Northwest

Stabbing Suspects Wanted

Deputies in Grant County are searching for two men believed to have stabbed another man in the arm.  29 year old Keith Ford told deputies he was walking on Lybbert Drive Northeast near Airway Drive Northeast in Moses Lake when he was confronted by two Hispanic men riding bikes Ford said the men asked "Hey Homey. Where you from? Do you bang?" Ford told deputies the men then tried to fight him.  After a short struggle, Ford said the men got on their bikes and rode away.  Deputies believe the incident is gang related.

Photo Gallery: A Winter Stroll Through Hartline

Hartline, Washington saw its own share of snowfall on Wednesday. Local farmer, Jerry Dormaier, drove through town around 3 p.m. and took some photographs he shared with KXLY. His vehicle thermometer saw a low temperature of 14 degrees. Some of the views show off the historical nature of Hartline including the Hartline School built in 1922. According to , it's one of the oldest and best preserved "rural brick school houses" in Eastern Washington. 

No charges in wheelchair-SUV collision

Police in Lewiston say no charges will be filed in a fatal traffic crash last month where a man in a wheelchair collided with a sport utility vehicle at a city intersection.

Family of missing Moses Lake man offering cash reward

(Updated 8:43 p.m.) - A cash reward is now being offered by the family of a missing Moses Lake man in hopes someone knows where he is. Dan Toya, 64, was taking his young golden retriever, Molly, to the veterinarian when he possibly stopped near Samson's Beach along Potholes Reservoir. That's where his unoccupied pickup truck was found.According to Grant County Sheriff's Office, the funds are still being collected so the reward amount is yet to be determined.

Man Arrested for Pot Possession On Courthouse Lawn

A Grand Coulee man didn't go far to escape the long arm of the law Tuesday. In fact, he went right up in the law's front lawn. Around 1:30 Tuesday, citizens told sheriff's deputies they were being approached in front of the courthouse by a man wearing a red coat and a baseball cap. That, in itself, is not illegal. But, the citizens told deputies the man was trying to sell them marijuana. Deputies found Andrew Allen Kramer right where they said he'd be, on the front lawn of the courthouse in Ephrata. Deputies say they detected a strong odor of marijuana and found Kramer was carrying "20.5 grams of portioned and packaged marijuana" in his pockets. He was arrested, cited for possession of marijuana and released. The marijuana, though, was seized for evidence and will stay at the courthouse for now. In a news release sent by the Grant County Sheriff's Offfice Tuesday, Sheriff Tom Jones said simply, "This one speaks for itself."

Detectives Arrest 4 Gang Members

The Grant County Sheriff's Office busted known gang members for an incident at a Moses Lake home. Detectives say 25 year old Christopher McCarrell and three juvenile men were arrested after the woman at the house on 3750 Denton Road Northeast called police. Detectives say the men were there to confront the man who lived at the home. Deputies arrived and arrested the men, who are documented gang members. Detectives searched the house and a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer and found shotguns inside the home and inside the Trailblazer. Two juvenile females along with a baby and toddler were inside the Chevrolet. They also found drug paraphernalia inside the home.

3 Arrested In Soap Lake For Property Crime

Cooperation between Soap Lake Police and the Grant County Sheriff's Department landed three people in jail for multiple property thefts. Grant County Sheriff's deputies arrested 23-year-old Mathew Low, 23-year-old Dylan Timpani, and 28-year-old Michelle Abrahams on suspicion they stole a Durango from someone in Moses Lake. During the arrest in Soap Lake, deputies spotted several stolen items in and around the fifth-wheel trailer where the three were found. Deputies also discovered methamphetamine inside the trailer. The three were arrested for first-degree possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine. They're all being held in the Grant County Jail.

