NCWLIFE Evening News October 5

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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— We’ll take you on a tour of the new Parkside Mental Health Crisis Center in Wenatchee, crews work on containing a prescribed burn that spread to private land and we’ll have a roundup of area events happening for you this weekend. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

An update tonight in the death of a toddler who was run over by a vehicle earlier this week. The accident happened in East Wenatchee on Tuesday involving a pickup truck and a 19-month old child. According to a press release from Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, an investigation revealed that the father of the child was parked in the driveway of the residence located in the 2800 block of N.W. Empire Street while the mother was loading boxes into another vehicle. Unbeknownst to either parent, their 19-month old child had gotten out of the house and as the father started to back out, the toddler ran behind the pickup and was run over. The child was driven to Central Washington Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, and deputies determined following the investigation that the incident was a very tragic accident.

Dawn Soles, the woman convicted as an accomplis in the 1984 murder of her ex-husband, Stephen Smith of Cashmere awaits her fate as Superior Court Judge Lesley Allan decides her sentence. Sentencing was scheduled for 2 o’clock this afternoon but at news time we received no word on what sentence Judge Allan handed down.

Soles is the former wife of Bernard Swaim who was originally charged with first degree murder but was found not guilty at his trial in August. Soles was also charged with rendering criminal assistance in Smith’s murder but testified against Swaim as the prosecution’s star witness. Her testimony was discredited by witnesses for the defense and she subsequently changed her plea to guilty after Swaim was acquitted.

Construction continues on a new mental crisis care unit for Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties. NCWLife’s Steve Hair tells us more. . .

Coming up, crews work on containing a prescribed burn that spread to private land and we’ll have a roundup of events for you this weekend. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

From the NCWLIFE One-that-got-away file. . .Firefighters are continuing the remaining containment efforts needed to stop new growth on the 541-acre Chumyon Fire located nine miles northeast of Leavenworth

The Chumyon Fire started on September 30th as the U.S. Forest Service conducted a prescribed burn. Officials say it accidentally slopped over onto private Weyerhaueser timber land. Pending favorable weather conditions, crews may conduct approximately 100 acres of burnout operations designed to remove grasses and woody debris that could allow the fire to continue spreading toward the south. Incident Commander Jesse Stone said mop up efforts are on-going and that they expect full containment very soon.

Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner says prescribed fires such as those currently being conducted on the National Forest are useful in reducing fuels for future wildfires. But the District 2 Commissioner says more is needed . .

Commissioners say they support efforts on the Congressional level to increase forest fire prevention efforts including prescribed burns and timber thinning projects.

Flood repair work is planned to begin this month on six Forest Service roads located on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. These roads had received significant damage from fall 2015 and spring 2016 heavy snow melt-off and rain events that caused debris flows, road washouts and other damage on roads and other areas of the Forest.

 

Over $1.1-million dollars and contract administration for this work has been received through a partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHA).  During construction and repairs, expect heavy equipment and trucks along these roads and short term closures are anticipated for some road work.

The Wenatchee community turned out last night for a school board candidate forum at John Newberry Elementary School. All five of the candidates vying for three open board seats participated. 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. Voting in the November 7th election begins October 20 when ballots are mailed out.

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 Calendar for today Soccer

Cashmere (2-1, 6-3) at Okanogan (2-1, 6-4), 4pm
Chelan (1-2, 2-5) at Cascade (3-0, 9-0-1), 4:30pm
Oroville (1-3, 3-3-1) at Manson (1-5, 1-8), 4:30pm
West Valley (4-1, 5-2-2) at Wenatchee (5-0, 7-1), 7pm on the NCWLIFE Channel w Eric & Matt Wisen
Moses Lake (4-2, 5-3) at Eastmont (4-2, 5-3), 7pm

In volleyball tonight..

 

Chelan (3-0, 7-1) at Cascade (3-0, 8-0), 6:30pm
Cashmere (0-3, 1-7) at Okanogan (0-3, 3-4), 6:30pm
Liberty Bell (0-6) at Waterville-Mansfield (1-6), 6:30pm
Lake Roosevelt (7-1) at Manson (1-5), 6:30pm
Wenatchee (5-1, 6-2) at West Valley (5-0, 6-0), 7pm
Moses Lake (3-3, 3-4) at Eastmont (3-2, 3-3), 7pm

In other Prep action today

Swimming & Diving

Hanford at Wenatchee, 3pm
Davis, Sunnyside & Eisenhower at Eastmont, 4pm

Slow Pitch Softball
Davis (0-7) at Wenatchee (8-0) (DH), 3pm (at WVC Softball Field)

It’s also Hockey Night tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel with the Wenatchee Wild taking on the Cowichan Valley Capitals. 

 

It all begins at 7 o’clock with Call of the Wild where the Voice of the Wild Arch Ecker sits down with Wild Coach Bliss Littler to discuss last week’s game and this week’s opponents.  Tonight’s broadcast features an incredible game by Jasper Weatherby…

 

The Wild have a tough road trip this weekend with games at Chilliwack Friday, Powell River on Saturday and Cowichan Valley Sunday.  Arch asked Littler how he gets the club to prepare for all three opponents…

 

Be sure to watch it all, including Clarky’s Corner, it all begins at 7 o’clock here on the NCWLIFE Channel, your Wenatchee Wild TV Station!

