Evening News May 07

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Good 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, This week we honor those who toil in public service. . .its Public Service Recognition Week and its being observed in Chelan County, AND, A third candidate has put his hat in the ring for Chelan County District 2 Commissioner. . .we will tell you who it is.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

It was a banner weekend in Wenatchee leading off with the Apple Blossom Festival’s Stemilt Growers Grand Parade. Thousands of spectators lined the downtown streets and enjoyed the final weekend of what turned out to be one of the most enjoyable festivals in memory.

High school bands from around the state participated in the grand parade, with a number of them headed home with awards. The groups were broken down into five divisions, with South Kitsap High School, West Valley High School out of Spokane, Cashmere, Entiat and Manson all taking home first place for their divisions. Wenatchee High School does not participate in the band awards although according to festival administrator Darci Christofferson, they did score the highest. Mariner High School won the band sweepstakes, making them best overall band regardless of division.

The event-filled weekend culminated with the Wenatchee Wild’s homecoming as hundreds of fans came out yesterday to welcome the team home after winning the BCHL’s Doyle Cup. We’ll have more on that coming up in Sports with Dan Kuntz.

Your tax dollars at work: This week we honor those who toil in public service. Its Public Service Recognition Week and its being observed in Chelan County with several events according to Commissioner Kevin Overbay . . .

Stay tuned this week as NCWLIFE Channel pays tribute to public employees. Each day this week we plan to profile an employee starting today with Wenatchee City Executive Services Director, Allison Williams. We share an excerpt from her interview with Dan Kuntz on today’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program later in our program.

A third candidate has put his hat into the ring for Chelan County district 2 Commissioner.

Zachary Miller has announced he intends to file next week for the position. Miller Joins Christopher Goehner and Bob Bugert in the race to replace retiring incumbent, Keith Goehner. Miller is a Leavenworth native. He owns and operates Miller Stoneware. He also has experience working for various non-profit groups such as Tall Timber and the Plain Community Church. Miller is running as an independent candidate. Next week is candidate filing week in Washington State in advance of the August primary.

Coming up next, Two separate crashes happening within a week in the same general area has kept Douglas County Emergency personnel busy. An armed felon was arrested and another got away after a traffic stop in Moses Lake Friday night, AND, According to Wenatchee Police, this year’s Apple Blossom Festival was relatively crime free. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Two separate crashes happening within a week in the same general area has kept Douglas County Emergency personnel busy. This one-vehicle accident happened Sunday on Highway 97 near the McNeil Canyon intersection. The Northbound driver and his passenger escaped unhurt after the pickup rolled over and off the roadway.

The weekend got off to a rocky start Friday with an injury crash in the same general vicinity near the Beebe Bridge. Orondo Fire, Chelan Fire Rescue and LCCH EMS responded. It appeared that the southbound vehicle lost control, overturned coming to rest on its wheels after crossing the northbound lane. The driver was transported to Lake Chelan Community hospital with serious injuries.

An armed felon was arrested and another got away after a traffic stop in Moses Lake Friday night.

It happened during the pre-dawn hours when the driver, 27-year old Giovanni Powell, of Moses Lake, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. The arresting officer was able to see the butt of a handgun protruding from under the driver’s seat of the vehicle, as well as a live round inside the vehicle. Powell is a convicted felon. Powell was arrested, and the vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant.

The passenger in the vehicle, identified as 19-year old Kayla Irizarry, of Moses Lake, was released at the scene. However a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a purse, belonging to Izarry, with a derringer handgun inside. The purse also contained heroin and paperwork from the last time she had been released from jail. Police say she is also a convicted felon who faces illegal weapons charges. Officers are still attempting to re-locate Irizarry and arrest her on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and possession of heroin. In their news release police ask that “If you see her, please let us know and we would be happy to take her back to jail again.”

This year’s Apple Blossom Festival was relatively crime free, that according to Wenatchee Police Captain, Edgar Reinfeld. The law enforcement calls for service paled in comparison to festivals of the past when outside agencies were called in to help with unruly crowds. . .

Reinfeld says the lone incident of note involved a woman who accidentally shot herself in the leg. . .

Reinfeld says the woman was taken to Central Washington Hospital for treatment. He says no charges were filed.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Dan Kuntz, in for Eric tonight, and our feature story. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Add the Doyle Cup to the growing Wenatchee Wild Trophy case after a 7-2 win over Spruce Grove Friday in Game 5.  It was a back and forth contest that was tied at 2 in the first minute of the second period.  But that’s when the Wild went on a scoring run that took any chance away from the home team and gave Wenatchee a 4-1 series win.  To the highlights we go and Brandon Ewanchyshyn with the call.  Video courtesy of HockeyTV…

 

So there you have it, the Wild add the Doyle Cup to the Fred Page Cup and will represent the Pacific in the upcoming RBC Cup Championship in Chilliwack.

