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The FBI is investigating a “credible” lead in the “D.B. Cooper” skyjacking case in which a man hijacked a plane for $200,000 in ransom in 1971 and parachuted into the night with the bag full of cash, the Seattle Times reports.

One of the $20 bills that skyjacker D.B. Cooper had when he parachuted from a plane with his ransom in 1971.
By LM Otero, AP

Ayn Sadalo Dietrich, spokeswoman for the FBI’s Seattle office, cautions that the agency is not on the verge of a big break but is carrying out “due diligence” on new information, the paper says.

Dietrich was responding to a lengthy article on the case by the British newspaper The Telegraph.

She says the FBI, responding to a tip, is trying to extract a fingerprint from an item linked to a potential suspect and compare it with one taken from the Boeing 727 after the Thanksgiving Eve skyjacking.

READ:  The Telegraph’s article

Dietrich tells the newspaper that FBI agents have sent an item belonging to the potential suspect for testing at its forensics lab at Quantico, Va.

“We’re hoping there are fingerprints they can take off of it,” she says. “It would be a significant lead. And this is looking like our most promising one to date.”

Fox News reports that FBI is trying to match DNA sample from the person with a sample taken from Cooper’s tie, which he left behind on the plane.

In the hijacking, “Cooper” claimed to have a bomb and forced the plane to land, where he obtained parachutes and the ransom money. He bailed out somewhere northwest of Portland.

Some of the money was found by a child digging in a sandbar along the Columbia River in 1980, but the whereabouts of “Cooper” remains a mystery, assuming that he survived the jump from 10,000 feet.

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SEATTLE — A mother and her 2-year-old child were hospitalized after the toddler fell out of a fifth floor window in southwest Seattle Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened at an apartment complex in the 10600 block of 14th Avenue SW.

Commander Dick Malo with the North Highline Fire Department said a 2-year-old boy was on a couch next to a window on the fifth floor when he fell out of the window. The boy fell onto the fourth-floor balcony below, hitting his head.

The mother, seeing her child fall out the window, jumped out of the window to save him. She also fell onto the fourth-floor balcony and broke her ankle.

Malo said both mother and child were conscious and alert. The child suffered a bruise on his head. Both were transported to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation.

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Sen. Kalani English: “I took this up because I saw people who were suffering

The latest attempt to set up a medical marijuana dispensary system in Hawaii — more than a decade after the state legalized cannabis for medicinal use — was snuffed out in committee this week on Oahu.

East Maui Sen. Kalani English had said the bill had a “really good chance of passing,” pointing out that it would generate needed revenue and give patients safe access to medicine, reports Jacob Shafer at Maui Time.
“I took this up because I saw people who were suffering, sometimes in the last months of their life,” English said.
Medical marijuana has been legal since 2000 in Hawaii, with an act removing state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation by patients who have a signed statement from their physician affirming they suffer from a debilitating condition and that the “potential benefits of medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks.”
Senate Bill 1458 would have created a limited, five-year pilot program for medical marijuana dispensaries providing safe access to authorized patients. The proposal would have started the dispensary program in an unspecified county of Hawaii.

Surprise surprise — Hawaii legislators managed to screw it up.
One of the sticking points, according to AP, was whether the proposed dispensaries would sell to all eligible medical marijuana patients, or only those with “serious ailments” like cancer and AIDS — with the obvious and nasty implication being that other patients “aren’t really sick.”

SEATTLE — A mother and her 2-year-old child were hospitalized after the toddler fell out of a fifth floor window in southwest Seattle Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened at an apartment complex in the 10600 block of 14th Avenue SW.

Commander Dick Malo with the North Highline Fire Department said a 2-year-old boy was on a couch next to a window on the fifth floor when he fell out of the window. The boy fell onto the fourth-floor balcony below, hitting his head.

The mother, seeing her child fall out the window, jumped out of the window to save him. She also fell onto the fourth-floor balcony and broke her ankle.

Malo said both mother and child were conscious and alert. The child suffered a bruise on his head. Both were transported to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation.

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