NCWLIFE Evening News October 10, 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, In a new Federal lawsuit, A Wenatchee woman says the Okanogan County Jail held her unlawfully, based on her immigration status. Deputy Jennifer Tyler may have been fired from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, but the deputies’ union that represented her has filed a grievance on her behalf, and, we continue our interview with U.S. congresswoman Kim Schrier, tonight talking healthcare.    

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Westbound lanes on Interstate 90 west of the Vantage Bridge were closed for more than five hours Wednesday after a tanker dumped fuel on the roadway. Trooper John Bryant of the Washington State Patrol says something on the road punctured a line on the tanker, releasing the unleaded gasoline.

An emergency shut-off valve then failed, he said. By late afternoon state crews were able to open one westbound lane and it remained one-lane through the night and into Thursday. No fuel got anywhere near the river. Trooper Bryant says during the closure, vehicles could detour around the spill using state highways, but that wasn’t good enough for two drivers.

Those two disregarded the road closure and attempted to get around the spill. Both were cited and turned around before reaching the spill site.

A Wenatchee woman says the Okanogan County Jail held her unlawfully, based on her immigration status.

A new federal lawsuit against the county and its sheriff’s office says the jail in Okanogan detained an undocumented immigrant, Maria del Rayo Mendoza Garcia, for two days at the request of the U.S. Border Patrol even though a county judge had already ordered her release. The suit, led by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and Columbia Legal Services, says such detainer requests do not have any legal force, and past court cases have supported their position. The suit says Okanogan County has a broad policy of holding immigrant inmates at Border Patrol request, even when they are eligible for release.

Deputy Jennifer Tyler may have been fired from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, but the deputies’ union that represented her has filed a grievance on her behalf. NCWLIFE’s Jefferson Robbins explains. . .

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Kim Schrier joined Jefferson Robbins in our NCWLIFE studios. On yesterday’s broadcast she discussed the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Tonight’s topic is American healthcare. . .

Coming up next, The wait is almost over, after two decades of research and development the Cosmic Crisp apple variety hits the store shelves in December. Orchard burning and prescribed fires contributed to poor air quality in the Wenatchee Valley on Wednesday, and, A state access site at Roses Lake near Manson will be closed most of next week. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

This year’s apple harvest in Washington State could be a game changer for the industry. The wait is almost over after two decades of research and development the Cosmic Crisp apple variety hits the store shelves in December. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair has a preview. . .

Orchard burning and prescribed fires contributed to poor air quality in the Wenatchee Valley on Wednesday, and for a time today, the air in Wenatchee and Leavenworth was rated “unhealthy for sensitive groups.” The Chelan-Douglas Health District says those conditions are likely to persist for a few days. The District recommends that sensitive populations, like children and adults over 65, limit the amount of time they spend outdoors.

A state access site at Roses Lake near Manson will be closed most of next week.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be working on improvements to the site, including repaving, installing a new toilet and cutting a trail to provide more shoreline fishing opportunities. The work is expected to last from October 14th to the 18th.

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 Precious the cat. . .

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.

Dodgers fans are crushed this morning.  They can’t believe what they saw last night.  Washington hit two homers in the 8th to tie it and then Howie Kendrick, a former Dodger, hit a grand slam home run in the top of the 10th to win the National League Division Series 7-3…

Los Angeles had built an early 3-nothing lead on Max Muncy’s 2-run home run in the 1st and Enrique Hernandez’s solo shot in the 2nd.  Walker Buehler cruised through 6-and-two-thirds, allowing 1-run on 4-hits with 7-strikeouts.

But then came the top of the 8th.  Being an elimination game with the season on the line, Dodger manager Dave Roberts brought Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen.  He got the final out in the 7th before giving up back-to-back home runs to Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto in the 8th.  The lead was gone and so too was Kershaw.

