WENATCHEE — A 90-minute lockdown of Wenatchee Valley Medical Center ended tonight with no injuries or arrests after police learned a BB gun — not a real rifle — had been carried into the building by a clinic employee.
FERGUSON, Mo. — As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a row.
GAZA CITY — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel’s deadly airstrike against three top Hamas military commanders.
DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine — Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine today without Kiev’s approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion.”
NCW — A region still numb from the devastation of wildfires found itself in the throes of a new disaster Thursday — this time from flash flooding and mudslides over vast areas of the blackened countryside.
WENATCHEE — Technology that the Chelan County PUD is studying to better track the energy usage of its 500 biggest power users may one day lead to greater energy savings and cost reductions that could help keep rates low for everyone.