Evening News October 27

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NCWLIFE News 2017.10.27
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— Everyone wants electricity but it appears no one wants a Chelan PUD substation in their backyard, we’ll tell you about it, and a semi-tanker truck roll over this morning spilled its load of greasy lard onto the roadway. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Wenatchee Police are asking for your help in identifying a suspect in a recent burglary at a local store. Captain Edgar Reinfeld released a video from a store security camera outside Stans Merry Mart. The suspect pictured in the video smashed in the front glass door of the store sometime overnight. The suspect stole firearms and ammunition from the sporting goods department. Police ask that you private message them via their Facebook page or call RiverCom 663-9911 or contact Detective Jeff Ward at 888-4136 if you have any additional information.

Everyone wants electricity but it appears no one wants a substation in their backyard. At least that was one message that was shared with Chelan County PUD Commissioners by North Shore Lake Chelan residents attending Tuesday’s special meeting. The PUD is considering two possible sites for locating the new substation. Commissioners fielded comments from 20 people including Kathy Branch, who’s concern is with the proposed Henderson Road site where her property is located . .

Corky Thorson is another property owner who objects to the Henderson Road site even if the transmission lines are buried underground . .

The PUD says the existing substations in Union Valley and Wapato Point are nearing capacity and that a new substation is needed in order to redistribute existing electrical load and to anticipate further growth during the next decade. No final decisions have been made.

Washington State Patrol reports that an 18-year old Ellensburg man died in a one-vehicle accident near Cle Elum late Wednesday afternoon after the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Juan Magana-Castaneda was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 19-year old Joshua Knight of Elllensburg when Knight failed to negotiate a curve on State Route 10 east of Cle Elum, left the roadway and struck a guardrail. Knight received minor injuries in the accident as did another passenger, 19-year old Juan Gonzalez of Yakima. Castaneda was the only person in the car not wearing a seatbelt. Possible charges in the accident are pending following an investigation.

Westbound traffic on I-90 in the Moses Lake area was stopped this morning after a semi-tanker truck rolled over spilling its load of greasy lard onto the roadway. State Trooper Brian Moore says traffic was delayed for over an hour as DOT crews cleaned up the mess and the truck was righted. No injuries involved in the accident and the cause was still under investigation as of this report.
Coming up, all systems are go for tomorrow’s make a difference day and we’ll profile the two candidates running for Position 4 on the Rock Island City Council. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

All systems are go for tomorrow’s Make A Difference Day. NCWLife’s Steve Hair has more. .

Eleven health insurers are approved to sell 74 plans in Washington’s 2018 individual health insurance market. The average premium increase this year has jumped to 36.4 percent. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says President Trump’s decision to stop funding the cost-sharing reduction assistance will increase rates by an average of 10 percent statewide. He shared his concerns in a recent interview on TVW . . .

The Commissioner says the other major cost driver is the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. Kreidler fears the health care insurance market is poised to collapse . . .

Open enrollment starts November 1st and ends January 15th.
There are two candidates vying for the position 4 seat on the Rock Island City Council, they are incumbent Mariah Monesmith Kreider and Jana Howard. Kreider is 46-years old and has been a certified home care aide for disabled children for 25-years. She is a long-time council member and says the city council and the residents of Rock Island need to work together to attract more business and revenue but at the same time retain that small-town feel. Kreider believes the top priority in Rock Island is making it safer, cleaner and more attractive. Jana Howard is 55-years old and a newcomer to politics. She owns a private housekeeping business and decided to run for the council seat because she says Kreider does not properly represent Rock Island citizens. Howard says the city can manage its growth and development by keeping citizens informed. She thinks the city’s top priority is maintaining the wilderness areas around the towns ponds, and work to get all residents of the city on the sewer system. On Monday we will begin our look at Wenatchee City Council races beginning with the Position 2 race between Ruth Esparza and Adriana Farnsworth.
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.

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from last night in football…

The Caribou Trail League wrapped up its season with some Thursday night football…
Cascade 49, Chelan 20 – The Kodiaks wrap up the #3 seed out of the C-T-L
Cashmere 41, LaSalle 13
Okanogan 41, Omak 7
The Northeast A and C-T-L playoffs next Friday has Cashmere hosting Freeman while Cascade travels to Newport.  Okanogan advances by virtue of its Caribou Trail League championship.

In soccer last night…

Eastmont bounced back from its loss to Wenatchee with a 5-1 victory on the road at Eisenhower.  Alyssa Konarek scored two goals for the Wildcats, who host Davis in a Big-9 District Play-in Game Saturday at 1 o’clock.
Also last night, it was Omak downing Chelan 3-1.

