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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:06 AM EST2018-01-17 07:06:43 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th.

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  • National Geographic Travel names Spokane one of the best small cities in the U.S.

    National Geographic Travel names Spokane one of the best small cities in the U.S.

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-16 22:44:13 GMT

    National Geographic Traveler named Spokane in their list of 29 "Cities on the Rise." They drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest in a variety of fun categories including green spaces, coffee shops, live music, and even Instagrammable moments. The list includes Honolulu, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, and Olympia, Washington.

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    National Geographic Traveler named Spokane in their list of 29 "Cities on the Rise." They drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest in a variety of fun categories including green spaces, coffee shops, live music, and even Instagrammable moments. The list includes Honolulu, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, and Olympia, Washington.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 15th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 15th

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:00 AM EST2018-01-16 07:00:08 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 15th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 15th.

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  • Picture not so perfect: Family shares results of 'professional' photo shoot online

    Picture not so perfect: Family shares results of 'professional' photo shoot online

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:53 AM EST2018-01-13 05:53:21 GMT
    Pam and Dave ZaringPam and Dave Zaring

    ST. LOUIS, M.O. - Photogenic or not, this certainly isn't what the Zaring family was expecting when they saw the results of their 'professional' photo shoot.  The St. Louis family says they paid $250 to the photographer, who claimed to be a professional. What they got in return was...unique.  "Ok. This is NOT a joke," Pam and Dave Zaring wrote on Facebook. According to the couple's post, their photographer said 'the shadows were really bad ' 

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    ST. LOUIS, M.O. - Photogenic or not, this certainly isn't what the Zaring family was expecting when they saw the results of their 'professional' photo shoot.  The St. Louis family says they paid $250 to the photographer, who claimed to be a professional. What they got in return was...unique.  "Ok. This is NOT a joke," Pam and Dave Zaring wrote on Facebook. According to the couple's post, their photographer said 'the shadows were really bad ' 

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  • Airport: Stowing cat in checked luggage 'not recommended way' to travel

    Airport: Stowing cat in checked luggage 'not recommended way' to travel

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:53 PM EST2018-01-13 04:53:41 GMT
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    ERIE, Pa. - Erie Regional Airport Transportation Security Administration let the cat out of the bag this week. Literally.  A 6-month-old female kitten named "Slim" was spotted curled up among clothing inside a checked bag.  According to the Erie Times-News, 21-year-old Olivia Sari and 21-year-old Nicholas Larrison were flying from Erie, Pennsylvania to Tampa, Florida on New Year's Day when TSA officials were alerted to something peculiar 

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    ERIE, Pa. - Erie Regional Airport Transportation Security Administration let the cat out of the bag this week. Literally.  A 6-month-old female kitten named "Slim" was spotted curled up among clothing inside a checked bag.  According to the Erie Times-News, 21-year-old Olivia Sari and 21-year-old Nicholas Larrison were flying from Erie, Pennsylvania to Tampa, Florida on New Year's Day when TSA officials were alerted to something peculiar 

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  • The Latest: Vegas gunman had emailed about bump stocks

    The Latest: Vegas gunman had emailed about bump stocks

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:43 PM EST2018-01-13 01:43:12 GMT
    (AP Photo) Paddock's Home(AP Photo) Paddock's Home

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on a documents related to the Las Vegas shooting (all times local): 4 p.m. FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts. A U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed documents Friday showing some of what federal agents learned about Stephen Paddock in the week after the Las V...

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on a documents related to the Las Vegas shooting (all times local): 4 p.m. FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts. A U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed documents Friday showing some of what federal agents learned about Stephen Paddock in the week after the Las V...

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  • The Latest: Another person located after California mudslide

    The Latest: Another person located after California mudslide

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:11 PM EST2018-01-13 01:11:26 GMT
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    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on deadly debris flows that devastated Montecito, California (all times local):  4:45 p.m. A man was located just moments after his name was announced as one of the people still missing after the California mudslide. At a news conference Friday, Sheriff Bill Brown said six people were still missing after the slide, including 53-year-old John Keating. Before the news conference had ended, Brown returned to the microph...

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    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on deadly debris flows that devastated Montecito, California (all times local):  4:45 p.m. A man was located just moments after his name was announced as one of the people still missing after the California mudslide. At a news conference Friday, Sheriff Bill Brown said six people were still missing after the slide, including 53-year-old John Keating. Before the news conference had ended, Brown returned to the microph...

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  • Florida police officer wrangles 12 foot python

    Florida police officer wrangles 12 foot python

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-01-13 00:38:02 GMT
    Pembroke Pines Police Dept.Pembroke Pines Police Dept.

    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A police officer in Pembroke Pines, Florida got a little more than he bargained for Thursday night while responding to a call. Officer Joey Cabrera responded to a call of a 12 and a half foot Burmese python in the middle of a street. He quickly and bravely jumped into action, wrangling the giant snake under control. Officer Cabrera then took the python to police headquarters where a licensed python remover took 

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    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A police officer in Pembroke Pines, Florida got a little more than he bargained for Thursday night while responding to a call. Officer Joey Cabrera responded to a call of a 12 and a half foot Burmese python in the middle of a street. He quickly and bravely jumped into action, wrangling the giant snake under control. Officer Cabrera then took the python to police headquarters where a licensed python remover took 

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  • WATCH: Prius takes wild ride on mudslide in California

    WATCH: Prius takes wild ride on mudslide in California

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:26 PM EST2018-01-13 00:26:50 GMT
    Courtesy Burbank Firefighters Local 778Courtesy Burbank Firefighters Local 778

    BURBANK, Calif - The driver of a Prius went for a wild ride Wednesday, sliding on top of a wave of mud down a Burbank, California street. Video captured by Burbank Firefighters Local 778 has since gone viral, reaching over 73,000 views in just two days.  A post shared by Burbank Firefighters (@burbankfirefighters) on Jan 9, 2018 at 6:32pm PST The driver of the Prius spoke to KTLA News, telling them that he and his girlfriend weren't sure they would survive the wild ride.

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    BURBANK, Calif - The driver of a Prius went for a wild ride Wednesday, sliding on top of a wave of mud down a Burbank, California street. Video captured by Burbank Firefighters Local 778 has since gone viral, reaching over 73,000 views in just two days.  A post shared by Burbank Firefighters (@burbankfirefighters) on Jan 9, 2018 at 6:32pm PST The driver of the Prius spoke to KTLA News, telling them that he and his girlfriend weren't sure they would survive the wild ride.

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  • Officers seize $700k in cocaine during Mississippi drug bust

    Officers seize $700k in cocaine during Mississippi drug bust

    Friday, January 12 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-01-12 23:24:48 GMT
    Hancock County Sheriff's OfficeHancock County Sheriff's Office

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. - Officers found large bundles of cocaine during a traffic stop earlier this week in south Mississippi. According to WTVA, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officers found approximately $700,000 worth of cocaine during a safety inspection Tuesday afternoon in Hancock County. Officers stopped a 2000 Freightliner tractor/van trailer on Interstate 10 for a fuel, weight, safety and paperwork 

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    HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. - Officers found large bundles of cocaine during a traffic stop earlier this week in south Mississippi. According to WTVA, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officers found approximately $700,000 worth of cocaine during a safety inspection Tuesday afternoon in Hancock County. Officers stopped a 2000 Freightliner tractor/van trailer on Interstate 10 for a fuel, weight, safety and paperwork 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 11th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 11th

    Friday, January 12 2018 2:00 AM EST2018-01-12 07:00:12 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 11th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 11th.

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  • 2 children die of flu in Oregon

    2 children die of flu in Oregon

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:04 PM EST2018-01-12 03:04:10 GMT
    2 children die of flu in Oregon2 children die of flu in Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10. Oregon Health Authority spokesman Jonathan Modie says one child died in December and the other in early January. One was younger than 5. He declined to say where the children lived. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season is severe this winter, with 14 pediatric deaths as of the last week of December. In Oregon, labs have confirmed ...

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10. Oregon Health Authority spokesman Jonathan Modie says one child died in December and the other in early January. One was younger than 5. He declined to say where the children lived. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season is severe this winter, with 14 pediatric deaths as of the last week of December. In Oregon, labs have confirmed ...

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  • Chilly 'gators poke heads above ice to cope with bitter cold

    Chilly 'gators poke heads above ice to cope with bitter cold

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:12 PM EST2018-01-12 00:12:12 GMT
    (Credit: Shallotte River Swamp Park/Facebook)(Credit: Shallotte River Swamp Park/Facebook)

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) - While North Carolina's recent bitter cold snap deterred plenty of humans from sticking their noses outdoors, a group of alligators chose instead to stick their snouts into the frost in the name of survival.  When the alligators at Shallotte River Swamp Park recently found themselves beneath a sheet of ice as temperatures plunged below freezing, they poked their nostrils above the surface so they could get some air.  The odd scene was a matter

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    OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) - While North Carolina's recent bitter cold snap deterred plenty of humans from sticking their noses outdoors, a group of alligators chose instead to stick their snouts into the frost in the name of survival.  When the alligators at Shallotte River Swamp Park recently found themselves beneath a sheet of ice as temperatures plunged below freezing, they poked their nostrils above the surface so they could get some air.  The odd scene was a matter

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th

    Thursday, January 11 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-01-11 07:16:30 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th.

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  • Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

    Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-01-11 05:27:55 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect. The move feels especially punitive to Trump voters who work in the growing legal marijuana industry, which has taken hold in states of all politic...

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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect. The move feels especially punitive to Trump voters who work in the growing legal marijuana industry, which has taken hold in states of all politic...

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  • Police: Michigan man lived a month with girlfriend's corpse

    Police: Michigan man lived a month with girlfriend's corpse

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-01-11 04:32:24 GMT
    Police: Michigan man lived a month with girlfriend's corpsePolice: Michigan man lived a month with girlfriend's corpse

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a Michigan man lived with his girlfriend's corpse for about a month before officers found it while performing a welfare check. The Monroe News reported Wednesday that 49-year-old David M. Hall, of Monroe, was arraigned last week on a charge of concealing the death of an individual. Authorities say 56-year-old Kandace Simmons appears to have died in early December. Officers found her body in an apartment bedroom after the landlord asked ...

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    MONROE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a Michigan man lived with his girlfriend's corpse for about a month before officers found it while performing a welfare check. The Monroe News reported Wednesday that 49-year-old David M. Hall, of Monroe, was arraigned last week on a charge of concealing the death of an individual. Authorities say 56-year-old Kandace Simmons appears to have died in early December. Officers found her body in an apartment bedroom after the landlord asked ...

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  • Connecticut family reunites with cat they thought died

    Connecticut family reunites with cat they thought died

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 11:27 PM EST2018-01-11 04:27:43 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    STONINGTON, Conn. - It was an emotional and 'purrfect' reunion for a Connecticut family after the cat they thought was dead showed up on their doorstep earlier this week. The happiest moment of 9-year-old Nicholas Johnson's life was caught on camera Tuesday, when he reunited with his pet cat and best friend Gunther. His parents surprised him and his 5-year-old sister Aubrey when they came home from school.  Gunther went missing 

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    STONINGTON, Conn. - It was an emotional and 'purrfect' reunion for a Connecticut family after the cat they thought was dead showed up on their doorstep earlier this week. The happiest moment of 9-year-old Nicholas Johnson's life was caught on camera Tuesday, when he reunited with his pet cat and best friend Gunther. His parents surprised him and his 5-year-old sister Aubrey when they came home from school.  Gunther went missing 

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  • Lime, mango, orange, cherry: Diet Coke gets new flavors

    Lime, mango, orange, cherry: Diet Coke gets new flavors

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-01-11 00:08:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try and reverse slumping sales for the sugar-free soda. Coca-Cola Co. says it is adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, refreshing the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavors, including mango and ginger lime.    The Atlanta-based company says the taste of the plain Diet Coke will stay the same, Diet Coke sales have fallen as more people switch to other low-calorie drinks, such as ...

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try and reverse slumping sales for the sugar-free soda. Coca-Cola Co. says it is adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, refreshing the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavors, including mango and ginger lime.    The Atlanta-based company says the taste of the plain Diet Coke will stay the same, Diet Coke sales have fallen as more people switch to other low-calorie drinks, such as ...

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  • Popcorn Prank: NBA superstar pulls prank on rookie, stuffs SUV to rim with salty snack

    Popcorn Prank: NBA superstar pulls prank on rookie, stuffs SUV to rim with salty snack

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-01-10 23:41:09 GMT
    @Bucks@Bucks

    MILWAUKEE - He’s one of the NBA’s superstars who apparently knows how to pull off a prank. Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo found a way to get back at a rookie for not placing a towel on his seat. The result was an SUV full of popcorn (yes, popcorn). The Milwaukee Bucks tweeted a video of rookie guard Sterling Brown opening up the doors to his SUV, only to find it filled to the roof with the salty snack.  "This is what you get when 

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    MILWAUKEE - He’s one of the NBA’s superstars who apparently knows how to pull off a prank. Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo found a way to get back at a rookie for not placing a towel on his seat. The result was an SUV full of popcorn (yes, popcorn). The Milwaukee Bucks tweeted a video of rookie guard Sterling Brown opening up the doors to his SUV, only to find it filled to the roof with the salty snack.  "This is what you get when 

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  • Florida elementary teachers find two kittens trapped in storm drain

    Florida elementary teachers find two kittens trapped in storm drain

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:20 PM EST2018-01-10 23:20:46 GMT
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    NBC - Teachers in Florida heard a sounds coming from a drain pipe near their school, and immediately launched a rescue mission.  The Lake Placid Elementary teachers called animal services to come inspect what sounded like trapped kittens.  School facility workers removed the grate, and Animal Services Officer Kiley Fort lowered herself into the drain pipe and found two kittens, accompanied by two frogs.  Officer Fort patiently coaxed the kittens to come to her, and w...More >>
    NBC - Teachers in Florida heard a sounds coming from a drain pipe near their school, and immediately launched a rescue mission.  The Lake Placid Elementary teachers called animal services to come inspect what sounded like trapped kittens.  School facility workers removed the grate, and Animal Services Officer Kiley Fort lowered herself into the drain pipe and found two kittens, accompanied by two frogs.  Officer Fort patiently coaxed the kittens to come to her, and w...More >>
  • Department of Transportation investigates concrete crumbling on Hamilton Street overpass

    Department of Transportation investigates concrete crumbling on Hamilton Street overpass

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-01-10 23:19:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Transportation investigates concrete falling off of Hamilton street retaining wall, specifically the off-ramp of I-90 that heads towards the Spokane River and Gonzaga's campus.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Transportation investigates concrete falling off of Hamilton street retaining wall, specifically the off-ramp of I-90 that heads towards the Spokane River and Gonzaga's campus.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 9th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 9th

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 2:00 AM EST2018-01-10 07:00:09 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 9th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 9th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:23 AM EST2018-01-09 07:23:56 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th.

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  • Judge won't dismiss suit filed by brother of JonBenet Ramsey

    Judge won't dismiss suit filed by brother of JonBenet Ramsey

    Saturday, January 6 2018 12:51 AM EST2018-01-06 05:51:19 GMT
    Burke RamseyBurke Ramsey

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A judge has declined to dismiss a $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by JonBenet Ramsey's brother. The Boulder Daily Camera reports a circuit court judge in Michigan on Friday denied a motion by CBS and other defendants who asked that he toss the case. Burke Ramsey sued CBS in December 2016, saying his reputation was ruined after a television series that concluded he killed his 6-year-old sister more than two decades ago.

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    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A judge has declined to dismiss a $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by JonBenet Ramsey's brother. The Boulder Daily Camera reports a circuit court judge in Michigan on Friday denied a motion by CBS and other defendants who asked that he toss the case. Burke Ramsey sued CBS in December 2016, saying his reputation was ruined after a television series that concluded he killed his 6-year-old sister more than two decades ago.

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  • Kentucky sheriff rescues kitten frozen to boat dock

    Kentucky sheriff rescues kitten frozen to boat dock

    Saturday, January 6 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-01-06 05:15:28 GMT
    @JacquelineLEX18@JacquelineLEX18

    MERCER COUNTY, Ken. - A kitten found frozen to a boat dock in Kentucky is getting a new lease on life after a sheriff rescued him. LEX 18 News says the stray kitten's paws and fur got stuck to the dock after it had fallen into the water. He was stuck for 11 hours. "He had fell in the water and came up on the little piece of rock, just left of the steps and froze right there," Roy Jasper told LEX 18 News. The Jaspers called for back up. "I poured 

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    MERCER COUNTY, Ken. - A kitten found frozen to a boat dock in Kentucky is getting a new lease on life after a sheriff rescued him. LEX 18 News says the stray kitten's paws and fur got stuck to the dock after it had fallen into the water. He was stuck for 11 hours. "He had fell in the water and came up on the little piece of rock, just left of the steps and froze right there," Roy Jasper told LEX 18 News. The Jaspers called for back up. "I poured 

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  • Corgi's love for shopping at Target goes viral

    Corgi's love for shopping at Target goes viral

    Friday, January 5 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-01-06 02:51:07 GMT
    @virgoprincxss@virgoprincxss
    Watch your tail, Bullseye. There's a new dog in town sniffing to take the spot as the new Target mascot. Meet Zira; she's a Pembroke corgi/mini Aussie mix and she's going viral after her owner tweeted a picture depicting her love of shopping.   When owner Jesse heads to the store, Zira goes with her. Jesse recently tweeted a picture of Zira at Target, captivating the hearts of dog lovers all across Twitter. MY DOG WENT TO TARGET AND LOOK HOW HAPPY SHE IS pic.twitt...More >>
    Watch your tail, Bullseye. There's a new dog in town sniffing to take the spot as the new Target mascot. Meet Zira; she's a Pembroke corgi/mini Aussie mix and she's going viral after her owner tweeted a picture depicting her love of shopping.   When owner Jesse heads to the store, Zira goes with her. Jesse recently tweeted a picture of Zira at Target, captivating the hearts of dog lovers all across Twitter. MY DOG WENT TO TARGET AND LOOK HOW HAPPY SHE IS pic.twitt...More >>
  • Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears

    Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears

    Friday, January 5 2018 8:45 PM EST2018-01-06 01:45:03 GMT
    Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nearsMega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to $450 million, just hours before the drawing.    The top prize was raised ahead of the drawing Friday night. Lottery officials also increased the jackpot of Powerball, the other national lottery game, to $570 million. That drawing will be Saturday night. The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years. Most winners opt for cash opti...

