Evening News December 10, 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, Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Tyler has filed a $1-million dollar legal claim against the county alleging Sheriff’s staff retaliated against her for her successful lawsuit last March against the county. Its apparently back to square one for Cascade School District’s planned sale of property in the Plain area, and, residents of Leavenworth and surrounding communities said goodbye yesterday to a fallen soldier.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Fire swept through an expensive motorhome in the Malaga area Saturday night but the owner was able to escape with his pet dog.

Chief Brian Brett with Chelan County Fire District One says  the recreational vehicle was located next to a manufactured home that was being built off Kingsbury Road in the Colockum area. Brett said the homeowner had been living in the motorhome but had gone back to the house to take a shower. When he came out he noticed smoke coming out of the RV. . .

Brett says the RV and its wood-frame shelter were totally engulfed in flames when crews arrived.. .

Brett says the homeowner, identified as Terry Harvey, did not require any medical attention. He says the cause is under investigation but he speculated it was electrical in nature.

Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Tyler has filed a $1-million dollar legal claim against the county alleging Sheriff’s staff retaliated against her for her successful lawsuit last March against the county. Tyler, who was placed on leave this week as undisclosed allegations against her are investigated, also claims she was retaliated against for her unsuccessful campaign for sheriff in the November election. A copy of Tyler’s claim was provided to news outlets by her attorney. In March, Tyler was awarded more than $500,000 dollars in a lawsuit that also claimed retaliation. Prior to that she had been terminated by the sheriff’s department, only to be reinstated after an arbitrator’s ruling.

In her new claim, Tyler alleges, among other things, that Sheriff Brian Burnett sent a department-wide email after the March ruling, saying he disagreed with the verdict. This, she said, emboldened those who had discriminated against her and harassed her to resume that behavior, according to The Wenatchee World. The claim further states that she was placed on paid leave pending four internal investigations in retaliation for suing the department, running for sheriff and participating in union activities.

Its apparently back to square one for Cascade School District’s planned sale of property in the Plain area. The District rejected two  purchase bids and will now wait until after the new year to put the property back out to bid. Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue submitted the two failed bids.

The fire department was hoping to develop the property, which is located next to the fire station, for a new multi-purpose training facility. Chief Mick Lamar outlined the need for more space in a June interview on NCWLIFE. . .

The fire district’s bid failed to include the development of a children’s playground as required by the school district. Superintendent, Bill Motsenbocker said the school board, “wanted to be sure that the playground got built and they needed some more time to determine exactly how they wanted to do that.”

It was a chance for the community to offer thanks and bid a tearful farewell as Sgt. Leandro Jasso was laid to rest Sunday. The Leavenworth native died in battle in Afghanistan in late November.

It started Sunday morning in East Wenatchee with a procession that led all the way to Leavenworth. Along the route scattered groups of onlookers waved American flags as the police-escorted procession passed.

In Leavenworth, the Cascade High School gym overflowed with friends, family, neighbors and others who came to remember and honor the fallen Army Ranger. A familiar theme among those who spoke was Jasso’s passion for life and caring for others.

Coming up next, Nearly 30 volunteers came out to Sangster Motors Sunday morning to finish assembling 130 bicycles as part of the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive. Dalton Thomas has been named 2019 Apple Citizen of the Year, and, parents and alumni of the UW marching band retuned the generosity to Grant County Schools that provided assistance in a time of need. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Nearly 30 volunteers came out to Sangster Motors Sunday morning to finish assembling 130 bicycles as part of the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive. Take a look. . .

Dalton Thomas has been named 2019 Apple Citizen of the Year. Festival Administrator Darci Christoferson and Former Wenatchee Valley College Athletic Director, Sandy Cooprider surprised Dalton with the award at the Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers Christmas Party at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club, Friday night.

The Apple Citizen of the Year award began in 1981 to honor the roots of the fruit industry and the leaders that make this the Wenatchee Valley the Apple Capital of the World. Dalton will be honored at 100th Apple Blossom Festival at the All Service Club Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1st, and will also ride in the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade on May 4th, 2019.

George Elementary School is giving a big thank you to the parents and alumni of the University of Washington Husky Marching Band for their generosity.

