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Terry McConn

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Eluding suspect faces four charges

A motorcyclist suspected of leading police on a short vehicle chase in Walla Walla last weekend faces four criminal charges in Superior Court.

Pay-for-sex attempt added to luring suspect’s charges

A Denver man now is formally accused of trying to arrange to pay for sex with an underage girl in Walla Walla last month.

Walla Walla man charged in scuffle at school parking lot

A Walla Walla man faces two criminal charges following a reported struggle with his ex-girlfriend and her brother outside Blue Ridge Elementary School this week.

Horse killer to serve three years in prison

A man who earlier pleaded guilty in Superior Court to charges he killed two horses in Walla Walla County and committed domestic violence crimes in October was ordered Tuesday to serve three years in prison.

Accused mail thief hit with new charges

A local woman already accused of having mail that was stolen from multiple addresses in December and amassing stolen bank account information now faces additional, unrelated theft and drug charges.

Woman sentenced in auto theft, pursuit case

A woman was sentenced Tuesday in Walla Walla County Superior Court to eight months in jail for leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a stolen car and trying to collide with a deputy sheriff’s patrol vehicle in December.

Three charged in Burbank robbery, beating

Three men were charged Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court with beating up and robbing an acquaintance in Burbank last weekend.

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Updated: Valdez gets 23 years in Olivos killing

Still not admitting he pulled the trigger, Carlos Valdez was led from a Walla Walla County Superior Court courtroom Monday afternoon to serve a prison sentence of 23 years and four months for the gunshot slaying of a young woman who was part of a group he associated with last winter.

Report: Valdez remorseless over killing

A presentence investigation of Carlos Valdez reveals his young life of substance abuse and criminal behavior, but sheds little certainty on why he would want Yesica Olivos dead.

Woman who drove man from scene of slaying sentenced to drug treatment

The woman who drove Carlos Valdez from the scene of Yesica Olivos’ murder last winter has been handed a drug-treatment sentence rather than a prison term.

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Video: Man sentenced to more than 23 years in killing of Yesica Olivos

Still not admitting he pulled the trigger, Carlos Valdez was led from a Walla Walla County Superior Court courtroom Monday afternoon to serve a prison sentence of 23 years and four months for the gunshot slaying of a young woman who was part of a group he associated with last winter.

Walla Walla gang brawler pleads guilty

A man accused in connection with a fight last spring between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store pleaded guilty this morning in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a reduced charge.

High court lets Walla Walla murder conviction stand

A man serving more than three decades in prison for the June 2011 murder of a confidential drug informant in Walla Walla has reached the end of his state appeals.

Bail reduced in downtown luring case

A man accused of luring an 11-year-old girl he encountered in downtown Walla Walla last month is being held in the County Jail on a reduced bail amount.

Trial set for man accused of luring in Walla Walla

A man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to luring an 11-year-old girl he encountered downtown last month.

Trial postponed in mail theft case

A new trial date has been set for a College Place woman accused of having mail that was stolen from multiple addresses in December and amassing stolen bank account information.

Trial date moved in deadly wreck near Walmart

The trial of a man accused of driving drunk and killing a woman in a vehicle collision at the Walmart intersection in September is being postponed a third time.

Suspect in horse killing pleads guilty

A man pleaded guilty this morning in Superior Court to charges he killed two horses in Walla Walla County and committed domestic violence crimes in October.

Trial set for Waitsburg man in burglary spree

A man charged with 13 crimes stemming from residential burglaries and thefts in Waitsburg last month is scheduled for trial starting April 7 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Woman pleads guilty in stolen car pursuit case

A woman pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a stolen car and trying to collide with a Walla Walla County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol vehicle in December.

Driver admits causing deadly crash on Highway 12

WALLA WALLA — A former Walla Walla man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Superior Court to causing a head-on vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 in 2012 that resulted in two deaths and two people seriously injured.

Woman sentenced for causing injury crash

An area woman was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court for driving while disregarding safety and causing a collision that injuring another motorist in August.

Man sentenced in domestic violence case

A man pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to holding his former girlfriend against her will and causing a fire outside her apartment in October, then was sentenced to time-served.

Drifter charged with luring, impersonating officer

A man accused of luring a young girl he encountered in downtown Walla Walla last weekend has been formally charged.