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to $450 million, just hours before the drawing.    The top prize was raised ahead of the drawing Friday night. Lottery officials also increased the jackpot of Powerball, the other national lottery game, to $570 million. That drawing will be Saturday night. The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years. Most winners opt for cash opti...

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  • Florida man calls 911 to report drunk driver - himself

    Florida man calls 911 to report drunk driver - himself

    Friday, January 5 2018 8:27 PM EST2018-01-06 01:27:21 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    POLK CITY, Fla. NBC - A Florida 9-1-1 dispatcher received an unusual call on New Year's Eve. On Friday, authorities released audio of the call made by 39-year-old Michael Lester to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say Lester called 9-1-1 around 9 p.m. eastern time Sunday to report he was driving drunk and needed to pull over. They say Lester admitted to driving the wrong way and that he had been driving drunk "all night" and was 

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    POLK CITY, Fla. NBC - A Florida 9-1-1 dispatcher received an unusual call on New Year's Eve. On Friday, authorities released audio of the call made by 39-year-old Michael Lester to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say Lester called 9-1-1 around 9 p.m. eastern time Sunday to report he was driving drunk and needed to pull over. They say Lester admitted to driving the wrong way and that he had been driving drunk "all night" and was 

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  • $10,000 reward offered for info about military explosives discovered in Arizona

    $10,000 reward offered for info about military explosives discovered in Arizona

    Friday, January 5 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-01-06 01:18:39 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    PINE, Ariz. NBC - Federal authorities say a construction crew discovered a stockpile of stolen military explosives buried in central Arizona. The crew discovered the cache in October while clearing land about a hundred miles northwest of Phoenix. Officials say there were 80 blocks of C4 plastic explosive, 9 Claymore antipersonnel mines, and a roll of military detonating cord buried about five-feet underground, inside large plastic pipes. Now 

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    PINE, Ariz. NBC - Federal authorities say a construction crew discovered a stockpile of stolen military explosives buried in central Arizona. The crew discovered the cache in October while clearing land about a hundred miles northwest of Phoenix. Officials say there were 80 blocks of C4 plastic explosive, 9 Claymore antipersonnel mines, and a roll of military detonating cord buried about five-feet underground, inside large plastic pipes. Now 

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  • Emergency SOS: Life-saving iPhone feature you might not know about

    Emergency SOS: Life-saving iPhone feature you might not know about

    Friday, January 5 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-01-06 00:08:34 GMT
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    A new iPhone feature has the potential to save lives in an emergency situation. Apple's recent update to iOS 11 features an app called Emergency SOS, which allows users to discreetly call emergency services for help, without unlocking their phones. How do I make a call? iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus Press and hold the side button and one of the Volume buttons until the Emergency SOS slider appears.  Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency...More >>
    A new iPhone feature has the potential to save lives in an emergency situation. Apple's recent update to iOS 11 features an app called Emergency SOS, which allows users to discreetly call emergency services for help, without unlocking their phones. How do I make a call? iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus Press and hold the side button and one of the Volume buttons until the Emergency SOS slider appears.  Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency...More >>
  • Man alleges bobcat attack; condo owner says it was housecat

    Man alleges bobcat attack; condo owner says it was housecat

    Friday, January 5 2018 6:42 PM EST2018-01-05 23:42:16 GMT
    Dan Sullivan, APDan Sullivan, AP

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman's condo, but the animal's owner says her feline is no predator, just a 10-pound domestic longhair kitty named Calli. The contractor, Marcos Hernandez, filed a lawsuit in Tampa on Dec. 19, alleging condo owner Christine Lee illegally kept a bobcat inside her unit. Hernandez says a bobcat scratched him on May 16, causing him serious injuries after he entered the condo to conduct a fire safety ...

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    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman's condo, but the animal's owner says her feline is no predator, just a 10-pound domestic longhair kitty named Calli. The contractor, Marcos Hernandez, filed a lawsuit in Tampa on Dec. 19, alleging condo owner Christine Lee illegally kept a bobcat inside her unit. Hernandez says a bobcat scratched him on May 16, causing him serious injuries after he entered the condo to conduct a fire safety ...

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  • Montana US attorney says focus unchanged on marijuana cases

    Montana US attorney says focus unchanged on marijuana cases

    Friday, January 5 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-01-05 23:35:17 GMT
    Montana US attorney says focus unchanged on marijuana casesMontana US attorney says focus unchanged on marijuana cases

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The top federal prosecutor in Montana says there will be "no changes to our approach" on marijuana prosecutions after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the government's previous guidance on the drug. U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said Friday prosecutors will focus on cases that pose the greatest public safety threat, such as those involving violence and drug trafficking organizations. Montana had more than 22,000 registered medical marijuana...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The top federal prosecutor in Montana says there will be "no changes to our approach" on marijuana prosecutions after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the government's previous guidance on the drug. U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said Friday prosecutors will focus on cases that pose the greatest public safety threat, such as those involving violence and drug trafficking organizations. Montana had more than 22,000 registered medical marijuana...

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  • President Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

    President Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

    Friday, January 5 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-01-05 23:26:09 GMT

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico. The proposal provides one of the most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.    A U.S. official with direct knowledge of the matter says Customs and Border Protection is calling for 316 miles (505 kilometers) of additional barrier by September 2027

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    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico. The proposal provides one of the most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.    A U.S. official with direct knowledge of the matter says Customs and Border Protection is calling for 316 miles (505 kilometers) of additional barrier by September 2027

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  • Just shy of her 100th birthday, Mississippi woman bags deer

    Just shy of her 100th birthday, Mississippi woman bags deer

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:55 PM EST2018-01-05 22:55:54 GMT

    MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) - A 99-year-old hunter in Mississippi wants to know why people are making a big fuss about her recent kill. It was a doe after all, not a prized buck. The Clarion Ledger reports that Bertha Vickers used a .243 Winchester rifle to kill a doe recently a few miles from her rural home. Relatives posted pictures of Vickers and her kill on Facebook, and people sent messages of congratulations. Vickers says she doesn't know "why everybody is making s...

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    MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) - A 99-year-old hunter in Mississippi wants to know why people are making a big fuss about her recent kill. It was a doe after all, not a prized buck. The Clarion Ledger reports that Bertha Vickers used a .243 Winchester rifle to kill a doe recently a few miles from her rural home. Relatives posted pictures of Vickers and her kill on Facebook, and people sent messages of congratulations. Vickers says she doesn't know "why everybody is making s...

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  • $20,000 reward offered in Wyoming for missing dog

    $20,000 reward offered in Wyoming for missing dog

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-01-05 22:41:42 GMT
    Declan (AP/Jeremy Downin)Declan (AP/Jeremy Downin)

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The owner of a missing service dog in northwest Wyoming has put up a $20,000 reward for its return. Patrick Delaney, who is the property manager or the dog's owner in Jackson Hole, says the offer is real. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Delaney declined to identify the owner other than to say she is an elderly woman who lives alone. The yellow Lab named Declan is about 5 years old and has been missing for about two weeks. &n...

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    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The owner of a missing service dog in northwest Wyoming has put up a $20,000 reward for its return. Patrick Delaney, who is the property manager or the dog's owner in Jackson Hole, says the offer is real. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Delaney declined to identify the owner other than to say she is an elderly woman who lives alone. The yellow Lab named Declan is about 5 years old and has been missing for about two weeks. &n...

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  • Ferris teacher named one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year honor

    Ferris teacher named one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year honor

    Friday, January 5 2018 8:47 AM EST2018-01-05 13:47:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Teachers in New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington state are finalists for the National Teacher of the Year honor from a state education leaders group. The Council of Chief State School Officers says the winner typically receives presidential recognition and travels the country for education advocacy. Three of the finalists are art instructor Jonathan Juravich from Liberty Tree Elementary in Powell, Ohio; American Sign Language instructor Amy ...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Teachers in New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington state are finalists for the National Teacher of the Year honor from a state education leaders group. The Council of Chief State School Officers says the winner typically receives presidential recognition and travels the country for education advocacy. Three of the finalists are art instructor Jonathan Juravich from Liberty Tree Elementary in Powell, Ohio; American Sign Language instructor Amy ...

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 4th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 4th

    Friday, January 5 2018 2:00 AM EST2018-01-05 07:00:10 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 4th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 4th.

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  • Consumer Reports urges Americans to avoid romaine lettuce because of E.coli concerns

    Consumer Reports urges Americans to avoid romaine lettuce because of E.coli concerns

    Friday, January 5 2018 1:40 AM EST2018-01-05 06:40:39 GMT
    Over the past seven weeks, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria, and Consumer Reports says it's likely from eating romaine lettuce. In the U.S., the infections have occurred in 13 states (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Five people in t...More >>
    Over the past seven weeks, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria, and Consumer Reports says it's likely from eating romaine lettuce. In the U.S., the infections have occurred in 13 states (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Five people in t...More >>
  • 'Jeopardy' host Trebek has surgery for blood clots on brain

    'Jeopardy' host Trebek has surgery for blood clots on brain

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:06 AM EST2018-01-05 05:06:05 GMT

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - Longtime "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek had surgery for blood clots on the brain, but says he'll be back on the podium soon. Trebek appeared in a video on the "Jeopardy" Facebook page Thursday to announce that he'd had the surgery during the show's holiday break. Using the same tone he employs to distill difficult subjects on the show, Trebek explains that after taking a fall two months ago he suffered a "slight medical problem, s...

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - Longtime "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek had surgery for blood clots on the brain, but says he'll be back on the podium soon. Trebek appeared in a video on the "Jeopardy" Facebook page Thursday to announce that he'd had the surgery during the show's holiday break. Using the same tone he employs to distill difficult subjects on the show, Trebek explains that after taking a fall two months ago he suffered a "slight medical problem, s...

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  • Man sentenced to 5 years in rape that victim put on Snapchat

    Man sentenced to 5 years in rape that victim put on Snapchat

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:43 PM EST2018-01-05 01:43:35 GMT

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A 78-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to five years in prison for raping a woman who later posted a Snapchat video of herself being attacked. James Allen told a judge in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court on Thursday he had been drinking and didn't know what happened until his lawyer showed him the video. Police in Danbury Township arrested Allen in August after the woman's friend saw the Snapchat video and alerted them. A prosecutor say...

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    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A 78-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to five years in prison for raping a woman who later posted a Snapchat video of herself being attacked. James Allen told a judge in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court on Thursday he had been drinking and didn't know what happened until his lawyer showed him the video. Police in Danbury Township arrested Allen in August after the woman's friend saw the Snapchat video and alerted them. A prosecutor say...

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  • Defendant in Montana killing gets more time to seek retrial

    Defendant in Montana killing gets more time to seek retrial

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:16 PM EST2018-01-05 01:16:17 GMT
    Defendant in Montana killing gets more time to seek retrialDefendant in Montana killing gets more time to seek retrial

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A judge has given a Montana man convicted of first-degree murder more time to decide if he wants a new trial after his sole defense witness was indicted on drug charges U.S District Judge Susan Watters said in an order released Thursday that defendant Dimarzio Swade Sanchez has until late February to seek a new trial. Defense attorneys say they learned after Sanchez's original trial in December that a South Dakota psychologist had been under indictmen...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A judge has given a Montana man convicted of first-degree murder more time to decide if he wants a new trial after his sole defense witness was indicted on drug charges U.S District Judge Susan Watters said in an order released Thursday that defendant Dimarzio Swade Sanchez has until late February to seek a new trial. Defense attorneys say they learned after Sanchez's original trial in December that a South Dakota psychologist had been under indictmen...

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  • SPILLED SPUDS: Truck carrying potatoes crashes on Nebraska highway

    SPILLED SPUDS: Truck carrying potatoes crashes on Nebraska highway

    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-04 23:25:56 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    GILTNER, Neb. NBC - A truck carrying a load of potatoes crashed in Nebraska, spilling spuds all over Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol says the truck driver veered onto the shoulder to avoid another car, and struck the overpass.  The trailer separated from the tractor, sending potatoes in every direction.  The highway was closed for a few hours while crews cleaned up the mashed potato mess. 

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    GILTNER, Neb. NBC - A truck carrying a load of potatoes crashed in Nebraska, spilling spuds all over Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol says the truck driver veered onto the shoulder to avoid another car, and struck the overpass.  The trailer separated from the tractor, sending potatoes in every direction.  The highway was closed for a few hours while crews cleaned up the mashed potato mess. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 3rd

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 3rd

    Thursday, January 4 2018 2:00 AM EST2018-01-04 07:00:14 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 3rd.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 3rd.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 2nd

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 2nd

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 2:00 AM EST2018-01-03 07:00:13 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 2nd.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 2nd.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 1st

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 1st

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 2:00 AM EST2018-01-02 07:00:08 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 1st.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 1st.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 29th

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 29th

    Saturday, December 30 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-30 07:00:15 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 29th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 29th.

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  • Why "alcohol coats" and "beer blankets" don't work

    Why "alcohol coats" and "beer blankets" don't work

    Saturday, December 30 2017 1:42 AM EST2017-12-30 06:42:04 GMT
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    (KSHB) This New Year's Eve, party-goers will go out and about to ring in the New Year in subzero and freezing temperatures. Some will rely on an extra layer of warmth that is not a coat. A "beer blanket" or "liquor coat" is considered by many a great way to keep warm, but it can actually be very dangerous. "Alcohol causes the blood vessels in your skin to dilate, so when your blood vessels dilate, you get more blood flow to your skin and you actually feel re...More >>
    (KSHB) This New Year's Eve, party-goers will go out and about to ring in the New Year in subzero and freezing temperatures. Some will rely on an extra layer of warmth that is not a coat. A "beer blanket" or "liquor coat" is considered by many a great way to keep warm, but it can actually be very dangerous. "Alcohol causes the blood vessels in your skin to dilate, so when your blood vessels dilate, you get more blood flow to your skin and you actually feel re...More >>
  • A cougar in your luggage? Hunting carcass found at airport

    A cougar in your luggage? Hunting carcass found at airport

    Saturday, December 30 2017 12:44 AM EST2017-12-30 05:44:22 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say a hunter's trip home hit a snag in Las Vegas after security screeners found a dead cougar in his luggage. No crime was committed because the man had a hunting tag. But police Lt. David Gordon told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Transportation Security Administration agents held the man at McCarran International Airport late Tuesday to confirm the validity of the Utah hunting tag.    His name and 

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say a hunter's trip home hit a snag in Las Vegas after security screeners found a dead cougar in his luggage. No crime was committed because the man had a hunting tag. But police Lt. David Gordon told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Transportation Security Administration agents held the man at McCarran International Airport late Tuesday to confirm the validity of the Utah hunting tag.    His name and 

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  • Police: Multiple people shot at Southern California business

    Police: Multiple people shot at Southern California business

    Friday, December 29 2017 8:16 PM EST2017-12-30 01:16:00 GMT
    Police: Multiple people shot at Southern California businessPolice: Multiple people shot at Southern California business

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting in a business in Southern California (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The mayor of the California city of Long Beach says a shooting that killed one victim and the gunman also left another person wounded. Mayor Robert Garcia tweeted that the third person who was shot in a law office Friday is hospitalized in stable condition. He says the shooter and a victim are dead in what appears to be a workplace killing. &nb...

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    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting in a business in Southern California (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The mayor of the California city of Long Beach says a shooting that killed one victim and the gunman also left another person wounded. Mayor Robert Garcia tweeted that the third person who was shot in a law office Friday is hospitalized in stable condition. He says the shooter and a victim are dead in what appears to be a workplace killing. &nb...

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  • Humane Society: Dog found dead, frozen on Toledo home's porch

    Humane Society: Dog found dead, frozen on Toledo home's porch

    Friday, December 29 2017 7:54 PM EST2017-12-30 00:54:33 GMT
    Photos Public DomainPhotos Public Domain

    TOLEDO, Ohio - An Ohio humane society is investigating a case where officials say a dog was found outside a home in Toledo, Ohio “frozen solid.” Officials with the Toledo Area Humane Society told The Toledo Blade that the female dog had died after curling up on the front porch of the home. “I don’t know how long she was out there. She was frozen solid,” Humane Society Cruelty Investigator Megan Brown told the newspaper.  After officials 

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    TOLEDO, Ohio - An Ohio humane society is investigating a case where officials say a dog was found outside a home in Toledo, Ohio “frozen solid.” Officials with the Toledo Area Humane Society told The Toledo Blade that the female dog had died after curling up on the front porch of the home. “I don’t know how long she was out there. She was frozen solid,” Humane Society Cruelty Investigator Megan Brown told the newspaper.  After officials 

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  • Glitch that stole Christmas: Lottery makes everyone a winner

    Glitch that stole Christmas: Lottery makes everyone a winner

    Friday, December 29 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-12-29 23:50:09 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Christmas Day lottery glitch in South Carolina has left officials trying to determine how to deal with thousands of unexpected winners. The Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game generates trees on a tic-tac-toe grid paying up to $500 when someone gets three in a line.    Lottery officials say that, for two hours Monday, trees were being printed in all nine grids, giving all players who paid $1 the maximum prize. In 

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Christmas Day lottery glitch in South Carolina has left officials trying to determine how to deal with thousands of unexpected winners. The Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game generates trees on a tic-tac-toe grid paying up to $500 when someone gets three in a line.    Lottery officials say that, for two hours Monday, trees were being printed in all nine grids, giving all players who paid $1 the maximum prize. In 

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  • Deputies: Florida woman fatally shot misbehaving puppy

    Deputies: Florida woman fatally shot misbehaving puppy

    Friday, December 29 2017 5:10 PM EST2017-12-29 22:10:42 GMT

    (AP) - A Florida woman is accused of fatally shooting a pit bull puppy that she said was misbehaving. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 27-year-old Amanda Cay Carpenter was charged with animal cruelty and firing a weapon in public over the Dec. 15 incident at a Pensacola mobile-home park.

