NCWLIFE Evening News May 06, 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, Wenatchee police say a man suspected of prowling cars at Riverfront Park tried to evade capture by running into the Columbia River. Security at Moses Lake High School was stepped up this morning after a student made online threats warning other students not to show up for classes, and, Firefighters in the Lake Chelan area responded to a predawn house fire over the weekend.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A plane crashed into an orchard this morning near Lake Chelan Airport, killing the pilot. Chelan County Sheriff’s Captain Jason Reinfeld said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Wenatchee police say a man suspected of prowling cars at Riverfront Park tried to evade capture by running into the Columbia River. The man was arrested after about an hour and a half standoff with police. Reinfeld says the suspect, who was also wanted on a warrant out of Western Washington, was acting erratically and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Police waited for him to come ashore on his own before making the arrest. . .

Reinfeld says the man was taken to Central Washington Hospital for treatment and evaluation. He said charges are pending blood toxicology results.

Security at Moses Lake High School was stepped up this morning after a student made online threats warning other students not to show up for classes.

Moses Lake police, working with parents, arrested a high school student for making the threats, the school district said. Still, extra officers were at the high school this morning. The school district advised parents to talk with their children about school safety and the importance of see something, say something. The nature of the threats was not released.

Firefighters in the Lake Chelan area responded to a predawn house fire Saturday. Chief Tim Lemon with Chelan County Fire District 7 said the blaze was located at a residence in the Sunnybanks Road area. He says the house was fully involved when crews arrived in the 3:00 a.m. hour. He says two of the home’s occupants were able to escape. The home was a total loss and the fire also reportedly burned six vehicles on the property. The cause was under investigation.

Coming up next, The waiting game continues in Leavenworth for a ruling on the future of the controversial adventure theme park. Construction is scheduled to start this month on a new skate park in Wenatchee, and, Despite numerous efforts to save it, the historic Horan House was turned into a pile of rubble this morning. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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The waiting game continues in Leavenworth for a ruling on the future of the controversial adventure theme park. Park opponents turned out in big numbers at last week’s public hearing to share their concerns about the possible impacts on traffic, parking and noise. Duane Goehner with the group, Friends of Leavenworth, said he was encouraged by the large turnout. . .

The proposed 10-acre park would include an alpine coaster and other attractions on a hillside at Icicle Road and Highway 2. After numerous objections last summer, developer John Sutherland withdrew, then resubmitted his application. With numerous mitigation requirements, it has cleared most city and state environmental hurdles.

Construction is scheduled to start this month on a new skate park in Wenatchee. The project is designed by local skaters and Grindline and should be completed and ready to skate by the end of July. Funding for the $279,000 project is coming from State Recreation Conservation Office Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program and Federal Land and Water Conservation fund grants. The final phase of park construction including restrooms, play equipment, picnic shelter, additional landscaping and security cameras will get underway next spring.

Despite numerous efforts to save it, the historic Horan House was turned into a pile of rubble this morning.

Demolition crews knocked down the home and are now busy hauling away the pieces. The Victorian-style home and former restaurant on the banks of the Wenatchee River was built in 1899 by Wenatchee pioneer Michael Horan. Owner Nevio Tontini had worked with Port of Chelan Commissioner Rory Turner on ideas for preserving and moving the house to another location but its run-down condition made that cost-prohibitive. Tontini, Turner and Horan family member Beth Dobbs are now working on efforts to preserve the memory of the home, including a possible display at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center and a trail along the river with public access. The property is expected to be purchased by Chelan County PUD as part of its move to Olds Station.

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This week is National Nurses Week, and to celebrate all nurses on the NCWLIFE Evening News, we’re tagging along on this week’s Magazine as producer Kaitlin Hetterscheidt sits down with three local nurses to learn more about their passions in the industry. Tonight we begin with a little history behind the national holiday. . .

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Wenatchee and Eastmont soccer teams both advanced in their District Play-in games Friday…

The Panthers knocked off Moses Lake 4-2 to advance to tomorrow’s first-round district playoff game at Sunnyside.

The Wildcats earned a 2-1 victory over Davis to also advance. 

In the first round of the District 6 1-A tournament Friday, Chelan and Cashmere advanced to the next round.  The Goats edged Tonasket 2-1 while the Bulldogs beat Manson 4-to-1.

So here’s what tomorrow looks like for the prep soccer playoffs.  Wenatchee travels to Sunnyside for a 6 o’clock kickoff.  Eastmont will be at West Valley and will also kick off at 6.

In the District 6 1A tournament, Cashmere plays at Bridgeport at 4:30 while Cascade hosts Chelan, also at 4:30.

As we turn our attention from the soccer at Lee Bofto Field to the baseball happening at recreation Park…

Things started off well for Wenatchee, as the Panthers beat Eisenhoweer 9-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.  Coach Jeff Zender was pleased with his club’s performance…

Things would not go Wenatchee’s way in the second game, however, as Ike got the 5-4 win…

Meanwhile, the team Wenatchee was battling with for second in the Big-9 standings was across the river playing to at Eastmont.  Davis came out on top in both of those games 11-7 and 12-5, so the Pirates finished second with Wenatchee 3rd in the final standings.

Also on Friday, it was Chelan sweeping Connell 21-6 and 17-1.  And Kiona-Benton beat Cascade 10-to-2.

The District 6 1A Tournament starts today with Cashmere hosting Cascade in a loser-out game at 4:30.

Tomorrow is the Big-9 District Play-In games with Wenatchee hosting West Valley at 5.  Eastmont is on the road at Eisenhower at 5.  Both the Panthers and Wildcats must win if they want their season to continue.

Also on the Les Schwab Prep Softball Scoreboard from Friday…

Eastmont swept Davis 18-0 and 14-4.  Wenatchee split a twin bill with Eisenhower, falling in the opener 15-12, but winning the nightcap 14-8.

Cascade had no trouble with Cashmere, winning 13-to-2.  And Okanogan shut down Chelan 12-to-1.

The Seahawks wrapped up a rookie mini-camp Sunday at the V-Mac in Renton.  Coach Pete Carroll says it was a productive three days for the coaching staff to get a first-hand look at 11 draft picks; 12 undrafted rookie free agents and more than 40 tryout players…

Next up for the Hawks will be OTA’s May 20th, 28th, and 31st.  There will also be a mandatory minicamp June 11th through the 13th.  It’s 94 days until Seattle’s first pre-season game against Denver August 8th.

The Mariners finally snapped a 6-game losing streak Sunday by downing the Cleveland Indians 10-0…

Erik Swanson and three relievers held the Tribe to just 2-hits on the day.  Swanson earned his first victory going 6-innings, allowing no runs on 1-hit with 3 strikeouts.

Seattle got the offense going early with a grand slam home run by Jay Bruce in the first inning.  Edwin Encarnacion and Mitch Haniger also left the yard as Seattle kept from falling to the .500 mark.

The Mariners now head for New York to begin a four-game series with the Yankees.  It’s Geritol Day at the Park as 33-year old Felix Hernandez takes on 38-year old CC Sabathia.  First pitch is at 3:35 this afternoon.

Thanks Eric.

The 100th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival is now in the books. The NCWLIFE Channel was proud to once again bring you complete live coverage of the youth parade, classy chassis and grand parade. As we leave you tonight, here is a look at how we, as a group, made it all happen. . .

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.