NCWLIFE Evening News October 16


Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:


For those watching on our Facebook, tune in to LocalTel channel 12 or Charter channel 19, or stream us live at for the full evening newscast tonight. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight—a house fire scorches the inside of a Wenatchee home, we’ll profile more candidates in this upcoming election and Jay Seabeck has a report from the annual Rocky Reach Dam Round up. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Orondo Fire, Ballard Ambulance and the Washington State Patrol responded to the report of a head-on collision above Daroga State Park on U.S. 97 north of Orondo this morning.


On arrival, fire units found a four-vehicle, head-on collision involving three passenger vehicles and one semi with a trailer. On initial investigation, it appeared one of the passenger vehicles crossed the center line striking the semi. One patient was trapped in a vehicle requiring extrication.


The extrication was made difficult as the front end of the vehicle was destroyed in the accident, leaving no points to pull with the Jaws of Life. Entrance was gained by chaining to the front of a fire engine, then pulling the dash and cowling away from the patient. Three patients were treated at the scene and two were transported by ambulance to Central Washington Hospital. No names or status of those hospitalized has been given. The accident remains under investigation.

Traffic was slowed today along U.S. 97 Blewett Pass when a semi-truck hauling apples rolled onto its side.


According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore, the accident occurred at mile post 170.


Moore says 56-thousand pounds of apples spilled to the side of the highway.


The accident was reported in the 11 o’clock hour this morning and traffic was delayed for several hours as crews controlled traffic around the scene.

There was no school for students at Peshastin-Dryden Elementary school today as a precaution due to E. Coli detected in the water by the water district on Friday. A boil advisory was issued for water customers on Saturday afternoon, which still remains in place. All Cascade Schools remained open. The test found contamination in one of the water sources, and the cause of the contamination is under investigation. Residents are advised to boil water or purchase bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation until further notice.

Chelan County Fire District 1 officials say the cause of an early morning house fire yesterday in Wenatchee is still under investigation.


Fire crews made quick work of the fire at 727 South Chelan Avenue around 1:15 a.m. Sunday and kept the fire confined to the 910-square foot residence. But, the interior of the home did suffer significant damage. An elderly man who lived in the residence was severely burned and was transported to Central Washington Hospital. Hospital officials are considering moving him to Harborview Medical Center because of the significance of his upper body burns. and transported to Central Washington Hospital where his condition is unknown. The small house was built in 1916 and fire officials say the construction and age of the house were a factor.

It’s Harvest Season in North Central Washington and Halloween is right around the corner. The Rocky Reach Dam visitor Center hosted the annual harvest roundup yesterday, the event gave visitors the opportunity to embrace the fall season and get some practice for trick or treating on Halloween. NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck has the story. . .

Coming up, we’ll take a look at the Apple Blossom Auction and the city of Wenatchee locks in funding from the state to extend McKittrick Street. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

The 22nd Annual Apple Blossom Auction is slated for this Saturday, with a theme for attendees at the fundraiser. Darci Christoferson, administrator for the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival stopped by Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with Dan Kuntz to talk more about the social event. . .

The city of Wenatchee will soon receive over 950-thousand dollars from the State Department of Commerce to extend McKittrick Street toward Hawley Street.


The project looked to be doomed earlier this year when the state legislature failed to pass a capital budget. But, when the Community Economic Revitalization Board withdrew a request for funds earlier this month the money became available to the city of Wenatchee for the north end project. The money will be used to acquire the right-of-way need to extend McKittrick and will pay for the demolition of an old Stemilt Growers building. City officials say the funding should arrive over the next 30-60 days.