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    (AP) - A Florida woman is accused of fatally shooting a pit bull puppy that she said was misbehaving. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 27-year-old Amanda Cay Carpenter was charged with animal cruelty and firing a weapon in public over the Dec. 15 incident at a Pensacola mobile-home park.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 28th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 28th

    Friday, December 29 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-29 07:00:10 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 28th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 28th.

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  • "Bomb incident" causes delays for fans attending Holiday Bowl

    "Bomb incident" causes delays for fans attending Holiday Bowl

    Friday, December 29 2017 1:38 AM EST2017-12-29 06:38:26 GMT
    Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Police evacuated a San Diego transit center Thursday evening to investigate a "bomb incident," causing delays for fans attending the 40th annual Holiday Bowl. According to NBC San Diego, police activity was reported at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Old Town Transit Center, a hub that services the Metropolitan Trolley Service (MTS) Green Line, the North County Transit District's (NCTD) Coaster and Amtrak.  The platform 

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    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Police evacuated a San Diego transit center Thursday evening to investigate a "bomb incident," causing delays for fans attending the 40th annual Holiday Bowl. According to NBC San Diego, police activity was reported at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Old Town Transit Center, a hub that services the Metropolitan Trolley Service (MTS) Green Line, the North County Transit District's (NCTD) Coaster and Amtrak.  The platform 

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  • City spokesman: At least 6 dead in Bronx building fire

    City spokesman: At least 6 dead in Bronx building fire

    Thursday, December 28 2017 9:33 PM EST2017-12-29 02:33:42 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    THE BRONX, N.Y. (AP) - The New York City mayor's press secretary says at least six people have died in a blaze at a Bronx apartment building on a frigid night, and several more have been injured.    Press Secretary Eric Phillips says the eventual toll is still uncertain. The Fire Department of New York said earlier that 15 people were seriously injured in the fire near the Bronx Zoo Thursday night.    About 170 firefighters are at the five-story, walk-

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    THE BRONX, N.Y. (AP) - The New York City mayor's press secretary says at least six people have died in a blaze at a Bronx apartment building on a frigid night, and several more have been injured.    Press Secretary Eric Phillips says the eventual toll is still uncertain. The Fire Department of New York said earlier that 15 people were seriously injured in the fire near the Bronx Zoo Thursday night.    About 170 firefighters are at the five-story, walk-

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  • Trump says East could use some global warming

    Trump says East could use some global warming

    Thursday, December 28 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-12-29 02:12:41 GMT

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump in Florida (all times local):  7:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as bitter cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend. Trump tweets, "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record." He adds that: "Perhaps we could use a litt...

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    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump in Florida (all times local):  7:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as bitter cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend. Trump tweets, "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record." He adds that: "Perhaps we could use a litt...

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  • Lawsuit claims Montana school failed to protect student from teacher

    Lawsuit claims Montana school failed to protect student from teacher

    Thursday, December 28 2017 8:07 PM EST2017-12-29 01:07:34 GMT
    Courtesy Frenchtown School District WebsiteCourtesy Frenchtown School District Website

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The parents of a former student have filed a federal lawsuit against a western Montana school district, claiming school officials did not protect their daughter from being sexually harassed and assaulted by a teacher.    The Missoulian reports the lawsuit against the Frenchtown School District also claims officials did not take adequate action to protect students after it received a complaint years earlier against the same teacher.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The parents of a former student have filed a federal lawsuit against a western Montana school district, claiming school officials did not protect their daughter from being sexually harassed and assaulted by a teacher.    The Missoulian reports the lawsuit against the Frenchtown School District also claims officials did not take adequate action to protect students after it received a complaint years earlier against the same teacher.

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  • Montana firefighter injured by exploding ammunition

    Montana firefighter injured by exploding ammunition

    Thursday, December 28 2017 6:08 PM EST2017-12-28 23:08:37 GMT
    Montana firefighter injured by exploding ammunitionMontana firefighter injured by exploding ammunition

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana firefighter suffered a wrist injury when he was struck by exploding ammunition while battling a mobile home fire near Lincoln, northwest of Helena.  Lincoln Volunteer Fire Chief Zach muse says the nine firefighters battling the chimney fire Tuesday night had to take cover for about 30 minutes when a supply of ammunition in the house began exploding. The injured firefighter was hiding behind one of the pumper trucks when he was hit. Muse ...

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana firefighter suffered a wrist injury when he was struck by exploding ammunition while battling a mobile home fire near Lincoln, northwest of Helena.  Lincoln Volunteer Fire Chief Zach muse says the nine firefighters battling the chimney fire Tuesday night had to take cover for about 30 minutes when a supply of ammunition in the house began exploding. The injured firefighter was hiding behind one of the pumper trucks when he was hit. Muse ...

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  • No injuries after train hits semitrailer stuck on tracks

    No injuries after train hits semitrailer stuck on tracks

    Thursday, December 28 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-12-28 22:55:04 GMT
    Frenchtown Rural FireFrenchtown Rural Fire

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer that got stuck in the snow at a western Montana railroad crossing was able to get out of the truck before it was struck by a freight train. Frenchtown Rural Fire spokesman Mel Holtz says the semi got stuck at a crossing in Frenchtown at about 6 p.m. Wednesday. The semi was pushed about 25 feet (about 8 meters) into a Montana Rail Link maintenance building, which was damaged. Two crossings were closed for a...

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer that got stuck in the snow at a western Montana railroad crossing was able to get out of the truck before it was struck by a freight train. Frenchtown Rural Fire spokesman Mel Holtz says the semi got stuck at a crossing in Frenchtown at about 6 p.m. Wednesday. The semi was pushed about 25 feet (about 8 meters) into a Montana Rail Link maintenance building, which was damaged. Two crossings were closed for a...

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  • Man fleeing from police drives off Oregon pier

    Man fleeing from police drives off Oregon pier

    Thursday, December 28 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-12-28 22:52:21 GMT
    Astoria Police Dept.Astoria Police Dept.

    ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - A suspected boat prowler fleeing from police drove his pickup off an Oregon pier and into the Columbia River.    The Daily Astorian reports 27-year-old Timofey Erofeeff of Scotts Mill swam a couple of hundred feet into the frigid river before deciding to swim back Wednesday. Fishermen on a nearby boat helped rescue him.  He was treated for hypothermia and later booked into the Clatsop County Jail on felony 

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    ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - A suspected boat prowler fleeing from police drove his pickup off an Oregon pier and into the Columbia River.    The Daily Astorian reports 27-year-old Timofey Erofeeff of Scotts Mill swam a couple of hundred feet into the frigid river before deciding to swim back Wednesday. Fishermen on a nearby boat helped rescue him.  He was treated for hypothermia and later booked into the Clatsop County Jail on felony 

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  • The Latest: Doug Jones says win is 'new chapter' for state

    The Latest: Doug Jones says win is 'new chapter' for state

    Thursday, December 28 2017 2:43 PM EST2017-12-28 19:43:46 GMT

    (AP) - The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Alabama (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama says his victory marks a "new chapter for our state and the nation." Jones issued a statement Thursday after a state board officially declared him the winner of the Dec. 12 election. Jones said he is looking forward to "going to work for the people of Alabama."

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    (AP) - The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Alabama (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama says his victory marks a "new chapter for our state and the nation." Jones issued a statement Thursday after a state board officially declared him the winner of the Dec. 12 election. Jones said he is looking forward to "going to work for the people of Alabama."

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 27th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 27th

    Thursday, December 28 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-28 07:00:13 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 27th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 27th.

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  • Afghan official says roadside mine kills 6 children

    Afghan official says roadside mine kills 6 children

    Thursday, December 28 2017 12:44 AM EST2017-12-28 05:44:49 GMT

    (AP) - An Afghan official says a roadside mine has exploded, killing six children in northern Balkh province. Dawlat Abad District Gov. Mohammad Karim said Thursday the powerful mine killed six shepherd children Wednesday ages 10, 9 and 8. No one immediately took responsibility for the attack but Karim blames the Taliban, saying the insurgents planted the mine to target Afghan officials and security forces.

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    (AP) - An Afghan official says a roadside mine has exploded, killing six children in northern Balkh province. Dawlat Abad District Gov. Mohammad Karim said Thursday the powerful mine killed six shepherd children Wednesday ages 10, 9 and 8. No one immediately took responsibility for the attack but Karim blames the Taliban, saying the insurgents planted the mine to target Afghan officials and security forces.

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  • 4th person charged in teen forced labor case at egg farm

    4th person charged in teen forced labor case at egg farm

    Thursday, December 28 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-12-28 05:20:34 GMT

    (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a fourth person is in custody and charged with taking part in a scheme to smuggle teens into the U.S. and force them to work at an Ohio egg farm. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Pablo Duran Ramirez was arrested Saturday by border patrol agents while trying to cross the border between Mexico and the U.S.

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    (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a fourth person is in custody and charged with taking part in a scheme to smuggle teens into the U.S. and force them to work at an Ohio egg farm. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Pablo Duran Ramirez was arrested Saturday by border patrol agents while trying to cross the border between Mexico and the U.S.

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  • NYC's lone polar bear is euthanized; he had kidney failure

    NYC's lone polar bear is euthanized; he had kidney failure

    Thursday, December 28 2017 12:07 AM EST2017-12-28 05:07:44 GMT

    (AP) - New York City's only polar bear has been euthanized at the Bronx Zoo. Officials say the 26-year-old animal was suffering from acute kidney failure. The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Wednesday that Tundra was euthanized Saturday at the Bronx Zoo. He was born there in 1991. The organization says Tundra had chronic kidney disease and progressive arthritis that worsened despite treatment.

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    (AP) - New York City's only polar bear has been euthanized at the Bronx Zoo. Officials say the 26-year-old animal was suffering from acute kidney failure. The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Wednesday that Tundra was euthanized Saturday at the Bronx Zoo. He was born there in 1991. The organization says Tundra had chronic kidney disease and progressive arthritis that worsened despite treatment.

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  • Indiana boy, 13, fatally shot during attempted home invasion

    Indiana boy, 13, fatally shot during attempted home invasion

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-12-28 04:57:18 GMT

    (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion in northern Indiana. The St. Joseph County prosecutor's office says officers responding to reports of gunfire late Tuesday found the teenager at an apartment complex in Mishawka suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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    (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion in northern Indiana. The St. Joseph County prosecutor's office says officers responding to reports of gunfire late Tuesday found the teenager at an apartment complex in Mishawka suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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  • Twitter suspends former WSU College Republicans president

    Twitter suspends former WSU College Republicans president

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-12-28 04:47:24 GMT

    (AP) - Twitter has suspended the account of the former president of the Washington State University College Republicans who resigned after attending a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The social media site suspended James Allsup Monday, saying the university student espousing far-right views violated its terms of use.

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    (AP) - Twitter has suspended the account of the former president of the Washington State University College Republicans who resigned after attending a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The social media site suspended James Allsup Monday, saying the university student espousing far-right views violated its terms of use.

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  • Texas authorities nab murder suspect with cigarette butt

    Texas authorities nab murder suspect with cigarette butt

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-28 04:38:50 GMT

    (AP) - A breakthrough in a long-stalled murder case in Baytown, Texas, has come in the form of a discarded cigarette butt. The Beaumont Enterprise reports that Byron Lloyd Collins was picked up by authorities last week at the same complex where 50-year-old Natalia Shal was discovered slain on May 8, 2016. Crime scene DNA didn't initially match anything in police databases.

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    (AP) - A breakthrough in a long-stalled murder case in Baytown, Texas, has come in the form of a discarded cigarette butt. The Beaumont Enterprise reports that Byron Lloyd Collins was picked up by authorities last week at the same complex where 50-year-old Natalia Shal was discovered slain on May 8, 2016. Crime scene DNA didn't initially match anything in police databases.

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  • Asbestos found in Claire's makeup

    Asbestos found in Claire's makeup

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 8:36 PM EST2017-12-28 01:36:19 GMT

    Claire's, the popular kids' accessories chain, is pulling more than a dozen items from store shelves after a Rhode Island family found asbestos in their 6-year-old daughter's makeup. Kristi Warner was concerned about the ingredients in her six-year-old daughter's glitter makeup kit that the family purchased at their local Claire's. So, the Barrington mom, who works for Deaton Law Firm, mailed the makeup to an independent lab in North Carolina.

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    Claire's, the popular kids' accessories chain, is pulling more than a dozen items from store shelves after a Rhode Island family found asbestos in their 6-year-old daughter's makeup. Kristi Warner was concerned about the ingredients in her six-year-old daughter's glitter makeup kit that the family purchased at their local Claire's. So, the Barrington mom, who works for Deaton Law Firm, mailed the makeup to an independent lab in North Carolina.

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  • Power mostly back at Disneyland after guests taken off rides

    Power mostly back at Disneyland after guests taken off rides

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 6:08 PM EST2017-12-27 23:08:26 GMT

    (AP) - Power has been largely restored at Disneyland after an outage at the Southern California theme park forced some guests to be escorted off stopped rides. Park spokeswoman Suzi Brown says a transformer problem caused the outage in the Toontown and Fantasyland areas around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. She says about 12 rides were affected but that no one was hurt.

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    (AP) - Power has been largely restored at Disneyland after an outage at the Southern California theme park forced some guests to be escorted off stopped rides. Park spokeswoman Suzi Brown says a transformer problem caused the outage in the Toontown and Fantasyland areas around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. She says about 12 rides were affected but that no one was hurt.

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  • Prince Harry to guest edit BBC show, interviewing Obama

    Prince Harry to guest edit BBC show, interviewing Obama

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 2:29 AM EST2017-12-27 07:29:54 GMT

    (AP) - Prince Harry is trying out life as a journalist by serving as guest editor on the BBC's flagship radio news program. Harry is interviewing a number of figures including former President Barack Obama in the program broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday. He chose some of the topics and focuses on issues he has been involved in, including mental health and the military.

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    (AP) - Prince Harry is trying out life as a journalist by serving as guest editor on the BBC's flagship radio news program. Harry is interviewing a number of figures including former President Barack Obama in the program broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday. He chose some of the topics and focuses on issues he has been involved in, including mental health and the military.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 26th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 26th

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-27 07:00:09 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 26th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 26th.

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  • Utah officer punches through frozen pond, dives in to rescue 8-year-old boy

    Utah officer punches through frozen pond, dives in to rescue 8-year-old boy

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 1:45 AM EST2017-12-27 06:45:32 GMT

    A sheriff's officer who threw off his gear and dived into a frozen pond to save an 8-year-old Utah boy on Christmas Day refused to be labeled a hero on Tuesday. The officer, Washington County sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Thompson, responded to the frozen pond in New Harmony, in the southern part of the state, after the boy's friend called for help late Monday afternoon, authorities said.

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    A sheriff's officer who threw off his gear and dived into a frozen pond to save an 8-year-old Utah boy on Christmas Day refused to be labeled a hero on Tuesday. The officer, Washington County sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Thompson, responded to the frozen pond in New Harmony, in the southern part of the state, after the boy's friend called for help late Monday afternoon, authorities said.

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  • Postal worker to be arraigned in slayings of 2 colleagues

    Postal worker to be arraigned in slayings of 2 colleagues

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 1:10 AM EST2017-12-27 06:10:28 GMT

    (AP) - A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at an Ohio post office and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder. Municipal court records listed no attorney for 24-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus, ahead of his Wednesday arraignment. Police say Stewart was naked during both attacks.

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    (AP) - A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at an Ohio post office and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder. Municipal court records listed no attorney for 24-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus, ahead of his Wednesday arraignment. Police say Stewart was naked during both attacks.

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  • In the heart of Trump Country, his base's faith is unshaken

    In the heart of Trump Country, his base's faith is unshaken

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 1:04 AM EST2017-12-27 06:04:23 GMT

    (AP) - Almost a year into the administration of billionaire-turned-politician Donald Trump, his approval ratings are dismal, his legislative victories have been minimal, and the Twitter storms and controversies still seem never-ending. Despite it all, in a place that's come to be known as the symbolic heart of Trump's white working-class base, he remains profoundly popular.

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    (AP) - Almost a year into the administration of billionaire-turned-politician Donald Trump, his approval ratings are dismal, his legislative victories have been minimal, and the Twitter storms and controversies still seem never-ending. Despite it all, in a place that's come to be known as the symbolic heart of Trump's white working-class base, he remains profoundly popular.

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  • Tokyo-bound flight returns to LA with unauthorized person

    Tokyo-bound flight returns to LA with unauthorized person

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-12-27 05:40:35 GMT

    (AP) - A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it never arrived at Tokyo's Narita International Airport. Model Chrissy Teigen, who was on the plane, tweeted that the flight made a U-turn about four hours into the 11-hour flight.

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    (AP) - A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it never arrived at Tokyo's Narita International Airport. Model Chrissy Teigen, who was on the plane, tweeted that the flight made a U-turn about four hours into the 11-hour flight.

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  • Treasury issues sanctions against 2 North Korean officials

    Treasury issues sanctions against 2 North Korean officials

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 12:26 AM EST2017-12-27 05:26:52 GMT

    (AP) - The U.S. Treasury Department has issued sanctions against two officials it describes as "key leaders of North Korea's unlawful weapons programs." The sanctions against Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol block them from any property or interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction and prohibit them from transactions with American citizens. Treasury says the men are senior officials in North Korea's Munitions Industry Department.

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    (AP) - The U.S. Treasury Department has issued sanctions against two officials it describes as "key leaders of North Korea's unlawful weapons programs." The sanctions against Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol block them from any property or interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction and prohibit them from transactions with American citizens. Treasury says the men are senior officials in North Korea's Munitions Industry Department.

