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Blue Creek crews work to expand containment as hot weather looms

Helped by cooler weather over the weekend, firefighters continued to increase control of the Blue Creek Fire today. But the return of hot weather expected later this week is raising concerns.

Officials cautiously optimistic fire can be kept from watershed

Here is the latest report on the Blue Creek Fire. Officials say the fire has burned about 6,200 acres and is about 25 percent contained.

Washington auditor indicted, charged with false tax returns

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley — the elected official tasked with rooting out government fraud and waste — has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of filing false tax returns, obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

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Video: Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters to play in Walla Walla in August

A history making music festival will double the size of the community for one weekend this summer.

Update: 911 service restored after cable cut

Thousands of people in Walla Walla County are unable to dial 911 and other numbers after a fiber cable was cut this afternoon off Lewis Road in Pasco.

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Update: 25-year-old killed after multiple gunshots

A 25-year-old-man is dead after being shot multiple times early this morning, according to police.

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Police nab drunken bank robber

A suspect is in custody after a robbery this afternoon at the Ninth Avenue Banner Bank branch.

Updated: Three teens die in crash on Mill Creek Road

Three teenagers, including two who have been confirmed as students at Walla Walla High School, died early today in a single-vehicle crash on Mill Creek Road, according to a news release from the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect in Walla Walla murder nabbed in Spokane

WALLA WALLA — Spokane authorities have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the shooting death of a Walla Walla woman whose body was found down a 25-foot embankment in Walla Walla County last week.

Former judge accused of possessing child porn

The Internet porn was found on John Junke’s computer when he took it to a shop for repairs.

WALLA WALLA — A disbarred lawyer who once was Walla Walla County District Court judge has been charged with possessing Internet child pornography on his personal computer devices late last summer.