NCWLIFE Evening News December 27, 2018

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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, For the sixth straight year, employees of Stemilt Growers teamed up to grant holiday wishes to local children currently in foster care. The ongoing effort to revitalize Kiwanis Methow Park in South Wenatchee now includes the opportunity to buy a paver engraved with your name on it, and, After weeks of waiting for applicants to step forward for the open seat on the Wenatchee School Board, three people had applied as of this morning.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

For the third time, a trial date has been set for the Rock Island man accused in the murder of his wife last Summer. The new trial date for 68-year old Ului Teulilo is March 4th. He was arrested on July 25th after law enforcement found the body of his wife, Peggy Teulilo, dead in the trailer they were living in on Riverside Place in Rock Island. Peggy Teulilo had severe head trama including broken ribs, injuries to her forearm, shoulder and thigh. Peggy Teulilo called 911 to report that her husband had threatened her with a gun the night before the murder. Ului Teulilo has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder. The trial for Teulilo was originally scheduled for last September and then changed to early December before once again being pushed back to the new date of March 4th.

For the sixth straight year, employees of Stemilt Growers teamed up to grant holiday wishes to local children currently in foster care. The Stemilt team provided gifts for nearly 130 children in the Wenatchee Valley and surrounding areas.

The children range in age from babies to 17 and are currently under the care of Washington State’s Department of Children, Youth and Families in Wenatchee, or the Community Resource Group of Wenatchee.

According to Stemilt’s President West Mathison, Stemilt team members filled a large conference room with gifts that ranged from bikes, dolls, and games to essential items like clothing and shoes.

The ongoing effort to revitalize Kiwanis Methow Park in South Wenatchee now includes the opportunity to buy a paver engraved with your name. The pavers will be on a wall in the park’s central plaza. The size of the paver depends on the donation, beginning for as little as $50 dollars. The Trust For Public Land is trying to raise $100,000 dollars for park improvements in the low-income neighborhood. If successful, an anonymous donor will match that $100,000 dollars. You can find an order form for a paver at support.tpl.org/MethowPark.

After weeks of waiting for applicants to step forward for the open seat on the Wenatchee School Board, three people had applied as of this morning. Anyone interested still has until January 2nd to apply. The board will announce the names of the candidates they intend to interview January 3rd, then interview the finalists January 4th at a public meeting. They will make the appointment January 8th.

The person selected will replace Dr. Walter S. Newman, who resigned in November. The position will then go up for election in November, 2019.

Coming up next, we continue our three-part series on a DUI Ride Along with the Wenatchee Police Department, and, NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to fill us in on some of the events going on this weekend. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

 

Welcome back, and in other news…

Tonight we continue our three-part series on a DUI Ride Along with the Wenatchee Police Department. Tonight, NCWLIFE’s Kaitlin Hetterscheidt brings us more with Officer Albert Gonzalez. . .

Tomorrow, our third and final part of this series airs on the NCWLIFE Evenings News. Catch the full-length feature with Kaitlin Hetterscheidt on the NCW Magazine or at NCWLIFE.com.

Time now for NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to fill us in on some of the events going on this weekend. . .

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.

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Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tonight, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Isabella 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.

Even though school’s out for the holiday break, several local basketball teams are back at it in various holiday tournaments over the next several days…

In boys basketball, Chelan is hosting its holiday tournament with boys play today at Noon between the Wenatchee freshman squad and Chelan’s JV.  Oroville takes on Cedarcrest at 4 followed at 8 o’clock by Chelan and Highland.

Eastmont and Wenatchee begin play at the Avista Holiday Tournament today at Lewiston High School.  Eastmont faces Lewiston at 3 o’clock while Wenatchee takes on Clarkston at 6.

Cascade is hosting a Holiday Tournament in Leavenworth today and tomorrow.  At 1:30 today in boys basketball it’s Manson and Vashon Island.  Then at 4:30, Cascade plays against Forks.

In girls basketball tournament play today…

At the Chelan Holiday Tournament, it’s Oroville and Cedarcrest at 2 followed by Chelan and Highland at 6.  In the Avista Tournament at Lewis-Clark State College, Eastmont faces Lewiston at 4:30 with Wenatchee and Clarkston to follow at 7:30.

