Evening News October 17, 2018

1110

video
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, The mid-term election is officially underway as ballots are being mailed out this week in Washington State with county officials expecting higher than normal turnout. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office wants to make clear its chief of patrol did not make a controversial statement attributed to him on a social media post, and, Candidates for three local judicial races will appear at a forum Tonight sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Wenatchee police say a 19-year old Wenatchee man was critically injured Monday night after falling out of a moving vehicle. The accident happened around 10:00 p.m.  Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department tells us how the accident happened. . .

Captain Reinfeld says the driver of the pickup submitted to a blood and breathe test which both came back negative. Mora remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The mid-term election is officially underway as ballots are being mailed out this week in Washington State. Douglas County Auditor, Thad Duvall anticipates a higher-than-normal turnout. He tells NCWLIFE News that voter registration is at an all-time high. . .

Chelan County will mail out ballots on Friday. They must be postmarked by November 6th in order to be counted.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office wants to make clear its chief of patrol did not make a statement attributed to him on a social media post.

The post is being interpreted as a joke about a mental illness and police use of force. The post was part of a PowerPoint demonstration created by instructor Mike Battis, who had provided free training for deputies. The slide in question is now being described by the instructor as a “poor attempt at humor.”

It was shared on Facebook by, among others, the Tyler for Sheriff Page, the campaign page for Deputy Jennifer Tyler, who is running against incumbent Sheriff Brian Burnett.

Battis, said he knows the chief of patrol personally and professionally and was trying to tease him but now realizes he made a mistake and apologizes. The Sheriff’s Office first became aware of the slide early Tuesday afternoon and quickly issued a press release distancing itself from the social media post. “The text in the PowerPoint slide is not a quote from the pictured Administrator, any Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Command Staff member, or any other Chelan County Sheriff’s Office employee. The quote goes on to say that the Sheriff’s Office is committed to deal with mental health and use of force issues in a professional manner.”

Candidates for three local judicial races will appear at a forum Tonight sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

It’s at the LocalTel Event Center at Pybus Market. Its preceded by a reception starting at 5:00 p.m. Participating will be Kyle Mott and Allen Blackmon, competing for Chelan District Court Judge, Position 2; Eric Biggar and Robert Hunter, competing for Douglas District Court Judge Position 1; and Kristin Ferrera and Charles Steinberg, competing for Chelan Superior Court Judge, Position 3.

Coming up next, Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort’s plans for expansion receives the support of the Chelan County Port District. Representative Dan Newhouse was in Moses Lake earlier today for a host of events including a tour of the construction project on the new Big Bend Community College Aviation Program building, and, A Chelan County Port Commissioner wants to help save the historic Horan House from being torn down. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort’s plans for expansion receives the support of the Chelan County Port District. The three- member board of Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the plans at their regular meeting Tuesday. Commission Chairman, Rory Turner said the project fits perfectly with the Port’s economic development goals and support for more year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. . .

The project is still undergoing a Washington state environmental analysis and application approval with Chelan County, according to the US Forest Service.

Representative Dan Newhouse was in Moses Lake earlier today for a host of events including a tour of the construction project on the new Big Bend Community College Aviation Program building.

Newhouse received an update on the future of Big Bend’s aviation program after Congress approved legislation that established an aviation school grant program and included Representative Newhouse’s language preserving the Terminal Radar Approach Control facilities in Grant County. The tour at Big Bend College was from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Later in the day, Newhouse received the friends of the farm bureau award at the fairgrounds and then participated in a discussion with employees at Bud Clary Toyota.

A Chelan County Port Commissioner wants to help save the historic Horan House from being torn down. The owners of the old Victorian-style home have applied with the City of Wenatchee to demolish the home and its neighboring Carriage house. As a private developer, Commissioner Rory Turner, has been involved in a number of restoration projects around the State. He says the Horan House is worth saving. . .

Turner outlined a three-pronged plan for relocating and restoring the home. . .

Turner says he’s working with the State Trust for Historic Preservation on a plan to preserve the house. The City is awaiting the completion of a State required environmental review before acting on the property owner’s application for demolition.

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.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News…

In an effort to keep you, the voter, informed regarding upcoming ballot initiatives, tonight we continue our coverage of the initiatives with the case for voting yes on I-1631, the carbon tax measure. . .

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

As a kid playing an imaginary game in the back yard, you always dream up the scenario:  Tie game.  Bottom of the 9th.  A 3-2 count.  And you’re at the plate.  The Dodger’s Cody Bellinger lived the reality of that dream last night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series…only it was the bottom of the 13th!

With Manny Machado at second base and two outs, Bellinger ripped a single to right field that allowed Machado to score the winning run and Los Angeles tied the NLCS 2-games apiece.  Bellinger ended up 2-for-4 on the night as 7 Brewer pitchers held the Dodgers to 7-hits over 13-innings with 17-strikeouts.

The game went well after 11 o’clock last night so the two teams turn around on short rest today for Game 5 at 2:05 this afternoon.  Game 4 of the A-L-C-S is today at 5:39 in Houston where the Red Sox lead 2-1 after pounding out an 8-2 win yesterday, highlighted by Jackie Bradley Junior’s grand slam home run.

Things just got very interesting atop the Big 9 girls soccer standings as we head to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from last night…

Moses Lake came into Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl last night and handed the Wenatchee Panthers a 3-nil defeat.  It’s only Wenatchee’s second loss in league play this season, but both came at the hands of the Chiefs.  The win improved Moses Lake to 7-and-2 while the Panthers fell to 8-and-2.

Meanwhile, Eastmont kept pace by shutting out Sunnyside on the road 4-nil.  The win improved the Wildcat’s record to 7-and-3.  Wenatchee swept the season series from Eastmont, so the Panthers have the advantage there.  The regular season title will be determined over the final two games for Moses Lake and Wenatchee.

Also last night, Cascade remained unbeaten in CTL play with a 6-nil win over Okanogan.

On the Les Schwab Prep Volleyball Scoreboard last night…

Eastmont swept Eisenhower 3-games-to-none to improve to 6-and-2 in Big 9 play as they won 25-23, 19 and 21.  Britt Vaughn swung the momentum of the second game, serving 10-points in a row.  Coach Karinne (kuh-RIN) Davis said it was a huge turnaround in the game…

Kolbie Voshall (voe-SHAUL) made one dig after another to help Eastmont to the victory.  She said it wasn’t their best night because they’re eagerly looking ahead…

 

Speaking of Wenatchee, they went on the road, and despite dropping the second game, defeated Davis 3-1.  Also, it was Chelan sweeping Omak, Cascade downing Okanogan, and Lake Roosevelt won a thriller at Waterville 3-games-to-2.

21-years ago, Ken Bering bought the Seahawks and was moving the team to Anaheim with the NFL’s blessing.  The City of Seattle and Seahawks supporters moved quickly to devise a plan to stop that from happening.  In the center of it all was Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.  He stepped up to buy the team and build a new stadium, but not without the public’s help…

Thanks to Seahawks dot com for the video.  We’ll have more on the building of a new stadium tomorrow in our tribute to Paul Allen.

Thanks Eric.

If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on the NCWLIFE Evening News, message us on our Facebook Page at the NCWLIFE Channel.

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.