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43 months for domestic attacker

WATERVILLE — A Wenatchee man who admitted breaking into a former girlfriend's home and choking her was sentenced last week to more than three and a half years in prison.

Omak man pleads to vehicular homicide

OKANOGAN — More than two years and a half years after a 24-year-old Omak woman was killed in an ATV that sank in Conconully Reservoir, the driver pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced to one year and three months in prison.

Slides close Highway 2 twice

LEAVENWORTH — This weekend’s warm weather and wet, sloggy snow prompted two closures on Highway 2’s Tumwater Canyon near Leavenworth.

HIV assault case ends in mixed verdict

WENATCHEE — A Chelan County jury acquitted a Wenatchee man Friday on charges of raping a woman and intentionally exposing her to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Getting a hold on climbing

WENATCHEE — Local rock climbing enthusiasts and employees of the new climbing gym in Wenatchee, Riverfront Rock Gym, have been screwing plastic hand and foot holds onto the faces of painted wood walls the last two weeks. 

Grazing in the sun

Horses graze in a pasture at Sun Mountain Lodge near Winthrop on Jan. 11. 

Clarification | Empty bowls

The next empty bowls painting event will be Feb. 18 at Pybus Public Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday's event was pictured on Sunday's Wenatchee World on Page A2.

Burn ban lifted in Chelan and Douglas counties

WENATCHEE — The burn ban that was in effect in Chelan and Douglas counties throughout the weekend expired Monday at noon, the state Department of Ecology announced in a news release.

Girl injured in snowmobile crash

PESHASTIN — A 15-year-old Leavenworth girl was injured Sunday when the snowmobile she was driving went over a berm and she was ejected onto the roadway, authorities said.

In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Women took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major U.S. cities on Saturday in mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong opposition the newly inaugurated Republican may face in office.

Fifth person dies after Melbourne car attack

SYDNEY — Australian police said on Sunday a baby boy has become the fifth person to die after a 26-year-old man drove a car into a crowd of pedestrians on a busy street in Melbourne.