Evening News July 26, 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 Rock Island man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his wife. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports the Turtle Rock Fire near Lincoln Rock State Park is now 80% contained and estimated at 720 acres, and, Grant County prosecutors have offered a plea deal to one of three suspects in the 2016 murder of Quincy residentnear Royal City.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Sad news to begin the broadcast tonight, authorities have now identified the young girl involved in a fatal traffic accident in the Leavenworth area last night. Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris says a 9-year old Emma Davenport of Leavenworth was struck and killed by a motorist at around 6:30 Wednesday night on Icicle Road near the intersection of Prowell Street.

Sheriff Brian Burnett says a Chelan County Deputy, who was responding to a different non-emergency, witnessed the collision and immediately requested medical aid and additional Deputies. The Deputy then began life saving measures until being relieved by responding medical aid units. Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful. An investigation was conducted last night and will continue today with the assistance of the Washington State Patrol. The Sheriff says the driver of the vehicle did not show any signs of impairment. Traffic was detoured onto East Leavenworth Road until around 11 p.m.

A Rock Island man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his wife. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris tells us how events unfolded. . .

The victim has been identified as 68-year old Peggy M. Teulilo of Rock Island. Arrested and booked into the Chelan County Regional Jail for murder is her 68-year old husband Ului L. Teulilo also of Rock Island.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports the Turtle Rock Fire near Lincoln Rock State Park is now 80% contained and estimated at 720 acres. A Level 1 evacuation advisory posted for one residence has been lifted and boating restrictions between Orondo and Turtle Rock have been dropped since aircraft will not be accessing the Columbia River to fight the fire. Fire officials say the fire may be fully contained later today. A demobilization of BLM and DNR resources continued throughout the day today.

The Columbia Basin Herald reports that Grant County prosecutors have offered a plea deal to one of three suspects in the 2016 murder of Quincy resident Jill Sundberg near Royal City. The plea deal was offered by the state to 27-year-old Julio Ceasar Albarran Varona and involves the defendant entering a guilty plea to second-degree murder in connection with the December 2016 slaying of Sundberg, with an agreed sentencing recommendation of 220 months, a little over 18 years, in prison.

Albarran Varona would be required to testify against all co-defendants in the Sundberg case, as well as the defendants who are currently charged in the Royal City murder. He would also be required to fully cooperate with investigators and submit to interview requests. Albarran Varona is currently charged with first-degree murder, with aggravating circumstances of armed with a firearm, acting with deliberate cruelty, drive-by shooting and kidnapping, and, in the lesser, second-degree murder. Sundberg’s body was recovered Dec. 22nd, 2016 off of the Old Vantage Highway near George.

Coming up next, The East Wenatchee City Council has given the green light to the city’s Gateway Park Project. For the 35th time, the public will have the opportunity to meet local neighborhood police officers for the annual National Night Out event, and, The law enforcement music video lip sync fad is sweeping the country with Police Departments from numerous cities taking up the challenge including the Seattle Police Department, we will show you coming up. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

The East Wenatchee City Council has given the green light to the city’s Gateway Park Project. At their scheduled Tuesday meeting, all council members except for Chuck Johnson voted in favor of proceeding with the project which will be located at 9th Street and Valley Mall Parkway. When bidding on the project began in April, two offers were submitted to the city and both were almost 300-thousand dollars higher than the city engineer’s original estimate. Now, after downsizing and a few design adjustments the project will proceed. The City of East Wenatchee provided this video rendering of how part of the Gateway Project might look. . .

The Gateway Project will also include a park and community plaza on property the city purchased in 2015. Total cost of the project is estimated at just under 517-thousand dollars. Construction is expected to begin in the spring.

For the 35th time, the public will have the opportunity to meet local neighborhood police officers for the annual National Night Out event. The community event promotes police-community partnerships to keep neighborhoods safer more caring places to live. The event will also feature entertainment, kid’s games, and free food. Those attending will also have the chance to check out the law enforcement vehicles and vendor booths. National Night Out is Tuesday, August 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park in downtown Wenatchee.

The law enforcement music video lipsync fad is sweeping the country with Police Departments from numerous cities taking up the challenge. The Seattle Police Department released their video earlier this week, check it out. . .

Not to be outdone, the Moses Lake Police Department has accepted a challenge from the Longview PD to produce their own music video.

They plan to shoot the video tonight and have invited the community to join in. If you want to be in the video, show up at the PD at about 6:30 p.m. They’re going to do the Cha-Cha Slide by Mr. C. If you know somebody who would like to be in the video, pass this message along.

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 Wenatchee AppleSox walked off on a throwing error by Cowlitz in the 11th inning last night to beat the Bears 8-7….

