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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th

    Saturday, November 18 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-18 07:00:18 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th.

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  • President Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

    President Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

    Friday, November 17 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-11-18 01:34:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on a plan to allow importation of elephant parts (all times local):    7:55 p.m.    President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. The agency said 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on a plan to allow importation of elephant parts (all times local):    7:55 p.m.    President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. The agency said 

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  • Top 20 onshore US petroleum spills since 2010

    Top 20 onshore US petroleum spills since 2010

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:56 PM EST2017-11-18 00:56:34 GMT
    (AP) - The spill of an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota on Thursday from TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline is one of the 20 largest onshore oil or petroleum product spills since 2010. Here are the top 20 spills during that period as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The list ranks them by size and includes the date, gallons spilled, commodity, company name, city or county and state of spill and estimated costs including property and environmental d...More >>
    (AP) - The spill of an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota on Thursday from TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline is one of the 20 largest onshore oil or petroleum product spills since 2010. Here are the top 20 spills during that period as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The list ranks them by size and includes the date, gallons spilled, commodity, company name, city or county and state of spill and estimated costs including property and environmental d...More >>
  • 20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community

    20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:39 PM EST2017-11-17 23:39:10 GMT
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    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - At least 20 people have been injured in a massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania.    The blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles west of Philadelphia.    The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings, forcing residents to evacuate outside into the cold. News helicopter video showed dozens of residents lined up .

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    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - At least 20 people have been injured in a massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania.    The blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles west of Philadelphia.    The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings, forcing residents to evacuate outside into the cold. News helicopter video showed dozens of residents lined up .

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  • 4 injured in large fire atop 6-story apartment building in New York City

    4 injured in large fire atop 6-story apartment building in New York City

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:26 PM EST2017-11-17 23:26:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NEW YORK, NY (AP) - A large fire on the top floors of a six-story New York City apartment building has resulted in four minor injuries. The fire started Friday afternoon on the Harlem building's top floor, which was engulfed in flames as thick smoke billowed. The Fire Department of New York says more than 200 firefighters are at the scene. Three firefighters and one other person have suffered minor injuries. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...

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    NEW YORK, NY (AP) - A large fire on the top floors of a six-story New York City apartment building has resulted in four minor injuries. The fire started Friday afternoon on the Harlem building's top floor, which was engulfed in flames as thick smoke billowed. The Fire Department of New York says more than 200 firefighters are at the scene. Three firefighters and one other person have suffered minor injuries. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...

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  • Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:13 PM EST2017-11-17 23:13:16 GMT

    ATLANTA, GA. (AP) - Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can't breathe. It also shows the nurses failing to take life-saving measures, and laughing as they try to start an oxygen machine. The family of 89-year-old James Dempsey of Woodstock, Georgia, sued the Northeast Atlan...

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    ATLANTA, GA. (AP) - Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can't breathe. It also shows the nurses failing to take life-saving measures, and laughing as they try to start an oxygen machine. The family of 89-year-old James Dempsey of Woodstock, Georgia, sued the Northeast Atlan...

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 16th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 16th

    Friday, November 17 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-17 07:00:20 GMT

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

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

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  • Trump to host NCAA champions at White House Friday

    Trump to host NCAA champions at White House Friday

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-11-17 05:05:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. The White House says NCAA teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion, but has not provided a list of the teams attending. Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers at the White House in June. The University of North Carolina's 2017 national championship men's basketball team said earlier this year it could not agree on a d...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. The White House says NCAA teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion, but has not provided a list of the teams attending. Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers at the White House in June. The University of North Carolina's 2017 national championship men's basketball team said earlier this year it could not agree on a d...

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  • Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

    Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:02 PM EST2017-11-17 01:02:37 GMT
    Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jigSuspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

    HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car. The unidentified suspect came to a stop early Thursday before striking spike strips police had laid across Interstate 45. He eventually complied with police orders to step out of his car but rather than lay on the ground, the man began a dance with arms above his head. The episode concluded when a police do...

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    HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car. The unidentified suspect came to a stop early Thursday before striking spike strips police had laid across Interstate 45. He eventually complied with police orders to step out of his car but rather than lay on the ground, the man began a dance with arms above his head. The episode concluded when a police do...

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  • Louisiana mom punishes son for being suspended from school by making him do yard work for free

    Louisiana mom punishes son for being suspended from school by making him do yard work for free

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:43 PM EST2017-11-17 00:43:16 GMT
    Demetris PayneDemetris Payne

    SHREVEPORT, La. - A Louisiana mother is getting national attention after she posted a work ad on behalf of her son, offering free yard work as punishment for a three-day suspension from school. Demetris Payne posted the ad last Friday on the Facebook Marketplace, writing "He will do your lawn service, he will rake your yard, mow if supply mower, pick up trash, or wash your car for free. Maximum 3 hr." Demetris Payne Comments on the 

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    SHREVEPORT, La. - A Louisiana mother is getting national attention after she posted a work ad on behalf of her son, offering free yard work as punishment for a three-day suspension from school. Demetris Payne posted the ad last Friday on the Facebook Marketplace, writing "He will do your lawn service, he will rake your yard, mow if supply mower, pick up trash, or wash your car for free. Maximum 3 hr." Demetris Payne Comments on the 

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  • Keystone Pipeline leaks estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

    Keystone Pipeline leaks estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:46 PM EST2017-11-16 23:46:48 GMT

    AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - The Latest on a pipeline leak in South Dakota (all times local):  5:10 p.m. The Sierra Club is urging Nebraska regulators to reject the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline after TransCanada Corp.'s existing Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota.  Sierra Club Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign director Kelly Martin said Thursday that the only way to protect Nebraska communities is to "to say no to Keystone X...

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    AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - The Latest on a pipeline leak in South Dakota (all times local):  5:10 p.m. The Sierra Club is urging Nebraska regulators to reject the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline after TransCanada Corp.'s existing Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota.  Sierra Club Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign director Kelly Martin said Thursday that the only way to protect Nebraska communities is to "to say no to Keystone X...

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  • Firefighters rescue New Jersey woman stuck inside septic tank for 3 hours

    Firefighters rescue New Jersey woman stuck inside septic tank for 3 hours

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:46 PM EST2017-11-16 22:46:18 GMT
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    MULLICA TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A woman found herself stuck underground for three hours after falling into a septic tank behind a home in Mullica Township, New Jersey. Firefighters were called in from 30 miles away to assist in the prolonged rescue. Crews used a ladder truck to lift her from the tank on a backboard. According to NBC Philadelphia, the 57-year-old woman fell about 10 feet into the sewage tank, and was injured in the fall. The 

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    MULLICA TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A woman found herself stuck underground for three hours after falling into a septic tank behind a home in Mullica Township, New Jersey. Firefighters were called in from 30 miles away to assist in the prolonged rescue. Crews used a ladder truck to lift her from the tank on a backboard. According to NBC Philadelphia, the 57-year-old woman fell about 10 feet into the sewage tank, and was injured in the fall. The 

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  • Family finds stranger in Uncle's casket

    Family finds stranger in Uncle's casket

    Thursday, November 16 2017 1:24 PM EST2017-11-16 18:24:56 GMT

    A family wants answers after a mix-up at a Chattanooga funeral home. Wednesday, the family gathered to say their final goodbyes to a loved one only to find another man in his place. Benjamin Brown Jr. passed away last week from an illness. His nephews say that loss was difficult on its own, but a mistake by John P. Franklin Funeral Home made it harder for their family.

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    A family wants answers after a mix-up at a Chattanooga funeral home. Wednesday, the family gathered to say their final goodbyes to a loved one only to find another man in his place. Benjamin Brown Jr. passed away last week from an illness. His nephews say that loss was difficult on its own, but a mistake by John P. Franklin Funeral Home made it harder for their family.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 15th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 15th

    Thursday, November 16 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-16 07:00:14 GMT

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

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

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  • Who invented Game of Life? Court aims to find out

    Who invented Game of Life? Court aims to find out

    Thursday, November 16 2017 12:32 AM EST2017-11-16 05:32:28 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Testimony is set to begin in federal court in Los Angeles Thursday in a lawsuit over one of the most popular board games of all time: The Game of Life. The widow of a toy inventor says her husband, Bill Markham, has been denied his legacy of creating the game, after another man, Reuben Klamer, took full credit for it. Lorraine Markham also says she was cut out of more than $2 million in royalties by Klamer and Rhode Island-based toy company Hasbro. &nb...

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Testimony is set to begin in federal court in Los Angeles Thursday in a lawsuit over one of the most popular board games of all time: The Game of Life. The widow of a toy inventor says her husband, Bill Markham, has been denied his legacy of creating the game, after another man, Reuben Klamer, took full credit for it. Lorraine Markham also says she was cut out of more than $2 million in royalties by Klamer and Rhode Island-based toy company Hasbro. &nb...

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  • The Latest: 6-year-old recalls hiding under desk in California shooting

    The Latest: 6-year-old recalls hiding under desk in California shooting

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:26 PM EST2017-11-16 04:26:13 GMT
    Don Thompson/APDon Thompson/AP

    RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local):    5:55 p.m.    Six-year-old Aileen Favela says she didn't know what was happening when a boy yelled at her to "get down."    She was in her classroom at Rancho Tehama Elementary School with about 15 first- and second-graders when shots came through the window Tuesday during a shooting rampage by 44-year-old Kevin Neal 

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    RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local):    5:55 p.m.    Six-year-old Aileen Favela says she didn't know what was happening when a boy yelled at her to "get down."    She was in her classroom at Rancho Tehama Elementary School with about 15 first- and second-graders when shots came through the window Tuesday during a shooting rampage by 44-year-old Kevin Neal 

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  • Possible outage affecting AT&T customers, company says restart your phone

    Possible outage affecting AT&T customers, company says restart your phone

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 9:19 PM EST2017-11-16 02:19:22 GMT
    AT&T Wireless customers appear to be experiencing an outage and as many customers across the country say they are unable to make or receive phone calls. The service provider says the issue should be resolved if users restart their devices.  If you've experienced an issue when making wireless calls, please restart your device - that should resolve the issue. — ATTCares (@ATTCares) November 15, 2017 While that solution appears to work for many, some say they a...More >>
    AT&T Wireless customers appear to be experiencing an outage and as many customers across the country say they are unable to make or receive phone calls. The service provider says the issue should be resolved if users restart their devices.  If you've experienced an issue when making wireless calls, please restart your device - that should resolve the issue. — ATTCares (@ATTCares) November 15, 2017 While that solution appears to work for many, some say they a...More >>
  • The Latest: Trump says US, China agree on NKorea nukes

    The Latest: Trump says US, China agree on NKorea nukes

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 8:19 PM EST2017-11-16 01:19:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal.  Trump is restating a long-standing U.S. position while suggesting that China now concurs with Washington that a "freeze-for-freeze" agreement is unacceptable. China and Rus...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal.  Trump is restating a long-standing U.S. position while suggesting that China now concurs with Washington that a "freeze-for-freeze" agreement is unacceptable. China and Rus...

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  • The Latest: Leonardo Christ painting sells for record $450M

    The Latest: Leonardo Christ painting sells for record $450M

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 8:03 PM EST2017-11-16 01:03:12 GMT
    The last Leonardo da Vinci painting in private hands is going to auction at Christie's in New York for an estimated $100 million. Da Vinci’s depiction of Jesus, titled "Salvator Mundi," will be auctioned on Nov. 15.The last Leonardo da Vinci painting in private hands is going to auction at Christie's in New York for an estimated $100 million. Da Vinci’s depiction of Jesus, titled "Salvator Mundi," will be auctioned on Nov. 15.

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the auction of a painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A rare painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci of Christ holding a crystal orb has sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at a New York auction. The painting, "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," was sold Wednesday by Christie's auction house. The highest price paid ...

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the auction of a painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A rare painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci of Christ holding a crystal orb has sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at a New York auction. The painting, "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," was sold Wednesday by Christie's auction house. The highest price paid ...

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  • PHOTOS: Oregon man accused of shipping marijuana in fake boulders

    PHOTOS: Oregon man accused of shipping marijuana in fake boulders

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 6:18 PM EST2017-11-15 23:18:08 GMT
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    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Police say an Oregon man shipped more than $1 million worth of marijuana to another state via UPS last week, packing the drugs inside of artificial boulders he made himself.  The Eugene Register-Guard reports that Curran Millican Manzer, 36, of Waterville, Oregon, made shipments to another state where marijuana is illegal. Springfield Police Lt. Scott McKee declined to identify the state and said the number of 

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    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Police say an Oregon man shipped more than $1 million worth of marijuana to another state via UPS last week, packing the drugs inside of artificial boulders he made himself.  The Eugene Register-Guard reports that Curran Millican Manzer, 36, of Waterville, Oregon, made shipments to another state where marijuana is illegal. Springfield Police Lt. Scott McKee declined to identify the state and said the number of 

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  • Forever 21 says customers' credit card information may have been stolen

    Forever 21 says customers' credit card information may have been stolen

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:58 PM EST2017-11-15 22:58:39 GMT
    If you've shopped at fashion retailer Forever 21 recently and used your credit card, you'll want to monitor your account for suspicious activity.  The company announced Tuesday that unauthorized users may have gained access to its payment systems, and could have potentially exposed credit card information of customers who shopped at their stores from March through October of 2017.  The retailer has yet to disclose which stores are part of the breach, but it's hired a ...More >>
    If you've shopped at fashion retailer Forever 21 recently and used your credit card, you'll want to monitor your account for suspicious activity.  The company announced Tuesday that unauthorized users may have gained access to its payment systems, and could have potentially exposed credit card information of customers who shopped at their stores from March through October of 2017.  The retailer has yet to disclose which stores are part of the breach, but it's hired a ...More >>
  • American Heart Association asks for red hats to be knit for thousands of babies

    American Heart Association asks for red hats to be knit for thousands of babies

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:13 PM EST2017-11-15 22:13:30 GMT

    The American Heart Association has started a campaign called Little Hats, Big Hearts, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies that will be born in February. These red hats will be worn by thousands of newborns after they are born to encourage moms to live heart-healthy lives.

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    The American Heart Association has started a campaign called Little Hats, Big Hearts, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies that will be born in February. These red hats will be worn by thousands of newborns after they are born to encourage moms to live heart-healthy lives.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, November 14th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, November 14th

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 2:09 AM EST2017-11-15 07:09:25 GMT

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

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

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, November 13th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, November 13th

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 2:32 AM EST2017-11-14 07:32:04 GMT

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

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

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  • Suspect arrested after stabbing at Mall of America

    Suspect arrested after stabbing at Mall of America

    Sunday, November 12 2017 11:31 PM EST2017-11-13 04:31:12 GMT
    Suspect arrested after stabbing at Mall of AmericaSuspect arrested after stabbing at Mall of America

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A 20-year-old suspect is in custody after two men were stabbed at the Mall of America in Minnesota during what police called an "interrupted theft." Bloomington police say the incident happened Sunday evening in the first-floor dressing room area of the Macy's department store.    Police say the first victim was stabbed after he returned to the dressing room and confronted a man attempting to steal his belongings. 

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    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A 20-year-old suspect is in custody after two men were stabbed at the Mall of America in Minnesota during what police called an "interrupted theft." Bloomington police say the incident happened Sunday evening in the first-floor dressing room area of the Macy's department store.    Police say the first victim was stabbed after he returned to the dressing room and confronted a man attempting to steal his belongings. 

