NCWLIFE Evening News January 20, 2020


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, A pair of suspected burglars near Moses Lake led Grant County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed car chase early Saturday morning before fleeing on foot, and, A Spokane driver who was pulled over in Douglas County faces multiple charges after allegedly struggling with a state trooper.
But first, we begin tonight. . .
Soap Lake Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit Sunday morning that ended when the driver jumped out of the moving car and fled, leaving the passenger and moving car behind. NCWLIFE’s Kyle Montgomery tells us more tonight. . .

A pair of suspected burglars near Moses Lake led Grant County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed car chase early Saturday morning before fleeing on foot. 34-year-old Ryan David Lee Hughes of Moses Lake and 56-year-old Billy Ray Rogers of Olympia eventually were tracked down by K9 Chewbacca. It started with a burglar alarm at United Rentals on North Frontage Road about 3:20 a.m. A vehicle seen leaving the scene was chased at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour before their car got stuck in a ditch at Roads 4 and L Northeast. Corporal Nick Overland and Chewbacca tracked the men about two miles before they found Hughes hiding in a parked vehicle. After he was arrested, Chewbacca went looking for Rogers and found him hiding in bushes about a half mile away. The K9 held Rogers by the arm until deputies arrived. The men face charges of burglary, attempted theft of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and obstructing.

A Spokane driver who was pulled over in Douglas County faces multiple charges after allegedly struggling with a state trooper. 39-year-old Daniel Dean Walker was arrested Friday after the traffic stop on Highway 28 near milepost 8, in which police say he resisted arrest and had to be wrestled to the ground by Trooper Brayson Hires. Other troopers and sheriff’s deputies responded to help out, as well as passing motorists. Neither man was seriously injured. Walker was allegedly driving his 1994 Ford Explorer on a suspended license. He’s likely to be charged with DUI and third-degree assault.

Coming up next, The gun control debate heats up this week in Olympia. Flu activity is elevated in the state of Washington right now, and, An accident west of Omak Saturday morning left an Okanogan County snowplow partially stuck in a creek. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

The gun control debate heats up this week in Olympia. Earlier Today (Mon), a State Senate committee considered limits on high capacity magazines that have been requested by Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Gun control advocates claim the magazines are frequently used in mass shootings and are not needed for self-defense. Chelan County Sheriff, Brian Burnett contends the facts don’t support that argument. . .

A companion bill that also would ban so-called assault weapons is set to be heard in the House Tuesday. Sheriff Burnett appeared in a recent In-Focus interview with Steve Hair. The program is available on demand at

Flu activity is elevated in the state of Washington right now. The state Department of Health says 36 people have died in the first two weeks of this flu season, including two in Grant County. Last year, 245 people died statewide. Almost 15 percent of ER visits in central Washington have been for treatment of flu-like symptoms. Doctors continue to recommend a yearly flu shot for everyone six months or older.

An accident west of Omak Saturday morning left an Okanogan County snowplow partially stuck in a creek. The plow backed off the roadway of Salmon Creek Road about 7 a.m., near the intersection with Spring Coulee Road. The driver was not injured, but the vehicle wound up on its side with its rear end sunk in Salmon Creek. Emergency crews helped pull the truck back onto its wheels. The state Department of Ecology said the accident spilled a small amount of diesel fuel into the creek.

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.

Tomorrow, the North Central Educational Service District is inviting the public to check out its newly remodeled offices. The open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at 430 Olds Station Road. In tonight’s feature story, Doctor Michelle Price, superintendent of the NCESD, appeared on Wake-Up Wenatchee Valley with Dan Kuntz to talk about why the remodel was needed and how the NCESD will pay for the 1.2 million-dollar project. . .

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.

It will be the 49ers and Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV (54) in two Sunday’s…

San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert rushed for 220-yards and four touchdowns as the Niners beat Green Bay 37-20. Jimmy Garoppolo threw just 8-passes for 77-yards as San Francisco goes from a 4-and-12 season last year to a 15-and-3 campaign this year and trip to the Super Bowl.
Kansas City erased an early 10-nothing deficit to beat Tennessee at Arrowhead Stadium 35-24. Patrick Mahomes threw for 294-yards and three touchdowns and ran for 53-yards including a 27-yard touchdown to lead the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl in 50-years.

The Wenatchee Panthers bounced back from a Friday night loss with a lopsided 82-46 win over Moses Lake Saturday. Sophomore Camden Loidhamer led 5-players in double-figures with 19-points as Wenatchee improved to 3-and-3 in Big-9 play. Eric Granstrom had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Also on Saturday in boy’s basketball, Waterville-Mansfield topped Soap Lake 46-27. The rest of the Saturday schedule was either postponed or cancelled due to snow and slick roads.

