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Police are looking for two armed robbers

Police are looking for two armed robbers

MILTON-FREEWATER – Police are investigating a residential robbery that occurred at about 9:30 p.m. last night on Northeast Elizabeth Street. Chief Doug Boedigheimer says the two suspects disguised their identities, brandished firearms, and demanded money from the resident, Adam Gingrich, 33, and assaulted him. Gingrich was examined by EMS, but was not transported for his…Continue Reading

Pretrial hearings for two cases are tomorrow

Pretrial hearings for two cases are tomorrow

Two cases that have been in the news recently will have pretrial hearings tomorrow in the Sixth Circuit Court. One involves the death of a road construction flagger on Oregon Highway 11 in August. The other is a case in which a man is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor’s dog. The trial date…Continue Reading

Drone maker, FAA, NASA reach agreement

Drone maker, FAA, NASA reach agreement

STERLING, Virginia – PAE ISR, LLC, the original equipment manufacturer of the Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system platform, has signed an agreement with NASA and the FAA to conduct a demonstration in the National Airspace System in 2020 and to work toward full integration of unmanned aerial systems in the NAS. PAE ISR is leasing…Continue Reading

B2H meetings are tonight, tomorrow

B2H meetings are tonight, tomorrow

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Power says its application for site certification for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line project is now complete. It has turned in the report to the Oregon Department of Energy. Under state law, Idaho Power must obtain a site certificate from the Energy Facility Siting Council before it can begin construction.…Continue Reading

Police investigating two burglaries in College Place

Police investigating two burglaries in College Place

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington — College Place Police believe two burglaries that happened Sunday morning are connected. The first burglary took place at Graphic Apparel, located on Rose Street, where officers found a broken window and open door.  No items were taken, according to a press release issued by the College Place Police Department. The second…Continue Reading

Shareholders approve Skagit Bank merger with Banner Bank

Shareholders approve Skagit Bank merger with Banner Bank

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Shareholders of Skagit Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Skagit Bank, approved a previously announced merger agreement Monday with Banner Corp., the holding company for Banner Bank. This means Banner will acquire Skagit in an all-stock transaction, subject to the terms and conditions, according to a news release from Banner Corp.…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

Life Flight transports woman from submerged wreck

The following is a release from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office: On October 12th at approximately 3:24 p.m., Baker County Dispatch was notified of a single vehicle crash on Snake River Road at Rock Creek. It was reported that the vehicle was submerged in the river. Baker County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and members from the…Continue Reading

Police arrest shooting suspect in Richland

Police arrest shooting suspect in Richland

RICHLAND, Washington — Richland Police arrested a man following a shooting Friday afternoon in an apartment complex on George Washington Way. Officers responded to reports of a burglary and shots fired. Police found two people near Jadwin Avenue and Torbett Street, one of them had been shot in the left hip. The victim’s injury is…Continue Reading

Six cases of rare illness investigated in Washington

Six cases of rare illness investigated in Washington

OLYMPIA, Washington — The Washington State Department of Health and four local public health agencies are investigating reports of children with symptoms matching acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare condition that affects a person’s nervous system and can cause paralysis of limbs. All six cases are among infants and children under age six who all…Continue Reading

Police are looking for two armed robbers

Police are looking for two armed robbers

MILTON-FREEWATER – Police are investigating a residential robbery that occurred at about 9:30 p.m. last night on Northeast Elizabeth Street. Chief Doug Boedigheimer says the two suspects disguised their identities, brandished firearms, and demanded money from the resident, Adam Gingrich, 33, and assaulted him. Gingrich was examined by EMS, but was not transported for his…

Pretrial hearings for two cases are tomorrow

Pretrial hearings for two cases are tomorrow

Two cases that have been in the news recently will have pretrial hearings tomorrow in the Sixth Circuit Court. One involves the death of a road construction flagger on Oregon Highway 11 in August. The other is a case in which a man is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor’s dog. The trial date…

Drone maker, FAA, NASA reach agreement

Drone maker, FAA, NASA reach agreement

STERLING, Virginia – PAE ISR, LLC, the original equipment manufacturer of the Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system platform, has signed an agreement with NASA and the FAA to conduct a demonstration in the National Airspace System in 2020 and to work toward full integration of unmanned aerial systems in the NAS. PAE ISR is leasing…

B2H meetings are tonight, tomorrow

B2H meetings are tonight, tomorrow

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Power says its application for site certification for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line project is now complete. It has turned in the report to the Oregon Department of Energy. Under state law, Idaho Power must obtain a site certificate from the Energy Facility Siting Council before it can begin construction.…

Police investigating two burglaries in College Place

Police investigating two burglaries in College Place

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington — College Place Police believe two burglaries that happened Sunday morning are connected. The first burglary took place at Graphic Apparel, located on Rose Street, where officers found a broken window and open door.  No items were taken, according to a press release issued by the College Place Police Department. The second…

Shareholders approve Skagit Bank merger with Banner Bank

Shareholders approve Skagit Bank merger with Banner Bank

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Shareholders of Skagit Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Skagit Bank, approved a previously announced merger agreement Monday with Banner Corp., the holding company for Banner Bank. This means Banner will acquire Skagit in an all-stock transaction, subject to the terms and conditions, according to a news release from Banner Corp.…

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…

Life Flight transports woman from submerged wreck

The following is a release from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office: On October 12th at approximately 3:24 p.m., Baker County Dispatch was notified of a single vehicle crash on Snake River Road at Rock Creek. It was reported that the vehicle was submerged in the river. Baker County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and members from the…

Congress backs bill requiring tribal village to be built on Columbia River

Congress backs bill requiring tribal village to be built on Columbia River

YAKIMA, Washington — The U.S. Senate is backing a plan to build a tribal village in Washington along the Columbia River for families who were never compensated for homes lost when dams were built. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who built and operates major dams on the river, must complete a plan and acquire…

Police arrest shooting suspect in Richland

Police arrest shooting suspect in Richland

RICHLAND, Washington — Richland Police arrested a man following a shooting Friday afternoon in an apartment complex on George Washington Way. Officers responded to reports of a burglary and shots fired. Police found two people near Jadwin Avenue and Torbett Street, one of them had been shot in the left hip. The victim’s injury is…

Six cases of rare illness investigated in Washington

Six cases of rare illness investigated in Washington

OLYMPIA, Washington — The Washington State Department of Health and four local public health agencies are investigating reports of children with symptoms matching acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare condition that affects a person’s nervous system and can cause paralysis of limbs. All six cases are among infants and children under age six who all…