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Fire, Police Contract Rejected
It was a long night for City Council Tuesday. A number of items were on their agenda, and one is sure to start the pot boiling. The council rejected the latest contract proposal for both police and fire.
The agreements would have cost the city an additional $1...
Level Two Sex Offender Living In Yakima Being Checked By Yakima Police
A man who was convicted and served time in 2010 for 2 counts of child molestation and for possession of child pornography is now living in the 11 hundred block of South 12th avenue in Yakima. 40 year old Daniel Hammer, a level two offender is being is checked by the Yakima Police department but…
Yakima Police Chief Named
Dominic Rizzi, Jr., who was born and raised in Chicago and has spent more than 25 years moving up the chain of command in that city’s police department, has been chosen by Interim City Manager Michael Morales to be Yakima’s next chief of police...
New Hires For Yakima Police Department
The City of Yakima is starting the process of hiring 12 new police officers at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The Yakima Police department gave city officials an update on the hiring process. Interim Police Chief Greg Copeland tells our news partner KIMA action news the first h…
Bank Robbery Suspect Facing Charges
A bank robbery suspect is facing charges after being arrested at the Chase Bank branch on East Yakima Avenue Thursday afternoon. Police say the man, identified as 48 year old Steve Chandler demanded cash from a teller. But apparently it wasn't enough...
“The Cloud”Helps In Reporting Child Pornography Crime
Trained eyes are getting credit for a child pornography arrest that started in "the cloud" and ended here in Yakima county. Microsoft's Skydrive lets users freely store pictures, videos and documents and can be accessed from pretty much anywhere...
Lone Survivor Suit Settled
There is finally an end to a near six year ordeal for one local family. Tuesday evening the city council unanimously voted to approve a $350,000 settlement to the lone survivor in a deadly police pursuit in 2006.
Juan Hernandez Ortega was a passenger in the vehicle that was struck by a stolen ca…
They've been through some grueling interviews...6 candidates who want the job of Yakima Police Chief have had a busy weekend...
The candidates who were grilled by panels of city officials and residents over the weekend have one more interview today with interim City Manager Michael Morales...