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October 23, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Tuesday Memo: Man runs over himself … Kenmore bridge toll? … Ferry scare

Uh, oh, a toll on a bridge in Kenmore? Say it ain’t so. The city says it wants $30 million to replace a 74-year-old bridge that crosses the Sammamish River. What better way to raise the money than put a toll on the bridge on 68th Street/Juanita Drive. Now that there are tolls on the 520 bridge, a lot of people, as in some 24,000, are heading north and crossing the Kenmore bridge, says Mayor David Baker. KIRO-TV has the story.

Man runs over himself:  A 74-year-old guy was adjusting the idle in his car and forgot it was in reverse when he started it from outside the car and got run over by it in the fork in the road called Tampico in Yakima County. The car knocked him down and rolled over his head and chest. He was conscious when they took him to the hospital. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.

Bomb scare canceled two ferry sailings last night: Two sailings of the ferry Kitsap were canceled after a man was seen carrying a backpack with a black box inside, reports KING5. The man dropped the box when the boat docked and he ran off. Bomb dogs found nothing suspicious. So what was in the box?

14-year-old girl raped: It’s so troubling to read this morning that the girl was raped reportedly by two brothers on Sunday in Spokane Valley. Police say the girl was tripped, pinned downed and raped by both men, ages 19 and 23.

Most-read stories on since midnight:

  1. Space Needle to don an evergreen coat: Say goodbye to Galaxy Gold. The city’s most famous landmark will soon pay homage to evergreen trees. The winning design will grace the top of the Space Needle for the next six months.
  2. Secretary of State Sam Reed

    Reed takes back gift to charity, gives funds to GOP: Secretary of State Sam Reed recently retracted a $50,000 charitable donation that he gave to a state educational center, redirecting that money back into politics to help Republicans in this year’s election.

  3. Man robs Edmonds bank on its opening day: This bank robber didn’t waste any time. Edmonds police are looking for a man who robbed a KeyBank on 9930 Edmonds Way just after 2:30 p.m. The bank branch had just opened for the first time earlier that morning, according to My Edmonds News.
  4. Bloomberg issues $250,000 challenge to gay-marriage supporters: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a challenge to supporters of gay marriage in Washington state to match a $250,000 donation he has pledged.
  5. Bowing to city council, McGinn agrees to L.A. monitor for SPD: Shortly after the Seattle City Council voted 8-1 to press for the hiring of Merrick Bobb to monitor police reforms, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn reluctantly agreed to the recommendation.

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