Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court

The court found probable cause to charge Donovan Rae Nysti, 24, Okanogan, with POCS, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm and two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. The crimes allegedly occurred Dec. 1. In a second case, the court found probable cause to charge Nysti with second-degree burglary, first-degree theft and second-degree possession of stolen property. Those crimes allegedly occurred Nov. 30.

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Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus awarded Woods Family Music and Arts Grant

The Woods Family Music and Arts Grant, managed by the Community Foundation of NCW, has awarded $56,628 in grants to schools and nonprofits across North Central Washington.

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WSP Trooper rear-ended by impaired driver

OKANOGAN – Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Conner Bruchman sustained minor injuries when he was rear-ended by an impaired driver on US 97 near Okanogan on Sunday, Dec, 10, 2017, at about 6:10 p.m.

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

The holiday festivities on Oroville’s Main Street got underway recently with the Tree Lighting event at Centennial Park–-brilliant lights, Santa’s visit and all that. Tree lights also went up in front of the dark, former restaurant, most recently known as The Plaza, on the following Saturday with the pop-up of Treasures of d’Oro, an artisan market.

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County-wide 4-H Achievement Awards

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Grange was filled to capacity on Sunday, Nov. 19 for the annual, county wide, 4-H Achievement Recognition Awards Banquet. 4-H Members were presented their earned year pins for completing the 2016/2017 4-H year.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
The court found probable cause to charge Jared Nathanael Fudge, 27, Omak, with first-degree aggravated murder (premeditated), first-degree arson, first-degree burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. The crimes allegedly occurred Nov. 17.

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Stage 1 burn ban extended and expanded in Eastern Washington counties

SPOKANE – Stagnant weather conditions are expected to continue in Central and Eastern Washington, prompting the Washington Department of Ecology to extend and expand the Stage 1 burn ban.

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Oroville Scholarship Foundation awards Continuing Education Scholarships

OROVILLE – For the third year in a row, the Oroville Scholarship Foundation (OSF) has broken their record in awarding Continuing Education funds to former OHS graduates. This year $8300 was available to give to nine applicants, who will receive varying amounts. These students are not this year’s OHS graduates, but are in the second or later year of schooling, or have returned to college after a extended time.

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Three suspects arrested in mid-county burglaries

OKANOGAN – Three people have been arrested who are suspected of involvement in a string of burglaries and thefts that have taken place in November, mostly centered in mid-county, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.

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Ralph Alvin Kenner

Ralph Alvin Kenner was born October 13, 1940 in RattleSnake Buttes (Walsenburg), Colorado. He passed away at home in Spokane, October 26, 2017, after struggling for many years with Lewy body dementia (LBD) and its consequences.

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Russell Stephen Grondin

Russell Stephen Grondin, 70, of Tonasket, Washington died November 14, 2017. He was born July 4, 1947 in Quincy, Massachusetts to parents Robert O. and Miriam (West) Grondin.

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