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Washington police chief fired, commander on leave amid probe

Nov. 07, 2022 19:06 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A police chief in central Washington has been fired and a police commander placed on leave amid an investigation. Sunnyside City Manager Elizabeth Alba said Monday that Sunnyside Police Chief Albert Escalera was fired, The Yakima Herald-Republic reported. ...

E. Washington rancher sentenced for 'ghost cattle' fraud

Oct. 05, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An eastern Washington rancher has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge for a massive “ghost cattle” scam that defrauded Tyson Foods and another company out of more than $244 million. Cody Easterday, 51, of Mesa, Washington, was sentenced...

Deputy fatally shoots man he chased into a cornfield

Sep. 22, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Yakima County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man after the deputy chased him into a cornfield north of Toppenish on Thursday, police said. The deputy tried to stop the man’s car around 2:25 a.m. and began a pursuit, The Yakima Herald-Republic...