You may have noticed AJ Vanderbeck had the jersey of Lucas Sowder draped over his shoulders as he accepted the Doyle Cup from BCHL Commissioner John Grisdale.  Sowder wasn’t able to make the trip to Alberta after being injured in game at home…

So what do you do after winning the Doyle Cup?  Get on a bus and ride nearly 20-hours back to Wenatchee.  Upon their return home Sunday, Wild fans gave the Champions a hero’s welcome…

What a welcome home for the Wenatchee Wild…Doyle Cup Champions!

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from the weekend…

Wenatchee secured the #2 spot in the Big 9 standings with a baseball, doubleheader sweep of Eastmont 3-2 and 13-0.  The gives the Panthers a bye into the District semifinals Friday in Moses Lake.  The Wildcats will host a play-in game tomorrow against Eisenhower at 5 o’clock.  Also on Friday, Cashmere edged Okanogan 5-4 in 8-innings and Chelan beat Cascade 8-2.

At the District 5/6 2B Tournament in Moses Lake, Waterville-Mansfield was put out with losses to Tri-Cities Prep and Kittitas/Thorp.  Brewster will face Tri-Cities Prep for the District Title Saturday after downing Liberty Christian and DeSales.

In softball Friday…

Eastmont pulled off a doubleheader sweep of Wenatchee to leapfrog into second place in the Big 9 with wins of 7-6 and 12-11.  The Wildcats have three games against Moses Lake this week and could win the regular season league title.  Cascade ended the regular season with a sweep of Omak 11-0 and 11-3.

The Wenatchee Panthers were in a must-win situation Friday in a District Play-in soccer game at the Apple Bowl…

And they pulled it off with a 4-nil shutout of West Valley.  Wenatchee will play at Sunnyside tomorrow at 7.  Eastmont will host Davis tomorrow at 7 for the District Championship.  We’ll have it LIVE for you here on the NCWLIFE Channel with Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen calling the action.

On Saturday in the CTL/CWB District Tournament, Cascade ended Manson’s season with a 3-nil win.  Cashmere’s season came to an end after falling to Bridgeport 3-1.

Here’s a look at our Sports Broadcast Schedule for the upcoming week on the NCWLIFE Channel…

As we mentioned, it’s the Columbia Basin Big Nine District Soccer Championship tomorrow night at 7.  Game 4 of the Doyle Cup series between Wenatchee and Spruce Grove is Thursday at 7.  We’ll have to see what happens with soccer and baseball this week to determine what we’ll do on Friday.  Then on Saturday, it’s the first round of the playoffs for the Wenatchee Valley Thunder boys lacrosse team as they’ll host Issaquah.  We’ll have that live at 7 o’clock Saturday night.

Felix Hernandez got roughed up for 5-runs on 7-hits in just over 5-innings as the Angels down the M’s 8-2 at Safeco Field Sunday…

Seattle’s Ryon Healy provided the only offense with a 2-run home run.  LA’s rookie phenom Shohei Ohtani was again stellar, going 6-innings, allowing the 2-run homer to Healy and nothing more and striking out 6 to improve his record to 3-and-1.  Seattle has a travel day today before beginning a series in Toronto tomorrow.  James Paxton will be on the mound against Marcus Stroman.

Thanks Dan.

Today marks the beginning of Public Service Recognition Week. Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is a chance to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. On this morning’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program with Dan Kuntz, Wenatchee Executive Services Director Allison Williams says the Wenatchee City Council and all of the city employees are great examples of employees going above and beyond. . .

In an official White House proclamation on Sunday, President Trump said, “every day, our Nation’s civil servants help make America better, safer and stronger”.

We’ll be back with a recap of some of our top stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

Welcome back to the NCWLife Evening News…

It was a banner weekend in Wenatchee leading off with the Apple Blossom Festival’s Stemilt Growers Grand Parade. Thousands of spectators lined the downtown streets and enjoyed the final weekend of what turned out to be one of the most enjoyable festivals in memory.

High school bands from around the state participated in the grand parade, with a number of them headed home with awards. The groups were broken down into five divisions, with South Kitsap High School, West Valley High School out of Spokane, Cashmere, Entiat and Manson all taking home first place for their divisions. Wenatchee High School does not participate in the band awards although according to festival administrator Darci Christofferson, they did score the highest. Mariner High School won the band sweepstakes, making them best overall band regardless of division.

The event-filled weekend culminated with the Wenatchee Wild’s homecoming as hundreds of fans came out yesterday to welcome the team home after winning the BCHL’s Doyle Cup.

 

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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, 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 night.