NCWLIFE Evening News September 28th, 2020

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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, Half a duplex in Ephrata suffered extensive damaged in a fire Sunday afternoon but firefighters were able to stop it from spreading into the other half of the structure. Two more people in Grant County are reported to have died from COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 20 deaths from the virus, and, The only scheduled debate between Washington’s gubernatorial candidates is coming up October 7th.   

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Wenatchee police are still sorting out what exactly happened, but a man was stabbed multiple times in the 1000 block of Mission Street just before midnight Sunday night.

Wenatchee police Captain Edgar Reinfeld said the man was transported to Central Washington Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and two men are being sought. Police received the call at 11:49 p.m. Though there are still many questions to answer, Reinfeld said a man and woman were confronted by two men after a firework apparently was set off. Reinfeld said the confrontation turned into a stabbing, after which the two men fled.

Half a duplex in Ephrata suffered extensive damaged in a fire Sunday afternoon but firefighters were able to stop it from spreading into the other half of the structure.

The fire in the 500 block of D Street Southwest was fought by Ephrata firefighters with assistance from Grant County Fire District 13. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

more people in Grant County are reported to have died from COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 20 deaths from the virus. The Grant County Health District reported Friday that two Quincy women, both in their 60s had passed away. One of the women had underlying health conditions while the other woman did not. There currently are 15 Grant County residents hospitalized with the virus.

only scheduled debate between Washington’s gubernatorial candidates is coming up October 7th. The debate between incumbent Democratic governor Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Loren Culp is being sponsored by the Washington State Debate Coalition.

The debate will air on the NCWLIFE channel beginning at 8 p.m. It will immediately follow the debate that evening between vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. On October 22nd the coalition will host a debate between lieutenant governor candidates Marko Lilias and Denny Heck, both Democrats.

Coming up next, The Wenatchee School District has asked for the go-ahead to start returning some students to the classroom. The Forest Service over the weekend lifted its ban on campfires in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, and at the same time reopened trails that have been closed for weeks. A portion of Binder Road in Cashmere has been temporarily closed because of a developing sinkhole, and, We have a picture of a Quincy Police Officer who’s good deed did not go un-noticed. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

Wenatchee School District has asked for the go-ahead to start returning some students to the classroom.

The district has submitted an exception request to the Chelan-Douglas Health District to begin a combination of online/in-person instruction beginning with pre-K to second-grade students. The school district said additional elementary grades would progressively be added as it becomes safe to do so and middle and high school students would be added in the future if COVID-19 cases in the county remain stable. The district has been operating on an online-only model since last spring, when the COVID-19 virus began spreading in the region.

The Forest Service over the weekend lifted its ban on campfires in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, and at the same time reopened trails that have been closed for weeks because of the Chikamin Fire.

Mike Davis of the Forest Service said shorter daylight hours, cooler temperatures and some rain and snow in the Cascades led them to life the campfire ban. He warned, however, that there is still a risk for wildfires and fire season is not over.

The Chikamin Fire has been burning on a remote hillside north of Plain since late July. Because of limited access, seasonal snow and rain were needed to completely extinguish it.

A stretch of Binder Road in Cashmere was closed this morning because of a sinkhole.

The Chelan County Public Works department said the roadway was closed from its intersection with Tigner Road to its intersection with Regan Road. The sinkhole is at the hairpin turn on Binder Road.

Jennifer Keenon was so moved by what she saw last Friday in Quincy she had to stop and take a picture, then share it with the community. What she saw was Quincy Police Officer Mike Kvavle pull over and assist a man in a wheelchair who had been trying to make it across the highway at quitting time. A good deed that DIDN’T go un-noticed.

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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With thousands of acres of grazing land in Okanogan County destroyed by wildfires this summer, many ranchers are attempting to move cattle to better pastures, feeding them scarce hay and last week a Department of Transportation truck delivered a load of apples to cattle from the Townsend Ranch on Cameron Lake Road. In tonight’s features story, the Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management was on hand to capture to feeding frenzy that ensued. We were assured the apples were maggot-free. Take a look. . .

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.

The race season ended at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval Saturday with the Northwest Super Late Models racing in the Neal Newberry 125 presented by Pepsi.

NCWLIFE was there and captured the grand finale of 2020 with Eric Granstrom and Greg Rentz on the call…

Ryan Neal’s interception of Dak Prescott in the end zone with 6-seconds remaining sealed a Seahawks 38-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at CenturyLink Field…

The last-second heroics by a relative unknown was necessary after Seattle lost several more defensive players to injury, including Jamal Adams.  Coach Pete Carroll says they’re lucky to be one of six teams in the NFL 3-and-oh…

Russell Wilson set a record for touchdowns by an NFL quarterback through the first three games with five on Sunday, including three to Tyler Lockett, a career-high.  Chris Carson left the game late when a defender twisted his knee.  In all, five Seattle players suffered knee injuries in the game.  The Seahawks will have a week to heal up before heading to Miami Sunday to face the Dolphins…

Checking the Les Schwab Scoreboard in the NFC West…

Buffalo handed the Rams its first loss of the season as Jared Allen threw for 311-yards and four touchdowns as the Bills improved to 3-and-oh.

Nick Mullens got the job done filling in for the injured Jimmy Garopolo, throwing for 343-yards and a touchdown to lead San Francisco past the New York Giants 36-to-9.

Mat Prater’s 39-yard field goal as time expired gave Detroit a come-from-behind win at Arizona 26-23.  It was the Cardinal’s first loss of the season.

The Mariners wrapped up the season going 2-and-2 in its weekend series with Oakland, falling in Sunday’s finale 6-to-2…

Marco Gonzales got the start and went 5-innings, allowing 2-runs on 6-hits with 5-strikeouts and one walk.  He left the game with it tied 2-2.  The A’s got the lead in the 7th on Jake Lamb’s home run and Mark Canha’s 2-run double.  Seattle finishes the season 27-and-33, good enough for 3rd in the American League West.

In other action Sunday, Rougned Odor homered twice and drove in 4-runs for Texas as the Rangers beat Houston 8-4.

A.J. Pollock hit two home runs and drove in 3 in the Dodger’s 5-nothing win over the Angels.

The Major League Baseball Wild Card playoffs are now set with the best-of-three all played at the higher seed.  In the American League, Tampa Bay hosts Toronto; New York is at Cleveland; Minnesota takes on Houston; while Chicago is at Oakland.

In the National League, the Dodgers host Milwaukee; St. Louis is at San Diego; Chicago hosts Miami; and Cincinnati plays at Atlanta.  All of the post-season action gets underway tomorrow.

And the Seattle Storm have advanced to the WNBA Finals with a three-game sweep of Minnesota…

Breanna Stewart scored a career-playoff-high 31-points to lead Seattle past the Lynx 92-71 in game three of their series.  Seattle now awaits the winner of Las Vegas and Connecticut, who’s semifinal series is tied at 2-games apiece.  A decisive Game 5 is Tuesday.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, check this out. . .Moses Lake police say it’s extremely rare to see an elk strolling through town but that’s what one of their officers saw and captured on film last week. The spike elk was in the Lakeland area and with elk hunting season starting soon, the police department speculated the wayward elk may have been seeking refuge in the no-hunting zone of the city.

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Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for 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.