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Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp reported at 34 percent containment
OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County continues to sit in the 19,000-20,000 acre range with 34 percent containment. As estimations in size were unclear in Friday's update, Saturday's stated the fire to be at 19,141 acres and 34 percent contained. Friday, the southern edge of the fire advanced on the south side of Snowshoe Ridge toward Eagle Creek.
Seattle police look for man cutting rental bike brake lines
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they're looking for a man caught on surveillance video cutting brake lines on bike-share bicycles in an act that could endanger riders. Police issued a warning Friday and released the video showing a man with a backpack clipping the brake wires on two rental bikes recorded at night on June 14. Police also released photos that appear to show the same man cutting bicycle brake wires a month earlier at another location.
3 people killed in car crash north of Cusick
CUSICK, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says three people were killed in a car crash north of Cusick Wednesday morning. Trooper Jeff Sevigney tweeted out that the crash happened near the intersection of Leclerc Rd and Cee Cee Ah Creek Rd. Trooper Sevigney said the crash involved one car with five occupants.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80
GENEVA (AP) - Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in a tweet on Saturday, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness. Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations.
Weed killer in cereal? Maybe, but no need to panic
Parents around the country were instantly startled and worried when headlines about a weed killer in children's cereal and snack bars caused a stir on social media this week. According to NBC News, a report from the Environmental Working Group Wednesday stated that it had found traces of the pesticide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, in certain popular breakfast cereals.
Boyds fire near Kettle Falls now 31 percent contained
FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - The Boyds Fire near Kettle Falls has another uptick in containment percentage, now at 31 percent as of Saturday morning. The fire remains at 3,065 acres and has 887 personnel working on it. Friday, crews worked to prepare the fires northwest edge for burnout operations. Those burnouts will take place in small increments and only when conditions are favorable.