Pure valley boy. Grew up in Yakima. Graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1982 and Seattle University in 1987. 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.
3 People Killed in a Convenience Store Shooting in Yakima
The incident happened in Yakima around 3:30 a.m.
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.
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.
First Death of COVID-19 Reported in Yakima County
The Yakima Health Department says the victim was elderly and lived in a long-term care facility. Neither the person nor the facility has been identified.
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.
14-year-old Yakima Boy Dies In Possible Gang Related Shooting
Yakima Police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that killed a 14-year-old boy this morning. The shooting was reported at about 11:25 a.m. at Cornell Avenue and West King Street. Police spokesman Mike Bastinelli says the 14-year-old was taken to a Yakima hospital after being shot multiple times ...
Charges Could Be Filed Against Yakima City Council Member This Week
Charges could be filed this week against a Yakima City Council member arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated last Sunday. Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic is awaiting reports that will give him more information about the injury accident that Yakima Police say was caused by 29-year-old Councilwoman Carmen Mendez...
Dozens of Cars Damaged After Fuel Mix-Up at Yakima Fred Meyer
A gasoline vendor pumped unleaded into the diesel tank and diesel fuel into the unleaded at the Yakima Fred Meyer gas station. The mistake was not discovered until several dozen cars had fueled up.