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Republic man arrested in drug bust

Police find a stolen EBT card, 75 pounds of marijuana

A local man was arrested Thursday, Oct. 27, after an electronic benefits transfer card complaint led officers to discover methamphetamine and 75 pounds of marijuana.

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Lee seeks to withdraw guilty pleas

A former Tonasket man, serving a life sentence without possibility of parole at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution in Kuna, filed a motion on Monday, Oct. 24, in Latah County 2nd District Court seeking to withdraw his guilty pleas for the deaths of three people.

Children’s ride-on vehicles recalled due to fire, burn hazards

WASHINGTON D.C. - Peg Perego has announced the recall of about 3,000 children’s ride-on vehicles due to the risk of fire and burn hazards, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced last week.

Plenty of tricks and treats planned tonight

Several Halloween and harvest events are still on tap around the Okanogan.

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Organizers: Barter Faire was a success

Organizers and law enforcement officials are calling the 43rd annual Okanogan Family Faire a success.

State expects 80 percent voter turnout

Voters have started returning ballots for the Nov. 8 general election, with 14.7 percent of them cast as of Friday, Oct. 28.

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Toddler bitten by black widow

Symptoms of a bite vary based on person’s age, health

A 2-year-old boy apparently is OK after being bitten by a female black widow spider Wednesday, Oct. 26.

School seeks veteran photos

The Tonasket High School ASB is seeking photographs of area veterans for a slideshow to be presented during a Veteran’s Day assembly, Thursday, Nov. 20.

BBB warns of fake online Seahawks store

The Better Business Bureau is waring Seattle Seahawks fan about a fake websites advertising inexpensive sports gear, but not following through with the orders.

3,895 pounds of chicken, pork bologna recalled

Gaiser’s European Style Provision Inc., a Union, N.J. company is recalling 3,895 pounds of chicken and pork bologna products due to misbranding, undeclared allergens, and being formulated with meat and poultry products that were not federally inspected, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced yesterday.

New October rainfall records set

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service announced yesterday that several new regional rainfall records were set this month.

Lester sentenced for child rape, molestation

A Tonasket man has been sentenced to 200 months to life for first-degree rape of a child and first-degree child molestation.

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Woodcutting accident causes Ferry County power outage

Officials are calling a local woodcutter “lucky” after he allegedly felled a tree onto a power line, causing a several-hour power outage.

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Officials suspend pursuit on Profanity Peak wolves

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended its pursuit of the remaining members of the Profanity Peak Pack of wolves in Ferry county.

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Work slated to begin soon on Omak DNR fire base

Work is scheduled to start soon on a new state Department of Natural Resources fire base at the Omak Municipal Airport.

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