Walla Walla

Got Drugs? Police Collecting used Prescriptions

To help prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription medication, the DEA has teamed up with local police departments in its "Got Drugs?" campaign. Anyone with expired, unused, or unwanted medications could drop them off at their local police department…

Grenade Found in Columbia River

VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) -- A World War II-style grenade was exposed in the Columbia River by the drawdown of water behind the cracked Wanapum Dam. The Grant County sheriff's office says it was found Thursday evening by security for the…

Oso Mudslide Search Winding Down

OSO, Wash. (AP) - The number of people working on what they call "the pile" at the Oso mudslide has dropped to a few dozen.Hundreds of people searched the debris in the weeks after the March 22 landslide buried about…

Age to Buy Tobacco in Washington Could Go Up to 21

SEATTLE (AP) -- The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Board is asking the Legislature to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco in Washington from 18 to 21. Board President Pat Godfrey tells KIRO-FM (http://bit.ly/1ifQ6Qh) you have to be…

Hearing Begins for U.S. Soldier Accused of Murder

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenagers as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is appearing in military court, with his lawyer claiming the charges are baseless. Sgt. 1st…

Wa-Hi Bond Failing

The Walla Walla school district asking voters to approve a $10.2 million bond which would build a new science building addition at Walla Walla High School--and the voters say no because it didn't reach the 60 percent supermajority required for…

Two Names Removed from Oso Missing List

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington community of Oso has risen to 41 -- and just two names remain on the list of people still missing. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office…

President Obama to Visit Oso Today

OSO, Wash. (AP) -- President Obama plans to visit the Oso mudslide Tuesday to meet with victim families and first responders one month after a hillside gave way and buried about three dozen homes. Searchers continue to look through the…

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger Will Seek Re-Election

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she will seek her sixth term in the U.S. House from Washington's Fifth Congressional District. McMorris Rodgers on Monday announced the kickoff of her re-election campaign. The Fifth District includes…

Washington State Rejects Hanford Proposal

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site. The state on…

Oso Volunteers Likely to be Turned Away

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- Nearly a month after the mudslide hit Oso, hundreds of people are still searching for bodies and clearing debris, but few of them are volunteers. A spokeswoman for an incident management team, Koshare Eagle, says volunteers…

Avoiding Tax Scams

Today is tax day, April 15th, the day on which you either have to file your return or an extension. While you take care of your obligations to Uncle Sam, there are those looking to take advantage of you. The…

Walla Walla SWAT Team Receives New Armored Vehicle

The Walla Walla Police Department has received a new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Armored Vehicle from the Department of Defense. The vehicle will be used by the Emergency Services Unit SWAT Team during training exercises and high risk operations.The…