NCWLIFE Evening News December 2, 2019

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top news stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, Icy conditions caused numerous accidents on Interstate 90 Sunday in Grant County and led to the closure of schools Monday in Quincy and Moses Lake. Highway 97 was blocked for about two hours Saturday morning after a two-vehicle accident about five miles south of Blewett Pass, and, A 70-year-old Nespelem woman was killed Friday night after her car rolled on Highway 155 between Coulee Dam and Elmer City.    

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A 3-car accident yesterday afternoon on the BB Bridge sent 2 people to the hospital and closed the bridge for over three hours.  The Washington State Patrol reports that shortly before 1 o’clock, 40-year old Susan A Bales of Auburn and her passenger, 5-year old Emily-Iris McCraigie, were injured after the car Bales was driving was struck by a pickup being driven by 24-year old Gray E Jensen of Woodinville. 

The State Patrol says that Jensen’s truck was crossing the bridge southbound when it lost control, struck the bridge, and then crossed the centerline where it struck Bales’s car head-on. Bales was transported by ambulance to Chelan Hospital while McCraigie was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  Their conditions are not known. Three people in a third auto involved were not injured. All those involved were wearing seatbelts. Jensen faces charges of driving too fast for conditions.

Icy conditions caused numerous accidents on Interstate 90 Sunday in Grant County and led to the closure of schools Monday in Quincy and Moses Lake. Eastbound I-90 was shut down for about two hours near the Winchester Rest Area west of Moses Lake about 4:30 Sunday afternoon as crews worked to clear several wrecks and apply de-icer to the roadway. There were no serious injuries reported. Kyle Foreman of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office has more. . .

Highway 97 was blocked for about two hours Saturday morning after a two-vehicle accident about five miles south of Blewett Pass.

23-year-old Dawson Finley of Yakima was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries. A 74-year-old Peshastin man and 32-year-old Wenatchee woman suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

The Washington State Patrol said Dawson Finley of Yakima was driving a 1999 GMC Jimmy and attempting to pass other southbound vehicles about 10:30 a.m. when he lost control on ice and collided with a 2019 Silverado being driven northbound by William Timmermans of Peshastin. The wreck blocked both directions of the highway until after noon.

A 70-year-old Nespelem woman was killed Friday night after her car rolled on Highway 155 between Coulee Dam and Elmer City.

The Washington State Patrol says Gloria Atkins was northbound about 7:30 p.m. when her vehicle left the roadway to the right. Her attempts to correct caused the car to roll before coming to a rest on its top on the northbound shoulder. She was declared dead at the scene.

Coming up next, The woman accused of robbing campers at Banks Lake and the mother of Rae’Ana Rosenberg was arraigned in court earlier today. The man suspected of sending white powder in his ballot when he returned it to the Douglas County Courthouse is charged with a little-known misdemeanor, and, A Friday afternoon fire just outside Leavenworth claimed a vehicle and portions of a garage. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

The mother of four who allegedly took her children along to a campground robbery faces formal charges today. Becca Rae Rosenburg was arraigned in Douglas County Superior Court on counts of second-degree robbery, assault, theft and reckless endangerment. She and her partner, Kye Michael Shelton, are accused of a September 27th robbery near Banks Lake that turned violent. The two then became fugitives until their arrest November 13th near Moxee. Shelton is due to be arraigned December 16th. Both Rosenburg and Shelton are being held in the Okanogan County Jail. Rosenburg’s children are now in foster care.

The man suspected of sending white powder in his ballot when he returned it to the Douglas County Courthouse is charged with a little-known misdemeanor. Howard Allen Lane, a 66-year-old Waterville man, must appear in court December 17th on a charge of “committing a prohibited act in a voting center.” Prosecutors filed the charge November 4th, two weeks after a ballot envelope allegedly sent by Lane spilled white powder when staff  opened it in the county Auditor’s elections department. The courthouse was evacuated and shut down for a day and a half, but the powder was ultimately found to be non-threatening. Police said Lane has denied responsibility.

A Friday afternoon fire just outside Leavenworth claimed a vehicle and portions of a garage, but Chelan County Fire District 3 was able to contain the blaze and keep it from spreading to the attached home. The fire was reported about 1:40 p.m. on Emig Drive on the northern outskirts of town. No injuries were reported.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

In tonight’s feature story, the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive kicked off over the weekend. NCWLIFE Channel’s Eric Granstrom is part of the toy drive and has more. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

Three Days after leading the Washington Huskies past Washington State in the Apple Cup, Coach Chris Petersen is stepping down…

The University made the announcement today, saying Defensive Coordinator Jimmy Lake will be named the new Head Coach and lead Washington to it’s upcoming bowl game.

