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  • Brother of Spokane Valley man who drove into Hayden Lake speaks

    Brother of Spokane Valley man who drove into Hayden Lake speaks

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-01-17 02:59:29 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - He was a brother, son, father and loved by many. 34-year-old Christopher Lancaster lost his life tragically after crashing his car into Hayden Lake over the weekend. Now his family wants his memory to live on. Chris' brother, Dustin, say Chris had just gotten a new IT job on Friday. Now he leaves behind two sons.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - He was a brother, son, father and loved by many. 34-year-old Christopher Lancaster lost his life tragically after crashing his car into Hayden Lake over the weekend. Now his family wants his memory to live on. Chris' brother, Dustin, say Chris had just gotten a new IT job on Friday. Now he leaves behind two sons.

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  • Potholes damage your car? You can file a claim but you probably won’t collect

    Potholes damage your car? You can file a claim but you probably won’t collect

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:21 PM EST2018-01-17 02:21:32 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Brenna Meredith described the feeling like being in a car accident. “I couldn’t avoid it and my car just thumped on the ground,” said Meredith. “And I was like oh my gosh that’s not good.” Meredith wasn’t in a car accident, she ran over a massive pothole on Regal St. near 57th Ave. “I broke my rim, I broke a piece of my bumper off, all the air was instantly gone out of my tire,” 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Brenna Meredith described the feeling like being in a car accident. “I couldn’t avoid it and my car just thumped on the ground,” said Meredith. “And I was like oh my gosh that’s not good.” Meredith wasn’t in a car accident, she ran over a massive pothole on Regal St. near 57th Ave. “I broke my rim, I broke a piece of my bumper off, all the air was instantly gone out of my tire,” 

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  • Brother of murder victim asks Spokane area to keep an eye out

    Brother of murder victim asks Spokane area to keep an eye out

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:37 PM EST2018-01-17 01:37:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of a Denver murder victim is urging those in the Spokane area to keep an eye out since authorities say the suspect could be here.  Jacob Reed spoke with KHQ over video from Iowa about his brother Joshua. His brother was killed on January 4 in Denver, and Denver police say the suspect is Deven Tomasso. Reed says his brother and Tomasso were friends, which makes this whole thing even more confusing. Reed says his brother was a leader, a poet, and a fathe...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of a Denver murder victim is urging those in the Spokane area to keep an eye out since authorities say the suspect could be here.  Jacob Reed spoke with KHQ over video from Iowa about his brother Joshua. His brother was killed on January 4 in Denver, and Denver police say the suspect is Deven Tomasso. Reed says his brother and Tomasso were friends, which makes this whole thing even more confusing. Reed says his brother was a leader, a poet, and a fathe...

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  • Businesses join support for Washington carbon tax measure

    Businesses join support for Washington carbon tax measure

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-17 00:37:05 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp., REI, environmental groups and others are backing efforts by Gov. Jay Inslee to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change.    Inslee has proposed a new tax of $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions that would start in 2019 and increase annually by 3.5 percent over inflation.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp., REI, environmental groups and others are backing efforts by Gov. Jay Inslee to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change.    Inslee has proposed a new tax of $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions that would start in 2019 and increase annually by 3.5 percent over inflation.

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  • Court docs: Sex offender arrested for Spokane Valley rape was released from jail two days earlier

    Court docs: Sex offender arrested for Spokane Valley rape was released from jail two days earlier

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:14 PM EST2018-01-17 00:14:26 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Court documents released Tuesday are offering more details about an early morning assault that happened at a Spokane Valley gas station early Saturday morning. Registered sex offender Michael Rush was arrested at the gas station near Trent and Vista. Responding deputies saw Rush leaving the gas station bathroom, where a woman in her early 40s was found partially undressed.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Court documents released Tuesday are offering more details about an early morning assault that happened at a Spokane Valley gas station early Saturday morning. Registered sex offender Michael Rush was arrested at the gas station near Trent and Vista. Responding deputies saw Rush leaving the gas station bathroom, where a woman in her early 40s was found partially undressed.

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  • K9 Bane helps arrest uncooperative, armed passenger during traffic stop

    K9 Bane helps arrest uncooperative, armed passenger during traffic stop

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:20 PM EST2018-01-16 23:20:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - During a traffic stop on Sunday night, deputies and K9 Bane worked together to arrest an uncooperative passenger during a stop for a minor traffic violation. Around 8:45 p.m., Deputy Krystal Bitzer noticed a red Chevy Cavalier didn't use its turn signal as it turned south on S. Thomas Mallen Rd. from W. 57th Ave.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - During a traffic stop on Sunday night, deputies and K9 Bane worked together to arrest an uncooperative passenger during a stop for a minor traffic violation. Around 8:45 p.m., Deputy Krystal Bitzer noticed a red Chevy Cavalier didn't use its turn signal as it turned south on S. Thomas Mallen Rd. from W. 57th Ave.

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  • Business group asks Congress for protection for marijuana

    Business group asks Congress for protection for marijuana

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-16 23:02:10 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A group representing marijuana business owners in the West is urging Congress to include language in a government spending bill that would protect pot operations.    The Western Regional Cannabis Business Alliance said Tuesday it is asking for legislative protection after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' signaled a tougher approach to federal pot enforcement.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A group representing marijuana business owners in the West is urging Congress to include language in a government spending bill that would protect pot operations.    The Western Regional Cannabis Business Alliance said Tuesday it is asking for legislative protection after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' signaled a tougher approach to federal pot enforcement.

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  • Spokane fire crews extinguish early morning kitchen fire

    Spokane fire crews extinguish early morning kitchen fire

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-01-16 22:54:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in a basement apartment early Tuesday morning. Crews were called to the 1000 block of E. Dalton Ave. around 5 a.m. Two people were home at the time of the fire and escaped without any injuries. Due to a quick response and aggressive attack, firefighters were able to put the fire out within minutes.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in a basement apartment early Tuesday morning. Crews were called to the 1000 block of E. Dalton Ave. around 5 a.m. Two people were home at the time of the fire and escaped without any injuries. Due to a quick response and aggressive attack, firefighters were able to put the fire out within minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Plan to close Idaho health coverage gap moves forward

    Plan to close Idaho health coverage gap moves forward

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-01-16 22:21:58 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap.    A house committee introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap.    A house committee introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act.

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  • State attorneys general sue to block net-neutrality repeal

    State attorneys general sue to block net-neutrality repeal

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:19 PM EST2018-01-16 22:19:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules. These rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's push to undo them inspired both street and online protests in defense of the Obama-era rules.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules. These rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's push to undo them inspired both street and online protests in defense of the Obama-era rules.

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  • Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:33 AM EST2018-01-16 16:33:33 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - A 93-year-old former heart surgeon with three decades of experience with the Mormon church's top leadership panel has been officially named the faith's president. High-ranking Mormon D. Todd Christofferson announced the selection of Russell M. Nelson as president Tuesday in an address from Salt Lake City that broadcast to Mormons around the world. 

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    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - A 93-year-old former heart surgeon with three decades of experience with the Mormon church's top leadership panel has been officially named the faith's president. High-ranking Mormon D. Todd Christofferson announced the selection of Russell M. Nelson as president Tuesday in an address from Salt Lake City that broadcast to Mormons around the world. 

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  • Spokane Valley firefighters meet someone they saved using pit crew CPR

    Spokane Valley firefighters meet someone they saved using pit crew CPR

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:27 AM EST2018-01-16 07:27:14 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Everyday, firefighters respond to many different calls. But it’s not everyday that they get to reunite with the people they help. On Sunday, Matt Kovich, a firefighter with Spokane Valley Fire Department, was at a fundraiser for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The event takes place in March and raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While there, Matt met someone who had a story he didn’t expect to hear. “We normally don't get to...

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Everyday, firefighters respond to many different calls. But it’s not everyday that they get to reunite with the people they help. On Sunday, Matt Kovich, a firefighter with Spokane Valley Fire Department, was at a fundraiser for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The event takes place in March and raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While there, Matt met someone who had a story he didn’t expect to hear. “We normally don't get to...

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  • Spokane man uses acts of kindness to bring change

    Spokane man uses acts of kindness to bring change

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:14 PM EST2018-01-16 03:14:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of people say they want to make the world a better place, but Sather Gowdy is letting his actions speak for themselves. Gowdy has performed an act of kindness for someone every day for the last 90 days. “To say I’m going to step up and make a little difference for the person who lives next door to me, the person down the street,” said Gowdy. “I think if everyone did that we can go pretty far.” 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of people say they want to make the world a better place, but Sather Gowdy is letting his actions speak for themselves. Gowdy has performed an act of kindness for someone every day for the last 90 days. “To say I’m going to step up and make a little difference for the person who lives next door to me, the person down the street,” said Gowdy. “I think if everyone did that we can go pretty far.” 

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  • Thousands attend MLK Day March in Spokane

    Thousands attend MLK Day March in Spokane

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-01-16 02:44:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Spokane Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. According to Executive Director of the MLK Family Outreach Center, Freda Gandy, 3,100 people attended the annual march. “You use and exercise your rights and your time and talents to bring about change,” said Gandy. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Spokane Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. According to Executive Director of the MLK Family Outreach Center, Freda Gandy, 3,100 people attended the annual march. “You use and exercise your rights and your time and talents to bring about change,” said Gandy. 

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  • Wal-Mart apologizes for labeling professor toilet cleaner

    Wal-Mart apologizes for labeling professor toilet cleaner

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-16 02:23:33 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Wal-Mart manager has apologized to a Montana State University professor who says an employee at the store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a toilet cleaner.    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the apology comes as part of a settlement of a complaint Gilbert Kalonde filed with the Montana Human Rights Bureau after an employee wrote "clean toilets" on the fishing license in 2015.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Wal-Mart manager has apologized to a Montana State University professor who says an employee at the store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a toilet cleaner.    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the apology comes as part of a settlement of a complaint Gilbert Kalonde filed with the Montana Human Rights Bureau after an employee wrote "clean toilets" on the fishing license in 2015.

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  • Police confront man accused of spreading racist fliers, CDs across Sandpoint

    Police confront man accused of spreading racist fliers, CDs across Sandpoint

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:02 PM EST2018-01-16 02:02:34 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - It's a story we've covered multiple times in the past year: A string of hateful fliers circulating, not only through North Idaho, but across the country. Now police in Sandpoint, Idaho, and West Virginia say they have found the man behind them. In a video from the Sandpoint Police Department, officers confront Scott Rhodes about allegedly placing audio CDs on cars at Sandpoint High School.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - It's a story we've covered multiple times in the past year: A string of hateful fliers circulating, not only through North Idaho, but across the country. Now police in Sandpoint, Idaho, and West Virginia say they have found the man behind them. In a video from the Sandpoint Police Department, officers confront Scott Rhodes about allegedly placing audio CDs on cars at Sandpoint High School.

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  • Intoxicated driver ditches stolen car after crashing into 6 vehicles downtown

    Intoxicated driver ditches stolen car after crashing into 6 vehicles downtown

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-01-16 01:25:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to downtown Spokane Monday afternoon for a reported crash. The crash involved several vehicles and a drunk man taking off on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind. It happened around 1 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Main and Lincoln for a crash. As officers started to arrive in the area, they learned that the man who caused the crash was leaving the scene on foot.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to downtown Spokane Monday afternoon for a reported crash. The crash involved several vehicles and a drunk man taking off on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind. It happened around 1 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Main and Lincoln for a crash. As officers started to arrive in the area, they learned that the man who caused the crash was leaving the scene on foot.

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  • 64 degrees at SeaTac ties record high for January

    64 degrees at SeaTac ties record high for January

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-01-16 01:02:56 GMT

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Officials say the temperature in SeaTac Monday has tied a record for highest temperature in January.    The National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter that at 2 p.m. Monday, it was 64 degrees at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.    The weather service says that ties the record high for the month of January.

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    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Officials say the temperature in SeaTac Monday has tied a record for highest temperature in January.    The National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter that at 2 p.m. Monday, it was 64 degrees at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.    The weather service says that ties the record high for the month of January.

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  • Rescuers save kayaker, dog from ice in Sandpoint

    Rescuers save kayaker, dog from ice in Sandpoint

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:57 PM EST2018-01-16 00:57:13 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Fire crews with Selkirk Fire and Rescue responded to an ice rescue call at Chuck Slough in Sandpoint Monday afternoon. Firefighters say a dog fell through the ice and a good Samaritan was in the process of trying to rescue the dog with a kayak. When crews arrived the kayaker was holding the dog up by its caller to keep it from drowning, but was unable to lift the dog into the kayak without tipping over.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Fire crews with Selkirk Fire and Rescue responded to an ice rescue call at Chuck Slough in Sandpoint Monday afternoon. Firefighters say a dog fell through the ice and a good Samaritan was in the process of trying to rescue the dog with a kayak. When crews arrived the kayaker was holding the dog up by its caller to keep it from drowning, but was unable to lift the dog into the kayak without tipping over.

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  • Two injured in late night motorhome fire

    Two injured in late night motorhome fire

    Monday, January 15 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-01-15 23:19:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters report two people were taken to area hospitals after a mobile home fire Sunday night. Just before midnight, multiple units from Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a burning motorhome in the alley behind 1424 W. Maxwell Ave. The fire was quickly extinguished and fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters report two people were taken to area hospitals after a mobile home fire Sunday night. Just before midnight, multiple units from Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a burning motorhome in the alley behind 1424 W. Maxwell Ave. The fire was quickly extinguished and fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading. 

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  • Spike in Nez Perce County overdose deaths

    Spike in Nez Perce County overdose deaths

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-01-15 22:25:57 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say thirteen people died of a drug overdose in Nez Perce County in northern Idaho, at least double the number of any single year in the past nine years.    The Lewiston Morning Tribune reports the county coroner's office compiled the figures, finding that overdose deaths spiked last year compared to the three overdose deaths recorded in 2016.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say thirteen people died of a drug overdose in Nez Perce County in northern Idaho, at least double the number of any single year in the past nine years.    The Lewiston Morning Tribune reports the county coroner's office compiled the figures, finding that overdose deaths spiked last year compared to the three overdose deaths recorded in 2016.

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  • Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills

    Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-15 22:15:07 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A couple who survived last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to prohibit high capacity magazines and to ban so-called bump stocks, trigger modification devices designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a firearm.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A couple who survived last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to prohibit high capacity magazines and to ban so-called bump stocks, trigger modification devices designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a firearm.

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  • Washington won't release driver's license info without order

    Washington won't release driver's license info without order

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:08 PM EST2018-01-15 17:08:42 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law. The agency announced the change Monday following a report in The Seattle Times last week that showed the Department of Licensing was handing over personal information to federal authorities 20 to 30 times a month. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law. The agency announced the change Monday following a report in The Seattle Times last week that showed the Department of Licensing was handing over personal information to federal authorities 20 to 30 times a month. 

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  • Polson postal carriers arrested for trafficking meth on their routes

    Polson postal carriers arrested for trafficking meth on their routes

    Monday, January 15 2018 1:52 AM EST2018-01-15 06:52:47 GMT

    POLSON, Mont- Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

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    POLSON, Mont- Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

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  • Convicted sex offender accused in Spokane Valley rape was there to turn in scratch tickets

    Convicted sex offender accused in Spokane Valley rape was there to turn in scratch tickets

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-01-15 04:55:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- The level three sex offender accused of a brutally raping a Spokane Valley Cenex Zip Trip clerk, told KHQ he went to the gas station to cash in some lottery tickets. From behind bars, he also said used meth shortly before his arrest and doesn't remember several hours from early Saturday. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- The level three sex offender accused of a brutally raping a Spokane Valley Cenex Zip Trip clerk, told KHQ he went to the gas station to cash in some lottery tickets. From behind bars, he also said used meth shortly before his arrest and doesn't remember several hours from early Saturday. 

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  • Celebrate MLK Day in downtown Spokane with a Rally and Unity March

    Celebrate MLK Day in downtown Spokane with a Rally and Unity March

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:33 PM EST2018-01-15 03:33:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The City of Spokane hopes you can join them in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 15.  The day starts Monday morning at 10am with a Rally at the Spokane Convention Center.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- The City of Spokane hopes you can join them in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 15.  The day starts Monday morning at 10am with a Rally at the Spokane Convention Center.

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  • Famed opera singer from Spokane celebrates 100th birthday

    Famed opera singer from Spokane celebrates 100th birthday

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-15 03:05:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- It's not every day that you get to wish someone a Happy 100th Birthday!  Famed opera singer Eleanore Skok celebrated the birthday milestone Sunday with her entire family in Spokane.  Skok grew up in the area, then studied at The Juilliard School. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- It's not every day that you get to wish someone a Happy 100th Birthday!  Famed opera singer Eleanore Skok celebrated the birthday milestone Sunday with her entire family in Spokane.  Skok grew up in the area, then studied at The Juilliard School. 

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  • Woman searching for driver who hit her parked car downtown

    Woman searching for driver who hit her parked car downtown

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:30 PM EST2018-01-15 02:30:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One woman is frustrated and angry after returning to her parked car and finding that it had been hit and she says no note was left. Danielle Collinson says her car was parked at a meter along Browne near Main in downtown Spokane Thursday morning. She went back to her car around 8 a.m. and saw that it had been sideswiped. “I noticed my tire was popped. It wasn't driveable and there was no information left,” she says. The side mirror and some other debris we...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One woman is frustrated and angry after returning to her parked car and finding that it had been hit and she says no note was left. Danielle Collinson says her car was parked at a meter along Browne near Main in downtown Spokane Thursday morning. She went back to her car around 8 a.m. and saw that it had been sideswiped. “I noticed my tire was popped. It wasn't driveable and there was no information left,” she says. The side mirror and some other debris we...

