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Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Top-feature

Whitman County Fire District 12 bought a new ambulance to be housed at station No. 1, which is located on West Main Street. The ambulance cost around $187,000, said Lee Druffel, Whitman County Fire District 12 commissioner. “We were ready to become a transport agency,” said Mirenda Stenbakken,...

Counterfeit dollar bills found in Pullman

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Several cases of counterfeited dollar bills currently circulate the Pullman area, said Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant. There have been six cases of $20, $50 and $100 bills reported as counterfeit in the last three months, he said. Only one bill was included in each case. “This is not a wide...

Student sentenced for rape

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Antonio Abonza, a WSU student, was sentenced to one year in confinement on Wednesday for the rape of a woman in her Pullman apartment on April 14. Whitman County Superior Court Judge Gary Libey sentenced the 23-year-old after a conviction of 3rd degree felony rape by a jury last month. He will also ...

Police offers tips against car burglary

NAJMA SHECK, Evergreen reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

The Pullman Police Department asked the public to help combat the recent rise of car burglaries in the Palouse. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the police department noticed a rise in car burglary rates when the weather is warmer.  As spring  approaches, the police department urges residents...

Groups to host events, help those in need

Groups to host events, help those in need

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Local nonprofits on the Palouse will provide support to those in need during the winter season through fundraisers, free food and shelter. The Community Action Center As a holiday celebration, the Community Action Center (CAC) is hosting two community meals during regular food pantry distribut...

Ferguson warns of ‘ghost guns’

Ferguson warns of ‘ghost guns’

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Safety, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson discussed his team’s efforts in opposing the concept of 3D-printed guns at a Thomas S. Foley Institute talk Thursday. Ferguson said his office has filed 32 lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s administration so far. He said they file lawsuits based...

Bus reportedly carrying UW Marching Band to Apple Cup rolls over

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Sports

A charter bus reportedly carrying the University of Washington Husky Marching Band to Pullman for Friday’s Apple Cup has rolled over on Interstate 90 near George, Washington. Initial reports have indicated the bus was carrying members of the Husky Marching Band. John Bryant, Washington State Patrol...

Enforcement to increase presence for Thanksgiving

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Two Washington State Patrol districts will conduct emphasis patrols starting Thursday through Nov. 25 due to Thanksgiving and the Apple Cup. Troopers from WSP District 4 will increase patrols in Spokane, Whitman and Adams counties while District 6 officers will focus on Grant and Kittitas counties,...

State Route 26 detour extended

State Route 26 detour extended

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Showcase, wsu

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced the 32-mile detour on State Route 26, created due to bridge repairs, will go longer than scheduled. Contractors hoped to finish the project near Othello, which costs $1.2 million, by Nov. 21, according to a WSDOT news release. The work may...

Pullman PD sergeant arrested for sexual misconduct

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The Washington State Patrol arrested Pullman Police Sgt. Jerry Daniel “Dan” Hargraves on Tuesday morning on a charge of custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree following an April incident involving a female WSU student. Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said in a news release Tuesd...

Study finds not all E. coli is bad

Study finds not all E. coli is bad

ANNABELLE HUTSON, Evergreen contributor

October 29, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

While it can be a danger in many cases, the bacteria E. coli is on the horizon for researchers as they find out more about its benefits. Stephanie Smith, a food safety specialist at WSU working to increase food safety practices across the state of Washington, said foodborne illness is a large issue...

Pullman responders brace for GameDay festivities

Pullman responders brace for GameDay festivities

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Crime, Football, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

As College GameDay’s broadcast approaches, Pullman first responders are preparing for what is set to be a big weekend for Pullman. “We’re not doing a whole lot different,” Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said. “Our motto is be prepared for anything.” Heston said this weekend is high...

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