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Lightning hits tree during game

Lightning hits tree during game

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 7, 2018


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

Lightning struck a tree bordering a softball field in use at the City Playfield during a thunderstorm Sunday. A softball game was taking place when the lightning strike ripped bark off the tree, sending players into a frenzy, WSU graduate student Jordan Vossen said. “After [the strike] everyone ...

Pullman PD receives drone certification

Pullman PD receives drone certification

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 7, 2018


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

The Federal Aviation Administration issued the Pullman Police Department a Certificate of Authorization for drones. The certification, which carries the full name of “Public Agency small Unmanned Aircraft System Certificate of Authorization,” allows the department to license their officers inst...

One dead in plane crash near Snake River

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety

A 64-year-old man died in a plane crash on the Snake River near Lower Granite Dam Wednesday morning. A dam employee told Whitman County Sheriff’s deputies he had discovered wreckage of a small aircraft crash during his morning commute at about 7:30 a.m., according to a press release from Whitman...

Deputies arrest three after chase

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 31, 2018


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

Whitman County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people from Spokane after a high-speed chase Saturday morning. An officer from the Palouse Police Department was assisting with a traffic emphasis when they noticed a truck matching the description of a 1996 Ford Ranger stolen from Kendrick, Idaho...

Woman reportedly hit on Terre View Drive

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 30, 2018


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

Emergency services are responding to reports of a collision with injuries between a bicyclist and a vehicle on Terre View Drive near Campus Commons North at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Pullman Police received a call from an individual who said their boyfriend had hit a person on a bike while...

WSU to hold walkway test in June

WSU to hold walkway test in June

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Parking, Pullman Community, Safety, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU Transportation Services will begin a month-long test of a pedestrian-only walkway on Thatuna Street beginning in June. The test, which has been coordinated with the City of Pullman, will close a short portion of Thatuna Street between Colorado and Linden Streets to vehicles for the month of June. John ...

Former WSU student killed in crash near I-90

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

A Pullman man died Tuesday night after a crash near Snoqualmie Pass and Interstate 90. Washington State Patrol identified the victim as 28-year-old Jonathan Klopfstein of Pullman. Klopfstein attended WSU starting in fall 2015, according to the WSU Office of the Registrar. His final semester of...

Fall victim identified as WSU graduate

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

Officials have identified the body of a fallen hiker at Palouse Falls as a recent WSU graduate. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 26-year-old Noble Stoneman, according to The Spokesman-Review. Stoneman graduated during the May 5 commencement ceremony. Stoneman fell into...

Army Corps reopens Granite Point after cleanup efforts

Army Corps reopens Granite Point after cleanup efforts

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Showcase

The Walla Walla District of the United States Army Corp of Engineers opened Granite Point, also known as the cliffs, following cleaning last week. The Corps decided to close the area on May 2 after heavy partying on April 27 left hundreds of pounds of trash on the popular party destination, according ...

Crews attempt to recover body after fall at Palouse Falls

Crews attempt to recover body after fall at Palouse Falls

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under News, Safety

Crews are now attempting to recover a body from the waters at Palouse Falls after a person fell from the top of the 200-foot waterfall, according to KHQ. A person called Franklin County Sheriff's Office around 1 p.m.  after they saw a friend fall into the water and fail to resurface, according to...

Whitman County Sheriff’s K-9 passes away

Whitman County Sheriff’s K-9 passes away

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 8, 2018


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

Whitman County Sheriff's Office announced the death of their narcotics dog Unix over the weekend. Veterinarians diagnosed the 9-year-old German Shepherd with an aggressive form of cancer during a check-up the previous week, Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers said. Unix died suddenly in his sleep overnight...

Granite Point closed due to weekend littering

Granite Point closed due to weekend littering

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Safety

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Granite Point, also known as the Cliffs among WSU students, due to safety concerns following a weekend of heavy traffic. More than 300 people visited the popular swimming and partying destination on the Snake River last Friday, according to a U.S. Army C...

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