Evening News June 21, 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, Douglas County Fire District 2 firefighters made quick work of a small grass fire yesterday afternoon in the Rock Island area. A Wenatchee woman’s death in Park Lake near Coulee City Friday has been ruled an accidental drowning. Firefighters from Grant County rescued a woman in her 60s who fell over 100 feet down a cliff at the I-90 Vantage scenic view area Wednesday night, and, we will introduce you to our pet of the week, Breanna the dog.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Firefighters from around the State have been mobilized to respond to the Vantage area where a large brush fire threatens homes and infrastructure. The so-called Milepost 22 Fire, is burning in sage and brush about 2 miles north of Vantage in Kittitas County.  It started around 5:15 in the afternoon and had spread to about 2-thousand acres as of last night. Level 1 evacuation orders are in effect at this time.

Kittitas County Sheriff’s office provided these images of successful burnout operations last night along Recreation Road. The fire is still active and spreading north of the Vantage Hwy. The Vantage Hwy will remain closed from Parke Creek Rd to Vantage to allow fire crews to mop up. A Type 3 incident management team was set to take over management of the fire this morning. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Douglas and Chelan County Fire crews responded to fully involved, small structure fire at around 11:00 this (Thu) morning in East Wenatchee. The fire was contained to an outbuilding or shed on the property located at 3rd Street Southeast in East Wenatchee. No word yet on the cause of that fire.

Douglas County Fire District 2 firefighters made quick work of a small grass fire yesterday afternoon in the Rock Island area. Officials say it started as a vehicle fire located on property off Hurst Landing Road. Crews contained the fire within minutes of arrival. No structure damage but traffic along Highway 28 in the area was backed up for a period of time.

A Wenatchee woman’s death in Park Lake near Coulee City Friday has been ruled an accidental drowning. Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison made the determination in a report released on Wednesday.

43-year old Daniella Rea Combs was riding in a vehicle with a companion early Friday morning when they stopped to rest around 3:30 a.m. While her companion slept in the car, Combs apparently walked to the lake’s edge and fell in. Her companion called for help around 8:30 a.m. when Combs couldn’t be found. Deputies located Combs’ body near the shoreline around 11 a.m. At this point, investigators have found no signs of foul play.

Firefighters from Grant County Fire districts 10, 11 and 3 and the Bureau of Land Management rescued a woman in her 60s who fell over 100 feet down a cliff at the I-90 Vantage scenic view area Wednesday night. She was taken to Quincy Valley Medical Center for treatment. No other details were provided by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Coming up next, Governor Jay Inslee blasts President Trump at a news conference yesterday over immigration. The Wenatchee Police Department received word yesterday Wednesday that a missing woman from Ocean Shores may be in the Wenatchee or Omak areas. A fundraising pasta dinner this weekend in Manson is going to the dogs. . .and cats, and, we fill you in on some of the other events going on around the Wenatchee Valley this weekend. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

At a press conference yesterday in Olympia, Governor Jay Inslee announced enhanced legal aid funding for an immigrant-rights group. Inslee said $1.2-million dollars of new funding will go to support Northwest Immigrant Rights Group’s civil legal aid services for individuals, families and unaccompanied minors. The funding comes from a grant program approved last session by the Legislature as well as additional emergency funds approved by the governor. Inslee said civic legal aid is a right of all who enter this country. . .

As far as the Executive Order signed by President Trump yesterday stopping the separation of immigrant children from their parents, Inslee says the damage is already done. . .

Approximately 200 individuals, most of them mothers, are being detained at the federal detention center in SeaTac, while at least nine separated youth have been placed in Washington State.

The Wenatchee Police Department received word yesterday Wednesday that a missing woman from Ocean Shores may be in the Wenatchee or Omak areas. Tracy Ann Lewis is 31-years old,5’5” tall and 128 pounds. She was last seen at the motel where she had been staying, leaving behind her car and all of her belongings. Miss Lewis may also use the name “Rimcey”. If you have any information regarding Tracey Lewis, contact the Ocean Shores Police Department at 360-289-3331 or Officer Ron Wilson at the Wenatchee Police Department at 888-4244.

A pasta dinner this weekend in Manson is going to the dogs. . .and cats. The 3rd annual Spaghetti and No Balls fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday, June 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Blueberry Hills Farm in Manson. Renee Parkins, Development Officer with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society tells more about this weekend’s event. . .

