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Suspect admits stealing sheriff’s Jeep

WALLA WALLA — The man arrested for the theft of Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner’s personal Jeep this month admitted his guilt Monday in Superior Court.

Driver charged with vehicular homicide in Sunday crash

WALLA WALLA — The driver accused of being drunk and killing a woman Sunday in a collision on state Route 125 at the Walmart intersection has been charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court with vehicular homicide.

Updated: Woman dies, man arrested in collision

COLLEGE PLACE — A Walla Walla woman died Sunday and a Milton-Freewater man suspected of driving drunk is in custody after a collision near Walmart on Sunday.

Suspect booked on charge of eluding police

WALLA WALLA — A Milton-Freewater man has been booked into the Walla Walla County Jail to face a charge he led authorities on a 7-mile pursuit from College Place into Umatilla County in March.

Trial date reset in vehicular homicide case

WALLA WALLA — Trial has been postponed in the case of a former Walla Walla man facing criminal charges stemming from a head-on vehicle crash in 2012 that killed two people and substantially injured two others on U.S. Highway 12.

Man accused of robbing wife pleads to lesser charges

WALLA WALLA — A plea agreement in the case of a man accused of robbing his wife of her purse this summer has spared him a lengthy prison term.

Man pleads guilty to aiding suspect after homicide

WALLA WALLA — One of the primary suspects in the gun slaying of a Walla Walla woman last winter faces up to four years in prison after pleading guilty this morning to helping the accused murderer after the crime occurred.

Man accused of stealing sheriff’s Jeep charged

WALLA WALLA — The man suspected of stealing Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner’s Jeep Wrangler this week was formally charged Thursday afternoon in Superior Court with theft of a motor vehicle.

New trial date set for burglary, eluding suspect

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for 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.

State high court to review Walla Walla murder trial appeal

WALLA WALLA — A state Court of Appeals decision to grant convicted murderer Benito Gomez a new trial might not be the final answer.

Lawyer loses bid to toss murder case

WALLA WALLA — A murder case against a suspect in the 2010 slaying of a man who was gunned down in Burbank will continue following a Walla Walla County Superior Court judge’s ruling Thursday.

Man pleads innocent to escaping custody charge

WALLA WALLA — A man facing multiple criminal charges pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to escaping custody in June.

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A pretty fair workload

Work crews, board members and volunteers at the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days are in the throes of living this year’s theme.

Man convicted of felony for exposing himself aboard bus

WALLA WALLA — A man with apparent mental health issues has been convicted of a felony charge for exposing himself on a Valley Transit bus last spring.

New trial date set for bank robbery suspect

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a man suspected of pulling off a heist at the Banner Bank branch at 600 S. Ninth Avenue in June.

High court to decide whether to hear trial access issue

WALLA WALLA — The state Supreme Court is scheduled to decide next month whether to review an appeals court ruling that grants a new trial for a gang member serving life for murdering a rival and shooting at other people in a 2011 confrontation in a Walla Walla alley.

Charges dropped against woman in robbery

WALLA WALLA — Criminal charges are being dismissed in the case of a Pendleton woman accused of being involved in the robbery of a College Place resident in June.

Trial date set in kidnap attempt case

WALLA WALLA — An area woman is set for trial Oct. 9 and 10 on charges she tried to abduct her young children from their adoptive mother in College Place in June.

Trial set for driver in crash that killed two

WALLA WALLA — A former Walla Walla man was arraigned Monday afternoon in Superior Court on criminal charges stemming from a head-on vehicle crash in 2012 that killed two people and substantially injured two others on U.S. Highway 12.

Money allocated to evaluate bank robbery suspect

WALLA WALLA — Money has been authorized for a mental evaluation of a man suspected of pulling off a heist at the Banner Bank branch at 600 S. Ninth Avenue in June.

Accused pepper sprayer pleads innocent

WALLA WALLA — A local resident pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to pepper-spraying a man at the downtown Heritage Square Park last month.

Gang brawlers get mixed sentences

WALLA WALLA — Three men involved in a fight between rival gangs at the Walla Walla Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store were sentenced Monday in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Man facing criminal charges who fled area back in custody

WALLA WALLA — A man facing multiple criminal charges who fled the area in June has been booked back into the Walla Walla County Jail.

Eastgate attack suspect pleads guilty, sentenced

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of involvement in an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant last year pleaded guilty this morning to a felony charge in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

College Place robber gets two-years in prison

WALLA WALLA — A Pendleton man has been sentenced to two years in prison for robbing a College Place woman of prescription medication at her home in June.

