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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The City of Yakima will be paying out $430,000 as part of a legal settlement. This was announced today at the city's media briefing. The settlement comes four years after two teenagers were hit by a driver being chased by police. The families of the teens sued the city of Yakima. Their claims state that officers "failed to enforce safe pursuit policies and thereby caused these injuries."

Councilman Dave Edler says, ""we've recognized that this is a settlement we can all live with and have continued to maintain good relations with the families."

The settlement is expected to be approved at tomorrow's council meeting. Tomorrow's meeting will also include a farewell to Fire Chief Charlie Hines and a public hearing on the 2011 budget.


MATTAWA, Wash. -- Grant County Sheriff's Detectives believe a man in his early 20's was shot and killed outside his home Sunday, around 6:30 PM, but are having a hard time gathering information.

According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, the victim, a Hispanic male was found outside his trailer at Riverview Trailer Park with what looked to be a gunshot wound. Witnesses told officials they heard several gunshots.

Detectives say the victim lived with several roommates, who all say he was not involved in any gangs or drug activity. They also say they have little information on the victim's identity, as well as any suspect(s) who may have been involved.

The victim's name is not being released until his family is notified. Detectives are working to gather more information on the victim and the incident.


A high wind warning is in effect from 7:00 tonight until 10:00 tomorrow morning. Gusts could reach up to 80 mph in some places. The stronger gusts are likely to be happening closer to the Cascades, with gusts near 50 mph possible in the Columbia Basin. Today will be mostly cloudy with a chance of a few light showers through the day. Stay safe and take whatever precautions you need to for that strong wind.