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  • Martin Hall worker charged with raping girl

    Clare McGraw, The Record-Times|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    MEDICAL LAKE — A former Martin Hall Juvenile Corrections Facility employee has been arrested for allegedly raping a juvenile inmate. Antwon D. Jones, 40, was arrested Feb. 29 on charges of third-degree child rape and first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, court records state. Martin Hall, 201 Pine St., houses juvenile offenders from across Northeast Washington, including Lincoln County. Jones was fired Feb. 7 following an investigation into a sexual assault reported Jan 26, court records state. According to staff, an anony...

  • First Day Hike set for Columbia Plateau Trail

    Clare McGraw, The Record-Times|Updated Dec 28, 2023

    CHENEY – Washington State Parks is hosting a First Day Hike at the Columbia Plateau Trail on Jan. 1. The hike is traditionally held on New Year’s Day, and participants don’t need a Discover Pass to join in. Rex Schultz, one of the guides leading the way, delved into what makes this trail so special. The hike is from 1-3 p.m. and starts at the Cheney Trailhead. The northern portion of the trail runs from Cheney to Sprague, but the First Day Hike won’t cover the whole distance. “Of the parts of the trail I know, I recommend...

  • Farm Out Range to host rim-fire shoot

    Clare McGraw, The Record-Times|Updated Dec 28, 2023

    CHENEY – Gun enthusiasts are gearing up for a special event to kick off the new year at Farm Out Range. Owner Bob Hamilton said the Post-Christmas Rimfire Special will take place at 9 a.m. Dec. 30 at the Farm Out Range, 20437 W. Cordill Lane. The event is open to the public. The event is a precision rifle series focusing on rim-fire matches. Hamilton, who typically organizes monthly matches for both rim-fire and center-fire, decided to throw in this special match to cater to those who received new “toys” for Christmas. Hamilt...

  • State secures $112 million for railroad

    Clare McGraw, The Record-Times|Updated Oct 5, 2023

    FOUR LAKES – The railway system serving Eastern Washington's wheat industry in Lincoln, Adams, Whitman, Grant and southern Spokane Counties will be getting a facelift, thanks to $112 million in grants. The state Department of Transportation has been awarded a $72.8 million grant for the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad Project. The grant, a product of the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration's Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement program, is d...