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His family says he stopped using heroin. Then he relapsed in the Grant County Jail.

Derek Batton had pretty much beaten a heroin addiction by the time he was booked into the Grant County Jail, according to his family. Inside, though, things took a turn …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Soap Lake man dies in Grant County Jail

A 34-year-old man was found dead in his cell in the Grant County Jail on Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

Cat climbing power pole starts fire north of Ephrata

A cat up a power pole triggered an early morning fire that torched several vehicles north of Ephrata, outbuildings and a camper near an abandoned home.


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

Trump budget could end Amtrak service to Spokane, other NW cities, says rail group

Amtrak service to Spokane and smaller cities such as Wenatchee, Leavenworth and Ephrata could be axed under the Trump administration’s latest budget proposals, a rail passenger advocacy group says.


Equipment failure at Ephrata substation sparks fire, power loss to 8,000 in Grant County

Equipment failure at a power substation in Ephrata Wednesday evening cut power to about 8,000 Grant County Public Utility District customers. An arc flash sparked a fire at an adjacent …


Thousands lose power after Ephrata substation explosion

Authorities say customers in a small central Washington town were without power after an explosion at a public utility district substation.


Ephrata man helps restore Blue Angels No. 2 for museum

The grand ol’ warrior, a retired McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C registered by the U.S. Navy as No. 163106, but known to the elite Blue Angel Team as No. 2, was retired …


Derek Bayley wins Rosauers Open going away

Washington State’s Derek Bayley already held an eight-stroke lead on Sunday when he stepped up to MeadowWood Golf Course’s daunting 607-yard 16th hole.


Man who killed Ephrata teen at age 12 escapes from custody

Yakima police said one of two boys who were believed to be the youngest murder defendants to be charged as adults in state history has escaped from custody.


100 years ago in Eastern Washington: ‘Huge armies’ of crickets worry farmers

From our archives, 100 years ago The war against crickets was renewed for a second straight year in Ephrata and Wilson Creek. “Huge armies” of crickets were heading toward wheat …


Douglas County fires grow to 18,000 acres, neighborhood evacuated

Fires that started Friday evening in Douglas County have grown to nearly 18,000 acres in size and prompted a mandatory Level 3 evacuation for the Rimrock Meadows community, as of …


UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2015

Evacuations ordered as wildfire approaches Douglas County community

Fires that started Friday evening in Douglas County have grown to nearly 18,000 acres in size and prompted a mandatory Level 3 evacuation for the Rimrock Meadows Community, as of …


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.


High Times publisher files suit against Ephrata pot shop

An Ephrata, Washington, marijuana retailer is the target of a media empire that labels itself as the biggest brand name in pot. Trans-High Corp., parent company of the publication High …


Body recovered believed to be drowned Grant County father

An irrigation worker discovered a body believed to be Scott Kolves, an Ephrata father who drowned in March teaching his son to drive.


Dam worker dies in fall near Ephrata

Holger “Hal” Jensen died Wednesday from head injuries sustained during a fall earlier in the week at a dam about 18 miles east of Ephrata, according to the Bureau of …


Woman dies after being struck by train in Ephrata, Wash.

A woman was killed Saturday morning when she was struck by a freight train in Ephrata, Wash.


Climate, geography push Ephrata up list of glider pilots’ top spots

Noel Wade, an information technology manager in Seattle, was piloting his glider back to Ephrata airport last month after a 2 1/2-hour flight. He was starting his descent checklist, with …


Wildfire near Ephrata now under control

A wildfire threatening homes in the Ephrata area of Grant County today is now under control. Firefighters are continuing to mop up hot spots.


Murder suspect arrested in Helena

A six-month murder investigation led Grant County detectives to a 29-year-old man in Helena this week.