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  • Hundreds in Hollywood march against sexual harassment

    Hundreds in Hollywood march against sexual harassment

    Sunday, November 12 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-11-13 03:57:08 GMT

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan and Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman are among the hundreds of women, men and children who gathered in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday afternoon for a pair of dual marches protesting sexual harassment.    The Take Back the Workplace March and the #MeToo Survivors March joined forces on Sunset Boulevard chanting sing-songy phrases like "Harvey 

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan and Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman are among the hundreds of women, men and children who gathered in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday afternoon for a pair of dual marches protesting sexual harassment.    The Take Back the Workplace March and the #MeToo Survivors March joined forces on Sunset Boulevard chanting sing-songy phrases like "Harvey 

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  • The Latest: TX church opens for first time since shooting

    The Latest: TX church opens for first time since shooting

    Sunday, November 12 2017 10:09 PM EST2017-11-13 03:09:21 GMT

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. (AP) - The Latest on the Texas town recovering from last weekend's mass shooting at a church (all times local):    5:45 p.m.    A line of about 85 people snaked from the entrance of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and curved around the block as the house of worship opened its doors to the public at 5 p.m. for the first time since a deadly shooting last Sunday.    Associate Pastor Mark Collins says 

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    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. (AP) - The Latest on the Texas town recovering from last weekend's mass shooting at a church (all times local):    5:45 p.m.    A line of about 85 people snaked from the entrance of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and curved around the block as the house of worship opened its doors to the public at 5 p.m. for the first time since a deadly shooting last Sunday.    Associate Pastor Mark Collins says 

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  • McDonald's iPhone app tell you if ice cream machine is working

    McDonald's iPhone app tell you if ice cream machine is working

    Friday, November 10 2017 11:41 PM EST2017-11-11 04:41:17 GMT
    We've all heard the heartbreaking news through the drive thru kiosk: "Our ice cream machine isn't working." Now there's an app that will let you know whether or not it's up and running before you get in line.  It's called 'Ice Check' and is available for free in the Apple iTunes store.  The app lets you search nearby locations for the status of their ice cream machines in real time.  'Ice Check' also lets customers report broken machines so other app users...More >>
    We've all heard the heartbreaking news through the drive thru kiosk: "Our ice cream machine isn't working." Now there's an app that will let you know whether or not it's up and running before you get in line.  It's called 'Ice Check' and is available for free in the Apple iTunes store.  The app lets you search nearby locations for the status of their ice cream machines in real time.  'Ice Check' also lets customers report broken machines so other app users...More >>
  • After Sherman's injury, Kearse says NFL should get rid of Thursday games

    After Sherman's injury, Kearse says NFL should get rid of Thursday games

    Friday, November 10 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-11 04:29:36 GMT
    @Seahawks Richard Sherman at Thursday's Color Rush game@Seahawks Richard Sherman at Thursday's Color Rush game

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse says the NFL should get rid of Thursday night games because they are detrimental to players' health. Kearse was asked about the short weeks after he watched former Seattle teammate Richard Sherman suffer a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in the Seahawks' win against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. The veteran receiver says Friday that he can't speak for all players, but thinks games on Thursday ...

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    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse says the NFL should get rid of Thursday night games because they are detrimental to players' health. Kearse was asked about the short weeks after he watched former Seattle teammate Richard Sherman suffer a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in the Seahawks' win against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. The veteran receiver says Friday that he can't speak for all players, but thinks games on Thursday ...

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  • NC air traffic controller arrested on weapons charge

    NC air traffic controller arrested on weapons charge

    Friday, November 10 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-11-11 04:20:11 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say an air traffic controller at a North Carolina airport has been arrested on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction. Local media outlets report that the FBI says 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was arrested Friday in Charlotte. The FBI is assisting Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police with the investigation but said federal charges aren't expected against Dandan at this point. Details weren't available about the type of weapon or...

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say an air traffic controller at a North Carolina airport has been arrested on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction. Local media outlets report that the FBI says 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was arrested Friday in Charlotte. The FBI is assisting Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police with the investigation but said federal charges aren't expected against Dandan at this point. Details weren't available about the type of weapon or...

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  • Is Little Debbie getting rid of one of your favorite classic snack cakes?

    Is Little Debbie getting rid of one of your favorite classic snack cakes?

    Friday, November 10 2017 9:37 PM EST2017-11-11 02:37:53 GMT
    Say it isn't so. On Wednesday, Little Debbie tweeted out a photo collage of four of its popular snacks, Christmas Tree Cakes, Nutty Buddy, Oatmeal Creme Pies, and Honey Buns, with the caption, "One gotta go forever..." suggesting that not only could the company be removing one of the products from the supermarket shelves, but that they could be leaving it up to the customers.  Which one? pic.twitter.com/L0JNW7SAVL — Little Debbie (@LittleDebbie) November 8, 201...More >>
    Say it isn't so. On Wednesday, Little Debbie tweeted out a photo collage of four of its popular snacks, Christmas Tree Cakes, Nutty Buddy, Oatmeal Creme Pies, and Honey Buns, with the caption, "One gotta go forever..." suggesting that not only could the company be removing one of the products from the supermarket shelves, but that they could be leaving it up to the customers.  Which one? pic.twitter.com/L0JNW7SAVL — Little Debbie (@LittleDebbie) November 8, 201...More >>
  • South Carolina wife, stepson charged after dismembered body found at home

    South Carolina wife, stepson charged after dismembered body found at home

    Friday, November 10 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-11-11 00:27:48 GMT
    South Carolina wife, stepson charged after dismembered body found at homeSouth Carolina wife, stepson charged after dismembered body found at home

    GAFNEY, S.C. (AP) - A dismembered body has been found beneath a mobile home in South Carolina, and the victim's common law wife and stepson have been charged with murder.    Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said in a news release that the body of 51-year-old Gary James Stone was found in several containers under a home Thursday. Sheriff Steve Mueller said at a news conference that 18-year-old Charles Jacob Bridges choked Stone until he was unconscious on Nov. 3 and stab...

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    GAFNEY, S.C. (AP) - A dismembered body has been found beneath a mobile home in South Carolina, and the victim's common law wife and stepson have been charged with murder.    Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said in a news release that the body of 51-year-old Gary James Stone was found in several containers under a home Thursday. Sheriff Steve Mueller said at a news conference that 18-year-old Charles Jacob Bridges choked Stone until he was unconscious on Nov. 3 and stab...

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  • Recreational pot dispensary offers drive-thru in Las Vegas

    Recreational pot dispensary offers drive-thru in Las Vegas

    Friday, November 10 2017 6:32 PM EST2017-11-10 23:32:52 GMT
    Recreational pot dispensary offers drive-thru in Las VegasRecreational pot dispensary offers drive-thru in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - A recreational marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas has opened a drive-thru window. The owners tell the Las Vegas Sun the fast food-style drive-thru on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas is the first of its kind in the country.  Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Chairman Benny Tso says the Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace that opened Friday offers 15 popular flower, edible and concentrate products.  He says it's designed for elderly and disabled customers who'd...

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - A recreational marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas has opened a drive-thru window. The owners tell the Las Vegas Sun the fast food-style drive-thru on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas is the first of its kind in the country.  Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Chairman Benny Tso says the Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace that opened Friday offers 15 popular flower, edible and concentrate products.  He says it's designed for elderly and disabled customers who'd...

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  • OshKosh recalls Baby B’Gosh quilted jacket due to choking hazard

    OshKosh recalls Baby B’Gosh quilted jacket due to choking hazard

    Friday, November 10 2017 2:09 AM EST2017-11-10 07:09:52 GMT
    CPSC.govCPSC.gov
    Listen up, parents. This recall will have you checking your child's closet. OshKosh is recalling thousands of baby quilted jackets after receiving multiple reports that jacket snaps can detach and pose a choking hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall is for the “OshKosh Baby B’Gosh” quilted jackets. The recall is for the pink jacket with style numbers 13003910 or 23003910, and the gray jacket with style numbers 12691410 or 22691...More >>
    Listen up, parents. This recall will have you checking your child's closet. OshKosh is recalling thousands of baby quilted jackets after receiving multiple reports that jacket snaps can detach and pose a choking hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall is for the “OshKosh Baby B’Gosh” quilted jackets. The recall is for the pink jacket with style numbers 13003910 or 23003910, and the gray jacket with style numbers 12691410 or 22691...More >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 9th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 9th

    Friday, November 10 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-10 07:00:17 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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  • After nearly 75 years, son pushes to find WWII crash site

    After nearly 75 years, son pushes to find WWII crash site

    Friday, November 10 2017 1:11 AM EST2017-11-10 06:11:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/USAF)(AP Photo/USAF)

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The son of the highest-ranking recipient of the Medal of Honor still listed as missing from World War II is pushing for renewed interest in finding the crash site of his father's B-17 bomber. Brig. Gen. Kenneth Walker and 10 other men were aboard the San Antonio Rose when it disappeared over a Pacific island in January 1943. Walker's son, Douglas Walker, a retiree from Connecticut, met with Pentagon officials earlier this year to provide informat...

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The son of the highest-ranking recipient of the Medal of Honor still listed as missing from World War II is pushing for renewed interest in finding the crash site of his father's B-17 bomber. Brig. Gen. Kenneth Walker and 10 other men were aboard the San Antonio Rose when it disappeared over a Pacific island in January 1943. Walker's son, Douglas Walker, a retiree from Connecticut, met with Pentagon officials earlier this year to provide informat...

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  • Pennsylvania mother warns parents after fidget spinner sends son to hospital

    Pennsylvania mother warns parents after fidget spinner sends son to hospital

    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-10 04:29:04 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    ERIE, PA. NBC - A Pennsylvania mom is warning other parents after her 5-year-old nearly died from swallowing a lithium battery inside the toy.  Cody Stonestreet swallowed the entire circuit board of a fidget spinner with the battery and lights, and has been fighting for his life in the hospital ever since.  Since the accident, the boy had endured several surgeries, a partially collapsed lung, a medically induced coma, and pneumonia.  "The 

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    ERIE, PA. NBC - A Pennsylvania mom is warning other parents after her 5-year-old nearly died from swallowing a lithium battery inside the toy.  Cody Stonestreet swallowed the entire circuit board of a fidget spinner with the battery and lights, and has been fighting for his life in the hospital ever since.  Since the accident, the boy had endured several surgeries, a partially collapsed lung, a medically induced coma, and pneumonia.  "The 

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  • 13-year-old steals grandmother's car to see girlfriend

    13-year-old steals grandmother's car to see girlfriend

    Thursday, November 9 2017 8:22 PM EST2017-11-10 01:22:20 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. NBC - A 13-year-old runaway teen from Arkansas was taken into custody Thursday morning along Interstate 40 driving his grandmother's car.  Investigators say he wanted to see his girlfriend in Connecticut, so he stole the car. Authorities were able to track the teen through On Star and found him in Memphis.  The Sheriff's Offices says the teen had been involved in a disagreement with his grandparents at the time.  Once 

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. NBC - A 13-year-old runaway teen from Arkansas was taken into custody Thursday morning along Interstate 40 driving his grandmother's car.  Investigators say he wanted to see his girlfriend in Connecticut, so he stole the car. Authorities were able to track the teen through On Star and found him in Memphis.  The Sheriff's Offices says the teen had been involved in a disagreement with his grandparents at the time.  Once 

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  • Nabisco releases holiday Hot Cocoa Oreos

    Nabisco releases holiday Hot Cocoa Oreos

    Thursday, November 9 2017 7:56 PM EST2017-11-10 00:56:17 GMT
    Courtesy AmazonCourtesy Amazon
    Milk's favorite cookie just rolled a brand new snack that'll go perfectly well with your favorite winter drink: Hot Cocoa Oreos. This holiday season you can now curl up with a toasty mug of hot chocolate and pair it with the cookie and cocoa mashup.  According to Brand Eating, the cookies are made using Oreo's classic chocolate cookies and a hot chocolate-flavored creme filling, because the more chocolate the better, am I right? As it goes typically goes with special...More >>
    Milk's favorite cookie just rolled a brand new snack that'll go perfectly well with your favorite winter drink: Hot Cocoa Oreos. This holiday season you can now curl up with a toasty mug of hot chocolate and pair it with the cookie and cocoa mashup.  According to Brand Eating, the cookies are made using Oreo's classic chocolate cookies and a hot chocolate-flavored creme filling, because the more chocolate the better, am I right? As it goes typically goes with special...More >>
  • Pet owners can now snuggle with their dogs while wearing matching pajamas

    Pet owners can now snuggle with their dogs while wearing matching pajamas

    Thursday, November 9 2017 6:04 PM EST2017-11-09 23:04:12 GMT
    @fabdoginc@fabdoginc
    What could be better than snuggling with your four-legged friend on a cold winter's night? How about doing it in matching holiday pajamas? Thanks to canine clothing retailer Fabdog, that dream has become a reality. The company released several sets of matching dog and human pajamas over the weekend that have pup parents all over the world wagging their tails. A post shared by fabdog® (@fabdoginc) on Nov 6, 2017 at 8:54am PST The company is currently offering fou...More >>
    What could be better than snuggling with your four-legged friend on a cold winter's night? How about doing it in matching holiday pajamas? Thanks to canine clothing retailer Fabdog, that dream has become a reality. The company released several sets of matching dog and human pajamas over the weekend that have pup parents all over the world wagging their tails. A post shared by fabdog® (@fabdoginc) on Nov 6, 2017 at 8:54am PST The company is currently offering fou...More >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 8th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 8th

    Thursday, November 9 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-09 07:00:16 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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  • The Latest: Trump wants China to pressure North Korea

    The Latest: Trump wants China to pressure North Korea

    Thursday, November 9 2017 12:29 AM EST2017-11-09 05:29:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    BEIJING (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia (all times local): 12:35 p.m.President Donald Trump is publicly urging China's president to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. Trump says China can fix the problem "easily and quickly." He publicly called on Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) to "hopefully work on it very hard." Says Trump: "If he works on ...

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    BEIJING (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia (all times local): 12:35 p.m.President Donald Trump is publicly urging China's president to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. Trump says China can fix the problem "easily and quickly." He publicly called on Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) to "hopefully work on it very hard." Says Trump: "If he works on ...

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  • Colombia authorities make record 12-ton cocaine seizure

    Colombia authorities make record 12-ton cocaine seizure

    Thursday, November 9 2017 12:07 AM EST2017-11-09 05:07:50 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Authorities in Colombia have seized 12 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $360 million in what President Juan Manuel Santos is describing as the nation's largest drug bust. Four hundred anti-narcotics officers seized the cocaine in four simultaneous operations at Colombian farms where the drugs were buried underground and covered with banana leaves. Officials say the cocaine belonged to the Clan del Golfo, an illegal armed group that has sought to take...

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    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Authorities in Colombia have seized 12 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $360 million in what President Juan Manuel Santos is describing as the nation's largest drug bust. Four hundred anti-narcotics officers seized the cocaine in four simultaneous operations at Colombian farms where the drugs were buried underground and covered with banana leaves. Officials say the cocaine belonged to the Clan del Golfo, an illegal armed group that has sought to take...

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  • Jelly Belly's holiday favorites bag is Thanksgiving dinner in candy form

    Jelly Belly's holiday favorites bag is Thanksgiving dinner in candy form

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 8:32 PM EST2017-11-09 01:32:34 GMT
    @candyhunting@candyhunting
    Thanksgiving is around the corner, but if you don't want to wait- we found a sweet treat to hold you over.  Jelly Belly has released a new bag of holiday jelly beans that features some of your favorite Thanksgiving desserts in candy form.  A photo of the bag surfaced on Instagram Tuesday and according to the packaging, it features five different seasonal flavors: Eggnog, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, hot chocolate, and candy cane.  Not only does it give you a taste ...More >>
    Thanksgiving is around the corner, but if you don't want to wait- we found a sweet treat to hold you over.  Jelly Belly has released a new bag of holiday jelly beans that features some of your favorite Thanksgiving desserts in candy form.  A photo of the bag surfaced on Instagram Tuesday and according to the packaging, it features five different seasonal flavors: Eggnog, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, hot chocolate, and candy cane.  Not only does it give you a taste ...More >>
  • Does your phone have the Apple "i" glitch? Here's how to fix it

    Does your phone have the Apple "i" glitch? Here's how to fix it

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 8:00 PM EST2017-11-09 01:00:11 GMT

    Apple's latest iOS update has a glitch that's been boggling many iPhone and iPad users. It happens when you try to type the letter "i" on your keyboard. Instead of an "i," users get an "a" and a question mark inside a box.  Here's a quick fix while Apple works on a patch for the situation: Go to: Settings => General => Keyboard => Text Replacement. Tap the plus sign in the upper right. In the Phrase box, type an upper-case

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    Apple's latest iOS update has a glitch that's been boggling many iPhone and iPad users. It happens when you try to type the letter "i" on your keyboard. Instead of an "i," users get an "a" and a question mark inside a box.  Here's a quick fix while Apple works on a patch for the situation: Go to: Settings => General => Keyboard => Text Replacement. Tap the plus sign in the upper right. In the Phrase box, type an upper-case

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  • Police: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal

    Police: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-11-09 00:08:40 GMT
    Champaign County Sheriff's OfficeChampaign County Sheriff's Office

    KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke her neck, poked her eyes out and beat her with a hatchet after she rejected his marriage proposal. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher R. Tucker is charged with criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of 19-year-old Tara Serino last week. Police say he wrapped her body in a rug inside his Berks County home before fleeing to Illinois, where he was taken int...

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    KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke her neck, poked her eyes out and beat her with a hatchet after she rejected his marriage proposal. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher R. Tucker is charged with criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of 19-year-old Tara Serino last week. Police say he wrapped her body in a rug inside his Berks County home before fleeing to Illinois, where he was taken int...

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  • Officials: Fishhooks found in meatballs at Florida dog park

    Officials: Fishhooks found in meatballs at Florida dog park

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 6:14 PM EST2017-11-08 23:14:51 GMT

    ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say meatballs containing fishhooks were found at a Florida dog park. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office posted on its official Facebook page that the potentially deadly meatballs were discovered Tuesday at Bicentennial Park in Ormond Beach.  A resident told officials that she had found five meatballs in the small dog park and that someone else had taken their dog to an animal hospital, along with two other meatballs. A deputy searched the a...

