Dee Camp

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PUD sued over new power line

OKANOGAN — A Pierce County couple and a Thurston County woman are suing the Okanogan County Public Utility District over construction of the Pateros-to-Twisp transmission line.

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Suspect charged in Knowlton’s death

CHELAN — The man suspected of driving a pickup truck that fatally injured Brewster bicyclist and teacher Gary Knowlton has been charged with vehicular homicide and felony hit and run resulting in a death.

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Pair of fires ignites near Coulee Dam

ELMER CITY – A pair of fires, one on each side of the Columbia River, have blackened more than 2,500 acres of land and forced a temporary closure of the Grand Coulee Dam School District.

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County gets first West Nile virus case

OMAK -Okanogan County’s first known case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in a horse living outside the city limits and just north of the Wildwood subdivision.

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Man accused of punching three officers

OKANOGAN – A Brewster man was charged Aug. 4 in Okanogan County Superior Court after allegedly punching three police officers while they were trying to arrest him two days earlier in Brewster.

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UPDATE: Weather helps crews battle Kewa Fire; 15 percent contained

Continuing coverage of the Kewa Fire, located 10 miles south of Inchelium

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Residents file suit over Carlton fire

OKANOGAN – An Okanogan County couple is suing Safeco Insurance Co. of America over coverage of their losses in the Carlton Complex fire.

DNR issues statewide burn ban

The state Department of Natural Resources has expanded its eastern Washington burn ban to include the whole state.

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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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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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