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Suspect charged with drug sales

WATERVILLE — An East Wenatchee man faces multiple drug charges after a police search of his home in the 2000 block of Fourth Street Southeast.

Wenatchee teen dies in crash

MALAGA — An 18-year-old Wenatchee woman died in a vehicle crash on the Colockum Road Wednesday night, and the 55-year-old driver was taken to Confluence Health with injuries.

Lightning sparks fires

TONASKET — A lightning storm on Monday night sparked a small fire in the Bannon Mountain area near Tonasket, but U.S. Forest Service firefighters were able to contain the blaze at just over two acres.

Forest Service lifts closures

NCW — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has reopened several areas closed due to wildfires.

Fireworks ban on hold

WENATCHEE — Officials in Chelan and Douglas counties say they want to see local statistics on fireworks-caused fires before considering a ban on all fireworks in the two counties.

School district settles with teacher in charge when student drowned

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School District has agreed to a settlement that will compensate the high school teacher who presided over a P.E. class in which a student drowned in 2011 while keeping him from returning to his teaching and coaching position at the school.

Vehicle pursuit ends in crash

OMAK — A Tonasket man is in jail this morning after a vehicle pursuit by the Washington State Patrol that ended in a crash in Omak on Tuesday evening.

Chikamin Bridge work to cause detour delays Friday

LAKE WENATCHEE — Crews setting girders to rebuild Chikamin Bridge will need to close the bridge’s detour route for up to one hour at a time Friday to stage materials and equipment.

Suspect wanted in stabbing incident

OROVILLE — Authorities issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a suspect accused of entering an Oroville area home on July 31 and stabbing a 58-year-old man several times.

Heavenly produce

For the last three years, members of Rio de Vida, Wenatchee’s Spanish Foursquare Church, has grown organic fruit and vegetables at the site, including tomatoes, chilies, peppers, tomatillos, cherries, blueberries, and corn. They sell the products at the site and also give much of the crop to the area needy. Balbina Macias washes tomatoes after they are picked at a garden at the corner of Grant Road and S. Nile Ave., in East Wenatchee.

Martial arts relieve his stress and prolong his life

WENATCHEE — A veteran of two wars, Louis Barrier started taking martial arts classes in 1988 as a way to channel his aggression and manage post traumatic stress. It was a good endeavor then and it’s a good one now, said Barrier, who recently resumed the discipline he left behind more than 20 years ago.