NCWLIFE Evening News October 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—A stolen car leads to a high-speed chase, the new round about near the George Sellar Bridge is causing some confusion and we’ll have the latest on the new wildfire near Cle Elum. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Grant County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Sunday night shooting which left a woman with minor injuries. 911 operators received several calls around 11:00 p.m. for gunshots being fired from a white SUV — either a Mercedes or Lexus — while it was possibly chasing another car in the Larson Housing area.

 

A female victim then called from the 9000 block of Forrestal Lane saying she was shot. Deputies learned from the victim that she was driving the car being chased by the white SUV. The victim suffered a grazing injury to her scalp. She was treated by medics and released. Deputies and Moses Lake police are looking into reports that the shooting may have begun within the city.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or email crimetips@grantcountywa.gov.

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says two people are in custody following a high-speed chase and crash involving a stolen vehicle. He says in a news release that a Deputy was on routine patrol near the intersection of Sunset Hwy. and Hwy. 2 around 1:50 AM when he saw a car traveling at a very high rate of speed. The deputy reportedly caught up with the vehicle on the Eastmont extension and followed it up a dead end road. The suspect vehicle reversed direction and nearly hit the Deputy. The suspect turned from Eastmont onto Baker and collided with a guard rail. The Deputy saw multiple suspects flee on foot. One juvenile male suspect was arrested after he was found hiding in some bushes near a private residence. The vehicle was found to have been stolen from Entiat several hours earlier. Later in the day, the suspected driver turned himself in at

Deputies on Sunday searched the area near his home via aircraft, drone and on foot. Citizens also searched the area on Sunday.

 

He left without his phone, keys and wallet. He has no memory issues. Taylor is described as 6′ 2″ tall, 280 lbs., brown/gray hair and beard, brown eyes, possibly wearing a blue sweater. Anyone with information should call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or email crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Its apparently taking a while for motorists to figure out how to negotiate the new traffic roundabout on the East Side of the Senator George Sellar Bridge. NCWLIfe’s Steve Hair tells us more. . .

The fifth annual Downtown Hoedown took to the streets of Wenatchee on Sunday, filling the Ave with an array of activities for the family. This year, Grace City Church also put on a school drive to help kids from around the region. NCWLIfe’s Jay Seabeck has the story…

Coming up, we begin our profiles of Wenatchee School Board candidates and we will hike up Saddlerock with Senator Brad Hawkins. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

November’s general election could result in new leadership on the Wenatchee School Board with five candidates competing for three positions. Jennifer Talbot is seeking her second term as position 5 director. She outlined her platform at a forum last week at John Newberry Elementary School.

 

Talbot is being challenged by former educator Sarah Knox whose campaign focuses on improving communications between the district and the community . . .

 

Sara Knox and Jennifer Talbot were joined at last weeks forum by Position 3 incumbant Claudia De Robles and her challenger, Sonny Hemphill and Michelle Sandberg who is running unopposed for the for the district 4 position.

State fire assistance was mobilized over the weekend in support of local firefighters working to contain the Teanaway River Fire, located four miles north of Cle Elum in Kittitas County.  The Fire started Friday afternoon and was estimated at 250 acres. The fire, burning in mostly grass and trees, reportedly threatened homes, crops, and infrastructure.  The fire cause is under investigation.

The 2017 wildfire season has again sparked a national discussion on the causes of catastrophic wildfires and the solutions that are needed to protect forests, property and lives in the future. Legislation is making its way through Congress that supporters say will help restore overgrown and fire-prone forests, while creating new jobs. The Resilient Federal Forests Act gives the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management tools and resources to better manage public lands. 4th District Congressman, Dan Newhouse commented on the bill at a news conference . . .

 

The US Forest Service estimates that at least 58 million acres of national forest are at high, or very high, risk of catastrophic wildfire. The Forest Service has also identified over 1.1 million acres in need of reforestation as a result of these fires. The legislation has already been approved by the House Natural Resources Committee and could soon receive a vote on the floor of the U.S. House.

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.

 

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from Friday night

 

Wenatchee 21, at Eisenhower 14 (Oscar Benjume’s 60-yard interception return TD the difference)
Eastmont 41, at Sand Point 6 (Cameron Scaramozzino combined for 192yds rushing/receiving w/3TD’s)
Cle Elum 0, at Cascade 52 (Jose Valdez combined for 195yds rushing/receiving w/3TD’s)
Chelan 6, at Okanogan 56 (Bulldogs improved to 2-0 in CTL play, 5-0 on the season)
Cashmere 34, at Omak 14 (Bulldogs bounced back from last week’s loss to Okanogan to improve to 3-3)
Almira-Coulee-Hartline 52, at Entiat 22
Waterville-Mansfield 7, at Manson 47 (Trojans continue undefeated season, improving to 6-0)

On the Les Schwab Scoreboard from Saturday…

 

Soccer
Kiona Benton 7, Chelan 0

Volleyball
Waterville-Mansfield 3, Oroville 1 (Shockers earn their second-straight win)
Cashmere 3, Wapato 1 (Bulldogs win their third straight)
Lake City, Idaho 3, Eastmont 0 (The #4-ranked team in the state of Idaho was at Eastmont Saturday afternoon to take on the Wildcats.  Eric Granstrom had the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

The Wenatchee Wild had a rough weekend during a three-day road trip in B.C. 

