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January 9, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Wednesday Memo: No snow yet… Hot Sacramento Kings rumor … Man falls into well

National Weather Service / Forecast

The snow we said is coming tonight is still in the offing, but it is expected to be mixed with rain. We could have some flurries tomorrow, too. But Friday might be sunny. Go figure. Then on Saturday, there’s a 40 percent change of snow. Let’s see what happens, shall we.

The Sacramento Kings, Seattle and the rumor: It’s tweet mania this morning that Seattle sports arena honcho Chris Hansen has purchased the Sacrament Kings of the NBA. No one has confirmed this. It’s all based on a tweet from the daughter of an NBA player agent. If it’s true, we’ll report it. Here’s what KING has.

A construction worker fell into a well yesterday in Shelton, but he’s going to be OK. We like the way The Associated Press tells the story: “He was walking around a property searching for a wellhead when he found it — falling through rotten boards and 45 feet down a hole.” He landed in some mighty deep water, but after about an hour, rescue workers were able to pull him to safety. KING5 has the story.

Seattletimes.com is packed with news you may well want to read this morning: Will the city of Seattle’s gun-buyback program make a difference?The tour company in that fatal Oregon bus crash has been ordered to cease operation in the U.S. ; the pedestrian who went for coffee after being hit by bus; Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is likely to seek a second term as mayor.

We just knew this happened sometimes: Six suitcases and a bunch of other stuff believed stolen from Portland International Airport were found in a Vancouver, Wash., home and led to the arrest of two people. Police are trying to reach the owners of the bags to return them. Not sure we’d wear any of the clothes in those bags again, though…

Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. 2 Bellevue police commanders demoted for extramarital affair
  2. Seahawks busting early-season myths about their play
  3. Seahawk offense’s hard-nosed mantra: Impose their will | Jerry Brewer
  4. ‘Severe fire damage in 787 electrical bay, NTSB says
  5. Rockefeller Group plans to build offices in downtown Bellevue

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


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