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Terry McConn

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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.

Walla Walla man pleads guilty to child porn possession

WALLA WALLA — A man could face up to 8½ years in prison for possessing child pornography.

Child abduction trial moved to January

Next week’s trial for an area woman accused of trying to abduct her young children from their adoptive mother in College Place in June has been postponed a second time in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Burbank murder suspect released

Charges against a murder suspect accused of involvement in the shooting death of a man four years ago in Burbank were dismissed Thursday and he was released from the County Jail.

Woman charged with 3 felonies

A woman accused 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 week has been charged in Superior Court with three felonies.

Armed Thanksgiving standoff ends well for suspect, police

Cool heads prevailed Thanksgiving Day during a brief, tense standoff with Walla Walla police during which a man with a gun told an officer to shoot him.

Assault charge filed in overdose case

WALLA WALLA — The brother of a woman who died from an accidental overdose last winter has been charged in Superior Court with beating a man he believed supplied her with the drugs.

Trial date reset in explosives threat case

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a man suspected of threatening to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park in September.

Alleged horse killer now charged with witness tampering

WALLA WALLA — A man already facing 11 criminal charges, including two in which he’s accused of killing horses in Walla Walla County in October, now finds himself in more trouble.

Court affirms sex predator’s lockup

A state Court of Appeals panel in Spokane has upheld a Walla Walla jury’s verdict locking up a man indefinitely as a sexually violent predator.

Trial date moved in vehicular assault case

WALLA WALLA — Another new trial date has been set for an area man accused of vehicular assault in connection with a two-car, injury crash last winter on U.S. Highway 12 near Touchet.

Burglar sentenced to time served since arrest

WALLA WALLA — A man was sentenced Monday afternoon in Superior Court to time-served after pleading guilty to burglarizing a Walla Walla home in September.

Man pleads innocent to vehicle assault of officer

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of felony eluding and using his vehicle to assault a Walla Walla police officer last month is set for trial Dec. 29 in Superior Court.

Man accused of killing horses arraigned

WALLA WALLA — A man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to 11 criminal charges, including two in which he’s accused of killing horses in Walla Walla County in October.

Third local homicide trial delayed

WALLA WALLA — The unavailability of a key witness has delayed a third homicide trial that had been set for this month in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Accused bank robber gets new trial date

WALLA WALLA — This week’s trial in the case of a man suspected of pulling off a heist at the Banner Bank branch at 600 S. Ninth Avenue in June has been postponed again in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Mental evaluation OK’d for bomb threat suspect

WALLA WALLA — Payment has been approved for a mental examination of a man suspected of threatening to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park in September.

Man charged in two-state pursuit after vehicle theft

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of stealing a truck and later leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase from Touchet into Oregon in September has been charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court with three felonies.

Trial in theft, eluding case again postponed

WALLA WALLA — Trial has been postponed a third time in the case of a local man accused of breaking into a neighbor’s residence in April, stealing a vehicle and leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with him crashing in a field east of the Walla Walla Regional Airport.

Voters give local state reps return tickets

WALLA WALLA — Voters in the state’s 16th Legislative District have decided to return two familiar faces to Olympia for additional two-year terms.

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'Let it go' this Halloween

On Friday, ghosts, goblins, vampires and all sorts of creepy crawlies — or less-scary facsimiles of them — will descend on neighborhoods with their annual threats of “trick or treat.”

Trial set for man accused of murder in Burbank

WALLA WALLA — A December trial date has been set for a defendant accused of gunning down a man four years ago in Burbank.

Multiple offender to serve 19 months in prison

WALLA WALLA — A man who escaped custody and fled to Colorado in June was sentenced Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a year and seven months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple local charges.

Two charged in robbery at Walla Walla home

WALLA WALLA — Two suspects in last week’s robbery at a residence in the 400 block of Harrison Street have been charged with multiple felonies.

Suspect in Burbank shooting death pleads innocent

WALLA WALLA — A suspect in the 2010 slaying of a man who was gunned down in Burbank pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to first-degree murder.

Assault, robbery suspect pleads guilty to riot charge, other charges dismissed

A defendant accused of involvement in an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant last year pleaded guilty Thursday in Superior Court to riot.

Vehicle assault charge filed for August crash

An area woman has been charged with causing a traffic collision in August, injuring another driver.

Sheriff Turner campaign mailer raises questions

Police Chief Scott Bieber adamantly maintains he’s not endorsing either Sheriff John Turner or Deputy Sgt. Tom Cooper in this fall’s election, despite a campaign mailer the sheriff’s campaign sent to county residents.

Sex predator to remain locked up indefinitely

A civil commitment trial this week to determine if a former area man is a sexually violent predator was abruptly aborted Tuesday when he agreed he meets the definition and should continue being confined indefinitely.

Charges filed in imprisonment, arson case

A man suspected of holding his former girlfriend against her will, then setting a fire outside her apartment late last week was charged Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Trial set for explosives suicide suspect

A man suspected of threatening to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park last month pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Suspect in 2010 murder in Burbank returned to Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — A suspect in the 2010 slaying of a man who was gunned down in Burbank has been returned to Walla Walla County to face the murder charge.

Separate homicide trials pushed to 2015

WALLA WALLA — Two local homicide trials that were scheduled for November now are set to begin early next year in order for a key witness to testify.

Trials postponed in robbery, abduction cases

WALLA WALLA — Two unrelated trials set for Thursday this week in Superior Court have been postponed.

Park pepper-sprayer to serve time in jail

A Walla Walla resident who was high on drugs when he pepper-sprayed a man at the downtown Heritage Square Park in July will serve nine months in the County Jail.

Trial set for burglary suspect

A man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to four felonies related to a burglary at a Walla Walla home last month that police say was sexually motivated.

Man gets 3 years for role after Olivos killing

A 23-year-old man who pleaded guilty to helping a murder suspect following the gun slaying of a Walla Walla woman last winter was sentenced Monday to three years in prison.

Assault trial for suspect in gang brawl postponed

WALLA WALLA — 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.

Child porn trial delayed again

WALLA WALLA — Next week’s trial of a man accused of electronically uploading and possessing child pornography has been postponed until Dec. 10 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

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