Why Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal Serves

News Radio 560 KPQ is interviewing area first responders – in answer to a new national television campaign entitled “Why I Serve”.  It features first responders from around the nation speaking about what motivates them to serve their communities. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal tells us he began his adult…


One Injury in East Wenatchee Fire

Numerous first responders battle a fire in East Wenatchee Monday morning. The blaze at 1191 Rock Island Road was contained by three fire units which were on the scene for several hours. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says there was one occupant in the burning mobile home.  He was taken…


School Delays

Othello, Pateros, Moses Lake, Moses Lake Christian Academy, Wilson Creek districts are CLOSED UPDATED REPORT: Bridgeport SD 2 Hrs. Late  Coulee-Hartline/Almira SD – 2 Hour Delay, No Pre-School or Breakfast  Ephrata SD / 2 Hours Delay  Okanogan SD 2 Hrs. Late  Omak SD 2 Hrs. Late/No A.M. or P.M.  Royal…


Seahawks Overwhelm Cardinals 36-6

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in a second-quarter outburst and the Seattle Seahawks emphatically snapped Arizona’s nine-game winning streak in a 36-6 rout on Sunday. Playing on the same field where they lost a Super Bowl heartbreaker last February, the Seahawks (10-6) dominated from their opening possession and led 30-6…


Seattle Tech Leader Dies in Avalanche

An outdoor enthusiast and early high-tech pioneer in Seattle is dead, killed in an apparent avalanche. The King County Sheriff’s Office launched a search Thursday after Doug Walker, 64, disappeared while hiking with a group of friends at the Granite Mountain Trail, about 45 miles southeast of Seattle. His body was…


Wilson Creek Grain Elevator Fire Under Control

Grant County Sheriffs officials report a grain elevator fire in Wilson Creek Under Control. In follow up to the earlier report of a grain elevator fire on the Burlington Santa Fe line in Wilson Creek, Grant County Fire District 13 is reporting that it is now under control, although still…


Two Cars Stolen Over Holiday Weekend

Two vehicles have been stolen over the holiday weekend. New Year’s Eve, a car was taken in East Wenatchee, and recovered overnight when Douglas County Police located  and pursued the vehicle. A suspect was arrested at around 2 a.m. New Year’s Day.  Saturday morning, a car was stolen just before 7…


DOC Concerned About Future Discoveries in Flawed Release Program

With two deaths now connected to a flawed early release program for prisoners, the state Corrections Department’s concerned about what could be discovered next. A computer glitch led to 3,200 inmates being let out prematurely over the past 13 years in Washington. The two deaths were uncovered after examination of…


Troopers Hunt for Road Rage Shooter – Centralia Area.

Washington troopers are actively looking for a man who fired a gun at another car in an Interstate 5 road rage incident just north of Centralia. They’r’e looking for a man 60 to 70 years old with a white beard. Officials say the victim was brake-checked by a Jeep Cherokee,…


Washington Ski Resorts See Big Boost in Crowds

The state’s ski resorts are enjoying the benefits of record snowfall so far this season.  Areas such as Mission Ridge and Stevens Pass experienced large crowds of visitors over the holidays. Tony Hickok of Mission Ridge contends all ski destinations thrive when all of them are open. He says “We…