Law Enforcement / Public Safety

E-DUI: Tougher Distracted Driving Law Takes Effect Sunday

Washington drivers will have to put down their phones or else face tougher penalties under a new distracted driving law that takes effect this weekend. Texting or holding a phone to your ear is already against the law, but the new law that takes effect Sunday prohibits anything else that requires drivers to hold their electronic devices —…

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City of Wenatchee Celebrates 125th Birthday, Hosting National Night Out

Official at the City of Wenatchee join us on the KOHO Morning Show every Friday. Public Information Officer Anna Alvarez and Police Corporal Erik Vasquez join Dan Langager to talk about National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Centennial Park, celebrating the city’s 125th birthday and the upcoming Citizens Academy.

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Chelan County Sheriff’s Update – Sheriff Brian Burnett

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about the arrest of Sergio Valdes who fled the state after a physical altercation at Slide Waters in Chelan. On Monday, the Sheriff’s office was notified of a possible location for Valdez in Phoenix, Arizona. Burnett also talks about the new distracted driving law,…

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Canyon Creek Fire Now Contained, Crews Head Home

The Canyon Creek Fire that started Saturday afternoon near Carlton and Highway 153 is now contained at 1,200 acres. As Icicle Broadcasting’s Jay Witherbee reports, state crews brought in Sunday are heading home and mop-up and other repair work is now underway.

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Firefighters Get 10% Containment on Canyon Creek Fire Near Carlton

Almost 100 homes are under Level 2 and 3 evacuation notices due to the Canyon Creek Fire, a brushfire in Okanogan County one mile outside of Carlton near Highway 153. It started Saturday shortly after noon and officials say initial fire spread was quick through dry grass and heavy brush due to strong winds. Crews…

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