NCWLIFE Evening News December 31, 2018

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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, An overturned Semi stopped traffic on Hwy 243 in Grant County Saturday afternoon. A high-speed vehicle chase turned into a foot pursuit near the town of Beverly Sunday night, and, A man was arrested in Moses Lake last week after a Grant County sheriff’s deputy spotted a fertilizer bomb in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Firefighters were called out overnight to a structure fire on South Mission Street in Wenatchee. An older, single-story, wood frame home caught fire. Chelan County Fire District One Captain Clint Webley says the house was not occupied. . .

Webley says damage was limited to the South side of the structure. The cause is under investigation. Southbound Traffic on South Mission Street near the Sellar Bridge was detoured for about 2 hours.

An overturned Semi stopped traffic on Hwy 243 in Grant County Saturday afternoon. State Troopers say the big-rig driven by a Dallas, Texas man, flipped on to its side about 2 miles North of the Vernita Bridge. Troopers say the driver lost control of the truck during Saturday’s high winds. The Northbound roadway was blocked for about 4 and a half hours. The driver was transported to Kadlec Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A high-speed vehicle chase that turned into a foot pursuit near Beverly Sunday evening ended with the suspect being treated for injuries inflicted by police K9 Edo. About 8:30 p.m. a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officer attempted to pull over a suspected impaired driver but the suspect, Alfredo Rodriquez Santos, fled, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Santos pulled into the driveway of a home on Lower Crab Creek Road and ran away on foot.

Deputy Tyson Voss and K9 Edo were called in and after a 30-minute search Edo found Santos hiding in tall weeds. Santos was taken by ambulance to Quincy Valley Medical Center to be treated for injuries related to his encounter with Edo. He later was booked into the jail for felony attempting to elude.

A man was arrested in Moses Lake last Wednesday after a Grant County sheriff’s deputy spotted a fertilizer bomb in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop. Ryan S. Palmer, 39, of Moses Lake is being held for investigation of second-degree burglary and attempted threats to bomb.

The Grant County Sheriff’s office said Palmer told them he stole the materials for the bomb from Nutrien Ag Solutions in Moses Lake, where he previously worked as a chemical driver. They said he believes his exposure to chemicals during that work contributed to his daughter’s birth defects. Palmer allegedly obtained diesel fuel and constructed a mortar as an ignition device. He told investigators he planned to drive into the Nutrien Ag Solutions plant with the device, then drive to the company’s Pasco headquarters and tell them what he had done and “explain how dangerous and easy it would be for someone who wanted to do some damage to succeed,” the sheriff’s office said.

Coming up next, Chelan County’s newly elected officials were formally sworn into office this morning at the Wenatchee courthouse, and, If you live in Wenatchee, don’t make fireworks part of your New Year’s celebration or you’ll be starting off 2019 by breaking the law. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Chelan County’s newly elected officials were formally sworn into office this morning at the Wenatchee courthouse. Superior Court Judge, Leslie Allan administered the oaths of office before a large crowd of supporters. Among the new faces elected in November is District Court Judge, Kyle Mott. . .

Sheriff Brian Burnett was accompanied by his family to this morning’s ceremony. Burnett talked about his length of service as he embarks on his third term in office. . .

Chelan County Commissioner, Bob Bugert hit the ground running on his first full day in office. Commissioners were scheduled to adopt the 2019 budget as its first order of business this morning.

If you live in Wenatchee, don’t make fireworks part of your New Year’s celebration or you’ll be starting off 2019 by breaking the law. Wenatchee’s ban on personal fireworks was passed in 2016 and went into effect in June 2017. It makes it a misdemeanor to light off personal fireworks year-round, including New Year’s Eve. Personal fireworks are allowed in East Wenatchee and Douglas County but only between 6 tonight and 1 a.m. January 1st.

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,  NCWLIFE looks back at the top stories we covered this year with a special year-end special report scheduled to air on New Year’s Day. Join NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair for a half-hour long retrospective, which will include a wide variety of issues and events that were widely viewed on TV, Facebook and the NCWLIFE Channel. Here’s a preview of tomorrow’s show. . .

