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May 19, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Morning memo: Police chief choice at 10 a.m. … Seahawks’ undrafted free agents … $2M home in flames

Mayor’s choice for top cop: Mayor Ed Murray is expected to announce his choice for police chief this morning at 10 a.m. The three finalists are: Kathleen O’Toole, Robert Lehner and Frank MilsteadPretty decent weather ahead.

Fire damages $2M home: A firefighter fell through a home’s ceiling while fighting an early morning fire in Bellevue, reports The Associated Press. The firefighter was treated at the scene. No one else was injured.

Decent weather: For May in Seattle, we’re doing pretty well for ourselves. Temperatures are expected to be in the 60s and 70s all week with overnight lows no colder than 50 degrees.

Undrafted free agents love the Seahawks: Before the draft, the Seahawks sent agents a pamphlet filled with statistics. The message: if your player doesn’t get drafted, Seattle is where you ought to send them. Jayson Jenks details why the Seahawks have had so much success with undrafted free agents.

Felix Hernandez pulls Mariners from rut: A strong pitching performance from Felix Hernandez (8 innings pitched, 2 runs allowed) put the Mariners back in the “W” column again yesterday for the first time in four games. The team is one game out of .500 at 21-22 on the year.

Storytelling event tomorrow: The Seattle Times Education Lab will host a night of storytelling at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute tomorrow night. The event will feature tales individual tales on the theme: “How I overcame an obstacle to get into college.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

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