Pure valley boy. Grew up in Yakima. Graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1982 and Seattle University in 1997. I've been reading, writing and producing news for KIT since 1992. I married my elementary school sweetheart and am the proud father of an 18-year-old daughter who attends Heritage University and is studying to be a doctor. When I'm not working, I'm skiing. Been on skis for the past 41 years.
Yakima Police Hoping to ID Person of Interest
Gerardo Rodriguez was found in a crashed vehicle and died at a local hospital. Ever since then, police have been looking for his killer.
City Of Yakima Offers Options For Leaf Disposal
“Probably the best option is to take your lawnmower, mulch your leaves and put them in your garden bed or compost pile,”
Outsmarting Scammers Class At Harman Center Wednesday
The class is called "Outsmarting Scammers” and it's set for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 24. The center is located at 101North 65th Avenue.
Some Voters Already Turning In Ballots
Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says so far 7, 684 ballots have been returned to the office
Warm Up Auto Thefts On The Rise In Fall And Winter
Every fall and winter the theft rates shoot up dramatically because of what police call warm up auto thefts.
Ballots Are Out, Forum Set for Tuesday
Auditor Charles Ross says if you didn't receive a ballot "give us a call or come into the office and and we'll track that ballot down and issue you a new ballot if needed."
State Health Officials Report Salmonella Cases
The six cases include residents of King (1), Snohomish (1), Thurston (1), ) and Pierce (1) Yakima (2) counties . All were infected with the same strain of Salmonella bacteria. The last confirmed case reported illness on Sept. 15.
Possible Acute Flaccid Myelitis Case In Yakima County
"The Department of Health sent a notice to public health departments for distribution to healthcare providers across the state to be alert for other suspected AFM cases.
Yakima County Prosecutor Not Happy With Supreme Court Ruling
Brusic says he and other prosecutors around the state knew this would happen once the death penalty was struck down in Washington.
Changes Coming To Yakima Union Gospel Mission
Mike Johnson says the focus will be on reaching out and helping the homeless, both individuals and families.