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  • Local Man Accused Of Diverting Mason County River

    riverbedThe state attorney general's office has accused a 55-year-old Mason County man of using an excavator to fill and divert the Tahuya River without a permit. William Cayo Sr. was charged in Mason County District Court on Thursday with three misdemeanor… Read More +

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  • Inslee Looks To Election For Climate Allies

    oilrefineryWashington Gov. Jay Inslee is likely in 2015 to roll out ambitious proposals to reduce carbon pollution such as a bill to cap greenhouse gases, but unless Democrats can make gains in the state Senate on Tuesday, he'll face a tougher… Read More +

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  • Seattle Picks Up 2015 Option On Iwakuma

    Iwakumajune10The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced Thursday that Iwakuma's $7 million option was vested based on his on-field performance. Iwakuma missed the first month of the 2014 season but went 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts. In 91 career games with Seattle, Iwakuma is 38-20 with a 3.07 ERA.

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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."

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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