BRIDGEPORT — A week after it tore through 350 square miles of Douglas County, the Pearl Hill Fire is nearing full containment.
WENATCHEE — Sitting in his usual spot in Riverfront Park on Monday, Darrell Gann could hardly make out trees across the Columbia River. “This spot is beautiful on a sunny day,” he said.
BREWSTER — One farmworker described being awoken in the middle of the night and told to grab a blanket and his important documents. Another showed photos he took of flames cresting a hill behind their communal housing.
NESPELEM — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is accepting donations to help with fire response and for those affected by wildfires in the area.
NCW — In the past five decades only eight wildfires in the state have burned more than 100,000 acres. A flurry of wildfire activity over Labor Day weekend added two more to the list.
Update, 8 a.m. Tuesday: The fire is now about 60% contained, the incident management team said.
NCW — Due to COVID-19, the Red Cross is unable to accept material donations.
The wind-driven Cold Springs/Pearl Hill Fire started Monday and within 24 hours had burned more than 170,000 acres, knocking out power and damaging structures.
Update, 8:15 a.m. Thursday: The Washington Smoke Blog reported this morning that air quality was unhealthy in Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Chelan and Omak; unhealthy for sensitive groups in Quincy and Winthrop; and moderate in Twisp.
WINTHROP — A woman was killed and her brother injured after their motorcycle crashed into the back of a car Sunday evening on Highway 20, about 20 miles west of Winthrop.
LAKE WENATCHEE — Six children were rescued after tubing down Nason Creek and getting stranded Friday night, authorities said.
Update, 6:15 p.m. Saturday: State Patrol identified the woman as Freda A. Sallee.
EAST WENATCHEE — A man is said to have shoplifted. An officer responds. The man, now a suspect, arms himself with baseball-sized rock. The officer holsters his Taser and draws a firearm. The suspect puts down the rock and flees. The officer pursues and arrests the man without harm.
LEAVENWORTH — Family members of a father and daughter who died Aug. 28 in a collision on Blewett Pass have started a GoFundMe to help pay for funeral services.
WENATCHEE — When it comes to homelessness, arresting people is typically a last resort for the Wenatchee Police Department.
WENATCHEE — A 23-year-old Sumner man was sentenced to nine months in jail for stabbing a man who kissed his mother.
WATERVILLE — A Rock Island man charged with killing his wife wants a new lawyer. If approved, it would be his fourth lead attorney since his 2018 arrest.
WENATCHEE — A Cashmere woman accused of killing her 96-year-old mother was found competent to stand trial on Monday.
DRYDEN — A pair of GoFundMe accounts have combined to raise more than $11,500 for the family of a man who died in a collision Wednesday.
WENATCHEE — A 21-year-old Cashmere man was arrested Friday after an hours-long standoff with officers.
WENATCHEE — Fifty-seven years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech.
DRYDEN — A Wenatchee man was killed Wednesday after he was knocked from the orchard tractor he was driving in a collision with a pickup on Highway 2/97 near Dryden.
LEAVENWORTH — A hiker who died at Colchuck Lake was identified as a 70-year-old Spokane resident.
WENATCHEE — A 19-year-old Wenatchee woman was sentenced to a year in jail after she stabbed a woman she believed was falsely claiming gang membership.
WENATCHEE — A suspected drug dealer from Wenatchee was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of 23 potential charges.
EAST WENATCHEE — To implement its new body camera policy for police officers, the city of East Wenatchee had to make a deal.
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EAST WENATCHEE — Body cameras will soon be mandatory for all East Wenatchee police officers.
Updated 8:52 a.m. Tuesday: LEAVENWORTH — Two hikers lost their way and spent an unplanned three days in the Enchantments before rescuers found them Monday night.
WENATCHEE — If it weren’t for a volunteer, ranger and aide all being in Squilchuck State Park at the same time, Anthony Fiano might not be retelling his story.
WENATCHEE — Animal Care and Control officers want to identify a dark brown pit bull-type dog that reportedly attacked a Pomeranian Friday night, leaving it in critical condition.
WENATCHEE — Plans for a regional low-barrier homeless shelter are moving forward.