Weather: Cooler today, cloudy this morning and for several days to come. However, TV stations are reporting there might be some sun this afternoon. Cross your fingers. We had said earlier this week that the temperatures could make it into the 70s this weekend, but it doesn’t look like that now. Bummer. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
The magic biz can be tricky… Magic Makers owner Rob Stiff of South Dakota, is suing Chazpro owner Chuck Leach of Joyce, Clallam County, for defamation and damaging his reputation, alleging that Leach is using copyright claims on the Internet to suggest that Magic Makers tricks were stolen from Chazpro. We imagine Mr. Leach hopes the whole thing will disappear. Ouch.
10-year-old girl wounded in drive-by in Tri-Cities: This one was in Pasco. Someone in a car carrying five people shot at another car with the 10-year-old and a 17-year-old inside, wounding both of them. The car carrying the five people later crashed and the less-than-desirable people inside all ran away. KEPR has more on the story.
Speaking of shootings: Two guys were shot in a home invasion robbery around midnight Wednesday in Auburn. One victim ran to a neighbor’s house. One shooter was caught. Our news partner KING5 has details.
13 bearded men stopped by police on Portland bridge: Yes, you heard that right. Police arrested two of the hirsute fellows after someone reported that they had an assault rifle. It turned out to be unloaded. The men, all dressed in military outfits, were on their way to a breast cancer fundraiser. The bridge was closed for 45 minutes while cops investigated.
Horse with West Nile virus put down: The horse, which hadn’t been vaccinated, was pastured in Grandview, Yakima County, and had not traveled outside the area. No human cases of the virus have been reported in our state in spite of a large outbreak elsewhere in the country.
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