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  • Neighbors on alert after finding suspicious footprints leading from house to house

    Neighbors on alert after finding suspicious footprints leading from house to house

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:20 PM EST2018-01-15 02:20:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A South Hill neighborhood remains on edge after finding fresh footprints in the snow on Thursday. The reason why those prints are suspicious is because they led from house to house to house in the cul-de-sac they live on. Neighbors took photos of all the steps. They originally thought the prints might be from a meter reader. But first of all, none of the footprints led to the home’s meters and Avista told them none of their employees were or had been in the neig...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A South Hill neighborhood remains on edge after finding fresh footprints in the snow on Thursday. The reason why those prints are suspicious is because they led from house to house to house in the cul-de-sac they live on. Neighbors took photos of all the steps. They originally thought the prints might be from a meter reader. But first of all, none of the footprints led to the home’s meters and Avista told them none of their employees were or had been in the neig...

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  • Idaho governor offers limited support for residency plan

    Idaho governor offers limited support for residency plan

    Sunday, January 14 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-14 23:02:27 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state.    Proponents of the $16.3 million plan to fund additional medical residencies say it will help pull Idaho out of its 49th-in-the-nation ranking for the number of physicians per 100,000 residents.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state.    Proponents of the $16.3 million plan to fund additional medical residencies say it will help pull Idaho out of its 49th-in-the-nation ranking for the number of physicians per 100,000 residents.

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  • 2 people hospitalized after car slides off road, down embankment near Reardan

    2 people hospitalized after car slides off road, down embankment near Reardan

    Sunday, January 14 2018 5:12 PM EST2018-01-14 22:12:24 GMT

    REARDAN, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports two people were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center Sunday morning after the car they were in slid on an icy road and down a 100-foot embankment about five miles north of Reardan in Lincoln County.

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    REARDAN, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports two people were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center Sunday morning after the car they were in slid on an icy road and down a 100-foot embankment about five miles north of Reardan in Lincoln County.

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  • Bellingham city officials settle excessive force lawsuit

    Bellingham city officials settle excessive force lawsuit

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:26 PM EST2018-01-14 21:26:48 GMT

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Officials in the western Washington city of Bellingham have agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that two police officers used excessive force during a 2015 arrest. 

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Officials in the western Washington city of Bellingham have agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that two police officers used excessive force during a 2015 arrest. 

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  • Corrections officer, wife charged with luring teen for sex

    Corrections officer, wife charged with luring teen for sex

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:11 PM EST2018-01-14 21:11:22 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - An Oregon corrections officer and his wife, a teacher, have been charged with crimes after prosecutors say they tried to lure a teen girl into a sexual relationship.

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - An Oregon corrections officer and his wife, a teacher, have been charged with crimes after prosecutors say they tried to lure a teen girl into a sexual relationship.

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  • Officials say salvaging roadkill makes a lot of sense

    Officials say salvaging roadkill makes a lot of sense

    Sunday, January 14 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-01-14 20:46:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Idaho and Washington have passed laws allowing people to salvage roadkill, provided they fill out a short form with the state wildlife agency to get a permit.    The Spokesman-Review reports Washington's law, which took effect July 1, 2016, allows for deer and elk only. Between then and the end of 2017, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says 3,099 animals were salvaged off Washington roads.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Idaho and Washington have passed laws allowing people to salvage roadkill, provided they fill out a short form with the state wildlife agency to get a permit.    The Spokesman-Review reports Washington's law, which took effect July 1, 2016, allows for deer and elk only. Between then and the end of 2017, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says 3,099 animals were salvaged off Washington roads.

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  • Spokane fire department helps woman save roommate with CPR

    Spokane fire department helps woman save roommate with CPR

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:43 PM EST2018-01-14 19:43:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department says a woman with no medical experience helped save her roommate early Saturday morning by getting instructions on how to perform CPR over the phone from the Spokane Fire Department. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says they received a call from a woman who was in her bedroom when she heard her roommate fall in the living room.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department says a woman with no medical experience helped save her roommate early Saturday morning by getting instructions on how to perform CPR over the phone from the Spokane Fire Department. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says they received a call from a woman who was in her bedroom when she heard her roommate fall in the living room.

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  • Stevens County fire crews respond to serious head-on crash

    Stevens County fire crews respond to serious head-on crash

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:47 AM EST2018-01-14 07:47:01 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash.- Fire crews in Stevens County are on scene of a head on crash north of Deer Park on Highway 395 at Williams Valley Road. Emergency crews say there were seven people involved in three cars. Two patients were transported with critical injuries and another with serious injuries. Washington State Patrol is on scene and the highway will be closed for the next several hours. 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash.- Fire crews in Stevens County are on scene of a head on crash north of Deer Park on Highway 395 at Williams Valley Road. Emergency crews say there were seven people involved in three cars. Two patients were transported with critical injuries and another with serious injuries. Washington State Patrol is on scene and the highway will be closed for the next several hours. 

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  • Deputies arrest registered sex offender in Spokane Valley gas station assault

    Deputies arrest registered sex offender in Spokane Valley gas station assault

    Saturday, January 13 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-01-14 02:16:09 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responding to an alarm at the Cenex Zip Trip gas station near Trent and Vista arrested 36-year-old Michael D. Rush who was still inside the store. Deputies say the clerk had been viciously beaten and sexually assaulted. She was found inside the bathroom of the store.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responding to an alarm at the Cenex Zip Trip gas station near Trent and Vista arrested 36-year-old Michael D. Rush who was still inside the store. Deputies say the clerk had been viciously beaten and sexually assaulted. She was found inside the bathroom of the store.

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  • Second arrest made in shooting death of former Spokane Empire player

    Second arrest made in shooting death of former Spokane Empire player

    Saturday, January 13 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-01-13 23:58:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a second person has been arrested in the shooting death of former Spokane Empire player Carl Sims.  Just before 1:00 a.m. on October 8th, an argument broke out outside businesses in the area of Sprague Avenue and Washington Street. During the confrontation a man displayed a knife, another grabbed a handgun and fired a shot. Sims was struck by the bullet.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a second person has been arrested in the shooting death of former Spokane Empire player Carl Sims.  Just before 1:00 a.m. on October 8th, an argument broke out outside businesses in the area of Sprague Avenue and Washington Street. During the confrontation a man displayed a knife, another grabbed a handgun and fired a shot. Sims was struck by the bullet.

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  • S. Idaho school district sued after reported student rape

    S. Idaho school district sued after reported student rape

    Saturday, January 13 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-01-13 22:56:52 GMT

    SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit against a south-central Idaho school district that says school officials told the girl she couldn't remain at the school after she was violently raped by an older student in a computer lab.

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    SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit against a south-central Idaho school district that says school officials told the girl she couldn't remain at the school after she was violently raped by an older student in a computer lab.

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  • Police: Bar employee kills patron who opened fire in lot

    Police: Bar employee kills patron who opened fire in lot

    Saturday, January 13 2018 3:15 PM EST2018-01-13 20:15:53 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington state say they're investigating after a bar patron opened fire in the parking lot Saturday morning and injured a man before being shot and killed by a bar employee. 

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington state say they're investigating after a bar patron opened fire in the parking lot Saturday morning and injured a man before being shot and killed by a bar employee. 

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  • Polson mail carriers arrested for suspected meth trafficking

    Polson mail carriers arrested for suspected meth trafficking

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-01-13 17:45:42 GMT

    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes.    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

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    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes.    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

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  • Pet raccoon can't go home, Washington state judge rules

    Pet raccoon can't go home, Washington state judge rules

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-01-13 17:37:13 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A western Washington state court judge has rejected a family's request to return their pet raccoon named Mae.    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Friday ruled that Mae must remain in the possession of state wildlife officials until the court can address the merits of the family's lawsuit against the state.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A western Washington state court judge has rejected a family's request to return their pet raccoon named Mae.    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Friday ruled that Mae must remain in the possession of state wildlife officials until the court can address the merits of the family's lawsuit against the state.

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  • Spokane Valley man killed after driving into Hayden Lake

    Spokane Valley man killed after driving into Hayden Lake

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-01-13 16:17:55 GMT

    HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate Saturday after a car crashed into Hayden Lake with two people inside. Both were taken to the hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead. Deputies received a call that a car was sinking at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch on Hayden Lake around 2:30 a.m.

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    HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate Saturday after a car crashed into Hayden Lake with two people inside. Both were taken to the hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead. Deputies received a call that a car was sinking at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch on Hayden Lake around 2:30 a.m.

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  • Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:25 AM EST2018-01-13 05:25:11 GMT
    Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation CenterPolice fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who fired shots at police is dead after seven officers returned fire in an incident near the Puyallup Recreation Center.  The News Tribune reports police were dispatched to the area at 4 p.m. Friday on a report of a man acting erratically. Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle says the man left his car and ran behind the center, taking a defensive position behind a utility pole. Engle says officers unsuccessfully attem...

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    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who fired shots at police is dead after seven officers returned fire in an incident near the Puyallup Recreation Center.  The News Tribune reports police were dispatched to the area at 4 p.m. Friday on a report of a man acting erratically. Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle says the man left his car and ran behind the center, taking a defensive position behind a utility pole. Engle says officers unsuccessfully attem...

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  • Spokane school bus almost slides into vehicle full of kids

    Spokane school bus almost slides into vehicle full of kids

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-13 03:01:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Scary video taken Thursday near Hatch Rd, just south of 57th Ave., shows a Spokane School bus sliding toward a vehicle full of kids. The driver of this vehicle was pinned between a line of cars and the guardrail, so there was nowhere to go. The bus driver eventually got out, put chains on, and was able to drive away. No one was hurt and the driver was not the one recording this video. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Scary video taken Thursday near Hatch Rd, just south of 57th Ave., shows a Spokane School bus sliding toward a vehicle full of kids. The driver of this vehicle was pinned between a line of cars and the guardrail, so there was nowhere to go. The bus driver eventually got out, put chains on, and was able to drive away. No one was hurt and the driver was not the one recording this video. 

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  • How to increase your odds of survival in the wilderness

    How to increase your odds of survival in the wilderness

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-13 03:01:22 GMT

    NORTH IDAHO - A Rathdrum man survives a night alone in the frigid wilderness. He was found miles from where he vanished; cold, exhausted, but alive. What if you were stranded with no way to call for help? The sheriff's office says they encourage people to take advantage of what nature has to offer, but that comes with risks. Deputies say people should carry some from of a g-p-s device. In the mountains of north Idaho, beauty surrounds with it’s snow capped trees and hills.

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    NORTH IDAHO - A Rathdrum man survives a night alone in the frigid wilderness. He was found miles from where he vanished; cold, exhausted, but alive. What if you were stranded with no way to call for help? The sheriff's office says they encourage people to take advantage of what nature has to offer, but that comes with risks. Deputies say people should carry some from of a g-p-s device. In the mountains of north Idaho, beauty surrounds with it’s snow capped trees and hills.

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  • Spokane woman runs after stolen car, thief apologizes

    Spokane woman runs after stolen car, thief apologizes

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:55 PM EST2018-01-13 02:55:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman who saw her car being stolen refused to let it go. She ran after the car, grabbed her passenger mirror until the suspect finally stopped. She said he actually apologized. "I was just in the moment," said Isabella Trujillo. "I was determined to get my car back." She said she left the car warming up for less than a minute when the thief swooped in. It's a mistake she said she regretted instantly. "I was just in the moment," 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman who saw her car being stolen refused to let it go. She ran after the car, grabbed her passenger mirror until the suspect finally stopped. She said he actually apologized. "I was just in the moment," said Isabella Trujillo. "I was determined to get my car back." She said she left the car warming up for less than a minute when the thief swooped in. It's a mistake she said she regretted instantly. "I was just in the moment," 

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  • County responds to nuisance road complaint

    County responds to nuisance road complaint

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-01-13 02:51:10 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- New information on a story we brought to you last week. A Cheney woman is demanding answers after her street has turned into a pond. She lives in a high risk drainage area where homes have sump pumps. The problem is the water is getting pumped into the road with nowhere to go. The county says they want to help. 

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    CHENEY, Wash.- New information on a story we brought to you last week. A Cheney woman is demanding answers after her street has turned into a pond. She lives in a high risk drainage area where homes have sump pumps. The problem is the water is getting pumped into the road with nowhere to go. The county says they want to help. 

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  • The flu shot: answering your questions

    The flu shot: answering your questions

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:27 PM EST2018-01-13 02:27:49 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- Doctors want you to get your flu shot. The Spokane County Regional Health District says the county saw more than 100 new hospitalizations this past week for the flu. That brings the total for the season close to 300. So far, seven people have died in Spokane County from the flu. Most were elderly and unvaccinated. 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- Doctors want you to get your flu shot. The Spokane County Regional Health District says the county saw more than 100 new hospitalizations this past week for the flu. That brings the total for the season close to 300. So far, seven people have died in Spokane County from the flu. Most were elderly and unvaccinated. 

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  • Spokane tombstones surfacing in unusual places

    Spokane tombstones surfacing in unusual places

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-13 02:24:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a discovery that is as heartbreaking as it is eerie. Neighbors living in North Spokane found two tombstones in a commercial lot. They said they had nowhere else to turn to get answers, so they came together to say "Help me Hayley." "It must have been nighttime when they rolled through here," said one neighbor. "They thought they could just kick these off the back of their truck."  People living along Atlantic, near Francis 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a discovery that is as heartbreaking as it is eerie. Neighbors living in North Spokane found two tombstones in a commercial lot. They said they had nowhere else to turn to get answers, so they came together to say "Help me Hayley." "It must have been nighttime when they rolled through here," said one neighbor. "They thought they could just kick these off the back of their truck."  People living along Atlantic, near Francis 

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  • Montana prosecutor plans crackdown on drug-addicted pregnant women

    Montana prosecutor plans crackdown on drug-addicted pregnant women

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:09 PM EST2018-01-13 02:09:23 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor says he wants to prevent babies from being born addicted to drugs and alcohol by using the threat of jail time as a deterrent for pregnant women. Big Horn County Attorney Jay Harris says he plans to seek civil orders restraining pregnant women from using drugs or alcohol. He said he will seek to have violators held in contempt of court and jailed so the woman does not have access to alcohol or drugs. Caitlin Borgmann, executive dir...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor says he wants to prevent babies from being born addicted to drugs and alcohol by using the threat of jail time as a deterrent for pregnant women. Big Horn County Attorney Jay Harris says he plans to seek civil orders restraining pregnant women from using drugs or alcohol. He said he will seek to have violators held in contempt of court and jailed so the woman does not have access to alcohol or drugs. Caitlin Borgmann, executive dir...

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  • Suspect charged in Cheney pot shop murder found with 'shank' inside jail

    Suspect charged in Cheney pot shop murder found with 'shank' inside jail

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-01-13 01:39:35 GMT
    The man who admitted to murdering a Cheney pot shop employee is facing new charges after deputies say Donovan Culp was found with a five inch 'shank' in his cell at the Spokane County Jail.  According to court documents, Thursday morning a correctional officer received information about a shank being found on his assigned floor. The officer then began searching inmates to find the weapon. During the search, court documents say the officer found a five-inch metal shank with white...More >>
    The man who admitted to murdering a Cheney pot shop employee is facing new charges after deputies say Donovan Culp was found with a five inch 'shank' in his cell at the Spokane County Jail.  According to court documents, Thursday morning a correctional officer received information about a shank being found on his assigned floor. The officer then began searching inmates to find the weapon. During the search, court documents say the officer found a five-inch metal shank with white...More >>
  • Man arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone County

    Man arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone County

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:23 PM EST2018-01-13 01:23:48 GMT
    Man arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone CountyMan arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone County
    On January 11th 2018 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Osburn Police Department, executed a search warrant on 502 Pine Street in Mullan, Idaho. The search warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation pertaining to shots being fired in the direction of homes in the Pine Street area of Mullan. According to the sheriff's office, this had been ongoing since December. Deputies detained Kurt A. Morozko and he was later char...More >>
    On January 11th 2018 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Osburn Police Department, executed a search warrant on 502 Pine Street in Mullan, Idaho. The search warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation pertaining to shots being fired in the direction of homes in the Pine Street area of Mullan. According to the sheriff's office, this had been ongoing since December. Deputies detained Kurt A. Morozko and he was later char...More >>
  • Idaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

    Idaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:53 PM EST2018-01-13 00:53:38 GMT
    Idaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry centerIdaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Correction is looking to open a re-entry center in the Twin Falls area where as many as 120 minimum-security state prisoners could live and work. Department Director Henry Atencio confirmed the plans Tuesday. The Times-News reports the proposed re-entry center would be similar to one that closed in 2011. Gov. Butch Otter is backing the idea and has recommended funding for the center in his fiscal year 2019 budget. &...

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Correction is looking to open a re-entry center in the Twin Falls area where as many as 120 minimum-security state prisoners could live and work. Department Director Henry Atencio confirmed the plans Tuesday. The Times-News reports the proposed re-entry center would be similar to one that closed in 2011. Gov. Butch Otter is backing the idea and has recommended funding for the center in his fiscal year 2019 budget. &...

