• Elderly Man Falls Asleep At Wheel; Rollover Crash Ensues
    Posted: October 23, 2014   An elderly couple was injured when their pickup truck rolled on I-90 near Kittitas Wednesday afternoon. State Troopers say 79-year Lawrence Gerard was at the wheel with 76-year old Neola Gerard riding passenger when the incident occurred.  A press release states that Gerard fell asleep, drifted off the roadway and rolled to the right. The vehicle's wheels came to rest on a fence. Both occupants were rushed to an Ellensburg hospital for treatment.  
  • Officials Briefed About How Health District Would Handle Ebola
    Officials with the Chelan Douglas County Public Health District were given a status report this week on the local response to the Ebola virus and how the area's health care network is responding. Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner is on the Health District's governing board. Commissioner's Doug England and Keith Goehner say they satisfied that everything that can be done to address the Ebola virus are being done.    
  • Teenage Suspects Plead Not Guilty to Murdering Riverside Man
    Posted Thursday 10/23/14   Not guilty. That's the plea entered by the two Okanogan County teens accused of murdering a Riverside man earlier this month.  Police believe 16-year old Shalin Altus was an accomplice in the shooting death of her uncle, 39-year old Patrick Altus.   Also suspected of murder is 16-year old Parker Bachtold.   Authorities say Bachtold and Altus were arrested in Oregon after they were spotted driving the victim's stolen pickup truck.  Okanogan County Juvenile Prosecutor Carl Sloan says the motive for murder remains clouded...   Trial has been set for December 2nd.         
  • Olds Station Annexation Request Goes to Wenatchee City Council
    Posted Thursday 10/23/14   Could Olds Station be annexed into the City of Wenatchee. It appears that a majority of property owners in the sprawling industrial area north of town want to be incorporated into the City.   Sources tell KPQ News that a signed petition asking for the annexation is expected to be presented to the Wenatchee City Council at their meeting tonight.    Mayor Frank Kuntz confirms that the City has received inquiries from land owners seeking more information but that the City has assumed a neutral position in the matter. . .   Kuntz says the annexation was among several suggestions offered up by an advisory committee as a way to increase the City's tax base . .    Olds Station is home to a variety of businesses and industry. Its located in the City's Urban Growth area.    The Wenatchee City Council meets tonight at 5:30 at City Hall.    
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