NCWLIFE Evening News May 20, 2021
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And now here are some of the stories we are following for you tonight, Five more COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed in Grant County this week, bringing the total number of virus deaths in the county to 125. / The rate of new COVID-19 Cases in Chelan and Douglas counties continue to decline according to the Health District’s weekly thermographic report, and, more benefits are available to people who have received their COVID-19 vaccination.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Wenatchee Police this morning arrested a man who they said assaulted an employee this morning at the Super 8 Motel on North Miller Street.
Police said the assault took place just before 8 a.m., with the man fleeing the hotel in a white Toyota Camry from the early 2000s.
The Wenatchee Police Department launched a search indicating that they had probable reasons to arrest the man on the charge of second degree assault. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the Camry was located on Highway 28 south of Wenatchee and the unidentified man was arrested.
Five more deaths related to COVID-19 were confirmed in Grant County this week, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in the county to 125.
The Grant County Health District said Tuesday that the five people who died had underlying health issues and none had been vaccinated. Four of those who died were residents of Moses Lake, including a man in his 20s, another in his 80s and two women in his 60s. The fifth fatality was a Soap Lake man in his 50s. The timing of the latest deaths is unclear. The county does not report deaths until there is a review of the death certificate, which can sometimes take weeks.
The rate of new COVID-19 cases in Chelan and Douglas counties continues to decline according to the health district’s weekly thermographic report.
The Chelan-Douglas Health District has reported 94 cases per 100,000 population in the past two weeks. This is the first time in months that the two-county area has less than 100 new cases per 100,000 population.
The Health District’s weekly immunization report showed that 49% of residents of Chelan County have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 41 and a half percent of residents of Douglas County. Both rates are up just 1 percent from last week’s report.
Speaking of vaccinations, more benefits are available for people who have received their COVID-19 vaccination, but how can you prove that you have done well? Not everyone wants to carry their vaccine card, which is why the state Department of Health recommends a few options, both available through your phone. . .
Soon Chelan County has a new chief prosecutor, we’ll tell you who it is. Chinook salmon fishing opens this Saturday on the Icicle River below the Leavenworth Hatchery, and, a black bear caused a stir in Fancher Heights just after 11 Wednesday morning, with many residents calling to report its way through the district. I’m Grant Olson and you watch the NCWLIFE evening news.
Welcome back, and to other news. . .
Chelan County has a new chief prosecutor. Robert Sealby was chosen on Tuesday by a unanimous vote of Chelan County commissioners.
Sealby, 59, has been a civil lawyer in Wenatchee since 1991. He replaces Doug Shae, who is retiring at the end of this month after nine years in office. The attorney handles felony and misdemeanor cases in Chelan County courts and acts as the county’s lead attorney.
Sealby was selected from a list of three candidates put forward by the county’s Republican Party. After a series of interviews, the commissioners selected him from among two deputy prosecutors who have worked in the office for several years.
4th District congressman Dan Newhouse crossed party lines on Wednesday and voted to create a commission of inquiry into the January 6 uprising on the U.S. Capitol. The bill passed 252 to 175. Newhouse was one of 35 Republicans supporting the commission, which would probe the origins and results of the attack on Congress.
To date, more than 440 people have been accused of participating in the attack, which aimed to reverse the loss of Donald Trump in the presidential election. Five people died as a result.
Newhouse was also one of 10 Republicans to vote to impeach Trump following the siege.
State Fish and Wildlife officials say the return of spring has begun and anglers can catch up to two salmon a day from fish returning to the hatchery to spawn.
The salmon population there is expected to largely meet the requirements for broodstock. Salmon and rainbow trout fishing will also begin this week in the lower Columbia River; no word yet on fishing in the middle and upper parts of the great river.
Staci Lehman, communications manager at the Washington Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, said the incident had as positive an outcome as one might expect. . .
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Detroit finished a three-game sweep of Seattle with a 6-2 win at T-Mobile Park last night…
Rookie Logan Gilbert had a tough outing, going only 2-3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts and 2 goals.
The only highlight for Seattle came in the 1st inning. After being untouched the night before by the Tigers, Kyle Seager threw a double-barreled bomb that ensured the Mariners weren’t left without hits two nights in a row. Later in the 5e, his wife Julie tweeted Kyle’s daughter congratulations on the Mariners playing on the jumbo-tron…
Manager Scott Servais said it was a tough night for Gilbert, but he was happy for Seager to take a milestone with his 84e home homerun …
Seattle has a day off today before heading to San Diego to be a 3-game series with the Padres on Friday night at 7:10 am.
A day after the Mariners were untouched by the Tigers, Yankee pitcher Corey Kluber pitched the baseball 6.e no hitter of the season in a 2-nothing win over Texas…
Kluber became the 11e pitcher in Yankee history to pitch a no-hitter during the regular season.
Josh Naylor’s RBI single in the top 6e was the difference for Cleveland as the Indians edged the Angels 3-2.
Yuri Gurriel was 4 for 5 with 4 points to lead Houston to an 8-1 victory over Oakland. Zach Greinke dominated the mound, allowing 1 run on 4 hits with 8 strikeouts in 8 innings to claim the victory.
Oakland’s lead in the West is just a half-game away from Houston. Seattle is still back from 5 games.
We are not sure if the buzz around the Seahawks concerning 2nd-The round draft pick D’Wayne Eskridge is genuine or there just isn’t much to say given that Seattle only had 3 picks in this year’s draft.
Regardless, positive reviews of the small wide receiver continue to pour in from Pete Carroll as well as former Eskridge coach in West Michigan …
Eskridge is expected to fit in perfectly with Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf as the Seahawks prepare for the 2021 season.
A new season high school bowling started yesterday …
The Eastmont Wildcats defended their home fairway with an Eisenhower sweep yesterday. Eastmont’s bowling advantage was 2,020 to 1,755. Junior Katie Heintz was the Wildcats’ top bowler of the day, scoring a 202 and 206 in her 2nd and 3rd Games.
In other actions, Wenatchee led Davis 2-1. Kylah Hankins had the Panthers’ best score that day with a 184.
Now let’s check with Dan Kuntz what’s happening tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .
And that’s going to do it for our newscast tonight. To learn more about these stories and other news from North Central Washington, you can find us on Facebook or on our website at ncwlife.com. And, remember, if you see any news coming in, we would love to hear from you. You can email us at [email protected] or call us at 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thank you for joining us and have a great evening.