Pure valley boy. Grew up in Yakima. Graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1982 and Seattle University in 1997. I've been reading, writing and producing news for KIT since 1992. I married my elementary school sweetheart and am the proud father of an 18-year-old daughter who attends Heritage University and is studying to be a doctor. When I'm not working, I'm skiing. Been on skis for the past 41 years.
Two Injured in Toppenish Shooting Monday
The suspect faces two counts of assault, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Drive By Shooting. He's being held in the Yakima County jail. The two victims are expected to recover from their injuries.
Authorities Searching for Killer After Burned Bodies Found
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 509-575-2500 or Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 800-248-9980.
Students to Lobby Lawmakers on Monday
Students from the four Yakima County school clubs are expected to spend about four hours in Olympia this coming Monday.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated Monday in Yakima
During the march Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be closed from North 6th Avenue to North 8th Street. In addition, 8th Street will be closed from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Yakima Avenue.
Solarity Credit Union Offering Help to Former Astria Employees
A news release says "like many in the community, Solarity was surprised by the abrupt closure of Astria Regional Medical Center and the impact it has on the employees, our members and the community at large."
Commissioners React to OneAmerica Letter About Elections
The Yakima Board of County Commissioners is reviewing this matter with Yakima County legal staff and will comment further as it takes steps to respond to the allegations.
Police Arrest Man for Halloween Home Invasion
The suspect was booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges of 1st degree burglary, 1st degree kidnapping, 1st degree robbery, and indecent liberties. He's being held in the Yakima County jail.
Job Fair Planned for Former Astria Employees
WorkSource Yakima County is partnering with the Valley Mall for a health care job fair for former Astria workers on Thursday (Jan. 23) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Internal Trauma Cause of Death for Two Found Burned
The bodies of Alyson Harris and Miguel Martinez-Vasquez were found on Jan. 7 on a hop farm about six miles east of Moxee. Both were last seen Dec. 21 in Yakima.
Snowpack Levels Improving With More Snow
All this snowfall means good news for growers, who rely on the snowpack to create water for crops in the spring and summer months.