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September 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

4 arrested after body found in Columbia River

The Associated Press PATEROS, Okanogan County — The Okanogan County sheriff says four men were arrested for allegedly killing a man in a fight and dumping his body in the Columbia River near Pateros. Sheriff Frank Rogers said a man’s body was found partially submerged in the water at a boat launch south of Pateros on Highway…

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August 21, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Flooding on the heels of wildfire leaves N. Central Wash. in shock

By K.C. Mehaffey / The Wenatchee World A region still numb from the devastation of wildfires found itself in the throes of a new disaster Thursday — this time from flash flooding and mudslides over vast areas of the blackened countryside. Some people whose homes survived the 256,000-acre Carlton Complex fires were devastated by damage from…

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July 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Wildfire spreading rapidly in Okanogan County

A massive, wind-whipped wildfire continued to rapidly spread in Okanogan County in Central Washington today despite some signs of improvement. The onset of cooler temperatures and the possibility of rain in the forecast raised hopes of controlling the fire that has destroyed scores of homes, Sheriff Frank Rogers said. But winds reported at 35 mph fanned…

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May 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Dog pack kills 9 goats near Tonasket, Okanogan County

The Wenatchee World McClatchy Regional News TONASKET — A pack of dogs killed nine goats in the Mt. Hull area northeast of Tonasket this week. That was the conclusion of state Department of Fish and Wildlife officers who responded to a call Monday from residents at 34 Browser Way. Livestock owners thought a cougar may have gotten into…

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February 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Last fall’s Goat Mountain Fire caused by target shooters

Last fall’s Goat Mountain Fire in Okanogan County was caused by people shooting at exploding targets, the U.S. Forest Service announced today. No one has been arrested in connection with the blaze that burned 7,378 acres. The fire started on the evening of Sept. 15 about three miles southwest of Pateros and wasn’t declared controlled until Nov. 9….

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November 8, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Body of missing Renton camper found in Okanogan County

The body of a missing camper from Renton was found yesterday in a lake in Okanogan County, according to the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office . Search and rescue crews found Christopher Campbell, 50, inside his car at the bottom of Fish Lake. Authorities believe Campbell had been returning to his camp when he drove off the edge of a…

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September 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Lightning storm starts more than 65 wildfires in Washington

A lightning storm stretching from Klickitat to Okanogan counties started more than 65 wildfires Saturday night through this morning, according to the U.S. Forest Service.  The Wenatchee River Ranger District reports 12 fires, most in the lower Wenatchee Valley, but extending to Lake Wenatchee.  The priority is the Canyons Fire, the Forest Service said this morning. That fire is reported at 10-plus acres in…

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