NCWLIFE Evening News October 23

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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—an Ephrata man dies after a two-vehicle collision near Quincy, and we’ll preview the Eastmont School Board meeting tonight discussing Robert E Lee Elementary. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Following torrential rains on Saturday, South Lakeshore Road at Slide Ridge is closed at this time due to a landslide that occurred early this morning. A short, single-lane bypass lane is open to local traffic only. Flaggers will be directing any local traffic. If you don’t live in the impacted area, avoid the area at this time because crews are working to clear the roadway of mud and debris.

A 61-year-old Ephrata man was killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon east of Quincy.

Kelly D. Norris was driving a 2009 Honda Accord around 3 p.m. when his vehicle collided with a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 32-year-old Genaro Vazquez Visoso of Royal City. Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies say Visoso was driving south on Road K-Northwest at high speed and failed to stop at the intersection with Road 9-Northwest, colliding with Norris who was driving east on Road 9. Both vehicles came to rest in a field southeast of the intersection, and Visoso’s car caught fire. Norris died at the scene. Visoso’s condition is unknown.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports that a shooting Saturday night sent a man to Good Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake.

 

Law Enforcement received numerous reports of shots fires around 10:40 in the 1500 block of Arnold Drive at the Larsen Housing project in Moses Lake. Upon arrival, deputies found a man suffering from gunshot wounds on the sidewalk in front of the residence. The man remains hospitalized and is NOT cooperating with law enforcement as the investigation continues.

In what’s expected to be one of the largest crowds in recent memory, tonight, the Eastmont School Board will officially hear the request to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School.

 

It’s the first agenda item at tonight’s 5:30 board meeting. School District Superintendent Garn Christensen will read a summary of public comments the school board has received including e-mails, phone calls and petitions.   The School Board will also review the current board policy regarding naming facilities and student memorials. Tonight’s meeting is at 5:30 at the Eastmont Junior High auditorium and the public is invited to attend. We will have all the details of tonight’s board meeting Tuesday morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley news with Steve Hair starting at 7:00.

A broken water main has forced Grant County officials to issue a boil water advisory for residents in Soap Lake. The advisory was issued as a precautionary measure Saturday. Residents are urged to use bottled water or boil their water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing dishes, food preparation and making ice. The advisory will remain in effect until the city water is tested and health officials deem it to be safe for consumption.

Coming up, the Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire, hosted by GWATA filled the Convention Center Saturday, we’ll highlight a local artist who is being featured at Pybus and Pink at the Rink decorated the ice for the Wenatchee Wild in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire filled the Convention Center with creative types of all ages. We stopped by to talk to the participants about the local event. . .

From faces, to vases, to wild life, local artist Daniel Murphy is passionate about his art. Some of his work has been on display at Pybus Public Market recently and that’s where our very own Megan McPherson caught up with Murphy where he explained his motivations for creating his special kind of art called, Expressions by MURF. . .

 

For more information on the art of Daniel Murphy, visit his Facebook page at Expressions By Murf.

The ice at the Town Toyota Center is now adorned with the names of those who have fought the battle against cancer. . .

 

The paint the ice pink event on Sunday drew friends, family members, survivors of cancer and Wenatchee Wild players. Season ticket holder Suzy Howard was one of the many participants. . .

 

Fans can purchase seats for Saturday’s Pink at the Rink game in honor of someone who cannot attend due to cancer for twelve dollars. Proceeds benefit the Wellness Place.

Rounding out the three races for Leavenworth City Council in this election is the Position 6 seat. The two men vying for the position are Tibor Lak, who served three terms on the council and political newcomer Clint Strand.

 

Lak is 58-years old, and served on the council from 2002-2016. He is also the former chair of city public works and a former member of the finance and economic development committee. Lak, a downtown business owner, says he hopes to bridge the gap between resident concerns and tourism needs and says when you talk about sales tax, lodging tax and all the other entities that go into a city budget, tourism is the main driver to help grow the city.

 

Clint Strand is 40-years old and is a former broadcaster for KOHO radio. He is currently the Communications and Public Relations Specialist at Confluence Health and is a member of the Leavenworth Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Strand feels his extensive communication background will be an asset in relating to the dynamic between the Leavenworth downtown business core and the residents of the city to make sure both sides are heard. Tomorrow night on the NCWLife Evening News, we profile the two candidates running for the Position 6 seat on the Chelan City Council, Cameron ‘Skip’ Morehouse and Tim Hollingsworth.

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…

 

Moses Lake 21, Wenatchee 0
The Chiefs were unfriendly guests for the Panther’s homecoming night, sending Wenatchee to a 2-and-2 Big 9 record, 3-and-5 overall. 

Eastmont 27, Davis 7
The Wildcats scored 21 first-half points and rolled to a 27-7 victory at Davis to spoil the Pirate’s homecoming.  Eastmont improved to 2-2 in Big 9 play at 4-4 on the season.

As Eastmont and Wenatchee prepare to face off in the Bridge of Sportsmanship game this Friday, a reminder that we’ll be there with a half-hour pre-game show beginning at 6:30 with Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson.  Tickets for the game are on sale all week at the Athletic Offices of each school all week long.

