Evening News April 23

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

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A Wenatchee man was killed shortly after midnight Saturday when he crashed his motorcycle on U.S. 97, and, Police say a street race over the weekend ended when one of the cars crashed on Skyline Drive.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

No one was hurt Saturday night when gunshots were fired in a Wenatchee neighborhood. Police say three suspects are being sought. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the WPD says two men and a woman were armed with a shotgun and knives when they contacted someone at a home in the 1000 block of Monroe Street.

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward and ask that they call RiverCom Emergency Dispatch at 663-9911 with information.

A Wenatchee man was killed shortly after midnight Saturday when he crashed his motorcycle on U.S. 97, the Blewett Pass Highway. A State Patrol report says 49-year old Wayne Beebe was Northbound about 7 miles south of Peshastin when he lost control. The victim was thrown from the bike after striking a guardrail. According to the State Patrol, Beebe was dead at the scene.

Police say a street race ended Saturday night when one of the cars crashed into a vehicle parked at the overlook area on Skyline Drive. A 17-year old girl was injured in the crash. Captain Edgar Reinfeld explains. . .

The location of the accident at the Skyline Drive overlook has recently come under scrutiny by the City after neighboring residents complained about ongoing problems with noise and traffic. The City has agreed to install security cameras to help monitor the activity. Captain Reinfeld says the camera’s might have been helpful with this investigation. . .

Reinfeld says police could use your help in finding the vehicle involved in the crash. Its described as a Teal-colored Honda Civic with severe front-end damage.

A four-month police investigation has landed a Grand Coulee man and woman in jail after a search warrant yielded methamphetamine and heroin.

Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team and Grand Coulee Police raided the home at 212 Dill Avenue early Friday morning. There, they found meth, heroin, scales and packaging materials.

36-year old Michael Capshaw was arrested at the home and is currently in the Grant County Jail on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to deliver. 38-year old Angelette Obendorf was also at the home and is jailed on an unrelated outstanding warrant. The investigation continues and more arrests are expected.

Coming up next, Those of you who were near the area of Walla Walla Point Park and the Town Toyota Center on Saturday might have seen some crazy looking characters walking around. . .we will tell you about it, and, the State Transportation Department opened the doors to its new headquarters this morning. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Those of you who were near the area of Walla Walla Point Park and the Town Toyota Center on Saturday might have seen some crazy looking characters walking around. It was all part of the second annual Pop Culture Convention known as Wen-Con. NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck was there and has more. . .

Starting today, Hurst Construction will be re-constructing McKittrick Street between Pine Street and Wenatchee Avenue.

The project will upgrade the existing storm infrastructure, install sidewalks on both sides of the street, and reconfigure the roadway to include a two-way left-turn lane and bike lanes in both directions. McKittrick Street will be restricted to eastbound local access traffic for the duration of the project. Vehicles will not be able to turn onto McKittrick Street from Wenatchee Avenue. Working hours will generally be Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. A detour will be in place and the project is estimated to be completed by the end of August.

Local residents watched as the Washington State Department of Transportation opened the doors to its new North Central Region headquarters this morning with a ribbon cutting at WSDOT’s Olds Station campus in North Wenatchee. Wenatchee mayor Frank Kunz was one of the many elected officials present who explained what this project is all about. . .

The new regional office building will consolidate administration and engineering, housing both the Region Office and Project Engineering staffs. Construction on the $8.7 million dollar, 30,000 square foot, two-story building for 130 employees began last April. The project, was completed on time and on budget.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Eric Granstrom and all the highlights from last night’s Wild victory. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

The Wenatchee Wild now know their opponent for the next round of the playoffs…

Wenatchee will face the Spruce Grove Saints for the Doyle Cup beginning Friday night at the Town Toyota Center.  A suburb of Edmonton, Alberta, Spruce Grove won the inaugural Inter Pipeline Cup Friday by downing Okotoks 3-2 in Game 5 to claim the Alberta Junior Hockey League Championship.  Game 1 of the best-of-seven series between the Wild and Saints is Friday night at 7:05.  Game 2 will be Saturday at 7:05.  If the teams split the first two games, Game 3 would be Sunday at the Town Toyota Center.  If either team wins both Friday and Saturday, the series shifts to Spruce Grove Tuesday.  A Sunday game in Wenatchee means a Game 4 in Alberta on Wednesday.

Let’s turn to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from the weekend…

First, in soccer, the Eastmont Wildcats hosted the Wenatchee Panthers Friday at Wildcat Stadium.  We had the game LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Sebastian Moraga and Ed Navarro with the play-by-play….

