Evening News November 13

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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—federal prosecutors recommend probation for Mary Hunt and her family—Moses Lake Police respond to an unusual break in—Cashmere hosts democrat candidates for the 8th district and Douglas County undersheriff Kevin Morris announces his bid for Sheriff. But first, we begin tonight:

Police had their hands full Friday evening on Wenatchee’s Southside. What started out as a road rage incident evolved into a hit and run crash involving an East Wenatchee Police patrol car. Captain Edgar Reinfeld says it started shortly after 5 pm when two drivers got into an altercation while merging westbound over the Senator George Sellar Bridge. . .

 

Reinfeld says the handgun was confiscated and charges are pending.

Moses Lake Police responded to an interesting incident over the weekend. Around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, officers responded to a call that a resident heard his front door open and close, finding 26-year old Seth Estrada inside his house. The homeowner confronted the suspect and called 911.

 

Officers say Estrada was very intoxicated and was unsure of where he was when they found him sitting at the kitchen table apparently passed out in a chair. When officers woke Estrada up, he was not cooperative and stood up to square off with the officer, grabbing a baby bottle off the table in front of him.

 

Estrada made attempts to evade police by running to one of the bedrooms, but officers restrained him. Estrada was booked into Grant County Jail on burglary charges.

Federal prosecutors recommend five years of probation for former Douglas County Commissioner Mary Hunt and her family for falsifying firearms-sales records. Hunt and her husband, and both of their sons pleaded guilty in September to several federal misdemeanors each. The family is expected to be sentenced December 7th, but the senior U.S. District Judge could choose prison time from 10 to 16 months. Mary Hunt served as Douglas County 3rd District Commissioner from 1988 to 2010. Terry Hunt is a former State Master of the Washington State Grange. The Hunts and their two sons are lifelong wheat growers in the Coulee City area in North Douglas County. The Hunts were originally charged with felony charges of conspiracy, dealing firearms without a license, and making false statements in the purchase of a firearm. The charges were brought after undercover agents with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted a sting operation at a Reno, Nevada gun show where the Hunts sold firearms. The agents, posing as buyers, secretly recorded statements by Mary Hunt where she allegedly told the agents they could buy the guns tax-free with “no transfer fees, no paper”. The investigation included the seizure of 111 firearms from the Hunt’s home in Coulee City area.

It’s meet the candidates night tonight in Cashmere where two groups, NCW United and Indivisible Wenatchee are hosting a forum to introduce Democratic candidates to voters of the 8th Congressional District. The forum features six Democratic candidates who will present their qualifications and positions on issues. If you plan to attend, you’re encouraged to submit questions during a moderated discussion followed by a meet and greet. The event starts at 6:30 pm at the Cashmere Riverside Center in Cashmere.

Douglas County Undersheriff, Kevin Morris will be running as a candidate for the Sheriff’s office next year. He filed Candidacy papers with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) which allows him now to raise funds for his campaign. Morris currently serves directly under Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal who has not yet announced his intentions to file for re-election.

Coming up, the Veterans Day Parade hit the streets over the weekend and the Wenatchee High School Band brings home several trophies. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

The sights and sounds of Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade in Wenatchee. The weather was cold and wet but it didn’t dampen the spirit of patriotism for those who showed up to show their support. NCWLIFE Channel was there to cover the The Golden Apple Band brought home trophies over the weekend. Dan Kuntz has the story. . .

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 over the weekend.  First, let’s start at the WIAA State 1A Volleyball Tournament in the Tri Cities…

 

Congratulations to the Cascade Kodiaks…a second place finish with their only loss on the season coming in the championship match to King’s.  And, how about the Caribou Trail League?!  Chelan captured the 4th place trophy.  Way to go girls!

Turning our attention to the Les Schwab Prep Soccer Scoreboard…

 

The Apple Bowl was the site for Saturday morning’s State 1-A Quarterfinal match between Cascade and Overlake.  After a scoreless first half, Cascade got things going in the second half…

 

Emily Gaines moved the ball up the left side, getting past a defender and placing a nice, left-legged centering kick for a header by Ashley Parton.  After a deflection off the goalkeeper, Lauren Richardson tapped it in for a 1-nothing Cascade lead.  Then, just 2-minutes later, Richardson, on a free kick, lofted a ball toward the goal that the keeper couldn’t track and Alexa Rodgers tapped the loose ball in for a 2-nil lead…which would be the final score.  Congratulations to Cascade, who advances to play LaSalle in the Final Four Friday at 6pm at Shoreline Stadium.

