NCWLIFE Evening News May 28th, 2021

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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, A suspect in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Moses Lake on Monday afternoon is now in custody./ An East Wenatchee man who was saved by police and EMTs after accidentally shooting himself in the leg is now charged with unlawful firearm possession, and, A Bellevue woman was seriously injured and her companion arrested after a watercraft accident Wednesday on Lake Chelan.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Moses Homicide ID -The Grant County Coroner has identified the man found dead early Wednesday morning outside of Moses Lake as 24-year-old Kristopher Vincent of Moses Lake and are investigating the death as a homicide. Vincent died of a shotgun wound to the torso and extremities, his body was discovered along Airway Drive at Cochran Road Northeast. Authorities are also trying to determine if there is a link between that death and a drive-by shooting about an hour earlier in the Larson Community of Moses Lake. A home and vehicle were damaged in the drive-by shooting but there were no injuries.
M. Lake Shooting Arrest -A suspect in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Moses Lake on Monday afternoon is now in custody. Daniel Serrano Sosa, 24, was arrested yesterday afternoon after a brief standoff at a home in the 1200 block of Patton Boulevard. Sosa is suspected of killing the unidentified 16-year-old and wounding an unidentified 18-year-old at the intersection of Gibby Street and Lee Street Monday afternoon. Moses Lake Police say the shooting appears to have been gang-related.
Gunshot Charges -An East Wenatchee man who was saved by police and EMTs after accidentally shooting himself in the leg is now charged with unlawful firearm possession. 26-year-old Juan Antonio Cerda-Martinez was treated for a gunshot wound after injuring himself May 14th, at Ninth Street near Valley Mall Parkway. Police said they soon found a .22-caliber Ruger handgun in a nearby garbage can, and a blood trail leading to the area where Cerda collapsed. Cerda has a prior criminal conviction, and police say he denied possessing the gun. He faces his first appearance in Douglas County court June 7th.
Watercraft Wreck -A Bellevue woman was seriously injured and her companion arrested after a watercraft accident Wednesday on Lake Chelan. 42-year-old Ammata Jackson was hospitalized after the 2 p.m. collision between a pontoon boat and a rented personal watercraft. Sheriff’s deputies arrested the pilot of the rented jet ski, 35-year-old Jordan Sebastian Allen of Auburn. He remained jailed today on suspicion of assault by watercraft. Witnesses said Allen handled the watercraft recklessly and tipped over after steering in front of the pontoon, which then ran over both occupants. Deputies said Jackson suffered broken ribs, a broken hip, ruptured spleen, punctured lung and other injuries. She was listed today in satisfactory condition at Central Washington Hospital. Allen also had to be hospitalized; he was due for his first court appearance today.
TEASE -Coming up next, Spilled paint made a mess of parts of the George Sellar Bridge this morning./ Twenty-nine counties, including every county in North Central Washington, are under a drought advisory, issued Thursday by the state Department of Ecology./ More than half of Chelan County’s residents have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and, There will be a series of gatherings in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee to remember fallen veterans on Monday. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Sellar Spill -A paint spill this morning slowed traffic in the eastbound lanes of the George Sellar Bridge. A private truck dropped a paint canister that stained the west end of the bridge. Wenatchee police had to redirect traffic during cleanup, starting about 9 o’clock this morning. The incident slowed down some commuting time, but no injuries were reported.
Drought Advisory -Twenty-nine counties, including every county in North Central Washington, are under a drought advisory, issued Thursday by the state Department of Ecology. The agency says after a series of months that were abnormally dry, there are growing concerns for farmers and ranchers in Eastern Washington, as well as an increased risk of wildfires. The advisory is an early warning of a possible drought. This is the first time the Department of Ecology has issued a drought advisory since the Legislature granted it the authority to do so in 2020.
Vaccination Rate-More than half of Chelan County’s residents have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In its weekly vaccination progress report, the Chelan-Douglas Health District reported Thursday that 50-point-1 percent of Chelan County residents have been vaccinated and 43-point-1 percent of Douglas County residents. In addition, the steady decline of new COVID-19 cases in Chelan and Douglas counties continued this week with the health district reporting that new cases in the two counties were down to 82.7 per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks. That’s down from 94 new cases per 100,000 residents reported last week.
Memorial Day Wenatchee -There will be a series of gatherings in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee to remember fallen veterans on Monday. The Memorial Day remembrances begin at the Wenatchee City Cemetery at 9 a.m. with speakers and an honor guard and firing team. The activities then shift to the Columbia River Pedestrian Bridge where at 10 a.m. a wreath will be released into the river in memory of those lost at sea. Then at 11 a.m. there will be a memorial event at Evergreen Memorial cemetery in East Wenatchee with speeches, an invocation, a firing team salute and the retiring of the colors. At noon, the activities will shift to Pybus Public Market where there will be a flag ceremony that will include a convocation and short history of Memorial Day. The activities will wrap up with a firing team salute and the playing of Taps.
TEASE -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. . .
Firefighter Video -In tonight’s feature story, Daniel Lyon suffered burns over 70 percent of his body fighting the Twisp River Fire in 2015. In that same incident three of his fellow wildland firefighters were killed. In a video yesterday, Lyon said the gear he was wearing saved his life that day. . .
TEASE – 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.

