NCWLIFE Evening News September 26

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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 head-on car accident turns fatal on State Route 243, evacuation levels are lowered for two area fires and the Chelan County Port announces a new business expanding into the Wenatchee Valley. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

The remnants of the Dolco fire were still smoldering this morning following last night’s major fire at the packaging plant in Wenatchee. Multiple crews responded Monday night to the two-alarm blaze that caused extensive damage to the structure and its contents . . .

 

The fire caused minor damage to the exterior of the warehouse after crews knocked the flames down within an hour of arrival. There were no injuries in the fire and as of this report, the cause was not determined.

A Mattawa man was killed last night in a two-vehicle head-on accident near Desert Aire.

 

Washington State Patrol reports that a 1999 Toyota Camry, driven by 31-year old Miguel Maximino of Mattawa, was northbound on State Route 243 around 9:30 Monday night fleeing the scene of a separate hit and run incident when it crossed the centerline and struck a 1997 International truck and trailer, driven by 48-year old Agustin Santana of Sunnyside, head-on. The collision caused the Camry to roll and set the semi-truck on fire, which eventually fully engulfed the big-rig. It’s unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were involved and the accident is still under investigation.

Good news to report tonight on the Uno Peak Fire 15 miles Northwest of Manson and the Diamond Creek Fire near Mazama.

 

Fire officials with the Uno Peak Fire have removed all level one evacuation notices for the Canoe Creek and Llama Ranch areas. The fire has scorched over 87-hundred acres and is still burning slowly in timber and brush. Fire crews continue to work on Coyote and Nelson Butte Ridges but officials expect minimal fire behavior. The cool fall weather has also allowed fire officials with the Diamond Creek Fire to remove the level one evacuation notice for residents in the Mazama, Lost River and Rendezvous areas.

A Silver alert was issued today for a disabled man reported missing from his home in Electric City.

 

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says 69-year old Donald S. Fisher was last seen around 7 p.m. Monday at 1328 Williams Ave., Electric City.  He left without any medications, wallet, or keys. Fisher suffers from seizures and is almost non-verbal in communication due to strokes and recent brain surgery. He was last seen wearing a blue fleece coat, blue jeans and was possibly enroute to Everett on foot. If you have information regarding the missing man, contact Grand Coulee Police at 509-762-1160.

Coming up, the Chelan County Port announces a new business expanding into the Wenatchee Valley and Governor Jay Inslee says in a press briefing republicans failed on passing a capital budget. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

It was a day to celebrate new jobs coming to Wenatchee at a special meeting of the Chelan County Port District today with the announcement of a new business expanding to this area.

 

Mt. Vernon-based Louws Truss is expanding its manufacturing facilities to Cashmere where the company is buying a 4-acre parcel of land from the Port-owned Cashmere Mill Site property. Company President, John Louws says they plan to start construction as soon as the property sale closes . . .

 

Today’s announcement was one of two big developments in the Port’s ongoing efforts to recruit new business to the area. The other big story is the decision by a diamond manufacturing company to locate its operations to the Wenatchee Valley.

 

San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry uses a state-of-the-art technology to “grow’ diamonds under extreme heat and pressure.

 

The company will be located in a 56-thousand square foot building the company is leasing from Stemilt Growers on property that was damaged in the Sleepy Hollow Fire. Steve Hair talked to the Commissioners about the new business growth. . .

 

Additional details of the two company’s plans will be shared at a Port-hosted breakfast meeting Wednesday morning at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Port officials will also use tomorrows event to announce the successful effort to add a non-stop flight from Pangborn airport to San Francisco.

At a news conference in Olympia yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee fielded various questions regarding “dreamers”, the President’s DACA decision and transgender people serving in the military. When the Governor was asked about the controversial Supreme Court Hurst Decision regarding personal water rights and how it relates to passing a capital budget, things got a little heated. . .

 

Earlier this year, the Washington State Legislature failed in three special sessions to pass a capital budget.

