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Posted on Sep 8, 2015

News briefs: Sept. 3

Driver cited in fatal collision on Hwy. 28
TRINIDAD — A truck driver has been cited for a crash early Monday that killed a 38-year-old Rock Island man at the Crescent Bar turnout on Highway 28, six miles west of Quincy.
James Bender died at the scene, according to a press release from the Washington State Patrol.
Bender was eastbound on Highway 28 on a Suzuki VL800K motorcycle, when a westbound Mack truck and trailer driven by William Carroll, 54, Anchorage, Alaska, turned across traffic onto Crescent Bar Road. The two vehicles collided in the eastbound lane.
The incident was reported at 6:15 a.m.
Carroll, who was not injured, was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way, the press release said.

Graffiti spree hits 6 homes, businesses
Wrong-doers up to no good last week went on a graffiti spree on Quincy’s northeast side.
Six homes and businesses, including the Quincy Junior High School, were tagged with graffiti during the evening of Aug. 26 or the morning of Aug. 27, Quincy Police Officer Brittney Hislop said.
Calls started coming in the morning of Aug. 27 from property owners, and a trail of graffiti went from QJH to E Street Northeast, Hislop said.
Damages are estimated to be about $1,000, she said.

Watch for change of value notices in mail
The Grant County Assessor’s Office mailed change of value notices on Aug. 31 to county residents.
Only property values that have changed $500 or more will get a notice; however every citizen has the right to appeal their value. The appeal deadline is Sept. 30.
Appeal paperwork is available at grantcountywa.gov. Forms also are available at the county assessor’s and commissioner’s offices.
If you have any questions about an assessment, call the assessor’s office at 754-2011 ext. 2683.

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