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Panhandler Found Dead in Car With Hundreds of Dollars and Half Pound of Heroin

Yakima Police have warned people for years not to give directly to panhandlers saying many aren't actually homeless. Police say the recent death of a well known panhandler is proof. Capt. Rod Light says 56 year old Douglas Budd, a well known panhandler that worked the area of First Street and Nob Hill was found dead in his car on East Yakima Avenue Tuesday

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Two Shootings Started The New Year in Yakima

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

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Icy Conditions Causes Numerous Accidents Throughout the Weekend

Yakima drivers were met with a snow and ice storm Saturday afternoon and evening that made roads slick and caused numerous accidents. The large the number accidents caused the Yakima Police to use their inclement weather policy

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Yakima Man in Stable Condition After Christmas Eve Stabbing

A stabbing on Christmas eve left a man in serious condition this morning at a Yakima hospital. Police say the 26 year old suspect is the man's brother in law that lived at the same apartment in the 1400 block of Roosevelt avenue

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Yakima Police and Yakima Target Store to Play Santa to Local Kids

Yakima police officers and Yakima's Target store are teaming up for Heros and Helpers 2012.

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Gang graffiti in Yakima, circa 1995 - Facebook
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Gangs in Yakima: A Saturday Conversation [Audio]

It's no secret that Yakima has a gang problem. However, local police are gathering more information and gaining more tools to combat gangs and prevent youth from being pulled into the gang lifestyle

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Law Enforcement is Preparing for The New Challenges with State’s Marijuana Law

They are called drug recognition experts and they are expected to see more work with the State's new law legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and over. Yakima Police Capt. Rod Light says officers within the department have been trained to recognize signs of impairment

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Frustrated Yakima Police Not Any Closer in Solving Near Fatal Shooting

 

 

 

Yakima Police say they are not any closer to solving the near-fatal shooting today then than they were when they first found the victim on Saturday morning. Capt. Rod Light says 33 year old Ruenda Valeriano is being treated for a gunshot wound to the face today at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He's still un

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Mother and Stepfather Being Held for Unlawful Imprisonment

The mother and stepfather of a 15 year old girl are being held on unlawful imprisonment and assault charges today after police say they held the teen in a bathroom at their Yakima home for 2 days before she escaped

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Latest Shooting in Yakima is Still a Mystery

Yakima police say the cities most recent shooting is a complete mystery. Capt. Rod Light says 33 year old Ruenda Valeriano was found shot in the face in the 600 block of West Pierce street early Saturday morning, but that's about all police know at this point

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