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Mike Leach confirms departure from WSU

Mike Leach confirms departure from WSU

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 9, 2020

*Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information given by Pat Chun during a Thursday press conference.* Washington State head coach Mike Leach is leaving WSU to coach at Mississippi State University, Leach confirmed on his Twitter profile on Thursday. Leach will replace former MS...

Coroner releases WSU student’s official cause of death

Coroner releases WSU student’s official cause of death

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

December 23, 2019

The Whitman County Coroner completed the investigation on Dec. 23 into the cause of death of a WSU student who died in November. According to a press release issued today by Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers,  Samuel Martinez’s official cause of death was acute alcohol intoxication.  Martinez,...

GALLERY: Car crashed into fence near Hillside Market

GALLERY: Car crashed into fence near Hillside Market

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

December 6, 2019

A car crashed into a corner of a fenced bike rack near Hillside Market around 1:20 p.m. today.  The Pullman Fire Department and the WSU Police Department responded to the scene.  Two people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash and it is currently unknown if either person sustaine...

Fraternity suspended following death of member

Fraternity suspended following death of member

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

The Gamma Chi chapter of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) has been temporarily suspended following the opening of multiple investigations into the death of a WSU freshman. Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers confirmed in an email to The Daily Evergreen that Samuel Martinez, 19, died at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 12. According...

Fraternity member died early Tuesday morning

Fraternity member died early Tuesday morning

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

The Pullman Police Department have launched an investigation into the death of an Alpha Tau Omega fraternity member. Police Chief Gary Jenkins identified the member as 19-year old freshman Samuel Martinez, according to the latest press release. According to the Pullman PD press release, officers...

Rain floods businesses in downtown Pullman

Rain floods businesses in downtown Pullman

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2019

Pools of dirty water litter the floor and a sopping pile of black carpet squares rest by the door of Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters. An employee points to a moist line of dirt and leaves that runs around the perimeter of the building, marking the highest point rainwater reached inside. Chairs are stacked...

Flood advisory issued for Whitman county

Flood advisory issued for Whitman county

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2019

The U.S. National Weather Service in Spokane issued a flood advisory warning for Whitman and Latah counties until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Pullman, Colfax, Albion, Colton and Uniontown could experience flooding, according to the advisory. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles, according to the advisory. To reduce the risk of injury, keep aw...

Thunderstorm watch issued

Thunderstorm watch issued

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch today for the Palouse. Its forecast is predicting frequent lightning, winds up to 70 mph and hail reaching the size of ping pong balls.  Mark Turner, a spokesperson at the Spokane National Weather Service said that Pullman can expe...

Ice cream shop to reopen after water damage

Ice cream shop to reopen after water damage

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2019

Rollys in Pullman will have its grand re-opening tomorrow after suffering flood damage on April 9. An unexpected amount of rain fall caused the nearby Missouri Flat Creek to flood and engulf Grand Ave. Crystal Gayles, one of the owners of the ice cream parlor, said members of the community helped...

Man released today for allegedly threatening pedestrian with firearm

Man released today for allegedly threatening pedestrian with firearm

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 28, 2019

A Pullman resident facing first-degree assault charges was released from Whitman County jail today on bail. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the alleged incident occurred at 2 a.m. Saturday morning. “A pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk and a vehicle on [Grand Ave] came up and was...

Laser arena fire caused by suspected arson

Laser arena fire caused by suspected arson

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

May 6, 2019

Pullman police have begun a criminal investigation into a blaze that caused heavy damage to a Pullman business early Sunday morning. Fire investigators found evidence of vandalism and concluded that the fire originated in multiple parts of the building, according to a news release. An investigation...

Possible bomb discovered at Pullman City Playfields

Possible bomb discovered at Pullman City Playfields

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2019

An apparent pipe bomb was discovered at the Pullman City Playfields around 8 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a press release by the Pullman Police Department. “Officers located what appeared to be a ‘pipe bomb’ like device placed next to electrical panels on the west side of the Playfields...

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