NCWLIFE Evening News October 11, 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, A truck towing a tank filled with road sealant crashed on Highway 243 in Grant County early Thursday afternoon, spilling gallons of sealant on the roadway. It’s not something you see every day, but a golf cart burst into flames at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan last night, and, For Washington state hunters, this is one of the biggest weekends of the year.     

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A Lake Wenatchee man must serve six years in prison after pleading guilty to meth and heroin charges. 32-year-old Michael Stephen Arthur pleaded Wednesday to counts of heroin possession and meth possession with intent to deliver, as well as related charges.

Drug task force detectives found more than a pound of meth in Arthur’s vehicle during a July 30th search of his home on Brae Burn Road. Investigators said the home was in filthy condition, with six adults and two minor children living there. Four other adult residents are charged with multiple drug offenses.

A truck towing a tank filled with road sealant crashed on Highway 243 early Thursday afternoon, spilling 60 gallons of the sealant on the roadway. The Washington State Patrol said 18-year-old Sonny Skeet of Mesa was driving about eight miles south of Mattawa when his truck experienced a steering defect.

He lost control and the trailer he was towing turned sideways and flipped, landing in the bed of the pickup. The crash blocked both lanes of the highway, which was closed for two hours. Skeet was cited for speeding and defective equipment.

It’s not something you see every day, but a golf cart burst into flames at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan last night. About 5:00 p.m., Chelan Fire and Rescue firefighters arrived to find the cart fully engulfed.

It was being driven by an employee of the resort, who escaped without injury. Crews quickly extinguished the blaze, but the cart was a total loss.

For Washington state hunters, this is one of the biggest weekends of the year. NCWLIFE Sports Director Eric Granstrom tells us more. . .

Coming up next, The Wenatchee Convention Center could see some structural changes in the future as the City looks to make the facility more regionally competitive. It’s time again for the annual Fall Harvest Roundup at Rocky Reach Park, and, we will let you know about some of the other events happening around the valley for you to enjoy this weekend. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

The Wenatchee Convention Center could see some structural changes in the future as the City looks to make the facility more regionally competitive.

The City is moving forward with plans to possibly redevelop the facility in order to adapt to a changing convention market. Last night the City Council was presented with the results of a consultant’s study that recommends pursuing a strategic expansion of the 40 year old facility. The Wenatchee Convention Center is smaller than competing venues in Yakima, The Tri-Cities and Vancouver. The study looked at the increasing influence of the millennial generation and how it’s looking for more open-air venues with advanced technology. The Council has approved a recommendation to move forward with a possible plan of action. But Mayor Frank Kuntz says building a bigger facility is not the answer . . .

The Council has authorized spending 65-thousand dollars out of the Convention Center’s budget reserves to pay for the conceptual plans.

It’s time again for the annual Fall Harvest Roundup at Rocky Reach Park, with lots of activities planned Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Trick or treat bags are available for children and there will be hayrides, musical entertainment and hot dogs. The Rocky Reach Park and Discovery Center will be closed Saturday to prepare for the event.

Time now to find out what other events are happening around the valley for you to enjoy this weekend. Here’s NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson. . .

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When she joined Congress last year, Kim Schrier signed up for the House Agriculture Committee. In tonight’s feature story, the freshman 8th District Democrat told NCWLIFE’s Jefferson Robbins she wanted to do her best work on behalf of the region’s farmers, and help to eradicate childhood hunger. . .

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.

The Eastmont Wildcats are off to a 5-and-oh start to the season and narrowly escaped its first Big-9 game a week ago in double overtime over West Valley.  The Davis Pirates are 3-and-2 overall, 1-and-oh in Big-9 play.  The two teams meet tonight at Wildcat Stadium in East Wenatchee and Eastmont Coach Michael Don says he expects Davis to be ready for the challenge…

Junior defensive lineman Max Prazer is a multisport guy who says his winter extracurricular activity helps in in football…

We’ll have Davis and Eastmont featured on our Friday Night Lights tonight with Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson on the play-by-play.  The pregame begins at 6:45.

