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Assault trial again postponed

This week’s scheduled trial of a man accused of assaulting his two young stepdaughters in a pattern of abuse has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Trial date moved in burglary, theft case

A new trial date has been set for a man charged with 13 crimes stemming from residential burglaries and thefts in Waitsburg late last year.

Robbery, assault suspect jailed after missing court appearance

A woman now is locked up as she waits to be arraigned on six criminal charges related to a robbery at a local convenience store and assaults on two law enforcement officers in November.

Walla Walla crime suspect’s mental capacity in question

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 probably didn’t have the mental capacity at the time to commit the crimes.

Trial date reset in vehicular assault case

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

Multiple offender in pursuit case also gets time for mail theft

A multiple offender who 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 was sentenced Monday afternoon for mail theft in a separate case.

Suspect in wild police pursuit faces charges

A suspect has been booked into the Walla Walla County Jail to face charges stemming from a 43-minute vehicle chase in the Valley last July, during which items were thrown at pursuing officers.

Man admits assault outside Blue Ridge Elementary

A Walla Walla man pleaded guilty Wednesday to assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s brother during a struggle outside Blue Ridge Elementary School last month.

Walla Walla man faces prison for child molestation, porn

A Walla Walla man faces up to about 9½ years in prison for having sexual contact with an underage girl last year and possessing Internet child pornography in January.

Mail, identity thief pleads to multiple charges

A woman has admitted having mail that was stolen from multiple Walla Walla Valley addresses in December, in addition to committing four other crimes.

Assault suspect in drug death case pleads to harassment

The brother of a woman who died from an accidental overdose early last year has admitted threatening to kill a man he believed supplied her with the drugs.

Suspect charged in eluding case

A local man faces three charges stemming from a vehicle pursuit involving police officers in Walla Walla last month.

Hyndman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A man pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Superior Court to driving drunk and killing a woman in a vehicle collision at the Walmart intersection in September.

Man pleads innocent in child porn charge

A Walla Walla County registered sex offender pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to uploading child pornography on the Internet last month.

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Panorama - Spring breathes renewal into Valley

Now that we’re getting used to the time change ... It’s time to spring forward again — To spring.

Walla Walla man sentenced for child porn possession

A Walla Walla man with a history of viewing child pornography was sentenced this morning to 8½ years in prison for possessing hundreds of such illegal images last year.

Man to serve more than 5 years for causing deadly crash

A local man will serve five years and eight months in prison for causing a deadly head-on crash in 2012 while passing a vehicle on U.S. Highway 12.

Man faces trial on assault, rape charges

A local man accused of assaulting and raping a female acquaintance last month is set for trial May 5 and 6 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Local sex offender charged in child porn case

A local registered sex offender in Walla Walla now is formally accused in Superior Court of uploading child pornography on the Internet last month.

Trial set for Burbank man in domestic violence case

A Burbank man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to attacking his girlfriend last month and threatening to kill her.

Judge revokes luring suspect's bail

A luring suspect’s release Thursday from the Walla Walla County Jail on bail was short-lived and he might remain behind bars for some time.

Update - Luring suspect back in custody after disobeying bail conditions

A Denver man accused of trying to arrange sex for pay with an underage girl in Walla Walla in January, then luring a different girl he encountered downtown has been released from the County Jail pending trial after bond was posted on $100,000 bail.

Trial set for man on eluding, drug charges

A motorcyclist accused of leading police on a short vehicle chase in Walla Walla last month pleaded innocent Wednesday in Superior Court to four criminal charges.

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.

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