Evening News November 27

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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— we’ll follow up on several incidents with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office—the State Department of Transportation slates a ribbon cutting this week for a roundabout near Chelan and Chelan County shifts its focus to houseboats for the Lake Chelan Shoreline Master Plan. But first, we begin tonight:

A Coulee Dam couple suspected in a weekend stabbing in the Moses Lake area are now in custody. Responders were called about 4 o’clock Saturday morning to the 11000 block of Road 14 Northeast for an adult male who had been stabbed.

 

Rebecca Norton and Aaron Pfaltzgraff-Miller surrendered without incident shortly after 4 Sunday afternoon. The victim underwent surgery at Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake to repair injuries from multiple stab wounds to his neck and torso. The victim has not been identified.

Around 8:00 Saturday night, Douglas County Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a residence at 2200 Monroe Avenue in Bridgeport. Upon arrival, Deputies arrested one possible suspect on an unrelated charge. No one was injured and no property damage was reported. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says leads are still being investigated and no further information is being released in the case at this time.

Residents are in the final days of delays as major elements of a roundabout on Highway 150 and No See-Um Road near Chelan are completed this week according to the state Department of Transportation. Construction on the $5.2 million dollar project began in April and caused significant delays in travel time, upwards of 90 minutes in some cases, between Chelan and Manson. The DOT brings the project to an end with a ceremonial ribbon cutting this Wednesday at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the bicycle/pedestrian path on the new roundabout.

 

It’s getting to be that time to decorate for the holiday season, if you’re looking to pick up a tree, Hospitality Ministries is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Sale but at a new location this year…

 

That was executive Director Paul Hughes on Street Talk and Other Stuff with Mike Magnotti. For the full episode visit NCWLIFE.com.

Coming up, Chelan County shifts its focus to houseboats for the Lake Chelan Shoreline Master Program, work on the Flood Control Zone plan could bring lower premium flood insurance rates to Chelan County residents and the Sheriff’s Office hosts free snowmobile safety classes. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

At a special hearing earlier today, Chelan County Commissioners continued a discussion on the Lake Chelan Shoreline Master Program. The hearing is a continuation of a hearing back on November 21st where commissioners discussed power lines, shoreline buffer tools and houseboats and liveaboards. One of the unresolved issues at the last hearing was the definition of a houseboat and a liveaboard. Lilith Vespier, Senior Planner with Chelan County explains. . .

 

Vespier also explains how the results of the hearing will effect developments on Lake Chelan regarding permanent residency. . .

 

We will have much more on the results of today’s Shoreline Hearing tomorrow, right here on NCWLife News.

With the adoption of a comprehensive plan the Chelan County Flood Control Zone District is one step closer to bringing reduced flood insurance premiums to the county along with a set of guidelines for the district’s priorities. The Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan passed on November 13, and will make its way for review and comment at the Insurance Services Office of the Federal Emergency Management Administration. According to officials, developing the plan was a necessary step in applying to the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. This will help the district reach its goal in reducing premiums. The plan is available for review through the Chelan County website.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, is offering a free Snowmobile Safety Certification Class to young snowmobilers in December. The free class is designed for youth ages 12 to 16 but is open to new riders of all ages. The class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9th at the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Rd. in Leavenworth. The Lake Wenatchee Rec. Club. will provide lunch for the participants.

 

The snowmobile safety course includes basic snowmobile maintenance, survival skills and dealing with emergencies including avalanche awareness, the proper clothing and equipment for winter weather and using hand signals while riding and other basic skills. The registration deadline is December 6th. For more information or to register, contact Rich Magnussen with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 667-6508.

 

The High School Fall Sports Season took one more step towards a conclusion over the weekend with the State Semifinal football games across the state.  Let’s take a look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

 

In the 1B semifinals Almira-Coulee-Hartline 60, Lummi Nation 6 Sunnyside Christian 62, Odessa 22

2B semifinals Kalama 20, Napavine 13 Liberty 21, Asotin 16

1A semifinals Royal 35, Newport 7 Meridian 34, La Center 14

 

2A semifinals Hockinson 53, West Valley (Spokane) 30 Tumwater 10, Archbishop Murphy 6

3A semifinals O’Dea 34, Bellevue 33 Rainier Beach 49, Garfield 21

4A semifinals Richland 42, Central Valley 10 Woodinville 10, Sumner 0

So coming up this week in the WIAA State Championships…

 

On Friday… Sunnyside Christian faces Almira-Coulee-Hartline in the State 1B title game at 4 o’clock, followed by O’Dea and Rainier Beach for the 3A championship.

On Saturday… Hockinson vs. Tumwater in the 2A title game at 10am Royal vs. Meridian at 1 o’clock for the 1A championship Kalama and Liberty face off in the 2B finale at 4pm Richland faces Woodinville for the State 4A championship at 7:30pm

The Wenatchee Wild went 2-and-1 over the holiday weekend…

 

After beating Vernon Wednesday 2-to-1, the Wild stopped Chilliwack Friday 4-to-2 in a very tight contest that came down to the wire.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

 

Wenatchee’s 7-game home winning streak came to an end Saturday night with a 2-1 loss to Salmon Arm.  Again, Arch Ecker with the highlights…

 

The Wild travel to Vernon to face the Vipers Wednesday at 7 o’clock.

The Central Washington Wildcats undefeated season came to an end in the 2nd round of the NCAA Division II playoff Saturday in Ellensburg…

 

Central went into the locker room with a 28-7 lead at halftime but Texas A&M Commerce came all the way back to tie it and force overtime.  The two teams would kick field goals in the 1st OT.  In the second, Central failed to scorer while A&M kicked a 34-yarder to win it 34-31.

