Evening News October 30

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Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Steve Hair reporting for Grant Olsen. Here a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight—Make A Difference Day brought out a virtual army of volunteers to do good works projects around the Wenatchee Valley. Also Moses Lake police reporting the arrest of an alleged car prowler who threatened to stab the owner and Halloween in Downtown Wenatchee will be a candy-palooza.

 

Moses Lake Police Officers teamed up Sunday morning with Grant County Sheriff’s Office K9 to catch a vehicle prowler who threatened to stab the owner of the car he was prowling.

Shortly before 0300 Sunday morning, several Moses Lake High School students arrived at the I90/SR17 park and ride lot.

The kids were returning from Scarywood at Silverwood Theme Park, but police say the real zombie show was still ahead. As they pulled into the parking lot, they observed 30 year old Armando Rubio rifling through the trunk of one of their cars.

Rubio threatened to stab one of the students, then hopped onto his bike and rode away. Officers responded and located the suspect’s abandoned bike. Rubio was arrested after the sheriff’s K-9 tracked him down. The suspect was in possession of methamphetamine and knives. Rubio reportedly gave a full confession to officers, saying that he can steal whenever he wants, and he usually gets away with it.

An afternoon power outage affected about 800 Chelan County PUD customers in the Wenatchee area. It happened at the same time the Seattle Seahawks were driving for a go ahead touchdown causing some frayed nerves for television viewers. . .

PUD Spokeswoman, Kimberly Craig says the outage was caused by a squirrel in the line.

 

A State audit reports the Washington State Apple Commission was overbilled over a half million dollars  dollars by an India-based contractor. The Wenatchee World reports the company, identified as SCS Group of New Delhi, was hired to promote apple sales in that country.

Apple Commission president, Todd Fryhover said the contractor has since been replaced. He says the overpayment came to light following a tip from a subcontractor that things weren’t penciling out with the billings. Fryhover then contacted the State Auditor’s office who in turn launched an investigation.

The Wenatchee-based Apple Commission promotes Washington-grown apples to 30 countries under the federal Market Access Program. The 10.4 million dollar annual budget is funded by Growers who pay 3.5 cents per 42-pound box assessment to the commission., creating an annual budget of about $10.4 million.

Coming up, Forest Health and Wildfire prevention and All Hallows Eve in Wenatchee as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues.

 

Eastern Washington Forest lands are the focus of a new long range improvement plan under the management of the State Department of Natural Resources. Jay Seabeck files this special report for NCWLIFE News . . .

Good news on the labor front the Wenatchee area. The September report by the State Department of Employment Security provides an update on the Chelan and Douglas County economy incorporating not seasonally adjusted, non-farm employment and civilian labor force data.

In the two-county area, the annual average unemployment rate rose from 5.9-percent to 6.3-percent between 2015 and 2016 but, the rate dropped one and two-tenth points from 4.8-percent to 3.6-percent between September  2016 and September 2017. In that twelve-month period, the area’s labor force moderately expanded while the number of unemployed dropped substantially.

Meanwhile, in the period between September 2016 and 2017, Wenatchee’s total non-farm employment was at 46-thousand, a 12-hundred job and 2.6-percent upturn compared to the previous year. One of the reasons for those numbers is that more residents entered the workforce while the number of unemployed dropped substantially. The report also says that the September 2017 unemployment rate for Chelan and Douglas Counties is the lowest since electronic records were implemented in 1990.

36 downtown merchants will be doling out candy for the kids during the annual Halloween on the Avenue in Downtown Wenatchee tomorrow. Wenatchee Downtown Association Executive Director, Linda Haglund says no one will go home empty handed . . .

Haglund says the event has evolved into a family affair with even the parents joining their kids in costume. The costumes will be judged during a competition later at Pybus Public market.

You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, your sports update followed by today’s feature story. That and much more still to come on NCWLIFE News, stay with us. 

On the Les Schwab Prep Football Scoreboard from Friday…

Eastmont 36, Wenatchee 34 (OT)
In one of the wildest, most unforgettable Bridge of Sportsmanship games in history, the Eastmont Wildcats edged the Wenatchee Panthers in overtime Friday 36-34.  Ian Dunn and Mark Miller had the call for KOHO Radio and the NCWLIFE Channel…

Back to the scoreboard…

Manson beat Brewster 20-to-6
Oroville had no trouble with Waterville-Mansfield 53-to-20

On the Les Schwab Prep Soccer Playoff Scoreboard from Saturday…

Eastmont advanced with a 2-1 win in its Big-9 Play-In game against Davis.  That means a District Tournament game at Moses Lake Wednesday at 6pm for a chance to advance.  Wenatchee hosts West Valley Wednesday at 6pm in the Apple Bowl for the Big-9 District Championship.

The Wenatchee Wild split a pair of games over the weekend in BCHL play…

On Friday, the Wild again had trouble with its former goalkeeper, now playing for the Vernon Vipers, in a 4-1 defeat on the road.  Anthony Yamnitsky turned aside 32-of-33 shots.  On Saturday, it was Pink at the Rink night for the Wild as they hosted the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.  Sam Morton and AJ Vanderbeck got things started for Wenatchee with goals in the first.  The Wild added four more in the 2nd and two more in the third, as Lucas Sowder tallied two goals on the night.