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  • WATCH: Spokane Police use special equipment to stop man trying to commit suicide by cop

    WATCH: Spokane Police use special equipment to stop man trying to commit suicide by cop

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-01-13 00:48:30 GMT
    Courtesy City of SpokaneCourtesy City of Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Recently released body cam video demonstrates how Spokane Police were able to sue their training and special equipment to avoid shooting a man trying to commit "suicide by cop." According to the City of Spokane, the Dec. 8 incident occurred at a downtown apartment building when a man by the name of Robert allegedly began breaking windows while brandishing a knife. Officers and neighbors tried talking to Robert on the phone to calm him

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Recently released body cam video demonstrates how Spokane Police were able to sue their training and special equipment to avoid shooting a man trying to commit "suicide by cop." According to the City of Spokane, the Dec. 8 incident occurred at a downtown apartment building when a man by the name of Robert allegedly began breaking windows while brandishing a knife. Officers and neighbors tried talking to Robert on the phone to calm him

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  • Human remains found in container in Tukwila, man arrested

    Human remains found in container in Tukwila, man arrested

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-01-13 00:01:22 GMT

    TUKWILA, Wash. - (AP) - Police have arrested a man south of Seattle on investigation of homicide after someone found human remains in a container.  The Tukwila Police Department said Friday that a resident called police Thursday afternoon after discovering the remains in a container outside.  Police say the King County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the person's cause of death.  Police say detectives with the department's major crimes...

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    TUKWILA, Wash. - (AP) - Police have arrested a man south of Seattle on investigation of homicide after someone found human remains in a container.  The Tukwila Police Department said Friday that a resident called police Thursday afternoon after discovering the remains in a container outside.  Police say the King County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the person's cause of death.  Police say detectives with the department's major crimes...

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  • State of Montana starting new effort to reduce child abuse, deaths

    State of Montana starting new effort to reduce child abuse, deaths

    Friday, January 12 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-01-12 23:08:12 GMT
    (AP) - Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect.    Director Sheila Hogan says the agency is expanding a home visiting program for expectant mothers and young families to add five "home visitors" who will work exclusively with families involved in the child protection system.    The visitors and state child abuse caseworkers will work to arrange increased services to at-risk families in...More >>
    (AP) - Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect.    Director Sheila Hogan says the agency is expanding a home visiting program for expectant mothers and young families to add five "home visitors" who will work exclusively with families involved in the child protection system.    The visitors and state child abuse caseworkers will work to arrange increased services to at-risk families in...More >>
  • K-9 Halo nabs suspects in Coeur d'Alene burglary

    K-9 Halo nabs suspects in Coeur d'Alene burglary

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-12 22:58:52 GMT
    Coeur d'Alene Police Dept.Coeur d'Alene Police Dept.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Department K-9 Halo nabbed two suspects in a Coeur d'Alene burglary Thursday night.  According to police, the homeowner came home and found two men stealing items from inside his house. As police arrived, a third man was found a block away in a running vehicle set up as a getaway driver.  With the help of K-9 Halo, officers found the other two men. One was found hiding in a tree on a nearby 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Department K-9 Halo nabbed two suspects in a Coeur d'Alene burglary Thursday night.  According to police, the homeowner came home and found two men stealing items from inside his house. As police arrived, a third man was found a block away in a running vehicle set up as a getaway driver.  With the help of K-9 Halo, officers found the other two men. One was found hiding in a tree on a nearby 

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  • Missing snowmobiler found alive in Panhandle National Forest

    Missing snowmobiler found alive in Panhandle National Forest

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-12 22:51:58 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - UPDATE: Kootenai County Sheriff's tell us missing snowmobiler, Frederick Goodwin of Rathdrum, Idaho has been found alive in Panhandle National Forest.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - UPDATE: Kootenai County Sheriff's tell us missing snowmobiler, Frederick Goodwin of Rathdrum, Idaho has been found alive in Panhandle National Forest.

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  • Judge refuses to reduce $8.1M verdict against Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor

    Judge refuses to reduce $8.1M verdict against Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-12 22:44:19 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A judge is refusing to reduce the $8.1 million verdict against a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor and one of its employees.  Mission Support Alliance and manager Steve Young also had asked for a new trial, but were denied. The Tri-City Herald reported that Judge Doug Federspiel on Wednesday declined to reduce the $2.1 million award for lost wages, and the $6 million award for emotional harm in the civil case.  Julie Atwood, a former ma...

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A judge is refusing to reduce the $8.1 million verdict against a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor and one of its employees.  Mission Support Alliance and manager Steve Young also had asked for a new trial, but were denied. The Tri-City Herald reported that Judge Doug Federspiel on Wednesday declined to reduce the $2.1 million award for lost wages, and the $6 million award for emotional harm in the civil case.  Julie Atwood, a former ma...

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  • School closures, delays, and activity cancellations for our region

    School closures, delays, and activity cancellations for our region

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:10 AM EST2018-01-12 16:10:47 GMT
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    School Closures/Delays Pateros School District - 2 hour delay for Friday Orient School District - 2 hour delay for Friday After School Activity Cancellations Coeur d'Alene Tribal School -No after school program and no basketba...

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    School Closures/Delays Pateros School District - 2 hour delay for Friday Orient School District - 2 hour delay for Friday After School Activity Cancellations Coeur d'Alene Tribal School -No after school program and no basketba...

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  • Restorium in Boundary County reports flu outbreak within the facility

    Restorium in Boundary County reports flu outbreak within the facility

    Friday, January 12 2018 2:03 AM EST2018-01-12 07:03:23 GMT

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho The Restorium in Boundary County reports a flu outbreak within the facility. The cases have been reported to the Panhandle Health District including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Panhandle Health District rules to stop the spread and protect the public and residents of the Restorium include: Visitors should stay away if possible, emergencies accepted. Any visitor, volunteer or employees are asked to stay 

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    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho The Restorium in Boundary County reports a flu outbreak within the facility. The cases have been reported to the Panhandle Health District including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Panhandle Health District rules to stop the spread and protect the public and residents of the Restorium include: Visitors should stay away if possible, emergencies accepted. Any visitor, volunteer or employees are asked to stay 

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  • Montana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting death

    Montana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting death

    Friday, January 12 2018 1:08 AM EST2018-01-12 06:08:45 GMT
    Montana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting deathMontana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting death

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting his estranged wife to death in southern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 47-year-old Joseph DeWise was arrested Thursday on a charge of deliberate homicide stemming from the death of 35-year-old Lauren DeWise. He is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $1 million bail.    Sunday morning's shooting in Belgrade also critically injured one of Lauren DeWise's roommates

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    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting his estranged wife to death in southern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 47-year-old Joseph DeWise was arrested Thursday on a charge of deliberate homicide stemming from the death of 35-year-old Lauren DeWise. He is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $1 million bail.    Sunday morning's shooting in Belgrade also critically injured one of Lauren DeWise's roommates

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  • Spokane man arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with underage girls

    Spokane man arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with underage girls

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:53 AM EST2018-01-12 05:53:10 GMT
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    RICHLAND, Wash. - Detectives have arrested a man who allegedly tried to have sex with underage girls. 38-year-old Donald T Sizer from Spokane was arrested Jan. 9 in an undercover investigation targeting online child exploitation, according to a report from the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC). According to the report, Sizer allegedly tried to lure two underage girls in a Richland park with plans to take them to his hotel room and have sex with them. 

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    RICHLAND, Wash. - Detectives have arrested a man who allegedly tried to have sex with underage girls. 38-year-old Donald T Sizer from Spokane was arrested Jan. 9 in an undercover investigation targeting online child exploitation, according to a report from the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC). According to the report, Sizer allegedly tried to lure two underage girls in a Richland park with plans to take them to his hotel room and have sex with them. 

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  • State agency gives drivers' info to immigration authorities

    State agency gives drivers' info to immigration authorities

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-12 05:10:45 GMT
    (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)(Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state licensing officials say the department has regularly been providing photos and driver's license applications upon request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Washington's Department of Licensing is among a minority of such agencies around the country to allow people living in the country without legal permission to get driver's licenses.  The Seattle Times reports 20 to 30 times a month, the department has been giving resi...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state licensing officials say the department has regularly been providing photos and driver's license applications upon request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Washington's Department of Licensing is among a minority of such agencies around the country to allow people living in the country without legal permission to get driver's licenses.  The Seattle Times reports 20 to 30 times a month, the department has been giving resi...

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  • Federal agency denies Montana's bid for more disaster aid

    Federal agency denies Montana's bid for more disaster aid

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-12 03:07:20 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The federal government has denied Montana's disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles (4,045 square kilometers).  Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December. The federal agency has already granted the state $11 million, covering some of the expenses for eight different fire...

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The federal government has denied Montana's disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles (4,045 square kilometers).  Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December. The federal agency has already granted the state $11 million, covering some of the expenses for eight different fire...

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  • Spokane Police arrest man for stabbing on E. Sprague and N. Ivory

    Spokane Police arrest man for stabbing on E. Sprague and N. Ivory

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-12 03:01:15 GMT
    Spokane Police investigate stabbing on E. Sprague and N. IvorySpokane Police investigate stabbing on E. Sprague and N. Ivory

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday afternoon just before 2:00PM, the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Police Department responded to the report of a stabbing in the 1100 block of E. Sprague Ave.  Officers say that when they arrived, the two suspects had fled the scene.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries which were not life threatening.  Spokane Police Officers and a Spokane Police K9 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday afternoon just before 2:00PM, the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Police Department responded to the report of a stabbing in the 1100 block of E. Sprague Ave.  Officers say that when they arrived, the two suspects had fled the scene.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries which were not life threatening.  Spokane Police Officers and a Spokane Police K9 

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  • Help Me Hayley: Left out in the Cold

    Help Me Hayley: Left out in the Cold

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:56 PM EST2018-01-12 02:56:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With winter weather getting downright nasty in the Inland Northwest, this is no time to be without heat. In fact, not having it could even cost are most vulnerable their lives. One woman hopes her situation with losing heat will help others avoid the same painful scare. That's why she said "Help Me Hayley." "I'm 78-years-old," said Mary Terrell. "I'm disabled. I'm a widow. I just don't have the strength anymore. I just don't have the 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With winter weather getting downright nasty in the Inland Northwest, this is no time to be without heat. In fact, not having it could even cost are most vulnerable their lives. One woman hopes her situation with losing heat will help others avoid the same painful scare. That's why she said "Help Me Hayley." "I'm 78-years-old," said Mary Terrell. "I'm disabled. I'm a widow. I just don't have the strength anymore. I just don't have the 

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  • What are you sick with? Spokane Regional Health District creates quick guide to help

    What are you sick with? Spokane Regional Health District creates quick guide to help

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:39 PM EST2018-01-12 02:39:14 GMT
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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Flu season is hitting Spokane hard. But how do you know if it's the flu, a stomach virus, or a cold? Spokane Regional Health District created a quick reference guide for those not feeling well.  Spokane Regional Health District

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Flu season is hitting Spokane hard. But how do you know if it's the flu, a stomach virus, or a cold? Spokane Regional Health District created a quick reference guide for those not feeling well.  Spokane Regional Health District

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  • Man, woman charged with murder in shooting death of deputy

    Man, woman charged with murder in shooting death of deputy

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:31 PM EST2018-01-12 02:31:06 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have charged a man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy.    The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Frank Pawul was also charged Thursday with kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of county Deputy Daniel McCartney. Pawul's bail was set at $5 million. Alleged getaway driver Brenda Troyer was also charged Thursday with murder and kidnapping. H...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have charged a man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy.    The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Frank Pawul was also charged Thursday with kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of county Deputy Daniel McCartney. Pawul's bail was set at $5 million. Alleged getaway driver Brenda Troyer was also charged Thursday with murder and kidnapping. H...

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  • City of Spokane adds extra snow removal crews

    City of Spokane adds extra snow removal crews

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-12 00:42:12 GMT
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    The City of Spokane says extra snow removal crews are coming in for the night shift; they will work through primary and secondary arterials. Work in residential areas is planned for tomorrow.More >>
    The City of Spokane says extra snow removal crews are coming in for the night shift; they will work through primary and secondary arterials. Work in residential areas is planned for tomorrow.More >>
  • One dead, one injured after pickup crashes into Lake Lenore

    One dead, one injured after pickup crashes into Lake Lenore

    Thursday, January 11 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-01-11 23:30:18 GMT
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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - One person is dead and another seriously injured after a pickup truck went off SR 17 and crashed into Lake Lenore Thursday morning. Washington State Patrol say the truck was heading south on SR 17 just north of Soap Lake when the driver lost control on icy roads. The truck went off the road to the right, rolled down the embankment and landed on its top in the water. Grant County Sheriff’s Office says ..

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - One person is dead and another seriously injured after a pickup truck went off SR 17 and crashed into Lake Lenore Thursday morning. Washington State Patrol say the truck was heading south on SR 17 just north of Soap Lake when the driver lost control on icy roads. The truck went off the road to the right, rolled down the embankment and landed on its top in the water. Grant County Sheriff’s Office says ..

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  • Goodwill employee finds box with cremated remains

    Goodwill employee finds box with cremated remains

    Thursday, January 11 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-11 23:02:09 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police say an employee sorting through items donated to a Goodwill store in Vancouver, Washington, found a wooden box containing cremated remains. The Columbian reports Vancouver police are looking for any family members or people associated with the box so it can be returned. Police say officers on Sunday were called to the Goodwill store in the northern suburb of Portland, Oregon, after the trapezoidal box was discovered. The box has two...

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police say an employee sorting through items donated to a Goodwill store in Vancouver, Washington, found a wooden box containing cremated remains. The Columbian reports Vancouver police are looking for any family members or people associated with the box so it can be returned. Police say officers on Sunday were called to the Goodwill store in the northern suburb of Portland, Oregon, after the trapezoidal box was discovered. The box has two...

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  • Man wanted for serious crash caught after barricading inside home near Soap Lake

    Man wanted for serious crash caught after barricading inside home near Soap Lake

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:50 PM EST2018-01-11 22:50:15 GMT

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - A felon wanted in connection to a Dec. 9, 2017 pursuit and crash that seriously injured a Moses Lake woman was arrested Wednesday evening after barricading himself inside a Soap Lake area home. U.S. Marshals, sheriff’s deputies and officers assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force tracked 29-year-old Nicholas Romero Rivera to the home in the 20000 block of Road A-

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    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - A felon wanted in connection to a Dec. 9, 2017 pursuit and crash that seriously injured a Moses Lake woman was arrested Wednesday evening after barricading himself inside a Soap Lake area home. U.S. Marshals, sheriff’s deputies and officers assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force tracked 29-year-old Nicholas Romero Rivera to the home in the 20000 block of Road A-

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  • Authorities: Idaho snowmobiler presumed dead after avalanche

    Authorities: Idaho snowmobiler presumed dead after avalanche

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-01-11 22:42:08 GMT
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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an eastern Idaho man missing since he was caught in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon is now presumed dead. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says emergency workers received a report at 5 p.m. Wednesday that a snowmobile rider was caught in an avalanche near Mount Jefferson in the Centennial Mountains of Island Park. Other people snowmobiling with him tried to find the man 

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an eastern Idaho man missing since he was caught in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon is now presumed dead. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says emergency workers received a report at 5 p.m. Wednesday that a snowmobile rider was caught in an avalanche near Mount Jefferson in the Centennial Mountains of Island Park. Other people snowmobiling with him tried to find the man 

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  • Gov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling plan

    Gov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling plan

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-01-11 22:36:38 GMT
    Gov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling planGov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling plan

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee is asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to remove Washington, along with the entire Pacific coastline, from a list of proposed sites for potential offshore oil and gas drilling.    In a letter sent Thursday, Inslee cited the recent decision to remove Florida's coastlines from the proposed program, writing that "every state should be granted a similar opportunity to protect its marine and coastal waters."    

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee is asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to remove Washington, along with the entire Pacific coastline, from a list of proposed sites for potential offshore oil and gas drilling.    In a letter sent Thursday, Inslee cited the recent decision to remove Florida's coastlines from the proposed program, writing that "every state should be granted a similar opportunity to protect its marine and coastal waters."    

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  • Report: Trump suggests positive relationship with NK leader

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-01-11 22:11:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has suggested in an interview that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declines to say whether they have spoken. Trump told The Wall Street Journal Thursday, "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un." Asked if he had spoken with Kim, Trump was evasive: "I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment." 

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has suggested in an interview that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declines to say whether they have spoken. Trump told The Wall Street Journal Thursday, "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un." Asked if he had spoken with Kim, Trump was evasive: "I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment." 

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  • Garbage truck rolls down embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course; Driver suffers minor injuries

    Garbage truck rolls down embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course; Driver suffers minor injuries

    Thursday, January 11 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-01-11 21:21:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Waste Management driver was injured early Thursday morning after rolling a garbage truck down an embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course.  Firefighters responded to the crash and were able to provide medical assistance the driver and carefully bring him up the steep embankment. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Waste Management driver was injured early Thursday morning after rolling a garbage truck down an embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course.  Firefighters responded to the crash and were able to provide medical assistance the driver and carefully bring him up the steep embankment. 

