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August 16, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Friday Memo: Young couple dies … Boy dies in trunk … Hempfest is here

A crushing blow: Young newlyweds expecting their first child have died in a car crash in North Carolina. The young mother-to-be was from Sammamish.

Please pass that joint my friend: Hempfest, the three-day event that celebrates pot, starts today, but there’s unrest about the state’s new marijuana law and what it does or doesn’t do. Be that as it may, can you light up at Hempfest this weekend? Police say they will keep a lenient eye on things.

Speaking of marijuana … Three guys got burned in Mount Vernon when butane they were using to coax oil out of weed exploded. We’re guessing they were trying to make hashish.

A child has died in the trunk of a car: The Spokane 4-year-old crawled into the hot trunk unbeknownst to his nanny. The child couldn’t get out. The boy’s body was found inside when his dad came home from work.

Sammamish Little Leaguers advance to second round: It’s the World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., and the Eastlake boys pulled out an 8-4 win against Corpus Christi, Texas, yesterday. The state champs play again on Sunday.

Weather: The National Weather Service’s graphics are down this morning, so there are no icons available. We can tell you, though, that today will be mostly cloudy with sunbreaks, Sunday will be cloudy and Monday will be mostly sunny! Here’s the National Weather Service forecast

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


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