Evening News March 14

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:
And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, Plans are moving forward to build a 1.2 million dollar household hazardous waste collection facility in Wenatchee, and, Firefighters put out a small brush fire yesterday afternoon on Wenatchee’s north end.
But first, we begin tonight:

**Student Walkout** -Students across the nation stood up from their seats this morning and walked out of their schools in part of a nationwide demonstration protesting gun violence following the school shooting in Florida. The 17-minute protest, one minute for each person killed at the High School in Parkland Florida, was organized by students at Wenatchee High School. The walkout began on school property, with students taking to the track to honor those who lost their lives last month. . .
[VIDEO: Story-Walkout-WHS] (2:29)Following their gathering at the track, students walked to Memorial Park to gather with community members and share more on the issue including speeches from several students. . .
[VIDEO: Story-Walkout- Student Speech] (1:42)
Wenatchee’s Jorge Chacón joined the gathering at Memorial Park, saying he is proud of this generation of students for standing up and getting involved. . .
[VIDEO: Story-Walkout-Jorge] (:37)
Local parent Ace Bollinger said following the walkout organized by students, he was inspired by their involvement and hopeful for the future. . .
[VIDEO: Story-Walkout-Ace Bollinger] (:57)

**Eastmont Walkout** -The students in the Eastmont School District also took part in today’s walkout. NCWLife’s Eric Granstrom was at Eastmont High School and has more. . .
[VIDEO: Story-Eastmont Walkout] (3:01)
Eric also said he asked each of the organizers if they feel safe at Eastmont High School. To a student, they answered, “yes, BUT…recent school shootings have caused them to be wary that it could happen anywhere. A nationwide movement will be held March 24th and include a rally and march beginning at the old Hastings parking lot in Wenatchee.
Coming up next, A suspected drug dealer was arrested Tuesday in Moses Lake, and, we preview an upcoming service league event called My Girlfriend’s Closet. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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Welcome back, and in other news…
**Hazardous Waste Facility** -Plans are moving forward to build a 1.2 million dollar household hazardous waste collection facility in Wenatchee now that the full cost of construction is in hand. The recently approved State supplemental budget contains the 550-thousand dollars needed to complete the project. Prior to the end of the legislative session Chelan County was prepared to move ahead with partial construction but Commissioner Keith Goehner says those plans have changed. . .
[VIDEO: Story-Hazardous Waste Facility] (:23)
When completed, the 5,254 square foot steel building will include a loading dock and a covered drop-off area. The County’s Solid Waste Director, Brenda Blanchfield says the new facility is slated to become operational in January 2019.

**Brush Fire** -Firefighters put out a small brush fire yesterday afternoon on Wenatchee’s North end. The fire was described as a debris burn that got out of control. It was located along a hillside behind a home on Sunrise Circle in the vicinity of Horselake Road. The fire was first reported shortly before 3 pm and was put out within about 20 minutes.

**Drug Arrest** -A suspected drug dealer was arrested Tuesday after Detectives with the Moses Lake Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant on a home in the Larsen Base Housing area. Pictured here in a police body cam image is the suspect, 34-year old Alejandro Mendoza-Mendoza, who was in possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to deliver. Police say a large amount of stolen property and tools were recovered from the residence. Five victims have been identified to date, but it is expected many more will be identified as the investigation continues. You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Eric Granstrom and our feature story tonight. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

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NCWLIFE CHANNEL SPORTS

Our spring sports broadcast season got underway last night in the rain at the Apple Bowl with a great match between Wenatchee and Quincy. After a scoreless tie in the first half, the Jackrabbits would break the tie in the second. Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

So the Panthers get their second win of the season with the come from behind victory. Also on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in soccer Tuesday…

Brewster clobbered Chelan 6-2 and Cashmere blanked Granger 1-nil.
On the baseball diamond yesterday…

Cascade hung on to beat Ephrata 5-4.
Turning the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard to softball…

Zillah swept a doubleheader at Cashmere, winning the opener 14-1 and the nightcap 12-1. Wenatchee lost another 5-inning affair at Walla Walla Point Park, this time to Southridge 12-to-1.
And in tennis Tuesday…

Chelan swept Liberty Bell with the boys winning 5-0 and the girls coming out on top 4-1.
Colorado scored two in the bottom of the 9th and beat the Mariners on a walk-off, RBI single by Derrick Gibson 8-7…

Dan Altavilla (alt-uh-VEE-uh) gave up the winning runs in the 9th after a stellar start by Rob Whalen (WAY-len). The 24-year old right-hander went five innings, allowing 1-run on 3-hits while striking out nine. Taylor Motter chipped in two of Seattle’s 14-hits with an RBI. Seattle’s back at their facility in Peoria tonight to host San Francisco at 6:40.
The Seahawks have now reportedly lost its 5th starter in the last 6 days. According to multiple media outlets, free agent Jimmy Graham has signed with the Green Bay Packers. In addition, wide receiver Paul Richardson is signing a five year, $40-million contract with the Washington Redskins. This follows the departure of Richard Sherman to San Francisco; Michael Bennett to Philadelphia; and the waiving of Jeremy Lane and DeShawn Shead. Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright is quoted as saying “this has hurt pretty bad.”
Thanks Eric,

**My Girlfriend’s Closet** -Earlier this week, NCWLIFE’s Brenda Mandelis talked with the Junior Service League of Wenatchee about their upcoming event called, My Girlfriend’s Closet. . .
[Video: Story-My Girlfriend’s Closet] (1:58)
My Girlfriend’s Closet opens to the public this Friday, March 16th and ends Sunday, March 18th.
We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of our top stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

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And now a recap of some of our top stories tonight. . .
**Brush Fire** -Firefighters put out a small brush fire yesterday afternoon on Wenatchee’s North end. The fire was described as a debris burn that got out of control. It was located along a hillside behind a home on Sunrise Circle in the vicinity of Horselake Road. The fire was first reported shortly before 3 pm and was put out within about 20 minutes.
**Drug Arrest** -A suspected drug dealer was arrested Tuesday after Detectives with the Moses Lake Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant on a home in the Larsen Base Housing area. Pictured here in a police body cam image is the suspect, 34-year old Alejandro Mendoza-Mendoza, who was in possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to deliver. Police say a large amount of stolen property and tools were recovered from the residence. Five victims have been identified to date, but it is expected many more will be identified as the investigation continues.

**WX** -The Pacific storm that moved into Northcentral Washington last night is now heading north in the form of a cold front. As the weather system passed by, temperatures did cool off a bit today, especially for eastern Washington where yesterday’s high temperatures climbed into the mid and upper 60’s. A large area of high pressure slides into the Pacific Northwest on Thursday ushering in dry, sunny weather conditions with high temperatures right where they should be this time of year at 53 degrees. Our sunny, mild weather will continue into the weekend with light winds temperatures will stay basically in the lower to mid-50’s. Our beautiful late-winter weather will continue until about Wednesday of next week before another weather system moves in late in the week ushering in more rain showers.
**Here’s a look at your forecast**
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**CLOSE** -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 and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great night.