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Zika spread through sexual transmission

DALLAS — Dallas health officials said Tuesday that a local resident was infected with the Zika virus by having sex with a person who had contracted the disease while traveling in Venezuela.

Mayor seeks replacement of city’s lead service lines

FLINT, Mich. — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver called on Tuesday for immediate replacement of the lead service lines that run from water mains into the city’s homes, a large-scale repair eff ort that would eliminate one of the prime sources of lead that have poisoned this city’s water supply.

North Korea claims rocket launch readied

SEOUL — North Korea said Tuesday it planned to launch a satellite-carrying rocket as early as next week, a move that also could showcase potential advances in military-use technology less than a month after an apparent nuclear test.

Phil the groundhog predicts early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog renowned for his ability to forecast the onset of spring, did not see his shadow after emerging from his burrow on Tuesday morning, predicting an early spring.

Colvilles bring pronghorn antelope back to NCW

BRIDGEPORT — If you’re driving on Highway 97 north of Brewster and a small deer-like animal that you’ve never seen before darts by, don’t assume you’re seeing things.
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Brianna Mozel, 16, spends halftime at the Wenatchee High School boys basketball game Friday to share Snapchat photos of herself with friends who are across the gym floor. She is a student trainer for the school. 

Jazz Workshop begins 15th year

Musician Clay Jenkins from Rochester, New York, works with Eastmont High School students during one of many workshops at Wenatchee High School this week. This is the ninth year Jenkins has led a workshop and the 15th year of the Wenatchee Jazz Workshop program. The week culminates in two 7:30 p.m. concerts: Pro Night Thursday and Student Night Friday, both at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Contact the PAC for ticket information:, (509) 663-2787.

Airport gun violation from 2007 ends with sentence

WATERVILLE — A man who flew out of Pangborn Memorial Airport with a disassembled AR-15 rifle nine years ago was sentenced Monday for carrying it despite a prior felony conviction.

Feds approve retraining funds for laid-off Alcoans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The feds have approved critical funding that will help laid-off workers from Alcoa’s idled Wenatchee Works smelter pay for the education and retraining they need to get back to work.

Boy with gun sparks police response

EAST WENATCHEE — Three East Wenatchee police officers responded Monday night to a report of a person shooting a handgun on Pace Drive, above Costco.

East Wenatchee police chief to retire

EAST WENATCHEE — After 36 years in law enforcement, Randy Harrison has announced plans to retire as East Wenatchee police chief in December.

Documents detail 2015 Amtrak crash

NEW YORK — Federal investigators Monday released thousands of pages about the fatal derailment of an Amtrak passenger train last year in Philadelphia, but the central mystery of what caused the crash remained unexplained.

Israel hopes for EU leverage with East Mediterranean push

JERUSALEM — Israel, Cyprus and Greece have agreed to deepen their energy, security and tourism ties in the Eastern Mediterranean, a deal that may have implications for Israel’s testy relationship with the European Union, too.

Zika declared global health emergency

GENEVA — The World Health Organization on Monday designated the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern, an action it has taken only three times before, which paves the way for the mobilization of more funding and manpower to fight the mosquito-born pathogen spreading “explosively” through the Americas.

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