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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…

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…

Bofer Canyon Fire claims homes, several animals

Bofer Canyon Fire claims homes, several animals

KENNEWICK, Washington — The Bofer Canyon Fire that started Saturday afternoon in the Tri-Cities destroyed 4 to 5 homes and damaged others. Two horses and several pets were killed. No people were injured in the fire. Officials say the fire isn’t 100 percent contained, they’ve made good progress on getting it under control. The blaze…

School board sets two executive sessions

School board sets two executive sessions

HERMISTON, Oregon – The Hermiston School Board meets tonight at 6. The meeting will start with an executive session and end with one as well. The reason given for the first session is somewhat cryptic. It states it is to “consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection.” The executive session…

East end is getting the short end of state funding

East end is getting the short end of state funding

PENDLETON, Oregon – Leaders from Umatilla County, the city of Pendleton, and Blue Mountain Community College are joining forces to gain funding from the 2019 Oregon Legislature for three key projects – all of them in Pendleton. Umatilla County Board of Commissioners Chairman George Murdock says that area has been ignored by lawmakers recently. “A…

Benton County fire moves rapidly

Benton County fire moves rapidly

KENNEWICK, Washington – The Bofer Canyon Fire, that started this afternoon was driven by wind, spreading quickly. At last report Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were warning residents of the approaching blaze. Homes, crops, and wind turbines in Finley are being threatened. Earlier, homes in Kennewick were evacuated and fire officials report several houses burned.…