NCWLIFE Evening News June 6, 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 29-year-old Peshastin man was seriously injured just before noon Wednesday when a car turned in front of the motorcycle he was riding toward Blewett Pass. Thirty-six minor in possession citations will be issued after Chelan County deputies disrupted a barn party near Cashmere just before midnight Tuesday, and, The 243 Command Fire burning near Highway 243 and Wanapum Dam in Grant County is now 50% contained.  

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A jogger in Leavenworth’s Enchantment Park had to jump into the Wenatchee River Wednesday night to escape a black bear. Captain Mike Jewell of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police said the bear was with its cub when the encounter took place about 9:00 p.m. . .

Jewell said it’s uncertain at this point what will be done with the bear if they are able to locate it.

Jewell added that it’s important that people in Leavenworth do what they can to avoid attracting bears.

A 29-year-old Peshastin man was seriously injured just before noon Wednesday when a car turned in front of the motorcycle he was riding toward Blewett Pass.

Seth T. Peterson had to be airlifted to Central Washington hospital after the accident. The driver and a passenger in the car were treated at the scene for minor injuries.  The accident happened on Highway 97 at Campbell Road, about three miles north of Peshastin.

According to the Washington State Patrol, 20-year-old Parker Isenman of Bainbridge Island was northbound on the highway in a 2015 Volkswagen Golf when he tried to turn left onto Campbell Road, right in front of Peterson’s southbound Kawasaki 650 motorcycle. The State Patrol said charges are pending against Isenman.

Thirty-six minor in possession citations will be issued after Chelan County deputies disrupted a barn party near Cashmere just before midnight Tuesday.

Jason Reinfeld of the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said an anonymous caller tipped off law enforcement to the underage drinking party in the 100 block of Elk View Lane. Reinfeld said he doesn’t have information on which school or schools the teens attend, but it is believed to have been a graduation party. The 36 who will be cited were among 44 people at the party.

The 243 Command Fire burning near Highway 243 and Wanapum Dam in Grant County is now 50% contained. Strong winds pushed the fire easterly through the Lower Crab Creek Canyon area yesterday as the fire grew to 18,774 acres.

Fire crews were able to contain it between the canyon’s northern and southern ridges. The plan today is basically a mop-up operation as crews have begun working the western perimeter methodically looking for, finding, and extinguishing hot spots. Grant County has lifted evacuation levels for the small town of Smyrna and has closed the evacuation center set up at Royal City Intermediate School.

All area roads have also been re-opened. 350 fire personnel remain at the fire but that number is expected to drop by the end of today and Friday morning. The fire is expected to be fully contained by Friday.

Coming up next, The FBI reports a missing 15 year old Yakima area girl has been found. A dog was reportedly shot multiple times and left for dead along the side of a road in the Squilchuck area yesterday, and,   Outgoing Wenatchee School Superintendent, Brian Flones says the school board is set this month to discuss lifting the District’s Levy cap. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

The FBI reports a missing 15 year old Yakima area girl has been found.  Kayla Rose Lewis-Dosher was reported missing from her home in Moxee on June 4th. A Statewide alert was issued and the FBI announced this (Thurs) morning that the girl was found safe and sound in Leavenworth. No other information was immediately available.

A dog was reportedly shot multiple times and left for dead along the side of a road in the Squilchuck area yesterday. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society was notified last night after a man found the injured dog near Bee Hive Reservoir and Mission Ridge Ski Resort. The dog was examined and X-rays showed it had been shot three times in the head, neck and shoulder. The male adult dog is described as a large silver and white pit bull terrier mix. He was not wearing a collar or ID chip. You are urged to call Wenatchee Valley Animal Control if you have information to share.

Outgoing Wenatchee School Superintendent, Brian Flones says the school board is set this month to discuss lifting the District’s Levy cap as approved by the State Legislature this year. Currently the District can only collect a dollar fifty per one thousand dollars of assessed value on the bond approved by voters two years ago. The new law would allow the district to raise that cap to two dollars and fifty cents. 

