NCWLIFE Evening News January 3, 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, An 11-year-old Lake Stevens boy has died from injuries he sustained December 26th when a vehicle ran over him while he was sledding near Pateros. The state Attorney General’s office wants Wenatchee to reconsider its approval of the controversial Black Rock Terrace housing development in the Wenatchee foothills, and,  If you’re feeling under the weather, you’re not alone, the flu season has arrived in Chelan and Douglas Counties.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

This morning’s commute was slowed to a crawl due to extremely icy road conditions. Numerous accidents were reported. A tractor trailer jack-knifed on Highway 2 about 2 miles east of Dryden causing a big traffic back-up but no injuries. Washington State Patrol Trooper John Bryant says the freezing rain was expected. . .

The icy conditions also forced a two-hour late start for classes in the Wenatchee, Cashmere, Cascade, and Manson School Districts and a four-hour delay in the Orondo School District as bus transportation was delayed.

An 11-year-old Lake Stevens boy has died from injuries he sustained December 26th when a vehicle ran over him while he was sledding near Pateros. Tyeson Kane had been at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane since the accident. Kane reportedly was sledding on city streets in Pateros during a snowstorm when the accident occurred and was struck at an intersection. The Lake Stevens community rallied behind the boy as he fought for his life at the hospital. That included a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $17,000 dollars to help the family with expenses.

The state Attorney General’s office wants Wenatchee to reconsider its approval of the controversial Black Rock Terrace housing development in the Wenatchee foothills. Writing on behalf of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the AG’s office said the city hearing examiner’s Dec. 14 approval of the subdivision relied on “clear mistake as to a material fact, and clear error as to the law which should be corrected in the interests of justice.”

Steve and Tanya Tramp, the owners of the property, have proposed a 17-home development on 13 acres of sloping property in the 17000 block of Skyline Drive. The state said concerns about how the development would affect Rocky Mountain mule deer habitat have not been adequately addressed.

Suzanne Hartman, who as part of a homeowners’ group has been fighting the proposed subdivision, said the state’s involvement gives opponents more time to decide how to proceed. The deadline for appealing hearing examiner’s Andy Kottkamp’s approval of the development had been Friday. Hartman said remedies suggested by the state “would essentially end the development at this location.” Fish and Wildlife says there would be more than 10 acres of valuable mule deer winter forage habitat lost if the development goes through. The department, through the Attorney General’s office, is demanding a series of mitigation efforts, including different landscaping, shielding of lights, additional and higher fencing, signage and personal liability for homeowners.

If you’re feeling under the weather, you’re not alone. The flu season has arrived in Chelan and Douglas Counties. Public Health District Administrator, Barry Kling tells us more. . .

Flu symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue.

Coming up next, Marc Straub was sworn in to office Wednesday as Douglas County’s newly elected commissioner. The Wenatchee School Board met in closed session today to review the list of candidates who’ve applied for an vacant board position, and, NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson will be in to fill us in on what’s happening around the valley this weekend.   I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Marc Straub was sworn in to office Wednesday as Douglas County’s newly elected commissioner. Straub succeeds Steve Jenkins who retired after serving three terms as District 3 Commissioner. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair talked to both of them at Tuesday’s swearing in ceremony in Waterville . .

Straub’s third district encompasses the mostly rural Northern part Douglas County.

The Wenatchee School Board met in closed session today to review the list of candidates who’ve applied for an vacant board position.

14 people have applied for the position that became open with the sudden resignation of Walter Neuman in November. District spokeswoman, Diana Haglund says the Board met at 10 am at the district headquarters to select finalists to invite to interview on Friday, January 4th. They are: Karina Vega-Villa, Martin Barron, J’Lene George, Alma Chacon and Emi England. Interviews are scheduled to be held starting at 5 p.m. at the Wenatchee School District’s central office.

Time for NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to fill us in on what’s happening around the valley this weekend. . .

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

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 and Eastmont bowling teams share the same home alley, practice times, and statewide prominence for program success.  On Wednesday, they also shared unified support for a fellow bowler who’s been diagnosed with cancer…

Prior to the Big 9 match at Eastmont Lanes, bowlers, coaches and fans alike shared a moment in support of Wenatchee sophomore Hannah Johnson.  She and her family learned over the holiday break that Hannah has thyroid cancer.

For Johnson, it was just another day at the lanes as she rolled a 188 and 203 to lead Wenatchee to a 3-1 win over Eastmont in the match…

Coach Jeff Leavitt admitted it was more emotional than usual in the high stress match versus their cross-river rival…

 

The Panthers won the first game 934-to-827 behind a 232 from sophomore Kylah Hankins.  She and captain Jessica Holbrook joined Eric Granstrom to talk about the emotional afternoon…

Eastmont came back and won the final Baker 221-to-171.  Senior Skye Wilson says it gives them confidence moving forward, despite the loss to Wenatchee…

Wenatchee improved to 8-and-1 and remain tied with Eisenhower for first in the Big 9.  Eastmont dropped to 5-and-4 with the loss.

Coming up on the Prep Schedule for today, first in wrestling…

Cashmere will host Chelan, Omak and Cascade in a double-dual today starting at 5 o’clock.  We’ll be mat side at Wenatchee High where the Panthers host West Valley at 7.  Eric Granstrom will provide the live play-by-play here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

The North Central B league teams get back into their basketball schedule tonight, first on the girl’s side…

Wilson Creek is at Cascade Christian.  Entiat hosts Pateros.  Brewster’s at Manson.  And Waterville-Mansfield plays host to Bridgeport.  All those games start at 6.

Same schedule but later start time for the boys…

It will be a 7:30 tip time for Wilson Creek at Cascade Christian; Pateros at Entiat; Manson hosting Brewster; and Bridgeport at Waterville-Mansfield.

In the pool this afternoon…

Eastmont hosts West Valley at 4 o’clock.

Seahawks running back Chris Carson has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December…

Carson, who in Week 16 became the Seahawks’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Marshawn Lynch, rushed for 516 yards and five touchdowns on 103 carries in five December games, with the Seahawks going 4-1 over that stretch.

The Seahawks are preparing to take on Dallas Saturday night in an NFC Wild Card game.  Coach Pete Carroll says it’s important with so many new players that they coach up the basics…

Seattle and Dallas met on week three of the season with the Seahawks coming out on top 24-13.  Both teams struggled early in the season and came back strong at the end to reach the playoffs.  Carroll he can see the similarities…

Coach Carroll was asked if the Dallas game in week three was a turnaround game for the Seahawks.  He says they were just happy to survive it with a victory…

Seattle and Dallas kick off Saturday night at 5:15 on FOX.

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

An 11-year-old Lake Stevens boy has died from injuries he sustained December 26th when a vehicle ran over him while he was sledding near Pateros. Tyeson Kane had been at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane since the accident. The Lake Stevens community rallied behind the boy as he fought for his life at the hospital. That included a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $17,000 dollars to help the family with expenses.

The state Attorney General’s office wants Wenatchee to reconsider its approval of the controversial Black Rock Terrace housing development in the Wenatchee foothills. Writing on behalf of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the AG’s office said the city hearing examiner’s Dec. 14th approval of the subdivision relied on “clear mistake as to a material fact, and clear error as to the law which should be corrected in the interests of justice.” Steve and Tanya Tramp, the owners of the property, have proposed a 17-home development on 13 acres of sloping property in the 17000 block of Skyline Drive.

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.