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DARE graduation prompts talks about opioid use in Pullman

DARE graduation prompts talks about opioid use in Pullman

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Around 190 fifth graders graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program Jan. 15 at Pullman High School. During a Pullman City Council meeting on Dec. 10, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the number of heroin cases investigated and the amount of opioid grams seized by the polic...

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...

Suspect identified in middle school bomb threat

Suspect identified in middle school bomb threat

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

A minor stepped forward on Tuesday claiming responsibility for the bomb threat note discovered at Moscow Middle School on Friday afternoon. Moscow Police Chief James Fry said the person responsible will not be identified to the public because they are a minor. The Latah County Prosecutor's Office...

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...

Man arrested after three car chases

Man arrested after three car chases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 24, 2019

A man was arrested on three felony charges Wednesday night after leading police on three different car chases earlier in the week. Robert Brown, 49, was arrested on charges of eluding an officer, aggravated assault and possession of a stolen vehicle. Moscow Police Department Services Captain Will...

Prosecutor decides not to retry sexual misconduct case

Prosecutor decides not to retry sexual misconduct case

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 21, 2019

By the victim’s request, the Whitman County Prosecutor will not be retrying former Pullman Police Sgt. Jerry Daniel Hargraves for first-degree custodial sexual misconduct. Hargraves’ trial ended Sept. 19, 2019 in a mistrial. Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said the jury was unable to...

Pullman man jumps from moving vehicle

Pullman man jumps from moving vehicle

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 20, 2019

A Pullman man jumped out of a moving car and suffered a serious head injury on Wednesday around 6 p.m. on North Grand Avenue, said Pullman Police Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth. The car was traveling northbound at 35 mph when the man, 24, jumped from the vehicle, he said. The 26-year-old female driver and...

Kyle Gaumnitz sentenced to 28 months, three years supervision

Kyle Gaumnitz sentenced to 28 months, three years supervision

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2019

Former WSU student Kyle Gaumnitz was sentenced to 28 months in prison on Oct. 4 that will be followed by three years of supervision after pleading guilty on Sept. 5 to extortion in the second degree with sexual motivation. Whitman County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Dan LeBeau said Gaumnitz’s initial ...

Stubblefields alleged arson harmless, managers say

Stubblefields alleged arson harmless, managers say

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2019

The arson that occurred early Friday morning at Stubblefields Bar and Grill was not significant enough to cause damage or evacuate the building, according to the managers. DJ Goldfinger, Stubblefields Bar and Grill general manager, said an employee who had just finished his shift noticed smoke coming...

Former WSU athlete appears in court

Former WSU athlete appears in court

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 2019

A former WSU football player appeared in court Aug. 30 after a warrant for his arrest was issued Aug. 6. Christian Haangana, 21, was arrested in April and formally charged with malicious mischief in the third degree, which is a gross misdemeanor. According to an order quashing bench warrant from the Whitman County District Court, Haangana w...

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