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  • Sutherland Canyon Fire near Wenatchee grows to 10,000 Acres; Evacuations ordered

    Sutherland Canyon Fire near Wenatchee grows to 10,000 Acres; Evacuations ordered

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-06-28 19:08:49 GMT

    WENATCHEE, Wash. - Three fires burning in the Wenatchee area, collectively known as the Spartan fire, continue to grow. In total, an estimated 23,500 acres have burned. The largest of the three is the Sutherland Canyon fire. It is burning about 15 miles south of East Wenatchee and so far is about 10,000 acres in size and is only 10% contained. 

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    WENATCHEE, Wash. - Three fires burning in the Wenatchee area, collectively known as the Spartan fire, continue to grow. In total, an estimated 23,500 acres have burned. The largest of the three is the Sutherland Canyon fire. It is burning about 15 miles south of East Wenatchee and so far is about 10,000 acres in size and is only 10% contained. 

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  • Self-proclaimed 'Spokane Spanker' found guilty of 8 counts of assault with sexual motivation

    Self-proclaimed 'Spokane Spanker' found guilty of 8 counts of assault with sexual motivation

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:38:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man arrested back in April after confessing to KHQ to sexually assaulting multiple women by slapping their backsides was found guilty on Wednesday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man arrested back in April after confessing to KHQ to sexually assaulting multiple women by slapping their backsides was found guilty on Wednesday. The self-proclaimed "Spokane Spanker", 28-year-old Jonathan Smith, was charged with 11 counts of assault with sexual motivation in a string of Centennial Trail attacks this past spring.  

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  • Health advisory issued for Black Lake

    Health advisory issued for Black Lake

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:27:46 GMT
    Algae along the shores of Black Lake on June 25, 2017Algae along the shores of Black Lake on June 25, 2017

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Panhandle Health District, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe have issues a health advisory for Black Lake.  Officials are urging the public to use caution when on or near the water.  Water quality monitoring has confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria,commonly known as blue-green algae. The blooms have the potential to produce dangerous toxins in the lake.  Pets, 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Panhandle Health District, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe have issues a health advisory for Black Lake.  Officials are urging the public to use caution when on or near the water.  Water quality monitoring has confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria,commonly known as blue-green algae. The blooms have the potential to produce dangerous toxins in the lake.  Pets, 

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  • White House reporter says he's tired of being bullied

    White House reporter says he's tired of being bullied

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:04:04 GMT

    NEW YORK - The reporter who interrupted a White House briefing to complain about the Trump administration's treatment of the press says he's tired of being bullied. Brian Karem became an instant symbol of the tense relationship between the White House and media by talking back to Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday.

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    NEW YORK - The reporter who interrupted a White House briefing to complain about the Trump administration's treatment of the press says he's tired of being bullied. Brian Karem became an instant symbol of the tense relationship between the White House and media by talking back to Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday.

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  • Jury deciding fate of transgender woman charged with murder

    Jury deciding fate of transgender woman charged with murder

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:49:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A jury in Spokane, Washington, is deciding the fate of a 65-year-old transgender woman charged with three cold case murders. Closing arguments in the trial of Donna Perry were made in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday. Perry used to be known as Douglas Perry before undergoing gender reassignment surgery in 2000. Perry is charged with first-degree murder in the killings of 26-year-old Yolanda A. Sapp, 34-year-old...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A jury in Spokane, Washington, is deciding the fate of a 65-year-old transgender woman charged with three cold case murders. Closing arguments in the trial of Donna Perry were made in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday. Perry used to be known as Douglas Perry before undergoing gender reassignment surgery in 2000. Perry is charged with first-degree murder in the killings of 26-year-old Yolanda A. Sapp, 34-year-old...

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  • Inslee: Lawmakers reach budget deal that may avoid state government shutdown

    Inslee: Lawmakers reach budget deal that may avoid state government shutdown

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:37:34 GMT

    According to a release sent out by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, legislators have reached a budget deal, just days before a possible July 1 state government shutdown.  Inslee's release states: "House and Senate budget negotiators reported to Gov. Jay Inslee this morning that they have reached an agreement in principle on the 2017-2019 biennial operating budget. The negotiators and caucus leaders said they were confident that they would complete work on the budget an...

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    According to a release sent out by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, legislators have reached a budget deal, just days before a possible July 1 state government shutdown.  Inslee's release states: "House and Senate budget negotiators reported to Gov. Jay Inslee this morning that they have reached an agreement in principle on the 2017-2019 biennial operating budget. The negotiators and caucus leaders said they were confident that they would complete work on the budget an...

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  • Firefighters knock down fuel tanker fire in Eagle Ridge neighborhood

    Firefighters knock down fuel tanker fire in Eagle Ridge neighborhood

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:09 AM EDT2017-06-28 07:09:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash - Spokane firefighters knocked down a fuel tanker fire in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood near S Skylark Drive and S. Forest Ridge Drive late Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area reported hearing an explosion that rattled windows of nearby homes just before 11 o'clock.

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    SPOKANE, Wash - Spokane firefighters knocked down a fuel tanker fire in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood near S Skylark Drive and S. Forest Ridge Drive late Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area reported hearing an explosion that rattled windows of nearby homes just before 11 o'clock.

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  • Body found in SUV in downtown Spokane

    Body found in SUV in downtown Spokane

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:04 AM EDT2017-06-28 06:04:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating Tuesday after a body was found inside an SUV in a parking lot near 2nd and Division.  Details are limited, but heavy police activity was reported around 4 p.m.  KHQ's Patrick Erickson reports that people inside the SUV spotted an ambulance in the parking lot of the 7-11 store and asked for help. Paramedics found a man dead inside.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating Tuesday after a body was found inside an SUV in a parking lot near 2nd and Division.  Details are limited, but heavy police activity was reported around 4 p.m.  KHQ's Patrick Erickson reports that people inside the SUV spotted an ambulance in the parking lot of the 7-11 store and asked for help. Paramedics found a man dead inside.

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