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July 11, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Exchange student, 15, presumed drowned in Columbia River

The Associated Press NORTHPORT, Stevens County — The Stevens County sheriff says a 15-year-old South Korean exchange student is missing and presumed drowned in the Columbia River in northeast Washington. KHQ-TV reports that Sheriff Kendle Allen says the boy has not been seen since Thursday afternoon when word came in that he had grown tired while swimming off a boat…

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July 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Hundreds battle Central Washington wildfire

The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in Central Washington. The blaze threatened more than 200 homes and damaged a few outbuildings in Chelan County near Entiat, roughly midway between Seattle and Spokane. Residents of about 40 homes have been…

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July 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

A heat wave bound for Eastern Washington this weekend could aggravate raging fires already in the area. Temperatures there are expected to climb past 100 degrees this weekend, according to Matt Fugazzi, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Spokane. A hot, dry climate, he said, can turn land into “organic gasoline, just waiting for…

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February 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Reward offered in wolf killing case

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A conservation group is offering a $7,500 reward for help solving the case of an endangered gray wolf found shot to death on Feb. 9 in Stevens County. A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement official told the Spokesman Review that the wolf died from gunshot wounds. Gray wolves are…

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January 24, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Jury convicts Stevens County man of murder in June slaying

The Spokesman-Review A Stevens County jury on Wednesday found Eric Harris guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his younger brother, Larch Harris, in June. Eric Harris was arrested shortly after the June 23 shooting, which took place at his home in the 400 block of Haller Creek Road, southwest of Colville. The brothers were…

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May 15, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Boy, 10, gets 3-5 years juvenile detention for conspiracy to commit murder

The Associated Press COLVILLE, Stevens County — A 10-year-old boy who plotted to attack a classmate at Fort Colville Elementary School has been sentenced to 3 to 5 years in a juvenile detention facility. Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson sentenced the boy on Wednesday in Colville. Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen asked for an exceptional sentence…

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October 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Man fatally shot by deputies in Stevens County

The Associated Press The Stevens County sheriff’s office says a man is dead after an officer-involved shooting. KHQ-TV reports that dispatchers received a call from a suicidal man just north Springdale late Friday night. Deputies arrived, a shot was fired and the man was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene and a firearm was recovered. The deputies…

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