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  • Woman fends off attacker near TJ Meenach bridge

    Woman fends off attacker near TJ Meenach bridge

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:06:08 GMT

    Spokane Police responded to a 911 call early Sunday morning after a woman near the TJ Meenach Bridge defended herself from a male attacker. Around 2:30 a.m., the woman reported that 28-year-old Atif Ado accosted her as she walked home. Despite her protests, Ado continued following her and ultimately held her at gunpoint while trying to drag her to a secluded location.

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    Spokane Police responded to a 911 call early Sunday morning after a woman near the TJ Meenach Bridge defended herself from a male attacker. Around 2:30 a.m., the woman reported that 28-year-old Atif Ado accosted her as she walked home. Despite her protests, Ado continued following her and ultimately held her at gunpoint while trying to drag her to a secluded location. 

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  • Fire crews contain Vantage wildfire

    Fire crews contain Vantage wildfire

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:45:32 GMT
    Kittitas County Sheriff's OfficeKittitas County Sheriff's Office
    Kittitas County Sheriff's OfficeKittitas County Sheriff's Office

    VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) - Fire crews have managed to contain a wildfire burning in central Washington that had threatened about 30 homes.    The Spokesman-Review reports that firefighters had fully contained the fire near Vantage and the Columbia River on Saturday. 

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    VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) - Fire crews have managed to contain a wildfire burning in central Washington that had threatened about 30 homes.    The Spokesman-Review reports that firefighters had fully contained the fire near Vantage and the Columbia River on Saturday. 

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  • Dozens turn out for Olympic Day at Spokane BMX

    Dozens turn out for Olympic Day at Spokane BMX

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:38:19 GMT

    Dozens of kids and parents in Spokane kicked off the day celebrating International Olympic Day by taking to a new sport; BMX bike riding. 2008 summer Olympic bronze medalist Donny Robinson, who created the program, was at the track Saturday morning teaching kids as young as six years old how to ride a bike BMX style. 

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    Dozens of kids and parents in Spokane kicked off the day celebrating International Olympic Day by taking to a new sport; BMX bike riding. 2008 summer Olympic bronze medalist Donny Robinson, who created the program, was at the track Saturday morning teaching kids as young as six years old how to ride a bike BMX style. 

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  • Retired Spokane firefighter killed in ultralight crash remembered by family and friends

    Retired Spokane firefighter killed in ultralight crash remembered by family and friends

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:27:47 GMT
    Ronny Weston (PHOTO: Facebook)Ronny Weston (PHOTO: Facebook)

    Cheney, Wash. Many including family and friends loved 64-year-old Ron Weston. He had a passion for making people laugh and lived a life full of adventure. Ron was also a Spokane firefighter and was the oldest recruit at the time. He was 45 years old and only retired five years ago after serving 14 years fighting fires. Many who knew Ron, knew he had a creative side. He loved building rat rods and sculpting anything out of metal. He sculpted this dragon which actually can breathe fire...

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    Cheney, Wash. Many including family and friends loved 64-year-old Ron Weston. He had a passion for making people laugh and lived a life full of adventure. Ron was also a Spokane firefighter and was the oldest recruit at the time. He was 45 years old and only retired five years ago after serving 14 years fighting fires. Many who knew Ron, knew he had a creative side. He loved building rat rods and sculpting anything out of metal. He sculpted this dragon which actually can breathe fire...

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  • Update: Driver in CdA crash arrested for DUI, possession of meth

    Update: Driver in CdA crash arrested for DUI, possession of meth

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:49:15 GMT

    Idaho State Police arrested a man for felony DUI and possession of methamphetamine after responding to an injury crash Saturday morning. The rollover crash happened around 10 a.m. on US-95 near Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d'Alene, with authorities tweeting out a picture of the rollover crash. 

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    Idaho State Police arrested a man for felony DUI and possession of methamphetamine after responding to an injury crash Saturday morning. The rollover crash happened around 10 a.m. on US-95 near Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d'Alene, with authorities tweeting out a picture of the rollover crash. 

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  • Evacuation orders lifted in Vantage wildfire

    Evacuation orders lifted in Vantage wildfire

    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:12:34 GMT

    VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have been lifted for residents in about 30 homes as a wildfire burning in central Washington reaches 50 percent containment. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports fire crews were hoping to fully contain the fire near Vantage and the Columbia River by Saturday night.
      

     

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    VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have been lifted for residents in about 30 homes as a wildfire burning in central Washington reaches 50 percent containment. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports fire crews were hoping to fully contain the fire near Vantage and the Columbia River by Saturday night.
      

     

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  • Idaho officials approve railroad's plan for second bridge in Sandpoint

    Idaho officials approve railroad's plan for second bridge in Sandpoint

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:49:05 GMT
    Photo: Ron Reiring / CC BY 2.0Photo: Ron Reiring / CC BY 2.0

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway's application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint. The Idaho Department of Lands in a news release Friday says acting Director David Groeschl issued the final order on Thursday.   

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway's application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint. The Idaho Department of Lands in a news release Friday says acting Director David Groeschl issued the final order on Thursday.   

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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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