NCWLIFE Evening News March 11, 2019

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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, A Moses Lake man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly fled the scene of a two-car injury accident in the George area. Someone broke into R&R Espresso in George early Monday morning and took all the money that had been earned over the weekend, and, On Saturday, the Washington House passed a bill that would make the state allow for the year round observation of daylight saving time.    

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A 25-year-old Leavenworth man had to be rescued by helicopter Sunday afternoon after breaking both his legs in a snowboarding accident in the backcountry near Stevens Pass. Captain Jason Reinfeld of the Chelan County Sheriff’s office said numerous personnel were first dispatched on snowmobiles to Henry Creek drainage area to assist with the rescue of Brian Shore-Tino.

Now being treated at Central Washington Hospital, Shore-tino, a wildlands firefighter, said he was training for the upcoming fire season with a group of friends when the accident happened. . .

A Moses Lake man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly fled the scene of a two-car injury accident in the George area.

It happened around 6:30 last night on I-90 and Hwy 281. State Troopers say 41 year old Bryan Bickell struck another vehicle driven by a George man. Troopers say Bickell was caught after a brief chase when his car crashed into a barrier and became stuck after striking the car driven by 41 year old Amadeo Coronel-Vera. He and Bickell escaped uninjured. Three family members in Coronel-Vera’s vehicle were transported to Quincy Valley Hospital for treatment. Troopers say alcohol/drugs were involved and other charges are pending.

Someone broke into R&R Espresso in George early Monday morning and took all the money that had been earned over the weekend, said owner Nohemi Richardson.

Surveillance cameras were able to capture images of the suspect inside the coffee stand and Richardson believes he had an accomplice outside. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-760-5080.

Hopefully you remembered to turn your clocks ahead one hour over the weekend for Daylight Saving Time. On Saturday, the Washington House passed a bill that would make the state allow for the year round observation of daylight saving time. House Bill 1196 also known as HB 1196, passed the house Chamber on an 89-7 vote, with the legislation now heading to the senate.

Saturday’s vote by the house comes as more than two dozen states are contemplating legislation, which puts a halt to the twice-yearly clock change. Last week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, and U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan, both of Florida, introduced legislation to make daylight saving time permanent nationwide.

Coming up next, A longtime Wenatchee Lawyer is favored by his peers to succeed Douglas County Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss. Chelan School District’s proposed construction bond is the topic of a public informational meeting tonight at the high school, and, The Miss East Cascades Scholarship Organization recently crowned a Wenatchee Valley College graduate as its 2019 titleholder. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Longtime Wenatchee area attorney, Brian Huber is favored by his professional peers as the most qualified candidate to replace retiring Douglas County Superior Court Judge, John Hotchkiss. Huber outpolled several other local attorneys in an online survey conducted by the Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association. Bar Association President, Clarke Tibbits shared the results of the poll with NCWLIFE News.

Tony DiTomasso and Nicole Hankins placed second and third in the poll of Bar Association members. Also receiving votes were Tyler Hotchkiss, Byron Moore and Smitty Hagopian. The results have been shared with Governor Jay Inslee for his consideration. The Governor is expected this month to announce his selection of a judge to succeed Hotchkiss who leaves after serving 20 years on the bench.

Chelan School District’s proposed construction bond is the topic of a public informational meeting tonight at the high school. The meeting is one in a series of informational sessions to be held this month in advance of the April 23rd special election.

The proposed 75 million dollar bond would fund construction of a new high school. The new high school would be built on land purchased by the District in the 1990’s on North Apple Blossom Drive near the Mountain Goat soccer field. Funds would also be used to reconfigure grade levels to reduce overcrowding. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 pm. Ballots will be mailed out on April 5th. The School District has produced an 8-page bond brochure, which includes a break down of the project costs and tax impacts. It is available at the District’s website.

The Miss East Cascades Scholarship Organization, the preliminary local pageant for Miss Washington, recently crowned Wenatchee Valley College graduate Jaylah Young as its 2019 titleholder.

The Miss East Cascades pageant was held Saturday night at the Numerica Performing Arts Center and featured contestants from around the region. Miss East Cascades represents Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, and Kittitas counties. Jaylah Young was crowned Miss East Cascades and received multiple scholarships totaling more than $2,700.  Overall, the scholarships and in-kind contributions presented Saturday night totaled over $14,000. In June, Young will vie for the title of Miss Washington and potentially Miss America.

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.

