NCWLIFE Evening News October 18

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Good Wednesday 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 NCWLIFE.com for the full evening newscast tonight. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight… But first:

A Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter rescue team responded Sunday afternoon to a climber who was injured in a fall from Snow Creek Wall near Leavenworth. Steve Hair has the details. . .

Washington State Patrol says a 20-year old Mansfield woman was seriously injured yesterday when she decided to jump out of a moving car.

 

The incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 172 near Mansfield. Raquel Solis of Mansfield was in the backseat of a 2005 Ford Freestyle sport utility vehicle, along with her mother and brother, when Trooper Brian Moore says she decided to exit the vehicle because of an apparent argument as the car was traveling 40 mph.. Solis hit her head on the ground upon impact and was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Moore says details surrounding the argument are unclear and the incident is still under investigation.

With the help of an observant and tenacious Douglas County Deputy, a dangerous felon is off the streets tonight. Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says the arrest happened after a county deputy learned that a vehicle he had just seen also had an associated arrest warrant out of LaSalle County, Illinois. The deputy followed the vehicle to a residence and was able to contact the driver and person named in the warrant. Arrested without incident was 35-year old Victor Guerrero of East Wenatchee on charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. Guerrero was booked into the Chelan County Regional Jail.

 

Earlier today, Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore reports that a semi-truck loaded with bark rolled over on U.S. 97 Blewett Pass. The accident blocked a lane of highway 97 which forced Washington State Department of Transportation officials to alternate traffic, which caused delays throughout the afternoon. The driver of the truck was not injured in that accident.

Most Electric Vehicles need to be recharged every 80 to 200 miles, all differing between models and road conditions. This leaves “EV”, or electric vehicle Communters with road-tripping as an impractical choice. Compared to 8,000 registered Electric Vehicles in 2013, Governor Jay Inslee has set a goal to increase that number to at least 50,000 by 2020.

 

In the most recent of efforts to promote electric transportation systems the Washington State Department of Transportation is awarding 1 million dollars in grants to install 15 new fast charging stations throughout Washington State along major Interstates and highways, with the majority of the new stations to be located in the Tri Cities area. Wenatchee already has one charging station and the nearest of the new stations would be located in Vantage. . .

Tonight’s candidate profile takes us to Cashmere where challenger Myra Roy is taking on incumbent David Erickson for Cashmere City Council.

 

Erickson is 52-years old and is the current Wenatchee Parks and Recreations Director. He has also been a Cashmere City Council member since 2013. Erickson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in lands architecture and a master’s degree in

Myra Roy is 76-years old and is a retired secretary and legal assistant for the Department of Homeland Security. While she agrees that progress and growth are fine, she thinks Cashmere needs to remain a small town without many changes. Roy also says the city needs to do a much better job of snow removal in the winter so residents can access sidewalks and streets. Tomorrow we will profile the two candidates vying for a position on the Cascade School District Board.

The U.S. Forest Service is still conducting some area prescribed burns which may create some haze tonight and tomorrow.

 

Two burns were on the schedule today, one in the Methow Valley 5 miles Northwest of Mazama and the other is in the Bailey Springs area near Tonasket. The Forest Service continues to burn piles of slash, logs and large tree limbs designed to help restore the forest’s ecosystem.

Following a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C., Wenatchee High School’s Mariachi Huenachi is back in the Apple Capitol. Group Director Ramon Rivera joined host Dan Kuntz this morning to talk about their exciting experience and how it all came about. . .

 

The group also toured the Supreme Court, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, visited the National Air and Space Museum and took a METRO subway ride.

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 last night, first in soccer…

 

Eastmont entertained West Valley in Big 9 action last night at Wildcat Field.  The two teams played a rather awkward first half until the Rams mounted a rally just before the break.  Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

Meanwhile, in other soccer play…

 

Wenatchee 9, Sunnyside 0 (Maddy Smith with 2-goals and an assist for the Panthers)
Cashmere 13, Chelan 0 (Dani Monroe with 3-goals & 2 assists, Grace Erdmann with 3-goals)
Bridgeport 2, Manson 0

On the volleyball courts last night…

 

Wenatchee 3, Sunnyside 0
West Valley 3, Eastmont 0
Chelan 3, Cashmere 0
Soap Lake 3, Waterville-Mansfield 2

The Wenatchee Wild traveled to Salmon Arm, B.C. for last night’s BCHL game against the Silverbacks…

 

The home squad raced out to a 2-zero lead with goals in the first period.  After a scoreless second, Wenatchee came back to tie it up only to have Salmon Arm retake the lead for good a minute later.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network.  We thank HockeyTV for the highlights and please forgive the audio problems with Arch’s call on the first two goals…

 

Wenatchee returns home Friday to host Surrey and then face Penticton Saturday at the Town Toyota Center.

