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March 21, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Trooper bitten … Wrong-way fatality … Nutrias

Weather: Chance of showers today and tomorrow, but only a chance. Some sun Friday and Saturday and some real sun  Sunday. Yes! The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: There is a four-mile backup on northbound I-405 at 30th Street due to a crash in the right lane, according to KING-TV. The map and cams.

Fatal, wrong-way, head-on crash kills one on I-5 near I-90 in Seattle this morning. More to come.

This photo of an Indian plum was snapped by Seattle Times photographer Steve Ringman while he was on assignment with staff reporter Lynda Mapes covering developments on the Elwha dam removal project.

It was slow going in the end for Sound Transit’s tunneling machine on its way from the UW to the Capitol Hill Station overnight, but the giant drilling machine broke through at 4 a.m.

This is something you don’t want to hear: A state trooper is awaiting the result of a blood test after being bitten by a guy who says he has AIDS.

Something’s up when 40 percent of PTSD cases at Joint base Lewis-McChord are reversed. See staff reporter Hal Bernton’s story on the situation online and in the newspaper this morning. In fact, Sen. Patty Murray is holding a hearing in D.C. this morning on the Army’s efforts to address “invisible wounds of war.”

Nutrias… If you haven’t seen the animation about Lake Washington’s nutrias – the rodents we love to hate – have a look at what Seattle filmmaker Drew Christie has put together for The New York Times.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Does Matt Flynn make the Seahawks a playoff team? Here’s my answer
  2. Tunnel borer now expected to break through at midnight
  3. Missing Edmonds woman found safe in Seattle
  4. Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords
  5. David Hawthorne and a quickly changing LB market

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