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  • One woman won't be signing the petition to rewrite new DUI-E law

    One woman won't be signing the petition to rewrite new DUI-E law

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-07-26 06:09:08 GMT

    It’s been three days since Washington drivers have been told to be completely hands-free behind the wheel, and already thousands want to make changes. A petition on Change.org to rewrite the new DUI-E law has already gained more than 20,000 signatures.

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    It’s been three days since Washington drivers have been told to be completely hands-free behind the wheel, and already thousands want to make changes. A petition on Change.org to rewrite the new DUI-E law has already gained more than 20,000 signatures.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 25th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 25th

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-07-26 06:00:12 GMT
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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 25th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 25th.

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  • Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

    Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:17:03 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are warning about a rise in virtual kidnappings - where con artists falsely claim to be holding victims' relatives for ransom. Los Angeles police and federal officials warned Tuesday that dozens of people have fallen prey to the scam in recent years and have paid out more than $100,000.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are warning about a rise in virtual kidnappings - where con artists falsely claim to be holding victims' relatives for ransom. Los Angeles police and federal officials warned Tuesday that dozens of people have fallen prey to the scam in recent years and have paid out more than $100,000.

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  • Coeur d'Alene reverend helps recover lost goods with metal detector

    Coeur d'Alene reverend helps recover lost goods with metal detector

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:04:33 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - At the beach, you never know who or what you may find. “You'll see a butt mark and some feet mark like where somebody was sitting because that's where the coins and the rings are,” Mark Arbic said. When he’s not at the First Baptist Church in Coeur d’Alene, you’ll usually find Reverend Arbic at the beach.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - At the beach, you never know who or what you may find. “You'll see a butt mark and some feet mark like where somebody was sitting because that's where the coins and the rings are,” Mark Arbic said. When he’s not at the First Baptist Church in Coeur d’Alene, you’ll usually find Reverend Arbic at the beach.

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  • Teens throw rocks at children swimming in North Spokane

    Teens throw rocks at children swimming in North Spokane

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:27:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s a hot, sunny, July day but a pool sits empty in a North Spokane backyard. Neighbors said it’s not worth putting their children’s safety at risk after two teens threw rocks at the kids on Monday. “They didn’t even think twice they just did it,” said one witness. Michelle Garcia lives in the area on East Hoffman near North Town Mall.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s a hot, sunny, July day but a pool sits empty in a North Spokane backyard. Neighbors said it’s not worth putting their children’s safety at risk after two teens threw rocks at the kids on Monday. “They didn’t even think twice they just did it,” said one witness. Michelle Garcia lives in the area on East Hoffman near North Town Mall.

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  • Laurel fire north of Chattaroy triggers evacuations; contained at about 50 acres

    Laurel fire north of Chattaroy triggers evacuations; contained at about 50 acres

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:14:57 GMT

    CHATTAROY, Wash. - Update: 6:45 p.m.: Fire crews say the Laurel Fire is contained at approximately 50 acres Tuesday evening. About 50 homes in the vicinity of the fire were evacuated. Highway 2 will remain closed for the next few hours while crews continue to monitor the fire. A detour is in place.

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    CHATTAROY, Wash. -  Update: 6:45 p.m.: Fire crews say the Laurel Fire is contained at approximately 50 acres Tuesday evening. About 50 homes in the vicinity of the fire were evacuated. Highway 2 will remain closed for the next few hours while crews continue to monitor the fire. A detour is in place.

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  • Will Cat Tales big cats behavior be affected by solar eclipse?

    Will Cat Tales big cats behavior be affected by solar eclipse?

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:30:28 GMT

    COLBERT, Wash. - We’re just weeks away from seeing the solar eclipse come across our region. The path of this eclipse is taking a similar path as one seen way back in 1918. But as this happens, will animal behavior change too on August 21? Cat Tales Zoo is known for their big cats. In the summer, those cats typically like to rest a lot more because of the warm weather. But they still do play.

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    COLBERT, Wash. - We’re just weeks away from seeing the solar eclipse come across our region. The path of this eclipse is taking a similar path as one seen way back in 1918. But as this happens, will animal behavior change too on August 21? Cat Tales Zoo is known for their big cats. In the summer, those cats typically like to rest a lot more because of the warm weather. But they still do play.

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  • Spokane treatment facility looking for help with steep repair bills

    Spokane treatment facility looking for help with steep repair bills

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-07-26 00:47:33 GMT

    One local nonprofit is worried about how they are going to pay for some big bills after repairs were needed at their facility. Volunteers asked “Help Me Hayley” to look into their situation.  The Alano Club in South Spokane helps up to 1,000 people a week. The substance addiction treatment center has been helping people in our community for decades, but now they are the ones needing a little support.

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    One local nonprofit is worried about how they are going to pay for some big bills after repairs were needed at their facility. Volunteers asked “Help Me Hayley” to look into their situation.  The Alano Club in South Spokane helps up to 1,000 people a week. The substance addiction treatment center has been helping people in our community for decades, but now they are the ones needing a little support.

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