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County Struggling Slowing Gangs

Two men are in custody accused of three drive-by shootings on Sunday that investigators believe may be gang related.

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New Youth and Family Development Center to Open This Month

The city of Yakima will open its new Youth and Family Development Center later this month at the former Police Athletic League building on North 4th Street. City officials say it is the first step in an ongoing effort to steer young kids away from gang life

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Yakima Police Chief Rizzi Supports a State Racketeering Law

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi would like to see the state enact a racketeering law to allow police to seize the assets of documented gang members. The chief will tell that to lawmakers today when he attends the Washington Association of Sheriff's and Police Chiefs Legislative Day in Olympia

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Gangs in Yakima: A Saturday Conversation [Audio]

It's no secret that Yakima has a gang problem. However, local police are gathering more information and gaining more tools to combat gangs and prevent youth from being pulled into the gang lifestyle

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The Origins of Yakima’s Gang Free Initiative and More Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

Earlier this year, the Yakima City Council adopted a strategy to combat gang activity in our area through the Gang Free Initiative (GFI).

Local attorney Sonia Rodriguez - True provided a basic idea to implement the GFI when she served on the Yakima City Council

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Gubernatioral Candidates went Head to Head in Yakima

 

Gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee went head to head Tuesday night at the Yakima Convention Center, trying to court voters in one of the most heated races for the governor's seat in Washington in decades. They went back and forth on issues like taxes, healthcare, and the economy. Being that it’s just 32 days fr

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Yakima Man in Stable Condition After Being Shot During a Robbery

A 21-year-old man is in stable condition at a Yakima hospital after being shot during a robbery just before 10:00 last night in the 1200 block of Swan Avenue. Yakima Police say the man was sitting outside talking on the phone when the suspects pulled a gun and asked if he was in a gang and demanded his wallet

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Yakima County Receives Second State Grant for Gang Intervention

Yakima County has received an added boost in it efforts in fight gangs. the county has received a second state grant to support gang intervention in Yakima, Toppenish and Sunnyside. The $105,000 grant is on top addition of an earlier grant of $69,000

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Vandalism and Graffiti on Decline in Yakima

Yakima police say graffiti and other cases of vandalism are slowing down in the city. Police records show a 40 percent drop over the last four months. Lower level property crimes like graffiti, broke

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Violent Start to “School’s Out” Summer

School is out for the summer for the majority of Yakima kids, and while they may be celebrating, Yakima Police likely are not. Violent crime always tends to spike during the summer, but the past week has been extra violent, with 12 gun incidents

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