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  • UPDATE: Stolen compressor found

    UPDATE: Stolen compressor found

    Thursday, January 11 2018 2:10 PM EST2018-01-11 19:10:42 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputy Gorham recovered the stolen compressor a few hours after we put the information out asking for our Community’s assistance.  Thank you to everyone who helped disseminate the information, helped look for compressor and ultimately locate it.    

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputy Gorham recovered the stolen compressor a few hours after we put the information out asking for our Community’s assistance.  Thank you to everyone who helped disseminate the information, helped look for compressor and ultimately locate it.    

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  • Hit-and-run driver leaves license plate behind at Spokane crash scene

    Hit-and-run driver leaves license plate behind at Spokane crash scene

    Thursday, January 11 2018 2:17 AM EST2018-01-11 07:17:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local woman has been left shaken by a hit and run in North Spokane. She was at a red light at Mission and Hamilton, just north of Gonzaga campus, when someone drove into her. Now the woman and her family are hoping to find the person responsible for the crash that totaled her car, and they may be in luck thanks to something the other driver left behind.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local woman has been left shaken by a hit and run in North Spokane. She was at a red light at Mission and Hamilton, just north of Gonzaga campus, when someone drove into her. Now the woman and her family are hoping to find the person responsible for the crash that totaled her car, and they may be in luck thanks to something the other driver left behind.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th

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

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

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

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  • Surveillance video of young teens prowling in North Spokane goes viral

    Surveillance video of young teens prowling in North Spokane goes viral

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 9:57 PM EST2018-01-11 02:57:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Trevin Barrington and Matt Culnane took matters into their own hands when their home attracted some unwanted guests. The two roommates wanted to teach a pair of young teenagers a lesson. “I don’t want some little kid locked up for going to his old house,” said Culnane. “They’re just kids making stupid decision and hopefully they’re done.” 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Trevin Barrington and Matt Culnane took matters into their own hands when their home attracted some unwanted guests. The two roommates wanted to teach a pair of young teenagers a lesson. “I don’t want some little kid locked up for going to his old house,” said Culnane. “They’re just kids making stupid decision and hopefully they’re done.” 

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  • Husband of cardiac arrest survivor thanks Spokane Valley Firefighters

    Husband of cardiac arrest survivor thanks Spokane Valley Firefighters

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-11 02:23:42 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to cardiac arrest and Spokane Valley firefighters are taking advantage of each moment thanks to a new approach to CPR. KHQ first told you about this Tuesday night – Pit Crew CPR. It’s a team effort that firefighters are using to help save lives and requires all hands on deck. After the story aired, one viewer called in saying he wanted to share the story of how the method saved his wife’s life. Ken Gairson say...

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to cardiac arrest and Spokane Valley firefighters are taking advantage of each moment thanks to a new approach to CPR. KHQ first told you about this Tuesday night – Pit Crew CPR. It’s a team effort that firefighters are using to help save lives and requires all hands on deck. After the story aired, one viewer called in saying he wanted to share the story of how the method saved his wife’s life. Ken Gairson say...

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  • Kellogg School District: All schools closed until Monday for flu outbreak

    Kellogg School District: All schools closed until Monday for flu outbreak

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-01-11 02:17:42 GMT

    KELLOGG, Idaho - All schools and buildings in the Kellogg School District will be closed, and all activities suspended until until Monday, Jan. 15th because of a flu outbreak. The district says the purpose of this closure is to allow staff and students to stay home, get plenty of rest and seek any necessary medical services. The temporary closure will also allow district cleaning staff to conduct a deep cleaning of all facilities. All schools will re-

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    KELLOGG, Idaho - All schools and buildings in the Kellogg School District will be closed, and all activities suspended until until Monday, Jan. 15th because of a flu outbreak. The district says the purpose of this closure is to allow staff and students to stay home, get plenty of rest and seek any necessary medical services. The temporary closure will also allow district cleaning staff to conduct a deep cleaning of all facilities. All schools will re-

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  • Spokane mom says purse thieves targeted her at preschool parking lot

    Spokane mom says purse thieves targeted her at preschool parking lot

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-01-11 01:50:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane mother has a warning for the community after her car was broken into while she was dropping off her child at preschool. Michaela says that when she first pulled up, she saw a car she didn’t recognize with at least two people inside she hadn’t seen before. But, she parked and got her kid out of the car to get him signed in. “I was there for not even five minutes,” she says. But when she came out, that strange car she saw was gone and...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane mother has a warning for the community after her car was broken into while she was dropping off her child at preschool. Michaela says that when she first pulled up, she saw a car she didn’t recognize with at least two people inside she hadn’t seen before. But, she parked and got her kid out of the car to get him signed in. “I was there for not even five minutes,” she says. But when she came out, that strange car she saw was gone and...

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  • Coeur d'Alene High basketball team shares the hardwood with special needs students

    Coeur d'Alene High basketball team shares the hardwood with special needs students

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-01-11 01:50:26 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - You’d think it’s a Friday night by the crowd size, band, cheerleaders, and the players on the court. Instead, it’s Wednesday during school at Coeur d’Alene High in the midst of spirit week.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - You’d think it’s a Friday night by the crowd size, band, cheerleaders, and the players on the court. Instead, it’s Wednesday during school at Coeur d’Alene High in the midst of spirit week.

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  • Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

    Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-11 00:55:47 GMT
    Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation plannedMontana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in eastern Idaho are investigating the death of a Montana man being held at the Bonneville County Jail. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Mosiah Prettypaint died Monday at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Officials say Prettypaint was found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday afternoon and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Prettypaint faced charges that included grand theft and attacking an ...

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in eastern Idaho are investigating the death of a Montana man being held at the Bonneville County Jail. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Mosiah Prettypaint died Monday at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Officials say Prettypaint was found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday afternoon and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Prettypaint faced charges that included grand theft and attacking an ...

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  • Hunters take 50 mule deer early in hunt to test for disease

    Hunters take 50 mule deer early in hunt to test for disease

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:47 PM EST2018-01-11 00:47:23 GMT
    Hunters take 50 mule deer early in hunt to test for diseaseHunters take 50 mule deer early in hunt to test for disease

    CHESTER, Mont. (AP) - Hunters killed 50 mule deer during the first weekend of a special hunt taking place in north-central Montana to test for the prevalence of a brain wasting disease that first showed up in Montana this fall.    Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say 37 does and 13 bucks were killed and tested for chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose. The results will be available in two to three weeks.

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    CHESTER, Mont. (AP) - Hunters killed 50 mule deer during the first weekend of a special hunt taking place in north-central Montana to test for the prevalence of a brain wasting disease that first showed up in Montana this fall.    Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say 37 does and 13 bucks were killed and tested for chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose. The results will be available in two to three weeks.

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  • Spokane Valley employees contain electrical fire at industrial park with 30 fire extinguishers

    Spokane Valley employees contain electrical fire at industrial park with 30 fire extinguishers

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:12 PM EST2018-01-11 00:12:54 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported commercials structure fire in the Spokane Industrial Park just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday. It was reported that flames and smoke were coming from an electrical panel inside Travis Pattern and Foundry. Firefighters arrived to find the fire contained to the electrical panel and previously extinguished by employees using about 30 fire extinguishers.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported commercials structure fire in the Spokane Industrial Park just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday. It was reported that flames and smoke were coming from an electrical panel inside Travis Pattern and Foundry. Firefighters arrived to find the fire contained to the electrical panel and previously extinguished by employees using about 30 fire extinguishers.

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  • Father of Spokane Valley councilwoman loses city hall job

    Father of Spokane Valley councilwoman loses city hall job

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-10 23:25:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane city clerk has been fired after an internal human resources investigation found he used public resources for campaign activities while his daughter competed for a Spokane Valley City Council seat.    The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that 20-year city employee Bob West disputed that his internet searches on a public computer were conducted to campaign for his daughter, Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane city clerk has been fired after an internal human resources investigation found he used public resources for campaign activities while his daughter competed for a Spokane Valley City Council seat.    The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that 20-year city employee Bob West disputed that his internet searches on a public computer were conducted to campaign for his daughter, Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz.

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  • Department of Transportation investigates concrete crumbling on Hamilton Street overpass

    Department of Transportation investigates concrete crumbling on Hamilton Street overpass

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

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

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

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  • Judge rejects man's bid to withdraw pleas after conviction

    Judge rejects man's bid to withdraw pleas after conviction

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-01-10 23:17:43 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - A judge has denied a motion to withdraw pleas from a northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people. The Lewiston Tribune reports Judge John R. Stegner on Tuesday rejected the motion from John Lee who claimed he was "psychologically coerced" into agreeing to a plea deal with Latah County prosecutors in 2016.

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    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - A judge has denied a motion to withdraw pleas from a northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people. The Lewiston Tribune reports Judge John R. Stegner on Tuesday rejected the motion from John Lee who claimed he was "psychologically coerced" into agreeing to a plea deal with Latah County prosecutors in 2016.

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  • Spokane Valley Deputies arrest suspect found sleeping in stolen car

    Spokane Valley Deputies arrest suspect found sleeping in stolen car

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-01-10 23:09:30 GMT
    Spokane Valley Deputies arrest suspect found sleeping in stolen carSpokane Valley Deputies arrest suspect found sleeping in stolen car

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On the morning of Jan. 8, 2018, Spokane Valley Deputies arrived in the 4200 block of N. Silas Rd. to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The caller told deputies that the vehicle arrived around 2:30 a.m. and parked across the street. The caller said there was a man inside and the vehicle was still running.  Deputies checked the vehicle’s license plate and learned the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the morning. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On the morning of Jan. 8, 2018, Spokane Valley Deputies arrived in the 4200 block of N. Silas Rd. to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The caller told deputies that the vehicle arrived around 2:30 a.m. and parked across the street. The caller said there was a man inside and the vehicle was still running.  Deputies checked the vehicle’s license plate and learned the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the morning. 

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  • No one injured after dryer catches Clock Tower Palace apartment unit on fire

    No one injured after dryer catches Clock Tower Palace apartment unit on fire

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-01-10 23:00:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon, fire crews rushed to the Clock Tower Palace apartment complex near 4th and Sullivan to put out a 2 alarm fire. Firefighters on scene tell KHQ that it was confined to a first floor apartment. A mother and baby were in their apartment when the dryer caught fire. Crews say she tried to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher, but was unsuccessful. A neighbor then called 911 and alerted other in the 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon, fire crews rushed to the Clock Tower Palace apartment complex near 4th and Sullivan to put out a 2 alarm fire. Firefighters on scene tell KHQ that it was confined to a first floor apartment. A mother and baby were in their apartment when the dryer caught fire. Crews say she tried to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher, but was unsuccessful. A neighbor then called 911 and alerted other in the 

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  • Spokane settles lawsuit over detention of immigrant by cop

    Spokane settles lawsuit over detention of immigrant by cop

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-01-10 22:42:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The city of Spokane will change its policies to make clear that police officers will not question or detain individuals to enforce federal immigration laws. That's part of a final settlement the city reached with the ACLU of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project on Tuesday in federal court in Spokane. The lawsuit stems from a 2014 traffic accident when the vehicle of Gabriel Gomez was struck by a minivan that failed to yield the r...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The city of Spokane will change its policies to make clear that police officers will not question or detain individuals to enforce federal immigration laws. That's part of a final settlement the city reached with the ACLU of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project on Tuesday in federal court in Spokane. The lawsuit stems from a 2014 traffic accident when the vehicle of Gabriel Gomez was struck by a minivan that failed to yield the r...

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  • Drafting error shorts Idaho $27.5M for road projects

    Drafting error shorts Idaho $27.5M for road projects

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-01-10 22:39:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A legislative drafting error will cost the Idaho Transportation Department $27.5 million in funding for road projects, and Gov. Butch Otter's budget proposal doesn't seek to mend the error. The Spokesman-Review reports Idaho lawmakers passed a "surplus-eliminator" bill last year to split year-end surplus between the state's rainy-day savings and the department's road projects. A drafting error caused half of the amount intended for the depart...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A legislative drafting error will cost the Idaho Transportation Department $27.5 million in funding for road projects, and Gov. Butch Otter's budget proposal doesn't seek to mend the error. The Spokesman-Review reports Idaho lawmakers passed a "surplus-eliminator" bill last year to split year-end surplus between the state's rainy-day savings and the department's road projects. A drafting error caused half of the amount intended for the depart...

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  • AP NewsBreak: Ex-wife says Idaho lawmaker molested 2 girls

    AP NewsBreak: Ex-wife says Idaho lawmaker molested 2 girls

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-01-10 22:36:12 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for 10 years.  According to Canyon County Coroner's office, 36-year-old Brandon Hixon was found dead in his home in southwestern Idaho on Tuesday from a single gunshot wound. He resigned his post last October after news emerged he was being investigated...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for 10 years.  According to Canyon County Coroner's office, 36-year-old Brandon Hixon was found dead in his home in southwestern Idaho on Tuesday from a single gunshot wound. He resigned his post last October after news emerged he was being investigated...

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  • Pinehurst Elementary closes for the week due to flu-related absences

    Pinehurst Elementary closes for the week due to flu-related absences

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-01-10 07:05:49 GMT

    PINEHURST, Idaho - The Kellogg School district announced Tuesday that Pinehurst Elementary School will be canceling classes for the remainder of the week due to excessive absences. The absences are due to an above average increase in flu cases. Kellogg superintendent Woody Woodford told the Shoshone News Press that of the school's 430 students, 140 of them missed school on Tuesday due to illness.

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    PINEHURST, Idaho - The Kellogg School district announced Tuesday that Pinehurst Elementary School will be canceling classes for the remainder of the week due to excessive absences. The absences are due to an above average increase in flu cases. Kellogg superintendent Woody Woodford told the Shoshone News Press that of the school's 430 students, 140 of them missed school on Tuesday due to illness.

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  • Spokane special education teacher scammed at school

    Spokane special education teacher scammed at school

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-01-10 05:44:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman says she experienced a call that nearly cost her $1,000, but that's just the beginning.She's a teacher and the scammers actually called her school and got patched into her classroom where she teaches children with special needs. Sally Canton got a phone call from scammers claiming there was a warrant out for her arrest for missed jury duty.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman says she experienced a call that nearly cost her $1,000, but that's just the beginning.She's a teacher and the scammers actually called her school and got patched into her classroom where she teaches children with special needs. Sally Canton got a phone call from scammers claiming there was a warrant out for her arrest for missed jury duty.

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  • Electrical short forces plane to land on taxiway at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport

    Electrical short forces plane to land on taxiway at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:42 PM EST2018-01-10 04:42:42 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - An electrical short caused a Horizon Airlines plane to miss the runway and land on the taxiway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport last month, but an airport representative says an upcoming major renovation will keep this sort of malfunction from happening again.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - An electrical short caused a Horizon Airlines plane to miss the runway and land on the taxiway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport last month, but an airport representative says an upcoming major renovation will keep this sort of malfunction from happening again.

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  • Central Valley School District completes renovation of elementary school, needs more money to help reduce overcrowding

    Central Valley School District completes renovation of elementary school, needs more money to help reduce overcrowding

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-01-10 04:04:42 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - There are too many students, but not enough room. This could be almost any school district in the country, but the focus of this article is on the Central Valley School District. Overcrowding has been an issue for years, but the district is working hard to fix the problem before it gets worse. Part of the solution was on display Tuesday night, where the district dedicated Opportunity Elementary School. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - There are too many students, but not enough room. This could be almost any school district in the country, but the focus of this article is on the Central Valley School District. Overcrowding has been an issue for years, but the district is working hard to fix the problem before it gets worse. Part of the solution was on display Tuesday night, where the district dedicated Opportunity Elementary School. 

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  • Family readopts cat from SCRAPS after losing it

    Family readopts cat from SCRAPS after losing it

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 10:32 PM EST2018-01-10 03:32:08 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A family in Spokane Valley was forced to readopt their pet cat after it went missing. Carissa Worthy, who is the owner of the cat, reported it lost to SCRAPS on Thursday, Jan. 4th. Someone brought the cat into SCRAPS later that day, but the shelter could not find an address or phone number affiliated with it because the microchip implant was not registered to the Carissa or her veterinary clinic. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A family in Spokane Valley was forced to readopt their pet cat after it went missing. Carissa Worthy, who is the owner of the cat, reported it lost to SCRAPS on Thursday, Jan. 4th. Someone brought the cat into SCRAPS later that day, but the shelter could not find an address or phone number affiliated with it because the microchip implant was not registered to the Carissa or her veterinary clinic. 

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  • Spokane Valley woman tired of shopping carts filled with garbage in her neighborhood

    Spokane Valley woman tired of shopping carts filled with garbage in her neighborhood

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 9:35 PM EST2018-01-10 02:35:13 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - One Spokane Valley neighborhood is fed up after seeing shopping carts filled with trash lining the streets. Angela Rodriguez takes her dog Boomer out for walks often near Custer and East Sprague. But one thing she’s noticed for the past five years has been an eyesor. “The shopping carts are everywhere and people are filling them up with trash,” she says. “It's a hazard and it's unacceptable.” Just three days ago, Angela too...

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - One Spokane Valley neighborhood is fed up after seeing shopping carts filled with trash lining the streets. Angela Rodriguez takes her dog Boomer out for walks often near Custer and East Sprague. But one thing she’s noticed for the past five years has been an eyesor. “The shopping carts are everywhere and people are filling them up with trash,” she says. “It's a hazard and it's unacceptable.” Just three days ago, Angela too...