 

Dinner features salad, garlic bread, two types of pasta, four different sauces, Blueberry Hill’s famous pie and ice cream from Whidbey Island Ice Cream. Tickets for the event are sold out.

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

You may be wondering Eric, why are you all wet? Well, it was all for a good cause earlier today at Blossom Valley…take a look…
Longest Day Dunk 1:05
Again, search Blossom Creek on Facebook or you can learn more at A-L-Z-F-D-N dot O-R-G.

Alix Garcia smacked a home run and the Wenatchee AppleSox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over Walla Walla last night…

Isaac Barrera helped the cause with a double and run in Wenatchee’s 5th league win of the season. Sam Wong earned his first victory on the mound, going 6-innings and allowing 1-run on 5-hits with 5 strikeouts and 3 walks. Travis Stainbrook worked a perfect 9th for his second save, striking out the side.
Walla Walla and Wenatchee wrap up the series tonight at 6:35 as the AppleSox’ Connor McCord goes up against the Sweet’s Ty Hueckman. Remember, that’s an earlier game time, 6:35.

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

Trace Tammaro went 2-for-3 with 2-runs and 2-RBI’s to lead Corvallis to an 8-2 win at Port Angeles.
Cole Profec had a prolific day at the plate for Yakima Valley as the Center Fielder from the University of California-Riverside went 4-for-4 with 6-RBI’s, a home run and 3-runs scored in the Pippins 14-6 win over Kelowna.
Zach Needham was 2-for-4 with a home run in Bellingham’s 7-4 win at Cowlitz.
Jake Holton’s 2-out, RBI-single scored Tristen Alvarez in the bottom of the 10th as Bend beat Victoria in a back-and-forth contest 7-to-6.
And in a non-league game last night in Portland, 5 Pickles pitchers combined on a 2-hit shutout and striking out 15 batters in a 7-nothing win over Gresham.

Taking a look at the standings, the Bells are on top at 12-and-5, three games in front of 8-and-7 Victoria. The Pippins are 3-and-a-half games back at 7-7. The AppleSox are struggling so far in the first half at 5-and-8, last in the West Coast League’s North Division.

James Paxton allowed two, first inning, two run home runs and the Yankees held on to beat Seattle 4-3 and complete a three game sweep today in New York’s today…

The Mariners brought the tying run to the plate 13-times in the ballgame, but couldn’t get it done in losing their 4th in a row. Kyle Seager provided some pop on offense, slugging a two-run home run on a 2-for-4 day. Paxton took the loss, only his 2nd of the season, going just 5-innings, allowing 4-runs on 7-hits with 9 strikeouts.
Seattle will try to get back on the winning track tomorrow with the first of three games in Boston. Wade LeBlanc gets the start for the Mariners against the Red Sox’ Steven Wright at 4:10.

Back to the Les Schwab Scoreboard for the American League West last night…

Oakland hit five home runs in its 12-4 demolishing of San Diego Wednesday as Franklin Barreto collected 3-RBI’s.
Charlie Morton and three relievers held Tampa Bay to 1-run in Houston’s 50th win of the season, a 5-1 win over the Rays.
Texas held on to beat Kansas City 3-2 behind a 2-for-3 day from Rougned Odor (ROOG-nehd oh-DOER) with a run and RBI.
The Angels were idle.
Houston’s lead in the American League West is now 3-games over Seattle and 10 over L-A. Oakland is quietly gaining ground and is now 2-games over .500, just a game back of the Angels.

Thanks Eric.

Today is the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson as people around the globe are encouraged to learn to swim.  In tonight’s feature story, we sent our own Eric Granstrom up to the WRAC to see how the lessons are coming along. . .

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…

Firefighters from around the State have been mobilized to respond to the Vantage area where a large brush fire threatens homes and infrastructure. The so-called Milepost 22 Fire, is burning in sage and brush about 2 miles north of Vantage in Kittitas County.  It started around 5:15 in the afternoon and had spread to about 2-thousand acres as of last night. Level 1 evacuation orders are in effect at this time.

Kittitas County Sheriff’s office provided these images of successful burnout operations last night along Recreation Road. The fire is still active and spreading north of the Vantage Hwy. The Vantage Hwy will remain closed from Parke Creek Rd to Vantage to allow fire crews to mop up. A Type 3 incident management team was set to take over management of the fire this morning. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 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.