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    ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say meatballs containing fishhooks were found at a Florida dog park. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office posted on its official Facebook page that the potentially deadly meatballs were discovered Tuesday at Bicentennial Park in Ormond Beach.  A resident told officials that she had found five meatballs in the small dog park and that someone else had taken their dog to an animal hospital, along with two other meatballs. A deputy searched the a...

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  • Police: 2 bodies found in Portland park in search for teen

    Police: 2 bodies found in Portland park in search for teen

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 5:56 PM EST2017-11-08 22:56:06 GMT
    Police: 2 bodies found in Portland park in search for teenPolice: 2 bodies found in Portland park in search for teen

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police searching for a 15-year-old runaway girl found two bodies in a forested park in Portland but can't confirm the identities of the bodies until autopsies are completed. Authorities say Annieka Vaughan ran away with 23-year-old Zachary Petersen on Oct. 30.    Petersen, of Pasco, Washington, was believed to be armed and suicidal. Petersen's truck was found in a gravel lot in Forest Park on Monday and Annieka's backpack was inside.  &n...

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police searching for a 15-year-old runaway girl found two bodies in a forested park in Portland but can't confirm the identities of the bodies until autopsies are completed. Authorities say Annieka Vaughan ran away with 23-year-old Zachary Petersen on Oct. 30.    Petersen, of Pasco, Washington, was believed to be armed and suicidal. Petersen's truck was found in a gravel lot in Forest Park on Monday and Annieka's backpack was inside.  &n...

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, November 7th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, November 7th

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-08 07:00:11 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, November 6th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, November 6th

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-07 07:00:16 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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

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  • The Latest: JFK files focus on Oswald trip to Mexico

    The Latest: JFK files focus on Oswald trip to Mexico

    Friday, November 3 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-11-03 23:04:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (all times local):  6:35 p.m.  Newly released government files related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination show officials scrambling to gather information about Lee Harvey Oswald's trip to Mexico City weeks earlier. Documents released Friday show officials questioned whether Oswald had been trying to get visas from the Soviet and Cuban embassies in Mex...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (all times local):  6:35 p.m.  Newly released government files related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination show officials scrambling to gather information about Lee Harvey Oswald's trip to Mexico City weeks earlier. Documents released Friday show officials questioned whether Oswald had been trying to get visas from the Soviet and Cuban embassies in Mex...

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 2nd

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 2nd

    Friday, November 3 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-11-03 06:00:17 GMT

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

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

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  • Twitter says employee deactivated Trump's account last day on the job

    Twitter says employee deactivated Trump's account last day on the job

    Thursday, November 2 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-11-03 03:55:34 GMT

    President Donald Trump's Twitter account was deactivated for a total of 11 minutes Thursday evening.  What happened?  Twitter issued a statement, saying that a company employee suspended his profile on their last day on the job, raising questions 

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    President Donald Trump's Twitter account was deactivated for a total of 11 minutes Thursday evening.  What happened?  Twitter issued a statement, saying that a company employee suspended his profile on their last day on the job, raising questions 

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  • Earth's ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

    Earth's ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

    Thursday, November 2 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-11-03 00:10:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA says the ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988. The huge hole in Earth's protective ozone layer reached its maximum in September, and this year NASA says it was 7.6 million square miles wide (19.6 million square kilometers). NASA scientist Paul Newman says stormy conditions in the upper atmosphere warmed the air and kept chemicals chlorine and bromine from eating ozone.    Newman says this is good news. He say...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA says the ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988. The huge hole in Earth's protective ozone layer reached its maximum in September, and this year NASA says it was 7.6 million square miles wide (19.6 million square kilometers). NASA scientist Paul Newman says stormy conditions in the upper atmosphere warmed the air and kept chemicals chlorine and bromine from eating ozone.    Newman says this is good news. He say...

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  • Move over, Hatchimals: Retailers gear up for Fingerling fever

    Move over, Hatchimals: Retailers gear up for Fingerling fever

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-11-02 23:52:24 GMT
    @fingerlingsmonkeyofficial Facebook page@fingerlingsmonkeyofficial Facebook page

    Retailers are gearing up for Fingerling fever ahead of the holiday season.  Since it launched in August, shoppers have been going bananas for the robot monkey toy. Made by WowWee, Fingerlings come in four colors, sings songs and attaches itself to your finger (hence the name Fingerling). According to Business Insider, Fingerlings are already in high demand, similar to the hype Hatchimals created last year.  The toy has earned a spot on the major retailers'...

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    Retailers are gearing up for Fingerling fever ahead of the holiday season.  Since it launched in August, shoppers have been going bananas for the robot monkey toy. Made by WowWee, Fingerlings come in four colors, sings songs and attaches itself to your finger (hence the name Fingerling). According to Business Insider, Fingerlings are already in high demand, similar to the hype Hatchimals created last year.  The toy has earned a spot on the major retailers'...

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  • Coeur d'Alene Police searching for purse robber

    Coeur d'Alene Police searching for purse robber

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-11-02 23:47:08 GMT

    Coeur d'Alene Police are searching for a man that is suspected of stealing a purse from three women in McEuen Park. On October 22, 2017, three women were walking in McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d'Alene when a man walked up behind them and grabbed a purse from one of the women. The purse was later found but missing personal property including a credit card.

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    Coeur d'Alene Police are searching for a man that is suspected of stealing a purse from three women in McEuen Park. On October 22, 2017, three women were walking in McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d'Alene when a man walked up behind them and grabbed a purse from one of the women. The purse was later found but missing personal property including a credit card.

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  • Postal worker wins $10 million in lottery scratch-off game

    Postal worker wins $10 million in lottery scratch-off game

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-11-02 23:21:34 GMT
    Courtesy Virginia LotteryCourtesy Virginia Lottery

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A U.S. Postal Service worker bought a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket last week on impulse, sat in his car - and screamed.    Woody Simmons found he had won $10 million in the Extreme Millions game.    And then, lottery officials say, Simmons went to his job as if nothing had happened. He kept the ticket in his pocket.    Simmons, who lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, returned to the convenience store in Woodbridge, 

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    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A U.S. Postal Service worker bought a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket last week on impulse, sat in his car - and screamed.    Woody Simmons found he had won $10 million in the Extreme Millions game.    And then, lottery officials say, Simmons went to his job as if nothing had happened. He kept the ticket in his pocket.    Simmons, who lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, returned to the convenience store in Woodbridge, 

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  • Can too much Halloween candy kill you?

    Can too much Halloween candy kill you?

    Thursday, November 2 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-11-02 22:48:17 GMT
    Halloween is over and chances are, if you haven't already eaten yourself into a massive stomach ache- you're probably pretty close. Be honest- we've all eaten enough tiny treats in a day to make it feel as though we might die.  Scientists have some good news for you: the likelihood of you you 'overdosing' on candy is extremely unlikely.  For an average American man, weighing in at about 195.5 lbs, it would take about 155 'fun size' Snickers bars or 102 'fun size...More >>
    Halloween is over and chances are, if you haven't already eaten yourself into a massive stomach ache- you're probably pretty close. Be honest- we've all eaten enough tiny treats in a day to make it feel as though we might die.  Scientists have some good news for you: the likelihood of you you 'overdosing' on candy is extremely unlikely.  For an average American man, weighing in at about 195.5 lbs, it would take about 155 'fun size' Snickers bars or 102 'fun size...More >>
  • Kidnapping victim escapes from trunk at Alabama gas station

    Kidnapping victim escapes from trunk at Alabama gas station

    Thursday, November 2 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-11-02 22:02:00 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. NBC - A man wanted in connection to a kidnapping in Alabama has been captured. Sheriff's Deputies in Chilton County, Alabama have released gas station surveillance video they say shows the man and his kidnapping victim. Officials say the video shows Timothy Jabbar Wyatt leaving his car and entering the gas station's store. It then shows his kidnapping victim jumping out of the trunk of the car and running inside for help. The suspect is then seen running back outside

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    CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. NBC - A man wanted in connection to a kidnapping in Alabama has been captured. Sheriff's Deputies in Chilton County, Alabama have released gas station surveillance video they say shows the man and his kidnapping victim. Officials say the video shows Timothy Jabbar Wyatt leaving his car and entering the gas station's store. It then shows his kidnapping victim jumping out of the trunk of the car and running inside for help. The suspect is then seen running back outside

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  • Officials: Teenager dies after playing Russian Roulette

    Officials: Teenager dies after playing Russian Roulette

    Thursday, November 2 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-11-02 21:50:23 GMT
    Courtesy NBCCourtesy NBC

    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a Mississippi teenager who shot himself while playing Russian Roulette has died.    Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant told news media that 17-year-old Tovaris Deloach died Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Officers found Deloach in a bedroom with an apparent gunshot wound to the head Tuesday.    Columbus police spokesman Joe Dillion says three 

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    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a Mississippi teenager who shot himself while playing Russian Roulette has died.    Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant told news media that 17-year-old Tovaris Deloach died Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Officers found Deloach in a bedroom with an apparent gunshot wound to the head Tuesday.    Columbus police spokesman Joe Dillion says three 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 1st

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 1st

    Thursday, November 2 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-11-02 06:00:16 GMT

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

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

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  • Man tries to open beer with pepper spray; it doesn't go well

    Man tries to open beer with pepper spray; it doesn't go well

    Thursday, November 2 2017 1:56 AM EDT2017-11-02 05:56:55 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) - It's legal to drink beer in German movie theaters - but it's probably not a good idea to try to open your beer bottle with a pepper spray canister.    However, that's exactly what a thirsty moviegoer tried doing at a cinema Monday night in the northwestern German town of Osnabrueck.    Instead of opening his beer, the 29-year-old man broke his pepper spray container and some 200 people had to quickly leave the theater in tears.    

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    BERLIN (AP) - It's legal to drink beer in German movie theaters - but it's probably not a good idea to try to open your beer bottle with a pepper spray canister.    However, that's exactly what a thirsty moviegoer tried doing at a cinema Monday night in the northwestern German town of Osnabrueck.    Instead of opening his beer, the 29-year-old man broke his pepper spray container and some 200 people had to quickly leave the theater in tears.    

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  • The Latest: Trump says NYC suspect should get death penalty

    The Latest: Trump says NYC suspect should get death penalty

    Thursday, November 2 2017 1:04 AM EDT2017-11-02 05:04:14 GMT

    NEW YORK, NY (AP) - The Latest on the deadly truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center (all times local): 12 a.m. President Donald Trump says the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead in New York City should get the death penalty. Trump made the comments late Wednesday on Twitter. Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges earlier Wednesday against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov (sy-foo-LOH' sy-EE'...

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    NEW YORK, NY (AP) - The Latest on the deadly truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center (all times local): 12 a.m. President Donald Trump says the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead in New York City should get the death penalty. Trump made the comments late Wednesday on Twitter. Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges earlier Wednesday against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov (sy-foo-LOH' sy-EE'...

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  • CIA releases 470,000 more files from bin Laden raid

    CIA releases 470,000 more files from bin Laden raid

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-11-01 22:46:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA is releasing never-before-seen video of Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor. The video of Hamza bin Laden as an adult was in a trove of material the CIA recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader at his compound in Pakistan.    Until now, the public has only seen childhood pictures of Hamza bin Laden. He is expected to rise to prominence in the jihadist movement and is being closely watched as the rival Islamic.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA is releasing never-before-seen video of Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor. The video of Hamza bin Laden as an adult was in a trove of material the CIA recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader at his compound in Pakistan.    Until now, the public has only seen childhood pictures of Hamza bin Laden. He is expected to rise to prominence in the jihadist movement and is being closely watched as the rival Islamic.

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  • The Latest: Psychiatrist describes Bergdahl mental disorders

    The Latest: Psychiatrist describes Bergdahl mental disorders

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-11-01 22:26:07 GMT

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local):    12:15 p.m.    A psychiatrist says that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl suffered from a schizophrenia-like condition that helped spur his decision to walk off his post in Afghanistan.    Dr. Charles Morgan testified Wednesday at a sentencing hearing for the 31-year-old Bergdahl on charges he endangered comrades. He faces up to life in prison. 

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    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local):    12:15 p.m.    A psychiatrist says that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl suffered from a schizophrenia-like condition that helped spur his decision to walk off his post in Afghanistan.    Dr. Charles Morgan testified Wednesday at a sentencing hearing for the 31-year-old Bergdahl on charges he endangered comrades. He faces up to life in prison. 

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  • As Trump vows to combat Opioid crisis, Spokane father takes fight to local lawmakers

    As Trump vows to combat Opioid crisis, Spokane father takes fight to local lawmakers

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-11-01 19:10:34 GMT

    MEAD, Wash. - A phone call broke the silence in Scott Myers’ home. He awoke at 3:30 in the morning to a call from paramedics. “They told me they were working on my daughter,” said Myers. "They were unfortunately unable to revive her.” Rachel Myers was just 18-years-old when she died from an overdose from heroin. “It's horrible, especially as a single parent,” said Myers. “You always have that belief or that hope that you can bring them 

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    MEAD, Wash. - A phone call broke the silence in Scott Myers’ home. He awoke at 3:30 in the morning to a call from paramedics. “They told me they were working on my daughter,” said Myers. "They were unfortunately unable to revive her.” Rachel Myers was just 18-years-old when she died from an overdose from heroin. “It's horrible, especially as a single parent,” said Myers. “You always have that belief or that hope that you can bring them 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 31st

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 31st

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-11-01 06:00:18 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 31st.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 31st.

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  • Husband and wife plead guilty to sexually exploiting toddler

    Husband and wife plead guilty to sexually exploiting toddler

    Saturday, October 28 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-10-28 04:22:06 GMT

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - A New York husband and wife have pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 17-month-old girl they baby-sat and making videos of the abuse. Justin and Jessica Crandall pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges tied to the sexual exploitation of the toddler. Prosecutors say the couple baby-sat the child in their home in Sidney between November 2016 and February 2017. They say 28-year-old Justin Crandall shot videos 

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    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - A New York husband and wife have pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 17-month-old girl they baby-sat and making videos of the abuse. Justin and Jessica Crandall pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges tied to the sexual exploitation of the toddler. Prosecutors say the couple baby-sat the child in their home in Sidney between November 2016 and February 2017. They say 28-year-old Justin Crandall shot videos 

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  • Former president Obama called for jury duty in Chicago

    Former president Obama called for jury duty in Chicago

    Saturday, October 28 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-10-28 04:05:17 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama has been called for jury duty in Chicago. Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans on Friday told county commissioners during a budget hearing that Obama, who owns homes in Washington, D.C., and Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, will serve in November. He is registered to vote in Chicago. Evans says Obama's safety will be "uppermost in our minds" when he serves. Those called can be put either in the pool for criminal case or civil hearings.

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    CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama has been called for jury duty in Chicago. Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans on Friday told county commissioners during a budget hearing that Obama, who owns homes in Washington, D.C., and Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, will serve in November. He is registered to vote in Chicago. Evans says Obama's safety will be "uppermost in our minds" when he serves. Those called can be put either in the pool for criminal case or civil hearings.

