Evening News April 20

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That was the scene at the Town Toyota Center last night as the Wenatchee Wild celebrated their 3-0 victory over Prince George and captured the BCHL Fred Page Cup. Eric Granstrom will have complete coverage of the game and the post-game celebration coming up in sports.

Good Friday 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 parents of a missing Wenatchee woman have organized a fundraiser to help them continue the search, and, the Moses Lake Police Street Crimes Unit recovers meth, marijuana and guns in a search warrant yesterday.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A Bridgeport man and his three sons are in custody today in connection with a burglary and seizure of a stolen cache of weapons back in December of 2017.

Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says after following up on tips and evidence gained from multiple search warrants, Deputies learned that the stolen property was being concealed at 1255 Fairview Avenue in Bridgeport. The search located four stolen rifles, ammunition, scopes, a range finder, and miscellaneous shooting supplies valued at $4,700-dollars.  They also recovered a small amount of methamphetamine. Arrested were 52-year old Guadalupe Martinez, 27-year old Guadalupe Martinez Jr., 23-year old Alex Martinez and 21-year old Noel Martinez. All four men face several felony charges.

Yesterday morning, detectives with the Moses Lake Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant in the 1200 block of Ashley Way.

Detectives located a modified AK-47 rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, and over an ounce of methamphetamine. Detectives also located several items of stolen property at the residence, including a Honda generator reported stolen over a decade ago. 31-year old Wilson R. Holman, was booked into the Grant County Jail on multiple criminal charges. 2 counts of felon in possession of a firearm 2nd degree, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, drug sales within 1000 feet of a bus stop and possession of over 40 grams of marijuana with intent to deliver.

The parents of a missing Wenatchee woman have organized a fundraiser to help them continue the search. Sherrie Woodle and David Moore appeared on NCWLIFE Channel to talk about their daughter, Jessie, who disappeared about two years ago. Police say the case has gone cold after exhausting all leads. Sherrie holds out hope that Jessie can be found but she also suspects foul play. . .

Jessie’s parents are now seeking the community’s help through a benefit auction coming up later this month. . .

Sherrie and David are both thankful for the efforts of the Wenatchee Police Department and the ongoing investigation. Police say they welcome any information that could help the investigation.

Local residents are invited to join Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz for a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday, April 23rd.

The event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon, is to commemorate the opening of a new North Central Region headquarters at WSDOT’s Olds Station campus in north Wenatchee. This event marks the final stage in the move of WSDOT facilities off Wenatchee Avenue, allowing the site to ultimately be re-developed and returned to the city tax roll. The new regional office building will consolidate administration and engineering, housing both the Region Office and Project Engineering staffs. Construction on the $8.7-million dollar, 30-thousand square foot, two-story building for 130 employees began last April. The project, was completed on time and on budget.

Coming up next, Wenatchee’s version of the TV show, Shark Tank, took place last night, and, we will give you a preview of the Wen-Con event happening this weekend. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Wenatchee’s version of the television show, Shark Tank took place last night. The FlyWheel Investment Conference was held at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. The Conference provided opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs to connect and develop relationships that might one day build new companies here in the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. During the conference, Director of Confluence Health, Peter Rutherford, shared how he and Chelan County PUD Manager Steve Wright developed the idea for the event several years ago.

Following the social events, six selected companies competed for the one hundred thousand dollar prize put forth by Angel Investment Group. Placed in a shark tank style competition, Cartogram was selected as the winner of the 100-thousand dollar grand prize. Cartogram is a software company that maps the interior of complex buildings, like hospitals or campuses. Users of Cartogram are able to use their smartphone to help guide them through a facility similar to how you use google maps to drive your car. Congratulations.

The Wen-Con Festival at the Town Toyota Center starts tomorrow morning. This is the second year that the new pop culture convention has been here in Wenatchee and the town has been talking about the event, including NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck who has a preview of whats to come this weekend. . .

For the ninth time since Make A Difference Day was launched nationally in 1992, the local Make A Difference Day organization has won a national award.

The Tegna media company presented a $10,000 check to the Wenatchee Make A Difference Day group, who in turn gave that check to the Community Foundation of North Central Washington on Thursday.  On this morning’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, event organizer Margie (mar-GEY) Kerr credits the general goodness of the valley’s residents for the success of Make A Difference Day. . .

Laurel Helton is Kerr’s co-organizer and she says doing lots of projects on one day is a bonding experience. . .

The $10-thousand dollar prize goes into a fund that people can use for seed money for this year’s Make A Difference day on October 27th.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Eric Granstrom and all the highlights from last night’s Wild victory. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Wenatchee Wild fans had barely a chance to warm their seats as Game 5 of the Fred Page Cup playoffs got underway last night, when the home team scored.  Those same fans were out of their seats many more times throughout the evening as Wenatchee claimed the 2018 BCHL Championship by downing the Prince George Spruce Kings 3-0.  Zack Galambos scored two goals and AJ Vanderbeck scored the finale while Austin Park pitched a shutout in goal.  Arch Ecker had the exciting call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

Of course, it’s not REALLY final until John Grisdale, President of the BCHL, presents the Fred Page Cup…

Congratulations to the Wenatchee Wild, 2018 Fred Page Cup BCHL Champions!!!

The season doesn’t end here for Wenatchee.  They’ll move on to play the Alberta Junior Hockey League champion.  That best-of-seven series between the Spruce Grove Saints and Okotoks Oilers goes to Game 5 tonight with the Saints owning a 3-1 advantage.  Game 1 and 2 would be in Wenatchee next Friday and Saturday with a possible Game 3 Sunday at the Town Toyota Center if the Wild lose one of the first two games.  The rest of the series would be played in Alberta.

