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1. Man shot and killed near Seward Park in Seattle

A man was shot and killed near Seward Park and South Grattan Place early this morning, according to Seattle police.

2. Wildfire burns 2 homes near Omak, cancels classes

Lingering smoke and the proximity of a wildfire that has burned two homes and eight other structures have prompted officials at an Indian school in north-central Washington to cancel classes for the rest of the week.

3. Loiterers blamed for closing of Spokane restaurant

The owner of a downtown Spokane restaurant says it is being forced to close because people loitering nearby drove customers away.

4. 69-year-old man collapses chasing teen who robbed wife

A 69-year-old man collapsed and needed medical attention after he chased a teen who robbed the man’s wife outside a grocery store in Everett.

Sheep (left), goat (right)

5. Uh, it’s a sheep, not a goat, Seattle police acknowledge

In a cleverly written blotter item, Seattle police note that the critter found roaming around Beacon Avenue South and South Leo Street a few days back is, in fact, a sheep. Whew. The sheep has been reunited with its owner.

6. T-Mobile deal an economic boost for Puget Sound area

It will take a few years to see whether the merged company’s subscriber count overtakes Sprint and poses a major challenge to AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

7. Former student suspected in 2 online threats to schools is arrested

The 16-year-old former student suspected of posting an online threat to open fire at Skyline High School is also suspected of making a similar threat against a Lynnwood high school.

8. Panthers’ Cam Newton knows the path Russell Wilson is on

The Seahawks didn’t just commit to a player when coach Pete Carroll named Russell Wilson the starting quarterback. They committed to a process that will include the peaks and valleys that come with someone learning on the job.

9. Sea-Tac jet fuelers threaten strike over safety, worker’s suspension

Workers for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s largest aircraft-fueling contractor marched with supporters to the company’s office Wednesday and threatened to strike over the suspension of a co-worker and safety concerns.

10. Old Denny park gets new life with growth of South Lake Union

Seattle’s Denny Park is enjoying new life, as the boom in South Lake Union and improvements to the city’s oldest park bring a renaissance of appreciation.