MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Traffic is moving again across the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge at Mount Vernon, a key route in Washington between Seattle and Canada. State and contract workers rushed work on a temporary span after the bridge collapsed May 23 when it was hit by a truck carrying an oversize load.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - Lakewood police shot and killed a man in a confrontation last night at a duplex in the Tillicum area. Lakewood police Lt. Jeff Alwine says officers were looking for a man wanted on an arrest warrant accusing him of felony theft. Alwine says two officers saw the 28-year-old Lakewood man through a broken window holding a gun. He refused commands to drop the gun and come out, and was shot after he did something the officers said was threatening.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - Metal thieves are putting some Spokane Valley buildings at risk. Fire officials say thieves have been taking the brass fittings that firefighters use to charge the sprinkler system in the event of a big fire. Anyone seen tampering with the fittings should call police. A reward for information about the thefts is offered through Crime Stoppers.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - Some farmers in the Walla Walla area have already started harvesting their Walla Walla sweet onions. KVEW reports the harvest is starting about a week.5 early. The Walla Walla sweet onion is the official vegetable of the state of Washington.
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