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Meteorologists issue red flag warning

Officials from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a red flag warning calling for low humidities, high winds and the potential for rapid spread of wildfires.

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Bachtold pleads guilty

Parker M. Bachtold, 18, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleaded guilty to the premeditated first-degree murder of 39-year-old Tunk Valley resident Patrick M. Alltus.

ELECTION 2016: County commissioner candidates in tight races

OKANOGAN - Okanogan County Commissioner races are as close as they come.

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Lightning sparks several small fires

More thunderstorms expected to hit region today

Another round of thunderstorms is expected to hit the region this afternoon and early evening, prompting the Spokane office of the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook.

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Weather outlook calls for thunder, lightning

Meteorologists from the Spokane office of the National Weather service have issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of central Washington, including Okanogan County.

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Business Council Chairman Boyd has died

NESPELEM – The Colville Business Council announced that the chairman of the council James Boyd, 60, passed away.

Safe 'n' Sane fireworks allowed in part of Omak

OMAK – Amateur pyrotechnics experts wanting to put on a Fourth of July bash will have to do it within the city limits, but not within the Colville Indian Reservation portion of the city.

County, commissioners facing lawsuit over juvenile division

OKANOGAN - The Washington State Attorney General’s office has appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General to bring legal action against Okanogan County and commissioners Sheilah Kennedy, Jim DeTro and Ray Campbell on behalf of the Okanogan County Superior Court.

Appeals court rules against county on ATV ordinance

SPOKANE – The state Court of Appeals for Division III has sided with two environmental groups and ruled Okanogan County’s ATV ordinance invalid.

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Koplin named new Omak police chief

Omak Police Sergeant Jeff Koplin has been hired by Mayor Cindy Gagne to replace Chief Larry Schreckengast, who announced that he was retiring earlier this year.

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Record-breaking heat expected

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for record-breaking heat in the Okanogan Valley.

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Oxygen airs show about Tonasket murder

NEW YORK – An episode of “Snapped” will feature the Lacey Hirst-Pavek murder case.

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One dead after morning apartment fire

One person has died from an early morning apartment fire at 101 Ash Street.

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Flash flood warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for south central Okanogan County.

Climber dies after fall at Goat Wall Tuesday

MAZAMA — In experienced climber died after a fall while climbing on Goat Wall on Tuesday.

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