At their last meeting the school board received a recommendation by Wenatchee Education Association President, Kris Cameron to approve the increase as a means of restoring some staff positions that were cut in the current budget. NCWLIFE’s exclusive interview with Brian Flones will air in its entirety on Friday’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program. Flones is retiring at the end of this month to be replaced by Paul Gordon.

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

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 could not recover from three, first-inning errors and allowing four Victoria runs in the opening frame in an 8-3 loss Wednesday…

The AppleSox committed a total of five errors in the game, all by the infield, and only 3 of the HarbourCats’ 8-runs were earned.

“Voice” of the Wenatchee AppleSox Joel Norman tells us more about it…

Wenatchee scored its first run in the 3rd on an RBI groundout by Ryan Altenberger.  They scored again in the 7th on Grant Gorrell’s sacrifice fly.  The Sox’ final run came in the 8th on Cole McKenzie’s RBI single.

James Kulak was the tough-luck loser on the mound, going just that fateful 1st inning, allowing 4-runs (1-earned) on 2-hits, a walk and a strikeout.

McKenzie, Kody Darcy and Trent Sellers each had two hits for Wenatchee.  The wrap up game of the three-game series is tonight at 6:35.

On the Les Schwab West Coast League Scoreboard…

Yakima Valley scored 9-runs in the final three innings to dispatch Ridgefield 10-to-3.  Daniel Cipriano led the Pippins, going 3-for-5 with a 2-run home run.

Pattrick Caulfield went 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI in Walla Walla’s 6-3 win over Corvallis.

A 4-run 5th inning was the difference at Bellingham beat Kelowna 6-to-2.

Jorge Perez’s 2-run single highlighted a 3-run 7th as bend came from behind to beat Cowlitz 5-3.

Port Angeles had a 14-hit barrage, including a 2-run home run by Damiano Palmegiani in the Lefties’ 7-1 win over Portland.  The Pickles were held to 1-run on 4-hits with 12-strikeouts by winner Frankie Scalzo and three relievers.

Here’s what the West Coast League North Division standings look like, 2-games in…

Yakima Valley is atop at 2-and-oh.  Then, everyone else is tied for 2nd at 1-and-1, including Wenatchee and Victoria.

The Mariners exploded for five home runs including three in the 6th inning as Seattle beat Houston 14-to-1…

Seattle trailed 1-nothing until the 5th when Malix Smith deliver a 2-run single to give the Mariners the lead.  Then the flood gates opened in the 6th with 2-run home runs by Domingo Santana and Tom Murphy.  Then a 3-run home run by Edwin Encarnacion. 

In the 8th, Mac Williamson made a big splash in his Seattle debut.  The former San Francisco Giant was signed to a minor league contract and reported to Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day, just long enough to take batting practice.  The Mariners found out that Braden Bishop was suffering from a lacerated spleen, so Williamson was called up for last night’s game.  He drilled a 1-2 pitch over the center field wall for a 3-run home run, much to the delight of his teammates who were still learning his name as they slapped him high fives.

Manager Scott Servais said he’d never heard of Williamson prior to a wild call-up Wednesday…

Seattle and Houston wrap up the four-game series with a day-game at T-Mobile Park today as Justin Verlander goes for the Astros against former AppleSox pitcher Tommy Milone.  First pitch is at 12:40.

Let’s take a look at the Les Schwab American League West Scoreboard…

Delino DeShields hit a walk-off, solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to give Texas a 2-1 win over Baltimore.

The Angels erased an early 6-run deficit against Oakland and backup catcher Dustin Garneau delivered a walk-off, RBI double in the bottom of the 9th to give Los Angeles an 10-9 win.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, time to find out what’s happening around the Wenatchee Valley for you to enjoy this weekend. . .

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.