Evening News February 07

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

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A routine traffic stop turned into much more than that for the Wenatchee Police Department late Monday night, and, Senator Brad Hawkins accompanied Governor Jay Inslee yesterday in Wenatchee where the two visited with school and public power officials.

But first, we begin tonight:

The Grant County Sheriff’s office reports the arrest of Moses Lake shooting suspect Matthew Low. He was found Tuesday afternoon at a home in Cheney. Low will be taken to the Grant County Jail in Ephrata to face charges in connection to a February 4th shooting between him and Patrick Pearson north of Moses Lake. Pearson is also in custody at the Grant County Jail. The two men are suspected of shooting at each other from their moving vehicles Sunday in Moses Lake. It was believed Low was injured in the shootout, but he did not have any injuries when he was arrested.

A routine traffic stop turned into much more than that for the Wenatchee Police Department late Monday night.

Around 11:40 p.m. Wenatchee Police Officers stopped a vehicle because its exhaust system was too loud. Police immediately recognized 33-year old Joshua James Clark, a passenger in the vehicle, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. While outside of the vehicle, Clark attempted to jump over the car in an attempt to flee.

The officers on scene quickly apprehended him. During a search of Clark’s backpack, officers found 95 grams of methamphetamine, 27 grams of heroin and various prescription drugs. Police also found plastic bags, a digital scale, syringes and a glass pipe that had been used to smoke meth.

Clark was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on suspicion of possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of unlawful possession of a legend drug, resisting arrest and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Continued funding for community health centers has been secured in a short-term spending plan being proposed by Congressional Republican lawmakers. Health centers, such as Columbia Valley Community Health in Wenatchee, had been left in limbo for months awaiting an extension of their funding. Both parties generally support the centers, but the debate has been caught up in broader budget battles. 4th District Congressman, Dan Newhouse commented on Tuesday at a news conference that over 300 thousand people are served by community health centers in Central Washington alone . . .

Congress is preparing to vote on another continuing resolution that includes two-years of funding for Community health centers. Without that money, facilities such as CVCH in Wenatchee, were considering cutting services such as adult dental care and pharmacy services. Late this morning, Senate negotiators worked to finalize a long-term federal budget deal.

12th District Senator, Brad Hawkins accompanied Governor Jay Inslee Tuesday in Wenatchee where the two visited with school and public power officials.

During his tour the Governor met with Commissioners with the Chelan County PUD where they discussed clean energy and heard about some of the other innovations such as electric vehicle charging stations and smart metering. Here he is with Commissioner’s Gary Arsenault and Dennis Bolz.

The Governor also visited a classroom at Grant Elementary School in East Wenatchee where he spoke to a group of students.

Inslee ended his tour with a visit to Wenatchee Valley College where talked with officials about ‪their sustainable practices and possible clean energy investments and future workforce training.

It will be a history-making event when a Malaysian athlete from Chelan competes in alpine skiing at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea which begin on Thursday.

Jeremy Webb, whose Mother is from Malaysia and Father is from Chelan, will compete in the slalom and giant slalom after emerging as the best skier at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Games in Japan. To add to the local flavor, Webb will be coached by the Executive Director and Head Coach of the Mission Ridge Ski Team, Ryan Shorter. Webb, who’s been skiing since the age of 5, has been skiing for the Mission Ridge Ski Team where Shorter has served since 2006.

In his tenure at Mission Ridge, Shorter has helped a multitude of athletes make the U.S. Ski Team. Jeremy Webb will compete in the giant slalom on February 18th and the slalom on February 22nd. Coach Shorter says as Webb gets older he will continue to improve and hopes the young skier finishes in the top 50 racers in South Korea.

Coming up next, The impacts from last summer’s Jack Creek fire could impact a major source of water for the Upper Wenatchee Valley, and, Wenatchee area roads are now among those with seasonal weight restrictions now in effect. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

The impacts from last summer’s Jack Creek fire could impact a major source of water for the Upper Wenatchee Valley. Steve Hair reports . . .

While we’re on the topic of water, Shawn Ballard shared this vintage photograph with us this morning. It was shot in 1909 looking east toward what was then East Wenatchee as the irrigation pipeline was being extended over the historic pedestrian/ pipeline bridge.

Wenatchee area roads are now among those with seasonal weight restrictions now in effect. The Wenatchee, Cashmere and Chelan road maintenance districts are affected. Freight haulers who wish to travel the affected roadways must hand in a completed permit by 10 a.m. Monday through Friday PRIOR to the day they wish to travel. This gives district supervisors enough time to review the permit. Beginning next Thursday, Feb. 15th, a portion of Burch Mountain Road will be closed to the public. The gate at milepost 1.12 on Burch Mountain Road will be closed through March 31. The annual road closure is to protect the roadway from damages that may occur with seasonal freezing and thawing conditions.

