Evening News January 15


Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Eric Granstrom. 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—///////////////////////////////////////////////////.

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Two people were injured late Friday evening in a three-vehicle crash on US 97 Blewett Pass. A good Samaritan who came to the aid of a fellow motorist was injured when another driver struck the vehicles while they sat in the roadway. Washington State Patrol troopers said Dustin R. Campos, 33, of Battle Ground had gotten out of his own truck to help the occupants of a crashed 1998 Jeep Cherokee about 11:25 p.m. when an oncoming vehicle struck the stopped Jeep. The incident began when 25 year old Jeffrey M. Stull of Seattle lost control of his northbound Cherokee about five miles north of the summit. Troopers say he crossed the centerline and became stuck on the guardrail Campos stopped his truck and exited to help. Campos was hurt when a third vehicle was pushed into his own 2015 Dodge Ram, while Campos was standing outside of it. The injured were being treated at Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth.

A fire that broke out early Sunday caused damage at the Dolco packaging plant in Wenatchee. Officials with Chelan County Fire District One say it happened when a stack of about 9 pallets of material was torched but there were no injuries. Crews had it under control within minutes of arrival. The fire was visible from South Wenatchee Avenue and the Senator Sellar Bridge. Dolco manufactures polystyrene packaging for the tree fruit industry.

New drone video shows a crack on Rattlesnake Ridge in Yakima County continues to grow as a slow moving landslide threatens the area. The video from Steven Mack, originally reported by the Yakima Herald, was shot Sunday.

Chelan County commissioners on Tuesday will consider revising seasonal road restrictions due to a heavy snow melt. Commissioners are expected to place additional weight restrictions on some roads. Seasonal snowmelt and runoff can soften roadways, potentially leading to costly damages. Temporary weight restrictions are put in place annually to protect the roadways from such damage. Only emergency vehicles, school buses or vehicles possessing a special permit issued by the County Engineer are exempt. To keep up on seasonal weight restrictions and roads that are under weight restrictions, visit the Chelan County Public Works website.

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Let’s start our recap of the weekend by heading back to Friday on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard…

Wenatchee hosted the undefeated and 3rd-ranked Moses Lake Chiefs LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel Friday.  The Panthers used a feisty second quarter to shave what was once a 13-point Moses Lake lead to 6 by halftime.  But in the second half, the Chiefs held Wenatchee to just ONE field goal, outscoring the Panthers 34-to-8 to go on for the 57-25 win.

Also Friday, Davis beat Eastmont 51-41 and Cashmere held Okanogan to 19 total points as Hailey Van Lith scored a game-high 28 as Cashmere won 68-19.

On the hardwood for the boys Friday night…

Wenatchee used a stifling defense and a good combination of outside shooting by Cass Riggan and inside presence by Darius Carlson to build a big halftime lead and go on for a 56-42 victory over Moses Lake.  Ian Dunn and Mark Miller had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Carlson finished with 19-points while Riggan had 11 for Wenatchee. 

Also Friday, Eastmont’s losing streak reached 7 with a 76-62 loss to Davis.  Cashmere is unbeaten in the new year after downing Okanogan 60-57.

Turning the page to Saturday in girls basketball as we go back to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard…

Sunnyside stopped Eastmont 58-45.  Wenatchee got a big night from Alli Hallberg (20pts, 13 rebounds) as the Panthers eased past Eisenhower 67-36.  Brewster beat Chelan 58-36.  Cle Elum clobbered Cascade 70-27.  Manson won by eight over Bridgeport and Waterville-Mansfield celebrated homecoming with a 51-50 overtime win over Liberty Bell.

On the boy’s side Saturday…

Wenatchee made it a 3-game sweep of the week with its 62-51 win over Eisenhower.  Despite Isaac Wellborn’s 28-points, Eastmont fell to Sunnyside 82-71.  Brewster beat Chelan 64-42.  Cascade topped Cle Elum by 13.  Bridgeport bested Manson by 6 and Waterville-Mansfield made it a sweep of Liberty Bell with a 60-33 win.

The Wenatchee Wild hosted West Kelowna in a two-game weekend series at the Town Toyota Center and on Friday were looking to halt a three-game losing streak.  It was tied at 3 heading into the 3rd…Arch Ecker on the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…


So the Wild would be looking for payback Saturday and to stop a FOUR game losing streak.  Maybe it was the Superhero Batman uniforms…but Wenatchee would not be denied in a 6-nothing win…


Wenatchee will be back on the road tomorrow at Merritt before coming back home to host Victoria Friday and Nanaimo Saturday at the Town Toyota Center.

Of the four NFL Divisional Playoff games over the weekend, the only lacking drama was game two Saturday with New England trouncing Tennessee 35-14…

Earlier in the day Saturday, Philadelphia’s defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to move into the NFC Championship Game.

Jacksonville jumped out to a 21-nothing lead in Pittsburgh while rookie running back Leonard Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns and the Jaguars stunned the Steelers 45-42.

Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game’s final play, as Stefan (STEF-AHN) Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC Championship game.

So the Conference Championships are set for this Sunday with Jacksonville travelling to New England at 12:05 on CBS, then Minnesota at Philadelphia at 3:40 on FOX.


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, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

We had mostly cloudy and foggy conditions throughout much of North Central Washington today.  Consider it a respite before another system moves in by mid-week.  Temperatures were mostly mild today in the mid to upper 30’s with some of that area snow melting in the lowlands.  With cooler temperatures tonight, be careful on area roadways as that moisture will freeze.

North Central Washington was dry today with mild temperatures, although the weather turns more unsettled for the rest of the work week. The first frontal system will arrive Tomorrow with a second, wetter frontal system arriving Wednesday night into Thursday. Anticipate mainly rain or a rain/snow mix in the valleys with snow in the mountains. A cooler and potentially snowy pattern is possible by the weekend.

Tonight – fog and possibly rain after midnight – Low 34

Tuesday – Rain, mostly in the morning, otherwise clouds/fog – 40

Tuesday Night – Cloudy and dry – Low 31

Wednesday – The next weather system will develop mid-week with a chance of snow earlier in the day Wednesday with just a covering up to half-an-inch, then turning to rain & fog later with a High -36

Wednesday Night – Rain gradually turning to snow overnight with less than a half-inch possible – Low 31

Thursday – snow may linger into the morning hours then turn to rain through midday – High 39

Our extended forecast looks similar Friday through Sunday with a chance of rain or snow each day with highs in the mid 30’s and lows in the upper 20’s.

 And now time for our video of the day.  It comes from the Bavarian Bruisefest over the weekend in Leavenworth, featuring our own Kaitlin Hetterscheidt, a.k.a. Kat-Asstrophic…

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 Steve Hair will be back with a look at the day’s news. Thanks for joining us.