Former Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco was arrested and jailed Tuesday on suspicion of official misconduct. A day later, Yakima County Superior Court Judge Doug Federspiel granted his release, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to move ahead with charges.
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been found for the first time this year in Kennewick, with more also found in Richland.
The Wapato Lions Club is holding a “Stuff It” fundraiser from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Wapato.
SUNNYSIDE — A grant will help a Yakima Valley nonprofit hospice expand its palliative care program.
TOPPENISH — A 23-year-old Yakima man was arrested late Monday after leading Toppenish police on a high-speed chase Sunday night.
A day after he was arrested on suspicion of official misconduct, former Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco is a free man.
WAPATO, Wash. — Former Wapato Mayor Juan Orozco illegally arranged for himself to be hired as city administrator, Yakima County sheriff’s detectives said in a court document.
A trial is underway for a former Yakama Nation tribal police officer indicted on a federal child pornography charge.
The Wapato City Council accepted a settlement agreement Tuesday offered by the state Attorney General’s Office.
A body found on an island in the Yakima River in late July has been identified as a Yakima man missing since early December.
A 25-year-old man facing first-degree rape and burglary charges made a preliminary appearance in Yakima County Superior Court Monday.
Investigators hope in the next several weeks to exhume the remains of a woman whose life and death have been a mystery ever since she was found more than three decades ago.
On June 22, Shawn Whitefoot was driving south on Lateral A Road when a driver in a Honda Accord pulled out in front of him.
TOPPENISH — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray met Wednesday with leaders of the Yakama Nation to discuss the missing and murdered indigenous women crisis.
WHITE SWAN — A White Swan man is accused of killing a woman in her home Wednesday evening.
A Selah man has been arrested in the robbery of a Prosser man last week.
A slate of candidates aligned with Wapato Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa didn’t make it past Tuesday’s primary, as voters expressed dissatisfaction with City Hall.
WAPATO — The Wapato City Council took swift and decisive action at its Wednesday council meeting:
WAPATO — Wapato’s mayor fired Police Chief Dominic Rizzi without cause Friday.
A 24-year-old Toppenish man was arrested after two men were stabbed Tuesday evening at the Toppenish Flea Market, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office said.