The Nationals loaded the bases in the 10th on a leadoff walk to Adam Eaton, a ground rule double by Anthony Rendon and an intentional walk to Juan Soto.  Kendrick’s grand slam came off Joe Kelly on an oh-one pitch.  The fans began leaving Dodger Stadium before the final out could be recorded in the top of the 10th, let alone Los Angeles’ at-bat in the bottom half of the inning.

Washington will travel to St. Louis for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series Friday at 5:08 on TBS.

The Cardinals left no doubt that they’d win Wednesday by scoring a record 10-runs in the first inning to beat Atlanta 13-to-1.  14-men came to the plate for St. Louis in an inning no one had ever seen in Major League post-season history.  The Cards had five players with two RBI’s as St. Louis advanced to its 14th NLCS.

The final Division Series will be settled today in Game 5 of the American League matchup between Tampa Bay and Houston.  The Rays will start Tyler Glasnow while the Astros will counter with Gerrit Cole.  First pitch at Minute Maid Park is at 4:07 on FS1.

We have one score to pass along from yesterday in prep girls soccer…

Cascade pounded Pateros 10-nil in a game that was moved up from today to yesterday.

On the schedule for today, Omak hosts Chelan while Cashmere’s in Okanogan at 4.  Also at 4, Quincy plays host to Grandview.  At 4:30, Manson plays at Lake Roosevelt.  And tonight at 6 it’s East Valley at Ephrata.

A crowded prep volleyball schedule begins at 5:30 in Entiat where the Tigers host Riverside Christian.  Three games start at 6:30 as Waterville-Mansfield travels to Tonasket; Manson hosts Bridgeport; and Cashmere is up at Okanogan.  At 7 its Ephrata at Wapato; Wenatchee’s in Sunnyside; and Eastmont hosts defending state champion West Valley.

The Eastmont swim team is on the road today to battle West Valley and Sunnyside.  Also at Lions Pool in Yakima, Moses Lake goes up against Davis and Eisenhower.  It all begins at 4 o’clock this afternoon.

There are a couple cross country meets in the CWAC today ad East Valley hosts Ephrata, Toppenish and Wapato.  Also, Quincy is with Prosser at Selah.  Both runs will be gunned to a start at 5 o’clock.

Big-9 Football resumes tomorrow night under the lights…

Eastmont will celebrate homecoming against the Davis Pirates.  We’ll have the game LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson at 7. 

Eric spoke with Wildcat Coach Michael Don about homecoming week and the challenge it can be to focus players on the game…

For junior defensive lineman Max Prazer, he says homecoming week is great, but you have to win Friday night…

Eastmont is undefeated at 5-and-oh and ranked in the top ten in 4A football across the state.  Don says narrowly defeating West Valley in double overtime last week was a good reminder to his team…

Our pregame tomorrow night begins at 6:45 at Wildcat Stadium in East Wenatchee.

The Wenatchee Panthers will hit the road for the second week in a row to take on the West Valley Rams.  Coach Scott Devereaux he thinks they saw some things on film they might be able to take advantage of…

The week-to-week goal for Wenatchee is to win.  But more so, says senior offensive tackle Nate Black, is to beat Eastmont…

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The Panthers and Rams kick off at West Valley’s Stadium at 7 o’clock.  Moses Lake will try to win its first game of the season against Eisenhower at Zaepfel Stadium, also at 7.

Here’s the rest of the prep footballs schedule for tomorrow night.  The game of the week is probably in Omak where the Pioneers host Cascade tomorrow night.  Cashmere plays at Chelan in the 66th Battle for the Bronze Shoe.  The Goats haven’t held the shoe since 2014, by the way.  The Battle of the Basin is in Ephrata where the Tigers host Quincy.  Manson’s at Kettle Falls.  Waterville-Mansfield hosts the defending State Champion Almira-Coulee-Hartline Warriors.  And Entiat is at Soap Lake.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, a look atsome events happening around the valley for you to enjoy this weekend. Here’s NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson. . .

Here is Dan Kuntz with 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.