Stories tagged: Grant County
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.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
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.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
No serious injuries in four vehicle collision near Vantage in Grant County
Three passenger vehicles and a semi truck were involved in a collision on State Highway 243 north of Beverly Burke Road in Grant County early this morning.
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 …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Mon., 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: Wed., 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: Mon., 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: Fri., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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: Tue., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Sun., 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.
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Sun., 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.
Mon., 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).
Mon., 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 …
Tue., 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.