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With New Hire Approved, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Will Rejoin Drug Task Force

Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the new Law & Justice Building and his office’s 2020 budget.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved a new deputy hire for 2020, which Morris said will allow them to assign a senior officer to the Columbia River Drug Task Force, re-joining all local law enforcement agencies in designating at least once officer to the Task Force.…

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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 grass.…

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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 Court (East Wenatchee) and Probation Services. …

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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.…

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Under Budget, Douglas County Sheriff Asking For Emergency Management Position

Recently re-elected Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about how the election went and what he heard from residents of Douglas County.

Heading towards 2019, Morris talks about the office’s budget for next year and staffing levels, with a request before county commissioners for a new Emergency Management specialist position.…

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Douglas County Moving Forward With New Law & Justice Facility

Douglas County will soon have a new home for its sheriff’s office as well as several other county services.
The 18,000-square-foot facility is just north of the new evidence storage building, adjacent to the Public Services Building on 19th Street in East Wenatchee. Construction should be done next spring and cost about $8 million.…

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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 wants to work with the city of Chelan, the county and other agencies to increase and improve the law enforcement presence around Lake Chelan.…

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