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Woman arraigned in Walla Walla man’s death

Woman arraigned in Walla Walla man’s death

The following is a news release from Baker County District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff: On October 22, 2018 in Baker County Circuit Court, Adrienne Marie Larsen (dob 2/18/1986) of 533 Park Center Blvd. Apt 31, Boise, ID was arraigned in Baker County Circuit Court on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Criminally Negligent Homicide and…Continue Reading

Bartz in court twice this week

Bartz in court twice this week

PENDLETON, Oregon – The many alleged crimes of Zachary Bartz, 26, of Umatilla County are the subject of a motion hearing today and a pretrial hearing Friday in Sixth Circuit Court. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says that, as things stand now, Bartz is charged with 30 criminal offenses in several separate incidents. “There’s…Continue Reading

IMESD is newest partner to FARM II

IMESD is newest partner to FARM II

PENDLETON, Oregon – Intermountain Education Service District Superintendent Mark Mulvihill says partnering with Blue Mountain Community College to build FARM II, the Blue Mountain Regional Training Center, is a natural fit. He says the ag-related training center would be a valuable asset to all regional high schools, not just Pendleton, once the organizational structure is…Continue Reading

Walla Walla school bond is now in the hands of voters

Walla Walla school bond is now in the hands of voters

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Ballots are arriving in voter mailboxes for Walla Walla Public School’s (WWPS) Nov. 6 bond proposal. Ballots were sent out Oct. 16. “Voters are asked to decide on a $65.6 million replacement bond measure to renovate Walla Walla High School, Pioneer Middle School, and Lincoln High School and fund specific district-wide health,…Continue Reading

Signs of improvement seen in housing shortage

Signs of improvement seen in housing shortage

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Committee issued its annual report recently and Mayor John Turner said it contained good news. He pointed out the apartments being developed in the Bowman Building by owner Al Plute, and the homes going up at Sunridge Estates by developer Dusty Pace are two examples. “Our goal…Continue Reading

Bar dispute ends with Morrow County charges as well

Bar dispute ends with Morrow County charges as well

  HERMISTON, Oregon – Antonio Fernandez Frias, 27, was picked up by Hermiston police early Sunday morning due to a verbal dispute at The Pheasant. He was initially charged with disorderly conduct by HPD. He also faces more serious charges out of Morrow County. Those charges include first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree robbery, and…Continue Reading

Six cases of Salmonella illness in WA likely linked to cucumbers

Six cases of Salmonella illness in WA likely linked to cucumbers

OLYMPIA, Washington — State health officials are working with state, local and federal public health partners to investigate the source of six Salmonella infections. The six cases include residents of King (1), Snohomish (1), Thurston (1), Yakima (2) and Pierce (1) counties. All were infected with the same strain of Salmonella bacteria. The last confirmed case reported illness on…Continue Reading

Tragic firearms accident kills two CWU ROTC members in Ellensburg

Tragic firearms accident kills two CWU ROTC members in Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG, Washington – A shooting in Ellensburg Thursday night has claimed the lives of two members of the Central Washington University ROTC program. “It is with a heavy heart that we report the loss of two young adults in what appears to be a tragic accident involving firearms. Our thoughts and prayers go out to…Continue Reading

Rare case of AFM suspected in Yakima

Rare case of AFM suspected in Yakima

YAKIMA, Washington — A suspected case of a rare health condition that attacks the nervous system has been detected in Washingon state, according to a news release form the Yakima Health District.  The Washington Department of Health (DOH) has notified local public health officials that there is one suspected case of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in…Continue Reading

Springfield firefighters come under fire

Springfield firefighters come under fire

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon – Police in Springfield believe a man intentionally set a house fire that spread to three other homes to set up an ambush for firefighters Wednesday morning. Lt. Scott McKee said when the responders began to prepare their hoses and other equipment, they came under gunfire. McKee said the firefighters took cover. One…Continue Reading

Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE, Washington – Paul Allen died Monday due to complications from his second battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His passing was announced by his company, Vulcan, Inc., on behalf of his family. His first fight against the disease was when he was 30. “Paul’s life was diverse and lived with gusto,” the statement from Vulcan said.…Continue Reading

United Airlines to begin service between Tri-Cities and Los Angeles

United Airlines to begin service between Tri-Cities and Los Angeles

PASCO, Washington – The Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) and United Airlines are proud to announce new nonstop service between the Tri-Cities and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning March 31, 2019. “This is a huge win for the Tri-Cities community,” said Buck Taft, director of the airport. “The LA basin is our largest unserved market, and we’ve…Continue Reading