On Friday we gave you a preview of the topic we’ll be looking at this week during our feature story segments. Tonight, the first installment of a series on the Chelan County Drug Court from the NCWLIFE Magazine with Kaitlin Hetterscheidt. . .

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

For the first time in team history, the Wenatchee Wild will play a game seven in a playoff series.  That by virtue of Wenatchee’s 3-1 win in Game 6 last night over West Kelowna to tie the best-of-seven series at 3-games apiece…

We got here by virtue of Friday night’s 4-2 win by the Warriors to take a 3-2 series lead.  So last night was a must-win for Wenatchee to stay alive and they did it.

The Wild scored first 5-minutes into the game on a power-play goal by Lucas Sowder.  West Kelowna tied it less than a minute later on Parm Dhaliwal’s (doll-ee-wall) 6th goal of the series.  It would remain tied until the third.

Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

Wenatchee and West Kelowna will drop the puck one more time with tonight’s winner advancing in the playoffs, and the loser’s season is over.  Game time is 7:05 at the Town Toyota Center.

Even though we had a beautiful, sunny weekend, the snow is still wreaking havoc on the spring sports schedule for high schools across Eastern Washington.  They were able to play some soccer at the Apple Bowl Friday and Saturday…

On Friday, Eastmont blanked Central Valley 2-nil while Wenatchee topped Mead 1-nothing.  Then on Saturday, the Panthers beat the Bears 2-to-1 and the Wildcats topped the Mead Panthers 1-nil.

Wenatchee is slated to host Quincy tomorrow night, which we’ll air LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen on the play-by-play.

Following the soccer Saturday, the Wenatchee Thunder were able to play their first lacrosse game of the season…

Mason Dalbeck scored twice and Ben Higley, Lucas Jobe and Triston Ploch each scored as the Thunder picked up a 5-4 win over Skyline.

Wenatchee and Eastmont had to move their softball games to Western Washington away from the snow Saturday…

Sumner 10-runned Wenatchee 11-to-1 and then beat Eastmont 7-to-1.  Wenatchee’s scheduled game versus Cascade Thursday has been moved to April 17th

Speaking of moving games, Eastmont’s baseball game that was supposed to be home this Saturday versus Auburn has been moved to the west side of the mountains.  And Friday’s schedule soccer game between Eastmont and Sunnyside has been moved to the Apple Bowl Saturday and will start at 7:30.

So here’s how that has affected our broadcast schedule here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

We’re still on for soccer tomorrow in the Apple Bowl between Wenatchee and Quincy at 7.  With Thursday’s postponement of Wenatchee and Cascade softball, we’ll shift to a Hockey Night and air Game 6 of the Wenatchee and West Kelowna playoff series.  Then on Friday, since Eastmont’s soccer match with Sunnyside was moved to Saturday night, we’ll air Game 7 of the Wild and Warrior’s series at 7.  And finally on Saturday night, we’ll bring you the Wildcats and Grizzlies in a Big 9 soccer opener for the two programs from the Apple Bowl at 7:30.

The Mariner’s split squads went oh-1-and-1 Sunday in Cactus League Place…

Seattle was blown out by Cleveland in the first game Sunday 16-to-2 as Felix Hernandez was roughed up for 7-runs on 6-hits in 3-innings.  Jay Bruce provided some power at the plate, going 2-for-3, including a solo home run…

Ryan Healy also hit a solo shot in the loss to Cleveland.  In the other split-squad game…

The Mariners and Angels finished in a wild, 9-9 tie after Seattle scored five runs in the top of the 8th to take a 9-3 lead, only to give up 6-runs in the bottom of the 9th to finish with a tie.

Catcher Joe DeCarlo provided a bases-clearing double in the 8th

       11-Joe DeCarlo 3-Run Double   36-sec.

The Mariners will host Kansas City tonight at 6:40 in Peoria.

Thanks Eric. Recapping tonight’s top story. . .

A 25-year-old Leavenworth man had to be rescued by helicopter Sunday afternoon after breaking both his legs in a snowboarding accident in the backcountry near Stevens Pass. Captain Jason Reinfeld of the Chelan County Sheriff’s office said numerous personnel were first dispatched on snowmobiles to Henry Creek drainage area to assist with the rescue of Brian Shore-Tino.

Now being treated at Central Washington Hospital, Shore-tino, a wildlands firefighter, said he was training for the upcoming fire season with a group of friends when the accident happened. . .

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