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Felon gets 3 years for high-speed chase

Romero-Rivera MOSES LAKE A convicted felon who led police on a high-speed chase that ended in significant injuries for his passenger and himself will be spending three years behind prison bars. Nicholas Romero-Rivera, 29, of Moses Lake, pleaded guilty in Grant County Superior Court to vehicular assa

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Yard waste pickup in Moses Lake resumes today

March 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald SOAP LAKE A little town got to show off big time, as local folks turned out for the annual Soap Lake Chamber Dinner and Auction Saturday night. The attendance was significantly more than last yea... March 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

Ephrata man sentenced for assaulting girlfriend

EPHRATA A Ephrata man was sentenced to a month in jail for assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. Aaron Koski, 19, of Ephrata, pleaded guilty in Grant County Superior Court to third-degree assault. The count carried with it an allegation of domestic violence. Koski was sentenced to a month of confineme

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

Eleven of 31 restaurants fail inspections by health department

Eleven out of 31 establishments failed inspections by the Benton-Franklin Health District's food safety team in results released for the week ending March 2. An additional 14 earned perfect marks on the 418-point inspection, which covers food safety knowledge, handling practices and sanitation. The

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-03-18 21:37:00

Back to work for deputy who accidentally shot wife

File photo Deputy Jose Rivera stands in Grant County Superior Court during a previous court hearing. EPHRATA Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones announced on Monday that a deputy who accidentally shot his wife in Moses Lake over the summer has been cleared to return to work. Deputy Jose Riverapreviously

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Third-grader is principal for a day

Charles H. Featherstone/Columbia Basin Herald Third-grader Vanessa Kumar Suglani and Principal Noreen Thomas walk the halls of Sage Point Elementary School on Friday morning to make sure all the doors are closed. MOSES LAKE Principal Noreen Thomas and third-grader Vanessa Kumar Suglani were walking

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

Okanogan deputies: 19-year-old man shoots mom, then self

Deputies and officers in Okanogan County are investigating after a shooting Sunday morning. Okanogan County Sheriff's deputies and officers from the Brewster police Department responded to a call at 502 North Star Road in Brewster for a report of a 19-year-old man with a gun. As deputies were headed

KHQ RIGHT NOW - 2018-03-18 23:59:00

Students find fancy reward at North Elementary

Charles H. Featherstone/Columbia Basin Herald North Elementary School Principal Kelly Fredrick pours chocolate milk for fourth-grader Kimberly Yates as part of a weekly reward for North students called fancy lunch. MOSES LAKE Kimberly Yates sat in front of a stark white China plate while Principal K

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

Man arrested for theft, drugs in Moses Lake

Moses Lake Police Department/courtesy photo Alejandro Mendoza-Mendoza, 34, was arrested in Moses Lake on Tuesday for drugs and theft. MOSES LAKE An alleged thief and drug dealer was arrested in Moses Lake Tuesday. On Tuesday morning detectives with the Moses Lake Police Departments Street Crimes Uni


Moses Lake HS student goes viral for powerful speech at walkout

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A student's plea for kindness at her school's walkout Wednesday is going viral after a local news outlet posted the video online. Angelica Mansfield was the only student to speak at the Moses Lake High School walkout to protest gun violence. In a video posted by iFIBER One News,


Moses Lake development moving at steady pace

MOSES LAKE Just taking a look around Moses Lake, theres a lot going on. Apartment complexes. A new motel. Remodeling of existing buildings. And what about Wendys? While a lot is going on, development in Moses Lake has proceeded at a pretty steady pace, said community development director/deputy city


Man shot in leg following confrontation off of Old Naches Highway

NACHES, Wash. - Authorities say a 27-year-old Naches man was shot in the leg Saturday on Old Naches Highway just west of Naches. Deputies say the man was shot about 2:37 p.m. after a confrontation between two groups of people off the highway. Yakima County sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Gray said multip


Tri-City con man didn't fake his ID, just learned his true identity, lawyer says | Tri-City Herald

The attorney for a Tri-City con man said that his client learned while serving his latest prison term that he was not who he thought he was. Michael Peter Spitzauer is accused of providing false information in an application for a U.S. passport while on probation for a case related to his former com


Othello Police warn of fraud text message circulating

Othello Police want to warn people of a fraud text message circulating in the area. They've received multiple reports of citizens receiving a text message regarding a "power disconnect notice for PUD." The text message mentions that power will be cut off within 30 minutes if no payment is received.


I Can Only Imagine' comes to Moses Lake

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions/courtesy photo Bart Millard (John Michael Finley) in the new film I Can Only Imagine, which opened in Moses Lake Thursday. MOSES LAKE A Christian-themed story of redemption and forgiveness opened Thursday at Fairchild Cinemas in Moses Lake. I Can Only Imagine is sc


Illegal pot grow operator sentenced to community service

SOAP LAKE A Kennewick man will be doing almost 250 hours of community service for having an illegal marijuana growing operation on his property in rural Soap Lake. Rafael Chavez-Fernandez, 59, of Kennewick, pleaded guilty in Grant County Superior Court to manufacture of marijuana-solicitation. Chave


Moses Lake considers safety changes to WATV/ORV ordinance

MOSES LAKE The Moses Lake City Council is considering making changes to the citys WATV/ORV ordinance. The council initially passed an ordinance that deals with Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) and Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles (WATVs) in March 2017, with the council asking for an update on the ordinance a ye


Trial for 1991 murder underway

Richard Byrd/Columbia Basin Herald Murder suspect Arnulfo Bravo stands in Grant County Superior Court on Thursday. EPHRATA A trial for a murder case that is over two decades old began in Grant County Superior Court this week. Arnulfo Bravo, 66, is accused of killing Barbara J. Kipp, his girlfriend a


Ephrata man recovering after Palisades stranding

DOUGLAS CREEK - An Ephrata man spent a cold night in the rocky backcountry after his vehicle got stuck late Tuesday. He emerged Wednesday morning and walked to a Douglas Creek Road home for help. "Apparently he took refuge in a cave," Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said Wednesday. "When they


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do