Law Enforcement / Public Safety

Police Make Arrest In Fatal Hit-And-Run In Manson

A fatal hit-and-run in Manson yesterday had police looking for a Chevy Malibu, but found the suspect later that day. Around 3 a.m. Sunday a man was reported lying in the roadway in the 500 block of Manson Blvd. Aid crews arrived and determined the man was deceased. Deputies found vehicle debris on the roadway…

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Eastmont Students Involved In Two Early Morning Accidents Near Colockum

Eastmont High School students were involved in two separate early morning accidents yesterday after attending a senior campout south of Malaga. Marcus Bellissimo reports. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for 18-year-old Eastmont High School class president Richmond Rodriguez. Two East Wenatchee teenagers are at Central Washington Hospital after the truck they…

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Speeding Enforcement Patrols Out This Weekend Under Target Zero Campgain

This weekend, local law enforcement agencies will conduct speeding emphasis patrols across Chelan and Douglas Counties. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett tells KOHO that means officers will be ticketing people who are exceeding posted speed limits. Burnett said speeding is what they call a Priority Level One issue – meaning speeding is a serious problem…

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Wash. State Patrol Graduates Deployed To NCW Highways This Week

Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore is the recruitment and public information officer for North Central Washington, the Patrols District 6. Moore talks about this week’s graduation of 40 cadets, eight of whom will be stationed in Okanogan, Grant and Kittitas Counties. It’s a good step, he said, in alleviating the Patrol’s trooper shortage. Moore…

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Outdoor Burn Ban Starts Friday For Chelan, Douglas Counties

A mild winter and a wet spring can lead to a higher fuel load. And this Friday, a seasonal burn ban goes back into effect. Which is good news for local fire districts, as the majority of brush fires this spring have been caused by out-of-hand burn piles. Marcus Bellissimo has more.

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Memorial Weekend DUIs, Incidents ‘About Average,’ Local Sheriffs Say

Another busy Memorial Day weekend for local law enforcement, especially in the Lake Chelan area. Sheriff Brian Burnett said the majority of calls and incidents were drunk-driving related. Burnett said his office received about 290 calls and 244 of them were in the north Chelan area. For next year’s Memorial Day weekend, Burnett said he…

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Gov. Inslee Speaks At Fire Adapted Communities Conference In Wenatchee

Governor Jay Inslee was in Wenatchee Wednesday night to hear from the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network. They talked about their experiences in ensuring their homes and communities are prepared for fire response and mitigation. The Network held their reception at Pybus Public Market, after a week of various learning exercises throughout the county. Speakers…

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