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August 2, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Friday Memo: Didn’t want to walk, steals car … Patriots Jet Team … Animal parts

Lazy and not too bright: A man released from the Benton County Jail in Kennewick/Tri-Cities walked across the street and stole a car from a parking lot. When the cops finally caught up to him, he told them he took the car because he didn’t want to walk. KONA has the story.

Get ready for some roaring in the skies today. The Patriots Jet Team will be practicing for their Seafair show this weekend. Today’s flying will close the I-90 bridge starting at 1:15 p.m. Read details about their visit to Seattle here.

Animal parts: If you were caught in the seven-mile backup in the northbound lanes of I-5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord last night, it’s because a truck carrying animal parts spilled some of its contents on the roadway. That’s probably all  you want to know, yeah?

Missing Renton man’s body, truck found in ravine: The man and his truck were found in a ravine in Maple Valley by tracing his cell phone signal. The man, 54, was reported missing Monday after he didn’t come home Sunday, KIRO reported.

Remember yesterday how dry we said it had been all July? Seattle records driest July since 1960

Cloudy again today (slight drizzle in downtown Seattle), but some sun tomorrow. Sunday looks to be sunny and there’s word that we could have sunny days much of next week with highs approaching 80 degrees. Not too shabby, eh? Here’s the National Weather Service forecast

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


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