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Perseverance lands woman in Naval Academy

WENATCHEE —With only 7 percent of applicants selected, Olivia Kesterson figured she might have to apply more than once to get into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Police pursuit case ends in Alford plea

WENATCHEE -- A Chelan man pleaded guilty Wednesday to fleeing from police last January while drunk and illegally carrying handguns in his car.

Hobbyist house flipper gets fine from the state

WENATCHEE -- The retired Wenatchee accountant who fulfilled a dream by fixing up an historic home was slapped with a $1,000 state fine earlier this month for selling his now-renovated home without living in it first.
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Perfecting the march

The Eastmont High School marching band practices around East Wenatchee on Thursday. This is the first week of the year they have taken to the streets to perfect their marching and playing style in preparation for the Apple Blossom Festival's grand parade next month. 

U.S. sued to curb deaths of sea turtles by shrimping industry

Environmentalists seeking to curb the deaths of an estimated 53,000 sea turtles each year from getting caught in commercial shrimp nets off the southeastern United States sued federal regulators on Wednesday for stronger protections.

Snoring, apnea linked to earlier memory decline in elderly

Older people who have sleep apnea, which can be marked by heavy snoring, tend to begin experiencing cognitive decline about ten years earlier than those without the disorder, or those who use a breathing machine to treat their apnea, according to a new U.S. study.

Study reveals secret behind knuckle-cracking

Some people like the sound of knuckle-cracking and others loathe it, but for years there has been disagreement among scientists about what actually causes it.

Fast-food workers mark Tax Day demanding higher wages

NEW YORK — Fast-food workers rallied in New York Wednesday to demand higher pay, using the April 15 deadline for filing U.S. tax returns to publicize their claim that they cannot survive on the hourly wages paid by many U.S. corporations.

News of record

News of record reports for Chelan and Douglas counties

Man accused of imprisoning girlfriend

PESHASTIN — A Blewett Pass man is accused of holding a woman prisoner in his home for six days and crafting a pipe bomb with which to terrorize his neighbors.

In a pickle

Annamarie Harden, Wenatchee, stretches out to hit a pickleball Wednesday during a open class put on by the Wenatchee Valley Pickleball Club at the Eastmont Community Park.

One fish, two fish

Juan Farias, left, and Paul Bernal, both of Rock Island, watch as 1,600 fish are dumped into Pit Lake in Rock Island in preparation for a kids fishing day at the lake from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Family of missing pilot waiting to learn more

CHELAN -- The brother of missing pilot Bill Fitzpatrick said Wednesday that the family has received “unofficial confirmation” that wreckage and human remains found in the mountains of Cameroon are of Fitzpatrick and the plane he was flying.

Detectives begin pallet fire investigation

CASHMERE – The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating a suspicious fire on Sunday that burned dozens of pallets and threatened two Cashmere warehouses, including one containing agricultural chemicals.

Leavenworth man charged in tractor assault

LEAVENWORTH -- A man who drove his tractor head-on into a younger man's car and struck him with a flashlight last summer is now charged with assault.