NCWLIFE Evening News May 19th, 2021

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to what’s making news, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

And now, here are a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A man who police say was dealing fentanyl pills in the Wenatchee Valley was arrested and large quantities of drugs and cash were seized last Friday night at a local motel./ A Malaga man is charged with two counts of animal cruelty for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with dogs, and, A motorist faces DUI and other charges after crashing over a retaining wall on Sunset Highway in East Wenatchee.     

But first, our top story tonight. . .

And we begin with tragic news. . .in what is being investigated as an accidental shooting, an 8-year-old Moses Lake boy was killed last night after being shot in the chest with a pellet gun by his 13-year-old brother. An emotional Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Foreman explained what happened and called for the community to pull together with compassion and empathy for the family of the two boys. . .

A man who police say was dealing fentanyl pills in the Wenatchee Valley was arrested and large quantities of drugs and cash were seized last Friday night at a local motel. According to the Wenatchee Police Department, numerous law enforcement agencies had been trying to locate 41-year-old Brandon Davelaar on outstanding warrants.

He was found about 8 p.m. Friday at the Moonlight Motor Lodge outside Wenatchee after his vehicle had been towed from the area earlier that day. Several law enforcement agencies, including the Columbia River Drug Task Force responded to the motel where Davelaar was arrested.

Police said 400 counterfeit Percocet pills, 2 ounces of methamphetamine, 2 ounces of heroin and more than $11,000 in cash was seized. In addition to the outstanding warrants, Davelaar faces charges on three counts of possession with intent to deliver illegal drugs.

A Malaga man is charged with two counts of animal cruelty for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with dogs.

Chelan County prosecutors charged 60-year-old Porfirio Uriostegui [Ur-OSS-teg-wee] in late April, after an investigation by Wenatchee Valley Animal Control allegedly found video of him sexually abusing one dog. A witness in the case also accused him of abusing a goat. Officers seized nine dogs from Uriostegui’s property back in March. He made his first appearance Tuesday in Chelan County Superior Court, and was released on his own recognizance. He faces arraignment on the two felony counts May 26th.

A motorist faces DUI and other charges after crashing over a retaining wall on Sunset Highway in East Wenatchee.

The Washington State Patrol says 35-year-old Steven E. Graham, who lists a Yakima address, was arrested after the crash about 3:45 pm yesterday near 27th Street Northeast.

Graham was driving north in a 2000 Ford Focus that veered right and crossed over the wall before stopping in a residential yard. He was injured and taken to Central Washington Hospital for treatment; his female passenger was not hurt. Troopers said Graham was impaired at the time of the crash, driving on a suspended license, and made threats while being interviewed.

Coming up next, A Wenatchee physician is charged with domestic violence and three felonies, including witness tampering and computer trespass./ A Judge granted a restraining order against the Saudi husband in Bethany Vierra al-Haidari’s child custody case./ Link Transit said it will comply with federal orders and continue to require riders to wear masks on their buses and in their facilities, and, The Chelan County Jail’s K-9 Kait is out and about in the community this week meeting the public and promoting an online T-shirt fundraiser. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

A Wenatchee physician is charged with domestic violence and three felonies, including witness tampering and computer trespass, after allegedly abusing his spouse and using Confluence Health computer systems to access her private medical information. 37-year-old oncologist Dr. Tyler Buckley began practicing with Confluence Health in 2019.

Wenatchee police arrested him in February on suspicion of assaulting his wife. Prosecutors now say he violated a restraining order, and accessed her medical records using his physician privileges. Confluence Health says Buckley left their operation last month. His attorney told NCWLIFE Buckley would not comment on the matter. He’s scheduled for trial in early August.

A Wenatchee woman involved in a child custody battle with her former husband in Saudi Arabia won a continued restraining order to keep the child here in the United States. Bethany al-Haidari has spent 16 months in Chelan County court, trying to maintain custody of her 5-year-old daughter amid a divorce.

In March, Judge Kristin Ferrera ruled that orders from a Saudi family court could not be honored in the case, because Saudi laws don’t recognize the basic rights of women and girls. On Monday, Ferrera set a parenting plan and a restraining order, barring the child’s father from taking her out of Washington state. The father has said he will appeal.

Link Transit said it will comply with federal orders and continue to require riders to wear masks on their buses and in their facilities.

