21 Year Old Ephrata Woman is Victim in Fatal Soap Lake Fire

The Grant Coroner identified the person who died in an early Thursday morning house fire near Soap Lake as 21-year-old Samantha Harbeck of Ephrata. Coroner Craig Morrison lists her cause of death as smoke inhalation, and the manner of death as accidental. Grant County investigators continue to pinpoint the cause…



Cashmere Schools in Lockdown Until 11:45 a.m.

Cashmere schools were in a modified lockdown this morning until at 11:45 due to a possible threatening post made on YouTube by a running start student. Superintendent Glenn Johnson says the lockdown was precautionary. “Law enforcement made contact with the individual who made a threatening post on social media and…


Rocky Reach Discovery Center Opening March 1st

The Rocky Reach Discovery Center will reopen on March 1st the Chelan PUD announced yesterday. About 56-thousand guests visited last year to the museum, fish viewing area, playground and park. Admission is free to the facility which will be open through October 31st. Visitor Services Manager Debbie Gallaher says they,…


Four Arrested in Soap Lake After Drug Investigation

Numerous complaints over many months led to a drug bust in Soap Lake that resulted in four arrests and could condemn the house involved. The Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team served a search warrant early Thursday morning on Thomas Drive NE after a months-long investigation into suspected drug activity….


East Wenatchee Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Drug Possession

Spokane, WA – The Columbia River Drug Task Force would like to announce that James T. McGuire, a 39 year old East Wenatchee resident, recently plead guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of actual Methamphetamine in the United States District Court of…


Guilty Verdict in 3rd Sundberg Murder Trial

A Grant County jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday in the murder of Jill Sundberg, 31 of Quincy.  Our news partner iFiber One reports Gustavo Tapia Rodriguez faces a life sentence for killing Sundberg in December of 2016.   Tapia Rodriguez was convicted of first-degree murder with multiple aggravators including a…


UPDATE–Six Year Old Girl Critical After Falling Through Ice

A six year old girl fell through ice this morning in Rock Island. Douglas County Fire District 2 crews, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Ballard Ambulance responded to the scene in the 400 block of Parkway Drive at Putters Lake at 11:15am. Sheriff Kevin Morris said it appeared the…


Sen. Hawkins Introduces Bill to Help Nason Ridge, Other Community Forests

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins has introduced a bill that will create a community forest project to help local jurisdictions manage forests when possible. Hawkins says the inspiration came from the community who was concerned about the future of Nason Ridge. “Maybe we could own this area of Chelan County…


Tax Tip Thursday: Handling Charitable Donations, and Why Smaller Returns

Giving items to charity can be beneficial for your taxes, but does require a little bit of work depending on the value of the item, or items, donated. Sean Patton with Cordell, Neher and Company says for donations to non-profits like Goodwill, YWCA or similar locations taking small-value items, you…