Evening News November 5, 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 windy weekend caused power problems for some; Moses Lake Police are asking for your help to solve a murder; a Wenatchee man was hospitalized with self-inflicted stab wounds.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Several students and a bus driver received minor injuries this afternoon when an Eastmont School District bus was involved in a collision with an automobile. The accident was this afternoon at 15th Street and Baker Street near Lee Elementary in East Wenatchee. Paramedics and firefighters are on the scene and eight injured students are being transported to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. Parents are currently being notified and staff are riding to the hospital with students. The bus was number 11, driven by Bobby Goldbsy. The uninjured students have been taken to the Lee Elementary Gym.

Chelan County PUD crews scrambled from one power outage to another during Sunday’s windstorm. The gusty winds knocked trees down over power lines in the Leavenworth, Plain, Peshastin and Cashmere areas with over a thousand customers impacted. Power was restored in to most areas by 10 p.m. Sunday. But it wasn’t until about 1:15 Monday morning before it was restored to four blocks of Leavenworth, which included Cascade Medical Center, which was operating on auxiliary power.

Moses Lake Police ask for your help in solving a four-year murder case. It involves the death of 22 year old Jose Pichardo who was gunned down on a Halloween afternoon in 2014. It happened on on Valley Road as he was driving back to work. He had just spent his lunch break with his mother.

After being shot, Pichardo lost control of his car, left the roadway and crashed into a house occupied by a mother and small child.

The suspect, Luis A. Suarez Galvan, 22, is still at large. Detectives have made several attempts to arrest him since the homicide, but he has managed to avoid capture with the help of friends. Suarez Galvan has an active murder warrant for his arrest. Some information has been obtained that he has been seen in the Grant County and Yakima area. If you have any information on the case, the whereabouts of Suaraz Galvan or on anyone who is helping him, please call the Moses Lake Police Department at 509-764-3900 and speak to a detective.

Wenatchee police say a man was hospitalized Saturday for treatment of self-inflicted stab wounds. It happened in the fountain plaza area of the Wenatchee Convention Center. Police say the unnamed 38 year old man stabbed himself several times in the stomach after he was spurned by a woman he was apparently pursuing for romantic reasons. The man was transported to Central Washington Hospital for treatment. Police are treating the incident as a possible suicide attempt and have not released the man’s name. His current condition is unknown

Coming up next… Counting ballots as election night nears in Chelan and Douglas Counties; the State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Moses Lake School District; and Pybus Market has got your goat.  I’m Eric Granstrom and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…


With one day before the mid-term election half of Chelan County’s registered voters have already cast their ballots. Auditor, Skip Moore says 48 percent of the ballots that were mailed out have been returned with more to be processed over the next few days . . .

Moore says the level of interest in this election is higher than any he’s experienced . . .

It’s a similar story in Douglas County where election officials report 48 percent ballot return as of Monday morning. Ballots must be postmarked by November 6th in order to be counted. NCWLIFE will provide complete election night coverage starting at 7:30 tomorrow night.

The Moses Lake School District was not responsible for injuries sustained by a student in shop class roughly a decade ago. That is the ruling issued Thursday by the Washington State Supreme Court. The Columbia Basin Herald reports the case was brought by Heidi Jo Hendrickson, who cut a portion of one of her thumbs off trying to dislodge a board stuck in a radial saw during a shop class. She claimed the district and instructor were liable for negligence. The original trial jury found that while the school district was negligent, it was not the cause of Hendrickson’s injuries. An appeals court later ruled in her favor saying that the trial court failed to give the jury proper instructions. The High Court’s ruling affirms the 2016 lower court ruling that the district only had an obligation to provide “ordinary duty of care” for students, and not a “heightened duty,” as the student claimed. A spokesperson for the Moses Lake School District had no comment on the ruling, saying the district does not comment on ongoing litigation.

People who are lovers of all things goats will be happy to hear that Pybus Public Market has a new tenant.

Anderson Family Farm expects to open its store in mid-November in the former Cha Fine Teas location, selling artisan goat milk body care products. The retail outlet, which will be called Farm to Face and Body, was selected from 20 applicants for the space. The Andersons have been raising goats on their Central Washington farm for more than 21 years.

