NCWLIFE Evening News September 9, 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, After a sewage spill triggered the Grant County Health District to issue a seven day no contact advisory for areas of Moses Lake, the district says it’s now safe for boating and irrigating. A 55-year old Poulsbo man was killed in a car crash yesterday (Sun.) near Ellensburg after suffering from an unknown medical episode. Police say a Wenatchee man killed two six-week-old kittens during a domestic violence incident last week, and, Lightning strikes from the Saturday night, Sunday morning storm caused 7 small brush fires around the Wenatchee area.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A Chelan County judge decided Monday that an 80-year-old child molester is not entitled to special sentencing that includes rehabilitational therapy. Michael Detering of Manson admitted to sexually abusing a girl starting in 1999, when she was just 8 years old. A jury convicted him in July of first-degree child rape and molestation. Detering’s lawyer asked for a Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative, or SSOSA [SO-Sah], that might have let him return to the community after a year in prison. Chelan County prosecutors wanted a minimum sentence of 15 years. Judge Lesley Allan ruled sentencing must proceed without considering a SSOSA sentence. Detering will instead be sent to prison, with his full term decided later today.

After a sewage spill triggered the Grant County Health District to issue a seven day no contact advisory for areas of Moses Lake, the district says it’s now safe for boating and irrigating.

Latest lake samples taken this week have shown improvement for most of the affect areas. The district says it still recommends residents stay out of the lake at Blue Heron Park until further testing is complete, but the district says it is not extending the no contact advisory at this time. The sewage spill on Aug. 28 was caused by a baseball-sized hole in the Knolls Vista siphon. City wastewater employees installed a stainless steel band to stop the discharge. About 64,000 gallons of raw sewage was released into the lake, according to city officials.

In addition to the sewage spill, officials are still monitoring a toxic algae bloom in the lake discovered in July, swimming is not recommended.

A 55-year old Poulsbo man was killed in a car crash yesterday (Sun.) near Ellensburg after suffering from an unknown medical episode.

The man was traveling north on I-82 when the medical episode occurred forcing him to travel 100 feet off the roadway and into a fence. No charges have been filed in the accident and the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Police say a Wenatchee man killed two six-week-old kittens during a domestic violence incident last week. Twenty-nine-year-old Markos Avilez Espinoza is charged with first-degree animal cruelty. He’s been held in the Chelan Count jail since Wednesday, after allegedly crushing one of the small animals and kicking the other to death while his family members hid in fear. He’s also accused of breaking a truck window during the outburst. His bail is set at $25,000.

Lightning strikes from the Saturday night, Sunday morning storm caused 7 small brush fires around the Wenatchee area. The Central Washington Interagency Communications Center reports all of the fires are less than an acre in size and local fire crews are monitoring and suppressing those small fires. The fires are spread out across Chelan County ranging from the Stemilt Basin south of Wenatchee, Nahahum Canyon near Monitor, Derby Canyon near Leavenworth, Spencer Canyon near Entiat and Navarre Coulee near Chelan.

Coming up next, If you’re traveling over Stevens Pass tomorrow, expect delays on U.S. Highway 2, we will tell you why. The Greater Wenatchee Irrigation District has been awarded Federal grant funding for upgrades to its water metering system, and, The public will have a chance Tuesday to meet new Wenatchee School District Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

If you’re traveling over Stevens Pass tomorrow, expect delays on U.S. Highway 2.

According to the State Department of Transportation, crews will be conducting rock blasting for an avalanche berm at the summit near Old Cascade Highway. The blasting will cause 30-minute delays and will be happening later in the afternoon.

The Greater Wenatchee Irrigation District has been awarded Federal grant funding for upgrades to its water metering system. Wenatchee is one of three Central Washington irrigation districts selected to receive small-scale water efficiency grants.

The money is part of the Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART program which is intended to help the water agencies’ use water more efficiently and improve water supply reliability. The Wenatchee District was awarded $75,000 for the Electromagnetic Meter Installation project. They will use the funding to replace 35 analog propeller meters with electromagnetic meters and an automated meter system to improve water management and mitigate water shortages due to drought.

Grants were also awarded to Columbia Irrigation District in the amount of $73,538 and the Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District which will receive $23,130. The grant program pays half the cost of each project with the local district’s funding the other half.

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 tomorrow. 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.

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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In tonight’s feature story, this weekend a unique production is hitting the stage of the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Directed by Matt Cadman with the Mission Creek Players, he says it’s a show you won’t want to miss. . .

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.\

Russell Wilson hit Tyler Lockett on a 44-yard touchdown pass on the opening play of the 4th quarter and Seattle came from behind to beat Cincinnati Sunday 21-20…

One could say the Seahawks won in spite of themselves as the offense struggled all day with the line allowing four sacks and the defense giving up a career-passing day to Andy Dalton of 418-yards.  But as Pete Carroll always says, it’s how you finish, not how you start that counts…

Wilson finished with two touchdown passes on the day, the other to Chris Carson, who also scored a rushing touchdown.  Rookie DK Metcalf had a stellar opening day with 4-receptions for 89-yards.

Seattle takes its 1-and-oh record on the road to Pittsburgh Sunday to take on the Steelers, who were blown out by New England 33-to-3.

