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Terry McConn

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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.

Police eluder sentenced to two months in jail

WALLA WALLA — A Milton-Freewater man was sentenced Tuesday in Walla Walla County Superior Court to two months for leading authorities on a 7-mile pursuit from College Place into Umatilla County last spring.

Suspect in suicide bomb threat charged with two felonies

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of threatening to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park last week was charged Monday afternoon in Superior Court with two felonies.

Trial set for driver in crash that killed teacher

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of driving drunk and killing a married mother of two children in a collision this month on State Route 125 at the Walmart intersection is set for trial Nov. 19 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Adult in Walla Walla burglary case charged

WALLA WALLA — A man faces multiple felony charges in Superior Court following a burglary at a Walla Walla home this week that police say was sexually motivated.

Postponements sought in two homicide trials

WALLA WALLA — County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Nagle is asking Superior Court Judge Scott Wolfram to postpone two major trials scheduled for November because a key witness will be unavailable to testify.

Burglary, car-theft, eluding trial reset a second time

WALLA WALLA — Trial has been postponed a second 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.

Suspect’s assault trial moved to October date

WALLA WALLA — Trial for a defendant accused of involvement in an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant last year has been rescheduled in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Walla Walla man’s domestic violence sentence suspended

WALLA WALLA — A man who assaulted his wife by grabbing her purse in July has been handed a suspended yearlong sentence in Superior Court.

Man who swiped sheriff’s Jeep sentenced to time served

WALLA WALLA — A man who took a three-block joy ride in Sheriff John Turner’s personal Jeep this month was released Thursday from the County Jail after serving 15 days.

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.

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