Stories tagged: Adams County
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Residents told to leave as fire burns in central Washington
Authorities have told some residents to leave immediately as a wildfire threatens crops and homes in a rural area of south-central Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Thousands of illegal marijuana plants seized in Adams County
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies served search warrants Wednesday on five illegal marijuana grows in the tiny unincorporated town of Cunningham.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Spokane man dies from hantavirus after likely exposure in Adams County
A Spokane man in his 50s has died from complications related to hantavirus, a rare respiratory illness usually spread through mice droppings.
Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
Spokane, Grant, Adams counties included in governor’s emergency proclamation
Grant and Adams counties may soon be seeing funds come through to help with recovery from this winter’s storms, as both counties have been included in Gov. Jay Inslee’s state …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Before killing girlfriend along I-90, suspect had avoided deportation, documents say
The suspect in a grisly Washington killing entered the country illegally, stayed for years and wasn’t deported despite a conviction for DUI in Grant County and an encounter with Border …
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
FBI investigating shooting of rancher by Idaho deputies
The FBI is investigating the shooting death of an Adams County rancher by sheriff’s deputies for possible federal criminal violations by the officers. U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson announced …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 9:03 p.m.
Idaho cattle rancher killed in gunfire exchange with sheriff’s deputies
A cattle rancher was killed in a shootout with Adams County Sheriff’s deputies late Sunday following a vehicle collision between his bull and a station wagon on U.S. Highway 95 …
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2013, 11:12 a.m.
Arrest made in Othello double homicide
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with a double homicide in an Othello orchard earlier this week.
Mon., May 13, 2013, 2:39 p.m.
Child hit in drive-by shooting near Othello
A gunman who opened fire on a family in a Cadillac, wounding a 4-year-old child, near Othello last week was still being sought today, authorities said.
Fri., March 22, 2013, 12:19 p.m.
Shots fired into Adams County home injure one
A possible drive-by shooting injured one man in Adams County this morning.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2012, 5:13 p.m.
Phone lines down in Othello
All phone lines around Othello, Wash., are down according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Doug Barger said Century Link has identified a break in the cable and repairs …
Thu., May 24, 2012
Washtucna student claims principal sat on him as punishment
The principal of the tiny Washtucna School in Adams County is facing a criminal investigation after a 14-year-old boy said the man sat on him as punishment. The Adams County …
Tue., March 27, 2012
Escure Ranch closes after vandals cause $5,000 in damage
A popular U.S. Bureau of Land Management recreation area about 20 miles south of Sprague, Wash., has been closed as the agency repairs about $5,000 in damage caused by vandals. …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2012
Ritzville taps roots to cultivate tourism
More than 10,000 cars and trucks whiz past Ritzville on Interstate 90 each day. Some in the town of roughly 1,700 residents hope a wheat-themed interpretive center could lure some …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2011
Roundup: New book celebrates Adams County
A stunning new coffee table book, “Drylands: A Rural American Saga” (University of Nebraska Press, $27.95), celebrates an under-celebrated corner of our region: the drylands country of Adams County. That …
Tue., Nov. 2, 2010, 1:17 p.m.
Othello man killed on motorcycle in Adams County
A 20-year-old Othello man was killed on Monday when he drove his motorcycle in front of a semi truck in rural Adams County.
Fri., June 25, 2010
Fire chief killed in ATV rollover
Investigators are continuing to look into the death of a rural Franklin County fire chief killed while fighting a brush fire Wednesday in Adams County.
Thu., June 10, 2010, 6:22 p.m.
2-day Grant County roundup targets gangs
A two-day gang sweep in Grant County that authorities said arrested violent criminals targeted mostly illegal immigrants and felons wanted for probation violations.
Thu., April 29, 2010
Wood salvage team nails niche
And now for the rest of the story. Thirty-thousand board feet worth of story, to be exact. That’s the amount of wood that Spokane’s Bruce Johnson figures came out of …
Fri., April 2, 2010
Ex-dispatcher sues over Taser
It started with a Taser. Soon, an Adams County Sheriff’s dispatcher was the target of relentless harassment that led to her resignation and still affects her today.
Tue., March 24, 2009
Hit-and-run victim in critical condition
A 22-year-old Spokane Valley man was reported in critical condition Monday, and another man was taken into custody after a hit-and-run Sunday night in Spokane Valley. The injured man was …
Mon., March 23, 2009, 3:01 p.m.
Men sought for questioning in Adams Co. homicide
Three young men are being sought for questioning in Adams County in connection with a homicide last Wednesday evening in Othello.