And in the Cascade Holiday Tournament, Manson plays Royal at Noon followed at 3 o’clock by Cascade and Forks.

Cashmere is in Yakima for the Wilbur-Ellis SunDome Shootout…

The Bulldog boys will face LaSalle at 1:30 today with the Cashmere girls following at 4:30 against Zillah.  Then tomorrow, the Cashmere girls face LaSalle at 1:30 with the boys taking on W.F. West at 3.

A reminder that tonight is Hockey Night on the NCWLIFE Channel…

We’ll flash back to last Friday night for Ugly Sweater Night at the Town Toyota Center as the Wild hosted the Vernon Vipers.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

Watch for the entire game tonight at 7 on your exclusive television home for Wenatchee Wild Hockey, NCWLIFE Channel.

And here’s what the rest of the schedule looks like…

After Hockey Night tonight, it’s Eastmont and Pasco basketball tomorrow with the girls game at 5:30.  This is a replay of a game from a last Tuesday with Grant Olson on the call…

The boys game between the Bulldogs and Wildcats will follow at 7:30…

That’s all tomorrow night here on the NCWLIFE Channel.  Then on Saturday…

We begin our “Wild Weekend” with the Wenatchee Wild and Merritt at 2 o’clock followed by the Wild and Trail Smoke Eaters at 7.  ON Sunday, the 2pm game features Wenatchee and Cowichan Valley follow3ed by Prince George and the Wild at 7 o’clock.

The Seahawks have surpassed everyone’s expectations except their own by making the playoffs this season.  As they prepare for the regular season finale at CenturyLink against Arizona Sunday, Coach Pete Carroll says he can’t believe they’re in week 17 already…

Carroll says he is not going to rest players or sit players Sunday, saying the message to the team is the same each week…

There is some speculation that Larry Fitzgerald may be playing his final game of his 15-year career for Arizona Sunday.  Carroll says the future Hall of Famer deserves all the credit in the world…

Bobby Wagner says he saw what kind of player Fitzgerald was by the hit Larry DIDN’T make early in his career…

The Seahawks and Cardinals kickoff at 1:25 Sunday on FOX.

Nelson Cruz has officially bid farewell to Seattle and will be a Minnesota Twin next season.  The home run hitting designated hitter became a free agent following last season with the Mariners and has reportedly signed a one-year, 14.3-million dollar deal with the Twins with a team-option 12-million dollars in 2020…

On his Instagram account today, Cruz bid farewell to his former team and fans in Seattle saying, quote – I would like to thank the Mariners ownership especially John for all you have done for me and my hometown, the organization, the coaching staff, my teammates, Ryan, Billy and everyone else in the clubhouse, Rick Rizzs and all of the other reporters I came across, and most importantly the fans for all of your support over the last four seasons.  Seattle, you hold a special place in my heart as you embraced me from the start even when skeptics said I would not succeed in a pitcher friendly park. I hope you enjoyed hearing Dave Sims say Boomstick Baby as much as I did – end quote.

In the past 5-seasons, Cruz’s 203 home runs is more than anyone in baseball.  At 38, Cruz is actually older than his new manager with the Twins, 37 year old Rocco Baldelli.

 

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

For the third time, a trial date has been set for the Rock Island man accused in the murder of his wife last Summer. The new trial date for 68-year old Ului Teulilo is March 4th. He was arrested on July 25th after law enforcement found the body of his wife, Peggy Teulilo, dead in the trailer they were living in on Riverside Place in Rock Island. Peggy Teulilo had severe head trama including broken ribs, injuries to her forearm, shoulder and thigh. Peggy Teulilo called 911 to report that her husband had threatened her with a gun the night before the murder. Ului Teulilo has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder. The trial for Teulilo was originally scheduled for last September and then changed to early December before once again being pushed back to the new date of March 4th.

The ongoing effort to revitalize Kiwanis Methow Park in South Wenatchee now includes the opportunity to buy a paver engraved with your name. The pavers will be on a wall in the park’s central plaza. The size of the paver depends on the donation, beginning for as little as $50 dollars. The Trust For Public Land is trying to raise $100,000 dollars for park improvements in the low-income neighborhood. If successful, an anonymous donor will match that $100,000 dollars. You can find an order form for a paver at support.tpl.org/MethowPark

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.