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November 2, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Friday Memo: Cops crash, octopus outrage, wolves and lawmakers

Weather: Mild temperatures and partly cloudy, followed by light rain and rain of other varieties during the weekend. Hang in there for a possible sun break Friday or Saturday. ‘Tis November. The National Weather Service forecast.

Freeway backed up big-time:
Update (8:27 a.m.): All lanes are now open.
Earlier: One lane is blocked in both directions on Interstate 5 near Federal Way due to a rolled-over semi-truck. Traffic is backed up on northbound I-5 until Tacoma, WSDOT reports on Twitter.

Seattle police detectives injured in an overnight crash:  Two Seattle police detectives were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after their unmarked car was involved in a collision about 2 a.m. Friday in downtown Seattle. KIRO-TV reports the woman driving the other car was not injured, but she was arrested for investigation of drunken driving.

Absconding with an octopus:  Raise your hand if you took a good-sized octopus out of Puget Sound. Some Seattle scuba divers are upset at two divers who pulled a giant Pacific octopus out of a popular dive spot within sight of the downtown skyline, AP reports.

Wolf policy: A key state lawmaker says he’ll hold a hearing on the state Fish and Wildlife Department’s decision to kill a pack of wolves that had been preying on cattle in northeast Washington. State Sen. Kevin Ranker of Orcas Island heads a committee overseeing the department. He told KING5 he wants to clarify the policy on killing wolves to help ranchers.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Semiahmoo hotel’s closing is a blow to border economy
  2. Accused of abuse, O’Dea principal Brother Karl Walczak quits
  3. Ad concerning schools teaching about gay marriage only half true
  4. Alcohol poisoning killed student; aunt says energy drinks had role
  5. ‘Flight’ soars on Denzel Washington’s riveting performance | Movie review

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