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  • North Idaho Community Rallies Around Family Of Car Crash Victim

    North Idaho Community Rallies Around Family Of Car Crash Victim

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-12-27 05:09:53 GMT

    Twenty-seven years old and full of life. Pictures of Anna Draper show a smile and her trademark “peace sign” up. “She was just an amazing person,” Jesse Weeks said. Weeks shared many memorable experiences with Anna; he was one of her best friends. “She could hang with the boys but all the girls also loved her, she was just an overall amazing person,” he said. But her life was cut short the week before Christmas.

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    Twenty-seven years old and full of life. Pictures of Anna Draper show a smile and her trademark “peace sign” up. “She was just an amazing person,” Jesse Weeks said. Weeks shared many memorable experiences with Anna; he was one of her best friends. “She could hang with the boys but all the girls also loved her, she was just an overall amazing person,” he said. But her life was cut short the week before Christmas.

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  • Firefighters battle blaze at Auburn apartment building

    Firefighters battle blaze at Auburn apartment building

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 11:45 PM EST2017-12-27 04:45:41 GMT

    (AP) - Authorities say everyone has been accounted for in a fire that significantly damaged a building housing residents and businesses in the Seattle suburb of Auburn. Valley Regional Fire Authority says firefighters were called to reports of flames coming from a dryer Tuesday afternoon at the Heritage Building in downtown Auburn.

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    (AP) - Authorities say everyone has been accounted for in a fire that significantly damaged a building housing residents and businesses in the Seattle suburb of Auburn. Valley Regional Fire Authority says firefighters were called to reports of flames coming from a dryer Tuesday afternoon at the Heritage Building in downtown Auburn.

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  • Car stolen on Christmas, suspect called Spokane County deputies himself

    Car stolen on Christmas, suspect called Spokane County deputies himself

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 10:06 PM EST2017-12-27 03:06:48 GMT

    A man was arrested on Christmas after deputies said he stole a car from an apartment complex. The theft victims said the car was a gift, so they could get to their jobs. According to court documents, 29-year-old Ryan C. Lynch called deputies to report that a man named "John" was trying to sell him a stolen car. Deputies write that they recovered video of Lynch being the one in possession of the stolen car just "25 minutes after the theft occurred." 

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    A man was arrested on Christmas after deputies said he stole a car from an apartment complex. The theft victims said the car was a gift, so they could get to their jobs. According to court documents, 29-year-old Ryan C. Lynch called deputies to report that a man named "John" was trying to sell him a stolen car. Deputies write that they recovered video of Lynch being the one in possession of the stolen car just "25 minutes after the theft occurred." 

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  • Christmas storm brings record snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

    Christmas storm brings record snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 8:40 PM EST2017-12-27 01:40:21 GMT

    (AP) - A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday's storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. Another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, bringing the total to 53 inches, the greatest two-day total in commonwealth history.

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    (AP) - A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday's storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. Another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, bringing the total to 53 inches, the greatest two-day total in commonwealth history.

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  • Lifelong best friends discover they're actually brothers

    Lifelong best friends discover they're actually brothers

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 8:29 PM EST2017-12-27 01:29:43 GMT

    (AP) - Two Hawaii men who grew up as best friends have recently learned that they're actually brothers. Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane have been friends for 60 years. Born in Hawaii 15 months apart, they met in the sixth grade and played football together at a Honolulu prep school.    Macfarlane never knew his father. Robinson was adopted.

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    (AP) - Two Hawaii men who grew up as best friends have recently learned that they're actually brothers. Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane have been friends for 60 years. Born in Hawaii 15 months apart, they met in the sixth grade and played football together at a Honolulu prep school.    Macfarlane never knew his father. Robinson was adopted.

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  • Fruitcake package temporarily halts Seattle ferry service

    Fruitcake package temporarily halts Seattle ferry service

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-12-26 23:37:57 GMT

    (AP) - Authorities say a wrapped present that turned out to be a fruitcake temporarily halted service at a Seattle ferry terminal while police investigated. Washington State Patrol Trooper Kevin Fortino says troopers were notified Tuesday that a suspicious package was found beneath a Christmas tree in the pedestrian waiting area. Fortino says the package was deemed suspicious because it was unmarked and was the only gift under the tree.

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    (AP) - Authorities say a wrapped present that turned out to be a fruitcake temporarily halted service at a Seattle ferry terminal while police investigated. Washington State Patrol Trooper Kevin Fortino says troopers were notified Tuesday that a suspicious package was found beneath a Christmas tree in the pedestrian waiting area. Fortino says the package was deemed suspicious because it was unmarked and was the only gift under the tree.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 25th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 25th

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-26 07:00:09 GMT

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

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

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  • North Korea UN ambassador demands US prove ransomware claim

    North Korea UN ambassador demands US prove ransomware claim

    Monday, December 25 2017 9:09 PM EST2017-12-26 02:09:55 GMT

    (AP) - A North Korean ambassador to the United Nations says the U.S. claim that Pyongyang was behind the Wannacry ransomware attack earlier this year is a baseless provocation and demanded Washington back up its accusations with evidence. The North's U.N. ambassador in charge of U.S.-related issues says North Korea believes Washington is using the allegation to create an "extremely confrontational atmosphere."

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    (AP) - A North Korean ambassador to the United Nations says the U.S. claim that Pyongyang was behind the Wannacry ransomware attack earlier this year is a baseless provocation and demanded Washington back up its accusations with evidence. The North's U.N. ambassador in charge of U.S.-related issues says North Korea believes Washington is using the allegation to create an "extremely confrontational atmosphere."

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane Valley mom turns 6-month-old son into real-life elf on the shelf

    PHOTOS: Spokane Valley mom turns 6-month-old son into real-life elf on the shelf

    Monday, December 25 2017 7:50 PM EST2017-12-26 00:50:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley mother is embracing the spirit of the holidays with the help of her 6-month-old son, Charlie.  Kaley Burke has turned little Charlie into a real-life "elf on the shelf," for a series of photos posted to her social media pages. There will be 12 photos in all with the final photo falling on Christmas day, in celebration of the "12 days of Christmas." 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley mother is embracing the spirit of the holidays with the help of her 6-month-old son, Charlie.  Kaley Burke has turned little Charlie into a real-life "elf on the shelf," for a series of photos posted to her social media pages. There will be 12 photos in all with the final photo falling on Christmas day, in celebration of the "12 days of Christmas." 

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  • Secret Service interviews person over manure sent to Mnuchin

    Secret Service interviews person over manure sent to Mnuchin

    Monday, December 25 2017 7:00 PM EST2017-12-26 00:00:54 GMT

    (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service says it has interviewed someone claiming responsibility for delivering a gift-wrapped package of horse manure addressed to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The box was found Saturday at the home of Mnuchin's neighbor in the wealthy Bel Air neighborhood in Los Angeles. The LAPD bomb squad responded to the package, which police say was marked as being from "the American people."

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    (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service says it has interviewed someone claiming responsibility for delivering a gift-wrapped package of horse manure addressed to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The box was found Saturday at the home of Mnuchin's neighbor in the wealthy Bel Air neighborhood in Los Angeles. The LAPD bomb squad responded to the package, which police say was marked as being from "the American people."

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  • Oklahoma City Police bring Christmas to family that would have gone without

    Oklahoma City Police bring Christmas to family that would have gone without

    Monday, December 25 2017 4:06 PM EST2017-12-25 21:06:36 GMT

    A family celebrating a Christmas they won't forget after police get together to put gifts under the tree. Sophia Reed moved her family to an Oklahoma City apartment using the last of her funds, including Christmas money. "What little Christmas money we had you know to pay my security deposit for here," Reed said. Then last week, she called police in a moment of panic when her 13-year-old son Diauris disappeared.

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    A family celebrating a Christmas they won't forget after police get together to put gifts under the tree. Sophia Reed moved her family to an Oklahoma City apartment using the last of her funds, including Christmas money. "What little Christmas money we had you know to pay my security deposit for here," Reed said. Then last week, she called police in a moment of panic when her 13-year-old son Diauris disappeared.

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  • Christmas dinner food safety tips

    Christmas dinner food safety tips

    Monday, December 25 2017 3:41 PM EST2017-12-25 20:41:07 GMT

    Many of us are preparing a large holiday spread for our friends and family today, but you don't want to serve up a stomach ache! The non-profit group 'Stop Foodborne Illness' has some helpful tips for providing a delicious and safe meal! First, be sure to cook everything thoroughly. Poultry needs to be at least 165 degrees while whole cuts of meat and seafood should be 145-degrees. Always use pasteurized eggs when making eggnog or other treats.

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    Many of us are preparing a large holiday spread for our friends and family today, but you don't want to serve up a stomach ache! The non-profit group 'Stop Foodborne Illness' has some helpful tips for providing a delicious and safe meal! First, be sure to cook everything thoroughly. Poultry needs to be at least 165 degrees while whole cuts of meat and seafood should be 145-degrees. Always use pasteurized eggs when making eggnog or other treats.

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  • Santa pays special visit to deaf and hearing-impaired children

    Santa pays special visit to deaf and hearing-impaired children

    Monday, December 25 2017 2:55 PM EST2017-12-25 19:55:03 GMT

    For many families, a visit with Santa Claus is on the holiday to-do list.  But for some, it’s not always easy. That’s why the MacArthur Center brought “Signing Santa” to the mall. Camron Ellis couldn’t contain his joy.  It’s his third time visiting Signing Santa, but you wouldn’t know that by watching him. “He’s just like any other little boy, very rambunctious,” said Temekka Ellis, Camron’s mother.

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    For many families, a visit with Santa Claus is on the holiday to-do list.  But for some, it’s not always easy. That’s why the MacArthur Center brought “Signing Santa” to the mall. Camron Ellis couldn’t contain his joy.  It’s his third time visiting Signing Santa, but you wouldn’t know that by watching him. “He’s just like any other little boy, very rambunctious,” said Temekka Ellis, Camron’s mother.

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  • Santa Claus delivers a special surprise to one South Carolina teacher: an engagement ring

    Santa Claus delivers a special surprise to one South Carolina teacher: an engagement ring

    Monday, December 25 2017 2:13 PM EST2017-12-25 19:13:54 GMT

    A South Carolina teacher received an unexpected surprise from Santa earlier this week...a marriage proposal! Traci Thompson, a science teacher at Rainbow Lake Middle School in Chesnee, was shocked when Santa arrived during a school assembly and dropped to one knee. The jolly old elf turned out to be her boyfriend, Chris Garrett, in disguise. "I'm really excited. I'm happy. She's the girl, the girl of my dreams. Everything I want," Garrett said.

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    A South Carolina teacher received an unexpected surprise from Santa earlier this week...a marriage proposal! Traci Thompson, a science teacher at Rainbow Lake Middle School in Chesnee, was shocked when Santa arrived during a school assembly and dropped to one knee. The jolly old elf turned out to be her boyfriend, Chris Garrett, in disguise. "I'm really excited. I'm happy. She's the girl, the girl of my dreams. Everything I want," Garrett said.

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  • Cat returns home after being lost for 10 years

    Cat returns home after being lost for 10 years

    Monday, December 25 2017 1:55 PM EST2017-12-25 18:55:28 GMT

    A purrfect ending to a decade-long mystery of a missing cat. The Thompson's cat, Pilot, vanished from his northern California home 10 years ago. Now he's back with his family, the Thompsons, in a new home, over 12-hundred miles away from where he disappeared. Pilot's family moved after they couldn't find him, settling near Denver, Colorado, thinking they'd never see him again. But fate had other ideas.

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    A purrfect ending to a decade-long mystery of a missing cat. The Thompson's cat, Pilot, vanished from his northern California home 10 years ago. Now he's back with his family, the Thompsons, in a new home, over 12-hundred miles away from where he disappeared. Pilot's family moved after they couldn't find him, settling near Denver, Colorado, thinking they'd never see him again. But fate had other ideas.

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  • Cousins' Christmas card makes its yearly trip through mail

    Cousins' Christmas card makes its yearly trip through mail

    Monday, December 25 2017 1:16 PM EST2017-12-25 18:16:34 GMT

    (AP) - In 1941 Lois Margaret Frandsen of Dannebrog sent a Christmas card to her cousin, Janice "Neicie" Hansen, who was living at a military base with her new husband in Spokane, Washington. The card pictured a Scottish man in a kilt. It said, "Merry Christmas to all. That goes double." In 1942 Hansen sent the card back to Frandsen. In 1943 Frandsen sent it back to Hansen. Back and forth it went, year after year.

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    (AP) - In 1941 Lois Margaret Frandsen of Dannebrog sent a Christmas card to her cousin, Janice "Neicie" Hansen, who was living at a military base with her new husband in Spokane, Washington. The card pictured a Scottish man in a kilt. It said, "Merry Christmas to all. That goes double." In 1942 Hansen sent the card back to Frandsen. In 1943 Frandsen sent it back to Hansen. Back and forth it went, year after year.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 22nd

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 22nd

    Saturday, December 23 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-23 07:00:11 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 22nd.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 22nd.

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  • California wildfire now largest in state history

    California wildfire now largest in state history

    Saturday, December 23 2017 12:12 AM EST2017-12-23 05:12:30 GMT

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Southern California's big wildfire (all times local):  7:10 p.m. The huge wildfire that burned hundreds of homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is now the largest in California's recorded history. State fire officials said Friday that the Thomas fire has scorched 273,400 acres, or about 427 square miles of coastal foothills and national forest. That was 154 acres larger than the 2003 Cedar fire 

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    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Southern California's big wildfire (all times local):  7:10 p.m. The huge wildfire that burned hundreds of homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is now the largest in California's recorded history. State fire officials said Friday that the Thomas fire has scorched 273,400 acres, or about 427 square miles of coastal foothills and national forest. That was 154 acres larger than the 2003 Cedar fire 

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  • Australian submarine found 103 years after mysterious disappearance during WWI

    Australian submarine found 103 years after mysterious disappearance during WWI

    Saturday, December 23 2017 12:00 AM EST2017-12-23 05:00:55 GMT
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    DUKE OF YORK ISLANDS, Papua New Guinea NBC - One of Australia's oldest naval mysteries has been solved after the discovery of the wreck of the country's first submarine more than 103 years after its disappearance in WWI. The Royal Australian Navy tweeted out a picture of the ship on Wednesday after the discovery.  ‘FOUND’ - Australian Navy Submarine HMAS AE1 located after 103 years https://t.co/tXKt3CqhBX #AusNavy 

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    DUKE OF YORK ISLANDS, Papua New Guinea NBC - One of Australia's oldest naval mysteries has been solved after the discovery of the wreck of the country's first submarine more than 103 years after its disappearance in WWI. The Royal Australian Navy tweeted out a picture of the ship on Wednesday after the discovery.  ‘FOUND’ - Australian Navy Submarine HMAS AE1 located after 103 years https://t.co/tXKt3CqhBX #AusNavy 

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  • US officials: Trump administration approves plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine

    US officials: Trump administration approves plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine

    Friday, December 22 2017 9:06 PM EST2017-12-23 02:06:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - US officials: Trump administration approves plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, including anti-tank missiles. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 12/22/2017 6:04:41 PM (GMT -8:00)

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - US officials: Trump administration approves plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, including anti-tank missiles. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 12/22/2017 6:04:41 PM (GMT -8:00)

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  • Estonian police send 'black' Christmas cards to driving offenders

    Estonian police send 'black' Christmas cards to driving offenders

    Friday, December 22 2017 7:26 PM EST2017-12-23 00:26:45 GMT
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    NBC - Estonian Police have sent 700 Christmas cards to repeat traffic offenders in the Baltic Country hoping that pictures of car crashes and data on traffic accidents will get the country's worst drivers to change their ways. The card, without a personal greeting, reads that there have been so "far more than 40 road deaths this year," blaming the deaths and injuries to more than 13-hundred people on drivers ignoring traffic rules. It asks drivers to do all they can to ens...More >>
    NBC - Estonian Police have sent 700 Christmas cards to repeat traffic offenders in the Baltic Country hoping that pictures of car crashes and data on traffic accidents will get the country's worst drivers to change their ways. The card, without a personal greeting, reads that there have been so "far more than 40 road deaths this year," blaming the deaths and injuries to more than 13-hundred people on drivers ignoring traffic rules. It asks drivers to do all they can to ens...More >>
  • Suit: iPhones Apple slowed forced owners to buy new phones

    Suit: iPhones Apple slowed forced owners to buy new phones

    Friday, December 22 2017 6:25 PM EST2017-12-22 23:25:04 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) - Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer.    Lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. They say they would not have purchased newer, pricier iPhones had 

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    CHICAGO (AP) - Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer.    Lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. They say they would not have purchased newer, pricier iPhones had 

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  • Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly 1.8M trucks for shifter problem

    Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly 1.8M trucks for shifter problem

    Friday, December 22 2017 6:21 PM EST2017-12-22 23:21:40 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 1.8 million Ram trucks because they can be shifted out of park without the driver's foot on the brake.    The recall is mainly in North America and covers trucks with steering-column shifters. It includes certain 2010 through 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 2011 through 2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. Also covered are 2016 and 2017 Ram 3500 chassis cabs under 10,000 pounds. Some 2009 through 2017 

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    DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 1.8 million Ram trucks because they can be shifted out of park without the driver's foot on the brake.    The recall is mainly in North America and covers trucks with steering-column shifters. It includes certain 2010 through 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 2011 through 2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. Also covered are 2016 and 2017 Ram 3500 chassis cabs under 10,000 pounds. Some 2009 through 2017 

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  • Beer biosphere? Air tests positive for booze at frat party

    Beer biosphere? Air tests positive for booze at frat party

    Friday, December 22 2017 6:15 PM EST2017-12-22 23:15:59 GMT
    Beer biosphere? Air tests positive for booze at frat partyBeer biosphere? Air tests positive for booze at frat party

    BALTIMORE (AP) - There was so much drinking at a frat party in Maryland that police say even the air tested positive for alcohol.Montgomery County Police wrote in charging documents that an officer who tested the air in the Bethesda home with a breathalyzer got a reading of .01. Because of that, officers had to test of dozens of mostly underage partygoers outside. The Nov. 14 party was first reported by WJLA-TV. Police were called to the house for reports of a loud par...

