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April 12, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Man shoots at boys … Plastic bag ban … Penguin chicks

Weather: Cloudy today, maybe some showers. Partly cloudy tomorrow, but, ah, partly sunny this weekend. We like that. Let’s see if that forecast holds. What was up with that rain yesterday afternoon and evening? Was that in the forecast? Probably was and we just missed it … The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: A reminder that lane closures are planned Thursday night on I-5 in Seattle.

 The map and cams.

Shots fired at boys:  A Marysville man has been busted for  allegedly shooting at two 13-year-old boys who set off a motion detector as they walked by his home. None of the shots hit anyone, though. …

What killed a young orca?  Experts are still trying to figure out what caused the death of a 3-year-old orca that washed up at Long Beach a couple of months ago. Those experts believe the orca died of blunt-force trauma, but the cause of the fatal injury is unknown. Some say it might have been linked to an underwater explosion or military training at sea, but the Navy says it wasn’t conducting exercises in the weeks before the whale was found. The Associated Press has the story.

Spokane man’s car stolen not once, but three times: A  man’s car has been stolen three times in the past six months. The car thief was caught the first time. The car was recovered the first and second time, but not the third time, yet. It was stolen that third time just yesterday.

Another plastic bag ban:  Bainbridge Island’s city council has voted to ban plastic bags, effective Nov. 1. Bans are popping up everywhere. The Kitsap Sun has the story.

OK, this is a photo of a Humboldt penguin chick that hatched in 2010, but it's still cute. (Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo)

And on the lighter side, penguins are hatching at the Woodland Park Zoo. The first chicks hatched earlier this month, says a story by one of our community partners, phinneywood.com. Parents, mother Sardinia and 9-year-old father Groucho, rejected one egg, so it was give to foster parents. That egg hatched a few days later.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Hansen buys rest of Sodo property needed for sports arena
  2. Wash. Legislature passes budget proposal
  3. Murder charge eases tensions over killing of Trayvon Martin
  4. Newest streetcar to remake First Hill
  5. Huskies’ recruiting won’t end after Mark McLaughlin signs

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