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Yakima City Jail Facing Tight Spaces and Rising Costs

Tight space and rising costs; two big issues facing the Yakima City Jail. The 78-bed facility only houses men being held on misdemeanor charges; however, tight times have led to the jail becoming overcrowded, housing more than one-hundred inmates sending these overflow inmates to the county jail cuts deep into Yakima's pockets

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Violent Start to “School’s Out” Summer

School is out for the summer for the majority of Yakima kids, and while they may be celebrating, Yakima Police likely are not. Violent crime always tends to spike during the summer, but the past week has been extra violent, with 12 gun incidents

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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 secon

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Homeowners Walk Into House Being Burglarized

Homeowners on the 400 block of 56th Avenue came home to find two men burglarizing their home at 12:30 p.m. on June 5. The men ran off but were caught by Yakima police officers four blocks away. Both the 18-year-old and 20-year-old suspect were arrested for residential burglary and booked into the Yakima County Jail

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Police Car Chase Ends With Crash Into House

A car crashed into a home on June 5 following a police chase. The chase involved a driver who pulled a gun on an off-duty officer as he was driving near Kmart on Highway 24. The officer tried to stop the man, but he refused and eventually crashed the car into a house in the 1800 block of East Mead Avenue

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Man Faces Three Attempted Murder Charges

A man faces three attempted murder charges in Yakima County Superior Court after a confrontation with Yakima police in the 1000 block of South 6th Street on June 2. Yakima Police found a car parked in that area with four people inside. One of the men was armed with a

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Yakima Woman Victim Of A Scam

It's a scam that just keeps working in the valley. Yakima Police say a woman lost $4,000 after wiring money to a person who called and ID'd himself as law enforcement. The person said he needed the money to get the woman's grandson out of jail after the grandson was arrested crossing the Mexican border

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Click It Or Ticket

Do you wear a seatbelt? The majority of people already buckle up when behind the wheel. In fact, the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission says the seatbelt compliance rate of nearly 98 percent is one of the highest in the country. Angie Ward, the commissions program manager, says the click it or ticket campaign started May 21

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Woman Robbed Going To Work

A 60-year-old woman walking to work at the Bakery Outlet in downtown Yakima was assaulted and robbed May 15. Yakima Police say a man approached the woman from behind and hit her in the head as she was walking toward a back door

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Gold Buying Business Wrote Bad Checks To Yakima Customers

"Karen" of Yakima recently took jewelry she does not use and traded it in to THR & Associates. Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the traveling gold-buying company stopped here in Yakima and wrote her a check for $412.

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