NCWLIFE Evening News October 10

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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—officials suspend the search for a missing Moses Lake man, Chelan County Superior Court Judge Alicia Nakata announces her retirement and fire crews conduct several prescribed burns around the region. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Authorities report over 41-thousand pounds of illegal marijuana was seized in a multi-agency raid in three Central Washington Counties. The three-month investigation was coordinated by Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) and resulted in the arrest of 24 suspects.

 

56 illegal firearms, a large amount of ammunition, semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles were also confiscated along with 55-thousand dollars in cash.

Grant County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy, Ryan Rectenwald says the raid carries a strong message . . .

 

In all the crackdown uncovered and dismantled illegal grow operations in all areas of Grant County including Ephrata, George, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Quincy, Soap Lake, Schwana, Warden, and Wheeler. The campaign also included warrants in Othello, Adams County and Mesa in Franklin County.

A search was suspended Monday for a Moses Lake man who disappeared Saturday morning after taking a walk.

 

Sheriff’s deputies and Search and Rescue crews searched the area near Roads 2 and O-Northeast Monday looking for Chuck Taylor who has been missing since Saturday morning. They didn’t find the 62 year old man or any evidence of his whereabouts and the investigation will continue. Sheriff’s deputies are not planning any future searches unless evidence surfaces allowing them to refocus search efforts. Anyone with information should contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Washington State Patrol reports a minor injury accident on U.S. Highway 97A near Rocky Reach Dam north of Wenatchee earlier this afternoon. The accident involved a small 4-door sedan and a large 1-ton dually pickup.

 

As you can see, both vehicles involved were severely damaged in the crash which happened around 1 p.m. Highway 97A was closed for a time this afternoon with delays lasting into late today. No word yet from Washington State Patrol on the cause of the accident, whether or not drugs or alcohol was involved or if charges will be filed.

Chelan County Superior Court Judge Alicia Nakata has announced her decision to retire from the bench at the end of the year. The 62 year old judge has served since 2013 succeeding Judge John Bridges. She also served as Chelan County District Court Judge for 17 years prior to that. Governor Jay Inslee will be tasked with appointing a new judge to serve out the remainder of Nakata’s term. She was reelected last year to another four year term.

The U.S. Forest Service conducted five prescribed burns around Northcentral Washington today bringing a light shroud of smoke and haze to some areas.

 

The fires were in the Tonasket, Mazama, Cle Elum, Winthrop and Omak areas on a total of 308 acres. With light Southwest winds today, most of the smoke was dispersed to the north of most populated areas with little impacts. Prescribed burns are conducted yearly to improve the health of the forest ecosystem where trees are stressed by over-crowding and flammable fuels build up and become hazardous. Forest Service officials say the right fire at the right time helps maintain healthy forests, communities and watersheds.

Coming up, we continue our profiles of Wenatchee School Board candidates, scientists study a world-class feature on Lake Chelan and we’ll take a look at the upcoming job fair. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

We continue our series of reports on candidates running for the Wenatchee School Board. Tonight we profile incumbant Position 3 Board Member, Claudia De Robles and her challenger, Sunny Hemphill.

Lake Chelan holds a world class feature that has only been studied once, nearly 30 years ago. With the help of Oregon State University and Chelan County Natural Resources, the Lake Chelan Research Institute announced that scientists will be learning more about the movement of the deep, cold water known as the internal seiche (saysh) of the Lake with installation of 2.4-miles of temperature sensing cables. The fiber optic cables will measure temperature at every meter along their length under the surface, taking a crucial look at the Lake’s water quality measurements and optimal sampling times. In fact, the Research Institute says studying the internal seiche (saysh) will also help find the best days for swimming in Lake Chelan.

 

Researchers marked the locations of the cables with surface buoys, and ask the public to avoid them while recreating on the lake for the next year.

The Chelan-Douglas Job and Resource Fair will be held at Pybus Market tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many area employers and support groups will be on hand to help anyone of all ages either improve their job situation or provide resources to help with a job search. Steve Robinson, one of the organizers of the job fair, says the timing is perfect for a resource fair which coincides with a robust local job market. . .

 

The Job and Resource Fair will be held at the Pybus Market events room.

The U.S. Forest Service conducted five prescribed burns around Northcentral Washington today bringing a light shroud of smoke and haze to some areas.

 

The fires were in the Tonasket, Mazama, Cle Elum, Winthrop and Omak areas on a total of 308 acres. With light Southwest winds today, most of the smoke was dispersed to the north of most populated areas with little impacts. Prescribed burns are conducted yearly to 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.

 

 

Here’s what we have this week on our sports broadcast schedule for the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

It begins tonight with a replay of the Wenatchee vs. Davis soccer match from September 19th.  That will be followed by Thursday Night Hockey beginning with Call of the Wild at 7, then the Wild and Vernon from tomorrow night’s game at 7:15.  We’re back at Eastmont High School for Senior Night Friday as the Wildcats host Eisenhower in their final home game of the season at 7 o’clock.  Grant Olson and Jay Seabeck will have your play-by-play.  Then Saturday, it’s the replay of last week’s fantastic soccer match between Wenatchee and West Valley at 2 followed by Eastmont and Moses Lake Football at 7…a game that was originally played September 22nd.  That’s all coming up this week on NCWLIFE Sports.

