Yakima does not want to be known as the city of ex-cons. Yet, the state of Washington is sending a lot of former inmates here. Many of them do not even have ties to the community. The worry is they will go back to a life of trouble
It is a legacy the city of Yakima has not quite shaken yet; lawsuits involving former police chief Sam Granato. A Yakima County judge heard yet another case Tuesday from an officer claiming mistreatment and retaliation on the job under the former chief
The next time people see a police car patrolling neighborhoods, it could actually be a reserve officer rather than a full time officer. The benefits are two-fold. It is saving tax dollars while still putting bad guys behind bars. KIMA Actio
A 39-year-old Yakima man has been charged with multiple sex crimes after being arrested at his Yakima home last week. Travis Padgett is being held on $1 million bail. Prosecutors say Padgett started a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy and took advantage of being in a position of trust
Yakima Police say two teens remain in critical condition today after being shot in the area of South 4th Street and East Maple Street just after 11:00 a.m. yesterday. Capt. Rod Light says officers found the two in the street critically injured
Two shootings are already being investigated in Yakima in the new year. Yakima Police say two men were shot in the leg minutes apart and less than an hour into the new year. Yakima Police Department don't think the cases are connected
The Union Gap Police Department is cutting it's K9 narcotic unit because of it's expense. The Chief Greg Cobb says officer Daisy would likely cost upwards of 50 thousand dollars in 2013 because of the need to replace a police vehicle with a special air conditioning system for the dog
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