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Pend Oreille County experiencing phone service outage

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office says the county is currently experiencing a telephone service outage. For emergencies, please use a cell phone to call 9-1-1. The county is working to restore phone service as soon as…

Inmate dies in Pend Oreille County Jail

PEND OREILLE, Wash. – An inmate died at the Pend Oreille County Jail on Wednesday.  Franz Kroll, 57 of Newport, was found unresponsive in his cell.  A release from the Sheriff’s Office said staff performed lifesaving measures on him but…

Rain pushes local rivers to their highest since 2018

SPOKANE, Wash.-- The last time the Spokane River hit a flow over 21,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) was in May of 2018. That's also the last time the Pend Oreille River hit a flow over 100,000 cfs. Both rivers…

Input requested for proposed Pend Oreille County silicon smelter

The Washington Department of Ecology will conduct an environmental review for a proposed silicon smelter in Pend Oreille County. Pac-West Silicon wants to build the smelter on more than 180 acres along the Washington-Idaho border, near Newport, to produce up…