NCWLIFE Evening News November 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, Three weeks of searching for a missing Moses Lake hiker in the North Cascades has unfortunately yielded no results. An online effort to find a man who vandalized a parked car in Chelan may have nabbed a suspect, and, After back and forth results over the weekend, it now seems apparent Referendum 88, the affirmative action law, is going down to defeat.  

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A Wenatchee man allegedly sold a gram of heroin to police informants, and had an additional 10 grams in his Springwater apartment when he was arrested. Mai Van Nguyen [WINN], who’s 36, was taken in Thursday on a warrant charging him with drug delivery and maintaining a drug property. Drug task force detectives said they bought heroin from [WINN] twice last spring. He was already scheduled to be sentenced later this month after pleading guilty to unrelated charges of identity theft and possessing stolen property. No trial date has been set on the new drug charges.

Three weeks of searching for a missing Moses Lake hiker in the North Cascades has yielded no results.

Skagit County rescue agencies suspended their search last week for Rachel Lakoduk, a 28-year-old woman who hiked alone toward a lookout cabin on the Hidden Lakes Trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Bad weather moved in, and the hiker hasn’t been seen since. Rescuers suspended their ground search as of Wednesday, but said they’ll continue to scan from the air as weather allows.

An online effort to find a man who vandalized a parked car in Chelan may have nabbed a suspect.

On October 29th, this man was spotted by the onboard cameras of a parked Tesla, defacing the car as he walked into the Apple Cup Café. Chelan County sheriff’s deputies now say the man has been identified and will face charges. There’s no word on his motive for the vandalism. The video clip from the car circulated widely last week, helping deputies to pin down a suspect.,

After back and forth results over the weekend, it now seems apparent Referendum 88, the affirmative action law, is going down to defeat. After the Tuesday election day count, R-88 was narrowly failing with less than 51 percent against. But last Friday, King County, one of only four counties in favor of the measure, released more results and suddenly R-88 was winning, but by only 842 votes.

More results from other counties over the weekend pushed it back into the failing side by more than 12,000 votes as of today. King County will release more results Tuesday but only has about 6,300 ballots left to count. Chelan and Douglas counties were among the counties firmly rejecting R-88. The referendum came about after the Legislature this year approved Initiative 1000, imposing affirmative

Coming up next, A special reception will be held Tuesday for the two Wenatchee School Board members who lost their election bids last week. Unable to deal with traffic issues caused by Wenatchee’s biggest road race, organizers of the Turkey on the Run are moving the popular Thanksgiving event, and, A hundred and thirty years ago today, Washington became a state. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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A special reception will be held Tuesday for the two Wenatchee School Board members who lost their election bids last week.

Board President Sunny Hemphill was defeated by retired businessman Martin Barron.

Meanwhile, Board member Karina Vega-Villa was beaten by Tim Larson, who had dropped out of the race but whose name remained on the ballot. The reception will be at the school district office, 235 Sunset Ave., from 5:30-6:00 p.m., prior to the board’s regular meeting.

Unable to deal with traffic issues caused by Wenatchee’s biggest road race, organizers of the Turkey on the Run are moving the Thanksgiving event to Walla Walla Point Park and the Apple Capital Loop Trail.

In its 11th year, the race traditionally has started at Rotary Park in Wenatchee along Western Avenue. But with participation swelling to more than 1,000 runners, a traffic control company had to be brought in in recent years. But Joel Rhyner, the race director, said no such service is available this year. The route on the Loop Trail has yet to be determined. The kids race will start at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K and 12K races at 9:00 a.m.

A hundred and thirty years ago today, Washington became a state. President Benjamin Harrison signed the legislation that admitted Washington to the union on November 11th, 1889.

It was the state’s second try at statehood. Washington first drafted a constitution in 1878, but it was never recognized by Congress, and another 11 years passed before the big day.

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.

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In tonight’s feature story, as you know, today is Veterans Day, a day to honor those who served our country through military service and a day of remembrance to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our county. NCWLIFE videographer Uriah Darby brings us the sights and sounds of this year’s Veterans Day Parade in downtown Wenatchee. . .

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.

A dreary Saturday became suddenly brighter for fans and football players in Moses Lake as both the Eastmont Wildcats and Wenatchee Panthers knocked off Sunnyside to advance to State…

In game one of the mini-playoff, Oscar Mago’s 36-yard field goal was the only score as Eastmont won 3-0 over the Grizzlies. The win ensured the Wildcats the #1 seed out of the Big-9 to the State 4A Tournament.