Woman arraigned in Walla Walla man’s death

Woman arraigned in Walla Walla man’s death

The following is a news release from Baker County District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff: On October 22, 2018 in Baker County Circuit Court, Adrienne Marie Larsen (dob 2/18/1986) of 533 Park Center Blvd. Apt 31, Boise, ID was arraigned in Baker County Circuit Court on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Criminally Negligent Homicide and…

Bartz in court twice this week

Bartz in court twice this week

PENDLETON, Oregon – The many alleged crimes of Zachary Bartz, 26, of Umatilla County are the subject of a motion hearing today and a pretrial hearing Friday in Sixth Circuit Court. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says that, as things stand now, Bartz is charged with 30 criminal offenses in several separate incidents. “There’s…

IMESD is newest partner to FARM II

IMESD is newest partner to FARM II

PENDLETON, Oregon – Intermountain Education Service District Superintendent Mark Mulvihill says partnering with Blue Mountain Community College to build FARM II, the Blue Mountain Regional Training Center, is a natural fit. He says the ag-related training center would be a valuable asset to all regional high schools, not just Pendleton, once the organizational structure is…

Walla Walla school bond is now in the hands of voters

Walla Walla school bond is now in the hands of voters

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Ballots are arriving in voter mailboxes for Walla Walla Public School’s (WWPS) Nov. 6 bond proposal. Ballots were sent out Oct. 16. “Voters are asked to decide on a $65.6 million replacement bond measure to renovate Walla Walla High School, Pioneer Middle School, and Lincoln High School and fund specific district-wide health,…

Signs of improvement seen in housing shortage

Signs of improvement seen in housing shortage

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Committee issued its annual report recently and Mayor John Turner said it contained good news. He pointed out the apartments being developed in the Bowman Building by owner Al Plute, and the homes going up at Sunridge Estates by developer Dusty Pace are two examples. “Our goal…

Bar dispute ends with Morrow County charges as well

Bar dispute ends with Morrow County charges as well

  HERMISTON, Oregon – Antonio Fernandez Frias, 27, was picked up by Hermiston police early Sunday morning due to a verbal dispute at The Pheasant. He was initially charged with disorderly conduct by HPD. He also faces more serious charges out of Morrow County. Those charges include first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree robbery, and…

Six cases of Salmonella illness in WA likely linked to cucumbers

Six cases of Salmonella illness in WA likely linked to cucumbers

OLYMPIA, Washington — State health officials are working with state, local and federal public health partners to investigate the source of six Salmonella infections. The six cases include residents of King (1), Snohomish (1), Thurston (1), Yakima (2) and Pierce (1) counties. All were infected with the same strain of Salmonella bacteria. The last confirmed case reported illness on…

Tragic firearms accident kills two CWU ROTC members in Ellensburg

Tragic firearms accident kills two CWU ROTC members in Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG, Washington – A shooting in Ellensburg Thursday night has claimed the lives of two members of the Central Washington University ROTC program. “It is with a heavy heart that we report the loss of two young adults in what appears to be a tragic accident involving firearms. Our thoughts and prayers go out to…

Rare case of AFM suspected in Yakima

Rare case of AFM suspected in Yakima

YAKIMA, Washington — A suspected case of a rare health condition that attacks the nervous system has been detected in Washingon state, according to a news release form the Yakima Health District.  The Washington Department of Health (DOH) has notified local public health officials that there is one suspected case of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in…

Springfield firefighters come under fire

Springfield firefighters come under fire

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon – Police in Springfield believe a man intentionally set a house fire that spread to three other homes to set up an ambush for firefighters Wednesday morning. Lt. Scott McKee said when the responders began to prepare their hoses and other equipment, they came under gunfire. McKee said the firefighters took cover. One…

Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE, Washington – Paul Allen died Monday due to complications from his second battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His passing was announced by his company, Vulcan, Inc., on behalf of his family. His first fight against the disease was when he was 30. “Paul’s life was diverse and lived with gusto,” the statement from Vulcan said.…

United Airlines to begin service between Tri-Cities and Los Angeles

United Airlines to begin service between Tri-Cities and Los Angeles

PASCO, Washington – The Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) and United Airlines are proud to announce new nonstop service between the Tri-Cities and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning March 31, 2019. “This is a huge win for the Tri-Cities community,” said Buck Taft, director of the airport. “The LA basin is our largest unserved market, and we’ve…