 

So Eastmont takes the season sweep of Wenatchee and climbs to the 4th ranked team in the state with the victory.  Also on Saturday, Brewster blanked Cashmere 2-nil while Bridgeport edged Manson 2-1.

In high school baseball Friday…

Eastmont swept Davis 7-0 and 5-2 to improve to 7-5 in Big 9 play…good enough for fourth place.  Wenatchee bounced back from its Tuesday loss with a doubleheader sweep of West Valley 6-5 and 5-2.  The Panthers are tied with Moses Lake for first in the Big 9, each with 10-and-2 records.  We’ll feature the first of three games between Wenatchee and Moses Lake tomorrow from Rec. Park on the NCWLIFE Channel…so a big week coming up for the Panthers.

On Saturday, Chelan swept two from Cascade while Okanogan and Cashmere split a twin-bill.  Liberty Bell doubled up on Waterville-Mansfield.

On the Les Schwab Prep Softball Scoreboard…

Eastmont swept Davis 1-0 and 16-6 Friday.  Wenatchee had no trouble dispatching West Valley 24-8 and 15-3. The Panthers are still undefeated in Big 9 play at 12-0 and play three against also undefeated Moses Lake this week.

On Saturday, Chelan and Nooksack Valley split a doubleheader.  Okanogan beat up on Cashmere in two games while Liberty Bell swept a pair from Waterville-Mansfield.

On the Prep Schedule for today…

The Big 9 boys golf teams will gather and Three Lakes Golf Course in Malaga today for their 5th POD of the season.  Tee time in the shotgun start is at 1 o’clock this afternoon.

Despite Mitch Hanniger going 3-for-5 with a 2-run home run, the Mariners fell at Texas Sunday 7-4 to the Rangers…

Erasmo Ramirez took the loss for Seattle, going 4-and-2/3rds innings, allowing 5-runs on 5-hits including two home runs.  Sunday’s loss followed wins by the Mariners on Friday (6-2) and Saturday (9-7) to improve Seattle’s record to 11-9, good enough for third in the American League West behind Houston and Los Angeles.  Seattle begins a three game series in Chicago today against the White Sox with Mile Leake facing Miguel Gonzalez.  First pitch is at 5:10.

 

Thanks Eric.

Firefighters from around northern Chelan County came together not just to talk shop but to practice what they preach. For the first time since its creation, the North Chelan County Cooperator Group which is made up of various fire departments and agencies, came together Saturday for a live fire training in Entiat. . .

The training even,t hosted at the Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center, was not only a learning opportunity for firefighters but also a project that creates a visual example of prescribed fire for the community. The project will continue over the next seven years according to Entiat Fire Chief Mike Asher. . .

The group will burn one acre of land at the Columbia Breaks Center for the next seven years, with each agency rotating as the lead command. Stay tuned this week as we learn more about the Columbia Breaks Interpretive Center and their goals this fire season.

We’ll be back 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…

No one was hurt Saturday night when gunshots were fired in a Wenatchee neighborhood. Police say three suspects are being sought. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the WPD says two men and a woman were armed with a shotgun and knives when they contacted someone at a home in the 1000 block of Monroe Street.

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward and ask that they call RiverCom Emergency Dispatch at 663-9911 with information.

A Wenatchee man was killed shortly after midnight Saturday when he crashed his motorcycle on U.S. 97, the Blewett Pass Highway. A State Patrol report says 49-year old Wayne Beebe was Northbound about 7 miles south of Peshastin when he lost control. The victim was thrown from the bike after striking a guardrail. According to the State Patrol, Beebe was dead at the scene.

High pressure is steadily amplifying over Eastern Washington allowing for a continuation of generally clear and sunny skies coupled with a big warming trend. High temperatures will begin in the upper 60’s today and low to mid 70’s tomorrow. The warm spell will reach its peak on Thursday or possibly Friday with high temperatures around 80 degrees. Our normal high temperature for this time of year is 64 degrees. This will have large implications for the snowmelt and potential river flooding. At this point the river forecasts are all fairly well behaved as this is only a minor “heat wave”. Changes are expected by the weekend as a fairly large area of low pressure will move through bringing a threat of showers and cooler temperatures on both Saturday and Sunday.

As part of National Autism Month, it was light it up blue Sunday at Riverfront Park in Wenatchee for the first Autism Walk/Run.

Around 75 people participated in the 5K Loop Trail run/walk from Riverfront Park to the new Hale Dog Park and back. Autism, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States. The event was sponsored by the Brave Warrior Project, who provides support to children and their families battling cancer, chronic illness or disability.

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