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Elderly Ephrata woman victim of a homicide

Police have determined an elderly Ephrata woman was the victim of a homicide.

Lucille Moore, 82, was found deceased in the 1200 block of Sunset Street SE around 10 a.m. Monday. An investigation into the incident determined it was a homicide.

Police say details regarding the crime will not be made public until after the investigation is complete.

Neighbor and friend Josephine Hoff says she was shocked when she heard the news Monday morning.

"There was this tape you know around Lucille's and in her back yard, we couldn't figure out what was the problem," Hoff said. "A policeman walked up the alley and I said, 'Is something wrong?' and he said yes, and I said, bad wrong and he said as bad as it can get, but he didn't tell me what was wrong, but I knew it was bad."

Hoff says Moore was a great business woman and owned several rentals properties in the area.

"Lucille was very fair with her renters," Hoff said. "I don't feel like there was any animosity towards Lucille in that respect."

The Ephrata Police Department and Columbia Basin Investigative Team are continuing to look into the incident.

Suspect wounded in Moses Lake officer-involved shooting

Officials in Grant County confirm there has been an officer-involved shooting in Moses Lake.

A suspect was shot by a Moses Lake police officer at a strip mall near Lep Re Kon Foods on West Broadway in Moses Lake.

According to Grant County officials, police were investigating an incident and determined the suspect was a threat. There's no information as to what the incident was. At least one officer opened fire, wounding the suspect.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital in stable condition and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The stores inside the strip mall are closed since the area is being processed as a crime scene.

Working 4 you: Be prepared for the cost of fall sports

Working 4 you: Be prepared for the cost of fall sports

There's been a lot of inspiration for young Washington kids in sports this year, with Clint Dempsey being the star of Team USA in the World Cup, and not to mention the Seahawks winning the Superbowl. But, if it's a child's first season playing sports, many parents may underestimate just how much it's going to cost.

Events like the Superbowl, the Olympics and the World Cup give aspiring athletes new heroes. Most children want to go out and play just like them, and parents are rarely going to hesitate, realizing the benefits that team sports offer.

"It's teamwork. You get to work together, and I always get to know the other team a lot," said Emma Pelletier, a youth soccer player.

Jahehi Burford, another youth soccer player added, "If you're a kid that doesn't talk in school, you can go to soccer, and you have many friends there you can just talk to."

And Soleil Brown, another youth soccer player, said, "I get to do things that I love, and I get to exercise too."

But what parents of kids playing sports for the first time might not realize is the costs can certainly add up.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduces new Military Outreach Liaison

Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduces new Military Outreach Liaison

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers released a statement Thursday announcing retired Air Force service member and longtime veterans advocate John Davis as her new Veterans and Military Outreach Liaison.

“I am both humbled and honored to welcome John Davis to my team. Over the past four decades John has dedicated his life to serving our country, our military and our veterans, and his compassion for the Eastern Washington veteran community has impacted countless lives,” the congresswoman said.

Davis' role with the congresswoman's office will be to assist veterans with their claims and records, and provide support and information on how to navigate the VA system.

Davis enlisted in the Air Force in 1968 and served in many locations, including Fairchild Air Force Base in the 92 Munitions Maintenance Squadron. While assigned at Fairchild AFB, John graudated from Spokane Falls Community College and Eastern Washington University where he studied counseling and sciences.

Fire safety reminder for dormitory living

Fire safety reminder for dormitory living

Dorms are filling up fast around Washington State as students begin or continue their college education, and the state Fire Marshal wants to make sure everyone has a safe school year.

“Fire safety should be reviewed as students settle into their new places,” said State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy. “Understanding the safety features of a building and knowing your escape routes can significantly increase your personal safety.”

The United States Fire Administration reports an estimated 3,800 university housing fires occur each year. The leading causes include cooking, intentionally set fires, careless smoking, unattended candles and overloaded electrical wiring. Marshal Duffy suggests the following tips to reduce the risk of fire and increase safety:

Cooking should only be done in a location permitted by the school’s policies. Never leave your cooking unattended. If a fire starts in a microwave, leave the door closed and unplug the unit.

Working 4 you: How to crave healthy foods

Working 4 you: How to crave healthy foods

Could it be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants, even craves healthy food? New research suggests it could be possible.

So how do you do it?

Researchers suggest all you have to do is eat healthy. They say by following a healthy diet, a person can actually change how their brain reacts to high- and low-calorie foods. It could be the difference between deciding to snack on carrots or cookies.

Researchers divided the participants of this study into two groups.

The experimental group was offered healthier meals for six months and asked to reduce their calorie intake by 500 to 1,000 calories per day. The meals in the second group, the control group, were not adjusted.

The experimental group ended up losing about 14 pounds, on average during that period.

Then, at the end of that six months, both the experimental and control groups were shown photos of healthy and unhealthy foods.