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Lightning sparks several small fires

More thunderstorms expected to hit region today

Another round of thunderstorms is expected to hit the region this afternoon and early evening, prompting the Spokane office of the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook.

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Vehicle search thrown out

SPOKANE – Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Hank Rawson was correct in ordering suppression of a vehicle search in a case against a man charged with a fishing violation and unlawful possession of firearms.

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Omak store holdup suspect charged

OMAK — A local man was charged late last week with robbery and several other crimes for allegedly holding up the Stampede Mini Market while wielding a knife and a barbecue fork.

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Storms batter the area

OKANOGAN – Lightning, thunder and showers blanketed Okanogan County on Monday evening and early Tuesday morning.

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Search continues for driver

CHELAN – The search continues for a man suspected of hitting and killing a Brewster teacher more than a week ago south of town.

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PUD hopefuls share their views at forum

Trio stresses experience, alternate energy

Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioner position No. 3 candidates took the Community Cultural Center stage Thursday night for an open candidate forum.

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Thunderstorm rips through county

Trees topple, outages, some flooding reported

A localized windstorm, accompanied by rain and lightning, toppled trees including one that fell on an Okanogan home, and caused scattered power outages in the mid-valley area.

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Ready, set, Pokemon Go! Online game craze hits the Okanogan

Police offer safety tips for critter searchers

A video game played on a smartphones is taking Okanogan County and the nation by storm.

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New curtains installed at PAC

New curtains have been installed at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.

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Officials issue hazardous weather outlook

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for lightning, thunderstorms and showers in some areas of Okanogan County.

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Former NVH employee ‘disappointed’ with district

TONASKET – A former North Valley Hospital employee is upset with her termination and how the district’s CEO allegedly retaliated against her.

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DNR to add fire base in Omak

OMAK — The state Department of Natural Resources is taking additional steps to be ready during this fire season, and building a new base at the Omak Municipal Airport is part of that.

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Lynx could be added to state endangered list

LOOMIS – State wildlife managers are proposing to elevate the Canada lynx to endangered status on the state protection list.

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Hit-and-run crash kills Brewster teacher

BREWSTER – People all over Okanogan County – and in Brewster in particular – are mourning the death Saturday evening, July 16, of longtime educator Gary Knowlton.

Bar-S Foods Company recalls hot dogs, corn dogs

Officials warn of possible Listeria contamination

Bar-S Foods Company is recalling approximately 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. possible