Thursday, July 18, 2024


For information regarding local and national criminal news, see our latest news stories below.

Updated 15 hours, 19 minutes ago

Small cities in Grant Co. see crime trending down

MOSES LAKE — The communities are smaller, so the incidents are fewer, and the percentage changes look more dramati…

Updated 21 hours, 31 minutes ago
$42M tort claim accuses Washington AGO, WSU of racketeering

(The Center Square) – A potential subcontractor for a state police use of force database project who has had a long-running feud with the state Attorney Genera…

Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago
WA Supreme Court leaves high-capacity magazine ban in place

(The Center Square) – Washington's ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines will remain in effect after a Monday decision by the state Supreme Court.

Updated 1 day, 17 hours ago
Crime trending down in Othello, Ritzville

OTHELLO — With a few exceptions crime in Othello and Ritzville is following the statewide trends - crime rates are going down. The Washington Association of Sh…

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Local legislators, bipartisan politicians call for reason in wake of attempted assassination

MOSES LAKE — Seeking ways to reduce the political temperature in a presidential election year, how to apply lessons learned in other political forums, improvin…

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
Washington panel eyes increasing jail-based voter participation

(The Center Square) – Although a proposal allowing convicted felons to vote from jail while serving a sentence failed to gain traction, there may be renewed ef…

Updated 2 days, 16 hours ago
NEWS BITES: DUI collision, a rough landing and an arrest

NEWS BITES: DUI accident, a rough landing and an arrest

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Crime trending down in Moses Lake, Ephrata

MOSES LAKE — Crime trends in Moses Lake and Ephrata seem to be following the rest of the state - they went down between 2022 and 2023. A report on crime trends…

Updated 6 days, 13 hours ago
Crime mostly down in Grant and Adams, report says

EPHRATA — While crime went up in some individual categories in the unincorporated areas of Grant and Adams counties between 2022 and 2023, overall it was on a …

Updated 1 week ago
Two WA juvenile rehab facilities suspend intakes for first time due to overcrowding

(The Center Square) – Two juvenile rehabilitation centers have suspended the intake of new offenders due to overcrowding, according to the Washington State Dep…

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Statewide crime mostly down, still higher than 2019

LACEY — While crime in most categories declined in Washington between 2022 and 2023, crime rates are still higher than they were in 2019. The Washington Associ…

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Auto theft suspect pleads guilty, sentenced to jail time

EPHRATA – Patrick Hoffman, 32, of Moses Lake was sentenced Tuesday after entering guilty pleas for two felonies and one gross misdemeanor before Grant County S…

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
New WA law gives green light to more red light and speed zone cameras

(The Center Square) – Washington drivers may soon see a lot more red light cameras and other automated enforcement cameras across the state, thanks to a law th…

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
NEWS BITES: Drowning update, wire thefts, road work and crime

COULEE CITY – The search for the body of a man believed drowned in Banks Lake near Coulee City continued through the weekend, per the Grant County Sheriff’s Of…

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
One arrested for July 4 shooting near Othello, rest of Basin relatively quiet

OTHELLO — An Othello-area man was booked on suspicion of first-degree assault following a shooting July 4 near Othello.