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    BALTIMORE (AP) - There was so much drinking at a frat party in Maryland that police say even the air tested positive for alcohol.Montgomery County Police wrote in charging documents that an officer who tested the air in the Bethesda home with a breathalyzer got a reading of .01. Because of that, officers had to test of dozens of mostly underage partygoers outside. The Nov. 14 party was first reported by WJLA-TV. Police were called to the house for reports of a loud par...

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  • Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

    Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

    Friday, December 22 2017 6:02 PM EST2017-12-22 23:02:27 GMT

    (AP) - Federal investigators say video aboard the Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state shows crews weren't using personal electronic devices and that the engineer remarked about the speed six seconds before the train went off the tracks south of Seattle, killing three people.

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    (AP) - Federal investigators say video aboard the Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state shows crews weren't using personal electronic devices and that the engineer remarked about the speed six seconds before the train went off the tracks south of Seattle, killing three people.

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  • Police: Idaho suspect allegedly leaving underwear on porches

    Police: Idaho suspect allegedly leaving underwear on porches

    Friday, December 22 2017 5:09 PM EST2017-12-22 22:09:25 GMT

    (AP) - Police in southwestern Idaho say they are searching for a male intruder who has allegedly left women's underwear on the front porches of his victim's houses. Officials with the Meridian Police said Friday a family notified officers earlier this week that an unknown intruder had entered their home but ran away after a family member went downstairs once their dogs started barking.

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    (AP) - Police in southwestern Idaho say they are searching for a male intruder who has allegedly left women's underwear on the front porches of his victim's houses. Officials with the Meridian Police said Friday a family notified officers earlier this week that an unknown intruder had entered their home but ran away after a family member went downstairs once their dogs started barking.

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  • The Latest: State agency reviewing Miss America contract

    The Latest: State agency reviewing Miss America contract

    Friday, December 22 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-12-22 21:31:22 GMT

    (AP) - The Latest on the reaction to leaked emails from officials at the Miss America Organization disparaging former title winners in crass and sometimes vulgar terms (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A New Jersey agency that still owes the Miss America Organization $4 million toward the cost of next year's pageant says it is reviewing its contract with the group.

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    (AP) - The Latest on the reaction to leaked emails from officials at the Miss America Organization disparaging former title winners in crass and sometimes vulgar terms (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A New Jersey agency that still owes the Miss America Organization $4 million toward the cost of next year's pageant says it is reviewing its contract with the group.

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  • Police: Boise car thief arrested after running out of gas

    Police: Boise car thief arrested after running out of gas

    Friday, December 22 2017 3:25 PM EST2017-12-22 20:25:34 GMT
    Officer shot in head, taken to Seattle hospitalOfficer shot in head, taken to Seattle hospital

    (AP) - State police say a Boise car thief was arrested after the pickup truck he stole ran out of gas and a trooper stopped to help. The Times-News reports the trooper began questioning 22-year-old Jedediah Owens after finding the vehicle with a shattered windshield and dealer plates. Owens was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 84 near Burley.

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    (AP) - State police say a Boise car thief was arrested after the pickup truck he stole ran out of gas and a trooper stopped to help. The Times-News reports the trooper began questioning 22-year-old Jedediah Owens after finding the vehicle with a shattered windshield and dealer plates. Owens was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 84 near Burley.

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  • No nuclear contamination found at homes of Hanford workers

    No nuclear contamination found at homes of Hanford workers

    Friday, December 22 2017 3:03 PM EST2017-12-22 20:03:10 GMT

    (AP) - No radioactive contamination has been found at the homes of seven Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers that were surveyed this week. The surveys were completed on Thursday. The state Department of Health accompanied Hanford officials on the home checks to observe and verify results. The surveys take several hours for each home as floors, counters, furniture and furnace filters were checked for possible contamination.

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    (AP) - No radioactive contamination has been found at the homes of seven Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers that were surveyed this week. The surveys were completed on Thursday. The state Department of Health accompanied Hanford officials on the home checks to observe and verify results. The surveys take several hours for each home as floors, counters, furniture and furnace filters were checked for possible contamination.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 21st

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 21st

    Friday, December 22 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-22 07:00:11 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 21st.

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  • Sportscaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82

    Sportscaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82

    Friday, December 22 2017 1:50 AM EST2017-12-22 06:50:20 GMT

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - Sportscaster Dick Enberg has died at age 82, daughter Nicole confirms to The Associated Press. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 12/21/2017 9:53:32 PM (GMT -8:00)

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    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - Sportscaster Dick Enberg has died at age 82, daughter Nicole confirms to The Associated Press. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 12/21/2017 9:53:32 PM (GMT -8:00)

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  • FDA: It's tempting, but don't eat cookie dough this holiday season - or ever

    FDA: It's tempting, but don't eat cookie dough this holiday season - or ever

    Friday, December 22 2017 12:28 AM EST2017-12-22 05:28:04 GMT
    Do you find it difficult to resist sneaking a pinch or two of raw dough when making cookies?  While it's one of the tastiest things about baking, it could also leave you very ill.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one again warning against eating raw cookie dough, or anything with raw flour because it could give you E.coli. Last year, dozens of people became ill with a strain of the bacteria. The investigation found that raw dough eaten or handled by some of the p...More >>
    Do you find it difficult to resist sneaking a pinch or two of raw dough when making cookies?  While it's one of the tastiest things about baking, it could also leave you very ill.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one again warning against eating raw cookie dough, or anything with raw flour because it could give you E.coli. Last year, dozens of people became ill with a strain of the bacteria. The investigation found that raw dough eaten or handled by some of the p...More >>
  • James Bond-style shoe comes equipped with hidden spy gadgets and laces that cut through wood

    James Bond-style shoe comes equipped with hidden spy gadgets and laces that cut through wood

    Friday, December 22 2017 12:02 AM EST2017-12-22 05:02:50 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News
    What do you buy the man who has everything for Christmas? How about a pair of shoes James Bond would be proud of? Shoemaker Oliver Sweeney and luxury website VeryFirstTo.com have teamed up to create "The Secret Shoe," adorned with a secret compartment. What's inside? According to Forbes Magazine, it's packed with the kind of gadgets and gizmos that could help in everyday emergencies; from losing your jacket on a night out to being mugged, car-jacked or kidnapped. The gadge...More >>
    What do you buy the man who has everything for Christmas? How about a pair of shoes James Bond would be proud of? Shoemaker Oliver Sweeney and luxury website VeryFirstTo.com have teamed up to create "The Secret Shoe," adorned with a secret compartment. What's inside? According to Forbes Magazine, it's packed with the kind of gadgets and gizmos that could help in everyday emergencies; from losing your jacket on a night out to being mugged, car-jacked or kidnapped. The gadge...More >>
  • Coroner: Gunfire killed all 58 victims in Las Vegas shooting

    Coroner: Gunfire killed all 58 victims in Las Vegas shooting

    Thursday, December 21 2017 9:30 PM EST2017-12-22 02:30:24 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - A coroner says all 58 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting died of gunshot wounds. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) tells The Associated Press that all the deaths were determined to be homicides. Fudenberg said Thursday that the 64-year-old shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth. It was, Stephen Paddock's only wound, and his death was ruled a suicide. The findings reveal that none of the victims killed ...

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) - A coroner says all 58 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting died of gunshot wounds. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) tells The Associated Press that all the deaths were determined to be homicides. Fudenberg said Thursday that the 64-year-old shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth. It was, Stephen Paddock's only wound, and his death was ruled a suicide. The findings reveal that none of the victims killed ...

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  • House narrowly passes short-term spending bill

    House narrowly passes short-term spending bill

    Thursday, December 21 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-12-22 00:24:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress, spending and the threat of a government shutdown (all times local):  7:10 p.m. Congress has voted to prevent a government shutdown as the House and Senate in rapid succession approved a stopgap spending bill to keep agencies running through Jan. 19. The Senate's 66-32 vote sent the temporary funding bill to President Donald Trump with time to spare before a Friday midnight deadline. He has said he will sign it and en...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress, spending and the threat of a government shutdown (all times local):  7:10 p.m. Congress has voted to prevent a government shutdown as the House and Senate in rapid succession approved a stopgap spending bill to keep agencies running through Jan. 19. The Senate's 66-32 vote sent the temporary funding bill to President Donald Trump with time to spare before a Friday midnight deadline. He has said he will sign it and en...

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  • WATCH: Police officer in Maine belts out moving version of 'O Holy Night.'

    WATCH: Police officer in Maine belts out moving version of 'O Holy Night.'

    Thursday, December 21 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-12-21 23:51:58 GMT
    @PortlandMainePolice@PortlandMainePolice

    PORTLAND, Maine NBC - The idea of a police officer pulling a vehicle over for a traffic stop isn't exactly what many people consider a "joy to the world." But for one Portland, Maine police officer, it's not the sight of him on foot patrol but his angelic voice that has people stopping and saying "oh holy night." When officer Jeremy Turner's partner cracked a joke about singing while out on foot patrol, he never knew what was coming. While Turner 

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    PORTLAND, Maine NBC - The idea of a police officer pulling a vehicle over for a traffic stop isn't exactly what many people consider a "joy to the world." But for one Portland, Maine police officer, it's not the sight of him on foot patrol but his angelic voice that has people stopping and saying "oh holy night." When officer Jeremy Turner's partner cracked a joke about singing while out on foot patrol, he never knew what was coming. While Turner 

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  • Man who uncovered Apple's software slowdown explains why you should still update your phone

    Man who uncovered Apple's software slowdown explains why you should still update your phone

    Thursday, December 21 2017 6:08 PM EST2017-12-21 23:08:28 GMT
    Man who uncovered Apple's software slowdown explains why you should still update your phoneMan who uncovered Apple's software slowdown explains why you should still update your phone
    NBC - Even though some users of older iPhone models are experiencing slow downs from new iOS updates, at least one expert says that's no reason to skip the updates. Apple announced Wednesday that it introduced a feature last year in its software updates for iPhones 6, 6S and SE "to smooth out the instantaneous peaks" to keep older, or cold batteries from unexpectedly shutting down. In essence, slowing down the phones. Research by software company Primate Labs helped discov...More >>
    NBC - Even though some users of older iPhone models are experiencing slow downs from new iOS updates, at least one expert says that's no reason to skip the updates. Apple announced Wednesday that it introduced a feature last year in its software updates for iPhones 6, 6S and SE "to smooth out the instantaneous peaks" to keep older, or cold batteries from unexpectedly shutting down. In essence, slowing down the phones. Research by software company Primate Labs helped discov...More >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 20th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 20th

    Thursday, December 21 2017 2:18 AM EST2017-12-21 07:18:43 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 20th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 20th.

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  • Woman whose 84 Great Danes were seized faces sentencing

    Woman whose 84 Great Danes were seized faces sentencing

    Thursday, December 21 2017 12:12 AM EST2017-12-21 05:12:52 GMT
    Wolfesboro Police Dept.Wolfesboro Police Dept.

    OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) - A woman who had dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes living in her New Hampshire mansion is scheduled to be sentenced on 10 animal cruelty charges. Eighty-four dogs were seized from Christina Fay's Wolfeboro home in June. Authorities said the animals were living in filth and suffering from health problems.    Fay pleaded not guilty, saying she loved the dogs and compared them to an art collection. She said she wanted to be the primary 

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    OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) - A woman who had dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes living in her New Hampshire mansion is scheduled to be sentenced on 10 animal cruelty charges. Eighty-four dogs were seized from Christina Fay's Wolfeboro home in June. Authorities said the animals were living in filth and suffering from health problems.    Fay pleaded not guilty, saying she loved the dogs and compared them to an art collection. She said she wanted to be the primary 

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  • Dog mauls woman to death at a Phoenix boarding facility

    Dog mauls woman to death at a Phoenix boarding facility

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 8:45 PM EST2017-12-21 01:45:57 GMT
    Google Maps photoGoogle Maps photo

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a dog mauled a 69-year-old woman to death at a Phoenix boarding facility.  Phoenix police say the victim was found Wednesday in a dog exercise area at Canine Country Club and Feline Inn with significant injuries consistent with dog bites. She was rushed to a hospital, where she died. Her name hasn't been released yet.    The woman reportedly volunteered at a rescue group called Akita Advocates that rents space at the kennel.

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    PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a dog mauled a 69-year-old woman to death at a Phoenix boarding facility.  Phoenix police say the victim was found Wednesday in a dog exercise area at Canine Country Club and Feline Inn with significant injuries consistent with dog bites. She was rushed to a hospital, where she died. Her name hasn't been released yet.    The woman reportedly volunteered at a rescue group called Akita Advocates that rents space at the kennel.

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  • Woman accused of shoplifting at store's police charity event

    Woman accused of shoplifting at store's police charity event

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 6:58 PM EST2017-12-20 23:58:10 GMT
    Woman accused of shoplifting at store's police charity eventWoman accused of shoplifting at store's police charity event

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A homeless woman has been accused of trying to steal more than $1,000 in goods from a Massachusetts Target store during a Shop with a Cop holiday event attended by dozens of police officers. The Boston Globe reports Melissa Allen was stopped as she tried to leave the store with the unpaid merchandise Tuesday. There were more than 50 Framingham police officers in the store as part of a charity event for children sponsored by their department. Police say...

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    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A homeless woman has been accused of trying to steal more than $1,000 in goods from a Massachusetts Target store during a Shop with a Cop holiday event attended by dozens of police officers. The Boston Globe reports Melissa Allen was stopped as she tried to leave the store with the unpaid merchandise Tuesday. There were more than 50 Framingham police officers in the store as part of a charity event for children sponsored by their department. Police say...

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  • British charity sets up vending machine for the homeless

    British charity sets up vending machine for the homeless

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 6:19 PM EST2017-12-20 23:19:21 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    NOTTINGHAM, England NBC - A British charity has set up a vending machine for the homeless, a concept that could spread to the United States. The charity, Action Hunger, set up a partnership with supermarkets and shops to offer products in its vending machine. This one is in Nottingham, in Northern England. Action Hunger will offer products including food, toiletries and books through the machine. It will be available 24 hours a day, 

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    NOTTINGHAM, England NBC - A British charity has set up a vending machine for the homeless, a concept that could spread to the United States. The charity, Action Hunger, set up a partnership with supermarkets and shops to offer products in its vending machine. This one is in Nottingham, in Northern England. Action Hunger will offer products including food, toiletries and books through the machine. It will be available 24 hours a day, 

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  • Police: Fast food customer in Indiana orders cheese sticks, gets side of cocaine

    Police: Fast food customer in Indiana orders cheese sticks, gets side of cocaine

    Saturday, December 16 2017 2:10 AM EST2017-12-16 07:10:41 GMT
    Police: Fast food customer in Indiana orders cheese sticks, gets side of cocainePolice: Fast food customer in Indiana orders cheese sticks, gets side of cocaine

    GRIFFITH, Ind. - A fast food restaurant in Northwest Indiana will remain closed until police figure out how cocaine allegedly wound up in a customer’s order. A Broad Street Gyros customer called police Nov. 21 saying she thought there was cocaine in her takeout order. According to the Chicago Tribune, the woman told police she found a small baggie of white powder stuffed inside a plastic foam cup along with her cheese sticks. According to 

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    GRIFFITH, Ind. - A fast food restaurant in Northwest Indiana will remain closed until police figure out how cocaine allegedly wound up in a customer’s order. A Broad Street Gyros customer called police Nov. 21 saying she thought there was cocaine in her takeout order. According to the Chicago Tribune, the woman told police she found a small baggie of white powder stuffed inside a plastic foam cup along with her cheese sticks. According to 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 15th

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 15th

    Saturday, December 16 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-16 07:00:12 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 15th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 15th.

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  • Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire

    Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire

    Saturday, December 16 2017 1:27 AM EST2017-12-16 06:27:16 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft. The blaze northwest of Los Angeles grew by 3,000 acres overnight and although Santa Ana winds eased on Friday, they are expected to return with a vengeance over the weekend. And the fire is so large that winds on one end may be gustier than those on the other side. The 11-day-old Thomas ...

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    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft. The blaze northwest of Los Angeles grew by 3,000 acres overnight and although Santa Ana winds eased on Friday, they are expected to return with a vengeance over the weekend. And the fire is so large that winds on one end may be gustier than those on the other side. The 11-day-old Thomas ...

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  • Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours

    Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-16 04:38:06 GMT
    NASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy StenzelNASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy Stenzel

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - An eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years away. Like Earth, this new planet is the third rock from its sun. But it's much closer to its sun and therefore a scorching 800 degrees Fahrenheit (427 Celsius) 

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - An eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years away. Like Earth, this new planet is the third rock from its sun. But it's much closer to its sun and therefore a scorching 800 degrees Fahrenheit (427 Celsius) 

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  • ‘Criminal Santa’ calls 911 for help after getting trapped in California chimney

    ‘Criminal Santa’ calls 911 for help after getting trapped in California chimney

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:30 PM EST2017-12-16 04:30:23 GMT
    Citrus Heights PoliceCitrus Heights Police

    CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. - A burglary suspect was arrested after becoming lodged in a chimney while trying to break into a business and then calling 911 for help, the Citrus Heights Police Department said Friday. Police said 32-year-old Jesse Berube slid down the chimney of a business in the 6900 block of Greenback Lane, trying to break in, but instead got stuck.  According to KCRA News, Berube was able to move enough to reach his phone and call 911.

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    CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. - A burglary suspect was arrested after becoming lodged in a chimney while trying to break into a business and then calling 911 for help, the Citrus Heights Police Department said Friday. Police said 32-year-old Jesse Berube slid down the chimney of a business in the 6900 block of Greenback Lane, trying to break in, but instead got stuck.  According to KCRA News, Berube was able to move enough to reach his phone and call 911.

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  • Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

    Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

    Friday, December 15 2017 7:38 PM EST2017-12-16 00:38:26 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction on Friday temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to President Barack Obama's health care law. The law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it included exemptions for religious ...

