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Whitman County deputies recover more than $40,000 in stolen property

From Staff Reports

December 31, 2013


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COLFAX—Deputies from the Whitman County Sheriff's Office made two arrests early Saturday morning in connection with a rash of burglaries and break-ins that occurred over the past several months in northern Whitman County.Kenneth L. Himes, 34, was arrested at his home in Tekoa, Wash. for direct involv...

Armed robber posts bond

From Staff Reports

December 20, 2013


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Daraaraa Waqo, one of the men arrested for robbing a woman at gunpoint in her Pullman home, posted a $50,000 bond yesterday, said Whitman County Undersheriff Ron Rockness. Waqo, 22, and a 17-year-old male were arrested in November for first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. Waqo pleaded innocent the next day in a P...

No breaks for security

No breaks for security

Zack Briggs, Evergreen reporter

December 2, 2013


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While WSU students take a break from the everyday hustle in Pullman, city police and fire emergency services remain on alert.Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said an around-the-clock police force ensures the safety of the Pullman community despite the thousands of students and local residents who tr...

Pullman Police warn traveling residents about burglary ring

Chad Sokol | Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2013


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Individuals associated with a burglary ring might have returned to Pullman yesterday, according to the Pullman Police Department.Chief Gary Jenkins issued an alert yesterday urging Pullman residents to take precautions as school breaks provide “attractive opportunities for criminals.”Initial report...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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