Evening News April 10

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, Chelan County is looking for a new planning director, and, The City of Wenatchee is set to make safety improvements to Millerdale Avenue.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A downtown Wenatchee city street was closed this morning as crews replaced a massive condenser off the roof of the RiverCom Emergency Dispatch Center. NCWLife’s Steve Hair reports . . .

Wenatchee High School has been working closely with the City of Wenatchee to make safety improvements to Millerdale Avenue. The City is going to be restriping the street to include a center double turn lane and a bike lane. To improve visibility exiting the WHS parking lot and to make room for a bike lane, parking along the South side of Millerdale will be removed.

The city will be completing this work during the last two weeks of April.

Chelan County is looking for a new planning director after Hank Lewis resigned. Lewis was hired in 2015 as the County Director of Community Development. His resignation became effective on April 2nd. The Department oversees land-use planning, zoning and permitting. County Commissioners named Doug Lewin, the department’s lead building inspector, as interim director.

Doctor Ann Diamond, independent candidate for the 12th legislative district in Washington State, announced today (Tue) that she will be meeting with interested voters in a Town Hall gathering in Wenatchee on Saturday, April 16th. The event will be held at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center located at 127 South Mission Street in Wenatchee, from 7PM to 9PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with the candidate and learn about her positions on the issues. For more information on the event go to: www.diamond4house.com or call (509) 593-3176.

Coming up next, A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy is faulted for causing a four vehicle crash yesterday in the Moses Lake area, and, A loud explosion startled residents living near the Moses Lake Municipal Airport last night. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy is faulted for causing a four vehicle crash yesterday in the Moses Lake area. State trooper says it happened on State Route 17 about a mile north of town.

Three vehicles had stopped for traffic control in a construction zone. The deputy failed to stop. His patrol vehicle rearended the vehicle in front causing a chain reaction crash with the other two vehicles. The highway was blocked for over an hour until the wreckage was removed.

The Third annual Pinwheel Garden was planted today in front of the Chelan County Courthouse. Each pinwheel represents a child who has been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect in the 24-years the Chelan-Douglas CASA has existed. NCWLife’s Megan McPherson has the story. . .

This is National Work Zone Awareness Week. The Washington State Department of Transportation placed 60 traffic barrels – one for each of their workers killed in a work zone incident since 1950 – near the state capitol. The message this week to motorists; slow down, move over and stay alert near work zones.

A loud explosion startled residents living near the Moses Lake Municipal Airport last night. Police say it happened around 9pm when a controlled charge was detonated in the area. The charge was set by the Richland Bomb Squad to destroy an improvised explosive device located by Moses Lake officers during service of a search warrant. Police say the contolled blast was quite loud, and was reported by quite a few people in town.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update and our feature story tonight. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Before we get to the rundown on a busy Tuesday in prep sports, let’s take a look at the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from Monday…

In tennis play yesterday, Wenatchee boys and girls teams defeated the visiting Eisenhower Cadets 7-0 and 6-1 respectively.  Quincy and Chelan split with the Jackrabbit boys coming out on top and the Chelan girls winning.  Also in B-play, Pateros topped Entiat 4-1.

OK, onto the Prep Schedule for today, first in baseball…

Wenatchee hosts Eisenhower at Rec Park at 4 o’clock and we’ll have that LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Eric Granstrom calling the action.  Chelan is at Warden at 4.  Cashmere is up Highway 2 at Cascade at 4:30.  It’s also a 4:30 first pitch with Manson at Soap Lake and Waterville-Mansfield hosting Bridgeport.

On the softball diamonds today…

Wenatchee travels to Eisenhower at 4pm.  Cascade hosts Cashmere at 4:30.  Manson’s at Soap Lake and Bridgeport at Waterville-Mansfield, both at 4:30.

On the pitch in boys soccer this afternoon and evening…

Manson hosts Tonasket, Chelan’s at Okanogan and Cascade hosts Omak…all at 4:30.  Then tonight at 7 LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen, Wenatchee hosts Sunnyside in a rematch of the Panther and Grizzlies.  The two teams met March 16th with Sunnyside coming out on top 1-nil in the Yakima Valley.

