NCWLIFE Evening News October 25, 2019

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

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A semi tipped over on the Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 Thursday afternoon, spilling its cargo of apples and closing both directions of the interstate for several hours. A drunken driver who plowed through an orchard near Monitor last April earned a three-month sentence of electronic home monitoring this week, and, Douglas County officials will move into the new Law and Justice Center in East Wenatchee next month, but first will give the public a chance to tour the new facility.  

But first, we begin tonight. . .

The Douglas County Courthouse in Waterville remained closed today after a white powdery substance was discovered in a returned mail-in ballot on Thursday afternoon. NCWLIFE’s Jefferson Robbins was on the scene last night, and has this report. . .

A semi tipped over on the Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 Thursday afternoon, spilling its cargo of apples and closing both directions of the interstate for several hours.

The Washington State Patrol says 73-year-old Vladimir Coal-You-Sev (Kholyusev) of Tacoma was driving westbound about 3:30 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve. The semi hit the center jersey barrier before rolling and blocking both directions of traffic.

Several motorists were stuck behind the wreck for hours as the apples and fuel were cleared, while others were routed through Wenatchee or Yakima. I-90 was reopened shortly before midnight. Coal-You-Sev, who suffered minor injuries, was cited for speeding.

A drunken driver who plowed through an orchard near Monitor last April earned a three-month sentence of electronic home monitoring this week. Wade Aaron Lindsay, who’s 26, pleaded Wednesday to charges of DUI and malicious mischief. Lindsay’s car destroyed at least one fruit tree and nearly struck an orchard worker. His blood alcohol content was 10 points above the legal limit.

Douglas County officials will move into the new Law and Justice Center in East Wenatchee next month, but first will give the public a chance to tour the facility on 19th Street. The almost 18,000 square foot building will replace the county’s current law and justice center on 2nd Street and house the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, district court and Probation Services. Employees will move in Tuesday, November 5th. On Monday, November 4th at 2 p.m., there will be a ribbon cutting with self-guided tours to follow. Construction of the building cost about $8 million dollars.

Coming up next, Lewis and Clark Elementary Principal Alfonso Lopez was honored this week in Washington, D.C. as part of the National Distinguished Principal of the Year program. The City of Chelan appears poised to finalize the purchase 9.8 acres of lakefront property on Spader Bay, and, A contractor for Chelan County began replacing a faulty storm water pipe in South Wenatchee this week near a pair of sinkholes.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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Lewis and Clark Elementary Principal Alfonso Lopez was honored this week in Washington, D.C. as part of the National Distinguished Principal of the Year program. Lopez this year was named Washington state’s principal of the year and he joined principals from the other 49 states and two countries for the event.

He later met with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and discussed his Wenatchee school’s dual language program. He also invited DeVos to visit Lewis and Clark Elementary the next time she’s in the state.

The City of Chelan appears poised to finalize the purchase 9.8 acres of lakefront property on Spader Bay.

In September, the City Council agreed to spend $400,000 dollars for the property as part of its commitment to protecting and improving public access to lakefront property. But citizen opposition to the purchase at that meeting led the council to hold a town hall earlier this month before finalizing the purchase. At 4 p.m. November 5th, the Council have a budget workshop, where it is likely to approve the purchase.

A contractor for Chelan County began replacing a faulty storm water pipe in South Wenatchee this week near a pair of sinkholes.

The work, which is expected to last into mid-November, involves installing five catch basins and 650 feet of 42-inch culvert. The problem with the pipe became apparent in July when a big sinkhole forced the closure of a portion of South Wenatchee Road near Boodry Street. A second sinkhole appeared in September, just north of the first. The county had already planned to replace the stormwater pipe but the sinkholes pushed up the timeline for the project. There will be some detours and street closures during the work.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

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Pucks and Paws, a big annual fund-raiser for the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is coming up next week at the Town Toyota Center. NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson checked in with the Humane Society to get all the details. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

The Wenatchee Panthers got back on the winning track last night in Big-9 soccer, downing West Valley 2-nil…

The win helped Wenatchee improve to 8-and-3 on the season in conference play, a half-game behind 1st place Eastmont.  Halle Stegeman broke a scoreless tie in the 30th minute to give the Panthers a 1-nil lead at half.  Maddy Smith provided the game’s final goal in the second half.

Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

You can watch the game in its entirety Saturday at 1 o’clock here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Also last night in soccer as we check the Les Schwab Scoreboard, Quincy edged Toppenish 3-2; Ephrata beat Prosser 3-1; and it was Tonasket downing Bridgeport 5-1.

Wenatchee was able to take one game from West Valley last night (a rare thing), falling to the Rams 12-25, 16-25, 25-16 and 15-25.

Moses Lake won a close match with Sunnyside 3-2.  Eastmont swept Davis on senior night for the wildcats 3-0.  Quincy shut out East Valley 3-nil.  Selah got by Ephrata 3-1 and Chelan blanked Cashmere 3-0.

Coming up on the schedule today, high school football takes center stage…

In the Big-9, the game of the week has Wenatchee hosting Sunnyside at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl.  It’s homecoming for Wenatchee as the Panthers try to maintain their position atop the Big-9 standings…

We’ll have the game here on the NCWLIFE Channel with Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom.  Our pregame begins at 6:45 where we’ll feature an interview with a player and Coach Scott Devereaux.  He says a focus tonight will be to limit Sunnyside’s big plays by sophomore quarterback Logan Rodriguez…

Our pregame player interview is with senior linebacker Ty Waterman.  Ty is the son of Eastmont Athletic Director Russ Waterman, which makes for interesting tactics and motivation at home…

It’s Wenatchee and Sunnyside LIVE here on NCWLIFE tonight at 7 o’clock.

Also tonight, Eastmont will try to get back on the winning track at Zaepfel Stadium against Eisenhower.  Wildcat Coach Michael Don says they’ve tried to lesson the mental load on their defense this week…

Junior running back Austin Popoff says the team doesn’t dwell too much on the past and would rather focus on what’s right in front of them…

Eastmont and Ike kick off at 7.  Moses Lake is still looking for its first win of the season tonight with a non-league game at Southridge.

Cashmere steps out of the Caribou Trail League tonight when it travels to College Place at 6.  Cascade is up at Okanogan while Chelan hosts first-place Omak at 7 o’clock.

In the CWAC tonight, Ephrata plays at East Valley of Yakima while Quincy is on the road at Ellensburg.

And in the B’s tonight, Manson’s at Lind; Brewster’s at Tri-Cities Prep; and Waterville-Mansfield plays at Pateros, all at 6 o’clock.

The college football Saturday begins at 11 tomorrow morning for our local teams at Eastern Washington plays at Montana.  Central Washington hosts Simon Fraser tomorrow night at 6.  And the big game in the Pac-12 has Washington State and #11 Oregon Saturday night at 7:30 on ESPN.

Coming up this weekend in prep sports…

In girls soccer, Manson’s at Oroville tomorrow at 11am and Eastmont plays at Davis at 1 o’clock.

On the volleyball schedule, Lakeside 9-Mile Falls and Freeman play at Cascade and Chelan tomorrow at 1 and at 3.  Waterville-Mansfield has a 6:30 date with Manson.

The Wenatchee Wild welcome the Salmon Arm Silverbacks into the Town Toyota Center for a couple games this weekend…

Tonight’s 7:05 game is HOWL-O’Ween night with a costume contest, prizes and trick-or treating for the kids.  Tomorrow is Pink at the Rink night in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month with a jersey raffle to benefit Wellness Place.

The Seahawks will try to get back on the winning track on the east coast Sunday…

Seattle plays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium against the 1-and-6 Atlanta Falcons.  That game will kick off at 10 Sunday morning on FOX.

And speaking of FOX, that’s where you can tune in this evening at 5:07 for Game 3 of the World Series…

Houston will try to bounce back with Zack Greinke on the mound against Washington’s Anibal Sanchez at Nationals Park.  The Nats lead the series 2-0 after taking two in Houston.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, let’s find out what’s happening around the valley for you to enjoy this weekend. Here’s NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to fill us in. . . 

Let’s check in with Dan Kuntz with a look at what’s coming up Monday morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .

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). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.