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

The Seahawks are headed to the playoffs as the #5 seed in the NFC following a 27-24 win over Arizona Sunday at CenturyLink Field…

An otherwise dismal day on special teams was bailed out by Sebastian Janikowski’s 33-yard, game-winning field goal as time expired to lift Seattle to the victory.  The Seahawks had two punts blocked and several long returns on kicks to put a bad taste in the mouths of the Twelves, but Coach Pete Carroll would be undeterred…

The offensive line had its own issues, allowing six sacks and the passing attack netted just 109-yards on the day.  Coach Carroll was quick to point out the positives with Seattle’s defense playing well, coming up with six sacks and keeping the Cardinals to a net of 198-yards of total offense…

Chris Carson rushed for 122-yards on 19-carries with a touchdown while running-mate Mike Davis also punched one in on the ground…

Next up for Seattle is an NFC Wild Card game at Dallas Saturday at 5:15 with the game broadcast on FOX.

The National Championship in college football is now set following two semifinal yawners Saturday night…

It will be #1 Alabama against #2 Clemson a week from tonight following the Crimson Tide’s 45-34 win over Oklahoma.  Earlier in the night Saturday, Clemson rolled over Notre Dame 30-to-3.

The Washington State Cougars were able to claim victory in the Alamo Bowl Friday night with a 28-26 win over Iowa State…

Gardner Minshew threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Cougars set a school record with 11 wins in a season.  Minshew also finished with 4,779 passing yards in a season, breaking the Pac-12 single-season record previously held by California’s Jared Goff.

The Cyclones had a chance to tie the game with 4:02 remaining following a one yard touchdown run by quarterback Josh Purdy.  But the Cougar defense rose to the occasion on the ensuing two point attempt, stopping the pass play well short of the goal line.

By the way, WSU became the first Pac-12 team to win a bowl game in 366-days after the conference went oh-for following Utah’s win last December in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on the day after Christmas.

Washington hopes to follow the Cougar’s lead tomorrow night in the 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual…

As the Huskies will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes with a 2 o’clock kickoff in Pasadena.  Washington represents the Pac-12 as its Champion while Ohio State is the Big 10 Champs, finishing the season 12-and-1.  The Huskies are 10-and-3 and looking for just its second bowl win under Coach Chris Petersen.  It’s also the first time for Washington at the Rose Bowl since the 2009 season.  It will be Ohio State’s Urban Mires last game as head coach, but he has since announced he’ll be staying on as an assistant Athletic Director for the University.

Here’s what we have on tap this week on the NCWLIFE Channel as we ring in the new year…

We’ll have live wrestling action Thursday night at 7 as the Wenatchee Panthers host the West Valley Rams.

Then on Friday, it’s the annual Litter Box Games as the Wenatchee Panthers take on the Eastmont Wildcats at the Town Toyota Center.  We’ll be LIVE with the unified game at 5, followed by the girl’s game at 6 and the boys thereafter at 7:30.  Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom will be courtside with your play-by-play.

We’ll have more LIVE basketball Saturday as Eastmont hosts Davis with the girls at 5:30 and the boys later at 7:30.

Of course, it wouldn’t be right to end the year without a look back at some of the big stories in sports here on the NCWLIFE Channel.  In all, we broadcast 73 LIVE, local high school sporting events between January 2nd and today in 2018.  Add in the 43 Wenatchee Wild games we broadcast this past calendar year and NCWLIFE has brought you 116 LOCAL sports events.  Let’s take a look back at the year that was in NCWLIFE Channel Sports…

Here’s to another great sports year in 2019!

Thanks Eric.

Firefighters were called out overnight to a structure fire on South Mission Street in Wenatchee. An older, single-story, wood frame home caught fire. Chelan County Fire District One Captain Clint Webley says the house was not occupied. . .

Webley says damage was limited to the South side of the structure. The cause is under investigation. Southbound Traffic on South Mission Street near the Sellar Bridge was detoured for about 2 hours.

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, keep it right here on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.