Evening News July 27, 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,  Moses Lake Police also report a man has died after a dispute over ownership of a car late Wednesday evening. A man in a stolen vehicle led the Washington State Patrol and Kittitas County Sheriff’s on a high-speed chase on I-90 yesterday, and, The Microsoft Corporation is proposing to add 72 emergency backup generators at its data center in Quincy.

A 28-year-old Moses Lake man was killed and another man was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash north of Moses Lake. Mitchell Franz was the passenger in a 2004 Nissan 300X being driven by 29-year-old Justin Derricott of Moses Lake.

The Nissan was traveling at high speed westbound on Road 9-Northeast about one-half mile west of Road K-Northeast when just before 5 p.m. when the vehicle came to the end of the paved road, struck an embankment and rolled. Franz died at the scene. Derricott was taken by ambulance to Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake. Moses Lake Police say high speed and alcohol contributed to the collision. Charges against Derricott are pending.

Moses Lake Police also report a man has died after a dispute over ownership of a car late Wednesday evening. The incident occurred in the 12000 block of Baseline Road E, near Moses Lake.

The victim has been identified as 26-year old David Moeller of Moses Lake. Deputies were called around 9:40 p.m. for a report of gunshots. When Deputies arrived, they found the victim being assisted by neighbors. He was transported to Samaritan Hospital where he died a short time later. The man identified as the shooter in this case is cooperating with the investigation. Early indications are that the two men were arguing over ownership of a jeep when the victim went to his residence. An argument then escalated to a physical altercation before the victim was shot. Because no criminal charges have been filed, the name of the other man involved in the case is being withheld. The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160

A man in a stolen vehicle led the Washington State Patrol and Kittitas County Sheriff’s on a high-speed chase on I-90 yesterday. Trooper Brian Moore says the suspect broke into a home on Snoqualmie Pass took car keys and stole a late-model SUV. T

he suspect was clocked at 124 mph during the chase near Ellensburg, tried to make a quick exit and crashed into a guardrail. He then jumped a fence into a creek before being apprehended by deputies on State Route 821. The suspect is also under investigation for DUI.

The Microsoft Corporation is proposing to add 72 emergency backup generators at its data center in Quincy. In order for that to happen, the additional generators require an updated air quality permit from the Washington Department of Ecology to ensure that people and the environment are protected. The diesel engines and cooling towers release fine particles into the air. Exhaust from the engines release other pollution like carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, and volatile organic compounds.

Air pollution can cause health problems for people who are exposed frequently and at high enough levels. The expansion puts the facility into a new air permitting category and the company will be also required to submit an Air Operating Permit application within one year after receiving approval to install the new equipment. A public hearing on the air quality permit application will be held at 5:00 p.m., Aug. 27th, at 115 F St. S.W. in Quincy.

Coming up next, Downtown Wenatchee will be converted into an oversized basketball court this weekend with the 5th Annual Sunburn Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Those wanting to cool down in this extreme heat have a new option open in East Wenatchee, and, we have your weekly look at all there is to do this weekend around the Wenatchee Valley. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Downtown Wenatchee will be converted into an oversized basketball court this weekend with the 5th Annual Sunburn Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Organizer JD Taylor was a guest on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley this week with Eric Granstrom to describe what’s on tap. . .

For motorists, Wenatchee Avenue between Orondo and Kittitas will close tonight beginning at 9pm until Sunday afternoon. Head to downtown Wenatchee this weekend to find out what the Sunburn Classic is all about.

Those wanting to cool down in this extreme heat have a new option open in East Wenatchee. The Eastmont Parks Department has opened its splash pad at Eastmont Community Park across from Eastmont High School. Work began in May to install the water feature, which opened yesterday for the first time.  Youngsters and young at heart will find the Miss Veedol and other aeronautical themes at the park, dumping water and cooling you down. The splash pad will be open daily from 11am to 8pm.

Time now for NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to fill us in on some of the events going on this weekend. . .

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.

A reminder that a local group of boys will be headed to the World Series soon, and will be holding a couple fundraisers over the next few days…

The Wenatchee 12u baseball team that is headed to the Cal Ripken World Series in Phenix City, Alabama and will be having 2 car washes this weekend.  Today, they’ll be at Morris Park on Cherry Street in Wenatchee from 5-to-7:30.  Then tomorrow, they’ll be at Northern Fruit’s parking lot on Grant Road in East Wenatchee from 10am-4pm.  Stop by, get your car washed, and help the kids get to the World Series.  They also have a GoFundMe page, or donations can be made through the Wenatchee Youth Baseball account at any Cashmere Valley Bank.

For the second consecutive night, the Wenatchee AppleSox won in a walk-off over the Cowlitz Black Bears, this time on a bases-loaded, RBI-single by Jacob Prater in the bottom of the 9th inning…

The game was a back-and-forth contest from the get-go with Cowlitz scoring on the 5th pitch of the game as Ryan Kim homered.  Then Wenatchee tied it in the bottom of the 1st on Connor McCord’s RBI-single.

