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Terry McConn

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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.

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.”