NCWLIFE Evening News April 8, 2019

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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, An East Wenatchee man who was injured Friday morning when his mobile home caught fire has died. A Moses Lake man was apparently high on meth and hallucinating when he called police Saturday to say someone was trying to break into his home and kill him, and, Washington State Fish and Wildlife confirms a new wolf pack has been identified in an area that includes Chelan and Kittitas Counties.    

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A massive blaze destroyed a mobile home and a vehicle in the Sun Cove area near Orondo Friday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 2:20 Friday at 585 West Entiat Drive and by the time firefighters arrived at the scene, they immediately called for a second alarm to protect neighboring houses.  The fire quickly spread through the mobile home and torched an SUV next to the home under a mobile parking shelter. No one was home at the time of the fire and at least one dog escaped without injury. The fire burned so hot, neighboring houses suffered cracked windows and melted paint and siding.

A neighbor right next door also lost a shed, all of the lawn equipment inside and a wooden fence. No word yet how that fire started.

An East Wenatchee man who was injured Friday morning when his mobile home caught fire has died. 89-year old Lawrence Jones died Saturday at Central Washington Hospital. His daughter Gailine Arellan tells NCWLIFE News that her father died from severe burns escaping the burning residence and then attempting to reenter the structure trying to put the fire out. Douglas County Fire District Two Fire Marshal Kurt Blanchard says the fire started around 12:30 AM Friday on the deck of the single-wide mobile home located off Highway 28 South of Hydro Park. He says the fire quickly spread indoors. Blanchard says at first it wasn’t known if the occupants escaped. He said RiverCom Dispatchers reported hearing sounds of the fire and commotion inside the trailer when the residents left the telephone line open. He talked to NCWLIFE News after inspecting the fire scene. . .

Jones lived with another daughter, 68-year old Patsy Wilson, who was also treated for smoke inhalation and then released from the hospital Saturday. Her sister says Wilson had been living with her father while awaiting a kidney transplant. She says a gofundme page is being created to help her make ends meet. The trailer was a total loss and the family’s two pet dogs also perished in the fire.

A Moses Lake man was apparently high on meth and hallucinating when he called police Saturday to say someone was trying to break into his home and kill him.

Moses Lake Police Department says things soon got very real for 25-year-old Trevon McLemore after deputies discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest. McLemore fled on foot in the 3800 block of Lakeshore Drive and tried to enter a neighbor’s home before fleeing again.

Police released K-9 Edo, who tracked McLemore for about 30 minutes before finding him hiding in shrubbery near Lakeshore and Battery Road. His encounter with Edo required a trip to the hospital before McLemore was booked in the Grant County Jail.

Washington State Fish and Wildlife confirms a new wolf pack has been identified in an area that includes Chelan and Kittitas Counties. The agency released its annual wolf population report on Friday. The report says there is one breeding pair of wolves living in the Naneum Ridge area between Blewett Pass and Mission Ridge.

WDFW biologist Ben Maletzke says the predators were observed north of Ellensburg but he said they probably travel into Chelan County to hunt. The report also says the wolf packs in the North Cascades recovery area, which includes Chelan County, has three successful breeding pairs. The report also revealed the first wolf pack in Western Washington was confirmed in Skagit County with the discovery of a breeding male and female. The agency says the State’s wolf population remained healthy in 2018 and increased to 126 animals.

Coming up next, The Woodin Avenue Landing Park in Chelan closed today because of ongoing construction on the Woodin Avenue Bridge. The US Forest Service has released its list of areas targeted for prescribed fires this spring and summer, and, The 6-year-old girl who fell into an icy Rock Island pond on February 21st is well on her way to a full recovery as she begins rehab at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

The Woodin Avenue Landing Park in Chelan closed today because of ongoing construction on the Woodin Avenue Bridge. The landing park will remain closed until Friday, April 19th.

All this week, crews will be installing irrigation sleeves, finish the landing park wall and pouring concrete for curbs, planters and sidewalks.

There are no bridge closures anticipated, only short stops in traffic to allow equipment and trucks in and out of the work areas. Pedestrian access continues to remain open at all times with bicyclists using the same area to cross. The bridge project is expected to be completed by Memorial Day at the end of May.

The US Forest Service has released its list of areas targeted for prescribed fires this spring and summer. The controlled burns are used to help reduce forest fuels that could result in catastrophic wildfires.

Prescribed burns are planned on the Chelan, Entiat, Lake Wenatchee and Wenatchee River Ranger Districts in Chelan County. Residents and visitors can expect to see and smell some smoke each day during burning operations. Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest Fire Management officer, Rob Allen says more than 10,000 acres are planned for treatment forest-wide, weather and fuel conditions permitting.

