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  • Man Rescued From Fall At High Steel Bridge

    steelbridgerescue A hiker who fell down a steep embankment beneath Washington state's highest bridge was hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue operation Tuesday. A Special Operations Rescue Team from several Mason County agencies found the 25-year-old Bremerton man under High Steel… Read More +

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  • Thurston County Fair Opens Wednesday

    tcfairThe 2014 Thurston County Fair is Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3. Plan to enjoy the food, fun, history, and heritage at the County's signature summer event. The 2014 theme is "Fun for the Whole Herd!”  Admission to the fair… Read More +

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  • Mariners Over Indians 5-2

    mariners logo NewHisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. He is 5-0 outside Seattle this season. Dustin Ackley hit a two-run double in Seattle's four-run fourth against Trevor Bauer (4-6).

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Apple Maps Steer Alaskans onto Runway

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_13080ad0b2.jpgHemera/Thinkstock(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) -- While Apple Maps caught their share of flak for inaccurate topographies and misleading directions, most of these mistakes didn't potentially have drivers coming head to head with a 747. However, the Alaska Dispatch reports a flaw with the mapping app had two different drivers following their phones from the highway onto an access ramp at Fairbanks International Airport. 

From there, both drivers nosed their vehicles right onto the runway.

Airport personnel informed Apple of the flaw, and physically blocked the runway.  Meanwhile, Apple blanked out the route entirely until they can fix the flaw.

Melissa Osborn, chief of operations at the airport, told the paper, "We asked them to disable the map for Fairbanks until they could correct it, thinking it would be better to have nothing show up than to take the chance that one more person would do this."

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