Groups, BNSF Railway Reach Agreement in Coal Dust Lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) – A tentative agreement has been reached between BNSF Railway and seven environmental groups that sued alleging coal spilled from trains pollutes waterways in Washington state. Under the agreement announced Tuesday by both sides, BNSF agreed to conduct a two-year study on physical covers for coal and petroleum…


Price at the Pump

Gas in the Wenatchee Valley’s 4-cents per gallon cheaper than the state average. Jennifer Cook with Triple-A Washington says we can expect to see prices continue to drop between now and February, when oil refineries start switching over to more expensive summer blends of gasoline.


Wenatchee Man Killed On Highway

The Washington State Patrol reports a Wenatchee man was killed Monday night around 8pm when he was struck by a vehicle about a half-mile east of Cle Elum. 65-year old Richard LaMount Pearson parked his pickup truck along the shoulder of eastbound highway 970 when he got out to pick…


Do You Want to be a State Trooper?

Brian Moore of the Washington State Troopers tells NewsRadio 560 KPQ that his agency is prepared to hire as many as 125 new state troopers. Those interested should begin the application process at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/employment/employment.htm


Damage at Stan’s Merry Mart

Early this morning someone kicked in the front door of Stan’s Hardware on South Wenatchee Avenue … Police got the call at 4:56 AM and responded in force.  The incident has been upgraded from malicious mischief to robbery.


Senate Panel Takes Comments on REAL ID

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Airport officials told a Senate panel that they worry that thousands of passengers may be turned away from the state’s airports starting in 2018 if the state doesn’t move quickly to ensure the state is compliant with a federal law that requires state driver’s licenses and…


Chelan PUD Raising Awareness about Scams

Chelan County PUD is joining 80 other utilities to observe the inaugural Utilities United Against Scams Day on Wednesday, November 16 2016 to raise awareness about utility scams. Most utility scams involve criminals posing as electric, gas or water provider employees—either in person or over the phone or internet—demanding immediate…


Pine Canyon Work Resumes

The contractor stabilizing rock slopes in Pine Canyon has resumed work and traffic delays return later this week. D-O-T Project Manager Dan Lewis says a supply of steel netting arrived a week early so the contractor can resume work at milepost 142 on US 2 in the area of a…


Dams on the Snake River?

As the public weighs in today in Spokane on the future of the Lower Snake River dams, researchers are calling for their removal in order to save Puget Sound orcas. The dams are a controversial topic in Washington state. Supporters of the dams say they’re valuable for agricultural transportation of…


Rainy Days

A fifty percent chance of rain for the Wenatchee Valley has the streets of our valley rather wet for the morning and evening commutes … rain remains in the forecast until the middle of the week. The National Weather Service in Spokane predicts even with La Nina, the Wenatchee Valley…