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BB gun triggers lockdown at medical center

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.

Highway 20 reopens

Highway 20 between Twisp and Okanogan reopened at 4:20 p.m. this afternoon after mudslides closed it Thursday night.

Auvil Fire acreage downsized to 620

ORONDO — The latest lightning-sparked fire to plague North Central Washington proved less burly than it first appeared.
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Ten homes destroyed in Methow Valley mudslides

TWISP — Okanogan County officials say an estimated 10 homes were either completely destroyed or damaged to the point they are unlivable by Thursday’s flash flooding.

Man injured after driving car onto tracks

SPOKANE — Spokane police have arrested a man who drove his car onto railroad tracks and got stuck, resulting in a train colliding with the vehicle.

Troops leave Ferguson

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.
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Hamas militants kill suspected informants

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.

Russia sends aid trucks into Ukraine

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.”
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Flooding on the heels of wildfire leaves region in shock

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.

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 Orondo.

City wants to reopen fire merger talks

WENATCHEE — City officials favor annexing part of the Olds Station area and a merger of fire districts as ways to start digging the city out of financial trouble.
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Chelan PUD could make its grid ‘smarter’

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.
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If the hat fits …

The NCW Fair continues through the weekend in Waterville.
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Entiat students hit the books early

ENTIAT — Entiat students are off to an early start on their school year. First through 12th grade students began classes Thursday, nearly two weeks earlier than most schools in the region.

Portland grain

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bids as of noon Thursday for grains delivered to Portland, by rail or barge, in dollars per bushel. Information from USDA Market Service.