NCWLIFE Evening News September 6, 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, Schools in Soap Lake were on lockdown for about 20 minutes this morning after several students reported seeing a man with a firearm. Traffic was slowed on Interstate 90 in the Moses Lake area this morning after a semi-truck loaded with berries caught fire, and, The public will have a chance Tuesday to meet new Wenatchee School District Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon.  

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Jennifer Tyler, the Chelan County sheriff’s deputy who successfully sued her department for retaliation and then unsuccessfully ran for office against Sheriff Brian Burnett, has been fired from the force. The 44-year-old deputy said she was informed last Friday of Burnett’s decision to fire her, 10 months after she was placed on administrative leave. The reason for her firing was not disclosed, but Tyler told NCWLIFE the sheriff’s administration considers her, quote, “un-rehabitable in the department.” It’s her second dismissal from the force. After the first one, in 2010, she won a nearly $1 million judgment in a civil suit against Chelan County. She also sought to unseat Burnett in last year’s election, but the incumbent sheriff easily won his third term.

Schools in Soap Lake were on lockdown for about 20 minutes this morning after several students reported seeing a man with a firearm walking his dog behind RISE Academy on Main Avenue East.

In searching the area, and the entire town, police found two people that were close to matching the description of the man but neither had a firearm. The police department said the lockdown may have caused stress for some parents but student safety is the first priority.

Traffic was slowed on Interstate 90 in the Moses Lake area this morning after a semi-truck loaded with berries caught fire. These pictures were shared on Twitter by Washington State Patrol Trooper, John Bryant . . .

Trooper Bryant reports the driver escaped unhurt. Traffic controls were lifted shortly before 8 AM. The cause of the fire is under investigation

The public will have a chance Tuesday to meet new Wenatchee School District Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon. The school board will hold a special reception for Gordon and his wife Marianne from 5:30 to 6 at the school district office on Sunset Avenue. The reception is open to the public and will be held before the board’s regular meeting. Gordon started work July 1st after six years as superintendent of the Glen Ellyn School District in Illinois.

Coming up next, The City of Chelan will consider buying almost 10 acres of undeveloped lakeside property not far from Don Morse Park. An enticing menu featuring two popular ethnic dishes is being offered up tomorrow at Wenatchee’s only Christian Orthodox church, and, Incumbents and challengers for the Wenatchee School Board plan to take audience questions in a Monday forum.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

The City of Chelan will consider buying almost 10 acres of undeveloped lakeside property not far from Don Morse Park. The city council will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. to consider the Spader Bay purchase. The land has been for sale for some time and is listed at just under 2 million dollars. What the city would be willing to pay will be determined at Tuesday’s meeting, but Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney said it won’t be 2 million. Called the O’Neal Property, the land is owned by former State Senator Linda Evans Parlette and her sister. Cooney said the city’s vision for the property does not include substantial development:

An enticing menu featuring two popular ethnic dishes is being offered up tomorrow (Sat) atWenatchee’s only Christian Orthodox church. A Kabob-Fest is being hosted by the Three Hierarchs Church.

The congregation wants to show off its newly developed church which is located on the corner of North Western Avenue and Maiden Lane. The event will help raise money through the sale of traditional Greek dishes Shish Kabob and Baclava pastry. Father Michael Shanbour talks about it with NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair . . .

The Kabob Fest is from 11 am to 2 pm.

Incumbents and challengers for the Wenatchee School Board plan to take audience questions in a Monday forum, organized by local Democrats. Five people are in the running for three seats, with incumbent Sunny Hemphill facing a challenge from Martin Barron, while Laura Jaecks tries to retain her seat against Meliesa Tigard. The public forum takes place at 6:45pm Monday at Douglas County Fire District 2 in East Wenatchee.

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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The Chelan County Fair is underway in Cashmere this weekend, NCWLIFE Producer Kaitlin Hetterscheidt has more:

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 Wenatchee AppleSox have announced that Coach Kyle Krustangel has resigned after three seasons at the helm…

Krustangel led the AppleSox to its first post-season berth since 2013 this summer with Wenatchee finishing second in the North Division at 29-and-25, taking Victoria three games in the divisional playoffs.  In three season, Krustangle amassed a record of 84-and-78.

Krustangel cited the grueling calendar year between both coaching the Yakima Valley Yaks of the NWAC and then the AppleSox in the summer as the primary reason behind his decision.

AppleSox management has begun a search for their fifth coach in team history. 

