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.
Are Red Light Cameras The Answer to Traffic Problems in Yakima?
In 2021 the Yakima Police Department made a presentation to the city about installing Red Light cameras to help put a stop to the problem.
Yakima and Now Union Gap Police Say Slow Down or Pay a Fine
Now the city of Union Gap is having the same problems.
Yakima Prosecutor Says He Won’t Charge Coroner With Assault
In a news release from the prosecutors office Brusic says the evening started with Curtice and an off-duty Yakima County Sheriff's Deputy who were together at a local bar.
Two Deadly Shootings in Yakima Still No Charges Filed
22-year-old Daniel Ortega was killed at the park after police say he was "acting erratically and harassing a 28-year-old man and his son."
Yakima Police Prepared to Protect Students in School Shooting
The students were all elementary school age kids.
Yakima Coroner on Leave As Prosecutor Considers Charge
The deputy was not injured during the call. Curtice was not ordered but rather made his own decision to take a leave of absence.
Driving? Here Comes The Cascade Snow on Top of Spring Sun
If that's you you'll need to leave the shorts and t-shirts at home Thursday through Saturday because snow is in the forecast and already falling on mountain passes.
Suicidal man closes I-82 in Zillah As Police Talk Him Down
Zillah Police say the incident was reported at about 3:40 Wednesday afternoon when Officers responded to a hotel to contact a man about a call earlier in the day.
If You Ski There’s Always the Possibility of a Crash in the PNW
But even if you're not a skier it's likely you've checked out the news about the trial.
Two Yakima Residents Shot and Burned Now Police Want The Killer
An arrest warrant has been issued for 31-year-old John Raczykowski from Rufus Oregon.