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Employees injured in explosion at Priest Rapids Dam

Update 7 p.m. -- One or more of the injured Grant County PUD employees who required transport to regional hospitals were airlifted, PUD officials say. The extent of all the injuries is still unknown. Families have been notified. The explosion has been linked to electrical equipment. The dam is stable, official say. This will be the last update until Friday, they said.
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Five things to know about 40 & 8

My name is Fred Willsey and I am a veteran who is a member of the organization called the 40 & 8. I was born and raised here in Wenatchee. The 40 & 8, is a giving and caring group of U.S. veterans. There is a very deep bond between members. They are there for each other 24/7 to help in any way they can. It's a good bunch of veterans.

Big Lots suspect to pursue mental health defense

WENATCHEE — The man accused of aiming a pistol at a store employee and threatening to shoot police at Big Lots will argue that he lacked the ability to form a specific intent at the time of the crime.

Ex-prosecutor settles suit against Grant County

WENATCHEE — A vitriolic court battle between a former deputy prosecutor and the county that fired him came to an end Tuesday as all parties agreed to a $140,000 settlement.
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State record set for fire aid

OLYMPIA — North Central Washington residents already know this summer was a record-setting season for wildfires. On Tuesday, the state confirmed it.

Omak swears in new councilman

OMAK — The Omak City Council on Monday unanimously appointed Dave Womack to replace Dino DeCesari on the council.

Jim Dahl: A lifetime love of rowing

WENATHCEE — If you weren’t watching the Columbia River carefully, you might not notice Dr. Jim Dahl as he silently glides by in his 27-foot racing scull.

Cashmere roundabout work continues

Construction workers from Jones Concrete prepare the new roundabout at the intersection of Cottage Avenue and Aplets Way in Cashmere for a concrete pour on Tuesday evening. According to Erik Howe, project manager with RH2 Engineering Inc., work on the project is happening at night. The stop signs at the intersection will be removed after new striping and signing is in place. As long as weather holds, paving and striping is planned for the week of Oct. 19. Work on the water main replacement from Cottage Avenue to the Aplets ...

Wenatchee girl reports attempted assault

WENATCHEE — A 16-year-old Wenatchee girl called police from her cell phone Tuesday evening to report a man grabbed her and pulled her toward him while she was hiking on the Saddle Rock trail.