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WSU works to clear snow for students

WSU works to clear snow for students

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

February 11, 2019

WSU Facilities Services is prepared to clear the expected five to seven inches of snow from roads, parking lots and sidewalks Monday night, said Craig Cole, director of construction services for WSU Facilities Services. Large equipment crews use plows, dump trucks and excavators to remove snow from...

WSU student arrested for alleged trespassing

WSU student arrested for alleged trespassing

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

February 11, 2019

Taylor Berglund, a WSU student, was informally arrested on alleged criminal trespass in the first-degree and alleged malicious mischief in the third-degree charges at 8:35 p.m. on Saturday, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Berglund's former boyfriend called the Pullman Police Department with...

Alleged DUI, reckless driving cited to WSU student

Alleged DUI, reckless driving cited to WSU student

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

February 11, 2019

Police arrested a WSU student for an alleged DUI, an unattended hit and run and reckless driving at 12:19 a.m. on Sunday. Alyssa Valdez, 19, allegedly hit three parked cars while trying to leave her driveway on Indiana Street, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Valdez then fled the scene...

Towing service prepares for winter storm

Towing service prepares for winter storm

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen managing editor

February 11, 2019

Myers Auto Rebuild and Towing are preparing its two tow trucks, especially for tonight’s commute home, in light of the recent heavy snowfall in the Palouse area. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that's in effect from 4 p.m. tonight until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. The WSU Alert...

Reports of active shooter on CWU campus false alarm

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2019

“No confirmed shots, suspects, and no injuries reported,” Central Washington University Police tweeted last night at 7:27 p.m., two hours after warning students of an alleged active shooter on campus. CWU students received a campus-wide alert at 5:25 p.m. telling them to stay out of the area around...

Information Technology Services to implement new security system

Information Technology Services to implement new security system

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

February 4, 2019

The Information Technology Services will launch a new security system called Okta this spring semester that will add a more complex layer of protection to personal information at WSU. Jacqueline Southwick, ITS communication coordinator, said the Okta product is a multi-factor authentication resourc...

Two men arrested at Walmart

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 4, 2019

Jacob Johnson and Connor Williams were arrested for alleged theft in the third degree from Walmart at 8:39 p.m. Sunday night, said Chris Tennant, P.D. operations commander. 21-year-old Johnson allegedly tried to steal an oil diffuser by hiding it in his pocket, Tennant said. It has a value of $19.94. Tennant...

Pullman first responders prepare for snow storm

Pullman first responders prepare for snow storm

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2019

Pullman’s police and fire departments will prepare for a snow storm hitting the Palouse. Dan Dornes, Pullman Police patrol sergeant, said this is nothing new. “It happens every year,” Dornes said. “This is Pullman.” He said there will be more calls from people who encounter collisions o...

Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

Fire District 12 adds new ambulance

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 13, 2019

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 9, 2019

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 9, 2019

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 8, 2019

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...

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