Wednesday, April 17, 2024


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Updated 3 hours, 23 minutes ago

Next stage of Grant Co. Jail construction to begin in May

EPHRATA — People driving by the site of the new Grant County Jail will start seeing progress soon.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Local officers to be honored for bravery

MOSES LAKE — Five law enforcement officers from the Basin will be honored for their bravery in last year’s shooting at the Gorge Campground, according to an an…

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Property crimes such as vandalism may qualify as hate crimes in WA

OLYMPIA – Some property crimes now can be classed as hate crimes if they are racially motivated or if they target other marginalized communities. Sen. Andy …

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Building trust in police a key goal, Lovick says

OLYMPIA – Sen. John Lovick describes himself as a Black man with brown skin who wore a blue uniform for a combined 37 years as a former state trooper and Snoho…

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Moses Lake man arrested after fleeing on motorcycle

MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man was arrested Thursday following a short pursuit near Moses Lake, according to a statement from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Othello Municipal Court achieves first anniversary

OTHELLO – It’s been a bit more than a year since the city of Othello ended its interlocal agreement with Adams County for court services in favor of establishi…

Updated 1 month ago
One arrested after Othello stabbing

OTHELLO – The Adams County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Dario Ochoa, 23, of Othello after receiving a report that he had stabbed his grandmother and was armed with a knife Thursday evening.

Updated 1 month ago
One dead, one wounded in Royal City shooting

ROYAL CITY – Royal City Police Department officers and detectives from the Moses Lake Police Department responded to a shooting in the 100 block of Grape Drive NW in Royal City Thursday evening, according to an ann…

Updated 1 month ago
Law enforcement logs for March 15, 2024

The reports below were provided by the sheriff’s office or police department indicated. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of …

Updated 1 month ago
Mattawa passes dangerous dog rules

MATTAWA — The Mattawa City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve new codes regarding the city’s animal control operations and the designation of potent…

Updated 1 month ago
Officers soon will be allowed to work part-time

OLYMPIA – Washington remains 51st in the nation for police officers per capita, and one answer to that problem might be allowing officers to work part-time. …

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Adams Co. man arrested for odometer tampering

RITZVILLE – Reynaldo “Rey” Valdez Garza, Jr. was arrested March 5 on suspicion of robbery by second-degree deception and disconnecting, resetting or reversing odometers.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Same-day report required for stolen guns

OLYMPIA – When a student at Seattle’s Ingraham High School was shot and killed two years ago, an investigation revealed the gun used in the crime was stolen. …

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
STUDIO BASIN: Grant County Sheriff Joey Kriete, K-9s and state basketball

EPHRATA -- Grant County Sheriff Joey Kriete joins Managing Editor R. Hans "Rob" Miller and brings along GCSO's two canine handlers, deputies Zane Bundy and Luis Jimenez. The two are working with new K-9 officers, M…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
WA pursuit pivot

OLYMPIA – A legislative initiative to amend the existing statute regulating vehicular pursuits, successfully passed through the state Senate with a vote of 36…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Quincy man robbed, abducted at gunpoint in Ephrata

MOSES LAKE — A 23-year-old Quincy man was robbed and abducted Feb. 29 in Ephrata, according to a statement from the Moses Lake Police Department.