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  • Man gets locked inside store's beer cooler, decides to start drinking

    Man gets locked inside store's beer cooler, decides to start drinking

    Friday, October 27 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-28 00:14:14 GMT
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    MARSHFIELD, Wisc. - A man who got trapped inside a Wisconsin convenience store cooler Tuesday night turned his evening into quite the party.  According to WISN, 38-year-old Jeremy Van Ert stopped into a Kwik Trip store in Marshfield, Wisconsin to buy beer just before the midnight cutoff for alcohol sales.  As he went into the store's cooler to retrieve his alcoholic beverage of choice, the door closed behind him. The clock struck midnight, 

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    MARSHFIELD, Wisc. - A man who got trapped inside a Wisconsin convenience store cooler Tuesday night turned his evening into quite the party.  According to WISN, 38-year-old Jeremy Van Ert stopped into a Kwik Trip store in Marshfield, Wisconsin to buy beer just before the midnight cutoff for alcohol sales.  As he went into the store's cooler to retrieve his alcoholic beverage of choice, the door closed behind him. The clock struck midnight, 

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  • The Latest: JFK file has Hoover talking KGB theory

    The Latest: JFK file has Hoover talking KGB theory

    Friday, October 27 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-10-27 23:12:55 GMT

     WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the John F. Kennedy assassination files (all times local): ___ 6 p.m. Even the former Soviet Union's intelligence agency had a theory about who killed President John F. Kennedy. That's according to long-secret files on the assassination released Thursday. In a 1966 letter to a presidential assistant, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover wrote that KGB officials claimed to have information "purporting to indicate" 

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     WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the John F. Kennedy assassination files (all times local): ___ 6 p.m. Even the former Soviet Union's intelligence agency had a theory about who killed President John F. Kennedy. That's according to long-secret files on the assassination released Thursday. In a 1966 letter to a presidential assistant, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover wrote that KGB officials claimed to have information "purporting to indicate" 

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  • 4-year-old gives back to officer who helps her hunt for monsters in new home

    4-year-old gives back to officer who helps her hunt for monsters in new home

    Friday, October 27 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-10-27 22:21:33 GMT

    LONGMONT, Colorado - Moving into a new home at 4-years-old can be scary, especially if you're afraid of monsters.  4-year-old Sidney Fahrenbruch developed a bond with police officers in Longmont, Colorado after one of them helped her check her family's new home for monsters, at her request.  Sidney and Officer Dave Bonday did a thorough sweep of the home and yard to make sure it was safe for her family to move in.  Later, she learned 

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    LONGMONT, Colorado - Moving into a new home at 4-years-old can be scary, especially if you're afraid of monsters.  4-year-old Sidney Fahrenbruch developed a bond with police officers in Longmont, Colorado after one of them helped her check her family's new home for monsters, at her request.  Sidney and Officer Dave Bonday did a thorough sweep of the home and yard to make sure it was safe for her family to move in.  Later, she learned 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 26th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 26th

    Friday, October 27 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-27 06:00:15 GMT

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

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

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  • Investigators want to crack computer in well-known cold case

    Investigators want to crack computer in well-known cold case

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:14:36 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) - Police say a computer hard-drive seized in the 2009 disappearance of Utah mother Susan Powell remains locked to investigators. West Valley City Police said Thursday a contractor has managed to crack the first layer of encryption on the drive that belonged to her husband, but additional security has kept investigators from obtaining any information from the machine. Police say other computer drives that 

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    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) - Police say a computer hard-drive seized in the 2009 disappearance of Utah mother Susan Powell remains locked to investigators. West Valley City Police said Thursday a contractor has managed to crack the first layer of encryption on the drive that belonged to her husband, but additional security has kept investigators from obtaining any information from the machine. Police say other computer drives that 

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  • The Latest: Archives release some long-secret JFK files

    The Latest: Archives release some long-secret JFK files

    Thursday, October 26 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-10-26 23:56:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the scheduled release of long-secret documents about the 1963 assassination of President John Kennedy (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is delaying the release of some files on the John Kennedy assassination that were due to come out Thursday. He's approved 2,800 other records for release. White House officials say Trump will state in a coming memo that he had "no choice" but to 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the scheduled release of long-secret documents about the 1963 assassination of President John Kennedy (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is delaying the release of some files on the John Kennedy assassination that were due to come out Thursday. He's approved 2,800 other records for release. White House officials say Trump will state in a coming memo that he had "no choice" but to 

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  • Hammers, axes will help test Trump border wall prototypes

    Hammers, axes will help test Trump border wall prototypes

    Thursday, October 26 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-10-26 23:36:08 GMT
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    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. government has announced that prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed wall are now completed and will be subjected soon to tests assessing their ability to withstand punishment. Workers near San Diego where the prototypes were erected will test their mettle with sledgehammers, torches, pickaxes and battery-operated tools. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner 

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    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. government has announced that prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed wall are now completed and will be subjected soon to tests assessing their ability to withstand punishment. Workers near San Diego where the prototypes were erected will test their mettle with sledgehammers, torches, pickaxes and battery-operated tools. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner 

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  • GOP leaders: House will vote next week on wildfire bill

    GOP leaders: House will vote next week on wildfire bill

    Thursday, October 26 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-10-26 23:15:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Republican leaders say the House will vote next week on a GOP bill to make it easier to cut down trees on national forests to reduce the risk of wildfire. A bill by Arkansas congressman Bruce Westerman would loosen environmental regulations for forest-thinning projects on federal lands. The measure would waive environmental reviews for projects up to 30,000 acres for areas prone to insect infestations, disease or extreme wildfire risk.

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Republican leaders say the House will vote next week on a GOP bill to make it easier to cut down trees on national forests to reduce the risk of wildfire. A bill by Arkansas congressman Bruce Westerman would loosen environmental regulations for forest-thinning projects on federal lands. The measure would waive environmental reviews for projects up to 30,000 acres for areas prone to insect infestations, disease or extreme wildfire risk.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 25th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 25th

    Thursday, October 26 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-26 06:00:12 GMT

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

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

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  • The Latest: Vegas shooter's laptop was missing hard drive

    The Latest: Vegas shooter's laptop was missing hard drive

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-10-26 01:12:17 GMT

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on the investigation of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 6 p.m. A federal official says a laptop found in the Las Vegas shooter's hotel suite after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was missing a hard drive. The official says Wednesday that investigators believe gunman Stephen Paddock removed the hard drive from the laptop before taking his own life after he opened fire on a crowd at a country music festival.

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on the investigation of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 6 p.m. A federal official says a laptop found in the Las Vegas shooter's hotel suite after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was missing a hard drive. The official says Wednesday that investigators believe gunman Stephen Paddock removed the hard drive from the laptop before taking his own life after he opened fire on a crowd at a country music festival.

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  • Fisher-Price recalls 63,000 infant seats after several catch on fire, overheat

    Fisher-Price recalls 63,000 infant seats after several catch on fire, overheat

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-10-26 00:53:06 GMT
    If you own a Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seat or Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat, listen up;  it could overheat and the motor could catch on fire. Fisher-Price is issuing a recall for nearly 63,000 of the infant seats in the United States. According to the October 24th recall, there have been 36 reports of the motion seats overheating, and one report of a fire contained within its motor compartment. Thankfully, no injuries have been repo...More >>
    If you own a Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seat or Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat, listen up;  it could overheat and the motor could catch on fire. Fisher-Price is issuing a recall for nearly 63,000 of the infant seats in the United States. According to the October 24th recall, there have been 36 reports of the motion seats overheating, and one report of a fire contained within its motor compartment. Thankfully, no injuries have been repo...More >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 23rd

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 23rd

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-24 06:00:15 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 23rd.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 23rd.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 19th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 19th

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-20 06:00:17 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 19th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 19th.

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  • Fake school bus tries to pick up students in Michigan neighborhoods

    Fake school bus tries to pick up students in Michigan neighborhoods

    Friday, October 20 2017 1:08 AM EDT2017-10-20 05:08:30 GMT

    VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Michigan school district is warning parents that someone driving an unmarked school bus tried picking up children Thursday in several neighborhoods. Van Buren Public Schools quickly alerted parents about the incident. “Do not allow your students to approach any bus not clearly marked with Van Buren Public Schools on it,” reads the statement posted by Pam Johnson, administrative assistant to the superintendent. 

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    VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Michigan school district is warning parents that someone driving an unmarked school bus tried picking up children Thursday in several neighborhoods. Van Buren Public Schools quickly alerted parents about the incident. “Do not allow your students to approach any bus not clearly marked with Van Buren Public Schools on it,” reads the statement posted by Pam Johnson, administrative assistant to the superintendent. 

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  • Police officer rescues kitten and raccoon found cuddled inside dumpster

    Police officer rescues kitten and raccoon found cuddled inside dumpster

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:45:31 GMT
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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An animal control officer with the Knoxville Police Department responded to a call that resembles the storyline of a Disney movie. According to a Facebook post by the Knoxville Tennessee Police Department Wednesday, Animal Control Officer Nick Powell responded to a call about an animal stuck in a dumpster.  “When Officer Powell looked inside the dumpster he located two unusual companions -- a kitten and a baby 

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An animal control officer with the Knoxville Police Department responded to a call that resembles the storyline of a Disney movie. According to a Facebook post by the Knoxville Tennessee Police Department Wednesday, Animal Control Officer Nick Powell responded to a call about an animal stuck in a dumpster.  “When Officer Powell looked inside the dumpster he located two unusual companions -- a kitten and a baby 

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  • The Latest: Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

    The Latest: Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:41:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Latest on President Trump, Congress and $4.1 trillion budget plan (all times EDT): 9:30 p.m. The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for "massive tax cuts and reform." The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code, cutting rates for individuals and corporations while clearing 

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Latest on President Trump, Congress and $4.1 trillion budget plan (all times EDT): 9:30 p.m. The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for "massive tax cuts and reform." The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code, cutting rates for individuals and corporations while clearing 

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  • Judge orders hotel to secure evidence in Las Vegas massacre

    Judge orders hotel to secure evidence in Las Vegas massacre

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:01:28 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas resort from which a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been ordered to preserve photos, surveillance video and gambling records of the shooter and notes by investigators. A Clark County District Court spokeswoman said Judge Mark Denton on Thursday approved a temporary order sought by lawyers for a California woman who was critically wounded at the country music festival on Oct. 1.

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas resort from which a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been ordered to preserve photos, surveillance video and gambling records of the shooter and notes by investigators. A Clark County District Court spokeswoman said Judge Mark Denton on Thursday approved a temporary order sought by lawyers for a California woman who was critically wounded at the country music festival on Oct. 1.

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  • Say what?! Snapchat turns its dancing hot dog filter into a quirky Halloween costume

    Say what?! Snapchat turns its dancing hot dog filter into a quirky Halloween costume

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:46:34 GMT
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    If you can't get enough of Snapchat's dancing hot dog filter, then hot diggity dog, we have some good news for you! The company is now selling it as a costume on Amazon.  Snapchat introduced the dancing hot dog over the summer, and the animated filter quickly became an internet sensation, inspiring many memes.  And because the internet is...well, the internet...users quickly began posting videos of the ridiculous dancing hot dog in equally ridiculous situations, ...More >>
    If you can't get enough of Snapchat's dancing hot dog filter, then hot diggity dog, we have some good news for you! The company is now selling it as a costume on Amazon.  Snapchat introduced the dancing hot dog over the summer, and the animated filter quickly became an internet sensation, inspiring many memes.  And because the internet is...well, the internet...users quickly began posting videos of the ridiculous dancing hot dog in equally ridiculous situations, ...More >>
  • Newlyweds adopt stray dog after he crashes their wedding

    Newlyweds adopt stray dog after he crashes their wedding

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:26:21 GMT
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    SAO PAULO, Brazil - A four-legged wedding crasher not only stole the bride's big moment, but her (and the groom's) heart. Marília and Matheus Pieroni hoped for an outdoor wedding ceremony last month, but a storm quickly changed their plans and they moved the celebration into a tent.  At the same time, a stray dog happened to be looking for a dry place to wait out the storm, NBC affiliate WCMH-TV Columbus reports. Wedding guests 

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    SAO PAULO, Brazil - A four-legged wedding crasher not only stole the bride's big moment, but her (and the groom's) heart. Marília and Matheus Pieroni hoped for an outdoor wedding ceremony last month, but a storm quickly changed their plans and they moved the celebration into a tent.  At the same time, a stray dog happened to be looking for a dry place to wait out the storm, NBC affiliate WCMH-TV Columbus reports. Wedding guests 

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  • Police: Halloween-masked man attacks neighbor with hatchet

    Police: Halloween-masked man attacks neighbor with hatchet

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:51:18 GMT
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    BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - Police in Pennsylvania say a 70-year-old man wearing a rubbery Halloween mask and brandishing a rusty hatchet attacked his neighbor while he mowed the lawn. Penn Township police Cpl. Jack Ripper tells WPXI-TV that Ronald Postreich attacked his 70-year-old neighbor Wednesday night after years of feuding. Ripper says the two have been arguing over their rural properties near Butler, but this was the first time it turned violent.

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    BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - Police in Pennsylvania say a 70-year-old man wearing a rubbery Halloween mask and brandishing a rusty hatchet attacked his neighbor while he mowed the lawn. Penn Township police Cpl. Jack Ripper tells WPXI-TV that Ronald Postreich attacked his 70-year-old neighbor Wednesday night after years of feuding. Ripper says the two have been arguing over their rural properties near Butler, but this was the first time it turned violent.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th

    Thursday, October 19 2017 2:48 AM EDT2017-10-19 06:48:02 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th.

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  • The Latest: Sheriff's office identifies 3 killed in Maryland

    The Latest: Sheriff's office identifies 3 killed in Maryland

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:10:21 GMT

    EDGEWOOD, Md. - A Maryland sheriff says three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter Wednesday morning as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He says Prince opened fire with a handgun and police are looking for him. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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    EDGEWOOD, Md. - A Maryland sheriff says three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter Wednesday morning as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He says Prince opened fire with a handgun and police are looking for him. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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  • Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office

    Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:38:22 GMT
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    PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey newspaper has scored an easy scoop. A Corvette crashed into the newsroom of the Press of Atlantic City newspaper in Pleasantville. The newspaper reports the car's driver fell asleep Tuesday before driving through an intersection, jumping a curb, traveling about 75 feet (23 meters) and then slamming into the newspaper's office. No one in the office was hurt. The crash shattered two first-floor windows and knoc...

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    PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey newspaper has scored an easy scoop. A Corvette crashed into the newsroom of the Press of Atlantic City newspaper in Pleasantville. The newspaper reports the car's driver fell asleep Tuesday before driving through an intersection, jumping a curb, traveling about 75 feet (23 meters) and then slamming into the newspaper's office. No one in the office was hurt. The crash shattered two first-floor windows and knoc...

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  • Halloween costume clad trio robs bank at gunpoint

    Halloween costume clad trio robs bank at gunpoint

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:00:25 GMT
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    OVIEDO, Fla. NBC - Authorities are searching for three gunmen after a robbery at a bank in Seminole County, Florida.  Officials say the trio was dressed in Halloween costumes when they robbed the Trustco Bank in Oviedo Wednesday morning.  According to police, the three suspects went inside the bank, with their guns and forced the two employee to the back, where the safe is located.  Oviedo Police say they took off in a tan or gold 

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    OVIEDO, Fla. NBC - Authorities are searching for three gunmen after a robbery at a bank in Seminole County, Florida.  Officials say the trio was dressed in Halloween costumes when they robbed the Trustco Bank in Oviedo Wednesday morning.  According to police, the three suspects went inside the bank, with their guns and forced the two employee to the back, where the safe is located.  Oviedo Police say they took off in a tan or gold 

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  • Starbucks is rumored to be releasing 'Zombie Frappuccino' ahead of Halloween

    Starbucks is rumored to be releasing 'Zombie Frappuccino' ahead of Halloween

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:17:17 GMT
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    Starbucks baristas have sparked a spooky rumor on social media.  According to photos released online, Starbucks may be unleashing a terrifying treat ahead of Halloween- a 'Zombie Frappuccino' that is sure to haunt your taste buds.  The 'Zombie Frap' is said to be a blend of green apple caramel powder and pink powder, topped with pink whipped cream to resemble brains. Starbucks hasn't said anything officially about the new drink but word is leaking out from baris...More >>
    Starbucks baristas have sparked a spooky rumor on social media.  According to photos released online, Starbucks may be unleashing a terrifying treat ahead of Halloween- a 'Zombie Frappuccino' that is sure to haunt your taste buds.  The 'Zombie Frap' is said to be a blend of green apple caramel powder and pink powder, topped with pink whipped cream to resemble brains. Starbucks hasn't said anything officially about the new drink but word is leaking out from baris...More >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 17th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 17th

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-18 06:00:16 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 17th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 17th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 16th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 16th

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 2:37 AM EDT2017-10-17 06:37:11 GMT

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

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

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  • Oil rig explosion send 6 to hospital in Louisiana

    Oil rig explosion send 6 to hospital in Louisiana

    Sunday, October 15 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-10-16 03:16:48 GMT
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    LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN, LA - NBC Nightly News reports that an oil rig has exploded in Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana.  6 people have been taken to the hospital. No word on their condition.  The U.S. Coast Guard and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will conduct water quality testing.  BREAKING: Oil rig has exploded and is burning in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans; injuries reported. https://t.co/1vx9hcKEpv - @wdsu 

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    LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN, LA - NBC Nightly News reports that an oil rig has exploded in Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana.  6 people have been taken to the hospital. No word on their condition.  The U.S. Coast Guard and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will conduct water quality testing.  BREAKING: Oil rig has exploded and is burning in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans; injuries reported. https://t.co/1vx9hcKEpv - @wdsu 

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  • Wildfire claims home of 'Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz

    Wildfire claims home of 'Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz

    Saturday, October 14 2017 1:22 AM EDT2017-10-14 05:22:43 GMT
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    SONOMA, Calif. - The home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires but his widow escaped, her stepson confirmed to USA Today Thursday. 78-year-old Jean Schulz evacuated before flames engulfed her hillside home Monday and is staying with a daughter, Monte Schulz. The Schulzes built the split-level home in the 1970's and the cartoonist lived there until his he passed away in 2000.  

