WATERVILLE — Elaine A. Hurd, once charged with manslaughter in the death of her 2-year-old son, pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge that could lead to a six-month jail sentence.

WENATCHEE — Seven of the area’s top law enforcement officers were recognized Wednesday at an annual ceremony.

WENATCHEE — Bed-day rates in Washington state jails are on the rise. It’s a trend that the Chelan County Regional Justice Center would like to follow.

Environment, county and health reporter

WENATCHEE — Police believe a 36-year-old man stole another man’s computer tablet and a bag of possessions and then tried to hit him with a stick.

EPHRATA — Authorities arrested a Grant County man Wednesday after he assaulted a courthouse security guard and evaded capture the previous day.

WENATCHEE — Once a rowdy celebration notorious for hundreds of cruising-related arrests, the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival is now just business as usual, as far as police are concerned.

CASHMERE — City employees cleaned the water ponds Monday working to keep the city’s reputation as having the best-tasting water in the Pacific Northwest.

Environment, county and health reporter

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee man is jailed on theft and forgery charges after a forged check was cashed for more than $10,000 at a Wenatchee bank.