail uniform, slowly walking to the bench and only speaking to answer Judge Gayle Harthcock's questions about whether she understood her rights and if she needed a public defender.


  14. Former school wrestling coach claims discrimination in suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A former wrestling coach is suing a school district in southern Washington state, claiming she faced discrimination because of her gender and was terminated for complaining about harassment. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Amber Rodriguez filed the lawsuit this week in Yakima County against the Sunnyside School District, claiming she faced retaliation for reporting that male coaching staff were sexually harassing female wrestlers.


  15. Prosecutor clears sheriff's sergeant who ran over teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2018 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A Yakima County sheriff's deputy has been cleared of wrongdoing in running over a 13-year-old boy while investigating a home-invasion robbery. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic said in a report Tuesday that Sgt.


  16. Prosecutors clear Yakima police officer in kicking teenRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2018 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against a Yakima police officer who used pepper spray on a teen and knocked him down while breaking up a fight. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic says in letter Tuesday that Officer Ian Cole acted in a reasonable manner after the 17-year-old boy refused orders to get on the ground.


  17. Despite marked improvements, Wapato residents question city...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... the lights. The hope is to someday host regional swim meets and help the economy. But a group of Wapato and Yakima County residents that are calling themselves Coalition of Wapato Residents for Open Government are organizing to protest what they say ...


  18. Authorities identify body found buried in barn near YakimaRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2018 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... the body was that of Julian Wabinga, who had been missing since last fall. In June, Randy Shea Gardner led Yakima County sheriff's deputies to a barn in Gleed and uncovered Wabinga's body. Gardner was arrested in June on suspicion of murder and is ...


  19. Grandview gang members sentenced for gun & ammo possessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A pair of gang members from Yakima County each received sentences for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition on Thursday. 24-year-old Fidel Gonzalez-Molina and 21-year-old Edvin Osorio, both of Grandview, were both sentenced after having plead guilty to being previously convicted felons in possession of ammunition and a firearm.


  20. Big farm deal: $171M for 14,500 acres in Eastern WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | HeraldNet

    ... Benton County. The company bought land in the 100 Circles area of the Horse Heaven Hills, near the Benton-Yakima county border. The terms represent a sizable payday for seller John Hancock Life Insurance Co. Interest is big for high-value farmland ...