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  • Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

    Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:33:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday.

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  • Level 2 evacuations in place for brush fire burning off Highway 195 south of Spokane

    Level 2 evacuations in place for brush fire burning off Highway 195 south of Spokane

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:24:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters have issued level 2 evacuation orders Saturday because of a wildfire burning off of S. Highway 195 near Wildflower Lane South of Spokane. Residents in the area should be ready to leave at a moments notice. Fire crews have been on the scene fighting the fire since Saturday morning and are battling the flames from the ground and in the air.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters have issued level 2 evacuation orders Saturday because of a wildfire burning off of S. Highway 195 near Wildflower Lane South of Spokane. Residents in the area should be ready to leave at a moments notice. Fire crews have been on the scene fighting the fire since Saturday morning and are battling the flames from the ground and in the air.

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  • Dozens arrested in street racing crackdown in King County

    Dozens arrested in street racing crackdown in King County

    Saturday, July 22 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-07-22 18:57:52 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A street racing crackdown involving multiple police agencies in northwestern Washington state has led to the arrest of three street racers and 40 others attending the unlawful events. The Washington State Patrol in a statement Friday says the police agencies in King County took action July 14 due to safety concerns expressed by citizens and businesses.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A street racing crackdown involving multiple police agencies in northwestern Washington state has led to the arrest of three street racers and 40 others attending the unlawful events. The Washington State Patrol in a statement Friday says the police agencies in King County took action July 14 due to safety concerns expressed by citizens and businesses.

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  • Official charges delayed in Washington murder, arson case

    Official charges delayed in Washington murder, arson case

    Saturday, July 22 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-07-22 18:22:03 GMT

    MOUNT VERNON (AP) - Washington prosecutors now have 30 days to officially file charges against two people suspected of causing a fire that killed two children and injured three adults. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Thursday while prosecutors generally have a 72-hour window to file charges in Skagit County Superior Court, a magistrate's warrant gives them until Aug. 18.

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    MOUNT VERNON (AP) - Washington prosecutors now have 30 days to officially file charges against two people suspected of causing a fire that killed two children and injured three adults. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Thursday while prosecutors generally have a 72-hour window to file charges in Skagit County Superior Court, a magistrate's warrant gives them until Aug. 18.

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  • Train derails, spilling grain near Spangle

    Train derails, spilling grain near Spangle

    Saturday, July 22 2017 2:14 AM EDT2017-07-22 06:14:30 GMT

    SPANGLE, Wash. - A train carrying grain has derailed along Highway 195 between Plaza and Spangle.  The tracks where the five cars tipped is now closed for the weekend.  The tip over blocked traffic for several hours Friday afternoon. The company who owns the tracks says crews will be headed out Saturday to clean up the crash. 

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    SPANGLE, Wash. - A train carrying grain has derailed along Highway 195 between Plaza and Spangle.  The tracks where the five cars tipped is now closed for the weekend.  The tip over blocked traffic for several hours Friday afternoon. The company who owns the tracks says crews will be headed out Saturday to clean up the crash. 

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  • Officials: Owner of home where bodies found possibly spotted

    Officials: Owner of home where bodies found possibly spotted

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:39:00 GMT
    Officials: Owner of home where bodies found possibly spottedOfficials: Owner of home where bodies found possibly spotted

    SWAN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials say a man wanted in connection with the deaths of three women in southwestern Idaho may have been seen in the backcountry near eastern Idaho's Swan Valley. Deputies with the Bonneville County Sheriff's office have searched the area but so far have not located 60-year-old Gerald "Mike" Bullinger. The badly decomposed bodies of Bullinger's wife - 56-year-old Cheryl Baker of Ogden, 

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    SWAN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials say a man wanted in connection with the deaths of three women in southwestern Idaho may have been seen in the backcountry near eastern Idaho's Swan Valley. Deputies with the Bonneville County Sheriff's office have searched the area but so far have not located 60-year-old Gerald "Mike" Bullinger. The badly decomposed bodies of Bullinger's wife - 56-year-old Cheryl Baker of Ogden, 

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  • Latah County murder suspects captured

    Latah County murder suspects captured

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:25:07 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - The Ferry County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they have recovered the white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am connected to recent homicide in Latah County. The two teenage suspects, Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta, have been on the run from law enforcement since the body of Timothy Jacob Reeves was discovered earlier this week.

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - The Ferry County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they have recovered the white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am connected to recent homicide in Latah County. The two teenage suspects, Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta, have been on the run from law enforcement since the body of Timothy Jacob Reeves was discovered earlier this week.

