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Washington auditor indicted, charged with false tax returns

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley — the elected official tasked with rooting out government fraud and waste — has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of filing false tax returns, obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

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Video: Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters to play in Walla Walla in August

A history making music festival will double the size of the community for one weekend this summer.

Update: 911 service restored after cable cut

Thousands of people in Walla Walla County are unable to dial 911 and other numbers after a fiber cable was cut this afternoon off Lewis Road in Pasco.

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Update: 25-year-old killed after multiple gunshots

A 25-year-old-man is dead after being shot multiple times early this morning, according to police.

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Police nab drunken bank robber

A suspect is in custody after a robbery this afternoon at the Ninth Avenue Banner Bank branch.

Updated: Three teens die in crash on Mill Creek Road

Three teenagers, including two who have been confirmed as students at Walla Walla High School, died early today in a single-vehicle crash on Mill Creek Road, according to a news release from the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office.

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.

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.

Police: Gang members hospitalized after shootings

WALLA WALLA — Two men were shot while walking in the area of the 200 block of Eagan Street on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Weather alert: Tornado warning issued in Northeastern Oregon

PENDLETON — The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a tornado warning for east central Morrow County and west central Umatilla County until 3:30 p.m. Thursday.