WENATCHEE, WA – It’s time for NCWLIFE Evening News for Friday, August 11, 2017. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight— a new business opens in Wenatchee, more details emerge on an accidental shooting in Moses Lake and several accidents slow traffic on Highway 28. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today.
Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris has declared the death of a Texas couple whose bodies were discovered earlier this spring in their pickup truck near Lake Wenatchee as a double suicide. The announcement comes after the State Crime Lab released the results of blood toxicology tests and review of other evidence found at the scene. 34 year old Roger Marburger of Humble, Texas and his wife, 24 year old Sarah Pischke were found dead inside their parked pickup truck in the Chiwaukum Creek area. The Coroner says there were no physical injuries to indicate any sort of trauma and there was no evidence to indicate that one of the individuals killed the other one before taking their own life.
New information today on the shooting in Moses Lake Wednesday night at the home of a Grant County Deputy. Moses Lake police report 28-year old deputy Jose Rivera accidentally shot his 25-year old wife Sydney Rivera while handling his firearm inside their home in the 1100 block of Lakeside Drive at around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Sydney Rivera sustained a single gunshot wound and was taken by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital. She was later transferred to another hospital where she is listed in stable condition. The central Basin Investigative Team has now taken over the investigation. Moses Lake Police say there is no indication drugs or alcohol was involved in the shooting.
Hwy 28 traffic between East Wenatchee and Quincy was slowed for several hours yesterday by a rash of injury accidents. It started around 11 am when Washington State Patrol reported a two-vehicle accident 10 miles east of East Wenatchee that sent a Wenatchee woman to Central Washington Hospital. The accident occurred at around 11 yesterday morning when a Toyota Camry, driven by 74-year old Lynette Renggli failed to slow down for stopped traffic and struck a Volkswagen Jetta driven by 58-year old Joshua Soske of Battle Ground. After the collision, both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lane. Renggli was charged with speeding. **Another injury accident happened on the same stretch of highway yesterday afternoon. 28-year old Michael Collier of Wenatchee was injured when the car he was driving rear-ended another vehicle driven by a Quincy man. Collier was hospitalized in Quincy.
Wenatchee Valley residents now have another option for their grocery purchases. The Cash and Carry store is now open in Wenatchee. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony was earlier this afternoon and NCWLIFE’s Jay Seabeck was there for the event and spoke with General Manager Rob Stevenson. Cash and Carry is a Portland-based business that has been operating for 60 years with over 60 stores throughout the Western U.S.
The National Guard Armory in Wenatchee played host to the annual Veteran’s Administration Stand Down earlier today. The event aims to help former military veterans learn about programs and services provided to them by the Veteran’s Administration. A rolling primary care medical bus was also on hand to provide health care. Zachary Badger with the Department of Veteran Affairs in Spokane says events like a Stand Down means so much to veterans in need. We will have more on veteran’s issues such as mental illness and hearing loss next week right here on NCWLIFE News.
Two tractor trailer big rigs were involved in a crash yesterday afternoon near Ellensburg that left one of the drivers in critical condition. The Washington State Patrol reports 47-year old Ricky Fuller of Tacoma was traveling west on I-90 in a Peterbilt truck and tanker seventeen miles East of Ellensburg when he failed to brake causing him to collide with an International tractor trailer loaded with hay driven by 25-year old Dustin Cruz of Moses Lake. Fuller was critically injured in the crash and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Both men were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and State Patrol says no drugs or alcohol was involved. Charges in the crash are pending.
The Babe Ruth World Series for 16-to-18 year olds has been going on all week in Ephrata at Johnson-O’Brien Field. And two local teams made is as far as the quarterfinals last night.
In game one, Moses Lake fell to Cape Cod in 10-innings 2-nothing. In the nightcap, the Columbia Basin Riverdogs blanked Tucson 1-nothing. That sets up the semi-finals tonight at 5 when Cape Cod battles Charleston followed by Columbia Basin and Mid-County, Texas at 8. The winners will play the Championship game Saturday at 1 o’clock.
Here’s what is coming up this weekend…
It begins tonight with the Wenatchee Valley Slow Ride. Hosted by Cycle Central, this slow ride is designed for fellowship, fun, enjoying the beautiful outdoors, and raising money for charity. Small Miracles attempts to provide meals for families during summer when their kids can’t get their meals from school. It all begins at Pybus Market tonight at 5:30. There’s even a dress up contest!
Also this weekend at Walla Walla Point Park, the Clean and Sober Softball Association hosts its annual state tournament. It will run Saturday and Sunday.
Finally, if the kids are driving you crazy in the house and its too warm to play outside, take them bowling! Eastmont Lanes is hosting a Youth Bowling League for kids aged 5-to-19 Saturday mornings at 8:30am.
The Seattle Mariners have dealt with injuries on its pitching staff all season long and now may have just lost their best one. James Paxton left last night’s 6-3 loss to the L-A Angels in the 7th inning with an apparent pectoral problem on his throwing shoulder. Seattle trailed much of the game after Paxton gave up home runs to Andrelton Simmons and C.J. Cron but came up with a big rally in the 8th. Jean Segura smacked a one-out home to center to make it 3-to-1. Following a Robinson Cano double, Nelson Cruz crushed a homer to right center to tie the game at 3. Edwin Diaz came on in the 9th, walked the first two batters he faced and walked the bases loaded before giving up a bases-clearing double to Mike Trout. Manager Scott Servais led off his post-game comments talking about “Big Maple” James Paxton. Seattle and L-A play the second game of the three-game series tonight at 7:10 when Marco Gonzalez faces Ricky Nolasco.
Also in the American League West last night…
Chicago White Sox 3, Houston 2 (11-innings)
Baltimore 7, Oakland 2
And in the Wild Card Race…
St. Louis topped Kansas City 8-2 while Tampa Bay was a 4-1 winner over Cleveland. That means Seattle and the Rays are tied for the second playoff spot behind the Yankees, who fell to Toronto 4-nothing.
A ridge of high pressure is currently positioned directly over the Inland Northwest with a relatively strong weather system sliding down its eastern edge into Montana. To the west of the ridge is our much anticipated trough of low pressure extending south from the large parent upper low situated over the Alaska Peninsula. The progression of these two weather features the next few days will shift the upper ridge to Montana while the trough digs in over Washington by late tomorrow afternoon and especially by Saturday night. That trough will bring in a cold front with it that will drop temperatures substantially from what we have been seeing. The storms we see on Saturday will start out on the dry side but as the atmosphere moistens up the storms will turn wet and could get nasty in some locations. Locally short lived moderate to heavy rain will be also be possible.