NCWLIFE Evening News May 30, 2019

NCWLIFE Evening News May 30, 2019

Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Eric Granstrom. 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 young moose caused quite a stir in East Wenatchee this morning.  Fire crews were called to a brush fire between Chelan and Manson yesterday.  And you’re invited to a Chelan Fire and Rescue meeting tonight.   

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Wenatchee police say two suspects are in custody following an attempted burglary at an occupied home last night. Detective Brian Chance says the two men were apprehended after police responded to the Hawley Street home’s security alarm . .

The names of the two suspects were not immediately available.  There were no reports of injuries.

A moose that had been wandering around East Wenatchee had its urban interlude come to an end this morning near Costco thanks to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Staci Lehman, spokeswoman for the department, said it was a textbook takedown.

Somebody apparently threw something out a vehicle window that started a small brush fire Monday afternoon between Manson and Chelan. Chelan Fire and Rescue reported that the fire burned to within 15 to 20 feet of a building but was quickly extinguished by fire crews with assistance from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. The fire, reported at about 11:50 a.m., was limited to about 10 by 20 feet, but fire officials warn that even with recent rains, conditions are drier than normal and they are expecting a busy fire season this year.

Chelan Fire and Rescue invites the community to a special town hall meeting tonight to discuss future leadership changes. The meeting will address the staffing line of succession for Chelan County Fire District 7.

District Commissioner Russ Jones tells the website, Lake Chelan Now that the current plan is to promote Deputy Chief Mark Donnell to replace Tim Lemon who retires later this year. Jones says the District is also considering eliminating the position of Deputy Chief. Instead the District would retain Assistant Chief, Brandon Asher who would be the next in line of succession when Donnell retires. Tonight’s town hall starts at 6 PM at the Chelan Senior Center.

Coming up next, Steve Hair continues his conversation with Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett.  The roads between Wenatchee and Lake Wenatchee will be filled with bicycles this weekend.  And Megan will have our weekly Kennel Kameos with the Human Society.  I’m Eric Granstrom and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

2018 was another busy year for search and rescue operations at the Chelan County Sheriff’s office.

In his annual activity report Sheriff Brian Burnett says there were a total of 54 calls for service. He reports the vast majority of those involved successful rescues of injured or lost climbers, hikers, rafters or off-road vehicle mishaps. Burnett says the costs related to search and rescue can be expensive depending on the amount of time it takes and the outside resources that are required . . .

In 2018 the sheriff coordinated five separate missions to Mt Stuart. One involved a fatality when a climber fell over 250 feet while traversing a snow field. He also credited the volunteer Chelan County Mountain Rescue team for its assistance in several search and rescue incidents. The Chelan County Sheriff’s annual report is available in print form and online at the Chelan County website.

Roads from Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee all the way to Lake Wenatchee will be filled with bike riders Saturday. About 600 riders will be winding their way along the Wenatchee River participating in the Apple Century Bike Ride, sponsored by Wenatchee’s Sunrise Rotary.

There will be no road closures, says the Chelan County Public Works Department, so motorists are being asked to watch out for riders. Participants in the 100-mile portion of the ride will leave from Pybus at 7 a.m. and ride to the Lake Wenatchee Fire station, where they will turn around and head back.

Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Today, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Bre-Ana the dog. . .

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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Local law enforcement agencies will have party patrols out in the coming weeks looking to avoid a repeat of last year’s tragic accidents involving Eastmont High School seniors. On the eve of graduation, one Eastmont senior was killed and another seriously injured in separate accidents. Several local and state agencies will be participating in what they’re calling Everybody Walks. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department appeared on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with Dan Kuntz today to explain that they’re doing.

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.

Dejah Mulipola’s 2-run home run in the top of the 8th inning gave Arizona a 3-1 win over Washington in today’s first round of the Women’s College World Series…

The Wildcats scored first on a solo home run in the top of the 6th by Jessie Harper.  But the Huskies fought back in the bottom half of the inning on a solo home run by Sami Reynolds.

Washington will have to come back through the elimination bracket against Minnesota Saturday morning at 9 o’clock.  In the other game in Bracket 1 today, UCLA dispatched the Golden Gophers 7-to-2.

The Mariner defense committed another three errors Wednesday afternoon at T-Mobile Park, falling to Texas 8-7…

On the season, Seattle has committed 63 errors, 19-more than second place Chicago White Sox.

Mariners Manager Scott Servais was left shaking his head once again in the clubhouse after the ballgame…

Texas scored two runs off Roenis Elias in the 8th and another off Anthony Bass in the 9th to earn the victory. 

Seattle next hosts the Angels tonight at 7:10.  Yusei Kikuchi gets the start for the Mariners against LA’s Felix Pena.

Taking a look at the Les Schwab American League West Scoreboard…

Los Angeles scored 5-times in the 11th inning to beat Oakland 12-7 Wednesday. 

Kyle Hendricks went 8-innings, allowing 1-run on 4-hits with 7-strikeouts to lead the Cubs to a 2-1 win over Houston, snapping a three-game losing streak.

The Ranger’s took two of three from Seattle improving to 29-and-17, just a game-and-a-half back of Oakland for second in the American League West.  The Mariners remain in last, ten games under .500 at 24-and-34.

The Seahawks continue OTA’s (offseason training activities) at the V-Mack in Renton.  K.J. Wright is back for his 9th season with Seattle.  He said he feels blessed to be back in a Seahawks uniform…

Wright says he’s been very impressed with rookie linebackers Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven…

The Seahawks also had a special guest join them during workouts Wednesday, let’s take a look…

We’re 70-days from the Seahawk’s first pre-season game at CenturyLink Field against Denver.

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 And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you.  You can send us an email at, 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 Eric Granstrom, thanks for joining us and have a great night.