NCWLIFE Evening News September 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, Another landslide early this morning, this time up to 8-feet deep, closed South Lakeshore Road. Six people sharing a Lake Wenatchee home face multiple drug charges after a police search, and, Almost four pounds of drugs were seized and four people were arrested in raids at two homes in Moses Lake last Friday.  

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A slow-moving storm cell dropped significant rain on the Wenatchee Valley and surrounding area early this morning causing slow morning commutes and localized flooding.

Flooding was reported in East Wenatchee and many downtown businesses in Wenatchee including Wok About Grill and Numerica Credit Union which was also forced to close because of standing water.

A Flash Flood Warning was issued around 6:00 this morning for Chelan County after flooding was reported up Entiat River Road at Fox Creek and Silver Falls Campgrounds. Over an inch of rain in less than an hour was reported in that area as well as parts of the Wenatchee Valley as the weather system moved through. The Flood Warning remains in effect until 8:00 tonight for Chelan County. The wet weather will subside over the next few days with more rain showers predicted for the weekend. I’ll have more in our weather segment a little later on.

Another landslide early this morning, this time up to 8-feet deep, closed South Lakeshore Road.

Traffic on the south side of Lake Chelan was halted until about 11:00 this morning when county crews opened a bypass road. It’s the second time this summer that Slide Ridge has sent rock, mud and debris over the road. A massive slide also closed the road in July. A contractor was to begin work this week cleaning up rock and debris remaining from that slide.

Six people sharing a Lake Wenatchee home face multiple drug charges after a police search. One of them, 32-year-old Michael Stephen Arthur, allegedly was found with more than a pound of methamphetamine for sale when the Columbia River Drug Task Force raided the home July 30th.

Also recovered: An AR-15 rifle and a handgun. Many of the six adult residents have felony records. Police said the house was in filthy condition, with two young children living there. Over the years, it’s been the subject of many complaints from neighbors. Charges filed so far include heroin possession, meth possession, and child endangerment.

Almost four pounds of drugs were seized and four people were arrested in raids at two homes in Moses Lake last Friday. The Moses Lake Police Department says the raids netted two pounds of heroin, an ounce and a quarter of meth and nine ounces of cocaine.

Arrested by Moses Lake Street Crimes unit detectives were 28-year-old Juvenal Herrera Matta; 33-year-old Lourdes Martinez Jaimes; 26-year-old Miguel Macias; and 25-year-old Reyes Martinez Herrera. The homes raids were in the 1100 block of West Market Street and the 1100 block of West Marina Drive. The drug bust also had a strange twist. As detectives were moving between the two homes they saw a woman being dragged down Marina Drive by her car as it was being carjacked.

One suspect, 30-year-old passenger Ruben Sabedra, was tackled after the car stopped for police. The other suspect, Miguel Chavez Amezqua, sped off but was later tear-gassed and arrested at a local business.

Coming up next, A man who led Quincy Police on a high-speed chase yesterday died shortly after being arrested at Quincy Valley Hospital. The Rock Island man accused of bludgeoning his wife to death agreed Monday to undergo a trial without a jury, and, The Rock Island man who drove his BMW through the Wenatchee Valley Mall back in May must pay more than $46,000 in damages. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

A man who led Quincy Police on a high-speed chase yesterday died shortly after being arrested at Quincy Valley Hospital. The incident began around 9:00 last night when Quincy Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, later identified as 29-year old Marcos Avalos- Barrera, of Quincy, failed to stop and led Officers on an extensive vehicle pursuit in and around Quincy for over an hour. 

During the course of the pursuit, Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Moses Lake Police Officers, and Washington State Patrol Troopers all assisted in attempting to end the chase.  At roughly 10:15 P.M., Avalos-Barrera voluntarily stopped and was taken into custody without incident. Shortly after he was placed in custody, Avalos-Barrera complained that he was not feeling well.  He was transported to Quincy Valley Hospital (QVH) at roughly 10:24 PM. Where his health declined rapidly. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital despite life-saving efforts by medical staff. The in-custody death is still under investigation.

The Rock Island man accused of bludgeoning his wife to death agreed Monday to undergo a trial without a jury. Sixty-nine-year-old Ului Teulilo now says he wants an Oct. 9 bench trial before Douglas County Judge Brian Huber, who would decide his guilt or innocence. He has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder. The defendant’s wife Peggy Teulilo was found dead in July 2018 at the couple’s trailer home near the Columbia River. She had previously reported multiple threats by her husband to harm her.

