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March 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Grant County deputy cleared of shooting dog

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A federal jury in Spokane has cleared a Grant County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a dog that attacked his own police dog at a Moses Lake park. The owner, Nicholas Criscuolo, had sued the county and Deputy Beau Lamens, claiming that the 2010 killing of his dog deprived him of…

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March 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Bones discovered along Columbia ‘of an archaeological nature’

The bones found along the Columbia River at Crescent Bar in Grant County Tuesday afternoon are old enough to be considered “of an archaeological nature,” the Grant County Coroner’s Office determined Wednesday. Detectives are not sure how long the bones had been there, but it’s possible they are of a Native American or an early settler,…

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March 4, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Human bones found along Columbia River in Grant County

A resident walking along the Columbia River at Crescent Bar in Grant County this afternoon discovered what officials believe are human bones, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives are not sure how long the bones had been there, but it’s possible they are of a Native American or an early settler, the sheriff’s office…

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October 16, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Quincy man dies after he’s run over by farm tractor

The Associated Press MOSES LAKE — Grant County sheriff’s officers say a 34-year-old Quincy man has been run over and killed by a farm tractor at a farm east of Moses Lake. KHQ-TV reports that Steve Weil was killed Tuesday evening as he was helping Friehe Farms prepare soil. Deputies say that for some reason, Weil walked…

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August 6, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Body pulled from Columbia River was missing Seattle businessman’s

Seattle police have confirmed they have an “active homicide investigation” into the death of a retired Seattle businessman whose body was found in the Columbia River last year. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said detectives have matched evidence from the missing-person  case of Toshio Ota to the decomposed body discovered in the Columbia River by a fisherman on Aug. 23, 2012….

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May 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Four killed in Grant County after crash sends SUV into irrigation canal

Four people were killed Sunday morning in a two-car accident in Grant County after one of the vehicles wound up in an irrigation ditch. Two children and two adults, all in a full-size SUV, all died after their vehicle collided at the intersection of Beverly-Burge Road Southwest and County Road One with a compact hatchback about 9…

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May 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM

State Patrol probes theft of Grant County sheriff’s assault rifle

The Washington State Patrol has been called in to investigate the apparent theft of a fully automatic assault rifle from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office armory. Chief Deputy Ken Jones said the investigation has been under way since the M4 rifle was first reported missing from a locked cell in the county’s old jail in Ephrata, which was…

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January 17, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Possible bovine tuberculosis case in Washington being investigated

Washington state agriculture officials are investigating a possible case of bovine tuberculosis in a Grant County dairy cow sent to slaughter. That ailment has not been seen in Washington cattle since 1988. Health officials say there is no immediate human health concern. Agriculture Department spokesman Hector Castro said Thursday that the meat was isolated after a…

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October 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Pregnant 18-year-old found dead near Mattawa

The Associated Press MATTAWA, Grant County — The Grant County sheriff’s office says an 18-year-old pregnant woman was found dead Wednesday afternoon at a home near Matawa. The sheriff’s office says there are no obvious signs of a crime, but investigators are trying to determine how she died. She was reportedly three to four months pregnant.

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