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.
Group Sends Letter to Yakima County Demanding Election Change
It's the second letter demanding change. The first came back in January
Man Arrested Identified After Killing Mother on Sunday
Pickens is expected to make a court appearance this afternoon on first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Two People Escape Sunday Morning Fire in Yakima
It was third house fire YFD responded to in less than 48 hours. There were no injuries reported. The three fires combined caused an estimated $290,000 in damages.
Woman Assaulted After Being Attacked at Buena Store
The investigation continues today. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 509-574-2500
COVID-19 Testing Continues in Yakima
Call 211 for an appointment. The testing is free.
(Updated) Yakima Man Arrested Sunday after Woman Shot Dead
The suspect is being held in the Yakima County jail on a charge of first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.
10 Yakima Men Arrested in Sex Trafficking Case
All the suspects are from Yakima County. The investigation is ongoing and authorities say they expect more arrests.
Another Tragic Crash Thursday Takes Two Lives
Two people were killed on Wednesday in a crash with a large commercial truck
Mask Mandate for State of Washington Starts Friday
The governor says the mask mandate will stay in place until COVID-19 numbers drop or until a vaccine is available.
Sheriff Other Authorities Not Enforcing Mask Mandate
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office will not be enforcing the recent face-covering order.