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23-year-old Walla Walla woman killed in this morning’s wreck

23-year-old Walla Walla woman killed in this morning’s wreck

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington — A Walla Walla woman was killed this morning at the intersection of Old Milton Highway and Highway 125 in a four-vehicle accident. Washington State Patrol says the cause of the crash is under investigation. Flor Perez, 38, of Walla Walla, was southbound on Hwy 125 driving a Yellow 2002 Nissa XTerra…Continue Reading

Search continues for missing man, presumed to have drowned

Search continues for missing man, presumed to have drowned

PRESCOTT, Washington — The search continues for a 39-year-old man who jumped out of a boat at Fishhook Park on the Snake River near Pasco to retrieve a hat over the weekend. Witnesses told police the man struggled due to waves and strong winds, and has not been recovered. He was not wearing a lifejacket.…Continue Reading

Man arrested for arson after setting fire to garage

Man arrested for arson after setting fire to garage

WALLA WALLA, Washington — A man was arrested for first degree arson, first degree assault, and two counts of violation of a protection order after setting fire to a garage in the 600 block of Cardinal Street around 7:33 a.m. Saturday morning. Walla Walla police tell us Steven Charles Morgan was arrested not long after,…Continue Reading

Pendleton woman lucky winner of over $66,000

Pendleton woman lucky winner of over $66,000

PENDLETON, Oregon — A Pendleton woman is the winner of $66,576 after purchasing a winning ticket at Cadillac Jack’s Saloon and Grill in Pendleton. “I couldn’t watch the Keno game because I needed to get my laundry done,” said winner Enola Dick. “After I was done I looked up my numbers and I thought I had won…Continue Reading

Victims identified in Baker County plane crash

Victims identified in Baker County plane crash

BAKER COUNTY — Two people are dead after a plane crash in Baker County over the weekend near Lindley Road and I-84. William J.  Watts, 77, and Mihoko Matsuda Nelsen, 70, have been identified as victims in the plane crash. The single engine airplane crashed in a hay field belonging to Sam Johnson. Upon arrival,…Continue Reading

Alleged bison bully is well known to local police

Alleged bison bully is well known to local police

PENDLETON, Oregon – A federal judge in Wyoming is keeping Raymond Reinke, 55, of Pendleton until his trial later this month for charges related to his behavior in three national parks. One of the reasons the judge gave was Reinke’s criminal history in Oregon and Washington state. Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts says not allowing…Continue Reading

One man killed in head-on collision on Hwy 95

One man killed in head-on collision on Hwy 95

MALHEUR COUNTY, Oregon — A fatal two-vehicle collision occurred on Highway 95 near milepost 97 on Saturday afternoon in Malheur County. Oregon State Police investigation reveals that a white 2005 Ford Focus, operated by Jaila Aguilera-Pinder, 19, from Las Vegas was northbound on Hwy 95. Aguilera-Pinder was attempting to pass a commercial motor vehicle in…Continue Reading

Togo Pack kills cow, injures calf in Ferry County

Togo Pack kills cow, injures calf in Ferry County

DANVILLE, Washington — Another wolf depredation from the Togo Pack in northern Ferry County, after a dead cow was found near Danville. The cow had been turned out as part of a cow-calf pair, but the producer and range rider were not immediately able to locate the calf. They are continuing to search. According to…Continue Reading

Fire near Mosier declared a conflagration

Fire near Mosier declared a conflagration

SALEM, Oregon – Gov. Kate Brown has declared the Memaloose No. 2 Fire to be a conflagration emergency. The fire is burning near Mosier and threatens at least 70 homes. The forecast predicts 35 mile per hour wind gusts. “As this fire moves towards homes near Mosier, I am sending additional resources to the scene,…Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: Stolen plane crashes

BREAKING NEWS: Stolen plane crashes

UPDATE: The plane was stolen by an airline mechanic. It crashed near Ketron Island. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the unidentified person crashed either because the person was “doing stunts,” or because of a lack of flying experience. REPORTED EARLIER: SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Washington – An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane…Continue Reading

Finicum case: Jury acquits FBI agent accused of lying about the shooting

Finicum case: Jury acquits FBI agent accused of lying about the shooting

PORTLAND, Oregon — A federal jury today acquitted W. Joseph Astarita, a member of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team based in Quantico, Virginia, on charges of making false statements and obstruction of justice. Astarita was one of a number of FBI agents assigned to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and was present…Continue Reading

Tree falls across power line and causes outage, fire

Tree falls across power line and causes outage, fire

UNION COUNTY, Oregon — An large overnight power outage affected Elgin, Union, Summerville, Cove, and North Powder areas, and left approximately 5,738 customers without power for two hours after midnight. A tree fell across a power line, causing a breaker to open out of the Ladd Substation, and also causing a grass fire. The fire…Continue Reading