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction on Friday temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to President Barack Obama's health care law. The law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it included exemptions for religious ...

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  • Man found with 8 lbs of meth in a spare tire tells police he'd been visiting Yogi Bear in Yellowstone

    Man found with 8 lbs of meth in a spare tire tells police he'd been visiting Yogi Bear in Yellowstone

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:22 AM EST2017-12-15 15:22:40 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Law enforcement officers say they found 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) of meth in a spare tire during a traffic stop in Stillwater County. The Billings Gazette reported Thursday that the officers said the man driving the vehicle claimed he had been visiting Yogi Bear in Yellowstone National Park before being pulled over. 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Law enforcement officers say they found 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) of meth in a spare tire during a traffic stop in Stillwater County. The Billings Gazette reported Thursday that the officers said the man driving the vehicle claimed he had been visiting Yogi Bear in Yellowstone National Park before being pulled over. 

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  • Doctor accused of spiking pregnant girlfriend's drink with abortion pill

    Doctor accused of spiking pregnant girlfriend's drink with abortion pill

    Friday, December 15 2017 2:22 AM EST2017-12-15 07:22:19 GMT

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A doctor is accused of spiking his girlfriend's drink with an abortion pill.  Brooke Fiske told News 8 WROC in Rochester that she and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years when she learned she was pregnant.  Fiske says he didn't want to have the baby so Imran tried talking her into having an abortion, but it wasn't something she wanted.  According to WROC, Imran had recently moved from New York to 

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    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A doctor is accused of spiking his girlfriend's drink with an abortion pill.  Brooke Fiske told News 8 WROC in Rochester that she and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years when she learned she was pregnant.  Fiske says he didn't want to have the baby so Imran tried talking her into having an abortion, but it wasn't something she wanted.  According to WROC, Imran had recently moved from New York to 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 14th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 14th

    Friday, December 15 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-15 07:00:11 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 14th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 14th.

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  • Texas train technician honored for saving two people from burning car

    Texas train technician honored for saving two people from burning car

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-15 04:38:02 GMT
    Courtesy NBCCourtesy NBC
    NBC - A Texas commuter train technician is being hailed a hero after he saved two people from a burning car last month.  Surveillance video captured the act of heroism in Houston on Nov. 20, 2017. You can see a car smashed into a pole at a rail crossing. While working his overnight shift, Leang Ear was driving by when he saw the accident and ran over to help. Ear says he pulled a woman out of the passenger seat window and after a few tries, he was able to open the driver's si...More >>
    NBC - A Texas commuter train technician is being hailed a hero after he saved two people from a burning car last month.  Surveillance video captured the act of heroism in Houston on Nov. 20, 2017. You can see a car smashed into a pole at a rail crossing. While working his overnight shift, Leang Ear was driving by when he saw the accident and ran over to help. Ear says he pulled a woman out of the passenger seat window and after a few tries, he was able to open the driver's si...More >>
  • Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene

    Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:43 PM EST2017-12-15 02:43:31 GMT
    Photo: Ryan Penn, APPhoto: Ryan Penn, AP

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (AP) - A cow that escaped twice from a nativity scene in Philadelphia is back in place. The cow, nicknamed "Stormy," wandered away from the nativity scene at Old First Reformed Church of Christ Thursday and ended up on Interstate 95. Philadelphia police eventually boxed in the cow with their cruisers before walking it off the interstate and returning it to the church.  However, WPVI-TV reported it was not long before the cow took o...

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    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (AP) - A cow that escaped twice from a nativity scene in Philadelphia is back in place. The cow, nicknamed "Stormy," wandered away from the nativity scene at Old First Reformed Church of Christ Thursday and ended up on Interstate 95. Philadelphia police eventually boxed in the cow with their cruisers before walking it off the interstate and returning it to the church.  However, WPVI-TV reported it was not long before the cow took o...

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  • Oh, Christmas plane: Pilot draws festive tree on flight tracker

    Oh, Christmas plane: Pilot draws festive tree on flight tracker

    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:46 PM EST2017-12-15 01:46:28 GMT
    @Flightradar24@Flightradar24
    The pilot of an Airbus A380 was feeling especially festive Wednesday on their flight from Germany to Denmark. The standard pre-delivery test flight outlined a massive Christmas tree across the two European countries.  Airbus is drawing a giant Christmas Tree over Germany, during a test flight of an Airbus A380 for Emirates Follow live https://t.co/CEadIGqKtt pic.twitter.com/OlDVVcowYh — Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 13, 2017 The outline had a flight ...More >>
    The pilot of an Airbus A380 was feeling especially festive Wednesday on their flight from Germany to Denmark. The standard pre-delivery test flight outlined a massive Christmas tree across the two European countries.  Airbus is drawing a giant Christmas Tree over Germany, during a test flight of an Airbus A380 for Emirates Follow live https://t.co/CEadIGqKtt pic.twitter.com/OlDVVcowYh — Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 13, 2017 The outline had a flight ...More >>
  • Trump, Putin speak after Russia slams collusion probe

    Trump, Putin speak after Russia slams collusion probe

    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:08 PM EST2017-12-15 01:08:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump spoke by phone Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The call comes the same day Putin said the U.S. is only hurting itself by investigating alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. Putin said in remarks that mirrored Trump's arguments that concerns about collusion were "invented by people who oppose President Trump to undermine his legitimacy" and demonstrated a "lack o...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump spoke by phone Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The call comes the same day Putin said the U.S. is only hurting itself by investigating alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. Putin said in remarks that mirrored Trump's arguments that concerns about collusion were "invented by people who oppose President Trump to undermine his legitimacy" and demonstrated a "lack o...

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  • Oregon parents charged after 2-year-old eats Xanax-laced Sour Patch Kid

    Oregon parents charged after 2-year-old eats Xanax-laced Sour Patch Kid

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-12-15 00:59:11 GMT

    EUGENE, Oregon (AP) - Court records say two Oregon parents are charged with child neglect after their 2-year-old went to the hospital because he ate a Xanax-laced Sour Patch Kid. The Register-Guard reported Wednesday that the parents are in Lane County Jail, facing charges of second-degree child neglect, first-degree criminal mistreatment and endangering the welfare of a minor. Xanax is the commonly marketed name of a human tranquilizer called benzodiazepine. Twenty-six-yea...

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    EUGENE, Oregon (AP) - Court records say two Oregon parents are charged with child neglect after their 2-year-old went to the hospital because he ate a Xanax-laced Sour Patch Kid. The Register-Guard reported Wednesday that the parents are in Lane County Jail, facing charges of second-degree child neglect, first-degree criminal mistreatment and endangering the welfare of a minor. Xanax is the commonly marketed name of a human tranquilizer called benzodiazepine. Twenty-six-yea...

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  • The Latest: Firefighter working huge California fire dies

    The Latest: Firefighter working huge California fire dies

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:57 PM EST2017-12-15 00:57:27 GMT

    (AP) - Authorities have identified a firefighter killed while battling a blaze that's destroyed hundreds of homes northwest of Los Angeles. State fire chief Ken Pimlott says Cory Iverson was an engineer based in San Diego. His death was announced Thursday but no details are being released. Iverson was 32. He leaves a pregnant wife and a 2-year-old daughter.

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    (AP) - Authorities have identified a firefighter killed while battling a blaze that's destroyed hundreds of homes northwest of Los Angeles. State fire chief Ken Pimlott says Cory Iverson was an engineer based in San Diego. His death was announced Thursday but no details are being released. Iverson was 32. He leaves a pregnant wife and a 2-year-old daughter.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 13th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 13th

    Thursday, December 14 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-14 07:00:10 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 13th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 13th.

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  • C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

    C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

    Thursday, December 14 2017 1:22 AM EST2017-12-14 06:22:50 GMT
    Support Dogs, IncSupport Dogs, Inc

    ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) - A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs. Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis took in the black and white cat over the summer and named him D-O-G (dee-OH'-jee). He's more than a mascot - officials say he plays a key role getting the dogs comfortable around other animals. Assistance dogs need to be well-behaved and not be distracted in their job helping people who are deaf or have mobility problems. Support Dogs preside...

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    ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) - A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs. Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis took in the black and white cat over the summer and named him D-O-G (dee-OH'-jee). He's more than a mascot - officials say he plays a key role getting the dogs comfortable around other animals. Assistance dogs need to be well-behaved and not be distracted in their job helping people who are deaf or have mobility problems. Support Dogs preside...

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  • Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations commits suicide

    Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations commits suicide

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:13 PM EST2017-12-14 02:13:55 GMT
    (Timothy D. Easley/ Associated Press)(Timothy D. Easley/ Associated Press)

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell says Rep. Dan Johnson shot himself Wednesday on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Tinnell confirmed the death to WDRB-TV in Louisville. The 57-year-old Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016. On Monday, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman saying Johnson s...

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    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell says Rep. Dan Johnson shot himself Wednesday on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Tinnell confirmed the death to WDRB-TV in Louisville. The 57-year-old Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016. On Monday, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman saying Johnson s...

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  • Police: Virginia man crashes car, strips naked, jumps on truck during rush hour

    Police: Virginia man crashes car, strips naked, jumps on truck during rush hour

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:22 PM EST2017-12-14 00:22:36 GMT
    Police: Virginia man crashes car, strips naked, jumps on truck during rush hourPolice: Virginia man crashes car, strips naked, jumps on truck during rush hour

    FAIRFAX, Va. - If you think your commute is stressful, wait till you read this.  After crashing his car during rush hour, police say a Fairfax, Virginia man began attacking the driver of the car he hit before stripping down to his birthday suit, and jumping on top of a truck.  Police tell NBC News 4 in Washington, D.C. that 32-year-old Jose Gonzales Flores tried shattering windows of cars passing by before using a knife to stab the top of the truck.  

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    FAIRFAX, Va. - If you think your commute is stressful, wait till you read this.  After crashing his car during rush hour, police say a Fairfax, Virginia man began attacking the driver of the car he hit before stripping down to his birthday suit, and jumping on top of a truck.  Police tell NBC News 4 in Washington, D.C. that 32-year-old Jose Gonzales Flores tried shattering windows of cars passing by before using a knife to stab the top of the truck.  

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  • Ho-ho-hole! Christmas tree planted in Mississippi pothole

    Ho-ho-hole! Christmas tree planted in Mississippi pothole

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:01 PM EST2017-12-14 00:01:18 GMT

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi isn't letting a few potholes dull their holiday spirit.  To fix the dilemma, they added a Christmas tree to cover the problem. The holiday timber was placed on top of the sinkhole along Poplar Boulevard.  Residents say they did this because the city went weeks without repairing the street. 

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    JACKSON, Mississippi - A neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi isn't letting a few potholes dull their holiday spirit.  To fix the dilemma, they added a Christmas tree to cover the problem. The holiday timber was placed on top of the sinkhole along Poplar Boulevard.  Residents say they did this because the city went weeks without repairing the street. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 12th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 12th

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-13 07:00:09 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 12th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 12th.

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  • Top five best chrome extensions

    Top five best chrome extensions

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-12-12 21:54:23 GMT

    As the world becomes more and more digital, Chrome Extensions are here to help you as you navigate the web. From Force Block to help you block all of those nasty Star Wars spoilers to a Christmas puppies and kittens countdown clock, here are our top five winners of the best Chrome Extensions.

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    As the world becomes more and more digital, Chrome Extensions are here to help you as you navigate the web. From Force Block to help you block all of those nasty Star Wars spoilers to a Christmas puppies and kittens countdown clock, here are our top five winners of the best Chrome Extensions.

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  • Clinic provides heart attack warning stickers for shovels

    Clinic provides heart attack warning stickers for shovels

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:23 PM EST2017-12-12 20:23:05 GMT

    (AP) - Snow shovels for sale at some Billings-area hardware stores have stickers to warn buyers about the symptoms of a heart attack. Billings Clinic provided the stickers, which urge people with symptoms such as chest pain, nausea, dizziness and unusual shortness of breath while shoveling to call 911. Chest Pain Clinic coordinator Kierra Knox says cold weather constricts blood vessels while the work of shoveling snow puts an increased demand on the heart.

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    (AP) - Snow shovels for sale at some Billings-area hardware stores have stickers to warn buyers about the symptoms of a heart attack. Billings Clinic provided the stickers, which urge people with symptoms such as chest pain, nausea, dizziness and unusual shortness of breath while shoveling to call 911. Chest Pain Clinic coordinator Kierra Knox says cold weather constricts blood vessels while the work of shoveling snow puts an increased demand on the heart.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 11th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 11th

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 2:11 AM EST2017-12-12 07:11:07 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 11th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 11th.

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  • Rising rents becoming an issue in Spokane County

    Rising rents becoming an issue in Spokane County

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:26 PM EST2017-12-11 21:26:51 GMT

    (AP) - Higher rents are becoming an issue in Spokane County, where a new report says half of renters are spending over 30 percent of their income on rent. Rents in the Spokane market have increased notably over the past year and a half. That's according to Terri Anderson, co-director of the Spokane Tenants Union. The Spokesman-Review reports that rents in Spokane are rising while wages remain stagnant.

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    (AP) - Higher rents are becoming an issue in Spokane County, where a new report says half of renters are spending over 30 percent of their income on rent. Rents in the Spokane market have increased notably over the past year and a half. That's according to Terri Anderson, co-director of the Spokane Tenants Union. The Spokesman-Review reports that rents in Spokane are rising while wages remain stagnant.

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  • Reward for information on slain wolves grows to $20,000

    Reward for information on slain wolves grows to $20,000

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-12-11 20:42:46 GMT

    (AP) - The reward for information regarding the killing of two wolves in northeastern Washington state has grown to $20,000. The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands on Monday said they had doubled a previously announced reward by Conservation Northwest for information leading to conviction in the killing of the wolves.

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    (AP) - The reward for information regarding the killing of two wolves in northeastern Washington state has grown to $20,000. The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands on Monday said they had doubled a previously announced reward by Conservation Northwest for information leading to conviction in the killing of the wolves.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 8th

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 8th

    Saturday, December 9 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-09 07:00:13 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 8th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 8th.

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  • The Latest: Trump says his agenda 'cannot afford' Moore loss

    The Latest: Trump says his agenda 'cannot afford' Moore loss

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:54 PM EST2017-12-09 03:54:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):    9:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging voters to elect embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore in next week's Alabama Senate race in spite of sexual misconduct allegations. Trump says at a rally in nearby Pensacola, Florida, that he needs more Republicans in the House and Senate to help him pass his agenda. He says the GOP "cannot afford to lose a seat in the very...

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):    9:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging voters to elect embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore in next week's Alabama Senate race in spite of sexual misconduct allegations. Trump says at a rally in nearby Pensacola, Florida, that he needs more Republicans in the House and Senate to help him pass his agenda. He says the GOP "cannot afford to lose a seat in the very...

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  • PHOTOS: Dog 'arrested' for slain elf on the shelf

    PHOTOS: Dog 'arrested' for slain elf on the shelf

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:58 PM EST2017-12-09 01:58:37 GMT
    Shane Ferrari For SheriffShane Ferrari For Sheriff

    SAN JUAN, NM - A Sheriff's Office in New Mexico is investigating a holiday horror after an employee's family awoke to a "gruesome scene" of a slain elf on the shelf. Shane Ferrari, a candidate running for Sheriff of San Juan, took to his Facebook page to post the breaking news. "Suspect in custody," Ferrari posted along with a makeshift mugshot of Josie, the Ferrari family's beloved dog who also was nicknamed "The Mutt" in the 

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    SAN JUAN, NM - A Sheriff's Office in New Mexico is investigating a holiday horror after an employee's family awoke to a "gruesome scene" of a slain elf on the shelf. Shane Ferrari, a candidate running for Sheriff of San Juan, took to his Facebook page to post the breaking news. "Suspect in custody," Ferrari posted along with a makeshift mugshot of Josie, the Ferrari family's beloved dog who also was nicknamed "The Mutt" in the 

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  • The Latest: Fast-moving flames force people in Southern California to flee quickly

    The Latest: Fast-moving flames force people in Southern California to flee quickly

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:25 PM EST2017-12-09 01:25:04 GMT

    FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local): 3 p.m. The California wildfires drove retirees from a mobile home park north of San Diego with only minutes to spare. Ferocious winds whipped sparks into massive infernos that have destroyed more than 500 buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee from their homes. The flames have burned nearly 250 square miles (650 ...

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    FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local): 3 p.m. The California wildfires drove retirees from a mobile home park north of San Diego with only minutes to spare. Ferocious winds whipped sparks into massive infernos that have destroyed more than 500 buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee from their homes. The flames have burned nearly 250 square miles (650 ...

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  • Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's stomach

    Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's stomach

    Friday, December 8 2017 5:36 PM EST2017-12-08 22:36:19 GMT
    Gentle Care Animal Hospital Facebook pageGentle Care Animal Hospital Facebook page

    EDMONDS, Okla. - Sometimes when things go missing, they reappear in strange places.  An Oklahoma family learned this after a trip to the vet.  They took their dog in for an x-ray after their 4-year-old Shar-Pei started losing weight.  4-year-old Dovey had eaten 21 pacifiers.  "In 20 years, this is the craziest surgery I've ever done," Dr. Chris Rispoli with Gentle Care Animal Hospital told FOX 25 News.  Dr. Rispoli says that Dovey's case is an

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    EDMONDS, Okla. - Sometimes when things go missing, they reappear in strange places.  An Oklahoma family learned this after a trip to the vet.  They took their dog in for an x-ray after their 4-year-old Shar-Pei started losing weight.  4-year-old Dovey had eaten 21 pacifiers.  "In 20 years, this is the craziest surgery I've ever done," Dr. Chris Rispoli with Gentle Care Animal Hospital told FOX 25 News.  Dr. Rispoli says that Dovey's case is an

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  • Freight train derails in New Jersey, causing commuter delays

    Freight train derails in New Jersey, causing commuter delays

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-12-08 21:57:30 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    UNION, N.J. (AP) - A freight train has derailed in New Jersey, causing delays on a busy commuter rail line just before the evening rush. A Conrail spokesman tells NJ.com the CSX Transportation train was on its way to Selkirk, New York, when it derailed at about 1:30 p.m. near the town of Union.  Union police say no one was injured. The cause wasn't immediately known. At least 10 cars and a tanker derailed. The train was about 100 cars long.   ...