The 6-year-old girl who fell into an icy Rock Island pond on February 21st is well on her way to a full recovery as she begins rehab at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

According to her mother, Rae’Ana Rosenberg, who spent almost 20 minutes under water, has only one chest tube remaining after having her IV stand taken away Sunday. It has been a long and difficult recovery for the girl. Shawn Ballard of Ballard Ambulance visited Rae’Ana last week and said a month ago doctors feared the worst.

Ballard delivered get-well cards written by local kids at a March 26 fund-raiser at Blue Spoon Yogurt in East Wenatchee. Rae’Ana smiled as they were read to her and clutched them to her chest, saying QUOTE how do they all know my name? UNQUOTE.

Meanwhile, her mother, Becca Shelton, is due to give birth to her third child any day and could be induced Thursday, Ballard said.

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The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up once again with Pybus Public Market for K9 and Wines. Deputies Aaron Shepard and Mark Hegberg, along with K9 Ruben, stopped by Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with Dan Kuntz to talk more about the family friendly event:

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

The Seattle Mariners continued their hottest start in team history over the weekend, taking two of three from the Chicago White Sox including yesterday’s 12-5 win to improve to 9-and-2…

Daniel Vogelbach led the way with a career-high 6-RBI’s, including two home runs and a bases-clearing double.  Seattle has homered in each of its first 11-games and leads the Major Leagues with 26 on the season.

The Mariners begin a four-game series in Kansas City today with Felix Hernandez on the mound, facing the Royals’ Homer Bailey.  Homer?  Not the best name for a pitcher facing a team that likes to hit home runs.

We’re all set for the College Men’s Basketball Championship tonight in Minneapolis after Virginia edged Auburn 63-62 and Texas Tech stopped Michigan State 61-51 Saturday…

That means it’s the Cavaliers and the Red Raiders for all the marbles tonight on CBS.  The game tips at 6:20.

And how about the Women’s Championship game…

Baylor held on for a thrilling 82-81 win over Notre Dame as Chloe Jackson hit a tiebreaking layup with 3.9 seconds remaining.  Notre Dame had a chance at the free throw line to send it into overtime, but converted only one of the two shots.  Baylor, who happens to be heavily recruiting Cashmere’s Hailey Van Lith, finished the season 37-and-1.

The Wenatchee Wild’s defense of the Fred Page Cup came to an end Friday night, falling to the Vernon Vipers in Game 5 by a score of 3-to-1…

Wenatchee jumped out to an early lead 3-minutes into the first period when Marko Reifenberger scored his 6th goal of the playoffs.  But it was all Vipers from there as Vernon scored three unanswered goals in the 2nd period.  Wenatchee could only muster 6 shots on goal in the 3rd period and saw its season end, falling 4-games-to-1 to Vernon.

Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

The Wild finished the regular season 32-20-2-and-4 and complete playoffs 9-and-9.  Vernon will advance to face Prince George for the Fred Page Cup Finals.

The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks found its offensive stride last night in the Town Toyota Center, putting up 60 points in a 40-point win over the Reno Express…

The Skyhawks improved to 2-and-1 with the win and won’t play again until April 20th at Reno.  The Idaho Horsemen lead the American West Football Conference at 3-and-oh after its 67-37 win over the Tri City Fire last weekend.

Let’s open up the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from over the weekend, first in boys soccer…

Brewster shot past Chelan 4-1 on Friday and Wenatchee stumbled at Davis, falling 2-1.  On Saturday, Omak blanked Manson 1-nil and Cascade doubled-up Meridian 4-2.

In baseball action on Friday…

Cascade 10-runned Meridian 13-to-3 and Cashmere shut out Tonasket 10-0.  On Saturday, Wenatchee edged Eastmont 2-1 and Manson and Cascade were rained out.

On the Les Schwab Prep Softball Scoreboard..

Cascade and Mt. Baker split a doubleheader Friday with the Kodiaks coming out in game one 3-2, but the visitors winning game two 13-to-8.  It was also Cashmere downing Tonasket 12-8.

On the prep schedule for today…

The Big 9 boys golf teams are gathering for their 3rd POD at Moses Lake Country Club today with a noon tee time.  The Cascade boys and girls are in Omak at 2:30.

Also in a non-league soccer match, Wenatchee is on the road at Mt. Si at 5 o’clock.

Thanks Eric. Recapping tonight’s top story. . .

A massive blaze destroyed a mobile home and a vehicle in the Sun Cove area near Orondo Friday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 2:20 Friday at 585 West Entiat Drive and by the time firefighters arrived at the scene, they immediately called for a second alarm to protect neighboring houses.  The fire quickly spread through the mobile home and torched an SUV next to the home under a mobile parking shelter. No one was home at the time of the fire and at least one dog escaped without injury. The fire burned so hot, neighboring houses suffered cracked windows and melted paint and siding.

A neighbor right next door also lost a shed, all of the lawn equipment inside and a wooden fence. No word yet how that fire started.

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. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.