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, The Wenatchee School District says members of its board have been the subject of “a credible threat,” forcing future public meetings to be held entirely online. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help identifying three vehicles seen in the vicinity of a May 26th homicide just outside Moses Lake and The Wenatchee Valley has now recorded a total of 99 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Hwy. 2 Body -The body of a deceased 25-year-old woman was found last week on U.S. Highway 2, eight miles east of Stevens Pass. Chelan County sheriff’s deputies say a passing motorist located the body about 8:30 p.m. September 7th along the roadside near milepost 73. The dead person was identified as a Snohomish County resident, but Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris says he won’t name the woman publicly until more investigation is done. Police say there’s no evidence of an ongoing threat to the public. Those with information on the discovery, or anyone who may have seen or recorded activity in the area, are asked to call the sheriff’s tipline at 667-6845, or submit a tip online.
School Board Threat -The Wenatchee School District says members of its board have been the subject of “a credible threat,” forcing future public meetings to be held entirely online. The district said it became aware of the threat Friday, and the Wenatchee Police Department is investigating. Police advised the district to move board meetings online until future notice. The next one is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday. More than 50 members of the public at the board’s last meeting August 24th refused to wear masks in the meeting room, despite state requirements to safeguard against COVID-19. The board finally adjourned to an online Zoom meeting. public can view the board meeting on the District’s YouTube channel, and sign up to give public comment on the district’s website.
Grant Sheriff Cars Video -The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help identifying three vehicles seen in the vicinity of a May 26th homicide just outside Moses Lake. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman said they want to talk with the occupants of the vehicles seen on surveillance cameras about what they might have seen the night of the murder. . .
99 COVID Deaths -The Wenatchee Valley has now recorded a total of 99 deaths attributed to COVID-19. On Friday, the Chelan Douglas Health District reported nine additional deaths of residents in the two-county area. The latest wave of coronavirus infections has led to more than 1,200 new cases detected in the last two weeks, and last week Confluence Health was treating nearly 60 people in isolation and in its intensive care unit. Health authorities continue to urge vaccination for everyone 12 and older, as well as facial masks and social distancing in public.
TEASE -Coming up next, A lawsuit to throw out the new state capital gains tax will remain in a Douglas County courtroom./ The Quincy Public Library is one of 12 libraries across the country to win grant funding for science and technology programming and exhibits, designed especially for Latinx communities./ Rain showers late last week helped firefighters get the upper hand on three big fires still burning in North Central Washington, and, East Wenatchee’s latest fire station opened for business on a rainy Friday last week. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.
Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Capital Gains Suit -A lawsuit to throw out the new state capital gains tax will remain in a Douglas County courtroom. Judge Brian Huber on Friday judge on Friday rejected arguments by the state of Washington to dismiss the case, and also said he will not change the venue to an Olympia court. Plaintiffs including the Washington Farm Bureau say the 7 percent tax on sales of stocks and bonds over a quarter-million dollars in value is unconstitutional. Huber’s decision means attorneys now must bring further motions to his courtroom. No date for future hearings has yet been set.
Quincy Library STEM -The Quincy Public Library is one of 12 libraries across the country to win grant funding for science and technology programming and exhibits, designed especially for Latinx communities. The STAR Net STEAM Equity Project provides each library with $15,000 to buy learning materials in science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and to offer programs geared toward tweens and their families. As part of the program, the Quincy library will host three traveling exhibits, facilitate three STEAM programs annually, create and lend three outreach kits, and develop an exploration space in their library, which is already set up. All programs and exhibits will be presented in English and Spanish.
Fires and Rain-Rain showers late last week helped firefighters get the upper hand on three big fires still burning in North Central Washington. The Twenty-Five Mile Fire off the south shore of Lake Chelan is now 50 percent contained with no structures currently threatened as a new management team prepares to take over today. That fire has burned more than 21-thousand-300 acres. Up north, the 55-thousand-acre Cedar Creek Fire south of Winthrop is now 87 percent contained. The Cub Creek 2 Fire north of Winthrop is now 75 percent contained and has burned more than 70-thousand acres.
New Fire Station -East Wenatchee’s latest fire station opened for business on a rainy Friday last week. Station 4 is now in operation, serving the north end of the city. Douglas County Fire District 2 broke ground on the facility back in June of last year. The 13,000-square-foot station near Odabashian Bridge was paid for by a levy increase approved by voters in 2016, plus a $1 million-dollar federal grant. The station is home to a ladder truck, fire engine, rescue vehicle and a brush truck.