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  • Accused Newman Lake murder suspect pleads not guilty

    Accused Newman Lake murder suspect pleads not guilty

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 9:33 PM EST2018-01-10 02:33:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Remember the name Tina Stewart. That's the message from a local family Tuesday whose loved one was brutally beaten to death on Thanksgiving night. Police say Stewart died at the hands of the man she loved, and in court Tuesday, that man told a judge he didn't do it. Nicholas Holden, 29, was arrested last month for Stewart's brutal murder.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Remember the name Tina Stewart. That's the message from a local family Tuesday whose loved one was brutally beaten to death on Thanksgiving night. Police say Stewart died at the hands of the man she loved, and in court Tuesday, that man told a judge he didn't do it. Nicholas Holden, 29, was arrested last month for Stewart's brutal murder.

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  • Mead woman shares her story of being diagnosed with MRKH

    Mead woman shares her story of being diagnosed with MRKH

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 9:27 PM EST2018-01-10 02:27:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Mead woman’s video is going viral on her Facebook page after she wanted to share her story about a condition she was diagnosed with. Mackenzie Peterson was diagnosed in 2014 with MRKH. The condition mainly affects the reproductive system. According to the National Institute of Health, about one in 4500 newborn girls are diagnosed with this. But MRKH isn’t a syndrome many people have heard of.  She was just a freshman in high school when s ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Mead woman’s video is going viral on her Facebook page after she wanted to share her story about a condition she was diagnosed with. Mackenzie Peterson was diagnosed in 2014 with MRKH. The condition mainly affects the reproductive system. According to the National Institute of Health, about one in 4500 newborn girls are diagnosed with this. But MRKH isn’t a syndrome many people have heard of.  She was just a freshman in high school when s ...

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  • Spokane Valley firefighters save lives with pit crew CPR

    Spokane Valley firefighters save lives with pit crew CPR

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 8:22 PM EST2018-01-10 01:22:46 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest emergency. Spokane Valley Firefighters are taking advantage of every second with a different approach to CPR. It’s called Pit Crew CPR and requires all hands on deck. Each team member has a roll; one to do compressions, another to ventilate, another to medicate and others to help assist. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest emergency. Spokane Valley Firefighters are taking advantage of every second with a different approach to CPR. It’s called Pit Crew CPR and requires all hands on deck. Each team member has a roll; one to do compressions, another to ventilate, another to medicate and others to help assist. 

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  • City of Coeur d'Alene finalizing land purchase for new waterfront project

    City of Coeur d'Alene finalizing land purchase for new waterfront project

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-01-10 01:14:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The City of Coeur d'Alene is finalizing the purchase of nearly 47 acres of Spokane River waterfront property that was the former Atlas Mill site. The City is buying the property to create permanent, public waterfront access and encourage economic development initiatives on the site. The sale purchase will be made official in May 2018.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The City of Coeur d'Alene is finalizing the purchase of nearly 47 acres of Spokane River waterfront property that was the former Atlas Mill site. The City is buying the property to create permanent, public waterfront access and encourage economic development initiatives on the site. The sale purchase will be made official in May 2018.

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  • Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish electrical fire at auto parts store

    Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish electrical fire at auto parts store

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-01-10 00:40:24 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 5608 E. Sprague Avenue shortly after 1:15 pm Tuesday. The first SVFD unit on the scene observed smoke coming from the one-story commercial auto sales structure and upgraded the incident to a working fire, bringing more resources to the scene. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 5608 E. Sprague Avenue shortly after 1:15 pm Tuesday. The first SVFD unit on the scene observed smoke coming from the one-story commercial auto sales structure and upgraded the incident to a working fire, bringing more resources to the scene. 

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  • Spokane Police, SWAT members respond to standoff in north Spokane

    Spokane Police, SWAT members respond to standoff in north Spokane

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:28 PM EST2018-01-10 00:28:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police and SWAT team members responded to a home in the area of Addison and Empire where a wanted man has reportedly holed up and refused to come out despite police commands over a loud speaker. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police and SWAT team members responded to a home in the area of Addison and Empire where a wanted man has reportedly holed up and refused to come out despite police commands over a loud speaker. 

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  • Police: Man wanted for Denver homicide may be in Spokane

    Police: Man wanted for Denver homicide may be in Spokane

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-01-09 23:35:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police want you to be on the look out for an armed and dangerous man wanted for murder in Denver, Colorado. Denver Police believe 32-year-old Deven Tomasso may be in Spokane. He's wanted for first degree murder in a homicide that happened on January 4 in Denver. He's described as a white man, about 5 fee 10 inches tall and 240 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police want you to be on the look out for an armed and dangerous man wanted for murder in Denver, Colorado. Denver Police believe 32-year-old Deven Tomasso may be in Spokane. He's wanted for first degree murder in a homicide that happened on January 4 in Denver. He's described as a white man, about 5 fee 10 inches tall and 240 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

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  • Another wanted felon learns not to hide from Spokane County K9 Khan

    Another wanted felon learns not to hide from Spokane County K9 Khan

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:55 PM EST2018-01-09 22:55:42 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Wanted felon 19-year-old William E. Crist attempted to avoid arrest and tried to hide from Spokane Valley Deputies, including Deputy Kullman and his partner, K9 Khan.  Even after multiple K9 warnings, along with K9 Khan loudly announcing his presence, Crist chose to not follow commands and surrender.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Wanted felon 19-year-old William E. Crist attempted to avoid arrest and tried to hide from Spokane Valley Deputies, including Deputy Kullman and his partner, K9 Khan.  Even after multiple K9 warnings, along with K9 Khan loudly announcing his presence, Crist chose to not follow commands and surrender.

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  • Inslee wants Legislature to ban bump stocks

    Inslee wants Legislature to ban bump stocks

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-01-09 22:31:39 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee told lawmakers in his annual state-of-the-state speech that there is work to do on fighting the opioid crisis, as well as addressing gun violence. He called on the Legislature to ban bump stocks, close the loophole on semi-automatic rifles, and require the safe storage of firearms.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee told lawmakers in his annual state-of-the-state speech that there is work to do on fighting the opioid crisis, as well as addressing gun violence. He called on the Legislature to ban bump stocks, close the loophole on semi-automatic rifles, and require the safe storage of firearms.

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  • 2nd arrest in robbery that left deputy dead

    2nd arrest in robbery that left deputy dead

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-01-09 22:25:03 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Another person has been arrested in connection with a home invasion that ended with a suspect and a Washington state sheriff's deputy dead.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Another person has been arrested in connection with a home invasion that ended with a suspect and a Washington state sheriff's deputy dead.

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  • Fighting Parkinson's one punch at a time

    Fighting Parkinson's one punch at a time

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 4:25 PM EST2018-01-09 21:25:43 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A crisp jab echoes off the mitts held by Trevor Arrotta, a trainer at The Legacy Boxing Club in Spokane Valley. “One-two,” Arrotta yells. “Double jab.” The man standing in the ring with Arrotta is 62-year-old Rick Roid. Roid shuffles his feet to set up a combination; his leather gloves crack once again against the mitts. “I get to work with these guys and it's changed my life,” said Arrotta. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A crisp jab echoes off the mitts held by Trevor Arrotta, a trainer at The Legacy Boxing Club in Spokane Valley. “One-two,” Arrotta yells. “Double jab.” The man standing in the ring with Arrotta is 62-year-old Rick Roid. Roid shuffles his feet to set up a combination; his leather gloves crack once again against the mitts. “I get to work with these guys and it's changed my life,” said Arrotta. 

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  • Thieves leave behind stolen mail trail in Blanchard

    Thieves leave behind stolen mail trail in Blanchard

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-01-09 07:25:32 GMT

    BLANCHARD, Idaho- Neighbors in Blanchard and Spirit Lake are teaming up to stop the thieves who are stealing their mail. Someone has been taking important documents, checks, and medications from their mailboxes and leaving stolen mail trails on the side of the road. Neighbors say it has been going on for a month now. 

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    BLANCHARD, Idaho- Neighbors in Blanchard and Spirit Lake are teaming up to stop the thieves who are stealing their mail. Someone has been taking important documents, checks, and medications from their mailboxes and leaving stolen mail trails on the side of the road. Neighbors say it has been going on for a month now. 

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  • 11-year-old kid, distracted by BB guns, gets locked inside Spokane K-Mart

    11-year-old kid, distracted by BB guns, gets locked inside Spokane K-Mart

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-01-09 07:25:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to the K-Mart at 4110 E. Sprague Monday night after they received a call from a young boy who said he got locked inside the store. The K-Mart closes at 9 p.m. Police say they got the call around 10:15 from the boy. Officers say the boy was shopping for BB guns when he heard the store closing announcement and thought he had more time to shop, but ended up getting trapped inside.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to the K-Mart at 4110 E. Sprague Monday night after they received a call from a young boy who said he got locked inside the store. The K-Mart closes at 9 p.m. Police say they got the call around 10:15 from the boy. Officers say the boy was shopping for BB guns when he heard the store closing announcement and thought he had more time to shop, but ended up getting trapped inside.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th

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

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

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

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  • City Council approves funds to replace Spokane Fire Department air compressors

    City Council approves funds to replace Spokane Fire Department air compressors

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:34 AM EST2018-01-09 05:34:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Monday night Spokane City Council passed an emergency ordinance granting funding to the Spokane Fire Department to buy two new air compressors. Last week, we told you that the department was under investigation by the State Department of Labor and Industries after samples tested positive for several impurities including lead. In response the department shut off all three tanks.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Monday night Spokane City Council passed an emergency ordinance granting funding to the Spokane Fire Department to buy two new air compressors. Last week, we told you that the department was under investigation by the State Department of Labor and Industries after samples tested positive for several impurities including lead. In response the department shut off all three tanks.

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  • Spokane apartment complex residents wake up to vehicle prowling and theft

    Spokane apartment complex residents wake up to vehicle prowling and theft

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:37 PM EST2018-01-09 02:37:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of neighbors at an upper South Hill apartment complex had a rude awakening this morning. “There was glass on the ground. There was debris on the ground from this car that was stolen,” says Greg Bryan. He says he got a call from his fiancée around 5 or 6 in the morning saying that his car window was smashed in. As he walked outside, he saw his neighbors walking around too. Then, he found out that not only was his car broken into, som...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of neighbors at an upper South Hill apartment complex had a rude awakening this morning. “There was glass on the ground. There was debris on the ground from this car that was stolen,” says Greg Bryan. He says he got a call from his fiancée around 5 or 6 in the morning saying that his car window was smashed in. As he walked outside, he saw his neighbors walking around too. Then, he found out that not only was his car broken into, som...

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  • Vandals destroy bus used in Spokane licensing business

    Vandals destroy bus used in Spokane licensing business

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:36 PM EST2018-01-09 02:36:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A school bus once used to help train bus drivers in Spokane hit by vandals, the front filled with holes but this is only the beginning. The vandals left a trail of destruction, kicking out both the side and back windows of the bus. “This is pretty sad,” Jason Boudreau said.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A school bus once used to help train bus drivers in Spokane hit by vandals, the front filled with holes but this is only the beginning. The vandals left a trail of destruction, kicking out both the side and back windows of the bus. “This is pretty sad,” Jason Boudreau said.

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  • Package thieves steal priceless gift from young girl

    Package thieves steal priceless gift from young girl

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-09 02:24:32 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d’Alene family is trying to understand why someone would do such a thing. After going out of town for their daughter’s gymnastics competition, the Clements’ family says their packages were stolen, leaving their daughter devastated. But that’s just the beginning. Nathan Clements says inside one of the packages was a hand-made blanket for his daughter from her grandmother.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d’Alene family is trying to understand why someone would do such a thing. After going out of town for their daughter’s gymnastics competition, the Clements’ family says their packages were stolen, leaving their daughter devastated. But that’s just the beginning. Nathan Clements says inside one of the packages was a hand-made blanket for his daughter from her grandmother.

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  • Fog delays some flights at Spokane International Airport Monday

    Fog delays some flights at Spokane International Airport Monday

    Monday, January 8 2018 8:56 PM EST2018-01-09 01:56:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Heavy fog at the Spokane International Airport led to cancellations and delays on Monday. Flights on multiple airlines from San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver and elsewhere were diverted to Seattle according to flight trackers on the Spokane International Airport website. The Spokesman-Review reports airport Spokesman Todd Woodard said a total of 11 flights were diverted.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Heavy fog at the Spokane International Airport led to cancellations and delays on Monday. Flights on multiple airlines from San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver and elsewhere were diverted to Seattle according to flight trackers on the Spokane International Airport website. The Spokesman-Review reports airport Spokesman Todd Woodard said a total of 11 flights were diverted.

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  • Seattle construction company owner faces manslaughter charges over worker death

    Seattle construction company owner faces manslaughter charges over worker death

    Monday, January 8 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-01-09 01:25:14 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed second-degree manslaughter charges against the owner of a Seattle-area construction firm in connection with the death of a worker who was killed when the dirt walls of the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him on a job site in West Seattle two years ago. It's the first time a Washington employer has faced felony charges for a workplace fatality.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed second-degree manslaughter charges against the owner of a Seattle-area construction firm in connection with the death of a worker who was killed when the dirt walls of the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him on a job site in West Seattle two years ago. It's the first time a Washington employer has faced felony charges for a workplace fatality.

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  • Murder suspect to Spokane Co. Deputy: 'The dog didn't mean to do it'

    Murder suspect to Spokane Co. Deputy: 'The dog didn't mean to do it'

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-09 00:55:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of murdering a woman over the weekend told a Spokane County deputy "the dog didn't mean to do it," according to documents released on Monday. The deputy was conducting a traffic stop early Saturday morning when his patrol car was hit by another car driven by 59-William W. Bost.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of murdering a woman over the weekend told a Spokane County deputy "the dog didn't mean to do it," according to documents released on Monday. The deputy was conducting a traffic stop early Saturday morning when his patrol car was hit by another car driven by 59-William W. Bost.

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  • Suspect in fatal shooting of Pierce County deputy apprehended

    Suspect in fatal shooting of Pierce County deputy apprehended

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-01-09 00:23:14 GMT

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - The Pierce County Sheriff's Department tweeted Monday that the suspect in the shooting of a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy early Monday morning has been arrested.

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    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - The Pierce County Sheriff's Department tweeted Monday that the suspect in the shooting of a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy early Monday morning has been arrested.

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  • Police department where career started salutes fallen Pierce County deputy

    Police department where career started salutes fallen Pierce County deputy

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:16 PM EST2018-01-09 00:16:14 GMT

    FREDERICKSON, Wash. (AP) - Deputy Daniel McCartney was shot and killed during a foot chase as he responded to a home invasion in the Frederickson area, southeast of Tacoma, late Sunday night.  Law enforcement agencies across the region and the nation are saluting Deputy McCartney.

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    FREDERICKSON, Wash. (AP) - Deputy Daniel McCartney was shot and killed during a foot chase as he responded to a home invasion in the Frederickson area, southeast of Tacoma, late Sunday night.  Law enforcement agencies across the region and the nation are saluting Deputy McCartney.

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  • Idaho Democrats respond to governor's speech

    Idaho Democrats respond to governor's speech

    Monday, January 8 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-08 23:02:58 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Democratic legislative leaders thanked Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter for his service to the state of Idaho, noting that Otter has maintained a spirit of civil discourse even though the minority party hasn't always seen eye to eye with the Republican politician.    However, House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding of Boise said Monday he was concerned Otter's proposed $192 mi...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Democratic legislative leaders thanked Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter for his service to the state of Idaho, noting that Otter has maintained a spirit of civil discourse even though the minority party hasn't always seen eye to eye with the Republican politician.    However, House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding of Boise said Monday he was concerned Otter's proposed $192 mi...

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  • Washington lawmakers kick off 60-day session

    Washington lawmakers kick off 60-day session

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-08 22:58:28 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers have returned to the Capitol for a 60-day legislative session, tasked with passing a supplemental budget and expediting the final piece of an education funding mandate.    The Legislature convened at noon Monday to a new political makeup. Democrats are back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time in five years, holding a slim 25-24 majority in the Senate and a 50-48 edge in the House.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers have returned to the Capitol for a 60-day legislative session, tasked with passing a supplemental budget and expediting the final piece of an education funding mandate.    The Legislature convened at noon Monday to a new political makeup. Democrats are back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time in five years, holding a slim 25-24 majority in the Senate and a 50-48 edge in the House.

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  • Sheriff's Office: Level III sex offender living in Spokane

    Sheriff's Office: Level III sex offender living in Spokane

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-01-08 22:36:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of a release/move of a Level III sex offender in the Spokane area.  43-year-old Eric D. Cain. alias Eric D. Hurst, was convicted of 1st Degree Child Molestation in September of 2009 and is currently living in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln.  "(Cain)is not wanted by law enforcement at this time," the Sheriff's Office said in a release on Monday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of a release/move of a Level III sex offender in the Spokane area.  43-year-old Eric D. Cain. alias Eric D. Hurst, was convicted of 1st Degree Child Molestation in September of 2009 and is currently living in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln.  "(Cain)is not wanted by law enforcement at this time," the Sheriff's Office said in a release on Monday. 

