WALLA WALLA -- The Inland Octopus toy store in Walla Walla ran up a $90,000 fine in an unsuccessful two-and-a-half-year fight to save a purple octopus mural that the city called a violation of the sign code.
Date: 04/26/2013 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA — A lockdown continues for nearly 400 inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla where officials are investigating fighting that broke out Saturday when about 180 inmates were in a recreation yard.Spokeswoman Shari...
Date: 04/22/2013 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- Four units at the Washington State Penitentiary remained lockdown Sunday following fighting that left some inmates hurt.The Department of Corrections said fighting broke out about 8 p.m. Saturday during an outdoor recreation period.
Date: 04/21/2013 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- The city of Walla Walla sent a paint crew at dawn Thursday to paint over a purple octopus mural it said was an illegal sign for a toy store.
Date: 03/28/2013 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- The city of Walla Walla says Wednesday is the deadline for a toy store owner to remove on oversize octopus sign or the city will paint it over and send him the bill.
Date: 03/27/2013 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- A Washington state penitentiary inmate has been charged with assaulting a correctional officer who was stabbed with a sharpened toothbrush.Sgt. James Bailey was breaking up a fight on Feb. 4 in the commons area of a unit for high-risk prisoners.
Date: 01/24/2013 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- Two 13-year-old middle school students in Walla Walla have been arrested for marijuana possession.A school resource officer at Pioneer Middle School arrested one student Wednesday after a small amount of marijuana was found in his locker the previous day.
Date: 12/06/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- A man who tried to buy firearms with no paperwork at a Walla Walla gun show was arrested after he was recognized as a wanted ex-convict by off-duty officers at the same event.
Date: 10/23/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- A Washington state Penitentiary inmate assaulted a nurse who was checking his blood pressure during a medical examination at the prison in Walla Walla.
Date: 09/20/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla coroner's office is working to reunite families with more than 300 cremated remains that went unclaimed.Coroner Richard Greenwood said he's already identified 10 of the remains as soldiers, and an honor guard conducted a burial for them.
Date: 09/19/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla Community College has been named one of 10 finalists for a prestigious $1 million prize given to one community college each year.
Date: 09/06/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- A six-person jury has ruled the shooting death of a man during a break-in at a Walla Walla store as a justifiable homicide by the store owner.
Date: 08/10/2012 | Northwest
What to see, and where to taste it, in Walla Walla
Date: 06/30/2012 | Northwest Wines
PENDLETON, Ore. -- Authorities say human remains found last summer in the Umatilla National Forest of northeast Oregon are those of a 21-year-old Walla Walla man who vanished three decades ago.
Date: 06/21/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- Former Washington State Penitentiary superintendent Bobby J. Rhay has died.His family told the Union-Bulletin that he died Sunday in Walla Walla at the age of 91.Rhay ran the prison for 20 years starting in 1957 and later was director of corrections for Montana.
Date: 06/21/2012 | Northwest
As of Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at least 1,875 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.The AP count is seven less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday.
Date: 06/12/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- The Defense Department has confirmed that a soldier from Walla Walla was one of two men killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Date: 06/08/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- It's been a month since a 22-year-old man was killed during a break-in at a store in Walla Walla.
Date: 06/05/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- More than 20 miles of trails in the Walla Walla area have been designated a new National Recreation Trail System.The designation was made Thursday by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis.
Date: 05/31/2012 | Northwest
WALLA WALLA -- Cutbacks in some parts of the Washington state prison system are sending more inmates to the Washington state Penitentiary at Walla Walla.
Date: 05/23/2012 | Northwest