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May 9, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Boy choked … Sounders FC … Dogs shot

Weather: That warm weather is on hiatus for a couple of days, but the temperatures will start creeping up Friday and reach the upper 60s by the weekend. Better yet, we’re talking sunshine Thursday through next Tuesday. We do like that. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Teen choking incident leads to assault charge: A 14-year-old kid who reportedly choked another student until he was unconscious at a junior high school in Covington now faces an assault charge. The 14-year-old allegedly was caught choking the other kid on a surveillance camera.

Speaking of crime … Here’s a bold thief: While a man was in his front yard doing some gardening in Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood, a thief got into his house through a back door and made off with money and prescription drugs. One of our community partners, Maple Leaf Life, has the story.

How about those Sounders? 6-1-1 says it all.

Three dogs killed in Tri-Cities: A man in Richland just recently learned that his three labradoodles were shot dead after they got out of his backyard a couple of weeks ago. Someone in West Richland killed the dogs the day they escaped, according to a story in The Tri-City Herald. The owner wasn’t told until last weekend how the dogs died, and he isn’t happy that it took authorities so long to let him know. One of the dogs, he says, had learned how to alert him and his wife when their son was about to have a seizure.

Twinkies and such: Hostess, the maker of breads, Twinkies and other sweets, is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and may have to lay off a number of employees. The company is in labor negotiations with the Teamsters and bakery unions. In Seattle, 111 employees could be laid off, 17 in Kent, and 56 in Pierce County.

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  3. The Truth Needle: Mayor’s claim about cars found to be half true
  4. Scrutiny of SPD assistant chief exposes rift within department
  5. Double agent hands al-Qaida its 3rd failed bombing

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