NCWLIFE Evening News June 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, A group of teenagers face charges in connection with a drinking party on Burch Mountain Saturday night. A kayaker was rescued yesterday afternoon after he fell out of his boat and became stranded on a sandbar on the Wenatchee River, and, Seven people were injured Saturday afternoon when a motorhome collided head-on with a vehicle about a half-mile south of Carlton.   

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A 4 year old boy escaped serious injuries in a weekend cougar attack at a popular Leavenworth park. The attack happened around 9:00 p.m. Saturday at Enchantment Park. The boy was treated for minor injuries. Captain Mike Jewel of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department Police said it was not the first encounter that day between people and the cougar at the park. . .

Captain Jewell said killing the cougar was unfortunate but necessary.

A group of teenagers face charges in connection with a drinking party on Burch Mountain Saturday night. Jason Reinfeld with the Chelan County Sheriff’s office says deputies made contact with about 25 young adults between 17 and 19 years of age who were partying near the top of the hill. . .

Law enforcement is amping up its emphasis patrols to control teen graduation parties as part of the “Everybody Walks” campaign.

A kayaker was rescued yesterday afternoon after he fell out of his boat and became stranded on a sandbar on the Wenatchee River. Chelan County Sheriff Office spokesman, Jason Reinfeld says the man became separated from his 10 year old son who was in a separate kayak. . .

Reinfeld says there were no injuries and that both kayakers were wearing life vests.

Seven people were injured Saturday afternoon when a motorhome collided head-on with a vehicle on Highway 153, about a half-mile south of Carlton. ]

Three of the seven injured were taken to the hospital and the others treated at the scene. None of the injuries were critical. Emergency responders also had to deal with a propane leak from the motorhome.

Multiple agencies responded to the accident, which happened about 2:30 Saturday afternoon.

Coming up next, An 8-year-old boy suffered a broken back after the vehicle he was riding in went over an embankment and rolled near Quincy early Sunday.  A Moses Lake man who has made a habit of trying to elude police, tried again Friday night but his luck once again ran out, and, Firefighters made quick work of a small brush fire off highway 2 neart Cashmere this morning.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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An 8-year-old boy suffered a broken back after the vehicle he was riding in went over an embankment and rolled near Quincy early Sunday. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office the driver of the F-150 pickup is suspected of being drunk.

36-year old Bernabe DeLeon-Garza was driving the pickup east on Road 7 Northwest at about 12:20 a.m. when he failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle then went through the intersection, over an embankment and slammed into the bottom of an irrigation canal and rolled on its top, the sheriff’s office said.

Three children were in the back seat, at least one of whom was not restrained. The 8-year-old boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he underwent surgery. The two other children, a female passanger and DeLeon Garza were treated at the scene. The sheriff’s office said charges are pending against DeLeon-Garza.

A Moses Lake man who has made a habit of trying to elude police, tried again Friday night but his luck once again ran out.

The latest incident actually started earlier Friday when 38-year-old Robert Gwinn, riding a motorcycle, was chased into Moses Lake by Grant County Sheriff’s deputies. But deputies ended the pursuit out of concern for the safety of residents. However, deputies were later able to locate Gwinn in the Cascade Valley area of Moses Lake, where he again led them on a chase.

This time, Gwinn crashed the motorcycle and tried to flee on foot in the area of Stanley Drive Northeast and Lee Drive Northeast before being caught. Gwinn already has a warrant out for his arrest related to a previous pursuit. And in September he was sentenced to six months in jail after violating a protective order and leading police on yet another long chase.

Firefighters made quick work of a small brush fire this morning about a mile west of Cashmere on Highway 2. The fire, spurred on by 20 mph winds, was called in around 10:00 and fire crews were on the scene shortly after. At one point, the blaze did get dangerously close to trees located at a residence nearby but firefighters were able to soak the vegetation and nearby ground to prevent it from spreading. The fire briefly closed the westbound lane. No word yet on how that fire started.  

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Now that the wildfire season is upon us, it’s a good time to make sure your home is fire safe. NCWLIFE’S Eric Granstrom tells us more. . .

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.

Earlier this season, it was the Mariners putting up crooked numbers while leading the American League West.  These days, they are giving up crooked numbers and remain last in the division.  Such was the case again Sunday at T-Mobile Park as the Angels scored 7 in the 2nd and 5 in the 5th to win 13-to-3…

Albert Pujols did much of the damage himself, driving in 5-runs, including a 3-run home run in the 2nd.  David Fletcher and Mike Trout also delivered 3-hits apiece as the Halos had 15-hits for the game.

Seattle starter Marco Gonzales had another rough outing, surrendering 10-runs on 9-hits in 4-and-two-thirds with three walks and two strikeouts.

Los Angeles scored 7-runs in the 2nd inning and another 5-runs in the 5th.  It’s the 6th time in the Mariner’s last 12-losses that Seattle has surrendered big innings to an opposing team.  Something Manager Scott Servais is not happy about…

Seattle has not announced who will start in front of LeBlanc for tonight’s first opener against Houston.

The Mariners finished May 7-and-21 and are now oh-and-2 in June.  Servais said it’s frustrating to lose, but even more troublesome to see his club play bad baseball…

After losing 3-of-4 to the Angels, Seattle will try to snap the losing trend against one of the best teams in baseball tonight, the Houston Astros.  First pitch is at 7:10.

On the Les Schwab American League West Scoreboard…

Adrian Sampson won his 4th straight as he struck out 11 to lead Texas past Kansas City 5-1.

Houston scored 2-runs in the top of the 12th to beat Oakland 6-4.  The win concluded a 3-game, weekend series sweep of the A’s by the Astros.

Houston and Minnesota lead the American League with 40-wins on the season.  The Dodgers are tops in baseball with 41-wins so far.

The University of Washington softball team survived two-elimination games Saturday but lost a heartbreaker to UCLA Sunday at the College Women’s World Series…

After beating Minnesota Saturday morning 5-3, the Huskies topped Oklahoma State 1-nothing to advance to Sunday.

Yesterday’s game was scoreless through 7, then 8, then 9 and into the 10th inning.  That is until Rachel Garcia unloaded a walk-off, 3-run home run to put the Bruins in the Championship game.  No. 2 seed UCLA will face No. 1 seed Oklahoma in the first of the best-of-three series tonight.

The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks snapped a 4-game losing streak with a 42-34 win over Tri-Cities Sunday…

The two teams will meet again this Saturday at the Town Toyota Center at 7 o’clock.

The Wenatchee AppleSox begin its 20th season of summer collegiate baseball tonight…

Wenatchee will host the Cascade Collegiate Showcase team tonight at 6:35 at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field.  According to Joel Norman, voice of the AppleSox, 24 of 37 signed players are in town for tonight’s opener.  You can hear Joel and the AppleSox games on Sunny FM around North Central Washington.

After tonight’s game, the ‘Sox will begin West Coast League play with Victoria in town for the first of three games tomorrow night.  Our own Eric Granstrom will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow night and will also join Joel in the booth to call a few innings on radio.

The first AppleSox game on NCWLIFE will be two Saturday’s from now, when they’ll host Walla Walla.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, a heads up for those of you traveling over US 97 Blewett Pass, be prepared for up to 30 minute delays this week.

Work will continue on the Boundary Bridge fish barrier removal project near Swauk Creek campground located 5 miles south of the summit. There will be single-lane flagger-controlled traffic through the area. Additionally, crews will be removing hazardous trees between mileposts 168-178 which will include full closures of up to 30 minutes at a time. Both of these projects will be active throughout the week. Motorists are advised to add extra time for trips through the area.

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.