BENTON CITY, Wash. (AP) - The Benton County sheriff's office suspects a man had been drinking and accidentally fell into an irrigation canal near Benton City. His body was found Wednesday on a weed screen at a Bureau of Reclamation power station. He was identified by county officials as 31-year-old Alvaro Lopez-Ivarra from the community of Whitstran. The Tri-City Herald reportshe walked away Tuesday from a house near the Kennewick Irrigation District canal.
Officials say 2014 is shaping up to be an average year for wildfires in North Central Washington. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Service Spokeswoman Robin DeMario says the surge of winter weather in February should reducel the potential for forest fires.
But DeMario says states experiencing below average snowpack will be hit hard with fires.
Federal funding for homeowners in fire-prone areas is being provided through the forest service. Officials declared the start of the wildfire season Tuesday.
Burch Mountain residents Wednesday got a sneak peak at what could be a volatile year for brush fires Chelan County Fire District 1 Incident Commander Cy Sousley says a small blaze was caused by a vehicle fire...
The Wenatchee School Board has opted not to appeal a judge's ruling to reinstate fired high school P-E Instructor and Coach Ed Knaggs.
The Board's action was taken following a closed-door executive session on Wednesday...
Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett appears confident that recent revelations concerning deputy dishonesty won't compromise the integrity of his department.
It was recently disclosed in court documents that five deputies had lied during investigations...
NEW YORK (AP) — Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.