The Mariners squandered a 7-run lead and fell at Houston in 13-innings by a score of 11-9 on Michael Brantley, Junior’s walk-off 2-run home run…

Austin Nola and Kyle Seager each hit two home runs for Seattle as the Mariners grabbed a 7-nothing lead in the first two innings.  But former AppleSox Marco Gonzales had a rough outing, lasting 5-and-a-third and allowing 5-runs on 7-hits with 5-walks.

The two teams play again tonight in the second of four games at Minute Maid Park at 5:10.

Checking the Les Schwab American League West Scoreboard from last night…

Oakland scored 7-runs in the 7th inning to come from behind to beat the Angels 10-6.  Marcus Simien led the way for the A’s going 4-for-4 and scoring 3-runs.

Nick Solak’s 2-run home run led Texas past Baltimore 3-to-1.

We begin another prep football season tonight here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

As the Wenatchee Panthers host the Mount Si Wildcats under the lights at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl.  The Panthers began last season on the road at Mount Si and were blown out 52-to-nothing. 

Coach Scott Devereaux says he expects the Wildcats to present another tough challenge tonight…

Join Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson for the pregame beginning at 6:45 and kickoff at 7 tonight here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

The Eastmont Wildcats will start its season on the road in Tacoma tonight with a game against Wilson.  Coach Michael Don says he looks forward to the challenge both Wilson and Pasco provide Eastmont out of the gate, just like last year when the Wildcats started the season 2-and-oh…

Here’s the full lineup of prep football as the season kicks off tonight.  There you see the game we’ll feature on NCWLIFE between Mount Si and Wenatchee.  Also on tap for tonight, it’s Ferris at Moses Lake.  Quincy hosts Zillah.  Chelan’s on the road at Brewster.  Cashmere hosts Ephrata.  Naches Valley visits Peshastin and the Cascade Kodiaks.  Manson hosts Kettle Falls and Entiat’s at Selkirk.  All those games kick off tonight at 7 o’clock.  Then tomorrow, Waterville-Mansfield has a date up near the Canadian border at 2 o’clock against Northport.

Here’s what is on tap for the college weekend tomorrow around the region…

And here you see the entire rundown of college games Saturday with Eastern Washington hosting Lindenwood at 1:05.  Washington State and Northern Colorado kick off at 2 o’clock.  Central Washington is at Idaho at 6.  Then on FS-1, Washington hosts Cal at 7:30.

Also on the prep schedule for the weekend…

The Wenatchee and Eastmont girls kick off their soccer seasons tomorrow.  The Panthers entertain Central Valley at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl while Eastmont takes on Southridge at Wildcat Stadium.  Both games kick off at 1 o’clock.

The girls volleyball season also gets underway tomorrow.  Cashmere, Manson and Waterville-Mansfield will be at the Ephrata Invite beginning at 8am.  Wenatchee will host Chelan, Eastmont and Moses Lake in its jamboree beginning at 9am.

And runners from the region will get their first cross country meet experience of the season as Cascade, East Valley and Ephrata will be in Ellensburg at 11am.  Quincy is in Tillamook, Oregon for the Ultimook Race Nike Invitational.  That begins at 10am.

A new season of Wenatchee Wild Hockey gets underway tonight as the puck drops at 7 o’clock in Merritt…

Following tonight’s game, the Wild will travel to West Kelowna to take on the Warriors tomorrow night at 7.  Be sure to tune in for highlights Monday on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

The season is winding down at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval with a big race tomorrow night…

Jerry’s Auto Supply presents the Jerry Berschauer Memorial 100 Championship race for the Pro Late Models.  Also featured tomorrow night will be the Legends, Northwest Vintage Modifieds, Nortwest Pro 4 Trucks and the Street Stocks.  Gates open at 4 with racing starting at 5:30.

There’s also a fundraising golf tournament tomorrow at Highlander for S.P.O.R.T Gymnastics with a tee time at 11 o’clock.

The Seahawks are preparing to take on the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at CenturyLink Field in the NFL season opener.  While there’s been quite a buzz about the addition of Jadaveon Clowney and Ezekiel Ansah to Seattle’s pass-rush attack, Coach Pete Carroll says it’s going to take time for everyone to gel…

Seattle and Cincinnati kick off at 1:05 on CBS.

Thanks Eric.

Washington State Public Schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal will announce Washington’s 2020 Teacher of the Year at an award ceremony in Seattle on Monday. Nine finalists from across the state were considered for the honor and will be recognized at the ceremony.

Among this year’s finalists is Cascade High School Social Studies teacher, Malia Renner-Singer.

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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). 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.