Crime & Fire

Shooting suspect’s truck recovered in Moses Lake

Shooting suspect’s truck recovered in Moses Lake

February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

MOSES LAKE — A vehicle belonging to a man who is believed to have shot a 50-year-old man in Federal Way over the weekend was reportedly recovered Tuesday night in Moses Lake. The suspect was taken in...

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Ruling handed down in wrongful death lawsuit

February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — A Grant County judge has ruled that a Grant County woman did not improperly convince a Soap Lake orchardist to give her over $2 million in property and other benefits before his death in th...

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Warden woman charged for stabbing boyfriend

February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald WARDEN — A Warden woman was charged for stabbing her boyfriend several times during an altercation in Warden last week. Grant County prosecutors charged Melissa Tapia, 34, of Warden, with second-deg...

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Ephrata man injured in 2-vehicle collision near George

February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald GEORGE — A Ephrata man was injured in a two-vehicle collision near George Wednesday morning. About 10:35 a.m. Steven Suhling, 41, of Ephrata, was driving a Ford F-150 north on Beverly Burke Road, ab...

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Man busted after stolen cars located at his home

February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald COULEE CITY — A joint effort between deputies from Lincoln and Grant counties led the recovery of two stolen vehicles at a Coulee City residence Wednesday morning. Deputies with the Lincoln County S...

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Coulee City teen charged as adult in twin brother’s death

February 22, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — A Coulee City teenager is facing adult charges for allegedly stabbing and killing his twin brother over the weekend. Grant County prosecutors charged Shawn Wachter, 17, of Coulee City, wit...

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3 children hospitalized after collision near George

February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald GEORGE — Three children from Ephrata were transported to a local hospital as a precaution after a car and semi-truck collided Monday near George. About 9:40 a.m. Breanna Elliott, 38, of Ephrata, was...

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Appeals court rules against former inmate

February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald SPOKANE — In a 2-1 decision, the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 3, dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Grant County Jail inmate who claimed the Department of Corrections (DOC) owed him...

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Coroner releases identity of Coulee City stabbing victim

February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald COULEE CITY — Shane C. Wachter, 17, of Coulee City, was identified as the victim from Sunday morning’s deadly stabbing in Coulee City. Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in the 300 bloc...

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