Evening News October 1, 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, An online death threat directed toward the Wahluke High School’s homecoming resulted in the arrest of a student last week, and, the Grant County Health District issued an advisory for the public to avoid contact with Potholes Reservoir because of blue-green algae.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A Washington State Tree Fruit industry official says he is cautiously optimistic that a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico will benefit local growers. Washington State Apple Commission President, Todd Fryhover tells NCWLIFE News that the President’s announcement is positive news but the devils in the details. He spoke with NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair after the agreement was announced today by President Trump. . .

The proposed trade deal is expected to be signed by the President in November and then forwarded to Congress for final approval.

4th District Congressman Dan Newhouse says under this deal, Central Washington wheat farmers gain fair treatment and dairy producers gain greater access to the Canadian Market.

An online death threat directed toward the Wahluke High School’s homecoming resulted in the arrest of a student last week. Wahluke school officials and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated the threat and were able to connect an Internet Provider address to a suspect.

After further investigation, that suspect was arrested and booked into the Grant County juvenile justice system. The sheriff’s office does not believe there is any credibility to the verbalized threat and there was no evidence of a formalized plan or any actual preparation. Wahluke’s homecoming week starts this week.

First Moses Lake now Potholes Reservoir. Late last week, the Grant County Health District issued an advisory for the public to avoid contact with Potholes Reservoir because of blue-green algae. A recent water sample taken by the State Department of Ecology showed toxin levels higher than state recreational guidelines. Less than two weeks ago, the Department of Ecology issued a similar warning for Moses Lake. Caution and warning signs have been posted around public access points to the reservoir and will remain posted until the algae toxin levels are below guidelines for two consecutive weeks. Pets and livestock are also at risk of illness or even death if the water is consumed.

Coming up next, the Washington State Department of Health is urging people to get vaccinated for the flu this year as soon as possible, Dozens of people gathered on the Wenatchee Pedestrian/Pipeline Bridge  Saturday to bring awareness to mental and substance use disorders, and, Longtime children’s advocate for CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocate, Sue Baker is retiring. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Last year was one of the worst flu seasons on record in Washington, yet only 61-percent of the state’s teens and children were vaccinated. Because of that, the State Department of Health is urging people to get vaccinated this year as soon as possible.

According to a Health Department news release, influenza is a highly contagious and serious disease that can cause moderate to severe illness, and can lead to hospitalization and even death. Last flu season, 296 people in Washington died from influenza-related conditions.

Young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions and people 65 years and older are at higher risk from complications of flu, though anyone can get flu, including healthy young people. The State Department of Health said it provides all recommended vaccines at no cost for kids from birth through age 18, available through health care providers across the state. Most health insurance providers cover the cost of flu vaccinations, which are widely available at pharmacies, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

Dozens of people gathered on the Wenatchee Pedestrian/Pipeline Bridge  Saturday to bring awareness to mental and substance use disorders. The Hands Across the Bridge event was held in conjunction with National Recovery Month. . .

Sponsored by Washington Recovery Alliance and the Central Washington Recovery Coalition the event included  guest speakers who shared their stories about overcoming addiction or struggles with mental disorders. . .

Chelan County Superior Court Judge, Kristin Ferrera also addressed the group explaining how the County’s new drug court works . . .

Saturday’s event culminated with a picnic at Walla Walla Point Park.

Longtime children’s advocate for CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocate, Sue Baker is retiring. Baker was a guest on this morning’s Wake Up   Wenatchee Valley program where she said CASA is in great hands and it was simply time for her to step aside. . .

The 74-year old Baker says CASA served almost 200 kids in September. She says a new Executive Director should be in place by the end of the week.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your local weather forescast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCEWLIFE Evening News…

Nearly 300 kids from throughout the valley spent part of their Saturday learning about the great outdoors.  In tonight’s feature story, NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom was on hand during the Second Annual Youth Hunting and Fishing Day, put on by the Wenatchee Sportsmen’s Association, take a look. . .

 

And that is a look at your local weather, coming up next, Eric Granstrom with sports and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

Sebastian Janikowski’s 52-yard field goal as time expired was the game winner for the Seattle Seahawks, downing the Arizona Cardinals 20-17 Sunday…

It was an emotional win for Seattle, not just in the way it ended, but in what the team lost in the process.  Free safety Earl Thomas suffered a fractured lower left leg in the fourth quarter and tight end Will Dissly suffered a patellar injury in the 1st quarter.

An emotionally-drained Pete Carroll met reporters after the ballgame…

Mike Davis led the way offensively Sunday, rushing 21 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns…

Russell Wilson also surpassed Matt Hasselback as the winningest quarterback in Seahawks history with 75-wins.  Seattle returns home Sunday to host the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field.

In college football Saturday…

Gardner Minshew connected with Easop Winston on an 84-yard touchdown pass in the closing minutes as Washington State came from behind to knock off Utah 28-24 in Pullman.

Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin combined for over 160-yards rushing and three touchdowns as Washington dispatched BYU 35-7 at Husky Stadium.

Sam McPherson scored two of Eastern’s four rushing touchdowns as the Eagles topped Montana State in Big Sky Football 34-17.

Reilly Hennessey was 31-for-49 for 436-yards and three touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as West Texas A&M spoiled Central Washington’s first-ever home game under the lights at Tomlinson Field 28-26.

The Wenatchee Wild found themselves in the middle of an early-season, 3-game losing streak after falling at Vernon Friday 2-nothing…

But the Wild bounced back Saturday in Trail, downing the Smoke Eaters 5-2 behind two goals from Christophe Fillion and one each by Chad Sasaki, Josh Arnold and Chrtophe Tellier.  Wenatchee travels to Prince George Thursday and Chilliwack Saturday before FINALLY getting a home game next Friday against Nanaimo.

Checking the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from the weekend in girls soccer…

Chelan shut out Wapato 4-nil and Omak edged Manson 3-1.

On the Les Schwab Scoreboard in Prep Football Friday…

In our game featured right here on the NCWLIFE Channel, the Wenatchee Panthers dominated Moses Lake 34-nothing behind three touchdown passes and another rushing from sophomore quarterback Camden Sirmon.  Looking at the rest of the Friday night results, Eastmont won its homecoming game over West Valley 37-24.  Cheney closed out Cascade 20-0.  Okanogan edged Chelan 14-12.  Waterville-Mansfield dropped its homecoming game to Pateros 44-26.  And Manson topped Tonasket 25-18.

Nelson Cruz received a standing ovation from the crowd at Safeco Field Sunday as the Mariners finished the 2018 season with a 3-1 win over Texas…

Guillermo Heredia and Cameron Maybin each had 2-hit games as Seattle finishes the 2018 season 89-and-73, 3rd in the American League West.

Meanwhile, the National Central and West Divisions will needed one more game each to determine post-season participants.  Milwaukee beat Chicago 3-1 to claim the NL Central Crown.  The Cubs will play the loser of this afternoon’s game between Colorado and Los Angeles.  The Dodgers were looking to claim the NL West title and send the Rockies to the Wild Card game tomorrow.  The American League Wild Card game will be Wednesday in New York with the Yankees hosting Oakland at 5pm.

Thanks Eric.

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation has named Rachel Evey as its interim executive director. David Davin left the position last week to take a job with Elgin Community College in Chicago. Evey has worked for the foundation for the past year as alumni relations coordinator after previously working for a community foundation in Bakersfield, Calif. WVC President Jim Richardson said Evey has been instrumental in the recent success of the foundation and he is confident she will keep the momentum going during the transition period to a new executive director.

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. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.