Evening News February 19

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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 woman was hospitalized with burns after a vehicle fire in Moses Lake over the weekend, and, Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal reports a number of incidents over the weekend, we will tell you about them.

But first, we begin tonight:

A woman died after the car she was riding in struck a Snowplow in Wenatchee Saturday morning. Wenatchee Police report that Officers and Chelan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported injury collision in the 1400 block of Skyline Drive in Wenatchee shortly before 8:30 in the morning.

The 22-year old male driver was eastbound when he lost control of his Honda CRX and crossed the centerline into the westbound lane. The snowplow was westbound and crossed into the eastbound lane to try to avoid a collision. The plow blade struck the car, destroying the front end of the car and compromising the passenger compartment. A 20-year old female in the front passenger seat was severely injured in the collision and had to be extricated from the wrecked car by Chelan County Fire District #1 Firefighters. She was transported to Central Washington Hospital where she later died. The driver of the CRX, a 22 year old male, was also transported with injuries. The plow driver was uninjured in the collision. The investigation continues.

A woman was hospitalized with burns after a vehicle fire in Moses Lake over the weekend. The fire started after her companion pumped gas into a garbage can inside their car. Responders were called about 8:15 Saturday morning for a vehicle fire at Cascade Grocery where Deputies learned a 1988 Ford Tempo had parked at the gas pumps and the male driver had attempted to pump gasoline into a garbage can in the back seat. The female passenger, who was smoking a cigarette, apparently caused the fumes to ignite, engulfing the car. The woman got out of the car but sustained severe burns. A bystander drove her to Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake for treatment. Her current condition in unknown at this time. The male driver ran away on foot. After the fire was out, deputies discovered a large quantity of marijuana in the trunk of the car. The vehicle was seized as evidence.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, tipsters can remain anonymous.

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal reports a number of incidents over the weekend with the first occurring on Friday at approximately 12:30 in the morning.

A deputy on routine patrol in the area of Sunset Highway observed a vehicle cross over the centerline and jerk back within the lane. After pulling the vehicle over and preparing to contact the driver, she inadvertently pooped the trunk open. According to Gjesdal the female driver reportedly smelled of alcoholic beverages and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The driver, a 26-year-old East Wenatchee resident, was arrested for DUI and transported to the Chelan County Jail without incident.

At approximately 1 AM Sunday morning Douglas County Deputies were called to a report of trespassing at an apartment complex in Bridgeport. Deputies arrived to a laundry room used by tenants where they observed a ladder leading up to a crawl space where they could hear talking. After ordering the persons out, they were both arrested for Trespass 1st degree but were released at the scene with a criminal citation. The suspects were identified as 31-year-old Antonio Infante of Brewster and 21-year-old Erin Phillips of Tonasket.

Also on Sunday morning, deputies and Brewster Police responded to a report of gunshots at approximately 8 AM. A deputy was searching the area on foot when he heard the engine of a vehicle being revved, he waved the vehicle down and contacted the driver, 29-year-old Francisco Lorenzano-Basurto of Bridgeport. The deputy spotted a Smith and Wesson 9mm lying in the seat with the slide locked back and the magazine empty. The serial number had been altered. The 29-year-old was plaxed under arrest and a second empty magazine was found in his coat pocket. The suspect told police the gun was not his, but he could not recall the name of the owner, and he was also found to be driving under the influence. Deputies booked him at the Okanogan County Jail for DUI, with the case forwarded to the prosecutor for consideration of weapons charges.

Finally, at 9:30 AM on Sunday morning deputies went to a Bridgeport residence to search for a wanted person, 24-year-old Derrick Charley of Omak. A female at the residence stated she had not seen him in hours, but when a Deputy called out his name, he appeared from the back room. He was arrested without incident for a DOC warrant for escape from community custody. Charley was transported to the Okanogan County Jail and booked on the warrant.

The Missed Jury Duty scam is back in the Wenatchee Valley according to the Wenatchee Police Department. In a Facebook post, the agency reminds residents that no local court issues warrants for missed jury duty. The current number where the call originates is a 509-area code with a 201 prefix out of Ellensburg. Police say the number is being used to cover another out of area or even out of country number, warning residents that if it seems too weird to be right, it is probably a scam.

Coming up next Wenatchee’s Rails and Ales Festival was Friday Night and we have a report, and, Yesterday was the final Empty Bowls Community Painting party at Pybus Market. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Wenatchee’s Rails and Ales Festival was Friday Night, NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck has more. . .

Thanks Jay, Make sure you tune into the NCWLIFE Magazine next week for full coverage of this year’s Rails and Ales.

Yesterday was the final Empty Bowls Community Painting party at Pybus. NCWLife’s Megan McPherson has that story. . .

Thanks Megan.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Eric Granstrom. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Let’s start our look back at the weekend in sports with our Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from the WIAA State Swim and Dive Championships at the King County Aquatic Center…

Congratulations to the Wenatchee Panthers on a third place team trophy…their best finish in school history.  Wenatchee took 5th in the 200 Medley Relay and 4th in the 400 Free Relay.  Individually, Wenatchee’s Braden Dilley took 4th in the 100 Free and 5th in the 50 Free.  Connor Elwyn finished 5th in the 200 I-M and 100 Butterfly.  In the 1-meter dive, Eathyn Geren was 5th, Jaxon Cosina 7th and Tristyn Geren 8th.  Also swimming at state for the Panthers were Charlie and Christian Cutter, Andreas Broxson and Connor Hasse.  Congratulations Wenatchee!

