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Idaho School Bus Evacuated Due To Smoke

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MARSING, Idaho (AP) - A southwest Idaho school bus with 35 children aboard had to be evacuated Wednesday morning when the driver noticed smoke from an electrical short.
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Puzzling Rare Birth Defects In Eastern Washington

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The state Health Department is trying to find the cause of an unusually high number of rare birth defects in south-central Washington.
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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CHILD? Authorities Say Missing Burien Teen May Be In Spokane Area

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SPOKANE, Wash.- The King County Sheriff's Office and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children believe that a missing 15-year-old boy may be in the Spokane area. Authorities say 15-year-old Jacob Hays of Burien was last seen on April 3, 2014. He is white with brown hair and brown eyes. He's 5'10" and weighs 160 pounds.  More>>

SPECIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS

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KHQ.COM- A special election was held on Tuesday with various items on the ballot, including library funding in Spokane Valley. Voters approved a measure to create a library capital facilities district, but rejected a bond to pay for two libraries and renovate an existing library. The bond requires a 60% super majority to pass. More>>

PHOTOS: KHQ Covers The President In Oso Video included

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KHQ.COM - President Obama visited Oso one month after the deadly mudslide that so far has killed 41 people. KHQ's Kelsey Watts was in Everett where the President landed and KHQ's Sean Owsley was in Oso during the President's visit. They tweeted out, along with our field producer Josh, a lot of pictures during their coverage, and you can see them all in the slideshow attached to this story. More>>

ALERT! WSP Still Looks For Man Charged With 59 Counts Of Sexual Misconduct With Children

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives in Minnesota believe a former cult leader who sexually abused young girls is now living in the Spokane Area. WSP is asking that you share any information you have that may lead to his arrest. MORE DETAILS INSIDE OF THE STORY>>> More>>

UPDATE: Spokane County Deputies Break-Up Burglary Ring

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KHQ.COM - On Tuesday Deputies served a search warrant at a home on the corner of North Calvin & East Heroy in Spokane Valley. More>>

Judge Rules Samuel Hearing Sealed Video included

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A judge sealed the evidentiary portion of Eldon Samuel III's upcoming preliminary hearing during a status conference this afternoon. The evidentiary portion is the majority of a preliminary hearing, where both parties present their evidence. Samuel III is accused of murdering his father and brother last month. More>>

Vietnam Sentences American Man To Death For Heroin

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - State media say a court in Vietnam has sentenced an American to death for heroin trafficking. The Liberated Saigon newspaper says Jason Dinh, 41, was convicted of trafficking 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin at a one-day trial by Ho Chi Minh City's People's Court on Tuesday. More>>

Family Sues N.J. District Over 'Under God' In Pledge Of Allegiance

A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children. A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.
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FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was filed in state court last month and was announced yesterday by the American Humanist Association.  More>>

UPDATE: Washington State Patrol Trooper Injured In Crash; Driver Was Drunk

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says a 28-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of drunken driving after a crash that damaged two patrol cars and injured a trooper on Interstate 5 in Seattle. More>>

Spokane Police Arrest Cell Phone Thief WIth 2 Foot Sword

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KHQ.COM - A patrol officer conducting Hot Spot patrols near downtown quickly apprehends a cell phone thief. The suspect, 24-year-old Jacob K. McGill was arrested with the stolen cell phone and a 2-foot-long sword. More>>

UPDATE: 2 More Washington Mudslide Victims Identified

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Two more victims of the Washington mudslide have been identified, and the missing list is down to two.
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Cockfighting Investigation: 300 Birds Found In Large Building

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ROCHESTER, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state gambling commission reportedly is investigating reports of cockfighting in the Thurston County community of Rochester.
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Report: Mortuary Worker's Error Led To Body Mix-Up

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KELSO, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state agency says a funeral home worker's failure to immediately attach ID bracelets to the bodies of two men who died at the same hospice caused the mix-up that led to one man's body ending up in a casket at the other man's funeral. More>>

South Korean Ferry: 113 Now Confirmed Dead, 190 Still Missing

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JINDO, South Korea (AP) - As more bodies are recovered from a sunken South Korean ferry, the number of confirmed dead has reached 113, with about 190 people still missing. Meanwhile, four crew members who are accused of abandoning the ship and failing to protect the passengers have been arrested, three days after warrants were issued for the captain and two other crew members. More>>

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 41 Video included

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 41. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office counted two more victims Monday, but said they have not yet been officially identified. >>>KHQ's Sean Owsley and Matt Rogers are in Oso for LIVE coverage from the devastated community as President Obama is expected to arrive Tuesday for a brief visit with families of the victims.>>> More>>

