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2 teens killed in Coulee City crash

Washington State Patrol officials say excessive speed caused a car crash that killed two teens and injured another in Coulee City on Friday night.

17-year-old Auston Frye was driving on U.S. Route 2 when he lost control, left the roadway, and hit a light pole, coming to a rest at the entrance to Coulee City Park.

Frye died from his injuries, as did one of his passengers, 18-year-old Pedro Huitron.

Another passenger, a 16-year-old boy, was transported by Medstar to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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2 injured in Moses Lake shooting

Moses Lake Police are investigating a shooting that injured two people Sunday afternoon.

Police tell KXLY the shooting happened just before 2:30 p.m. near the sidewalk on the north side of the Alder Fill, near Knolls Vista.

The shooter is described as a 21-year-old Moses Lake man.

Police say with the help of a citizen, who followed the alleged shooter, they were able to track him down and make an arrest.

The victims are described as a 30-year-old Moses Lake man with life threatening injuries. The second victim is a 17-year-old boy with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives are still investigating the incident and trying to determine a motive.

No other details are being released at this time.

Quincy girl wasn't dragged; no charge against teacher

Grant County prosecutors have decided not to charge a teacher accused of having an 11-year-old girl dragged by other students to the front of their classroom in at Monument Elementary School in Quincy.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Alan White says video of the incident in December shows four children surrounded the girl, but she wasn't dragged. Her mother had said she was slapped and kicked as she was pulled forward.

The website iFIBER One News reports substitute teacher Ken Lacey had ordered the sixth-grader to the front of the class to stop her from talking in back of the room. She refused.

White says Lacey showed poor judgment during the incident but did nothing criminal. He has resigned.

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

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Online voting for new MLBA Board of Directors now open

Online voting for new MLBA Board of Directors now open

Online voting is now open to determine the new Moses Lake Business Association Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is nominated in January and voted on by Members in February. Board Members are volunteers and must be Active MLBA Members. They serve a one year term till elections in the following year where they can run for reelection.

Go to http://mlbacares.org/vote to vote.

Drive by shooting in Schwana damages car; nor injuries- deputies seek white Dodge 4x4

Drive by shooting in Schwana damages car; nor injuries- deputies seek white Dodge 4x4

A drive by shooting in Schwana damaged a car the night of Monday, February 2nd. According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office no injuries were involved, but deputies are seeking the driver of a white Dodge lifted 4x4 pickup.

Deputies were called to 18343 Third Avenue Southwest at approximately 10:00 p.m. for shots fired. When the deputies arrived, they found bullet damage to a car parked at the home. Witnesses described hearing four gunshots, then seeing a white Dodge 4x4 pickup leaving the scene. The home's occupants, who are believed to be targets, were uncooperative with deputies.

Deputies and Mattawa Police searched the area, but were unable to find the pickup.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 509-762-1160, or to send the information to crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. The reference case number is 15GS01249. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Grant County Sheriff's Deputies seek irrigation pipe theft victims

Grant County Sheriff's Deputies seek irrigation pipe theft victims

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to find the victims of aluminum irrigation pipe theft stemming from an investigation of illegal pipe scrapping in the Quincy/George area.

Deputies are asking area farmers to check their equipment for any missing aluminum pipe including pipe from wheel lines.

The Sheriff’s Office is aware of one incident where a wheel line mover was stolen. Other circumstances suggest that a quantity of aluminum pipe has been stolen, and the victim may not yet know their pipes are missing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Jon Melvin through MACC dispatch at 509-762-1160, or send information to crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.