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June 10, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Tuesday Memo: Charges in SPU shooting … Amazon growth … Winning M’s

Charges are expected to be filed today against the 26-year-old man arrested in the shootings on the Seattle Pacific University campus last Thursday. Wouldn’t it be co0l if this is George Vancouver’s anchor? An ancient anchor has been pulled to the surface off Whidbey. Might it be from Capt. George Vancouver’s…

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June 10, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Walla Walla police: 2 burned in hash oil-making explosion

WALLA WALLA  (AP) — Police in Walla Walla say two men have been seriously burned in an explosion that’s believed to have resulted from a process used to extract hash oil from marijuana. Officer Tim Bennett says 60-year-old Johny Ray Johnson and 32-year-old Thomas McCarthy have been airlifted to a Seattle hospital for treatment of second-…

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March 12, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Human jawbone found in Walla Walla storage unit

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A human jawbone was discovered in a storage unit in Walla Walla last week when employees cleaned it out after a former renter fell behind in payments. Police Officer Tim Bennett told the Union-Bulletin the jawbone is missing several teeth and had holes bored in it, possibly indicating it had been used in research. Police…

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November 29, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Teen faces rape charge in Walla Walla County

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A 17-year-old teenager is scheduled for a January trial on a charge he tried to rape a girl in the Waitsburg High School training room. The teen was a player for the Waitsburg-Prescott football team. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of second-degree attempted rape. Charging documents say the…

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April 26, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Walla Walla cuts octopus sign fine to $10,000

WALLA WALLA (AP) — The Inland Octopus toy store in Walla Walla ran up a $90,000 fine in an unsuccessful two-and-a-half-year fight to save a purple octopus mural that the city called a violation of the sign code. The case went through the courts and owner Bob Catsiff lost in February when the U.S. Supreme Court…

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February 11, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Cooking grease spilled in Walla Walla vandalism

WALLA WALLA (AP) — A man who was fired from the Walla Walla YMCA has apologized to the YMCA executive director for dumping used cooking grease on the lawn of his home five times over nine months. In an email to Randy Grant, which was supplied to Union-Bulletin, Jim Sanders apologized and offered to pay for damages….

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December 12, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Assault on Walla Walla corrections officers possibly gang-related

The inmate assault on three corrections officers at the Washington State Penitentiary on Tuesday  may have been gang-related, according to early reports from detectives investigating the incident. The three officers suffered “significant injuries” in the assault, which began in the commons area of the prison at about 1:15 p.m. p.m. Corrections officials said “multiple offenders” attacked the officers, but other…

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December 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

In Walla Walla County, couple weds at Pioneer Park aviary

With same-sex marriage now legal in Washington, ceremonies began taking place today across the state, including in Walla Walla, where Kathleen Claymore and Shara Orcutt married this morning at a location that’s special to them both – the Pioneer Park aviary. “Shara proposed to me the at the aviary,” said Claymore, a student in the Walla Walla Community College culinary program. The…

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December 6, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Walla Walla middle school students arrested for pot

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — Two 13-year-old middle school students in Walla Walla have been arrested for marijuana possession. A school resource officer at Pioneer Middle School arrested one student Wednesday after a small amount of marijuana was found in his locker the previous day. The officer arrested another student after a search of his backpack uncovered…

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