Evening News March 19

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight. Fire districts have found themselves busy with a number of brush fires recently, does that mean a busy fire season ahead, and, This Wednesday night the NCWLIFE Channel will host a town hall at Wenatchee High School to discuss the proposed $120-million dollar bond to repair and improve the high school.

But first, we begin tonight:

Tragedy apparently struck two-fold to a family in Brewster Sunday morning as a 19-year old son allegedly shot his mother, then turned the gun on himself. According to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers, Sheriff’s Deputies and Brewster Police responded to a call at 502 North Star Road in Brewster at 10 o’clock Sunday morning, with a report of a 19-year old with a gun. As deputies responded, a second call came in to dispatch reporting that a female had been shot. . .

Sheriff Rogers said “it appears that 19-year old Mike Aguierre-Bobadilla (AG-wee-are BOE-buh-DEE-ya) was transported to Three Rivers Hospital where he died from his wounds. The mother, Ernesta Aguirre-Bobadilla was also transported to the hospital and then airlifted to Sacred Heart in Spokane. Her condition is not known at this time. The 10 year old daughter witnessed the shooting but was not physically injured in the incident. Sheriff Rogers says the family is well-known in the community and the whole ordeal has sent shock-waves throughout Brewster. . .

The 10-year old girl is being taken care of by family. Sheriff Rogers says the case is still under investigation.

It was a busy weekend for the Sheriff’s Department in Okanogan County. Sheriff Rogers informs us his deputies were also called out to reports of a drive-by shooting at the Blue Mountain Motel and Trailer Park Saturday night around 10 o’clock. . .

Sheriff Rogers says this area is well-known by local law enforcement as a spot for trouble. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department.

With the arrival of Spring comes spring cleaning. . .or spring burning. Over the last few weeks of sunshine, fire districts have found themselves busy with a number of brush fires that got out of control in dry fuels throughout the region…

Burnett says whether you’re burning backyard waste like branches and leaves or you’re an orchardist preparing for a land clearing burn, it’s important to call your local fire district. . .

Representative Dan Newhouse joined two others in an urgent request last week to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry calling for help to pause a court-mandated spill order that is scheduled to begin this April. Newhouse says the bill could cost Pacific Northwest ratepayers $40 million dollars in increased rates this year alone. . .

The three reps also sent a letter to US Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, urging them to act on what Newhouse calls a reckless order for forced additional spill.

Coming up next, The Wenathcee School Board will hold a school safety workshop tonight at their district office, and, A Cashmere woman involved in an accident back in late February is hoping to find the Good Samaritan that she says probably saved her life. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

This Wednesday night the NCWLIFE Channel will host a town hall at Wenatchee High School to discuss the proposed $120-million dollar bond to repair and improve the high school. This week on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with Dan Kuntz, guests from the district including, students, teachers and administrators will talk logistics and current conditions on campus. This morning two high school teachers shared their thoughts on working conditions in the classroom. . .

The town hall starts at 7 p.m. in Wenatchee High School’s Large Group Instruction Room, and will also be broadcast live on NCWLIFE and the NCWLIFE Facebook Page. Do you have a specific question about the bond you’d like to ask the district? Submit your questions via email at news@ncwlife.com or directly through social media. Questions can also be submitted directly to the Facebook Live stream during the broadcast.

In other news from Wenatchee School District, the Wenathcee School Board will hold a school safety workshop tonight at their district office. The workshop follows on the heels of the nationwide student walkout last week to honor those lost in the recent school shooting in Florida. The workshop will run from 5:00-7:00 and the public is invited to attend.

A Cashmere woman involved in an accident back in late February is hoping to find the Good Samaritan that she says probably saved her life. Vanessa Ingham was traveling south on highway 97A four miles north of Entiat on February 22nd when she attempted to enter a corner, lost control of her car, rotated sideways, went off the highway and down an embankment finally landing partially in the Columbia River. After spending the entire night in her car and with serious injuries, another driver at the scene transported Ingham to Central Washington Hospital. Ingham tells us her harrowing story. . .   

Ingham also says that after taking her to the hospital, the Good Samaritan then drove to Ingham’s work in Cashmere to inform them that she was in an accident. Ingham hopes someone in the area knows of a Steve who drives a white pick-up so he can be identified and properly thanked for his heroic efforts.

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.

We begin our look at sports by turning back the clock to Friday on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard…

In high school soccer, both Eastmont and Wenatchee were on the short side in their matches Friday night.  The Wildcats fell at home in a non-league tilt to Gonzaga Prep 1-nil.  The Panthers found tough sledding on the road, falling to Sunnyside 1-nil.  Saturday, Cascade traveled to Kings and dropped the non-league affair 1-nil.

Turning to baseball…

Wenatchee was shut out by Sumner at Rec. Park Friday 5-zip.  On Saturday, the Panthers also found themselves unable to score a run, falling to Richland 12-nothing.  Eastmont was at home at Dan White Field Saturday, downing Sumner in the opener of its non-league doubleheader 5-4, then falling to Richland 13-nothing.  Cashmere and Naches Valley split a twin bill while Chelan and Okanogan also halved a doubleheader.  Cascade downed La Salle 13-9 and Manson and Lake Roosevelt split a doubleheader.

As the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard continues…

In girls fast pitch softball Friday, Waterville-Mansfield traveled to Soap Lake at swept two games, both by the score of 16-to-1.  Lynden Christian swung through the area over the weekend and beat Cascade Friday 12-2 and then Chelan Saturday 23-to-6.  Also Saturday, Eastmont fell to Curtis 7-4.

