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Fire destroys historic house

Fire starts in shed, quickly spreads

DNR dropping fire danger rating in Ferry County

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources is lowering the fire danger rating for Ferry County and two other northeast Washington counties.

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Three of five bears in tree relocated

OMAK — Local state Fish and Wildlife Department officers had a more than busy day last Tuesday, Sept. 13, when they responded to a report of five bears in a tree on Omak River Road northeast of town.

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PUD sued over new power line

OKANOGAN — A Pierce County couple and a Thurston County woman are suing the Okanogan County Public Utility District over construction of the Pateros-to-Twisp transmission line.

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Suspect charged in Knowlton’s death

CHELAN — The man suspected of driving a pickup truck that fatally injured Brewster bicyclist and teacher Gary Knowlton has been charged with vehicular homicide and felony hit and run resulting in a death.

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‘Flash Float’ raises river access awareness

OKANOGAN — As a kayaker in Okanogan, the options for getting into the river are not very safe and often lead to degrading the river bank, according to Doug Woodrow.

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Bail remains at $750,000 for shooting suspect

OKANOGAN — Bail was set at $750,000 Friday, Sept. 9, in Okanogan County Superior Court for a Pateros man accused of attempting to kill the president and CEO of Gebbers Farms on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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Pair of fires ignites near Coulee Dam

ELMER CITY – A pair of fires, one on each side of the Columbia River, have blackened more than 2,500 acres of land and forced a temporary closure of the Grand Coulee Dam School District.

Earthquake shakes region

OLIVER, B.C. — A 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook seismic measuring equipment on both sides of the international border in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 10.

Man accused of attempted murder

OKANOGAN — Bail was set at $750,000 Friday, Sept. 9, in Okanogan County Superior Court for a Pateros man accused of attempting to kill the president and CEO of Gebbers Farms on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

4.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Oliver B.C.

OLIVER, B.C. – Residents throughout southern British Columbia and northern Okanogan County may have felt the rattle of a 4.2 magnitude earthquake this morning.

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Bail set for shooting suspect

Bail was set at $750,000 today in Okanogan County Superior Court for a Pateros man accused of attempting to kill the president and CEO of Gebbers Farms on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

KREM-2 weather man to broadcast from Brewster

KREM-2 Chief Meteorologist Tom Sherry will broadcast his 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. weather segments tomorrow live from town prior to the start of the Omak at Brewster football game.

Detectives interviewing suspect in Brewster shooting

BREWSTER — A 45-year-old Pateros man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of Cass Gebbers, president and CEO of Gebbers Farms.

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Alltus gets 38-plus years for murdering uncle

OKANOGAN — Only 19 hours after the jury found Shalin Alltus guilty in the 2014 shooting death of her uncle Patrick Alltus, her attorney, Kelly Seago, argued for a continuance to work on the sentencing portion of Alltus’ case.

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