On the Les Schwab Prep Volleyball Scoreboard last night…

The Eastmont Wildcats hosted Eisenhower on senior night and had its hands full with the Cadets.  Eric Granstrom had the call for the NCWLIFE Channel…

With the win, Eastmont nails down the #3 seed for the Big-9 District Play-in tournament and will host Davis next Wednesday.

At the Columbia Basin Big Nine District Cross Country Championships yesterday at West Valley…

West Valley just edged Eastmont out of getting to state on the boy’s side while the Wenatchee girls will head to state with a second place finish as a team.  Eisenhower won the district title on both the boys and girls fronts.

Here’s what’s on tap for the Prep Football Schedule tonight…

Brewster at Manson, 7pm
Oroville at Waterville-Mansfield, 7pm
LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel starting at 6:30, it’s our Bridge of Sportsmanship Pre-Game show with Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson.  That will be followed at 7 with LIVE play-by-play of the game between Eastmont and Wenatchee at the Apple Bowl with KOHO’s Ian Dunn and Mark Miller.  Be sure to watch it all tonight LIVE here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Also on the Prep Schedule for today and tomorrow…

The Columbia Basin Big Nine District Swimming and Diving Championships got underway yesterday in Moses Lake with the swim prelims.  Today features the Diving prelims.  Then, the swim and dive championships will be determined tomorrow beginning at 11 o’clock.

On the Prep Calendar for tomorrow in playoff soccer…

As we mentioned, Eastmont will host Davis in a play-in game beginning at 1 o’clock at Wildcat Stadium.

The 1A District 6 Tournament also gets underway with Chelan travelling to Okanogan at 11am and then at 1, it’s the big rematch of the Cashmere Bulldogs and Cascade Kodiaks in Peshastin.  THIS will be the game of the week and possibly the year!

The Wenatchee Wild are on the road tonight in BCHL action…

They’re in Vernon, B.C. to take on the Vipers tonight at 7 at the Kal Tire Place.  The Wild return home tomorrow night for the big Pink at the Rink night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness against Alberni Valley.  We’ll dial up Arch Ecker via Skype a little bit later on to do some hockey talk here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

On the College Football gridiron this weekend…

The Huskies host UCLA at 12:30 on ABC
Central Washington will be on ESPN-3 tomorrow at 1 o’clock for its home game against Azusa Pacific
Washington State has a night game on the Pac-12 Network at Arizona with a 6:30 kickoff.

The Fall Classic gets back underway tonight with Game 3 in Houston…

Yu Darvish will be on the bump for the Dodgers while Lance McCullers, Jr. will take the ball for the Astros as the series is tied at 1-1.  Tonight’s game on FOX starts at 5 o’clock.

On the NFL slate for the weekend…

The Seahawks host Houston in a 1:05 game at CenturyLink Field.  It will be broadcast on CBS.

Earlier in the day, San Francisco will try to get its first win of the season at Philadelphia at 10am on FOX.

Both the Cardinals and Rams have a bye this weekend.

Thanks Eric…
During halftime of tonight’s Bridge of Sportsmanship football game between Wenatchee and Eastmont, area first responders will be ‘horsing around’ to raise money for Special Olympics. Captain Edgar Reinfeld of the Wenatchee Police Department explains the unique event. . .

Kickoff for tonight’s Bridge of Sportsmanship game is at 7:00.

Time now for a recap of some of our top stories…
Wenatchee Police are asking for your help in identifying a suspect in a recent burglary at a local store. Captain Edgar Reinfeld has released a video from a store security camera outside Stans Merry Mart. The suspect pictured in the video smashed in the front glass door of the store sometime overnight. The suspect stole firearms and ammunition from the sporting goods department. Police ask that you private message them via their Facebook page or call RiverCom 663-9911 or contact Detective Jeff Ward at 888-4136 if you have any additional information.

Westbound traffic on I-90 in the Moses Lake area was stopped this morning after a semi-tanker truck rolled over spilling its load of greasy lard onto the roadway. State Trooper Brian Moore says traffic was delayed for over an hour as DOT crews cleaned up the mess and the truck was righted. No injuries involved in the accident and the cause was still under investigation as of this report.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

A prolonged period of dry and mild weather is expected through the middle of next week for all of the western U.S.. Satellite is showing an upper level high pressure that will become anchored over the Pacific Northwest today through next Wednesday bringing mainly clear, sunny days with high temperatures about 5-10 degrees above our normal of 55 and chilly nights with lows dropping into the upper 20’s to mid 30’s. A strong cold front near the end of next week will likely bring showers, gusty winds, cooler temperatures, and the potential for mountain snow as we see the first real taste of winter here in the Wenatchee Valley…so by all means enjoy the weather for the next 5 days.

As we leave you tonight, Former Secretary of State Ralph Munro takes us through the history of the ‘Lady Washington’ and its significance to Washington’s maritime history. . .

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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, tune in to NCWLife Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and all the latest news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.