NCWLIFE Evening News October 19

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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 NCWLIFE.com for the full evening newscast tonight. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight—a Grant County Narcotics Team makes a record drug bust totaling 1.2 million dollars…a woman is injured after getting hit by a car near Dryden and ballots are on the way…we’ll have more candidates to profile for you tonight. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Arson investigators were combing through the ruins of a residential structure fire this morning in Wenatchee. Police and crews were called out around 5:20 this morning to the fire located at a vacant two-story home in the 15-hundred block of Walla Walla Avenue. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department describes what happened. . .

 

The fire was put out in short order with no injuries. The name of the homeowner was not released.

A Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team or INET, made a record drug bust totaling 1.2 million dollars this month following a traffic stop made last year in Moses Lake.

 

In October of 2016, a suspect was found with nearly eight pounds of meth and heroin. A narcotics team investigation led to an additional seven warrants served, netting more than 25 pounds of meth, seven pounds of heroin and 40 pounds of processed marijuana. Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones said this is the largest drug seizure in the history of INET.With the help of Moses Lake Police, Jose Miranda was arrested last year during the traffic stop, leading to the arrest of Maria Chavez Diaz, 27 of Moses Lake. Also recovered were nine guns, two of them stolen, body armor, a money counter and a metal detector with warrants served on homes and storage units throughout Grant County. This latest INET arrest comes on the heels of an arrest earlier this month where law enforcement officials seized 41-thousand pounds of marijuana, 56 illegal firearms and a large amount of cash throughout Grant County.

A Peshastin woman was injured Wednesday after she was struck by a pick-up truck while attempting to walk cross Highway 2 near Dryden.

 

A State Patrol report identified the woman as 64-year old Esperanza Curiel Castaneda. She was hit after the driver of a 2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup, driven by 66-year old Roger Baird of Peshastin, swerved to avoid hitting her as she was attempting to cross all four lanes of the highway. Castaneda was transported to Central Washington Hospital for treatment. She has been cited for failing to yield to traffic.

For the fourth year in a row Pybus Public Market is displaying a large bra chandelier in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  Erin Cass of Wellness Place and Steve Robinson of Pybus Public Market explain how the project came together.

 

The chandelier will also be making an appearance at the Town Toyota Center on the 28th of this month for the Wenatchee Wild’s annual Pink at the Rink game.

Coming up, with ballots on the way, we’ll continue our series of profiles on candidates for Leavenworth City Council. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

 

Coming soon to a mailbox near you. . . .ballots for the November 7th general election that were mailed out today in North Central Washington. In Chelan and Douglas Counties voters will be deciding non-partisan contests for several school board, city council and special taxing district positions. Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall says there are currently over 20-thousand registered voters . . .

 

Duvall predicts a 50 percent voter turnout. But, his counterpart in Chelan County ups that prediction to 70 percent . . .

 

Chelan County has over 43-thousand registered voters. Ballots must be mailed back to the auditors offices with the November 7th postmark. If this is your first election, you can register to vote until October 30th, but only in person at the auditor’s office.

There are three City Council positions in Leavenworth at play this election and tonight, as our candidate profiles continue, we will focus on the Position 4 Seat. The two candidates are Carolyn Wilson and Jason Lundgren. Wilson is 67-years old and has been a council member since 2011.

 

She held the same position from 2002-2006 and has also served as mayor pro-tem for the last three years. One of the causes Wilson has championed is free parking for Leavenworth citizens. She says her experience in city government is an asset in terms of learning state statutes and organizing city ordinances. Jason Lundgren is 42-years old, is the Executive Director of the Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group and was a former staff member for the state Recreation and Conservation Office in Olympia.

 

Lundgren believes his work experience brings him in contact with diverse interest groups and stakeholders and hopes to apply that experience to problem-solving on the city council. Tomorrow night on the NCWLife Evening News we will highlight the two candidates running for Leavenworth City Council Position 5, Sharon Faye Waters and Gary Planagan.

Coming off another legislative session that went into extra innings, Sen. Brad Hawkins wants to talk about modernizing the session schedule to help lawmakers make the most of their limited time to meet at the state Capitol. Steve Hair has more. . .

Congressman Dave Reichert visited Wenatchee High School this afternoon to present the group Mariachi Huenachi with a special gift from the White House…

 

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 Prep Schedule for today in Soccer…

 

Okanogan at Chelan, 4pm
Manson at Tonasket, 4:30pm
Cascade at Omak, 4:30pm
Wenatchee at Moses Lake, 7pm (Panthers can clinch the regular season title with a win tonight)
Eastmont at Sunnyside, 7pm (Wildcats could really use a win to snap 3-game losing streak)

On the Volleyball Court tonight…

 

Entiat at Pateros, 5pm
Waterville-Mansfield at Bridgeport, 6:30pm
Cascade at Omak, 6:30pm
Okanogan at Chelan, 6:30pm
Moses Lake at Wenatchee, 7pm – Eric & LeAnne and the NCWLIFE cameras will be there to tape it
(Panthers are currently 2
nd
place in Big 9…can clinch #2 seed behind West Valley with win tonight)
Sunnyside at Eastmont, 7pm (Wildcats need to win 2-of-final-3 to host a district play-in game)

Also coming up for local high schools today…

 

Slow Pitch Softball
Eisenhower at Wenatchee (DH), 3pm

Swimming & Diving
Wenatchee at Eastmont at 11-Dive Meet in Moses Lake, 4pm

It’s Thursday, so that means its Hockey Night tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

It all begins at 7 o’clock when the voice of the Wild Arch Ecker sits down with Coach and General Manager Bliss Littler to talk about the recent Wenatchee games and their upcoming opponents.  In addition, assistant coach Chris Clark interviews a player on Clarky’s Corner. 

