NCWLIFE Evening News June 10, 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 Oregon women were injured in a one vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Moses Lake.  An arrest has been made in a felony hit-and-run case last week near Desert Aire, and, A pilot and two passengers in a pontoon plane avoided serious injury when the plane crashed outside Moses Lake Saturday morning.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A 23-year old Soap Lake woman was killed early Sunday morning in a car accident on State Route 17 about 4 miles north of Moses Lake. The Washington State Patrol reports that a Ford 150 truck driven by Emily C. Allen was traveling southbound on highway 17 shortly after 4:00 Sunday morning when the truck crossed the centerline onto the northbound shoulder and rolled. Allen was thrown from the truck onto the highway where she was struck by two other cars.  The drivers and passengers in the other cars were not injured. Allen was not wearing a seat belt. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Two Oregon women were injured in a one vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Moses Lake causing traffic delays. Washington State Patrol says the accident happened when the driver, 39-year old Krista Fisher of Albany Oregon, apparently fell asleep at the wheel of her SUV near exit 179, drove onto the median and overcorrected causing the SUV to roll.

One of two passengers in the vehicle, 33-year old Crystal Royer, sustained serious injuries in the rollover and was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake. Royer was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. State Patrol is still investigating the crash and Fisher may be charged in the accident.

An arrest has been made in a felony hit-and-run case last week near Desert Aire in which the driver ran off, leaving her critically injured passenger behind. 24-year-old Vivian E. Duarte of Desert Aire surrendered to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office Saturday.

The wreck happened last Thursday at Desert Aire Drive and Oasis Place when a 2001 Ford Focus being driven by Duarte failed to negotiate a turn and rolled twice. The passenger, Mireya Anaya was ejected from the vehicle and is in critical condition at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

A pilot and two passengers in a pontoon plane avoided serious injury when the plane crashed outside Moses Lake Saturday morning. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were dispatched just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning for reports of a plane crash in the 3500 block of Wild Goose Road Northeast.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kyle Foreman confirmed the pilot and two passengers were on board the plane before the crash.

Coming up next .  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Weekend Winds hindered fire fighting efforts on the Taneum Fire in Kittitas County.  But the fire is 90% contained. Helicopters and hand crews are still being used to put out hot spots. A preliminary investigation has determined that the fire was started Saturday by people target practicing in the area.

The fire was located in the Taneum Canyon in the 7 thousand block of Taneum Canyon Road. It was fought by Federal, State and local crews. No homes were immediately threatened.

Chelan County road crews continue to battle flooding issues on upper Stemilt Creek Road that first started after heavy rains over Memorial Day Weekend. Today, they were placing temporary sandbags in Stemilt Creek in an attempt to prevent the overflowing creek from diverting onto the roadway again.

About a half-mile of roadway is still limited to one lane. The Public Works Department says it could take a few days to dry the road out and develop a plan for repairing damage.

East Wenatchee receives a half million dollar Federal grant to clean up former orchard land for development of a new City park. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the grant through the non-profit Trust for Public Lands.

The trust purchased the 2-acre parcel in October for 401-thousand dollars. Its located in the 400 block of 9th Street Northeast. The grant money will be used to clean up the old cherry orchard that was uprooted 8 years ago. The money will also be used to develop a site management plan. The land will be developed as a park which will be managed by the Eastmont Metropolitan Park District.

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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In tonight’s feature story, construction work is nearly completed on East Wenatchee’s new Gateway Park project. NCWLIFE Senior Correspondent Steve Hair reports. . .

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.

Retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot and wounded Sunday at an amusement center in his hometown of Santo Domingo. This according to MLB.com reporter Ian Browne.  According to ESPN’s Marly Rivera, Ortiz was shot at a club/restaurant and taken to a local clinic.  “An attending doctor…said the bullet hit him in the lower back, went through-and-through.”  He underwent surgery Sunday was reportedly out of danger.  The latest today is that Ortiz is being transported to a hospital in Boston, where he retired in 2016.

The Mariners blasted 6-home runs, two each by Edwin Encarnacion and Tom Murphy, to beat the Angels 9-3 Sunday afternoon…

Murphy started the hit parade with a 2-run shot in the 2nd inning.  Seattle played add-on in the 6th on back-to-back solo home runs by Encarnacion and Daniel Vogelbach. 

Encarnacion hit his 20th homer of the season, a 2-run shot in the 7th.  Murphy added his second dinger in the top of the 8th and Kyle Seager polished off the afternoon with a home run to center in the 9th.

Wade LeBlanc picked up his 3rd win of the season as the featured pitcher after Austin Adams pitched a perfect 1st.  LeBlanc went 6-innings, allowing 2-runs on 6-hits with 8-strikeouts.

Seattle ended up winning two of three games against the Halos and have a travel day today before beginning a three game series in Minnesota.

