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Terry McConn

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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.

Suspect in Walla Walla pizzeria robbery to go to trial in December

WALLA WALLA — The suspect in the armed robbery of Domino’s this month is set for trial beginning Dec. 16 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Shooter in Walla Walla drive-by pleads guilty to three crimes

WALLA WALLA — A man who fired a handgun from a moving vehicle in the city a year ago faces up to a year in the County Jail after pleading guilty Monday afternoon to three crimes.

Walla Walla man admits guilt in police eluding case

WALLA WALLA — A local man pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to leading police on a vehicle pursuit through the city last month that ended with him hitting a power pole.

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Halloween horror, or happy Halloween

Halloween décor, from lighthearted and whimsical to dark and foreboding

Firmly embedded in religious roots, Halloween for centuries has been associated with celebrations and festivals of the dead.

Error permits sexual assault case to be retried

Defendant Phillip S. Ingram can withdraw his plea or be resentenced by another judge

Guilty plea entered in boyfriend stabbing

WALLA WALLA — A local woman who stabbed her boyfriend in the arm while at their Walla Walla apartment in February pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Superior Court to a reduced charge.

Woman sentenced in prison contraband case

WALLA WALLA — A Spokane woman who pleaded guilty to leaving marijuana and chewing tobacco for distribution on the grounds of the Washington State Penitentiary in June was sentenced Monday afternoon to 45 days on electronic home monitoring at her own expense.

Armed robbery suspect formally charged

WALLA WALLA — The suspect in the armed robbery of Domino’s this week was formally charged Thursday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Trial in rendering criminal assistance case postponed

WALLA WALLA — This week’s trial for a suspect accused of helping a man leave the area of an Eastgate shooting in April has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Man’s assault trial reset for Dec. 16

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a man accused of pointing a loaded semiautomatic pistol at a Walla Walla police detective last year.

Stolen firearm charge added in drive-by shooting case

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of firing a handgun from a moving vehicle about a year ago now faces a fourth charge in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Charge against ex-prison counselor dropped

WALLA WALLA — The prosecution has dismissed a criminal charge against a former Washington State Penitentiary employee accused of having sex with an inmate in 2008 and 2009.

Second Waitsburg burglary suspect charged

WALLA WALLA — The second suspect allegedly involved in a home-invasion robbery in Waitsburg late last week has been formally charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Updated: Sentence on hold in infant assault

Pending an appeal, Alan R. Hackney could serve 3 years in prison.

WALLA WALLA — An area man convicted of assaulting his infant daughter early this year was sentenced Monday afternoon to three years in prison.

Suspect in Walla Walla attacks set for December trial

WALLA WALLA — A suspect accused of participating in attacks on two men in the Eastgate area in May is set for trial starting Dec. 16 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

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School bond rate rise will boost taxpayer cost

Rates are 50-60 percent higher than they were when voters rejected a Wa-Hi overhaul last year.

WALLA WALLA — You get what you pay for. Unfortunately for district taxpayers, if voters now were to decide to renovate Walla Walla High School to the extent of the proposal they turned down in the February bond election, they’d be paying substantially more.

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Surveys reject major bond issue

The School District will have to chart its course carefully to ensure voter support.

Trial in business burglaries case reset

WALLA WALLA — Next week’s trial for a man suspected of committing a rash of commercial burglaries has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Ex-officer’s trial in inmate sex case reset

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a former Washington State Penitentiary employee accused of having sex with an inmate in 2008 and 2009.

Woman pleads guilty in prison contraband case

WALLA WALLA — A Spokane woman accused of intentionally leaving marijuana and chewing tobacco for distribution at the Washington State Penitentiary in June pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Driver in multi-injury crash gets suspended sentence

WALLA WALLA — The driver of a car that plowed into a parked sport utility vehicle, injuring his passengers, was handed a time-served sentence Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Man admits guilt in burglary-assault case

WALLA WALLA — The defendant in last month’s attack of a man at Affinity at Walla Walla faces several years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to four felonies.

Suspect in drive-by pleads guilty to conspiracy

WALLA WALLA — A second alleged gang member accused in the shootings of two people in a car this summer has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Suspect pleads in legal twist to aid prosecution of others

WALLA WALLA — An alleged gang member accused in the shootings of two people in a vehicle this summer has entered into an unusual and complicated plea agreement that might help officials prosecute his co-defendants.

