Evening News August 28, 2018

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Good 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 Seattle man is in custody today after a one-vehicle accident near Cle Elum killed a teenager and injured three others Monday afternoon, and, School starts tomorrow around many parts of Northcentral Washington and in the Wenatchee School District, students will be welcomed by a new 10 gig fiber internet system.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

If you live in close proximity to areas burned by recent wildfires, there are some things you need to be aware of after the fire is out. The over 41-thousand acres scarred by the Cougar Creek Fire could be vulnerable to problems later this fall during the rainy season. Annie Schmidt with Chelan County Fire District 3 offers some timely advice on how you can protect yourself and your property from damage going forward. . .

As of this afternoon the Cougar Creek Fire was reported to be 45 percent contained.

Evacuation levels have been lowered on both sides of the fire in the Entiat and Chumstick Valleys. Managers say the fire threat to residents has diminished significantly over the past two days due to the construction of a solid fire line along much of the western edge of the fire. The number of firefighters assigned to the fire has been reduced to 526 as crews are being reassigned to other fires.

A Seattle man is in custody today after a one-vehicle accident near Cle Elum killed a teenager and injured three others Monday afternoon. Washington State Patrol reports 51-year old David Cohen of Seattle was traveling east on State Route 970 three miles east of Cle Elum when the SUV he was driving left the roadway, traveled down an embankment and rolled several times coming to rest on its top. A 13-year old was dead at the scene and two other 13 year olds and a 12 year old were all transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. All of the teens are also from Seattle. Cohen has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault. None of the teenagers in the vehicle were wearing seat belts.

School starts tomorrow around many parts of Northcentral Washington and in the Wenatchee School District, students will be welcomed by a new 10 gig fiber internet system. The school district partnered with LocalTel Communications and the Chelan County PUD to install the new system back in June. Bob Shane, Director of Fiber and Telecom Systems at the PUD says, LocalTel will provide the internet service and the PUD will provide the pathway. . .

Shane says these types of projects are fulfilling and says it was a great collaboration between LocalTel, the PUD and the Wenatchee School District to provide a service that will benefit students. . .

Tomorrow night on the NCWLIFE Evening News, we will talk to Dave Yancey, Director of Operational Technology at the school district, about what the new 10 gig fiber connection will mean for Wenatchee School District students this school year and beyond.

Coming up next, Officials at the Lighthouse Christian Ministries are still reeling from the recent theft of thousands of dollars in charitable donations. The United States and Mexico agreed on Monday to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement or (NAFTA), and, State Senator Brad Hawkins has announced the times and locations for his 12th District “listening tour” in mid-September. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Officials at the Lighthouse Christian Ministries are still reeling from the recent theft of thousands of dollars in charitable donations. The theft was reported last week from the old warehouse on Columbia Street that the group has been repurposing for their new chapel, soup kitchen and clinic.

Lighthouse Pastor and General Manager, Shawn Arrington says the theft eats into an already sparse budget . . .

The organization is reaching out to the community for help in replacing the lost funds. For more information contact The Lighthouse Christian Ministries through their website or mail your donation to them at 410 South Columbia Street in Wenatchee. The hope to open the new facility by Thanksgiving.

The United States and Mexico agreed on Monday to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement or (NAFTA), putting pressure on Canada to agree to new terms on auto trade and dispute settlement rules to remain part of the three-nation pact.

In a press release, U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse said, “President Trump’s announcement of a preliminary agreement to update the U.S.-Mexico portion of NAFTA is encouraging news for America’s farmers and exporters who rely on access to our trading partners’ markets.” He also said, “While details of a final deal remain, the movement toward zero tariffs on agriculture products, increasing transparency to reduce trade distorting policies, will strengthen the economic relationship with our Southern neighbor.” Officials said they hope Canada will agree to the terms by Friday, when the White House plans to formally notify Congress that President Trump will sign the deal in 90 days. Congress has to approve any deal.

State Senator Brad Hawkins has announced the times and locations for his 12th District “listening tour” in mid-September. Similar to his listening tour last fall, Hawkins will visit all four counties in the legislative district with his legislative staff. His tour this year will include some of the same stops as last year, such as Leavenworth, Wenatchee, and Chelan along with a mix of new locations, including Cashmere, Coulee City, Soap Lake, Waterville, Bridgeport, and Twisp. Log on to our website (ncwlife.com) for the dates and locations.

