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WSP Making the Switch to a New Digital Radio System
Washington State troopers working in the Yakima area are the first in the state to switch over to a new digital radio system developed because of a change in rules by the Federal Communications Commission.  The rule change, intended to make more frequencies available for licensing, is essential…
Two Off-Duty Firefighters Killed in Jeep Crash
Two young off duty firefighters were killed in a jeep crash last week and family and friends are mourning their losses today. State Patrol troopers say the jeep driven by 20 year old Samual Amaral was found down a steep ravine in the Ahtanum creek area...
Issaquah Man Struck and Killed by Truck in Granger
Washington State Patrol officials have identified a man killed while crossing State Route 223 in Granger
Friday night as 42 year old William Hegstrom of Issaquah. Troopers say that
Hegstrom was crossing 223 at Bailey Avenue when a southbound semi truck struck
and killed him in the roadway...
Some Yakima County Residents Still Ignore Seatbelt Law
It's the law in Washington state but plenty of people still apparently ignore seat-belts and while the seat-belt rate in Yakima County is close to 95 percent.  State Troopers say the contacts they've made with drivers not wearing their seat belts has continued to grow since 2010 wh…
WSP Trooper Placed on Adminstrative Leave
Our news partner KIMA Action News has learned an internal investigation has a Washington State Patrol trooper based out of Yakima on paid administrative leave.
A spokesperson from Olympia says Trooper Travis Lamb is under criminal investigation for inappropriate behavior involving a woman he arr…
Mini Van Collides with Motorcyclists, Injuring Two
A sunny summer ride on a motorcycle on Highway 12 turned into emergency helicopter rides for two people near Ethel.
Two people on a motorcycle both suffered broken legs after a crash with a mini-van.  It happened when a 70-year-old Mossyrock woman turned into the path of an oncoming motorcycl…

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