Saturday night’s 13-7 loss to Arizona State was costly for the University of Washington.  Not just because it knocked them from #5 to #12 in the polls, but because they lost their best offensive lineman to injury…

 

Wenatchee graduate Trey Adams will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee late in the first quarter.  Adams, who many project to be a first or second round NFL draft pick when he comes out, was making his 30th start for Washington in Saturday night’s game.  Later reports indicate Adams has said he’ll return for his senior season with the Huskies.  Washington also lost cornerback Jordan Miller for the season when he broke his left ankle in the game’s final minutes.

Aaron Judge sparked New York’s offense with a solo home run in the 7th and then the Yankees batted around in a four-run 8th to come from behind to beat Houston 6-4 last night in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series…

 

The win evened the series at 2-2 with Game 5 today at 2 o’clock as Dallas Kuechel faces Masahiro Tanaka on FS1.

Yu Darvish and the Dodgers were dominate over the Cubs again in Game 3 last night at Wrigley Field as L-A claimed a 3-0 series lead with a 6-1 victory…

 

Darvish struck out 7 over 6-and-a-thirds while Chris Taylor led the Dodgers offensively with a home run and RBI triple.  Los Angeles can sweep the series with a win tonight in Chicago as Alex Wood faces Jake Arrieta at 6pm on TBS.

 

Thanks Eric…

With Halloween only 6 days away, NCWLIfe’s Steve Hair thought he would go find out what’s hot in Halloween costumes this year. . .

 

And now a recap of our top stories…

A Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter rescue team responded Sunday afternoon to a climber who was injured in a fall from Snow Creek Wall near Leavenworth. Steve Hair has the details. . .

Washington State Patrol says a 20-year old Mansfield woman was seriously injured yesterday when she decided to jump out of a moving car.

 

The incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 172 near Mansfield. Raquel Solis of Mansfield was in the backseat of a 2005 Ford Freestyle sport utility vehicle, along with her mother and brother, when Trooper Brian Moore says she decided to exit the vehicle because of an apparent argument as the car was traveling 40 mph.. Solis hit her head on the ground upon impact and was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Moore says details surrounding the argument are unclear and the incident is still under investigation.

With the help of an observant and tenacious Douglas County Deputy, a dangerous felon is off the streets tonight. Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says the arrest happened after a county deputy learned that a vehicle he had just seen also had an associated arrest warrant out of LaSalle County, Illinois. The deputy followed the vehicle to a residence and was able to contact the driver and person named in the warrant. Arrested without incident was 35-year old Victor Guerrero of East Wenatchee on charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. Guerrero was booked into the Chelan County Regional Jail.

 

Earlier today, Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore reports that a semi-truck loaded with bark rolled over on U.S. 97 Blewett Pass. The accident blocked a lane of highway 97 which forced Washington State Department of Transportation officials to alternate traffic, which caused delays throughout the afternoon. The driver of the truck was not injured in that accident.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

 

The cold front that brought the winds and showers to our area yesterday is now well south and east of the region, but we are far from done with the active weather. A warm front moved into the region this morning and will stall over the region through at least Thursday. This will have two effects on the weather for the next few days. First: The resultant west-southwest flow will tap into deep Pacific moisture associated with a significant Atmospheric river moving across the Pacific coming all the way from China. Second: the warm front will combine with several weak waves that will result in an extended period of precipitation across the Inland Northwest. We have a 40-50% chance of rain through Thursday night. Friday we will see the return of windy conditions with gusts possibly as high as 30 mph. By this weekend, a very wet zonal flow will be over the area over the area as that atmospheric river of subtropical moisture becomes aimed right at our area. On Saturday, we have a 90% chance of rain where we could see around a quarter to a half inch of precipitation. The abundance of precipitation along with snow melt Saturday night into Sunday will lead to rises on area streams and rivers but no flooding is expected. Then by Monday and Tuesday an upper ridge builds for a warming and drying trend with sunny skies and temperatures near 60.

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). 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.