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    SONOMA, Calif. - The home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires but his widow escaped, her stepson confirmed to USA Today Thursday. 78-year-old Jean Schulz evacuated before flames engulfed her hillside home Monday and is staying with a daughter, Monte Schulz. The Schulzes built the split-level home in the 1970's and the cartoonist lived there until his he passed away in 2000.  

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  • Ultimate fall fort: people are building life-size pumpkin houses

    Ultimate fall fort: people are building life-size pumpkin houses

    Friday, October 13 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-10-14 03:57:42 GMT
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    Ultimate fall fort: people are building life-size pumpkin houses Whether you decorate with them, carve them, or bake them into a delicious pie, fall isn't complete without pumpkins. Ahead of your next trip to the pumpkin patch, we thought we would offer a creative suggestion: crafting a pumpkin home. Across the country, dozens are ditching the traditional treehouses or blanket forts and instead are using  pumpkins to create an elaborate place to sip a pumpkin spice latte and w...More >>
    Ultimate fall fort: people are building life-size pumpkin houses Whether you decorate with them, carve them, or bake them into a delicious pie, fall isn't complete without pumpkins. Ahead of your next trip to the pumpkin patch, we thought we would offer a creative suggestion: crafting a pumpkin home. Across the country, dozens are ditching the traditional treehouses or blanket forts and instead are using  pumpkins to create an elaborate place to sip a pumpkin spice latte and w...More >>
  • 'She was my life': Longtime loves among those lost in California fire

    'She was my life': Longtime loves among those lost in California fire

    Friday, October 13 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-10-14 01:17:44 GMT
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    CALIFORNIA - More than 30 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary, a woman born with a spinal defect who worked to help others despite her own troubles and a woman who died in her husband's arms as they sought safety in a backyard swimming pool. A look at some of those who were killed in the blazes: TIMID AND 

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    CALIFORNIA - More than 30 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary, a woman born with a spinal defect who worked to help others despite her own troubles and a woman who died in her husband's arms as they sought safety in a backyard swimming pool. A look at some of those who were killed in the blazes: TIMID AND 

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  • Owners of 'Breaking Bad' house builds fence around property to shield it from pizza throwers

    Owners of 'Breaking Bad' house builds fence around property to shield it from pizza throwers

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:55:53 GMT
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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.Y. - A fence is going up around the real Albuquerque house made famous by the methamphetamine-making character Walter White.     Albuquerque's NBC station KOB4 says the owners are installing a 6-foot wrought iron fence on the front of the house used in the TV series "Breaking Bad," which has been plagued by countless fans wanting a snapshot or attempting to recreate an infamous scene from season 

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.Y. - A fence is going up around the real Albuquerque house made famous by the methamphetamine-making character Walter White.     Albuquerque's NBC station KOB4 says the owners are installing a 6-foot wrought iron fence on the front of the house used in the TV series "Breaking Bad," which has been plagued by countless fans wanting a snapshot or attempting to recreate an infamous scene from season 

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  • Danger overhead: reports of exploding sunroofs on the rise

    Danger overhead: reports of exploding sunroofs on the rise

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:26:51 GMT

    How scary is this? Sunroofs are shattering above drivers as they are on the road.  An exploding sunroof might sounds like a freak occurrence, but according to a new Consumer Reports investigation, the problem is more common than first thought.  The report says part of the problem could be the type of glass being used. They are often made with tempered glass instead of laminated glass.  Want to know who topped the list?  The report compiles all the incidents rep...

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    How scary is this? Sunroofs are shattering above drivers as they are on the road.  An exploding sunroof might sounds like a freak occurrence, but according to a new Consumer Reports investigation, the problem is more common than first thought.  The report says part of the problem could be the type of glass being used. They are often made with tempered glass instead of laminated glass.  Want to know who topped the list?  The report compiles all the incidents rep...

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  • Move over, pumpkin spice: Tim Hortons releases 'Buffalo Latte'

    Move over, pumpkin spice: Tim Hortons releases 'Buffalo Latte'

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:56:13 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - How do you celebrate our new lattes in Buffalo, New York? With actual Buffalo-flavored lattes! Come try one from now until 10/20 while supplies last at the Tim Hortons at 3470 Main St in Buffalo, NY 14043 and at 4849 Transit Rd in Depew, NY 14214. We've all heard our fair share of unlikely food pairings, but Tim Hortons' latest latte creation may just take the cake. Behold: the Buffalo Latte. Why eat your Buffalo wings 

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    BUFFALO, N.Y. - How do you celebrate our new lattes in Buffalo, New York? With actual Buffalo-flavored lattes! Come try one from now until 10/20 while supplies last at the Tim Hortons at 3470 Main St in Buffalo, NY 14043 and at 4849 Transit Rd in Depew, NY 14214. We've all heard our fair share of unlikely food pairings, but Tim Hortons' latest latte creation may just take the cake. Behold: the Buffalo Latte. Why eat your Buffalo wings 

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  • Survey: haunted house won't necessarily scare off buyers

    Survey: haunted house won't necessarily scare off buyers

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-10-13 06:15:53 GMT

    Would you move your family into a home where someone had been murdered? Or fall asleep hearing footsteps when no one was really there? What if you got it for a 'screaming' good deal? While many are quick to say no, a Realtor.com 'Haunted Homes' survey says that some homeowners are open to the idea of living with ghoulish house guests if it means more home for their money. The survey of 1,000 people found that 33% of people said they are open to living in a haunted house

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    Would you move your family into a home where someone had been murdered? Or fall asleep hearing footsteps when no one was really there? What if you got it for a 'screaming' good deal? While many are quick to say no, a Realtor.com 'Haunted Homes' survey says that some homeowners are open to the idea of living with ghoulish house guests if it means more home for their money. The survey of 1,000 people found that 33% of people said they are open to living in a haunted house

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 12th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 12th

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-13 06:00:12 GMT

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

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  • The Latest: Aldean strikes defiant tone in return

    The Latest: Aldean strikes defiant tone in return

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:11 AM EDT2017-10-13 05:11:03 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on country singer Jason Aldean's return to the stage (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Country star Jason Aldean took a defiant tone as he resumed his tour almost two weeks after a gunman opened fire during his show in Las Vegas, killing 58 people. Aldean said he won't be shaken by anyone trying to make Americans live in fear. Three songs into his Thursday performance in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Aldean said he 

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    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on country singer Jason Aldean's return to the stage (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Country star Jason Aldean took a defiant tone as he resumed his tour almost two weeks after a gunman opened fire during his show in Las Vegas, killing 58 people. Aldean said he won't be shaken by anyone trying to make Americans live in fear. Three songs into his Thursday performance in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Aldean said he 

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  • Driver tells troopers that car chase was on his bucket list

    Driver tells troopers that car chase was on his bucket list

    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-10-13 01:02:04 GMT
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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket list. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the man refused to halt a little before 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a trooper tried to stop him over a violation on Interstate 80. The 10- to 15-minute chase ended soon after he left the interstate. He was taken 

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket list. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the man refused to halt a little before 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a trooper tried to stop him over a violation on Interstate 80. The 10- to 15-minute chase ended soon after he left the interstate. He was taken 

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  • WATCH: Mom buys “Feisty Pet” toy for son, it backfires

    WATCH: Mom buys “Feisty Pet” toy for son, it backfires

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-10-12 23:21:41 GMT
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    WATERTOWN - A Watertown mom is going viral for a video she posted after she purchased a “Feisty Pet” toy for her kids, thinking it would be a fun treat for them. Well… it backfired. If you're looking for a way to traumatize your child, look no further. Jessica Mags uploaded the video to Facebook Wednesday morning, and it’s been shared more than 700,000 times. Jessica noted that her son is just fine, and loves watching the video she took of 

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    WATERTOWN - A Watertown mom is going viral for a video she posted after she purchased a “Feisty Pet” toy for her kids, thinking it would be a fun treat for them. Well… it backfired. If you're looking for a way to traumatize your child, look no further. Jessica Mags uploaded the video to Facebook Wednesday morning, and it’s been shared more than 700,000 times. Jessica noted that her son is just fine, and loves watching the video she took of 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 11th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 11th

    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-12 06:00:11 GMT

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

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  • Hunting season is here: Arby's releases venison and elk sandwiches

    Hunting season is here: Arby's releases venison and elk sandwiches

    Thursday, October 12 2017 1:48 AM EDT2017-10-12 05:48:53 GMT
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    Fast food chain Arby's is living up to its "we have the meats" slogan with its nationwide debut of the venison sandwich.  On October 21, USA Today says the sandwich will be featured in 3,300 restaurants and features thick-cut venison steak with crispy onions and a berry sauce on a toasted roll. It will only be available while supplies last. Arby's will also begin selling a limited-edition elk sandwich in three restaurants in the states of Montana, Colorado and Wyoming...More >>
    Fast food chain Arby's is living up to its "we have the meats" slogan with its nationwide debut of the venison sandwich.  On October 21, USA Today says the sandwich will be featured in 3,300 restaurants and features thick-cut venison steak with crispy onions and a berry sauce on a toasted roll. It will only be available while supplies last. Arby's will also begin selling a limited-edition elk sandwich in three restaurants in the states of Montana, Colorado and Wyoming...More >>
  • The Latest: 23 now dead from Northern California wildfires

    The Latest: 23 now dead from Northern California wildfires

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-10-12 03:50:35 GMT
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    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities have confirmed two more deaths from Northern California's wildfires, taking the total to 23. The sheriff's office in Sonoma County, where most of the deaths have occurred, said Wednesday night that the toll there has reached 13. The other 10 deaths are dispersed across three other counties. No details have been released on the two newly confirmed dead.

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    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities have confirmed two more deaths from Northern California's wildfires, taking the total to 23. The sheriff's office in Sonoma County, where most of the deaths have occurred, said Wednesday night that the toll there has reached 13. The other 10 deaths are dispersed across three other counties. No details have been released on the two newly confirmed dead.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 10th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 10th

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-11 06:00:12 GMT

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

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 9th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 9th

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-10 06:00:13 GMT

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

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  • The Latest: Thousands flee Southern California wildfire

    The Latest: Thousands flee Southern California wildfire

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 1:58 AM EDT2017-10-10 05:58:37 GMT

    MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) - More than 5,000 Southern California homes were evacuated Monday as fire crews struggled to battle a rapidly growing brush fire. The blaze has scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed dozens of structures in Orange County.

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    MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) - More than 5,000 Southern California homes were evacuated Monday as fire crews struggled to battle a rapidly growing brush fire. The blaze has scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed dozens of structures in Orange County.

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  • Election candidate makes public debut after drunk driving arrest

    Election candidate makes public debut after drunk driving arrest

    Friday, October 6 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-10-07 01:51:01 GMT

    A drunk driving arrest hasn't stopped Adam Papini from running for Municipal Court Judge. After being arrested back in June, for drunk driving while his 10-year-old son was still in the car, Adam Papini remained strong at a judicial candidates forum at the Spokane Club. In fact, Papini showed that this arrest could even help him be a better judge, "I know what it's like to be someone charged with a crime. I know what it's like to be a prosecutor and a public defender."

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    A drunk driving arrest hasn't stopped Adam Papini from running for Municipal Court Judge. After being arrested back in June, for drunk driving while his 10-year-old son was still in the car, Adam Papini remained strong at a judicial candidates forum at the Spokane Club. In fact, Papini showed that this arrest could even help him be a better judge, "I know what it's like to be someone charged with a crime. I know what it's like to be a prosecutor and a public defender."

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  • Trump, French president exchange condolences over attacks

    Trump, French president exchange condolences over attacks

    Friday, October 6 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-10-07 00:01:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have exchanged condolences for attacks in both their countries. Macron expressed his sympathies over the shooting spree Sunday in Las Vegas. Trump conveyed his condolences regarding a knife attack in Marseille, France, the same day. Two women were stabbed to death. The White House says the two leaders discussed 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have exchanged condolences for attacks in both their countries. Macron expressed his sympathies over the shooting spree Sunday in Las Vegas. Trump conveyed his condolences regarding a knife attack in Marseille, France, the same day. Two women were stabbed to death. The White House says the two leaders discussed 

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  • US officials: 4th US soldier dead after attack in Niger

    US officials: 4th US soldier dead after attack in Niger

    Friday, October 6 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-10-06 23:14:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces, U.S. military officials said Friday. The soldier, whose name has not been released, was one of four U.S. troops and four Niger forces killed in the attack. His body was found by Niger soldiers on Friday 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces, U.S. military officials said Friday. The soldier, whose name has not been released, was one of four U.S. troops and four Niger forces killed in the attack. His body was found by Niger soldiers on Friday 

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  • Eric Church breaks down in tribute to Vegas shooting victims

    Eric Church breaks down in tribute to Vegas shooting victims

    Friday, October 6 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-10-06 23:05:22 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country star Eric Church struggled to hold back tears in a tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas and debuted a song he wrote in their honor called "Why Not Me." Church was a headliner at the Route 91 Harvest Festival two days before a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands Sunday night. During his performance Wednesday at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, Church declared: 

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country star Eric Church struggled to hold back tears in a tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas and debuted a song he wrote in their honor called "Why Not Me." Church was a headliner at the Route 91 Harvest Festival two days before a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands Sunday night. During his performance Wednesday at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, Church declared: 

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  • Mad Minute stories for Thursday, October 5th

    Mad Minute stories for Thursday, October 5th

    Friday, October 6 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-06 06:00:13 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories for Thursday, October 5th.

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  • Holy spirits? Closed churches find second life as breweries

    Holy spirits? Closed churches find second life as breweries

    Friday, October 6 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-10-06 05:00:38 GMT
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    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Breweries opening in renovated churches are winning fans but earning disapproval from clergy and worshippers across the U.S. At least 10 new breweries have opened in former churches since 2011 and at least four more are slated to open within the next year. The trend started after the 2007 recession as churches merged or closed because of dwindling membership. The stained glass windows and large 

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    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Breweries opening in renovated churches are winning fans but earning disapproval from clergy and worshippers across the U.S. At least 10 new breweries have opened in former churches since 2011 and at least four more are slated to open within the next year. The trend started after the 2007 recession as churches merged or closed because of dwindling membership. The stained glass windows and large 

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  • Tens of thousands have yet to submit DACA renewals

    Tens of thousands have yet to submit DACA renewals

    Thursday, October 5 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-10-06 00:05:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands of young people eligible for renewed protection from deportation had yet to submit their applications hours before a Trump administration deadline Thursday night. Under a phase-out plan announced by the president last month, more than 150,000 people covered by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program were invited to submit renewal applications by Oct. 5.  DACA shielded 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands of young people eligible for renewed protection from deportation had yet to submit their applications hours before a Trump administration deadline Thursday night. Under a phase-out plan announced by the president last month, more than 150,000 people covered by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program were invited to submit renewal applications by Oct. 5.  DACA shielded 

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  • Netflix to raise prices on most popular subscriptions

    Netflix to raise prices on most popular subscriptions

    Thursday, October 5 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-10-05 23:13:25 GMT
    After two years without raising prices, online content provider Netflix is boosting the of certain subscription plans.  USA Today reports the services's most popular plan will now $10.99 per month, a one dollar increase.  The premium plan will go up by $2.00 to $13.99 per month.  The basic plan will remain unchanged, standing at $7.99 per month.  The new prices will be phased in over several months.  Netflix has already started raising the cost for new cu...More >>
    After two years without raising prices, online content provider Netflix is boosting the of certain subscription plans.  USA Today reports the services's most popular plan will now $10.99 per month, a one dollar increase.  The premium plan will go up by $2.00 to $13.99 per month.  The basic plan will remain unchanged, standing at $7.99 per month.  The new prices will be phased in over several months.  Netflix has already started raising the cost for new cu...More >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 4th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 4th

    Thursday, October 5 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-05 06:00:10 GMT

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

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

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 3rd

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 3rd

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 2:25 AM EDT2017-10-04 06:25:28 GMT

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

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 2nd

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 2nd

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-03 06:00:13 GMT

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

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  • PE teacher tightened jump rope around students’ necks for discipline. Now he’s in jail.

    PE teacher tightened jump rope around students’ necks for discipline. Now he’s in jail.

    Saturday, September 30 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-09-30 04:47:47 GMT
    PE teacher tightened jump rope around students’ necks for discipline. Now he’s in jail.PE teacher tightened jump rope around students’ necks for discipline. Now he’s in jail.

