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Eight civilians killed in shelling of Ukraine trolleybus

KIEV — An artillery shell or mortar struck a public transport stop in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine today, killing at least eight civilians in an incident both sides blamed on the other.

Frosty beauty, slick conditions

WENATCHEE — Freezing rain is in the forecast today through Friday, making these days perfect for slowing down and enjoying the beauty of winter.

Feedback pouring in from PUD query

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD Commissioner Carnan Bergren joked during Monday’s commission meeting that he and his wife, June, have their own system for gauging PUD customers’ high regard for the “owners guide” and utility feedback questionnaire they received in the mail earlier this month.

Man accused of arson pleads to lesser charge

PATEROS — An Okanogan County man accused of arson for purposely igniting his field while the Carlton Complex Fire raged nearby admitted that his actions endangered a firefighter.

A crime-scene Christmas story

WENATCHEE — The best gifts Crissy Adams got last Christmas were the ones she lost, then got back, with the help of Wenatchee police, friends and neighbors.

Seahawks “12” makes game day special for local Packer fans

LAKE WENATCHEE — Tim McElravy is amazed at how far and wide this story has gone. USA Today, Yahoo Sports, , Fox Sports, CBS Sports and dozens of newspapers, radio and television stations have carried it. It’s been all over the Internet and social media.

Giving Room accepting donations, offering help and hope

EAST WENATCHEE — Kristen Kennedy wants to extend the holiday giving spirit year round. Kennedy, owner of the Upper Eastside Coffee Co. at 1610 Grant Road, has dedicated a room in her coffee, sandwich and dessert shop she calls The Giving Room.

‘Backstrom’ star has ties to East Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — If you’ve nothing better to do than watch TV on a Thursday night, you might want to catch the first episode of “Backstrom,” a new Fox crime drama with local ties. The pilot airs at 9 p.m.

Obama: ‘State of the union is strong’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama called on Americans to “turn the page” in a State of the Union address Tuesday night that laid out a sprawling, post-recession domestic agenda aimed at leveling the economic playing field — and revitalizing his presidency in its final two years.

Stolen-gun conviction overturned

SPOKANE — A Quincy-area man was exonerated by the state Court of Appeals Tuesday after his conviction in Grant County for possessing a stolen firearm.

Abrasive competition

Ouch! Eastmont High School’s Chase Peterson connects with the board after performing a reverse dive at his home pool. He suffered minor abrasions, but returned to the competition and placed second overall. See today’s sports page for more on the swimming and diving competition.