Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to what’s making news, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:
And now, here a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, Douglas County prosecutors have charged a Wenatchee man with attempted murder, for his alleged part in a Saturday shooting in East Wenatchee./ East Wenatchee police are looking for the owners of property that was recovered during theft and vehicle prowl investigations, and, the North Central Educational Service District and Apple Stem Network will be hosting a virtual community conversation Monday about the state of day care worker shortages.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Sunland Standoff -A man and woman were arrested after a standoff Thursday that ended when law enforcement officials stormed a home in the Sunland Estates area of Grant County. The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force and Grant County Sheriff’s Office were looking to arrest 39-year-old Shawn M. Entzel at a home in the 25-thousand block of Quincy Street Southwest on three felony warrants for violating no-contact orders. After closing of access to the area, they went to the home near the Gorge Ampitheatre at about 4 p.m. but Entzel reportedly refused to come out. Just before 6:30 p.m. U.S. Marshalls and deputies entered the home and took Entzel into custody without incident. Also arrested in the home was 50-year-old Lisa C. Falk on a warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Shooting Charges -Douglas County prosecutors have charged a Wenatchee man with attempted murder, for his alleged part in a Saturday shooting in East Wenatchee. 25-year-old Jorge Reyes was apprehended by Wenatchee police Wednesday. Yesterday, prosecutors filed counts in Douglas County Superior Court of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and unlawful firearm possession. East Wenatchee police believe Reyes and a 16-year-old suspect staked out a home Saturday near Ninth Street Northeast and North Baker Avenue, and opened fire when the occupants returned home, wounding one passenger in the leg. The younger suspect is charged with assault, robbery and firearm offense. Police say the incident appears to be gang-related. Reyes is now held on $1 million bail. He faces arraignment June 21.
Stolen Stuff -East Wenatchee police are looking for the owners of property that was recovered during theft and vehicle prowl investigations. Some of those items were posted on the department’s Instagram page Thursday. Anyone who recognizes their stolen property should contact the East Wenatchee Police Department. Police say proof of ownership will be required before the items are released.
Day Care Shortage -The North Central Educational Service District and Apple Stem Network will be hosting a virtual community conversation Monday about the state of day care in the region. The virtual meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is a link to register on the ncesd-dot-org website. The ESD’s Sue Kane and Josie Komorowski talked with Wake Up Wenatchee Valley’s Dan Kuntz about how the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a critical day care shortage locally. . .
TEASE -Coming up next, 8th District Congresswoman Kim Schrier has sought out millions of dollars worth of earmarks for central Washington projects./ Many congressional districts are likely to change their shape once the 2020 census becomes official./ A Wenatchee Valley advocate for the homeless and addicted has a new role, helping formerly imprisoned people readjust to society, and, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christensen, who worked for more than 25 years as a firefighter in Washington state, has announced her retirement. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.
Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Pedestrian Bridge Bucks -8th District Congresswoman Kim Schrier has sought out millions of dollars worth of earmarks for central Washington projects. At least one earmark for the Wenatchee Valley has now made it into a major infrastructure bill, which just passed a House committee. The Invest in America Act features $8.6 million for a proposed extension of the Pipeline Pedestrian Bridge. Right now, the Loop Trail bridge terminates at the BNSF railroad tracks on the Wenatchee side of the Columbia. The proposed extension would allow bike and pedestrian access from the South Wenatchee Avenue area. Upgrades on the east side would improve access across Highway 28. Jeff Wilkens with the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council says the project is in the very early planning stages. The Invest in America Act still must pass the House and Senate, and get President Joe Biden’s signature.
Redistricting 8th -Many congressional districts are likely to change their shape once the 2020 census becomes official. The 8th District is the only one that crosses the Cascade Mountains, and it includes Chelan County and East Wenatchee. The nonpartisan state commission that oversees redistricting wants resident input on how voting district boundaries should be created. You can get involved through a public meeting scheduled for June 28th, at redistricting.wa.gov.
Estrada Appointed -A Wenatchee Valley advocate for the homeless and addicted has a new role, helping formerly imprisoned people readjust to society. Victor Estrada was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Statewide Reentry Council, which makes recommendations to the Legislature on matters including housing and social services for those leaving incarceration. Estrada, who’s 47, has spent years working with the Women’s Resource Center in Wenatchee, bringing help to people without shelter. His term on the Reentry Council runs for one year.