Meanwhile, on the Montlake Cut, the Washington Huskies rolled all over the Washington State Cougars in the 110th Apple Cup 41-14 Saturday night as Myles Gaskin rushed for 192-yards and four touchdowns.  Washington ran out to a 24-0 halftime lead and led it 34-nothing before the Cougars finally scored.  Luke Falk had one of his worst days as a Cougar, completing 37-of-55 for 369 yards with one touchdown and 3 interceptions.  His quarterback rating was a miserable 17.4.  The Washington win means Stanford is the Pac-12 North Champion and will face USC for the Pac-12 title this Saturday.

The Seattle Seahawks got back on the winning track Sunday…

 

Despite struggling with only 7-points in the first half, Seattle scored 17-straight points in the second half before San Francisco scored a touchdown on the game’s final play to make the final score appear closer than it was.  Russell Wilson finished with two touchdowns passing and one rushing as Seattle improved to 7-and-4 on the season.

The Seahawks are in a must-win situation every week from here on out as we check the rest of the NFC West…

 

The LA Rams bounced back from last week’s loss to down the red hot New Orleans Saints 26-20.  Arizona got a last second field goal to edge Jacksonville 27-24.  Seattle remains a game back of the Rams in the standings.  While Seattle hosts the best team in the NFL next week with the 10-and-1 Eagles coming to town, LA will be in Arizona for a divisional battle with the Cardinals.

In breaking Seahawks news today, Kam Chancellor is out for the season and there’s no chance of a Cliff Avril return…

 

Pete Carroll, during his weekly visit with ESPN Radio in Seattle, said Kam is out for the season and will be put on injured reserve and that Avril will have surgery on his neck this week and will not return off of I-R.  In the same interview, Carroll hinted that running back Chris Carson’s recovery is coming along nicely and could be back before the end of the season.  Carson fractured his ankle in a win over Indianapolis earlier this season.  Avril’s been out since a neck injury in the same Week 4 win against the Colts.  Chancellor suffered a neck stinger in the win over Arizona.

**TOY DRIVE UPDATE – Donations of money and toys continue to stream in for the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive.  Area Manager and Toy Drive chair Kirk Moser gave us an update during a collection and sorting event yesterday in the LocalTel Federal Building…

 

Visit the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive Facebook page for collection locations and upcoming events near you.  You can also bring a new, unwrapped toy to us here at NCWLIFE at 201 South Chelan Avenue in Wenatchee during business hours.

 

Thanks Eric…

Donations of money and toys continue to stream in for the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive.  Area Manager and Toy Drive chair Kirk Moser gave us an update during a collection and sorting event yesterday in the LocalTel Federal Building…

 

Visit the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive Facebook page for collection locations and upcoming events near you.  You can also bring a new, unwrapped toy to us here at NCWLIFE at 201 South Chelan Avenue in Wenatchee during business hours.

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.

 

Time now for a recap of some of our top stories…

A Coulee Dam couple suspected in a weekend stabbing in the Moses Lake area are now in custody. Responders were called about 4 o’clock Saturday morning to the 11000 block of Road 14 Northeast for an adult male who had been stabbed.

 

Rebecca Norton and Aaron Pfaltzgraff-Miller surrendered without incident shortly after 4 Sunday afternoon. The victim underwent surgery at Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake to repair injuries from multiple stab wounds to his neck and torso. The victim has not been identified.

Around 8:00 Saturday night, Douglas County Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a residence at 2200 Monroe Avenue in Bridgeport. Upon arrival, Deputies arrested one possible suspect on an unrelated charge. No one was injured and no property damage was reported. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says leads are still being investigated and no further information is being released in the case at this time.

Residents are in the final days of delays as major elements of a roundabout on Highway 150 and No See-Um Road near Chelan are completed this week according to the state Department of Transportation. Construction on the $5.2 million dollar project began in April and caused significant delays in travel time, upwards of 90 minutes in some cases, between Chelan and Manson. The DOT brings the project to an end with a ceremonial ribbon cutting this Wednesday at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the bicycle/pedestrian path on the new roundabout.

With the adoption of a comprehensive plan the Chelan County Flood Control Zone District is one step closer to bringing reduced flood insurance premiums to the county along with a set of guidelines for the district’s priorities. The Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan passed on November 13, and will make its way for review and comment at the Insurance Services Office of the Federal Emergency Management Administration. According to officials, developing the plan was a necessary step in applying to the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. This will help the district reach its goal in reducing premiums. The plan is available for review through the Chelan County website.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

The region will be between weather events today with cooler temperatures and still some lingering breezes from the recent cold front passage. The next weather system will bring mountain snow to the Cascades starting late tonight with cold air pushing eastward during the day Tuesday across all of the Pacific Northwest. Snow levels will be low Tuesday morning but rising throughout the day. Initially the storm will impact the Cascades with the heaviest snow Tuesday near the Cascade passes where Stevens pass could get 10 inches by Tuesday night. Light morning accumulations in the Okanogan highlands will be also be possible Tuesday morning. As the front moves east expect light valley rain and mountain snow. Along and just past the cold front snow levels begin to fall Tuesday evening bringing a rain/snow mix of showers as far south as Interstate 90 but accumulations will be minor. Overall it will be a wet and moderately dynamic system but not particularly impactful unless you are traveling across the Cascades Tuesday and Tuesday night. Expect dry but possibly foggy weather by mid-week. We will see a more stable and much drier weather pattern then for Wednesday through the upcoming weekend with temperatures right around 40 degrees.

We leave you tonight with video of an amazing sprinter, the amazing part is, he’s only ten years old. . .

 

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). Also, tune in to NCWLife Channel tomorrow 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 night.