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May 21, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Shoreline suspect arrested … Rain … Gas prices

Weather: In case you missed it, it’s been raining for a couple of days and we’re in for more, especially today. Rain or drizzle is forecast for tomorrow through Thursday (We warned you on Saturday.) And the highs aren’t expected to get out of the 50s until Friday. Spring, oh spring, where art thou? By the way, it was too cloudy to see the annular solar eclipse in Seattle Sunday, but here’s a photo gallery of the event. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Viaduct open: The Alaskan Way Viaduct opened as scheduled this morning. It was closed all weekend for construction work.

Joseph Cooley

Shoreline killing arrest: The 20-year-old man accused of killing a 17-year-old girl as she sat in a vehicle in a Shoreline apartment complex parking last week turned himself in just after midnight today. Joseph Cooley, who is sitting in King County Jail today, was wanted in connection with the death of Tiana Montgomery, a 17-year-old Shorecrest High School student.

Mount Everest and Mount McKinley climbing tragedies: Three climbers have died and two are missing on the world’s highest mountain, and one climber died on Mount McKinley in Alaska over the weekend. None of the climbers is from Washington state, but many climbers from this state have climbed or attempted to climb both peaks.

Gasoline prices continue to climb, and we continue to be befuddled why. The average price of a gallon in the state is $4.24, up 4 cents in a week, says the AAA, Meanwhile, the cost of a gallon dropped 4 cents nationally. Huh??? Here’s the skinny in our state: Bellingham $4.40, Bremerton $4.24, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $4.28, Tacoma $4.27, Olympia $4.29, Vancouver $4.24, Yakima $4.18, Tri-Cities $4.12, and Spokane $3.97.

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  3. Former Seattle school official Dan Riley and wife die after car accident
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  5. Mariners earn sweep of Rockies with 6-4 victory

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