Marine Patrol emphasizing life jackets and whistles as boating season nears
RIMROCK LAKE, Wash.- As families look for an opportunity to visit the lake, boaters are also preparing their ships to float the water. While boat owners may focus on the technical aspects of boating, Marine Patrol of the Yakima County Sherriff's Office says many forget about the legally required parts of floating the water.
Registered Sex Offender Identified as 'Person of Interest' in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old Eastern Washington Girl
A registered sex offender is a "person of interest" in the death of a 17-year-old Spokane girl found last month in Yakima County, according to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office. Juan Carlos
Kirkland man charged with second-degree assault in connection with Terrace Heights shooting
Prosecutors have filed two second-degree assault charges against a Kirkland man in connection with a Terrace Heights shooting that left him and another man wounded. Daniel Glenn Holtzclaw, 61, was charged Thursday in Yakima County Superior Court. He is scheduled to be arraigned on June 6. Yakima County sheriff’s deputies...
Guest Column: Collaboration is the key to meeting community behavioral health needs
In May, we observe Mental Health Awareness Month. Considering that 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental health condition, it’s essential that local lawmakers, business leaders, individuals and families collaborate to support access to quality behavioral health services not only during the month of May, but also throughout the entire year.
Suspect in Multiple Central Washington Crimes Questioned in Death of Spokane 17-Year-Old
A transient held in the Yakima County jail on suspicion of multiple crimes is a person of interest in the killing of a 17-year-old Spokane girl, authorities said. Juan Carlos Sandoval, 37, was believed to be with Samantha E. Kalinchuk, whose body was found in the Mabton area in late April, according to a court document and Yakima County sheriff’s spokesman Casey Schilperoort.
It Happened Here: Clarence Turley of Grandview killed in World War I
— U.S. General of the Armies John J. “Blackjack” Pershing. Out of the roughly 3,000 Yakima Valley residents who served in World War I, 28 of them were either killed or missing in action in “The War to End All Wars.”. One of those was Clarence L....
Body of Spokane Woman Found Near Mabton As Killer is Loose
Yakima County authorities say they've been able to identify the body of a woman found near Mabton in April. The Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice says the body is that of 17-year-old Samantha Kalinchuk of Spokane. DETECTIVES ARE HOPING FOR TIPS TO MAKE AN ARREST. Officials say she was identified...
Request to bring more land into Naches urban growth area stirs controversy
Controversy continues over a request by the town of Naches to bring 23 acres of agricultural land into its urban growth area for annexation and future residential development. Town Administrator Jeff Ranger has requested an emergency amendment to the urban growth area, or UGA, citing a need for more residential development. The proposed land is on the east end of town on the south side of Old Naches Highway along Kel Lowry Road.
Yakima man finds new life after completing drug court
Samuel “Rocky” Rojas, 41, was facing criminal charges of drug possession with intent to deliver, identity theft, fraud and absconding when a door opened to a new life for him. He had spent years in the streets, using and selling drugs with his father, Samuel Rojas Sr. “He...
Registered sex offender identified as ‘person of interest’ in shooting death of 17-year-old Spokane girl
A registered sex offender is a “person of interest” in the death of a 17-year-old Spokane girl found last month in Yakima County, according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office. Juan Carlos Sandoval was arrested on unrelated charges two days after Samantha Kalinchuk’s body was found April...
Local and state leaders team up for new Central Washington Fentanyl Task Force
YAKIMA - It seems every day there is an overdose being reported over the scanner in Yakima County. Officials are now saying enough is enough. Over the last six years there has been approximately 400 overdoses, according to Yakima County coroner reports. Fentanyl is to blame for at least 100...
Person of interest in teen girl's death identified as convicted sex offender
A person of interest has been identified in the death of a Spokane girl whose body was found in Yakima County. KREM 2 confirmed with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office that Juan Carlos Sandoval is a person of interest in the death of 17-year-old Samantha Kalinchuk. According to the sheriff's office, Sandoval is a convicted sex offender and reportedly traveled to Yakima County with Kalinchuk prior to her murder.
Suspect arrested for murder of 53-year-old man found dead in a van in Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A suspect was arrested early Wednesday morning for the murder of a 53-year-old man in Yakima, according to the Yakima Police Department (YPD). Around 2 a.m., police say they responded to a Crimestoppers tip. They arrested 33-year-old Charles Reedy, who was wanted for the murder of a...
Body found in Yakima County confirmed to be Spokane teen
SPOKANE, Wash. -- KXLY confirmed with Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice Wednesday that a body discovered near a man's house in Mabton on April 30 was 17-year-old Samantha Kalinchuk, of Spokane. Curtice says she died of a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death was homicide. Sheriff's...
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