NCWLIFE Evening News January 14, 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, Two 13 year old boys have died from injuries suffered in an August car crash in Kittitas County. A cougar killed a dog at a home on Navarre Coulee Road near Chelan early Saturday morning and the dog’s owner wants to warn people in the area to keep a close eye on their pets, and, A Stage 1 burn ban was put into effect yesterday in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Okanogan, counties.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Wenatchee Police say a man was arrested over the weekend for threatening to kill another man at a local park. Captain Edgar Reinfeld says the incident occurred midmorning Saturday when the victim called 911 to report the suspect pulled up in a car, pointed a gun at him and threatened to kill him over the way he was walking his dogs.

Reinfeld says the victim provided a suspect description including a license plate. He also told police that he recognized the suspect as a resident of a nearby apartment on Delaware Street. Reinfeld says when contacted by police at the apartment the suspect denied any wrongdoing . .

The suspect, identified as 40 year old Arlo Beetham of Wenatchee is in custody. He is being charged with First Degree Assault and Threatening to Kill. Police seized a 380 caliber handgun at Beetham’s residence.

Sad news to report to you tonight, two 13 year old boys have died from injuries suffered in an August crash in Kittitas County. The Washington State Patrol has released updated information on the crash that occurred when a 51 year old Seattle man crashed his SUV down an embankment about 3 miles east of Cle Elum.

State troopers say the two 13 year old boys were passengers in the car and were both injured transported to Childrens’ Hospital and Harborview Medical Center where they died. A third passenger, a 12 year old boy, was killed in the August 27th accident. The driver, 51 year old David Cohen of Seattle is set to be tried for Vehicular Homicide in May. He was allegedly under the influence of prescription medication at the time of the accident. A fourth child passenger was also injured but has recovered.

A cougar killed a dog at a home on Navarre Coulee Road near Chelan early Saturday morning and the dog’s owner wants to warn people in the area to keep a close eye on their pets. Erick Bumgardner said his dog, Dakota, a 6-year-old husky-A Stage 1 burn ban was put into effect yestaerday in Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Kittitas, Okanogan, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties. All outdoor and indoor burning has been limited to improve air quality during this period of stagnant air. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice. Under a Stage 1 ban, all outdoor burning is prohibited, including residential, agricultural and forest burning. Use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts, and other uncertified wood-burning devices is prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Cleaner burning certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices are allowed.

Coming up next, A group of Eastmont Junior High Students ingested a candy-like substance brought to school by a student that was later found to be infused with marijuana. Wenatchee Police express concerns about an alarming number of drunk driving arrests over the past weekend, and, Fruit growers and researchers will be gathering this week in Wenatchee for three days of presentations and discussions at the Wenatchee Convention Center.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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A group of Eastmont Junior High Students ingested a candy-like substance brought to school by a student that was later found to be infused with cannabis.

The incident occurred during the week of January 7th. Students who had concerning reactions were transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. Per District Policy and Procedure, the parents of those involved were notified, participating students disciplined depending on their activities, and in some situations, students were referred to local law enforcement.

As in all discipline, student names and assigned consequences are not publically shared. In response to observations of increased student use of both cannabis vape devices and edibles, Eastmont will be hosting a parent and employee information night on these products January 31st, starting at 7:00 pm in the Eastmont High School Auditorium. Parents from all Eastmont schools are welcome to attend and local law enforcement will also be invited to help share information and answer questions.

Wenatchee Police express concerns about an alarming number of drunk driving arrests over the past weekend. Officers made seven arrests on Friday and Saturday which, according to Captain Edgar Reinfeld is unusually high . .

Reinfeld says the City experienced an over 38 percent increase in DUI related arrests in 2018. NCWLIFE recently produced a series of reports on impaired driving with Wenatchee Police Officer, Albert Gonzalez. Its available on-demand on our website, ncwlife.com.

Fruit growers and researchers will be gathering this week in Wenatchee for three days of presentations and discussions at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Tuesday is NCW Stone Fruit Day; Wednesday in NCW Pear Day; and Thursday is NCW Apple Day.

