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Grant County Coroner identifies 21-year-old woman as victim of Soap Lake house fire

The Grant County Coroner has identified 21-year-old Samantha Harbeck of Ephrata as the person who died in a house fire near Soap Lake. The coroner lists Harbeck's cause of death as smoke inhalation and the manner of death as accidental, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.


Final defendant in 2016 murder of Quincy woman found guilty Thursday

EPHRATA - A jury has found Gustavo Tapia Rodriguez guilty of murdering 31-year-old Quincy resident Jill Sundberg. Following a trial dating back to Jan. 28, a jury returned from deliberations Thursday with a guilty verdict against Tapia Rodriguez for first-degree murder with multiple aggravators incl


Grant County Sheriff's Office warns of cashier check, money order scam

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office is warning about cashier checks or money orders that are sent through the mail. The Sheriff's Office says it can happen when someone sells something and a buyer sends a cashier check or money order in the mail as payment. The amount might be fo


Quincy Joins Washington’s Business Licensing Service

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Feb. 21, 2019 – Today, the Department of Revenue announces the city of Quincy as its newest business licensing service (BLS) partner. The Grant County city that hosts the world’s largest data center is now networked to the state’s combined licensing service.


Washington sheriffs in 12 conservative counties refuse to enforce new gun laws

Spokane, Wash. -- Sheriffs in a dozen Washington counties say they won't enforce the state's sweeping new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional. A statewide initiative approved by voters in November raised the minimum age for buying semi-automa


Girl who fell through ice in Rock Island pond shows dramatic improvement

The 6-year-old girl who fell through the ice into a Rock Island pond Thursday is making great strides toward recovery, said Shawn Ballard of Ballard Ambulance. Ballard said he received a report Friday morning that the girl, who has not yet been identified, has been making “dramatic improvements.”


Guilty Verdict in 3rd Sundberg Murder Trial

A Grant County jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday in the murder of Jill Sundberg, 31 of Quincy. Our news partner iFiber One reports Gustavo Tapia Rodriguez faces a life sentence for killing Sundberg in December of 2016. Tapia Rodriguez was convicted of first-degree murder with multiple aggravat


Washington state considers staying on Pacific Daylight Time forever

When you switch your clock forward by one hour at the beginning of daylight saving time in two weeks, know this: it could be among the last times. Washington state lawmakers are considering several proposals to adopt year-round Pacific Daylight Time, ending the twice-a-year switch between it and Pac


Child falls into icy pond in Rock Island

A child was pulled from an icy Rock Island pond this morning by a member of the Chelan County Dive Rescue team. The age, gender and condition of the child is not known at this point as treatment is administered by emergency personnel. The child was in the water for several minutes before rescuers ar


6-year-old in critical condition after falling into Douglas Co. lake

ROCK ISLAND, Wash — A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after she fell into Putter’s Lake in Douglas County Thursday morning. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris said emergency crews were sent to the 400 block of Parkway Drive in Rock Island, Washington around 11:15 a.m. for a report of a chi


Driver hospitalized after rollover crash on I-90 near Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE - A driver was hospitalized with minor injuries in a Friday morning rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Moses Lake. Kelsey Wilson, a 33-year-old Spokane woman, was driving a Jeep Wrangler west on Interstate 90 when she drove off the road to the right at about 8 a.m. near milepost 184, ac


Yakima man among 4 arrested in drug raid near Soap Lake

NEAR SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Four people were arrested during a drug raid at a Soap Lake area home Thursday morning. The Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team served a search warrant at the home at 1289 Thomas Dr. around 5 a.m. According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, the home was well-known


Wenatchee police chase and arrest suspect in domestic violence call

WENATCHEE — A man accused of threatening his relative with a knife Thursday allegedly led police in a brief auto pursuit around his south Wenatchee neighborhood. Wenatchee police arrested David Rodriguez, 22, on suspicion of first-degree domestic violence assault and eluding police, after a chase th


Man charged with breaking into INET impound lot to retrieve seized SUV

EPHRATA - Two men were arrested after one allegedly broke into the Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team impound lot in an attempted to retrieve a seized SUV. Ephrata police and Grant County deputies responded to the impound lot just before midnight Tuesday after the burglary alarm was


Driver is arrested almost 2 years after dramatic Highway 2 crash

WENATCHEE — A Monitor driver who allegedly said to his passenger "This looks like a good place to die" and veered off Highway 2 down an embankment was arrested Wednesday, almost two years after the rollover injured both men.


East Wenatchee man sentenced to 120 months in prison in drug case

An East Wenatchee man arrested by the Columbia River Drug Task Force in 2017 has been sentenced to 120 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.


UPDATE–Six Year Old Girl Critical After Falling Through Ice

A six year old girl fell through ice this morning in Rock Island. Douglas County Fire District 2 crews, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Ballard Ambulance responded to the scene in the 400 block of Parkway Drive at Putters Lake at 11:15am.


Felon sentenced to 22 months for stolen pistol, scuffle with Moses Lake police

MOSES LAKE - A convicted felon was sentenced to nearly two years in prison after being caught with a stolen pistol during a scuffle with Moses Lake police. Alfredo Ochoa Castaneda, 25, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault of the law enforcement officer and unlawful possession of a firearm. Charges


Big Bend softball prepares to be serious contenders

MOSES LAKE- Big Bend softball had its best season in ages last year when it went to the postseason for the first time since 2006. Head Coach Michael Garoutte won the NWAC with Wenatchee Valley the year prior to taking over at Big Bend. Where he led the Big Bend Vikings not only to the postseason, bu


Ephrata native to make third appearance on reality TV show 'Survivor'

FIJI - Ephrata native Kelley Wentworth has become something of a recurring star in the constellations of reality television. The 31-year-old marketing manager, who now lives in Seattle, will make her third appearance on the long-running CBS program “Survivor," when its 38th season entitled “Edge of