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    UNION, N.J. (AP) - A freight train has derailed in New Jersey, causing delays on a busy commuter rail line just before the evening rush. A Conrail spokesman tells NJ.com the CSX Transportation train was on its way to Selkirk, New York, when it derailed at about 1:30 p.m. near the town of Union.  Union police say no one was injured. The cause wasn't immediately known. At least 10 cars and a tanker derailed. The train was about 100 cars long.   ...

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  • Police: Getaway car ran out of gas after robbery, 2 arrested

    Police: Getaway car ran out of gas after robbery, 2 arrested

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:53 PM EST2017-12-08 21:53:05 GMT
    Police: Getaway car ran out of gas after robbery, 2 arrestedPolice: Getaway car ran out of gas after robbery, 2 arrested

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects. Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found the car on empty. Pihera's statement says the victim surrendered a wallet to two men at gunpoint in a grocery store parking lot about 1 a.m....

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    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects. Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found the car on empty. Pihera's statement says the victim surrendered a wallet to two men at gunpoint in a grocery store parking lot about 1 a.m....

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  • Vegas shooting survivors thank first responders with baskets

    Vegas shooting survivors thank first responders with baskets

    Friday, December 8 2017 3:47 PM EST2017-12-08 20:47:04 GMT
    Jennifer BrooksJennifer Brooks

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Dozens of survivors of the mass shooting in Las Vegas are visiting hospitals, fire and police stations and other sites this week to thank first responders for their work during the night of Oct. 1. The survivors on Friday handed thank-you baskets to nurses and others at an emergency room west of the Las Vegas Strip that helped more than 50 patients after the shooting. Nurse Carolyn Hafen is the director of the emergency room at Spring Valley Hospital.

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Dozens of survivors of the mass shooting in Las Vegas are visiting hospitals, fire and police stations and other sites this week to thank first responders for their work during the night of Oct. 1. The survivors on Friday handed thank-you baskets to nurses and others at an emergency room west of the Las Vegas Strip that helped more than 50 patients after the shooting. Nurse Carolyn Hafen is the director of the emergency room at Spring Valley Hospital.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 7th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 7th

    Friday, December 8 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-08 07:00:12 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 7th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, December 7th.

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  • Alabama high school students surprise teacher who lost his dog with a new puppy

    Alabama high school students surprise teacher who lost his dog with a new puppy

    Friday, December 8 2017 1:48 AM EST2017-12-08 06:48:04 GMT
    Troy Rogers FacebookTroy Rogers Facebook

    ATHENS, Ala. - An Alabama high school teacher is spending his holiday season with a new puppy, thanks to the generosity of his students. Clements High School students in Athens, surprised their history teacher Troy Rogers at school last month with an 8-week-old golden retriever puppy. Rogers' 11.5 year old golden named Chip ran away three weeks prior.  "They would ask if we had found Chip and I’d say, ‘No we haven’t yet. Thank you for 

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    ATHENS, Ala. - An Alabama high school teacher is spending his holiday season with a new puppy, thanks to the generosity of his students. Clements High School students in Athens, surprised their history teacher Troy Rogers at school last month with an 8-week-old golden retriever puppy. Rogers' 11.5 year old golden named Chip ran away three weeks prior.  "They would ask if we had found Chip and I’d say, ‘No we haven’t yet. Thank you for 

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  • Rescuers save Colorado teenager who fell into mine shaft

    Rescuers save Colorado teenager who fell into mine shaft

    Friday, December 8 2017 12:07 AM EST2017-12-08 05:07:24 GMT

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Officials in a Colorado city say rescuers have saved a teenager who fell into an old mine shaft that his friends said he was trying to explore. Video showed rescuers using ropes and pulleys to lift a stretcher holding the 15-year-old boy out of the mine shaft on Thursday afternoon.  Golden Fire Department spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley said the teen was alert and talking with rescuers.    The friends told rescuers that a rope snapped while th...

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    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Officials in a Colorado city say rescuers have saved a teenager who fell into an old mine shaft that his friends said he was trying to explore. Video showed rescuers using ropes and pulleys to lift a stretcher holding the 15-year-old boy out of the mine shaft on Thursday afternoon.  Golden Fire Department spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley said the teen was alert and talking with rescuers.    The friends told rescuers that a rope snapped while th...

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  • The Latest: Elite race horses die in California wildfire

    The Latest: Elite race horses die in California wildfire

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:34 PM EST2017-12-08 04:34:35 GMT

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local): 4:50 p.m. At least 20 homes have burned in a retirement community as a wildfire surges through northern San Diego County.    The homes are burning in the tightly-packed Rancho Monserate Country Club community in the small city of Fallbrook. The wind-whipped blaze erupted Thursday afternoon and authorities say it's moving dangerously fast.    Two people...

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    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local): 4:50 p.m. At least 20 homes have burned in a retirement community as a wildfire surges through northern San Diego County.    The homes are burning in the tightly-packed Rancho Monserate Country Club community in the small city of Fallbrook. The wind-whipped blaze erupted Thursday afternoon and authorities say it's moving dangerously fast.    Two people...

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  • California sheriff: 'Screw-up' behind release of molester

    California sheriff: 'Screw-up' behind release of molester

    Thursday, December 7 2017 9:23 PM EST2017-12-08 02:23:13 GMT

     MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation.    The Merced Sun-Star reported Thursday that Merced County jailers mistakenly allowed 38-year-old Primitivo Gonzalez to post bail on Nov. 22.    Gonzalez had pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a 5-year-old girl.  

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     MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation.    The Merced Sun-Star reported Thursday that Merced County jailers mistakenly allowed 38-year-old Primitivo Gonzalez to post bail on Nov. 22.    Gonzalez had pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a 5-year-old girl.  

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  • Gas station hopes blue lights in bathroom can deter drug use

    Gas station hopes blue lights in bathroom can deter drug use

    Thursday, December 7 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-12-08 02:12:06 GMT
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    NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.(AP) - A Pennsylvania gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can discourage drug use by making it difficult for people to see their veins. The Sheetz gas station chain has installed the lights at its New Kensington location as a pilot project.    A Sheetz spokesman says the company is working with local police on the initiative. Nick Ruffner says the lighting is designed to help customers and 

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    NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.(AP) - A Pennsylvania gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can discourage drug use by making it difficult for people to see their veins. The Sheetz gas station chain has installed the lights at its New Kensington location as a pilot project.    A Sheetz spokesman says the company is working with local police on the initiative. Nick Ruffner says the lighting is designed to help customers and 

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  • Oregon mom dupes package thief with decoy full of dirty diapers

    Oregon mom dupes package thief with decoy full of dirty diapers

    Thursday, December 7 2017 8:50 PM EST2017-12-08 01:50:31 GMT
    Angie BullockAngie Bullock

    HILLSBORO, Ore. - 'Tis the season for package thieves. After an Oregon mother says her 4-month-old son's Christmas pajamas stolen, she decided it was time to think outside the box. Angie Boliek told ABC6 that she got an email from the store saying the package was delivered, but she never received it. Boliek set up a decoy package, packed with the dirty diapers of her infant son and went viral after posting a picture of it on her Facebook 

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    HILLSBORO, Ore. - 'Tis the season for package thieves. After an Oregon mother says her 4-month-old son's Christmas pajamas stolen, she decided it was time to think outside the box. Angie Boliek told ABC6 that she got an email from the store saying the package was delivered, but she never received it. Boliek set up a decoy package, packed with the dirty diapers of her infant son and went viral after posting a picture of it on her Facebook 

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  • 12.5 tons of cocaine seized by Coast Guard dropped off in Florida

    12.5 tons of cocaine seized by Coast Guard dropped off in Florida

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:49 PM EST2017-12-08 00:49:26 GMT
    U.S. Coast GuardU.S. Coast Guard

    HOLLYWOOD, Florida - The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded close to 12.5 tons of cocaine Thursday morning at Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida. The illicit substance has a street value of around $378 million, according to authorities. The drugs were seized nearly two months ago from several ships in a joint mission with the Royal Canadian Navy. The drug busts happened in the eastern Pacific ocean. The cutter ship, the Escanaba, then 

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    HOLLYWOOD, Florida - The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded close to 12.5 tons of cocaine Thursday morning at Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida. The illicit substance has a street value of around $378 million, according to authorities. The drugs were seized nearly two months ago from several ships in a joint mission with the Royal Canadian Navy. The drug busts happened in the eastern Pacific ocean. The cutter ship, the Escanaba, then 

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  • Sandwich Snafu: Ohio mom wants answers after she says school served moldy sandwich

    Sandwich Snafu: Ohio mom wants answers after she says school served moldy sandwich

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-12-08 00:37:08 GMT
    Tahira L. Waters FacebookTahira L. Waters Facebook

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- An Ohio mother wants answers after she says her son was served what appears to be a moldy breakfast sandwich at his high school.  Cyron Rollie, a senior at South High School in Columbus sent pictures of the sandwich to his mother on Monday.  He said he was shocked at what he saw, and his mother sent out a warning on social media for students to check their lunches before they eat them.  Tahira L. Waters Rollie's 

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio- An Ohio mother wants answers after she says her son was served what appears to be a moldy breakfast sandwich at his high school.  Cyron Rollie, a senior at South High School in Columbus sent pictures of the sandwich to his mother on Monday.  He said he was shocked at what he saw, and his mother sent out a warning on social media for students to check their lunches before they eat them.  Tahira L. Waters Rollie's 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 6th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 6th

    Thursday, December 7 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-07 07:00:12 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 6th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 6th.

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  • Christmas presents destroyed in UPS facility fire

    Christmas presents destroyed in UPS facility fire

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 9:15 PM EST2017-12-07 02:15:58 GMT
    Frederick County (MD) Fire and Rescue FacebookFrederick County (MD) Fire and Rescue Facebook

    FREDERICK, Maryland - A fire at a UPS facility in Maryland might delay the holiday gift giving for online shoppers. According to WUSA, firefighters arrived to the facility Monday evening and found 10 trucks and a loading building engulfed in flames.  Officials told WUSA that they weren't sure how many packages the fire destroyed, but are rerouting those that are deliverable. Workers are contacting shippers of items that the fire damaged.  The 

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    FREDERICK, Maryland - A fire at a UPS facility in Maryland might delay the holiday gift giving for online shoppers. According to WUSA, firefighters arrived to the facility Monday evening and found 10 trucks and a loading building engulfed in flames.  Officials told WUSA that they weren't sure how many packages the fire destroyed, but are rerouting those that are deliverable. Workers are contacting shippers of items that the fire damaged.  The 

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  • Forget the fruit cake; introducing the Christmas pizza

    Forget the fruit cake; introducing the Christmas pizza

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:16 PM EST2017-12-07 01:16:07 GMT
    @toxicsmore@toxicsmore
    Up until now, the strangest holiday concoction to rival the controversial fruit cake was Buddy the elf's breakfast spaghetti. Thanks to the internet, we are welcoming another to the lineup: behold, the Christmas pizza.  Sunday, Twitter user @toxicsmore posted a picture of the Christmas creation, that some argue is worse than putting pineapple on pizza. It is essentially a cheese pizza covered in candy canes and adorned with mini Santa candies.  The meal caused qu...More >>
    Up until now, the strangest holiday concoction to rival the controversial fruit cake was Buddy the elf's breakfast spaghetti. Thanks to the internet, we are welcoming another to the lineup: behold, the Christmas pizza.  Sunday, Twitter user @toxicsmore posted a picture of the Christmas creation, that some argue is worse than putting pineapple on pizza. It is essentially a cheese pizza covered in candy canes and adorned with mini Santa candies.  The meal caused qu...More >>
  • 'Jeopardy!' winner charged with computer crimes in Michigan

    'Jeopardy!' winner charged with computer crimes in Michigan

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:12 PM EST2017-12-07 00:12:24 GMT

    ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) - Cyber shenanigans for 200? A former "Jeopardy!" winner has been charged with illegally accessing co-workers' email accounts at a small Michigan college. Stephanie Jass is a former history professor at Adrian College. She appeared in Lenawee County court on Tuesday, charged with unauthorized access to a computer and using a computer to commit a crime. No other details were released. But The Daily Telegram in Adrian reports that state police in...

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    ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) - Cyber shenanigans for 200? A former "Jeopardy!" winner has been charged with illegally accessing co-workers' email accounts at a small Michigan college. Stephanie Jass is a former history professor at Adrian College. She appeared in Lenawee County court on Tuesday, charged with unauthorized access to a computer and using a computer to commit a crime. No other details were released. But The Daily Telegram in Adrian reports that state police in...

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  • UCLA cancels game with Montana because of wildfires

    UCLA cancels game with Montana because of wildfires

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-12-07 00:06:43 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA canceled Wednesday night's basketball game with Montana because of wildfires in the area. The school said all other team workouts and practices scheduled for Wednesday had also been canceled. Several wildfires are burning throughout Southern California, including near the UCLA campus.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA canceled Wednesday night's basketball game with Montana because of wildfires in the area. The school said all other team workouts and practices scheduled for Wednesday had also been canceled. Several wildfires are burning throughout Southern California, including near the UCLA campus.

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  • Spread of Los Angeles wildfire stopped

    Spread of Los Angeles wildfire stopped

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-12-06 23:45:44 GMT

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have stopped the spread of a wildfire that has destroyed homes near the world-famous Getty museum in Los Angeles. Deputy Fire Chief Charles Butler says firefighters and aircraft stopped the growth of the 475-acre (192-hectare) blaze in the Bel Air neighborhood. 

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    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have stopped the spread of a wildfire that has destroyed homes near the world-famous Getty museum in Los Angeles. Deputy Fire Chief Charles Butler says firefighters and aircraft stopped the growth of the 475-acre (192-hectare) blaze in the Bel Air neighborhood. 

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  • President Trump announces U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    President Trump announces U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 1:19 PM EST2017-12-06 18:19:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump directs government to begin preparations to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 12/6/2017 10:16:31 AM (GMT -8:00)

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump directs government to begin preparations to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 12/6/2017 10:16:31 AM (GMT -8:00)

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 5th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 5th

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-06 07:00:09 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 5th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 5th.

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  • Flight makes an emergency landing in Billings for potty break

    Flight makes an emergency landing in Billings for potty break

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 7:39 PM EST2017-12-06 00:39:11 GMT
    Credit: Adam LarsonCredit: Adam Larson

    A Delta flight made an emergency landing on Saturday when all bathrooms stopped working. According to the Aviation Herald, the plane was flying from New York on its way to Seattle when the passengers began to form a line at the bathroom saying that they had to "go really bad." The crew diverted the flight to Billings when they were about 200 miles away from the airport.

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    A Delta flight made an emergency landing on Saturday when all bathrooms stopped working. According to the Aviation Herald, the plane was flying from New York on its way to Seattle when the passengers began to form a line at the bathroom saying that they had to "go really bad." The crew diverted the flight to Billings when they were about 200 miles away from the airport.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 4th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 4th

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-05 07:00:13 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 4th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, December 4th.

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  • Inmate charged for having weed, lighter in jail cell

    Inmate charged for having weed, lighter in jail cell

    Monday, December 4 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-12-05 01:34:42 GMT

    Travis J. Patten is already serving time in the Spokane County Jail but on Sunday, December 3, officers responded to his cell after they smelled marijuana. During a strip search of Patten, Officer Anderson found a blue lighter and brown paper bag that contained marijuana inside of Patten's sock. Patten has been booked into Spokane County Jail with his new charges.

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    Travis J. Patten is already serving time in the Spokane County Jail but on Sunday, December 3, officers responded to his cell after they smelled marijuana. During a strip search of Patten, Officer Anderson found a blue lighter and brown paper bag that contained marijuana inside of Patten's sock. Patten has been booked into Spokane County Jail with his new charges.

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  • Met opera suspends ties to conductor following sex charges

    Met opera suspends ties to conductor following sex charges

    Sunday, December 3 2017 9:37 PM EST2017-12-04 02:37:55 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York's Metropolitan Opera says it's suspending its relationship with longtime conductor James Levine pending an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. In a statement released Sunday, the opera company said Levine will not be involved in any Met activities, "including conducting scheduled performances at the Met this season." The Met also says it's hiring a former U.S. attorney to lead a "full ...

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    NEW YORK (AP) - New York's Metropolitan Opera says it's suspending its relationship with longtime conductor James Levine pending an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. In a statement released Sunday, the opera company said Levine will not be involved in any Met activities, "including conducting scheduled performances at the Met this season." The Met also says it's hiring a former U.S. attorney to lead a "full ...

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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 1st

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 1st

    Saturday, December 2 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-02 07:00:18 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 1st.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, December 1st.

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  • Report: Ride operator won't get fined in fatal fair accident

    Report: Ride operator won't get fined in fatal fair accident

    Friday, December 1 2017 11:33 PM EST2017-12-02 04:33:18 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say the Ohio state agriculture department has decided not to fine the operators of a thrill ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair, killing one. The Dayton Daily News reports that an investigative summary released Friday says the Ohio Department of Agriculture will not fine Amusements of America even though the company failed to report the accident without 24 hours as required by law. The summary says the group, however, did notify the ...

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say the Ohio state agriculture department has decided not to fine the operators of a thrill ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair, killing one. The Dayton Daily News reports that an investigative summary released Friday says the Ohio Department of Agriculture will not fine Amusements of America even though the company failed to report the accident without 24 hours as required by law. The summary says the group, however, did notify the ...