 

After falling to Chilliwack Friday 5-4 on a goal by the Chiefs in the closing 17-seconds, Wenatchee dropped a 4-2 decision at Powell River Saturday.  That left yesterday’s game at Cowichan Valley as the final chance to pick up some points on the trip.  The teams would play to a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation.  So, to overtime it would go…Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Network on HockeyTV…

 

Wenatchee returns home to host Vernon Wednesday at 6:30 at the Town Toyota Center.

On the Les Schwab Scoreboard for College Football from Saturday…

 

#13 CWU 55, Humboldt State 27 (Reilly Hennessey threw for 5 TD’s and rushed for 118-yards)
#8 WSU 33, Oregon 10 (Luke Falk passed for 282 yards and 3 TD’s as Cougars are 6-0, 1
st
x since 2001)
EWU 41, UC Davis 38 (Gage Gubrud’s 7-yard TD pass to Nic Sblendorio w/1:37 left was difference)
#5 UW 38, Cal 7 (Jake Browning threw for 2 TD’s and ran for another, TE Hunter Bryant 121yds rec. TD)

On the Les Schwab Scoreboard for the NFC West Sunday…

 

Seattle 16, LA Rams 10 (Russell Wilson threw for 198yds & TD, Earl Thomas forced 2 of 5 turnovers)
Philadelphia 34, Arizona 7 (Carson Wentz w/career-best 4-TD’s as Eagles dismantle the Cardinals)
Indianapolis 26, San Francisco 23 (Adam Vinatieri’s 51-yard field goal in overtime gave Colts win)

Heading into the Seahawk’s bye week, Seattle is in first place in the NFC West.  The Rams are second, Arizona 3rd and the Niners last.

 

In the Baseball Playoffs

 

ALDS
Boston 10, Houston 3 (despite giving up a 3-spot in the 1
st, the Red Sox stayed alive with a 6-run 7th
)
Astros up 2-1 play at Boston today at 10am.

New York 1, Cleveland 0 (Greg Bird’s solo home run in the 7th kept the Yankees alive)
Cleveland, up 2-1, plays at New York today at 4pm

 

NLDS
Both series in the National League get back at it today in Chicago and Phoenix.  The Cubs and Nationals are tied 1-apiece and play at Wrigley Field today at 1 o’clock.  The Diamondbacks face elimination at home tonight at 7 with Los Angeles in town as the Dodgers are up 2-zero. 

 

Thanks Eric…

Senator Brad Hawkins led constituents up to the top of the Saddle Rock Trail Saturday morning culminating his 12th Legislative District listening tour. Governor Jay Inslee was a no show having cancelled his flight to Wenatchee due to windy conditions. But those who participated, including our very own Megan McPherson, enjoyed the opportunity to mix nature with politics . . .

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…

Grant County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Sunday night shooting which left a woman with minor injuries. 911 operators received several calls around 11:00 p.m. for gunshots being fired from a white SUV — either a Mercedes or Lexus — while it was possibly chasing another car in the Larson Housing area.

 

A female victim then called from the 9000 block of Forrestal Lane saying she was shot. Deputies learned from the victim that she was driving the car being chased by the white SUV. The victim suffered a grazing injury to her scalp. She was treated by medics and released. Deputies and Moses Lake police are looking into reports that the shooting may have begun within the city.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or email crimetips@grantcountywa.gov.

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says two people are in custody following a high-speed chase and crash involving a stolen vehicle. He says in a news release that a Deputy was on routine patrol near the intersection of Sunset Hwy. and Hwy. 2 around 1:50 AM when he saw a car traveling at a very high rate of speed. The deputy reportedly caught up with the vehicle on the Eastmont extension and followed it up a dead end road. The suspect vehicle reversed direction and nearly hit the Deputy. The suspect turned from Eastmont onto Baker and collided with a guard rail. The Deputy saw multiple suspects flee on foot.  One juvenile male suspect was arrested after he was found hiding in some bushes near a private residence. The vehicle was found to have been stolen from Entiat several hours earlier. Later in the day, the suspected driver turned himself in at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He was also booked at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center.

November’s general election could result in new leadership on the Wenatchee School Board with five candidates competing for three positions. Jennifer Talbot is seeking her second term as position 5 director. She outlined her platform at a forum last week at John Newberry Elementary School.

 

Talbot is being challenged by former educator Sarah Knox whose campaign focuses on improving communications between the district and the community . . .

 

Sara Knox and Jennifer Talbot were joined at last weeks forum by Position 3 incumbant Claudia De Robles and her challenger, Sonny Hemphill and Michelle Sandberg who is running unopposed for the for the district 4 position.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

Tonight, we will begin to see a buckling in the area of high pressure from an approaching storm system. On satellite, the cold front is very noticeable in the Gulf of Alaska and will continue to evolve into a deepening offshore trough. The system will begin to bring deepening moisture onto the Washington Coast by tomorrow morning. Overnight low temperatures will be higher than this morning`s chilly lows but the northern valleys will once again flirt with freezing temperatures. On Tuesday, the incoming trough will begin to bring in mid-level and high clouds over our area and then by Wednesday, that large trof of low pressure containing a cold and unstable air mass makes its way into Northcentral Washington and will remain in place Wednesday through Friday. This system will bring cooler temperatures and about a 20-30% chance of precipitation through the end of the week. Winds may be breezy as the trof moves in Wednesday as well but they are not expected to be as intense as the winds which blew this past Friday and Saturday.

In our video of the day, Jordan Cote of British Columbia proves that Canadians are nice, even when bears are making you late for work. . .

  

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.