At Highlander Golf Course Friday…

Wenatchee placed 3rd in the large-school division of the Wenatchee Valley Girls Golf Championship while Ephrata was 1st, Chelan 3rd in the small-school division.

In Tennis, Wenatchee won the first-ever, 6-team North Central Washington Invite at the WRAC and Eastmont Junior High.

The Wenatchee Wild are hoping home ice will help ease the pain of getting swept by Vernon over the weekend on the road in their second-round playoff series…

Wenatchee dropped the opener Friday 7-to-1 and then came up short in Game 2 Saturday by a score of 3-to-1.  For the second-straight game, the Wild found itself playing catchup Saturday after Vernon scored two goals in the opening frame to lead it 2-nil at the break.  AJ Vanderbeck cut the lead in half with a goal 1:55 into the second.  But even though Wenatchee outshot the Vipers 35-to-28, they could not find the back of the net again on the night.  Game 3 is tomorrow night at the Town Toyota Center beginning at 7:05.

Coming up on the NCWLIFE Sports Broadcast schedule for this week…

It will begin tomorrow at the Apple Bowl where Wenatchee hosts West Valley in boys soccer.  That kicks off at 7 with Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen on the play-by-play.  Then on Thursday, we’ll bring you Game 1 of the Wenatchee Wild and Vernon in their second round playoff series in hockey.  We’ll bring you our first baseball game of the season Friday when Eastmont hosts Eisenhower.  We’ll pick up on the second game of a doubleheader around 6 o’clock.  Then on Saturday, there will be more lacrosse as the Wenatchee Valley Thunder host Hermiston at 1 o’clock.

Gonzaga reached the Sweet 16 Saturday in the NCAA Tournament…

The Bulldogs overcame quite a comeback by Ohio State in the second half behind the 28 points of Zach Novell, Junior and 25 points from Rui Hachimura to pull out the 90-84 win.  Gonzaga will face Florida State at 6:59pm Thursday in the round of sixteen on CBS.

As we take a look at the sixteen teams remaining in the Big Dance…

We see what a mess everyone’s brackets has become with only two, #1 seeds remaining in Kansas and Villanova.  There are two #11 seeds whose Cinderella stories are still alive in Loyola Chicago and Syracuse.  Florida State and Kansas State are two nine seeds still alive.  They’ll pick back up with four games on Thursday and four more on Friday as March Madness continues.

The Washington Huskies venture into the N-I-T tournament continues tonight…

Washington plays at Saint Mary’s tonight at 8 o’clock.  The game will be broadcast on ESPN-U.

Finally, Jan Gomes’ (Yawn Gomes) grand slam home run highlighted a 7-run third inning as Cleveland demolished Seattle 16-to-3 Sunday…

Rob Whalen got roughed up for 9-runs on 8-hits in just two innings of work on the mound.  Seattle is in Tempe, Arizona today to face the L-A Angels at 6:10 tonight.  Christian Bergman will get the start on the mound.

 

Thanks Eric,

It was a fine day for a parade Saturday, so why not have several. NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck was out and about capturing the sights and sounds of Royal Hibernians, NCWLife’s Eric Granstrom tells us more. . .

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of our top stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

Tragedy apparently struck two-fold to a family in Brewster Sunday morning as a 19-year old son allegedly shot his mother, then turned the gun on himself. According to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers, Sheriff’s Deputies and Brewster Police responded to a call at 502 North Star Road in Brewster at 10 o’clock Sunday morning, with a report of a 19-year old with a gun. As deputies responded, a second call came in to dispatch reporting that a female had been shot. . .

Sheriff Rogers said “it appears that 19-year old Mike Aguierre-Bobadilla (AG-wee-are BOE-buh-DEE-ya) was transported to Three Rivers Hospital where he died from his wounds. The mother, Ernesta Aguirre-Bobadilla was also transported to the hospital and then airlifted to Sacred Heart in Spokane. She is currently listed in serious condition. The 10 year old daughter witnessed the shooting but was not physically injured in the incident. Sheriff Rogers says the family is well-known in the community and the whole ordeal has sent shock-waves throughout Brewster. . .

The 10-year old girl is being taken care of by family. Sheriff Rogers says the case is still under investigation.

It was a busy weekend for the Sheriff’s Department in Okanogan County. Sheriff Rogers informs us his deputies were also called out to reports of a drive-by shooting at the Blue Mountain Motel and Trailer Park Saturday night around 10 o’clock. . .

Sheriff Rogers says this area is well-known by local law enforcement as a spot for trouble. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department.

Our final weather day of winter featured sunny skies, dry conditions and continued mild temperatures as an area of high-pressure remains in place. Tuesday will also be a dry day, the driest of the forecast as we sit in-between weather systems. Wednesday through Friday night an upper level trough with an associated closed low will drop south off the British Columbia coast Wednesday and put the region in an increasingly moist southwest flow aloft. The wettest period appears to be Wednesday night into Thursday as the cold front tracks from west to east through Northcentral Washington. Most of the precipitation will fall along and ahead of the cold front showing the highest precipitation totals from this storm in the Methow Valley, Lake Chelan, and surrounding mountains with 1-1.5 inches of liquid precipitation possible. A strong cold front passes on Thursday, Eastern Washington around the Palouse and Spokane area will see increasing winds with up to 40 mph gusts possible in those areas. On Friday and Saturday a cool and showery air mass moves over the region dropping our afternoon high temperatures down to around 50. As we return to sunny skies on Sunday, temperatures will remain below average Sunday into early next week with highs only in the upper 40’s with localized readings into the mid-50s in the Columbia Basin.

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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.