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UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Wildfire burns 7,800 acres in Grant County

A wildfire that started Sunday near Mattawa in Grant County has burned roughly 7,800 acres of grass and sagebrush, created whirlwinds of smoke and prompted home evacuations.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Grant County sheriff’s deputies seize fentanyl at Paradiso Festival in Gorge

Fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine, was among the many drugs confiscated during arrests of


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Grant County fire is nearly finished as Spokane air returns to ‘good’

The 243 Command Fire in Grant County that spewed smoke across Eastern Washington earlier this week has entered its final throes of life.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Grant County’s 243 Command Fire saw some growth because of overnight winds; air returns to ‘moderate’ in Spokane

A day after it made Spokane’s air quality the worst in the country, Grant County’s 243 Command Fire saw some overnight growth spurred by strong westerly winds.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Washington’s first major wildfire of 2019 grows to 5,000 acres in Grant County; wind-borne smoke briefly made Spokane’s air quality worst in country

A wildfire in Grant County – Washington’s first major fire event of 2019 – near the Wanapum Dam grew to more than 5,000 acres Tuesday as it burned its way …


Woman dies after jet-ski crash in Grant County

Grant County authorities say a 27-year-old woman died after her jet ski was struck by another jet ski.


An immigrant’s story: Music teacher detained by border patrol at Grant County courthouse challenges narrative

GRANT COUNTY – When Miguel’s father, a field laborer who was once a firefighter-paramedic and had worked with the Red Cross, and Miguel’s mother, a subsistence farmer whose family fed …


Air Force bombers making temporary return to Grant County

U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers are coming back to Moses Lake in May. At least for a few days.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.