Evening News June 07

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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, Emergency crews were out early this morning responding to two injury traffic accidents involving Eastmont High School students. Moses Lake Police, acting on a tip, busted a man yesterday (Wed) wanted on warrants from the Department of Corrections and Adams County, and, Chelan County Superior Court Judge, Robert McSeveney is hoping to be retained in the upcoming fall election, we have an exclusive interview.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

The Wenatchee School District issued a news release Wednesday afternoon reporting the suicide of a male high school student. Principal, Eric Anderson also issued a statement in a recorded telephone message to district residents. . .

The school district also provides information on how students and faculty can deal with the loss. . .

Anderson says grief counseling will be provided at the high school for anyone who feels a need.

Emergency crews were out early this morning responding to two injury traffic accidents. The first incident involved a pickup truck with six teenagers aboard that crashed into an orchard off the Malaga/Alcoa Highway. Jason Reinfeld with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says the occupants of the truck were all Eastmont High School students. . .

Reinfeld says the two passengers riding in the back of the truck were ejected and transported to Central Washington Hospital with serious injuries while the four people in the cab of the truck were slightly injured. Meanwhile, at about the same time that was happening, another accident involving an Eastmont student, was being responded to off Colockum Road. Reinfeld says it involves a motorcyclist who was seriously injured after his bike left the roadway. The rider was airlifted out by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Moses Lake Police, acting on a tip, busted a man yesterday (Wed) wanted on warrants from the Department of Corrections and Adams County. MLP located 34-year old Michael Castoreno at a residence in the Terrace area and set up surveillance. As law enforcement moved in, Castoreno got in his car to flee. Police Deputies had already placed spike strips in case Castoreno tried to flee which spiked two of his tires.

Castoreno continued running from law enforcement and eventually headed southbound on Highway 17 where he was again spiked. Now on just one inflated tire, which reduced his speed to about 35 miles per hour, he continued all the way to Warden, where he has family.

While there, Castoreno collided with a US Marshall’s vehicle. After the collision, he fled on foot where he was met by Officer Stewart and his K-9 partner Chief. Castoreno was booked into the Grant County Jail on a host of charges including a convicted felon in possession of four handguns.

Chelan County Superior Court Judge, Robert McSeveney is hoping to be retained in the upcoming fall election. Judge McSeveney, a former police officer, attorney and Federal Immigration Court judge, discussed his legal background in an exclusive NCWLIFE interview with News Director, Steve Hair. . .

McSeveney is being challeneged by Wenatchee attorney Travis Brandt. For the full interview with Judge McSeveney visit NCWLIFE.com.

Coming up next, Plans to reintroduce grizzly bears into the North Cascades Wilderness are apparently on hold following yesterday’s action by a US House Committee. A recent 3-million dollar state grant should secure enough funding to complete the West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project, and we will let you know what’s on tap this weekend for you to enjoy. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Plans to reintroduce grizzly bears into the North Cascades Wilderness are apparently on hold following yesterday’s action by a U.S. House Committee. The House Appropriations Committee adopted Rep. Dan Newhouse’s amendment to deny funding for the U.S. Department of Interior proposal. .Newhouse criticized the plans as flawed. .

Newhouse’s legislation is supported by Chelan, Okanogan and Skagit County Commissioners who share Newhouse’s concerns about the plans. Supporters of the bear reintroduction plans, such as the group, Conservation Northwest, dismiss the concerns as unwarranted and not based on sound science.

A recent 3-million dollar state grant should secure enough funding to complete the West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project. Here’s more on that story:

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 today. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

The Wenatchee AppleSox picked up their first home win of the season in a 9-2 decision over the Northwest Honkers last night at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field…

The Honkers scored first on an RBI-double by Ethan Lincecum and a balk called with a runner at third on starting pitcher Sam Wong to make it 2-nothing.

The ‘Sox mounted a comeback, however, with a run in the 4th, two more in the 5th and then a 5-run 6th-inning, highlighted by Mason Morenco’s 2-run double.  Morenco wasn’t done yet, as he stepped up to bat in the 7th with two on.  The voice of the AppleSox Joel Norman has the play-by-play, video courtesy LocalTel’s SkyFi camera…

With the win, Wenatchee improves to 3-and-2 overall on the season and will host another non-league game tonight at 7:05 against the Highline Bears.

Taking a look at the rest of the West Coast League last night…

Port Angeles beat Bend 8-1.  Walla Walla stopped Bellingham 5-1.  Victoria held off a late Yakima Valley rally for a 6-5 win.  And Corvallis was an unfriendly guest at Kelowna, downing the Falcons 16-to-7 in a game that included an 11-run 7th inning for the Knights.

Tonight, Yakima Valley is at Victoria for an 11am day-game while Corvallis heads for Bellingham for a 6:35 start tonight.

The Mariners came back against Houston last night to take the lead, only to see it disappear with a blown save by Juan Nicasio in a 7-5 decision at Minute Maid Park…

Trailing 3-2 in the top of the 7th, Seattle’s Denard Span hit his first homer in the Mariner’s uniform to tie it.  Then the M’s took the lead on an RBI single by Jean Segura.  On came Nicasio in relief in the bottom of the 7th only to surrender back-to-back-to-back-to-back hits.  By the time it was done, Houston had scored 4-runs and had retaken the lead 7-4.

Kyle Seager would homer in the 8th and Seattle got two on with Nelson Cruz at the plate in the 9th, but Hector Rondon (RON-DONE) struck him out to end the ballgame at 7-5.

Manager Scott Servais said Nicasio didn’t pitch badly…Houston just kept getting hits!

Seattle now heads to Tampa Bay to face the Rays today at 4:10 with Mike Leake going up against Ryan Stanek.

As we look at the American League West, Les Schwab Scoreboard…

We see the Mariner’s lead in the West has shrunken to one game with last night’s loss to Houston.  Texas beat Oakland 8-2 and the Angels held off a late rally to top Kansas City 4-3.  Los Angeles is four games behind Seattle in the West while Oakland is 7-and-a-half games back.

Thanks Eric.

Time now for our weekly pet of the week feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Today, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Rocco the dog. . .

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…

The Wenatchee School District issued a news release Wednesday afternoon reporting the suicide of a male high school student. Principal, Eric Anderson also issued a statement in a recorded telephone message to district residents. . .

The school district also provides information on how students and faculty can deal with the loss. . .

Anderson says grief counseling will be provided at the high school for anyone who feels a need.

Emergency crews were out early this morning responding to two injury traffic accidents. The first incident involved a pickup truck that crashed into an orchard off the Malaga/Alcoa Highway. Jason Reinfeld with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says several people were injured. . .

Reinfeld says the two passengers riding in the back of the truck were ejected and transported to Central Washington Hospital with serious injuries while the four people in the cab of the truck were slightly injured. Meanwhile, at about the same time that was happening, another accident was being responded to off Colockum Road. Reinfeld says it involves a motorcyclist who was seriously injured after his bike left the roadway. The rider was airlifted out by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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.