School officials announced they’ve received over 70 packages of various school supplies in response to the support that the communities of George and Quincy gave to the Husky Marching Band when one of their buses flipped on Thanksgiving Night.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News…

Construction is moving right along on the new 80-million dollar high school in Quincy. Along with a state of the art Gymnasium, the new Quincy High School will also feature a 550-seat performing arts center and should be completed by the beginning of the school year in September 2019. In tonight’s feature story, the following video is from the Quincy School District with a sneak peek of the school’s construction. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

The Wenatchee Wild moved into first place in the Interior Division of the BCHL with a weekend sweep of Penticton in a home-and-home series…

It began on Friday night with Pink at the Rink in support of the fight against cancer at the Town Toyota Center.  The Vees jumped out to a 2-nothing lead with first-period goals.

It would remain that way until midway through the third period when Christophe Tellier (kris-TOFF TELL-yay) would get the Wild on the board.  Nathan Iannone (EYE-uh-NO-nee) tied it nearly four minutes later.  Then, at the 15:23 mark, Matt Dorsey took the buck the length of the ice, skated past three defenders and stuffed it in the net for the lead.  Wenatchee would add two more empty-net goals to win 5-2.

Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

The two clubs headed for the South Okanagan Events Centre Saturday in Penticton where the script would flip, but the result would be the same…

Wenatchee would jump out to a first-period lead on goals by Blake Bargar, Matt Gosiewski (go-CHEF-ski) and Chad Sasaki to lead 3-1 at the first intermission.  The Vees would fight back with a goal in the 2nd and another midway through the third to tie it at 3-3.  The game would be decided on Brandon Koch’s (cooks) 5th goal of the season at the 15:53 mark to send Wenatchee to a 4-3 victory and move the Wild into first place in the Division.

Back to more highlights with Arch Ecker on the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network and the video courtesy of Hockey TV…

The Wild will be back home Friday when they’ll host Salmon Arm at 7:05.

It was a good weekend as well for the Eastern Washington Eagles…

Sam McPherson scored on a 35-yard touchdown run with 26-seconds remaining to lift the Eagles past UC-Davis 34-29 in the quarterfinals of the Division Two playoffs Saturday.  That means a semifinal matchup with No. 7 seed Maine Saturday in Cheney at 11am.

The Wenatchee Panthers girls bowling team won the Tower Classic Tournament over the weekend in Tacoma…

Wenatchee and Eastmont represented the Big 9 at the 14-team event.  The Panthers finished ahead of Black Hills High School for the championship behind 3rd-place individual bowler Jessical Holbrook with a 198 average and 5th place Jaiden Thompson with a 192 average.  Thanks to Krisann Hankins for the photo.

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in boys basketball, first on Saturday…

Mead beat Wenatchee 70-54.  Eastmont traveled to Eisenhower and picked up a 67-59 win.  Cashmere ground up Granger 81-47.  Chelan stopped La Salle 73-68 and La Conner licked Entiat 62-34.

On the girl’s side Saturday…

Mead topped Wenatchee 66-51.  Eastmont edged Ike 50-37.  Cashmere gouged Granger 65-32.  La Salle won a thriller at Chelan 47-47.  And Entiat struggled at La Conner, falling 61-24.

Turning back to Friday on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard…

Ferris downed Wenatchee 60-50.  Eastmont edged Mead 57-55.  Cashmere shot past Omak 79-64.  Okanogan caught Chelan 56-41.  Cascade stopped Waterville-Mansfield 38-32.  And Entiat traveled west and beat Mt. Vernon Christian 51-44.

And on the girl’s scoreboard Friday…

Ferris beat Wenatchee here on the NCWLIFE Channel 57-43.  Mead held Eastmont under 20 with a 58-19 win.  Cashmere cruised past Omak 78-38.  Chelan had no trouble with Okanogan 46-31.  Waterville-Mansfield shocked Cascade 48-27.  And Mt. Vernon Christian beat Entiat 50-29.

Coming up on the NCWLIFE Sports Schedule this week…

It begins tomorrow night with wrestling action featuring Moses Lake at Eastmont at 7 o’clock.  Eric will be mat-side for the play-by-play.  Then Hockey Night Thursday night features the Wild and Penticton game from last Friday.  On Friday, Eric will be at Wenatchee High School with the call of the Panthers and Davis beginning with the girls at 5:30 followed by the boys at 7:30.  Then on Saturday, Grant has the call of Moses Lake and Eastmont basketball with the girls first at 5:30.  It’s all right here on your home for local sports, NCWLIFE.

Finally, the 12’s will be in full force tonight at CenturyLink Field when the Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football…

Kickoff is at 5:15 between the Vikings, at 6-5-1, and the Seahawks, currently 7-and-5.

Thanks Eric.

**CLOSE** –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. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.