Grant Olson brings you your Friday night evening news, Tonight’s top story. A driver apparently fell asleep Thursday afternoon on Highway 2 near Orondo, causing a three-vehicle collision that hospitalized two people.
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, Four dogs suspected of mauling a Wenatchee woman while she walked on Number 2 Canyon last week are in quarantine. A Wenatchee man is in jail for allegedly stealing the same car twice this week, and trying to sell it, and, A Wenatchee man is jailed after allegedly threatening fellow house guests with a BB pistol, and attacking them with a club.
But first, we begin tonight. . .
Orondo Wreck A driver apparently fell asleep Thursday afternoon on Highway 2 near Orondo, causing a three-vehicle collision that hospitalized two people. Trooper John Bryant of the Washington State Patrol said 60-year-old Michael Townsend of Omak was driving a 2010 Pontiac sedan eastbound about 1:20 p.m. when he crossed the center line and clipped a westbound 2014 Toyota Highlander. Townsend’s Pontiac then collided with a 2014 Subaru driven by 58-year-old Tammy Long of East Wenatchee. Bryant said Townsend and Long were transported to Central Washington Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Long reportedly suffered a fractured arm. The driver of the Toyota and his passenger were not injured. The highway was closed down about 10 miles north of Wenatchee for about 45 minutes while the scene was cleared. Townsend was charged with 2nd degree negligent driving.
Dogs Captured Four dogs suspected of mauling a Wenatchee woman while she walked on Number 2 Canyon last week are in quarantine. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society reports the dogs were found and impounded five days after the January 23rd attack, in which the victim said she was badly bitten after the owner released the dogs from his car. Because they have no vaccination record, they’ll remain quarantined for 10 days. Criminal citations against the dogs’ owner are possible.
Stolen Car Chase A Wenatchee man is in jail for allegedly stealing the same car twice this week, and trying to sell it. Dylan Andrew Rice, who’s 28, is accused of stealing a Honda Civic from Cashmere Street on Sunday, abandoning it, and then stealing it again after it was returned to the owner. On the second theft, Wenatchee police say Rice took the car on a joyride to Chelan, then tried to sell it to a relative. Police arrested him Thursday after they spotted him driving the car near Fifth and Princeton streets. He allegedly admitted to the crimes.
House Party Rumpus A Wenatchee man is jailed after allegedly threatening fellow house guests with a BB pistol, and attacking them with a club. 41-year-old William McClelland Davis allegedly came to a home on Walker Avenue early Wednesday where some acquaintances lived, and refused to leave when the party broke up around 8:45 in the morning. Witnesses told Wenatchee police Davis brandished a realistic-looking BB pistol and swung a wooden baton, injuring two people. Police say they’ll seek two charges against Davis of second-degree assault.
TEASE -Coming up next, A Central Washington University student who traveled abroad is now undergoing tests in Ellensburg for the coronavirus. At first glance, an interactive map of the coronavirus spread appears to show a case in the Wenatchee Valley, but, looks can be deceiving, and, Ramon Rivera, who raised the Wenatchee School District mariachi program to national prominence as its director, has accepted a job with Mount Vernon High School. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.
Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Coronavirus Ellensburg A Central Washington University student who traveled abroad is now undergoing tests in Ellensburg for the novel coronavirus – the flulike illness that’s infected almost 10,000 people in 23 countries. The Kittitas County Public Health Department says the student went to the CWU campus clinic showing signs of illness, and is now in isolation awaiting test results. Those should be known in 48 to 72 hours. The health department will also monitor people who’ve had contact with that person. So far all of the estimated 213 deaths from the coronavirus have occurred in China. The U.S. State Department on Thursday advised Americans not to travel there.
Coronavirus Map At first glance, an interactive map of the coronavirus spread appears to show a case in the Wenatchee Valley – but looks can be deceiving. Only one case has been verified in Washington, and that’s in Snohomish County. But the interactive map from Johns Hopkins University places a locator, called a “centroid,” at the geographic center of Washington State — which happens to be near Winton and Coles Corner, in the neighborhood of Lake Wenatchee. No coronavirus there. As of Friday there have been six cases confirmed in the entire United States.
Rivera Leaving Ramon Rivera, who raised the Wenatchee School District mariachi program to national prominence as its director, has accepted a job with Mount Vernon High School. Rivera took a leave of absence from his Wenatchee job in November to focus on his third-grade son, who has high-functioning autism. He said the Mount Vernon area is better suited for the challenges his son faces. Rivera will lead the mariachi program at the high school in Skagit County, which will now be separated from the band program under his direction. He will start work in the fall.
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Feature -The 2020 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Royalty Selection Pageant is a little over a week away. In tonight’s feature story, NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom caught up Festival Administrator Darci Christofferson who explained just what the girls are going through and what goes into making the pageant a success. . .
TEASE – 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.
NCWLIFE Channel Sports
Filip Petrusev scored a career-high 31-points to lead #2 Gonzaga to its 14th consecutive win, 87-72 over Santa Clara last night…
The Bulldogs remained unbeaten in West Coast Conference play and improve to 22-and-1 overall. It was a costly win, however, as Killian Tillie left the game with a left ankle sprain.
