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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

March 9, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: Facebook bigamy … Last wish … Nimitz homecoming

Weather: Let’s see … Rain later today, rain showers Saturday and Sunday, rain and snow showers Monday. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s.  Well, it usually rains on weekends, so what did we expect. (BTW, wasn’t it 60 degrees yesterday?) The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

No, really? On Facebook? Bigamy exposed? A corrections officer in Pierce County is charged with bigamy and his first wife – if you will – found out about No. 2 via Facebook. Authorities say Alan L. O’Neill, who got married in 2001, left home in 2009, changed his name and got hitched again without divorcing wife No. 1, according to the story in The News Tribune. Now get this: Wife No. 1 found out about No. 2 when Facebook suggested she “friend” the other woman because they both knew O’Neill.”

They made sure Alfredo Barajas got his wish to be buried a soldier: The teen, who died of a heart condition Thursday, was buried in a military uniform, thanks to military and law enforcement folks in Kennewick. They gathered several things including a “camouflage military uniform, military hats, pins, police items and an American flag,” all part of an effort to make his wish to service his country come true. Back in January, they even made him an honorary drill sergeant. See the heartfelt story in The Tri-City Herald.

USS Nimitz (APPHOTO / RONEN ZILBERMAN

Legislature: Some folks might be saying to lawmakers in Olympia, “Get her done already!” No budget deal, however, so the governor called a special session.

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz returns to Everett today.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. UW didn’t play like an NCAA tournament team in loss | Kelley
  2. Mariners launch new approach for fans to buy tickets
  3. Not just Gates: 8 billionaires in Washington state
  4. Seattle’s port losing big customer to Tacoma
  5. Teach for America’s rocky first year

Comments | Topics: bigamy, Facebook, Kennewick

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