NCWLIFE Evening News June 17, 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, A wind-whipped brush fire burned just over five acres near Manson Friday night, and, The body found June 3rd in a burning vehicle in Okanogan County still has not been identified.  

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Two people were hurt yesterday in a two-vehicle head-on collision in Douglas County. The Orondo Firefighters Association posted some prelimnary information about the crash on Facebook.

It happened just before 8:00 pm Sunday on US 97 about 11 miles north of Orondo. Traffic was narrowed down to one lane for about an hour afterwards. Firefighters reported one motorist was treated at the scene and the other driver was transported to Confluence Health for treatment. Details are pending a report from the Washington State Patrol.

A brush fire burned just over five acres near Manson Friday night.

The fire is believed to have been started by a transformer at about 10 p.m. in the two-thousand block of Wapato Lake Road. Strong winds quickly spread the fire until firefighters from the Manson Volunteer Fire Department arrived. They later were assisted by crews from several other departments. There were no injuries or structures burned.

The body found June Third in a burning vehicle in Okanogan County still has not been identified. Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley said the coroner was able to determine the cause of the woman’s death but he said that will not be released while the investigation is ongoing.

The body was found in the trunk of a burning vehicle on Frosty Creek Road south of Tonasket at about 4:30 p.m. A man seen leaving the area was found about 7 that night about two miles away near the Aeneas General Store. After displaying a gun the suspect was shot at by a sheriff’s department deputy and sergeant.

37-year-old Lance Bowers of Tonasket was hit once in the torso. He was treated at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, then jailed. Bowers was scheduled to be arraigned today but not yet for the death of the woman. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave while the North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit investigates.

Edgar Reinfeld of the Wenatchee Police Department, spokesperson for the investigation, said a 32-caliber revolver was recovered from the scene of the shooting and because Bowers is a convicted felon he faces a first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm charge, in addition to two counts of first-degree assault.

Coming up next, The dog found shot three times and left for dead near Beehive Reservoir earlier this month continues to show improvement but still has issues to overcome. Voters in Chelan and Douglas County are being asked to approve a sales tax hike to pay for future service improvements at Link Transit, and, In an effort to reduce fuels and limit the spread of wildfires, Chelan County Fire District 1 will let around 300 goats loose on hillsides behind the Broadview neighborhood of Wenatchee at the end of the month.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

The dog found shot three times and left for dead near Beehive Reservoir earlier this month continues to show improvement but still has issues to overcome.

Dawn Davies of the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society said two of the three bullets have been removed. . .

The pit bull-terrier mix, who has been called both Louie and Cane, also is recovering from a torn ACL that Davies believes he suffered trying to get away from the shooter. The Wenatchee Police Department is investigating and Captain Edgar Reinfeld said he expects to release information on that investigation later this week.

Voters in Chelan and Douglas County are being asked to approve a sales tax hike to pay for future service improvements at Link Transit. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair reports. . .

In an effort to reduce fuels and limit the spread of wildfires, Chelan County Fire District 1 will let around 300 goats loose on hillsides behind the Broadview neighborhood of Wenatchee at the end of the month. Fire Chief Brian Brett says the goats will be allowed to chew away sections of hillside vegetation to help reduce fire fuels.

Twenty-eight homes were destroyed four years ago in the Broadview neighborhood during the Sleepy Hollow Fire.

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The last day of school Friday also marked the end of Wenatchee School District Superintendent Brian Flones’ career at the district. Here is a tribute video created by Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center student Seth Gamble during his employment with Digital Media Northwest. . .

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.

Wenatchee erased an early 7-run deficit and handed Walla Walla its first loss of the season Sunday by a score of 11-10…

The game had all the earmarks of another loss when AppleSox starter Keegan Romig couldn’t get an out in the first inning, allowing four runs on three hits with two wild pitches and a hit batsman.  But in baseball, you can never judge a game by its first inning.

Trailing 7-nothing in the 4th, Wenatchee began its comeback with a four-run inning highlighted by Kodie Kolden’s 2-run single.

After Ryan Altenberger’s RBI-triple in the 5th, the AppleSox struck for four more runs in the 6th to cut the Sweet’s lead to 10-9.

Then in the 7th, Quinn Ayeres stepped to the plate with one on, nobody out and a 3-2 count…

Thanks Joel.  The AppleSox improved to 4-and-8 with Sunday’s win and handed Walla Walla its first loss of the season in 9-games.

Also in the West Coast League on Father’s Day…

Troy Viola went 4-for-6 at the plate with a 3-run home run to lead Bellingham to a 19-2 blowout win over Yakima Valley.  The Bells exploded for 8-runs in the 5th and another 7 in the 8th to improve to 8-and-4 on the season.

Tevita Gerber and two relievers held Cowlitz to 1-run on 3-hits with 7-strikeouts as Corvallis shut down the Black Bears 6-to-1.

