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1 dead in Moses Lake fast food shooting

An early morning fight at the Moses Lake Jack in the Box restaurant ended with one person dead and two people arrested on murder charges on Sunday.

Police say just after 1:30 a.m. two vehicles pulled into the drive through at the fast food restaurant located in the 500 block of E. Wheeler. The vehicle in front, a black 2011 Yukon, backed up, almost striking the second vehicle, a 2010 Fusion. The driver of the Fusion yelled to the driver of the Yukon, Martha Mejia, to be careful. Mejia exited the vehicle and an argument ensued. Mejia attempted to hit the victim, Christian Guerra, who was a passenger in the Fusion. Mejia then yelled to her passenger for assistance as Guerra exited the Fusion. The suspect, Jason Williams, exited the Yukon and got in a fight with Guerra.

According to police, after Williams and Guerra were separated, Guerra re-entered the Fusion, but was again confronted by Williams as he sat as a passenger in the Fusion, where Williams punched him. Guerra was able to get out of the vehicle and the physical confrontation began again.

Moses Lake third-grader removed for threatening school

A third-grader at a Moses Lake elementary school was removed on "emergency expulsion" after he told classmates he would come to school with a machine gun and pistols and shoot them all.

The website iFIBER One News reports the student at North Elementary was immediately confronted last Friday by counselors and administrators.

The principal, Doug Luiten, says after speaking with the boy's mother, they determined the threat was not credible. Police and parents were notified.

The threat is still under investigation and the boy may be suspended or expelled.

Upcoming closure at Grant County Sheriff's Office Jan. 14

Upcoming closure at Grant County Sheriff's Office Jan. 14

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office in Ephrata will be closed to public access on Wednesday January 14, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our employees to attend a mandatory all-staff meeting and training.

“I want Grant County citizens to know about this closure so their business visits to the Sheriff’s Office are not interrupted,” said Sheriff Tom Jones. “This function is important for our staff to attend, and I thank Grant County citizens for their understanding and support of the Sheriff’s Office.”


Citizens should call 911 in case of emergency. Response to emergency calls will not be affected by the closure.

 

911 outage affecting Wilson Creek area

 911 outage affecting Wilson Creek area

Update: Century Link said all 9-1-1, phone and internet services were fully restored to the 240 customers in the Wilson Creek area at 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday.

 

A fiber cut from an apparent rodent chew in the Wilson Creek area has caused a 9-1-1, phone, and internet outage for approximately 240 costumers.

Residents who need to call 9-1-1 should call 509-762-1160 from a cell phone for help.

CenturyLink said that technicians are on site and working to repair the fiber with an estimated time of restoral by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. 9-1-1 services may be restored by 12:00 p.m.

 

Mom says 11-year-old daughter assaulted in Quincy school

A Quincy woman says her 11-year-old daughter was assaulted by classmates at the direction of the substitute teacher.

The woman, Olga Montano, tells iFIBER One News it happened last month at Monument Elementary School in Quincy.

The sixth-grade girl reportedly refused to move to the front of the class, as the teacher was trying to stop her from talking in back of the room.

The mother says the teacher told four other students to move her. They grabbed her, and her mother says she was slapped and kicked as she was pulled forward.

Police are investigating.

School Superintendent John Boyd says the substitute teacher resigned.

Grant County electronic cigarette and vaping ordinance goes into effect January 1, 2015

Grant County electronic cigarette and vaping ordinance goes into effect January 1, 2015

In September, following a public hearing, the Grant County Board of Health (BOH) unanimously adopted Ordinance 2014-2: Rules and Regulations of the Grant County Health District Restricting the Sale, Marketing, Use, and Availability of Electronic Vapor Devices and E-Liquid.

 

The Grant County Board of Health studied the issue and received public testimony for several months before adopting the Ordinance that addresses two public health concerns not currently being addressed by Washington State or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

The Ordinance restricts the sale and distribution of electronic vapor devices and e-liquid (with or without nicotine) to people 18 and older. Retailers must display a sign that states sales are prohibited to youth under the age of 18. It also requires products to be stored behind a counter or in a locked cabinet and prohibits sales through vending machines where minors are present. In addition, a minor may not to purchase, possess, or obtain electronic vapor devices or e-liquid.

 

Deputies nab 3 suspects in Larson area burglary, recover thousands of dollars in stolen property

Deputies nab 3 suspects in Larson area burglary, recover thousands of dollars in stolen property

On Tuesday, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office arrested three Moses Lake men suspected in a Larson area residential burglary after a patrolling deputy came upon two of them leaving the scene with stolen property. The first two suspects led the GCSO to a third suspect who was also arrested when found with additional stolen property from the residence.

The incident took place on the evening of December 19th, when a deputy came across the first two male subjects in the area of Arlington and Lowry around 7:30 p.m. The Sheriff's Office said one of the suspects was pushing an outboard boat motor in a wheelbarrow and the other suspect was carrying a large box of household items. The deputy made contact with them and through field interviews, learned that the items were being transported from the scene of a residential burglary in the 1200 block of Arnold Drive.