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September 17, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Tuesday Memo: Ship fire … Dog decapitated … Sea Change chat at noon

Ship fire: A 167-foot Alaska fishing ship moored at Pier 91 in Seattle caught fire early today. No one was hurt by the blaze that hit the Bristol Leader, out of Kodiak.

Decapitated dog: Someone has beheaded a dog and burned its body in Centralia, and police are looking for who did it.  Authorities found the dog’s body on railroad tracks. This was no stray. The owners are devastated, as you might imagine. Authorities say the dog was not hit by a train. KOMO-TV has the story.

Sea change: The Times series on ocean acidification spells out how it could disrupt marine life on a huge scale. Today you can chat with the author of the series, Craig Welch. It’s at noon.

WWII vet to return photo to Washington woman after 67 years: Jim Williams, 92, of Springfield, Ill., took the photo from Ruby Ruff, now of Silver Lake, Wash., in 1943, and he’s been unhappy with himself over all these years. He came to Portland yesterday and Ms. Ruff’s niece saw a story about Williams’ quest and passed it on to her aunt. She was touched that Williams kept the photo. Williams is on vacation and won’t be able to meet Ruby in person, but he plans to mail it to her. Why did he take the photo in the first place? The Oregonian has the story.

Casino promo event leads to more than 40 arrests:  The arrestees have been charged of conspiring to steal more than $100,000 from a Yakama Nation tribal casino through the promotional event. “Winners” received from $250 to $2,500 in a series of drawings that were rigged, according to federal indictments. One participant is alleged to be a casino worker.

That shooting outside a hookah bar: You might have heard that six people were shot outside a bar in Yakima the other day. Well, police are having a tough go at solving the case because the shooting victims aren’t cooperating. Imagine that. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

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  2. Seahawks imperfect, but still bury Niners |Jerry Brewer
  3. 13 dead after rampage by gunman at Navy Yard
  4. Man killed, woman seriously hurt in random Seattle stabbing
  5. UW’s Bishop Sankey leads nation in rushing — not that he cares

Memo light: 

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

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