 

That will be followed at about 7:15 with Wenatchee’s game versus the Vernon Vipers from the Town Toyota Center from October 11th.  Be sure to catch it all tonight during Hockey Night on the NCWLIFE Channel beginning at 7.

The Yankees head back to Houston with a 3-2 lead in the American League Championship Series after a 5-0 shutout of the Astros last night in Game 5…

 

Aaron Judge delivered an RBI double and scored on Didi Gregorius’ RBI single that chased Astros ace Dallas Keuchel in the fifth inning, while Masahiro Tanaka fired seven shutout innings to help the Yankees win their third straight in the series.  Tanaka’s two starts of seven shutout innings tie Roger Clemens and Whitey Ford for the most in a single postseason by a Yankees pitcher.  Game 6 will be in Houston Friday at 5 o’clock on FS1.

Javier Baez (BYE-ehz) delivered two solo home runs to keep the Cubs alive in the National League Championship Series as Chicago topped the Dodgers 3-2 at Wrigley last night…

 

Wilson Contreres also delivered a tape-measure 491-foot solo home run to give Chicago fans one more chance to gather at the ballpark tonight for a Game 5.  Los Angeles tries for a second consecutive night to move on to the World Series and will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound to face the Cub’s Jose Quintana.  First pitch is at 5 o’clock on TBS.

 

Thanks Eric…

In late July 2016, four Wenatchee men set out on an artic river expedition. Traveling by canoe, the adventurers, Andy Dappen, Neal Hedges, Paul Hessburg and Robbie Scott, journeyed to Point Lake Canada where they began a 350-mile journey through the Coppermine River and the Inuit Village of Kugluktuk. It took over 25 days to complete their journey and Paul Hessburg documented it all through use of poetry and photography. . .

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.

 

Arson investigators were combing through the ruins of a residential structure fire this morning in Wenatchee. Police and crews were called out around 5:20 this morning to the fire located at a vacant two-story home in the 15-hundred block of Walla Walla Avenue. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department describes what happened. . .

 

The fire was put out in short order with no injuries. The name of the homeowner was not released.

A Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team or INET, made a record drug bust totaling 1.2 million dollars this month after a traffic stop made last year in Moses Lake. In October of 2016, a suspect was found with nearly eight pounds of meth and heroin. A narcotics team investigation led to an additional seven warrants served, netting to more than 25 pounds of meth, seven pounds of heroin and 40 pounds of processed marijuana. Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones said this is the largest drug seizure in the history of INET.With the help of Moses Lake Police, a Jose Miranda was arrested last year during the traffic stop, leading to the arrest of Maria Chavez Diaz, 27 of Moses Lake. Also recovered were nine guns, two of them stolen, body armor, a money counter and a metal detector with warrants served on homes and storage units throughout Grant County. This latest INET arrest comes on the heels of an arrest earlier this month where law enforcement officials seized 41-thousand pounds of marijuana, 56 illegal firearms and a large amount of cash throughout Grant County.

A Peshastin woman was injured Wednesday after she was struck by a pick-up truck while attempting to walk cross Highway 2 near Dryden.

 

A State Patrol report identified the woman as 64-year old Esperanza Curiel Castaneda. She was hit after the driver of a 2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup, driven by 66-year old Roger Baird of Peshastin, swerved to avoid hitting her as she was attempting to cross all four lanes of the highway. Castaneda was transported to Central Washington Hospital for treatment. She has been cited for failing to yield to traffic.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

The forecast area remained a little wet today as a low- pressure system slowly sags through the region. A cold front just off the Washington coast will follow on Friday for showers, gusty winds and cooler temperatures. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts 25 to 35 mph will be likely tomorrow. Then on Saturday through Sunday night, a large, moist, atmospheric river of precipitation and a strong upper jet stream aimed right at our area will bring heavy amounts of rain and areas of windy conditions through the weekend. Weather models show the potential for 4-7 inches of precipitation near the Cascade crest here in Chelan County with significant slop-over spilling into Stehekin…Plain…and Leavenworth with 2-3 inches of rain possible. The rain combined with mountain snow melt will lead to rises on area rivers and streams but no flooding is expected at this time although the Stehekin River will be closely monitored. Mountain snow will also be a distinct possibility on Saturday. The cold front then passes through on Sunday afternoon with much warmer temperatures. As the upper level ridge of high pressure builds we can expect much quieter weather on Monday into much of next week with high temperatures in the upper 50’s to middle 60’s.

Our final story for you tonight comes from Nathan Dappen, nephew of Andy Dappen, one of the four Wenatchee men who canoed the Coppermine River as you just saw in our feature story. Coincidently Nathan was in the same Canoe his uncle completed his journey in and found himself up close and personal with a giant whale. . .

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.