NCWLIFE Evening News November 14, 2019


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, The Cashmere woman accused of injuring three people in a Spokane car accident is on her way to face charges, and, State officials are asking hunters and others to keep an eye out for a missing plane in northwest Washington.   

But first, we begin tonight. . .

The couple suspected in a Coulee City campsite robbery that injured one man and sparked a month-long manhunt are in custody tonight. Kye M. Shelton and Becca Rae Rosenburg were arrested Wednesday in Yakima County. The two are charged in Douglas County with second-degree robbery, theft, assault and reckless endangerment. Police say they were part of a team of at least five adults in two cars who set out to steal portable generators from a campsite on Banks Lake on September 27th. The robbery turned violent when the campers returned to the site, found the crime in progress, and struggled with the thieves.  Shelton and Rosenburg allegedly had four children in their minivan at the time. One of them was Rae’Ana Rosenburg, the child who survived 20 minutes in icy water after falling into a Rock Island pond last February. Both Shelton and Rosenburg are being held on $50,000 dollars bail, and will be brought to Douglas County for arraignment. The children are now in foster care.

The Cashmere woman accused of injuring three people in a Spokane car accident is on her way to face charges.

21-year-old Jessica Hailey Fisk is charged with three counts of vehicular assault for the April 1st crash, in which she allegedly struck a minivan at 68 miles an hour and injured the driver and two minor children on the campus of Whitworth University. Fisk was jailed in Chelan County on identity theft charges. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday to time served. She must be transported to Spokane County on a warrant.

State officials are asking hunters and others to keep an eye out for a missing plane in northwest Washington. The Cessna 182 Skyline disappeared Monday after Terry Coleman took off from the Colville airport for what was expected to be a one-hour flight before returning to Colville.

Numerous agencies, led by the Washington Department of Transportation, have been searching for the plane since Coleman’s wife reported him missing that afternoon.

The search today was focused on the Sullivan Lake, Ione and Colville areas. Both air and ground crews are being used. Radar recorded a plane in the Sullivan Lake area shortly after his takeoff but it is uncertain if it was Coleman’s Cessna. He has an emergency locator on the plane but no signals have been detected.

Coming up next, The Chelan Valley Housing Trust is throwing a more literal version of a house warming party this weekend. We’ll let you know about some of the events going on this weekend, and The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office bid a happy retirement to K9 officer Majky (Madge-key) today. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

The Chelan Valley Housing Trust is throwing a more literal version of a house warming party this weekend, making way for “S’more affordable homes.” NCWLIFE’s Kaitlin Hetterscheidt explains. . .

Let’s check in with NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson for a look at what’s happening around around the valley for you to enjoy this weekend. . .

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office bid a happy retirement to K9 officer Majky (Madge-key) today. Madge-key has only been with the department since 2017 but health issues made retirement the best option for the Dutch and German Shepherd mix, the department said.

In a statement, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said it was a short but meaningful career for Madge-key, who will now get to enjoy endless treats, snuggles and lots of lazy time.

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.

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Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tonight, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Matchbox the cat. . .

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.

For 77-minutes last night, it looked like Eastmont was going to earn a spot in the quarterfinals of the State 4-A Soccer Tournament.  But then came those final three minutes…

Mead erased a 1-nil lead in the final three minutes, scoring two goals and ending Eastmont’s season 2-1 at Wildcat Stadium.

The Panthers came out swinging in the first half, but Eastmont absorbed every blow, going into the intermission scoreless.  Jayden Brown broke the stalemate 5-minutes into the second half, giving the Wildcats a 1-nothing lead.

We’ll pick up the action there as Eric Granstrom and Matt Wisen had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Eastmont ends its season 13-4-and-2.  Mead goes on to face Gonzaga Prep in the quarterfinals.

Also last night in the 1-A Tournament, Freeman beat La Salle 2-nil.  So the Scotties will take on Cascade in the quarterfinals Saturday.  The time and location will be determined today and we’ll have that tonight with Eric during the NCWLIFE Evening News.

The State B Volleyball Tournaments is underway today at Yakima’s SunDome…

Pateros advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over Neah Bay.  It was a classic!  The scores were 26-24, 25-22, 17-25, 24-26, 15-13).  The Nannies is facing Odessa this afternoon.  Meanwhile, Almira-Coulee Hartline also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Shorelins, 25-21, 17 and 23.  The Warriors are facing Puget Sound Advent tonight.

Lake Roosevelt dropped back to the consolation bracket with a 3-1 loss to Kalama this morning 25-15, 13-25, 16-25 and 21-25.  We’re still waiting on a score from Brewster and Colfax.  The Raiders face Chewelah in a must win game tonight in the consolation bracket.

Cashmere’s All-State and nationally-ranked basketball phenom Hailey VanLith will make an announcement Saturday about her college of choice.  The signing ceremony will be held at Cashmere High School. 

VanLith is in her senior year and has been recruited heavily since she was a freshman by the best colleges across the country.  Apparently, VanLith has narrowed the candidates to either Baylor or the University of Louisville.

Hailey’s announcement is open to the public and will start at Noon Saturday in Cashmere’s Ron Doane Memorial Gymnasium.  Our own Rachael Mandellis will be there to cover it and have an exclusive interview for us Monday here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

The Big-9 All League Football team selections have been announced…

Wenatchee’s Nate Blauman shares League MVP honors with Sunnyside’s Mike Rivera.  Chase Loidhamer is the Lineman of the Year.  Coach of the Year is Scott Devereaux.  The Offensive Line of the Year is Eastmont while Wenatchee’s front is the Defensive Line of the Year.

Local selections on the 1st Team in offense is Wenatchee’s Camden Sirmon at quarterback; Eastmont’s Carson Talley and Wenatchee’s Nate Blauman at running back; the Panther’s Riley Kunz at tight end; and offensive lineman Andrew Snyder and Tony Ortega of Eastmont and Wenatchee’s Sim Cass and Vincent Bentely.

1st Team Defense Selections are Eastmont’s Wesley McIlwaine at defensive back; Wenatchee’s JJ Jelsing at defensive back; Jeremy Gregerson at linebacker for Eastmont; and defensive lineman Dominic Torres and Max Prazer of the Wildcats and the Panther’s Chase Loidhamer.  1st Team Special Teams return specialist is Eastmont’s Wesley McIlwaine.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, if you’ve even wondered how a semi hauling an extremely long and unbendable girder would get through a roundabout, a video from the Washington State Department of Transportation has the answer. The girders were delivered last week for a new overpass on Interstate 90 near Medical Lake, take a look. . .

Now let’s 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 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.