Wenatchee is on the road Wednesday at Trail to take on the Smoke Eaters at 7 o’clock.

In college football Saturday…

#12 Washington 44, UCLA 23
Arizona 58, WSU 37 – Tyler Hilinski replacing Luke Falk?
CWU 34, Azusa Pacific 23

In a World Series that has seen just about everything, Game 5 had just about everything in ONE GAME last night as the Astros beat the Dodgers 13-12 in 10-innings on Alex Bregman’s walk-off, RBI single to give Houston a 3-2 series lead…

The game, which was the second-longest in World Series history at 5-hours, 17-minutes, saw Cy Young The game saw Los Angeles take an early 4-run lead, only to have Houston tie it with four runs in the 4th.  The two teams combined to hit 7-home runs.  Houston blew a three-run lead in the 9th.  Finally, usual Dodger ace-closer Kenley Jansen walked and hit a batter in the 10th before Bregman provided the game-winning hit.  Game 6 will be tomorrow in Los Angeles at 5 o’clock on FOX as Justin Verlander goes for the Stros against the Dodger’s Rich Hill.

Russell Wilson hit Jimmy Graham for an 18-yard touchdown pass with 21-seconds remaining to give the Seahawks a come-from-behind 41-38 win over Houston Sunday at CenturyLink Field…

Wilson had a career-high 452-yards passing with 4 touchdowns and needed every bit of it against the Texan’s rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.  The Clemson Heisman Trophy winner launched one bomb after another, passing for 402 yards and four touchdowns, but also had three interceptions including one returned 78-yards by Earl Thomas for a touchdown.

Seattle moved into a tie for first place in the NFC West with the idle Los Angeles Rams with the victory…

Both teams are 5-and-2.  Meanwhile, San Francisco dropped to oh-and-8 with a 33-10 loss to Philadelphia.  The Seahawks will play home again this Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Friday’s football game between Eastmont and Wenatchee featured more than just an overtime thriller.  Half time also allowed first responders from the Wenatchee Valley to battle in a horse race to benefit local Special Olympics athletes.  I provided the P-A announcing for the event, which featured horses made up of teams from Ballard Ambulance, Chelan County Fire District 1 and 2, Chelan County Regional Jail, Chelan County Sheriff, Department of Corrections, Douglas County Fire, Douglas County Sheriff, East Wenatchee Police, Les Schwab Tire Toy Drive, Lifeline Ambulance and Wenatchee Police.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle, Erika Bauer, donated her winnings back to Special Olympics Wenatchee.  Bauer, a 5th grade teacher at Sunnyslope Elementary School, has been teaching for 23-years and said she just wanted to give back.  According to Caryl Andre (AHN-dray), director of the local Special Olympics program in Wenatchee, the total raised from Friday’s event was $2,587…ALL of which staying right here to benefit the local athletes.

 

Thanks Eric…

Law enforcement and public safety agencies will have displays and information available for trick or treaters and their parents Tuesday in Downtown Wenatchee. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department promoted the event on a recent Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program with host, Dan Kuntz . . .

The Wenatchee Downtown Association sponsors the Halloween on the Avenue event.

The NCWLIFE Evening News continues. A full recap of our top stories of the day including a unique horserace at the Wenatchee Apple Bowl Friday night. The winner? Washington State’s Special Olympics.

 

Moses Lake Police Officers teamed up Sunday morning with Grant County Sheriff’s Office K9 to catch a vehicle prowler who threatened to stab the owner of the car he was prowling.

Shortly before 0300 Sunday morning, several Moses Lake High School students arrived at the I90/SR17 park and ride lot.

The kids were returning from Scarywood at Silverwood Theme Park, but police say the real zombie show was still ahead. As they pulled into the parking lot, they observed 30 year old Armando Rubio rifling through the trunk of one of their cars.

Rubio threatened to stab one of the students, then hopped onto his bike and rode away. Officers responded and located the suspect’s abandoned bike. Rubio was arrested after the sheriff’s K-9 tracked him down. The suspect was in possession of methamphetamine and knives. Rubio reportedly gave a full confession to officers, saying that he can steal whenever he wants, and he usually gets away with it.

An afternoon power outage affected about 800 Chelan County PUD customers in the Wenatchee area. It happened at the same time the Seattle Seahawks were driving for a go ahead touchdown causing some frayed nerves for television viewers. . .

PUD Spokeswoman, Kimberly Craig says the outage was caused by a squirrel in the line.

A State audit reports the Washington State Apple Commission was overbilled over a half million dollars  dollars by an India-based contractor. The Wenatchee World reports the company, identified as SCS Group of New Delhi, was hired to promote apple sales in that country.

Apple Commission president, Todd Fryhover said the contractor has since been replaced. He says the overpayment came to light following a tip from a subcontractor that things weren’t penciling out with the billings. Fryhover then contacted the State Auditor’s office who in turn launched an investigation.

The Wenatchee-based Apple Commission promotes Washington-grown apples to 30 countries under the federal Market Access Program. The 10.4 million dollar annual budget is funded by Growers who pay 3.5 cents per 42-pound box assessment to the commission., creating an annual budget of about $10.4 million.

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, tune in to NCWLife Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and all the latest news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.