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 two-vehicle accident closes Chelan Ave this morning, officials announce the cause of the brush fire near Monitor and Wenatchee Police search for an arson suspect. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:
Two people are in custody on drug charges after the Columbia River Drug Task Force completed an investigation in Chelan County. 32 year old Emmanuel Sanchez-Cerros and 33 year old Cassandra Morgan were arrested October 19th after undercover narcotics officers conducted a drug purchase. A search warrant was served and both heroin and meth were located in the residence as well as large amounts of cash. During the drug buy, two children were present. Child Protective Services were called and the children were removed from the residence. Morgan was arrested with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Sanchez-Cerros was charged with two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Sanchez-Cerros recently pled guilty to charges stemming from a previous Task Force case from February and was awaiting sentencing.
Police say a red light runner caused a minor injury accident this morning in Wenatchee. It happened at the intersection of Chelan Avenue and Ninth Street in front of Confluence Health. Captain Edgar Reinfeld shared the details of what happened . .
Chelan County Emergency Management says the cause of Wednesday’s fire near Monitor was a broken vehicle exhaust pipe. Officials found the pipe along the side of Highway 2 near where the fire started. Officials had earlier announced the cause to be an unsecured safety chain on a trailer being dragged on the pavement. The wind-fueled fire blackened over a thousand acres of brush and grass but no structure damage or injuries were reported.
This video is from a surveillance camera near Walla Walla and North Miller Streets in Wenatchee on October 19, 2017 at roughly 4:35 AM. The vehicle in this video is believed to have transported the suspect in the arson that happened at the Dolco Packaging plant. This video shows the vehicle arriving on the west side of the victim property.
In this video the suspect vehicle can be seen driving away from the crime scene. Detective Evitt is seeking assistance from anyone who may have been in the area on that date and time who witnessed any activity or remembers this vehicle. Call him at (509) 888-4254 if you have any information.
Coming up, new lanes are set to open on Snoqualmie Pass, North Cascades Highway closes again and the Wenatchee School District receives a dual language grant. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.
The Washington State DOT says your commute across I-90 Snoqualmie Pass will soon look a little different.
Starting Monday they’ll be switching the westbound lanes onto the second, new avalanche bridge. The first avalanche bridge was completed in summer 2016. This configuration will provide three lanes going westbound and two lanes going eastbound over the bridges.
The completion of the avalanche bridges is part of the larger 15-mile improvement project on I-90 between Hyak and Easton. This seven mile section between Hyak and Price Creek has been under construction since 2010 and by next fall most of the major construction will be completed. The remaining eight miles of the corridor between Price Creek and Easton is scheduled to begin in summer 2021.
For the second time this fall, State Route 20/the North Cascades Highway has temporarily closed due to forecasted overnight and weekend snow. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews closed the gates at 6:00 p.m. last night (Thu.) at milepost 134 in Diablo and milepost 171 in Mazama. WSDOT hopes to reopen the gates again this season but weather conditions will be a determining factor. Road crews also temporarily closed the highway last month due to heavy snow and avalanche danger.
The Wenatchee School District is among 10 school districts and two tribal compact schools that recently received grants to support K-12 dual language programs. Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal says the $15,800-dollar grant will be used to help prepare teachers to instruct in the dual language program, to help recruit bilingual teachers, and to purchase supplementary instructional materials.
Wenatchee School District currently has a dual language program at Lewis & Clark Elementary and a dual language class at Foothills Middle School.
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.
The Cascade Kodiaks are Caribou Trail League District Volleyball Champions.
Cascade hosted the CTL tournament last night, taking on Chelan for the district championship and here’s the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard.
Cascade continued its unbeaten string, downing Chelan 3-sets-to-1 in claiming a #1 seed to the State 1A Tournament. Chelan turned around and defeated Cashmere to take the #2 seed to the glue crossover, while the Bulldogs are #3. More on that in a moment.
Here’s what we have on tap for high school football tonight as the season winds down for many and the playoffs begin for others.
In the Northeast A, Caribou Trail League 1A playoffs, Cashmere hosts Freeman at 6 o’clock while Cascade travels to Newport for a 6pm kickoff. Entiat hosts Selkirk in the first round of the 2B playoffs at 6pm while Manson has a 7 o’clock kick at home tonight against Liberty Christian in the District 5/6/7 playoffs.