Steve Ramirez hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th to score the winning run as Ridgefield knocked off Port Angeles 8-to-7.

Jake Jarvis hit a 2-run double and Deron Johnson earned a bases-loaded walk in a 3-run 5th inning and Bend shut out Portland 3-nothing.  Nick Hernandez and three relievers held the Pickles on a 2-hit shutout as the Elks improved to 5-and-4.

Tyler Grissom’s walk-off, RBI-double in the bottom of the 11th helped Kelowna edge Victoria 4-3.  The win helped the Falcons salvage the final game of the three-game series.

Yakima Valley went into the weekend with the lead in the West Coast League’s North Division.  They emerge from the weekend in a three-way tie for second…

Bellingham sits in first place after a weekend sweep of the Pippins at 8-and-4.  Yakima Valley, Port Angeles and Victoria are all tied for second at 6-and-5.  Wenatchee is in 5th place at 4-and-8 while Kelowna is in last place at 2-and-7.

Kyle Seager’s 2-run double and Dee Gordon’s RBI-triple highlighted a 4-run 8th inning as the Mariners came from behind to beat Oakland 6-3 Sunday…

Mike Leake earned his 6th win of the season, going 7-innings and allowing 3-runs on 7-hits with 7 strikeouts.  Malix Smith was 2-for-5 at the plate including a 2-run home run as Seattle took two of three from the Athletics over the weekend.

The Mariners are back home tonight for the first of three games against Kansas City.  Tommy Milone will get the start for Seattle against the Royal’s Danny Duffy.  First pitch is at 7:10.

Checking the Les Schwab Scoreboard in the American League West Sunday…

Jesse Winker had a 2-run home run as he went 4-for-5 at the plate with 5-RBI’s to lead Cincinnati past Texas 11-3.

Brandon Lowe was 2-for-3 with a home run to lead Tampa Bay past the Angels 6-5.  Mike Trout hit a 2-run home run for Los Angeles, his 19th of the season.

Freddy Galvis led a 14-hit attack, going 3-for-5 with a 2-run home run and 3-RBI’s as Toronto embarrassed Houston 12-nothing.

Houston’s lead in the West remains at 9-and-a-half games over Texas.  Oakland is 12 back at 36-and-36 while the Angels are 13-games back.  Seattle is 31-and-44, 18-and-a-half games behind Houston.

Carli Lloyd scored 2 of the United State’s 3-goals in a 3-nil win over Chile at the FIFA World’s Cup Sunday in France…

Julie Ertz scored the other goal as the U-S improved to 2-and-oh in Pool play.  Sunday’s win helped the US clinch a spot in the round of 16 and sending the Americans on to Thursday’s game with Sweden with a chance to win the group.

Gary Woodland held off a charge from 2-time defending US Open Champion Brooks Kaepka Sunday at Pebble Beach to win his first major…

The 35-year old from Topeka, Kansas shot a final-round 69 Sunday.  His round included an incredible 3-wood on the 14th; a chip-off-the-green to save par on the 17th; and then a dramatic 30-foot birdie putt on 18 for the three-shot win.

Finally, the Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks lost a close one on the road at Idaho Saturday 38-30…

The win improved the Horsemen’s record to 10-and-oh while the Skyhawks dropped to 4-and-6.  Wenatchee Valley will play at winless Tri-Cities Saturday night at 7 o’clock.

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

Two people were hurt yesterday in a two-vehicle head-on collision in Douglas County. The Orondo Firefighters Association posted some prelimnary information about the crash on Facebook.

It happened just before 8:00 pm Sunday on US 97 about 11 miles north of Orondo. Traffic was narrowed down to one lane for about an hour afterwards. Firefighters reported one motorist was treated at the scene and the other driver was transported to Confluence Health for treatment. Details are pending a report from the Washington State Patrol.

The body found June Third in a burning vehicle in Okanogan County still has not been identified. Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley said the coroner was able to determine the cause of the woman’s death but he said that will not be released while the investigation is ongoing.

The body was found in the trunk of a burning vehicle on Frosty Creek Road south of Tonasket at about 4:30 p.m. A man seen leaving the area was found about 7 that night about two miles away near the Aeneas General Store. After displaying a gun the suspect was shot at by a sheriff’s department deputy and sergeant.

37-year-old Lance Bowers of Tonasket was hit once in the torso. He was treated at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, then jailed. Bowers was scheduled to be arraigned today but not yet for the death of the woman. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave while the North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit investigates.

Edgar Reinfeld of the Wenatchee Police Department, spokesperson for the investigation, said a 32-caliber revolver was recovered from the scene of the shooting and because Bowers is a convicted felon he faces a first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm charge, in addition to two counts of first-degree assault.

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.