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December 26, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Wednesday Memo: DNA and a butt … More shopping? … No snow

National Weather Service / Forecast

A butt could lead to a man’s undoing… Ok, it’s a cigarette butt, but we got your attention didn’t we. Police say one found outside a pharmacy that was robbed in Lake Stevens last month might help them solve a bank job more than a year ago. DNA on the butt, which belongs to a guy already in the slammer for robbing the pharmacy, apparently matches that found at the bank robbery scene. More testing will be done. The Daily Herald in Everett has more details.

Didn’t snow on Christmas or did it where you live? Rather gray where we were. We don’t have to remind you this is Seattle, for goodness sake. The forecast… uh, rain.

UPDATE: |  The victim in the shooting has been identified as DeShawn Milliken, 30. Police continue their search for Ja’mari Alexander-Alan Jones who’s wanted in the shooting death of a man in a Bellevue restaurant/bar over the weekend. As we’ve said, Jones was convicted in the beating death of  street musician  Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael in Seattle in 2008.

We see that nationally, shoppers didn’t make retailers all that happy this year. Did you cut back on your holiday gift buying this season? Are you heading to the stores today to get a bargain on an after-holiday sale? Vote in our poll.

Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. ‘Tuba Man’ killer sought as suspect in fatal Bellevue bar shooting
  2. State to charge electric-car owners $100 a year
  3. Seahawks, Richard Sherman await result of drug-test appeal
  4. Sixkiller feels kinship with Russell Wilson |Steve Kelley
  5. Wilson, Seahawks offense taking off

Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com. On Twitter @NickProvenza1


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