Fatal House Fire in Moses Lake

The Grant County Fire Marshal and Grant County Sheriff’s office are investigating a fatal house fire Thursday morning  in Moses Lake where one person has died. Grant County Fire District 5 was called just past 7:30 a.m. to 1581 Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. Firefighters found…


Search for Missing Swimmer at Lake Chelan

UPDATE: Wednesday 10am The search in Lake Chelan for a missing a swimmer was suspended at approximately 8:30pm Tuesday evening by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.  The unidentified 23-year-old male is presumed drowned according to Rich Magnussen with the Chelan County Sheriff”s Office of Emergency Management.   A recovery effort involving…


Washington granted REAL ID extension through Oct. 10

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington state has been granted another temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards. The federal government informed the state last week that it would receive the extension through Oct. 10, at which point the state will be reconsidered…


WSP Cracking Down on Left Lane “Campers”

Washington State Patrol will be keeping a closer eye on left lane “campers” next week. They are drivers who remain in the passing lane for long periods of time without passing. WSP says it can lead to road rage, aggressive driving, traffic congestion, and collisions. State law requires all vehicles…


Lisa Bee’s Robbed and Vandalized

Deputies in Douglas County are investigating a robbery at Lisa Bee’s on Highway 2 north of East Wenatchee early Wednesday morning. Surveillance video shows three suspects entered the business around 3:15 in the morning. Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says the suspects got away with three cash registers with about $1,000 each….


SR28 Reopened after brush fire near Rock Island

State Route 28 was closed for just over 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon due to a brush fire.  The fire was contained at about two acres but smoke drifting across the highway forced a closure for safety reasons. A home in the 4400 block of Rock Island Road was threatened by…


Special Candidate Filing Period Open in Chelan County

Chelan County has opened up a special three day filing period for offices that had a void in candidacy. Auditor Skip Moore announced a special three day filing period will begin at 9:00 a.m. on June 13th and will end at 5:00 p.m. on June 15th. Those interested in filing…


Reminder on Boating Under the Influence Laws

The Grant County Sheriff’s office is reminding boaters that the boating under the influence law applies to all boats. That includes kayaks, canoes, rowboats and inflatable fishing rafts. The state’s legal alcohol limit is .08 and for marijuana it’s .05 nonograms. Refusing to take a breath test is a civil infraction…


Police Search for Car Theft Suspect Along River

Wenatchee Police are still looking for a car theft suspect after a search along the Columbia River came up empty. It began around 4 p.m. Monday when an officer located a stolen car near fifth street in Wenatchee. The 2013 Toyota Corolla was reported stolen out of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. The…


Drone and Airplane Have Close Encounter

A drone flying 10,500 feet in the area between Rimrock Meadows and Waterville caused an airplane to take evasive action to avoid a collision. Around 5:45 p.m. on Monday, May 29  Seattle Air Traffic control informed Douglas County deputies of the incident. The pilot described the drone as 4 feet…