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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 3, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Saturday Memo: Seafair … Man allegedly rams building with truck … new Sounder

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The weekend got off to a slightly soggy start, but forecasts call for decreasing clouds over the next couple days, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The National Weather Service forecast has more.

That time of year again: Fans of airshows and hydroplane races, rejoice! It’s Seafair Weekend, which means nostalgic vehicles will be taking over Lake Washington. No Blue Angels this year, but the Patriots Jet Team showed its colors during rehearsal over the lake yesterday. And remember: The Interstate 90 bridge will be closed for a while this afternoon and tomorrow. Read more about the Patriots and take a look at our Seafair schedule and highlights.

Battered building: A man was arrested this morning after allegedly ramming his truck into a medical center several times. Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Stanley said the man, who is known to deputies in the Burien area as having mental health issues, was taken into custody without injury.

Clint Dempsey joining the Sounders:

UPDATE, 10:14 AM | The Sounders have officially reached an agreement to acquire Clint Dempsey. Tottenham Hotspur announced the deal on Twitter on Saturday morning.

ORIGINAL POST | Just one day after Sounders FC announced it had freed up a designated-player slot, the team is finalizing the transfer of American star Clint Dempsey, according to a report from ESPNFC.com. Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer and a team spokesman each declined to comment. Dempsey could join the team as early as tonight, though reports say he wouldn’t be playing, since he isn’t on the active roster yet.

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