Evening News January 5

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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:

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight—An Okanogan woman accused of shooting her husband has died and around 1000 customers in the Waterville area were without power yesterday, we’ll tell you the unique reason why.

But first, we begin tonight:

A house fire in south Wenatchee yesterday afternoon largely destroyed a home and displaced 15 residents. The fire was reported shortly after 1:00 p.m. when an upstairs resident smelled smoke emanating from the lower level of the house, which is an older home that had been converted into apartments. Andy Davidson of Chelan Fire District 1 was the Battalion Chief on duty at the time of the fire. . .

Crews from Chelan County Fire District 1 and Douglas County Fire District #2 responded to the home at 1380 South Wenatchee Avenue. The American Red Cross is providing shelter for the displaced residents.

An Okanogan woman accused of shooting and killing her husband on December 20th died Thursday afternoon of cancer. According to Okanogan Police, 54-year old Sharon Allard allegedly shot her 47-year-old husband Daniel Allard once in the head with a revolver inside their home in Okanogan. Daniel Allard survived the initial gunshot, but died three days after the incident in Spokane. A man who has not been identified by police told investigators that the couple was arguing before the incident, and called 911. Sharon also reported the shooting to 911 dispatchers. A motive for the shooting has not been released. Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez was not available for comment.

With snow on the ground the snowmobilers are out in full force this winter season. Chelan County Emergency Management responded to three incidents in the Fish Lake area involving snowmobilers who were going to fast for conditions. Rich Magnussen explains. . .

Magnussen said it’s important to practice good winter recreation safety this season. . .

About 1,000 Waterville and Badger Mountain electrical customers lost power for over 2 hours Thursday afternoon. Douglas County PUD Public Information Officer Meaghan Vibbert explains how the unusual outage occurred. . .

Coming up next, Governor Inslee responds to the U.S. General’s memo on marijuana and a new rule on the state level will now allow for a third sex designation on birth certificates. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee addressed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memo regarding marijuana in the United States in a press release today. Jay Seabeck has the story.

A new rule on the state level will now allow for a third sex designation on birth certificates. The Washington State Department of Health announced Thursday that it will now allow people to change their sex designation on their birth certificates to “X”, beginning January 27 of this year. The state held a public hearing on the rule in December, receiving feedback from a number of citizens around the state. The new rule also removes the requirement for adults requesting the change to obtain medical approval. Minors who wish to change their sex designation must have parental consent and a written attestation from a licensed health professional.

A proposed regional Emergency Operations Center remains in limbo while the state Legislature continues to wrestle with the capitol budget.  Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett explains about the importance of building an E.O.C for North Central Washington. . .

Burnett says 200 thousand dollars has already been spent on the proposed center with an additional 1 million dollars approved but not yet available because of the impass in Olympia

The state Legislature convenes a 60-day session on Monday.

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.

Taking a look at the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from high school basketball last night…

Oroville topped Waterville Mansfield in boys play 46-29 while Manson downed Soap Lake 76-51 and Moses Lake Christian beat Entiat 48-41.  On the girls side, Waterville-Mansfield defended its home floor with a 55-18 win over Oroville while Entiat remained undefeated in league play with a 67-17 win over Moses Lake Christian.

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in Wrestling…

At the double-dual in Cashmere last night, The Bulldogs beat Omak 51-15 but fell to Cascade 48-18.  Chelan topped Cascade 45-21 and downed Omak 66-14.

Also on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from Thursday…

The Panthers bowling team squeaked past Eisenhower by 74 pins, 1950 to 1876. Top scores go to freshman Kylah Hankins 163, freshman Hannah Johnson 167 & 179, junior Jessica Holbrook 166 & 173, junior Emilee Groth 175, and senior Taylor Bitterman 175 & 180. The win keeps the team firmly in second place with three matches to go. Next action is on Tuesday vs Davis at Eastmont Lanes.

Eastmont edged past Moses Lake 3-2 to remain undefeated on the season.

In the pool in East Wenatchee yesterday, Eastmont defending its home water, downing Davis 139-35 and topping Eisenhower 135-46.

Coming up on the prep schedule for tonight…first in girls basketball

Okanogan is at Chelan while Cascade travels to Omak in Caribou Trail League play.  And, the Big 9 tilt of the night takes place at Eastmont where the Wildcats host the 9-and-oh Moses Lake Chiefs.  We’ll have it LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson with a 5:45 tip time.

In girls basketball tomorrow…Entiat hosts Riverside Christian at Noon.  Eastmont steps back out of league play to host Lake City, Idaho at 3:15.  Wenatchee’s at  Sunnyside at 5:45.  Its Omak at Cashmere at 5:45, Waterville-Mansfield hosting Lake Roosevelt at 6 while Manson’s at Oroville, also at 6 o’clock.

Turning to boys basketball, first for tonight…

Cascade is at Omak looking for its first win in CTL play at 7:15 while it’s a battle for first in Chelan between the Goats and Okanogan.  Eastmont hosts Moses Lake at 7:15 and we’ll have that LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Grant and Eric.

