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  • One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park

    One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-02-24 06:33:14 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park. WSP officials said they were working to rescue two people who were trapped as a result of the crash Friday evening. Troopers said two cars were involved and there are serious injuries.  Highway 395 is blocked in both directions. Traffic is being divert southbound at Owens and northbound at Burrows.  Avoid the area if possible. 

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    DEER PARK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park. WSP officials said they were working to rescue two people who were trapped as a result of the crash Friday evening. Troopers said two cars were involved and there are serious injuries.  Highway 395 is blocked in both directions. Traffic is being divert southbound at Owens and northbound at Burrows.  Avoid the area if possible. 

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  • Brothers reunited after 50 years, thanks to online ancestry website

    Brothers reunited after 50 years, thanks to online ancestry website

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:09 AM EST2018-02-24 06:09:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a reunion decades in the making. Two brothers separated as babies have been brought back together in Spokane by the power of the internet. KHQ sat down with them after they met in person for the first time in more than 50 years.  For more than half a century, Nick Nickelson didn't know his older brother David Johnson existed. He had been adopted when he was less than a year old. "My parents had no clue," 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a reunion decades in the making. Two brothers separated as babies have been brought back together in Spokane by the power of the internet. KHQ sat down with them after they met in person for the first time in more than 50 years.  For more than half a century, Nick Nickelson didn't know his older brother David Johnson existed. He had been adopted when he was less than a year old. "My parents had no clue," 

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  • Washington House passes bump stock ban

    Washington House passes bump stock ban

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:22 PM EST2018-02-24 04:22:13 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington House amended and passed a bill to ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly.  The bill moved on a 56-41 vote Friday after the chamber accepted an amendment that would allow the Washington State Patrol to set up a "buy back" program for people who already own the devices, known as bump stocks. The measure now heads for a final vote in the Senate, which passed the underlying measure last month on a

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington House amended and passed a bill to ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly.  The bill moved on a 56-41 vote Friday after the chamber accepted an amendment that would allow the Washington State Patrol to set up a "buy back" program for people who already own the devices, known as bump stocks. The measure now heads for a final vote in the Senate, which passed the underlying measure last month on a

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  • Charity organization helps Idaho father gain freedom with all-terrain wheelchair

    Charity organization helps Idaho father gain freedom with all-terrain wheelchair

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:19 PM EST2018-02-24 04:19:00 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Being a dad is a full-time job, but Michael Hrehor always finds time to play with his kids. He’s a fun-loving father, but playtime can sometimes be cut short. “At first I just got viral meningitis, thought I got over it, but then about 10 years later I had viral meningitis again,” Hrehor said, “and they said 'hey, you have recurring viral meningitis' and I said ‘that's a thing?’” Hrehor has lived 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Being a dad is a full-time job, but Michael Hrehor always finds time to play with his kids. He’s a fun-loving father, but playtime can sometimes be cut short. “At first I just got viral meningitis, thought I got over it, but then about 10 years later I had viral meningitis again,” Hrehor said, “and they said 'hey, you have recurring viral meningitis' and I said ‘that's a thing?’” Hrehor has lived 

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  • Kids walk home due to crowded bus

    Kids walk home due to crowded bus

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-02-24 01:18:23 GMT
    School bus crash in Rathdrum, IDSchool bus crash in Rathdrum, ID
    School bus crash in Rathdrum, IDSchool bus crash in Rathdrum, ID

    Spokane Valley, Wash. As a father of four, Justin Hein was not happy that his 12-year-old daughter and five other students walked over a mile from Centennial Middle School to her home last week, “Kind of Frustrated,” said Hein. He continued by saying, “I had no clue that my kid was even nominated or telling to walk home from school with slippery ice, people driving, that aren't watching where they are going,  and trying to watch a cell phone. And I have to worry

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    Spokane Valley, Wash. As a father of four, Justin Hein was not happy that his 12-year-old daughter and five other students walked over a mile from Centennial Middle School to her home last week, “Kind of Frustrated,” said Hein. He continued by saying, “I had no clue that my kid was even nominated or telling to walk home from school with slippery ice, people driving, that aren't watching where they are going,  and trying to watch a cell phone. And I have to worry

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  • Riverfront Park hopes to re-open Ice Ribbon in early March

    Riverfront Park hopes to re-open Ice Ribbon in early March

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-02-24 00:59:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. Riverfront Park crews and contractors continue to work to re-open the Ice Ribbon after a mechanical flaw was detected in one of the ice-making components. The goal is to re-open ice skating in early March. A vessel that held ammonia – key to forming and maintaining ice – developed a crack and needed to be replaced. In addition, a test of the entire refrigeration system was completed to ensure the damage was confined to one vessel. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. Riverfront Park crews and contractors continue to work to re-open the Ice Ribbon after a mechanical flaw was detected in one of the ice-making components. The goal is to re-open ice skating in early March. A vessel that held ammonia – key to forming and maintaining ice – developed a crack and needed to be replaced. In addition, a test of the entire refrigeration system was completed to ensure the damage was confined to one vessel. 

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  • Feed the hungry during Inlander Restaurant Week

    Feed the hungry during Inlander Restaurant Week

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:54 PM EST2018-02-24 00:54:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - This year, there are more ways than ever before to feed the hungry while participating in Inlander Restaurant Week, Feb. 22-March 3. Inlander Restaurant Week is debuting a new initiative, called Everyone Eats , which will allow diners at select restaurants to make a direct donation to Second Harvest on their Inlander Restaurant Week bills. The following restaurants are participating in the donation program: The Backyard Public House Blackbird Tavern + Kitchen

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - This year, there are more ways than ever before to feed the hungry while participating in Inlander Restaurant Week, Feb. 22-March 3. Inlander Restaurant Week is debuting a new initiative, called Everyone Eats , which will allow diners at select restaurants to make a direct donation to Second Harvest on their Inlander Restaurant Week bills. The following restaurants are participating in the donation program: The Backyard Public House Blackbird Tavern + Kitchen

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  • A quest for adventure: Learning to fly at Spokane's only flight school

    A quest for adventure: Learning to fly at Spokane's only flight school

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-02-24 00:34:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Northwest Flight School in Spokane has been working out of Felts Field since 2015. They have been the only flight school in Spokane since 2011. This year they are carrying a new title with them, Cirrus Training Center of the Year for North America. For years they have been training and teaching with the Cirrus Aircraft and this year their hard work has paid off with the award.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Northwest Flight School in Spokane has been working out of Felts Field since 2015. They have been the only flight school in Spokane since 2011. This year they are carrying a new title with them, Cirrus Training Center of the Year for North America. For years they have been training and teaching with the Cirrus Aircraft and this year their hard work has paid off with the award.

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