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Victim in Kettle Falls assault says family was targeted for their skin color

A man accused of calling a Kettle Falls businessman and his family terrorists, threatening them with a knife and breaking into their home Saturday night is in the Stevens County …


Wildfire burns 100 acres in Stevens County

A wildfire burned more than 100 acres near Fort Spokane in Stevens County on Sunday.


Recovery is slow for families affected by Carpenter Road fire in 2015

With another fire season looming, families in Stevens County are still trying to recover from last summer’s devastating Carpenter Road wildfire.


Church members help investigators in Stevens County homicide

Members of the church attended by Timothy Roberts played key roles in solving Roberts’ homicide in Stevens County in April, even finding his body in a creek a few days …


No charges for Stevens County deputy in August shooting

Cpl. David Reed shot Jason Hale, 29, to protect himself, wrote a Stevens County deputy prosecutor who declined to file criminal charges against Reed in the August incident in Hunters.


Head of Stevens County animal rescue convicted of theft

The woman in charge of the Shepherds Way Animal Rescue in Stevens County was sentenced to two months in jail Thursday for taking money and failing to deliver three horses.


Forest Service adds land near Northport to Colville National Forest in $2.4 million deal

The United States Forest Service just bought about 2,400 acres that will add to the Colville National Forest and preserve areas around a Congressionally designated trail. The area surrounding Big …


One dead in Stevens County crash

A person is dead after a two car crash south of Kettle Falls in Stevens County Thursday morning.


Former Colville cop suspected of drunken driving after McDonald’s incident

Scott L. Arms, 44, a former Colville Police officer faces multiple criminal counts after an allegedly drunken exchange with former colleagues in a McDonald’s parking lot Sunday night.


Morgenstern trial on child sexual assault charges will stay in Spokane

The trial for Craig Morgenstern, who faces allegations he sexual assaulted multiple boys in Washington and Idaho, will remain in Spokane, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.


Stevens County judge fined for campaign violations

Stevens County District Judge Gloria Tveit was fined $4,500 for reporting violations in her 2014 re-election campaign


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015

McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell told to prepare for next year’s wildfire season

The time to start preparing for next year’s wildfire season is now, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sen. Maria Cantwell were told Wednesday. Forecasters predict a warm winter, which means …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015

Colville police officer’s child rape charges dismissed after second mistrial

WENATCHEE – After two trials ended with hung juries, the charge of child rape against former Colville police officer Scott L. “Scottie” Arms was formally dismissed Monday. Chelan County Superior …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015

Man involved in crash with Kettle Falls police SUV dies

A man whose pickup was struck by a Kettle Falls police SUV last month as the officer tried to pass him has died, the Washington State Patrol reported Tuesday evening.


‘Kettle Falls Five’ members get prison time in federal marijuana case

All defendants in the Kettle Falls Five marijuana case will receive prison time, a federal judge ruled Friday. Three members of the family, who say they were growing medicinal marijuana, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 2, 2015

‘Kettle Falls Five’ members get prison time in federal marijuana case

All defendants in the Kettle Falls Five marijuana case will receive prison time, a federal judge ruled Friday. Three members of the family, who say they were growing medicinal marijuana, …


Suspect in Stevens County arrow killing says he felt threatened

The statement of a Stevens County man suspected of killing his half-brother with a bow and arrow on Monday doesn’t match the evidence, authorities say.


Driver injured in collision with Stevens County police SUV

A man driving a pickup was seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a collision in Stevens County with a Kettle Falls police SUV. Kettle Falls police Officer Timothy D. Dollar, 56, …


Officials say Stevens County wildfire is arson

A wildfire that has scorched nearly 100 square miles in Stevens County was started intentionally, the Bureau of Indian Affairs said Friday. “This fire has done a tremendous amount of …


Arsonist started Carpenter Road Fire, authorities say

A wildfire that has scorched nearly 64,000 acres of land in Stevens County and on the Spokane Indian reservation was started by an arsonist, the Bureau of Indian Affairs said …


Washington wildfires ‘creeping’ in improved weather

The cooler weather with occasional rain showers this week has slowed the advance of numerous wildfires in the region, allowing crews to devote more efforts to create fire lines to …


Firefighters brace for Saturday winds

A ferocious wind storm expected Saturday has put much of the state – much of it already on fire – on high alert.


Carpenter Road fire burns 10,000 acres after jumping containment line

A fire in Stevens County burned almost 10,000 acres overnight after jumping a containment line on its north edge along the Springdale-Hunters Road.


Witnesses dispute report in fatal shooting by Stevens County deputy

A man killed last week in Hunters, Washington, by a Stevens County deputy was shot in the back of the neck as he walked away after a struggle, according to …


Witnesses say man killed by Stevens County deputy was walking away

A man killed last week in Hunters, Washington, by a Stevens County deputy was shot in the back of the neck as he walked away, according to eye witnesses.


In spite of terrible fire losses, family keeps on giving back

FRUITLAND, Wash. – With fire descending upon them, Larry Lehrbas didn’t respond when his wife called. It was 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, and Lehrbas had gone to move …


Camera stolen from Stevens County firetruck

Two thieves in Stevens County picked an unlikely target Monday morning: the firefighters at Stevens County Fire District 7. Crews from the all-volunteer department saw two young men in hoodies …


Fire growth slows, smoke heads west

After a week of deadly fires forcing evacuations of whole towns and pushing fire officials to scramble for more help, Saturday was calm. Or as calm as it could be …


Okanogan towns get respite from fires

Many communities across Okanogan County had a brief let-up from fires scorching the region Friday evening. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the threat to people and homes was lower. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015

Ferry County evacuations ordered for fast-moving fires

Some northern sections of Ferry County received evacuation notices Friday morning as another fast-moving fire threatens the communities of Boyds and others.