Eugene Buenaventura

Multi-Media Journalist

"Nothing is more humbling than meeting people from our community and sharing their stories of triumph or struggle."

Eugene is a Los Angeles native, and a proud graduate of Washington State University.

Entering college, Eugene always knew he wanted a career working with media. During his college years, he produced and edited for a number of student-produced shows at school and spent a summer working with KXTG, a radio station that covered the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Oregon.

Eugene loves the Yakima/Tri-Cities region; the people are friendly, and the summer weather reminds him of home. When he isn't running around town reporting, you can find Eugene either at the gym, at home playing video games, or learning new songs on his guitar and piano.

If you have a story idea for Eugene, or want to guess his height, feel free to email him at

Twitter - @EugeneKAPPKVEW


Roll Call

Roll Call BBQ

Day and night, police officers patrol the streets, but today, they want people to know just who the men and women are behind the badge.
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White Swan Stabbing Suspect Pleads 'Not Guilty'

Anthony Lewis

A White Swan man pleads 'not guilty' to murder charges this morning.
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Firefighters Take Down Several Firework-Related Fires


Yakima firefighters were busy this 4th of July weekend with several firework-related fires.
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Firefighter Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Yakima Fire Truck

A Yakima firefighter is arrested under suspicion of sexual misconduct.
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Ellensburg Cancels Annual Firework Show


People in Ellensburg will now have to look elsewhere if they want to see lights and sounds.
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Wounded Vet Tour Visits Ellensburg

Wounded Vet Tour 2015

Two vehicles traveling across the country, make a stop in Ellensburg.
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Conoco Gas Station Accepting Donations for Wenatchee Fire Victims

Conoco Yakima

Donations are pouring in all over the state for victims of the Wenatchee fires, including places like Yakima.
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Maria Cantwell Pushing for Yakima Basin Project

Maria Cantwell 2015

Senator Maria Cantwell announces her intent to move legislation forward on the Yakima Basin Water Project.
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Fire Destroys Home, Several Buildings

Firefighter's Helmet

A house, several vehicles and buildings are lost in a fire.
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Fireworks Safety


If you are celebrating The Fourth of July in town, here are some tips to stay safe
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East Valley Seeking Bond to Improve Schools

East Valley High School

The East Valley School District is seeking to place a $53 million bond before voters this fall.
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Trial Set for Cory Lindblom

Cory Lindblom Trial

Trial is set for August 10 for a former Terrace Heights man accused of killing his wife.
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Toppenish Murder Suspect Appears in Court

Tallon Saluskin

Bail is set at $1 million for a man suspected of killing Omar Vargas-Cortes near Toppenish last December.
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A View from Both Worlds

Hollie Crawford

A local nurse shares her story of serving our country as a nurse
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Judge Rejects Pot Shops Attempt to Open

Happy times shop

A Yakima County Superior Court judge rules in favor of the City of Yakima, denying a pot shop from opening.
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Staying Safe in Triple Digit Weather

hot heat temperature

Prepare for another scorcher. Our current record-breaking summer is about to hotter this weekend.
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12 Tour Visits Region

Jimmy Staten & Chris Matthews

Football season is still a few months away, but that is not stopping the Seattle Seahawks from getting fans pumped ahead of time.
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Wal-Mart Donates $66K to Memorial

wal mart day of giving

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital receives a generous gift this morning.
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Ice Block Crashes into Moxee Home

Ice block moxee

A Moxee family gets quite the surprise when they discover an ice block crashed into their home.
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Robotics Camp at Perry Tech

Perry Robotics Camp 2015

Yakima Valley middle school students work with an extra arm today - a robotic one.
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