Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to what’s making news, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window.
And now, A few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A 54-year-old man and his 57-year-old wife were both hospitalized after a motorcycle crash last night on Highway 20 west of Winthrop and the Wenatchee School Board is re-emphasizing its rules of conduct for in-person public meetings, after a group of guests at the August 24th meeting refused to wear required facial masks.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Law Enforcement Forum -Last night, NCWLIFE hosted a law enforcement forum, with the Wenatchee Valley’s two sheriffs and two city police chiefs discussing Washington’s new laws on police accountability. The area’s top cops said at least one of those laws has led to one departure from the Wenatchee police force, and has other police officers considering their options. . .
Motorcycle Wreck -A 54-year-old man and his 57-year-old wife were both hospitalized after a motorcycle crash Wednesday night on Highway 20 west of Winthrop. Washington State Patrol Trooper John Bryant said it’s unclear what caused Eliyahu Hefetz to lose control of his 2019 BMW 12-50 about 7 p.m. near Milepost 170. His wife Dafna Hefetz had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Eliyahu Hefetz was taken to Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, also with non-life-threatening injuries. Bryant said it still hasn’t been confirmed but the couple are believed to be from Israel.
School Board Rules -The Wenatchee School Board is reemphasizing its rules of conduct for in-person public meetings, after a group of guests at the August 24th meeting refused to wear required facial masks. The board says all meeting guests must wear face coverings and behave appropriately, or the meetings will be adjourned and reconvene in an online format. The board meets again next Tuesday. On Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Superintendent Paul Gordon told Dan Kuntz as long as statewide mask mandates are in place, the district cannot make them optional.
TEASE -Coming up next, A survey by 12th District Senator Brad Hawkins shows strong opposition in this region to Governor Jay Inslee’s vaccination and masking mandates./ Washington Senator Patty Murray hosted an online forum Wednesday with authorities who are grappling with wildfire./ Two rural fire districts are getting federal money to buy breathing apparatus, to better protect themselves while on the job, and, The black bear cub found badly burned during the Cedar Creek Fire in Okanogan County is on the mend after treatment and care. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.
Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Hawkins Survey -A survey by 12th District Senator Brad Hawkins shows strong opposition in this region to Governor Jay Inslee’s vaccination and masking mandates. About 6,500 people responded to Hawkins’ survey with 60 percent saying school employees should not be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a term of their employment, a requirement now in place. The percentages were the same when people were asked about current vaccine mandates for state workers and health care employees. 56 percent of the respondents said students should not be required to wear masks at school. When it came to whether Inslee should extend his vaccine mandates to other local government workers, almost 65 percent of the respondents said no.
Murray Fire Meeting -Washington Senator Patty Murray hosted an online forum Wednesday with authorities who are grappling with wildfire. Among them, Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody, whose town has dealt with major fires each of the last six years. Murray says parts of the pending infrastructure bill may address climate change and the growing risk of Western wildfires. . .
Firefighter Grants -Two rural fire districts are getting federal money to buy breathing apparatus, to better protect themselves while on the job. Douglas County Fire District 1 in Waterville and Fire District 5 in Mansfield will share $271,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The FEMA grant will pay for breathing gear used by firefighters when they work in smoke-filled environments. Okanogan County Fire District 6 in Twisp received $244,000 for similar purposes.
Bear Cub -The black bear cub found badly burned during the Cedar Creek Fire in Okanogan County is on the mend after treatment and care. Firefighters rescued the female cub July 27th and turned it over to State Fish and Wildlife. The cub is now recuperating at the Lynnwood-based animal refuge PAWS, where it’s been treated for second-degree burns to its paws and face. Caregivers at PAWS say he bandages have come off, and she’s beginning to socialize with other juvenile bears kept at the refuge.
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Pause for Pets -Time now for our weekly Pause for Pets feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tonight, we meet a cat named Paris. . .
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.
NCWLIFE Channel Sports
The New NFL season begins tonight when the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Dallas Cowboys. The Seahawks don’t play until Sunday in Indianapolis…
The biggest news in Seattle this week was the return of left tackle Duane Brown. He met with the media yesterday and said he’s happy to be back on the field with his teammates…
Coach Pete Carroll says he’s excited to see the offense play, especially the new players and chemistry between quarterback Russell Wilson and new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron…
As good as Jamal Adams was a year ago, defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. says he expects him to be even better in his second season as a Seahawk…
Seattle and Indianapolis kick off Sunday morning at 10 on FOX.
The Mariners return home on a positive note after defeating Houston yesterday afternoon 8-to-5…
The back-and-forth contest saw Seattle tie it in the 7th on a 2-run double by Jarred Kelenic…
It remained knotted at 4-4 until the top of the 9th when Jose Marmolejos stepped to the plate…
A pitching change later and J.P. Crawford would provide some much-needed insurance…
Manager Scott Servais was relieved to finally get a “W” out of Houston and head back home…
Seattle has the day off today before hosting Arizona in the first of three games on Friday at 7:10.
In other American League West action Wednesday, Nick Lowe had a triple and scored three runs at Texas topped Arizona 8-5.
The Padres scored three runs on bases-loaded walks in an 8-run 2nd inning to beat the Angels 8-5.
Freddy Montas pitched 7-solid innings of 1-run ball with 7-strikeouts to lead Oakland over Chicago 5-1.
The Wild Card Race saw a flip-flop in the standings as Toronto beat New York 6-3 for its 7th-straight win. That combined with Boston’s 2-1 win over Tampa Bay put the Red Sox in the No. 1 Wild Card playoff spot. New York dropped to No. 2. The Blue Jays trail by a game-and-a-half while the Mariners are 2-and-a-half back.
We were planning to bring you volleyball action tonight here on the NCWLIFE Channel…
The match between Wenatchee and Chelan, however, was postponed to Monday because of a lack of officials. That leaves a hole in our schedule so we’ll bring you BCHL Hockey tonight between the Wenatchee and Prince George from April of 2018 in that magical run that saw the Wild win the Fred Paige Cup Title.
There will be other volleyball played today as Cashmere hosts Sultan and Quincy travels to Brewster at 6:30. The 7 o’clock games have Eastmont at Ellensburg; Ephrata hosts West Valley of Spokane; and Bridgeport visits Moses Lake Christian.
On the soccer pitch this afternoon…
Eastmont travels to Leavenworth to face Cascade at 4:30. Omak hosts Tonasket. Quincy’s at Brewster. Bridgeport hosts Pateros. Later it’s Chelan at Warden and Cashmere entertains Moses Lake.
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 email@example.com, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.