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Flash Flood Watch issued July 31 at 11:49PM PDT until August 01 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY... .BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT IN THIS CASE. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT FRIDAY

Today

Hi98° Isolated Thunderstorms

Tonight

Lo72° Isolated Thunderstorms

Saturday

Hi97° Isolated Thunderstorms

Saturday Night

Lo71° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Sunday

Hi98° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo73° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi99° Hot

Monday Night

Lo72° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi98° Hot

Tuesday Night

Lo70° Mostly Clear

Smoke plumes impressive, but fire growth slow

NCW — Several fires burning across North Central Washington burned more intensely in the hot, dry conditions Wednesday, sending up smoke plumes that could be seen from across the state.

Head Start director retires

WENATCHEE — Sara Bartrum of Wenatchee will retire Friday after 24 years as executive director of the Chelan Douglas Child Services Association.

Power still out for some

OKANOGAN — About 640 customers are still without power two weeks after the Carlton Complex fires consumed homes and power poles.

Portland grain

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

Metals futures

NEW YORK — Spot nonferrous metal prices as of 7 a.m.
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Set in stone

Miguel Cuevas of M&E Memorial Markers in Wenatchee uses a knife to remove letters from a stencil that will be used as a guide to sandblast bricks at the American Legion, Post 10 in Wenatchee.

Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials said.

Doctor suspected of promoting prostitution

SEATTLE — A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation into an anesthesiologist who was making large cash bank deposits has turned up an international prostitution ring involving the doctor and his girlfriend, according to federal court documents.

Landslide hits Indian village

NEW DELHI — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India today, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.

Hydro Park boat launch reopens today

EAST WENATCHEE — The boat launch at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park was to open today with a new, 38-foot ramp that makes the launch useable under lower water levels.