Taking a look at the Les Schwab College Football Scoreboard from Saturday…

Anthony Gordon threw for 464-yards and 4-touchdowns at Washington State improved to 2-and-oh with a 59-17 blowout win over Northern Colorado.

The Washington Huskies came out flat to start its game with Cal, and were even flatter following a 2-and-a-half our lightning delay with the game finishing at 1:30 in the morning with the Bears beating the Huskies 20-to-19.  Jacob Eason was just 18-of-30 for 162-yards, no touchdowns and an interception as the Washington offense couldn’t get on track.

Eric Barriere threw for 522-yards and 5-touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington past Lindenwood 59-31.  The Eagles are now 1-and-1 on the season.

Central Washington played Idaho tough but fell to the Vandals 41-31.

Checking the Les Schwab Prep Football Scoreboard from the weekend…

Wenatchee gave Mount Si all it could handle Friday night, but the Cougars came out on top of the Panthers 26-16.  Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom had the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

In other action Friday, Eastmont had no trouble on the road at Wilson, winning 42-nothing.  Ferris knocked off Moses Lake 40-to-7.  Zillah ruined Quincy’s debut of its new football field 28-7.  Chelan stopped Brewster in a barn-burner 35-25.  Cashmere took overtime to beat Ephrata 20-to-14.  Cascade had no trouble in its opener, beating up Naches Valley 54-to-2.  Manson shut out Kettle Falls 20-zip.  Entiat topped Selkirk on the road 42-28.  And Waterville-Mansfield fell just short to Northport Saturday 42-40…

Coming up this week, we’ll feature Eastmont and Pasco on Friday Night Lights.  Join us for the pregame at 6:45 and kickoff a 7 Friday at Wildcats Stadium here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

On the Les Schwab Prep Soccer Scoreboard Saturday…

Central Valley shut out Wenatchee at the Apple Bowl 3-nil and Eastmont and Southridge played to a 2-2 tie.

The Wenatchee Wild spent the opening weekend of the new BCHL season north of the border in Merritt and West Kelowna…

And returned home with a 2-and-oh record.  On Friday, Merritt jumped out with a one-nothing lead midway through the first period before Brian Adams answered shortly before the break to tie it at one-one.

Nick Cafarelli gave Wenatchee its first lead of the game at the 14:33 mark of the second period.  Then in the final seconds as the Centennials pulled its goalie, Brett Chorske added an empty-netter to give the Wild a 3-1 victory.  Daniel Chenard stopped 29-of-30 shots for Wenatchee on the night.

On Saturday, the Wild fell behind early again as West Kelowna scored two quick goals in the first 3-and-a-half minutes to stake a 2-nil lead.  Nick Cafarelli scored his second goal of the young season just before the first intermission to draw Wenatchee within one.

In the second frame, Tyler Young tied the game at 2 with a goal at the 8:04 mark and then Brett Chorske gave the Wild its first lead at 16:57.  But the Warrior’s Austin Chorney tied it just before the break. 

Cafarelli helped Wenatchee charge back in front with a goal just over 2-minutes into the final period and Tanner Main pushed the lead to 2-goals at the 16:03 mark.  Lucas Cullen scored a goal for West Kelowna in the final moments but Wenatchee held on for the 5-4 win.

The Wild host Vernon Friday and Saturday at the Town Toyota Center in its home-opener with both games starting at 7 o’clock.

Our condolences to Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval manager Jeremy Anders, who lost his Dad late last week.  But kudos to Jeremy for being there for a great night of racing Saturday at the Oval…

Quincy’s Glenn Knutson won the Jerry Berschauer Memorial 100 in the Jerry’s Auto Supply Pro Late Models Championship.  Seth Frazier drove to the checkered flag in the Street Stocks.  The Northwest Pro 4 Trucks winner Saturday was Puyallup’s Jason Majors.  Ken Kaltschmidt of Auburn drove his number 27 to the finish line first in the Northwest Vintage Modifieds.  And Othello’s Jerod Marin won the Columbia River Legends race.

And, if you checked the box score for the Mariners yesterday you may have thought you’d mistakenly stumbled into a beer-league softball score…

Yes, that’s right, Houston beat Seattle 21-to-1!  Felix Hernandez last just 2-innings, allowing 11-runs on 7-hits.  The Astro’s Yordan Alvarez hit three of Houston’s club-record 11 doubles on the day and had 6-RBI’s. 

The Mariner’s only hit off starter Garritt Cole came in the 4th inning on Shed Long’s home run.

After being swept by Houston in four games, the Mariners have an off day today before hosting Cincinnati tomorrow night at 7:10.  It will be Trevor Bauer facing Seattle’s Justus Sheffield.

Also in the American League West on Sunday…

Texas had 20-hits in its 10-4 win at Baltimore.

Four White Sox pitchers held the Angels to one run on 4-hits in Chicago’s 5-1 win over Los Angeles.

Khris Davis’ 2-run double in the 4th was the difference as Oakland beat Detroit 3-1.  The A’s are trying to keep pace with Houston in the American League West and trail by 9.5-games.  Right now, Oakland has the second Wild Card playoff spot, a game-and-a-half in front of Cleveland.

Thanks Eric.

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.