Luke Hegdal

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Police: Man injured after stolen pickup crashes

A 32-year-old man was taken to a local hospital the stolen pickup he was driving flipped in a wheat field on Sunday as he attempted to elude police, according to the Walla Walla Police Department.

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Walla Walla SWAT team armors up

Walla Walla SWAT team members will travel in military style and security with the addition of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicle to the Walla Walla Police Department.

Man’s gun permit under review after alleged harassment

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 31-year-old man on investigation of felony harassment after the man reportedly threatened to kill a Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher.

Boy survives shotgun blast in weekend hunt

WALLA WALLA — A teen who was shot Saturday while turkey hunting east of Walla Walla was treated and released from Walla Walla General Hospital the same day.

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High-flying WSP trooper recounts career in book

DIXIE — If Tom Sawyer had been raised in the Columbia Basin in a Catholic school, he would have found a kindred spirit in Rick Carnevali, at least judging from the stories found in “When Pigs Fly: The Irreverent Tales of a Bear in the Air.”

Milton-Freewater man nabbed after chase

Walla Walla County Sheriff’s deputies caught up with a 26-year-old man Saturday after the man had eluded multiple other agencies.

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Concrete truck crashes at State Route 125, Old Milton Highway

A concrete truck driver overturned his truck and struck another pickup truck in the intersection of State Route 125 and Old Milton Highway this morning.

Valley Transit head: Assault serious, but also rare

WALLA WALLA — Valley Transit officials said Monday afternoon that the assault on a 13-year-old boy last week by an adult was very serious, but also very rare.

Man arrested after teenager beaten on Walla Walla bus

WALLA WALLA — Police arrested a 30-year-old man after he reportedly assaulted a 13-year-old boy on a Walla Walla Valley Transit Bus on Wednesday afternoon.

No charges to be filed in pedestrian death

WALLA WALLA — The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a pedestrian in October won’t face charges, Walla Walla County Prosecuting Attorney James Nagle decided.

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