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Wreathes Across America to visit Ephrata, Soap Lake and Quincy Saturday
EPHRATA- For the fifth year now, Wreathes Across America will honor passed veterans in Grant County. Wreathes Across America is a nonprofit organization that puts wreathes on the graves of passed away military veterans as a gesture of their service during their lives.
Moses Lake man arrested for controlled substance homicide
EPHRATA, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is accused of causing a fellow inmate's death by providing him with heroin while incarcerated at the Grant County Jail. Jordan Tebow, 35, allegedly smuggled heroin, sleeping pills and a narcotic called Suboxone, which is used to treat pain and opioid addition, when
Ephrata and Quincy dual Toppenish back-to-back
QUINCY- What was originally supposed to be a four-team affair turned into the Ephrata Tigers and Quincy Jacks wrestling teams taking on the Toppenish Wildcats in back-to-back duals Thursday night. The Wildcats ultimately established themselves as the undisputed top team in the CWAC by winning big ov
Eight new State Patrol troopers headed to Central Washington
The Washington State Patrol Academy graduated 31 new troopers this week, with eight of them slated for work in Central Washington's District 6. District 6 includes several counties, including Chelan, Grant, Kittitas and Okanogan and is the largest of the State Patrol's districts in Washington.
Police now calling disappearance of Kelsey Berreth "suspicious"
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. – Investigators involved in the search for Grant County native Kelsey Berreth are now calling her disappearance “suspicious”. Berreth, who hails from Warden but moved to Colorado for a job in 2016, was last seen Thanksgiving Day, last month. Woodland Park Police Chief Miles DeYo
Extra DUI patrols on now through the holiday season
EPHRATA – Statewide DUI emphasis patrols are on now through the holiday season. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 885 people died in traffic collisions involving a drunk driver in December last year nationwide.
Tuesday's courtroom altercation prompts discussions on safety, shackling inmates in court
EPHRATA – Courtroom safety was at the forefront of discussions in Grant County Superior Court after an inmate reportedly attacked a corrections deputy and attempted to take his firearm.
Moses Lake man gets at least 8 years for child molestation
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A 69-year-old Moses Lake man will serve just over eight years to life in prison after pleading guilty in a child molestation case. The Columbia Basin Herald reported this week that LeRoyce Ethington was sentenced in Grant County Superior Court.
Grant PUD: Beware, scammers exceptionally bad as of late
EPHRATA - Scores of Grant County residents are complaining about calls they’ve received from scammers posing as Grant PUD employees. Grant PUD officials say the litany of calls from the imposters has been especially bad as of late. Utility officials say a large number of customers are getting calls
Moses Lake man sentenced to a minimum 98 months in prison for child molestation
MOSES LAKE – A Moses Lake man who pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation qualified for a Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative. A Grant County judge denied the sentencing alternative.
Flu symptoms reported in Grant County
MOSES LAKE — The Grant County Health District is reporting an increased number of flu cases. Grant County schools are seeing a high rate of absenteeism due to the flu and flu like symptoms, according to a Thursday Grant County Health District news release. Washington state has already had four death
Local SCAC boys’ basketball teams look sharp in early season
EPHRATA- There are three Grant County schools that are a part of the SCAC, Royal, Wahluke and Warden. Last season, Royal and Wahluke boys' basketball made it to the state playoffs, with Royal finishing fourth in state while Warden missed the postseason.
Moses Lake man charged with controlled substances homicide in inmate's death
EPHRATA – Grant County Jail inmate Derek Batton died from a likely heroin overdose. Another inmate at the time is now charged in connection to his death. Jordan D. Tebow, 35, is charged with controlled substances homicide, delivery of cocaine or heroin, intimidating a witness and possession of a con
Grant PUD Warns of Scammers
Grant PUD is reporting that a large number of customers are receiving phone calls from scammers using terms like “disconnect order” and telling them that they will have their power shut off unless they make an immediate payment. Some of the scammers have even set up their caller identification to ma
Missing CO mom has ties to Moses Lake community
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. — A missing persons case in Colorado is sadly close to home for some in the Moses Lake area. Kelsey Berreth, a 29 year old mother, has been missing since Thanksgiving. She was last seen shopping with her young daughter at a Safeway in Colorado, where she now lives.
Grant PUD customers receiving scam phone calls
EPHRATA, Wash. – The Grant Public Utility District is reporting a large number of customers receiving phone calls from scammers. In a Facebook post, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office warns that scammers were calling Grant PUD customers using terms like “disconnect order,” and telling them they’ll ha
Flu season arrives in Grant County; health officials recommend vaccinations now
MOSES LAKE – The Grant County Health District has seen an increase in reports of flu cases, especially in children, marking the start of the flu season. Several Grant County schools have reported high absenteeism rates due to flu and flu-like illnesses.
Moses Lake City Council bans camping in all city parks, citing public safety concerns
MOSES LAKE – The Moses Lake City Council approved prohibiting camping in city parks following complaints over public safety concerns. In a 6-1 vote during Tuesday’s meeting, the council approved a modified ordinance banning camping in all city parks and closing parks from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., allowing
Grant County K9 Officer Edo Catches Teens
K9 Edo put an end to a pursuit in Desert Aire overnight by catching two of three juveniles who took vehicle without permission. Deputy Tyson Voss and his partner Edo were sitting near the Desert Aire fire station about 1:20 this morning when they saw a vehicle run a stop sign at Thunderbird Way and
Grant County Roads Get a Little Safer After Traffic Safety Grant
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a substantial grant by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to build a 3-man “Traffic Safety Team”.