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September 17, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Wenatchee 14-year-old charged with rape

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A 14-year-old high school freshman has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip. But the parents and attorney of the boy said it was horseplay among boys. The alleged incident happened Sept. 6 on a bus bringing the Wenatchee High School…

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August 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

BB gun for scaring pigeons triggers hospital lockdown

By Mike Irwin The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — The BB gun that triggered a lockdown Friday of Confluence Health’s Wenatchee Valley Medical Center was set to be used for the first time to scare pigeons off the roof, Wenatchee Police Chief Tom Robbins said Wednesday. Officers from local law enforcement agencies locked down the busy center around 4:30…

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August 22, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Auvil Fire grows to 1,000 acres

ORONDO — Thursday afternoon lightning sparked a fire that quickly grew to 1,000 acres overnight near Daroga State Park, north of Wenatchee. The Auvil Canyon Fire was burning in grasses and scattered timber on private property, and was moving toward the bluff and away from homes Friday morning, said Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal. Precautionary evacuation advisories…

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August 14, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Rains help dampen wildfires in North Central Washington

The Associated Press WENATCHEE, Wash.  — Heavy rain fell Thursday morning over north central Washington and dampened wildfires that had grown out of control in hot dry weather. The operations coordinator for the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center in East Wenatchee, Jim Duck, says significant rain is helping firefighters get a handle on some of the large…

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July 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Pilot dies after helicopter crashes near Wenatchee

A pilot died after he crashed a helicopter in the Wenatchee area, according to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff John Wisemore said the pilot was the only one aboard the helicopter. The crash occurred after 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wenatchee for unknown reasons, said Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton. The aircraft, a Bell…

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July 6, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Wenatchee wildfire threatens 8 homes

WENATCHEE (AP) — A brush fire on a hillside in Central Washington is threatening eight homes, with another 25 on notice that they may need to evacuate. Fire spokesman Rich Magneson of the Chelan County sheriff’s emergency-management team said residents of those eight homes in Wenatchee were strongly encouraged to leave, but not all obeyed the…

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July 3, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Sept. 11 memorial statue coming to Cashmere

By Michelle McNiel The Wenatchee World CASHMERE — A 9/11 memorial statue that has been touring Washington in search of a permanent home will settle in Cashmere. The Vancouver-based Spirit of America Foundation, which owns the life-sized bronze statue, made the announcement today. The artwork honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World…

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June 27, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Former Stehekin park ranger missing in Central Africa

From The Wenatchee World: NCW — Former North Cascades National Park ranger Bill Fitzpatrick is reported missing in Central Africa after the plane he was piloting Sunday never landed at its destination airport in Cameroon. Fitzpatrick’s disappearance was reported Wednesday by his current employer, African Parks, a South Africa-based organization that works to make the continent’s national…

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