The Rock Island man who drove his BMW through the Wenatchee Valley Mall back in May must pay more than $46,000 in damages.

Francisco Samuel Kehoe pleaded guilty to felony DUI, malicious mischief, meth possession and reckless endangerment after the May 8 incident, and is now serving a year in prison. But just last month the mall owner, Namdar Realty Group of New York, filed a court claim for almost $42,000 to replace its smashed front doorway, plus $5,000 in materials and costs. Douglas County Judge Brian Huber signed the order Monday making Kehoe responsible for the restitution. No one was injured in the drive-through.

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Douglas County’s fire marshal cautions County Commissioners to be mindful of firefighter safety in their review of rural road construction standards. NCWLIFE Senior News Correspondent Steve Hair reports. . .

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.

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll refers to Monday’s following a game as “Tell The Truth Monday’s.”  He says the coaching staff takes the time Sunday night to go over film and then relay what they see to the team on way to improve for the next game.  When Carroll met with the media yesterday, he said there is a LOT to improve upon…

A particular area where Carroll would like to make improvements is on the offensive line.  Throughout the first half of Sunday’s 21-20 win over Cincinnati, the line had trouble handling the Bengals up front…

Seattle travels to Pittsburg Sunday to take on the Steelers. 

We will focus our cameras Friday on a football game at Wildcat Stadium in East Wenatchee…

That’s where the Eastmont Wildcats will take on the Pasco Bulldogs.  Our pregame with Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson gets underway at 6:45 with kickoff set for 7. 

Eastmont is coming off a 42-nothing opening night win at Wilson in Tacoma.  Pasco is 1-and-oh after a narrow, 27-20 victory over Hermiston in its opener. 

Be sure to tune in for Friday Night Lights this week on your home for local sports, the NCWLIFE Channel.

Now, prior to Friday’s football, we’ll have our first soccer match of the season on the air Thursday…

Eastmont will host Cashmere in a non-league game at 7 o’clock.  Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen will have the play-by-play.

Then this weekend, we’ll have Wenatchee Wild and Merritt hockey from last year at 2 o’clock Saturday followed by a repeat of last Friday’s Mount Si at Wenatchee football game at 7 o’clock.

Then on Sunday, it’s Eastmont and Moses Lake girls soccer from last year at 2pm followed by playoff hockey between Wenatchee and Vernon at 7.

The fall prep season continues with several games on the slate this afternoon and evening…

In girls soccer today, Cashmere travels to Ellensburg for a battle of the Bulldogs at 4 o’clock.  Chelan travels to Winthrop to take on Liberty Bell at 4:30.  And there’s an intriguing early-season matchup in Leavenworth tonight at 6:30 where the Cascade Kodiaks host a non-league game against the Wenatchee Panthers.

In prep volleyball tonight, Cascade is at Naches Valley.  Entiat hosts Manson.  And Liberty Bell heads for the plateau to take on Waterville-Mansfield.  All those games begin at 6:30.  Then at 7, Cashmere plays host to Ephrata.

The Mariners are home to begin a six-game home stand with the first of three against the Cincinnati Reds tonight at T-Mobile Park…

Seattle is trying to avoid its 6th season in team history with 100 or more losses.  The Mariners are currently 58-and-86.

The Reds, meanwhile, are still mathematically alive for the post season, 10-and-a-half games back of the Cubs in the National League Wild Card race at 67-and-77.

Justus Sheffield will get the start for Seattle tonight, still looking for his first win of the season.  The Reds will counter with Trevor Bauer, who is 10-and-12 on the season.  First pitch is at 7:10.

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

Houston picked up right where it left off against Seattle, scoring 11 runs in the first two innings in a 15-nothing win over Oakland.  Robinson Chirinos hit two of Houston’s seven home runs and drove in 6-RBI’s.  Zack Greinke improved to 15-and-5 on the mound with the win.

Jason Kipnis was 2-for-4 with a 2-run home run to lead Cleveland past Los Angeles 6-to-2.  The Indians are just a half-game back of Oakland for the final Wild Card playoff spot in the American League.

Thanks Eric.

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.