NCWLIFE Evening News September 27

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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—Riverside 9 Apartments could be a launching pad for more projects, an Everett woman was killed in a two-car crash on I-90 yesterday and Chelan County Sheriff’s Office will sport pink badges next month. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

In a developing story late today, Law Enforcement officials closed a portion of Highway 2 as Chelan County Sheriff’s deputies continue to search for two men suspected in a shooting in Dryden. The Wenatchee World reports that the victim was shot and may also have been beaten. State Patrol troopers closed both lanes of Highway 2 from the Big Y to Dryden. County Deputies are cordoning off a perimeter around the shooting scene and are using a dog to search for the suspects. For the latest information please go to our website at ncwlife.com.

Area Fire crews made quick work of a fire this afternoon behind the Fred Meyer store in East Wenatchee. The fire started in the ditch between State Route 28 and the Fred Meyer gas station around 3:00 today. The fire burned briefly in grass, sage brush and trees before being extinguished about a half hour later.

Plans to establish regular non-stop flights from Pangborn Airport to San Francisco are going forward, now all that’s needed is an airline to provide the service. Chelan County Port District Executive Director Pat Jones announced this morning that a multitude of businesses and organizations have pledged over 400-thousand dollars to entice an airline to provide the service . . .

 

The Port will now apply for a Federal grant to match the local funds to be used to lure a commercial carrier to this area. The funds would help offset the airline’s loss of revenue. The Port is now in the process of recruiting a potential air service to San Francisco that would be in addition to Horizon Air’s regular daily shuttle service to Seattle. Today’s announcement was made at a special Port District-hosted breakfast program at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

The housing shortage in the Wenatchee Valley was also among the topics covered during today’s breakfast panel discussion on economic development hosted by the Chelan County Port District. Greg Cerbana with Weidner Apartment Homes is the developer of the Riverside Nine Apartments in Wenatchee. He says the over-300 dwellings his company developed on Wenatchee’s riverfront is only a launching pad for other planned projects in Chelan County . . .

 

Cerbana joined Greg Mercer of LocalTel and J.P. Louws with Louws Truss on the panel. The Port District also announced the formal adoption of a new 20-year strategic plan for developing the local economy and housing is a key element of that endeavor.

A 20-year old Everett woman was killed in a 2-vehicle crash yesterday on I-90, 13 miles east of Kittitas. The two vehicles were traveling east on I-90 near Ryegrass early yesterday morning when a 2018 Dodge Ram pick-up, driven by 21-year old Justin Tamez of Ellensburg, lost control while trying to avoid an animal in the road causing him to hit the guardrail and roll, blocking the eastbound lane. A 2004 Mazda Tribute, driven by 20-year old Shannon Pendergast of Everett, then hit the truck from behind while it was upside down causing the tailgate to become lodged in the Mazda. The Mazda then hit a Department of Transportation fence and was struck from behind by a semi-truck who continued on without stopping. Pendergast died in the accident and no charges have been filed. The official cause of the accident is still under investigation and the big-rig was not found.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is going “PINK” and will be wearing special pink badges and “SHERIFF” insignias on their patrol uniforms.

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

Coming up, the Port targets business growth and emphasizes infrastructure, and free household hazardous waste collection takes place in Chelan County this weekend. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

The Chelan County Port District is plotting a new course of direction for economic development over the next 20 years and infrastructure will be a

Wright attended this morning’s special event at the Convention Center where the Port formally announced that the Diamond Foundry will be locating its manufacturing operation to property the company is leasing from Stemilt Growers.

This Friday and Saturday Chelan County residents have the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste. The waste collection is free for Chelan County residents and includes hazardous materials such as; drain and oven cleaners, wood strippers, paint thinner, gasoline, pesticides, herbicides and bleach.

 

There are four area waste drop-off locations, two on Friday and two on Saturday. Friday’s locations include, the Wenatchee Forest Service office located at 215 Melody Lane in Wenatchee from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the Entiat Fire Station #1 from 10 a.m. to noon. On Saturday the drop-off locations are the Chelan Fire Station at 232 East Wapato Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon in Chelan and at the Peshastin Elementary School from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For a complete list of acceptable hazardous waste go to www.co.chelan.wa.us.

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 Scoreboard from Tuesday night…first in Soccer

 

The Eastmont Wildcats rushed out to a 3-nil halftime lead and never looked back, downing Sunnyside 4-nil behind goals from Carissa Miller, Megan Chandler and two from Alyssa Konarek.  Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

Back to the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

 

Wenatchee improved to 4-and-oh in Big 9 play with a 4-nil shutout of Moses Lake at the Apple Bowl.  Scoring goals for the Panthers were Kate Springer, Jaden Griggs and Allie Flynn had two.

Cascade and Cashmere played to a 3-3 tie through regulation and an overtime, golden-goal period before the Kodiaks won it 4-2 in a shootout.  The Kodiaks improved to 7-0 while the Bulldogs fell to 4-2.

