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100 years ago in Grant County: German farmer convicted of espionage for pro-German sentiments

Frank Hinkhouse, a “wealthy German farmer” from Wheeler, in Grant County, was convicted of two counts of violating the espionage act for speaking pro-German sentiments during wartime.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Three more Eastern Washington sheriffs say they won’t enforce gun control initiative

The sheriffs in Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan counties joined at least seven other county sheriffs who previously pledged to ignore Initiative 1639, which adds requirements on gun storage and background …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Two injured in Grant County crash involving semi truck and two cars

A Mead woman was injured Monday afternoon in a Grant County crash on Interstate 90.

Spokane Police name two officers who shot knife-wielding man on Jan. 23

The Spokane Police Department on Tuesday named Tyler Fisher and Jordan Orrell as the officers who shot and killed Dwight D. Steward on Jan. 23 after he reportedly refused commands …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:12 p.m.

Yakima man hit, killed by truck after car breaks down on Interstate 90

Thomas B. Whitlock, 31, was standing in a westbound lane of the freeway next to his own vehicle, which had broken down about 7 miles east of the town of …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Crash injures three people after 93-year-old driver turns at red light in Moses Lake

Richard C. Smith, of Ephrata, was behind the wheel of a Kia Optima when he tried to make the turn from Highway 17 onto Yonezawa Boulevard shortly after noon Monday, …

Grant County says to avoid Moses Lake water areas

The Grant County Health District is warning people to avoid contact with the water in Moses Lake.

Body of missing Colville tribal member located Friday in Soap Lake

The body of man missing since late last month was recovered Friday evening in Soap Lake.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office searching for suspect in fatal hit and run

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a driver suspected of hitting and killing a pedestrian Friday morning between Quincy and Ephrata before speeding away.

UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Crews work to contain 2,400-acre fire near Colville Reservation; evacuation notices lifted for regions near Soap Lake

The Rattlesnake fire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation near Lake Roosevelt is about 40-percent contained, fire officials said Sunday.

Wenatchee man charged with murder in crash that killed ex-girlfriend

A Wenatchee man has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly ramming his ex-girlfriend’s SUV into an irrigation ditch near the Grant County town of Quincy.

UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

State resources mobilized to fight Soap Lake Fire in Grant County

State fire resources have been tapped to fight the Soap Lake Fire, burning 5 miles north of the town of Soap Lake in Grant County.

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Body of drowned teen recovered from Banks Lake

The body of a 17-year-old Lynnwood boy was recovered Saturday from the waters of Banks Lake after he went missing late Friday evening near Steamboat Rock State Park. The Grant …

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Grant County man allegedly burns American flag blanket on Memorial Day Weekend, causes 5-acre fire

A Grant County man is accused of burning an American flag blanket on Memorial Day Weekend, causing a 5-acre brush fire in Ephrata.

Priest Rapids Dam on Columbia River stable but leaking

Officials investigating leaking at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River say the source is likely the layers between large sections of concrete.

UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Grant County sheriff’s deputy injured in crash

A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a four-car crash north of Moses Lake Monday morning.

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in death of Coulee City couple

Two elderly people were found dead Monday in Coulee City in what appears to be accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

Grant PUD update will take about a year

The process to determine the Grant County PUD’s response to a substantial increase in requests for new electrical service will take about a year, starting with six months to study …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Two charged in connection with Moses Lake heroin bust

Two men were charged in connection with a large drug and gun bust in Moses Lake in which over 11 pounds of heroin was recovered.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Monument Hill fire largely controlled, evacuation orders downgraded

A wildfire that sparked up in the Monument Hill area north of Quincy Wednesday evening gave residents quite a scare as many were told to evacuate immediately.

Level 3 evacuations issued for wildfire in Grant County

Level three evacuation notices were issued near the town of Quincy Wednesday night as a rapidly shifting wildfire spread through the area.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9 p.m.

Grant County Sheriff’s deputy reports accidentally shooting of wife

Moses Lake Police responded to a report of an accidental shooting at Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s home Wednesday night.

UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Crews quickly knock down fire near Soap Lake that prompted evacuation warning

Firefighters quickly doused a wildfire that threatened homes in Grant County on Monday afternoon.

UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

Wenatchee area fire grows to 45,000 acres and sends smoke into Spokane

The Sutherland Canyon Fire has now burned about 45,000 acres in the area southeast of Wenatchee. Smoke from the fire drifted into Spokane on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

One dead in house fire near Moses Lake

Grant County fire and law enforcement officials are investigating a house fire near Moses Lake that left one person dead Thursday morning.

UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

Rescue teams retrieve stranded paraglider

A military helicopter was called in to aid in a rescue after a paraglider was stranded on a steep cliff in west-central Grant County.

UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

Van crash kills three, injures eight in Grant County

A car crash early Thursday morning left three dead and eight injured when an SUV collided with a passenger van.

UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Anonymous mailer in Grant County race could cost two men $450,000

Campaign hit piece in Grant County prosecutor’s race could result in big fines for former judge, businessman.

Washington attorney general files lawsuit in Grant County election

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a campaign finance lawsuit involving the 2014 campaign for Grant County prosecutor.

UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

School shooter Barry Loukaitis apologizes as he awaits resentencing

The prisoner who as a teenager opened fire at his middle school in Washington state more than 20 years ago has spoken out for the first time, apologizing for killing …