On to the Mat Classic XXX just down the road in the Tacoma Dome…

On the boy’s side of the tournament, Cascade’s Daniel Claros took 8th at 145-pounds while Chelan’s Skyler Gordon was 4th at 182-pounds.  Tonasket won another State B Team Championship while Deer Park was the 1-A champs and South Kitsap the 4-A Champs.  Moses Lake finished 7th.

We had one placer in the girls tournament as Eastmont’s Flora Morrow took 7th at 145-pounds.  Yelm won the girls team championship.

Now on to basketball on our Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard…

After a 61-45 win in the semifinals Friday over Tri-Cities Prep, Brewster fell in the District 5/6 Championship Saturday to Kittitas-Thorp 96-60.  Waterville-Mansfield had its season ended by Lake Roosevelt Friday 56-43.  In the CWB 1-B District Tournament at Eastmont Junior High Friday, Riverside Christian advanced to Regionals with a 55-35 win over Moses Lake Christian.

In Girls basketball Friday and Saturday…

Following its 47-32 win over DeSales Friday, Brewster advanced to regionals with a 61-41 win over Liberty Bell after the Lions advanced with a Friday win over Tonasket.  In the CWB 1-B Tournament, Pateros’ season ended Friday with a 35-31 loss to Riverside Christian.

To the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in the Glue Crossover Games Saturday…

The Northeast-A league proved to be the better than the Caribou Trail League in all games as Lakeside beat the Cashmere boys 54-51.  Newport ousted the Omak boys 62-45.  The Freeman girls ended Omak’s season 50-to-40.  And, the Lakeside girls stopped Okanogan from a return trip to state with a 60-42 victory.

The Wenatchee Wild was looking for some positive vibes at the Town Toyota Center over its final weekend of home ice in the regular season against the Trail Smoke Eaters…

In the opener Friday, Wenatchee jumped out to a 2-nil lead after the first but Trail battled back to tie it in the second.  That was before the Wild went on a 3-oh run to win it.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

The Saturday, in front of the biggest crowd of the season in the home, regular-season finale, Trial got on the board first.  But it was all Wild after that as the scoring was wrapped up before the third period ever started.  Back to the highlights with Arch Ecker…

 

Wenatchee wraps up the season on the road with games this week Wednesday at West Kelowna; Friday at Vernon and Saturday at Penticton.  Then, bring on the playoffs!!!

Cashmere has selected a new head football coach to replace the retiring Phil Zukowski.  Athletic Director Jeff Carlson says they’re hiring a young college assistant from the Spokane area…

Carlson says Bremer was selected out of quite a pool of applicants…

Carlson says Zukowski had quite a hand in helping to select his successor…

Carlson says Bremer will be here soon as Zukowski is scheduled for surgery and will fill in covering his PE classes and will be able to work with the players in spring and summer drills and camps.

Time now for a recap of our top story tonight…

A woman died after the car she was riding in struck a Snowplow in Wenatchee Saturday morning. Wenatchee Police report that Officers and Chelan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported injury collision in the 1400 block of Skyline Drive in Wenatchee shortly before 8:30 in the morning.

The 22-year old male driver was eastbound when he lost control of his Honda CRX and crossed the centerline into the westbound lane. The snowplow was westbound and crossed into the eastbound lane to try to avoid a collision. The plow blade struck the car, destroying the front end of the car and compromising the passenger compartment. A 20-year old female in the front passenger seat was severely injured in the collision and had to be extricated from the wrecked car by Chelan County Fire District #1 Firefighters. She was transported to Central Washington Hospital where she later died. The driver of the CRX, a 22 year old male, was also transported with injuries. The plow driver was uninjured in the collision. The investigation continues.

A woman was hospitalized with burns after a vehicle fire in Moses Lake over the weekend. The fire started after her companion pumped gas into a garbage can inside their car. Responders were called about 8:15 Saturday morning for a vehicle fire at Cascade Grocery where Deputies learned a 1988 Ford Tempo had parked at the gas pumps and the male driver had attempted to pump gasoline into a garbage can in the back seat. The female passenger, who was smoking a cigarette, apparently caused the fumes to ignite, engulfing the car. The woman got out of the car but sustained severe burns. A bystander drove her to Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake for treatment. Her current condition in unknown at this time. The male driver ran away on foot. After the fire was out, deputies discovered a large quantity of marijuana in the trunk of the car. The vehicle was seized as evidence.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, tipsters can remain anonymous.

A large area of high pressure off the Pacific Coast continues to drag down cold, arctic air along a weather front that will sweep across Northcentral Washington form the north today. For many locations, high temperatures will stay below freezing with overnight lows dropping down into the single digits for most of the region tonight. As the day progresses, winds will decrease and the region will be precip free and cold for most of the period including Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the Wenatchee Valley only into the lower and mid-30’s. By Thursday and again late on Friday a warm front brushes by which will increase our temperatures slowly each day through the weekend. Also by the weekend, a stronger and wetter weather system drops in from the north by Saturday with a surface low tracking across southern British Columbia. That storm system will bring us a 30-40% chance of mainly rain showers on Friday, Friday night and into Saturday with high temps this weekend back into the lower to mid-40’s.

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