Evening News June 15

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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 South Wenatchee park project receives National attention. Governor Jay Inslee is traveling around the state this week to listen and learn about statewide broadband needs and solutions. He was in both Quincy and Wenatchee yesterday afternoon, and, Chelan’s Woodin Avenue Bridge restoration project is scheduled to start next month following action by the City Council  Wednesday night.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Two suspects in a home-invasion robbery in Wenatchee are in custody. Police Captain Edgar Reinfeld says it happened Thursday in the predawn hours at an apartment complex on Castlerock Street. . .

Reinfeld identified the two suspects as Isaac Mendoza Compton of Wenatchee and 22-year old Daniel Bauer Clifton of East Wenatchee. Reinfeld says the robbery victim did not require medical attention. He says it appears that the victim and two suspects were acquainted with each other. The investigation continues.

A South Wenatchee park project receives National attention. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined other federal partners in announcing technical assistance to help six communities use local health facilities as a driver for improving health and revitalizing the local economy. Steve Hair has the details . . .

Governor Jay Inslee is traveling around the state this week to listen and learn about statewide broadband needs and solutions. Inslee was in both Quincy and Wenatchee yesterday afternoon meeting with local business leaders, technology companies and government officials. Inslee said Wenatchee is at the forefront of broadband technology. . .

Lorien Clemens of the new Wenatchee business PetHub, says broadband was a huge factor in relocating to Wenatchee. . .

Dimitri Mandelis, President of LocalTel Communications, says the Chelan County PUD is the force behind the area’s broadband success. . .

Inslee says rapid technological innovation is transforming every job, company and industry in Washington, and broadband service has become one of the most critical infrastructure priorities of the 21st century.

Chelan’s Woodin Avenue Bridge restoration project is scheduled to start next month following action by the City Council  Wednesday night. The Council awarded the 3.1 million dollar contract to Selland Construction of Wenatchee. The work will impact traffic during construction as the contractor reportedly will be scheduling up to six separate five-day closures and 12 single day closures of eight hours each. Pedestrian use will not be affected.

Coming up next, Pangborn Airport hosts the Annual Aviation Day celebration tomorrow. The Historic Flight Foundation brought their 1944 DC3 to the event this year. NCWLIFE hitched a ride on the restored aircraft yesterday and we will take you along for the ride.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Pangborn Airport hosts the Annual Aviation Day celebration tomorrow. The Historic Flight Foundation is bringing their 1944 DC3 to the event this year. NCWLIFE hitched a ride on the restored aircraft and talked with the pilot.

The Foundation offers rides on the DC-3 for $295 and the luxury aircraft can hold 12 people. Scheduled flight times are 9 AM, 10:30 AM and 5 PM. To book your ride now call (509) 886-0233.

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 limp home from a rough road trip in Oregon after falling to the Corvallis Knights last night 5-3…

The Beaver State was unkind to the Wenatchee-9 as the ‘Sox finished the swing 1-and-4.  In last night’s contest, Corvallis’ Chad Stevens two-run triple in the bottom of the 8th meant the difference, breaking a 3-3 tie.  Joey Magro went 3-for-4 at the plate for Wenatchee with 2-runs.  Connor McCord was also 2-for-4 at the plate before allowing the game winning hit on the mound.

Wenatchee has the night off tonight before hosting Kelowna in the first of a three-game series tomorrow at 7:05 at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field.

Also in the West Coast League last night as we open the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Bellingham’s Jordon Stoner was 3-for-4 with 2-runs and an RBI to lead the Bells in a 12-7 win over Bend to jump into first place in the West Coast League’s North Division at 7-and-5.

Jack Smith was 2-for-3 with 2-RBI’s and Jeddidiah Fagg was 2-for-4 with 2-runs as the Victoria HarbourCats edged Kelowna 4-3.  The Falcons come into Wenatchee this weekend 3-and-5 on the season.

Mike Perez’s 2-run home run led Portland past Yakima Valley 6-to-4 as the Pickles complete the three-game sweep of the Pippins to improve to a league-best 9-and-2 on the season.

Andres Sosa and Kyle Froemke each went deep as Cowlitz blanked Highline 6-0 in the battle of the Bears in a non-leage tilt.

While Wenatchee is idle tonight, the rest of the league schedule has Cowlitz at Corvallis; Bend in Walla Walla; Victoria hosts Port Angeles; and Portland travels to Bellingham.

The University of Washington begins play in Bracket 1 of the College World Series in Omaha this afternoon…

The Huskies will take on Mississippi State at 5 o’clock on ESPN television.  Prior to that, in the first game of the bracket, Oregon State takes on North Carolina at Noon, also on ESPN.

Boston snapped Seattle’s 5-game winning streak with a 2-1 decision in a pitcher’s duel at Safeco Field last night…

David Price held the Mariners to 1-run on 5-hits in 7-innings, outpacing Felix Hernandez.  King Felix was in rare form, going 7-innings and allowing 2-runs on 8-hits with 6 strikeouts.  Dee Gordon went 2-for-3 at the plate while Ryon Healy was 2-for-4 on the day.

Manager Scott Servais said Felix obviously feeds off of big crowds and a big game…

Hernandez was visibly showing emotion throughout the game and Servais says he needs to bring that every time he takes the mound…

Seattle and Boston play game 2 of the four-game set tonight with James Paxton going up against Rick Porcello.  First pitch is at 7:10.

Back to the Les Schwab Scoreboard we go and find the Mariners have fallen out of first place in the American League West…

Last night’s loss combined with Houston’s 7-3 win over Oakland allowed the Astro’s to leapfrog back into first place.  The M’s are a half-game back at 44-and-25.  LA and Texas were both idle last night.

Finally, here’s what’s on the sports calendar this weekend…

The Apple Valley Packers are hosting their U-17 Invitational baseball tournament at Rec. Park.  It gets underway today and goes through Sunday.

It will be a busy night tomorrow night at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval.  Featured racing includes the Pro Late Models, Pro 4 Trucks, Street Stocks, Thunder Cars, Roadrunners and Bandeleros.  The gates open at 4 with racing at 5.

Current NBA player and former Chelan Goat Joe Harris, Jr. is hosting his annual basketball camp with his dad, Joe Harris, Sr. today and tomorrow.  This is for kids kindergarten through 8th grade at Chelan High School and the Chelan Community Gym.

The Reining Horse Association’s Northwest Summer Slide is today through Sunday at Appleatchee.

And, the Wenatchee Rams have been tearing up the Western Washington Football Alliance.  After last Saturday’s 63-0 win over the Northwest Hurricans, the Rams are 4-and-oh and have allowed a TOTAL OF 9-points all season!  They’ll host the Portland Raiders at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl Saturday night at 6 o’clock.

Thanks Eric.

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

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…

Tomorrow June, 16th is the annual Run With the Cops event to benefit Wenatchee Special Olympics. Participants can join the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign and run with officers from the Wenatchee P.D., East Wenatchee P.D., the Chelan and Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington State Patrol. The 5K and kids 2K run will start at the Fred Meyer store in East Wenatchee onto the Loop Trail across the pedestrian bridge and back. Check in is at 7:00 p.m. and the run starts at 8:00. The cost is 15-dollars if you preregister and 20-dollars the day of the run. The price includes a t-shirt and kids 10 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

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 host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.