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In brief: Snowmobile driver killed in accident

A 27-year-old man was killed early Friday in a snowmobile accident in Stevens County.

Curtis J. Kaufman was transported to Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be conducted Monday, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office said.

The accident happened about 1:25 a.m. about 25 miles east of Colville in the Little Pend Oreille Lakes area, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Staff reports

Weather service sees rain, snow this week

This week will be a wet one for the Inland Northwest.

A mix of rain and snow is expected today and through Monday, with below-freezing temperatures expected by Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

No snow accumulations at lower elevations are expected, but by Monday, rainfall amounts are expected to be as much as a quarter of an inch, the weather service said. By Tuesday, temperatures will drop to about 28 degrees for the high, with mostly sunny skies.

A chance of precipitation is not likely again until Friday, when rain and snow are expected, the weather service said.

Sara Leaming

Officials: Teen burned trying to siphon gas

LONGVIEW, Wash. – Cowlitz County authorities say a 17-year-old Longview boy was burned when he lit a cigarette while trying to siphon gas from a car.

Fire and Rescue Lt. Jason Sanders said the boy suffered first- and second-degree burns over 30 percent of his body during the incident early Friday. The teen, whose name was not released, was taken to St. John Medical Center in Longview to treat the burns on his pelvis, hands and feet.

Sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred in the Beacon Hill area north of Longview. They say the teen was trying to siphon gas from a family member’s car.

Associated Press


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