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Trial dates set for Weston man John Mattila in manslaughter case

PENDLETON — Manslaughter defendant John McKenzie Mattila of Weston has new trial dates. Court records show the Umatilla County Circuit Court set a trial readiness hearing in the case for Oct. 12 and then a 12-person jury trial for six days, Nov. 15-19 and 22. A jury in March 2020...
WESTON, OR
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A two-vehicle crash near Touchet led to injuries (Touchet, WA)

On Monday afternoon, two people escaped serious injuries following a two-vehicle collision near Touchet. The incident took place on U.S. Highway 12 near Touchet. The preliminary investigation showed that Isabella Santos, of Spanaway, Washington, was driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla east towards Walla Walla at about 12:45 p.m. At some point, she slowed to allow a delivery truck in front of her to make a left turn.
TOUCHET, WA
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Another Thompkins appears in court

WALLA WALLA – Another suspect in this summer’s group attack in Walla Walla made his first court appearance in court Monday. Jeremiah Ademu Thompkins, 18, of Pendleton is charged with first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and criminal mischief following the July 5 incident on Prospect Avenue.
WALLA WALLA, WA
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Nobody injured as collision near Touchet briefly blocks traffic Monday

TOUCHET — A two-vehicle car crash Monday afternoon, Oct. 18, on U.S. Highway 12 near Touchet blocked traffic for around 30 minutes but caused no serious injuries, according to law enforcement. Isabella Santos, of Spanaway, Washington, was driving in a 2014 Toyota Corolla east toward Walla Walla around 12:45 p.m....
TOUCHET, WA
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House arrest lifted for College Place man accused of child sex crimes

A College Place man accused of raping a child is no longer on house arrest but must still wear an electronic home monitoring device while awaiting trial. Ryan Dahlin, 30, who has pleaded not guilty to four counts of criminal activity involving the same 12-year-old Walla Walla girl, was in Walla Walla County Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 19, to request the removal of the house-arrest order.
COLLEGE PLACE, WA
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Kidnapper pleads guilty

WALLA WALLA – A College Place man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and assault involving two people from Walla Walla in late July has pleaded guilty to amended charges. Brian J. Rosenkranz, 42, will be sentenced on Monday, Nov. 8 on two counts of unlawful imprisonment, assault, harassment, and theft.
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Walla Walla man injured in Sunday crash on Rose Street and Myra Road

A 72-year-old Walla Walla man was injured in a collision at the intersection of Rose Street and Myra Road on Sunday, Oct. 17, according to Washington State Patrol. David H. Svehaug was driving a 2010 Toyota RAV4 west on Rose Street at about 12:24 p.m. when his SUV was struck by a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville being driven east on Rose by 26-year-old Walla Wallan Jason M. Malcolm-Fey, the WSP report stated.
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WSP investigating injury collision

WALLA WALLA – The Washington State Patrol reports one person was injured Sunday afternoon in a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Rose Street and Myra Road. Troopers said Jason M. Malcolm-Fey, 26, of Walla Walla was eastbound on Rose Street and struck another vehicle in the intersection driven by David H. Svehaug, 72, also of Walla Walla at 12:24 p.m.
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A two-vehicle crash near Wallula Junction led to minor injuries (Wallula, WA)

On Sunday, no serious injuries were reported after a two-vehicle accident on State Route 730 near Wallula Junction. As per the initial information, the incident took place shortly before 1 p.m. in which a semi-truck and a black Lexus were involved. Officials partially shut down eastbound traffic as crews worked at the scene. As of Monday afternoon, authorities have not confirmed the cause that led to the accident.
WALLULA, WA
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Yakima man charged with rape, threats to kill at Walla Walla Sleep Center

A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the city of Walla Walla’s Sleep Center last week is in Walla Walla County Jail facing three felony charges. Will A. Stubblefield Jr., 46, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 6, and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree burglary, both Class A felonies, and with harassment, a Class C felony.
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No injuries in Sunday collision near Wallula Junction involving semi

There were no serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision on state Route 730 near Wallula Junction Sunday, Oct. 10, involving a semi-truck and a black Lexus, according to the Washington State Patrol. Little information was immediately available on the crash, which occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday and partially blocked...
WALLULA, WA
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Corrections officer, alleged biker gang leader, extradited; M-F man charged with attacking karaoke singer at Georgia wing shack

Two Milton-Freewater men, including a corrections officer at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, who police allege are active members of an outlaw motorcycle gang, were taken into custody by Georgia authorities Wednesday, Oct. 6, according to a press release from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. In a Friday,...
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83-year-old Walla Walla woman injured in crash with semi-truck near Burbank

BURBANK — An 83-year-old Walla Walla woman was injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck 15 miles east of Burbank, according to a release from the Washington State Patrol. George Carpenter, 86, of Walla Walla, was driving east on state Route 124 in a 2014 Ford Edge...
BURBANK, WA
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Walla Walla couple injured in head-on crash near Pendleton

PENDLETON — Two Walla Walla people and one person from Adams were all injured in a crash just after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, on Highway 11 between Pendleton and Adams, according to Oregon State Police. Based on a crash report from OSP, the crash happened when a silver Ford...
PENDLETON, OR
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Thompkins wants charges dismissed

WALLA WALLA – A Pendleton man arrested after allegedly organizing a group attack this summer in Walla Walla will be back in Walla Walla Superior Court today. According to court records, a motion to dismiss has been filed in the case against Charles Thompkins Jr., 63, who has pled not guilty to charges of first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, criminal mischief, and harassment.
WALLA WALLA, WA
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RV fire blocks S.R. 12 between Waitsburg and Dayton

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — State troopers are on the scene of a smokey fire that is blocking traffic on S.R. 12 between Dayton and Waitsburg on Friday afternoon. Local authorities closed nearby roadways due to the danger presented by the ignited vehicle. Sources driving through the area told KAPP KVEW...
WAITSBURG, WA