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February 3, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Police puzzled by ax attack in Wenatchee

The Associated Press WENATCHEE  — Police say they don’t know the motive for an ax attack in Wenatchee. They say a 27-year-old man hit a 32-year-old man in the shoulder and arm with an ax Sunday afternoon in the side yard of a residence. The victim was treated at a hospital and released. The Wenatchee World reports the suspect…

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January 16, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Lost key delays Entiat firefighters as homes burn

WENATCHEE (AP) — Two manufactured homes near Entiat burned Wednesday while firefighters were slowed by a missing key to their locked fire station. The Wenatchee World reports the fire was apparently started under one home by an electrical problem, and wind spread the flames along a fence to the second residence in a mobile home…

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November 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Man flees from East Wenatchee police but leaves behind clue

The Wenatchee World EAST WENATCHEE — A man who ran from police Monday afternoon got away — but probably not for long. The man dropped his wallet as he bailed out of his car, said Dan Reierson, East Wenatchee’s assistant police chief. An officer attempted to stop the man’s car for a traffic offense near the 1300 or…

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November 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Charges leveled in Wenatchee dog killing

By Jefferson Robbins The Wenatchee World (MCT) WENATCHEE — A man suspected of torturing and killing a dog, after goading a 15-year-old boy to assist him, was formally charged with the crime this week. Jamar W. Stipek, 20, faces a charge of first-degree animal cruelty after police said he and the teen tortured and killed the dog. The teen’s…

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November 1, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Halloween toy gun prompts Wenatchee school lockdown

WENATCHEE  (AP) — A woman’s Halloween costume that included a realistic-looking AR-15 toy rifle sent Wenatchee police officers and Chelan County sheriff’s deputies rushing to a school. A passer-by reported seeing someone walking near Lewis and Clark Elementary with what appeared to be an assault rifle. The school was put on lockdown for about a half-hour…

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October 14, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Coroner: Man found dead in Wenatchee ditch drowned

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — The Chelan County coroner says the man found dead in a Wenatchee ditch on Thursday drowned accidentally. Coroner Wayne Harris says it’s unclear how 38-year-old Michael W. Andruss of East Wenatchee ended up in the culvert, but alcohol was a contributing factor. KPQ reports the body was found by children on their…

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September 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Charge: Wenatchee man had $1.5M worth of drugs

SPOKANE (AP) — A man who police say had $1.5 million worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in a Wenatchee residence has been charged in federal court. The Wenatchee World reports 31-year-old Hector Vicente Briseno-Medina faces 20 years to life in prison if convicted. He was arraigned Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Spokane, charged…

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July 31, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Kittitas County evacuates residents of 75 homes near wildfire

WENATCHEE (AP) — Authorities in Central Washington ordered a new round of evacuations Wednesday near a surging wildfire, as firefighters worked to better control the blaze before thunderstorms swept through the region. The fire danger was expected to remain high in Eastern Washington through Thursday amid the threat of lightning strikes from thunderstorms and gusty…

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July 29, 2013 at 8:30 AM

32 square mile Goldendale wildfire 25 percent contained

The Associated Press Fire officials say they are starting to get control over a large wildfire burning near Goldendale on top of Satus Pass. Spokesman Randy Shepard of the interagency fire management team says the fire has grown to almost 32 square miles, but it is now about 25 percent contained. He says weather conditions are favorable…

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