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WENATCHEE — For Billye Tollackson, working as a nurse at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center has meant seeing medical things she didn’t even know were possible.

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

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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.

Laura Fox, driver trainer for the Wenachee School District Transportation Department, teaches new driver Maribel Davidson techniques of backing up a bus Friday, May 10, 2019, at Triangle Park. Davidson was preparing for a driving test with Fox's help.

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

QUINCY — A 25-year-old man was sentenced to two months in Grant County Jail following an incident where he waved a knife at Quincy police officers during a traffic stop.

WENATCHEE — A rookie cop with a knack for flying up the ranks, Johnathan “Ming Ming” Carter took his first patrol Thursday as the newly minted chief of the Wenatchee Police Department.

MONITOR — A 25-year-old man drove a car through a pear orchard at 40 mph about noon Tuesday and ruined at least one tree valued at $10,000, Chelan County sheriff’s deputies say.

MANSON - Wapato Lake caught fire Friday night when the cattails in the lake ignited.

PESHASTIN — A 35-year-old Peshastin man is suspected of slashing tires on two Chelan County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars.

NCW — The public is warned not to consume a tuna product under recall due to salmonella poisoning.

WENATCHEE — Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says investigators are trying to resolve a more than $10,000 discrepancy in money seized during an April 3 drug bust.

WENATCHEE — A 20-year-old Wenatchee man was sentenced to seven months in jail on Wednesday for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in 2017.

WENATCHEE — A fire district commissioner who’s twice resigned from public office resigned last week.

NCW — Law enforcement agencies statewide will conduct extra patrols Saturday to curtail impaired driving.

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for his alleged involvement in separate cases involving a vehicle prowl and a hit and run.

CHELAN — A 36-year-old man drowned Saturday in Lake Chelan after the inflatable kayak he and Puyallup man were using capsized.

LEAVENWORTH — A Seattle woman was airlifted out of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness after she was injured while skiing Sunday afternoon.

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee man pleaded not guilty on Monday to accusations that he ran a local soccer betting ring that took in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court has declined to review a case brought by an East Wenatchee police officer trying to suppress a pre-employment polygraph.

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