 

On the Prep Schedule for today…

 

In Soccer
Eastmont (5-4, 4-3) at Davis (5-4, 3-4), 4pm
Cascade (10-0-1) at Okanogan(6-5, 2-2), 4pm
Brewster (8-0, 4-0) at Manson (1-9, 1-6), 4:30pm
Omak at Cashmere, has been postponed because Omak doesn’t have enough healthy players
Wenatchee (8-1, 6-0) at Eisenhower (2-6, 1-6), 7pm

In volleyball tonight…

 

Moses Lake Christian (0-7, 0-7) at Entiat (8-0, 6-0), 5:30pm
Waterville-Mansfield (3-8, 2-2) at Lake Roosevelt (8-1, 1-0), 6:30pm
Omak (6-4, 2-2) at Cashmere (3-7, 1-3), 6:30pm
Cascade (9-0, 4-0) at Okanogan (3-5, 0-4), 6:30pm
Wenatchee (6-3, 5-2) at Eisenhower (4-4, 4-3), 7pm
Davis (0-9, 0-7) at Eastmont (4-4, 4-2), 7pm

 

It seems the bye week came at the perfect time for the Seahawks as the team deals with several injuries.  Pete Carroll met with the media Monday and first wanted to highlight the defense in Seattle’s 16-10 win over the Rams on Sunday…

 

Left guard Luke Joeckel (JOKE-uhl) is having arthroscopic knee surgery this week.  Michael Bennett is dealing with a foot injury.  And Cliff Avril’s neck injury might be more severe than first thought.  As a result, Carroll is happy to have the bye week now so his team can recover…

 

The Seahawks are 3-and-2 after last Sunday’s win and are in first place in the NFC West.  They’ll be back at it October 22nd in New York against the Giants.

 

In the American League Divisional Series yesterday…

 

Houston advanced to the ALCS with a 5-4 win over Boston at a rain-soaked Fenway Park.  Josh Reddick’s RBI single in the 8th pushed the Astros to the Championship Series for the first time in franchise history.

The Yankees forced a game 5 after downing Cleveland 7-3 at Yankee Stadium.  Luis Severino struck out nine and allowed three runs on four hits and one walk over seven innings.  A 5th and deciding Game 5 will be Wednesday in Cleveland at 5pm.

In the National League Divisional Series…

 

Cody Bellinger and Austin Barnes hit home runs and the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 3-1 to sweep its NLDS in Arizona. 

L-A will have to wait to see whom they’ll face in the NLCS as Chicago leads Washington 2-games to 1 after Monday’s 2-1 win at Wrigley Field.  Anthony Rizzo’s bloop single scored pinch-runner Leonys Martin (LEE-OH-nis mar-TEEN) with the game-winner in the 8th.  They’ll play again today at 2:30 with the Nationals facing elimination.

 

Thanks Eric…

Wenatchee, Eastmont and school districts all across the country are celebrating National School Lunch Week. Microsoft founder Bill Gates traveled to Africa to point out the importance of school lunches for children, not only in this country, but around the world. . .

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.

 

And now a recap of our top stories…

Authorities report over 41-thousand pounds of illegal marijuana was seized in a multi-agency raid in three Central Washington Counties. The three-month investigation was coordinated by Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) and resulted in the arrest of 24 suspects.

 

56 illegal firearms, a large amount of ammunition, semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles were also confiscated along with 55-thousand dollars in cash.

Grant County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy, Ryan Rectenwald says the raid carries a strong message . . .

 

In all the crackdown uncovered and dismantled illegal grow operations in all areas of Grant County including Ephrata, George, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Quincy, Soap Lake, Schwana, Warden, and Wheeler. The campaign also included warrants in Othello, Adams County and Mesa in Franklin County.

A search was suspended Monday for a Moses Lake man who disappeared Saturday morning after taking a walk.

 

Sheriff’s deputies and Search and Rescue crews searched the area near Roads 2 and O-Northeast Monday looking for Chuck Taylor who has been missing since Saturday morning. They didn’t find the 62 year old man or any evidence of his whereabouts and the investigation will continue. Sheriff’s deputies are not planning any future searches unless evidence surfaces allowing them to refocus search efforts. Anyone with information should contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Washington State Patrol reports a minor injury accident on U.S. Highway 97A near Rocky Reach Dam north of Wenatchee earlier this afternoon. The accident involved a small 4-door sedan and a large 1-ton dually pickup.

 

As you can see, both vehicles involved were severely damaged in the crash which happened around 1 p.m. Highway 97A was closed for a time this afternoon with delays lasting into late today. No word yet from Washington State Patrol on the cause of the accident, whether or not drugs or alcohol was involved or if charges will be filed.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

We enjoyed one more dry and seasonably mild day today. Satellite indicates a deepening and approaching upper level trough moving through western Washington this afternoon…with the speckled nature of the cellular clouds inside of this trough usually indicating a cool and unstable airmass. This system will overtake the area as this system moves over the forecast area starting tonight and Wednesday. All of the latest weather models indicate the front will generate an area of showers late tonight and early Wednesday morning as it moves over the rising terrain of the eastern basin in Washington. On Wednesday the cool and unstable trough will move over our forecast area…leading to a much cooler day with mostly cloudy skies and a 20-30% chance of showers. Scattered showers are expected over the mountains with snow levels lowering to the 3000 to 4000 foot level. By Thursday and into early Saturday, the weather pattern change is well underway with a cold conditionally unstable airmass contained in a large trof of low pressure residing over Northcentral Washington. A slow warming trend and drier weather will arrive over the weekend until another fairly large low pressure system moves our way by early next week.

In our video of the day, Hiking enthusiast and You-tuber Dylan Ivens just completed a trek across the Pacific Crest Trail. This is the trailer for his full trip titled, Crest to Coast. . .

 

If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on NCWLIFE News, message us on our Facebook Page at the NCWLIFE Channel.

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). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.