Archives for August 2020

Woman Revived From Opioid Overtdose

A Kittitas woman is revived from an opioid overdose when police administer the drug Narcan. According to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s office it happened Thursday at a N. Pierce St. residence where officers learded the 63-year-old woman was overdosing on pain medications. The victim was found unconscious and unresponsive so officers began CPR and administered one dose of Narcan. The woman regained consciousness and was able to talk. Paramedics took the unidentifed woman to the hospital for further treatment.

Trump Admin Ordered To Turn Over USPS Cuts Info

A federal judge in Yakima rules the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service are required to turn over records and information within 10 days about service changes that critics say could undermine mail-in voting in the November election. The Justice Department opposed the request, saying that much of the information the states are seeking is already in the public record and that responding within 10 days would be burdensome.

3 Killed In Blewett Pass Accident

3 people are dead inm a 2-car crash Friday on Blewett Pass. Police say Marjorie Acevedo of Yakima was traveling northbound of State Route 97 but pulled into the southbound lane as she attempted to pass vehicles when she hit a pickup driven by 19-year-old Majelia Delgado who was killed along with a passenger identified as Fermin Delgado of Seattle. An 11-year-old in Acevedo’s car was also killed. Acevedo is hospitalized in critical condition.

Local Coronavirus Update

The Grant County Health District reported 2 more people died from coronavirus-related complications bringing the total to 15. One person was a Moses Lake man in his 40s and the other was a Quincy man resident in his 80s. Both residents had underlying health conditions. 76 additional cases were confirmed on Friday with the total at nearly 2,280. They are residents of Ephrata, Mattawa, Moses Lake, rural Othello, Quincy, Royal City and Warden.

Vantage Homicide Suspect Found Dead

The suspect in a Vantage homicide is found dead near Royal City. Police say the body of 57-year-old Ismael Garcia was located early Friday in an orchard off Road D Southwest where a pickup truck he was last seen driving was found the night before. According to investigators Garcia died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had killed a fruit company worker earlier on Thursday then drove off in the pickup.

MLSD Reverts To Online Learning For HS

Moses Lake High School students will begin the school year on Sept. 9 with 100% remote-learning after the school board approved amending their reopening plan. School district superintendent Josh Meek said the high school has presented unique challenges which resulted in the reversal of the original plans. Elementary and middle schools will continue with the district’s three models — a blended model of in-person and remote learning, a model of full-time in-person learning and a full remote learning model.

Suspect Sought In Vantage Homicide

The search is on for the suspect in a Vantage area homicide that happend Thursday afternoon. Police say 57-year-old Ismail Garcia fatally shot a co-worker at a Kittitas County fruit company. Garcia is hispanic, 5-8 and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. His getaway vehicle was found in the Royal City area late Thursday. If you know of Garcia’s whereabouts do not approach him as he may be armed. Call 9-1-1.

Local Coronavirus Update

The Grant County Health District reported 19 additional COVID-19 cases on Thursday bringing the running total to just over 2,200. The new cases include residents in Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal City and Warden. 14 people are hospitalized and a total of 13 people have died from COVID-19 related complications. In Adams County there were 15 new cases bringing the total to just over 600. 2 people are hospitalized.

ML Meseum Reopens Today

Under COVID-19 guidance from the state the oses Lake Museum and Art Center is set to reopen today. Museum hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Admission is free. You are required to wear a mask and there is a 25-person limit to allow for social distancing. Only the museum is open as there are no in-person events but virtual events will continue.

Human Trafficking Protest In Othello

A demonstration and march against human trafficking in Othello is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 at Kix Stand Espresso. The protest takes place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with the march starting after the demonstration. The National Human Trafficking Hotline rports human trafficking cases in Washington state doubled between 2012 and 2017. The hotline has received over 3,500 calls from Washington since 2007.