Evening News October 18, 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, A 19-year old Wenatchee man remains in grave condition at Harborview Medical Center tonight after he was injured Monday night after he fell out of a moving vehicle, and, A Federal court ruling has refueled the debate over breaching dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Luckily, nobody was injured when a Jeep collided with a train at the Hawley Street crossing in Wenatchee earlier this (Thu.) afternoon, causing a traffic backup and closing streets near the crossing. Wenatchee police were busy until late afternoon clearing the crossing. It is unknown at this time whether the vehicle’s driver tried to drive around the railroad crossing arms or if the vehicle became disabled on the tracks. Police are awaiting video footage from the train to determine what happened.

A 19-year old Wenatchee man remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center tonight after he was injured Monday night after he fell out of a moving vehicle. The accident happened around 10:00 p.m.  Injured in the accident was Gaige Ewan Mora of Wenatchee. 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. A Harborview Medical Center nursing supervisor reported this morning that Mora remains in intensive care in grave condition.

A Federal court ruling has refueled the debate over breaching dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The ruling issued Wednesday by the US District Court in Seattle orders protection for salmon from warm water temperatures that have impacted fish survival.

Coming up next, The first tenants in the Port of Chelan County’s new business incubator at Pybus Public Market moved in this week. Central Washington University hosted a debate between 8th Congressional District candidates Dino Rossi and Kim Schrier, we have highlights, and, tonight we continue our coverage of the initiatives with the case for voting no on I-1631, the carbon tax measure. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

The first tenants in the Port of Chelan County’s new business incubator at Pybus Public Market moved in this week. . .

Subsplash, a Seattle-based developer of apps and web tools for churches and others, is still in the early stages of its expansion to Wenatchee. Subsplash CEO Tim Turner is excited about the potential for growth in the Wenatchee Valley. . .

Currently, Supsplash has about 10 employees but that will soon grow to about 15, and possibly more. Turner said he has long eyed Wenatchee for growing his 10-year-old business. . .

Turner said he is pleased with the skilled labor force he was able to find locally for his business expansion. Subsplash employs about 100 people at its Seattle offices.

Central Washington University hosted a debate between 8th Congressional District candidates Dino Rossi and Kim Schrier. The two candidates addressed a myriad of issues. There were no real surprises last night as both candidates assumed partisan positions on issues such as the cost and delivery of health care. . .

 

Last night was the only time the two candidates will face off in a debate. If you missed it, you can view it, on demand, on our website.

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 no on I-1631, the carbon tax measure. . .

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…

Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Today, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Danny the dog. . .

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.

There’s nothing quite like the pitch-to-pitch, inning-to-inning drama of post-season baseball.  Boston and Houston’s Game 4 at Minute Maid Park came down to a bottom of the 9th, bases-loaded, 2-out situation with the Astro’s best hitter, Alex Bregman, facing the Red Sox’ best closer, Craig Kimbrel.

Houston trailed 8-6.  Bregman drove Kimbrel’s first pitch on a sinking, line drive to left field, where Boston’s Andrew Benintendi made a spectacular, diving catch to preserve the win and put the Red Sox one win away from returning to the World Series…

The Astros will turn to ace Justin Verlander to extend their season today in Game 5 at 5:09pm on TBS.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers lead the National League Championship Series 3-games-to-2 after a 5-2 win over Milwaukee yesterday at Dodger’s Stadium.  Clayton Kershaw pitched seven masterful innings of 1-run, 3-hit ball with 9 strikeouts.  Game 6 will be back in Milwaukee Friday night at 5:39pm on FS1.

Congratulations to Cashmere’s Hailey Van Lith…

Seen here biting her gold medal she earned along with the USA women’s U-18 3-on-3 team at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina yesterday.  It’s the second-consecutive gold medal for Team USA.  Hailey scored 28-points in 7-games during the tournament.

Turning to the prep soccer schedule for today…

As the season winds down, Manson travels to Brewster today at 4:30.  Cashmere hosts Chelan at 6:30.  Eastmont is home to Davis today at 7 while the Wenatchee Panthers are on the road at West Valley at 7 o’clock.

A month ago, Eastmont edged Wenatchee in Big 9 volleyball 3-games-to-2 in an epic match at Eastmont High School.  Tonight, the two teams meet again and Panther Coach Connor Metcalf says his team is playing much better than earlier this season…

Following Eastmont’s win Tuesday over Eisenhower, Wildcat Coach Karinne Davis said she and her team are looking forward to the rematch with Wenatchee…

 

Wenatchee will host Eastmont tonight at 7 o’clock and we’ll have it LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Eric Granstrom and LeAnne Branam providing the play-by-play.

Also tonight on the prep volleyball schedule, Entiat hosts Wilson Creek at 5:30.  Brewster’s at Mason; Oroville hosts Waterville-Mansfield; and Chelan travels to Cashmere at 6:30.

The Big 9 has a big swim meet today at Moses Lake…

It’s the Big 9 Swim and Dive League meet in the pool today starting at 4 o’clock.

Our featured football game this week on the NCWLIFE Channel has the Eastmont Wildcats hosting the Eisenhower Cadets…

Eastmont is undefeated through 3 Big Nine games so far and 6-and-1 overall with three games remaining.  Junior Carson Everhart was brought in at quarterback in the second game of the season, with Caelen Massey moving out to the slot position.  Everhart says he’s received a lot of help from his coach and teammates to keep working week-to-week and staying steady on the task at hand…

 

Our pre-game tomorrow night begins at 6:45 from Wildcat Stadium with Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson and a cast of thousands.

Wenatchee is undefeated as well in Big 9 play at 4-and-oh and will be on the road at Sunnyside tomorrow.  Panther Coach Scott Devereaux says his defense will have the task of corralling quarterback Derrick Escamilla (esk-uh-MEE-yah) and wide receiver Mike Rivera…

We’ll have more of our football Friday preview tomorrow here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

As we continue on our series on Paul Allen this week, we remember his efforts 21-years ago to save the Seahawks from moving to California.  Once Referendum 48 passed in 1997 to build a new stadium and replace the aging and decrepit Kingdome, it was also time to focus on building Seattle’s team into a winner…

Now that we had a winner, it was time to win it all.  That’s tomorrow on our tribute to Paul Allen, who passed away from cancer this week at the age of 65.

Thanks Eric.

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.