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Man charged in police pursuit

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of trying, but failing, to evade police this week was formally charged Thursday afternoon in Superior Court with three crimes.

New pleas spell earlier release for imprisoned Dixie man

WALLA WALLA — A Dixie man serving a six-year prison sentence for causing a developmentally disabled young woman to have sexual contact with him in 2012 and for possessing child pornography on his laptop computer likely will be free before he expected.

Woman pleads guilty in burglary case

WALLA WALLA — A woman suspected of being involved in a home-invasion robbery in Waitsburg in October pleaded guilty this morning to a reduced charge.

Man, woman plead innocent to roles in shooting death

WALLA WALLA — Two defendants accused of helping a murder suspect after he allegedly shot and killed a 20-year-old Walla Walla woman are scheduled for trial beginning March 11.

Chronic criminal’s sentence to include drug rehab

WALLA WALLA — A man with a long history of drug addiction has been given an opportunity to address his problem.

Robbery suspect apprehended

Thomas Deleon is one five men involved in an unarmed attack, police say.

WALLA WALLA — A second defendant accused of participating in attacks on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant in May has been apprehended.

Suspected driver in Walla Walla shooting nabbed at US border

WALLA WALLA — Officials have apprehended a man suspected of driving a vehicle from which a passenger — now serving prison time — shot at rival gang members in Walla Walla in 2011.

New trial date set for eluding suspect

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a Connell, Wash., man accused of leading law enforcement on a 15-mile vehicle chase in the Walla Walla area in August.

New pleas will cut sentence for child molester

WALLA WALLA ­— A local man who initially was sentenced to at least a decade in prison for sexual assaults on two underage girls at a New Year’s Eve party three years ago apparently won’t have to spend any more time behind bars.

Idaho escapees face Walla Walla County charges

WALLA WALLA — Two men authorities say escaped from an Idaho prison last weekend face multiple felony charges in Walla Walla County after their capture Monday near Touchet.

Attempted rape charge against teen dismissed

WALLA WALLA — A criminal charge accusing a teenager of trying to rape a girl in the training room at Waitsburg High School in November has been dismissed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Suspect in drive-by pleads guilty to conspiracy

WALLA WALLA — A man accused in the shootings of two people in a car last summer pleaded guilty Thursday in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a felony charge.

Bail set for associates of murder suspect

WALLA WALLA — Bail has been increased for a man accused of assisting murder suspect Carlos Valdez following the homicide of Yesica Olivos.

Former judge plans to represent himself in child porn case

WALLA WALLA — Although no longer licensed to practice law in this state, a former attorney who was a local District Court Judge in the 1990s will represent himself in the child pornography case against him.

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Big screen, big vision

They might not be fancy, red-carpet movie premieres, but they feel that special to the dozens of guests who routinely attend outdoor screenings of family friendly fare at Marty and Susan Huie’s outdoor theater.

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Teenager charged as adult in woman's murder

WALLA WALLA — A teenager accused of killing a 20-year-old Walla Walla woman has been officially charged in the adult department of Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Suspect in Walla Walla murder nabbed in Spokane

WALLA WALLA — Spokane authorities have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the shooting death of a Walla Walla woman whose body was found down a 25-foot embankment in Walla Walla County last week.

Waitsburg home-invasion thief pleads guilty

WALLA WALLA — A man with an extensive criminal record faces about two years in prison for stealing from a Waitsburg resident in what officials said was a home-invasion robbery in October.

Prison lifer gets 25 more years in assault on officer

WALLA WALLA — A Washington State Penitentiary lifer was sentenced Monday afternoon in Superior Court to 25 years in prison for a February 2012 attack on a correctional sergeant who was spared serious injury because of items in and on his uniform.

Trial date set for man with history of vehicle pursuits

WALLA WALLA — An area man with a history of leading officers on vehicle chases pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in his latest case filed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Former judge accused of possessing child porn

The Internet porn was found on John Junke’s computer when he took it to a shop for repairs.

WALLA WALLA — A disbarred lawyer who once was Walla Walla County District Court judge has been charged with possessing Internet child pornography on his personal computer devices late last summer.

New trial date set in home invasion case

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a woman accused of being involved in a home-invasion robbery in Waitsburg in October.

Lawsuit filed in New York Store shooting death

WALLA WALLA — The mother of a man killed following a burglary at the New York Store last year has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against owner John Saul, who shot the fleeing intruder.

Man sentenced for assaulting deputy at Walla Walla County Fairgrounds

WALLA WALLA — A man who recently was acquitted of assaulting a Walla Walla police detective by pointing a gun at him last year was handed a suspended jail sentence this morning for striking a Benton County sheriff’s deputy about three months later.