Both teams would plate another run in the 3rd before the Bears grabbed the lead on Dutton Elske’s solo home run and Tony Boetto’s RBI-double.

But again, Wenatchee would come back to tie it in the 5th on Prater’s 2-run single.  Each team scored again in the 7th to set up the 9th with the bases loaded, two outs and Prater at the plate…

Joel Norman on the call on the AppleSox Radio Network and the video courtesy of the AppleSox Facebook LIVE feed.

Wenatchee now heads to Bend for the first of three games tonight at 6:35.

Also in West Coast League play Thursday…

Chad Stevens’ 3-run home run in the 7th gave Corvallis a 6-1 lead and despite giving up a 3-run home run to Garrett Kelly in the 8th, still hung on to beat Kelowna 6-4.  The Knights completed a 3-game sweep with the win.

Joel Casillas and two relievers held Bend to a 6-hit shutout in Portland’s 3-0 win at Vince Genna Stadium.  The Pickles swept all three games from the Elks.

Bellingham won its 30th game of the season in a see-saw 5-4 victory at home against Port Angeles.  It was the Bells 6th consecutive win.

Rowdy Jordan went 3-for-4 with 2-runs, 4-RBI and a 2-run home run to lead Victoria to a 6-4 win over Walla Walla.  The win helped the HarbourCats sweep the Sweets in the series.

Kyle Dean went 4-for-5 with a grand slam, 3-doubles and 7-RBI’s to lead Yakima Valley to a 21-5 win over Gresham in a non-league game.

Coming up tonight across the West Coast League…

Besides Wenatchee at Bend at 6:35, it’s Cowlitz hosting Yakima Valley; Walla Walla at Port Angeles; Portland hosting Bellingham; and in a non-league game, Corvallis hosts the Haysville Hammers.

Here’s what we have on the weekend sports calendar…

The Sunburn Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take over Wenatchee Avenue from Orondo to Yakima tomorrow and Sunday.  This is for kids from 5-years old up to adults and is a fun, festive atmosphere, so check it out!

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Foundation is hosting his Level 2 challenge at Squilchuck State Park tomorrow morning.

And it will be a hot night of racing Saturday night at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval with the Jerry Berschauer Memorial.  Races featured will be the Pro Late Models in Twin 50’s; Street Stocks; Thunder Cars; Pro 4 Alliance; and Bandeleros.  The gates open at 5 with racing starting at 6:30.

The Mariners are in Anaheim tonight to being a three-game, weekend series with the Angels…

Wade LeBlanc will get the start on the mound with a 6-1 record and 3.44 ERA against LA’s Andrew Heaney, who is 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA.

There was some action in the American League West last night…

The two teams combined for 9-home runs in the game, but the Angels came out on top of the White Sox 12-8 in Anaheim.

Matt Chapman hit his 12th homer of the season and had two triples to lead Oakland to its 6th straight win, a 7-6 decision over Texas.  It was the A’s 27th win in their last 34 games.

With Seattle being idle, Oakland is now just a game back of the Mariners for the final Wild Card Playoff spot in the American League.

The Seahawks continue training camp in Renton in front of huge crowds…

After their first day of real practice Thursday, head coach Pete Carroll and linebacker Bobby Wagner talked about the feel among the players that they have something to prove…

Seattle is prepping for its first pre-season game in just 13-days from now against the Colts.

Thanks Eric.

As she sets out to share people’s stories of heartache and triumph, NCWLIFE’s Lisa Bradshaw continues the Don’t Wait Project with support from local sponsors. In tonight’s feature story, after wrapping up her six-week, seven-state Don’t Wait Project tour interviewing more than 50 people about their ‘Don’t Wait’s’, Bradshaw announces some exciting news for next year. . .

For more information on Lisa Bradshaw and the Don’t Wait Project, visit DontwaitProject dot org.

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 28-year-old Moses Lake man was killed and another man was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash north of Moses Lake. Mitchell Franz was the passenger in a 2004 Nissan 300X being driven by 29-year-old Justin Derricott of Moses Lake.

The Nissan was traveling at high speed westbound on Road 9-Northeast about one-half mile west of Road K-Northeast when just before 5 p.m. when the vehicle came to the end of the paved road, struck an embankment and rolled. Franz died at the scene. Derricott was taken by ambulance to Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake. Moses Lake Police say high speed and alcohol contributed to the collision. Charges against Derricott are pending.

Moses Lake Police also report a man has died after a dispute over ownership of a car late Wednesday evening. The incident occurred in the 12000 block of Baseline Road E, near Moses Lake.

The victim has been identified as 26-year old David Moeller of Moses Lake. Deputies were called around 9:40 p.m. for a report of gunshots. When Deputies arrived, they found the victim being assisted by neighbors. He was transported to Samaritan Hospital where he died a short time later. The man identified as the shooter in this case is cooperating with the investigation. Early indications are that the two men were arguing over ownership of a jeep when the victim went to his residence. An argument then escalated to a physical altercation before the victim was shot. Because no criminal charges have been filed, the name of the other man involved in the case is being withheld. The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160

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 Monday morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with the return of host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.