Coming up tomorrow…
Riverside Christian at Entiat, 1:30pm
Lake City, Idaho at Eastmont, 5pm
Omak at Cashmere, 7:15pm
Wenatchee at Sunnyside, 7:30pm
Lake Roosevelt at Waterville-Mansfield, 7:30pm
Manson at Oroville, 7:30pm

Also on the prep schedule for the weekend…

The Wenatchee and Eastmont boys swim teams are on the road for the Kentridge Invite beginning tomorrow at 3:30.

In Wrestling, Wenatchee is at the University Tournament today and tomorrow.  Eastmont and Chelan are at Cascade for the Bavarian Invite starting tomorrow at 10am.  Cashmere is with 16 other teams at the Sultan Invite, also starting at 10.

The Wenatchee Wild are in Salmon Arm, BC tonight trying to get back on the winning track in BCHL action…

The puck drops at 7 o’clock at the Shaw Centre.  Wenatchee’s trying to bounce back from Wednesday’s 2-1 loss at Trail.  Tomorrow, Wenatchee has a rematch with Penticton at the South Okanogan Events Centre at 6 o’clock.  We’ll see what happens after the ugliness at the end of last weekend’s two-game series at the Town Toyota Center where there were 11-penalties and several ejections and fights in the final 54-seconds of Saturday’s game.  Arch Ecker had the call during the lowlights of the game last weekend…

Wenatchee returns home next Friday and Saturday to host West Kelowna.

The NFL’s Wild Card Weekend is upon us…

It begins tomorrow at 1:25 when Tennessee kicks off at Kansas City on ESPN.  That’s followed by the first NFC Wild Card game with Atlanta playing at the LA Rams at 5:15pm on NBC.  Then on Sunday, it’s a 10:05am kick on CBS for Buffalo at Jacksonville.  Then at 1:40pm Sunday on FOX, it’s Carolina at New Orleans.

The College Football Season will wrap up Monday in Atlanta with the National Championship game pitting the Georgia Bulldogs against the Alabama Crimson Tide.  That kicks off on ESPN at 5 o’clock.

 

Thanks Eric…

In today’s Featured story, you will hear from a few spokespeople for the Office of civil legal aid in this new video made by Washington Technology Solutions. . .

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.

A house fire in south Wenatchee yesterday afternoon largely destroyed a home and displaced 15 residents. The fire was reported shortly after 1:00 p.m. when an upstairs resident smelled smoke emanating from the lower level of the house, which is an older home that had been converted into apartments. Andy Davidson of Chelan Fire District 1 was the Battalion Chief on duty at the time of the fire. Crews from Chelan County Fire District 1 and Douglas County Fire District #2 responded to the home at 1380 South Wenatchee Avenue. The American Red Cross is providing shelter for the displaced residents.

An Okanogan woman accused of shooting and killing her husband on December 20th died Thursday afternoon of cancer. According to Okanogan Police, 54-year old Sharon Allard allegedly shot her 47-year-old husband Daniel Allard once in the head with a revolver inside their home in Okanogan. Daniel Allard survived the initial gunshot, but died three days after the incident in Spokane. A man who has not been identified by police told investigators that the couple was arguing before the incident, and called 911. Sharon also reported the shooting to 911 dispatchers. A motive for the shooting has not been released. Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez was not available for comment.

If you’re looking to get out of the house this weekend for some fun, NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson has you covered. . .

Also this weekend, in partnership with Chelan County Public Works, Wenatchee Boy Scout Troop 7 is taking care of the disposal of your Christmas tree. Beginning tomorrow, you can drop off your Christmas tree at the Chelan County shop in Wenatchee located at 210 Easy St., between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Scouts will be collecting the trees for recycling. A 5-dollar donation is suggested and donations will go to Troop 7 to support its programs. Trees also can be dropped off for recycling at the Dryden Transfer Station at 9073 Highway 2, or at the Entiat brush yard, located off Highway 97A behind the fire interpretive center. When dropping off your tree, make sure it is free of all tinsel and decorations. For more information, call Chelan County Public Works at 667-6341

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

A wintry weather mix of precipitation will affect the Inland Northwest today and tonight with rain, freezing rain and snow all a possibility during this time period. We were under a winter weather advisory until 4:00 this afternoon because of the possibility of more freezing rain and has since been allowed to expire with today’s warmer temperatures. Our chance for precipitation today is 80% dropping down to a 50% chance tonight. By Saturday the storm system moves east which means a pretty nice day to start our weekend with partly cloudy skies, light winds and temps in the mid-30’s. Then by Sunday and through Thursday of next week, expect anywhere from a 20-40% chance of mixed precipitation as a larger system moves in from the Pacific.

Closing out our newscast tonight is K9 Aspen from the Chelan County Volunteer Search and Rescue locating her subject in a training session last month. . .

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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, make sure you tune in to NCWLIFE Channel Monday morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.