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August 22, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Thursday Memo: Teen shoots self .. Jail bugs … Cop hit by hard lemonade

A kid and a gun: A 14-year-old was passing a loaded gun around at a basketball court in Rainier Valley when it went off yesterday, wounding him in the lower leg. Would have been nice if they were just playing basketball instead of toying with a firearm, no?

Buggy jail: Remember the guy busted for bulldozing down houses over in Port Angeles awhile back? Well, he’s still behind bars and says the Clallam County Jail is infested with bugs. To make his point, he brought a bag of them to court to show them to a judge. The judge wanted nothing to do with bugs and told the man to take it up with jail officials, who say they have since sprayed the place.

Cop hit in head with lemonade can: Also in Port Angeles, a man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for hitting a cop in the head with a can of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. The Port Angeles officer saw Trevor Keith Durham of Sequim walking down the street, found that Durham was wanted on a warrant and went to arrest him. That’s when Durham swung his arm around and smacked the officer. The Peninsula Daily News has the story.

Hot, hot, hot: There are reports that we’ll see the highest temperature of the week today in some places in Western Washington, possibly creeping up to the mid-80s. We’ll see.

Wildfires continue to burn in Eastern Washington: Dry conditions, high temperatures and lightning have led to many fires, with too few resources to fight them.

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Memo light: Pearls Before Swine | By Stephan Pastis

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


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