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Winter storm warning issued

Meteorologists call for snow, ice

Meteorologists are calling for heavy snow and potential freezing rain tomorrow night and into Friday morning.

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Omak Wood Products may close

The Omak Wood Products mill likely will close early next year.

Keller Ferry out of service for engine repairs

Officials from the state Department of Transportation announced today that the Keller Ferry is out of service.

Omak Schools cancel afternoon activities

Due to the extreme wintery conditions today, the Omak School District has cancelled all sporting events, Extreme Challenge and afternoon preschool for Dec. 3.

Snow, freezing rain advisory for the Columbia Basin east to Spokane area

The National Weather Service has issued a snow and freezing rain advisory for the Columbia Basin eastward to the Spokane area.

National Weather Service: More snow on the way

While a layer of snow blanketed much of Okanogan and Ferry County in the early morning hours today, the National Weather Service is calling for an additional round of snowfall tonight and tomorrow.

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Prosecutor gives opening argument in Jennings murder trial

The first day of testimony in the John and Adam Jennings murder trial saw several law enforcement officers testify about getting called more than two years ago for the fatal shooting of a hunter. John Wayne Jennings, 59, and Adam Shaun Jennings, 29, are accused of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2, 2013, death of grouse hunter Michael Ray Carrigan, 52, Humptulips, on Cow Camp Road near the Jennings home.

North Cascades Highway to close temporarily

The North Cascades Highway will close temporarily today at 10 a.m. because of snow, a forecast of heavy rain on Saturday and the possibility of slides.

Power returned to Methow Valley; another outage planned Thursday

Electricity was restored to Okanogan County Public Utility District customers within a planned outage area at around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

PUD extends power outage

An electrical outage under way to repair damage from the recent Okanogan Complex fire will take longer than expected.

Pedestrian dies after walking onto Highway 97

A pedestrian that walked onto Highway 97 died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 97 on Monday night.

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Snow expected in Okanogan, Ferry county

The National Weather Service has issued a short term forecast calling for snow throughout portions of Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens counties today.

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Semi-truck overturns south of Tonasket

Northbound traffic is being detoured north of Janis Bridge following an accident involving a semi-truck loaded with white rock that overturned on Highway 97.

Feds turn down request for assistance

The federal government has turned down the state’s request for individual assistance to people and businesses suffering losses in the Okanogan Complex and other summer wildfires.

President approves some wildfire relief

OLYMPIA – Part of the state’s request for a major declaration for this summer’s wildfires has been approved by President Barack Obama.


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