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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

May 16, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Thursday Memo: Pit bulls kill cat … That’s my car! … Raul rules

Pit bulls kill cat: It happened in Longview early this month. A man was in his house when the dogs came in through an open sliding door, saw the cat, jumped on it and killed it. The owners were found and fined $771 for allowing the dogs to run loose and not having a license for one of them. Did we mention they were pit bulls? The Daily News in Longview has the details.

Hey, that’s my car!  A Kennewick woman’s SUV was stolen Tuesday morning, but later in the day, when an SUV pulled up to the drive-through window at the McDonald’s where she works, lo and behold, there was her purloined vehicle. The woman driving the vehicle was arrested. See, that’s another reason fast food isn’t good for you. The Tri-City Herald has the story.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

Gee, have you heard, no NBA team for Seattle. Is the effort to get one here over? Probably not. Sacramento gets to keep its pro basketball team and if you want to see an example of the word beaming, have a look at the photo of Sac Mayor Kevin Johnson after yesterday’s announcement.
Thunderstorms and a dog story with a happy ending: In east Pierce County, a 90-pound mastiff, frightened by Monday’s thunderstorms, fell down a steep, 20-foot embankment where he spent two days because he couldn’t climb back up, according to a story in The News Tribune. The pooch’s owner hoped his dog could get back up on its own, but it took fire and rescue crews to retrieve the dog Wednesday. Both dog and owner are back home, safe and sound.

Raul rules: Ibanez hits grand slam and 2-run homer in Mariners’ rout of Yankees; 12-2

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

  1. North Bend intruder had job, was father of five
  2. David Stern’s Seattle sucker punch shows we must stop being a pawn in NBA’s game |Jerry Brewer
  3. Game may be over if NBA says ‘no’ | Danny Westneat
  4. NBA board of governors expected to vote Wednesday on Seattle offer to purchase Sacramento Kings
  5. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’: Action, excitement at warp speed | Movie review

Memo light: Sally Forth | By Francesco Marciuliano; drawn by Craig Macintosh

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

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