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  • Pirate ship sets sail in Sandpoint waters

    Pirate ship sets sail in Sandpoint waters

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:20:35 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - A Sandpoint, Idaho man has been giving back to his community in a big way- he discovered a pirate ship about 5 years ago on Craigslist and restored it. Captain Don Mimmack allows children to set sail on the 'Wind Spirit' with him to enjoy the open waters of Sandpoint. If you want to take your children on an adventure, you can do so by visiting this site: http://www.creationsforsandpoint.org/Contact.php 

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - A Sandpoint, Idaho man has been giving back to his community in a big way- he discovered a pirate ship about 5 years ago on Craigslist and restored it. Captain Don Mimmack allows children to set sail on the 'Wind Spirit' with him to enjoy the open waters of Sandpoint. If you want to take your children on an adventure, you can do so by visiting this site: http://www.creationsforsandpoint.org/Contact.php 

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  • 'The Persian Hour' opens people to a world beyond the Inland NW

    'The Persian Hour' opens people to a world beyond the Inland NW

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:12:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Radio is more than top 40 hits, and one local DJ in Spokane is really proving that. He's Iranian, and as KHQ Photojournalist Tim Martin shows, his radio show is meant to open people to a world beyond the Inland Northwest.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Radio is more than top 40 hits, and one local DJ in Spokane is really proving that. He's Iranian, and as KHQ Photojournalist Tim Martin shows, his radio show is meant to open people to a world beyond the Inland Northwest.

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  • Biker comes face-to-face with bear on Canfield Mountain trail

    Biker comes face-to-face with bear on Canfield Mountain trail

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:20:31 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - With it’s windy trails and scenic vistas. Nestled right above Coeur d’Alene, Canfield Mountain attracts all sorts of people. “It's a great area,” Tony Prka said. Prka is an avid Canfield Mountain bike-rider. He says he was riding like usual Tuesday night when all of a sudden. “I hit my brakes right away and then I was like 'man I think that was a cub' so I got off my bike and I started to run backwards,” he said. Not 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - With it’s windy trails and scenic vistas. Nestled right above Coeur d’Alene, Canfield Mountain attracts all sorts of people. “It's a great area,” Tony Prka said. Prka is an avid Canfield Mountain bike-rider. He says he was riding like usual Tuesday night when all of a sudden. “I hit my brakes right away and then I was like 'man I think that was a cub' so I got off my bike and I started to run backwards,” he said. Not 

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  • Spokane Police Activities League creates safe summer fun

    Spokane Police Activities League creates safe summer fun

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:08:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Summer is in full swing around Spokane. It's hot, dry, and there's a lot fun to be had. In the mix creating that fun is the Spokane Police Activities League or PAL.  "The community and police need to come together and be out in the community where they can come access us," says Jennifer Deruwe with Spokane Police. Giving the opportunity for not only police to get involved with youth and the community but for youth to 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Summer is in full swing around Spokane. It's hot, dry, and there's a lot fun to be had. In the mix creating that fun is the Spokane Police Activities League or PAL.  "The community and police need to come together and be out in the community where they can come access us," says Jennifer Deruwe with Spokane Police. Giving the opportunity for not only police to get involved with youth and the community but for youth to 

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  • U.S. Forest Service warns of aggressive bear on Canfield Mountain

    U.S. Forest Service warns of aggressive bear on Canfield Mountain

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:41:48 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - If you're planning on doing some outdoor activities on Canfield Mountain this weekend, listen up! The U.S. Forest Service wants the public to avoid the upper parking area and trail system on the mountain for the time being. An aggressive sow bear with a cub (possibly more than one cub) has been reported on the Cave Trail.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - If you're planning on doing some outdoor activities on Canfield Mountain this weekend, listen up! The U.S. Forest Service wants the public to avoid the upper parking area and trail system on the mountain for the time being. An aggressive sow bear with a cub (possibly more than one cub) has been reported on the Cave Trail.

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  • Elderly woman sexually assaulted at assisted living facility

    Elderly woman sexually assaulted at assisted living facility

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:04:56 GMT
    Elderly woman sexually assaulted at assisted living facilityElderly woman sexually assaulted at assisted living facility

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an 83-year-old woman was assaulted while in her room at an assisted living facility in SeaTac. The King County Sheriff's Office says an unknown man entered the woman's room through a window Thursday while she was watching TV. Once inside, the sheriff's office says the suspect hit her several times on the side of the head before strangling and sexually assaulting her. The sheriff's office says 

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    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an 83-year-old woman was assaulted while in her room at an assisted living facility in SeaTac. The King County Sheriff's Office says an unknown man entered the woman's room through a window Thursday while she was watching TV. Once inside, the sheriff's office says the suspect hit her several times on the side of the head before strangling and sexually assaulting her. The sheriff's office says 

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  • Pedestrian lashes out, throws rock at woman in car

    Pedestrian lashes out, throws rock at woman in car

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:59:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman says she had a scary encounter Thursday morning with a man on the sidewalk. She was driving near Regal Street by Ferris High School when he lashed out and ended up throwing a rock at her. "It worries me that somebody is out there that can be that violent," she said. She wants to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation of what he might do. She says she was dropping off her son for a sports camp 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman says she had a scary encounter Thursday morning with a man on the sidewalk. She was driving near Regal Street by Ferris High School when he lashed out and ended up throwing a rock at her. "It worries me that somebody is out there that can be that violent," she said. She wants to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation of what he might do. She says she was dropping off her son for a sports camp 

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  • DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy

    DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:26:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Legislature's failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests. The Legislature adjourned Thursday night without passing a capital budget, costing DNR $15 million to remove trees struck by insect blight, disease or drought. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz says the agency needed the money to remove dead and dying trees.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Legislature's failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests. The Legislature adjourned Thursday night without passing a capital budget, costing DNR $15 million to remove trees struck by insect blight, disease or drought. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz says the agency needed the money to remove dead and dying trees.

