Nina Fournier had no idea a terrible tragedy awaited her when she went to grab coffee on a recent Sunday morning. The Puyallup mother of two couldn’t have anticipated that another driver would smash her SUV at nearly 100 miles per hour — a driver so stoned on heroin, according to police repo…
ENTIAT — Repair crews will be doing a routine inspection of the Knapps Hill Tunnel on April 14, closing the tunnel to traffic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
STEVENS PASS — The state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has reduced driving speeds to 50 mph along the 9-mile stretch of Highway 2 across Stevens Pass due to rough road conditions.
LEAVENWORTH — The popular Oktoberfest in Leavenworth will not happen in 2021 but if city officials have their way it will return in 2022, perhaps with a new organization leading the way.
WENATCHEE — Police arrested a Wenatchee man who they say fled the scene of a crash before barricading himself in his home late Tuesday night.
WATERVILLE — A 33-year-old man implicated in a 2019 Banks Lake robbery was sentenced to more than five years in prison.
SPOKANE — A retrial was ordered Tuesday when a 2018 child molestation conviction was overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct.
EAST WENATCHEE — Construction crews start work this week on the Coyote Dunes Improvement Project along the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail in East Wenatchee.
PLAIN — Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue may buy property near Highway 2 to improve fire and emergency services.
President Joe Biden claims the 10-year assault weapons ban that he helped shepherd through the Senate as part of the 1994 crime bill “brought down these mass killings.” But the raw numbers, when adjusted for population and other factors, aren’t so clear on that.
Updated 1:30 p.m. Friday: ORONDO — A 30-year-old man died Thursday on Highway 97 north of Orondo after his ATV struck a pickup hauling a livestock trailer.
WENATCHEE —Chelan County deputies arrested a Kennewick man early this morning after he allegedly broke into a car outside the Circle K on North Wenatchee Avenue and led police on a high-speed chase that ended near the Stevens Pass summit.
WENATCHEE — Rock scaling on the hillside south of Entiat is delaying traffic and prompting changes to Link Transit bus service.
WENATCHEE — Thousands of acres of National Forest land in Central Washington will be targeted for prescribed burning this spring as officials prepare for the summer fire season.
EAST WENATCHEE — A Monroe man was charged with vehicular assault and driving under the influence after a Saturday morning crash that left another driver hospitalized, the Washington State Patrol said.
WENATCHEE — A jury has acquitted a man charged with being the driver in a July drive-by shooting that wounded one.
WATERVILLE — On the wall beside the metal detector are plaques listing the past 30 recipients of the NCW Fair Commissioner Awards. Sixty-plus chairs are spaced apart in the roughly 10,000-square-foot room. A wagon wheel hangs from above.
WENATCHEE — Central Washington Hospital reported a 64% increase in non-fatal suicide attempt emergency room visits for patients age 18 and under in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to data received from Confluence Health.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Some widely available hand sanitizers that American consumers snapped up last year to ward off coronavirus infection contain high levels of a chemical known to cause cancer, a testing firm’s analysis found.
CASHMERE — Drivers on Sunset Highway in Cashmere should expect delays Thursday as crews remove two trees.
WENATCHEE — The driver of a fatal crash into a Wenatchee barber shop on Chelan Avenue last month is believed to have lost consciousness while driving.
PLAIN — Insurance costs related to fire protection ratings will remain about the same for the Plain and Lake Wenatchee communities.
WATERVILLE — Seventeen months ago. That was the last time Edith Rodríguez Chávez saw the inside of her daughter’s bedroom.
WENATCHEE — A 67-year-old Wenatchee woman is accused of stealing more than $160,000 from an 89-year-old woman.
EAST WENATCHEE — East Wenatchee police officers wrestled a man to the ground and arrested him after he allegedly assaulted two people and pushed an officer, Sunday afternoon on the 200 block of 1st Street in East Wenatchee.
WENATCHEE — A former Wenatchee television broadcaster pleaded guilty Monday to sexually assaulting two young children in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
WINTHROP — Authorities say a Winthrop man used a knife to threaten two men documenting a roadkill harvest.
WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD is studying how power cuts have been used in California and Oregon to reduce the risk of wildfire as it develops its own proposed plan.
WENATCHEE — A Washington State Supreme Court decision striking down a drug possession law is having a big and immediate impact on police investigations and court cases.
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