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  • Fire department warns: do not plug space heaters into power strips

    Fire department warns: do not plug space heaters into power strips

    Friday, December 1 2017 8:35 PM EST2017-12-02 01:35:22 GMT
    @Fire.District.One Facebook@Fire.District.One Facebook
    As the weather gets colder and you pull your space heaters out, firefighters would like to remind you use caution.  The Umatilla County Fire District #1 wants to remind you that you should never plug a heater into a power strip.  The district posted a picture to their Facebook page, showing what can happen when a surge protector is misused.  "These units are not designed to handle the high current flow needed for a space heater and can overheat or even catch fir...More >>
    As the weather gets colder and you pull your space heaters out, firefighters would like to remind you use caution.  The Umatilla County Fire District #1 wants to remind you that you should never plug a heater into a power strip.  The district posted a picture to their Facebook page, showing what can happen when a surge protector is misused.  "These units are not designed to handle the high current flow needed for a space heater and can overheat or even catch fir...More >>
  • The Latest: President Trump says Tillerson ouster is 'fake news'

    The Latest: President Trump says Tillerson ouster is 'fake news'

    Friday, December 1 2017 8:19 PM EST2017-12-02 01:19:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the White House considering a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (all times local):    8 p.m.    President Donald Trump is denying he wants to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling reports to that effect "fake news," as his top diplomat brushes off speculation that he has lost the confidence of the White House. Tillerson went about his normal schedule of diplomatic activities Friday. He told r...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the White House considering a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (all times local):    8 p.m.    President Donald Trump is denying he wants to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling reports to that effect "fake news," as his top diplomat brushes off speculation that he has lost the confidence of the White House. Tillerson went about his normal schedule of diplomatic activities Friday. He told r...

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  • Neo-Nazi site founder asks court to toss 'troll storm' suit

    Neo-Nazi site founder asks court to toss 'troll storm' suit

    Friday, December 1 2017 8:03 PM EST2017-12-02 01:03:36 GMT
    A neo-Nazi website publisher has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that accuses him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign against a Montana real estate agent and her family.    Lawyers for The Daily Stormer's founder, Andrew Anglin, argued in a court filing Thursday that the First Amendment protects his posts calling for a "troll storm" against Tanya Gersh.    Gersh sued Anglin in April, saying her family received a barrag...More >>
    A neo-Nazi website publisher has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that accuses him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign against a Montana real estate agent and her family.    Lawyers for The Daily Stormer's founder, Andrew Anglin, argued in a court filing Thursday that the First Amendment protects his posts calling for a "troll storm" against Tanya Gersh.    Gersh sued Anglin in April, saying her family received a barrag...More >>
  • Special Delivery: Amazon contractor caught pooping in California homeowner's gutter

    Special Delivery: Amazon contractor caught pooping in California homeowner's gutter

    Friday, December 1 2017 7:29 PM EST2017-12-02 00:29:42 GMT
    Courtesy Nemy BautistaCourtesy Nemy Bautista

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A homeowner in Sacramento County, California, is down in the dumps after catching an Amazon delivery contractor left an unexpected package outside his home. Nemy Bautista told KTXL TV that he came home to what he originally thought was dog poop on his property. But when he checked his surveillance cameras to try and track down the dog's owner, he was in shock when he saw the driver squatting on the 

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A homeowner in Sacramento County, California, is down in the dumps after catching an Amazon delivery contractor left an unexpected package outside his home. Nemy Bautista told KTXL TV that he came home to what he originally thought was dog poop on his property. But when he checked his surveillance cameras to try and track down the dog's owner, he was in shock when he saw the driver squatting on the 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 30th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 30th

    Friday, December 1 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-12-01 07:00:14 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 30th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 30th.

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  • Over 160 Pomeranians rescued from U-Haul truck near Las Vegas

    Over 160 Pomeranians rescued from U-Haul truck near Las Vegas

    Friday, December 1 2017 1:01 AM EST2017-12-01 06:01:55 GMT
    (Kelsey Thomas | KSNV)(Kelsey Thomas | KSNV)

    SANDY VALLEY, Nev. 164 dogs have been rescued from a U-Haul truck southwest of Las Vegas. According to NBC affiliate KSNV-TV, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department believes the Pomeranians were put in the truck by a breeder in Sandy Valley, Nevada. BREAKING: 164 pomeranians rescued from a breeder in Sandy Valley, NV. The dogs were stacked in kennels inside a Uhaul truck without food or water. They are now being cared 

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    SANDY VALLEY, Nev. 164 dogs have been rescued from a U-Haul truck southwest of Las Vegas. According to NBC affiliate KSNV-TV, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department believes the Pomeranians were put in the truck by a breeder in Sandy Valley, Nevada. BREAKING: 164 pomeranians rescued from a breeder in Sandy Valley, NV. The dogs were stacked in kennels inside a Uhaul truck without food or water. They are now being cared 

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  • Firefighters: Cincinnati teen tries to kill bed bug, starts fire causing $300,000 in damage

    Firefighters: Cincinnati teen tries to kill bed bug, starts fire causing $300,000 in damage

    Friday, December 1 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-12-01 05:05:53 GMT

    CINCINNATI - A Cincinnati teen trying to kill a bed bug is accused of starting a fire in his apartment complex, causing $300,000 in damage. According to WCPO News, three adults and five children were displaced by the incident. Firefighters said the American Red Cross was assisting the residents.  WCPO reports that the 13-year-old boy tried lighting the bug on fire, igniting his mattress. The fire quickly spread to the building's attic.  No reported 

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    CINCINNATI - A Cincinnati teen trying to kill a bed bug is accused of starting a fire in his apartment complex, causing $300,000 in damage. According to WCPO News, three adults and five children were displaced by the incident. Firefighters said the American Red Cross was assisting the residents.  WCPO reports that the 13-year-old boy tried lighting the bug on fire, igniting his mattress. The fire quickly spread to the building's attic.  No reported 

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  • Cat leaps to safety after stuck on Nevada power pole

    Cat leaps to safety after stuck on Nevada power pole

    Thursday, November 30 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-12-01 04:36:46 GMT
    Carson City Fire Dept.Carson City Fire Dept.

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A cat stuck on a power pole in Carson City is back on its feet. At around 2 p.m. Thursday, the Carson City Fire Department was called to a West Winnie Street apartment complex for a cat up a power line that was drawing a large crowd. Determining they couldn't do much but wait for the cat to climb down, firefighters contacted NV Energy and asked the utility to bring a cherry picker. Soon after, 

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    CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A cat stuck on a power pole in Carson City is back on its feet. At around 2 p.m. Thursday, the Carson City Fire Department was called to a West Winnie Street apartment complex for a cat up a power line that was drawing a large crowd. Determining they couldn't do much but wait for the cat to climb down, firefighters contacted NV Energy and asked the utility to bring a cherry picker. Soon after, 

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  • FBI offers reward for solving border patrol agent's death

    FBI offers reward for solving border patrol agent's death

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:29 PM EST2017-12-01 02:29:50 GMT

    VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Nov. 18 death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in West Texas (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The FBI has announced that it is offering a $45,000 reward for information leading to solving the mystery surrounding the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in West Texas. An FBI statement issued Thursday announced a new digital billboard campaign to promote the reward for answers to questions surrounding the death of Border Patrol age...

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    VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Nov. 18 death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in West Texas (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The FBI has announced that it is offering a $45,000 reward for information leading to solving the mystery surrounding the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in West Texas. An FBI statement issued Thursday announced a new digital billboard campaign to promote the reward for answers to questions surrounding the death of Border Patrol age...

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  • Mexican man found not guilty in San Francisco pier killing

    Mexican man found not guilty in San Francisco pier killing

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:15 PM EST2017-12-01 02:15:29 GMT
    Jose Ines Garcia Zarate and Kate SteinleJose Ines Garcia Zarate and Kate Steinle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on the trial of a Mexican man in a killing on a San Francisco pier (all times local): 5:45 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he hopes local officials will "consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens" by not cooperating with federal immigration officials. His comments come after a Mexican man was found not guilty Thursday of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off...

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on the trial of a Mexican man in a killing on a San Francisco pier (all times local): 5:45 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he hopes local officials will "consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens" by not cooperating with federal immigration officials. His comments come after a Mexican man was found not guilty Thursday of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off...

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  • Police: Philadelphia man stabbed 15-year-old girl to death, burned body

    Police: Philadelphia man stabbed 15-year-old girl to death, burned body

    Thursday, November 30 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-12-01 01:04:49 GMT
    Police: Philadelphia man stabbed 15-year-old girl to death, burned bodyPolice: Philadelphia man stabbed 15-year-old girl to death, burned body

    PHILADELPHIA, PA. (AP) - A Philadelphia man is accused of stabbing a 15-year-old girl more than 50 times and burning her body after they met on social media. Police said Thursday that 23-year-old Cole Herring has been charged with murder, arson and abuse of a corpse in the death of Sabriya McLean. Homicide Capt. Jack Ryan says Herring attempted to conceal the murder by burning the Delaware girl's body and burying it under a pile of leaves.    Her body was found Tuesd...

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA. (AP) - A Philadelphia man is accused of stabbing a 15-year-old girl more than 50 times and burning her body after they met on social media. Police said Thursday that 23-year-old Cole Herring has been charged with murder, arson and abuse of a corpse in the death of Sabriya McLean. Homicide Capt. Jack Ryan says Herring attempted to conceal the murder by burning the Delaware girl's body and burying it under a pile of leaves.    Her body was found Tuesd...

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  • Group looking for Christmas tree in California finds assaulted woman

    Group looking for Christmas tree in California finds assaulted woman

    Thursday, November 30 2017 6:54 PM EST2017-11-30 23:54:20 GMT
    Fred Sanderson and Johanna Knighten (Photos: Redding Police Department)Fred Sanderson and Johanna Knighten (Photos: Redding Police Department)

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Police in Northern California say people looking for a Christmas tree found a partially clothed woman who had been kidnapped and abandoned in a rural area. Redding Police Capt. Eric Wallace says the group found the 25-year-old woman in a wooded area of Shasta County on Monday. He says the woman sought shelter in a burned out tree, drank water from a mud puddle and was exposed to extremely cold temperatures, rain and snow. The woman told police she was ...

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    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Police in Northern California say people looking for a Christmas tree found a partially clothed woman who had been kidnapped and abandoned in a rural area. Redding Police Capt. Eric Wallace says the group found the 25-year-old woman in a wooded area of Shasta County on Monday. He says the woman sought shelter in a burned out tree, drank water from a mud puddle and was exposed to extremely cold temperatures, rain and snow. The woman told police she was ...

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  • VIDEO: Beagle breakout: Pup caught on video scaling shelter cage

    VIDEO: Beagle breakout: Pup caught on video scaling shelter cage

    Thursday, November 30 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-11-30 23:35:55 GMT
    Isle Of Wight County Animal ShelterIsle Of Wight County Animal Shelter

    WINDSOR, Va. (AP) - A video of a beagle at a Virginia animal shelter scaling her cage to escape has generated calls of interest from across the country. Emily Glickman, a caretaker at the shelter in Windsor, said by phone Thursday that its new owner plans to take her home Friday. The adopter claimed the dog, named Buttermilk, long before the video went viral. The Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter posted a Facebook video of the escape attempt Tuesday, genera...

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    WINDSOR, Va. (AP) - A video of a beagle at a Virginia animal shelter scaling her cage to escape has generated calls of interest from across the country. Emily Glickman, a caretaker at the shelter in Windsor, said by phone Thursday that its new owner plans to take her home Friday. The adopter claimed the dog, named Buttermilk, long before the video went viral. The Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter posted a Facebook video of the escape attempt Tuesday, genera...

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  • PHOTOS: Colorado firefighters help rescue 3 dogs stuck in storm drain

    PHOTOS: Colorado firefighters help rescue 3 dogs stuck in storm drain

    Thursday, November 30 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-11-30 22:55:50 GMT

    LITTLETON, Colorado - How in the world does this happen? Three dogs who went exploring in Littleton, Colorado managed to find themselves stuck in a storm drain. Thanks to the careful work of firefighters and animal control, the three mastiffs were rescued without injury.   According to KUSA-TV, animal control got a call Monday about three mastiffs who had escaped from their yard and ran into a nearby culvert near Arlington Place and 

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    LITTLETON, Colorado - How in the world does this happen? Three dogs who went exploring in Littleton, Colorado managed to find themselves stuck in a storm drain. Thanks to the careful work of firefighters and animal control, the three mastiffs were rescued without injury.   According to KUSA-TV, animal control got a call Monday about three mastiffs who had escaped from their yard and ran into a nearby culvert near Arlington Place and 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 29th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 29th

    Thursday, November 30 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-30 07:00:12 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 29th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 29th.

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  • Toys 'R' Us recalls 6,000 clay craft kits over mold risk

    Toys 'R' Us recalls 6,000 clay craft kits over mold risk

    Thursday, November 30 2017 12:31 AM EST2017-11-30 05:31:18 GMT
    Toys "R" Us is recalling about 6,000 "totally me!" clay craft kits after mold was discovered in the clay, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. There have been three reports of mold in clay and no reported injuries. Consumers should stop using the clay craft kits immediately and return them to any Toys "R" Us or Babies "R" Us store for either a refund or store credit. According to the US Consumer Product Safe...More >>
    Toys "R" Us is recalling about 6,000 "totally me!" clay craft kits after mold was discovered in the clay, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. There have been three reports of mold in clay and no reported injuries. Consumers should stop using the clay craft kits immediately and return them to any Toys "R" Us or Babies "R" Us store for either a refund or store credit. According to the US Consumer Product Safe...More >>
  • Skydiving instructor saves student's life mid-fall

    Skydiving instructor saves student's life mid-fall

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:31 PM EST2017-11-30 04:31:59 GMT
    Skydive San DiegoSkydive San Diego

    JAMUL, Calif. - A skydiving instructor in California is recovering in the hospital from several broken bones after she was injured during a fall near Skydive San Diego Sunday.  According to Fox 5 San Diego, the instructor helped her student skydiver land safely after she lost control during a free fall.  The General manager at Skydive San Diego told Fox 5 that the student was doing her first ever jump with two instructors when she started spinning.

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    JAMUL, Calif. - A skydiving instructor in California is recovering in the hospital from several broken bones after she was injured during a fall near Skydive San Diego Sunday.  According to Fox 5 San Diego, the instructor helped her student skydiver land safely after she lost control during a free fall.  The General manager at Skydive San Diego told Fox 5 that the student was doing her first ever jump with two instructors when she started spinning.

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  • Topsy-turvy trees: stores selling upside down Christmas trees

    Topsy-turvy trees: stores selling upside down Christmas trees

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 9:37 PM EST2017-11-30 02:37:58 GMT
    Home DepotHome Depot
    The holiday season is typically embedded with tradition, but some stores are flipping the script this season, selling upside down Christmas trees.  Retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart are among those selling the strange spruces and peculiar pines.  Not only will these topsy-turvy trees turn your holiday around, they just might turn your wallet inside out; the trees retail anywhere from $150 to $1,000.  According to home ...More >>
    The holiday season is typically embedded with tradition, but some stores are flipping the script this season, selling upside down Christmas trees.  Retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart are among those selling the strange spruces and peculiar pines.  Not only will these topsy-turvy trees turn your holiday around, they just might turn your wallet inside out; the trees retail anywhere from $150 to $1,000.  According to home ...More >>
  • TransCanada to run inspection device in Keystone pipeline

    TransCanada to run inspection device in Keystone pipeline

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-11-30 00:46:37 GMT

    AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. says it will run an inspection device through its Keystone oil pipeline to make sure there aren't segments of pipe with similar characteristics to a section that ruptured in South Dakota.    A company spokesman said Wednesday that it would run the pipeline inspection gauge through its system within a 120-day period ordered by a federal pipeline safety agency.    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 

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    AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. says it will run an inspection device through its Keystone oil pipeline to make sure there aren't segments of pipe with similar characteristics to a section that ruptured in South Dakota.    A company spokesman said Wednesday that it would run the pipeline inspection gauge through its system within a 120-day period ordered by a federal pipeline safety agency.    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 

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  • West Virginia restaurant employee shoulder checks runaway suspect in handcuffs

    West Virginia restaurant employee shoulder checks runaway suspect in handcuffs

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 7:19 PM EST2017-11-30 00:19:21 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    Huntington, WEST VIRGINIA - A restaurant employee lent a hand, or rather a shoulder, to a Virginia Police chase and it was all caught on camera.  The commotion from the foot chase caught the attention of a restaurant employee by the name of Hal Greer, and a few others standing in the parking lot.  Restaurant surveillance video shows the suspect, still handcuffed, running towards Greer.  Greer patiently waited for the precise moment to step 

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    Huntington, WEST VIRGINIA - A restaurant employee lent a hand, or rather a shoulder, to a Virginia Police chase and it was all caught on camera.  The commotion from the foot chase caught the attention of a restaurant employee by the name of Hal Greer, and a few others standing in the parking lot.  Restaurant surveillance video shows the suspect, still handcuffed, running towards Greer.  Greer patiently waited for the precise moment to step 

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  • Spanish police seize 730 pounds of heroin in one of the country's largest drug busts

    Spanish police seize 730 pounds of heroin in one of the country's largest drug busts

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 6:33 PM EST2017-11-29 23:33:10 GMT
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    BARCELONA, Spain - Police in Spain announced Wednesday that they had seized 730 pounds of heroin in one of the country's largest-ever drug busts. According to Deutsche Welle (DW), the haul is worth some 120 million euros, which would equal roughly somewhere around $142.5 million. The heroin was discovered at the port of Barcelona, hidden inside a shipment of cement that had been sent from Turkey, according to Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido.

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    BARCELONA, Spain - Police in Spain announced Wednesday that they had seized 730 pounds of heroin in one of the country's largest-ever drug busts. According to Deutsche Welle (DW), the haul is worth some 120 million euros, which would equal roughly somewhere around $142.5 million. The heroin was discovered at the port of Barcelona, hidden inside a shipment of cement that had been sent from Turkey, according to Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, November 28th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, November 28th

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-29 07:00:12 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, November 28th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, November 28th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, November 27th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, November 27th

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-28 07:00:13 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, November 27th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, November 27th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd

    Thursday, November 23 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-23 07:00:14 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd.

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