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Teen murder case goes to the jury

OKANOGAN — Shalin Alltus testified Monday that she was too afraid not to flee her uncle’s house near Riverside with the boy who shot and killed him.

Local mariachi musicians mourn Gabriel’s death

WENATCHEE — Fans of mariachi music are mourning the loss of legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel. Among them are members of Wenatchee High School's famed group, Mariachi Huenachi.

Time to hit the road

MONITOR — A fifth-wheel trailer and 2008 Ford Super Duty pickup are nearly ready to roll. The inside of the trailer is packed with everything Brad and Sarah Fitzgerald and their two young daughters will need for the next year or so, maybe much longer.

Teen murder suspect takes the stand

OKANOGAN — Shalin Alltus testified Monday that she was too afraid not to flee her uncle’s house near Riverside with the boy who shot and killed him.

Dancing at the car wash

World photo/Don Seabrook   Members of the Apple-Ettes Dance Team from Wenatchee High School dance to attract attention to their final car wash of the year on Saturday. The group raises money for travel competitions by washing cars about six times each year. They have about 20 members.

Firefighters work to corral Suncrest Fire

LEAVENWORTH — More than 300 firefighters worked Monday to corral the 496-acre Suncrest Fire, now 35 percent contained and moving away from most homes.

Schools prepare for the worst

WENATCHEE — Safety protocol in the face of a violent attack has become routine on school campuses.

Lots of community support for fair animal auctions

WATERVILLE — In cowboy boots and pearl-buttoned shirt, Elijah Weber strode proudly across the NCW District Fair grounds as if he owned it. Source of his price were the four ribbons cinched to his wide belt.

Buck Creek fire meeting Saturday as temperatures cool

LAKE WENATCHEE — Buck Creek Fire officials will host a community meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club Hall, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Road, to answer questions and discuss the environmental benefits of monitoring the fire but allowing it to burn.

Beaver Valley Road should reopen late Monday

PLAIN — Work to replace a retaining wall on the slopes next to Beaver Valley Road should be finished by late Monday, a day ahead of schedule, Chelan County Public Works officials say.

State seeks person who recovered road-killed cougar

LAKE WENATCHEE — State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials are looking for the person who took a cougar carcass from alongside Highway 207 at Lake Wenatchee early Tuesday morning.

Francis quits Leavenworth council

LEAVENWORTH — Robert "Bob" Francis, an eight-year member of the Leavenworth City Council, resigned from the council last week.