A Yakima man was shot by police after leading them on a low-speed chase downtown that ended with him driving the wrong way on a one-way street, jumping out of the car he had stolen and pointing a shotgun at officers, authorities said.
Sunnyside Municipal Court has operated without a presiding judge for three weeks, but interim City Manager Elizabeth Alba expects to have one seated by Tuesday.
Since it was formed in 1977, the Yakima Police Department’s SWAT team has been called to places around the county to assist with searches, standoffs and other critical situations. Chief Matt Murray believes it's time that other communities help foot the bill.
North of Ellensburg sits the Kittitas County Airport, also known as Bowers Field, which serves both private aviation and Central Washington University’s aviation program.
The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties is offering basic mediation training in March.
A performance by the Yakima Symphony Orchestra postponed because of extreme winter weather has been rescheduled for June.
Less than a day after the Washington State Department of Health launched a website where residents could order free, rapid coronavirus tests to be sent to their homes, those tests were out of stock.
Face coverings were one of the first protections offered against the spread of COVID-19, and they remain an important tool for reducing community spread when combined with vaccines, tests and social distancing. Here’s the latest on mask policies and supply in the Yakima Valley.
A historic Roslyn building was leveled in a late-night explosion Thursday, putting both residents and first responders on edge after a similar explosion in Roslyn last week resulted in a fatality.
Wapato and eight Yakima schools will have a second week of remote learning because of the COVID surge and staffing shortages. Other Yakima Valley districts are headed back to classroom.
While there are no state-mandated closures or restrictions due to the recent surge in omicron variant COVID-19 cases, several Yakima Valley businesses have adjusted hours and services on their own in recent weeks.
About 650,000 at-home rapid tests were made available to Washingtonians Friday online at www.sayyescovidhometest.org.
In a deposition, Selah Mayor Sherry Raymond said ex-city administrator Don Wayman was fired for causing turmoil in city. Wayman disagreed, saying it was because he was pushing for an outside investigation into the police department.
A 21-year-old Wapato man has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge in connection with a robbery at a smoke shop in 2020.
Yakima County had a record 71 people hospitalized for COVID-19 on Friday, and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has doubled since Jan. 10, according to data from the Yakima Health District.
The Toppenish School District served notices Thursday to John L. Cerna and Bertha Cerna that they will be fired. The married couple is alleged to have engaged in inappropriate behavior with a student.
The Yakima School District may adopt a modified calendar for the 2022-23 academic year that would include instruction from August to June and two intersession weeks for enrichment classes in the spring.