The Daily Evergreen

Tennant changes plea to guilty for manslaughter

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under News, Safety

Keagan Tennant pleaded guilty on four of his charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Timothy Reeves last summer. Tennant, 17, changed his plea in front of a Latah County district court judge Tuesday afternoon. He pleaded guilty for the charges of involuntary manslaughter, principal to destruct...

Fire at Steptoe Village Apartments displaces students

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

Pullman Fire Department responded to a fire at the Steptoe Village Apartments Saturday afternoon. Firefighters responded after a resident reported a fire coming from a nearby unit. The neighbor then forced their way into the apartment and extinguished the fire, Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said....

Suicides in Whitman follow national increase

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Washington’s rural counties have followed a nationwide trend of having higher suicide rates than densely populated areas, and that gap is growing. Low availability and lack of access to transportation makes it hard for people living in rural areas to get the help they need, mental healthcare professionals...

No collisions on Highway 26 this year

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Uncategorized

Following fatal accidents in previous years, Washington State Patrol officials said there were no accidents on Highway 26 as students returned to WSU after winter break this time around. Multiple WSU students died or sustained injuries in accidents during travel to and from Pullman during winter and...

Police charge resident in Soujourner’s Alliance arson

Police charge resident in Soujourner’s Alliance arson

DANIEL DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

December 18, 2017


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

Moscow police officers and fire department volunteers responded early Monday morning to a fire at a homeless shelter. Fire investigators are currently looking into the incident and suspect arson. Flames leapt out of the living room window of the Sojourner’s Alliance office and housing unit around...

Cougar Safe Rides to run limited schedule next semester

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


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

The Women’s Resource Center recently held its first trials of a new service to replace Women’s Transit, and will continue the program next semester. After Women’s Transit ceased operations last spring, Women’s Resource Center Director Amy Sharp made it a priority to bring the program back...

WSU prepares for winter season

WSU prepares for winter season

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

As the temperature begins to drop, WSU Facilities Operations Grounds Department will be assisting students and faculty by clearing pathways during the upcoming winter season. Eric Slocum supervises the WSU heavy equipment group, which is one of the three sections that will be operating during the...

Snoqualmie Pass avalanche bridge construction completed

KATIE SHADLER, EVERGREEN REPORTER

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Safety

Washington State Department of Transportation workers completed a second avalanche bridge on I-90 this past week in an 8-year effort to increase safety and traffic flow on Snoqualmie Pass. The effort is part of phase one of a 15-mile project, stretching from Hyak to Easton. Phase one covers the...

Fire safety inspections improved

JORDAN KERCHEVAL, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

There has been a positive trend in the annual fire inspections performed at the 23 WSU fraternities, according to a news release from the Pullman Fire Department. In previous years, it was rare for a fraternity to pass an inspection on the first visit of an annual fire inspection, and scheduled appointments...

Possibility of gang violence investigated

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2017


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

The Pullman Police Department is investigating the possibility that Halloween weekend’s shooting on Duncan Lane was gang-related. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the department is working with several other western Washington agencies on the investigation. Although they are looking into...

Ramps to be redone on highway

Ramps to be redone on highway

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Safety

The Washington State Department of Transportation is returning to Pullman to improve the curb ramps installed along Highway 270 this summer, after the department found that the ramps were tripping hazards for walkers. The work on the highway, at the entrance to Pullman, began yesterday and will continue...

Pullman Police Department prepares for Halloweekend

Pullman Police Department prepares for Halloweekend

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2017


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

Local police agencies are taking extra steps to ensure public safety during one of the biggest social weekends of the school year. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said Pullman sees a large number of students and out-of-town visitors partying during the festive Halloween weekend. He said that...

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