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 City Manager Terminates City Police Chief Dominic Rizzi
A news release from the city says YakimaCity Manager Cliff Moore announced Today that the tenure of Dominic Rizzi, Jr. as Yakima Police Chief is ending.
Medal of Honor Monument Ceremony Moved to Sept. 26
Fundraiser Ramon Dang says there's been a delay in the delivery of the monument.
Yakima City Council Repeals City Pit Bull Ban
The Yakima City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2 in favor of an ordinance that repeals the city pit bull ban that's been in place for more than 30 years.
Firefighters Urging People To Attend Public Displays
Fireworks are allowed under certain restrictions in Granger, Harrah, Mabton, Moxee and Zillah. Fireworks are banned in the cities of Yakima, Selah and Sunnyside.
Special Emphasis Underway to Remind Drivers to Move Over
Sergeant James Prouty says when drivers in the far right lane come within 200 feet of an emergency vehicle on the shoulder the driver is required to move to the next lane as long as it's safe.
Man Arrested for Molesting Girl at West Valley Walmart
He's been identified as 26-year-old Sal George. He's being held in the Yakima County jail on child molestation and rape of a child charges.
(Updated 12:30) Man Killed at Yakima Home Tuesday Morning
Police spokesman Mike Bastinelli says robbery is the motive in the death of a 49-year-old man at the home.
2018 Central Washington State Fair Theme is ‘Go All Out’
It's months away, but the theme to this year's Central Washington State Fair has been announced: "Go All Out."
Man Shot By Yakima Police Sunday Remains In Hospital
Police were called to the area at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday after a report of a man out of control damaging property at a local motel.
Student Walkouts Planned At Yakima School Districts Wednesday
Keston Vernon, senior class president at West Valley High School, says no organized walkout is planned at his school. "It is your choice to walk out of class or not," he says.
Street Racers Facing Reckless Driving Charges
The racers attempted to block both westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 12 so the two lead cars could race each other unimpeded.
Monitoring Continues On Rattlesnake Ridge
And the experts still say it's not expected to slide for months or years.