Evening News October 15, 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, Wenatchee police have arrested a man and woman suspected in a series of recent vehicle prowls, and, Moses Lake Police report a woman was shot there Friday night and say it may have been the result of a domestic dispute or a drive-by shooting.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Emergency crews responded Sunday afternoon to a two-vehicle accident that resulted in one of the vehicles crashing into the side of a bank. It happened at the intersection of Mission and Fifth Streets intersection. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department a small red compact car driven by a 93 year old woman collided with the Banner Bank building after it was struck by a truck in the intersection.

Traffic was stopped along Mission Street for about an hour before the wreckage was removed. The bank building was closed and was vacant at the time of the crash.

Wenatchee police have arrested a man and woman suspected in a series of recent vehicle prowls. Arrested were Makaella A. Leonardo, 23, from Visalia, Calif., and Patrick J. Malone, 31, of Wenatchee on multiple charges.

Last Thursday, officers responded to a call of suspicious behavior at the Holiday Lodge on North Wenatchee Avenue. The suspects had left the hotel before officers arrived. The caller said he believed Leonardo and Malone had entered several rooms. Officers eventually located the pair and some property in nearby shrubs. Also, Malone had a silver laptop in his possession. They were warned not to return to the Holiday Lodge. Later, while talking with other officers, the responding police learned a silver laptop had been taken in a vehicle prowl the previous day.

They returned to the area where Leonardo and Malone were contacted but they had left. But in the same shrubs they found property that was linked to several vehicle prowls and thefts during the past several weeks.  Officers began checking pawn shops to see if the laptop had been pawned. Pawn Fathers employees said a couple matching the description of Leonardo and Malone came in Wednesdays with two bikes to pawn, one of which police recognized as recently reported stolen. Pawn Fathers video footage showed Leonardo and Malone bringing in the stolen bike. Police say during the transaction, Leonardo used identification that had been stolen during a vehicle prowl in Carson, Washington. A short time later Leonardo and Malone were spotted walking along North Wenatchee Avenue. Both suspects were arrested without incident and were booked into Chelan County Regional Jail. Police say they recovered evidence related to several vehicle prowls reported in Wenatchee.

Moses Lake Police report a woman was shot there Friday night and say it may have been the result of a domestic dispute or a drive-by shooting.

The 29-year old victim told police she was eating with her boyfriend near the Best Western Hotel near interstate 90 around 4:00 p.m. when she heard two gunshots. She was shot once in the abdomen and then said she saw a white car fleeing the scene after the shots were fired.

Following the shooting, the woman’s boyfriend then carried her to Blue Heron Park where he called his Mother who then notified police. The boyfriend fled the scene before police arrived and witnesses said they tried to keep him there believing he may have shot his girlfriend. Moses Lake Police are asking anyone with information to the shooting to call their office (509) 764-3887.

Guests at Suncadia Lodge near Cle Elum were briefly evacuated early Monday morning after a fire broke out in the kitchen of the hotel. The blaze was quickly contained by crews from Kittitas County Fire District 7 and other agencies and did not spread to residential or guest rooms, according to Hank Thiess, general manager of Suncadia. There were no reported injuries.

About 100 people were evacuated after fire alarms went off about 2:30 a.m. Fire crews worked for hours to remove roofing materials so they could gain access to the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Coming up next, Developers behind the proposed Leavenworth Adventure Park plan to resubmit their application for a conditional use permit next week. The median price for a home in the Wenatchee area held steady for the third straight month in September, and, The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center marks it’s 60th anniversary with the “Reheated: Baked, Mashed or Fried” potato art exhibit. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Developers behind the proposed Leavenworth Adventure Park plan to resubmit their application for a conditional use permit next week. The original application for the controversial park was withdrawn in September after concerns were raised about potential problems with parking, noise and traffic.

Developer David Moffett told NCWLIFE the new application addresses those issues. Without providing specifics, he said parking questions have been resolved. . .

Moffett added that a new study shows traffic impacts will be less than originally thought. . .

 

As far as noise, he said that was never a legitimate concern. . .

Resubmitting the application has set the project back 3 or 4 moths, Moffett said. The hopes now are to start construction next summer, with an opening in December 2019 or early 2020.

The median price for a home in the Wenatchee area held steady for the third straight month at about $335,000 dollars in September but the number of homes sold fell to 87, down from 98 in August. A year ago the median price for a home was $290,000. The monthly report from Pacific Appraisal Associates showed homes continued to sell for 98-percent of their listing price.

The number of active listings for homes was at 213 in September, up slightly from 210 in August. The report includes Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Malaga, Orondo and Rock Island. The vacancy rate for all housing continued to be low at 2 percent, with a 3 percent vacancy rate for single-family homes and 2 percent for multifamily homes.

A concept cooked up in 1994 by the Washington State Potato Commission brought spuds out of the kitchen, and into… the local museum. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center marks it’s 60th anniversary with the “Reheated: Baked, Mashed or Fried” art exhibit.

Over the course of the three week exhibition, the museum will explore Washington State’s agricultural prowess (it claims the world’s highest potato yield per acre!), the potato in art and culture, and host several potato-themed programs and family activities. The judged art exhibit culminates with the winner being presented with the Golden Potato Award.

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

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We continue our look at the initiatives on the statewide ballot in November with the case for voting yes on Initiative 1634, a measure that would prohibit local taxes on grocery items, such as the pop tax that was passed by the Seattle City Council. . .

