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Wenatchee police chase and arrest suspect in domestic violence call

WENATCHEE — A man accused of threatening his relative with a knife Thursday allegedly led police in a brief auto pursuit around his south Wenatchee neighborhood. Wenatchee police arrested David Rodriguez, 22, on suspicion of first-degree domestic violence assault and eluding police, after a chase th


East Wenatchee man sentenced to 120 months in prison in drug case

An East Wenatchee man arrested by the Columbia River Drug Task Force in 2017 has been sentenced to 120 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.


LPOSD superintendent interviewing in Wenatchee

Depending on a decision by Wenatchee School District, local school officials could be searching for a new superintendent. The Wenatchee School District Board of Directors announced that Shawn Woodward, now superintendent of Lake Pend Oreille School District, is a finalist in their hunt for a new sup


Proposed development in Wenatchee’s No. 2 Canyon area would create 52 townhouses on six acres

Another major housing development is being proposed in the Wenatchee Foothills, this time 52 townhouses in the Number 2 Canyon area. Called Queens Court Villas, the gated development on just over six acres at the end of Queens Court Road would consist of 13 four-story buildings with four townhouses


Drug data: How a new health directive could get a grip on Wenatchee Valley overdose numbers

EAST WENATCHEE — As far as Barry Kling knows, an average of 15 people die each year in Chelan and Douglas counties from a fatal drug overdose. But soon that data could become a lot more specific. Late last month, the Chelan-Douglas Health District ordered healthcare professionals in the two counties


Girl who fell through ice in Rock Island pond shows dramatic improvement

The 6-year-old girl who fell through the ice into a Rock Island pond Thursday is making great strides toward recovery, said Shawn Ballard of Ballard Ambulance. Ballard said he received a report Friday morning that the girl, who has not yet been identified, has been making “dramatic improvements.”


Rocky Reach Discovery Center Opening March 1st

Wenatchee, WA – Do you love nature? Can’t wait to get outside? Hanker for hands-on learning? Adore cruising Lake Chelan?. That’s a lot of questions, but one answer covers them all – Rocky Reach Discovery Center.


Driver is arrested almost 2 years after dramatic Highway 2 crash

WENATCHEE — A Monitor driver who allegedly said to his passenger "This looks like a good place to die" and veered off Highway 2 down an embankment was arrested Wednesday, almost two years after the rollover injured both men.


25 Wenatchee Valley community members welcomed to citizenship

WENATCHEE — Twenty-five longtime residents of the Wenatchee Valley stepped up to a podium as immigrants on Wednesday, and walked away as citizens of the United States. The naturalization ceremony, hosted by Hand In Hand Immigration Services, marked the final step in a long process for applicants. Th


Washington state considers staying on Pacific Daylight Time forever

When you switch your clock forward by one hour at the beginning of daylight saving time in two weeks, know this: it could be among the last times. Washington state lawmakers are considering several proposals to adopt year-round Pacific Daylight Time, ending the twice-a-year switch between it and Pac


Cashmere Schools in Lockdown Until 11:45 a.m.

Cashmere schools were in a modified lockdown this morning until at 11:45 due to a possible threatening post made on YouTube by a running start student. Superintendent Glenn Johnson says the lockdown was precautionary.


6-year-old in critical condition after falling into Douglas Co. lake

ROCK ISLAND, Wash — A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after she fell into Putter’s Lake in Douglas County Thursday morning. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris said emergency crews were sent to the 400 block of Parkway Drive in Rock Island, Washington around 11:15 a.m. for a report of a chi


Travis Williams readies Wenatchee for Regionals

WENATCHEE, WA – Travis Williams is in his 5th year as the boys basketball coach at Wenatchee High School. Saturday will be his second time taking a Panther team to the regional round of the playoffs after an exciting 52-51 win over Davis to capture the District Title. Williams says he thinks that wi


Quincy Joins Washington’s Business Licensing Service

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Feb. 21, 2019 – Today, the Department of Revenue announces the city of Quincy as its newest business licensing service (BLS) partner. The Grant County city that hosts the world’s largest data center is now networked to the state’s combined licensing service.


Two Cashmere Men Arrested After Fight Outside Home

Two Cashmere men are in Chelan County jail after a fight outside their residences on the 36-hundred block of Selfs Motel Road in Cashmere. After interviewing witnesses, Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies say a 37-year-old man fired several shots into the air outside his residence and was confronted by


UPDATE–Six Year Old Girl Critical After Falling Through Ice

A six year old girl fell through ice this morning in Rock Island. Douglas County Fire District 2 crews, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Ballard Ambulance responded to the scene in the 400 block of Parkway Drive at Putters Lake at 11:15am.


Law Enforcement Searching for ATM/Debit Thief

Wenatchee law enforcement is still on the look out for a young man suspected of stealing over $10,000 in fraudulent debit card transactions. The suspect has targeted Cashmere Valley Bank ATMs over the course of the last couple weeks.


Wenatchee City Council Signs Remodeling Contract with ARC Architects

The City of Wenatchee and ARC Architects have agreed on a $14 million design contract for remodeling the main floor of Wenatchee’s new City Hall, formerly the federal building.


Health district orders overdose reporting to better track epidemic

WENATCHEE — Medical providers are now obligated to report overdose cases to the Chelan-Douglas Health District, aiding an effort to gather data on drug injuries and fatalities in the Wenatchee Valley.


Gunfire precedes fracas among Cashmere neighbors

CASHMERE — Two Cashmere men face possible charges of assault, and one is accused of firing off a .357 revolver that was found to be stolen, after a fight that left one of them injured.