NCWLIFE Evening News October 2


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:


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And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight— following the mass shooting, we’ll talk with two locals who are in Las Vegas, a vehicle v motorcycle accident causes delays on Wenatchee Ave and Chelan County Fire District 3 lifts its burn ban in Leavenworth. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reports the arrest of a suspect in connection with last week’s shooting in Dryden. 34 year old Michael Joseph Hernandez was arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting a 30 year old man at his trailer off Josephine Street.


The incident forced the closure of Hwy 2 last Wednesday afternoon as Deputies searched the area for the gunman. The victim was shot in the leg and then was allegedly pistol-whipped by Hernandez and a second suspect , identified as 43 year old Modesto Bravo Gonzales, after they broke into his home. Gonzalez remains at large. Hernandez faces charges of first degree assault, intimidating a witness and first degree burglary. The unnamed victim is recovering from his injuries.

Former Wenatchee Convention Center catering manager, Ken Boyle now works in Las Vegas in a similar capacity. Boyle spoke to NCWLIFE News about last night’s mass shooting. He says he was home at the time and didn’t know about it until he saw it on this morning’s news.


Wenatchee local Rachel Seabeck, a concierge at MGM Resorts International says shows have been canceled…


Meanwhile, the death toll continues to climb with 58 now confirmed killed with over 200 people injured.

A vehicle vs. motorcycle injury collision in the 1700 block of North Wenatchee Avenue slowed traffic earlier this morning.


A vehicle exiting a private parking lot hit the motorcycle in the attached picture. The injured rider, who’s name not immediately available, was transported to Central Washington Hospital. Motorcycles can be hard to see at times. The accident prompted police to caution motorists to look for all road users including motorcycles and bicycles when entering the roadway.

The outdoor burn ban has been lifted in the Leavenworth area.


Chelan County Fire District 3 announced today burning of yard waste is now legal outside the boundaries of Leavenworth and the City’s Urban Growth area. Burn piles cannot be larger than 4 by 4e feet consisting of natural vegetation only and NO BURNING during windy conditions. The burn ban remains in place for Chelan County Fire District 1 in the Wenatchee area.

Coming up, a luxury hotel breaks ground in East Wenatchee, a brush fire breaks out in Douglas County and five school board candidates will attend a forum on Wednesday. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.\

A new luxury hotel broke ground Friday afternoon in East Wenatchee. Steve Hair files a report . . .

Fire crews have been demobilized after containing a wild-fueled brush fire in Northern Douglas County.


The Whitehall Fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in grassy lands, threatening homes, crops and electrical infrastructure North of Soap Lake. Local resources responded first and worked throughout the afternoon on the fire, with Washington State Fire Mobilization taking command with a Type 3 Incident Management team at 10 p.m.


There were no structures lost or injuries reported. The cause was under investigation.

Newberry Elementary School is the venue for a candidate forum Wednesday evening. The five candidates who are competing for three open school board seats have been invited to attend. The forum starts a 7 pm and its sponsored by the Newberry PTA.


The candidates expected to participate are position 3 incumbent, Claudia DeRobles and her challenger, Sunny Hemphill. Position 4 candidate Michelle Sandberg who is running unopposed and Position 4 incumbent Jennifer Talbot and her opponent, Sarah Knox.

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…first from Friday


Eastmont celebrated homecoming Friday with West Valley in town and were 19-seconds away from pulling off the upset.  Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom had the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel…


Eastmont drops to oh-and-2 in Big 9 play, 1-and-4 on the season with the loss.  Also on Friday…

Post Falls, Idaho 42, Wenatchee 17 (the visitors put up 554-yards of offense in the lopsided victory)
Cascade 27, Omak 14
Zillah 55, Chelan 13
Okanogan 52, Cashmere 7
Manson 14, Tonasket 3 (Trojans improve to 5-and-oh)

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard for Saturday…


In Soccer…
Cascade and Selah played to a 1-1 tie as the Kodiaks had 5 starters out of the lineup with injuries
Cashmere 7, Prosser 1 (Chloe Diaz with 3 goals and Grace Erdmann with 2-goals for the Bulldogs)

In Volleyball…
Cashmere got its first win of the season, knocking off Sunnyside 25-14, 25-23, 20-25 and 25-15.

In college football, the big weekend began with the big win on Friday for the Cougars…


WSU 30, USC 27 (Luke Falk threw for 340 yards and 2 TD’s, Erik Powell kicked a 32-yard FG w/1:40 left)
Central Washington 62, Simon Fraser 0 (Wildcats outgained the visitors 570-to-26 in total offense)
Eastern Washington 52, Sacramento State 31 (Gabe Gubrud threw for 405yds & 5-TD’s, ran for another)
Washington 42, Oregon State 7 (Jake Browning threw for 3-TD’s, Myles Gaskin ran for 113yds & a TD)

The Wenatchee Wild hosted Cowichan Valley Friday at the Town Toyota Center…


And proved to be unfriendly hosts in an 11-to-1 shellacking.  Jasper Weatherby scored a hat trick on ON PERIOD as Wenatchee lit the lamp 6-times in the 2nd period alone and outshot the Capitals in the game 54-to-13.  The Wild are on the road this Friday at Chilliwack; Saturday at Powell River; and Sunday at Cowichan Valley before returning to host Vernon on October 11th.

After a lackluster first half, the Seahawks found their offense in the second half, outscoring Indianapolis 36-to-3 in the second half of a 46-18 win at CenturyLink Field…


Russell Wilson finished 21-of-26 passing for 295-yards and 2 touchdowns along with 2 interceptions.  A quintet of running backs amassed 194-yards on the ground for Seattle and two scores.  A sweet second half ended on a sour note, however, when running back Chris Carson suffered a significant ankle injury.  Coach Pete Carroll said they won’t know if he’ll need surgery until after getting a better look today.  The Seahawks will be on L-A this Sunday to take on the 1st place Rams…


Los Angeles finds itself in first place after an impressive 35-30 win over Dallas Sunday.
In Arizona, Carson Palmer hit Larry Fitzgerald on a 19-yard touchdown pass in overtime to beat San Francisco 18-15.

The season finally came to an end for the Mariners on Sunday…


Eric Young Junior’s 3-run home run capped a 6-run 7th inning for the Angels, who won 6-2 and took two of three from Seattle over the weekend in Anaheim.  James Paxton looked good in his final start of the season, going 6-innings, allowing no-runs on 6-hits and striking out nine.  Seattle finished the season 78-and-84.  Even though they challenged for a Wild Card playoff spot down the stretch, the Mariners had eight less wins than the 2016 team, placing third in the American League West.

The Major League playoffs begin tomorrow with the Wild Card games as Minnesota travels to New York in the American League.  Colorado travels to Arizona in the National League Wild Card game Wednesday night.


Thanks Eric…

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 a recap of our top storie 

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

Today through this weekend, much of the western U.S. will start off under a broad upper level trough of low pressure to our east and a fairly large area of high pressure to our west. The main focus in this trough will be a dynamic and moist storm system pivoting over Montana with early season snow up against the Continental Divide and winter storm warnings for much of that state. Across the Inland Northwest, a drier northerly flow will spread across the region. Dry conditions will abound across central Washington, while temperatures rise a few degrees from yesterday and will continue to climb a degree or two each day until Saturday. By the end of the workweek, high pressure will be sandwiched between two upper level lows. The combination of those weather systems close together causes a tightening of the pressure gradient, which will lend itself to locally windy conditions by this weekend.

As we leave you tonight, something a little light hearted…


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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.