The Cascade/Overlake game was followed by the State 4A Quarterfinal match between Wenatchee and Kennedy Catholic.  And, unfortunately for the Panthers, it would not go their way…

 

Kennedy scored the game’s only goal late in the first half and went on for the 1-nil win.  Wenatchee coach John Springer said his team had an off day, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying OR opportunities.  Wenatchee’s best chance came in the 75th minute on a ball that got out in front to Panther leading scorer Jaden Griggs, but as with every other chance in the game, it was not to be…

 

Kennedy moves on to play Central Valley in the semi-finals.

The Wenatchee Panther swim and dive team brought home the 3rd place trophy from the State 4A Championships in Federal Way over the weekend…

 

Rae Ann Dressel was the top finisher with a fourth in the 100 breaststroke.  Wenatchee’s relay teams brought home 6th place finishes in the 200 Medley, 200 and 400 Freestyle relays.  Congrats to the Panthers!

The Wenatchee Wild had a great weekend at the Town Toyota Center….

 

Jasper Weatherby had a hat trick, AJ Vanderbeck and Sam Morton each had two goals as the Wild beat up on West Kelowna Friday 9-to-2.  Then on Saturday, during a packed house for Military Appreciate Night, Wenatchee came back from a 2-1 deficit with goals in the second period by Jacob Modry (MODE-ree) and AJ Vanderbeck to win 3-2.  Wenatchee’s on the road this weekend for games at Coquitlam, Langley and Surrey Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

In a weekend filled with upsets in college football, one of our northwest teams was not immune to the carnage…

 

Washington was overwhelmed by the running attack of Stanford, falling to the Cardinal 30-22.
Washington State got an early lead and held on to beat Utah 33-25.
Eastern Washington bounced back for a 21-14 road victory at North Dakota.
And how about Central Washington University!!!  The Wildcats won the GNAC Championship by downing Humboldt State 42-28, earning a #1 seed in the NCAA Division two playoffs in the meantime.

 

There’s a great photo posted on the Central Washington Facebook Page.  Central earns a first-round bye in the 28-team tournament and will host the winner of Winona State and Texas A&M Commerce November 25th in Ellensburg.  If Central continues to win, they’ll have home field advantage all the way through the semi-finals.

Finally, a look at the rest of the NFC West from NFL action yesterday…

 

After a costly Seahawks win Thursday night…the Rams kept pace by blowing out Houston 33-7.  And, San Francisco got its first win of the season over the hapless New York Football Giants 31-21.

 

Thanks Eric…

There’s a new fitness gym in Wenatchee that offers more than just a weight room with exercise equipment. Alt-Fit provides a holistic approach to physical health. NCWLife’s Rachel Sullivan was there and talked with those involved. . .

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.

Police had their hands full Friday evening on Wenatchee’s Southside. What started out as a road rage incident evolved into a hit and run crash involving an East Wenatchee police patrol car. Captain Edgar Reinfeld says it started shortly after 5 pm when two drivers got into an altercation while merging westbound over the Senator George Sellar Bridge. . .

 

Reinfeld says the handgun was confiscated and charges are pending.

Moses Lake Police responded to an interesting incident over the weekend. Around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, officers responded to a call that a resident heard his front door open and close, finding 26-year old Seth Estrada inside his house. The homeowner confronted the suspect and called 911.

 

Officers say Estrada was very intoxicated and was unsure of where he was when they found him sitting at the kitchen table apparently passed out in a chair. When officers woke Estrada up, he was not cooperative and stood up to square off with the officer, grabbing a baby bottle off the table in front of him

Estrada made attempts to evade police by running to one of the bedrooms, but officers restrained. Estrada was booked into Grant County Jail on burglary charges.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

 

Closing out our newscast tonight, the Holiday season is upon us and we thought penguins dressed as Santa Claus might get you in the holiday spirit. . .

 

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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 news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.