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911 Memorial -In tonight’s feature story, a large crowd gathered Saturday at the 911 Spirit of America Memorial in Cashmere for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. The keynote speaker at a ceremony that was both solemn and uplifting was David Beamer who lost his son Todd when Flight 93 crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. . .
TEASE – 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 Seahawks came out of the gates blazing in its season-opener Sunday and beat Indianapolis 28-16…
Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes, two of which to Tyler Lockett as Seattle jumped out to a 21-10 halftime lead and never looked back.
Coach Pete Carroll was thrilled how Seattle played on both sides of the football…
Seattle rolled up 381-yards of offense in the win and now returns home to host Tennessee Sunday at 1:25 on CBS.
Taking a look at the college football scoreboard from the weekend…
Eric Barrier threw for three touchdowns and the Eagles ran for four more as Eastern Washington demolished Central Washington 63-to-14.
Jayden de Laura threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Washington State evened its record to 1-and-1 with a 44-24 win over Portland State.
Blake Corum rushed for 171-yards and three touchdowns and Hassan Haskins added another 155-yards on the ground for Michigan as the Wolverines beat Washington 31-10.
Staying with football, let’s get you the rundown on what happened on the high school gridiron Friday and Saturday…
Eastmont ran into a buzz saw, falling to Gonzaga Prep 44-to-6 to drop to 1-and-1. Post Falls rolled over Moses Lake 42-26. Sunnyside topped Hermiston 35-14.
Also on the Les Schwab Scoreboard from Saturday, Wenatchee got off to a late, but good start on the season by blanking Mount Baker 10-nothing. Davis topped Ellensburg while Eisenhower took care of East Valley.
To the Les Schwab Scoreboard on the Caribou Trail League, Cashmere came out with a big second half to beat Goldendale 28-25. King’s came into Peshastin and beat Cascade 49-12. Okanogan handed Chelan its first loss 42-20. And Ephrata won the battle of the basin over Quincy 33-nothing.
In B League play, Omak was a winner over Brewster. Waterville-Mansfield pounded Pateros. Liberty Bell got a win while Oroville stumbled at Reardan.
On the Les Schwab Prep Girls Soccer Scoreboard from Saturday…
Eastmont remained unbeaten by downing Central Valley 4-2. Wenatchee edged Ingraham 3-2. Cascade blanked Royal. Ephrata edged Cashmere. Bridgeport topped Lake Roosevelt. Manson got by Brewster and Liberty Bell was big over Omak, 7-to-1.
In volleyball action Saturday, Wenatchee edged Central Valley 3-games-to-2. Brewster blanked Waterville-Mansfield and Chelan swept Manston.
There’s one volleyball match tonight, that was moved from last Thursday, as Wenatchee hosts Manson at 7 o’clock.
It was an intense night of racing Saturday at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval with four classes to be determined…
The Plumb Perfect Roadrunner main event checkered flag flew for East Wenatchee’s RT Greiner. Ephrata’s Mason Haygood was second followed by Wenatchee’s Jay Evans.
In the first main event of the night, Ryker Ohler polished off his track season championship with a win in the Bandoleros. Canon Delong was second followed by Makenna Lutz.
The Tri-State Legends Cup was settled for the season at Wenatchee with Kalispell, Montana’s Brock Denney taking over the lead late and winning. Olympia’s Brandon Cole was second followed by Bellevue’s Rick McNiell.
The final class of the night was the featured Jerry Berschauer Memorial 111 for the Jerry’s Auto Supply Pro Late Models.
To the highlights with Greg Rentz and Eric Granstrom on the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel…
13-year old Evan Goetz wins his first-ever Pro Late Model race on his home track. Andy Beaman settles for second while Chad Fitzpatrick battles back to take 3rd.
The season-finale Neal Newberry 125 will take place in two Saturday’s at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval.
The Mariners had high hopes heading into a weekend series with Arizona that it could gain ground in the Wild Card Race…
The Diamondbacks had other plans, however, as the visitors took two of three from Seattle including Sunday’s 5-4 decision.
In other American League West play Sunday, Houston beat the Angels 3-1 and Texas topped Oakland 4-3.
Taking a look at the Les Schwab Wild Card Race Scoreboard, Toronto has taken over the top Wild Card spot with a 22-7 shellacking of Baltimore. They’re in a virtual tie with Boston after the Red Sox fell to the White Sox 2-1. The Yankees are a game back after falling to the Mets last night 7-6. Seattle and Oakland are 3-games back as the Mariners host Boston for the first of three games tonight at 7:10.
Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .
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