Meanwhile, wrapping up the regular season tonight…there’s a game that kicks off at 5 o’clock in the Apple Bowl if you want your football fix locally between Chelan and Deer Park. Eastmont’s on the road at Sunnyside tonight while Wenatchee’s at West Valley…both of those games kick off at 7pm.
Coming up on the calendar for this weekend.
In volleyball…it’s the Columbia Basin Big Nine tournament at West Valley High School tomorrow where the Wenatchee Panthers will take on the Rams for the District title at Noon. Eastmont faces Eisenhower at 2pm with the winner taking on the loser of the West Valley/Wenatchee match for a final shot at state at 5pm.
The C-T-L/Northeast A Glue Crossover playoffs will feature Cashmere at Freeman and Newport at Chelan. The playoff brackets have not been updated, so we don’t know the times for either of those games.
On the soccer pitch tomorrow.
Cascade and Cashmere have to wait and see who wins or loses tonight to know their opponents tomorrow in the CTL/NEA Glue Crossover playoffs. Cascade will host the winner of tonight’s game between Freeman and Medical Lake tomorrow at 3pm. Cashmere will be on the road to either Deer Park or Lakeside, depending on who loses their game tonight for the Northeast A District Championship. The Bulldog’s game time is also still to be determined.
In the 2B District 5/6 Tournament, a champion will be determined tomorrow at 1 o’clock in Brewster where the Bears host Liberty Bell. Either way, both teams will advance to the State 2B Tournament.
The Wenatchee Wild are back home tonight at the Town Toyota Center to host Powell River.
The Kings lead the 1st in the Island Division of the BCHL with 22-points while the Wild are 3rd in the Interior Division with 23-points. We’ll chat with Arch Ecker later on in the show about tonight’s game here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley. The puck will drop tonight at 7 o’clock.
In college football this weekend.
The Cougars will finally get a chance to play in the daylight in Pullman tomorrow as the #25 Cougars host the #21 Stanford Cardinal. Pullman is getting rain and snow today but it’s expect to be dry and 36-degrees for the 12:30 kickoff tomorrow on FOX.
Central Washington is at Simon Fraser in Burnaby, BC for a 1pm kick
Eastern Washington is hosting Weber State on the Red Carpet at one.
And #12 Washington has a night game with a 7pm kickoff, hosting Oregon. That game is on FS1.
The Seahawks will try to make it five wins in a row Sunday when it hosts the Washington Redskins at CenturyLink Field.
The Hawks game kicks off at 1:05 on FOX. That’s the same kick time for Arizona and San Francisco, also on FOX. Earlier in the day, the Rams play at the New York Giants with a 10am kickoff…on FOX.
Customers were lined up early this morning for the grand opening of Ulta Beauty at Valley North Mall in Wenatchee. NCWLIFE was there for the ribbon cutting and a sneak peak inside the store. . .
Customers also received various gift baskets containing samples of the stores cosmetics and accessories, including one lucky person who walked away with a 100-dollar gift basket.
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.
Two people are in custody on drug charges after the Columbia River Drug Task Force completed an investigation in Chelan County. 32-year old Emmanuel Sanchez-Cerros and 33-year old Cassandra Morgan were arrested October 19th after undercover narcotics officers conducted a drug purchase.
A search warrant was served and both heroin and methamphetamine were located in the residence as well as large amounts of cash. During the drug buy, two children were present. Child Protective Services were called and the children were removed from the home. Morgan was arrested with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Sanchez-Cerros was charged with two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Sanchez-Cerros recently pled guilty to charges stemming from a previous Task Force case in February and was currently awaiting sentencing on those charges.
Police say a red light runner caused a minor injury accident this morning in Wenatchee. It happened at the intersection of Chelan Avenue and Ninth Street in front of Confluence Health. Captain Edgar Reinfeld shared the details of what happened . . .
And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.
The upper weather trough and associated low-pressure system will continue to track across the area through tonight. This will keep a threat rain or snow showers alive across the mountain zones and mainly across the eastern third of Washington. It will turn colder with occasional snow showers for Saturday as another cold front comes barreling down from Canada. That will be followed by snow likely in most areas late Saturday night into Sunday along with much colder temperatures. Snow amounts around the state will generally be around 1-3 inches while the mountains could see anywhere from 6-12 inches of snow. Travel will be hazardous across the mountain passes with accumulating snow on the roadways and poor visibility. Drier but cool weather will prevail for the start of the next work-week before more unsettled weather moves in by the middle of next week.
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 email@example.com, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). Also, tune in to NCWLife Channel Monday morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.