Unhelpful victim and witnesses prompt robbery case dismissal

Charges against two defendants stemming from a reported robbery in October at a residence in the 400 block of Harrison Street have been dismissed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Video: State justices hear Gomez retrial appeal

The Washington state Supreme Court heard from attorneys Thursday in Olympia in the appeal of Benito Gomez, who contends his constitutional right to a public trial was violated about 2½ years ago when he was convicted in Walla Walla of murder and assaults.

Mail theft added to list of local woman’s charges

WALLA WALLA — A woman charged in multiple cases, including one in which she allegedly led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a stolen car and tried to collide with a Walla Walla County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol vehicle in December, now also is accused of mail theft.

Birth mother gets jail for trespassing adoptive parent’s property

An area woman who pleaded guilty last month to trespassing outside the College Place residence of her young children’s adoptive mother in June was sentenced Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Charge in Cenex assault raised to first-degree assault

A man suspected of being involved in a fight last spring between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store now faces a more-serious criminal charge in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Woman faces multiple charges after beer heist

A woman faces six criminal charges in Walla Walla County Superior Court related to a robbery at a local convenience store and assaults on two law enforcement officers in November.

Man thanks Walla Walla police for not killing him during standoff

Amid nationwide protests over concerns of excessive force used by police, a Walla Walla man on Wednesday tearfully praised local law enforcement officers for not killing him during a tense November standoff.

Judge splits trial in home robbery case

Separate trials have been scheduled for two suspects facing felony charges stemming from an October robbery at a residence in the 400 block of Harrison Street.

Trial postponed for man accused of killing horses

WALLA WALLA — This week’s trial of a man facing 12 criminal charges, including two in which he’s accused of killing horses in Walla Walla County in October, has been postponed.

Man sent to prison in Walla Walla bank robbery

WALLA WALLA — A man was sentenced Monday afternoon in Superior Court to nearly 2½ years in prison for pulling off a heist at the Ninth Avenue Banner Bank branch in June.

Trial date set in stolen mail case

WALLA WALLA — A local woman accused of having mail that was stolen from multiple addresses and amassing stolen bank account information pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in kidnap attempt case

WALLA WALLA — An area woman accused of trying to abduct her young children from their adoptive mother in College Place in June pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to a reduced charge.

Trial again delayed in deadly crash

Next week’s scheduled trial of a man suspected of driving drunk and killing a woman in a vehicle collision at the Walmart intersection in September is being delayed a second time.

Man pleads guilty in bomb threat case

A man who threatened to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park in September was sentenced this morning in Superior Court to the time he’d already served in the County Jail.

New trial date set in imprisonment, arson case

A new trial date has been set for a man accused of holding his former girlfriend against her will in October, then setting a fire outside her apartment.

Man pleads innocent in drug overdose beating case

The brother of a woman who died from an accidental overdose last winter pleaded innocent Monday in Superior Court to beating a man he believed supplied her with the drugs.

Trial delayed for two men in Oct. robbery

Trial for two suspects facing felonies in October’s robbery at a residence in the 400 block of Harrison Street is being postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

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Christmas decorations light up Valley's life

By the 1960s, people throughout the country started outlining their homes with lights. The dazzling public displays — albeit somewhat tacky by today’s standards — were highlights for me growing up here during those years.

Valdez admits involvement in Olivos killing

A year after the fatal shooting of a young woman shocked the community, the primary suspect has admitted involvement in her death.

Gang fight suspect’s assault trial reset

A new trial date has been set in the case of a man facing charges related to a fight last spring between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.

More charges filed against explosives suspect

A man suspected of threatening to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park in September now finds himself in more trouble.

Mail, identity theft suspect faces felony charges

A local woman suspected of having mail that was stolen from multiple addresses and amassing stolen bank account information faces four felony charges in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Man sentenced to time served for eluding, striking officer

A man was handed a time-served sentence Tuesday for felony eluding and using his vehicle to assault a Walla Walla police officer this fall.

DUI suspect charged in multiple-injury crash

A motorist suspected of being drunk and causing an injury crash southwest of Walla Walla last spring was charged Monday afternoon in Superior Court with four related crimes.

Woman set for trial on theft, eluding, assault

A woman suspected of leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a stolen car and trying to collide with a Walla Walla County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol vehicle this month pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to three felonies.

Man pleads guilty to bank robbery

A man admitted Monday afternoon in Superior Court he pulled off a heist at the Ninth Avenue Banner Bank branch in June.

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