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Troopers out in force for Oktoberfest

LEAVENWORTH — The Washington State Patrol will be out in force to prevent impaired driving in the Leavenworth area during Oktoberfest, which starts this weekend.

Valley smoke is from controlled burning

WENATCHEE — The smoke visible around the Wenatchee Valley Thursday was from controlled burning that happened Wednesday near Fish Lake and in the Entiat River drainage. 

Death threats lead to business lockdown

OMAK — An employee and a customer locked themselves in an Omak glass repair business and called police Wednesday after a man threatened to kill them when they wouldn’t give in to his demands to give him a truck that was being fixed.

Bathroom threats spread to middle school

WENATCHEE — Two threatening messages recently scrawled on a girls’ bathroom stall at the Wenatchee High School prompted a copycat message at Foothills Middle School on Wednesday, officials said.
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Some a-mazing work

Hudson Riggan sprinkles hay on the ground Wednesday in the corn maze at Annie’s Fun Farm at the corner of Grant Road and South Mary Avenue in East Wenatchee. Crews at the farm have been busy, preparing for Saturday, opening day at the u-pick pumpkin patch. They also have a corn maze, apple slingshot and many other activities. For more information, visit their Facebook page at Annie’s Fun Farm.

Woman reports rape on East Wenatchee trail

EAST WENATCHEE — A 24-year-old Wenatchee man was arrested Wednesday night after a woman claimed he pulled her off the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail near 9th Street NE and raped her in the bushes.

Explosions caused by vehicle fire

WENATCHEE — Some Wenatchee residents were awakened by explosions from a vehicle fire early Thursday morning.

60-day sentence for ‘ghost employee’ embezzler

WENATCHEE — A former Stemilt Growers employee who created phony employee records to steal $37,000 from the company payroll must serve 60 days on electronic home monitoring and a year's probation.

Update: Valley smoke is from controlled burning

Updated 11 a.m.: WENATCHEE — The smoke visible around the Wenatchee Vally this morning is from controlled burning that happened Wednesday in near Fish Lake and in the Entiat River drainage. 
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Displaced

CHELAN — The few tenants who still remain in a decrepit, downtown apartment building that the city has declared “preliminarily… unfit for human occupancy” are having a hard time finding other housing they can afford.
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Tenants displaced from decrepit Chelan apartment building

CHELAN — The few tenants who still remain in a decrepit, downtown apartment building that the city has declared “preliminarily… unfit for human occupancy” are having a hard time finding other housing they can afford.

Teen implicated in Skyline Drive robbery

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee 17-year-old is accused of holding another teen at gunpoint and robbing him of phone, backpack and gaming console.

WVC Rec Center groundbreaking Saturday

WENATCHEE —  A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Wenatchee Valley College student recreation center will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the school's Smith Gym parking lot.