So here’s a look at what we have for you on the NCWLIFE Sports Broadcast Schedule this week…

As we mentioned, a doubleheader today with Wenatchee hosting Eisenhower today at 4 followed by Sunnyside at Wenatchee soccer at 7.  Hockey Night Thursday will feature Game 4 of the playoffs between Wenatchee and Trail at 7pm.  Then on Friday, it’s more soccer as Eastmont hosts Moses Lake LIVE at 7pm.  Then on Saturday, we have Wenatchee boy’s lacrosse hosting North Central at 2pm LIVE, followed by Wenatchee and Trail in Game 5 of their playoff series at 7pm.

Jakob Junis helped Kansas City pitchers throw a 2-hit shutout of the Mariners last night as the Royals won 10-0.

Marco Gonzalez had a rough outing, allowing 4-runs on 8-hits with four strikeouts as the Mariners dropped to 4-and-4 on the season.  The two teams will play again tonight at 5:15 with Felix Hernandez hoping for a bounce-back game against Kansas City’s Eric Skoglund.

 

Thanks Eric…

In tonight’s feature story, we’ll hear from Wenatchee High School Senior Luke Ferrell about his learning experience in an aging building. . .

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of our top stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

Welcome back to the NCWLife Evening News, recapping our top stories tonight. . .

A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy is faulted for causing a four vehicle crash yesterday in the Moses Lake area. State trooper says it happened on State Route 17 about a mile north of town.

Three vehicles had stopped for traffic control in a construction zone. The deputy failed to stop. His patrol vehicle rearended the vehicle in front causing a chain reaction crash with the other two vehicles. The highway was blocked for over an hour until the wreckage was removed.

A downtown Wenatchee city street was closed this morning as crews replaced a massive condenser off the roof of the RiverCom Emergency Dispatch Center. NCWLife’s Steve Hair reports . . .

Wenatchee High School has been working closely with the City of Wenatchee to make safety improvements to Millerdale Avenue. The City is going to be restriping the street to include a center double turn lane and a bike lane. To improve visibility exiting the WHS parking lot and to make room for a bike lane, parking along the South side of Millerdale will be removed.

The city will be completing this work during the last two weeks of April.

Chelan County is looking for a new planning director after Hank Lewis resigned. Lewis was hired in 2015 as the County Director of Community Development. His resignation became effective on April 2nd. The Department oversees land-use planning, zoning and permitting. County Commissioners named Doug Lewin, the department’s lead building inspector, as interim director.

Doctor Ann Diamond, independent candidate for the 12th legislative district in Washington State, announced today (Tue) that she will be meeting with interested voters in a Town Hall gathering in Wenatchee on Saturday, April 16th. The event will be held at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center located at 127 South Mission Street in Wenatchee, from 7PM to 9PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with the candidate and learn about her positions on the issues. For more information on the event go to:www.diamond4house.com or call (509) 593-3176.

Taking a look at our satellite loop, the area of low pressure that brought us light scattered rain showers today is now over Montana and Southern Alberta. The next storm system is currently in the Gulf of Alaska and as it continues to move south it will drag moisture up and into Washington state from the south-/southwest on Wednesday. Chance for rain tomorrow is 70%. High pressure at the bottom of your screen will slide up into the Pacific Northwest on Thursday bringing some drier and a bit warmer weather conditions through Friday. But, by late Saturday and into Sunday the next area of low pressure moves our way replacing the high pressure and bringing with it a 40% chance of showers Saturday night and a 60% chance on Sunday.

Wenatchee’s Pop Culture Convention “WenCon” is coming up on the April 21st. The event is bringing to town youtuber John Riggs of Yakima. Riggs is famous for his series “Open Cart Surgery” where he fixes and hacks game cards for classic game consoles like Super Nintendo. We leave you today as Riggs attempts to explain to his friend when, WenCon is.”

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And that’s going to do it for our newscast tonight. For more on these stories and other news from around North Central Washington, you can find us on Facebook or our website at ncwlife.com. And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you.  You can send us an email at news@ncwlife.com, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). Also, keep it right here on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great night.