    FRESNO, Calif. KSEE - A Central Unified physical education teacher was arrested Friday after disciplining students by allegedly tightening a jump rope around their necks , the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputies responded to Herndon-Barstow Elementary after receiving reports that students were injured on the playground during 64-year-old Peter Samhammer’s class. Samhammer allegedly placed the rope around several 

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    FRESNO, Calif. KSEE - A Central Unified physical education teacher was arrested Friday after disciplining students by allegedly tightening a jump rope around their necks , the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputies responded to Herndon-Barstow Elementary after receiving reports that students were injured on the playground during 64-year-old Peter Samhammer’s class. Samhammer allegedly placed the rope around several 

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  • NBA suggests to teams unity ideas, reminds of anthem rule

    NBA suggests to teams unity ideas, reminds of anthem rule

    Friday, September 29 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-09-30 03:23:19 GMT

    NEW YORK, NY (AP) - The NBA is recommending teams address fans or show videos expressing themes of unity before their first home games, while reminding them of the rule that players must stand for the national anthem. A memo was sent to teams Friday, a day after Commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players would stand for the anthem . In the memo, obtained by The Associated Press, Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum 

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    NEW YORK, NY (AP) - The NBA is recommending teams address fans or show videos expressing themes of unity before their first home games, while reminding them of the rule that players must stand for the national anthem. A memo was sent to teams Friday, a day after Commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players would stand for the anthem . In the memo, obtained by The Associated Press, Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum 

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  • Patriots fans burn team gear over NFL kneeling protests

    Patriots fans burn team gear over NFL kneeling protests

    Friday, September 29 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-09-30 01:02:42 GMT
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    SWANSEA, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots fans have burned team gear in protest after a number of players kneeled during the national anthem before last weekend's game. More than 100 people came out to Swansea, Massachusetts, on Thursday night to throw Patriots T-shirts and other team apparel into a fire pit as they waved American flags and sang patriotic songs. Mark Shane says he organized the event on his front lawn 

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    SWANSEA, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots fans have burned team gear in protest after a number of players kneeled during the national anthem before last weekend's game. More than 100 people came out to Swansea, Massachusetts, on Thursday night to throw Patriots T-shirts and other team apparel into a fire pit as they waved American flags and sang patriotic songs. Mark Shane says he organized the event on his front lawn 

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  • FAA bans drone flights near major US landmarks

    FAA bans drone flights near major US landmarks

    Friday, September 29 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-09-29 23:52:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drone flights within 400 feet (122 meters) of several national landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. The FAA announced the no-fly drone zones at 10 Department of the Interior sites on Thursday. They take effect Oct. 5. The restricted sites also include Boston National Historical Park, Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park and Jefferson 

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drone flights within 400 feet (122 meters) of several national landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. The FAA announced the no-fly drone zones at 10 Department of the Interior sites on Thursday. They take effect Oct. 5. The restricted sites also include Boston National Historical Park, Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park and Jefferson 

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  • Deer in the headlights: Burglars caught on wildlife camera

    Deer in the headlights: Burglars caught on wildlife camera

    Friday, September 29 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-09-29 23:26:16 GMT
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    CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) - Like deer trapped in the headlights, two burglars have been captured by an outdoor wildlife camera in South Carolina. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says a homeowner's camera recorded images of the thieves, who are accused of stealing a second camera from the home and electronics from other homes. Matthews said an officer from another county and a resident identified the men, one of whom was recorded 

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    CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) - Like deer trapped in the headlights, two burglars have been captured by an outdoor wildlife camera in South Carolina. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says a homeowner's camera recorded images of the thieves, who are accused of stealing a second camera from the home and electronics from other homes. Matthews said an officer from another county and a resident identified the men, one of whom was recorded 

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  • Cops: Gun owner stops knife-wielding skateboarder in Oregon

    Cops: Gun owner stops knife-wielding skateboarder in Oregon

    Friday, September 29 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-09-29 23:15:29 GMT

    LEBANON, Ore. (AP) - Police in Lebanon, Oregon, say a man pulled a gun on a skateboarder who was threatening a driver with a knife. Authorities told KPTV the incident happened Thursday night, when the 30-year-old skateboarder -Michael Van Gelder - got into a confrontation with a driver. A witness with a concealed carry permit saw what was happening and drew his weapon. He ordered the skateboarder to drop the knife. Police say the 

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    LEBANON, Ore. (AP) - Police in Lebanon, Oregon, say a man pulled a gun on a skateboarder who was threatening a driver with a knife. Authorities told KPTV the incident happened Thursday night, when the 30-year-old skateboarder -Michael Van Gelder - got into a confrontation with a driver. A witness with a concealed carry permit saw what was happening and drew his weapon. He ordered the skateboarder to drop the knife. Police say the 

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  • AARP talks to IRS scammer in new Washington "Unmasking the Imposters" Campaign

    AARP talks to IRS scammer in new Washington "Unmasking the Imposters" Campaign

    Friday, September 29 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-09-29 20:09:06 GMT

    Jayesh Dubey, a 19-year-old from Mumbai, India worked in one of the largest IRS scam boiler rooms in the world. Jayesh was unemployed and jumped at the opportunity at a call center answering calls from America. The job offered a starting salary of 16,000 rupees a month (about $250), plus commissions, which is 6-times more than what anyone else was offering.

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    Jayesh Dubey, a 19-year-old from Mumbai, India worked in one of the largest IRS scam boiler rooms in the world. Jayesh was unemployed and jumped at the opportunity at a call center answering calls from America. The job offered a starting salary of 16,000 rupees a month (about $250), plus commissions, which is 6-times more than what anyone else was offering.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 28th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 28th

    Friday, September 29 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-29 06:00:11 GMT

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

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

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  • Special delivery: doughnut shop deliveries made by creepy clown

    Special delivery: doughnut shop deliveries made by creepy clown

    Friday, September 29 2017 1:58 AM EDT2017-09-29 05:58:53 GMT
    Hurts Donut - Frisco Texas Facebook PageHurts Donut - Frisco Texas Facebook Page

    FRISCO, Tex. - It's almost October and the clown craze has made a haunting return. We likely have the 2017 remake of Stephen King's It to thank for that. For anyone with a fear of clowns, Pennywise is what nightmares are made of. Ahead of Halloween, a Texas doughnut shop has introduced a new way you can scare the pants off your Coulrophobic friends (yes, there's a name for the phobia). Hurts Donut in Frisco, Texas lets you send them 

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    FRISCO, Tex. - It's almost October and the clown craze has made a haunting return. We likely have the 2017 remake of Stephen King's It to thank for that. For anyone with a fear of clowns, Pennywise is what nightmares are made of. Ahead of Halloween, a Texas doughnut shop has introduced a new way you can scare the pants off your Coulrophobic friends (yes, there's a name for the phobia). Hurts Donut in Frisco, Texas lets you send them 

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  • The Latest: Rock fall strikes Yosemite for a second day

    The Latest: Rock fall strikes Yosemite for a second day

    Thursday, September 28 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-09-29 01:32:38 GMT

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.(AP) - The Latest on a rock fall in Yosemite that killed a British climber (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Yosemite National Park officials say they have closed one of the exit routes from the park after a new rock fall from El Capitan. The slide came Thursday, a day after a similar slide on Wednesday killed a British climber and injured his female companion. Climbers say Thursday's rock slide was much larger than 

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    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.(AP) - The Latest on a rock fall in Yosemite that killed a British climber (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Yosemite National Park officials say they have closed one of the exit routes from the park after a new rock fall from El Capitan. The slide came Thursday, a day after a similar slide on Wednesday killed a British climber and injured his female companion. Climbers say Thursday's rock slide was much larger than 

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  • Grateful cast, creators ready for 'Will & Grace' return

    Grateful cast, creators ready for 'Will & Grace' return

    Thursday, September 28 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-09-29 00:05:59 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - As soon as Eric McCormack stepped into the old "Will & Grace" kitchen, he was Will Truman again. Debra Messing says she still feels like Grace Adler, but these days, she has to physically warm up before stepping into that persona.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - As soon as Eric McCormack stepped into the old "Will & Grace" kitchen, he was Will Truman again. Debra Messing says she still feels like Grace Adler, but these days, she has to physically warm up before stepping into that persona.

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  • US Air Force Academy investigates racial slurs at school

    US Air Force Academy investigates racial slurs at school

    Thursday, September 28 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-28 23:33:30 GMT
    Lt. Gen. Jay SilveriaLt. Gen. Jay Silveria

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force Academy says someone wrote racial slurs on message boards outside the dormitory rooms of five black students at a preparatory school on the academy campus. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Thursday that Air Force security personnel are investigating. The slurs were discovered Tuesday morning at the prep school, which helps potential students qualify for the four-year 

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    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force Academy says someone wrote racial slurs on message boards outside the dormitory rooms of five black students at a preparatory school on the academy campus. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Thursday that Air Force security personnel are investigating. The slurs were discovered Tuesday morning at the prep school, which helps potential students qualify for the four-year 

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  • Librarian rejects Dr. Seuss books donated by First Lady Melania Trump

    Librarian rejects Dr. Seuss books donated by First Lady Melania Trump

    Thursday, September 28 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-09-28 23:19:57 GMT

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts school district says one of its librarians didn't have permission when she tried to reject a book donation from Melania Trump. Cambridge Public Schools says an editorial letter written by librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro represented her opinions and was not an official statement on behalf of the school district. The librarian's school was among one from each state chosen to receive 10 Dr. Seuss books from 

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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts school district says one of its librarians didn't have permission when she tried to reject a book donation from Melania Trump. Cambridge Public Schools says an editorial letter written by librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro represented her opinions and was not an official statement on behalf of the school district. The librarian's school was among one from each state chosen to receive 10 Dr. Seuss books from 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, September 27th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, September 27th

    Thursday, September 28 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-28 06:00:07 GMT

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

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

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  • Yosemite rock fall kills 1, injures another

    Yosemite rock fall kills 1, injures another

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-09-28 01:02:34 GMT
    Courtesy Yosemite National Park FacebookCourtesy Yosemite National Park Facebook

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a fatal rock fall at Yosemite National Park (all times local): 5 p.m. Officials at Yosemite National Park say one person was killed and another injured in a rock fall on the granite face of El Capitan. Ranger Scott Gediman said rocks came crashing down Wednesday at the height of climbing season with at least 30 climbers on the wall. El Capitan is one of the world's largest granite 

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    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a fatal rock fall at Yosemite National Park (all times local): 5 p.m. Officials at Yosemite National Park say one person was killed and another injured in a rock fall on the granite face of El Capitan. Ranger Scott Gediman said rocks came crashing down Wednesday at the height of climbing season with at least 30 climbers on the wall. El Capitan is one of the world's largest granite 

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  • Missouri bar owner uses NFL jerseys as doormat

    Missouri bar owner uses NFL jerseys as doormat

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-09-28 00:25:56 GMT
    Courtesy NBC NewsCourtesy NBC News

    MISSOURI - NBC News - A Missouri bar owner is taking heat for what at least one passerby saw as a racist doormat out front.  He taped the NFL jerseys of Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick to the ground outside the bar.  The owner says he ordered the jerseys to be used as doormats outside his bar after NFL players started kneeling during the National Anthem at football games.  One person snapped a picture of the jerseys and 

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    MISSOURI - NBC News - A Missouri bar owner is taking heat for what at least one passerby saw as a racist doormat out front.  He taped the NFL jerseys of Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick to the ground outside the bar.  The owner says he ordered the jerseys to be used as doormats outside his bar after NFL players started kneeling during the National Anthem at football games.  One person snapped a picture of the jerseys and 

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  • Mad Minute stories for Tuesday September 26th

    Mad Minute stories for Tuesday September 26th

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-27 06:00:07 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories for Tuesday September 26th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories for Tuesday September 26th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 25th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 25th

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 2:25 AM EDT2017-09-26 06:25:04 GMT

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

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

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  • D.C. child confuses pet store with power company, gets hamster anyway

    D.C. child confuses pet store with power company, gets hamster anyway

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:54:14 GMT
    @PepcoConnect twitter@PepcoConnect twitter

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a mailing mix up, a little girl in Washington, D.C. sent her letter asking pet supply store Petco asking for a hamster to Pepco, a D.C. utility company. Despite her minor mix up, her letter seemed to win over the power company.  Cynthia McCabe, Pepco's Communications Director, tweeted that customer services representatives decided to make Serenity's wish come true and gave her a hamster anyway. What a lucky 

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a mailing mix up, a little girl in Washington, D.C. sent her letter asking pet supply store Petco asking for a hamster to Pepco, a D.C. utility company. Despite her minor mix up, her letter seemed to win over the power company.  Cynthia McCabe, Pepco's Communications Director, tweeted that customer services representatives decided to make Serenity's wish come true and gave her a hamster anyway. What a lucky 

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  • Colorado principal, assistant out after forced-splits video

    Colorado principal, assistant out after forced-splits video

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:57:52 GMT

    DENVER, Co. (AP) - A Colorado principal has retired and an athletic director has resigned after videos surfaced showing a high school cheerleading coach pushing cheerleaders down in splits. Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg also on Friday released a report by a law firm that the district ordered after learning about the videos in August. Officials have said the school administrators saw at least one of the videos in June and 

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    DENVER, Co. (AP) - A Colorado principal has retired and an athletic director has resigned after videos surfaced showing a high school cheerleading coach pushing cheerleaders down in splits. Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg also on Friday released a report by a law firm that the district ordered after learning about the videos in August. Officials have said the school administrators saw at least one of the videos in June and 

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  • Strahan Family opens up memorial to the public

    Strahan Family opens up memorial to the public

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:28:02 GMT

    In a media release from the Strahan family, they said: "The Strahan family invites the public to join them in a memorial service celebrating the life of their son Sam Strahan. The service starts at 2:00 pm in the University High School Gym. The family is so appreciative of the outpouring of love from so many people throughout this community. We hope everyone can join them for this celebration. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers."

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    In a media release from the Strahan family, they said: "The Strahan family invites the public to join them in a memorial service celebrating the life of their son Sam Strahan. The service starts at 2:00 pm in the University High School Gym. The family is so appreciative of the outpouring of love from so many people throughout this community. We hope everyone can join them for this celebration. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers."

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  • Mercedes-Benz agreeing to replace seat heaters after lawsuit

    Mercedes-Benz agreeing to replace seat heaters after lawsuit

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:04:06 GMT

    (AP) - A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of a lawsuit settlement requiring Mercedes-Benz to replace seat heaters in up to 270,000 SUVs. Southern California-based Judge James Selna preliminarily approved the potentially $80 million settlement on Monday. The plaintiffs argue that seat heaters in some Mercedes-Benz SUVs made between 2000 and 2007 have been known to spark or smoke. A California woman who filed the lawsuit in 2014 said her seat heater burned a hole throug...

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    (AP) - A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of a lawsuit settlement requiring Mercedes-Benz to replace seat heaters in up to 270,000 SUVs. Southern California-based Judge James Selna preliminarily approved the potentially $80 million settlement on Monday. The plaintiffs argue that seat heaters in some Mercedes-Benz SUVs made between 2000 and 2007 have been known to spark or smoke. A California woman who filed the lawsuit in 2014 said her seat heater burned a hole throug...

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  • Reports say Kylie Jenner is pregnant with first child

    Reports say Kylie Jenner is pregnant with first child

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:03:37 GMT

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - Is there going to be another addition to the Jenner-Kardashian clan? Several media outlets, including TMZ and People, are reporting Friday that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the reality show family, is expecting a child with her boyfriend Travis Scott. Reps did not confirm the pregnancy, however, and did not immediately respond to The Associated Press' request for comment. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - Is there going to be another addition to the Jenner-Kardashian clan? Several media outlets, including TMZ and People, are reporting Friday that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the reality show family, is expecting a child with her boyfriend Travis Scott. Reps did not confirm the pregnancy, however, and did not immediately respond to The Associated Press' request for comment. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press

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  • PHOTOS: Semi-truck spills pumpkins onto Florida highway

    PHOTOS: Semi-truck spills pumpkins onto Florida highway

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:54:57 GMT
    Courtesy NBC NewsCourtesy NBC News

    PASCO COUNTY, Fla. NBC News - A semi-truck carrying pumpkins crashed early Friday morning in Florida, creating a charred pumpkin mess. The crash closed a portion of the southbound lanes of I-75 in Pasco County. Florida highway patrol investigators say around 4:30 this morning the truck driver was in the outside lane, and drove into a barrier at the exit ramp.  The truck traveled southbound several hundred feet, before coming to rest and bursting into flames. 

