NCWLIFE Evening News July 18, 2019

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NCWLIFE Evening News July 18, 2019

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 rental car that was stolen out of Florida was recovered yesterday in Wenatchee and the driver was arrested. It wasn’t your usual car hits deer story Tuesday night near Davenport, we will tell you the strange details, and, A Wenatchee resident was able to capture video of a man she believes stole a mountain bike from outside her home last weekend.     

But first, we begin tonight. . .

An attempted arson occurred early Tuesday morning at the Ancient Lakes Elementary School in Quincy.

The call came in to first responders a little after 1:00 a.m. for the attempted arson that allegedly had been started in the teacher’s lounge. Once on the scene, fire and law enforcement along with an on-call custodian located the fire in the lounge along with a pile of ashes and a small fire growing on top of the stove.

The suspect was caught on video, though they have yet to find the man who they believe started the fire. Quincy Chief of Police Keith Siebert discussed the charges that could be filed if the suspect is eventually located. . .

A rental car that was stolen out of Florida was recovered yesterday in Wenatchee and the driver was arrested.

Detective Sergeant, Lyle Hahn with the Wenatchee Police Department says the City’s parking enforcement officer had ticketed the vehicle parked in front of the Bruce Hotel off Palouse Street. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Enterprise car rental agency in Florida. . .

Hahn identified the suspect as 47 year old Patricia Schroeder who’s address was listed as The Bruce Hotel.

It wasn’t your usual car hits deer story Tuesday night near Davenport. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle burst into flames after hitting the dear, completely gutting the car and setting a brush fire that eventually burned two acres. The driver of the car was able to escape without injury. The deer, however, did not survive.

A Wenatchee resident was able to capture video of a man she believes stole a mountain bike from outside her home last weekend.

Despite circulating the video on social media and giving it to Wenatchee police, Brooc (Brooke) Barb said today the suspect has not been located and the bike remains missing. The theft happened at 4:00 a.m. Saturday at her home on Tyler Street.

She’s hoping that even if someone doesn’t recognize the thief, they will recognize the bike, which is covered in stickers.

Coming up next, Just in time for an expected heat wave, people are being warned to avoid all contact with the waters of Moses Lake. A Forest Service road in the Leavenworth area will be closed off and on for the next several weeks as crews repair damage done by recent storms. Should Washington State replace the gas tax with a mileage tax? Its being considered, and, Democratic 8th District Congresswoman, Kim Schrier joined Republican 4th District Representative Dan Newhouse yesterday to set aside a resolution to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump. I am Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

Just in time for an expected heat wave, people are being warned to avoid all contact with the waters of Moses Lake. The Grant County Health District says the lake is unsafe for people and pets because of the toxic blue-green algae outbreak.

Algae blooms are not uncommon in Grant County waters, but they are not always toxic. The algae, which is actually a type of bacteria called Cy-an-o-bacteria, looks like green paint floating on the water and can also be blue-green, red or brown. Contact can be fatal for pets and can cause anything from a rash to severe nausea and vomiting in people. Testing of water near Connelly Park showed toxin levels four times higher than Washington state recreational guidelines.

If the health department receives reports of people getting sick or pets dying it will then post danger signs and close the lake completely.

A Forest Service road in the Leavenworth area will be closed off and on for the next several weeks as crews repair damage done by recentstorms. The Shaser Creek Road at milepost one-point-five will have four-hour closures August first and second, then be fully closed August fifth to ninth.

There then will be four-hour closures again August 12th to 16th. In addition, the Meadow Creek Road in the Cle Elum area of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be fully closed at mile post two-point-one from July 22nd through the 26th, with four-hour closures July 29th to August 2nd.

Should Washington State replace the gas tax with a mileage tax? The Tacoma News Tribune reports the State Transportation Commission is expected to decide in December on a possible tax recommendation for the Legislature to consider in 2020. Supporters of the change contend the revenue generated by the gas tax is expected to decrease in the future due to vehicles becoming more fuel-efficient. The legislature would be tasked with setting the tax rate motorists are levied for the miles they drive and how the mileage is reported to the state.

Democratic 8th District Congresswoman, Kim Schrier joined Republican 4th District Representative Dan Newhouse yesterday to set aside a resolution to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump. Lawmakers voted 332-95 to table Rep. Al Green’s resolution, which was the third time the Houston-area lawmaker has taken a shot at impeaching the president, but the first since Democrats regained control of the House.

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. . .

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

Ryan Altenberger and Dalton Harum delivered home runs and the AppleSox extended its winning streak to seven games with a 6-4 win over Kelowna Wednesday…

Altenberger’s 3-run home run erased a 2-0 deficit in the top of the 3rd inning.  Harum’s 2-run shot came in the top of the 5th to make it 5-2 Wenatchee.  Kody Darcy’s sacrifice fly in the 5th put the ‘Sox up 6-2 and they’d hold on for the 6-4 victory.