Investigators Looking Into 2 Early Morning Fires

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Firefighters were busy last night fighting 2 different fires. The first fire is still under investigation, and according to Spokane Fire Department PIO Brian Schaeffer, appears to have been a kitchen fire that caused a lot of damage to the home. Twenty firefighters responded to that fire, and some ended up having to leave to fight the 2nd fire, on Olympic. More>>

Garage Fire Spreads To Homes In Mead Video included

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MEAD, Wash. -Firefighters in District #4 responded to a structure fire in the 15000 block of N. Richmond Lane in Mead on Monday night. When firefighters arrived, they found a garage fully engulfed in flames and immediately began their attack. The flames spread from the detached garage to two homes. More>>

UPDATE: Missing Othello Teenager Found Safe

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OTHELLO, Wash. - Authorities say 14-year-old Ashley Cortes-Cohetero has been located and is safe. Thanks to everyone who helped find her. More>>

City Council Asks For Quicker Reviews Of Officer Involved Shootings Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane City Council voted Monday night to send a letter to Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker asking for quicker reviews of officer-involved shootings. The letter cited that recently the Department of Justice questioned the length of time it has taken for many officer-involved shootings to be reviewed, saying some have taken up to a year.  More>>

Two Men Accused Of Plotting To Escape From The Spokane County Jail

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Spokane County Jail inmates face first-degree escape charges after deputies found evidence they were plotting an escape. Deputies say the two inmates, Jeremiah Logan and Jason Cooper, used a tool fashioned out of toenail clippers, a strip of cloth and a towel rack was found in the inmate's cell apparently used for making a hole.  More>>

Grant Co. Detectives Ask Public To Help Identify These Four Robbery Suspects

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GEORGE, Wash. - Grant County detectives are seeking the public’s help with finding four young men who robbed Sandoval’s Market in George, Wash., back on February 13, 2014. Detectives have released four sets of photographs hoping someone will recognize any of the suspects.All four males are described as young and Hispanic. More>>

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  • HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CHILD? Authorities Say Missing Burien Teen May Be In Spokane Area

    HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CHILD? Authorities Say Missing Burien Teen May Be In Spokane Area

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:40:17 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- The King County Sheriff's Office and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children believe that a missing 15-year-old boy may be in the Spokane area. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- The King County Sheriff's Office and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children believe that a missing 15-year-old boy may be in the Spokane area. Authorities say 15-year-old Jacob Hays of Burien was last seen on April 3, 2014. He is white with brown hair and brown eyes. He's 5'10" and weighs 160 pounds. More >>
  • SPECIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS

    SPECIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:02:05 GMT
    KHQ.COM- A special election was held on Tuesday with various items on the ballot, including library funding in Spokane Valley.More >>
    KHQ.COM- A special election was held on Tuesday with various items on the ballot, including library funding in Spokane Valley. Voters approved a measure to create a library capital facilities district, but rejected a bond to pay for two libraries and renovate an existing library. The bond requires a 60% super majority to pass.More >>
  • PHOTOS: KHQ Covers The President In Oso

    PHOTOS: KHQ Covers The President In Oso

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:54:29 GMT
    KHQ.COM - President Obama visited Oso one month after the deadly mudslide that so far has killed 41 people.More >>
    KHQ.COM - President Obama visited Oso one month after the deadly mudslide that so far has killed 41 people. KHQ's Kelsey Watts was in Everett where the President landed and KHQ's Sean Owsley was in Oso during the President's visit. They tweeted out, along with our field producer Josh, a lot of pictures during their coverage, and you can see them all in the slideshow attached to this story.More >>
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  • Shock Talk: JT Fitzgerald

    Shock Talk: JT Fitzgerald

    Spokane Shock defensive back and special teams standout JT Fitzgerald joined John Collett in the SWX Studio for another edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Tuesday, April 22.More >>
    Spokane Shock defensive back and special teams standout JT Fitzgerald joined John Collett in the SWX Studio for another edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Tuesday, April 22.More >>
  • Successful Mud Bog Event at SCR Leads to Schedule Change

    Successful Mud Bog Event at SCR Leads to Schedule Change

    Hundreds of fans made it out to enjoy the first-ever “Mud Bog” experience at SCR last Saturday, April 19. Spectator turn-out exceeded the 2013 opener, another step forward for the facility.More >>
    Hundreds of fans made it out to enjoy the first-ever “Mud Bog” experience at SCR last Saturday, April 19. Spectator turn-out exceeded the 2013 opener, another step forward for the facility.More >>
  • Zags Top WSU 7-2

    Zags Top WSU 7-2

    Payden Cawley Lamb and Sam Brown each drove home two runs as the Gonzaga University baseball team triumphed over Washington State University 7-2 Tuesday night at Bailey-Brayton Field.More >>
    Payden Cawley Lamb and Sam Brown each drove home two runs as the Gonzaga University baseball team triumphed over Washington State University 7-2 Tuesday night at Bailey-Brayton Field.More >>
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