Archives for January 2020

Lawmakers Consider Women Military License Plate

A bill in the State Senate would establish a specialized license plate to honor women serving in the military. The measure introduced by 23rd district Senator Christine Rolfes says 58,000 women in Washington are serving or have served in the military with just over 10,000 of them are on active duty. Officials say women are the fastest growing segment of the veteran population nationwide with 1.9 million. If approved the plate would be the state’s 41st specialty plate.

Pond Hockey Tourment Starts Today

The Moses Lake Youth Hockey Association’s Pond Hockey Tournament kicks off today at the Moses Lake Ice Rink. Officials say 27 teams are signed up including youth and adult players coming from the Tri-Cities, Spokane, Everett, Kirkland and Lewiston, Idaho. Games are played today from 6 p.m. to about 11:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to about 10 p.m. Teams are three-on-three and there are no goalies.

Still One Confirmed Coronavirus Case

The state health department says there continues to be only one confirmed case of the coronavirus with that individual hospitalized in Snohomish County. Nevertheless state officials are staying vigilant when it comes to dealing with and preventing the spread of infection. Governor Jay Inslee says a state emergency center at Camp Murray, south of Tacoma. The State Department of Health website is updated every day at 3pm with the latest case numbers.

Man Takes Plea Deal In Crash

The driver charged leading Moses Lake police on a pursuit last October takes a plea deal. Prosecutors say James Milner pleaded guilty to felony eluding and hit-and-run
in connection with the chase that started on Patton Boulevard then ended when he sheared off a utility pole on Westover Boulevard. The plea deal also included an outstanding warrant and carried a sentence of just over a year. Investigators say Milner told them he took off because he didn’t want to go back to jail.

Man Sentenced For Child Pornography

A 72-year-old Moses Lake man will spend the next 12 months behind bars as the result of a plea deal to child pornography charges. Prosecutors say William Stoutzenberger pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct with another charge dismissed. According to Moses Lake Police the investigation into Stoutzenberger started in 2016 after a tip came in that he uploaded pornography to a social media site.

Three ML Students Nominated To Military Academies

Congressman Dan Newhouse announced the nominations of 17 students for consideration to attend U.S. military academies including the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Airforce Academy. Two of the students attend Moses Lake High School while one is a senior at Moses Lake Christian Academy. We have the list of names posted at our website i fiber one dot com. Service academy attendance comes with a commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

QPD Has Meet Up Area For Online Sales

Quincy Police remind those that are buying or selling items online that they have a space at their 1st Ave. SW headquarters that can be used to conduct transactions. The area has parking spots around the police station which are watched by outside cameras and there is a call box with a direct line to MACC Dispatch in case authorities need to be called. Recently a robbery occurred during an online sale meet-up in the Tri-Cities.

MLSD Investigating Student Misbehavior Incident

The Moses Lake School District is investigating an incident where Park Orchard Elementary Schoo staff physically relocated a student to an office during what was termed extreme student misbehavior. According to district officials it happened Jan. 7 and an online video posted by a teacher documented the incident. The internal investigation is involving witness accounts from students, staff and administrators. No other information was made available.

ML Man Sentenced In Child Porn Case

It’s 50 years in jail for a Moses Lake man taking a plea deal to child pornography charges. Prosecutors say Mikhail Ageyev pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to produce child pornography, production of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Once released Ageyev will be on a lifetime term of court supervision. Ageyev’s co-defendant, Katrina Adams previously pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. It was a tip from social media that started the pornography investigation
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ML Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Vacancy

The Moses Lake City Council is looking to fill a seat on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Qualified applicants must be a resident within the City Limits and represent an agency that meets eligibility to be a recipient of this funding. The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the City Council for the approval of funding requests for activities promoting tourism. Meetings are held as needed starting in the month of September. Go to cityofml.com for dertails and application information.