Wenatchee Man Arrested for Child Porn Faces 8 Counts

Chelan County prosecutors have formally filed criminal charges against a Wenatchee man accused of possessing more than 600 images of child pornography. 46 year old Matthew Aaron Baldwin faces 8 first-degree felony counts and 3 second degree counts of possession. Baldwin was arrested last week as part of an ongoing…


Grant County PUD Fined $35,000

The Grant County Public Utility District has been fined $35,000 for safety violations following an explosion at its Priest Rapids Dam last October. Six workers were hospitalized with serious electrical burns. The state Department of Labor & Industries says the workers were troubleshooting a mechanical problem with a generator. The…


Cannabis Board Concerned Over Marijuana License For Convicted Murderer

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board admits there’s concern over a convicted murderer being granted a license for a marijuana store. George Garrett pleaded guilty in 1993 to killing his wife and dumping her body in Hood Canal. Board spokesperson Brian Smith contends state law, which allows such people to…



Wenatchee Republican Will Play Role if GOP Has Lawsuits at Convention

With Republicans possibly headed to a brokered presidential convention, a Washington GOP operative will have a part in any legal action. Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz are in a vicious battle for delegates.  If the conflict results in a lawsuit, Chelan County Republican Party Chair and Republican National Committee…


Chelan County Search and Rescue Dramatic Helicopter Training Thursday

Search and Rescue training to keep Chelan County Emergency responders sharp when needed happens Thursday in Wenatchee. You may notice a helicopter ferrying deputies from around Circle Street near Saddle Rock over to the Dry Gultch area…they’ll be going in after a faux victim to bring them in for treatment….


Icy Cold River Recreationists: Stay Safe this Weekend!

First responders offer area residents and visitors a “tune up” on water safety as spring approaches. Especially with temperatures climbing all this week and sunshine expected through the weekend, authorities are concerned about safety when we near the water, as Search and Rescue is who responds when fun turns to…



Possible HIV Patient Exposure At Longview Hospital

Peace Health St. John Medical Center in Longview is sending 260 former patients certified letters alerting them that they may have been exposed to HIV and/or hepatitis. The possible exposures involve people fitted for a sleep apnea dental appliance between November of 2013 and February 26th of this year. Anyone…


Asbestos Discovered In Old Soap Lake Schoolhouse

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified materials containing asbestos at Delancey-Houghton Elementary School in Soap Lake. The building is currently unused and partially demolished, but the EPA warns the building poses a small risk for those living nearby. Studies have shown that exposure to asbestos greatly increases the risk…