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 Prep Schedule for today…

 

Soccer
Omak (0-5-1) at Chelan (1-2), 4:30pm
Manson (0-5) at Liberty Bell (4-1), 4:30pm

Volleyball
Pateros (3-1) at Entiat (5-0), 6:15pm
Chelan (4-1) at Omak (5-1), 6:30pm
Manson (1-5) at Waterville-Mansfield (1-5), 6:30pm
Cascade (6-0) at Cashmere (0-5), 6:30pm
Wenatchee (4-2, 3-1) at Moses Lake (2-2, 2-1), 7pm
Eastmont (1-2, 1-1) at Sunnyside (0-4, 0-3), 7pm

 

Slow Pitch Softball
Wenatchee at Moses Lake (DH), 4pm

Pete Carroll met with the media Monday to address what he and his coaching staff saw on film in Sunday’s 33-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans.  He began by pointing out the obvious, it was a tail of two halves:

 

Carroll did say they saw some positives in Sunday’s game, starting with the offensive line:

 

Seattle now prepares to host Indianapolis on Sunday Night Football on NBC at CenturyLink Field Sunday night at 5:30pm.

Mitch Haniger belted two of Seattle’s four home runs and Felix Hernandez was stellar in his final appearance of the season in the Mariner’s 7-1 win over Oakland last night:

 

Mike Zunino and Yonder Alonso also went deep for Seattle as the M’s built a 7-nothing lead after five innings.  Hernandez, meanwhile, gave up just one run on two hits in 6-innings to end his season with a 6-and-5 record.  Seattle and Oakland play again tonight at 7:05 with James Paxton going up against Daniel Mangden.

 

Thanks Eric…

It captured audiences from all around the nation. The ten-part documentary series, The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick has aired on PBS over the last week diving into all dimensions of the war. Local veteran Gene Sharratt stopped by Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with Dan Kuntz to share his thoughts on the film. . .

 

In light of recent national news involving the NFL, the national anthem, and President Trump, Gene Sharratt said a compromise is in order. . .

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…

The remnants of the Dolco fire were still smoldering this morning following last night’s major fire at the packaging plant in Wenatchee. Multiple crews responded Monday night to the two-alarm blaze that caused extensive damage to the structure and its contents . . .

 

The fire caused minor damage to the exterior of the warehouse after crews knocked the flames down within an hour of arrival. There were no injuries in the fire and as of this report, the cause was not yet determined.

A Mattawa man was killed last night in a two-vehicle head-on accident near Desert Aire.

 

Washington State Patrol reports that a 1999 Toyota Camry, driven by 31-year old Miguel Maximino of Mattawa, was northbound on State Route 243 around 9:30 Monday night fleeing the scene of a separate hit and run incident when it crossed the centerline and struck a 1997 International truck and trailer, driven by 48-year old Agustin Santana of Sunnyside, head-on. The collision caused the Camry to roll and set the semi-truck on fire, which eventually fully engulfed the big-rig. Maximino died in the crash. It’s unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were involved and the accident is still under investigation.

It was a day to celebrate new jobs coming to Wenatchee at a special meeting of the Chelan County Port District today with the announcement of a new business expanding to this area.

 

Mt. Vernon-based Louws Truss is expanding its manufacturing facilities to Cashmere where the company is buying a 4-acre parcel of land from the Port-owned Cashmere Mill Site property. Company President, John Louws says they plan to start construction as soon as the property sale closes . . .

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

 

Today through Friday afternoon high temperatures will climb into the upper 70s to low 80s under mostly clear skies and light winds. The reason, the huge dome of high pressure building in from the eastern Pacific. On Friday, things will begin to gradually change as high clouds will be on the increase in the afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. There may be enough cloud cover to hinder warming in central Washington and highs for places like Wenatchee, Omak, and Chelan have been lowered a couple of degrees into the mid-70s. By Saturday and the weekend, the most significant swath of rain will likely occur Saturday morning right along the cold front. We will see about a 30% chance of rain on Saturday here in the Wenatchee Valley. Behind that front, Saturday afternoon promises to be cool, breezy, and showery. There may be fewer showers Sunday over central and eastern Washington as the cold front moves into Montana. For most of next week, we will continue to see a series of cold fronts move through which will keep our weather unseasonably cool, showery and breezy at times.

Our kicker video tonight comes to us from 4th District Congressman Dan Newhouse who gave a speech today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. . .

 

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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 night.