Yesterday Lake Chelan School District hosted its 2018 spelling bee. Ten students, from 4th through 8th grade, faced off in a single elimination contest until only 1 remained. NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck was covering the event and has more from Chelan High School. . .

So congratulations to champion Cray Silva and runner up Charlie Morgan. The pair will now compete at the regional spelling bee at Eastmont High School in March. Also, stay tuned to the NCWLIFE Magazine in the coming weeks to see the complete spelling Bee competition.

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

It was senior night at Eastmont High School last night, where the Wildcats hosted the Davis Pirates in Big 9 basketball action.  Hopefully you watched right here on the NCWLIFE Channel with Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson on the call.  In the opener, Eastmont survived a “bruise-fest” with 49 fouls called and 50 free throws attempted.  There were a few field goals, however, so let’s go to the highlights with senior Emma Simpson getting things going for the Wildcats…

Simpson finished with 13-points to lead Eastmont…

While Kaitlyn Cox and Emily DeFour each had 10 as Eastmont wrapped up a home court, play-in game next week…more on that in a moment.

Wenatchee fell to the #1-ranked Moses Lake Chiefs last night 71-32.  Kami Worley and Ashley Turner each had 8 for the Panthers.

In boys basketball last night, Eastmont knew it would be in tough with the #5-ranked Davis Pirates in town.  But give the Wildcats credit…they played scrappy ball throughout as Anthony Lisson (lee-SOHN) led the way on senior night…

Lisson finished with 22-points to lead Eastmont, but it was too much Collin Kelley for the Pirates, who led four players in double-figures with 29-points and 12-rebounds.

As we turn to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard, there you see the Eastmont final and Wenatchee drops one on the road at Moses Lake last night 62-46.

So here’s the scenario for next week…

The Eastmont girls will host Wenatchee in a District Play-In game at 5:45 while the Wenatchee boys will host Eastmont in a District Play-In game at 7:30.  NCWLIFE Channel will be at both games and bring them to you LIVE from Eastmont for the girls game with me and Grant Olson.  And then at 7:30 with the KOHO gang, Ian Dunn and Mark Miller.

Our Features this week focuses on the Top 10 Candidates for the Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant.  Today, Jessica Murray is the daughter of Bill and Jodi Murray…

Aryana Villafuerte is the daughter of Julio and Claudio Villafuerte.…

To watch the complete interviews with all ten candidates, visit our website at NCWLIFE dot com and click Lifestyles.  The Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant is Saturday at the Wenatchee High School Auditorium.  Watch it LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel beginning at 6:30.  Grant will be back with a recap of our top stories and our forecast.  Thanks for watching NCWLIFE Evening News.

Time now for a recap of our top story tonight…

The Grant County Sheriff’s office reports the arrest of Moses Lake shooting suspect Matthew Low. He was found Tuesday afternoon at a home in Cheney. Low will be taken to the Grant County Jail in Ephrata to face charges in connection to a February 4th shooting between him and Patrick Pearson north of Moses Lake. Pearson is also in custody at the Grant County Jail. The two men are suspected of shooting at each other from their moving vehicles Sunday in Moses Lake. It was believed Low was injured in the shootout, but he did not have any injuries when he was arrested.

A routine traffic stop turned into much more than that for the Wenatchee Police Department late Monday night. 

Around 11:40 p.m. Wenatchee Police Officers stopped a vehicle because its exhaust system was too loud. Police immediately recognized 33-year old Joshua James Clark, a passenger in the vehicle, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. While outside of the vehicle, Clark attempted to jump over the car in an attempt to flee.

The officers on scene quickly apprehended him. During a search of Clark’s backpack, officers found 95 grams of methamphetamine, 27 grams of heroin and various prescription drugs. Police also found plastic bags, a digital scale, syringes and a glass pipe that had been used to smoke meth.

Clark was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on suspicion of possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of unlawful possession of a legend drug, resisting arrest and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

A very strong ridge of high pressure continues to dominate our weather with temperatures today once again very mild for early February. In the Wenatchee Valley, afternoon temperature readings will reach the lower to mid-50’s. A weak low-pressure weather system will overtop our high-pressure ridge this afternoon and tonight. No precipitation is expected from this weak weather system but we will see some gusty winds behind the front on Thursday with winds expected to be around 15-25mph gusting to 30mph. We can also expect cooler temperatures with mostly sunny skies and dry conditions beginning on Friday and continuing through the weekend and into early next week with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 40’s.

Since many of you were disappointed that Budweiser didn’t air a Clydesdale commercial during Sunday’s Superbowl, we leave you tonight with this video of a baby Clydesdale who is full of energy. . .

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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, keep it right here on the NCWLife Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great night.