NCWLIFE Evening News August 31st, 2020

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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 Washington State Patrol vehicle pursuit made its way into Wenatchee Friday morning and ended with the arrest of the suspect at an apartment complex after a standoff with the SWAT team. The search continued today for a man who disappeared Sunday afternoon after reportedly jumping from a boat into Banks Lake. A fire at Randy’s Towing in the town of Okanogan sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky Friday afternoon, and, McDougall & Sons Fruit in Wenatchee is the latest agriculture operation to undergo complete COVID-19 testing for all its employees.   

But first, we begin tonight. . .

An 11-year-old Yakima boy and two people from Seattle are dead after a three-vehicle collision on Highway 97 north of the Blewett Pass summit Friday night.

The Washington State Patrol says Marjorie A. Acevedo, 43, of Yakima faces possible charges of DUI and vehicular homicide in the crash, reported at 6:02 p.m. near milepost 170 in Chelan County. She was in critical condition after the accident and transported to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. Killed in the wreck were Acevedo’s passenger, age 11, whose name was not disclosed; and two Seattle residents in a second vehicle, 19-year-old driver Majelia A. Delgado and her passenger Fermin A. Delgado, 63.

All three were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Acevedo was passing other vehicles heading north in the southbound lane when she collided head-on with Delgado’s pickup. The wreck closed both lanes of Highway 97 until just after 1 a.m. Saturday for investigation and clearance.

A Washington State Patrol vehicle pursuit made its way into Wenatchee Friday morning and ended with the arrest of the suspect at an apartment complex after a standoff with the SWAT team. Edgar Reinfeld of the Wenatchee Police Department said the suspect initially refused to come out of the unit at Cedarwood Apartments on Central Avenue but eventually surrendered about 2:30 p.m. after the Chelan County Regional SWAT team arrived.

22-year-old Alexis Soperanes of Wenatchee faces a felony charge of attempting to elude, in addition to driving with a suspended license and failing to have an ignition interlock device in his vehicle. His brother, 24-year-old Rene Soperanes, also was inside the apartment and arrested for obstruction of justice. Trooper Bryant said it all started about 9:50 that morning on Highway 2. . .

The search continued today for a man who disappeared Sunday afternoon after reportedly jumping from a boat into Banks Lake.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the missing Western Washington man from did not resurface after jumping from the stationary boat. Marine units and drones were used to search for the man Sunday and today Columbia Basin Dive Rescue joined the search.

The report came in just before 3 p.m., about the same time the Sheriff’s Office was launching a personal watercraft at Coulee City but despite the quick response the man was not found.

A fire at Randy’s Towing in the town of Okanogan sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky Friday afternoon as firefighters from numerous agencies respond.

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office said crews from the Omak, Okanogan, Malott and Riverside fire departments responded to the fire at 1:23 p.m. By 4:45 the crews had extinguished the fire and cleared the scene but the building on Elmway Street was mostly destroyed.

McDougall & Sons Fruit in Wenatchee is the latest agriculture operation to undergo complete COVID-19 testing for all its employees.

Nine workers there tested positive for the virus last week, triggering a new emergency rule from Governor Jay Inslee that says all staff in farm operations must be screened if cases rise above a certain level. Confluence Health began tests at McDougall on Friday, and the Chelan Douglas Health District says it will monitor cases and provide pandemic control guidance to the company.

Coming up next, A brush fire north of Orondo Friday afternoon spread quickly along Highway 97A but firefighters from several agencies were able to get it under control. The Grant County Health District reported Friday that two more residents have died from COVID-19. Wenatchee police are asking for your help in locating a couple of suspected shoplifters who allegedly took merchandise from an adult gift store, and, Hikers and campers in the North Cascades National Park complex can expect some helicopter flyovers over the next week. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

A brush fire north of Orondo Friday afternoon spread quickly along Highway 97A but firefighters from several agencies were able to get it under control. The fire in the Twin W neighborhood was reported about 4 p.m. and was burning in heavy fuels on rocky terrain. Fire crews from Orondo, Chelan, Waterville and East Wenatchee combined to isolate and extinguish the blaze.

The Grant County Health District reported Friday that two more residents have died from COVID-19.

The deaths bring the county’s total to 15. The district said one of the deaths was a man in his 40s from Moses Lake who died at his home. The other was a Quincy resident in his 80s who died while hospitalized. Grant County has seen a surge recently in coronavirus cases, with 76 new cases reported just last Friday.