Ryan Long earned the victory on the mound, going 5-innings and allowing 2-runs on 6-hits with two strikeouts and a couple walks.  Brett Gillis struck out seven in the final three frames to get his first save of the season.

Wenatchee will go for its third West Coast League sweep of the season tonight at 6:35, sending Seth Kuykendall to the mound.

On the Les Schwab Scoreboard from other action in the West Coast League last night…

Bend and Yakima Valley combined for 24-runs and 25-hits in the Pippin’s 13-11 victory.  Nick Israel was 2-for-4 with 4-RBI’s and Nick DiCarlo was 3-for-3 with 4-runs and 3-RBI’s in the win for Yakima Valley.

Joe Kinsky threw seven innings of 1-hit, 1-run ball with six strikeouts to lead Port Angeles over Cowlitz 4-3.  Damiano Palmegiani went 1-for-2 with a solo home run for the Lefties.

Talk about a marathon!  Victoria topped Walla Walla in 19-innings 4-to-3.  The game at Borleske Stadium took 5-hours and 44-minutes with the two teams using a total of 13-pitchers.  Chase Meidroth won it for the HarbourCats in the 19th with a sacrifice fly to score Chase Wehsener.

Alex Lambeau and Darius Perry hit home runs to lead Portland to a 7-3 win over Bellingham.  Lambeau’s was a lead-off shot in the 4th while Perry’s was a 2-run bomb in the 8th as the Pickles improved to 4-and-1 in the second half, tying them with Corvallis for first place in the South Division.

And in a non-league game, Noah Taylor hit a two run home run and was 2-for-4 at the plate with 3-runs and 3-RBI’s to lead Ridgefield to a 16-0 win over Highline.  Peter Allegro and two relievers combined in the 8-hit shutout, striking out nine.

Wenatchee remains atop the West Coast League North standings along with Victoria…

The AppleSox are 6-and-2 in the second half of the season while the HarbourCats are 7-and-3.  Yakima Valley is a game-and-a-half back at 5-and-4.  Port Angeles is two games back at 4-and-4.  Bellingham and Kelowna have just one win so far in the second half of the season.

The Mariner losing streak reached 6 with yesterday’s 10-2 loss at Oakland…

Erik Swanson gave up a two run home run in the second and Tommy Milone gave up three home runs, including two to Mark Canha in Seattle’s 10-2 loss today.  The Athletics ended up hitting 6 home runs with two each by Canha and Jurickson Profar.

Malex Smith and Tim Beckham each had two hits for Seattle, who have the day off today before hosting the Angels in the first of a three-game weekend series on Friday.  Mike Leake will start for Seattle.  Los Angeles has yet to announce their Friday starter.

To the Les Schwab Scoreboard we go for the rest of the American League West on Wednesday…

Arizona exploded for 19-runs on 21-hits, including five home runs, to beat Texas 19-to-4.

Michael Brantley and George Springer both went deep in Houston’s 11-2 win over the Angels.

Wednesday was a day when Houston won for the 60th time this season while the Mariners lost their 60th game.  Seattle is 22-games behind the Astros in the American League West.  Only Baltimore, Detroit, Toronto and Miami have worse records in all of Major League Baseball than the Mariners.

Seahawks training camp doesn’t officially begin until next Thursday.  But rookies reported to the VMAC in Renton yesterday…

The coaching staff wanted to give draft picks and undrafted free-agent signees a chance to get work in without the pressure of the veterans around.

As Seattle prepares to begin its 10th season under the helm of Coach Pete Carroll, some nagging injuries have forced the team to put several players on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Four rookies, all draft picks, were placed on the PUP list:  linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven (sports hernia); safety Marquise Blair (hamstring); defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas; and guard Phil Haynes.  Additionally, undrafted free-agent rookie offensive lineman Demetrius Knox was placed on the non-football injury list.

Veterans will report for the official first day of training camp July 25th.  The Seahawks’ first pre-season game is August 8th against Denver.

Thanks Eric.

Wenatchee Police are attempting to locate the owner of a large brass bell that was discovered recently in the Olds Station area. Detective Sergeant, Lyle Hahn says the bell stands about 11 inches tall and weighs about 6 pounds with a large metal chain . . .

Hahn says if you are missing a bell that matches that description, please give the Wenatchee Police Department, a ring.

Finally tonight, time to find out what’s happening around the valley for you to enjoy this weekend. Here’s NCWLIFE’s Megan Mcpherson with more. . .

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.