The Moses Lake girls left little doubt it would earn its Big-9-leading 11th win of the season Saturday with an early lead it would only grow in a 64-20 win over Wenatchee.
Waterville-Mansfield improved to 11-and-1 Saturday with its 7th-consecutive victory, downing Soap Lake 63-24. The rest of the girls schedule was also erased due to inclement weather.

Turning back to the Les Schwab Prep Boys Basketball Scoreboard from Friday…
Eastmont topped Sunnyside 74-66. West Valley beat Wenatchee 64-41. In CWAC play, Ephrata beat Wapato 85-74. Grandview quieted Quincy 63-30. Cashmere beat Chelan in Caribou Trail League play 68-51. And in B-League play, Manson stopped Soap Lake 67-28. And Liberty Bell whipped Waterville-Mansfield 60-36.
On the Les Schwab Prep Girls Basketball Scoreboard Friday, Sunnyside stopped Eastmont 43-31. West Valley defended its home court with a 67-46 win over Wenatchee. WApato topped Ephrata 63-48. Quincy won its third league game in 5-years with a 42-41 upset of Grandview.

In Caribou Trail League play, Omak crushed Cascade 57-11 while Cashmere had no trouble with Chelan, winning 69-14. Also Friday, Manson beat Soap Lake 29-23 and Waterville-Mansfield topped Liberty Bell 57-45.

Turning to the Les Schwab Men’s College Basketball Scoreboard…

1 Gonzaga beat BYU in the Kennel Saturday 92-69. Oregon sank a 3-pointer with 3-seconds left in overtime to beat Washington 64-61. Washington State kept rolling in Pullman with an 89-76 win over Oregon State. Eastern Washington traveled to Montana State and won 71-58. Also in men’s college basketball Saturday, Alaska topped Central Washington 78-60. And Spokane knocked off Wenatchee Valley College in overtime 74-69.

Taking a look at the Women’s College Basketball Scoreboard on Friday, #18 Arizona State beat Washington 67-50. #21 Arizona State topped Washington State 74-67.

16 Gonzaga earned a road-win at San Francisco Saturday 69-46. Montana State edged Eastern Washington in overtime 89-85. Simon Fraser beat Central Washington 65-59. And Wenatchee Valley College protected the home floor with a 69-39 win over Spokane.

On Sunday, the Arizona schools beat the Washington schools as ASU beat WSU 65-58 and Arizona topped Washington 66-58.

The Wenatchee Panthers swim and dive team topped the podium in plenty of places Saturday during a meet at Whitman College…
Wenatchee won the team competition with 696-points. Richland was second with 365. Eastmont came in 6th with 98-points.

For the 7th time this season, the Wenatchee Wild went 1-and-1 over a weekend of play in the BCHL…
Cowichan Valley blanked the Wild Friday 4-nil with two goals by right-winger Primo Self. Wenatchee was out-shot in the game 36-27. Capital’s goalie Zach Borgiel was perfect, stopping 27-of-27 shots on goal.
A packed Town Toyota Center on Military Appreciation Night helped the Wild out to a good start, as Brett Chorske scored the first of his two goals in the 1st period. Wenatchee would go on for the overtime win 4-3 as Nick Cafarelli scored 2:58 into the extra-session.
Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…
Wenatchee continues its home-stand with games against Trail this Friday and Saturday, both starting at 7:05 p.m.

Coming up on the NCWLIFE Sports Broadcast Schedule this week…
The Wenatchee and Eastmont girls game from January 10th at the Town Toyota Center will be featured Tuesday at 7 o’clock.
We’ll have a double-feature Thursday, beginning with Hockey Night at 7 as the Wild host Cowichan Valley from last Friday. Then Eric Granstrom will be mat-side at Eastmont where the Wildcats host Eisenhower in Big-9 wrestling. It will air immediately following hockey.
Friday night’s game will be the boy’s game between Wenatchee and Eastmont from their meeting at the Town Toyota Center earlier this month. That will be 7 o’clock Friday.
Grant Olson will have the action Saturday as Wenatchee hosts Davis in a doubleheader. The girls game will be LIVE with our pregame at 5:30. The boys will follow at 7:30 here on your home for LOCAL sports, 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 And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you. You can send us an email at, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.

Good morning Dan. Coming up tonight on the NCWLIFE Evening News, more snow is upon us, how much will we get and long will it last? I’ll let you know in your Northcentral Washington weather forecast and Eric Granstrom will be in with a look at the day’s sports action. That, all the day’s news and more coming up tonight at 5, 6 and 10 on the NCWLIFE Evening News, hope to see you then, Dan.