Wenatchee police are asking for your help in locating a couple of suspected shoplifters who allegedly took merchandise from an adult gift store.

The man seen in these security images is suspected of swiping more than $300 in merchandise from For The Love Of It on North Wenatchee Avenue, on July 31st and again last Thursday. Police say he has full sleeve tattoos on both arms, one of which may include the text, “Hustlers.”

The woman seen in these images was not believed to have taken any merchandise, but police say they’d like to contact her as well. If you have information, call 888-4121.

Hikers and campers in the North Cascades National Park complex can expect some helicopter flyovers over the next week.

The park says water quality assessments in the mountain lakes will require six helicopter airlifts into inaccessible areas, where there’s no trails or roads for workers to reach the sites. The work will cause some aircraft noise in the otherwise quiet park. It’s expected to go on until at least Wednesday.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

In tonight’s feature story, librarians in Chelan and Douglas counties can now begin handing out book orders curbside, and taking in returned materials the same way. That’s a relief for NCW Libraries director Barbara Walters, who tells NCWLIFE’s Jefferson Robbins the curbside program will get started on September 14th. . .

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 Major League Baseball trade deadline isn’t until today, but the Mariners already got busy over the weekend, making a seven-player deal…

General manager Jerry Dipoto traded catcher Austin Nola and relievers Austin Adams and Dan Altavilla to San Diego in exchange for four promising players last night.

The Mariners receive 22-year old outfielder Taylor Trammell, who was San Diego’s No. 5-ranked prospect, as well as pitcher Andres Munoz, catcher Luis Torrens and third baseman Ty France.

On the field, Seattle edged L-A Sunday in 10-innings, 2-to-1 on Tim Lopes’ RBI single to score Kyle Lewis in baseball’s new, modified extra-inning rule that puts a runner at second base to start the inning…

Justin Dunn started for Seattle and went 6-innings, allowing only 1-hit while striking out 6.  The bullpen took over from there with Taylor Williams pitching the 9th to earn the win while Yohan Ramirez picked up his first save.

Manager Scott Servais was thrilled with how his young pitching staff came through Sunday…

The Mariners and Angels wrap up the 4-game series with a day game today at 1:10. Marco Gonzales will try to get the series split against the Halo’s Jaime Barria.

The Mariners started the weekend by losing a squeaker to the Angels 3-2…

Andrew Heaney went 7-and-2/3rds, striking out 10 for the Angels while allowing 1-run on 4-hits to get the win.  Tim Lopes and Sam Haggerty drove in both Mariner runs.

Saturday’s game was one to forget as Los Angeles spanked the young M’s 16-to-3.  Mike Trout continued to feast on Mariner pitching, going 3-for-4 with a home run, 6-RBI’s and 4-runs.  Jo Adell also hit two homers for the Angels.

The Seahawks held another mock game Sunday as time winds down in training camp.  Coach Pete Carroll says it gave them a chance to see more of what they need to make tough choices…

Chris Carson was back in full-swing after dealing with family issues over the past several weeks.  He looked good and had fresh legs.  Another running back who has impressed in camp so far, according to Coach Carroll, is rookie DeeJay Dallas…

One player you’d probably hear before seeing is strong safety Jamal Adams.  The 1st-year Seahawk who was picked up in free agency from the Jets is a master of talking trash.  He says he likes to emulate Michael Jordan…

Seattle is 14-days away from its first game of the season September 13th in Atlanta. 

Here’s what we have this week on the sports schedule at NCWLIFE…

It begins with hockey Thursday night as the Wenatchee Wild battle the Trail Smoke Eaters at 7.

Friday is high school football as Eastmont hosts Pasco from September 13th of last year.  That kicks off at 6:30.

Then on Saturday, it’s Eastmont and Wenatchee in girls soccer at 2 followed by the re-airing of Johnson Electric Night at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval at 6 o’clock.

Thanks Eric.

we leave you tonight, space is limited but the Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a drive-in screening of the movie Frozen 2 in September in the Town Toyota Center parking lot.

The drive-in replaces the department’s movie in the park this year and will be held September 26th beginning at 7:15 p.m. Preregistration is required at the Wenatchee-dot-gov website or for more information call 888-3284.

Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .

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, thanks for joining us and have a great night.