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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
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.
Moses Lake Wendy’s Grand Opening Celebration Friday afternoon
MOSES LAKE- The Moses Lake Wendy’s had a soft opening last week where it opened its doors without any fanfare. Fans of the national food chain have been enjoying the establishment’s food since then, but Friday will bring the official Grand Opening Celebration for the restaurant.
Fire damages Moses Lake home Thursday morning
MOSES LAKE – An electrical problem is to blame for a Thursday morning fire that left a Moses Lake home damaged. Moses Lake firefighters responded just after 9 a.m. to heavy smoke coming from a home in the 1100 block of South Alderwood Drive.
First Toys for Tots donation event in Moses Lake a huge success
MOSES LAKE – The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve has been collecting donations for Toys for Tots for more than 70 years. On Wednesday evening, the donation drive made its way to Moses Lake for the first time.
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
Money set aside in Inslee budget to combat homelessness may help Moses Lake
OLYMPIA - Amid homeless issues in Moses Lake, Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s proposed budget may offer extra relief in eradicating the problem. The governor says his new operational budget would continue nearly $4 million in funding for permanent supportive housing for people with a history of men
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.
Video: Authorities investigating disappearance of ex-Warden woman
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - Those who knew longtime Warden resident Kelsey Berreth are at a crossroads, they don’t know whether to mourn the missing Colorado woman or hold out hope that she’s alive and well.
Woman gets more than two years in prison for August carjacking in Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE – A woman was sentenced to more than two years in prison in an August carjacking and hit-and-run in Moses Lake. Charlotte Albert, 53, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and felony hit-and-run, along with one misdemeanor count of hit-and-run. Another count of hit-and-run and theft of
Judge finds probable cause against Jesus Torres in Nov. 24 shooting near Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE – Clarifying details in a supplemental police report led Grant County Superior Court Judge David Estudillo to find probable cause against Jesus Torres in a Nov. 24 injury shooting near Moses Lake.
Driver allegedly flees from Moses Lake police early Sunday morning
MOSES LAKE – A man is accused of fleeing from Moses Lake police after an attempted traffic at Taco Bell. An officer attempted to stop David Maybee, 19, for driving without headlights at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday on North Stratford Road. Police say Maybee continued into the Taco Bell parking lot and the
Higher court rules East Wenatchee police officer can't keep polygraph secret
SPOKANE — Government agencies did not violate an East Wenatchee police officer's right to privacy by disclosing a polygraph report that showed he admitted to "numerous instances of theft and dishonesty," the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Portable toilets set up at homeless campsites
MOSES LAKE — Following a public forum in Moses Lake on homelessness last week the city has decided to place portable toilets at various locations around the city where homeless people are known to stay.
Fatal crash blocks State Route 26 east of Royal City
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A fatal crash between a car and semi truck has fully blocked State Route 26, about 10 miles east of Royal City. According to Washington State Patrol, initial reports indicate at least one person was ejected. The scene is near milepost 27, those traveling in the area are advised
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”.
Yakima attorney Bill Pickett ascends to the top of the Washington State Bar
Laura Pickett vividly recalls the day her husband, Bill, said he wanted to leave the law firm where he worked to start his own — in his garage. They had two small children — Jack, 5, and Grant, 1 — and just bought a house.
Samaritan Healthcare CEO named state's 2018 Grassroots Champion
MOSES LAKE – Samaritan Healthcare CEO Theresa Sullivan has been named the state’s 2018 Grassroots Champion by the American Hospital Association. Sullivan was awarded the Grassroots Champion Award for her efforts in educating elected officials on the importance of the hospital’s role in the community
Jonathan Torres to undergo competency evaluation
ROYAL CITY – A judge has ordered Jonathan Torres, accused of fatally shooting his own father, to undergo a competency evaluation. Torres, 21, remains held on $1 million bail on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree, attempted unlaw
Two arrested in Moses Lake drug house bust
MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Two people are in jail, following the bust of a Moses Lake drug house by the Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team. Inside the home on the 1100 block of E. Hill Ave., INET found methamphetamine, heroin and electroni scales used for weighing drugs. In a storage locke