Evening News November 9

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Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

 

For those watching on our Facebook, tune in to LocalTel channel 12 or Charter channel 19, or stream us live at NCWLIFE.com for the full evening newscast tonight. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight—Congressman Dan Newhouse led a news conference on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as the DACA program—a slick roadway was the cause of a two-car accident near East Wenatchee this morning and the State Department of Fish and Wildlife trains its first ever Wildlife Detection Dog. But first, we begin tonight:

Voters in the Wenatchee School District appear to be ready for changes at the governing board level. Sara Knox, Michelle Sandberg and Sunny Hemphill ran a shared campaign platform that criticized the current board for a lack of transparency and failure to engage the community more in the decision making process. Their campaign message didn’t sit well with current board members, Robert Sealby and Laura Jaekes, who defended their board’s record in op-ed letters to the Wenatchee World.

Sara Knox responded. .

With about three thousand ballots still to be counted Knox was leading incumbent director, Jennifer Talbot with 54 percent of the vote. Sandberg appears to have defeated Sealby who ran as a write-in candidate and Hemphill outpolled incumbent Claudia De Robles with 61 percent of the vote. The next round of ballots were tallied late this (Thursday) afternoon.

4th District Congressman Dan Newhouse led a group of GOP house colleagues in a news conference this morning calling for quick action on resolving the so-called Dreamers act controversy. The lawmakers urged that Congress act and support ongoing negotiations led by House Republican leaders for a legislative solution for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before the end of 2017. . .

 

Newhouse reports Washington State alone has over 17-thousand DACA recipients who could be subject to possible deportation under the terms of a Presidential executive order without Congressional action.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson spoke at the Wenatchee North Rotary meeting yesterday, addressing a number of topics including this update on the DACA program. . .

Washington State Patrol says driving too fast on our wet, slushy roads this morning was the cause of a two-car accident near East Wenatchee.

 

22-year old Liliana Valdez-Salazar of East Wenatchee was traveling east on State Route 28 around 7:00 this morning when she lost control of her car after driving through standing water on the roadway. She then crossed the centerline and struck a pickup driven by 68-year old Douglas Sehorn of Wenatchee. Valdez-Salazar was injured in the crash and was transported to Central Washington Hospital while Sehorn was uninjured. State Patrol says no drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident but charges may be pending following an investigation.

Coming up, we’ll meet the newest member of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police—-a local business hosts a pet food drive for Thanksgiving and Moses Lake Police issue a fraud warning. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police just finished 200 hours of training with their first wildlife detection dog. Officer Benny is an expert at finding illegally trafficked wildlife and even guns. . .

 

Thank you to King 5 t.v. in Seattle for that feature on Benny.

A local business is keeping adoptable pets in their minds during the holiday’s as they begin a pet food drive this Thanksgiving season. . .

 

Two dollar donations can be dropped off at Firehouse Pet Shop on Wenatchee Ave.

Moses Lake Police have issued a Fraud Warning: Several people in that area have reported that they have received fraudulent phone calls demanding “bail” payments for outstanding warrants, and threatening arrest if the person doesn’t make a payment. Police stress that you would never be contacted by telephone to post bail on warrants, or pay court fees. Notices are sent by mail, and if you have any questions you can contact the court directly.

This (THU) morning’s snowfall triggered a power outage in Douglas County North of Orondo. Meaghan Vibbert with the Douglas County PUD explains what happened. . .

 

Vibbert says historically the potential for weather-related power outages occur with more frequency during the winter months and she urges customers to sign up for a new mobile app for emergency information. . .

 

For more information contact the PUD at 884-7191 or log on to their website.

You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, your sports update followed by today’s feature story. That and much more still to come on NCWLIFE News, stay with us.

 

 

The Apple Bowl was the site for the first round of the 1-A State Soccer Tournament last night with the Cascade Kodiaks taking on the Kiona-Benton Bears. 

 

The Kodiaks will face Overlake in the quarterfinals Saturday, after they defeated Montesano 2-nil last night.  On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard…

 

There you have the Cascade final.  It was also Deer Park over Cle Elum 3-1 so Deer Park plays La Salle in the quarters.  The other quarterfinal action will feature Klahowya and Kings and Seattle Academy will face King’s Way Christian.

The Seahawks kick off week ten of the NFL season tonight…

 

Seattle takes its 5-and-3 record into Arizona to face their NFC West rival Cardinals tonight.  Arizona has had a bumpy season filled with injuries and is 4-and-4 at the halfway mark.  Tonight’s game on national television (NBC) will kick off at 5:25pm.

A reminder that tonight is Hockey Night on the NCWLIFE Channel.

 

It begins with the Call of the Wild where Arch Ecker sits down with Bliss Littler to talk about last week’s games and what’s on tap this week.  That will be followed by the Wild’s game versus Penticton from back in October.  Be sure to tune in for all the action starting at 7 on the NCWLIFE Channel.  By the way, the Wild are back on the ice at the Town Toyota Center tomorrow night to begin a two game home stint against the West Kelowna Warriors at 7 o’clock.

 

Thanks Eric…

The Chelan PUD was awarded the American Public Power Association Excellence in Public Power Communications award for their Hydro Power and STEM Career Academy film. North 40 Productions produced the feature, promoting the local summer program that offers a unique opportunity for high school students interested in a career involving hydropower. . .

 

Again thank you to North 40 Productions for that film.

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of today’s stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

 

Time now for a recap of some of our top stories…

Washington State Patrol says driving too fast on our wet, slushy roads this morning was the cause of a two-car accident near East Wenatchee.

 

22-year old Liliana Valdez-Salazar of East Wenatchee was traveling east on State Route 28 around 7:00 this morning when she lost control of her car after driving through standing water on the roadway. She then crossed the centerline and struck a pickup driven by 68-year old Douglas Sehorn of Wenatchee. Valdez-Salazar was injured in the crash and was transported to Central Washington Hospital while Sehorn was uninjured. State Patrol says no drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident but charges may be pending following an investigation.

Moses Lake Police have issued a Fraud Warning: Several people in that area have reported that they have received fraudulent phone calls demanding “bail” payments for outstanding warrants, and threatening arrest if the person doesn’t make a payment. Police stress that you would never be contacted by telephone to post bail on warrants, or pay court fees. Notices are sent by mail, and if you have any questions you can contact the court directly.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

As we leave you tonight, check out this beautiful time-lapse footage of the Northern Lights as seen over Marquette, Michigan. . .

 

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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, tune in to NCWLife Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with guest-host Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.