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City closes deal on waterfront hotel property

WENATCHEE — The city signed an agreement Thursday with developers for the $1.3 million sale of property near Pybus Public Market to be used for a future hotel.

Expertise sought in Leavenworth gunfire case

WENATCHEE — The lawyer for Robert Friess, shot at by a Chelan County sheriff's deputy after emerging from his parked truck with a handgun, hopes to spend about $5,200 in public money to account for all the gunfire.

Mother of Texas ‘affluenza’ teen indicted for money laundering

FORT WORTH, Texas — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense after killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash was formally charged with money laundering on Thursday, related to her helping him flee to Mexico last year, her attorney said.

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Software problem delays Los Angeles flights

LOS ANGELES — Planes arriving and departing Los Angeles International Airport were delayed on Thursday after a problem with air-traffic control software briefly halted all flights, according to U.S. and local air traffic officials.

Muslims attack Christian woman, houses after rumor

CAIRO — Hundreds of Muslims have set fire to homes of Christians in southern Egypt and stripped a 70-year-old woman naked after rumors her Christian son had an affair with a Muslim woman, the local church and witnesses said.

Mars is coming out of an ice age

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth’s neighbor is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change, scientists said on Thursday.

McDonald’s CEO says $15 hourly wage, robots won’t kill jobs

OAK BROOK, Ill. — U.S. restaurant operators would probably not replace workers with robots if they had to pay the $15 hourly wage demanded by protesters, McDonald’s Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Thursday.

Deputy shoots dog in Eastside yard

EAST WENATCHEE — A Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a dog Wednesday evening when it lunged at him several times and injured his right forearm, said Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal.

Humane Society sets low-income cat clinic

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will hold a low-income spay/neuter clinic for cats on June 18 at the Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave.

Inmate’s judicial run challenged; attorney under investigation

WENATCHEE — Attorneys for Chelan County seek to keep a jail inmate from running against the judge who sentenced him, even as the inmate's attorney is under investigation for allegedly providing him a set of unauthorized hair clippers against jail policy.

Campers warned of closed roads, fire danger

NCW — As campers head into North Central Washington for the start of camping season this weekend, state and federal agencies are warning that some Forest Service roads are closed due to washouts.