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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

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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

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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 Brack

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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 lo

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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 the county

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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

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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

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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 discover

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Sunnyside’s Interim City Manager Arrested on Theft of City Property

Sunnyside's Interim City Manager and former Selah City Supervisor Frank Sweet was booked into the Yakima County Jail early Tuesday morning on theft charges.

Sweet is accused of stealing a city of Selah computer and hard drive, as well as destroying and moving public documents during his last week as Selah City Supervisor, a position he held for nearly 20 years

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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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