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    PASCO COUNTY, Fla. NBC News - A semi-truck carrying pumpkins crashed early Friday morning in Florida, creating a charred pumpkin mess. The crash closed a portion of the southbound lanes of I-75 in Pasco County. Florida highway patrol investigators say around 4:30 this morning the truck driver was in the outside lane, and drove into a barrier at the exit ramp.  The truck traveled southbound several hundred feet, before coming to rest and bursting into flames. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 21st

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 21st

    Friday, September 22 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-22 06:00:10 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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

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  • WWII veteran receives medals he earned nearly 7 decades later

    WWII veteran receives medals he earned nearly 7 decades later

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:27:05 GMT
    Courtesy NBC NewsCourtesy NBC News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. NBC - A WWII veteran finally received the medals he earned while serving in Europe more than seven decades ago. 94-year-old Roscoe Kerr, Junior joined the 28th Medical Depot Company when he was 19. He was in a crash and spent several months in the hospital before being discharged. For decades, he felt like he was never part of the greatest generation because he was never officially recognized. Kerr's son-in-law wrote to the Department of Defense to try and get his medals.

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. NBC - A WWII veteran finally received the medals he earned while serving in Europe more than seven decades ago. 94-year-old Roscoe Kerr, Junior joined the 28th Medical Depot Company when he was 19. He was in a crash and spent several months in the hospital before being discharged. For decades, he felt like he was never part of the greatest generation because he was never officially recognized. Kerr's son-in-law wrote to the Department of Defense to try and get his medals.

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  • Council member gives opponent ABC (already been chewed) gum

    Council member gives opponent ABC (already been chewed) gum

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:09:26 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - A Minneapolis City Council member has given one of her opponents something to chew over - a piece of chewed gum. Twenty-year incumbent Lisa Goodman took the gum out of her mouth and handed it to challenger Teqen Zea-Aida before the start of a candidate forum Tuesday. Goodman asked Zea-Aida: "Would you take my gum, please?" Goodman tells the Star Tribune she couldn't find any paper to get rid 

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    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - A Minneapolis City Council member has given one of her opponents something to chew over - a piece of chewed gum. Twenty-year incumbent Lisa Goodman took the gum out of her mouth and handed it to challenger Teqen Zea-Aida before the start of a candidate forum Tuesday. Goodman asked Zea-Aida: "Would you take my gum, please?" Goodman tells the Star Tribune she couldn't find any paper to get rid 

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  • The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:53:30 GMT
    The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threatThe Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement, branding Trump as "deranged" and warning he will "pay dearly" his threat to "totally destroy" the North if it attacks. The e...

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement, branding Trump as "deranged" and warning he will "pay dearly" his threat to "totally destroy" the North if it attacks. The e...

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  • Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:49:24 GMT
    Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years laterBetter late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    ATTLEBORO, Mass.(AP) - It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library. The Attleboro Public Library posted on its Facebook page Thursday pictures of a copy of "The Young Lady at Home," by T.S. Arthur. The book was returned this week. The due date stamped at the back of the book? Nov. 21, 1938. Library deputy director Amy Rhilinger tells WPRI-TV a man 

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    ATTLEBORO, Mass.(AP) - It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library. The Attleboro Public Library posted on its Facebook page Thursday pictures of a copy of "The Young Lady at Home," by T.S. Arthur. The book was returned this week. The due date stamped at the back of the book? Nov. 21, 1938. Library deputy director Amy Rhilinger tells WPRI-TV a man 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, September 20th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, September 20th

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:00:07 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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

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  • Post Falls teen overcomes disability to learn to read

    Post Falls teen overcomes disability to learn to read

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:11:02 GMT

    “They deemed him disabled at that moment and they said that he would never walk or talk," Tammy Loe and her husband adopted Brandon at the age of two. After dinner, Brandon and his mom spend every evening at the family dining room table, which becomes the classroom. 13-year-old Brandon is a sixth grader at River City Middle School in Post Falls and he loves books. Brandon has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, giving him his fair share of trials and tribulations.

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    “They deemed him disabled at that moment and they said that he would never walk or talk," Tammy Loe and her husband adopted Brandon at the age of two. After dinner, Brandon and his mom spend every evening at the family dining room table, which becomes the classroom. 13-year-old Brandon is a sixth grader at River City Middle School in Post Falls and he loves books. Brandon has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, giving him his fair share of trials and tribulations.

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  • Goat checks into Massachusetts hotel after weekend on the lam

    Goat checks into Massachusetts hotel after weekend on the lam

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:01:04 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    AUBURN, Mass. NBC - Out of the hundreds of calls the Auburn, Massachusetts police department received over the weekend, the ones that stood out most were about a goat. That's right. A goat that was spotted starting at 6 a.m. Friday, just wandering around town. It was spotted near a storage facility, getting on the highway, and by Sunday morning police received a call that the elusive farm animal was at a school. It must've been tired from 

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    AUBURN, Mass. NBC - Out of the hundreds of calls the Auburn, Massachusetts police department received over the weekend, the ones that stood out most were about a goat. That's right. A goat that was spotted starting at 6 a.m. Friday, just wandering around town. It was spotted near a storage facility, getting on the highway, and by Sunday morning police received a call that the elusive farm animal was at a school. It must've been tired from 

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  • Connecticut police say man killed kitten with TV remote, shot another

    Connecticut police say man killed kitten with TV remote, shot another

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:35:57 GMT
    Connecticut police say man killed kitten with TV remote, shot anotherConnecticut police say man killed kitten with TV remote, shot another

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been charged with killing a kitten with a TV remote and shooting another with a BB gun. Police say officers responded to a report that two kittens had been killed inside a West Hartford apartment on Wednesday. Officers say they confirmed one kitten was dead and another was severely injured. They say the 22-year-old man reportedly shot and killed a pet rat with a BB gun and assaulted 

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    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been charged with killing a kitten with a TV remote and shooting another with a BB gun. Police say officers responded to a report that two kittens had been killed inside a West Hartford apartment on Wednesday. Officers say they confirmed one kitten was dead and another was severely injured. They say the 22-year-old man reportedly shot and killed a pet rat with a BB gun and assaulted 

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  • The Latest: Maria dips below major hurricane status

    The Latest: Maria dips below major hurricane status

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:37:01 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 p.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has lost its major hurricane status, dropping to a Category 2 storm after raking Puerto Rico. But forecasters say some strengthening is in the forecast and Maria could again become a major hurricane by Thursday. An update from the Miami-based center says a hurricane hunter plane clocked the top sustained 

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    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 p.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has lost its major hurricane status, dropping to a Category 2 storm after raking Puerto Rico. But forecasters say some strengthening is in the forecast and Maria could again become a major hurricane by Thursday. An update from the Miami-based center says a hurricane hunter plane clocked the top sustained 

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  • Escapees busted breaking back into Mississippi jail

    Escapees busted breaking back into Mississippi jail

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:58:33 GMT
    Courtesy NBC NewsCourtesy NBC News

    HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. NBC News - A jailbreak ends with the escapees busting back "in", and getting busted by police. On Tuesday, three of the accused escapees denied on camera hopping a fence at the county jail in Holmes County, Mississippi earlier this month. They also denied that they were the men caught on camera grabbing everything they could carry from a nearby Dollar General. Police say they palmed and pocketed cigarettes, 

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    HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. NBC News - A jailbreak ends with the escapees busting back "in", and getting busted by police. On Tuesday, three of the accused escapees denied on camera hopping a fence at the county jail in Holmes County, Mississippi earlier this month. They also denied that they were the men caught on camera grabbing everything they could carry from a nearby Dollar General. Police say they palmed and pocketed cigarettes, 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-20 06:00:09 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-19 06:00:09 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th.

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  • Freeman Marine whose sister still attends high school, shares photo of support

    Freeman Marine whose sister still attends high school, shares photo of support

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:15:25 GMT

    Freeman alum, Derek Smith, was hit by the tragedy that struck on Wednesday but couldn't be there for his Freeman family because he has been stationed in Twentynine Palms, California as a Marine. Smith graduated back in 2015, but with his sister still at the high school, he wanted to still show his support, "I was felt like I needed to be there for my sister and my fellow freeman family. But, duty called so I wasn't able to make it home."

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    Freeman alum, Derek Smith, was hit by the tragedy that struck on Wednesday but couldn't be there for his Freeman family because he has been stationed in Twentynine Palms, California as a Marine. Smith graduated back in 2015, but with his sister still at the high school, he wanted to still show his support, "I was felt like I needed to be there for my sister and my fellow freeman family. But, duty called so I wasn't able to make it home."

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  • The Latest: Norma becomes a hurricane over Pacific

    The Latest: Norma becomes a hurricane over Pacific

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-09-16 03:52:54 GMT
    @weatherchannel@weatherchannel

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Tropical Storm Norma has strengthened into a hurricane over the Pacific Ocean on a route that should take it to the Los Cabos resorts at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula by late Sunday or Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Norma was centered about 270 miles (435 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas. It had winds of 75 mph 

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Tropical Storm Norma has strengthened into a hurricane over the Pacific Ocean on a route that should take it to the Los Cabos resorts at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula by late Sunday or Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Norma was centered about 270 miles (435 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas. It had winds of 75 mph 

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  • The Latest: Deliberations stretch on in Slender Man case

    The Latest: Deliberations stretch on in Slender Man case

    Friday, September 15 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-09-16 00:32:44 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on a jury trial to decide whether a Wisconsin girl accused of helping stab a classmate to please horror character Slender Man is mentally competent (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Jurors are still trying to decide whether a Wisconsin girl accused of helping stab a classmate to please horror character Slender Man was mentally competent during the attack. According to investigators, Anissa Weier and Morgan 

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    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on a jury trial to decide whether a Wisconsin girl accused of helping stab a classmate to please horror character Slender Man is mentally competent (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Jurors are still trying to decide whether a Wisconsin girl accused of helping stab a classmate to please horror character Slender Man was mentally competent during the attack. According to investigators, Anissa Weier and Morgan 

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  • Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91

    Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91

    Friday, September 15 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-09-16 00:18:20 GMT
    Harry Dean StantonHarry Dean Stanton

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91. Stanton's agent John S. Kelly says the actor died Friday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kelly said Stanton died of natural causes, but gave no further details. The shambling, craggy-face performer had a decades-long career that included memorable turns in "Alien," ''Paris, Texas," ''Cool Hand Luke" and many 

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91. Stanton's agent John S. Kelly says the actor died Friday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kelly said Stanton died of natural causes, but gave no further details. The shambling, craggy-face performer had a decades-long career that included memorable turns in "Alien," ''Paris, Texas," ''Cool Hand Luke" and many 

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  • Vermont police seek panda-costume wearing theft suspect

    Vermont police seek panda-costume wearing theft suspect

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:38:23 GMT
    Courtesy Williston Police Dept.Courtesy Williston Police Dept.

    WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont police department is asking for help identifying a suspect wearing a panda costume believed to have stolen an airsoft rifle from a sports store. Williston police say the costumed suspect walked into the Dicks Sporting Goods at about 8:20 p.m. Monday, picked up the airsoft rifle and ran out of the store without paying for it. Police responded, but were unable to locate the suspect. Store employees told police the 

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    WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont police department is asking for help identifying a suspect wearing a panda costume believed to have stolen an airsoft rifle from a sports store. Williston police say the costumed suspect walked into the Dicks Sporting Goods at about 8:20 p.m. Monday, picked up the airsoft rifle and ran out of the store without paying for it. Police responded, but were unable to locate the suspect. Store employees told police the 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 14th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 14th

    Friday, September 15 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-15 06:00:09 GMT
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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 14th.

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

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 12th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 12th

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 2:29 AM EDT2017-09-13 06:29:07 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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

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  • What are the guidelines for inspecting fair rides in Washington

    What are the guidelines for inspecting fair rides in Washington

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-09-13 00:07:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The consumer product safety commission regulates how amusement rides are manufactured, but there is no federal oversight on how they're set up, maintained, or operated. That job is up to individual states, and in Washington, the Department of Labor and Industries regulates amusement park rides. We spoke to people at L and I and asked about an alert from the consumer product safety commission back in 2011.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The consumer product safety commission regulates how amusement rides are manufactured, but there is no federal oversight on how they're set up, maintained, or operated. That job is up to individual states, and in Washington, the Department of Labor and Industries regulates amusement park rides. We spoke to people at L and I and asked about an alert from the consumer product safety commission back in 2011.

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  • Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border wall

    Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border wall

    Friday, September 8 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-09-09 00:44:07 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo

    TECATE, Calif. (AP) - There's a giant toddler in Mexico peering over a steel wall that divides that country from the U.S. A French artist who goes by the moniker "JR" erected the cut-out photo of the boy that stands 65 feet (19.81 meters) tall. He has pasted other large-scale portraits around the world, with much of his recent work focused on immigrants and refugees. The unveiling of the boy in Tecate -   about 40 miles (64.37 kilometer) from 

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    TECATE, Calif. (AP) - There's a giant toddler in Mexico peering over a steel wall that divides that country from the U.S. A French artist who goes by the moniker "JR" erected the cut-out photo of the boy that stands 65 feet (19.81 meters) tall. He has pasted other large-scale portraits around the world, with much of his recent work focused on immigrants and refugees. The unveiling of the boy in Tecate -   about 40 miles (64.37 kilometer) from 

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  • Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry dies in crash

    Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry dies in crash

    Friday, September 8 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-09-09 00:37:05 GMT

    LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on a helicopter crash that killed country singer Troy Gentry, half of the duo Montgomery Gentry (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A helicopter pilot who died in a New Jersey crash along with singer Troy Gentry, of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, has been identified. A Medford Police Department spokesman says the pilot was 30-year-old James Evan Robinson, of Meigs, Georgia. Crews removed Robinson's body 

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    LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on a helicopter crash that killed country singer Troy Gentry, half of the duo Montgomery Gentry (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A helicopter pilot who died in a New Jersey crash along with singer Troy Gentry, of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, has been identified. A Medford Police Department spokesman says the pilot was 30-year-old James Evan Robinson, of Meigs, Georgia. Crews removed Robinson's body 

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  • Nowhere will be safe: Can scary words save public from Irma?

    Nowhere will be safe: Can scary words save public from Irma?

    Friday, September 8 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-09-08 23:29:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Catastrophic, life-threatening, extremely dangerous. Scary? Forecasters hope so. The National Weather Service are using as fearful words as they can, on purpose, to warn people about Hurricane Irma and shock them into action, just as they did last month for Hurricane Harvey. National Hurricane Center spokesman and meteorologist Dennis Feltgen says, "Words like catastrophic, get out, life-threatening, hopefully it 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Catastrophic, life-threatening, extremely dangerous. Scary? Forecasters hope so. The National Weather Service are using as fearful words as they can, on purpose, to warn people about Hurricane Irma and shock them into action, just as they did last month for Hurricane Harvey. National Hurricane Center spokesman and meteorologist Dennis Feltgen says, "Words like catastrophic, get out, life-threatening, hopefully it 

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  • Irma-interrupted trip becomes mystery 'cruise to nowhere'

    Irma-interrupted trip becomes mystery 'cruise to nowhere'

    Friday, September 8 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-09-08 23:11:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brian Witte)(AP Photo/Brian Witte)

    MIAMI (AP) - When they first boarded the Norwegian Escape a week ago, passengers knew exactly where they were going. But now they have no idea. After making two stops in Honduras and Belize, the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship skipped ports of call in Mexico and returned to Miami on Thursday, two days early. That allowed hundreds of passengers to disembark - including Floridians who were anxious to secure their homes before the arrival of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to hit Florida...

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    MIAMI (AP) - When they first boarded the Norwegian Escape a week ago, passengers knew exactly where they were going. But now they have no idea. After making two stops in Honduras and Belize, the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship skipped ports of call in Mexico and returned to Miami on Thursday, two days early. That allowed hundreds of passengers to disembark - including Floridians who were anxious to secure their homes before the arrival of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to hit Florida...

