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May 15, 2013 - News Briefs

No arrests yet in Miller case

OKANOGAN – The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to follow leads in the death of Leonard K. Miller.

Miller, 88, was found dead Feb. 9 in his rural home at 33 Brooks Tract. The manner in which he died is not being made public, since investigators and whoever killed him are the only ones who know, Sheriff Frank Rogers said.

His office has made no arrests.

“We are still working on it,” he said. “We’re still getting different leads.”

Additional leads came in as recently as May 5, he said.

“We will keep trying,” he said.

Evidence from the scene has been sent to the state crime lab.

Rangers resume controlled burns

TWISP — This week, the Methow Valley Ranger District is look at prescribed burn units in the following areas: Squaw Creek, Little Bridge Creek in the Twisp River drainage, Fawn Creek and Eightmile Creek.

Unit sizes range from 20 to 185 acres. Burn locations on any given day will depend on the condition of fuels in the units, weather, staffing and smoke approval. On Monday, crews were checking out the units to assess their condition.

Flood stage raised one foot

SPOKANE —The National Weather Service has updated the flood stage for the Similkameen River.

Starting in May, the flood stage will be raised from 13 feet to 14 feet.

—The Chronicle

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