May 10, 2012 at 6:55 AM
Morning Memo/Thursday: Obama here … Amanda Knox … Survivalist video
Weather: Welcome, spring! This weekend and into Monday could see some of the warmest weather so far this year in the Seattle area, with temps in the 70s and by some accounts even 80, despite what the chart here says. In some places in Eastern Washington the highs could reach 90 degrees, says the National Weather Service. You will like it, we’re sure. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: Downtown traffic could be a bit of a mess this afternoon due to President Obama’s appearance at the Paramount Theater about 3 p.m. today. The map and cams.
President Obama: The chief executive comes to town today for about four hours to raise campaign money — one stop is at the home of a couple who lives on Lake Washington and another at the Paramount Theater this afternoon. Neither is open to the public.
North Bend survivalist Peter Keller left behind several videos including one that reportedly said his wife and daughter would be “taken care of,” sources have told KING5 in an exclusive report. The video appears to have been made about two weeks before Keller shot his wife and daughter and set the home on fire in late April. Keller then killed himself in a bunker he made in the woods as authorities closed in.
Amanda Knox slander trial postponed: The wheels of justice in Italy turn very slowwww. The trial has been rescheduled until February next year because the judge is busy with another trial. Knox, of West Seattle, is accused of slandering Italian police for allegedly saying publicly she was physically and verbally abused when they questioned her in the slaying of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy in 2007. Knox, who spent four year in an Italian prison, was convicted in the killing, but the conviction was overturned on appeal.
Woman stabbed to death in Spokane: There’s one curious clue in the case of a man who jumped out of the bushes and fatally stabbed a woman walking her dog back on May 3. Before the woman died, she was able to tell authorities that the man had a “bad eye.”
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