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Haggen Doesn’t Intend To Close Wenatchee Store

Haggen grocery stores is in financial trouble, but doesn’t intend to close it’s North Wenatchee location.  The Bellingham-based company, which is going through bankrupcy, will be forced to auction off 129 of its locations, but plans to hold onto 37 well performing “Core Stores”, including the one in Wenatchee. In…


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Mentally Ill Woman’s Assault Charges Reduced

Charges against a mentally ill Wenatchee woman are lowered.  Kari Walter allegedly hit and spit on a nurse while undergoing a mental evaluation at Central Washington Hospital last year.  State law mandates third-degree felony charges against anyone who assaults a health care worker on the job.  But the Wenatchee World…


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North Cascade Hwy Closure

Winter weather is arriving to the Okanogan – Wash Dot officials have closed a portion of State Highway 20 in order to assess avalanches and avalanche potential as new weather systems bring more precipitation.   SR 20 is closed through at least Monday November 16th, until crews can assess avalanche…


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Wenatchee Veterans Day Wrapup; HUGE SUCCESS!

Hundreds of citizens, veterans, their family members and friends turned out along the streets of downtown Wenatchee today for the big annual Veteran’s Day Parade. Veterans tellNews Radio 560 KPQ as our society becomes more supportive of veterans, the parade grows in size annually. Area marching bands were the backdrop…


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State Patrol Still Looking For Family Of Pedestrian Struck By Car

Washington State Patrol still hasn’t disclosed the name of the 48 year old man who was killed in a pedestrian versus car accident Monday night in Okanogan County.  “We’re having difficulty identifying family.  We’re having trouble locating next of kin to make that notification”, said Trooper Darren Wright. He notes…



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Alcoa Makes Washington’s Q3 Top Polluter Penalty List

Chelan County’s Alcoa Plant makes Washington State’s “Top Polluter Penalties” list in the third quarter of this year, with a 36-thousand dollar fine levied by the Department of Ecology.  Ecology’s Joye Redfield-Wilder says Alcoa was releasing amounts of flouride and aluminum beyond permit restrictions, and improperly storing raw materials and…


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Three NCW Monday Night Accidents; One Fatality

One person’s dead after a car versus pedestrian accident on Hwy. 97 six miles south of Oroville. The collision was reported at around 8:30 Monday night. The road was closed for three-and-a-half hours while Washington State Patrol investigated the incident. The car, driven by 51 year old Garfield Sandoval of…


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Animal Control Looking For Dog After Man’s Bitten

Wenatchee Animal Care & Control’s looking for two dogs involved in an incident where a man was bitten.  The man and his wife were walking in the 1200 block of South Miller when they encountered two black dogs, possibly Labrador Retrievers.  The smaller of the two canines came up behind…


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New Entiat Fire Station for Chelan County Fire District 8

People who live in Entiat are invited to the Grand Opening ceremonies of a new 2-million dollar Chelan County District 8 fire station.  The event will be held Saturday, November 21rst at 10 am.  The building was constructed with matching block grant funds, but Chief Mike Asher offers a tip…