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Police investigate shooting of transient

Police investigate shooting of transient

UPDATE: The Umatilla County Jail roster suggest the arrested man in the shooting incident in Pendleton last night is Austin Ray Satterwhite, 20. He was arrested at St. Anthony Hospital by Pendleton police shortly before midnight. He is being held on a felony parole violation without bail. The following is a news release from the…Continue Reading

PPD works on identifying stolen items

PPD works on identifying stolen items

PENDLETON, Oregon – The brazen daylight burglaries in two homes in an affluent Pendleton neighborhood last month could have a good ending. Sheriff’s detectives from Ada County, Idaho have arrested two people there who are thought to be the pair that broke into the homes here, as well as other homes in Idaho, Washington, and…Continue Reading

HPD braces for new state profiling rules

HPD braces for new state profiling rules

HERMISTON, Oregon – Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston and his counterparts throughout the region are preparing to enforce a new regulation devised by the Oregon Legislature that is supposed to track and then eliminate racial profiling among officers. By July, officers throughout Oregon will be required to report the ethnicity and gender information on every…Continue Reading

FAA funding allows airport to soar

FAA funding allows airport to soar

WALLA WALLA, Washington – While some small airports across the country are awaiting funds approved earlier this year by the Federal Aviation Administration, Walla Walla Regional Airport is not among them. “We’re in great shape,” Port of Walla Walla Director Pat Reay said. The port is the agency that owns and operates the airport. Recently,…Continue Reading

Ahumada trial doesn’t start today

Ahumada trial doesn’t start today

HERMISTON, Oregon – The trial of Alex Ahumada, 33, of Boardman is not beginning today. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says that Ahumada requested a new lawyer, which was granted by the court. A pretrial hearing held yesterday in Judge Dan Hill’s courtroom did not produce a new trial date. Instead, another pretrial hearing…Continue Reading

City considers zoning changes

City considers zoning changes

WALLA WALLA, Washington – As the city of Walla Walla continues to work towards fulfilling the goals set forth by its comprehensive plan, the city council will consider changes to the zoning code. Mayor Barbara Clark says one of the greatest issues the city faces is affordable housing and it’s something the council listed in…Continue Reading

Net Nanny Operation nets arrests in Kittitas County

Net Nanny Operation nets arrests in Kittitas County

The following is a news release from Washington State Patrol: ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Thirteen dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Kittitas County were removed from the surrounding communities thanks to a multi-day operation run by the Washington State Patrol (WSP), and several local law enforcement partners and affiliates. Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this was…Continue Reading

Portland man sentenced to 60 months in prison for distributing child pornography via Bittorent Network

Portland man sentenced to 60 months in prison for distributing child pornography via Bittorent Network

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Ore. – Jordan Thomas Prentice, 28, of Portland, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography using a BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing network. Upon completion of his prison sentence, Prentice will be on supervised release for five years. According to…Continue Reading

Relaxing Clean Water Rule pleases farmers

Relaxing Clean Water Rule pleases farmers

SALEM, Oregon – President Donald Trump wants to relax the federal Clean Water Rule put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. Farmers and ranchers say the rule is so overreaching that it would prevent them from even digging ditches. Oregon Farm Bureau Public Policy Counsel Mary Anne Cooper says the 2015 regulation exceeded…Continue Reading

Legislature to consider Kaylee’s Law

Legislature to consider Kaylee’s Law

SALEM, Oregon – Oregon lawmakers convene next month and one of the bills they will be considering has come about because of the murder of Kaylee Sawyer by a Central Oregon Community College security guard. The measure, called Kaylee’s Law, is designed to bring about changes in community college security departments. Brenda Sawyer says her…Continue Reading

WA continues to boast highest number of new National Board Certified Teachers nationwide

WA continues to boast highest number of new National Board Certified Teachers nationwide

News Release from Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) OLYMPIA—December 13, 2018—For the second consecutive year, Washington has the most new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) of any state. National Board certification is the highest and most rigorous certification process for teaching in the nation. “Congratulations to all of our new NBCTs,” said…Continue Reading