Defense was key in Eastmont’s victory as the Wildcats held Sunnyside to just one first down in a total of three possessions. The mini-playoff format consisted of two, ten-minute halves…

With the loss, Sunnyside would turn around 20-minutes later to face Wenatchee for a final chance at State. The Panthers were up for the challenge, scoring a touchdown through the air in the first half and on the ground in the second half, winning 14-7…

Then, it was a waiting game Sunday to find out how a State Committee with the WIAA would seed the 16-teams that qualified for the tournament…

Unfortunately for both schools, they were seeded right at the bottom of the bracket with Wenatchee getting the #16 seed and Eastmont #15…

So here’s what we know.  Wenatchee will face #1 seed and undefeated Kennedy Catholic Friday night at 7 o’clock at Renton Memorial Stadium.  Eastmont will face #2 seed Camas Saturday at Doc Harris Stadium.  The time will be determined today.

We are endeavoring to learn more about a broadcast of either game here on the NCWLIFE Channel.  With the holiday today, we probably won’t get an answer until tomorrow, so stay tuned.

The Caribou Trail League finished off its season Friday with crossover games as we check the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Newport beat Cascade 35-7 and Chelan was edged by Freeman 21-17…

Cashmere received the #15 seed in the State 1A Tournament and will face #2 La Salle either Friday or Saturday.  Omak is a #8 seed heading into the tournament and will host #9 Colville Saturday at 1 o’clock.

Turning to the Les Schwab Soccer Scoreboard…

Wenatchee advanced to the State 4A Tournament with a 2-1 win over Moses Lake Saturday at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl.

Cashmere’s season came to an end in a 1-nil overtime loss to Freeman.  Cascade advanced to State with a 2-1 win over Deer Park.

Brewster’s season came to an end in a 5-0 loss to Northwest Christian.  Tonasket was also knocked out in a 6-1 defeat to Davenport.

The Ephrata Tigers advanced to the State 2-A Tournament with a 3-2 win over West Valley of Spokanek…

Here’s the schedule this week.  It begins on Tuesday as Wenatchee travels to Gonzaga Prep in a 1st-round game at 5:30.  Eastmont will host Mead Wednesday at 6.

Cascade opens up play in the State 1-A Tournament tomorrow at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl when it takes on Wahluke.

Ephrata’s first-round opponent in the 2-A Tournament will be Liberty on the road Wednesday at 7.

Let’s see how the volleyball weekend went for local teams…

Wenatchee fought valiantly against West Valley for the District Championship, but fell 3-games-to-1.  Eastmont’s season was ended by Moses Lake 3-1.  Then the Chiefs were bounced by the Panthers 3-1, so Wenatchee advances to State.

Chelan is the District Champs after sweeping Okanogan 3-0 Saturday at Wenatchee High.  Cascade was defeated by Omak 3-1.  Okanogan heads to State, winning a thriller over Omak 3-games-to-2.

The smaller schools have their State Tournaments in the SunDome this week.  Pateros takes on Neah Bay Wednesday morning at 8 in the 1B Tournament.  They’ll face either Odessa or Three Rivers Christian in the second round at 3:15.

Brewster’s first opponent in the 2B Tournament Thursday will be Colfax at 1:30.  They’ll play again Thursday night at 8:15 against either Willapa Valley or La Conner.

Chelan’s 1-A Tournament begins Thursday afternoon at 3:15 when they play Zillah.  The Goats will turn around at 6:45 for a second-round game against either Lynden Christian or Charles Wright Academy.

Opening up the Les Schwab College Football Scoreboard…

The Huskies traveled to Corvallis and beat the Beavers Friday night 19-7.

Washington State got off to a horrible start at Cal and lost to the Bears 33-20.

Eastern Washington had no trouble with Idaho State, winning 48-5.

And Central Washington was an unfriendly host, beating Southwest Baptist 72-17.

The Wenatchee Wild were swept by the Penticton Vees at the Town Toyota Center over the weekend…

Wenatchee’s Matt Dorsey scored the first goal of the game Friday night midway through the first period.  But it was all Penticton after that with the Vees winning 4-1.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first period Saturday, Wenatchee came storming back in the second frame on goals by Nick Cafarelli, Quinn Emerson and Brian Adams.  The game was tied at 3 heading into the second intermission.  It remained tied until the 15:03 mark of the third when Jay O’Brien put the Vees back up 4-3.  Penticton would add an empty-netter at the end for the final of 5-3.

Wenatchee’s on the road this week with games at Penticton Saturday and Salmon Arm Sunday.

The Seahawks have a big chance to take a step forward in the NFC West tonight on Monday Night Football when it plays the 49ers…

The Rams lost to Pittsburgh yesterday 17-12 and the Cardinals were edged by Tampa Bay 30-27.  A Seattle win would move the Hawks just a half-game behind San Francisco in the standings.  They’ll kick off on ESPN tonight at 5:15.

And last, but certainly not least, congratulations to the Seattle Sounders…

Seattle beat Toronto 3-1 yesterday at CenturyLink Field to win its second MLS Cup in four years.  The goal to ensure the victory late in the second half caused such an eruption in the stadium, it was felt by seismic meters throughout Puget Sound.

Thanks Eric Recapping tonight’s top story. . .

Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up tomorrow 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). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.