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A 102-year-old historic covered wooden bridge outside of Colfax was destroyed Monday night in a nearly 3,000-acre fire that is still burning in Whitman County.
Incoming smoke from Western wildfires and rising temperatures could hinder crews attempting to get control on a series of fires that broke out Monday across the region. The largest fires have swallowed more than 200,000 acres in eastern and central Washington.
Whitman County Sheriff's deputies were on scene at a semi-truck crash on Farmington Road for most of the day Sunday.
John Casper, 24, was one of two men suspected of attempting to rob the Pine City State Bank. A second culprit had disappeared after fleeing into a Whitman County wheat field to hide.
Nearly one month after Bryce Beekman died in his Pullman apartment, the Whitman County Coroner’s Office confirmed the Washington State football player’s death was accidental and resulted from the “acute intoxication” of two separate drugs.
PRH announced Thursday it would cut all hourly and salary employees’ pay by 25% over the next 60 days in an effort to maintain the necessary cash to keep the doors open. With elective surgeries and outpatient procedures all but canceled, the health care center must rely on donations and dwindling options for state and federal assistance to keep the lights on.
When a tree falls in a wild forest, philosophers argue whether it makes a sound. When a building collapses in a small town, does anyone hear it?
The Whitman County coroner confirmed Monday that Samuel Martinez, a 19-year-old Washington State University freshman, died of acute alcohol intoxication during a party at his fraternity house last month. Coroner Annie Pillers also determined Martinez’s death on Nov. 12 was an accident, despite questions raised about the time it took his peers to call 911.
The Whitman County Auditor said her staff worked 16-hour days processing voter ballots following the Nov. 5 election. Even with those long hours, hundreds of ballots remain uncounted more than a week after Election Day as Sandy Jamison’s staff tries to sort out the questionable ballots, which take longer to process.
Whitman County Superior Court judge Gary Libey on Thursday evening declared a mistrial in the trial of a former Pullman Police Department sergeant charged with sexual assault because the jury of 12 could not agree on a verdict one day after they began deliberating.
COLFAX – The alleged victim in a sexual misconduct case involving a former Pullman Police Department officer testified Wednesday and occasionally fought back tears as she recounted what she could remember from the night the alleged crime occurred. The 20-year-old woman, who was an 18-year-old Washington State University student the night of the alleged incident, spoke in front of the jury at the trial of Dan Hargraves in Whitman County Superior Court.
A single-engine plane crashed near the community of Hooper in Whitman County, Washington, Friday, leaving both the pilot and passenger injured. The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. Friday in an open field close to Hammer Grade Road.
Washington State Patrol troopers responded to a one-car fatal crash on Wednesday two miles south of Tekoa.
The truck lost its brakes and breezed through an intersection, and the driver avoided running into a drainage canal by making a hard right turn into an alley.
Emergency crews found Kyle A. Peterson, of Seatac, Washington, trapped inside his 1999 Ford Explorer, which was upside-down on the side of Colfax Airport Road.
Brianna McCabe, 24, spent the past year in a jail cell after an arrest on drug charges. Amid skyrocketing opioid use on the Palouse, she says her time behind bars allowed her to seek sobriety for the first time in a decade.
A 23-year-old Washington State University student was arrested Thursday morning after detectives sent an informant to purchase drugs and then raided the suspect’s house in Pullman, finding a half-pound of cocaine and 60 tabs of Xanax, the oft-abused anxiety medication.
Two police officers fatally shot the suspect in the killing of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy after the man was seen running out of the woods with a firearm, ending a nearly daylong search, authorities said.
Authorities were searching Monday for a man who entered a marijuana shop near Pullman, pointed a handgun at an employee and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Whitman County Commissioners approved an ordinance Monday enacting a six-month moratorium on businesses that produce, process or sell marijuana in the unincorporated areas of Whitman County.