Petersen was quoted as saying “It has been a privilege and a professional dream fulfilled to be part of this world-class institution.  I will forever be grateful, honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to coach our fine young men on Montlake for these past six seasons.” End quote.

UW Director of Athletics Jennifer Coen says Petersen will continue on in a leadership advisory role with Husky Athletics.

Lake began his coaching career in the Big Sky at Eastern Washington University in 1999 and also spent time at Montana State and the NFL.

Since Chris Petersen took over coaching at Washington, his teams have never lost to Washington State…

That trend continued Friday as Washington dominated the Apple Cup with a 31-13 win.  Husky quarterback Jacob Eason was 15-for-22 for 244-yards and a touchdown through the air and on the ground.

Washington’s defense was impressive.  After giving up an opening-drive touchdown to the Cougars, the Husky defense harassed WSU quarterback Anthony Gordon with 5-sacks and two interceptions.  The Dawgs also forced a crucial fumble on a Cougar drive deep in Washington territory.

The next stop for 7-and-6 Washington will be a bowl game, just which one is still up in the air. It could be the Las Vegas Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Redbox Bowl or the Sun Bowl.

Washington State, 6-and-7, is predicted to go to either the Las Vegas Bowl or the Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix.  Bowl selection day is Sunday after the conference championships are played Saturday.

The Seattle Seahawks could take over first place in the NFC West today with a win on Monday Night Football over Minnesota…

Thanks to Baltimore’s 20-to-17 win over San Francisco yesterday, a win tonight over the Vikings would improve the Seahawk’s record to 10-and-2.  That would be the same record as the 49ers, but Seattle owns the head-to-head edge after beating San Francisco earlier this season.

Whatever the case, Coach Pete Carroll knows the Vikings will provide a difficult challenge tonight…

The game will kick off at 5:15 tonight on ESPN.

The Wenatchee Wild managed a split over the weekend in BCHL Hockey at the Town Toyota Center…

Wenatchee got clobbered Saturday by the Nanaimo Clippers 7-to-1.  The visitors scored in the first minute of Friday’s game and kept adding on.  It was 4-nothing by the end of the 1st and 6-zip after the second.  The Wild finally got on the board in the third on Brian Adams’ 14th goal of the season.

Saturday was a much different story, although the Wild fell behind again early as Langley scored the game’s first goal 27-seconds into the contest.  Wenatchee had an answer, however, as they came out and scored 2 in the second and another in the third to win it 3-2.

Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

Wenatchee wraps up the home stand with a game Wednesday against Penticton at 6:05 at the Town Toyota Center.

Entiat and Almira-Coulee-Hartline had their seasons come to an end in the State 1B Football semifinals over the weekend…

Odessa beat Entiat 84-to-20 in Moses Lake Saturday while ACH fell to Naselle in Tumwater 70-to-44.

The stage is set for the State Football Championships Saturday at three stadiums in the Tacoma area.  The 1B title will be decided at Mt. Tahoma Stadium at noon between Naselle and Odessa.  Then at 4 it’s Camas and Bothell for the 4A Championship. 

The 1A title between Lynden Christian and Royal will kick off at Noon at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood.  That will be followed at 4 by the 2B Championship between Kalama and Onalaska.

Puyallup’s Sparks Stadium is the site for the 3A and 2A championships as Eastside Catholic faces O’Dea at Noon followed by Steilacoom and Tumwater at 4.

By the way, the State seeding committee did pretty well.  3 of the 6 State Titles will be decided between #1 and #2 and the #1 seed made the finals in 5 of the 6 championships.  The surprise seeds making the finals are #7 Lynden Christian in the 1A tournament and #5 Bothell in the 4A bracket.

While the falls sports season wraps up this weekend, the winter sports season got underway Saturday with some prep basketball.  Let’s check the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

The Entiat at Columbia games were cancelled Saturday.  At Eastmont, the host Wildcats got off to a rough start, falling to Bothell 42-23.  In Cashmere, Eastmont’s Evan Smith sank three free throws in the final seconds to lift the Wildcat boys to a 75-74 win over the Bulldogs.

Thanks Dan.

Now lets check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .

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). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.