Woman allegedly producing marijuana oil injured in explosion

Woman allegedly producing marijuana oil injured in explosion

News Release from Kennewick Police Department (KPD) KENNEWICK, Washington — On December 13, 2018 at about 12:35 pm the Kennewick Police and Fire Departments responded to 2303 W 15th PL for a report of an explosion. When emergency services arrived they found fire inside a small room within the residence. They also found an adult female, later…Continue Reading

Police investigate shooting of transient

Police investigate shooting of transient

UPDATE: The Umatilla County Jail roster suggest the arrested man in the shooting incident in Pendleton last night is Austin Ray Satterwhite, 20. He was arrested at St. Anthony Hospital by Pendleton police shortly before midnight. He is being held on a felony parole violation without bail. The following is a news release from the…

PPD works on identifying stolen items

PPD works on identifying stolen items

PENDLETON, Oregon – The brazen daylight burglaries in two homes in an affluent Pendleton neighborhood last month could have a good ending. Sheriff’s detectives from Ada County, Idaho have arrested two people there who are thought to be the pair that broke into the homes here, as well as other homes in Idaho, Washington, and…

HPD braces for new state profiling rules

HPD braces for new state profiling rules

HERMISTON, Oregon – Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston and his counterparts throughout the region are preparing to enforce a new regulation devised by the Oregon Legislature that is supposed to track and then eliminate racial profiling among officers. By July, officers throughout Oregon will be required to report the ethnicity and gender information on every…

FAA funding allows airport to soar

FAA funding allows airport to soar

WALLA WALLA, Washington – While some small airports across the country are awaiting funds approved earlier this year by the Federal Aviation Administration, Walla Walla Regional Airport is not among them. “We’re in great shape,” Port of Walla Walla Director Pat Reay said. The port is the agency that owns and operates the airport. Recently,…

Ahumada trial doesn’t start today

Ahumada trial doesn’t start today

HERMISTON, Oregon – The trial of Alex Ahumada, 33, of Boardman is not beginning today. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says that Ahumada requested a new lawyer, which was granted by the court. A pretrial hearing held yesterday in Judge Dan Hill’s courtroom did not produce a new trial date. Instead, another pretrial hearing…

City considers zoning changes

City considers zoning changes

WALLA WALLA, Washington – As the city of Walla Walla continues to work towards fulfilling the goals set forth by its comprehensive plan, the city council will consider changes to the zoning code. Mayor Barbara Clark says one of the greatest issues the city faces is affordable housing and it’s something the council listed in…

Net Nanny Operation nets arrests in Kittitas County

Net Nanny Operation nets arrests in Kittitas County

The following is a news release from Washington State Patrol: ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Thirteen dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Kittitas County were removed from the surrounding communities thanks to a multi-day operation run by the Washington State Patrol (WSP), and several local law enforcement partners and affiliates. Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this was…

Relaxing Clean Water Rule pleases farmers

Relaxing Clean Water Rule pleases farmers

SALEM, Oregon – President Donald Trump wants to relax the federal Clean Water Rule put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. Farmers and ranchers say the rule is so overreaching that it would prevent them from even digging ditches. Oregon Farm Bureau Public Policy Counsel Mary Anne Cooper says the 2015 regulation exceeded…

Legislature to consider Kaylee’s Law

Legislature to consider Kaylee’s Law

SALEM, Oregon – Oregon lawmakers convene next month and one of the bills they will be considering has come about because of the murder of Kaylee Sawyer by a Central Oregon Community College security guard. The measure, called Kaylee’s Law, is designed to bring about changes in community college security departments. Brenda Sawyer says her…

WA continues to boast highest number of new National Board Certified Teachers nationwide

WA continues to boast highest number of new National Board Certified Teachers nationwide

News Release from Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) OLYMPIA—December 13, 2018—For the second consecutive year, Washington has the most new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) of any state. National Board certification is the highest and most rigorous certification process for teaching in the nation. “Congratulations to all of our new NBCTs,” said…

Woman allegedly producing marijuana oil injured in explosion

Woman allegedly producing marijuana oil injured in explosion

News Release from Kennewick Police Department (KPD) KENNEWICK, Washington — On December 13, 2018 at about 12:35 pm the Kennewick Police and Fire Departments responded to 2303 W 15th PL for a report of an explosion. When emergency services arrived they found fire inside a small room within the residence. They also found an adult female, later…