Suspect arrested in hit-and-run injury crash

WALLA WALLA — The driver of a Dodge Durango was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly fled the scene of a collision with a motorcyclist in the Eastgate area.

Robbery-assault suspect given trial date

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of involvement in an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant last year pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Assault charge filed in park pepper spray attack

WALLA WALLA — A local resident who allegedly pepper-sprayed a man at the downtown Heritage Square Park last week was formally charged Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Shotgun-wielding man in gang brawl pleads guilty

A man who reportedly fired a sawed-off shotgun in the air, ending a melee at the Walla Walla Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store in June, pleaded guilty Friday in Superior Court to two felonies.

Brawlers plead guilty in gang fight

WALLA WALLA — Two men pleaded guilty Tuesday in Superior Court to a felony charge stemming from a fight in June between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.

Waitsburg woman arrested in attempted kidnap case

WALLA WALLA — An area woman has been arrested on charges she tried to abduct her young children from their adoptive mother in College Place last month.

Driver in crash that killed two returned to Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — A former Walla Walla man made his first appearance in Superior Court this morning to start facing criminal charges stemming from a head-on vehicle crash in 2012 that killed two people and substantially injured two others on U.S. Highway 12.

Trial again delayed for vehicular assault suspect

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.

Suspect in Burbank slaying in custody in California

WALLA WALLA — Officials have located a murder suspect sought for the slaying of a man who was gunned down in Burbank in 2010.

Murder trial postponed again

The defense team was granted more time to prepare.

WALLA WALLA — The trial of a man accused of shooting to death a Walla Walla woman is postponed again in Superior Court, this time to allow the defense more time to prepare.

Walla Walla woman charged with attempted kidnapping

WALLA WALLA — A local woman has been charged with trying to abduct her young daughters from their adoptive mother last month.

Sheriff touts experience in call for second term

WALLA WALLA — County Sheriff John Turner and his supporters claim challengers Barry Blackman and Tom Cooper can’t come close to Turner’s education, training and experience for the job.

Turner replies to opponents’ claims

WALLA WALLA — Opponents of Sheriff John Turner’s re-election campaign don’t take much issue with his full-time law enforcement coverage, the K-9 program or involvement in the anti-gang initiative.

Walla Walla bank robbery suspect set for August trial

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of pulling off a heist at the Banner Bank branch at 600 S. Ninth Ave. last month is set for trial Aug. 26 and 27.

Rape conviction brings 10-month sentence

WALLA WALLA — A man was sentenced Monday afternoon in Superior Court to 10 months in the County Jail for raping a woman at his residence in February, a crime during which police intervened.

Man arraigned in connection with gang fight at gas station

WALLA WALLA — A man was arraigned Monday in Walla Walla County Superior Court on charges related to a fight last month between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.

August trial set for Walla Walla man in child porn case

WALLA WALLA — A man who was manager at a local apartment building pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to electronically uploading and possessing child pornography.

Two Walla Walla County trials granted new start dates

WALLA WALLA — Two unrelated criminal trials scheduled for next week in Superior Court have been postponed by the defendants signing waivers agreeing to new dates for their proceedings to begin.

Walla Walla apartment manager charged with possessing child porn

WALLA WALLA — A man who was manager at a local apartment building has been formally charged in Superior Court with electronically uploading and possessing child pornography.

Trial set for man in theft, eluding case

WALLA WALLA — A local man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to criminal charges accusing him 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 Regional Airport.

Apartment manager jailed in child porn case

WALLA WALLA — The manager of a local housing complex was arrested Wednesday for allegedly possessing child pornography on electronic devices officials found in his apartment.

Bank robbery suspect charged; bail set at $50,000

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of pulling off a heist at the Banner Bank branch at 600 S. Ninth Ave. last week was charged Monday afternoon in Superior Court with first-degree robbery.

Trial set for College Place robbery suspects

WALLA WALLA — Two defendants were arraigned Monday afternoon in Superior Court on charges relating to the robbery of a College Place woman of prescription medication at her home this month.

Suspect charged with exposure to stand trial

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of exposing himself on a Valley Transit bus is set for trial Aug. 19 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Abuse suspect faces added charge of witness tampering

WALLA WALLA — A man who allegedly assaulted his two young stepdaughters in a pattern of abuse that lasted for more than two years pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to a separate charge.

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