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Rare blue northern leopard frog found in Eastern Washington

In the arid land east of Spokane – punctuated by channels and basins carved by ancient hydraulic cataclysm – Washington biologists discovered a rare and beautiful genetic mutation in late …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Boeing announces grants as part of Moses Lake effort to maintain 737 Max jetliners

As part of its ongoing effort to refurbish hundreds of 737 Max jetliners in Moses Lake, Boeing on Wednesday announced $125,000 in local grants to support that effort.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

No-contact advisory issued for Moses Lake water after sewage spill, blue-green algae advisory

The advisory does not affect drinking water and sewer services were not affected. The advisory is in effect through Thursday, Sept. 5.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Boeing will hire hundreds at Moses Lake

Boeing said Tuesday it will begin hiring a few hundred temporary employees at Moses Lake to work on the grounded 737 Max fleet and prepare the planes for return to …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

Spokane woman rescued three hours after boat sinks in Potholes Reservoir

The woman, whose name was not released, wore a life vest and held on to a gasoline can for flotation, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. She was taken …


Motorcyclist dies in crash near Moses Lake

Jackie Baker, 51, of Moses Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene.


Boeing temporarily storing 737 Max jets at Grant County International Airport

Boeing is temporarily storing its grounded 737 Max jets at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Northwest News Network reported Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

China trade dispute blamed for shutdown of Moses Lake polysilicon supplier

A central Washington factory that produces polysilicon for use in the manufacture of solar panels is shutting down because of the nation’s on-going trade dispute with China.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

REC Silicon facility to shut down in May

Production at the REC Silicon facility in Moses Lake will be shut down May 15, with a possible long-term shutdown and layoffs at the end of June, if a resolution …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019

Semitruck crashes, catches fire on I-90 near Moses Lake; no injuries reported

A semitruck crashed and caught fire Saturday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Moses Lake, blocking eastbound traffic, spilling fuel onto the roadway and sending a plume of black smoke into …


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: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Alleged Moses Lake bomb builder had wrong type of fertilizer

Ryan S. Palmer, 39, stole a urea-based fertilizer from the Nutrien Ag Solutions facility in Moses Lake – not an ammonium nitrate formulation that could have been mixed with diesel …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Moses Lake man caught with bomb-making materials said he wanted to ‘prove a point,’ court records say

Ryan S. Palmer, 39, allegedly told investigators he had toyed with the idea of blowing up an agricultural chemical plant where he used to work – just to “prove a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018

‘Suspicious device’ found near Moses Lake manufacturing facility

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said a “suspicious device” was found in a car Thursday afternoon near a manufacturing facility in Moses Lake. In a pair of alerts around 4 …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018

Southwest apologizes after gate agent allegedly mocks 5-year-old named Abcde

A Texas mother is calling out a Southwest Airlines employee who she said mocked her 5-year-old daughter’s name and posted a picture of the child’s boarding pass on social media.


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, …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018

Moses Lake’s high-tech plant is collateral damage in U.S.-China trade war

REC Silicon, a Norwegian company, sees Moses Lake at the center of a high-tech manufacturing revolution. But that vision is likely dead unless Washington and Beijing can settle their differences …


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.


“Operation Hopscotch” nets 62 arrests in Grant, Chelan and Douglas counties

An operation involving federal and Washington law enforcement has led to the arrest of 62 “violent offenders” on mostly state charges as part of an effort called “Operation Hopscotch” in …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Pair from Puyallup indicted in U.S. District Court

Following an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service, a man and woman from Western Washington who were arrested in Moses Lake in April after passing fake bills at several local …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018

Moses Lake police arrest suspected counterfeiters

An interstate counterfeiting spree ended Monday night in Moses Lake after a man and a woman from Puyallup were arrested under suspicion of passing fake $100 bills.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

California man gets 4 years in prison over local energy credit scam

A California man was sentenced to more than four years in prison Friday after he previously pleaded guilty to defrauding millions of dollars from the government through the sale of …


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.


Two gun threats prompt Chief Moses Middle School lockdowns Friday

A pair of reports of students with guns prompted a lockdown at Chief Moses Middle School on Friday morning and the arrest of two juveniles.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018

Woman injured in Moses Lake car fire

A Moses Lake woman was badly burned in a car fire after her acquaintance tried filling a garbage can full of gas in the back seat.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018

Beekeeper keeps the hives thriving in Moses Lake

With winter now upon us and temperatures dipping into the low 20s, the honey bees at Grigg Apiaries, Inc. have been tucked away for the season. About 8,000 hives keep …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

Westport man pleads guilty in Spokane to $65 million biofuels scheme

A Westport man, who until recently worked an alternative fuels company that operated in both Moses Lake and Pasco, was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison after investigators …


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.


Couple allegedly shoplifts with a child in a stroller

A Soap Lake couple reportedly brought a baby in a stroller with them into a Moses Lake store as they stole numerous items from the business and tried to leave …