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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 ...

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...

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 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...

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....

Judge rules in the Appleton rape case

Chad Sokol | Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2013


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Former WSU professor Andrew Appleton received a prison sentence Monday after he had sexual relations with a teenage relative for more than a year.Appleton, 52, a Moscow resident, is expected to spend between one and five years in prison.The relative who accused him of sexual assault, an 18-year-old girl...

Police search for parking vandals

Police search for parking vandals

From Staff Reports

October 23, 2013


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WSU Police are searching for two suspects who tried to break into the Transportation Services building Oct. 12.Officer Jeff Olmstead with the WSU Police Department said the suspects, two adult white males, entered the alleyway between Valhalla Bar and Grill and the transportation building just off Col...

Armed robbery suspects still at large

From Staff Reports

October 21, 2013


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The suspects in an armed robbery that took place at Moscow residence on Thursday are still at large, according to a report by Moscow Police Lt. Dave Lehmitz.Police responded at approximately 2 a.m. Thursday to a report that two men wielding a baseball bat robbed a residence on East 6th Street in Moscow.L...

Man arrested for taxi-cab assault

Chad Sokol | The Daily Evergreen

October 15, 2013


Filed under Crime

A female taxi driver alerted police Sunday about a male passenger who had repeatedly assaulted her.The man, Vernis Ziegelmann, 37, of Toledo, Wash., ignored the woman's request not to be touched, said Assistant Chief Steve Hansen of the WSU Police Department.“He was touching her arm, her legs – even af...

One killed, one injured in car crash out of Colfax

Chad Sokol | The Daily Evergreen

October 15, 2013


Filed under Crime

One of two 19-year-olds died in a single-vehicle accident Sunday in the outskirts of Colfax, Wash.The Whitman County Sheriff's Office reported Taylor J. Martin, of Lacrosse, Wash., lost control of a 1988 GMC Suburban, veering off the road and onto a steep hill. The vehicle rolled several times, kil...

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