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Archives: Nov. 2006

Nov.
30th

Suicidal man in Steilacoom

We got a few calls about this one today, so here’s the info:


A 40-year-old man who threatened to kill himself with a knife holed up in an apartment in the 200 block of Rigney Road in Steilacoom about 9 a.m. today. He gave himself up about 10:30 a.m., and went to a hospital to be evaluated, said Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez of the Steilacoom Public Safety Department.


Rodriguez said the police response included a bunch of cop cars, including about 10 from the Lakewood Police Department.

Nov.
30th

Armed robber hits Verizon store

A cellular phone business was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night in Tacoma.


The man wielded a gun and robbed the Verizon Wireless store at 4009 Tacoma Mall Boulevard. He fled on foot, Tacoma police reported.


Officers and a police dog searched for the man but did not find him.

Nov.
30th

Returning to normal with the rain

The roads are mostly wet this morning but there are still a few slick spots.


State Route 8 in Thurston County is closed right now because of multiple collisions on the black ice, the Washington State Patrol reported. Problems were also reported in the Black Lake and Mud Bay areas.


On the schools front, Eatonville, Kent, North Thurston, Olympia and Federal Way schools are running two hours late. The Dieringer School District has decided to start on time after initially saying they would open one hour late.


Elsewhere, Metro Transit is returning to its normal bus routes.


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Nov.
29th

Even state troopers beaten down by Monday’s storm

Two Washington State Patrol motorcycle troopers assigned to escort the Green Bay Packers from Qwest Field after Monday night’s football game got in trouble during the snowstorm and had to abandon their bikes at South Center Mall.


WSP spokesman Jeff Merrill said the troopers got the Packers to the game from their downtown hotel.


But during the first quarter, the troops realized the weather was getting too bad for motorcycles. Merrill said they decided to drive their bikes home and get their patrol cars instead for the Packers’ trip from Qwest to Boeing Field for the team’s flight

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Nov.
29th

Revised forecast now out; doesn’t look as bad

The National Weather Service just posted its new forecast for Western Washington. It looks snowy tonight but only rainy for tomorrow’s commute.


Again, the Weather Service is responsible for the all-caps format:


WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-

WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-

358 PM PST WED NOV 29 2006


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST

THURSDAY..


MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCOMING PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL OVERRUN

COLD AIR TRAPPED AT LOWER LEVELS. PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY

INCREASE EARLY THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE FRONT PASSES.

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