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5 things you need to know this Thursday

Heavy rain in Puget Sound; 13 arrested during Seattle protest; Skagit County veteran's death investigation; Ex-boyfriend of Parkland woman in jail; J57 orca calf.

First fall storm dumps heavy rain around western Washington

The first storm of the season passed through Puget Sound Wednesday bringing rain, wind, and thunderstorms in some areas.

Some areas received well over an inch of rain, the coast saw more than 2 inches, and more is on the way Thursday.

Cool, showery air in a strong westerly flow across the Pacific will continue to bring wet weather on Thursday with a chance of thunderstorms. Winds will diminish but it will still be blustery. Read more

13 arrested, officers injured during Seattle protest 

At least 13 people were arrested during a protest in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood Wednesday night. Protesters gathered demanding justice after a grand jury decided not to charge officers in Kentucky for shooting and killing Breonna Taylor.

Seattle police said bottles, rocks, and explosives were thrown at officers and that multiple officers were injured during the protest. One officer who was injured was struck in the back of the head with a baseball bat, cracking his helmet. Read more

COVID reveals truth after Skagit County disabled veteran’s death kept secret for two years

As fears about the coronavirus pandemic were heating up, Kathy Naon called the Skagit County Sheriff's Office in March to request a welfare check on her elderly brother, who lived in Concrete.

As a result of that check, she discovered her brother and veteran, 62-year-old Michael Johnson, had died in 2018, but she was never notified.

KING 5 Investigators have since learned it was Johnson's longtime, live-in caregiver, who claimed to be his "daughter" and kept his passing a secret from family members. Read more

Ex-boyfriend held without bail after detectives find body believed to be missing Parkland woman

A Pierce County judge found probable cause Wednesday to hold 37-year-old Colin Dudley without bail for 72 hours until his arraignment Friday. 

Dudley is the ex-boyfriend of 33-year-old Kassanndra Cantrell, of Parkland. The pregnant woman was reported missing on Aug. 27 after she missed a doctor's appointment.

Pierce County detectives found a body believed to be that of missing Cantrell on Tuesday. Dudley was arrested shortly after in connection to her disappearance and murder. Read more

New J-pod orca calf, J57, is a male and last spotted near Point Roberts

The newest southern resident orca, J57, is a male, according to officials with the Center for Whale Research. Tahlequah, or J35, gave birth to J57 in early September.

Tahlequah and her new calf were spotted Tuesday evening near Point Roberts, Wash. The baby orca was photographed rolling, spyhopping, and swimming alongside his mother, who was actively foraging for food, officials said. Read more

Also see: Seattle local forecast

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