Also on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from yesterday…

On the tennis courts, West Valley swept Wenatchee.  Moses Lake swept Eastmont.  Cashmere girls topped Ephrata 3-2.  Chelan boys and girls were victorious over Okanogan.  And Cascade swept Liberty Bell.

In Caribou Trail League soccer Thursday…

Cascade shut out Cashmere 4-nil while Chelan coasted past Omak 8-1.

And in Softball, Cascade continued its hot play with a 10-0 win over Naches Valley.

Coming up on the Prep Schedule this weekend…

Eastmont hosts Wenatchee tonight at 7 at Wildcat Field and we’ll have it LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Sebastian Moraga and Ed Navarro.  On Saturday, Cashmere travels to Brewster, Manson’s at Bridgeport and Cascade hosts Okanogan.

On the baseball lineup…

Eastmont’s at Davis for a doubleheader today at 4 while Wenatchee hosts West Valley at Rec. Park for two beginning at 4.  On Saturday, its Chelan at Cascade, Okanogan hosting Cashmere and Waterville-Mansfield playing host to Liberty Bell…all doubleheaders and all beginning at 11am.

In fastpitch softball play…

Eastmont hosts Davis for two while Wenatchee’s at West Valley for a double dip, all at 4 o’clock.  On Saturday, Chelan hosts Nooksack Valley in a doubleheader at 11.  Okanogan plays two at Cashmere.  Waterville-Mansfield hosts Liberty Bell for a doubleheader.  And Cascade plays a single game at Sultan at Noon.

Also on the weekend schedule…

Today in tennis, Entiat’s at Liberty Bell.  Tomorrow, Chelan hosts Cascade and Okanogan’s at Cashmere…both at 11am.

And in track and field, Cashmere, Chelan and Cascade will be at Quincy Saturday morning at 10:30.

Here’s a reminder of our sports broadcast schedule on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Soccer tonight at Eastmont at 7.  We’ll have Wenatchee lacrosse hosting Mt. Si tomorrow in the Apple Bowl LIVE at 2 with Rod Higley and Jimmy Sherrill on the play-by-play.  Then at 7, it’s Game 2 of the BCHL Championship series between Wenatchee and Prince George.

Coming up Sunday, we’ll replay Wenatchee/Sunnyside soccer at Noon, followed by Eastmont/Moses Lake soccer at 2.  Then it’s Wenatchee and Central Valley lacrosse at 5 followed by Game 3 of the BCHL Championships between the Wild and Spruce Kings.

On the weekend schedule…

The Wenatchee Marathon is back with the start near the fountain in front of the Numerica PAC at 6:30 for the early birds.  There’s a full and half marathon as well as a 10K.

The local Women’s League will kickoff their softball season at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park while the Senior Men’s League has their season-opening tournament at Walla Walla Point Park Saturday and Sunday.

Also, the Grant County Fairgrounds in Moses Lake is the site for the District 1 meet for the Washington High School Equestrian Teams.  That runs today through Sunday.

Jose Altuve hit a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs in the 4th inning and help Houston to a 9-2 win over Seattle Thursday at Safeco Field.  The win gave the Astros’ three out of the four game series…

Marco Gonzalez took the loss, falling to 1-and-2 while Charlie Morton quieted the Mariner’s bats for 7-innings to improve to 3-and-oh.  Seattle begins a weekend series in Texas with the Rangers tonight at 5:05.  Felix Hernandez will face Mike Minor.

Welcome back to the NCWLife Evening News…

A Bridgeport man and his three sons are in custody today in connection with a burglary and seizure of a stolen cache of weapons back in December of 2017.

Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says after following up on tips and evidence gained from multiple search warrants, Deputies learned that the stolen property was being concealed at 1255 Fairview Avenue in Bridgeport. The search located four stolen rifles, ammunition, scopes, a range finder, and miscellaneous shooting supplies valued at $4,700-dollars. They also recovered a small amount of methamphetamine. Arrested were 52-year old Guadalupe Martinez, 27-year old Guadalupe Martinez Jr., 23-year old Alex Martinez and 21-year old Noel Martinez. All four men face several felony charges.

Yesterday morning, detectives with the Moses Lake Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant in the 1200 block of Ashley Way.

Detectives located a modified AK-47 rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, and over an ounce of methamphetamine. Detectives also located several items of stolen property at the residence, including a Honda generator reported stolen over a decade ago. 31-year old Wilson R. Holman, was booked into the Grant County Jail on multiple criminal charges. 2 counts of felon in possession of a firearm 2nd degree, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, drug sales within 1000 feet of a bus stop and possession of over 40 grams of marijuana with intent to deliver.

Our dry weather conditions continued today under clear skies and calm winds with temperatures once again above normal into the mid and upper 60’s. High clouds are just beginning to stream into the region from the west in advance of our next quick hitting system, which will slide through the Wenatchee valley tonight bringing a 20% chance of isolated showers. This weather system isn`t very wet compared to what we’ve recently seen. As the cold front passes on Saturday, we will see some gusty post frontal winds. In Wenatchee, winds will blow between 15-25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in some locations. The strongest winds will be in the Columbia Basin with gusts up to 40 mph. Then, by Sunday and through the majority of next week high pressure takes control of our weather and we will see unseasonably mild spring weather. By Monday, afternoon high temperatures will climb into the upper 60’s and then we will be looking at lower to mid-70’s for Tuesday and the remainder of next week with mostly sunny skies each day.

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