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.

The long travel and several day stay in London seemed to suit the Seahawks just fine Sunday as Seattle dominated the Oakland Raiders 27-3…

Russell Wilson found three different receivers on touchdown passes; Sebastian Janikowski connected on two field goals; and the Seahawks defense sacked Derek Carr 6-times and held Oakland to just 79-yards rushing in the victory.

The game was “supposed” to be an Oakland “home” game, but it looked and sounded like a Seahawks home game with all the 12’s present.  Coach Pete Carroll was surprised by the support…

Seattle has a bye this Sunday and next plays at Detroit October 28th.

Washington and Oregon went to overtime to settle their Pac 12 football game Saturday at Autzen Stadium…

After Washington kicked a field goal, the Duck’s C.J. Verdell scored on a 6-yard touchdown run to give Oregon the 30-27 victory.  The Huskies had a chance to win it at the end of regulation, but kicker Peyton Henry missed from 37-yards out.

In Ogden, Utah, Weber State shut down the high-powered Eastern Washington offense and had two interceptions in the fourth quarter to beat the Eagles 14-6 Saturday.

In Ellensburg, Reilly Hennessey threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Central Washington dispatched Western Oregon 48-10.

The Wenatchee Wild celebrated its home opener Friday night…

At the Town Toyota Center with a ring celebration and banner drop for their BCHL Championship a season ago.  Afterwards, it was time to play hockey with the Nanaimo Clippers in town.  And the visitors were all too eager to knock off the defending champions.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

 

The Wild had no time to wallow in pity because they were in Langley the following night to take on the Rivermen and came away with a 3-nothing win.  Scoring goals for Wenatchee were Lucas Sowder, Josh Arnold and AJ Hodges.  Wenatchee begins a five-game home stand with Merritt in town Friday and Saturday.

Heading back to Friday in prep football, the game featured here on the NCWLIFE Channel was a classic as Eastmont hosted Sunnyside.  The back and forth contest would go to the break with Eastmont up 27-19.

We’ll pick up the highlights with just over five-minutes left in the 3rd quarter.  Grant Olson and I had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

So Eastmont gets the victory to improve to 6-and-1, 3-and-oh in Big 9 play.

In other Friday night football…

Nate Blauman carried 18-times for 190 yards and two touchdowns as Wenatchee bombed Davis 41-nothing to win its 5th straight and improve to 4-and-oh in Big 9 play.

Cascade rushed for 370-yards and edged Chelan 34-28.

Okanogan picked off three passes and rumbled to a 33-7 win over Cashmere.

Lake Roosevelt knocked off Manson 33-7 and Entiat had no trouble with Waterville-Mansfield, winning 68-24.

Here’s what we have in store for you in sports this week on the NCWLIFE Channel…

It begins tomorrow night at Eastmont when the Wildcats host Eisenhower in Big 9 volleyball at 7 o’clock.  Then, it’s the rematch of Eastmont at Wenatchee in volleyball Thursday at 7.  And on Friday, Eastmont hosts Eisenhower at 7 with our pregame with Eric and Grant beginning at 6:45.

And in the Major League Baseball playoffs…

Boston rebounded with a 7-5 win in Game 2 last night to tie the American League Championship series at a game apiece.  Game 3 is tomorrow in Houston.

Game 3 of the National League Championship series is today at Los Angeles where the Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers are tied at 1-1.

Thanks Eric.

Emergency crews responded Sunday afternoon to a two-vehicle accident that resulted in one of the vehicles crashing into the side of a bank. It happened at the intersection of Mission and Fifth Streets intersection. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department a small red compact car driven by a 93 year old woman collided with the Banner Bank building after it was struck by a truck in the intersection.

Traffic was stopped along Mission Street for about an hour before the wreckage was removed. The bank building was closed and was vacant at the time of the crash.

Wenatchee police have arrested a man and woman suspected in a series of recent vehicle prowls. Arrested were Makaella A. Leonardo, 23, from Visalia, Calif., and Patrick J. Malone, 31, of Wenatchee on multiple charges.

Last Thursday, officers responded to a call of suspicious behavior at the Holiday Lodge on North Wenatchee Avenue. The suspects had left the hotel before officers arrived. The caller said he believed Leonardo and Malone had entered several rooms. Officers eventually located the pair and some property in nearby shrubs. Also, Malone had a silver laptop in his possession. They were warned not to return to the Holiday Lodge. Later, while talking with other officers, the responding police learned a silver laptop had been taken in a vehicle prowl the previous day.

They returned to the area where Leonardo and Malone were contacted but they had left. But in the same shrubs they found property that was linked to several vehicle prowls and thefts during the past several weeks.  Officers began checking pawn shops to see if the laptop had been pawned. Pawn Fathers employees said a couple matching the description of Leonardo and Malone came in Wednesdays with two bikes to pawn, one of which police recognized as recently reported stolen. Pawn Fathers video footage showed Leonardo and Malone bringing in the stolen bike. Police say during the transaction, Leonardo used identification that had been stolen during a vehicle prowl in Carson, Washington. A short time later Leonardo and Malone were spotted walking along North Wenatchee Avenue. Both suspects were arrested without incident and were booked into Chelan County Regional Jail. Police say they recovered evidence related to several vehicle prowls reported in Wenatchee.

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.