The Wenatchee Panthers are down in Yakima taking on the West Valley Rams tonight.  So far, Wenatchee’s Nate Blauman is having an incredible season, rushing for over 800-yards in 5-games.  Coach Scott Devereaux says teams are eventually going to bring more guys in the box to stop the run, so they’ll have to have a different attack…

The week-to-week grind of being a senior, keep you grades up and participating in extracurricular activities can be tough.  Nate Black has added to his plate with big plans for the future AFTER high school…

Wenatchee and West Valley kickoff at 7 at the Ram’s new stadium in Yakima.

Here’s the rest of the prep footballs schedule for tonight.  Moses Lake will try to earn its first win of the season at Eisenhower.  The game of the week is probably in Omak where the Pioneers host Cascade tomorrow night.  Cashmere plays at Chelan in the 66th Battle for the Bronze Shoe.  The Goats haven’t held the shoe since 2014, by the way.  The Battle of the Basin is in Ephrata where the Tigers host Quincy.  Manson’s at Kettle Falls.  Waterville-Mansfield hosts the defending State Champion Almira-Coulee-Hartline Warriors.  And Entiat is at Soap Lake.

Turning back the page to yesterday on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in girls soccer…

Omak topped Chelan 2-to-1.  Cashmere blanked Okanogan 1-nil.  Lake Roosevelt shut out Manson 2-nil.  Quincy got by Grandview 2-1.  And Ephrata eked by East Valley 1-nil.

On the volleyball courts last night, West Valley swept Eastmont 25-15, 18 and 14.  Wenatchee took care of Sunnyside in three, winning 25-12, 20 and 21.  Okanogan blanked Cashmere 3-0.  Entiat survived against Riverside Christian 3-to-2.  Waterville-Mansfield topped Tonasket 3-0.  And Ephrata swept Wapato in three games.

Eastmont and Moses Lake were victorious at Lions Pool in Yakima yesterday.  The Wildcats beat Sunnyside 122-to-42 and West Valley 128-to-44.  The Chiefs topped Eisenhower 113 to 67 and Davis 123-to-64.

It will be Houston and New York in the American League Championship Series…

Houston scored four runs in the first inning en route to a 6-1 victory in Game 5 of the ALDS against Tampa Bay.  The four runs was plenty for Astro’s starter Gerrit Cole, who ran his post-season record to 2-and-oh by going 8-innings and allowing 1-run on 2-hits with 10-strikeouts.

Game 1 of the ALCS will be Saturday in Houston at 5:08 on FOX.

Game 1 of the NLCS between St. Louis and Washington is tonight at 5:08 on TBS.

There’s a full slate of college football on the schedule for tomorrow…

Washington State plays at #18 Arizona State at 12:30 on FS1.  Eastern Washington will kick off at 1:05 on the red carpet against Northern Colorado.  Central Washington has a home game at 6 against Azusa Pacific.  And Washington play at Arizona tomorrow night at 8 o’clock.

On the prep schedule this weekend…

Cascade hosts Omak in girls soccer at 11am.  Quincy travels to Ellensburg at Noon.  Ephrata also has a 12pm kickoff at Grandview.  At 1 it’s Cashmere hosting Moses Lake; Sunnyside’s at Wenatchee; and Eastmont travels to West Valley.  At 4 o’clock, it’s Davenport at Manson.

There’s only two volleyball games tomorrow with Waterville-Mansfield playing at Liberty Bell at 12:30.  Eastmont hosts Selah at 1 o’clock.

And the Wenatchee Wild host the West Kelowna Warriors for two games this weekend at the Town Toyota Center…

Both games start at 7:05.  We’ll have a preview coming up later this morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, with snowy weather having already descended on much of the state, a lot of people have been asking state officials if studded tires will be allowed early this year.

No, says the Washington State Department of Transportation. It would take a large statewide snow event to change the November 1st date they become legal. And with no such event in the forecast, you’ll likely need to wait.

Now with a look at what’s coming up on Monday’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, here’s Dan Kuntz, 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 weekend.