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Makenna Schwab is an incredible local hero who’s taken her own health challenges and turned it into a worldwide philanthropic campaign.  And now she’s been recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Advancement Northwest and has been named the Outstanding Young Philanthropist.  Elliott Bay Productions put together this great video on Makenna’s story…

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 Eastmont Wildcats girls soccer team is the District Champions after travelling to Yakima Saturday and shutting out the West Valley Rams 2-nil…


That’s Coach Erin Redal (REE-DOLL) accepting the District Championship trophy and presenting it to her team.  It’s the first time in school history for both the title, and qualifying for the State Tournament…

Which means a home game against Central Valley Wednesday at 5 o’clock.  We’ll have the game televised on the NCWLIFE Channel at 7 Wednesday night.

Also on the Les Schwab Scoreboard,

You see that both our Caribou Trail League teams were bumped out of the post-season Saturday with Cashmere falling to Freeman 1-nil and Cascade losing on the road at Lakeside 5-nil.  Both the Bulldogs and Kodiaks seasons are over.

The WIAA made its seeding selections for State Football Tournaments yesterday…

Eastmont, as the representative from the Columbia Basin Big Nine, received a 12-seed and will play at #5 seed Puyallup Friday night at 7 o’clock.  Both teams finished the regular season at 9-and-1.

The rest of our local teams finished the season on Friday, as we turn back to the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Cashmere topped Lakeside, Nine Mile Falls 36-7.  Cascade fell to Deer Park 31-9.  It was Chelan over Medical Lake 49-6 and Entait beat Republic 58-22.

The Wenatchee Wild split its weekend series at the Town Toyota Center…

After falling to West Kelowna Friday 4-3, the Wild were trying to snap a 3-game losing streak Saturday against the Powell River Kings.  The teams traded goals back and forth through the first two periods and it was tied 3-3 with less than five minutes remaining in regulation.  That’s when the onslaught began.

Matt Gosiewski (guh-SHEF-SKI) picked up a loose puck on a King power play and scored a short-handed goal with 4:32 left in the game.  Matt Dorsey added to the lead at the 17:42 mark and then Josh Arnold finished it off as the Wild won it 6-3.

Wenatchee will host Surrey Friday and then Coquitlam Saturday at 7 at the Town Toyota Center.

On the Les Schwab College Football Scoreboard from Saturday…

Gardner Minshew threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Easop Winston with 32-seconds left to lift Washington State to a 19-13 win over Cal.

Taylor Rapp intercepted a Stanford pass in the end zone to secure Washington’s 27-23 win over the Cardinal Saturday.  Miles Gaskin returned to the Husky’s lineup with 140-yards rushing and one touchdown.

Eric Barriere ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Eastern Washington rolled over Northern Colorado 48-13.

Cedric Cooper rushed for 203 yards on 18-carries and scored four touchdowns as Central Washington demolished Southwest Baptist 74-28.

Yesterday in Seattle, the Seahawks had a chance at the end, but Russell Wilson’s pass into the end zone to David Moore was incomplete as time expired and the Los Angeles Chargers held on for the 25-17 win…

Seattle’s defense was sliced by Philip Rivers and the Charger offense all day with one big play after another.  L-A averaged 7.1 yards per play as it built a 25-10 lead.  Melvin Gordon led the Charger’s attack with 113-yards on 16 carries and a touchdown.

Seattle held Los Angeles scoreless in the second half until David King intercepted a Wilson pass and returned it 42-yards for a touchdown with 6:44 remaining in the game.  Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll applauded his team’s comeback attempt, but said they made too many mistakes…

Seattle travels to Los Angeles this Sunday to play the Rams.  Kickoff is at 1:25 on FOX.

In our video of the day, it comes from my own cell phone.  I was up hunting the final day of the modern firearm elk season yesterday off Jumpoff Road and found myself surrounded…

I was hunting in a true spike area, and of the 14 bulls and 80 elk I saw, not a single, true spike was to be found.

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Also, keep it right here on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz. I’m Eric Granstrom, thanks for joining us and have a great night.