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Fire strikes Phillippi Fruit Co.

Updated 11:10 p.m. Friday | Fire destroyed a packing shed building at the Phillippi Fruit Co. complex on Fifth Street Friday night. There were no reports of injuries.

Deputies book longtime child-abuse suspect

WENATCHEE — A Peshastin man repeatedly accused of child abuse over the years, but never charged, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of rape, molestation and incest.

Mystery sheen probe looks to the past

WENATCHEE — State officials searching for the source of a biodiesel spill causing a sheen on the Columbia River are reviewing historical maps of the area that could provide clues to petroleum tanks and storm water systems in the area.

Chelan County: We cooperate with ICE as law allows

WENATCHEE — Chelan County officials say they've been "inundated" by angry calls after the county jail landed on a federal "non-cooperative jurisdictions" list for releasing a man possibly in the country illegally before immigration officials could pick him up.

Rape suspect pleads to burglary, assault

WENATCHEE — A Manson man who broke into an acquaintance's house to sexually assault her faces more than four years in prison after entering a guilty plea Wednesday.

Tribes enact emergency road closures

NESPELEM — Saturated ground prompted the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation this week to close thousands of miles of dirt roads across their 1.4 million acre Colville Indian Reservation.

Subaru swipes Link bus

CASHMERE — A Link Transit bus was side-swiped Tuesday by a car as the vehicles were turning into Cashmere from Highway 2/97

Douglas County to remove sharp corner on road

PATEROS — Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday vacated a short section of the Crane Orchard Road, and will give that land to an orchardist in exchange for a short strip of land that will soon become road.

No identification made in autopsy

SEATTLE — Results from a Tuesday autopsy were not enough to identify a body found in the Okanogan River last week.

DUI suspected in Entiat River Road crash

ENTIAT — A motorist veered into an Entiat River Road horse pasture and damaged several fenceposts Monday in an apparent DUI accident, Chelan County sheriff's deputies said.

3 prosecuted in alleged retrieval of meth

WENATCHEE — Three Cashmere residents are charged with drug-related felonies after one allegedly left half an ounce of methamphetamine in his impounded vehicle, and two others allegedly helped to dispose of it.

Mystery sheen cause: Biodiesel

WENATCHEE — The substance causing a sheen along part the Columbia River’s western shoreline is biodiesel, the state Department of Ecology confirmed Wednesday.

Legal aid leaders prep for fight over Trump budget

OLYMPIA — A one-sentence proposal tucked into President Donald Trump's suggested budget would likely have dire consequences for impoverished NCW residents seeking legal advice.