Jury hung on prison smuggling charge

But the Walla Walla County panel did find Steven Hackett guilty of pot possession

WALLA WALLA — A Superior Court jury this week was unable to decide unanimously whether a Spokane man is guilty of helping leave marijuana for distribution on the grounds of the Washington State Penitentiary in June.

Man receives suspended sentence in May attacks

WALLA WALLA — A defendant who admitted involvement in attacks on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant in May was handed a suspended sentence Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

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Courtroom technology advances in digital age

The realtime court reporting system provides Judge Lohrmann with instant access to records during trials.

Trial set for man accused of setting up meth lab at motel

WALLA WALLA — A trial date has been set for a career criminal who police say set up a large methamphetamine lab at a local motel in 2011.

Longtime offender pleads guilty to charges eluding, theft

WALLA WALLA — A longtime criminal pleaded guilty Monday to leading law enforcement on a Fourth-of-July vehicle chase east of the city.

Suspect in July shooting booked

WALLA WALLA — Officials have arrested a third alleged gang member accused in the shootings of two people in a car in July.

Teen charged in attempted rape at Waitsburg High School

Cobie A Brown, 17, pleaded not guilty in the Waitsburg High School incident.

Man accused in Eastgate Walla Walla assaults pleads guilty

WALLA WALLA — A defendant accused of participating in attacks on two men in the Eastgate area in May entered a guilty plea Monday afternoon in Superior Court to a gross-misdemeanor charge.

Man sentenced in string of commercial burglaries

WALLA WALLA — A man who committed a rash of commercial burglaries in the city over the summer was handed a prison sentence Monday afternoon that emphasizes compliance with drug treatment.

Pizzeria robber gets 13 months in prison

WALLA WALLA — A man has been ordered to serve a year and one month in prison for robbing Domino’s pizza shop in October.

Jury acquits Walla Walla man who pointed gun at detective

WALLA WALLA — A man has been acquitted of assaulting a Walla Walla police detective by pointing a loaded semiautomatic pistol at him last year.

Trial set for man in burglary, assault case

WALLA WALLA — A Waitsburg man accused of entering a woman’s home last month and attacking her is set for trial starting Jan. 27.

Man sentenced to jail in Eastgate Walla Walla shooting

WALLA WALLA — A man, apologetic for having fired a handgun from a moving vehicle in the city about a year ago, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Superior Court to four months in the County Jail.

Community service ordered in eluding case

WALLA WALLA — A local man was ordered Tuesday afternoon to perform 216 hours of community service in lieu of jail time for leading police on a vehicle pursuit through the city in September that ended with him hitting a power pole.

Walla Walla pizzeria robber admits guilt

WALLA WALLA — The man who robbed a pizzeria in October faces up to a year and two months in prison after entering guilty pleas Tuesday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Death threat charges dropped against man

Francisco C. Delarosa was deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial

WALLA WALLA — Charges against a man accused of threatening to kill local officials in May have been dismissed in Superior Court because he is not mentally competent for his case to proceed.

Officials learn name of Burbank killing suspect

DNA evidence links the man to the shooting three years ago.

WALLA WALLA — A recently received report on DNA evidence has led officials to believe they now know the complete identity of a suspect sought in the slaying of a man who was gunned down in Burbank three years ago.

Woman sentenced in boyfriend's stabbing

WALLA WALLA — A local woman who in February stabbed her then-boyfriend in the arm while at their Walla Walla apartment was handed a suspended sentence Monday afternoon in Superior Court.

Burbank man pleads guilty to reduced charges in marijuana grow case

WALLA WALLA — A criminal drug case against a Burbank man that has been ongoing for 2½ years finally is reaching a conclusion in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Stabber found criminally insane

Ryan L. Farr, who stabbed a woman multiple times, will be sent to a state mental institution.

Burglary, assault charges filed in Waitsburg clubbing

WALLA WALLA — A Waitsburg man was formally charged Friday afternoon with entering a woman’s home last week and attacking her.

Man sentenced for attack in adult living complex

WALLA WALLA — A man was sentenced this morning to six years and three months in prison for an attack in September at Affinity at Walla Walla.

Updated: Jury frees Eastgate shooting suspect

Timothy Parlor was acquitted of first-degree assault with a firearm after a two-day trial.

WALLA WALLA — Timothy Parlor exhaled, smiled, looked upward, and raised his hands in the air in a quick, silent clap.

Man acquitted in Walla Walla shooting case

WALLA WALLA — A Superior Court jury late Wednesday afternoon acquitted a local man of shooting an acquaintance in an Eastgate alley in April.

Trial opens in Walla Walla shooting case

Arguments raise claims about a drug enterprise and questions about who the ‘true shooter’ is.

WALLA WALLA — A man who was shot and left for dead in an Eastgate alley in April identified his assailant to a jury Tuesday.

Trial date set in Waitsburg home invasion

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of committing a home-invasion robbery in Waitsburg earlier this month pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.