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Jacob Lucey Behind Bars Again and Looking at New Charges
Jacob Lucey, 29, is back behind bars after police arrested him at a Yakima home on Friday afternoon. Lucey missed his first court date two weeks ago.
Recapturing him became a top priority for Yakima Police Department, but police are most upset they had to hunt him down at all...
Father and Son Argument Turned Nearly Fatal
A father and son argument turned near fatal Saturday night at a home in West Valley. Yakima Police were called to the home on the 500 block of North 80th Avenue at about 10:45 p.m. They found a 51-year-old man suffering from serious knife wounds to his arm and neck...
Dead Body Found, Utah Man Turns Himself in to Yakima Police
Investigators say a Utah man turned himself in to Yakima police Friday and provided information that led authorities to his girlfriend's dead body.
Steven Grey is now a murder suspect in the death of 44-year-old Jennifer Brackenbury.
Police in Orem, Utah received word from Yakima Police this past…
New Proposal Ideas in Store for Yakima County Jail
A drunk tank for DUI offenders and an expansion of diversion programs for mentally ill inmates are among the latest proposals to make the Yakima County Jail run more efficiently. the idea? To let low-risk inmates out of jail on home monitoring until they go on trial...
Cost of Prisoner Housing Rising… Officials Looking for Solutions
Costs continue to rise as city and county officials look for solutions to housing local prisoners. Today, a joint city/county study session was held to address the problem. A number of ideas were talked about including the possibility of having one regional jail instead of one in the city and one in…
Yakima Officals Seeking Money Saving Options for Jails
Both city and county officials in Yakima are looking for cheaper ways to house local prisoners. The Yakima City Council today will hold a study session with county officials to talk about housing more city prisoners in the county jail or expand the current city jail...
Yakima County Sheriff’s Deputies Catch Two in Home Burglary
Yakima County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress at the 1700 block of Campbell Rd. in Wapato at about 1130 Sunday Morning. They were told there should be no one home, since the homeowners were at Sunday church.  Upon arrival the first deputy confronted the two male…
Mentally Ill Inmates filling Yakima County Jail Cells
An increase of mentally ill inmates is causing overcrowding at the Yakima County Jail.  Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the increase comes at the same time the staff is being cut.  Action News discovered the cost to take care of these inmates falls on you the taxpayer...
Voters Turned Down Sales Tax Proposal
Yakima County voters turned down a sales tax proposal but gave a thumbs up to funding for the Selah pool in Tuesdays primary election the sales tax proposal failed 53 to 47 percent , it would have would have funded security upgrades at the Yakima County jail...

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