Evening News February 05

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top 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 local attorney will run for Superior Court Judge in November, and, gusty winds yesterday turned a routine orchard burn into a brush fire.
But first, we begin tonight:

A new judge was sworn in this morning in Wenatchee. Robert McSeveney succeeds Chelan County Superior Court Judge TW “Chip” Small after being appointed by Governor Jay Inslee last month to the bench. NCWLife’s Steve Hair has the story. . .

If new Chelan County Superior Court Judge Robert McSeveney wants to retain his seat on the bench this fall, he will have to beat a local attorney in an election to do so.

Wenatchee attorney Travis Brandt announced last week that he will once again run for the Superior Court judgeship in November. The 46-year old Wenatchee native and 1989 Wenatchee High School graduate narrowly lost a Chelan County Superior Court judicial seat back in 2012. Prior to judge McSeveney’s appointment to the bench by Governor Jay Inslee, Brandt was heavily favored to replace outgoing judge T.W. Chip Small by the Chelan-Douglas Bar Association who ranked him as highly qualified. Brandt earned his law degree from Gonzaga University and has been practicing law in Wenatchee since 1999. Judge Kristin Ferrera, appointed by Inslee to replace retired judge Alicia Nakata, also filed last month to run for election in November. So far, no other candidate has filed to run against her in November.

An orchard burn in the Wenatchee Heights area was fanned out of control by blustery winds late yesterday. Crews from Chelan and Douglas County responded to the brush fire shortly before 6 PM. Officials say an orchardist was burning a pile of debris near a ravine off Jagla Road when gusty winds caused the fire to spread upslope toward a pile of railroad ties. The fire was reportedly put under control in about an hour. But, leaving the scene of the fire was another story completely according to Rick Isaacson with Chelan County Fire District 1. . .

Isaacson says no structures were threatened and there were no injuries.
Moses Lake Police say a man driving on a suspended license was arrested Friday after fleeing the scene of a traffic accident.

25-year old Domonick Sapp collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Valley and Stratford. Detectives saw the collision and pursued the fleeing suspect until he was finally apprehended after he crashed a few blocks away. There were no injuries in either collision. Sapp was booked into the Grant County Jail on charges of felony eluding, hit and run and driving with a suspended license. It turns out Sapp was also wanted on an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant.

Coming up next, Dozens of people crammed into the Pybus Market Saturday to sample some of the Wenatchee Valley’s best chili recipes, and, for the 18th straight year, the Wenatchee Jazz Workshop kicked off today at Eastmont High School. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Dozens of people crammed into the Pybus Market Saturday to sample some of the Wenatchee Valley’s best chili recipes. Steve Hair reports. . .

The Wenatchee Jazz Workshop has been bringing great jazz to our schools and our valley since 2001. It pairs professional jazz musicians and instructors with jazz band students from six middle and high schools from Wenatchee and Eastmont for an entire week.

Today through Thursday, each guest musician will work with students in his or her respective section sitting among the students teaching the language and techniques of jazz music. Area schools participating include Wenatchee and Eastmont High Schools as well as Orchard, Foothills and Pioneer Middle Schools and Eastmont Junior High. The workshop culminates in Jazznights, which are two public concerts at the Numerica Performing Arts Center Thursday with the pros and Friday with the students. The Wenatchee Jazz workshop, a non-profit organization now in its 18 year, is thought to be the only one of its kind in the U.S.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update followed by today’s feature story. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Super Bowl 52 was one for the record books Sunday as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33…

The two teams combined for a NFL post-season record 1,151 yards and Tom Brady, in defeat, passed for a Super Bowl record 505 yards.  New England took its first lead of the game when Brady hit Rob Gronkowski on a 4-yard touchdown pass with 9:21 remaining to put the Pats up 33-32.  But Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles was up to the challenge, leading the Eagles on a 14-play, 75-yard game-winning touchdown drive, hitting Zach Ertz on an 11-yard scoring pass to cap the drive with 2:21 remaining.  On New England’s next drive, Brady was stripped in the game’s only sack by Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett picked up the fumble, which led to Jake Elliotts 46-yard field goal to put Philly up 41-33.  Brady would have one more chance from mid-field on the game’s final play, but the ball would fall incomplete, ensuring the Eagle’s first-ever Super Bowl Title.  Foles finished 28-of-43 for 373-yards and three touchdowns, with one interception.

