News for Friday, September 4, 2015



Jerry Partin

1927 - 2015

Jerry E. Partin, 88, died Sept. 2, 2015

Walla Walla kitchen fire sends man to hospital

A man was transported to a local hospital Thursday after a kitchen fire, Walla Walla fire officials said this morning.

Forest Service spends $243M in a week on fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday.

$25 million federal lawsuit filed in fatal Pasco police shooting

A Yakima attorney representing the widow of an orchard worker shot and killed by police earlier this year has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Pasco.

Prosecutor: Decision whether to charge Pasco police officers coming soon

Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant expects to announce a decision within the next two weeks whether to criminally charge three Pasco police officers in the fatal shooting of a rock-throwing man earlier this year.

Four injured, three flee after Pendleton freeway rollover

Four people were injured Thursday in a car crash in Pendleton that blocked the freeway for hours, and an emergency helicopter flew one victim from the scene.

Column: Journals cite homosexual health hazards

As a retired physician with a passion for preventive medicine, I have recently been checking scientific literature to learn more about diseases that are part of the homosexual lifestyle.