Dee Camp

General assignment reporter

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Deputy on leave after alleged DUI

An Okanogan County sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave after being arrested in early December on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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Report of possible gun at school forces lockdown

Okanogan Middle/High School was locked down for about 15 minutes on Jan. 20 after administrators received a report that a student might have brought a gun to school.

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Bogus $100 bills passed

OKANOGAN – Law enforcement agencies are investigating at least three reports of imitation $100 bills being passed in the mid-valley area, including one that was used at a student-run Christmas tree lot.

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Man with gun arrested after students threatened

BRIDGEPORT – A 24-year-old man has been charged in Douglas County Superior Court with allegedly having a loaded gun in his vehicle in the Bridgeport High School parking lot Dec. 13.

Omak man charged with rape, molestation

An Omak man has been charged with nine counts of first-degree rape of a child and 11 counts of first-degree child molestation.

Child dies in tractor accident

A toddler was killed Friday, Nov. 18 after he was struck by a tractor at his grandparents’ home on Cherokee Road north of town.

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Rosegarden Care Center to close

Rosegarden Care Center, a 23-bed assisted living facility, will close by month's end.

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Okanogan school leaders seek $3.97 million bond issue

Residents of the Okanogan School District will be asked in February 2017 to decide on a slimmed-down bond issue request.

No rate increase expected in PUD budget

A proposed $54.6 million 2017 budget is under consideration by Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners; it contains no rate increases.

Highway 2 through Pine Canyon reopens

Highway 2 through Pine Canyon between Orondo and Waterville has been reopened with flagger-controlled, single lane, alternating traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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