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November 30, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Friday Memo: Sick coyote … Ferry birth fare … Jerramy Stevens


National Weather Service / Forecast

That sick coyote in the park: You may have heard about the ailing coyote that’s roaming Volunteer Park in Seattle. Because the animal is looking kind of ill and it’s close to people in the park, the federal wildlife folks plan to shoot it, according to KING5. People who have seen the critter say it’s more weak than wily, looking ill, old and mangy, to quote KING’s story.

Rain or showers through next Tuesday … 

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Four people in Spokane Valley were taken to hospitals to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning yesterday. Investigators are trying to find the source of the invisible gas. This may well be a faulty furnace or something similar, but it is that time of year to be reminded not to bring charcoal burning grills into your home for heat or to run generators inside either, because they produce the gas and it can be deadly.

Ticket please? How great it was that everyone came to the aid of the woman who went into labor and gave birth to a baby girl on board a state ferry yesterday. But did you hear that the financially strapped ferry system is asking the parents to pay the infant’s fare. JUST KIDDING!

Jerramy Stevens: People can’t seem to get enough of the woes of the former Husky and NFL player, so here’s a link to the latest news.

Police-blotter news this morning:

Car crashes into house in Tacoma: This one’s a doozy, and it’s a surprise no one was hurt. The driver was running from the cops. At one point, he went the wrong way on I-5. Whoa. The family in the home wasn’t hurt.  After the crash, the driver was busted. Nice to have him off the road and in the slammer. There was a warrant out for his arrest.

With feathered legs to fight the Arctic cold, snowy owls have a pantalooned, old-world elegance. Several are appearing in the Stillaguamish River estuary near Stanwood. Have a look at Lynda V. Mapes’ story on these owls online today. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Edmonds cops fight with three men in hotel: The officers were responding to a trespassing call and found the men in a stairwell. A fight ensued. One of the suspects dropped some drugs. One guy was arrested there. The two others were caught hiding in bushes nearby.

Stories trending this morning on

  1. Biden pays a visit to first D.C. Costco
  2. Costco to spend $3 billion on special $7-a-share dividend
  3. Police officer’s kindness is an instant hit online
  4. Snowy owls visit again, turn heads wherever they’re spotted
  5. U.N. votes overwhelmingly to upgrade Palestinian status

Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or On Twitter @NickProvenza1

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