NCWLIFE Evening News May 02, 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, Anti-abortion groups from throughout the country will be in Wenatchee Saturday with a wide variety of events planned, including a demonstration of sorts during the Apple Blossom Grand Parade, and, The biggest-yet delegation from sister city Misawa, Japan, was welcomed to town Wednesday during a ceremony outside Wenatchee City Hall.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A local family is traumatized after a prominent attorney is accused of a hit and run accident late last week in Wenatchee. Peter A. Fraley of the Ogden Murphy Wallace law firm in Wenatchee allegedly drove his car into a condominium last Friday night at 1410 McKitrick Street in Wenatchee. Cynthia Landin lives in the condo with her partner and two young children. She says the car barely missed her toddler when it came crashing through their living room. . .

Landin says after the crash, Fraley fled the scene. She says considering the impact the crash caused, it was surprising that Fraley could continue to drive the car. . .

Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department says he expects charges will be filed in the case.

Anti-abortion groups from throughout the country will be in Wenatchee Saturday with a wide variety of events planned, including a demonstration of sorts during the Apple Blossom Grand Parade.

The organizers also have circulated the Wenatchee home address of U.S. District Judge Stanley Allen Bastian. Bastian in late April ordered a preliminary injunction against a Trump administration rule that would have banned family planning clinics that receive federal money from offering abortion services or referrals. Wenatchee Police Chief Steve Crown said officers are aware of the planned protests. . .

However, Chief Crown said giving out the address of Judge Bastian does raise the concern level. . .

T. Russell Hunter, the Oklahoma founder of Abolish Human Abortion, will be one of the speakers at the anti-abortion events and told NCWLIFE said he expects any demonstrations to be peaceful and informative. As far as

giving out the judge’s home address, Hunter said he is confident it was not done with any malicious intent. . .

The biggest-yet delegation from sister city Misawa, Japan, was welcomed to town Wednesday during a ceremony outside Wenatchee City Hall. The 38 visitors include nine dancers from the Ka-gur-uh dance troupe and 10 students. It is likely the last visit for Misawa’s Mayor Kaz-ew-ma-sa   Tah-nee-chi, who at age 77 is not seeking re-election after holding the post since 2007.

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

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

A packed room at the Wenatchee Convention Center Wednesday celebrated volunteerism with the Apple Blossom Festival All Service Club Luncheon. NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom was there and has more. . .

Among the bills by the state Legislature as it raced to meet its midnight deadline for adjournment Sunday was the Long Term Care Trust Act.

The insurance program is the first of its kind in the nation and will pay Washingtonians a maximum lifetime benefit of $36,500 dollars to offset assisted living and other elder care costs. Beginning in 2022, the program will be funded by a payroll fee of 58 cents for every hundred dollars in income, or $24 dollars a month for someone earning $50,000 dollars a year. State Senator Brad Hawkins told NCWLIFE the bill had too many problems to earn his support. . .

Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Penelope the dog is still at the shelter looking for a good home…

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Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News…

Time now to send it out to Eric Granstrom who is standing by with a very special guest, Eric. . .

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.

The scene is now set for Friday’s Big 9 District Play-in soccer matches…

Sunnyside settled it by downing Eisenhower last night 5-1 in the final game of the Big 9 regular season.  So that means the Grizzlies are the #2 seed behind West Valley.  Wenatchee is the #3 seed and Eastmont the #4 seed.

The Panthers will host Moses Lake in a play-in game Friday night at 6 while the Wildcats will host Davis in the other play-in game, also at 6 o’clock.  The winners will advance to play the first round of the district tournament Tuesday at West Valley and Sunnyside.  The loser’s season is over.

Coming up on the prep baseball schedule today…

Waterville-Mansfield hosts Oroville in a doubleheader on the plateau beginning at 3.  Manson travels to Lake Roosevelt for two games beginning at 3:30.  Cashmere hosts Omak at 4 while Cascade is on the road at Ellensburg.

The prep softball schedule looks similar…

The Shockers girls host the Hornets for the first of two games at 3.  Manson’s at Lake Roosevelt for a doubleheader at 3:30.  And Cashmere hosts Omak at 4:30.

Tonight is the night for the battle for first in the 4A Central Division of high school boy’s lacrosse…

The Wenatchee Valley Thunder play host to the Richland Bombers tonight at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl.  Richland comes in just a half-game ahead of Wenatchee in the standings.  A win would make the Thunder’s record 9-and-1 and drop Richland to 8-and-1, a virtual tie.  In order to win the regular season title outright and home field advantage in the playoffs, Wenatchee needs to win by three points tonight.  Faceoff is at 7 o’clock.

There’s another big battle in high school sports today in Yakima…

The Wenatchee boys and girls tennis teams are at West Valley today at 3 o’clock.  The Panthers are in first place, just ahead of the Rams in Big 9 boys and girls play.  Victories by both today would secure the regular season titles in league.

Also today, Eastmont hosts Moses Lake at 3.  Omak’s at Cashmere and Cascade’s on the road at Ellensburg at 4 o’clock.

Wenatchee is the site for a double duel track meet today…

Eastmont and Davis take on the Panthers beginning at 4 o’clock.

The Big 9 girls golf teams will assemble at Rock Island Golf Course today for their POD #2…

Eastmont hosts Davis, Eisenhower, Moses Lake, Sunnyside, Wenatchee and West Valley for an 11 o’clock tee time.

And in Leavenworth, Cascade hosts Warden this afternoon at 2:30.

The Mariners slide continues as Marco Gonzales had his worst outing in Seattle, lasting just an inning and two-thirds as Chicago won 11-nothing…

Gonzales was shelled for 6-runs on 5-hits before exiting in the second inning, walking 3 and striking out 2.  Meanwhile, Cub pitching including starter Jon Lester allowed Seattle just one hit…FOR THE DAY!  Ryon Healy’s 1-out single in the second was the only offense for the Mariners, whose losing streak has hit four.

Seattle has a travel day today before beginning a weekend series in Cleveland tomorrow at 4:10 as Yusei Kikuchi faces Shane Bieber.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, we go to NCWLIFE’s Dan Kuntz who continues his critic and rating of Apple Blossom food here at Memorial Park. . .

And that’s going to do it for our newscast tonight from Memorial Park in Wenatchee. 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. We will be broadcasting the evening news live tomorrow at 5:00 from Grant Road in East Wenatchee prior to this year’s Classy Chassis. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.