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Register Now if You Want to Vote
People who are not registered to vote still have time. People can register to vote in person until the end of business day on Monday, Oct. 29 for the general election.  Individuals can visit the County Auditors office in the Yakima County Courthouse to fill out the paperwork...
Prosecutor’s Office Plea Agreement With Kevin Harper
YAKIMA COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE -- On October 10, 2012, the Yakima County Prosecutor’s Office entered into a plea agreement with Kevin Harper, under which he entered pleas to charges of First Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Second Degree Possession of Sto…
Plea Agreement in The Kevin Harper Case
Kevin Harper's defense attorney made a surprising announcement, moments into a Tuesday status hearing for a special prosecutor's investigation.
"We have been extended an offer," said defense attorney Pete Mazzone. "We were hammering it out last night...
City of Yakima Looking to Add More Public Defenders
Yakima city leaders faced the reality of contracting up to 20 more public defenders and spending a million more of your tax-payer dollars; all to meet a mandate that limits public defenders caseloads to 400 a year.
But city leaders have a new plan to cut those costs dramatically...
Yakima County Hires Co-Counsel to Move Murder Case Forward
Kevin Harper's attorney made his point clear: he wants the triple murder case against his client dropped. While Peter Mazzone waits to find out if he wins that motion, he claimed a small victory late Tuesday by getting the help he asked for with a second defense attorney...
Harper Murder Trial Pushed Back Three Weeks
Kevin Harper entered a Yakima courtroom on day two of what's technically his trial. Though, so far there's no jury and we haven't heard opening statements. The Goggin triple murder case was forced to start Monday in line with the deadline to meet Harper's right to a speedy tri…
Juvenile Car Thieves Make Appearance In Court
Two juveniles appeared in court on June 6 after police say they tried to steal a car in northeast Yakima. The 13-year-old and 15-year-old were each held on $500,000 bail. The two face charges of first degree assault and car theft. A second hearing is set for June 8...
Valley Gang Members Charged With First Degree Assault
Two Lower Yakima Valley gang members, who fired shots at a deputy during a car chase last week, were charged with first-degree assault in Yakima County Superior Court on June 4. 23-year-old Ricardo Ruiz and 22-year-old Alex Serrano are being held in the Yakima County jail...

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