by Vincent Saglimbeni SPOKANE, Wash. — A 41-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. Corey Darilek pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine. According to court documents, the Spokane Police Department was investigating his drug-trafficking activities in the area,Continue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Spokane man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine.”
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Opioid Crisis Friday: Cusick man to spend 14 years in federal prison for fentanyl trafficking.
by Vincent Saglimbeni SPOKANE, Wash. — A 23-year-old Cusick man was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for fentanyl trafficking. James Holmes pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. His 14-year sentence will run concurrently with a 151-month sentence for related conduct in Idaho. After his release, he will serve five yearsContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Cusick man to spend 14 years in federal prison for fentanyl trafficking.”
Travel Thursdays: There Is An Entire Christmas Town In Washington And It’s Absolutely Delightful.
by Sherri Adams The holiday spirit is alive and well in Shelton, Washington. This tiny lumber town in Mason County proudly bears the title of “Christmastown, USA” for good reason. Every year the streets light up with holiday merriment for their annual Christmastown Celebration. The trees lining Railroad Avenue twinkle with brightly colored lights, andContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: There Is An Entire Christmas Town In Washington And It’s Absolutely Delightful.”
Opioid Crisis Fridays: 35 fentanyl-related overdose deaths in King County in less than a month
by Natalie Swaby King County Prosecutors say they are working to hold drug dealers accountable. In the last five months of 2022, 67 fentanyl dealing charges were filed. SEATTLE — Since the start of 2023, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says 35 people have died from fentanyl-related overdoses. Prosecutors say they are working to hold drugContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Fridays: 35 fentanyl-related overdose deaths in King County in less than a month”
Travel Thursdays: The Little-Known Church Hiding In Washington That Is An Absolute Work Of Art.
by Sherri Adams Nestled on the water’s edge in the small community of Fox Island, Washington, with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and Echo Bay, you’ll find the most charming little chapel you’ve ever seen. This historic chapel got its start more than 100 years ago when pioneer families from Iowa came to settleContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: The Little-Known Church Hiding In Washington That Is An Absolute Work Of Art.”
Opioid Crisis Friday: Man banned from Camp Hope busted by deputies with over 900 suspected fentanyl pills
by Vincent Saglimbeni SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A 20-year-old man was arrested after police found him with over 900 suspected fentanyl pills, methamphetamine and cash. On Dec. 9, detectives from the Spokane Valley Investigative Unit and Spokane Valley Control contacted four people in a 2003 white Aura at Camp Hope. The Spokane County Sheriff’s OfficeContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Man banned from Camp Hope busted by deputies with over 900 suspected fentanyl pills”
Enjoy A Digital Detox At Breitenbush Hot Springs, An Off-The-Grid Hot Springs Retreat In Oregon
by Sarah McCosham There’s no better cure for a case of modern-day burnout than a reprieve in Mother Nature. Do as John Muir advises, and retreat into the forest, to recenter your focus and calm your busy mind. In Oregon, we are surrounded by immense scenic beauty; those looking for peace and quiet will find it here.Continue reading “Enjoy A Digital Detox At Breitenbush Hot Springs, An Off-The-Grid Hot Springs Retreat In Oregon”
Opioid Crisis Friday: Authorities seize over 100k fentanyl pills, 50 pounds of meth in Tri-Cities.
by Will Wixey TRI-CITIES, Wash. — The FBI and local law enforcement seized more than 100,000 fentanyl pills, 50 pounds of methamphetamine, and about one kilogram of cocaine in the Tri-Cities area. The drugs were seized on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the use of USPS to traffic multiple-pound quantities of dangerous controlledContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Authorities seize over 100k fentanyl pills, 50 pounds of meth in Tri-Cities.”
True Crime Sundays:
Police investigate couple who travelled from Airway Heights to South Dakota with dead daughter by Noah Corrin MITCHELL, S.D. – Police in Airway Heights are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of an 8-year-old girl in September, after her parents were detained in Mitchell, South Dakota. The girl’s adoptive mother, 33-year-old Mandie Miller, andContinue reading “True Crime Sundays:”