NCWLIFE Evening News September 25

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Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top 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 drive-by shooting in Moses Lake, an update on the Diamond Creek Fire and Wenatchee Valley College starts the school year with a new addition. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Tear gas and a tactical team were called upon early Sunday morning after a stabbing in Bridgeport. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal tells us how the chain of events unfolded. . .

 

The victim is listed in satisfactory condition at Brewster Hospital as law enforcement officials continue to investigate the assault and search for a suspect.    

Two men are in custody on several charges as Grant County Deputies continue to investigate a drive-by shooting Friday at the Larson Housing Project in Moses Lake. Around 8:00 p.m., deputies were called to the Larson housing area after several reports of gunfire. Deputies say a house located in the 11-hundred block of Larson Boulevard had been struck by at least one bullet and a car parked in front of the residence had also been hit by gunfire. Following witness testimony, deputies began looking for a dark-colored Honda that was seen leaving the area shortly after the shots were fired. A deputy on patrol Saturday night in Moses Lake spotted the car and tried to pull the vehicle over but the car sped away which led to brief car chase. When the suspect car stopped on Pioneer Way, a passenger bailed out and ran. He was later apprehended by Moses lake Police. The two suspects have been identified as 22-year old Daniel Alcala of Quincy and 21-year old Brandon Medina Perez of Mattawa. Both men are in the Grant County Jail and nobody was injured in the shooting.

Containment has risen to 79-percent now on the 127-thousand acre Diamond Creek fire burning in the Pasayten Wilderness 11 miles northwest of Mazama.

 

A total of 188 fire personnel continue to fortify dozer lines along the primary and secondary lines using heavy equipment. One crew, one engine and one helicopter remain at the scene. The fire is currently smoldering and any spread has been minimal, but, it continues to burn in heavy fuel in the Monument and Pat Creek drainages. Mazama, Renedezvous and Lost River are still at level 1 evacuation notices, which means residents there still need to be aware of their surroundings and take action if needed.

The new 17-thousand square foot WVC Recreation Center is now open. The 6-point-2-million dollar facility was officially opened at a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. Wenatchee Valley College President Jim Richardson says the new Rec. Center wouldn’t have been possible without the help and determination of the students. . .

 

The Rec. Center is named after local residents Jack and Edna Maguire. Richardson says their dedication and support for Wenatchee Valley College goes far beyond the new Rec. Center. . .

 

School began today at the college, students using the new Rec. Center will be able to enjoy basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis and a full fitness center located in the mezzanine of the new facility.

Coming up, a plan to restore a mammal to the North Cascades is delayed and an interim manager steps up for the NCW Fair. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

 

A plan to restore fishers, a mammal related to otters and wolverines, to the North Cascades has been delayed.

 

Federal, state and non-profit agencies have been working to restore fishers throughout the Cascade Mountains, and planned to bring some from British Columbia to the North Cascades this month. A State Department of Fish & Wildlife news release explains that the plan has been delayed because of wildfires in British Columbia this summer. Fishers disappeared from the state in the late 1800s and early 1900s because of hunting and habitat loss.

Douglas County Commissioners appointed Ed Daling as interim manager of the NCW Fair last week, filling the post vacated by Loni Rahm on Sept. 7th. Daling will work part-time through the end of December, possibly helping with the transition once a new manager is hired.

The Community Foundation of NCW is accepting applications to support Make a Difference Day Projects in the Wenatchee Valley.

 

Up to $200 is available for volunteer projects on October 28th. You have to be a 501c3 nonprofit organization, public agencies (schools, cities, government, etc.), or be financially sponsored by a qualifying agency. Grant applications are due October 1st and awards will be disbursed October 10th. Apply online through the foundation’s website. This grant is made possible through USA Weekend Magazine prizes from the Gannet Foundation, now managed by the Community Foundation of Northcentral Washington.

The 18th annual Saint Josephs Harvest festival was this past weekend. The annual event is a fun way for the community to get together and kick off the fall season. The Festival featured food, kid’s rides, live music and a beer garden. The funds raised from the event provides extra funding for the private Catholic school. NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck stopped by the event and spoke with event organizer Lindsey Beckstead. . .

 

You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, your sports update followed by today’s feature story. That and much more still to come on NCWLIFE News, stay with us.

 

 

On the Les Schwab Prep Football Scoreboard from the weekend…

 

Moses Lake 38, Eastmont 21

The Wildcats gave up three interceptions and were penalized for 156-yards in a 38-21 loss to the Chiefs Friday night.  Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

Sunnyside 40, Wenatchee 7

The Grizzlies passed and ran for 508-yards of offense Friday in its 40-to-7 win over the Panthers at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl.  Ian Dunn and Mark Miller had the call…

 

In other prep action…

 

Cascade 22, Sultan 5
Granger 62, Chelan 38
Cashmere 48, Graham (Chilliwack, B.C.) 7 (Saturday)
Sunnyside Christian 66, Entiat 6
Manson 42, Bridgeport 0
Tonasket 46, Waterville-Mansfield 12

On the Les Schwab prep scoreboard Saturday…

 

Soccer
Cascade 4, Eastmont 1
Shorecrest 2, Cashmere 0

Volleyball
Central Valley 3, Wenatchee 1
Bridgeport 3, Waterville-Mansfield 1

As we continue checking the Les Schwab scoreboard, let’s see how the Wenatchee Wild did over the weekend at the Bauer BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack…

 

Wenatchee and Nanaimo skated to a 3-3 tie on Saturday afternoon at the Prospera Centre as the Wild got goals from Noah Kim; Slava Demin; and Daniel Chladek.  The Clippers tied the game on a 6-on-4 man advantage with 38-seconds remaining in regulation.  It was Wenatchee’s first tie in three seasons.