Cowlitz looked like they were going to win this one in a landslide, scoring six runs in the 2nd inning…

Joel Norman with the call on the AppleSox Radio Network and the video from Wenatchee’s Facebook LIVE stream.  The Sox were down 7-2 in the 8th, but then they came all the way back…

Finally, in the 11th with two aboard to start the inning on singles by JT Swartz and Isaac Barrera, Jordan Rathbone laid a bunt down the third base line…you can’t see what happens, but you’ll get the picture…

The win snapped a four-game losing streak at home and a six game losing string against Cowlitz.  Swartz finished 3-for-5 with 2-runs while Jacob Prater was 3-for-6 with 2 big RBI’s.  The two teams play the rubber match of the three game set tonight at 7:05.

Also in the West Coast League last night…

Chandler Anderson’s 2-run single in the bottom of the 5th was the difference as Corvallis won a pitcher’s dual 2-1 over Kelowna.  Connor Redmond went 7-and-2/3rds for the Knights, allowing 1-run on 4-hits with 8-strikeouts.

Dusty Stroup was 2-for-4 with a run and 2-RBI’s to lead Bellingham past Port Angeles 9-to-2 at Joe Martin Field.

Brad McVay and two relievers combined on an 8-hit shutout in Portland’s 4-nothing win at Bend.  Sam Novitske led the offensive attack for the Pickles, going 2-for-5 and driving in 2-runs.

Harrison Spohn’s solo home run in the bottom of the 7th broke a 3-3 tie and was the game winner for Victoria as they edge Walla Walla 4-3.

And in a non-league game, Yakima Valley’s 6-run second inning helped the Pippins to a 13-8 win over visiting Gresham.  Cole Jones led six players with multi-hit games, going 4-for-4 with a run and 4-RBI’s

On the schedule for tonight in the West Coast League…

Corvallis hosts Kelowna at 6:30.  Port Angeles wraps its series at Bellingham at 6:35.  Bend tries to get a win against Portland at 6:35.  Victoria sees the Sweets for another game at 6:35.  Yakima Valley entertains Gresham again at 6:35.  And, as we mentioned, Wenatchee hosts Cowlitz at 7:05.

The Eastmont Athletic Department has announced its Hall of Fame Class for 2018…

Coaches being recognized are swimming coach Craig Martin and girls basketball coach Dale Lambert.  Athletes being inducted are Courtney Johnson from the class of 2000 and Shannon Spies from the class of 1996.  The Team induction will be the 2002 girls state champion track team.  The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, September 14th at halftime of Eastmont’s football game with Ellensburg.

Jean Segura’s RBI-single in the bottom of the 8th broke a 2-2 tie and helped the Mariners beat San Francisco 3-2 at Safeco Field yesterday…

Segura helped give the Mariners the lead in the 1st, as it was broadcast on Facebook Watch LIVE…

It was Diaz’s 38th save of the season.  Seattle next heads to Anaheim on tomorrow to face the Angels in the first of a three game series.

Also in the American League West last night…

Khris Davis hit two homers, including a 2-run shot in the 9th, to help Oakland rally past the Rangers 6-5 for their 5th straight victory.

After Jon Gray and the Rockies’ bullpen limited Houston to one hit, Charlie Blackmon belted a walk-off home run in the ninth inning to lift Colorado to a 3-2 win at Coors Field.

Mike Trout hit two home runs, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani also went yard in the Angel’s 11-3 win over Chicago.

Seattle Seahawks players reported to Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Wednesday, for the start of the team’s 2018 training camp, presented by Safeway…

Yesterday, players took part in a team run and team meetings. The club’s first practice is set for today along the shores of Lake Washington.  The team put together a little pump video for fans of players as they report for duty…

Thanks Eric.

Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. In tonight’s feature story, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Zoey the cat. . .

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…

Sad news to report tonight, authorities have now identified the young girl involved in a fatal traffic accident in the Leavenworth area last night. Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris says a 9-year old Emma Davenport of Leavenworth was struck and killed by a motorist at around 6:30 Wednesday night on Icicle Road near the intersection of Prowell Street.

Sheriff Brian Burnett says a Chelan County Deputy, who was responding to a different non-emergency, witnessed the collision and immediately requested medical aid and additional Deputies. The Deputy then began life saving measures until being relieved by responding medical aid units. Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful. An investigation was conducted last night and will continue today with the assistance of the Washington State Patrol. The Sheriff says the driver of the vehicle did not show any signs of impairment. Traffic was detoured onto East Leavenworth Road until around 11 p.m.

A Rock Island man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his wife. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris tells us how events unfolded. . .

The victim has been identified as 68-year old Peggy M. Teulilo of Rock Island. Arrested and booked into the Chelan County Regional Jail for murder is her 68-year old husband Ului L. Teulilo also of Rock Island.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports the Turtle Rock Fire near Lincoln Rock State Park is now 80% contained and estimated at 720 acres. A Level 1 evacuation advisory posted for one residence has been lifted and boating restrictions between Orondo and Turtle Rock have been dropped since aircraft will not be accessing the Columbia River to fight the fire. Fire officials say the fire may be fully contained later today. A demobilization of BLM and DNR resources continued throughout the day today.

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.