23-year-old Walla Walla woman killed in this morning’s wreck

23-year-old Walla Walla woman killed in this morning’s wreck

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington — A Walla Walla woman was killed this morning at the intersection of Old Milton Highway and Highway 125 in a four-vehicle accident. Washington State Patrol says the cause of the crash is under investigation. Flor Perez, 38, of Walla Walla, was southbound on Hwy 125 driving a Yellow 2002 Nissa XTerra…

Search continues for missing man, presumed to have drowned

Search continues for missing man, presumed to have drowned

PRESCOTT, Washington — The search continues for a 39-year-old man who jumped out of a boat at Fishhook Park on the Snake River near Pasco to retrieve a hat over the weekend. Witnesses told police the man struggled due to waves and strong winds, and has not been recovered. He was not wearing a lifejacket.…

Man arrested for arson after setting fire to garage

Man arrested for arson after setting fire to garage

WALLA WALLA, Washington — A man was arrested for first degree arson, first degree assault, and two counts of violation of a protection order after setting fire to a garage in the 600 block of Cardinal Street around 7:33 a.m. Saturday morning. Walla Walla police tell us Steven Charles Morgan was arrested not long after,…

Pendleton woman lucky winner of over $66,000

Pendleton woman lucky winner of over $66,000

PENDLETON, Oregon — A Pendleton woman is the winner of $66,576 after purchasing a winning ticket at Cadillac Jack’s Saloon and Grill in Pendleton. “I couldn’t watch the Keno game because I needed to get my laundry done,” said winner Enola Dick. “After I was done I looked up my numbers and I thought I had won…

Victims identified in Baker County plane crash

Victims identified in Baker County plane crash

BAKER COUNTY — Two people are dead after a plane crash in Baker County over the weekend near Lindley Road and I-84. William J.  Watts, 77, and Mihoko Matsuda Nelsen, 70, have been identified as victims in the plane crash. The single engine airplane crashed in a hay field belonging to Sam Johnson. Upon arrival,…

Alleged bison bully is well known to local police

Alleged bison bully is well known to local police

PENDLETON, Oregon – A federal judge in Wyoming is keeping Raymond Reinke, 55, of Pendleton until his trial later this month for charges related to his behavior in three national parks. One of the reasons the judge gave was Reinke’s criminal history in Oregon and Washington state. Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts says not allowing…

One man killed in head-on collision on Hwy 95

One man killed in head-on collision on Hwy 95

MALHEUR COUNTY, Oregon — A fatal two-vehicle collision occurred on Highway 95 near milepost 97 on Saturday afternoon in Malheur County. Oregon State Police investigation reveals that a white 2005 Ford Focus, operated by Jaila Aguilera-Pinder, 19, from Las Vegas was northbound on Hwy 95. Aguilera-Pinder was attempting to pass a commercial motor vehicle in…

Togo Pack kills cow, injures calf in Ferry County

Togo Pack kills cow, injures calf in Ferry County

DANVILLE, Washington — Another wolf depredation from the Togo Pack in northern Ferry County, after a dead cow was found near Danville. The cow had been turned out as part of a cow-calf pair, but the producer and range rider were not immediately able to locate the calf. They are continuing to search. According to…

Fire near Mosier declared a conflagration

Fire near Mosier declared a conflagration

SALEM, Oregon – Gov. Kate Brown has declared the Memaloose No. 2 Fire to be a conflagration emergency. The fire is burning near Mosier and threatens at least 70 homes. The forecast predicts 35 mile per hour wind gusts. “As this fire moves towards homes near Mosier, I am sending additional resources to the scene,…

BREAKING NEWS: Stolen plane crashes

BREAKING NEWS: Stolen plane crashes

UPDATE: The plane was stolen by an airline mechanic. It crashed near Ketron Island. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the unidentified person crashed either because the person was “doing stunts,” or because of a lack of flying experience. REPORTED EARLIER: SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Washington – An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane…

Finicum case: Jury acquits FBI agent accused of lying about the shooting

Finicum case: Jury acquits FBI agent accused of lying about the shooting

PORTLAND, Oregon — A federal jury today acquitted W. Joseph Astarita, a member of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team based in Quantico, Virginia, on charges of making false statements and obstruction of justice. Astarita was one of a number of FBI agents assigned to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and was present…

Tree falls across power line and causes outage, fire

Tree falls across power line and causes outage, fire

UNION COUNTY, Oregon — An large overnight power outage affected Elgin, Union, Summerville, Cove, and North Powder areas, and left approximately 5,738 customers without power for two hours after midnight. A tree fell across a power line, causing a breaker to open out of the Ladd Substation, and also causing a grass fire. The fire…