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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Spokane County gets conflicting reports about nonprofit public defense

Spokane County officials continue to explore the idea of contracting with a nonprofit agency to provide public defense attorneys even though more counties are choosing to make that a function …

Paraglider pilot killed after crashing onto highway east of Chelan

A man operating a paraglider was killed Sunday when he crashed onto a highway just east of Chelan, according to Washington State Patrol.

Wenatchee man charged with murder in crash that killed ex-girlfriend

A Wenatchee man has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly ramming his ex-girlfriend’s SUV into an irrigation ditch near the Grant County town of Quincy.

Bitcoin backlash as ‘miners’ suck up electricity, stress power grids in Central Washington

Bargain electric rates are attracting digital currency entrepreneurs, but three public utilities districts are reassessing how they deal with the surging demand, and whether they should even try to keep …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017

Chelan County deletes “All Lives Splatter” post from emergency management Facebook page

A Chelan County emergency employee learned the hard way on the 16th anniversay of 9/11 about when a Facebook “Share” becomes over-share.

Firefighters make headway as mop-up continues

Barring wind-fanned hotspots, the region’s three big wildfires should remain mostly contained through the weekend as hundreds of firefighters on Saturday continued mop-up across more than 46,600 scorched acres in …

Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6,000 acres

Two wildfires burning in north central Washington have consumed more than 6,000 acres.

Team recovers body of 19-year-old who disappeared while glissading down pass

A mountain rescue team has recovered the body of a 19-year-old Mercer Island man who disappeared into a crevasse on Aasgard Pass on June 4.

Man presumed dead after vanishing into snow at Asgaard Pass

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says a 19-year-old man is likely dead after vanishing into the snow beneath the summit of Asgaard Pass.

Two bodies found in pickup truck in Chelan County

The bodies of a man and woman have been found in a pickup truck near a Washington highway.

State resources tapped to combat growing wildfire in Chelan County north of Leavenworth

State resources have been tapped to combat a growing wildfire in Chelan County that has forced evacuations north of Leavenworth.

UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

Residents told to leave as fire burns in Chelan County

Authorities are telling some residents to leave immediately as a fire burns at an old log yard north of Leavenworth.

Truck hits, kills bicyclist near Chelan Airport

CHELAN, Wash. – The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 50-year-old bicyclist dead. Officials say Gary Knowlton of Brewster was riding his bicycle on …

4 lost hikers located southwest of Leavenworth

The Chelan County sheriff’s office says four lost hikers have been located near Edwards Peak, southwest of Leavenworth. The hikers were attempting to hike through the Enchantments but got off …

Hiker vanishes over edge in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says it’s looking for a hiker who vanished over the edge of a waterfall hole while sliding down Aasgard Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Chelan County water managers make play for alpine lakes

Seven spectacular high-country lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for decades have helped irrigate hundreds of acres of pear, apple and cherry orchards in the Wenatchee Valley and supplied water …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015

Colville police officer’s child rape charges dismissed after second mistrial

WENATCHEE – After two trials ended with hung juries, the charge of child rape against former Colville police officer Scott L. “Scottie” Arms was formally dismissed Monday. Chelan County Superior …

UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2015

Ammonia warning lifted in Wenatchee

Officials in Wenatchee say ammonia that was leaking from a fruit-packing plant that burned has dissipated and people nearby no longer need to shelter in place. Crews continue to working …

Spokane hires new county engineer

The state’s largest county road system has its next chief. The Spokane County Commission on Tuesday selected Mitch Reister as the county engineer, who oversees more than 2,500 miles of …

State seeks major disaster aid for fires

Central Washington families, businesses and governments need federal aid to help cover the losses from this summer’s wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee says in a request to the federal government.

Firefighters trying to contain Carlton Complex fire

Many of the more than 1,600 firefighters battling the massive Carlton Complex wildfire that has scorched more than 300 square miles of the scenic Methow Valley will focus their efforts …

Area wildfires break out amid hot, dry conditions

Crews are battling spreading wildfires in Central Washington as dry, breezy and hot conditions raise concerns.

30 officers searching for Wenatchee-area girl

A half-dozen FBI agents and dozens of officers from other agencies have brought the total number of police looking for a missing 17-year-old girl in Chelan County to about 30.

Seized marijuana worth millions

High-quality marijuana plants worth more than $127 million were seized during the past two weeks in eight Chelan County locations, police reported Thursday. Helicopters used to spot growing operations in …