Evening News November 1, 2018

Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Eric Granstrom. 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…a Quincy man has been sentenced to 35-years in prison in a shooting death; a Halloween trick has Moses Lake Police searching for two suspects; and the streets were filled with trick or treaters through the region last night.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Omak police are asking for help identify those responsible for placing straight pins in Halloween candy. Officers say two separate people who had been trick or treating within the city limits of Omak reported finding straight pins in their children’s candy.

One of these candy packages was turned in to the Omak Police Department. Both complainants reported finding a straight pin in a small box of “Nerds” candy. The plastic tip on the straight pin was the same color as the candy within the box. It was also reported that a similar straight pin was found inside the packaging of a small “Snickers” bar. Omak Police Department is investigating but no suspects have been identified.

Noel Cardenas of Quincy was sentenced this week to more than 35 years in prison for the 2017 shooting death of 17-year-old Jah-leel Munnings. Cardenas, now 19, had previously pleaded guilty in Grant County Superior Court to shooting Munnings and his friend Luis Nava Trujillo, who survived a wound to his shoulder. Cardenas shot the two teens February 25th 2017 with a rifle in a Quincy alley between I Street Northwest and J Street Northwest. He was arrested weeks later in George.

Moses Lake Police investigated two cases last night involving suspects dressed up in Halloween-type costumes committing thefts in town.

In the first, two subjects wearing face paint burglarized a house in the Lower Basin Homes area. They were caught on video. Its not the best quality but if you recognize the suspects or their clothing, You’re asked to call 509-764-3887 in reference case number 18ML15527.

In the second theft report, suspects stole items off a porch in the Knolls Vista neighborhood. In this case, the photographs are a little better.

If you recognize these guys, call the Moses Lake Police Department in reference to case number 18ML15532.

Downtown Chelan resembled a scene from the Walking Dead last night when a group of costumed ghouls gathered for a flash dance performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller . . .


Halloween celebrations around the area included hundreds of costumed children and their parents trick or treating in Wenatchee’s downtown.

The Pybus Public Market also hosted a Halloween party and costume contest with this homemade dragon get-up taking home first prize. From a law enforcement perspective officials report a relatively quiet evening with no major problems except for the smashed pumpkins found on neighborhood streets.

Coming up next..what better way to talk football and politics than a barber shop; with November here, it’s time to think Christmas trees; and our Kennel Kamios with Bart the dog.  I’m Eric Granstrom and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Bud’s Barbershop has been a long-time social gathering spot in Wenatchee. For decades its been a place where opinions on everything from hunting, sports and politics are free flowing. Bud died about 5 years ago and his Daughter, Connie now runs the business. NCWLIFE dropped by the shop this morning to talk with some of the regulars about current events including tonight’s big game. Among them, Local attorney, John Brangwin . . .

Buds Barbershop is located on South Wenatchee Avenue just north of Stans Merrymart. Tune in tomorrow for part two of our feature when Steve Hair gets his ears lowered.

The fall leaves are carpeting the forest floor and snow now covers some mountain peaks heralding the passing of the fall season. Along with these seasonal changes comes the opportunity for families to purchase Christmas tree permits from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Permits went on sale today for $5 each and are available at all ranger district offices and the forest headquarters in Wenatchee. Free permits are available to fourth graders as part of the national Every Kid in a Park initiative. Fourth graders with a valid Every Kid in a Park pass can get one free holiday tree cutting permit from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Each permit allows a family to cut one tree, with a tree height limit of 15 feet, or dig a small live transplant tree. Permits may be purchased in person or by mail and are limited to two permits per family. The permits are non-refundable and are only good on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Today, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Bart the dog. . .

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News…

Time now for NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to fill us in on some of the events going on this weekend. . . 

And that is a look at your local weather, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.


The 50th Bridge of Sportsmanship football game between Wenatchee and Eastmont is tonight…

We’ll begin our pregame tailgate show tonight at 6 prior to the 7 o’clock kickoff on the NCWLIFE Channel.  Not only is the Bridge of Sportsmanship trophy on the line, but the Big 9 League title as well.

Eastmont is undefeated in league play at 5-0 while Wenatchee is 4-1.  Wildcat Coach Michael Don says it doesn’t get better than this…

We asked Panther coach Scott Devereaux if moving the game up a day makes any difference for his club…

Over the past four years, the two teams have split this annual game with Eastmont winning in overtime last year 36-34.  Wenatchee won two years ago 17-14.  Eastmont toppled Wenatchee three years ago 14-9 to snap the Panther’s four-game winning streak.  Overall, Wenatchee holds a 37-12 series lead.

Be sure to tune in as Eric Granstrom and former Cashmere coach Phil Zukowski will have your play-by-play tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Also tonight on the Prep Football Schedule…

Besides Eastmont and Wenatchee, the other Big 9 showdown has Moses Lake traveling to Sunnyside.  A Wenatchee and Sunnyside win tonight means the Panthers, Grizzlies and Wildcats will share the regular season Big 9 title.  It also means a playoff Saturday night at 7 o’clock in Moses Lake with Sunnyside and Wenatchee playing first in two, eight-minute quarters.  The winner at the end of the two quarters will face Eastmont thereafter.  The team last standing will get the Big 9’s lone seed to the State 4A tournament.

Now, since we’re all about the Bridge of Sportsmanship game here on the NCWLIFE Channel, we thought we’d have the starters for both teams introduce themselves…

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 Monday morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz. I’m Eric Granstrom, thanks for joining us and have a great night.