Whooping Cough In Grant County

The Grant County Health Office is downgrading its Whooping Cough/Pertussis Outbreak, but people are still falling sick with whooping cough.In Grant County last year, 29 cases were reported.  It saw 57 cases during the 16 months of the outbreak.  The numbers are huge considering Grant County saw between just 1 and 4 cases a year before 2010, an increase of 40%.Grant County reminds people to get vaccinated against Pertussis.  It has the following reminders for people to protect themselves.Grant County Health Office - Pertussis is a vaccine preventable illness. Children should get 5 DTaP vaccinations between 2 months old and when they start school.Because immunity from the Pertussis vaccine or disease wears off, child care providers, family members and caregivers of babies should make sure they are up-to-date with their Pertussis vaccinations. This includes formal child care settings, preschools, church nurseries and friends and family members babysitting.To protect their babies, mothers and fathers should get the Tdap booster before, during or immediately after delivery.All health care workers, school staff, and child care providers should be fully immunized for Pertussis.The Tdap booster shot is available and recommended for people 11 years and older, but should be given to those as young as 7 years old who have not been properly vaccinated in the past.Tdap vaccine is required for 6th grade school entry. For more information please visit

Missing Moses Lake man may have been walking his dog - Molly

Grant County Sheriff's Office is exhausting their resources searching for Dan Toya, 64, missing since Friday.A side-scanning sonar boat from Boise, Idaho is en route to Potholes Reservoir to search the water near where Toya's unoccupied pickup truck was found. They estimate a Wednesday launch of the boat. After that, search tactics are limited."Searchers continued their efforts throughout the weekend," said Sheriff Tom Jones in a Tuesday news release. "Their efforts have been extraordinary, and with the deployment of a sonar boat, we will have exhausted all resources in the search for Dan."

Search Continues for Moses Lake Man Missing Since Friday

The search continues for a Moses Lake man who went missing on Friday afternoon.64-year-old Dan Toya told his wife around 2:30pm Friday that he was taking their dog to the veterinarian, then taking the golden labrador retriever to Samson's Beach, south of Moses Lake.Later Friday, Toya's wife became concerned when her husband had not returned home. His truck was found unoccupied near Samson's Beach, but neither he or the dog could be found.

Grant County pizza delivery driver robbed and carjacked

A fake pizza order may have lured a pizza delivery driver to a residential area where he was robbed by three men.The robbery was called in around 9 p.m. on Friday in the 1200 block of Pershing Road at the Larson Housing area north of Moses Lake. Grant County Sheriff's Deputies arrived to find a frightened 22-year-old pizza delivery driver who said three men robbed and carjacked him by knife-point.The driver said he was delivering a pizza when he was confronted by the three men. One of the suspects said he was being robbed. They demanded his money and cell phone. The suspects fled in the victim's vehicle. The vehicle was recovered a few blocks away just after the robbery.

Detectives need help identifying skeletal remains

Grant County Major Crimes Detectives hope you can help them identify a man whose skeletal remains were found Nov. 23 near O'Sullivan Dam in southeast Grant County.The remains were sent to the King County Medical Examiner's Office in Seattle. Based on their exam, descriptive information on the victim was developed along with a rendering by forensic artist Natalie Murry of what the victim may have looked like. The forensic drawing is based in an assessment of the skull and what they man may have looked like.Based on the forensic examination, the victim is believed to be a white or Hispanic male, around 35-years-old, who stood between 5-foot-1 and 6-foot-1 inches tall. The victim had a single gunshot wound, and the circumstances about that injury are unknown. The body had been outside for perhaps a year. The victim's teeth were in poor condition, and silver-colored dental caps were affixed to his two front teeth. One of those teeth was broken beneath the cap.The victim was wearing multiple layered clothing including:Anyone with possible information about this man should call Detective Kim Cook at 509-754-2011 ext. 471, or send information to . Tipsters can remain anonymous. 

Reyes Teased Before Wenatchee HS Drowning

A police report says the Wenatchee student who drowned in the high school pool missed the swimming assessment in the first week of class while sitting on bleachers. The report notes that Antonio Reyes and three other boys who did not swim that day were teased. Reyes was kidded when he said he did not know how to swim. The police report on the drowning was obtained by The Monday after a public records request.

Man arrested for shooting his brother during altercation

A Grant County man is in jail on suspicion of shooting his brother during a Thursday morning confrontation .Around 10:45 a.m., Grant County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a dispatched call for shots fired in a home in the 4200 block of Stratford Road, just outside the Moses Lake city limits.Rolando M. Adamé, 59, is being held at Grant County Jail on suspicion of first degree assault-domestic violence. The incident is still under investigation, but the confrontation was confirmed involving Rolando and his brother Rojelio Adamé, 49. The Sheriff's Office says Rolando Adamé allegedly aimed a shotgun toward Rojelio Adamé and fired once.

