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Bicycle patrol offers police softer, stealthier approach

Bicycle patrol offers police softer, stealthier approach

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

June 21, 2018


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

As the weather gets warmer and students begin to flood into town, Pullman Police Department bicycle patrol officers will be covering the College Hill area more often. Bicycles allow officers to maneuver through crowded and hidden places, but they also help law enforcement to connect with the community. “On...

Pullman schools focus on student safety

Pullman schools focus on student safety

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 14, 2018


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

Following a school shooting resulting in the death of 14 students and three faculty members in February at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the issue of school safety has once again been thrust into the spotlight of national discussion. Helped by the formation of various activist...

Two injured in garage fire on True Street

Two injured in garage fire on True Street

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 12, 2018


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

A firefighter and a resident were injured in a garage fire Tuesday morning on True Street in Pullman. Crews from the Pullman Fire Department and Whitman County Rural District 12 responded to multiple calls of smoke rising from 312 NW True Street around 9:30 a.m., Pullman Mayor and Public Information...

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 ...

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