Liberty Bell 8, Manson 0

Inside on the volleyball courts last night…

 

Wenatchee improved to 4-1 in Big 9 play with a 3-0 shutout of Moses Lake
Eastmont travelled to Sunnyside and shut down the Grizzlies 3-games to none
In a battle of one-loss teams, Chelan upended Omak ya
Cascade remained unbeaten, downing Cashmere 3-0
And the Entiat Tigers improved to 6-and-oh with a 3-1 win at home versus Pateros

 

Mark Canhan’s walk-off home run gave Oakland a 6-5 win over the Mariners today…

 

The win ruined a nice day at the plate for Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano, who each hit two-run homers.  Seattle is off tomorrow and travels to LA to wrap up the season with a 3-game series against the Angels Friday.

 

Now that the games don’t matter, the Mariners are on FIRE!  Seattle used the long-ball for the second consecutive night to down Oakland 6-to-3

 

Yonder Alonso came through with a 2-run home run in the 4th against his former team to put Seattle up 2-1.  Later in the 7th, Danny Valencia came through with a 3-run shot that gave the Mariners the lead it wouldn’t surrender.  Meanwhile on the mound, James Paxton looked good, going 5-and-a-third innings, allowing 3-runs on 6-hits with 5 strikeouts.  Manager Scott Servais said it was good to see him getting better:

 

Seattle has hit six home runs in the first two games of the series against the Athletics.  They’re also getting a chance to look at some of their guys who’ve been in the minor leagues most of the year, including third baseman Gordan Beckham, who was 2-for-4 with a run and a stellar play in the field

Seattle and Oakland wrap up the series with a day game today at 12:35 when the M’s send Erasmo Ramirez to the mound to face the A’s Kendall Graveman.

Minnesota’s magic number is now one after the Twins came from behind to knock off the Tribe in Cleveland 8-6 last night.  Meanwhile, the Angels are the only team mathematically alive in the American League after LA’s 9-3 win over the White Sox.  Cleveland, Houston, Boston and New York are already in the playoffs.  On the National League side, Chicago can clinch the Central with a win today or Milwaukee loss.  The Nats, Dodgers and Diamondbacks are already in while the Brewers, Colorado and St. Louis are all clamoring for that final Wild Card spot.

 

**She Started It** -The documentary SHE STARTED IT gives a new face to the popular image of the tech entrepreneur—a female face. This Thursday, a number of local community tech organizations are co-hosting a free documentary night and panel focusing on females in the tech industry and their struggles, which Dr. Sue Kane of the Apple STEM Network says are systematic. . .

 

The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. with the documentary showing at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on Thursday.

**TEASE** -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.

 

Thanks Eric…

The documentary SHE STARTED IT gives a new face to the popular image of the tech entrepreneur—a female face. This Thursday, a number of local community tech organizations are co-hosting a free documentary night and panel focusing on females in the tech industry and their struggles, which Dr. Sue Kane of the Apple STEM Network says are systematic. . .

 

The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. with the documentary showing at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on Thursday.

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…

In a developing story late today, Law Enforcement officials closed a portion of Highway 2 as Chelan County Sheriff’s deputies continue to search for two men suspected in a shooting in Dryden. The Wenatchee World reports that the victim was shot and may also have been beaten. State Patrol troopers closed both lanes of Highway 2 from the Big Y to Dryden. County Deputies are cordoning off a perimeter around the shooting scene and are using a dog to search for the suspects. For the latest information please go to our website at ncwlife.com.

Area Fire crews made quick work of a fire this afternoon behind the Fred Meyer store in East Wenatchee. The fire started in the ditch between State Route 28 and the Fred Meyer gas station around 3:00 today. The fire burned briefly in grass, sage brush and trees before being extinguished about a half hour later.

The housing shortage in the Wenatchee Valley was among the topics covered during today’s breakfast panel discussion on economic development hosted by the Chelan County Port District. Greg Cerbana with Weidner Apartment Homes is the developer of the Riverside Nine Apartments in Wenatchee. He says the over-300 dwellings his company developed on Wenatchee’s riverfront is only a launching pad for other planned projects in Chelan County . . .

 

Cerbana joined Greg Mercer of LocalTel and J.P. Louws with Louws Truss on the panel. The Port District also announced the formal adoption of a new 20-year strategic plan for developing the local economy and housing is a key element of that endeavor.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

 

A strong dome of high pressure remains over the western third of the country bringing warm temperatures, sunny skies and light winds. The ridge of high pressure will remain in place through Thursday with temperatures warming a few degrees today and tomorrow. Our normal high temperature for this time of year is 72-degrees but today and tomorrow, we will be about 5 to 10 degrees above average for this time of the year. On Friday and especially Friday night, look for clouds to be on the increase over central Washington. A large cold front on the western edge of the ridge will move east of the Cascades by early Friday night with gusty west winds developing across the Columbia Basin.  It still looks like Saturday will see temperatures drop into the 60s and with gusty west winds, it will make it feel cooler than the actual temperature. We could see some light shower activity on Saturday as the system moves through. Sunday will be our in-between weather systems day before widespread rain comes our way on Monday and into Tuesday as a large, wet, frontal system inundates the Pacific Northwest.

As we leave you tonight, when the kids are away the goats must play. . .

 

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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.