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December 15, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Man feared drowned after fleeing from deputies in Leavenworth

The Associated Press LEAVENWORTH — A 28-year-old shoplifting suspect who jumped into the Wenatchee River near Leavenworth to run from Chelan County deputies has likely drowned. Chelan County sheriff’s Sgt. Kent Sisson said Sunday that there’s “a high probability” the man drowned. There have been no sightings of him in two days. He was last seen Friday afternoon,…

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October 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Mountlake Terrace man killed in crash near Leavenworth

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — A 56-year-old Mountlake Terrace man was killed Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 2 about 21 miles west of Leavenworth. Kerry L. Knapp was killed when his eastbound Ford F350 pickup struck a guardrail twice, went airborne, struck a tree and came to rest at the base of the tree, according to…

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October 23, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Increased patrols in Leavenworth mean more Oktoberfest citations

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — With more sheriff’s deputies on patrol, citations issued at Leavenworth’s annual Oktoberfest jumped from 21 last year to 75 this year. “With more eyes on the street, you’re going to see more things that happen,” said John Wisemore, Chelan County undersheriff. The citations were given out for the three weekends of the annual…

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September 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Leavenworth fire throwing up lots of smoke

The Wenatchee World (MCT) LEAVENWORTH — Fire crews and helicopters were trying to tame a human-caused wildfire burning in brush and timber near the mouth of Tumwater Canyon in Leavenworth Sunday morning. No homes or businesses were threatened by the newly named Tumwater Fire, reported at 10:42 p.m. Saturday. About 10 to 15 acres had burned by…

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July 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Cooler weather, lower winds helping to contain wildfires

Gov. Jay Inslee walks the perimeter of a burned-down home during a visit to the residential areas on Chiliwist Road affected by the Carlton Complex fire, near Malott, on Sunday. (Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times) View more photos Damper weather and slower winds helped firefighters this morning in their efforts to contain the hundreds…

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July 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Methow Valley homes destroyed, others threatened as fires grow around state

The Chiwaukum Creek fire is burning about 25 miles north of Leavenworth. It is one of several wildfires burning around the state (Photo by James Price, Air Tactical Group Commander) See photo gallery Update |  6:05 p.m.: A total of four wildfires in the Methow Valley have claimed at least two primary homes, a fire spokesman…

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May 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Troopers question woman’s account of being in trunk for 3 days

A Lynnwood woman who said she climbed into the trunk of her silver Saab after the vehicle ran out of gas has left the State Patrol eyeing her story with skepticism. On Monday afternoon, dispatchers received a 911 call about six miles outside of Leavenworth on Highway 2, notifying them about a woman in the trunk…

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May 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Tuesday Memo: Seattle reads … 3 days locked in trunk? … Worst airline meals

National Weather Service forecast We read a lot around here: Seattle has been ranked fourth on Amazon.com’s list of the best-read cities. Arlington, Va., is No. 1. A smaller tablet from Microsoft: Microsoft is expected to announce updates to its line of tablets in New York today. Our Microsoft expert Janet Tu…

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