Extra DUI Patrols Starting Friday

Law enforcement across the state will be sending extra DUI patrols looking for drunk or drugged drivers August 18 to September 4th. Each summer in Washington State, an average of 149 people die in traffic crashes. That is the deadliest season of the year on our roads. During all of…


Senator Cantwell holds town hall meeting in Wenatchee

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell took questions from some of the several hundred in attendance at a town hall meeting Saturday at Wenatchee High School Auditorium.  Questions came on topics from healthcare to North Korea and wildfires. NewsRadio 560 KPQ’s Michael Knight asked Senator Cantwell how Trump Administration trade policy might affect…


East Saddle Mountain Fire Approximately 17,000 acres

The Sunday night update from Southeastern Washington Incident Management Team 3 The fire is 40 percent contained. Work performed today: State strike teams were on scene working to stabilize hot spots that were wanting to flare up. Aviation assets were used to drop water on larger fire load spots. Fire…


Wenatchee Man Critical After River Rescue

From a press release – Sheriff Brian Burnett reports a 47-year-old Wenatchee man is in critical condition Sunday morning after a rafting accident on the Wenatchee River Saturday evening.  Ronald Anderson was swept off an inflatable tube as he and other subjects were floating toward the Cottage Avenue Bridge at…


Semi-Truck Fire Shuts Down Vantage Bridge for Several Hours

The Vantage Bridge was closed for several hours yesterday morning after a semi-truck lost control, ran into the jersey barriers and caught fire. The driver was uninjured, but the truck came to rest blocking both westbound lanes, but the recovery and fire required the blocking of both directions over the…


West Nile Virus Found in Grant County

From a press release – Grant County Mosquito Control District #1 (GCMCD#1) reported this week that a mosquito sample collected from a trap west of Moses Lake near the intersection of Dodson Road and I-90 has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first detection of the virus…


Grant County Deputy Accidentally Shoots Wife

Wednesday night at around 7:50 p.m. 28-year-old Jose A. Rivera called 911 to report he had accidentally shot his wife. Rivera was handling the weapon at the time it went off. Rivera is a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and was off-duty at the time. His wife, 25-year-old…


Omak Stampede this weekend

We are coming up on the 2nd weekend in August so it’s time for the Omak Stampede. The 84th annual event attracts up to 45-thousand visitors to Omak. Event manager Sara Grooms says the Native American encampment, western and native art show, a carnival, PRCA rodeo events and the World…


Smoke conditions have been worse in recent years

It’s smoky alright but we’ve seen worse conditions locally in recent years according to Ranil Dhammapala with the Department of Ecology. However, the smoky conditions have persisted statewide and affected more people than in years past     Dhammapala says the percentage of time air quality in Chelan County registered…


Vote on cannabis rules delayed over growers concerns

Chelan County Commissioners tabled a vote after a contentious hearing Tuesday on the proposed new rules regarding growing marijuana throughout the county.  The Wenatchee World reports about 100 growers attended the meeting and those that commented told commissioners about the devastating impact the changes would have on their businesses and livelihoods….