Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

509-826-1110 Extension: 119

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Three of five bears in tree relocated

OMAK — Local state Fish and Wildlife Department officers had a more than busy day last Tuesday, Sept. 13, when they responded to a report of five bears in a tree on Omak River Road northeast of town.

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Bail remains at $750,000 for shooting suspect

OKANOGAN — Bail was set at $750,000 Friday, Sept. 9, in Okanogan County Superior Court for a Pateros man accused of attempting to kill the president and CEO of Gebbers Farms on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

4.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Oliver B.C.

OLIVER, B.C. – Residents throughout southern British Columbia and northern Okanogan County may have felt the rattle of a 4.2 magnitude earthquake this morning.

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Bail set for shooting suspect

Bail was set at $750,000 today in Okanogan County Superior Court for a Pateros man accused of attempting to kill the president and CEO of Gebbers Farms on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

KREM-2 weather man to broadcast from Brewster

KREM-2 Chief Meteorologist Tom Sherry will broadcast his 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. weather segments tomorrow live from town prior to the start of the Omak at Brewster football game.

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State to kill rest of wolf pack

REPUBLIC — The state plans to kill remaining members of the Profanity Peak Pack of wolves and, in a separate action, the Ferry County commissioners have declared a state of emergency and authorized the county sheriff to deal with the animals if the state doesn’t.

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Pickens North wildfire reaches 600 acres

HAVILLAH - The Pickens North fire has burned an estimated 600 acres, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Crews work to line Pickens North fire

HAVILLAH - The Pickens North fire has burned an estimated 600 acres, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Opening arguments start in Alltus murder case

OKANOGAN – Opening arguments and prosecution testimony began this morning in Okanogan County Superior Court for the October 2014 death of Tunk Valley resident Patrick Alltus. According to court documents, Shalin E. Alltus, 18, is charged with first-degree aggravated murder in the death of her uncle, Patrick M. Alltus, first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft of a firearm and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm-juvenile in possession of a firearm.

Meteorologists issue red flag warning

Officials from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a red flag warning calling for low humidities, high winds and the potential for rapid spread of wildfires.

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