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.
(UPDATED 11:35 A.M. )Yakima Police Investigating Saturday Shooting
Police spoke with a 29-year-old Hispanic male who had been shot once in the lower back. An ambulance took the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his wound.
City Closures Set For Monday In Yakima
Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available.
Broken Pipe Floods Basement Of Yakima County Jail
The basement of the jail is closed until at least Tuesday. Crews are working to clean up the basement and check electronic equipment that could have been impacted.
Fire Burns Two Mobile Homes On Gordon Road In Yakima
Authorities say when firefighters arrived shortly after 9:00 a.m. they found both homes in flames.
Police Say No MS 13 Gang Members Operating In Yakima
Sgt. David Cortez says currently about 700 gang members live in Yakima who belong to either Norteno and Soregno gangs
Yakima Police Arrest Murder Suspect
Ruff is being held in the Yakima county jail on a charge of 1st degree manslaughter.
Popular Micks Pepporri Jelly Made By Mick Family In Yakima
Virginia "Ginger" Mick says she and her late husband started the business in Yakima more than 30 years ago in their Yakima kitchen as a way to support thier son in college.
Firearms Expert to Speak at Yakima Valley Museum in June
Her appearance is part of an exhibit at the museum called "Lock,Stock and Barrel: Historic Firearms of the Yakima Valley Museum."
Homeless Conference Draws Hundreds To Convention Center
Nearly 800 people are attending the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance conference on Ending Homelessness that happens every year.
Signals at 56th and Summitview Shut Down 3 Hours Wednesday
Between 9:00 am and about noon on May 23rd, the signals at the 56th Avenue and Summitview Avenue intersection will not be working.