Evening News October 8, 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,  The Wenatchee man arrested last month, wanted on suspicion of kidnapping and rape in Ohio, has been sentenced, and, A police swat team was called in Saturday night to help arrest a man after a standoff at a home in Mattawa.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Wenatchee Police say you’re asking for trouble if you leave your car unlocked at night. Numerous car thefts have been reported around the city recently and Captain Edgar Reinfeld says most of them involved unlocked cars parked along the street. . .

No suspects have been identified. Reinfeld also reminds vehicle owners not to leave their cars unattended while warming up the engine. He says the number of stolen vehicle reports always increase when morning temperatures start to drop at this time of year.

The Wenatchee man arrested last month, wanted on suspicion of kidnapping and rape in Ohio, has been sentenced. 40-year old Naja Stokes was officially charged in Columbus, Ohio last Thursday with five counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping and one count of felonious assault. Wenatchee Police Department Captain Edgar Reinfeld says police knew of Stokes but he didn’t have an extensive criminal record locally. . .

Stokes is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow in Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus.

A police swat team was called in Saturday night to help arrest a man after a standoff at a home in Mattawa. Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies were investigating the Wednesday assault of a 50-year-old woman who claimed 55-year old Samuel Gonzalez stabbed her in the face with a broken cane.

Gonzalez was reportedly under the influence of drugs when authorities arrived at the home located on Road 25-Southwest. Its reported that the swat team and deputies went to the home and negotiated Gonzalez’s eventual surrender. At the time of his officers feared he had overdosed on opiates and they administered Narcan (Naloxone). Gonzalez was then transported to Quincy Valley Medical Center and later transferred to Confluence Health-Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

Coming up next, A Seattle man had to be flown out of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Sunday after falling ill during a group hike. The much anticipated opening of a new Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility in Wenatchee has been delayed, and, The Wenatchee School District board met in special session this afternoon to discuss the superintendent search firm contract. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

A Seattle man had to be flown out of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Sunday after falling ill during a group hike.

Chelan County Sheriff’s spokesperson, Kent Sisson says the 47-year old man became sick Saturday while hiking in the Colchuck Lake area. He says rescuers were not notified until Sunday afternoon when the man’s condition worsened leaving him unable to walk out under his own power. Sisson says the man was medi-flighted out using the Sheriff’s helicopter. His condition is not known at this time.

The much anticipated opening of a new Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility in Wenatchee has been delayed. Originally scheduled to open earlier this summer, the 16-bed Parkside facility is being jointly developed by Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties at the site of the old Parkside Convalescent Home. Dr. Julie Ricard is the program director. She discussed the project on NCWLIFE’s Street Talk and Other Stuff program with host Mike Magnotti. . .

Ricard says residential units are also being developed for patients but she says it has not been decided yet if they will be available on a voluntary or involuntary basis.

The Wenatchee School District board met in special session this afternoon to discuss the superintendent search firm contract.

The board will take action on the proposed $21,000-dollar contract to Hazzard, Young, Attea and Associates from Illinois to conduct the search to replace retiring superintendent Brian Flones. Today’s action comes amid board members Laura Jaecks and Walter Newman calling for a delay in hiring a search firm because in their words, the other school board members overstepped their bounds in the search process. They suggested an interim superintendent be hired until members of the school board work out their issues. Brian Flones announced earlier this year that he was retiring from the post.

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Over the next two weeks we’ll be bringing you coverage of the four initiatives on the November statewide ballot. Tonight we begin with the case for voting YES on Initiative 940, as prepared by broadcast partner TVW. Tomorrow we’ll have the argument for voting NO on I-940. I-940 would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation, mental health and first-aid training. It also would change the standards for use of deadly force, and create an independent investigation in such cases. . .

And that is a look at your local weather, coming up next, Dan Kuntz in for Eric Granstrom with sports and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

Cairo Santos’ 39-yard field goal with 4:59 remaining lifted the Los Angeles Rams over the Seattle Seahawks 33-31 Sunday…

On its next possession, Seattle got the ball to the Ram’s 35-yard line and looked to be in position for a Sebastian Janikowski game-winning field goal, but a holding call put them out of range.  LA was able to run out the clock after a 4th down conversion near mid-field and that was the ballgame.

