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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.

Suncrest Fire is 50 percent contained

Update, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday:  With the Suncrest Fire 50 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, some fire crews are going back home. 

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.

Ex-irrigation manager sues district over firing

WENATCHEE — A longtime manager of the Upper Valley's largest irrigation district is suing his former employer, claiming he was fired after refusing to provide extra water to growers.

Man shot near Quincy; two assailants sought

QUINCY — Two male suspects are sought by police after a Thursday night shooting near Quincy that sent the victim to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Mike Wade with father Jim Wade

Wade named 2016 Apple Man of the Year

WENATCHEE — A top executive for Wenatchee-based Columbia Fruit Packers has been named 2016 Apple Man of the Year by an industry trade magazine.

Admitted killer testifies for the prosecution

OKANOGAN — Parker Bachtold told jurors Friday that the man he killed nearly two years ago was already bleeding and appeared to have “significant injuries” when Bachtold came out of his bedroom and shot Patrick Alltus, once, in the face.