NCWLIFE Evening News August 29, 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, A pair of vehicle fires on Interstate 90 disrupted traffic and ignited a pair brush fires Wednesday. A broken line spilled sewage into Moses Lake Wednesday evening and the Grant County Health District and Sheriff’s Office is advising people to stay away from the lake water, and, Two hikers were rescued from the North Cascades wilderness yesterday after surviving for five days without food.  

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A routine trespass complaint regarding a man sitting in a vehicle turned into much more for East Wenatchee Police officers early this morning. Around 4:08 this morning, deputies located a 31-year-old male from East Wenatchee whom they have had prior contacts with, sitting in a vehicle in the area of 2700 Westview Drive in East Wenatchee.

Upon contact, he displayed a knife towards officers and was observed to have visible blood on his clothing. The man refused to exit the vehicle as deputies attempted to negotiate with him for several hours to have him safely exit the vehicle for evaluation by medical personnel.

As negotiation attempts failed, he subsequently sped from the location and proceeded southbound on North Baker Avenue with speeds estimated in excess of 80 mph. Deputies followed and observed him slow the vehicle and jump from it while it was moving in the 2200 block of North Baker Avenue.  [

The vehicle continued to travel southbound until it went off the roadway and crashed in the 2100 block. The suspect then was contacted by Deputies and refused to follow verbal commands given to him and was tased by police officers. He was then taken safely into custody. He was transported to Central Washington Hospital for medical treatment involving self-inflicted stab wounds. Criminal charges are pending for the subject.[*A pair of vehicle fires on Interstate 90 disrupted traffic and ignited a pair brush fires Wednesday. Shortly after 5 p.m., a motorhome burst into flames about six miles west of Moses Lake. Trooper John Bryant of the Washington State Patrol said what caused the older-model motorhome to catch fire is unclear. [

Less than two hours earlier and about 40 miles further west on I-90, a hay truck caught fire near Vantage. That fire too spread into brush, burning about 75 acres and briefly threatening structures. Bryant said sometimes moisture builds up in a larger hay bale and it will spontaneously combust. . .[

A broken line spilled sewage into Moses Lake Wednesday evening and the Grant County Health District and Sheriff’s Office is advising people to stay away from the lake water west of Alder Street.

The sewer line broke in the 300 block of Northshore Drive about 6:00 p.m. The health district confirmed the broken sewer line about 8:00 p.m. It’s uncertain how much sewage was spilled into the lake. The health district said it is monitoring the incident.

Also still being monitored is a toxic algae bloom on the lake discovered in July. That led health officials to warn people and their pets to stay out of the lake.

hikers were rescued from the North Cascades wilderness yesterday after surviving for five days without food. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s office reported Wednesday afternoon that search and rescue crews located the two missing hikers near Sulpher Creek.

The two hikers, seen here in a social media post shared by the Sheriff’s office, started their hike on Downey Creek Trail on August 16th and were expected to return on August 23rd.

A search was launched on August 26th after they were reported missing by family members. They reportedly had food and supplies to last one week. Family members believe their intended route was Downey Creek Trail to Bachelor Creek to Cub Lake. Officials say in a news release that The first hiker located was 59 year-old David James. He was airlifted out and transported to Cascade Valley Hospital in Darrington for treatment. About an hour later, 64 year-old Marshall “Buster” Cabe was located by ground searchers and is now home. James told rescuers they had been out of food for five days and he didn’t think he would have survived another 24 hours.

Coming up next, Labor Day Weekend, the final long weekend of the summer, is expected to bring traffic jams on Interstate 90, we will let you know the best times to travel. Labor Day Weekend marks the traditional time for rodeo fans to flock to Central Washington for the Ellensburg Rodeo, we have a preview, and, we will let you know about some of the events happening around the valley for you to enjoy this weekend. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Labor Day Weekend, the final long weekend of the summer, is expected to bring traffic jams on Interstate 90. The Washington Department of Transportation says the biggest problems Friday and Saturday will be eastbound on Interstate 90 between North Bend and Cle Elum. Stop and go traffic is expected from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and again 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

On Sunday and Monday, the heaviest traffic will be heading west on I-90 Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and even worse Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A better alternative might be Highway 2 over Stevens Pass, where moderate to heavy traffic is expected in those directions and days.

Labor Day Weekend marks the traditional time for rodeo fans to flock to Central Washington for the Ellensburg Rodeo.  NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom made the trek to cow-town to get a preview of one of the largest rodeo’s in the state. . .

Time now to find out what’s happening around the valley for you to enjoy this weekend. Here’s NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson. . .

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Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tonight, NCWLife’s Rachael Mandelis introduces us to Katana the cat. . .

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 High School football season is just eight days away.  We asked Cascade Coach Dom Coffin and Coach Bryan Bremer to stack the Caribou Trail League this season and what team they think is the favorite…

And with the season coming up, you’re invited to join our own Eric Granstrom for a sneak preview with our Fall Football Preview Show.  We’ll include the entire interviews with Eric and coaches Coffin, Bremer as well as Eastmont Coach Michael Don and Wenatchee Coach Scott Devereaux.  It’s all next Thursday at 7 o’clock here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Then, tune in Friday, September 6th for the Wenatchee Panthers and Mount Si Wildcats LIVE on your home for local sports, the NCWLIFE Channel.

There has been some question in Seahawks Training Camp whether the Griffin twins will still be together after roster cuts on Sunday.  While third-year starter Shaquill (shuh-KEEL) Griffin has solidified himself at cornerback, brother Shaquim (shuh-KEEM) is still fighting for a linebacker spot.  Whatever happens, Coach Pete Carroll is pleased to see their maturation from last year to this…

Seattle takes on Oakland in the final preseason game tonight at CenturyLink Field at 7 o’clock.  Our own Eric Granstrom will be there and will have all the details tomorrow morning here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

The College Football Season gets underway for the Huskies and Cougars on Saturday…

Washington and new quarterback Jake Eason host the high-flying Eastern Washington Eagles at Husky Stadium.  It kicks off at Noon on the Pac-12 Network. 

Then at 7 o’clock Saturday night at Martin Stadium, Washington State fans will get a look at the Minshew-less Cougars as they host New Mexico State.  Anthony Gordon has won the starting quarterback job in Mike Leach’s “Air Raid” offense and will lead W-S-U Saturday night.

Former Mariner James Paxton held his former teammates to just one hit over 5-innings to lead the Yankees to a sweep of Seattle 7-to-3…

The one hit happened to be a 2-run home run by Kyle Seager.  Paxton also gave up 5-walks in 5-innings, but improved to 11-and-6 with the victory, his 6th win in the month of August.

Meanwhile, Yankee hitters slugged four home runs.  New York has homered 70-times in 28 August games, shattering the previous record held by the ’87 Orioles and ’99 Mariners for homers in a calendar month.  Wednesday, it was Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Mike Ford and DJ LeMahieu who went deep.

The Mariners are in Texas for the first of a 10-game road trip tonight as Felix Hernandez makes his second strart since coming off the injured list.  He’ll go up against the Ranger’s Lance Lynn with the first pitch at 5:10.

Also in the American League West Wednesday as we look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Alex Bregman was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run home run to lead Houston past Tampa Bay 8-6. 

Hunter Dozier had 3-RBI’s including the tiebreaker in a 2-run 7th inning for Kansas City as the Royals beat Oakland 6-to-4.

Ariel Jurado and 3 other Texas pitchers combined on a 3-hit shutout of the Angels in a 3-nothing win. 

Thanks Eric.

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