Jarrod Goff led the way offensively for the Rams, completing 23 of 32 passes for 321-yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

Chris Carson was the workhorse for the Seahawks, rushing for 116-yards on 19 carries.  Russell Wilson finished 13-for-21 for 198-yards and three touchdowns, two of which to David Moore.

Seattle is now 2-and-3 and will travel to London this week to face the Oakland Raiders and Wembley Stadium at 10 a.m.

Taking a look at the Les Schwab College Football Scoreboard from Saturday…

Miles Gaskin carried 27 times for 116-yards and two touchdowns as Washington rushed out to a 24-7 first half lead and held on to beat UCLA 31-24.  Quarterback Jake Browning also had 49-yards on the ground and a touchdown to go with his 265-passing yards and one touchdown through the air as the Huskies improved to 5-and-1.

Gardner Minshew helped the Cougars win a track meet at Oregon State 56-37 Saturday, going 30-for-40 with 430-yards passing and five touchdowns.  Washington State is also now 5-and-1 on the season.

Eric Barrier rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead Eastern Washington to a 55-17 blowout of Southern Utah in Big Sky play Saturday.  The Eagles had 8 different people carry the ball for a total of 380-yards rushing on the day.

Quarterback Reilly Hennessey combined for 329-yards of offense, scoring two touchdowns on the ground and one through the air as Central Washington beat Azusa Pacific 45-31 to improve to 4-and-2 on the season.

Backing up to Friday in high school football, the game featured here had Wenatchee hosting West Valley in Big 9 play.  Played under the lights and soaking rain at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl, the game saw a little bit of everything as the Panthers beat the Cadets 50-to-31.  Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

And the Panthers would find the end zone all kinds of ways Friday, including a blocked punt return by Fodus Nasser and three touchdowns (2-receiving, 1 running) by Nate Blauman.  Wenatchee improved to 3-and-oh in Big 9 play, 4-and-2 overall with the win.

Here’s what the rest of the Les Schwab Scoreboard looks like…

Eastmont traveled to Davis and shut out the Pirates 40-nothing.  Eisenhower stopped Moses Lake 20-13.  Cashmere claimed the Bronze Shoe with a 30-7 win over Chelan.  Omak shut out Cascade 14-0.  Brewster mauled Manson 57-to-8.  And Entiat was 50-better than Pateros, downing the Goats 56-6.

Let’s take a look at the Big 9 Standings…

Wenatchee is atop at 3-and-0 in a virtual tie with Eastmont and Sunnyside, both at 2-and-oh.  And, by the way, we’ll broadcast at Eastmont Friday when the Wildcats take on the Grizzlies.  Ike and Moses Lake are 1-and-2 while Davis and West Valley remain winless in Big 9 play.

Omak has the early lead in the Caribou Trail League…

The Pioneers are 2-and-oh in league, 6-and-oh on the season.  Okanogan is 1-and-0.  Cashmere’s 1-and-1.  Cascade and Chelan are still looking for their first C-T-L win.

And to the Les Schwab Scoreboard in the Major League playoffs…

The Brewers swept aside the Colorado Rockies with Sunday’s 6-0 win.  Milwaukee allowed just 2-runs in three games in the series and now await the winner of Atlanta and Los Angeles.

The Braves stayed alive behind a grand slam home run from Ronald Acuna, Junior and edged the Dodgers 6-5 Sunday.  Game 4 of that series is today at 1:30.

The Astros will try to sweep the Indians in Cleveland this morning with a 10:30 start time.

And the other American League Divisional series is tied at 1 as the Yankees host the Red Sox this afternoon at 4:40.

Thanks Dan.

Last Saturday was the community open house and celebration for the newly remodeled LocalTel Events Center at Pybus Public Market. The open house included activities for kids and tours of the event center and brand new board room.

Brenda Mandelis, LocalTel owner, spoke at the event and gave a brief history of the company. . .

As we leave you tonight, A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. at 7:21 p.m. PDT last night. SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg AFB. This was SpaceX’s first land landing attempt at Vandenberg AFB.

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.