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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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May 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Washington brush fire burns 1,300 acres

MALAGA — Fire officials in Chelan County say a brush fire that burned 2 square miles east of Wenatchee, and damaged power poles and transmission lines is 90 percent contained. Chelan County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Cindy Blaufuss said several dozen firefighters were mopping up hot spots Thursday but that the threat to about 40 nearby homes…

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May 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Wildfire burns near Wenatchee

MALAGA (AP) — Utility crews worked through the night to replace damaged power lines and burned poles in a brush fire burning east of Wenatchee. The fire has blackened a four-mile-long stretch of hillside and cut power to Alcoa’s Wenatchee Works smelter and hundreds of homes. The Wenatchee World reports that no structures have been burned, but…

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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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