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Leave Christmas Lights At Home, State Patrol Says

It’s Christmas time, which means decorating the tree, your house and maybe slapping some reindeer antlers on Fido. But when it comes to your car, it’s best to leave the festive lights at home. Marcus Bellissimo has more from the Wash. State Patrol.

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WSP Emphasis Patrols

The Washington State Patrol will be conducting emphasis patrols through the Thanksgiving holiday. KOHO Chris Hansen has the details…

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Rare October Brushfires Keep Firefighters Busy In Late Autumn

Late October has been a busy week for firefighters in Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties. A three-alarm brush fire in Douglas County burned just over 800 acres of grassland on Tuesday, several miles west of Crescent Bar in the vicinity of Trinidad, near the Grant County Border. The Milepost 20 fire burned in brush and…

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New Douglas County Law & Justice Building Complete, Ribbon Cutting Nov. 4

Construction of the Douglas County Law and Justice Center on 19th Street wrapped up this week, with a dedication ceremony this Monday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. KOHO’s Dan Langager sat down with Douglas County Undersheriff Tyler Caille at the new center to talk about what it means for the Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County District…

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New WVC Wells Hall To House Regional Emergency Operations Center

Wenatchee Valley College held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the future Wells Hall replacement building, but it’s not just all about education. The $37-million, three-story, 70,000-square-foot building will also house the Chelan County Emergency Operations Center, serving all of North Central Washington.

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Waterville Courthouse Evacuated After Powder Found In Ballot Envelope

Friday Morning Update: The Washington State Patrol sent a hazmat team to further investigate. They determined last night the substance was “non-hazardous.” The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office notified residents within a 300-foot radius of the courthouse and asked them to shelter in place. The neighborhood alert was lifted around 9:30 p.m. Sheriff’s officials said the…

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DNR Fire Engine Gets Second Wind at Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue

Rural fire districts are typically the first to respond to wildfires in their coverage area. Legislation enacted two years ago seeks to enhance their firefighting efforts with surplus equipment from the state’s largest firefighting force. Marcus Bellissimo reports one such backcountry engine is coming to Chelan County District #9.

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