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  • K9 Gunnar tracks down theft suspect who fought, bit, threatened store employees

    K9 Gunnar tracks down theft suspect who fought, bit, threatened store employees

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-01-08 22:33:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Saturday night several Spokane deputies responded to a theft call where the suspect took off after she fought, bit, and threatened store employees. Ladarion M. Roberts was eventually tracked down and charged with three felonies. It happened just before 8 p.m. Spokane Valley deputies responded to the ShopKo, located at 13414 E. Sprague for a reported theft.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Saturday night several Spokane deputies responded to a theft call where the suspect took off after she fought, bit, and threatened store employees. Ladarion M. Roberts was eventually tracked down and charged with three felonies. It happened just before 8 p.m. Spokane Valley deputies responded to the ShopKo, located at 13414 E. Sprague for a reported theft.

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  • Energy panel rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power

    Energy panel rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power

    Monday, January 8 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-01-08 21:39:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON - An independent energy agency has rejected a bid by the Trump administration to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Monday the plan was not needed to add reliability to the nation's power grid.

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    WASHINGTON - An independent energy agency has rejected a bid by the Trump administration to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Monday the plan was not needed to add reliability to the nation's power grid. The decision by the Republican-controlled panel was unexpected and strikes a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to boost the struggling coal industry.

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  • Neighbors recall warning signs before West Spokane domestic violence murder

    Neighbors recall warning signs before West Spokane domestic violence murder

    Monday, January 8 2018 1:58 AM EST2018-01-08 06:58:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Police have said the weekend murder in West Spokane was the result of domestic violence. Officials have said roughly 75 percent of all murders in Spokane County are the result of DV. SPD arrested 59-year-old William Bost. He's facing a charge of second degree murder domestic violence. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Police have said the weekend murder in West Spokane was the result of domestic violence. Officials have said roughly 75 percent of all murders in Spokane County are the result of DV. SPD arrested 59-year-old William Bost. He's facing a charge of second degree murder domestic violence. 

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  • Best Ways to Shovel Away Ice from Driveways, Sidewalks

    Best Ways to Shovel Away Ice from Driveways, Sidewalks

    Sunday, January 7 2018 9:42 PM EST2018-01-08 02:42:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Even with the warmer weather, there is still ice on side roads and some sidewalks making for some slippery areas. So what can you do to remove it if it’s on your property? With the warmer temperatures, it's likely you can just shovel it away, but if it's still too difficult, Jonathan Evans, general manager at the General Store, says the traditional de-icer in bags or the liquids are the best thing to use. He says the most common reason why it would ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Even with the warmer weather, there is still ice on side roads and some sidewalks making for some slippery areas. So what can you do to remove it if it’s on your property? With the warmer temperatures, it's likely you can just shovel it away, but if it's still too difficult, Jonathan Evans, general manager at the General Store, says the traditional de-icer in bags or the liquids are the best thing to use. He says the most common reason why it would ...

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  • Shooting leaves 1 dead in Montana

    Shooting leaves 1 dead in Montana

    Sunday, January 7 2018 9:41 PM EST2018-01-08 02:41:36 GMT
    Shooting leaves 1 dead in MontanaShooting leaves 1 dead in Montana

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Police in southwestern Montana are investigating a fatal shooting and have taken one person into custody.    Gallatin County authorities say police were called about 9 a.m. Sunday and found one person dead and another injured at a residence in Belgrade. Both had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.    Belgrade Police Chief E.J. Clark says investigators identified a suspect, who was taken into custody.    No 

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    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Police in southwestern Montana are investigating a fatal shooting and have taken one person into custody.    Gallatin County authorities say police were called about 9 a.m. Sunday and found one person dead and another injured at a residence in Belgrade. Both had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.    Belgrade Police Chief E.J. Clark says investigators identified a suspect, who was taken into custody.    No 

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  • Federal tax overhaul could cost Idaho taxpayers $100M

    Federal tax overhaul could cost Idaho taxpayers $100M

    Sunday, January 7 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-01-07 21:02:39 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho taxpayers could end up paying roughly $100 million more next year as a result of the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law last month.    That number, however, is likely to fluctuate as lawmakers begin to address tax policy during the 2018 legislative session - which kicks off Monday.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho taxpayers could end up paying roughly $100 million more next year as a result of the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law last month.    That number, however, is likely to fluctuate as lawmakers begin to address tax policy during the 2018 legislative session - which kicks off Monday.

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  • Mustache thieves caught in the act

    Mustache thieves caught in the act

    Saturday, January 6 2018 10:11 PM EST2018-01-07 03:11:20 GMT

    Spokane Valley, Wash. On Friday morning and Rebecca Bolster was about to head out and get the day started. Until her oldest daughter noticed something was missing from the front door, "She was like mommy someone took our snowman. and I was like no none did I was just outside,"  said Rebecca. Rebecca went outside to look for herself, and to her surprise, the snowman wasn't there. But not to fear, Frosty didn't get that far, "I didn't 

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    Spokane Valley, Wash. On Friday morning and Rebecca Bolster was about to head out and get the day started. Until her oldest daughter noticed something was missing from the front door, "She was like mommy someone took our snowman. and I was like no none did I was just outside,"  said Rebecca. Rebecca went outside to look for herself, and to her surprise, the snowman wasn't there. But not to fear, Frosty didn't get that far, "I didn't 

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  • Inmate on the run since August apprehended in Oregon

    Inmate on the run since August apprehended in Oregon

    Saturday, January 6 2018 9:02 PM EST2018-01-07 02:02:03 GMT

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. - The Washington State Department of Corrections says an inmate who escaped back in August was taken into custody Saturday morning. 22-year-old Maksim Petrovskiy was apprehended without incident at about 10:30 a.m. after being located near Grants Pass, Oregon, in Josephine County. 

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    GRANTS PASS, Ore. - The Washington State Department of Corrections says an inmate who escaped back in August was taken into custody Saturday morning. 22-year-old Maksim Petrovskiy was apprehended without incident at about 10:30 a.m. after being located near Grants Pass, Oregon, in Josephine County. 

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  • UPDATE: Spokane police arrest man for murder following death investigation

    UPDATE: Spokane police arrest man for murder following death investigation

    Saturday, January 6 2018 5:14 PM EST2018-01-06 22:14:04 GMT

    UPDATE: Spokane police have arrested a man for second degree murder following a death investigation on Buena Vista Drive early Saturday morning. Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives served a search warrant at the residence during the investigation.  Probable cause was developed to arrest 59 years old, William W. Bost for Murder 2nd degree Domestic Violence.  Bost was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

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    UPDATE: Spokane police have arrested a man for second degree murder following a death investigation on Buena Vista Drive early Saturday morning. Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives served a search warrant at the residence during the investigation.  Probable cause was developed to arrest 59 years old, William W. Bost for Murder 2nd degree Domestic Violence.  Bost was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

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  • Montana girl released from hospital after dog attack

    Montana girl released from hospital after dog attack

    Saturday, January 6 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-01-06 21:58:09 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Family members say the 3-year-old Montana girl who was attacked by a dog in Billings has been released from the hospital.    Naomi Brown was flown to the Denver area and underwent surgery early Wednesday at Children's Hospital Colorado to repair damaged ligaments in her right wrist.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Family members say the 3-year-old Montana girl who was attacked by a dog in Billings has been released from the hospital.    Naomi Brown was flown to the Denver area and underwent surgery early Wednesday at Children's Hospital Colorado to repair damaged ligaments in her right wrist.

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  • Man gets 28 years in Seattle-area dismemberment slaying

    Man gets 28 years in Seattle-area dismemberment slaying

    Saturday, January 6 2018 12:34 PM EST2018-01-06 17:34:04 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to murder in the killing and dismembering a woman in her suburban home and dumping her remains in a Seattle recycling bin has been sentenced to nearly 28 years in prison.    KOMO-TV reports 39-year-old John Robert Charlton was sentenced Friday in the death of 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne. The sentence was the maximum allowed under state guidelines.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to murder in the killing and dismembering a woman in her suburban home and dumping her remains in a Seattle recycling bin has been sentenced to nearly 28 years in prison.    KOMO-TV reports 39-year-old John Robert Charlton was sentenced Friday in the death of 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne. The sentence was the maximum allowed under state guidelines.

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  • First look inside Spokane Tribal Casino ahead of opening

    First look inside Spokane Tribal Casino ahead of opening

    Saturday, January 6 2018 1:22 AM EST2018-01-06 06:22:01 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Friday night we got a sneak peek at the newest addition to Airway Heights.  The Spokane Tribe's casino is in Airway Heights, but further west on Hwy. 2 than Northern Quest. Tonight they opened their doors for us, and showed off their new 38,000 square ft. casino. It includes 450 gaming machines, 12 gaming tables, and features a restaurant and bar.  Tribal Chairwoman Carol Evans says the tribe has been working for 30 years t...

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Friday night we got a sneak peek at the newest addition to Airway Heights.  The Spokane Tribe's casino is in Airway Heights, but further west on Hwy. 2 than Northern Quest. Tonight they opened their doors for us, and showed off their new 38,000 square ft. casino. It includes 450 gaming machines, 12 gaming tables, and features a restaurant and bar.  Tribal Chairwoman Carol Evans says the tribe has been working for 30 years t...

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  • RECALL ALERT: Over 4,000 pounds of pepperoni sticks recalled in WA

    RECALL ALERT: Over 4,000 pounds of pepperoni sticks recalled in WA

    Saturday, January 6 2018 1:11 AM EST2018-01-06 06:11:30 GMT
    Check your kitchen. Hempler Foods Group is recalling approximately 4,068 pounds of pepperoni sticks products that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday. The Ferndale, Wash. based company sold the products under the name of "Hempler's Family Classic Pepperoni Natural Smoke Flavoring Added." The pepperoni sticks were vacuum-packed in 2.25-lb packages with a 'packed on' date of 10/1...More >>
    Check your kitchen. Hempler Foods Group is recalling approximately 4,068 pounds of pepperoni sticks products that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday. The Ferndale, Wash. based company sold the products under the name of "Hempler's Family Classic Pepperoni Natural Smoke Flavoring Added." The pepperoni sticks were vacuum-packed in 2.25-lb packages with a 'packed on' date of 10/1...More >>
  • Spokane 21-year-old with terminal breast cancer gets heartwarming gift

    Spokane 21-year-old with terminal breast cancer gets heartwarming gift

    Friday, January 5 2018 9:08 PM EST2018-01-06 02:08:04 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.- Back in November, we told you about a 21-year-old Spokane woman who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Since our story aired, a Liberty Lake business with the help of the community, wanted to step in and help her with a simple gift that will make a big difference in her life. Her life has changed significantly since we last interviewed her. 

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    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.- Back in November, we told you about a 21-year-old Spokane woman who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Since our story aired, a Liberty Lake business with the help of the community, wanted to step in and help her with a simple gift that will make a big difference in her life. Her life has changed significantly since we last interviewed her. 

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  • Detectives in Kitsap County arrest two drug dealers caught with three pounds of meth

    Detectives in Kitsap County arrest two drug dealers caught with three pounds of meth

    Friday, January 5 2018 8:09 PM EST2018-01-06 01:09:16 GMT
    Kitsap County Sheriff's OfficeKitsap County Sheriff's Office

    ELMA, Wash. - Thursday, detectives from the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team (WestNET) arrested two men in Elma with approximately 3 lbs of methamphetamine inside their car. With help from the Washington State Patrol, City of Elma Police Department, Washington State Department of Corrections, the Mason County Sheriff's Office, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, detectives arrested the two men, ages 22 and 32.   Troopers located the suspects' 

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    ELMA, Wash. - Thursday, detectives from the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team (WestNET) arrested two men in Elma with approximately 3 lbs of methamphetamine inside their car. With help from the Washington State Patrol, City of Elma Police Department, Washington State Department of Corrections, the Mason County Sheriff's Office, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, detectives arrested the two men, ages 22 and 32.   Troopers located the suspects' 

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  • Nigel Williams-Goss surprises dad with Jeep for belated birthday gift

    Nigel Williams-Goss surprises dad with Jeep for belated birthday gift

    Friday, January 5 2018 8:05 PM EST2018-01-06 01:05:24 GMT
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    Former Gonzaga basketball star Nigel Williams-Goss rendered his father speechless Friday, surprising him with a big, belated birthday gift.  "You've talked about this damn SRT Jeep for about 3 years now and I knew then that one day I would get it for you..." Williams-Goss captioned a video of the surprise on Instagram.  "You told me when I became a professional the first thing I should do is get myself something nice for all the work I have put in to this ga...More >>
    Former Gonzaga basketball star Nigel Williams-Goss rendered his father speechless Friday, surprising him with a big, belated birthday gift.  "You've talked about this damn SRT Jeep for about 3 years now and I knew then that one day I would get it for you..." Williams-Goss captioned a video of the surprise on Instagram.  "You told me when I became a professional the first thing I should do is get myself something nice for all the work I have put in to this ga...More >>
  • Man who killed, dismembered Renton mom gets nearly 28 years in prison

    Man who killed, dismembered Renton mom gets nearly 28 years in prison

    Friday, January 5 2018 7:16 PM EST2018-01-06 00:16:22 GMT
    40-year-old Ingrid Lyne of Renton, WA.40-year-old Ingrid Lyne of Renton, WA.

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to murder in the killing and dismembering a woman in her suburban home and dumping her remains in a Seattle recycling bin has been sentenced to nearly 28 years in prison. KOMO-TV reports 39-year-old John Robert Charlton was sentenced Friday in the death of 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne. The sentence was the maximum allowed under state guidelines. Authorities say Charlton dismembered the woman he had just started dating before d...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to murder in the killing and dismembering a woman in her suburban home and dumping her remains in a Seattle recycling bin has been sentenced to nearly 28 years in prison. KOMO-TV reports 39-year-old John Robert Charlton was sentenced Friday in the death of 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne. The sentence was the maximum allowed under state guidelines. Authorities say Charlton dismembered the woman he had just started dating before d...

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  • Clash between Idaho prison gangs injures 5 inmates

    Clash between Idaho prison gangs injures 5 inmates

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:50 PM EST2018-01-05 22:50:37 GMT
    Clash between Idaho prison gangs injures 5 inmatesClash between Idaho prison gangs injures 5 inmates

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State officials have asked the Ada County Sheriff's Office to investigate a disturbance at a southwest Idaho men's prison involving two gangs that resulted in five inmates being sent to a local hospital for treatment. The Idaho Department of Correction on Friday says 17 inmates at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution took part in the disturbance that began at about 4 p.m. Thursday. The agency says none of the injuries to the inmates are life-threaten...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State officials have asked the Ada County Sheriff's Office to investigate a disturbance at a southwest Idaho men's prison involving two gangs that resulted in five inmates being sent to a local hospital for treatment. The Idaho Department of Correction on Friday says 17 inmates at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution took part in the disturbance that began at about 4 p.m. Thursday. The agency says none of the injuries to the inmates are life-threaten...

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  • Suit to stop federal agency wolf killings in Idaho rejected

    Suit to stop federal agency wolf killings in Idaho rejected

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-01-05 22:33:46 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal court has rejected a lawsuit by conservation groups contending a federal agency needed to do a new environmental study before being allowed to kill more wolves in Idaho. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge on Thursday ruled in favor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services of Idaho and against Western Watersheds Project and four other groups. Lodge says that requiring Wildlife Services to update a 2011 study wouldn't preve...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal court has rejected a lawsuit by conservation groups contending a federal agency needed to do a new environmental study before being allowed to kill more wolves in Idaho. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge on Thursday ruled in favor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services of Idaho and against Western Watersheds Project and four other groups. Lodge says that requiring Wildlife Services to update a 2011 study wouldn't preve...

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  • FBI: Border Patrol agent duped girls into making nude photos

    FBI: Border Patrol agent duped girls into making nude photos

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-01-05 22:31:20 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of posing online as a boy to share nude photos and sexually explicit messages with teen girls now faces a federal sex crime charge.  The SeattlePI reports 36-year-old Micah Mardo was arrested this week at the Sumas Border Patrol station in northwest Washington after investigators followed up on a tip from an acquaintance.  The tipster told investigators Mardo's wife had been concerned before discovering disturbing image...

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of posing online as a boy to share nude photos and sexually explicit messages with teen girls now faces a federal sex crime charge.  The SeattlePI reports 36-year-old Micah Mardo was arrested this week at the Sumas Border Patrol station in northwest Washington after investigators followed up on a tip from an acquaintance.  The tipster told investigators Mardo's wife had been concerned before discovering disturbing image...

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  • All charges against Polish death metal band Decapitated dropped

    All charges against Polish death metal band Decapitated dropped

    Friday, January 5 2018 3:55 PM EST2018-01-05 20:55:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - All rape and kidnapping charges against the four members of the polish death metal band Decapitated have been dropped, according to our partners at the Spokesman Review.  Spokesman Reporter Jonathan Glover tweeted out Friday morning that Spokane County Prosecutors have dropped all rape and kidnapping charges, "citing the well-being of the alleged victim." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - All rape and kidnapping charges against the four members of the polish death metal band Decapitated have been dropped, according to our partners at the Spokesman Review.  Spokesman Reporter Jonathan Glover tweeted out Friday morning that Spokane County Prosecutors have dropped all rape and kidnapping charges, "citing the well-being of the alleged victim." 

