Northwest

Local livestock, horses, could be ‘very sick’ if Ivermectin shortage hits

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Despite multiple warnings from the FDA and the CDC about the usage of Ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment, people are still continuing to use the anti-parasitic drug for the virus. Now, some are worried about the impact a shortage could have on horses and the livestock it’s intended for. Cynthia MacFarlan is the executive director for the Therapeutic Riding…

Yakama Nation reinstates pandemic closures amidst COVID-19 surge

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — The Yakama Nation is reverting back to Phase 2 of its COVID-19 Reopening Safety Plan amidst an increase of coronavirus transmission that has overwhelmed the county’s hospitals. According to a release from the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation on September 10, the shift will take effect immediately. That means all residents of the…

Grant County detectives seek 3 vehicles for deadly shooting investigation

Image credit: Grant County Sheriff’s Office – Tom Jones, Sheriff, FacebookMOSES LAKE, Wash. — Grant County investigators are looking for three vehicles captured on a local business’s surveillance cameras that may have information on a deadly shooting that occurred on May 26 at Airway Drive and S.R. 17. According to an alert issued by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, all…

WA corrections officer arrested in Walla Walla for motorcycle gang activity in Georgia

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Two men, including a corrections officer with the Washington Department of Corrections, were arrested Thursday morning for allegedly participating in violent gang activity in Georgia. According to a press release issued by the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office, the arrests were made on the morning of September 9. Around 6:00 a.m., Dustin Wendelin was arrested at…

Supersonics legend Shawn Kemp places Washington’s first legal sports bet

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — History was made on Thursday afternoon as the first legal sports wager was placed at a Washington state sportsbook in King County. Who was the first person to place a bet, you ask? None other than Seattle Supersonics legend Shawn Kemp. According to social media posts from the Washington Gambling Commission, Kemp placed the state’s first legal…

COVID-19 deaths overwhelm morgue in Cowlitz County

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A recent increase in COVID-19 deaths has overwhelmed a southwest Washington county’s storage capacity, prompting the coroner to ask the commissioners declare an emergency to allow the county to bring in a refrigeration trailer. Cowlitz County…