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.
Former Yakima Mayor In Jail Arrested Thursday
Gutierrez was arrested on charges of first-degree theft and residential burglary.
73 Inmates at Yakima County Jail Have COVID-19
6 staff members who tested positive for the virus last month are expected to return to work within the next week.
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.
Man Charged With Killing Mother and Sister-In-Law
Prosecutor Joe Brusic, according to court papers has indicated he will not seek the death penalty in the case.
All Escapees Back in The Yakima County Jail
Authorities from around the valley and the state worked together last week to find the six escapees and get them back into jail today.
Inmates Break Out of Yakima County Jail Monday
If you know the whereabouts of these inmates you are asked to call the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 574-2500 or 911.
State of Emergency Called in Yakima County
The Yakima Health District is expected to hold a press conference Friday to talk about the current coronavirus cases and how the county is responding.
Two Coronavirus Cases Identified in Yakima County
The Yakima Health District continues to monitor the community for more signs of the virus.
Test Results Negative on Two Coronavirus Cases in Yakima
Health officials only identified the person as a 67-year-old woman. She's in stable condition and in isolation.
Test Results Negative No Coronavirus in Yakima County
Officials at the Yakima Health District say the test results from the Washington State Department of Health are negative meaning there are no cases of COVID-19 or coronavirus in Yakima County.
Person Dies After Being Struck by Semi on Highway 97
The name of the person who was killed is expected to be released after the person's family has been notified.
Possible COVID-19 Case In Yakima County
The most recent test in the area was of a student at Central Washington University in early February. That test turned out negative.