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  • Former Mead High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student out on bail

    Former Mead High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student out on bail

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:03:14 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. The 37-year-old former Mead High School spanish teacher was arrested last month accused of having sex with a student. Perez pleaded not guilty to the charge. But the judge set his bond at $100,000. It may have stayed that high if not for a letter from his wife to the judge. In the letter, Perez's wife pleaded with the judge to reduce the bond. Saying she works and overnight schedule and during the summer when Perez is off, she needs him at home to help with their three...

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    Spokane, Wash. The 37-year-old former Mead High School spanish teacher was arrested last month accused of having sex with a student. Perez pleaded not guilty to the charge. But the judge set his bond at $100,000. It may have stayed that high if not for a letter from his wife to the judge. In the letter, Perez's wife pleaded with the judge to reduce the bond. Saying she works and overnight schedule and during the summer when Perez is off, she needs him at home to help with their three...

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  • Changes coming to Washington State ID's starting July 1st

    Changes coming to Washington State ID's starting July 1st

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:01:48 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Starting July 1st, 2018 all standard Washington State ID cards will be marked with "Federal Limits Apply" on the top right corner. The driver's license is still good for driving and standard identification but those three words indicate that the ID is not valid for federal identification purposes. The ID cannot be used to board a plane or enter federal buildings starting October 1st, 2020. The real id act is a federal law, which was passed by congress in 2005...

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    Spokane, Wash. Starting July 1st, 2018 all standard Washington State ID cards will be marked with "Federal Limits Apply" on the top right corner. The driver's license is still good for driving and standard identification but those three words indicate that the ID is not valid for federal identification purposes. The ID cannot be used to board a plane or enter federal buildings starting October 1st, 2020. The real id act is a federal law, which was passed by congress in 2005...

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  • Stranger saves Deer Park family from burning home

    Stranger saves Deer Park family from burning home

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:55:14 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - A family tells KHQ they feel lucky to be alive after a stranger rescued them from their burning home. That stranger said it was simply the right thing to do for another human being. "I believe it wasn't our turn, the six of us," said Paula Lutsey. Paula has charred walls, holes in her ceiling, and a pile of twisted, smoky debris that was once part of her porch, but all she can do is count her blessings.

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    DEER PARK, Wash. - A family tells KHQ they feel lucky to be alive after a stranger rescued them from their burning home. That stranger said it was simply the right thing to do for another human being. "I believe it wasn't our turn, the six of us," said Paula Lutsey. Paula has charred walls, holes in her ceiling, and a pile of twisted, smoky debris that was once part of her porch, but all she can do is count her blessings.

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  • Grangeville man dies in motorcycle crash near Myrtle

    Grangeville man dies in motorcycle crash near Myrtle

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:07:02 GMT

    A man from Grangeville was killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle crash late Friday morning near Myrtle. Idaho State Police were investigating the crash on US-12 at Milepost 19. Mario Garateix, a 65-year-old from Grangeville, was westbound attempting to negotiate a curve on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he struck the guardrail and lost control.

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    A man from Grangeville was killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle crash late Friday morning near Myrtle. Idaho State Police were investigating the crash on US-12 at Milepost 19. Mario Garateix, a 65-year-old from Grangeville, was westbound attempting to negotiate a curve on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he struck the guardrail and lost control.

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  • Garfield Bay fire caused by electrical wires in trees

    Garfield Bay fire caused by electrical wires in trees

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:58:49 GMT

    Update: Selkirk firefighters reported Friday that a structure fire that extended into trees Thursday was caused by electrical wires running through trees, according to the State Fire Marshal, who investigated the fire.

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    Update: Selkirk firefighters reported Friday that a structure fire that extended into trees Thursday was caused by electrical wires running through trees, according to the State Fire Marshal, who investigated the fire.

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  • Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

    Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:31:21 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

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  • Officials identify truck driver killed in Idaho crash

    Officials identify truck driver killed in Idaho crash

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:42:30 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in southwestern Idaho have identified the driver of a commercial truck killed in a fiery, chain-reaction crash near Boise that also killed three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.    The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Friday says 42-year-old Illya D. Tsar of Rochester, New York, died in the crash on Saturday on Interstate 84. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in southwestern Idaho have identified the driver of a commercial truck killed in a fiery, chain-reaction crash near Boise that also killed three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.    The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Friday says 42-year-old Illya D. Tsar of Rochester, New York, died in the crash on Saturday on Interstate 84. 

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  • $5M bail set for suspect in 1986 killing of Tacoma girl

    $5M bail set for suspect in 1986 killing of Tacoma girl

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:37:31 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has set bail at $5 million for a 66-year-old man suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl in Tacoma more than three decades ago.    The News Tribune reports Gary Hartman appeared in Pierce County Superior Court Thursday where prosecutors argued for a high bond, saying he could be a flight risk because of his assets.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has set bail at $5 million for a 66-year-old man suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl in Tacoma more than three decades ago.    The News Tribune reports Gary Hartman appeared in Pierce County Superior Court Thursday where prosecutors argued for a high bond, saying he could be a flight risk because of his assets.

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