The Daily Evergreen

Moscow Police investigate suspicious fire

Leilani Leach | Evergreen reporter

November 21, 2013


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A structure fire damaged the parole office in Moscow, Idaho, Thursday, Nov. 21.The building was unoccupied at the time, and investigators are treating the fire as suspicious, Moscow Police Chief David Duke said.He said major damage was done to the west side of the building where the fire began, but th...

Preece pleads innocent to second charge

From Staff Reports

November 21, 2013


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A former WSU administrator has pleaded innocent to a second charge of child molestation.Judson W. Preece, 50, worked for the WSU Alumni Association until he was arrested in August for second-degree child molestation.The state filed an additional charge of first-degree child molestation in October after investiga...

WSU offers resources for sexual assault victims

Michelle Fredrickson, Madison Callan | Evergreen reporters

November 15, 2013


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The first time Nikki Finnestead heard a friend of hers had been raped, she responded by saying, “Why were you drinking so much? Why were you hanging out with that guy? I told you that was a bad idea.”Finnestead, the violence prevention coordinator with Health and Wellness Services at WSU, now looks back on ...

Sexual assault: an underreported crime

Michelle Fredrickson | Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2013


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As much outreach as there is, sexual assault is still one of the most underreported crimes in college towns, said Dean of Students Melynda Huskey.“We’re not even getting reports to Standards and Accountability that reflect anything like the genuine of incidents of intimate partner violence, sexual assault...

Moscow shooter given date in court next week

From Staff Reports

November 15, 2013


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The Moscow man who allegedly shot and killed an acquaintance Sunday is scheduled to appear Nov. 22 in the Latah County Second District Court.Police charged Nathaniel H. Nisbet, 28, with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Charles McMichael, 42, in a trailer in Bel Air Mobile Park in Moscow....

Social Security numbers potentially stolen

From Staff Reports

November 15, 2013


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WSU notified more than 300 students, employees and former employees that their personal information might have been compromised when someone stole two external hard drives from the Abelson Finance Office.The burglary was reported Oct. 11 to the WSU Police Department.“Two different sets of data were ...

Arrest made in fatal Moscow shooting

Arrest made in fatal Moscow shooting

Chad Sokol | Evergreen reporter

November 10, 2013


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MOSCOW –Police have arrested Nathaniel H. Nisbet, 28, for the first-degree murder of Charles P. McMichael, 42, of Moscow.McMichael died Sunday after Nisbet shot him multiple times in the chest in a mobile home at 1751 N. Polk Extension.Police responded at 12:54 p.m. to a report by the shooter's gir...

Two residences ‘ransacked’ by robbers

From Staff Reports

November 6, 2013


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Police responded Monday to reports of two Pullman residences being burglarized.Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said broken windows were reported at each of the homes.“The entire house was ransacked,” he said of the burglary on the 300 block of Northwest Joe Street.The only thing reported missing from t...

Police make an arrest in a potential burglary ring

From Staff Reports

November 6, 2013


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Two men arrested for an armed robbery are suspected by Police to be a part of the burglary ring frequenting Pullman and other areas.Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins issued a warning Tuesday during the investigation of the robbery, which involved a handgun and forced entry into the victim's home.The burglary ri...

Appleton still on WSU’s payroll

Chad Sokol | Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2013


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The man who was recently sentenced to prison for rape remains a WSU employee; still receiving pay for research.Andrew Appleton, 52-year-old man of Moscow, received a prison sentence last week for having sexual relations with a teenage relative for more than a year.Appleton was a professor of political sci...

Two arrested for armed robbery on College Hill

Chad Sokol | Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2013


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Two men robbed a woman at gunpoint Monday morning at her home in the 800 block of Northeast Michigan Street, according to a report by the Pullman Police Department.Police arrested two male suspects, Daraaraa Waqo, 22, and a 17-year-old, less than two hours later in the parking lot of the Walmart at 1690...

Car break-ins thought to be connected

Chad Sokol | Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2013


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Pullman police responded to seven vehicle prowls Tuesday night and Wednesday morning near Reaney Park.One party reported someone had smashed his car window. Another reported someone had rummaged through a car. Another reported someone had entered her vehicle and scattered all the belongings inside....

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