NCWLIFE Evening News October 26th, 2020

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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, The man killed in an early morning house fire Friday in East Wenatchee has been identified. Numerous motorists on Interstate 90 found themselves on the side of the freeway changing a flat tire yesterday. . .we will tell you why, and, A motorist on Highway 97A escaped injury Friday morning after colliding with a bighorn sheep.  

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Firefighters were able to stop a shop fire from doing significant damage to a nearby home yesterday afternoon just outside Moses Lake.

Grant County Fire Districts 5 and 13 responded to the fire in the 700 block of Road 9 Northeast. The shop and its contents were destroyed but damage to the home was minor and limited to the outside of the structure. Officials said the fire likely was started by a heat lamp being used in a chicken coop.

The man killed in an early morning house fire Friday in East Wenatchee has been identified as 76-year-old James McCoy. The fire was reported at about 5 a.m. in the 2500 block of Sunset Highway.

A portion of the highway was closed for about three hours while firefighters worked on the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The home, carport and garage were damaged in the blaze. Douglas County Fire District 2 and Chelan County Fire District 1 responded. McCoy lived with his adult daughter, who was working at the time of the fire.

Numerous motorists on Interstate 90 found themselves on the side of the freeway changing a flat tire yesterday after a vehicle dropped hundreds of wood screws between Snoqualmie Pass and Hyak.

The Washington State Patrol said several motorists took the risky step of changing their tires on the shoulder, while others called for a tow. The State Patrol was unable to locate the vehicle that dropped the screws about 1:00 Sunday afternoon.

A motorist on Highway 97A escaped injury Friday morning after colliding with a bighorn sheep. Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeremy Weber said motorists need to be extra cautious when traveling that stretch of highway. . .

Coming up next, Law enforcement agencies and first responders from throughout Grant County were out in force Saturday raising food and donations for local food banks. The Wenatchee Valley YMCA is participating in what’s called, Five Days of Action, today through Friday. . .we will tell you about that, and, Are you ready, the Forest Service will begin selling Christmas tree permits this Sunday. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

Law enforcement agencies and first responders from throughout Grant County were out in force Saturday raising food and donations for local food banks.

Organized by Target Zero, the Columbia Basin Traffic Safety Force, events were held at grocery stores in Moses Lake, Ephrata, Quincy, Soap Lake and Royal City. Target Zero says nearly 20,000 pounds of groceries and $3,000 cash were donated. In addition, 4,000 pounds of potatoes and 4,000 pounds of onions were donated by area farms.

The Wenatchee Valley YMCA is participating in what’s called, Five Days of Action, today through Friday. The Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse.

Five Days of Action will help communities and parents/caregivers take it One Day at a Time and will offer tips, tools, activities, and resources that are relevant to the current environment. The goals of the program are to help adults see the warning signs, and respond quickly to prevent abuse to foster a culture of child abuse prevention. For more information visit www.fivedaysofaction.org.

The Forest Service will begin selling Christmas tree permits this Sunday. The permits are $5 each and allow a family to cut one tree on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that is no taller than 15 feet.

The permits are available online at the Recreation-dot-gov, with an additional $2.50 transaction fee. They’re also available in-person without the transaction fee on weekdays at the Entiat, Chelan, Methow Valley and Naches Ranger District offices.

The permits are also available at several local vendors in Wenatchee, Entiat, Leavenworth and Plain. The Forest Service offers these tips for a successful Christmas tree hunt. . .

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.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

Braving unseasonably cold October weather, Wenatchee Valley residents by the hundreds were out to Make a Difference Saturday. In tonight’s feature story, Mary Henson of Wenatchee Valley Make A Difference Day, traveled to several locations throughout Wenatchee talking with volunteers and gathering and delivering donations. . .

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 Seahawks squandered an opportunity in the desert and fell in overtime to Arizona 37-34 last night…

Seattle gave up 13-point leads twice in the game as the Cardinals came back to tie it on Zane Gonzalez’s 44-yard field goal to send it into overtime and then won it on Gonzalez’s 48-yard kick in the extra session.

Coach Pete Carroll says it was a game of missed opportunities for the Seahawks…

Russell Wilson was intercepted 3-times in the game, including on Seattle’s last possession in overtime.  The Seahawks appeared to have won the game on a 48-yard pass play to D.K. Metcalf, but was called back for holding.  The next play resulted in Wilson’s 3rd interception, leading to Arizona’s game-winning drive.  Russell says he and the team will be better next time…

The two teams combined for over 1-thousand yards of offense as Wilson threw for 388-yards and rushed for another 84.  His favorite target on the night was Tyler Lockett, who caught 15-passes for 200-yards and three touchdowns…

Kyler Murray led Arizona with three touchdown passes and rushed for another as the Cardinals rolled up 519-yards of offense. 

Of course, the play of the game and maybe the play of the year came midway through the second quarter.  Seattle was driving at the Arizona three-yard line when Russell Wilson tried a pass to the right sideline to Chris Carson.  The ball was intercepted by Budda Baker and it looked like he’d return it 98-yards for a pic-6.  But somehow, D.K. Metcalf chase him down and tackled him at the Seahawk’s 8-yard line. 

Coach Carroll says it showed the heart and speed of his second-year wide receiver…

Seattle dropped to 5-and-1 on the season with the loss and will host San Francisco Sunday at 1:25 at CenturyLink Field.

Checking the Les Schwab Scoreboard for the rest of the NFC-West Sunday…

Jeff Wilson, Jr. rushed for 112-yards and three touchdowns to lead San Francisco past New England 33-to-6.  It was Bill Belichick’s worst home loss in his career as coach of the Patriots.  Three passes after becoming the 48th player in NFL history to pass for 30-thousand yards, Cam Newton threw his third interception of the game and was benched. 

The Rams will take on the Bears tonight on Monday Night Football at 5:15 on ESPN.

The Dodgers are a win away from winning the World Series after taking Game 5 Sunday 4-2 over Tampa Bay…

Los Angeles scored two-runs in the first inning with two outs on RBI-singles by Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger.  They made it 3-nothing in the second on a solo home run by Joc Pederson.

The Rays closed the gap in the 3rd on an RBI-triple by Yandy Diaz and RBI-single by Randy Arozarena.  But it was all Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers from there as Max Muncy added an insurance solo homer in the 5th

Kershaw earned his second win of the Series, going 5-and-2/3rds, allowing 2-runs on 5-hits with 6-strikeouts and 2-walks.  He said it felt good to help his team get the win…

Kershaw surpassed Justin Verlander on the all-time strikeouts list for post-season pitcher.  His bullpen of May, Gonzalez and Teinen held Tampa Bay scoreless the rest of the way to preserve the victory.

L-A manager Dave Roberts was particularly pleased with how his bullpen came through…

The two teams will have a day-off today before resuming the series with Game 6 tomorrow night at 5:08 when Blake Snell takes the ball for Tampa Bay against the Dodger’s Tony Gonsolin.  You can watch all the action on FOX.

Thanks Eric.

Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up tomorrow 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 night.