NCWLIFE Evening News March 25, 2019

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NCWLIFE Evening News March 25, 2019

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, Three people were injured in a two-car accident Friday on Highway 2 east of Leavenworth. A Moses Lake man remains in custody today after allegedly shooting his wife over  the weekend following a domestic dispute, and, In an announcement over the weekend, Laura Jaecks said she will seek re-election to the Wenatchee School Board.    

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A 50-year-old Ephrata man was killed Friday in a four vehicle accident on Highway 17, about five miles north of Moses Lake. Killed in the wreck was Christopher Knight who the Washington State Patrol said was driving a 2013 Kia southbound when he attempted to pass another vehicle and collided with three northbound cars.

38-year-old Peter Martinez, also of Ephrata, was driving a 2014 PT Cruiser that collided head-on with Knight’s car. Martinez was air-lifted to Central Washington Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Not injured in the accident was the driver of a Chevy Silverado, which was side-swiped by Knight’s car, and the driver of a Plymouth Neon, which side-swiped Knight’s car after the head-on collision. Martinez’s car ended up on its top in a ditch. Washington State Patrol says unsafe passing the cause of that accident.

Three people were injured in a two-car accident Friday on Highway 2 east of Leavenworth in which both vehicles rolled. The accident, just after 4:00 p.m., happened when a Jeep Cherokee driven by 19-year-old Cole Rosa of Cle Elum attempted to pass in the left lane a Subaru Impreza driven by 71-year old Lyle Sherwood of Peshastin.

Sherwood was changing lanes at the same time and his car struck Sherwood’s, sending both cars rolling off the road into an orchard. A passenger in Rosa’s vehicle, 21-yeart old Jordyn Jackson of Wenatchee, suffered the most serious injuries but she had been stabilized and transferred to another hospital after initially being taken to Central Washington Hospital. Rosa and Sherwood were treated and released at Central. Both drivers were cited.

A Moses Lake man remains in custody today after allegedly shooting his wife over  the weekend following a domestic dispute.

Moses Lake Police responded to the residence in the 200 block of East Inglewood Drive after the 62-year old woman called to report that her husband, 69-year old Larry L. Winters shot her after a fight at their home. The woman said Winters pushed her down and threatened to kill her after she tried to leave the home and call 911. While trying to wrestle a gun away from Winters, the woman was shot in the hand. Police say the scuffle between the two continued after the shooting and Winters again attempted to shoot his wife. Larry L. Winters remains in the Grant County Jail on first-degree assault and second-degree attempted murder charges. Police also say alcohol played a role in the altercation.

In an announcement over the weekend, Laura Jaecks said she will seek re-election to the Wenatchee School Board. Jaecks has often been at odds with three members of the board, all elected in 2017.

Those three also appointed the replacement for Dr. Walter Newman, who resigned last year and had often sided with Jaecks. She has served 17 years on the board and says she will remain an independent voice on the board as it faces several key challenges in the years ahead.

Coming up next, Power will be out in a big swath of downtown Wenatchee beginning at midnight tonight. A memorial service for fallen Kittitas County Deputy Ryan Thompson is set for this Thursday, March 28th, and, Blue Spoon Yogurt in East Wenatchee is holding a fundraiser Tuesday night for 6-year old Rae’Ana Rosenburg, the girl who fell into an icy Rock Island Pond last month. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Power will be out in a big swath of downtown Wenatchee beginning at midnight and continuing until 5:00 tomorrow morning. The outage is planned by the Chelan County PUD as upgrades are completed on electrical systems.

The PUD said it notified all property owners in the affected areas between Chelan Avenue and Columbia Street from Whitman Way to Orondo Avenue. Stop signs will be in place at several intersections downtown when power is out at traffic signals.

A memorial service for Kittitas County Deputy Ryan Thompson is set for this Thursday, March 28th, at 2:00 p.m. at Nicholson Pavilion at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. The 42-year old Thompson was shot and killed after a traffic stop in Kittitas last week. He leaves behind a wife and three children. Twenty two year old Kittitas Police Officer Benito Chavez was also critically wounded in the shooting.

Speaking of Officer Chavez, here’s a picture provided by Sergeant Chris Foreman of the Chelan County Sheriff’s who visited Chavez at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle over the weekend, Foreman reports that Officer Chavez is recovering nicely for his wounds.

Blue Spoon Yogurt in East Wenatchee is holding a fundraiser Tuesday night for 6-year old Rae’Ana Rosenburg, the girl who fell into an icy Rock Island Pond last month and remains at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The fundraiser is tomorrow night from 6:00 to 8:30. Blue Spoon will be donating 40-percent of all sales and tips to the family.

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.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

April is distracted driving awareness month, and in tonight’s feature story we’re taking a look behind the scenes of local Cashmere student Emma Brunner’s (brooner) senior project. In this week’s NCWLIFE Magazine, producer Kaitlin Hetterscheidt documents the creative process with Brunner as she works to produce three PSAs that will air in the movie theaters this summer. . .

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.