Washington had just one field goal in the final 6-and-a-half minutes, falling to Arizona 75-72 in Seattle. RaeQuan Battle hit a 3-pointer for the Huskies with 1:45 remaining to give Washington a 72-70 lead, but that would be the only field goal down the stretch.
Jeryn Lucas scored 27-points off the bench to lead Central Washington to an 84-77 win over Simon Fraser.
In Spokane, #12 Gonzaga beat San Diego 57-24. Jessie Loera led the Bulldogs with 14-points while Melody Kempton added 13 off the bench.
Coming up on the women’s schedule tonight, Washington hosts #6 Stanford at 7 while Cal plays at Washington State.
Tomorrow, #12 Gonzaga hosts BYU at 2. Eastern welcomes Sacramento State at 2:05. Then at 5, it’s Montana State Billings at Central Washington.
Finally on Sunday, #6 Stanford travels to Washington State while Washington hosts California.
In men’s college basketball tomorrow, #2 Gonzaga plays at San Francisco at 1. Washington State hosts Arizona at 5 on the Pac-12 Network. Eastern Washington plays at Sacramento State at 7:05. Central Washington hosts Western at 7:15. Then at 7:30, it’s Arizona State at Washington on the Pac-12 Network.
The rival wrestling match between Eastmont and Wenatchee last night lost some of its luster with key injuries on both sides of the mat. But that didn’t stop it from being an entertaining evening as the Panthers topped the Wildcats 48-31…
There was a total of 10-pins combined on the night, starting right out of the gate with the first match at 182-pounds between Eastmont’s Luke Harrison and Wenatchee’s Orlando Rodriguez.
Eric Granstrom and his Dad Dave had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…
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Wenatchee locked down 3rd place in the Big-9 with the win. Each team hopes to get their wrestlers back in time for Districts at Davis next Friday and Saturday.
Also last night, Ellensburg narrowly defeated Quincy 37-31. Toppenish remained unbeaten with a 59-15 win over Ephrata. Chelan edged Okanogan 36-30. And the Goats slipped by Cashmere 39-36. Omak also swept Okanogan and Cashmere to win the regular season Caribou Trail League Title.
There were only 4 contested matches in the girls match between Eastmont and Wenatchee last night, all wins by pin…
But forfeits ruled the night as the Wildcats won 48-30. Bella Andreini and Kelsey Ibarra continued their stellar seasons for the Panthers while Sheila Carena surprised McKayla Cook for the Wildcats…
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The Eastmont girls head to Okanogan this morning for the Invite beginning at 10am. The Brewster, Cascade, Cashmere and Chelan boys will wrestle at the Okanogan Invite tomorrow starting at 10am.
The Big-9 District Bowling Championships will be settled today in Yakima…
Nob Hill Lanes is the site as Eisenhower hosts the tournament beginning at 11 o’clock. The Cadets won the regular season title with Wenatchee 2nd and Eastmont 3rd. The Panthers and Wildcats will look to put up some good numbers as only one team will advance to the State Tournament.
Here’s what we have on schedule in girls basketball tonight…
Eastmont hosts Moses Lake and Grant Olson will be courtside with the play-by-play. We’ll have that at 6:30 here on the NCWLIFE Channel. Also tonight, Wenatchee plays at Sunnyside at 5:45. That’s the same start time for East Valley at Ephrata; Quincy at Ellensburg; and Cascade at Chelan. Waterville-Mansfield hosts Tonasket tonight at 6.
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On the boy’s courts tonight, Ephrata hosts East Valley at 7:15. Quincy plays at Ellensburg while Chelan hosts Cascade at 7:15. Wenatchee travels to Sunnyside at 7:30. And we’ll have Eastmont and Moses Lake from Eastmont High with Grant at 8 here on the NCWLIFE Channel.
Coming up Saturday…
Ephrata visits Quincy for the Battle of the Basin at 3:30. Moses Lake hosts Eisenhower at 5:45. Eastmont plays at Wenatchee at 5:45, which Grant and Eric will have the play-by-play of LIVE on NCWLIFE. Waterville-Mansfield plays at Oroville at 6 o’clock.
In boys basketball Saturday, Quincy hosts Ephrata at 6. Waterville-Mansfield tips it up at Oroville at 7:30. Moses Lake entertains Eisenhower at 7:30. And we’ll have Eastmont and Wenatchee at 7:30 here on NCWLIFE.
It’s worth noting that we’ll also carry the Wenatchee High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony tomorrow at 7. Being enshrined are former standout athletes Dillon Sugg and Isaiah Brandt-Sims as well as former Coach Jay Young.
The Wenatchee Wild are in Trail, B.C. for a British Columbia Hockey League game tonight…
The puck drops at the Cominco Arena at 7 o’clock. Wenatchee returns home tomorrow night to host Coquitlam at the Town Toyota Center. It’s Guns N Hoses Night with special jerseys, and auction, and an exhibition game at 5 between local firefighters and police.
The Kansas City Chiefs are a 1-point favorite against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54 Sunday in Miami…
The AFC Champions and NFC Champions will kick off at 3:30 after hours-and-hours-and-hours of pre-game hype on FOX.
**Now let’s check in with Eric Granstrom for a look at what’s coming up Monday morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Eric. . .
*CLOSE* -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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.