NCWLIFE Channel News for July 5

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WENATCHEE- Here’s the latest news for North Central Washington from the NCWLIFE Channel with Grant Olson.

Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. A few of the stories we’re following for you tonight- a fire sweeps through a parked RV to a nearby Townhouse, displacing five, an early morning mobile home fire had crews busy in East Wenatchee, Chelan County Fire District 3 performs a river rescue and the legislature passes a bill establishing paid family and medical leave—one of the first in the nation. Later on, we’ll have sports, our feature story on all of the Fourth of July activities and your weather forecast with Dan Kuntz.

A family of five was displaced Monday evening when a fire damaged their Wenatchee townhouse apartment. It started as a vehicle fire when a motorhome parked in the 500 block of Ramona Street caught fire and then spread to nearby vegetation . . .Chelan County Fire District One spokesman, Rick Isaacson . .

Isaacson says the cause of the motorhome fire is under investigation. There were no injuries but the family that occupied the apartment are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Fire swept through a single-wide mobile home in the East Wenatchee area overnight. Crews from Douglas County Fire District 2 responded at around 12:30 am to the report of a fully involved structure fire at the trailer park located at Kentucky and Fourth Streets

Fire District Assistant Chief, Brian Brett says the fire also damaged a neighboring trailer but no one in either home was hurt

The cause of the fire is under investigation

Two people were sent to Central Washington Hospital yesterday afternoon following a one-car crash in the East Wenatchee area. A State Patrol report says it happened shortly after 3 PM on Highway 28 about 5 miles East of East Wenatchee when 20 year old Shalee Brown of Wenatchee swerved to avoid debris in the roadway. Her car crashed into a ditch. She and her passenger, 21 yewar old Johnathan Fleming-Goforth were injured.

It was a close call Monday afternoon when 3 inner-tubers lost their floats while riding the Wenatchee River downstream from the Leavenworth Barn Beach Reserve. A team of rescuers from Chelan County Fire District 3 responded around 5:50 pm and immediately found one person had made it to shore but two others were still in the water with no life preservers. Assistant Chief Glenn Brautaset says they also were able to get to dry land further downstream toward the Highway 2 bridge at the east end of town. No one was injured.

Coming up- the legislature passes a bill establishing paid family and medical leave—one of the first in the nation, The Pacific Northwest Bike Fest makes its way to Pybus Public Market and a Wenatchee School bus driver wins the state Bus Roadeo competition. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News

Welcome back. There were numerous complaints about illegal fireworks activity in the Wenatchee area but no major fireworks-related fires reported in Chelan or Douglas County. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department says officers responded to 14 complaints over the past 24 hours.

The City of East Wenatchee was the only place where the sale and discharge of fireworks was allowed.

The Legislature passed a bill on Friday that establishes one of the first paid family and medical leave laws in the nation. The new Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program will provide up to 16 weeks of leave for those wanting to take time off to care for a new infant or care for a family member. 12th District Representative, Cary Condotta opposed the bill and said during the floor debate that its bad for business .

Washington joins California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and New York in adopting family-leave legislation.

Debbie Manke took first places in the State Public Transportation Roadeo competition in Pasco last month. She earned the top place with a score of 635 points out of 725 possible, qualifying for National Competition on July 16th in Indianapolis. A public transportation roadeo is a safety and skill competition that encourages excellence and professionalism in bus operators. Bus operators and maintenance teams have separate competitions involving safe driving skills and maintenance disciplines.

Manke says it’s the first time she got first at state. She attributes her success to her nature. “Every time I drive a bus it’s a competition with myself. I have a competitive nature.”

You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, I’ll have your sports update and our feature today on the 4th of July activities that filled Pybus Market yesterday.

In NCWLIFE Channel Sports:

ROYALS 7 MARINERS 3

Whit Merrifield hit the very first pitch of the game – a Felix Hernandez fastball – over the left-centerfield wall to set the tone for Kansas City as the Royals dumped the Mariners 7-3 yesterday afternoon at the Safe.

King Felix never found his groove, allowing six hits and four walks while giving up five earned runs in six innings of work.

Kansas City took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning on the strength of Mike Moustakas’ 2-run homer and a 2-out error by Robinson Cano.

The Royals have won 5 out of their last 6 while the Mariners have lost 6 in a row at home.  Seattle went consectutive games without an extra-base hit for the 1st. time in nearly 4 years and fall 16 and a half games behind 1st place Houston in the AL West.

Ariel Miranda gets the nod for Seattle tonight against the Royals Jason Vargas, who is going for his league leading 13th. win of the season.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – Clint Dempsey scored two goals, Will Bruin had a goal and an assist, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Seattle (6-7-6) won its first game since June 4.

Colorado (6-11-1) hosted a game on Independence Day for the 22nd straight season, going 13-4-5.

Seattle took the lead in the sixth minute. Joevin Jones dribbled alone down the left sideline and found an unmarked Dempsey near the penalty spot. Bruin made it 2-0 on another open shot in the 30th minute after his defender fell down in the box.

Dempsey scored with his left foot in the 85th for a 3-1 lead. Stefan Frei’s goal kick was headed on by Bruin and Dempsey outraced the defense to chip Tim Howard.

Dominique Badji scored for Colorado in the 78th. Marlon Hairston ran past the defense for a chipped ball, sent it across the goal and Badji redirected it home at the far post.

 

Thanks Dan. Our feature today…

Wenatchee celebrated our Nation’s birthday with a daylong series of events starting at the Pybus Public Market. Meghan McPherson filed a report for NCWLIFE News .

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of today’s stories and your weather forecast for North Central Washington

And now for a recap of our top stories….

A family of five was displaced Monday evening when a fire damaged their Wenatchee townhouse apartment. It started as a vehicle fire when a motorhome parked in the 500 block of Ramona Street caught fire and then spread to nearby vegetation . . .Chelan County Fire District One spokesman, Rick Isaacson .

Isaacson says the cause of the motorhome fire is under investigation. There were no injuries but the family that occupied the apartment are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Fire swept through a single-wide mobile home in the East Wenatchee area overnight. Crews from Douglas County Fire District 2 responded at around 12:30 am to the report of a fully involved structure fire at the trailer park located at Kentucky and Fourth Streets

Fire District Assistant Chief, Brian Brett says the fire also damaged a neighboring trailer but no one in either home was hurt

The cause of the fire is under investigation

Two people were sent to Central Washington Hospital yesterday afternoon following a one-car crash in the East Wenatchee area. A State Patrol report says it happened shortly after 3 PM on Highway 28 about 5 miles East of East Wenatchee when 20 year old Shalee Brown of Wenatchee swerved to avoid debris in the roadway. Her car crashed into a ditch. She and her passenger, 21 yewar old Johnathan Fleming-Goforth were injured

It was a close call Monday afternoon when 3 inner-tubers lost their floats while riding the Wenatchee River downstream from the Leavenworth Barn Beach Reserve. A team of rescuers from Chelan County Fire District 3 responded around 5:50 pm and immediately found one person had made it to shore but two others were still in the water with no life preservers. Assistant Chief Glenn Brautaset says they also were able to get to dry land further downstream toward the Highway 2 bridge at the east end of town. No one was injured.

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). I’m Grant Olson. Have a good night.