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November 3, 2011 at 7:01 AM

The Morning Memo / Thursday: A Beetle in Lk. Wash., a jobless superhero & an English bulldog

Weather: It’s warmer this morning: 45 degrees compared to 37 degrees yesterday. Could be some showers today, but some forecasts call for sunbreaks, so we’re sticking with that. And despite what that chart at the right says, we’re looking at a high of 51. That’s what Jeff Renner says. OK, the Weather Service says 49. Go figure. The details.

Traffic: The 520 bridge will be closed again this weekend:  The westbound ramps and lanes will close at 10 p.m. Saturday, and the eastbound ramps and lanes will close at 1 a.m. Sunday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The highway will remain open between Montlake Boulevard and I-5. In Bellevue, the 108th Avenue Northeast on-ramp to eastbound 520 will remain open. In Seattle, the Montlake Boulevard ramps to and from 520 will remain open. All ramps and the highway will reopen by 5 a.m., Monday.

Phoenix Jones / Benjamin Fodor

If you haven’t seen or heard it already, our local crime-fighting superhero Phoenix Jones has lost his job teaching autistic kids following his arrest for assault for spraying pepper spray on a group of people awhile back. KING5 has the story.

Remember we told you awhile back about the woman and the theft of her English bulldog, which was being held for ransom and later found dead? Well, the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s office says two people have been arrested.

Is this what we have to look forward to as we grow older? A woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and drove her VW Beetle into Lake Washington yesterday. She’s OK, but the best part of the story is that a 39-year-old woman jumped into the lake and rescued her!

The clothes of a kid at Wazzu caught fire Tuesday, and he was so badly burned they flew him to Harborview here in Seattle for treatment.

More apple harvest woes: Nearly 60 farmworkers from the Tri-Cities say they were stranded at a Mattawa orchard after they refused to pick apples for less than minimum wage.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. Clashes, arrests as bank leader speaks
  2. Ex-wife calls Texas judge in beating video addict
  3. Amazon now sees a profit in becoming tax collector
  4. Banker Jamie Dimon talks about Occupy, foreclosures and jobs
  5. Third Cain accuser emerges, 2 others thrived later

 

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