Articles by John Summers

George is the K P Q Pet of the Week

George is a mix breed with a quiet nature, he is good with kids, cats and other dogs that are not too boisterous.  To see pictures of George online, or, to view the other cats & dogs available for adoption today, go to  the Humane Society website at wenatcheehumane.org.  George…


Escape From Yakima

Two men being held on criminal charges from Idaho have escaped from the county jail in Yakima. Steven Roche, of Spokane, and Chad Tipton, of Post Falls, Idaho were being held on charges of burglary, forgery and assault. The Yakima County Department of Corrections says officers doing a head count…


Police Cannons for Moses Lake PD

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) – Washington police will now carry cannons that will help them track fleeing suspects without messy car chases. KXLY-TV reports that Moses Lake police will use the cannons to launch a sticky GPS unit called star chase onto a car before they start any enforcement or…


Paradise Is Not Just A Dream!

NewsRadio 560 KPQ and Sunset Marina are stamping passports to paradise every weekday at 8a, 1p and 4p, to win a Trip Of A Lifetime: Destination Tahiti. Six nights in Tahiti with $500 spending cash. We’ll have a local NCW/Valley winner in June. Listen, call and get qualified with your…


Teen Runaway Search

On 03/31/17 at 8:00 PM Douglas County Deputies responded to a call of a runaway juvenile in Waterville WA.  Parents reported that their seventeen and a half year old daughter had left for school early that morning, but had not returned home.  The juvenile was identified as Karsen Paige Shafer…


Late News From Wenatchee Warehouse Fire

Fifty men fought the blaze that was called in around 10:40 AM Sunday morning.  According to Chelan County Fire District One, Public Information Officer, Rick Isaacson, when the first units arrived, only a modest amount of gray smoke was showing and fire crews performed a quick search to determine no…


Coach Relieved of Duties

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A Spokane high school football coach who is accused of exposing himself to players last summer has been relieved of his coaching duties. Spokane school administrators on Tuesday declined to renew Ferris High School football coach Jim Sharkey’s coaching contract. The Spokesman-Review reports Sharkey is being…


Chanel is the K P Q Pet of the Week

Chanel is the KPQ Pet of the Week and she is seeking her new forever home somewhere in the Wenatchee Valley.  Chanel is nine years old and is a loving and affectionate pitbull and terrier mix.  To see more of Chanel online you can visit the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society…


North Cascades Highway Opens Late

Deep snow will delay the start of clearing the North Cascades Highway. The Washington Department of Transportation says, removing snow from the road also known as State Route 20 will likely start April 10th. Potential avalanches and weather make it unsafe for workers to begin clearing the highway sooner. Workers…


The Return of the Gray Whales

Gray whales have returned to the Puget Sound to feed along their 10,000-mile journey from Mexico to Alaska. The dozen or so gray whales familiar with the area have begun to arrive to feed on the sound’s ghost shrimp lying on the bottom. … these whales are relatively new to…