Evening News November 12, 2018

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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, You can add rape and attempted rape to charges of Arson already filed against a Wenatchee man. Bob Bugert took the lead after the latest count in the race for Chelan County commissioner, pulling ahead of opponent Shon Smith by 160 votes, and, About 50 people showed up at a forum Thursday to learn more about Wenatchee’s planned charter school.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A Leavenworth family has been displaced after a woman crashed her car into their house early Saturday morning. The 19-year old woman is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana as well as felony hit and run.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s office says it happened around 2:30 Saturday morning when the driver, Makiya Kaye Thompson, crashed her car through the front door of the Benton Street home. She is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and charged with hit and run.

The homeowner, Nick Ruffer, says his family, including his 3-month daughter, is now living in a hotel room while looking for something better suited to the family and their pets. Ruffer’s father-in-law was sleeping on a couch just a short distance from where the car entered the house. He was treated at Cascade Medical Center for injuries from flying wood fragments.

You can add rape and attempted rape to charges of Arson already filed against a Wenatchee man. The new charges against 41-year old Ricardo Patino Cervantes were filed in Chelan County Superior Court last week. Detectives interviewed two women who claimed Cervantes sexually assaulted them in separate incidents in January and in October of 2016 when the alleged victims were impaired by drugs or alcohol. Cervantes remains jailed in connection with an intentionally set fire that destroyed an RV back in September.

Bob Bugert took the lead after the latest count in the race for Chelan County commissioner, pulling ahead of opponent Shon Smith by 160 votes. After the second release of results Friday afternoon, Bugert, who did not designate a party, has 13,525 votes to Republican Smith’s 13,365 votes, or 50.3 percent to 49.7 percent.The race remains too close to call with 4,605 votes left to count. The results of that count will be released next Wednesday. Smith had led by 314 votes, 9,830 to Bugert’s 9,516 votes after Tuesday’s election night count. Bugert is the former executive director of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. Smith is the owner of the Wok About Grill restaurants in Wenatchee and Leavenworth. None of the other races in Chelan County were close enough for Friday’s latest count to change the results. All the newest numbers can be seen on the Chelan County Auditor’s website.

About 50 people showed up at a forum Thursday to learn more about Wenatchee’s planned charter school. That school, Columbia Prep, is expected to open in 2021. Board member Sara Rolfs said it was the first of many forums the newly appointed Columbia Prep school board will hold to get ideas and give information on how Wenatchee’s first charter school will work. . .

Coming up next, The public once again will be able to comment on the controversial Black Rock Estate development at a public hearing tomorrow. Students seeking college financial aid will want to take advantage of a free workshop tomorrow at Wenatchee Valley College, and, Mission View Elementary will celebrate its new playground Tuesday, which has literally risen from the ashes. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

People will again have a chance tomorrow to weigh in on a controversial proposal to build 18 homes on 13 acres in the Wenatchee Foothills. The so-called Black Rock Terrace Estates subdivision off 1701 Skyline Drive has thus far met all city and environmental requirements to move forward, according to documents filed by the city.

Now, a hearings examiner will listen to what the public has to say, Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall. The developers, Steve and Tanya Tramp, held their own public hearing last December, which drew a large crowd of people mostly opposed to the new development.

Students seeking college financial aid will want to take advantage of a free workshop tomorrow at Wenatchee Valley College. Erin Tofte-Nordvick is organizing the event as Associate Dean of Campus Life, Equity & Inclusion. She says tomorrow’s event will provide information on all types of student loans and grants. . .

Tofte-Nordvick says students will get help filling out their free application for Federal and State financial aid. Students need to bring with them their’s or their parents’ 2017 tax forms and W-2 statements. The Tuesday evening event starts at 5:00 pm at the WVC computer lab at Wenatchi Hall.

Mission View Elementary will celebrate its new playground Tuesday, which has literally risen from the ashes.

The school’s playground equipment was destroyed last spring in an arson fire, set by a group of teens. At 10:00 a.m., a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony is planned by the Wenatchee School District for the new equipment, installed recently with the help of the Mission View PTO, community partners and donors. The public is welcome to attend.