Link issued the statement Tuesday, saying recent changes in CDC guidelines that eased masking recommendations did not apply to public transportation. Link said the federal requirement was issued February 2nd and is due to be in effect until September 13th.

As we take you to break, the Chelan County Jail’s K-9 Kait is out and about in the community this week meeting the public and promoting an online T-shirt fundraiser. Kait has been working at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center since last November as a narcotics detection dog and is already credited with stopping drugs from entering the jail 38 times.

The K-9 program is funded primarily through donations and fundraisers. The T-shirts are available for $20 each on the custom-ink-dot-com website.

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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The former local headquarters of the Washington Department of Transportation is now slated for demolition, starting in June. The city of Wenatchee last week approved a $931,000 contract to knock down the office center and outbuildings, which were deeded to the city in 20??. Mayor Frank Kuntz told the council until that’s done, and a planned intersection is installed, the property won’t be attractive to potential developers. . .

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 time in 13-days, the Mariners have been no-hit.  This time by Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull in a 5-nothing loss last night at T-Mobile Park…

It was the 5th no-hitter in Major League Baseball this season and the 8th in Tiger history.  Turnbull used 117-pitches to earn the no-no, striking out 8 and facing just two batters over the minimum…

Seattle was also no-hit May 5th by Baltimore’s John Means, becoming only the 5th team in Major League history to be no-hit twice in this short of span.  Mitch Haniger says Seattle’s hitters are not happy…

Manager Scott Servais says that Turnbull deserves credit, but Seattle needs to do a better job generating offense up and down the lineup…

This was Seattle’s 7th game of the season with three hits or less.  Over the last 7-games, the Mariners are averaging just 3-runs on 4-hits and their league-worst batting average has plummeted to .199.

Seattle will try to salvage the final game of the three-game set tonight at 7:10 when Logan Gilbert faces Tarik Skubal (tuh-REEK SKOO-ble).

The Yankees hit three doubles in a 5-run 4th inning on its way to a 7-4 win over Texas. 

Cleveland brought 9-men to the plate in a 5-run first inning, highlighted by Jose Ramirez’s 2-run home run in the Indian’s 6-5 win over the Angels.  Shohei Ohtani hit his league-leading 14th homer in the loss for Los Angeles.

Ramon Laureano’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th to score Mark Canha helped Oakland walk-off a win over Houston 6-5.  The A’s rallied with runs in each of its final four innings to earn the win.

The Wenatchee Valley Thunder boys lacrosse team was on the road in the Tri-Cities last night…

Despite battling hard, Chiawana came away with the 10-8 victory.  The Thunder saw its record fall to 5-and-5 overall, 5-and-4 in league play as it prepares for a non-league game against Snohomish Saturday.  We’ll have that game live on the NCWLIFE Channel at 1 o’clock from Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl.  Eric Granstrom will be joined by Brandon Parker with the play-by-play.

Lacrosse will be the first of two broadcasts Saturday here on the NCWLIFE Channel.  Later Saturday night, Grant Olson will be courtside at Wenatchee High School where the Panther boys will host Davis in Big-9 basketball.  The pregame will start at 6:20 with the tip at 6:30.

The girls bowling season gets underway today around North Central Washington…

Wenatchee is on the road at Davis at Minda Lanes.  Eastmont hosts Eisenhower at Eastmont Lanes.  Selah is visiting Moses Lake at Lake Bowl.

Many Seahawks fans watching the NFL Draft last month probably said, “WHO?!” when Seattle used its second-round pick to select D’Wayne Eskridge…

The 5-foot-9 wide receiver is out of Western Michigan and was certainly unheralded coming into the draft.  The one thing he’s shown so far in Seahawks rookie mini-camp is his speed…

Eskridge says he likes to use his experience as a running back in his approach to playing wide receiver…

The Seahawks are continuing to implement a new offense under new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.  For the time being, it’s all being implemented with virtual meetings.

Thanks Eric.

As we leave you tonight, thanks to a Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance worker, a bag that had been left on top of a car has been returned to its owner after a relatively lengthy journey on Interstate 90.

WASH-DOT posted a photo on Twitter of the worker and bag, saying a driver had called saying they’d left it on the roof of their car at Travelers Rest Stop near the summit of Snoqualmie Pass. The maintenance worker spotted the bag near North Bend, a westbound journey of about 24 miles before it finally ended its surfing adventure.

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Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .

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). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.