On Apple Day, researchers will discuss their findings on growing newer apple varieties, like Cosmic Crisp and Honey Crisp. Both Pear and Apple Day will have sessions focusing on fire blight, a disease causing serious problems for growers in our region. Apple Day and Pear Day each run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., while Pear Day is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sessions are co-sponsored by the WSU Extension and the North Central Fieldmen’s Association.

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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Women’s March Wenatchee is hitting the streets in conjunction with the national Women’s March on Washington movement this Saturday, January 19th. In tonight’s feature story, Co-organizer of the local march, Terry Sloan, sat down with Mike Magnotti this morning on Street Talk & Other Stuff to tell us more. . .

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 Wenatchee Panthers welcomed the West Valley Rams to town for high school basketball on Friday night.  In the girls contest, West Valley jumped out to a 23 point lead at the half and despite closing the gap to 12 points in the 3rd. quarter the Rams coasted to a 64-41 win.  To the highlights:

 

Also on Friday night, the Eastmont Wildcat girls met the same fate as the Panthers, falling behind early to the league-leading Sunnyside Grizzlies on the road and coming up on the short end of the scoreboard, 69-50.

In the second game of the Wenatchee – West Valley doubleheader on Friday night it was a battle of first place in the Big-9 and the Panthers used a stifling defense in the third quarter and walked away with first place by themselves, winning 50-28. Here are your highlights with Grant Olson on the call:

 

The Panthers out-scored the Rams 20-2 in the 3rd. quarter and just 7 points total in the second half – all on West Valley free throws. Also on Friday, The Eastmont boys used a 22-5 run in the second quarter to pull away from the host Sunnyside Grizzlies 76-59.

Both Eastmont teams were idle on Saturday but the Panthers traveled to Moses Lake to take on the Chiefs and the Moses Lake girls team beat the Panthers for the 18th. time in their last 19 matchups, 67-29.

More results from Friday include the Cashmere girls white-washing Okanogan 65-14, Omak getting the better of Cascade, Soap Lake prevailed in a low-scoring affair with Manson and Liberty Bell upset Waterville-Mansfield.

In small-school boys action on Friday night, Okanogan beat Cashmere 72-67 despite 26 points from Mason Landdeck, Omak ran away from Cascade, Manson nipped Soap Lake and Waterville-Mansfield prevailed by a point over Liberty Bell.

In Caribo Trail League action on Saturday, the Cashmere girls doubled-up on Chelan while Waterville-Mansfield dispatched Soap Lake.

On Saturday, the Wenatchee Panther boys strengthened their hold on 1st. place by beating Moses Lake 71-63. Cashmere held off Chelan 76-70 and Waterville-Mansfield knocked off Soap Lake 37-31.

The Wenatchee Wild began their season-long 8 game homestand Friday night by out-shooting the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 22-8 in the second and third periods and skated away with a 3-0 shutout.  Arch Ecker with the call on the Wenatchee Wild hockey network:

 

On Saturday, the Victoria Grizzlies scored 40 seconds into the game plus an empty-netter at the end to claim a 3-1 victory over the Wild. For the Grizzlies, it was their first-ever victory at the Town Toyota Center. The Wild next take to the ice Wednesday @ 6 as the Penticton Vees come to town.

The NFL Conference Championships are set for next Sunday.  In the divisional round over the weekend, Kansas City prevailed in the snow over the Colts, 31-13, the Rams won at home over the Cowboys 30-22, the Patriots advanced to their 8th consecutive conference championship game by routing the Chargers and the Saints held off the Eagles.

Here is your schedule for Sunday as the Rams visit the Saints at noon on Fox while the Chiefs play their first-ever conference championship game at Arrowhead Stadium at 3:40 on CBS.

Finally, here is our sports broadcast schedule for the week.  Tomorrow we’ll have the Eastmont-Pasco doubleheader from December 18th. That starts at 7. Thursday night means hockey night and we’ll have the Wild’s 3-0 victory over Alberni Valley for you to enjoy and then it’s live high school basketball on Friday as the Eastmont girls & boys play host to Eisenhower beginning at 5:30.

Thanks Dan.

Finally tonight, there have been many recent sightings of bighorn sheep in our area. Follow NCWLIFE Producer/Photographer Uriah Darby as he followed a small group of sheep in the mountains just off Highway 97-A near Entiat this past weekend. . .

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.