NCWLIFE Channel Sports
Chris Flexin bounced back from his worst start as a professional to have his best start last night, pitching 7-innings to help Seattle shut out Texas 5-nothing…
Flexin allowed just 4 of the 24-hitters he faced to reach base in his 7-innings, striking out 6 and walking one.
Offensively, the Mariners got things going in the third with back-to-back home runs…
That would be plenty of offensive for Flexin, but Seattle added to the lead with 3-more in the 7th…
Manager Scott Servais says it was nice to see Flexin bounce back after what happened to him last time out in San Diego…
Seattle and Texas play again tonight at 7:10 with Justus Sheffield facing Jordan Lyles.
The Mariners received good news on pitcher Marco Gonzales. According to manager Scott Servais, Marco is doing better and may be able to return to the lineup soon.
Gonzales has been out for nearly a month with a strained forearm on his pitching arm. The timing is nearly perfect as Seattle is offering Marco Gonzales bobblehead dolls at T-Mobile Park tonight against the Rangers.
Marco is expected to make his first start back from the injury Tuesday against Oakland.
In the American League West last night, the only other game saw Oakland score 5-runs in the 6th inning to beat Los Angeles 5-nothing.

The local baseball team will start its season Tuesday at Paul Thomas, Sr. Stadium…
Of course, we’re talking about the Wenatchee AppleSox. For the first time since August of 2019, the local nine will take the field against the Northwest Star Academy.
AppleSox owner Jose Oglesby and general manager Allie Schank joined us a on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.
It’s been since August of 2019 that the AppleSox last played baseball. COVID-19 wiped out last season and still has an impact on seating for this summer…
The roster has been expanded to 40-players this year which has put the onus on finding host-families. They still have about 16-players to find homes for in the valley, so if you’d like to help, call the AppleSox office at 665-6900.
Let’s check the prep boys basketball scoreboard from last night…
Cascade beat Omak in Caribou Trail League play 63-53. Pateros edge Bridgeport 62-60 despite 21-points from Jesus Torres. Almira-Coulee/Hartline had no trouble with Liberty Bell, winning 61-32. It was Okanogan over Warden 72-38. Tonasket topped Waterville-Mansfield 64-29. Cascade Christian edged Entiat 42-31. And Moses Lake Christian stopped Soap Lake 55-50.
Coming up tonight, we’ll have Eastmont and Wenatchee from Eastmont High School. Grant Olson will have your play-by-play with the pregame beginning at 7:20 here on the NCWLIFE Channel.
Here’s what the rest of the schedule looks like. Oroville hosts Entiat at 7. The 7:30 games have Chelan at Ephrata; Cashmere hosts Quincy; Lake Roosevelt travels to Wahluke; Manson entertain Royal; Tonasket is at Brewster; and Pateros takes on Soap Lake.
The boys schedule Saturday has Wenatchee hosting Sunnyside at 3:45. Several 5:30 games have Ephrata at Okanogan; Quincy hosting Cascade; Cashmere’s at Omak; Chelan hosts Warden; Manson travels to Almira-Coulee/Hartline; and Soap Lake entertain Oroville. Eastmont’s game at West Valley gets underway at 6:30.

Turning to girls basketball from last night…
Omak handed Cascade a 65-18 defeat. Pateros beat Bridgeport 61-50. Liberty Bell topped A-C-H 61-45. Warden walloped Okanogan 68-32. Tonasket topped Waterville-Mansfield 40-15. And Entiat defeated Cascade Christian Academy 41-22.
Coming up tonight, Entiat’s on the road at Oroville at 5:30. At six, it’s Chelan at Ephrata; Wahluke hosts Lake Roosevelt; Royal’s at Manson; Brewster welcomes Tonasket; and Soap Lake Travels to Pateros. The Eastmont and Wenatchee girls tip at Wenatchee High School at 7:30.
The 4 o’clock games tomorrow have Ephrata at Okanogan; Cascade visits Quincy; Cashmere is at Omak; Chelan hosts Warden; Brewster’s in Wahluke; and Soap Lake takes on Oroville. Eastmont will host West Valley at 4:45, and Wenatchee travels to Sunnyside at 6:30.

There are a couple places hosting wrestling tomorrow in the region…
Moses Lake will wrestle at West Valley at 10am. Cashmere will host Almira-Coulee/Hartline, Cascade, Lake Roosevelt, Oroville, Quincy, Tonasket, Wahluke and Warden beginning at 10:50.

The Wenatchee Valley Lady Knights swept a doubleheader from Treasure Valley yesterday at Rotary Field…
In the opener, Kolbie Voshall was 2-for-3 with a 2-run homer to lead WVC to a 9-6 victory. In the nightcap, Olivia Whitney’s RBI-double allowed Wenatchee Valley to walk-off with a 6-5 win.
The Knights baseball team split a twin bill with Walla Walla. The visitors scored 2-runs in the 8th to break an 8-all tie for the 10-8 win. Drew Richardson was the hitting star, going 3-for-4 with a home run. WVC won the nightcap 8-5 behind home runs from Zach Lofgren, Aaron Lampinen and Jacob Stibal.
The Walla Walla basketball teams are in town tonight at W.B. Smith Gymnasium. The women tip at 5:30 with the men to follow at 7:30.

Thanks Eric. Recapping tonight’s top story. . .
Moses Homicide ID -The Grant County Coroner has identified the man found dead early Wednesday morning outside of Moses Lake as 24-year-old Kristopher Vincent of Moses Lake and are investigating the death as a homicide. Vincent died of a shotgun wound to the torso and extremities, his body was discovered along Airway Drive at Cochran Road Northeast. Authorities are also trying to determine if there is a link between that death and a drive-by shooting about an hour earlier in the Larson Community of Moses Lake. A home and vehicle were damaged in the drive-by shooting but there were no injuries.
**Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up Tuesday morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .
-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, we will not have a newscast on Memorial Day Monday to spend time with our families but we will be back on Tuesday. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great holiday weekend.