Walla Walla rapist loses court appeal

WALLA WALLA — The state Court of Appeals has rejected a local man’s contention that his guilty pleas to two rapes are invalid.

Speedy trial waived by suspect in Walla Walla attack

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a man accused of participating in an attack on two pedestrians in the area of Chase Avenue and Maple Street early this year.

Father convicted of assault of infant

A jury decided the baby’s skull fractures were not caused by an accidental drop.

Jury convicts man of assaulting infant daughter

WALLA WALLA — An area man has been convicted of assaulting his infant daughter by fracturing her skull early this year.

Man pleads to reckless driving in injury wreck

WALLA WALLA — The driver of a car who was accused of injuring two of his passengers when the vehicle plowed into a parked sport utility vehicle in June has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

David Polk appeals child porn convictions, sentencing

WALLA WALLA — David N. Polk is appealing his eight child-pornography convictions and the exceptionally long 10-year sentence he was handed this week.

Multiple charges filed in pursuit, DUI case

WALLA WALLA — A local man faces three criminal charges after allegedly leading police on a pursuit through the city late last week, ending with the suspect’s vehicle hitting a power pole.

Man charged in attack at retirement community

WALLA WALLA — The suspect in last weekend’s attack of a man at Affinity at Walla Walla was charged Tuesday in Superior Court with four felonies.

Trial delayed for man in pursuit east of Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — Trial for a man accused of leading police on a vehicle chase east of the city on July 4 has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

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David Polk sentenced to 10 years in child pornography case

David Polk of College Place, convicted on child pornography charges, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison.

Third inmate pleads guilty in attack on correctional officers

WALLA WALLA — A third Washington State Penitentiary inmate has been sentenced to additional time for assaulting three correctional officers in December.

Trial set for November in Walla Walla shooting case

WALLA WALLA — Two alleged gang members pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to shooting at two people who were wounded in a vehicle this summer.

Man sentenced for lying about shooting

WALLA WALLA — A defendant was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to one year and one month in prison for lying to authorities after the shooting of a man in an Eastgate alley in April.

Bail reduced for men charged in Walla Walla shootings

WALLA WALLA — Bail amounts for two men jailed in connection with the shootings of two people in a vehicle last month were reduced this morning in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Arrest warrants issued for five men in Eastgate beatings

WALLA WALLA — Five suspects have been charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court with participating in attacks on two men in the Eastgate area in May.

Suspects in drive-by shooting returned to Walla Walla to face charges

WALLA WALLA — Two suspects in the shootings of a man and woman in Walla Walla last month have been returned to the county to face multiple felony charges.

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Doctor picked for open seat on Walla Walla School Board

WALLA WALLA — The four current Walla Walla School Board members today chose Dr. David Hampson to join the panel starting next week. Following public interviews with the position’s three applicants, the board unanimously selected the local physician as its fifth member.

Inmate receives five-year sentence in assault on officer

WALLA WALLA — A second Washington State Penitentiary inmate has been sentenced for assaulting three correctional officers in December.

Walla Walla man receives jail sentence in pursuit case

WALLA WALLA — A local man will begin serving a three-month jail sentence this week for leading a Walla Walla police officer on a vehicle chase in June in the southwest part of the city.

Finalists were only applicants for fill-in post on Walla Walla School Board

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School Board has revealed the names of the three applicants seeking appointment later this month to an open spot on the panel.

Walla Walla School District adopts $65.3 million budget

The Walla Walla School District’s general fund for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1 reflects an increase in state money that will be used to pay for additional teachers, classified staff members and salary and benefit hikes.

Connell man pleads innocent in chase that ended outside Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — A Connell man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to leading law enforcement on a 15-mile vehicle chase earlier this month.

Trial date set for Waitsburg man in burglary spree

WALLA WALLA — A Waitsburg man suspected of committing a recent rash of commercial burglaries is set for trial starting Oct. 15 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Trial reset for inmate charged in officer assault

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a Washington State Penitentiary inmate accused of participating in an attack last year on a correctional sergeant who was spared serious injury because of items in and on his uniform.

School Board set to announce finalists for fill-in appointment

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School Board on Tuesday is expected to announce finalists from among three applicants to replace member Max Carrera, who resigned his position effective this month.