 

Arizona tied a record previously set in 1903 with four triples as the D-Backs held off Colorado in the National League Wild Card game last night 11-to-8

 

Archie Bradley, an Arizona relief pitcher, had the biggest of the triples, coming in the bottom of the 7th with two runners aboard and his team clinging to a 6-5 lead.  Arizona added another two-run triple in the 8th for good margin.  The D-Backs now advance to the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday

Coming up today, the American League Divisional Series get underway

First up at one o’clock at Minute Maid Park in Houston, it’s the Astros hosting the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 as Chris Sale faces Justin Verlander.  That’s followed at 4:30pm by New York at Cleveland with Sonny Gray facing Trevor Bauer.  Both National League Divisional Series begin tomorrow in LA and Washington

Thanks Eric…

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend you won’t have to look very hard, there is something for everyone.

This Saturday, the Wenatchee Valley College Alumni Association will host the third annual Knight Fright Ride and Run to raise money for WVC students in crisis. The ride and run will start at 10 a.m. at Walla Walla Point Park. Participants are invited to wear costumes for either the 5K run and walk or the 10- mile bike ride around the Apple Capital Loop Trail. The Knights Care Fund can cover expenses for students dealing with homelessness, a car breaking down or simply not enough money to pay the family grocery bill ensuring that the student is able to stay in school. Last year the Knights Care Fund supported 25 WVC students. And speaking of Wenatchee Valley College…

The former owners of the medical and welding supply company, Norco, Inc., have given 15-thousand dollars to set up a scholarship fund for welding students at Wenatchee Valley College. Fran and Larry Kissler, owners of Norco, Inc. from 1968-1985 before selling to their son Jim, established the Kissler Family Foundation which will provide financial assistance to any students pursuing either a short-term welding program or the one-year certification course.

The money will come in the form of two 15-hundred dollar scholarships which will be awarded annually. The welding program at WVC trains individuals to weld in construction, repair, maintenance and fabrication fields. Norco, Inc. is headquartered in Boise, Idaho and operates over 45 stores across seven western states.

Also this weekend, Marking the final stop of his listening tour, Senator Brad Hawkins will host a community hike at the Saddle Rock Gateway this Saturday where he will be joined by Governor Jay Inslee. Attendees can hike the trail with the politicians and can talk along the way. For those wanting to attend, meet at the Gateway at 1130 Circle Street at 9 a.m.

Finally, if you’re looking to get out of town, head up to Lake Chelan for the 8th Annual Mahogany and Merlot Vintage Hydroplane, Boat and Car show this Saturday and Sunday at Lakeside Marina. Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat and Car Show is an ‘on-the-water’ boat show and is a FREE, family- friendly event. Once again, classic cars will be showcased on the shore, along with ‘on-the-water’ Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes, Vintage Inboard ‘Limited Class’ Hydroplanes and Antique & Classic Mahogany Runabouts from the Golden Era of pleasure boating. Thank you to GoLakeChelan for that great footage of last year’s event.

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 stories…

An update tonight in the death of a toddler who was run over by a vehicle earlier this week. The accident happened in East Wenatchee on Tuesday involving a pickup truck and a 19-month old child. According to a press release from Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, an investigation revealed that the father of the child was parked in the driveway of the residence located in the 2800 block of N.W. Empire Street while the mother was loading boxes into another vehicle. Unbeknownst to either parent, their 19-month old child had gotten out of the house and as the father started to back out, the toddler ran behind the pickup and was run over. The child was driven to Central Washington Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, and deputies determined following the investigation that the incident was a very tragic accident.

**Soles Sentencing** –Dawn Soles, the woman convicted as an accomplis in the 1984 murder of her ex-husband, Stephen Smith of Cashmere was sentenced this afternoon t

Soles is the former wife of Bernard Swaim who was originally charged with first degree murder but was found not guilty at his trial in August. Soles was also charged with rendering criminal assistance in Smith’s murder but testified against Swaim as the prosecution’s star witness. Her testimony was discredited by witnesses for the defense and she subsequently changed her plea to guilty after Swaim was acquitted.

From the NCWLIFE One-that-got-away file. . .Firefighters are continuing the remaining containment efforts needed to stop new growth on the 541-acre Chumyon Fire located nine miles northeast of Leavenworth

The Chumyon Fire started on September 30th as the U.S. Forest Service conducted a prescribed burn. Officials say it accidentally slopped over onto private Weyerhaueser timber land. Pending favorable weather conditions, crews may conduct approximately 100 acres of burnout operations designed to remove grasses and woody debris that could allow the fire to continue spreading toward the south. Incident Commander Jesse Stone said mop up efforts are on-going and that they expect full containment very soon.

Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner says prescribed fires such as those currently being conducted on the National Forest are useful in reducing fuels for future wildfires. But the District 2 Commissioner says more is needed . .

Commissioners say they support efforts on the Congressional level to increase forest fire prevention efforts including prescribed burns and timber thinning projects.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

 

Dry and mild October weather will continue today due to a strong area of high pressure firmly anchored over the Pacific Northwest. The high pressure will give way to a strong cold front off the Pacific Coast late Friday and into Friday night. The front and associated weather system will be mainly a wind event for us in the Wenatchee Valley but could also bring a good chance of light precipitation to the Cascade crest and the mountains of northeast Washington. Slightly cooler weather is expected through the weekend with snow showers likely over the mountains and windy conditions for most of our area through Saturday. Wind gusts on Friday and Saturday could top out at around 25-35 mph. Another ridge of high pressure over the eastern Pacific will nose inland by Monday with drier and slightly warmer weather conditions through all of next week.

Closing out our newscast tonight, we all have that one friend who helps us out when we’re just not quite getting it. .

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