In other items: Ferndale police chief fired; Oregon moman charged in husband's death; and new stations report on Siskiyou Summit conditions.

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A 30-year-old Seattle man died after he was struck by two vehicles as he crossed Highway 509 in Burien shortly before midnight Saturday.


A State Patrol spokeswoman said Mark Wayne Prentice died at the scene of the accident.


Authorities said Prentice was dressed in dark clothing as he crossed Highway 509 just north of 128th Avenue.


He was crossing the southbound lane of the highway, west to east, when he was struck first by a 1990 Subaru Legacy and then by a 2003 Chevy Impala.


The driver of the Legacy suffered cuts to his hand and arm from broken glass. The driver of the second car that hit Prentice was not hurt.


Authorities said no charges are expected against either driver.


Ferndale, Whatcom County


Police chief fired; mayor didn’t explain


The mayor of this town north of Bellingham has fired the police chief, but he hasn’t said why.


Mayor Jerry Landcastle called City Council members Saturday to notify them that Chief Dale Baker had been fired, The Bellingham Herald reported. Landcastle did not return a message the newspaper left at his home.


Baker has been on paid administrative leave for more than a month pending the outcome of a city investigation, but officials have refused to elaborate on what prompted the investigation, saying it was a personnel issue.


Baker was hired in 1990 and was earning $72,252 a year.


Eagle Point, Ore.


Woman charged in husband’s death


A murder charge has been filed against an Eagle Point woman accused of killing her husband a week ago, authorities said.


Judy Day, 60, is being held in the Jackson County Jail without bail. She was moved there Friday after spending five days at Rogue Valley Medical Center recovering from a gunshot wound that authorities believe was self-inflicted.


Judy Day is charged with killing Clifton Daniel Day, 59, whose body was discovered inside a bedroom at the couple’s home. Day will be arraigned today, said Mark Huddleston, the district attorney in Jackson County.


Prosecutors think Day shot her husband more than once before shooting herself in the chest.


Initially hospitalized in critical condition, Judy Day was deemed well enough Friday to be released into the custody of jail deputies. She was placed on suicide watch in an isolation cell.


Medford, Ore.


New stations report on pass conditions


The Oregon and California transportation departments have installed information stations on both sides of Siskiyou Summit, allowing motorists to get road and weather conditions before taking the trip.


On the Oregon side, the information station has been installed at the Interstate 5 rest area near Talent. In California, it’s at the I-5 rest area near Weed.


The Talent site uses telephone lines to connect the rest area to state highway departments and the weather service. Travelers push a button and hear the most recent road report and weather forecast.


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