Also in the American League West on Sunday…

Yordan Alvarez hit a 2-run home run and Houston’s Wade Miley combined with four relievers to shut out Baltimore 4-nothing.

Oakland scored 3 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th but fell short in its comeback bid against Texas 9-8.  Asdrubal Cabrera and Rougned Odor each had 3-hits for the Rangers and drove in 6 of Texas’ 9-runs.

A bases-loaded walk, fielder’s choice and an error led to a 3-run 6th inning for Yakima and that was enough to beat Wenatchee Sunday 4-to-2 in West Coast League play…

The loss spoiled a good day at the plate for Blake Klassen, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI.  Keegan Romig took the loss on the mound for Wenatchee, lasting 5-innings and allowing 4-runs, 3-earned, on 3-hits with 3-strikeouts and 2-walks.

Wenatchee has a much-needed day off today and will host the Port Angeles Lefties in the first of a 6-game home stand tomorrow night at 6:35.  The AppleSox will be trying to snap a 5-game losing streak when they get back to the park tomorrow night.

Also in the West Coast League on Sunday…

Calvin Turchin and two other pitchers combined to strike out 13 batters Sunday as Victoria topped Corvallis 4-to-1.  The win salvaged the final game of the series for the HarbourCats as the Knights won Friday 2-to-1 and Saturday 12-to-7.

Cowlitz scored 2 in the 7th and 3 in the 8th, including a 2-run single by Brandon Lees to come from behind and beat Portland 7-to-5.  The win salvaged the final game of the series for the Bears after the Pickles won Friday and Saturday’s games.

Walla Walla remained undefeated with a wild, 16-11 win over Bend Sunday.  The Sweets were led by Justin Folz, who was 3-for-4 with a home run and 4-RBI’s, and Parker Price, who was 3-for-5 with 4-RBI’s.  The two teams combined for 30-hits and 27-runs.

Ridgefield’s Carter Benbrook combined with 2-relievers to shut out Kelowna Sunday 2-nothing. 

Taking a look at the standings in the WCL’s North Division through one, full-week of baseball…

Yakima Valley sits on top the Divsiion after sweeping the AppleSox at 5-and-1.  A game-and-a-half back are Bellingham and Port Angeles at 3-and-2.  Victoria is 2-games back at 3-and-3.  Wenatchee and Kelowan are tied for last at 1-and-5, 4-games out of first place.

The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks were clicking on all cylinders Saturday in a 66-28 win over the Tri-Cities Fire…

It was Wenatchee’s second-consecutive win against the winless Fire.  The Skyhawks now face a road trip Saturday against the undefeated Idaho Horsemen at 5 o’clock in Nampa.

The Big Rigs were making big noise at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval Saturday night…

Calgary’s Ron Singer took the checkered flag in the North American Big Rig “A” Main.  Kody Graham of Ellensburg was the Main Event winner in the Dick’s Heating and Air Conditioning Thunder Cars.

Carl Brandt out-dueled Jay Evans for the checkered flag in the Plump Perfect Roadrunners main event.  And it was Portland’s Kenny Burns winning the Main Event in the Washington Midget Racing Association classification.

WVSO will take a week off before the next round of racing, Saturday, June 22nd with Pro Late Model Twin 50’s and Bump-to-Pass cars the featured racing.

Just a reminder of what’s coming up this week on our broadcast schedule on NCWLIFE…

We’ll broadcast Westside High School’s graduation LIVE Thursday at 7 o’clock from the Wenatchee Convention Center.  Then on Friday, we’ll have Wenatchee Valley College’s graduation LIVE from Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl.

We’ll re-air Eastmont’s graduation Saturday at 2 o’clock and then bring you our first, LIVE AppleSox game Saturday night at 6:30.

Then on Sunday, we’ll re-air Westside’s graduation at 2 and the college’s graduation at 7.

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

A 23-year old Soap Lake woman was killed early Sunday morning in a car accident on State Route 17 about 4 miles north of Moses Lake. The Washington State Patrol reports that a Ford 150 truck driven by Emily C. Allen was traveling southbound on highway 17 shortly after 4:00 Sunday morning when the truck crossed the centerline onto the northbound shoulder and rolled. Allen was thrown from the truck onto the highway where she was struck by two other cars.  The drivers and passengers in the other cars were not injured. Allen was not wearing a seat belt. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

And finally tonight, some good news. . .The dog found shot last week along the side of a road in the Squilcuck area is showing slow improvement. The dog, now called Cane, was shot three times in the head, neck and shoulders.

Dawn Davies, executive director of the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, said Cane made good progress over the weekend but still has a long road to full recovery. Thus far, the owner of the adult pit bull terrier mix and the person responsible for shooting it have not been located.

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is raising money for Cain’s medical expenses and there is a separate reward fund being generated for locating the shooter. Cane was given a blood transfusion at Cascade Veterinary Clinic over the weekend and remains on pain medications.

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.