NCWLIFE Evening News October 18th, 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, A few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, Four people were hospitalized in a two-vehicle accident late Sunday afternoon just outside Moses Lake. A 2-vehicle accident Friday night 4 miles south of Quincy sent one man to the hospital with charges of driving under the influence pending. Wenatchee police are asking for help identifying a pair of suspects in a burglary at Taco Pipu Infante on South Mission Street last week and A Soap Lake man is charged with child rape based on alleged sexual assaults against an East Wenatchee 9-year-old, carried out in 2016.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Chelan Housefire -A late-night structure fire devastated a home in Chelan on Sunday. Chelan Fire and Rescue says the blaze broke out about 10:25 p.m. and heavily damaged the home in the 500 block of Markeson Street. Four of the five residents were home at the time of the fire, but all were able to escape without injury. However, one of the two family dogs was missing. Chelan and three other surrounding fire agencies responded to the emergency. No cause of the fire has yet been determined.
Moses Lake Rollover -Four people were hospitalized in a two-vehicle accident late Sunday afternoon just outside Moses Lake. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the first vehicle was southbound about 4:20 p.m. on Road F Northeast and failed to yield at a stop sign. That vehicle then collided with another vehicle traveling east on Road 4 Northeast. Three occupants of the first vehicle were hospitalized, with one taken by Life Flight to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. The other two were transported to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake, as was the driver of the second vehicle. The extent of the injuries to the four has not yet been released. The Sheriff’s Office said the collision remains under investigation.
Quincy Accident -A 2-vehicle accident Friday night 4 miles south of Quincy sent one man to the hospital with charges of driving under the influence pending. According to the Washington State Patrol, 25-year old Jesus R. Pazbautista of George was driving a 1997 Honda Accord northbound on State Route 281 shortly before 11PM when his car crossed the centerline and struck a southbound Freightliner trailer being towed by a semi-truck. The Accord rolled and came to rest on it’s top. Pazbautista was transported to Quincy Valley Hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the semi – 67-year old Larry D. Davis of Beverly – was not injured.
Taco Place Burglary -Wenatchee police are asking for help identifying a pair of suspects in a burglary at Taco Pipu Infante on South Mission Street last week. The Wenatchee Police Department says the two men burglarized the business between noon and 1 p.m. last Wednesday. One of the men is describes as white with shoulder-length brown hair in his 20s wearing a black sweatshirt with the word Champion on it. The other is described as white or Hispanic, also in his 20s, with short dark hair wearing a ballcap with the word Compton on it. He also has a small tattoo on the right side of his neck. Anyone with information on the men is asked to call the RiverCom non-emergency line at 663-9911.
Child Rape Charge -A Soap Lake man is charged with child rape based on alleged sexual assaults against an East Wenatchee 9-year-old, carried out in 2016. 38-year-old Jonathan Dale Moser was charged by summons to appear in Douglas County Superior Court. Sheriff’s deputies say in August, his alleged victim disclosed instances of sexual abuse that dated back five years ago. Moser has two prior convictions for sexual assaults against children dating back to 2006. He was most recently convicted in 2016, and sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
TEASE -Coming up next, An Orondo farmworker shot himself in the thigh last week while illegally carrying a pistol./ Wenatchee attorney Paul Kube has been sentenced to 60 months of federal probation for striking his wife in Yosemite Park./ After being closed all of last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohme Gardens bounced back in 2021 with a near-record number of visitors, and, A production company shooting a movie in Leavenworth next month is looking for locals interested in being extras on the film. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Gunshot Thigh -An Orondo farmworker shot himself in the thigh last week while illegally carrying a pistol. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies say 51-year-old Fermin Garcia De La Torre arrived at Central Washington Hospital last Tuesday with a superficial gunshot wound. He told investigators he was carrying a .22 caliber handgun wrapped in a glove inside his coat pocket, when the weapon accidentally discharged. After he was treated, deputies booked Garcia into jail on Thursday on suspicion of unlawful firearm possession. He has yet to be charged.
Kube Sentenced -East Wenatchee lawyer Paul Kube has been sentenced to five years on federal probation for striking his spouse during an argument in Yosemite National Park two years ago. The 56-year-old attorney pleaded guilty to assault in a California federal court last June. He could have faced up to a year in jail. In addition to probation, Kube must pay a $2,000 fine. His case will also be referred to the Washington State Bar Association, for possible sanctions against his law license.
Ohme Gardens -After being closed all of last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohme Gardens bounced back in 2021 with a near-record number of visitors. As the gardens closed for the season last Friday, Director Jason Browning talked with Wake Up Wenatchee Valley’s Dan Kuntz about the busy year. . .
Leavenworth Movie -A production company shooting a movie in Leavenworth next month is looking for locals interested in being extras on the film. “Somebody I Used to Know” is being directed by Dave Franco and stars Allison Brie, Haley Joel Osment and Julie Hagerty. It’s due to be released next year on Amazon. A casting director says the production is seeking background extras for a $14 per hour wage. Anyone interested in working as an extra can fill out a form at the address you see on your screen. Filming takes place locally November 3rd through the 5th.
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. . .
Samaritan COVID -Today is the deadline for all Washington medical staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and Moses Lake’s hospital now has a shortage of workers in one crucial department. In tonight’s feature story, Samaritan Healthcare says its procurement division, which orders and maintains the hospital’s medical supplies, has been emptied out as workers there have refused to comply with the statewide mandate. . .