Coroner's Office declines formal inquest following toxicology reports

The Grant County Coroner's Office says a former Coroner's Inquest will not be necessary after receiving toxicology reports from the October 24th officer-involved shooting in Royal City.Pedro Salgado Ceja, 45, was shot and killed by Ofc. R. Rodgriguez after resisting arrest. Ceja was chasing the officer with a shovel and did not comply to drop it. The Coroner's Office also determined the cause of death was gunshot wounds of torso by homicide. 

Odessa Teacher Earns Prestigious Award

Odessa High School science teacher Jeffery Wehr was one of only three recipients in the nation to receive the Siemens Founders Award.  This award is given in recognition of an individual or school for encouraging students to participate in math, science or technology research programs and efforts to provide the necessary support consistent with Siemens Foundation mission of enhancing math and science in American high schools. The Siemens STEM Academy provides an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C., presenting the award during a black-tie ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.  Jeff and his wife Julie Wehr attended the ceremony at which he received this national honor from Albert Hoser, founder and chairman emeritus of the Siemens Foundation, Governor Caperton, president of the College Board, and Reed Timmer, chief meteorologist and star of the Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers. Along with this honor, the Siemens Foundation provides an opportunity to participate in a summer research immersion program at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee this summer (STARs program). The STARs program is a two-week professional development course designed to empower teachers to bring the excitement of authentic research into the classroom and inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Upcoming Dates for Santa's Visit to Moses Lake

Santa is taking a little time out of his busy schedule to visit Moses Lake for a few days this holiday season. He's added three photo opportunities to his daily planner at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, located at their new location: 401 S. Balsam St. in Laketown Landing.Details: The photo opportunity cost is $5. Proceeds benefit the Moses Lake Business Association.

Grant County Traffic Fatalities [2001-2009]

Have you ever wondered what regional Grant County roads result in the most traffic fatalities? Maybe you've wanted to find more specific information about the traffic fatalities like what mode of transportation they were using and if that's a frequent occurrence on that stretch of road.Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation, ITO World Ltd. has compiled a data map of fatalities into a visual tale of deaths on the road.The data only covers information from 2001 to 2009. Many recent fatalities you recall on the news will not be visible.

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rumbles Okanogan County

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake rocked through Okanogan County early Friday morning. Residents began to feel the movement at 5:09 a.m. The epicenter was located just north of Okanogan, five miles from Riverside and was felt as far as Moses Lake.A Twisp resident, Erin White, and her three children were woken up by the movement around 5:10 a.m. She says their windows were shaking, beds were bouncing and the animals were apparently going crazy.According to USGS, the earthquake had a depth of 7.4 miles.

St. Rose School Auction Shatters Record

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Ephrata shattered its record for money raised at the 28th Annual Benefit Auction Saturday night.I was honored to serve as the Master of Ceremonies. And having attended St. Rose from kindergarten through sixth grade, I was humbled by the amount of money raised for my old school.St. Rose grossed $164,900 from the auction, which is roughly $70,000 more than it had ever grossed before.

Late Apple Harvest Still Needs Workers

(Updated 11:45 a.m.) - It's getting late in the season for apples, but many orchards still have open orders with WorkSource for apple pickers.Craig Carroll, North Central WorkSource, says not all growers list their openings through WorkSource, so the actual need if higher than the numbers they list.

Officer-Involved Shooting Victim Identified

A Royal City Police officer is on paid administrative leave pending investigation of Monday's officer-involved shooting.Ofc. R. Rodriguez answered a possible domestic violence assault call at 200 Hemlock Ave. at 5:10 p.m. that led to probable cause to arrest Pedro Salgado Ceja, 45.Ceja resisted and wielded a shovel, chasing Rodriguez on foot. He ordered Ceja to drop the shovel, but witnesses say he did not comply. Rodriguez fired six rounds from his sidearm into Ceja's torso.

Carrying two kidnapped boys, man runs from deputies

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Two young boys are safe after being kidnapped early Friday morning from their Moses Lake area home. The day before the kidnapping deputies were called out to the Larson Housing Area at Arlington Drive and Lowry Street for a man screaming and yelling in the street. Law enforcement found 30-year-old, Shane J. Soares, acting out because he said "the Lord told him to." He also said his home was "infested with demons." Despite his claims deputies didn't have enough cause to detain Soares for a mental health evaluation or charge him with a crime so he was released."