Forest Service Retirement -U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christensen, who worked for more than 25 years as a firefighter in Washington state, has announced her retirement. Prior to being named to the federal agency’s top post in 2018, Christensen served as Washington State Forester for the state Department of Natural Resources. As Forest Service Chief she led more than 30,000 employees in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. She will officially step down in August.
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Kalahar West Side -In tonight’s feature story, on a windy Tuesday evening, Kory Kalalahar presided over his last graduation as principal of West Side High School. Kalahar has spent exactly 10 years leading the Wenatchee district’s alternative school. He took on the job in 2011, after four years as assistant principal at Wenatchee High. Amid passing out diplomas, Superintendent Paul Gordon and others praised Kalahar for his stewardship.
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The Wenatchee AppleSox defeated the Walla Wall Sweets 3-1 on Thursday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium to win their first series of the 2021 season.
The AppleSox dominated on the mound and Tino Bethancourt hit a solo shot in the eighth to give the AppleSox their third win of the season.
Wenatchee’s pitching was the difference-maker in both of their series wins and on Thursday, three pitchers combined to only allow one run on five hits. The voice of the AppleSox Joel Norman has the wrap . . .
Around the West Coast League on Thursday night . . .
Bend and Cowlitz split a doubleheader in Bend in a series that took 4 days to play thanks to 2 rainouts. Bend took game 1 on Matt Dallas’ double in the bottom of the final frame and then Cowlitz turned around and nipped Bend by a run in the nightcap 7-6. It took 13 innings and four hours before Ridgefield finally dispatched the Portland Pickles 10-9 and Yakima Valley topped Bellingham by two.
Tonight finds the NorthWest Star Academy at Cowlitz, Ridgefield will be in Yakima, Port Angeles starts a three-game series in Walla Walla and Willamette is at Portland.
Mariners- Jonathan Schoop homered and Isaac Paredes hit a go-ahead single as the Detroit Tigers rallied from a first-inning deficit and took advantage of three errors to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Thursday.
Mitch Haniger put Seattle ahead against Tyler Alexander with the first of his two solo homers, but the Tigers rallied to take two of three from the Mariners, who have lost six of nine following a five-game winning streak. Manager Scott Servias said it was a bad game all around for the M’s . . .
Seattle will try and right the ship this afternoon at 4:10 as they begin a 3-game series in Cleveland.
One day after every team in the American League West won, every team in the American League West that played lost. The Red Sox out slugged the Astros 12 to 8 and the Royals ran away from the A’s 6-1.
The Moses Lake Chiefs won the battle of the unbeatens in Big-9 play with a 19-point win over Sunnyside. Cashmere rolled over Omak 74-34, it was Chelan by 30 over Brewster, Tonasket had no proplem with Manson, Liberty Bell crushed Bridgeport and Pateros defeated Cascade Christian Scademy 55-24.
The girls schedule begins with an afternoon matchup as Cashmere travels to Royal and tonight Cascade is at Ephrata and Oroville travels to Manson. Tomorrow has Ephrata at Othello, Wenatchee is at West Valley, Royal visits Okanogan, Pateros is in Oroville and Eastmont plays host to Eisenhower.
On the hardwood in boys action last night the winners were Sunnyside, Cashmere, Chelan, Manson, Liberty Bell and Pateros.
Tonight the Cashmere boys treck down to Royal for a 5 o’clock tip and at 7:30 it’s West Valley at Wenatchee, Cascade at Ephrata, Liberty Bell is in the basin and Oroville is at Manson. Saturday has Ephrata at Othello, Manson is Leavenworth to take on Cascade, Pateros at Oroville, Royal is at Okanogan and the Eastmont Wildcats are in Yakima to take on Ike.
Wilson press conference-Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spoke publicly Thursday for the first time about an off season of turmoil that had many wondering if the team would be trading their superstar. Wilson said he’s happy right where he is and expects big things from himself and the team this year.
Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up Monday morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .
CLOSE -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 email@example.com, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.