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    • Hundreds gather to remember student killed in Freeman shooting

      SPOKANE, Wash. - On Saturday afternoon hundreds of people made their way to University High School to pay their respects and remember Sam Strahan, the 15-year-old student who was killed in a shooting at Freeman High School on September 13. The Spokane community came together to say their final goodbyes to Sam. 

    • Colorado hikers rescue dog stuck on mountain for 6 weeks

      PARK COUNTY, Colo. - Mountain climbers came together on social media to help rescue a dog stuck atop a 14,177-foot mountain in Colorado. A group dedicated to climbing so-called 14ers (mountains with elevations of at least 14,000 feet) worked together to find a dog stranded on Mt. Bross.

    • Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

      WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns in Puerto Rico remain without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service.

    • Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim

      SPOKANE, Wash. - A Sam Strahan memorial Highway has been proposed to remember the only victim who lost his life on the day of the Freeman high school shooting.  Spokane radio station KISS 98.1 is spearheading the petition to name a stretch of Highway 27 though the town of Freeman the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, to never forget the young man's sacrifice.

    • Hundreds try to set world record for human peace sign in Boston

      BOSTON (AP) - Hundreds have gathered at the country's oldest public park to try to set a Guinness world record for the largest human peace symbol. At around noon Saturday, 1,682 people reportedly assembled in a circular formation, holding up the "V'' hand sign for peace, on Boston Common. The gathering failed to set a record- it needed more than 5,000 people.

    • Congressman to Texas flood victims: 'God is telling you to move'

      The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says victims of repeat flooding should consider Harvey's devastation a sign from on high. U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Republican from Dallas, said on CNBC during a segment on flood insurance Thursday that U.S. taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for at-risk homes that have flooded over and over again.

    • Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at 68 after battle with cancer

      Soul singer Charles Bradley has died after battling cancer.  The Florida-born, Brooklyn-based performer found success later in life after he was discovered working as a James Brown impersonator by Daptone Records co-founder Gabriel Roth.

    • North Korea: Trump insult ensures attack on US

      UNITED NATIONS (AP) - North Korea's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump's insult calling leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" makes "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more."

    • Bremerton Police: Officers shoot man during standoff at home

      BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in northwestern Washington state say police shot a 36-year-old man who pointed a handgun at officers surrounding a house during a standoff. The Bremerton Police Department in a statement says officers opened fire at about 8 a.m. Saturday when the man placed his arm through a window and pointed a handgun at officers.

    • Volunteers make bracelets for Freeman High School

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: A fundraising effort to help the victims of the Freeman High School shooting has proven so popular, the organizer has taken the project online. Initially, organizer Noel Rademacher crafted hundreds of metal Freeman Strong bracelets for a one-day-only sale on Friday, but the response proved so overwhelming, she's started an online store to sell the bracelets.