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

For the second-straight game, Atlanta walked-off against Los Angeles to take a 2-oh lead in the National League Championship Series…
Austin Riley had a walk-off single two nights ago and last night, it was Eddie Rosario’s turn with two on in the bottom of the 9th against Kenley Jansen…
The Dodgers will try to regroup at home tomorrow night. Meanwhile, Game 3 of the American League Championship Series is tonight at Fenway Park on FS1 tied at a game-apiece.

The Seahawks fought valiantly for a second-half, comeback win in Pittsburgh last night but fell in overtime 23-20…
In Seattle’s second possession of overtime, T.J. Watt stripped Geno Smith of the ball in and the Steelers recovered at Seattle’s 16-yard line. Chris Boswell put the game away moments later on a 37-yard field goal.
Smith said he felt sick after losing the ball on the fumble…
Despite the loss, coach Pete Carroll was proud of how his team fought back from trailing 14-nothing at halftime…
Seattle returns home to face New Orleans on Monday Night Football a week from tonight.

Taking a look at the Les Schwab college football scoreboard from Saturday…
Max Borghi scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with 1:30 left in the game to give Washington State a comeback 34-31 win over Stanford Saturday in what could be coach Nick Rolovich’s last game.
Rolovich has refused to get the COVID-19 vaccination and today is the deadline in Washington for state employees to do so. Athletic Director Pat Chun ordered a mandatory meeting with players tonight, which apparently will share news of Rolovich’s future.
Washington quarterback Dylan Morris was intercepted at the UCLA 4-yard line with under 5-minutes left as the Bruins held on to beat the Huskies 24-17.
Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere threw for 600-yards and 7-touchdowns in the Eagle’s 71-21 win over Idaho. By the way, Barriere also ran for another score to give him 8 on the day.

The Seattle Kraken lost a heartbreaker Saturday to Columbus 2-1 in overtime…
Brandon Tanev scored Seattle’s lone goal. The Kraken will try to get back in the win column today at 4 o’clock when they play at Philadelphia on ROOT Sports.

The Wenatchee Wild also went into overtime and came up short Saturday in Trail…
The Smoke Eaters scored the game-winner 3-minutes into overtime to pull out the 6-5 victory. Cade Littler, Hunter Hastings, Garrett Szydlowski and Landon Parker all found the back of the net for Wenatchee in the loss.
The Wild next head for the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack where they’ll face Prince George Wednesday.

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Girls Soccer Scoreboard from the weekend…
Okanogan shut out Toledo on Friday 4-nil. Eastmont demolished Sunnyside 9-nothing Saturday. Moses Lake topped Davis 7-2. Chelan blanked Wahluke and Othello quieted Quincy.
The game seen here on the NCWLIFE Channel saw West Valley keep pace with Eastmont in the Big-9 by knocking off Wenatchee 3-to-1. Sebastian Moraga and John Springer had the call…
Turning to the volleyball courts from Saturday, Chelan edged Ephrata 3-2. Manson handed Okanogan its first loss of the season 3-nothing. And Cascade traveled to Granite Falls and won in straight-sets.

Going back to Friday for some scores from high school football around the region…
Eastmont easily won it’s non-leaguer 41-nothing over Hanford. Moses Lake stunned Sunnyside to take over sole possession of first place in the Big-9 with a 23-22 win. Davis edged Eisenhower 34-28.
And in the game here on the NCWLIFE Channel, West Valley opened a close game in the second half and went on to beat Wenatchee 28-7. Grant Olson and Eric Kuntz had the call…
In Caribou Trail League play, Cascade wins the Pear Bowl with a 24-19 win over Cashmere. Omak downs Quincy 28-14 and Chelan had a bye.
And in the B’s Friday, Brewster bops Manson 51-8. Bridgeport saddles Pateros 40-to-14. Liberty Bell rings Entiat 47-18. Waterville-Mansfield celebrates homecoming with a big 74-20 win over Soap Lake. Okanogan takes a forfeit win over Oroville. And Lake Roosevelt takes care of Tonasket 41-16.

Thanks Eric.
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.