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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.

Police: Mississippi man charged in stabbing death of two nuns

A Mississippi man with a history of armed robbery and theft has been arrested and charged in the stabbing deaths of two Roman Catholic nuns at their home earlier this week, but no motive has yet been determined, according to local authorities.

Tips roll in after woodpecker shootings

YAKIMA — Federal wildlife officials have received several tips this week after releasing photos of a person of interest in their investigation of an illegal shooting of rare woodpeckers.

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.