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.

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In tonight’s feature story, Wenatchee honored its military veterans Sunday with a colorful parade and ceremony at downtown Memorial Park. The parade featured numerous veterans groups who marched and then assembled at the Park at exactly 11 am, the designated time and date that the Armistace was signed ending WWI. . .

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 Seahawks dropped a hard-fought loss in L-A to the Rams Sunday by a final of 36-31…

The big play came with 6:08 to go in the game and Seattle down 29-24.  Russell Wilson was strip-sacked by the Rams at the Seahawk’s 9-yard line and Los Angeles scored on the next play to go up 36-24.

The Seahawks scored on its next possession to make it 36-31 and the defense gave Seattle the ball back with 90-seconds to play.  But Wilson’s 4th down throw at the Ram’s 35-yard line was incomplete with 18-seconds remaining and Seattle fell to 4-and-5 on the season while L-A improved to 9-1.

The Seahawks lost despite rushing for 273-yards and getting a career day from rookie Rashaad Penny, who carried the ball 12-times for 108-yards and a touchdown.  Pete Carroll was excited about the game, despite the loss…

 

Seattle has a short turnaround and will host Green Bay on Thursday Night Football at 5:20 on FOX.

Saturday was a good day to be a COUG!

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew threw for 335-yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as the Cougars rolled over Colorado 31-7.  Washington State improved to 9-and-1 with the win, 6-and-1 in Pac-12 play.

Washington had a bye.

Antoine Custer, Sam McPherson and Tamarick Pierce each ran for two touchdowns and Eastern Washington rolled to a 59-20 win over UC Davis in Big Sky play.

Central Washington lost a 35-28 4th quarter lead as Azusa Pacific scored on two, long touchdown passes in the final 6:11 to beat the Wildcats in Ellensburg 42-35.  This despite Cedrick Cooper rushing for 121-yards and 3-touchdowns while Reilly Hennessey threw for 315-yards and two scores.

Congratulations to the Wenatchee Panther swimming and diving team…

Haily Paine finished 4th in the 100-butterfly and the Panthers took 4th on the podium as a team at the State Swimming and Diving Championships over the weekend at the King County Aquatic Center.

Took 7th place at the State 1A Volleyball Tournament in the Sundome in Yakima.  The Goats lost its first game and then came back to win the rest to place 7th.

A magical ride for the Eastmont football team came to an end in the 1st round of the State 4A playoff Friday…

Puyallup ran over the Wildcats 45-10.  The Viking’s Kyle Cramer rushed for 235-yards and four touchdowns as Puyallup advanced to face Mt. Si in the quarterfinals after Mt. Si edged Mt. Vernon 39-38.

Eastmont had prepared all week for the Puyallup passing attack.  But it was the ground game that proved the killer.  Matthew Bassette had the call on the NFHS Network, as seen on the NCWLIFE Channel Friday night…

 

In other 2-B State playoff action Saturday, Napavine ended Brewster’s season 57-to-20.

The Wenatchee Wild swept its 2-game series over the weekend and gave Coach Bliss Littler his 800th career coaching win in the process…

Wenatchee put aside the Surrey Eagles Friday night 5-to-2 and then shut down Coquitlam Saturday 6-1.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network, first, to Friday’s game…

Next, the Wild went for a third win in a row against Coquitlam…

 

The Wild are on the road this week to take on Merritt Wednesday; Trail Friday and Salmon Arm Saturday.

Finally tonight, a reminder, a ban on all-outdoor burning remains in effect in Okanogan County. The ban began on Saturday and will continue until further notice. Under a Stage 1 ban, all outdoor burning is prohibited, including residential, agricultural and forest burning.

Use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts, and other uncertified wood-burning devices is prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Cleaner-burning certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices are allowed. The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the ban because stagnant conditions are in place in Okanogan County, putting communities in the area at risk for unhealthy levels of air pollution.

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. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.