I'm the News Director at News Radio 560 KOQ. My news background includes a number of different stops in radio newsrooms across the Midwest and the Western states. I covered both the Kansas and Missouri state legislatures, being stationed in the capital cities of both states.
One Person Hospitalized In Single Car I-90 Crash
Troopers are investigating a one car crash on I-90 west of Vantage on Sunday afternoon. A 2017 Hyundai Elantra driven by 20-year-old Elias Faitala of Fife was traveling eastbound when it left the roadway and hit a rock wall. The car came to a rest on the right shoulder of the highway...
Moses Lake Man Gets 5 Years For Altering Jobless Claims
A Moses Lake man will spend five years in federal prison for three felony convictions. 48-year-old Reyes De La Cruz, III was found guilty of fraudulently distributing at least $360,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits De La Cruz modified unemployment claims while working for the Washington State’s Employment Security Department (ESD), and would take a portion for himself. Prosecuto.
Mastodon Artifact To Go On Display At Wanapum Heritage Center
The lower jawbone of a 6-million-year-old mastodon is going on display at the Wanapum Heritage Center in Mattawa after a Grant County PUD worker helped identify it. PUD manager of Cultural Resources Brett Lenz saw a Facebook post of someone who located the relic on the upper Hanford Reach...
Major Expansion Of Night Skiing Announced For Mission Ridge
The resort says 42 new light poles have been added along the Upper Basin run off of the Wenatchee Express chairlift, which creates a vertical drop of 2,250 feet.
Barrage Of Lightning Strikes Not Expected To Trigger More Wildfires
The Northwest Coordination Center reports more than 2,000 lightning strikes hit the state overnight Tuesday morning, but they were mostly accompanied by rain showers.
Flood Watch In Effect For Chelan, Okanogan Counties
The watch covers the east slopes of the Cascades and the mountainous areas across the Okanogan Highlands.
Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Handled Two Weekend Hiker Rescues
Emergency Management Sergeant Jason Reinfeld says a group of hikers came upon an exhausted, unresponsive 32-year-old man toward the end of a Loop Hike through the Enchantments.
New Fire Burning Near White River/Irving Peak Fires
the new 100+ acre Minnow Ridge Fire is burning in steep, inaccessible terrain north of Plain, and was very active over the weekend.
No Injuries In Late Night Fire At Wenatchee Motel 6
Chelan County Fire District 1 spokesperson Kay McKellar says crews were originally called to a fire on the roof of the building.
One Dead in Rollover Crash Near Quincy
A 2019 Dodge Challenger traveling eastbound at about 3:30pm skidded off the road and struck a utility pole, before then striking a car parked on private property near a home.