Stories tagged: Grant County
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 7:35 A.M.
Fewer counted in Grant County’s Point in Time Homeless Count
) MOSES LAKE – For the third consecutive year volunteers in the annual Point in Time Homeless Count have counted a decrease in unsheltered homeless people living in Grant County.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 4:48 P.M.
Ex-con tortured by gang members asked for protection by the state and instead nearly lost his fingers
The first time that convicted felon Ahmet Hopovac asked the Department of Corrections to let him leave Grant County for Idaho was in January 2011. He argued he was homeless …
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 4:58 P.M.
Suspected shooter in ‘execution-style’ killing of Quincy woman pleads not guilty
The suspected shooter, who is among five men charged with what the Grant County Sheriff has called an execution-style killing, appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 10:50 P.M.
Grant County suspect in ‘execution-style’ killing appears in court
An undocumented immigrant charged in the execution-style killing of a Grant County woman – found shot to death last December with a cardboard sign attached to her back with a …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 6:09 P.M.
Semi-truck full of apples plunges into Columbia River, floating toward Priest Rapids Dam
A semi-truck full of apples plunged into the Columbia River on Monday afternoon. The truck’s refrigerated trailer full of apples detached and is currently floating down the Columbia River toward …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 5:27 P.M.
Grant County identifies mumps outbreak near Moses Lake
Grant County officials are tracking a mumps outbreak at the Columbia Basin Job Corp near Moses Lake, where there were five confirmed cases of mumps and nine suspected cases Friday.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:17 P.M.
New jury duty scam hits Grant County
A new scam has made its way into Grant County and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to know what to do if they feel they are being …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 8:44 A.M.
Double shooting closes state Route 26 in Grant County
Grant County deputies found two people shot inside an SUV along state Route 26 east of Royal City, early Friday morning.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 7:04 P.M.
Driver charged in crash involving farm tractor, van in Grant County
State Route 28 was closed between Ephrata and Soap Lake in Grant County for several hours Tuesday afternoon as the Washington State Patrol investigated a crash between a farm tractor …
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 4:34 P.M.
Grant County Sheriff’s Office looking for 6-year-old kidnapped in May
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a 6-year-old girl who they believe was kidnapped in May.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21, 2016, 5:32 P.M.
Moses Lake police rescue two men after car crashes into canal
An 18-year-old driver was seriously injured when his car crashed into an irrigation canal in Moses Lake early Sunday.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 2:59 P.M.
Grant County woman bitten by rabid bat
A Grant County woman was bitten by a rabid bat Monday and is now receiving anti-rabies vaccines.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 4:46 P.M.
Residents near Moses Lake still under evacuation orders; fire has slowed
Some residents just north of Moses Lake are being told to evacuate immediately because of a fire burning near State Route 17.
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016, 3:20 P.M.
Black Rock fire burns 23,000 acres in Grant County
A wildfire that started around noon Saturday has burned more than 23,000 acres in Grant County.
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 9:21 A.M.
West Nile Virus detected in Grant County
A mosquito sample collected west of Moses Lake has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016, 2:09 P.M.
Two dead, two hurt in Grant County car crash
Two people were killed in a Tuesday morning car crash near the central Washington town of Royal City. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said two other people were hurt when …
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 9 A.M.
Botulism confirmed in two Grant County deaths
Health officials have confirmed that botulism toxin was the cause of death of two elderly Grant County residents in early February.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Two Washington deaths likely linked to botulism
Health officials say two deaths in Washington state this month appear to be linked to botulism – apparently from home-canned foods.
SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 2016, 4:34 P.M.
Wilson Creek grain elevator on fire in Grant County
Multiple fire districts in Grant County are battling a large grain elevator fire in Wilson Creek.
SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago
UPDATED: SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 2015
100 years ago in Grant County: Armed posses corner bank robber
A lone bandit walked into the Wilson Creek State Bank, north of Moses Lake, and forced a teller at gunpoint to give him all of the cash. Then he locked …
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015, 12:23 P.M.
Grant county fugitive still on run
A man accused of shooting at multiple police officers has been on the run for nearly two weeks, according to a Grant County Sheriff’s Office news release.
FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015, 4:35 P.M.
Grant county fugitive on run
An armed and dangerous fugitive is on the loose near Royal City, Washington.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015, 7:26 A.M.
Wildfire forces evacuations near Quincy
A fast-moving wildfire overnight forced rural residents near Quincy, Washington, to flee their homes and has burned at least five structures, Grant County officials report.
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago When the Barnes Hypnotic Show – a vaudeville act – went defunct in Lewiston, four members of the company were stranded penniless. Two of …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014, 8:08 A.M.
Ephrata woman died of wounds to chest, neck
An autopsy has found Lucille Moore, 82, died of sharp wounds to the neck and chest. She was found dead in her Ephrata home Monday by police.
THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014, 12:11 P.M.
Gorge Amphitheater has big economic impact
SPOKANE — Nearly 400,000 people attended concerts at The Gorge Amphitheater in 2013, generating $4.6 million in state and local taxes, according to an economic study created by the owners …
TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
Mitsubishi Aircraft to test new airliner in Moses Lake
OLYMPIA – Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will begin testing its new airliner in Moses Lake next year, bringing an estimated 100 jobs to that Central Washington community. The Japanese manufacturing giant …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014, 8:07 A.M.
Area wildfires break out amid hot, dry conditions
Crews are battling spreading wildfires in Central Washington as dry, breezy and hot conditions raise concerns.