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High winds expected Friday, Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Okanogan Valley calling for gusts up to 45 mph.

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Horses removed, Nourishing Hand closes

The Nourishing Hand animal rescue has closed its doors following the removal of four horses by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week.

Arsonist sentenced to 17 months in prison

An Omak woman has been sentenced to nearly a year and a half in prison and 18 months of community custody supervision for second-degree arson, domestic violence-harassment and domestic violence telephone harassment.

Burke named Ferry County Prosecutor

Ferry County commissioners selected former Deputy Prosecutor Kathryn Burke as county prosecutor until the position is up for re-election in 2016.

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Omak city councilman dies

Memorial service planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday

A celebration of life service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for Omak City Council member Dino DeCesari, who died Saturday at Mid-Valley Hospital.

Shooting prompts road closures in Chelan-Manson area

School districts go into lockdown while authorities search for shooter

Authorities have closed some roads near town because of a shooting.

Local man killed in sports car crash

Larry W. Burley, 53, of Okanogan was killed in an early morning crash today.

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Commissioners to make decision on fair date

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will advise Okanogan County commissioners to allow the fair to take place Sept. 24-27 at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Road.

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Special fair advisory meeting planned tonight

Poll shows postponed event better than no fair

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will meet tonight for a showdown over whether to move the Okanogan Complex fire camp, or postpone or cancel the organization’s signature event.

Grant County deputy fired

The Grant County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was suspected of fourth-degree assault-domestic violence.

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Coulee Dam

Residents throughout Okanogan and surrounding counties may felt the rattle of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake this morning.

Mother, two children hospitalized following minor crash

Jessica A. Saffel fell asleep at the wheel while driving near Entiat

Jessica A. Saffel, 27, Cergio Britt, 8, and Alyssa Britt, 5, all of Yakima, were transported to the Wenatchee hospital following a one-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 97A.

Trudi Inslee visits fire areas today

Washington first lady Trudi Inslee is in Pateros today touring fire areas. She toured the Alta Lake spike camp to thank firefighters for their efforts.

Public meeting about fires is today in Nespelem

A public meeting about the North Star and Tunk Block fires will be at 5 p.m. today at Nespelem School, 229 School Loop Road.

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North Cascades could reopen Sunday

The North Cascades Highway, closed for a week and a half because of fire, could open as soon as Sunday.



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