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  • PHOTOS: 'Injuries and multiple casualties' from Amtrak derailment over I-5 in Pierce County

    PHOTOS: 'Injuries and multiple casualties' from Amtrak derailment over I-5 in Pierce County

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:43 PM EST2017-12-18 17:43:45 GMT

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities say multiple people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed onto Interstate 5 south of Seattle. Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says none of the fatalities were motorists who were in cars and trucks when the train came off the tracks on to I-5.

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    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities say multiple people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed onto Interstate 5 south of Seattle. Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says none of the fatalities were motorists who were in cars and trucks when the train came off the tracks on to I-5.

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  • Spokane Boy Recipient of Random Act of Kindness

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:42 AM EST2017-12-18 05:42:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- There's just something about this time of year that brings out the best in so many. One 12-year-old boy was the recent recipient of a random act of kindness. He's hopeful what happened to him will inspire others to help out strangers as well. Kai Richerson told KHQ he would do just about anything to see his mom smile. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- There's just something about this time of year that brings out the best in so many. One 12-year-old boy was the recent recipient of a random act of kindness. He's hopeful what happened to him will inspire others to help out strangers as well. Kai Richerson told KHQ he would do just about anything to see his mom smile. 

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  • "Distraught" man boards school bus, asks for ride to Quincy

    "Distraught" man boards school bus, asks for ride to Quincy

    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:10 PM EST2017-12-18 02:10:05 GMT
    "Distraught" man boards school bus, asks for ride to Quincy"Distraught" man boards school bus, asks for ride to Quincy

    EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - An unknown man boarded an Eastmont School District bus Thursday, asking for a ride to Quincy.  Superintendent Garn Christensen says the driver finished unloading students at a stop on Route 28 when the man approached the bus.  "He boarded the bus, was distraught and did not appear well," Christensen stated in a news release. "He asked the driver to take him to Quincy. The driver told the man it was 

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    EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - An unknown man boarded an Eastmont School District bus Thursday, asking for a ride to Quincy.  Superintendent Garn Christensen says the driver finished unloading students at a stop on Route 28 when the man approached the bus.  "He boarded the bus, was distraught and did not appear well," Christensen stated in a news release. "He asked the driver to take him to Quincy. The driver told the man it was 

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  • Firefighters remind public to keep fire hydrants clear of snow

    Firefighters remind public to keep fire hydrants clear of snow

    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:03 PM EST2017-12-18 02:03:43 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - When the snow falls, firefighters say there is something you should do to help first responders in emergency situations when the seconds count. Shawn Pichette with Spokane Valley Fire Department says in the winter, because of the snow, if people don’t clear the snow away from the fire hydrants, it poses an obstacle when they need to attack a fire. The snow can also weigh down tree limbs blocking them from view. While their engines do carry 500 gallons of ...

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - When the snow falls, firefighters say there is something you should do to help first responders in emergency situations when the seconds count. Shawn Pichette with Spokane Valley Fire Department says in the winter, because of the snow, if people don’t clear the snow away from the fire hydrants, it poses an obstacle when they need to attack a fire. The snow can also weigh down tree limbs blocking them from view. While their engines do carry 500 gallons of ...

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  • Spokane Valley initiates full-city plow

    Spokane Valley initiates full-city plow

    Sunday, December 17 2017 7:43 PM EST2017-12-18 00:43:05 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The City of Spokane Valley announced Sunday evening that a full-city residential plow has been initiated with contracted road graders. Plows will operate around the clock until plowing is complete. Crews continue to clear arterials as well.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The City of Spokane Valley announced Sunday evening that a full-city residential plow has been initiated with contracted road graders. Plows will operate around the clock until plowing is complete. Crews continue to clear arterials as well.

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  • Washington state police officers wounded in gun battle

    Washington state police officers wounded in gun battle

    Sunday, December 17 2017 2:06 PM EST2017-12-17 19:06:50 GMT

    BREMERTON, Wash (AP) - Two western Washington state police officers have been hospitalized with gunshot wounds, and a 53-year-old Bremerton man is dead after an exchange of gunfire just west of Seattle.    Authorities say the Bremerton police officers at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday approached the man in an SUV at a city park. He was believed to have violated a domestic-violence protective order. 

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    BREMERTON, Wash (AP) - Two western Washington state police officers have been hospitalized with gunshot wounds, and a 53-year-old Bremerton man is dead after an exchange of gunfire just west of Seattle.    Authorities say the Bremerton police officers at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday approached the man in an SUV at a city park. He was believed to have violated a domestic-violence protective order. 

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  • Spokane Police bust woman with stolen mail, meth, suspected bogus checks

    Spokane Police bust woman with stolen mail, meth, suspected bogus checks

    Sunday, December 17 2017 12:10 PM EST2017-12-17 17:10:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police were called to a North Central Spokane neighborhood Saturday afternoon to investigate a report of a woman going from mailbox to mailbox in the area, taking mail from some of them.  Police responded to the 700 block of W. Knox, and found a 32-year-old woman identified as Sarha Hollowell, walking about a block away.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police were called to a North Central Spokane neighborhood Saturday afternoon to investigate a report of a woman going from mailbox to mailbox in the area, taking mail from some of them.  Police responded to the 700 block of W. Knox, and found a 32-year-old woman identified as Sarha Hollowell, walking about a block away.

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  • Firefighters raising money for Toys for Tots in memory of crash victims

    Firefighters raising money for Toys for Tots in memory of crash victims

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:39 PM EST2017-12-17 02:39:08 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters with Spokane County Fire District 8 are making sure that every child has a present to unwrap this holiday season. They’re raising money and getting toy donations for Toys for Tots and it’s in the name of two teenage girls who were taken too soon. James Smock says they do this every year. “We started off initially as raising money for Toys for Tots in the name of Josie and McKenzie who perished in a car accident a few years back an...

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters with Spokane County Fire District 8 are making sure that every child has a present to unwrap this holiday season. They’re raising money and getting toy donations for Toys for Tots and it’s in the name of two teenage girls who were taken too soon. James Smock says they do this every year. “We started off initially as raising money for Toys for Tots in the name of Josie and McKenzie who perished in a car accident a few years back an...

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