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  • 9,000 pot plants found growing on islands in Colorado River

    9,000 pot plants found growing on islands in Colorado River

    Friday, September 8 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-09-08 22:04:44 GMT

    MESA COUNTY, Colorado - NBC - More than 9,000 marijuana plants were discovered after hiding in plain sight for months. They were found on two islands in the middle of the Colorado River in Mesa County Thursday. A  DEA spokesman said the grows were so close to I-70, people have been driving by them.  The islands are each around a half mile long. According to the DEA, officers found a camp site and arrested two people. Currently 

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    MESA COUNTY, Colorado - NBC - More than 9,000 marijuana plants were discovered after hiding in plain sight for months. They were found on two islands in the middle of the Colorado River in Mesa County Thursday. A  DEA spokesman said the grows were so close to I-70, people have been driving by them.  The islands are each around a half mile long. According to the DEA, officers found a camp site and arrested two people. Currently 

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  • AP Exclusive: Miami homeless removed against their will

    AP Exclusive: Miami homeless removed against their will

    Friday, September 8 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-09-08 20:55:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    MIAMI (AP) - Of the 660,000 people facing mandatory evacuation orders in Miami, the city's homeless population is particularly difficult to move into shelters. Many of the city's estimated 1,100 homeless people live in waterfront parks and other places where Hurricane Irma could be most deadly. The Associated Press joined a crew of social workers and police who are giving the homeless a stark choice: either come willingly to a shelter, or be 

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    MIAMI (AP) - Of the 660,000 people facing mandatory evacuation orders in Miami, the city's homeless population is particularly difficult to move into shelters. Many of the city's estimated 1,100 homeless people live in waterfront parks and other places where Hurricane Irma could be most deadly. The Associated Press joined a crew of social workers and police who are giving the homeless a stark choice: either come willingly to a shelter, or be 

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  • Disney World to close ahead of Hurricane Irma

    Disney World to close ahead of Hurricane Irma

    Friday, September 8 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-09-08 20:48:33 GMT
    Photo: Michael Gray / CC BY-SA 2.0Photo: Michael Gray / CC BY-SA 2.0

    ORLANDO, Fla. (NBC) - Hurricane Irma has proved too much even for Mickey Mouse. Disney World in Orlando is shortening its hours for Saturday. Sunday, the park will be closed altogether.  The same for Monday.  Hotels on the resort will be remain open as usual, but the campground will be closed.  Disney officials say they hope to return to business as usual by Tuesday. A number of other amusements parks in Florida are adopting the 

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (NBC) - Hurricane Irma has proved too much even for Mickey Mouse. Disney World in Orlando is shortening its hours for Saturday. Sunday, the park will be closed altogether.  The same for Monday.  Hotels on the resort will be remain open as usual, but the campground will be closed.  Disney officials say they hope to return to business as usual by Tuesday. A number of other amusements parks in Florida are adopting the 

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  • Death toll rises to at least 15 after Magnitude-8 earthquake hits Mexico

    Death toll rises to at least 15 after Magnitude-8 earthquake hits Mexico

    Friday, September 8 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-09-08 13:07:54 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital city, causing people to flee swaying buildings and knocking out lights to part of the city. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.0 and its epicenter was 165 kilometers (102 miles) west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state. It had a depth of 35 kilometers. Even in distant Mexico City the quake was felt so strongly that frightened 

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital city, causing people to flee swaying buildings and knocking out lights to part of the city. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.0 and its epicenter was 165 kilometers (102 miles) west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state. It had a depth of 35 kilometers. Even in distant Mexico City the quake was felt so strongly that frightened 

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  • Mad Minute stories for Thursday, September 7th

    Mad Minute stories for Thursday, September 7th

    Friday, September 8 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-08 06:00:11 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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

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  • The Latest: Hurricane warnings issued for South Florida

    The Latest: Hurricane warnings issued for South Florida

    Friday, September 8 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-09-08 04:21:49 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The National Hurricane Center in Miami has issued hurricane warnings for South Florida and the Keys. Forecasters on Thursday night issued a warning for a sizeable segment of Florida, including the Miami metro area and Lake Okeechobee, as Category 5 Hurricane Irma tracks toward the state with 165 mph (270kph) winds. A storm surge has also 

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    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The National Hurricane Center in Miami has issued hurricane warnings for South Florida and the Keys. Forecasters on Thursday night issued a warning for a sizeable segment of Florida, including the Miami metro area and Lake Okeechobee, as Category 5 Hurricane Irma tracks toward the state with 165 mph (270kph) winds. A storm surge has also 

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  • 11 pounds of meth mailed to man at Hawaii vacation rental

    11 pounds of meth mailed to man at Hawaii vacation rental

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-09-08 03:45:50 GMT

     HONOLULU (AP) - A man is accused of using a Hawaii vacation rental to receive a package sent from California containing 11 pounds of methamphetamine. Court documents say Walter Rolando Atemio Dominguez Garcia was staying at an Airbnb vacation rental in Honolulu when he received the package addressed to him. Federal agents say Garcia wrote a review for the property located on Wilhelmina Rise. Airbnb spokeswoman 

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     HONOLULU (AP) - A man is accused of using a Hawaii vacation rental to receive a package sent from California containing 11 pounds of methamphetamine. Court documents say Walter Rolando Atemio Dominguez Garcia was staying at an Airbnb vacation rental in Honolulu when he received the package addressed to him. Federal agents say Garcia wrote a review for the property located on Wilhelmina Rise. Airbnb spokeswoman 

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  • The Latest: Ex-US presidents to raise money for storm relief

    The Latest: Ex-US presidents to raise money for storm relief

    Thursday, September 7 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-09-08 00:36:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The five living former U.S. presidents are creating the "One America Appeal" to raise money for storm recovery as Texas and Louisiana regroup from Harvey and Florida braces for Hurricane Irma. The hurricane recovery effort was announced Thursday by former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. 

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    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The five living former U.S. presidents are creating the "One America Appeal" to raise money for storm recovery as Texas and Louisiana regroup from Harvey and Florida braces for Hurricane Irma. The hurricane recovery effort was announced Thursday by former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. 

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  • How to find out if your data was part of the Equifax data breach

    How to find out if your data was part of the Equifax data breach

    Thursday, September 7 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-09-08 00:03:40 GMT
    Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States. Equifax said it discovered the breach on July 29. To find out if your data was part of the breach, click here.  You should see a page resembling this: Click on the 'CHECK POTENTIAL IMPACT' button and follow the instructions.  If your information was NOT impacted, you should receive the...More >>
    Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States. Equifax said it discovered the breach on July 29. To find out if your data was part of the breach, click here.  You should see a page resembling this: Click on the 'CHECK POTENTIAL IMPACT' button and follow the instructions.  If your information was NOT impacted, you should receive the...More >>
  • Mad Minute stories for Wednesday, September 6th

    Mad Minute stories for Wednesday, September 6th

    Thursday, September 7 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-07 06:00:06 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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

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  • Only eight dogs remain from forty transported from Texas to Spokane

    Only eight dogs remain from forty transported from Texas to Spokane

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-09-06 22:26:54 GMT
    Only 8 dogs remain from the 40 that were transported to Spokane from Texas. The Spokane Humane Society in partnership with San Antonio Pets Alive transported these dogs in order to make room in shelters for rescues from the floods. The Humane Society is expecting another transport later this week.More >>
    Only 8 dogs remain from the 40 that were transported to Spokane from Texas. The Spokane Humane Society in partnership with San Antonio Pets Alive transported these dogs in order to make room in shelters for rescues from the floods. The Humane Society is expecting another transport later this week.More >>
  • Airlines prepare to cancel flights in Hurricane Irma's path

    Airlines prepare to cancel flights in Hurricane Irma's path

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-09-06 21:44:18 GMT
    Airlines are preparing to cancel Florida flights that are in the path of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane is expected to reach Florida by the weekend. American Airlines says it will begin shutting down operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota and West Palm Beach by Friday afternoon and cancel flights through the weekend. By Wednesday afternoon, American, United, Delta and JetBlue offered waivers letting customers change travel plans to Florida and the Caribbean withou...More >>
    Airlines are preparing to cancel Florida flights that are in the path of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane is expected to reach Florida by the weekend. American Airlines says it will begin shutting down operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota and West Palm Beach by Friday afternoon and cancel flights through the weekend. By Wednesday afternoon, American, United, Delta and JetBlue offered waivers letting customers change travel plans to Florida and the Caribbean withou...More >>
  • Spokane Clean Air Agency: Worst air quality in recorded history

    Spokane Clean Air Agency: Worst air quality in recorded history

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-09-06 19:52:45 GMT
    According to the Spokane Clean Air Agency, yesterday was the worst air quality since the agency started keeping records in 1999. The previous record was 224 AQI and yesterday we reached 254. The City of Spokane is giving out free respiration masks at the Spokane Police Department, S.N.A.P. headquarters, and the Volunteers of America headquarters.More >>
    According to the Spokane Clean Air Agency, yesterday was the worst air quality since the agency started keeping records in 1999. The previous record was 224 AQI and yesterday we reached 254. The City of Spokane is giving out free respiration masks at the Spokane Police Department, S.N.A.P. headquarters, and the Volunteers of America headquarters.More >>
  • 15 states sue Trump on rollback of immigrant protections

    15 states sue Trump on rollback of immigrant protections

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-09-06 19:04:52 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a lawsuit filed by multiple states against President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.(all times local): 2:15 p.m. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit in New York challenging President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. The suit was first announced by Washington state 

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a lawsuit filed by multiple states against President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.(all times local): 2:15 p.m. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit in New York challenging President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. The suit was first announced by Washington state 

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  • Gap to close 200 Banana Republic, Gap locations

    Gap to close 200 Banana Republic, Gap locations

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-09-06 18:39:56 GMT
    Photo Courtesy GapPhoto Courtesy Gap

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Attention shoppers: Gap Inc. is closing up to 200 Gap and Banana Republic locations over the course of the next next three years. San Francisco-based Gap announced Wednesday that it will open 270 new Old Navy and Athleta stores to offset sluggish sales from its namesake stores and upscale Banana Republic. The locations set for closure have not yet been announced, but are considered 'underperforming.' 

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    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Attention shoppers: Gap Inc. is closing up to 200 Gap and Banana Republic locations over the course of the next next three years. San Francisco-based Gap announced Wednesday that it will open 270 new Old Navy and Athleta stores to offset sluggish sales from its namesake stores and upscale Banana Republic. The locations set for closure have not yet been announced, but are considered 'underperforming.' 

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  • The Latest: Florida Gov. says 'get out now' but other messages mixed

    The Latest: Florida Gov. says 'get out now' but other messages mixed

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-09-06 17:59:53 GMT

    MIAMI, Fl. (AP) - The Latest news related to Hurricane Irma in Florida (all times local): 1:45 p.m. People in Florida are getting mixed messages on whether and when to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma. Broward County has just ordered coastal evacuations, mandatory but with no enforcement, as is typical in Florida. Miami Beach has advised evacuating, but not made it mandatory. Miami-Dade County says it may start ordering evacuations today, but has not done so yet. And Florida Go...

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    MIAMI, Fl. (AP) - The Latest news related to Hurricane Irma in Florida (all times local): 1:45 p.m. People in Florida are getting mixed messages on whether and when to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma. Broward County has just ordered coastal evacuations, mandatory but with no enforcement, as is typical in Florida. Miami Beach has advised evacuating, but not made it mandatory. Miami-Dade County says it may start ordering evacuations today, but has not done so yet. And Florida Go...

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 5th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 5th

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 2:19 AM EDT2017-09-06 06:19:22 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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

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  • FIRE MODE: Full list of fires burning in Washington, Idaho and Montana

    FIRE MODE: Full list of fires burning in Washington, Idaho and Montana

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-09-06 01:45:02 GMT

    WILD KHQ.COM - Wondering where all the wildfires are burning in our region and how big they are? This is a complete list of all the fires currently burning in Washington, Idaho and Montana. We will try to keep the list as updated as possible. You can also use the interactive map inside the story to see exactly where fires are burning relative to your location.

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    WILD KHQ.COM - Wondering where all the wildfires are burning in our region and how big they are? This is a complete list of all the fires currently burning in Washington, Idaho and Montana. We will try to keep the list as updated as possible. You can also use the interactive map inside the story to see exactly where fires are burning relative to your location.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 4th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 4th

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-09-05 06:00:08 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

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

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

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  • Law enforcement searches for wanted man considered armed and dangerous near Republic

    Law enforcement searches for wanted man considered armed and dangerous near Republic

    Monday, September 4 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-09-04 13:53:38 GMT
    Robert Showers Jr.Robert Showers Jr.

    REPUBLIC, Wash. - The U.S. Marshals Office is asking for the public's help locating a dangerous and potentially armed felon. Robert W. Showers, 49, is wanted and evaded law enforcement capture near 121 Lambert Creek Road in Republic, WA overnight. Showers was last known to be on foot in the vicinity of Lambert Creek Road.  He is considered a dangerous individual. He may be hiding in neighbors’ barns or other structures. He may also try to go to Kettle Falls, WA.

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    REPUBLIC, Wash. - The U.S. Marshals Office is asking for the public's help locating a dangerous and potentially armed felon. Robert W. Showers, 49, is wanted and evaded law enforcement capture near 121 Lambert Creek Road in Republic, WA overnight. Showers was last known to be on foot in the vicinity of Lambert Creek Road.  He is considered a dangerous individual. He may be hiding in neighbors’ barns or other structures. He may also try to go to Kettle Falls, WA.

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  • Fancher double fire in Medical Lake now 100% contained

    Fancher double fire in Medical Lake now 100% contained

    Monday, September 4 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-09-04 13:42:24 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Fancher Double Fire burning in Medical Lake is now 100% contained. Two engines stayed on scene Sunday night and more resources will be brought in Monday morning to monitor the flames and make sure the fire it out. The fire had grown to more than 200 acres in size since it started Sunday.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Fancher Double Fire burning in Medical Lake is now 100% contained. Two engines stayed on scene Sunday night and more resources will be brought in Monday morning to monitor the flames and make sure the fire it out. The fire had grown to more than 200 acres in size since it started Sunday.

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  • Idaho school to serve deaf, hard-of-hearing preschoolers

    Idaho school to serve deaf, hard-of-hearing preschoolers

    Sunday, September 3 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-09-03 22:29:40 GMT

    (AP) - Borah Elementary is the first location in North Idaho to offer a Total Communication preschool classroom that will serve deaf and hard-of-hearing children as they prepare for their educational futures. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the preschool opens this school year.

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    (AP) - Borah Elementary is the first location in North Idaho to offer a Total Communication preschool classroom that will serve deaf and hard-of-hearing children as they prepare for their educational futures. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the preschool opens this school year.

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  • The Latest: UN Security Council sets urgent NKorea meeting

    The Latest: UN Security Council sets urgent NKorea meeting

    Sunday, September 3 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-09-03 21:23:18 GMT

    (AP) - The Latest on the nuclear test North Korea conducted Sunday - its sixth and largest so far (all times local): 4:35 a.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is responding to North Korea's latest nuclear test by saying threats to the United States and its allies "will be met with a massive military response."

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    (AP) - The Latest on the nuclear test North Korea conducted Sunday - its sixth and largest so far (all times local): 4:35 a.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is responding to North Korea's latest nuclear test by saying threats to the United States and its allies "will be met with a massive military response."

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  • Southeast Idaho, north Utah hit with dozens of earthquakes

    Southeast Idaho, north Utah hit with dozens of earthquakes

    Sunday, September 3 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-03 21:16:45 GMT

    (AP) - The rumbles were constant, spread out by only minutes. KIFI-TV reports that 49 earthquakes rattled southeastern Idaho and Northern Utah on Saturday night into Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey says the largest was a magnitude 5.3 about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Soda Springs, Idaho. It hit at about 6 p.m. Saturday local time. It was followed by smaller aftershocks ranging between magnitude 2.5 and 4.5.

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    (AP) - The rumbles were constant, spread out by only minutes. KIFI-TV reports that 49 earthquakes rattled southeastern Idaho and Northern Utah on Saturday night into Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey says the largest was a magnitude 5.3 about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Soda Springs, Idaho. It hit at about 6 p.m. Saturday local time. It was followed by smaller aftershocks ranging between magnitude 2.5 and 4.5.

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  • UPDATE: Man rescued from the flames at Burning Man festival dies

    UPDATE: Man rescued from the flames at Burning Man festival dies

    Sunday, September 3 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-09-03 19:54:26 GMT

    (AP) - A man rescued from the flames at the Burning Man festival's signature burning of a towering effigy has been airlifted to a hospital. Burning Man organizers say the counter-culture festival attendee broke through safety perimeters about 10:30 p.m. Saturday and ran into the blaze. Black Rock City firefighters rescued the man and treated him at the scene before he was airlifted to a burn treatment center.

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    (AP) - A man rescued from the flames at the Burning Man festival's signature burning of a towering effigy has been airlifted to a hospital. Burning Man organizers say the counter-culture festival attendee broke through safety perimeters about 10:30 p.m. Saturday and ran into the blaze. Black Rock City firefighters rescued the man and treated him at the scene before he was airlifted to a burn treatment center.

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  • The Latest: Fire evacuation ordered in Glacier National Park

    The Latest: Fire evacuation ordered in Glacier National Park

    Sunday, September 3 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-09-03 19:42:26 GMT

    (AP) - The Latest on Montana's wildfires (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Glacier National Park officials have ordered the evacuation of all residents, campers, and tourists from one of the most popular areas of the park. The order that took effect Sunday morning affects the Lake McDonald area, the western side of the dizzying Going-to-the Sun Road and some of the most visited trails in the park.

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    (AP) - The Latest on Montana's wildfires (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Glacier National Park officials have ordered the evacuation of all residents, campers, and tourists from one of the most popular areas of the park. The order that took effect Sunday morning affects the Lake McDonald area, the western side of the dizzying Going-to-the Sun Road and some of the most visited trails in the park.

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