NCWLIFE Evening News June 28, 2019

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NCWLIFE Evening News June 28, 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, During the torrential downpour Thursday on the minds of many in our area was the damage all the rain and small hail was possibly doing to ripe cherries. We will show you a montage of camera shots around the Wenatchee area of the storm as it developed yesterday, and, Three separate accidents involving eight vehicles near Leavenworth caused numerous traffic delays Thursday.  

But first, we begin tonight. . .

An unusually strong summer storm hammered the Wenatchee Valley Thursday with torrential rain, lightning and thunder. Flash flooding was reported throughout Wenatchee where over 6-tenths of an inch of rain fell in just a half an hour. The downpour began about 1:00 p.m. yesterday and flooding led authorities to close Number 2 Canyon on Wenatchee’s west side until 3:30 as debris was removed. The National Weather Service also posted a flash flood warning for the Entiat and Chelan Valley’s where minor flooding was also reported. In the city, police and public works crews responded to snarled traffic and cars stranded in knee to waist-high water. The rain ended around 2:00 p.m. as the storm system moved on to the north.

During the torrential downpour Thursday on the minds of many in our area was the damage all the rain and small hail was possibly doing to ripe cherries. NCWLIFE’s Kyle Montgomery has the details. . .

Yesterday’s storm system still has everyone talking. NCWLIFE Producer Tucker Wagner put together a montage of skyfi camera shots of the monster storm as it developed, take a look. . .

Three separate accidents involving eight vehicles near Leavenworth caused numerous traffic delays Thursday. First, at 11:13 a.m., there wear two separate accidents near each other on Highway 2 just east of Leavenworth. One involved a car and motorhome. Minutes later, four vehicles coming on the crash site were in a chain-reaction wreck. The westbound lane of the highway was blocked for about two hours because of those wrecks. One person from each of those accidents were treated for minor injuries.

Then, shortly before 4:30 Thursday afternoon, 25-year-old Gee-way Wu of Seattle was injured when he pulled in front of another vehicle from Highway 207 onto Highway 2, The Washington State Patrol reported.  The second vehicle had five occupants, including three children, none of whom were injured.

Coming up next, The driver of a big rig walkewd away from an accident this morning on Steven’s Pass. July 8th begins the second two-week round of translocating mountain goats from Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest to the northern Cascade Mountains, and, This weekend is Cashmere’s time to shine with its 40th annual Founders’ Days celebration.     I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

Thanks to Washington State Patrol Trooper John Bryant for sharing this photo of a crash that occurred early this morning on US-2 Stevens Pass. Trooper Bryant says the driver of the over-turned big-rig walked away with minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved. The recovery closed the right lane of WB US-2 at Mile Post 61 until about 3pm today. Officials blame speed as a possible cause of the crash.

July 8th begins the second two-week round of translocating mountain goats from Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest to the northern Cascade Mountains to meet wildlife management goals in all three areas. This effort is a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS), the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) to re-establish depleted populations of mountain goats in the Washington Cascades while also removing non-native goats from the Olympic Mountains.

Mountain goats were introduced to the Olympics in the 1920s. WDFW plans to release the mountain goats at six sites in the Cascades. Three of the release sites will be staged from the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS). These release sites include the Chikamin area on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

This weekend is Cashmere’s time to shine with its 40th annual Founders’ Day celebration. The festivities kicked off today, with lots of downtown activities.

Things heat up Saturday beginning with a street fair, then at 5 p.m. the Doane’s Valley Pharmacy Ping-Pong Ball Drop. The finale will be at 7 p.m. with the Crunch Pak Grand Parade downtown.

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 to check in with NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to see what’s going on around the valley for you to enjoy this weekend. . .

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.

For the second night in a row, the Victoria HarbourCats walked off in extra innings against Wenatchee, winning 13-to-12 in 11…

The win completed a three-game sweep by the host team as the AppleSox will now head for Cowlitz for three.  Last night’s game looked like it would be all Wenatchee early, as the ‘Sox scored 6-runs in the first inning.  But that would be just the opening salvo in a crazy game.

Mike Edwards had the call with the highlights courtesy of the HarbourCats’ Facebook page…

Dalton Harum finished 3-for-5 with a home run and 3-RBI’s.  Jason Harayda also went 2-for-3 with a 3-run home run while Johnny Sage and Quinn Ayers each drove in 3-runs.

Wenatchee will play at Cowlitz tonight with the first pitch at 6:35.

Weather created a problem for a couple games in the West Coast League last night…

Yakima Valley and Port Angeles’ game was postponed due to rain and Portland and Kelowna were suspended in the bottom of the 5th due to rain.

In other action, Jacob Dobmeier and five other pitchers combined on a 2-hit shutout as Corvallis topped Ridgefield 2-0. 

Chazz Martinez started a 5-run 6th inning with a solo home run to lead Walla Walla to an 8-3 win at Bend.

And, in a non-league game in a battle of the Bears, Highline topped Cowlitz 7-to-2.

The Mariners were sunk by a 4-run 4th inning, highlighted by Orlando Arcia’s 3-run home run as Milwaukee beat Seattle 4-2…

Mike Leake took the loss, going 6-innings and allowing 4-runs on 8-hits with 5-strikeouts.  Daniel Vogelbach and Tim Beckham had RBI-doubles in the 6th.

After taking 2-of-3 from the Brewers in the series, Seattle now travels to Houston to take on the Astros.  First pitch is at 5:10.  Tommy Milone will pitch after an opener against Wade Miley.

Also in the American League West yesterday…

Ariel Jurado and two relievers held Detroit to one run on 9-hits as Texas continued it’s hot streak with a 3-1 win in Detroit.  The Rangers now trail Houston by just 4-and-a-half game in the American League West.

Speaking of the Astros, they are limping to the All-Star break after falling to Pittsburg today 10-nothing.  The Pirates smacked 5-home runs today, three off Houston starter Brad Peacock.

Shohei Ohtani’s 2-run home run highlighted a 5-run 3rd inning as Los Angeles topped Oakland 8-to-3. 

The US Women’s National Team faces France today in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup…

The game kicks off at Noon on Fox.  Yesterday, England advanced to the semifinals with a 3-nil win over Norway.  Coming up tomorrow in the other quarterfinals, its Italy and the Netherlands at 6am followed by Germany and Sweden at 9:30.

The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks wrap up the regular season at home tonight against the Tri-Cities Fire…

Kickoff is at 7 o’clock in the Town Toyota Center.  Wenatchee Valley is already locked in for a home playoff game against Reno with the winner facing Idaho for the American West Football Conference Championship.

And here’s what we have on tap for the weekend sports schedule…

Velocity Swimming is hosting the Starlight Open at the Wenatchee City Pool today through Sunday.

There’s a 10, 25 and 45-mile mountain bike competition happening at Mission Ridge called the Mission Granduro starting tomorrow morning at 6am.

The Hummbabes and Outlaws men’s softball tournament starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday at Walla Walla Point Park.

The Riverball women’s softball tournament is Saturday and Sunday at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park.

Thanks Eric.

After 35 years of dedicated service, Sergeant Paul Downs made his final out of service call with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office yesterday. . .

Sergeant Downs represented both the DCSO badge, and the community at large, with honor and distinction. The Sheriff’s Office said his strong character, leadership, and integrity will be deeply missed.

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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 Monday morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.