Walla Walla Prison on Lockdown + 15-Year-Old Driver Causes Crash Near Spokane — Your Northest News Roundup
State Pen Lock-down in Walla Walla Continues
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A lockdown continues for nearly 400 inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla. Officials are investigating fighting that broke out Saturday while about 180 inmates were in a recreation yard. Spokeswoman Shari Hall says there were no substantial injuries and inmates stopped fighting on their own.
Spokane Teen Driver Causes Crash
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a 15-year-old driver caused a three-car crash last night on Highway 291 north of Spokane. Troopers say he apparently was speeding when he swerved into two oncoming cars. KXLY reports he was driving on an instructional permit and had three other teens in the car.
Oregon Murder Suspect Charged
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of being the lookout in a Salem ambush shooting has been charged with murder. Police are looking for other suspects in the April 6 shooting death of a 32-year-old McMinnville man, Andrew Entizne. The Statesman Journal reports that police say 21-year-old Pedro Delgado of Salem admitted his role in the shooting.
Oregon Solar Energy Company Goes Bankrupt – Had Received Government Funding
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A solar power company says it will suspend its Portland operations in June and lay off 29 workers. SoloPower blames a significant downturn in business. The Oregonian reports the company received a $10 million loan and $20 million tax credit from state and local agencies.