You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, your sports update followed by today’s feature story. That and much more still to come on NCWLIFE News, stay with us./


On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from Friday…


Eastmont celebrated Senior Night with some big plays by seniors Cameron Scaramozzino and Devon Schneider in a 21-7 win over visiting Eisenhower.  Grant Olson and Jay Seabeck had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…


Also on Friday…


Wenatchee 41, Davis 6 (Austin Blakney threw for 4 TD’s, the defense had a pic-6, and punt block TD)
Cashmere 29, Cascade 6 (Bulldogs win the Pear Bowl, Cashmere blocked 2 1
QTR punts, led to 2-TD’s)
Omak 41, Chelan 10
Odessa 66, Entiat 20
Waterville-Mansfield 14, Liberty Bell 12 (Shockers win homecoming on last-minute TD to tie, 2pt to win)

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from Saturday…


West Valley 1, Wenatchee 0 (Rams scored in the 69
minute to end Wenatchee’s 10-game win streak)

Wenatchee finished 3
in its own Invitational tournament at Wenatchee High School Saturday
Cascade 3, Cashmere 0

The Wenatchee Wild split a pair of game in BCHL play over the weekend…


On Friday, Wenatchee got three, third-period goals by Chad Sasaki, August Von Ungern and Jasper Weatherby to win at West Kelowna 4-to-2.  Saturday, the Wild were back home hosting the Merritt Centennials.  Arch Ecker had the hard-luck call on the Wenatchee Wild Network…


The Wild will travel to Salmon Arm for a 7 o’clock game tomorrow night.

It’s not even Halloween and it was a frightful weekend in college football for Washington’s two big teams…


First, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was sacked 9-times, threw 5-interceptions in a 37-to-3 spanking at Cal Friday night.  The Cougars turned the ball over 7 times in a very forgetful game.

Then on Saturday, Washington also had a dreadful game at Arizona State as the SunDevils score 13-first-half points and held the formerly #5-ranked Huskies scoreless until 5:35 left in the game.

On a couple brighter notes, Central Washington pummeled Western Oregon 42-nothing and Eastern Washington had no trouble with Montana State, winning 41-17.

While the Seahawks had a bye yesterday, the rest of the NFC West was in action…


Kirk Cousins threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Washington hung on to beat the 49ers 26-24.  San Francisco’s now winless in 6 games.

Adrian Peterson rushed for two touchdowns and 134 yards in his Arizona debut as the Cardinals held off a ferocious 27-point fourth quarter comeback by Tampa Bay to beat the Buccaneers 38-33.

Pharoh Cooper returned the opening kickoff 103 yards for one of two special teams touchdowns for the Rams as L-A beat Jacksonville 27-17.  The win moves Los Angeles back into first place in the NFC West.

Justin Turner hit a walk-off, 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th to give the Dodgers a 4-1 win over Chicago Sunday night and a 2-zero lead in the N-L-C-S…


Game 3 will be in Chicago tomorrow night at 6 o’clock and can be seen on TBS.

Game 3 of the A-L-C-S is tonight in New York where the Yankees trail Houston two games to none…


The series has been all about pitching so far as Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander put the clamps on New York’s offense in the first two games Friday and Saturday.  The Stros will send Charlie Morton to the mound today against the Yankee’s C.C. Sabathia.  First pitch is at 5 o’clock on FS1.


Thanks Eric…

And now on to our feature story tonight, a man who survived a suicide attempt at the Golden Gate Bridge shares his story to spread suicide prevention awareness. . .

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of today’s stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.


 And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

Expect mostly dry conditions today as high pressure tries to hold on. A large trough of low pressure and associated cold front are flattening the ridge and will begin to move our way tonight and into tomorrow.  With the arrival of the storm system, we can expect a wetter and windier weather pattern Tuesday through Thursday. We do have a wind advisory in place tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. where we could see 20 to 30 mph winds with gusts to 45 mph. Another cold front late in the week will cool the region down again to more seasonal temperatures and will usher in the return of valley rain showers and mountain snow.

Closing out our newscast today, it’s a hard life to be a baby, sometimes you just have to kick back and let your worries slip away. . .


That video came to us from one of our producers Kaitlin Hetterscheidt featuring her 5-month old niece Juni Walker. If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on NCWLIFE News, message us on our Facebook Page at 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). Also, tune in to NCWLife Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and all the latest news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.