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.
Yakima County’s Newest K-9 Patrol Unit Is on Duty
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office K-9 program currently consists of three teams, Deputy Panattoni and K-9 Simcoe; Deputy Ward and K-9 Zuza; and Deputy Paganelli and K-9 Remington.
No Change in Three Races After Thursday Recount
Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross all the races showed that every vote counts. All total Ross says there was a 34 percent turnout for the election, well above the 25 percent he had predicted before the general election.
Stage Two Burn Ban Called in Yakima County
The agency says air pollutants are trapped in the valley as a result of the weather. The stage two burn ban was called on Wednesday afternoon.
The 2020 $232 million budget for the city of Yakima was approved by the Yakima City Council on Tuesday along with new fees to help pump up revenue in the future. The fees include increases for special events and parking tickets and for businesses that work with hazardous materials among other increa…
Despite Big Fire Picatti Brothers Open For Business
He says however the fire hasn't slowed down the business. He says they're open Today using an office just down the street from their original office in the 100 block of South 3rd Avenue in Yakima.
White Pass Ski Area Manager Talks Snow on KIT Thursday
The ski season in the Pacific Northwest is on hold because of a lack of snow -- but not a lack of excitement.
Hand Recounts Thursday for Three Local Races
Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says hand recounts will be conducted in the three races on Thursday, December 5. If any race is tied after the recount the winner is determined by a coin toss. Ross says he doubts however if a coin toss will be needed on Thursday.
Hit and Run Suspect Turns Himself into Authorities
62-year-old firefighter Terry Carter of Granger was struck while he was working on a crash along I-82 on Sunday. Carter was taken to a Yakima hospital with injuries.
Sponsors Wanted for the Salvation ARMY Kids Shopping/Project 500
Helms says they're going shopping on Saturday December 14 and sponsors are welcome to attend. If you're interested contact Lt. Rebecka Helms at the Yakima Salvation Army at 823-1813.
Community Diversion Program Helping to Cut Crime in Yakima
According to the city so far 27 people have successfully completed and graduated from the Community Diversion Program. Of the 27, three have new convictions (25% of participants).