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Walla Walla

Officials change story on why Green River killer moved

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Department of Corrections Secretary says serial killer Gary Ridgway was moved from a prison in the state to one in Colorado because he was a security threat who might harm staff.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Trial set for suspects in Walla Walla gang shooting

WALLA WALLA — A trial has been set for four men charged with murder in a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and another injured outside a tavern in Walla Walla.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Northwest

More than just wine

Don't forget Walla Walla's great shops, diners and historical sites

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Walla Walla Vintners continues to shine

WALLA WALLA — It’s been quite a year for the team at Walla Walla Vintners.Led by owners Gordy Venneri and Myles Anderson and winemaker William VonMetzger, this winery east of downtown Walla Walla has been capturing medals and acclaim at a fast clip in 2015.

Date: 11/04/2015 | Northwest Wines

Humane Society rescues pups from South Korean meat farm

WALLA WALLA — They have no names, yet.“I really want the families to be able to name them,” said Sara Archer, executive director of Blue Mountain Humane Society, dishing out a pet treat for the 80-pound dog in front of her.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Northwest

4 charged with murder in Walla Walla gang-related shooting

WALLA WALLA — Four men have been charged with murder in a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and wounded another outside a tavern in Walla Walla.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest

1 dead, 1 injured, 4 arrested in Walla Walla shooting

WALLA WALLA — Officials say one man has died and one remains hospitalized in a gang-related shooting outside a tavern in Walla Walla.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest

High school rama teacher struck, killed by truck in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — Staff, students and parents are mourning after a pickup truck struck and killed a Walla Walla High School drama teacher.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Northwest

Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, back in Walla Walla prison

SEATTLE — One of the nation’s most prolific murderers, Green River serial killer Gary Ridgway, has been returned to a Washington state prison after a transfer to Colorado upset relatives of his victims as well as investigators who handled the case.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Northwest

4 living units at Walla Walla Penitentiary on lockdown

WALLA WALLA — Four living units in the west complex of the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla are on lockdown after a fight in the outdoor recreation yards.

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest

Units at Washington state prison on lockdown after fight

WALLA WALLA — Officials at the Washington State Penitentiary say two West Complex living units were placed on lockdown after warning shots were fired during a fight involving multiple offenders.The visiting schedule for those units was cancelled Wednesday.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

Wildfire in southeast Washington 50 percent contained

WALLA WALLA — A wildfire that has burned nearly 10 square miles in southeast Washington is about 50 percent contained.

Date: 07/27/2015 | Northwest

Firefighters continue to fight wildfire near Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — Crews continue to fight a wildfire in southeast Washington that destroyed one home and seven outbuildings.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Northwest

Wildfire Near Walla Walla Continues To Burn

WALLA WALLA — Crews continue to fight a wildfire in southeast Washington that destroyed one home and threatens dozens of others.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Northwest

Hundreds fighting wildfire near Walla Walla; 1 home burned

WALLA WALLA — Crews fighting a wildfire in southeast Washington that has destroyed one home and threatens dozens others are working to prevent flames from reaching a watershed that provides drinking water for the city of Walla Walla.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest

Disaster declaration, federal funds for Walla Walla wildfire

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners has declared a state of emergency and is seeking help from the governor in dealing with the Blue Creek Wildfire.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Northwest

Pilot survives helicopter crash at wildfire near Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — A helicopter pilot fighting a wildfire in eastern Washington walked away from a crash landing Monday.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Northwest

Fight at Walla Walla penitentiary injures 3 inmates

WALLA WALLA — A Washington state Corrections Department spokesman says a fight involving multiple inmates at the state penitentiary outside Walla Walla has injured three offenders.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Northwest

Man arrested in Idaho in Washington child-abuse case

WALLA WALLA — A 25-year-old Washington man wanted in a case of severe child abuse has been arrested in Idaho.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Northwest

More scrutiny for first charter school, while West Seattle, Walla Walla apply

SEATTLE — The state’s first charter school continues to operate under careful scrutiny of the Washington State Charter School Commission, while the process for approving more charter schools moves along.

Date: 05/21/2015 | Northwest

No criminal charge for Walla Walla deputy who injured son

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla’s city attorney said he won’t file criminal charges against a top sheriff’s deputy under investigation for injuring his 15-year-old son.

Date: 05/21/2015 | Northwest

Walla Walla considers smoking ban in parks

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla may join the list of cities that have banned smoking in public parks.City officials plan to discuss the possibility at a community meeting Tuesday. A previous meeting drew passionate pleas from people on both sides of the debate.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Northwest

3-day music festival set for August in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla will host a three-day music festival in August.Organizers announced plans Monday for the event that will be headlined by the folk rock band Mumford & Sons and Washington’s own Foo Fighters. More than two dozen other bands are scheduled.

Date: 03/03/2015 | Northwest

No charges against accused Walla Walla teacher

WALLA WALLA — A prosecutor has decided not to file charges against a Walla Walla High School teacher who had been accused of inappropriately touching students.

Date: 12/21/2014 | Northwest

Man shot to death as he opens door in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — Police say man was shot to death when he answered a knock on his front door at 3 a.m. Friday in Walla Walla.Salvador Angel Gonzalez-Urincho, 25, was shot several times.Police have not arrested any suspects and are asking anyone with information to call detectives.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Northwest

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