NCWLIFE Evening News October 15, 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, The last of five former inmates initially charged with trying to rape a fellow inmate in the Chelan County jail saw those charges dropped last week. A motorist suspected of displaying a handgun in traffic was chased down by police in Wenatchee this morning, and, an injury accident on highway 243 near Mattawa closed traffic for a time yesterday afternoon.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

One man is dead and another in custody after an apparent homicide in Omak early this morning.

Police there say they were called to a West Third Street residence about 3:30 a.m., where they found the victim deceased and another man suffering a stab wound. Investigators are not releasing details of the crime scene, or the names of the victims, but say there’s no further threat to the public.

The last of five former inmates initially charged with trying to rape a fellow inmate in the Chelan County jail saw those charges dropped last week. 46-year-old Johnny Lee Jordan instead was sentenced on charges of prison riot. Jordan and the other inmates were accused of attempting to sexually assault a sixth man inside the jail with a tube of toothpaste. But the case fell apart when the alleged victim dropped out of contact with Chelan County prosecutors. All the defendants have now received sentences between a year and 16 months on lesser charges like prison riot, criminal mischief, and drug possession.

A motorist suspected of displaying a handgun in traffic was chased down by police in Wenatchee this morning.

27-year-old Jesse Jeffery Hector was jailed and cited on a charge of displaying a weapon. East Wenatchee police say Hector was traveling with a woman and an infant in a black Toyota Tundra about 8:35 a.m. when he showed a black 9mm handgun to another motorist near the intersection of Grant Road and Highway 28.

Police stopped his vehicle on Mission Street near First Street, and arrested him after allegedly finding a handgun in the truck. No one was injured.

Highway 243 about 10 miles North of Mattawa in Grant County is where the driver of this car was injured Monday. State Troopers say the car was broadsided when the driver tried to make a left turn in front of the oncoming big rig. The injured driver, identified as 37-year old Guillermina Andrade Herrera of Mattawa was transported to Quincy Medical Center for treatment. The truck driver walked away unhurt. The highway was partially closed for about an hour.

Coming up next, East Wenatchee Police Chief Randy Harrison will be retiring at the end of the year and the search is on for his replacement. This year the Washington state Legislature overwhelmingly approved year-round Daylight Saving Time, but will it happen, and, This Sunday, for just $1 dollar, parents of young children can pick up clothes and other items, we will tell you how. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

East Wenatchee Police Chief Randy Harrison will be retiring at the end of the year.

The embattled chief has formally submitted his letter of resignation effective December 31st. The search for a new chief comes as voters are also preparing to elect a new mayor to replace Steve Lacy. Lacy reportedly said he would like to see a new chief hired before Christmas. But that timeline might be too fast for the two candidates seeking to replace him in the upcoming election. . .

City Council members and mayor candidates Jerrilea Crawford and Tim Detering agree that Lacy’s timeline may be too aggressive. They shared their comments in an upcoming NCWLIFE Candidate preview. . .

The City Council was scheduled to discuss the process of recruiting a new chief at their meeting tonight. Harrison’s retirement comes during a period of turmoil in the department following claims of mismanagement and a vote of no confidence from police officers.

This year the Washington state Legislature overwhelmingly approved year-round Daylight Saving Time.

The bill then was signed by Governor Jay Inslee and celebrated by lovers of evening daylight. But November 3rd we’ll still dutifully fall back, meaning turn the clocks back one hour to Standard Time. So what happened?

In order to “ditch the switch,” as lawmakers called it, the state first needed to get approval from the U.S. Congress. That hasn’t happened. So Washington, like Oregon and California and other states that want permanent Daylight Saving Time, will continue to spring forward, and the first Sunday in November, fall back.

This Sunday, for just $1 dollar, parents of young children can pick up clothes and other items. NCWLIFE’s Dan Kuntz tells us how. . .

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. . .

With snow once again in the weather forecast for the upper elevations over the next few days, Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort says winter is no time to stay locked up inside. In tonight’s feature story, Mission Ridge is offering multi-week ski programs for kids of all ages designed to develop skills for exploration and ignite passion for the mountains. . .

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.

Howie Kendrick’s 2-run double highlighted a 4-run 3rd inning as Washington beat St. Louis 8-to-1 Monday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the NLCS…

Kendrick finished the game 3-for-4 with 2-runs and 3-RBI’s to back Nat starter Stephen Strasberg.  The veteran right-hander went 7-innings, allowing 1-run on 7-hits with 12-strikeouts and no walks.

Washington will try to sweep the series tonight at 5:05 on TBS.  It would be the National’s first-ever appearance in the World Series if they win.

Game 3 of the ALCS is at Yankee Stadium where New York and Houston are tied at a game apiece.  We’ll have the full story tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

Tell the truth Monday, as Pete Carroll calls it, had a decidedly somber tone yesterday as the Seahawks coach announced that Wil Dissly is out for the season…

The Seahawks will use Luke Willson and Jacob Hollister in the tight end roll until Ed Dickson can rejoin the club in a couple weeks.

Speaking of rejoining the club, Coach Carroll is happy to welcome Jarran Reed back to the team after serving his 6-game suspension…

The Seahawks are back home to host the Baltimore Ravens at CenturyLink Field.  Kickoff is at 1:25 Sunday afternoon.

Here’s a look at what’s on the prep sports schedule for today…

In girls soccer today, Chelan hosts Cascade while Omak’s at Cashmere and Wenatchee faces Davis on the road at 4 o’clock.  Manson hosts Liberty Bell at 4:30.  The CWAC starts at 6 with Quincy trying to rebound against Othello while Ellensburg plays at Ephrata.  Tonight at 7, it’s Eastmont hosting Eisenhower.

On the volleyball courts tonight, Entiat plays at Cascade Christian at 5:30.  Manson is in Lake Roosevelt, Chelan hosts Cascade, and Cashmere’s at Omak at 6:30.  Tonight at 7, it’s Ellensburg at Quincy, Wenatchee hosts Davis while Eastmont’s at Eisenhower.

Wenatchee’s pool will be a busy place at 4 o’clock this afternoon as the Panthers host Sunnyside and West Valley for a Big-9 double dual.

Here’s look at our sports broadcast schedule this week on NCWLIFE…

Tonight is a replay of Eastmont soccer versus Davis from October 1st at 7 o’clock.  Hockey Night Thursday features the Wenatchee Wild and Merritt Centennials at 7.

Then on Friday, we’re back under the lights at Lee Bofto Field in the Apple Bowl for the 5-and-1 Wenatchee Panthers against the 3-and-3 Davis Pirates.  Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom will have your play-by-play with the pregame at 6:45 Friday here on your home for local sports, the NCWLIFE Channel.

Then on Saturday, we’ll be at Wildcat Stadium in East Wenatchee for the rematch of Wenatchee and Eastmont in girls soccer.  Our pregame with Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen begins at 12:45 with a 1 o’clock kickoff.

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

One man is dead and another in custody after an apparent homicide in Omak early this morning.

Police there say they were called to a West Third Street residence about 3:30 a.m., where they found the victim deceased and another man suffering a stab wound. Investigators are not releasing details of the crime scene, or the names of the victims, but saythere’s no further threat to the public.

Finally tonight, 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.