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  • Court Docs: Man suspected of molesting multiple children in Spokane Co. was already under investigation for other sex crimes

    Court Docs: Man suspected of molesting multiple children in Spokane Co. was already under investigation for other sex crimes

    Friday, January 5 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-01-05 20:39:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man arrested Wednesday for molesting multiple children in Spokane County was already the target of a police sex investigation when these new crimes allegedly occurred. Documents obtained by KHQ show Dean "DJ" Zumwalt was accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl "over the 2016 summer break and the previous fall" at a camper in Elk, WA; an agent with the state's Child Protective Services (CPS) first alerted Spokane 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man arrested Wednesday for molesting multiple children in Spokane County was already the target of a police sex investigation when these new crimes allegedly occurred. Documents obtained by KHQ show Dean "DJ" Zumwalt was accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl "over the 2016 summer break and the previous fall" at a camper in Elk, WA; an agent with the state's Child Protective Services (CPS) first alerted Spokane 

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane Valley Detective wants to know if any of this jewelry is yours

    PHOTOS: Spokane Valley Detective wants to know if any of this jewelry is yours

    Friday, January 5 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-01-05 20:30:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley Detective is trying to find the owner or owners of some jewelry.  The Sheriff's Office says at least one of the pieces was stolen during a Spokane Valley burglary, but Detective Roger Knight ha not been successful identifying the owners of the other pieces. The jewelry appears to have been pawned/sold between late October through the end of November.  

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley Detective is trying to find the owner or owners of some jewelry.  The Sheriff's Office says at least one of the pieces was stolen during a Spokane Valley burglary, but Detective Roger Knight ha not been successful identifying the owners of the other pieces. The jewelry appears to have been pawned/sold between late October through the end of November.  

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  • Police say: Sex offender invites girls over for sleepovers, then molests them; More victims possible in multiple counties

    Police say: Sex offender invites girls over for sleepovers, then molests them; More victims possible in multiple counties

    Friday, January 5 2018 3:12 PM EST2018-01-05 20:12:16 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities are concerned there may be more young victims in a horrific sexual abuse case with a registered sex offender. 38-year-old Dean "DJ" Zumwalt, already a Level 1 Registered Sex Offender stemming from a Rape 3rd Degree conviction in 2010, was booked into jail Wednesday on four felony charges. The Spokane County Sheriff Office tells us that Zumwalt hosted sleepovers with young girls over the past several months at his residence.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities are concerned there may be more young victims in a horrific sexual abuse case with a registered sex offender. 38-year-old Dean "DJ" Zumwalt, already a Level 1 Registered Sex Offender stemming from a Rape 3rd Degree conviction in 2010, was booked into jail Wednesday on four felony charges. The Spokane County Sheriff Office tells us that Zumwalt hosted sleepovers with young girls over the past several months at his residence.

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  • Court Docs: Cheney man on 'magic mushrooms' tells cops he's 'freaking out'

    Court Docs: Cheney man on 'magic mushrooms' tells cops he's 'freaking out'

    Friday, January 5 2018 2:59 PM EST2018-01-05 19:59:29 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Cheney Police are investigating after a man told them he was "freaking out" on magic mushrooms he had grown himself. According to court documents, officers were called to a home on Pineview Court on Wednesday night for a reported overdose. When they arrived, they found the man's wife outside.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Cheney Police are investigating after a man told them he was "freaking out" on magic mushrooms he had grown himself. According to court documents, officers were called to a home on Pineview Court on Wednesday night for a reported overdose. When they arrived, they found the man's wife outside.

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  • WATCH: Incredible time-lapse from Space Needle captures growth of Seattle over three years in about 3 minutes

    WATCH: Incredible time-lapse from Space Needle captures growth of Seattle over three years in about 3 minutes

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-01-05 17:19:41 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - I don't get over to Seattle as much as I'd like to, maybe once a year, which is why it usually looks the same to me when I visit, but it is growing fast and a time-lapse video recently published proves it. The video was posted to YouTube by Ricardo Martin on Thursday and outlines the last three years in Seattle using a 360-degree webcam on top of the Space Needle. 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - I don't get over to Seattle as much as I'd like to, maybe once a year, which is why it usually looks the same to me when I visit, but it is growing fast and a time-lapse video recently published proves it. The video was posted to YouTube by Ricardo Martin on Thursday and outlines the last three years in Seattle using a 360-degree webcam on top of the Space Needle. 

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  • Moses Lake Police: Driver passes out after passenger injects him with heroin, wakes up to car stolen

    Moses Lake Police: Driver passes out after passenger injects him with heroin, wakes up to car stolen

    Friday, January 5 2018 2:20 AM EST2018-01-05 07:20:05 GMT
    Courtesy Moses Lake PoliceCourtesy Moses Lake Police

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - About 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Moses Lake Police Officers responded to a report of a stolen 2007 Hyundai. They contacted the owner, who said he had given an unknown suspect a ride from Spokane. In return, the passenger injected him with heroin. The vehicle owner passed out and his car was stolen while he took a heroin nap. Shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday morning, a pickup was left running outside a gas 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - About 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Moses Lake Police Officers responded to a report of a stolen 2007 Hyundai. They contacted the owner, who said he had given an unknown suspect a ride from Spokane. In return, the passenger injected him with heroin. The vehicle owner passed out and his car was stolen while he took a heroin nap. Shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday morning, a pickup was left running outside a gas 

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  • Post Falls Police Department reaches fundraising goal to purchase flags for veterans

    Post Falls Police Department reaches fundraising goal to purchase flags for veterans

    Friday, January 5 2018 1:20 AM EST2018-01-05 06:20:15 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - It’s a small gesture to those who risk their lives to make sure we enjoy our freedoms. “We thought to ourselves what a better way to respect the veterans in their final moments then to respect them as they leave,” Post Falls Police Investigative Captain Greg McLean said. What started as a simple Facebook post took off. Last Friday, Post Falls Police responded to a death in the city; they found out that 70-year old, Bill 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - It’s a small gesture to those who risk their lives to make sure we enjoy our freedoms. “We thought to ourselves what a better way to respect the veterans in their final moments then to respect them as they leave,” Post Falls Police Investigative Captain Greg McLean said. What started as a simple Facebook post took off. Last Friday, Post Falls Police responded to a death in the city; they found out that 70-year old, Bill 

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  • Airway Heights Police say missing girl with autism found safe

    Airway Heights Police say missing girl with autism found safe

    Friday, January 5 2018 1:12 AM EST2018-01-05 06:12:35 GMT
    Airway Heights Police Dept. Facebook pageAirway Heights Police Dept. Facebook page

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Airway Heights Police Officers are currently searching for a missing little girl. 12-year-old Mya Anderson was last seen at the McDonald's in Airway Heights at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2017. Officers say she is autistic and functions at a nine or ten-year-old level.  Mya is approximately 4'09" tall, weighs 70 lbs, and has blue eyes with long blonde hair and pink highlights. Mya was last seen wearing glasses, pink and 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Airway Heights Police Officers are currently searching for a missing little girl. 12-year-old Mya Anderson was last seen at the McDonald's in Airway Heights at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2017. Officers say she is autistic and functions at a nine or ten-year-old level.  Mya is approximately 4'09" tall, weighs 70 lbs, and has blue eyes with long blonde hair and pink highlights. Mya was last seen wearing glasses, pink and 

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  • Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Boise

    Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Boise

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:17 AM EST2018-01-05 05:17:25 GMT
    Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in BoiseSuspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Boise

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Police say one person is dead in an officer-involved shooting in Boise. The Idaho Statesman reports the incident happened just before 8 p.m. Thursday near 27th Street and Fairview Avenue. The Boise Police Department says the shooting came after a traffic stop that escalated.  Police say the suspect died at the scene. Authorities are investigating.  No further information was immediately available. (Copyright 2018 T...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Police say one person is dead in an officer-involved shooting in Boise. The Idaho Statesman reports the incident happened just before 8 p.m. Thursday near 27th Street and Fairview Avenue. The Boise Police Department says the shooting came after a traffic stop that escalated.  Police say the suspect died at the scene. Authorities are investigating.  No further information was immediately available. (Copyright 2018 T...

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  • Montana man living in trailer dies of hypothermia, exposure

    Montana man living in trailer dies of hypothermia, exposure

    Thursday, January 4 2018 11:42 PM EST2018-01-05 04:42:50 GMT

    CHINOOK, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 48-year-old man whose body was found in a trailer in northern Montana died of hypothermia and exposure. Blaine County Undersheriff Frank Billmayer says Antonio Castillo Jr., who was living in Harlem in an aged camper trailer with a weak heat source, died Dec. 29. The death has been ruled an accident. No other information was released. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,...

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    CHINOOK, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 48-year-old man whose body was found in a trailer in northern Montana died of hypothermia and exposure. Blaine County Undersheriff Frank Billmayer says Antonio Castillo Jr., who was living in Harlem in an aged camper trailer with a weak heat source, died Dec. 29. The death has been ruled an accident. No other information was released. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,...

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  • Spokane County Road Becomes Nuisance for Neighbors

    Spokane County Road Becomes Nuisance for Neighbors

    Thursday, January 4 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-01-05 02:44:26 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- A Cheney veteran says she's done everything possible to fix a problem on her street with Spokane County but so far, no one has helped her. She lives near the Fairways Golf Course off Raspberry Avenue. This winter has been a battle with water pooling up and having nowhere to go on her street. 

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    CHENEY, Wash.- A Cheney veteran says she's done everything possible to fix a problem on her street with Spokane County but so far, no one has helped her. She lives near the Fairways Golf Course off Raspberry Avenue. This winter has been a battle with water pooling up and having nowhere to go on her street. 

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane skyline brightens evening skies

    PHOTOS: Spokane skyline brightens evening skies

    Thursday, January 4 2018 9:41 PM EST2018-01-05 02:41:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ Local News staff member Reed Schmidt captures the nighttime beauty of Spokane's skyline before the recent snow transformed downtown into a winter wonderland. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ Local News staff member Reed Schmidt captures the nighttime beauty of Spokane's skyline before the recent snow transformed downtown into a winter wonderland. 

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  • Man arrested for meth, pistol after suspicious person call in Moses Lake

    Man arrested for meth, pistol after suspicious person call in Moses Lake

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:34 PM EST2018-01-05 01:34:45 GMT
    Courtesy Moses Lake Police Dept.Courtesy Moses Lake Police Dept.

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A suspicious person call Wednesday evening landed a man in jail for meth and an illegal firearm.  Moses Lake Police say they were called to a gas station on West Prichard Road a suspicious man who had been inside the store for over two hours, repeatedly asking the clerk when she was off work. When asked to leave the store, the man refused.  Police identified the man as 32-year-old Antolin Leon Olivera. Officers say 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A suspicious person call Wednesday evening landed a man in jail for meth and an illegal firearm.  Moses Lake Police say they were called to a gas station on West Prichard Road a suspicious man who had been inside the store for over two hours, repeatedly asking the clerk when she was off work. When asked to leave the store, the man refused.  Police identified the man as 32-year-old Antolin Leon Olivera. Officers say 

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  • Kmart stores in Butte, Helena closing this spring

    Kmart stores in Butte, Helena closing this spring

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:00 PM EST2018-01-05 01:00:59 GMT

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Sears Holdings Corp. announced it was closing more than 100 stores early this year, including Kmart stores in Butte and Helena, as it tries to turn around its business. The company says employees at 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores were notified Thursday that it was closing the stores between early March and early April. Company officials say liquidation sales could start as early as next week.  A spokesman for the Kmart in Butte declined to comment ...

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    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Sears Holdings Corp. announced it was closing more than 100 stores early this year, including Kmart stores in Butte and Helena, as it tries to turn around its business. The company says employees at 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores were notified Thursday that it was closing the stores between early March and early April. Company officials say liquidation sales could start as early as next week.  A spokesman for the Kmart in Butte declined to comment ...

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  • Geologist says landslide near Yakima not likely to disrupt highway

    Geologist says landslide near Yakima not likely to disrupt highway

    Thursday, January 4 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-05 00:42:45 GMT
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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A geologist hired to study growing cracks on Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima estimates up to 1 million cubic yards of rock and soil could move down the ridge in a landslide. But most of the material would be trapped in a quarry and not reach Interstate 82 or the Yakima River.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that geologist George Machan also said this week that the landslide is projected to occur sometime between now and the end of February.

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A geologist hired to study growing cracks on Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima estimates up to 1 million cubic yards of rock and soil could move down the ridge in a landslide. But most of the material would be trapped in a quarry and not reach Interstate 82 or the Yakima River.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that geologist George Machan also said this week that the landslide is projected to occur sometime between now and the end of February.

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  • Star stolen from big Idaho Xmas tree found, with $100 bill

    Star stolen from big Idaho Xmas tree found, with $100 bill

    Thursday, January 4 2018 7:29 PM EST2018-01-05 00:29:15 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The star atop a giant Christmas tree in Boise that was stolen before dawn New Year's Day by someone who scaled the tree has been found. Downtown Boise Association Executive Director Lynn Hightower said Thursday that $100 was taped to the damaged star wrapped in a garbage bag next to a building. The star vanished from the 30-foot (9-meter) tree in downtown Boise at 3 a.m. New Year's Day. A man staying in a nearby hotel provided KTVB-T...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The star atop a giant Christmas tree in Boise that was stolen before dawn New Year's Day by someone who scaled the tree has been found. Downtown Boise Association Executive Director Lynn Hightower said Thursday that $100 was taped to the damaged star wrapped in a garbage bag next to a building. The star vanished from the 30-foot (9-meter) tree in downtown Boise at 3 a.m. New Year's Day. A man staying in a nearby hotel provided KTVB-T...

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  • Idaho couple found dead after fire destroys Payette house

    Idaho couple found dead after fire destroys Payette house

    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-01-04 23:10:22 GMT
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    PAYETTE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a man and a woman were killed in a blaze that destroyed their house in western Idaho. KTVB-TV reports the Payette house was already engulfed in flames before fire crews could begin firefighting efforts early Wednesday morning. Payette County Coroner Keith Schuller says autopsies will be performed on the couple who were in there 70s. Authorities did not name the man and woman. State Fire Marshal Knute Sandahl says investigat...

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    PAYETTE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a man and a woman were killed in a blaze that destroyed their house in western Idaho. KTVB-TV reports the Payette house was already engulfed in flames before fire crews could begin firefighting efforts early Wednesday morning. Payette County Coroner Keith Schuller says autopsies will be performed on the couple who were in there 70s. Authorities did not name the man and woman. State Fire Marshal Knute Sandahl says investigat...

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  • 3-year-old Montana girl mauled by dog

    3-year-old Montana girl mauled by dog

    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-01-04 23:00:09 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 3-year-old Montana girl is recovering at a Denver hospital after being attacked by a dog in Billings. Naomi Brown underwent surgery early Wednesday at Children's Hospital Colorado to repair damaged ligaments in her right wrist. Shadow Card says the bull mastiff also injured her daughter's face and neck in the attack at about noon on Tuesday. Card says Naomi was being watched by her father at her grandmother's house. Animal Control officials aren't ce...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 3-year-old Montana girl is recovering at a Denver hospital after being attacked by a dog in Billings. Naomi Brown underwent surgery early Wednesday at Children's Hospital Colorado to repair damaged ligaments in her right wrist. Shadow Card says the bull mastiff also injured her daughter's face and neck in the attack at about noon on Tuesday. Card says Naomi was being watched by her father at her grandmother's house. Animal Control officials aren't ce...

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  • Man arrested after vases disappear from SW Idaho cemeteries

    Man arrested after vases disappear from SW Idaho cemeteries

    Thursday, January 4 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-01-04 22:54:07 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 22-year-old man is in custody after about 200 vases went missing from headstones in cemeteries in southwestern Idaho.    Boise police say 22-year-old Aspen Storm Curtis was arrested on Wednesday in Nampa on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and desecrating a grave.  Authorities say the vases disappeared in cemeteries in Ada and Canyon counties. Curtis was being held in the Canyon County Jail, and was scheduled to appear in 3rd Distric...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 22-year-old man is in custody after about 200 vases went missing from headstones in cemeteries in southwestern Idaho.    Boise police say 22-year-old Aspen Storm Curtis was arrested on Wednesday in Nampa on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and desecrating a grave.  Authorities say the vases disappeared in cemeteries in Ada and Canyon counties. Curtis was being held in the Canyon County Jail, and was scheduled to appear in 3rd Distric...

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  • Washington Department of Health adds third option to birth certificate

    Washington Department of Health adds third option to birth certificate

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:46 PM EST2018-01-04 21:46:12 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health announced a new rule on Thursday that will allow people to change the sex designation on their Washington birth certificate to "X".  DOH says the agency determined that the change will give people an option to have a birth certificate that aligns with their gender identity. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health announced a new rule on Thursday that will allow people to change the sex designation on their Washington birth certificate to "X".  DOH says the agency determined that the change will give people an option to have a birth certificate that aligns with their gender identity. 

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  • Coeur d'Alene Police Department asking for help identifying human remains

    Coeur d'Alene Police Department asking for help identifying human remains

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:33 PM EST2018-01-04 21:33:56 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is hoping you can help them identify human remains found back in September.  The department says the remains were found on September 3, 2017 in a rock quarry on W. Kathleen Ave. It is believed the remains had been there for approximately two years. Detectives believe the remains belonged to a man between the ages of 30 and 50-years-old.  

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is hoping you can help them identify human remains found back in September.  The department says the remains were found on September 3, 2017 in a rock quarry on W. Kathleen Ave. It is believed the remains had been there for approximately two years. Detectives believe the remains belonged to a man between the ages of 30 and 50-years-old.  

