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Leavitt pleads guilty, faces 10 years in federal prison

Leavitt pleads guilty, faces 10 years in federal prison

March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

SPOKANE — Former Warden City Council member and substitute teacher Michael Leavitt pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday morning to one count of receipt of child pornography. According to the ter...

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Police track alleged burglar’s footprints in snow to a dozen houses, cars

March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man was arrested Wednesday morning after a brief foot chase, and after officers traced his footprints in the snow they discovered he had traveled through nine backyards and ...

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Man cited after driving 90 mph through ML

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE - After a Moses Lake man was cited over the weekend for driving around 90 miles per hour on West Broadway Avenue, reportedly in an attempt to bring a sick infant quickly to the hospital, M...

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MLPD seizes drugs, money from newspaper’s neighbors

March 13, 2019 at 8:53 pm | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake Police Department served a search warrant on a residence in the 300 block of South Gumwood Street Wednesday, right next door to the Columbia Basin Herald office building. ...

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Two arrested in Moses Lake cocaine bust

March 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two Moses Lake residents yesterday in connection with an investigation into cocaine sales, according to a press release. J...

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Leavitt set to change plea on Thursday

March 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm | Columbia Basin Herald SPOKANE — Former Warden City Council member and substitute teacher Michael Leavitt, who has been accused of two counts of possession of child pornography, has requested a change of plea hearing for T...

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Moses Lake man convicted of raping 6-year-old

March 13, 2019 at 3:35 pm | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — A Moses Lake man is facing up to life in prison after pleading guilty to raping the 6-year-old daughter of his then-girlfriend in 2014. David Eney, 54, pleaded guilty to first-degree rape ...

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Judge denies Leavitt motion, sets trial date

March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald SPOKANE — A federal court judge in Spokane has ruled evidence collected from the cell phone of former Warden City Council member Michael Leavitt is admissible. A new trial date in the case has been s...

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Court upholds conviction of woman who shot husband

March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald SPOKANE — Washington’s Third District Court of Appeals has upheld the 2016 conviction of a Soap Lake woman found guilty of shooting her husband in the stomach in 2014, rejecting all claims that the t...

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