News for Tuesday, November 25, 2014



Thanksgiving day closures

Thanksgiving day closures

Minutes - Walla Walla County Commission - 11/24/14

Walla Walla County Commission

Minutes - College Place City Council - 11/24/14

College Place City Council

Columbia County hospital bond squeaks by

DAYTON — After counting 28 remaining ballots, a $5.5 million Columbia County Hospital District capital improvement bond narrowly passed with a margin of eight-hundredths of a percent.

Emergency Services - 11/25/14

Emergency Services - 11/25/14

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

Trial date reset in explosives threat case

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a man suspected of threatening to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park in September.

Alleged horse killer now charged with witness tampering

WALLA WALLA — A man already facing 11 criminal charges, including two in which he’s accused of killing horses in Walla Walla County in October, now finds himself in more trouble.

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Umatilla County deputies hunt stateline area business burglar

PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying and locating a man suspected of committing four commercial burglaries in Milton-Freewater.

Wolves women fall to Simpson University

The Walla Walla University women’s basketball team fell to Simpson University, 76-42, on Monday.

EWU rallies to stun Hoosiers

The Eagles celebrate at iconic Assembly Hall after they hand Indiana an 88-86 defeat Monday night.

Time to cue Apple Cup jokes

Cue the Apple Cup-week jokes, starting with this knee-slapper: For the 7:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday night in Pullman, there’s a good chance of showers, with a high in the upper 30s and a low in the upper 20s.

M’s give Seager $100-mil deal

Third baseman Kyle Seager’s All-Star season earns him a seven-year extension with the Mariners.

WSU WR Williams to be part of senior night

Cougars wide receiver Kristoff Williams suffered a concussion earlier this season that caused him to retire from football.

Hawks focus on 49ers

Seattle follows Sunday’s win over Arizona with a trip to San Francisco on Thursday evening.

Petersen ‘excited’ for first Apple Cup

Washington head coach Chris Petersen gets his first taste of the in-state rivalry this Saturday.

Blazers add to 76ers’ woes

Portland wins its eighth in a row at the expense of winless Philadelphia Monday, 114-104.

Michigan tops Ducks, 70-63

Ricky Doyle got an earful from a New York crowd.

Cowboys pull away from Beavs

Oklahoma State guard Phil Forte wasn’t hitting his shots Monday night, but his team’s defense stepped up in the second half and saved him.

Baltimore, Buffalo win Monday night games

Justin Forsett ripped off one long run after another, and the Baltimore Ravens battered Drew Brees into a costly mistake.

Wildcats atop AP poll

Kentucky’s perfect week includes a 72-40 win over Kansas that drops the Jayhawks to No. 11.

Cavaliers break four-game losing streak with win over Magic

LeBron James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

Chiefs safety Berry on IL, examined for mass in chest

Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list after a mass was found in his chest following last week’s game in Oakland. Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma.

Fan says he was assaulted by Manziel’s ‘entourage’

A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel “a hug” was struck by the rookie quarterback’s entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

Red Sox agree to deal with free-agent 3B Sandoval

The Red Sox agreed to contract terms with free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, his agent confirmed. According to a baseball official with knowledge of the deal, Boston also struck a deal with slugger Hanley Ramirez, who broke into the major leagues with the Red Sox in 2005.

Big Unit among newcomers on 2015 Hall of Fame ballot

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

Thanksgiving Day closures 2014

The Thanksgiving Day holiday is Thursday. The following closures or special hours or days of service will be in effect.

VA sacks Helman as Phoenix chief

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it had “formally removed,” Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, where the largest nationwide scandal in the agency’s history first came to light earlier this year.

Seattle-area home prices keep cooling

Housing prices showed further signs of cooling in September, with prices falling in the Seattle area and almost half of the cities in the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index, officials said Tuesday.

In Seattle, a march, ‘die-ins’ and police pelted with rocks

Demonstrators shut down a portion of Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle Monday night as the protest over the Ferguson grand- jury ruling erupted into violence.

State AG: Cops don’t need to ask permission to use body-cams

Police do not have to ask permission to use body cameras to record their interactions with the public in most circumstances, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday.

Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

FERGUSON, Mo. — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Charles "Bud" Ayers

Charles “Bud” Norman Ayers, 88, died Nov. 22