The Wenatchee Wild had a great weekend at the Town Toyota Center, knocking off Coquitlam Friday and Langley Saturday, scoring 14-goals in the process as we turn to the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Captain AJ Vanderbeck had a big game in Friday’s opener.  We pick it up in the 3rd, Wenatchee up 4-to-1 and Vanderbeck going for his third goal of the night.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

Wenatchee kept pace with Penticton as the Vees were also victorious Friday, 3-to-2 over Merritt.  Then Langley came to town Saturday and the Wild were an unfriendly host in a 7-2 win.  Again, Arch Ecker provides the call on our highlights…

 

Wenatchee emerges from the weekend just one point behind Penticton for the top spot in the entire BCHL.  The Wild travel this weekend for games Friday at Nanaimo, Alberni Valley Saturday and Victoria on Sunday.

Also on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard for the weekend in boys basketball…

Naches Valley whipped up on Chelan 82-42 and Okanogan thumped Cascade 62-56 Friday.  Then Saturday, Wenatchee fell at home to Sunnyside 70-54.  Entiat eased passed Easton 63-35 and Manson loped past Liberty Bell 66-21.

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in girls basketball over the weekend…

Chelan surprised Naches Valley 48-44.  Okanogan stopped Cascade 75-54.  On Saturday, Sunnyside held Wenatchee to just 13-second half points in a 57-36 win.  Entiat took care of Easton 56-14 and Liberty Bell nearly doubled up on Manson 41-22.

Coming up this week on the NCWLIFE Sports Schedule…

Tomorrow we’ll feature LIVE basketball from Eastmont where the Wildcats host Davis.  Also during halftime of one of the games, the State Champion Girls Bowling Team will be honored.  Thursday is Hockey Night where we’ll bring you the game from Friday between the Wild and Coquitlam.  There’s more basketball Friday when Wenatchee hosts Eisenhower in a girl-boy doubleheader.  We’ll feature the Unified Basketball game between Eastmont and Wenatchee Saturday at 2 and then forego sports Saturday night to bring you live coverage of the Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant, starting at 6:30 from the Wenatchee High School Auditorium.

We’re taking time out to feature the Top 10 Candidates for the Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant this week.  Today, Brynn Sherrell, the daughter of Jimmy and Paula Sherell, is very involved in extra-curricular activities, including helping the community…

Brooke Mott is the daughter of Ed and Sherry Mott…

The Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant is Saturday at the Wenatchee High School Auditorium.  Watch it LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel beginning at 6 o’clock.

Time now for a recap of our top story tonight…

A new judge was sworn in this morning in Wenatchee. Robert McSeveney succeeds Chelan County Superior Court Judge TW “Chip” Small after being appointed by Governor Jay Inslee last month to the bench. NCWLife’s Steve Hair has the story. . .

If new Chelan County Superior Court Judge Robert McSeveney wants to retain his seat on the bench this fall, he will have to beat a local attorney in an election to do so.

Wenatchee attorney Travis Brandt announced last week that he will once again run for the Superior Court judgeship in November. The 46-year old Wenatchee native and 1989 Wenatchee High School graduate narrowly lost a Chelan County Superior Court judicial seat back in 2012. Prior to judge McSeveney’s appointment to the bench by Governor Jay Inslee, Brandt was heavily favored to replace outgoing judge T.W. Chip Small by the Chelan-Douglas Bar Association who ranked him as highly qualified. Brandt earned his law degree from Gonzaga University and has been practicing law in Wenatchee since 1999. Judge Kristin Ferrera, appointed by Inslee to replace retired judge Alicia Nakata, also filed last month to run for election in November. So far, no other candidate has filed to run against her in November.

An orchard burn in the Wenatchee Heights area was fanned out of control by blustery winds late yesterday. Crews from Chelan and Douglas County responded to the brush fire shortly before 6 PM. Officials say an orchardist was burning a pile of debris near a ravine off Jagla Road when gusty winds caused the fire to spread upslope toward a pile of railroad ties. The fire was reportedly put under control in about an hour. But, leaving the scene of the fire was another story completely according to Rick Isaacson with Chelan County Fire District 1. . .

The upper level ridge of high pressure continues to sit over the eastern Pacific leaving us under a very mild northwest weather flow. We set record high temperatures on both Saturday and Sunday with 59 and 58 respectively. We will see just a slight breeze out of the west over the next three days with our seasonably warm temperatures continuing into the lower and mid 50’s. Locations in extreme eastern Washington could see some rain and snow showers throughout the week, especially in mountain locations. A cold front will move through on Friday cooling us down slightly with highs expected on Friday and through the weekend into the middle and upper 40’s.

If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on the NCWLife Evening News, message us 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, keep it right here on the NCWLife Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.