And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A 13-year-old driver was arrested and two other juvenile suffered injuries after a high-speed chase in the Quincy area Monday night that reached speeds more than 100 miles per hour. Three people were injured yesterday in a two-vehicle collision in Moses Lake, and, Hiking season is coming to an end in the foothills off Horse Lake Road in Wenatchee.
But first, we begin tonight. . .
An initial review into the death of Leavenworth soldier Sergeant Leandro Jasso in Afghanistan indicates he was likely shot by an Afghan partner force, according to a statement by Resolute Support, the name for the NATO mission in that country. “Sgt. Jasso was likely accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force. There are no indications he was shot intentionally,” the statement said. Jasso was a Ranger team leader and was in a gun battle Nov. 24th with al Qaeda militants when he was shot. Interviews with witnesses indicated the accidental shooting happened when the Afghan soldiers “became engaged in a close-quarter battle during an assault on one of multiple barricaded al Qaeda shooters,” the statement said.
A 13-year-old driver was arrested and two other juvenile suffered injuries after a high-speed chase in the Quincy area Monday night that reached speeds more than 100 miles per hour. It began about 10:40 p.m. when a Quincy police officer saw a car with five occupants running stop signs. When an attempt was made to pull the vehicle over, it raced toward George.
The officer stopped the pursuit to avoid potential risk to others. Shortly after, a Grant County deputy spotted the vehicle on Beverly Burke Road heading toward Highway 26 and took up the high-speed pursuit. As the vehicle approached a sharp turn, the driver lost control and left the road. Three of the five occupants were treated for minor injuries, with two taken to Quincy Valley Medical Center, including the driver, who was released and arrested shortly after on two counts of attempting to elude.
Three people were injured yesterday in a two-vehicle collision in Moses Lake. State Troopers say it was caused when 93-year old Richard Smith of Ephrata ran a red light while attempting to make a left turn from State Route 17 onto Yonazawa Blvd.
Smith’s vehicle struck an oncoming Southbound vehicle driven by 65-year old Serafin Barajas Corona of Warden. Smith was not injured but his 92-year old wife was transported to Samaritan Hospital for treatment. Corona and his passenger, 56-year old Elsa M Yanez-Henriquez, also from Warden, were also treated for injuries at the same hospital. Troopers say no charges were filed.
Hiking season is coming to an end in the foothills off Horse Lake Road in Wenatchee. The Chelan County Public Works Department said the Horse Lake Road gate will close early Friday morning. The roadway is closed each winter to both protect wintering wildlife and prevent damage to the road during freezing and thawing conditions. The gate will be re-opened April 1st.
Coming up next, East Wenatchee City Council members are slated to adopt the 2019 budget when they meet tonight in regular session. One long-time Wenatchee business has closed and another will shut its doors in early January, and, Wenatchee School District Superintendent Brian Flones announced today that he has recommended Jennifer Lagadinos for the Director of Transportation position. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.
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East Wenatchee City Council members are slated to adopt the 2019 budget when they meet tonight in regular session. The draft spending plan anticipates a 4 percent increase in sales tax revenue. The budget will include a one percent increase in property taxes with revenue earmarked for the City’s Street Improvement Fund. The City expects to start the new year with a fund balance of over 2.8 million dollars carried over from 2018.
2019 will also see the development of the City’s new Gateway Project at the corner of Valley Mall Parkway and 9th street. Mayor Steve Lacy described the project as a multi-use facility that will serve as the main welcoming feature for the City. . .
The project is scheduled to go out to bid around the first week of December with construction starting up in the Spring. Tonight’s City Council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
One long-time Wenatchee business has closed and another will shut its doors in early January. The Aaron’s rent-to-own store at 225 South Wenatchee Ave. closed last Wednesday, according to an employee and corporate headquarters. The story was a franchise owned by John Childs, who also owns several such stores in the Vancouver-Portland area. Aaron’s Inc. has just under 1,700 stores, about a third of which are franchisee-owned. The Wenatchee store leased furniture, electronics and appliances. The ownership will continue to collect those payments.
Meanwhile, the owners of another long-time Wenatchee business, Winnie’s Hallmark in the Valley North Shopping Center, say it will close in late January. Two different families have owned the store since it opened in 1966.
Wenatchee School District Superintendent Brian Flones announced today that he has recommended Jennifer Lagadinos for the Director of Transportation position. The Wenatchee school board will act on the recommendation at their meeting this evening. Lagadinos will replace Bob Sanford, who took another position within the District.
Lagadinos has been involved with student transportation for the last nine years. She began her career in student transportation as a bus driver, working her way up through the ranks in the Marysville School District transportation department. Lagadinos and her kids, Chase, 10 and Aubrey, 8 will be relocating to Wenatchee from Marysville, WA. She will start her new position on December 10th, 2018.
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And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.
We have a couple items on the prep schedule today as the rest of the winter sports begin to come on-line…
First, the Wenatchee girls bowling team will try to continue its hot hand as they’ll host Sunnyside today at 2 o’clock at Eastmont Lanes…
Then, the Wenatchee wrestling team gets its first chance to face someone other than each other tonight with the Moses Lake Jamboree at 5 o’clock. Also participating in today’s jamboree will be Warden and Othello. The Panthers will head to Kennewick this weekend for a tournament while Eastmont’s first action will be Saturday at the Davis Invite.
It’s only week four of the college basketball season, but the Gonzaga Bulldogs are ranked #1 in the country…
Both the Associated Press Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll have the Bulldogs ranked first following its victory over previous #1 Duke at the Maui Invitational last week.
Gonzaga had no trouble with North Dakota State last night, winning 102-to-60 with Brandon Clarke leading the way with 18-points. The Zags will take its 7-and-oh record to Creighton Saturday followed by games against Washington, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Coming up tonight, Eastern Washington plays at Washington at 6 followed by Washington State hosting Cal-State Northridge at 8 o’clock.
The Seahawks host San Francisco Sunday at CenturyLink Field following a 30-27 victory at Carolina last weekend. Coach Pete Carroll, after watching film of Sunday’s win, says he’s happy about getting the road victory against a tough team, but he wishes they would have converted more of the turnover chances…
Some have termed Seattle’s efforts this year with a bunch of new players as a rebuilding season. Coach Carroll disagrees, saying it’s a reloading year, which has been a lot of fun…
The Seahawks are 6-and-5 and control their own destiny with four of their remaining five games at home. And, following this week, they’ll host Minnesota on Monday Night Football, a team they’re chasing for a Wild Card playoff spot.
The NFL is allowing players to wear special cleats for a cause this weekend. Seattle’s Dion Jordan is wearing his cleats to help Special Olympics, which he fell in love with last summer…
You can learn more about Jordan’s cause on Seahawks dot com.
As we leave you tonight, as many of you know, I was recently in Hawaii. While I was gone, our very own Megan McPherson tried her hand at doing the weather. Not only that, she did it while eating a loaf of bread. Take a look. . .
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