Cashmere 49, Chelan 0
Cashmere had a lot to celebrate Friday night as Coach Phil Zukowski agreed to be “Mic’d Up” with as the Hall of Fame coach winds down his 34-year career…

 

The rest of the football Friday had…

 

Okanogan 48, Cascade 14
Entiat 58, Columbia 0
Brewster 50, Waterville-Mansfield 16
Liberty Bell 15, Manson 14 (Trojans unbeaten  run ended w/Lions last second fake field goal TD & 2pt)

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from Saturday…

 

Soccer
Cascade 15, Naches Valley 1
Cashmere 3, Eastmont 2 (OT)

Volleyball
Cashmere 3, Okanogan 2

The Wenatchee Wild defended the home ice Friday and Saturday with wins in BCHL action…

 

On Friday, AJ Venderbeck made a triumphant return to the lineup, score two goals and assisting on another in Wenatchee’s 8-4 win over Surrey.  The on Saturday, the Wild overcame a 2-1 deficit after the first period to tie it on Vanderbeck’s 3rd goal of the weekend in the second, take the lead on Sam Morton’s goal at the 10:08 mark of the second and put the finishing touches on the 4-2 victory on Jasper Weatherby’s 12th goal of the season in the 3rd.  Wenatchee will travel to Penticton Wednesday for a rematch with the Vee’s at 7 o’clock.

In college football Saturday…

 

Central Washington won a tight, low-scoring affair over North Alabama in Ellensburg 17-10.
Eastern Washington was upset on the road at Southern Utah in Big Sky play 46-28.
Luke Falk became Washington State’s winningest quarterback as the Cougs shut out Colorado 28-0.

Houston’s Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers, Jr. combined on a 3-hit shutout of the Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series Saturday to win the pennant and advance to the World Series for the second time in franchise history…

 

Justin Verlander, who pitched in two dominant victories over the Yankees including a must-win Game 6 Friday night, was named the Series MVP.

Game 1 of the World Series is tomorrow night in Los Angeles…

 

First pitch between the Dodgers and Astros is at 5 o’clock as Dallas Keuchel will face Clayton Kershaw.  FOX will have the broadcast on TV.

The Seahawks shook off a rough first half to score 24-unanswered points Sunday in a 24-7 win against the New York Football Giants…

 

Russell Wilson threw for 335-yards and three touchdowns as Seattle won its third straight.  Doug Baldwin was Wilson’s number one target, catching 9-balls for 92-yards and a touchdown.  The Seahawks defense was stingy, allowing just 180 total yards.  Seattle will host Houston this Sunday at CenturyLink Field at 1:05.

Seattle is still chasing Los Angeles in the NFC West…

 

The Rams shut out Arizona in London 33-nothing to improve to 5-and-2 and remain atop the NFC West standings.  Dallas had no trouble with San Francisco, beating the 49ers 40-to-10.  The Cardinals dropped to 3-and-4 while San Fran remains winless in 7 games.

 

Thanks Eric…

The Wenatchee area has participated in the national Make A Difference Day for 25 years with the tradition of “see a need, do a good deed.” With the Oct. 28th holiday approaching, we’ll highlight several local projects that you can participate in this Make A Difference Day. Tonight, we’ll spotlight a project that will send homemade feminine products to girls who need them around the world. . .

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.

 

Time now for a recap of our top stories. . .

Following torrential rain on Saturday, South Lakeshore Road at Slide Ridge is closed at this time due to a landslide that occurred early this morning. A short, single-lane bypass lane is open to local traffic only. Flaggers will be directing any local traffic. If you don’t live in the impacted area, avoid the area at this time because crews are working to clear the roadway of mud and debris.

A 61-year-old Ephrata man was killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon east of Quincy.

 

Kelly D. Norris was driving a 2009 Honda Accord around 3 p.m. when his vehicle collided with a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 32-year-old Genaro Vazquez Visoso of Royal City. Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies say Visoso was driving south on Road K-Northwest at high speed and failed to stop at the intersection with Road 9-Northwest, colliding with Norris who was driving east on Road 9. Both vehicles came to rest in a field southeast of the intersection, and Visoso’s car caught fire. Norris died at the scene. Visoso’s condition is unknown.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports that a shooting Saturday night sent a man to Good Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake.

 

Law Enforcement received numerous reports of shots fires around 10:40 in the 1500 block of Arnold Drive at the Larsen Housing project in Moses Lake. Upon arrival, deputies found a man suffering from gunshot wounds on the sidewalk in front of the residence. The man remains hospitalized and is NOT cooperating with law enforcement as the investigation continues.

In what’s expected to be one of the largest crowds in recent memory, tonight, the Eastmont School Board will officially hear the request to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School.

 

It’s the first agenda item at tonight’s 5:30 board meeting. School District Superintendent Garn Christensen will read a summary of public comments the school board has received including e-mails, phone calls and petitions.   The School Board will also review the current board policy regarding naming facilities and student memorials. Tonight’s meeting is at 5:30 at the Eastmont Junior High auditorium and the public is invited to attend. We will have all the details of tonight’s board meeting Tuesday morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley news with Steve Hair starting at 7:00.

A broken water main has forced Grant County officials to issue a boil water advisory for residents in Soap Lake. The advisory was issued as a precautionary measure Saturday. Residents are urged to use bottled water or boil their water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing dishes, food preparation and making ice. The advisory will remain in effect until the city water is tested and health officials deem it to be safe for consumption.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

Tonight through the weekend…A ridge of high pressure built into the western U.S. today and with the exception of a very weak disturbance on Wednesday will remain in control of the weather through the week.  After this front passes on Wednesday, a strong upper ridge builds back over the region Thursday through the weekend. Temperatures will be on the warm side of normal throughout the entire forecast period with area highs in the lower to middlle 60’s. This will also result in clear to mostly clear skies and light winds.

Closing out our newscast tonight, Nathan Dappen, Nephew of Andy Dappen, one of the four Wenatchee men who recently canoed the Coppermine River in Canada found himself up close and personal with a giant whale. . .

 

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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 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 Monday 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.