The Wenatchee Wild have moved on to the next round of the BCHL Playoffs by using overtime TWICE over the weekend to beat Cowichan Valley 4-games-to-2…

It began on Friday night in Game 5 at the Town Toyota Center.  After a scoreless first period, PJ Fletcher put the Wild on the board first 9:42 into the second.  Then in the third with less than 7-minutes remaining in the game, the Capital’s Doug Scott tied the game with both teams skating four-on-four.

That would send it into overtime and allow the local boy to make his team and valley proud.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

That gave Wenatchee a 3-2 series lead heading back to Duncan, B.C. for Game 6 last night.

Cowichan Valley’s Preston Brodziak (broad-zee-ACK) AND David Melaragni (mel-uh-RAG-knee) helped the home team build a 2-0 lead into the second period.

The comeback for Wenatchee began at the 7:52 mark of the second and that’s where we’ll pick up the call with Arch Ecker on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network.  Video courtesy of Hockey TV…

Wenatchee will have to wait for tonight’s Game 7 of the series between Trail and Vernon to see whom they’ll face in the next round of the playoffs.  Prince George advanced with a four-game sweep of Chilliwack and awaits the Game 7 winner of Victoria and Powell River.

After hosting a circus all weekend, the Town Toyota Center crew won’t have to prepare for hockey on Tuesday.  Instead, they’ll ready the arena for indoor football on Thursday…

The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks will host the Reno Express in their home opener at the TTC Thursday.  This after a road loss in their inaugural American West Conference Indoor Football game over the weekend to the Idaho Horsemen 33-22.  Reno is 1-and-oh after a 42-24 win over the Tri-Cities Fire. 

Kickoff for the Skyhawks and Express Thursday is 7 o’clock.

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from the weekend, first in baseball…

Wenatchee swept a doubleheader from Eastmont Friday 11-3 and 7-2 at Rec. Park.  Manson blanked Pateros 9-0.  Tonasket swept two from Waterville-Mansfield 17-0 and 18-0.  Cascade won two in Monroe against Clover Park 10-0 and 6-4.  Chelan blanked Quincy in a pair 14-0 and 9-0.  And it was Cashmere edging Liberty Bell Saturday 7-6.

In Fast Pitch Girls Softball…

Ephrata had no trouble with Chelan, winning 24-0 and 15-1.  Cascade clobbered Quincy 17-2.  Cascade and Okanogan split a twin-bill, the Kodiaks winning the opener 12-2 and the Bulldogs taking the nightcap 9-2.  Oroville and Manson also split a doubleheader with the Hornets winning the opener 13-12 but the Trojans coming back to take the nightcap 16-6.  And Tonasket swept Waterville-Mansfield 17-1 and 10-4.

The Les Schwab Prep Soccer Scoreboard…

Had Eastmont edging Davis Friday 2-1 while Wenatchee shut out Eisenhower 2-nil.  Then on Saturday it was Cascade and Wahluke playing to a 2-2 tie.  Chelan shut out Zillah 5-nil and Eastmont fell at Chiawana 3-nil.

In boys lacrosse play in the Apple Bowl Saturday…

The Wenatchee Thunder got two goals apiece from Mason Dahlbeck and Triston Ploch and another from Rhett Goveia in a 5-3 win against Hermiston.  The Thunder are on the road at Hanford tonight for a league game with the Falcons.

And in high school tennis Saturday…

Cashmere and Tonasket split with the Tiger boys coming out on top 3-2 while the Bulldog girls were victorious 5-0.

How does your NCAA Tournament bracket look today?

If you picked the favorites, such as #1’s, 2’s or 3’s, you’re in good shape because they all made it to the Sweet 16. 

Gonzaga beat Baylor to advance and will face Florida State Thursday.  The other West semifinal features Michigan and Texas Tech.

Duke barely survived to beat #9 University of Central Florida 77-76.  The other East semifinal features Michigan State and LSU.

Oregon has survived the neigh Sayers and advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 73-54 win over US Irvine.  They’ll face #1 seed Virginia in the South semifinals.  The other semi in the South features Tennessee and Purdue.

The Washington Huskies were bounced from the tournament Sunday by #1 seed North Carolina 81-49.  The Tar Heels will face Auburn in the Midwest Semifinals.  The other semi will feature Kentucky and Houston.

The Mariners have the first of two final spring training games against San Diego tonight at T-Mobile Park in Seattle…

Mike Leake will go up against Chris Paddack at 7:10.  Seattle will host the Boston Thursday to re-open the regular season after the Mariners beat Oakland twice in the Tokyo Dome last week.

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

A 50-year-old Ephrata man was killed Friday in a four vehicle accident on Highway 17, about five miles north of Moses Lake. Killed in the wreck was Christopher Knight who the Washington State Patrol said was driving a 2013 Kia southbound when he attempted to pass another vehicle and collided with three northbound cars.

38-year-old Peter Martinez, also of Ephrata, was driving a 2014 PT Cruiser that collided head-on with Knight’s car. Martinez was air-lifted to Central Washington Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Not injured in the accident was the driver of a Chevy Silverado, which was side-swiped by Knight’s car, and the driver of a Plymouth Neon, which side-swiped Knight’s car after the head-on collision. Martinez’s car ended up on its top in a ditch. Washington State Patrol says unsafe passing the cause of that accident.

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.