On Sunday, Lukas Svejkovsky had two goals and an assist and Seth Eisele stopped 26-shots as the Wild blanked Langley 4-nil.  Wenatchee returns home this Friday to host Cowichan Valley Friday night at the Town Toyota Center at 7:05pm.

On the Les Schwab College Football Scoreboard from Saturday…

 

WSU 45, Nevada 7 (Luke Falk threw for 478-yards and 5-touchdowns as the Cougars improved to 4-0)
UW 37, Colorado 10 (Miles Gaskin rushed for a career-high 202-yds on 27-carries w/2-TD’s, Dawgs 4-0)
EWU 48, Montana 41 (Eagles erased a 24-6 halftime deficit, Gabe Gubrud (GOOB-RUDE) 549yds 4TD’s)
CWU 58, Dixie St. 40 (Christian Cummings 108-yds on 23-carries and 3-td’s for 4-0 Wildcats)

The Seattle defense could not stop the Tennessee offense in the second half Sunday as the Titans knocked off the Seahawks 33-27 in Nashville…

 

DeMarco Murray rushed for 115-yards and two touchdowns including a 75-yarder as Tennessee rolled up 195-yards on the ground Sunday.  Trailing 30-14 in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks had no choice but to throw it as Russell Wilson finished the day 29-for-49 for 373-yards and four touchdowns.  Seattle, now 1-and-2, will return home to host the 1-and-2 Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football this Sunday at 5:30.

The Mariners were eliminated from a shot at the playoffs with Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians…

 

Ben Gamel’s 2-run home run was the only offense Seattle could muster on a day that saw Kyle Kluber win his 18th on the mound for the Tribe, striking out 10 over 7-innings.  Seattle begins the final week of its season on the road tonight against Oakland at 7:05.

Despite falling to Toronto 9-5 Sunday, the Yankees nailed down at least a Wild Card spot over the weekend…

 

Minnesota helped their chances by winning a fourth straight Sunday, 10-4 over Detroit.  The Twins magic number is 3 as the Angels are fading fast, losing 6-of-7 and being swept by Oakland over the weekend.  Texas and Kansas City are mathematically still alive, both 5-and-a-half games back. 

 

Thanks Eric…

Leavenworth celebrated the start of fall with the annual Autumn Leaf Parade Saturday. Jim and Diana Zumini were our hosts here on the NCWLIFE Channel coverage. . .

      

Unfortunately due to a power outage affecting our satellite connection, we were unable to bring you the parade LIVE, but as you can see we recorded it and will bring it to you in its entirety very soon here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of today’s stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

 

And now a recap of our top stories…

Tear gas and a tactical team were called upon early Sunday morning after a stabbing in Bridgeport. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal tells us how the chain of events unfolded. . .

 

The victim is listed in satisfactory condition at Brewster Hospital as law enforcement officials continue to investigate the assault and search for a suspect.

Two men are in custody on several charges as Grant County Deputies continue to investigate a drive-by shooting Friday at the Larson Housing Project in Moses Lake. Around 8:00 p.m., deputies were called to the Larson housing area after several reports of gunfire. Deputies say a house located in the 11-hundred block of Larson Boulevard had been struck by at least one bullet and a car parked in front of the residence had also been hit by gunfire. Following witness testimony, deputies began looking for a dark-colored Honda that was seen leaving the area shortly after the shots were fired. A deputy on patrol Saturday night in Moses Lake spotted the car and tried to pull the vehicle over but the car sped away which led to brief car chase. When the suspect car stopped on Pioneer Way, a passenger bailed out and ran. He was later apprehended by Moses lake Police. The two suspects have been identified as 22-year old Daniel Alcala of Quincy and 21-year old Brandon Medina Perez of Mattawa. Both men are in the Grant County Jail and nobody was injured in the shooting.

The new 17-thousand square foot WVC Recreation Center is now open. The 6-point-2-million dollar facility was officially opened at a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. Wenatchee Valley College President Jim Richardson says the new Rec. Center wouldn’t have been possible without the help and determination of the students. . .

 

The Rec. Center is named after local residents Jack and Edna Maguire. Richardson says their dedication and support for Wenatchee Valley College goes far beyond the new Rec. Center. . .

 

School began today at the college, students using the new Rec. Center will be able to enjoy basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis and a full fitness center located in the mezzanine of the new facility.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

 

A weak warm front will pass through the Inland Northwest today but with cloud cover, we remained on the cool side making it feel fall-like today. Notice the huge dome of high-pressure building off the coast of Washington and Oregon. That area of high pressure will bring decreasing clouds and a warming trend tomorrow through Friday. By the end of the work-week, we will see high temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s. A weak cold front is expected on Saturday and should bring cooler temperatures, breezy winds, and a chance for showers for the upcoming weekend but for now, enjoy unseasonably mild temperatures, sunny skies and light wind for the week ahead.

Our kicker video today comes from Missouri where a pesky squirrel is denied a cheap meal because of…a slinky. . .

 

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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 weekend.