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Investigators in Oklahoma City said yesterday the gunman who opened fire at the Will Rogers World Airport, taking the life of a Southwest Airlines employee before turning the gun on himself, formerly worked for the airline. Authorities said they believe he went to the airport with the intent to take a life, but it was unclear if the man shot was his intended target. The shooter quit his job as a ramp agent after he refused to take an alcohol screening and was exhibiting signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol while at work. The shooting set off a scramble at the airport, with police immediately closing the complex and asking passengers inside to seek cover.
After a visit to Greece, President Obams is back in Germany – first for talks, a press conference and a private dinner today with Chancellor Angela Merkel and then a meeting tomorrow with the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain. That President Obama and others are visiting Merkel is a sign of her importance in a world facing crises in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. The German Chancellor is going to be running for a fourth term in elections next year.
The first significant winter storms of the season will begin to arrive today across the U.S., with portions of the Rockies, north-central states, Great Lakes and Northeast expecting up to a foot or more. The snow could create travel problems for families driving and flying wanting to make an early Thanksgiving getaway. The storms will also shuttle in much colder air all over the US.
Those $10 tolls on I-405 brought in 3x expected revenue, but don’t expect to see relief– The additional revenue, by law, must be reinvested into highway projects. WSDOT plans to use the excess funds to help convert the shoulder on northbound I-405 from State Route 527 to I-5 into a lane all drivers can use during peak hours. The project should be done by Spring 2017, including a noise wall for nearby residence.
A jury has convicted the person who took the life of one student and wounding two others at Seattle Pacific University in 2014. Aaron Ybarra had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but the jury found him guilty.