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  • Truck crashes, leaks diesel into creek near Bigelow Gulch & Palmer Road

    Truck crashes, leaks diesel into creek near Bigelow Gulch & Palmer Road

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-01-04 21:32:44 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A truck leaking diesel fuel into a creek shut down Bigelow Gulch Thursday.  Crews from Fire District #9, the Spokane Fire Department, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, and the Department of ecology responded to the area near Bigelow Gulch and Palmer Road.  Authorities say the driver of the truck was heading eastbound on Bigelow Gulch and crash.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A truck leaking diesel fuel into a creek shut down Bigelow Gulch Thursday.  Crews from Fire District #9, the Spokane Fire Department, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, and the Department of ecology responded to the area near Bigelow Gulch and Palmer Road.  Authorities say the driver of the truck was heading eastbound on Bigelow Gulch and crash.

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  • READ IT: Preliminary report on Dupont Amtrak derailment released

    READ IT: Preliminary report on Dupont Amtrak derailment released

    Thursday, January 4 2018 12:35 PM EST2018-01-04 17:35:02 GMT

    DUPONT, Wash. - A preliminary report released on Wednesday on the train derailment in Dupont last month shows six seconds prior to the derailment, an engineer made a comment regarding "an over speed condition."  I

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    DUPONT, Wash. - A preliminary report released on Wednesday on the train derailment in Dupont last month shows six seconds prior to the derailment, an engineer made a comment regarding "an over speed condition."  Investigators were able to download the lead locomotive's data and video to show: Inward-facing video with audio captured the crew’s actions and their conversations. 

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  • State investigating after contaminants found in Spokane Fire Department air compressors

    State investigating after contaminants found in Spokane Fire Department air compressors

    Thursday, January 4 2018 11:55 AM EST2018-01-04 16:55:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The state is investigating the Spokane Fire Department after contaminants were reportedly found in the firefighters' air tanks. In response, the fire department immediately shut down all three of the city's air compressors, which are used to fill the close to 500 tanks used by more then 300 Spokane firefighters. Initial tests done by a facility in Redmond say they found lead and other impurities in some of the tanks.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The state is investigating the Spokane Fire Department after contaminants were reportedly found in the firefighters' air tanks. In response, the fire department immediately shut down all three of the city's air compressors, which are used to fill the close to 500 tanks used by more then 300 Spokane firefighters. Initial tests done by a facility in Redmond say they found lead and other impurities in some of the tanks.

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  • US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

    US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:46 AM EST2018-01-04 13:46:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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  • Family of missing Spokane County woman speaks out

    Family of missing Spokane County woman speaks out

    Thursday, January 4 2018 2:32 AM EST2018-01-04 07:32:57 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a woman who has been missing from the Liberty Lake area for more than a week.  The Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Donna Kemp was last seen on S. Molter Road, SW of Liberty Lake on the morning of December 27, 2017 walking east from her home after an argument. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a woman who has been missing from the Liberty Lake area for more than a week.  The Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Donna Kemp was last seen on S. Molter Road, SW of Liberty Lake on the morning of December 27, 2017 walking east from her home after an argument. 

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  • How to use the environment around your home to prevent crime

    How to use the environment around your home to prevent crime

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 9:47 PM EST2018-01-04 02:47:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are some simple steps you can take around your home to prevent criminals from even wanting to stop by. It’s through an approach called Crime Prevention Through Environment Design, or CPTED. Spokane C.O.P.S. actually has a list of things you should look to make changes to.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are some simple steps you can take around your home to prevent criminals from even wanting to stop by. It’s through an approach called Crime Prevention Through Environment Design, or CPTED. Spokane C.O.P.S. actually has a list of things you should look to make changes to.

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  • Friends remember Coeur d'Alene teen killed in DUI crash

    Friends remember Coeur d'Alene teen killed in DUI crash

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-01-04 02:44:58 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - “He always had a way to make people laugh, like he was just really kind hearted,” Michelle Myers said. A kindred soul with a heart of gold, Jacob Leeder lit up a room with his smile and personality. A teen of many talents, both physically and musically, but it was in the schools orchestra where he would catch the attention of his girlfriend, Michelle Myers.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - “He always had a way to make people laugh, like he was just really kind hearted,” Michelle Myers said. A kindred soul with a heart of gold, Jacob Leeder lit up a room with his smile and personality. A teen of many talents, both physically and musically, but it was in the schools orchestra where he would catch the attention of his girlfriend, Michelle Myers.

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  • Idaho officials say 5 new flu-related deaths reported

    Idaho officials say 5 new flu-related deaths reported

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 8:46 PM EST2018-01-04 01:46:04 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho health officials say they have received five new reports of deaths caused by an influenza-related illness, bringing the season's total to 13 deaths.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho health officials say they have received five new reports of deaths caused by an influenza-related illness, bringing the season's total to 13 deaths.

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  • Conductor injured in deadly Amtrak train crash sues

    Conductor injured in deadly Amtrak train crash sues

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:14 PM EST2018-01-04 00:14:42 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A conductor who was injured when a speeding Amtrak train flew off the tracks and onto a Washington state highway last month has filed a lawsuit against the passenger rail company.    Lawyers for Garrick Freeman of Bellevue, Washington, say Amtrak failed to provide a safe work environment. The Dec. 18 crash near DuPont, Washington, killed three and injured dozens.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A conductor who was injured when a speeding Amtrak train flew off the tracks and onto a Washington state highway last month has filed a lawsuit against the passenger rail company.    Lawyers for Garrick Freeman of Bellevue, Washington, say Amtrak failed to provide a safe work environment. The Dec. 18 crash near DuPont, Washington, killed three and injured dozens.

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  • Spokane woman feels trapped in her home because of icy sidewalks

    Spokane woman feels trapped in her home because of icy sidewalks

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:12 PM EST2018-01-04 00:12:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For those in wheelchairs or have difficulty getting around, the snow doesn't make it easier. They say it's because not all sidewalks get shoveled. “I just try not to go out until I can make sure the sidewalks are clear,” April Belnap says. She has spina bifida which makes it so she can’t walk. She uses a power wheelchair to get around, but every winter, she says she deals with the same problem, especiall...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - For those in wheelchairs or have difficulty getting around, the snow doesn't make it easier. They say it's because not all sidewalks get shoveled. “I just try not to go out until I can make sure the sidewalks are clear,” April Belnap says. She has spina bifida which makes it so she can’t walk. She uses a power wheelchair to get around, but every winter, she says she deals with the same problem, especiall...

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  • Deputies investigate suicide attempt at Spokane County Jail

    Deputies investigate suicide attempt at Spokane County Jail

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:07 PM EST2018-01-04 00:07:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to the Spokane County Jail Wednesday to investigate what appears to be an attempted suicide of an inmate after he was found unresponsive and not breathing in his cell. Corrections Officers immediately began life-saving efforts and requested medics to respond.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to the Spokane County Jail Wednesday to investigate what appears to be an attempted suicide of an inmate after he was found unresponsive and not breathing in his cell. Corrections Officers immediately began life-saving efforts and requested medics to respond.

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  • Have YOU seen this missing woman?

    Have YOU seen this missing woman?

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-03 22:49:43 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a woman who has been missing from the Liberty Lake area for more than a week. The Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Donna Kemp was last seen on S. Molter Road, SW of Liberty Lake on the morning of December 27, 2017 walking east from her home.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a woman who has been missing from the Liberty Lake area for more than a week. The Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Donna Kemp was last seen on S. Molter Road, SW of Liberty Lake on the morning of December 27, 2017 walking east from her home.

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  • Sanders defends Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

    Sanders defends Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-01-03 21:02:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The White House is defending President Donald Trump's Twitter riposte to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's boast about his "nuclear button." Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, "I don't think that it's taunting to stand up for the people of this country," adding that people should be concerned about Kim's "mental fitness." 

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    WASHINGTON - The White House is defending President Donald Trump's Twitter riposte to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's boast about his "nuclear button." Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, "I don't think that it's taunting to stand up for the people of this country," adding that people should be concerned about Kim's "mental fitness." 

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  • Spokane Valley sexual assault detectives looking into possible child luring attempt

    Spokane Valley sexual assault detectives looking into possible child luring attempt

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-01-03 20:59:28 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 10-year-old girl told Spokane Valley deputies a man talked with her in the toy aisle of the Walmart on East Sprague and said she needed to leave with him. Deputies say the child was not grabbed, threatened or hurt and quickly ran to an adult family member, but they want the public to be aware of this possible child luring attempt.  

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 10-year-old girl told Spokane Valley deputies a man talked with her in the toy aisle of the Walmart on East Sprague and said she needed to leave with him. Deputies say the child was not grabbed, threatened or hurt and quickly ran to an adult family member, but they want the public to be aware of this possible child luring attempt.  

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  • The Eagles will play the Spokane Arena on May 8

    The Eagles will play the Spokane Arena on May 8

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:52 AM EST2018-01-03 15:52:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced The Eagles will perform on May 8, 2017!  The band, consisting of members Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Deacon Frey is the son of original member, Glenn Frey, and joined the band after his dad's death.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced The Eagles will perform on May 8, 2017!  The band, consisting of members Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Deacon Frey is the son of original member, Glenn Frey, and joined the band after his dad's death.  

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  • Thieves steal $15,000 worth of tools in burglary

    Thieves steal $15,000 worth of tools in burglary

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 2:04 AM EST2018-01-03 07:04:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jamie Lake and her family are building their brand new home in the Wandermere area, and although it's a new year, they're dealing with the same problem. The Lake's put up cameras a little over a month ago after the home was burglarized the first time. "We were hoping that it would never happen, but if it did we would have footage and hopefully catch the person," Lake said.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jamie Lake and her family are building their brand new home in the Wandermere area, and although it's a new year, they're dealing with the same problem. The Lake's put up cameras a little over a month ago after the home was burglarized the first time. "We were hoping that it would never happen, but if it did we would have footage and hopefully catch the person," Lake said.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 2nd

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 2nd

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

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

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

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  • Post Falls Police kick-start flag program to honor deceased veterans

    Post Falls Police kick-start flag program to honor deceased veterans

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 1:41 AM EST2018-01-03 06:41:28 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - KHQ recently told you about a social media post from Post Falls Police, who worked to honor a veteran during a death investigation last week.  Officers and detectives responded to the death of a veteran in a Post Falls home. During the course of the investigation, those officers and detectives opted to use their own money to go to Walmart and purchase an American flag to honor the veteran.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - KHQ recently told you about a social media post from Post Falls Police, who worked to honor a veteran during a death investigation last week.  Officers and detectives responded to the death of a veteran in a Post Falls home. During the course of the investigation, those officers and detectives opted to use their own money to go to Walmart and purchase an American flag to honor the veteran.

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  • Ways to keep yourself and your property more secure in the New Year

    Ways to keep yourself and your property more secure in the New Year

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 9:53 PM EST2018-01-03 02:53:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’re still looking for a new year’s resolution, why not look at how you can make yourself more secure? Spokane C.O.P.S. has a variety of programs that help our community in doing just that and they’re really a one stop shop for that information. Patrick Striker, executive director of the organization, says that with all the new gifts you likely got for the holidays, it’s important to make sure you document that property. At each shop, the...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’re still looking for a new year’s resolution, why not look at how you can make yourself more secure? Spokane C.O.P.S. has a variety of programs that help our community in doing just that and they’re really a one stop shop for that information. Patrick Striker, executive director of the organization, says that with all the new gifts you likely got for the holidays, it’s important to make sure you document that property. At each shop, the...

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  • Crunching the numbers on Spokane's Ice Ribbon

    Crunching the numbers on Spokane's Ice Ribbon

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 9:09 PM EST2018-01-03 02:09:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Ice Ribbon in Riverfront Park has been open less than a month, but large crowds continue to strap on skates and hit the ice. But can they keep up the pace? So far, the Ice Ribbon's director, John Moog, says things are going great. In the first 23 days that the Ice Ribbon has been open, Riverfront Park has already made more money than the Ice Palace brought in for all of 2016.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Ice Ribbon in Riverfront Park has been open less than a month, but large crowds continue to strap on skates and hit the ice. But can they keep up the pace? So far, the Ice Ribbon's director, John Moog, says things are going great. In the first 23 days that the Ice Ribbon has been open, Riverfront Park has already made more money than the Ice Palace brought in for all of 2016.

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  • How to lose unwanted weight: Advice from a Spokane mom who lost more than 125 pounds

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 9:08 PM EST2018-01-03 02:08:51 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Francie Nordin is a Spokane mother of two boys who for years, like so many moms do, put her own needs at the bottom of the barrel. Today, it's almost surreal for her to look and see how far she's come at achieving better health. Since 2015, she has lost 127 pounds and has overcome multiple health issues associated with being overweight. 

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    KHQ.COM - Francie Nordin is a Spokane mother of two boys who for years, like so many moms do, put her own needs at the bottom of the barrel. Today, it's almost surreal for her to look and see how far she's come at achieving better health. Since 2015, she has lost 127 pounds and has overcome multiple health issues associated with being overweight. 

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  • Police have simple shopping safety tip to prevent purse theft

    Police have simple shopping safety tip to prevent purse theft

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-01-03 01:50:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When you’re out shopping, it’s easy to get distracted and that’s what purse thieves are looking for. You’ve seen the videos of a thief coming by and in a matter of moments, the purse is gone, sometimes without the victim noticing right away. But there’s a post that has gone viral on Facebook from a New Hampshire police department with a very helpful and cost effective solution. They remind people to keep their purses closed and secure it...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When you’re out shopping, it’s easy to get distracted and that’s what purse thieves are looking for. You’ve seen the videos of a thief coming by and in a matter of moments, the purse is gone, sometimes without the victim noticing right away. But there’s a post that has gone viral on Facebook from a New Hampshire police department with a very helpful and cost effective solution. They remind people to keep their purses closed and secure it...

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  • Bond set at $200,000 for man charged in DUI crash that killed 16-year-old boy

    Bond set at $200,000 for man charged in DUI crash that killed 16-year-old boy

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 8:48 PM EST2018-01-03 01:48:24 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man arrested following a fatal crash Friday night on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene has been officially charged with felony manslaughter. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man arrested following a fatal crash Friday night on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene has been officially charged with felony manslaughter.  The crash happened after 20-year-old Jonah Leeder tried to pass a car on I-90. Leeder's car spun out of control and stalled perpendicular to oncoming traffic. The car was then t-boned by a pickup truck driven by William Swan. Leeder's 16-year-old brother, Jacob, was killed in the crash.

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  • Dozens of dead ducks dumped on roadside near Aberdeen

    Dozens of dead ducks dumped on roadside near Aberdeen

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 8:16 PM EST2018-01-03 01:16:29 GMT

    ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) - Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police say they're searching for a suspect after three bags of dead ducks were possibly disposed of illegally near Aberdeen.    KING-TV reported Tuesday that the bags were dumped on State Route 12, about nine miles east (about 14 kilometers) of Aberdeen.

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    ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) - Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police say they're searching for a suspect after three bags of dead ducks were possibly disposed of illegally near Aberdeen.    KING-TV reported Tuesday that the bags were dumped on State Route 12, about nine miles east (about 14 kilometers) of Aberdeen.

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  • Washington State Republican Party chair to step down

    Washington State Republican Party chair to step down

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:53 PM EST2018-01-03 00:53:56 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say Washington State Republican Party Chair Susan Hutchison will step down from the post next month.    Multiple news outlets reported Tuesday that the former TV news anchor who was elected party chair in 2013 will resign as of Feb. 5.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say Washington State Republican Party Chair Susan Hutchison will step down from the post next month.    Multiple news outlets reported Tuesday that the former TV news anchor who was elected party chair in 2013 will resign as of Feb. 5.

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  • Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch

    Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:47 PM EST2018-01-03 00:47:22 GMT

    CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) - Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.    TheBlast.com reports that Tyson and partners on Dec. 20 broke ground on a plot for a cannabis resort in California City, a remote Mojave Desert town that's about a 110-mile (177-kilometer) drive north of Los Angeles.

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    CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) - Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.    TheBlast.com reports that Tyson and partners on Dec. 20 broke ground on a plot for a cannabis resort in California City, a remote Mojave Desert town that's about a 110-mile (177-kilometer) drive north of Los Angeles.

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  • Moses Lake man returns stolen Christmas money, apologizes

    Moses Lake man returns stolen Christmas money, apologizes

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-01-03 00:17:54 GMT
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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - UPDATE: Moses Lake Police reported Tuesday that the man who stole Christmas money from a local family had a change of heart after he saw the story on social media.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - UPDATE: Moses Lake Police reported Tuesday that the man who stole Christmas money from a local family had a change of heart after he saw the story on social media.

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  • Northern Idaho man pleads not guilty to firing gun at people

    Northern Idaho man pleads not guilty to firing gun at people

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 5:53 PM EST2018-01-02 22:53:35 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - A northern Idaho man has pleaded not guilty after he was charged with firing a gun at people who were walking along a road.    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 75-year-old William J. Juettner was charged with a misdemeanor discharging a firearm at a person without causing harm following an incident in rural northern Idaho on Thanksgiving Day.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - A northern Idaho man has pleaded not guilty after he was charged with firing a gun at people who were walking along a road.    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 75-year-old William J. Juettner was charged with a misdemeanor discharging a firearm at a person without causing harm following an incident in rural northern Idaho on Thanksgiving Day.

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