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Man arrested after fracas in Walla Walla food store

WALLA WALLA — A 19-year-old man was arrested following a fight with Grocery Outlet store owners Tuesday when he tried to shoplift candy and a drink, police said.

Updated: Woman dies, man arrested in collision

COLLEGE PLACE — A Walla Walla woman died Sunday and a Milton-Freewater man suspected of driving drunk is in custody after a collision near Walmart on Sunday.

Rights lawsuit against Walla Walla County settled

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County’s insurance pool will pay $50,000 to a man in a settlement of his lawsuit against Walla Walla County for claims that he was unlawfully transported across state lines, arrested and tasered repeatedly by a sheriff’s deputy.

Oops! Suspected car thief swipes sheriff's personal vehicle

A 23-year-old suspect made a poor choice of vehicles to drive off in Wednesday — Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner’s personal Jeep.

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Crews contain large wildfire in northern county

WALLA WALLA — A large grass fire that burned more than 31 square miles in sparsel populated northern Walla Walla County has been contained, but regional fire crews are continuing to patrol this morning.

Nearly 3,000 illegal pot plants seized along Touchet River

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Washington State Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration, seized 2,860 marijuana plants on the upper Touchet River earlier this week.

Brothers arrested in wake of fairgrounds vandalism

WALLA WALLA — A 22-year-old man and his 15-year-old brother were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of breaking into and vandalizing the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds on Sunday, officials said.

Local vandals cut wide swath Sunday night

WALLA WALLA — Vandals went on a tear Sunday night with graffiti, tearing up lawns, stealing and causing other damage, law officials said this morning.

Sheriff, deputy to duel it out in November

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner garnered more than 45 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Primary, setting up a Nov. 4 general election runoff with Deputy Sgt. Tom Cooper.

Drive-by shooting injures man at Milton-Freewater gathering

MILTON-FREEWATER ­— Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that injured a 20-year-old man who was attending a family gathering.

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