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

The NCWLIFE Channel is proud to announce our 2018 Fall Sports Broadcast Schedule…

Over the next three months, we’ll be bringing you 21 LIVE high school sports broadcasts right here on the NCWLIFE Channel.  We’ll be featuring Wenatchee and Eastmont Football, Girls Soccer and Girls Volleyball…

It all begins this Friday with Eastmont and Wilson football kicking it off at 7 o’clock from Wildcat Stadium in East Wenatchee.  Grant Olson and Mickey White will have all the action beginning with the pre-game at 6:45.

Our first soccer broadcast is the following Thursday as Eastmont hosts Cashmere at 6:30.  Eric Granstrom and Matt Wisen will have the call on that one.

Our first volleyball match with Eric and LeAnne Branam will be Thursday, September 20th with Davis at Wenatchee at 7pm.

For a complete listing of our Fall Sports Schedule, go to our website at NCWLIFE dot com.  We also just shared the link on our Facebook page as we began the show this morning.

Tough news out of Seahawks Training Camp Monday as coach Pete Carroll announced that linebacker K.J. Wright was having knee surgery…

So while the team crosses its fingers on a smooth recovery for its Pro Bowl linebacker, they continue to prepare for a final pre-season game Thursday against the Oakland Raiders.

Carroll says he and his staff, after reviewing game film from last weekend’s loss at Minnesota, are still very pleased with the performance…

Carroll says he’s a huge proponent of the NFL’s new rule on keeping the roster limit at 90-players until AFTER the final pre-season game.  As a result, the Seahawks will have a lot of decisions to make following Thursday night’s game at CenturyLink Field.

Former Wenatchee AppleSox and current Seattle Mariner Marco Gonzales was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a cervical muscle strain in his neck.  Gonzales, who has struggled in his past four outings after a strong first four months of the season, was scheduled to start tomorrow in San Diego.  The Mariners haven’t made an announcement regarding a replacement in the lineup.  The club recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Tacoma to take Gonzales’s spot on the 25-man roster for the series opener today.

Speaking of which

Seattle begins a two game series in San Diego tonight at 7:10.  The embattled Felix Hernandez will get the start as he’s back in the rotation after a brief stint in the bullpen.  Hernandez is 8-and-11 with a 5.64 ERA.  The Mariner bats will face the Padre’s Jacob Nix.  The rookie right hander is 1-and-2 with a 6.17 ERA.

While the Mariners were idle last night, the two teams they’re chasing played one another…as we go to the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Alex Bregman and Tyler White combined for six hits, two homers and eight RBI’s as the Astros erupted for five runs in the third and six in the 8th to crush Oakland 11-to-4.  It was Houston’s 6th consecutive win and puts the Astros 2-and-a-half games in front of the A’s in the American League West.  The Mariners trail Oakland for the final Wild Card playoff spot by 4-and-a-half games.

Colorado and the Angels combined for 9-runs in the 8th inning, but it was Los Angeles’s 5-spot in the bottom of the frame that meant the difference as they won 10-to-7.  The win snapped LA’s six game losing streak.

Thanks Eric.

As we mentioned earlier in the newscast, classes are set to resume Wednesday in the Wenatchee School District. In tonight’s feature story, the Wenatchee Police Department reminds motorists to be aware of students walking to and from school. Captain Edgar Reinfeld shared this public service message with NCWLIFE News. . .

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…

A Seattle man is in custody today after a one-vehicle accident near Cle Elum killed a teenager and injured three others Monday afternoon. Washington State Patrol reports 51-year old David Cohen of Seattle was traveling east on State Route 970 three miles east of Cle Elum when the SUV he was driving left the roadway, traveled down an embankment and rolled several times coming to rest on its top. A 13-year old was dead at the scene and two other 13 year olds and a 12 year old were all transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. All of the teens are also from Seattle. Cohen has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault. None of the teenagers in the vehicle were wearing seat belts.

School starts tomorrow around many parts of Northcentral Washington and in the Wenatchee School District, students will be welcomed by a new 10 gig fiber internet system. The school district partnered with LocalTel Communications and the Chelan County PUD to install the new system back in June. Bob Shane, Director of Fiber and Telecom Systems at the PUD says, LocalTel will provide the internet service and the PUD will provide the pathway. . .

Shane says these types of projects are fulfilling and says it was a great collaboration between LocalTel, the PUD and the Wenatchee School District to provide a service that will benefit students. . .

Tomorrow night on the NCWLIFE Evening News, we will talk to Dave Yancey, Director of Operational Technology at the school district, about what the new 10 gig fiber connection will mean for Wenatchee School District students this school year and beyond.

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.