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February 12, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Walla Walla University student killed in bicycle crash

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A 20-year-old Walla Walla University student who was struck by a pickup truck while riding her bicycle died Wednesday at a Seattle hospital. KVEW reports Madison Baird of College Place was hit Tuesday afternoon at Walla Walla. Sheriff’s deputies believe the setting sun may have affected the driver’s visibility. Baird was airlifted…

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February 3, 2015 at 7:14 AM

Man pleads guilty to killing 2 horses in Walla Walla County

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A Milton-Freewater man pleaded guilty in Walla Walla to killing two horses last fall at the home of his estranged wife in Touchet, KEPR reports Bud Pratt shot the horses to get back at his wife, even though they didn’t belong to her. She was just boarding them. Pratt will be sentenced…

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January 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM

Walla Walla man allegedly fires shotgun over wife’s head

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin A Walla Walla man is in jail on a $10,000 bond after firing a shotgun at a wall above his wife’s head Tuesday night, according to Walla Walla police. Scott Duane Peters was arrested just before 11 p.m. on investigation of first-degree assault­­ — domestic violence, a felony. Officer Tim Bennett, spokesman for…

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September 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Barge runs over pontoon boat on Snake River

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County sheriff’s deputies say three people are lucky to be alive after a barge ran over their pontoon boat on the Snake River. The sheriff’s office says a man with his 11-year-old grandson and a 16-year-old exchange student were night fishing and asleep early Sunday when their pontoon drifted into barge lanes. After…

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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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