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  • Washington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima

    Washington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:52:46 GMT
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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military's Yakima Training Center in Washington state. The fire grew to 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) on Friday morning, but was not threatening any structures. Fire spokesman Rick Acosta says the fire is being driven by winds through steep, rugged terrain. There are about 200 firefighters and several helicopters battling the blaze. The fire is located 

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military's Yakima Training Center in Washington state. The fire grew to 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) on Friday morning, but was not threatening any structures. Fire spokesman Rick Acosta says the fire is being driven by winds through steep, rugged terrain. There are about 200 firefighters and several helicopters battling the blaze. The fire is located 

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  • Man who survived rollover, struck and killed by vehicle

    Man who survived rollover, struck and killed by vehicle

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:44:06 GMT
    Man who survived rollover, struck and killed by vehicleMan who survived rollover, struck and killed by vehicle

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 33-year old Montana man survived a rollover crash only to be struck and killed by another passing vehicle. Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg identified the victim as Adam David Zielie, of Helena. The Montana Highway Patrol says the initial crash was reported around 10:30 p.m. Thursday north of Helena. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, stand up and talk to another driver. 

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 33-year old Montana man survived a rollover crash only to be struck and killed by another passing vehicle. Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg identified the victim as Adam David Zielie, of Helena. The Montana Highway Patrol says the initial crash was reported around 10:30 p.m. Thursday north of Helena. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, stand up and talk to another driver. 

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  • Passing driver saves woman, six kids in car crash on Highway 2

    Passing driver saves woman, six kids in car crash on Highway 2

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:03 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:03:36 GMT

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is crediting a total stranger from preventing a very possible tragedy. Deputies say a woman was driving a van with 6 young children when she fell asleep on Highway 2 near Davenport, driving off the road and into a pond. As most of the van went under, a passing driver pulled over, waded into the deep water, and helped get them to safety. First responders rushed to the scene.  No one was injured.  

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    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is crediting a total stranger from preventing a very possible tragedy. Deputies say a woman was driving a van with 6 young children when she fell asleep on Highway 2 near Davenport, driving off the road and into a pond. As most of the van went under, a passing driver pulled over, waded into the deep water, and helped get them to safety. First responders rushed to the scene.  No one was injured.  

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  • N. Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force asks for public's help finding wanted fugitive

    N. Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force asks for public's help finding wanted fugitive

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:44:53 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF) is seeking information leading to the arrest of 27-year-old Mallory Ann Helling. Helling is being sought based on a Kootenai County felony warrant for possession of meth with the intent to deliver. Helling is 5’3 tall, 135 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last known to be living in Post Falls, ID. Anyone with information regarding Helling should call the NIVCTF at 208-665-4455. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF) is seeking information leading to the arrest of 27-year-old Mallory Ann Helling. Helling is being sought based on a Kootenai County felony warrant for possession of meth with the intent to deliver. Helling is 5’3 tall, 135 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last known to be living in Post Falls, ID. Anyone with information regarding Helling should call the NIVCTF at 208-665-4455. 

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  • Spokane Police Activities League keeps kids out of trouble

    Spokane Police Activities League keeps kids out of trouble

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:07:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - How do you keep your teens out of trouble? The summer has brought a wave of teen crime. From three different vandalism incidents, Spokane Police have arrested a total of eight kids. However, there's a program from Spokane Police that can help these types of kids stay out of trouble. It's called the Spokane Police Activities League. 13-year-old Jamarian Mowrey takes every chance he can get to hang out with the police officers from the program. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - How do you keep your teens out of trouble? The summer has brought a wave of teen crime. From three different vandalism incidents, Spokane Police have arrested a total of eight kids. However, there's a program from Spokane Police that can help these types of kids stay out of trouble. It's called the Spokane Police Activities League. 13-year-old Jamarian Mowrey takes every chance he can get to hang out with the police officers from the program. 

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  • Teen crime wave hits Spokane

    Teen crime wave hits Spokane

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:02:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a teen crime wave after at least three different places in Spokane have been hit by teen vandals. Neighbors say enough is enough. In the latest spree, police were able to catch two teens they say are responsible for damaging brand new homes in the Eagle Ridge area. Teens hit at least four different homes, throwing rocks into the windows. "It's just kids being a little worse than normal kids," said Abel Delarosa, who 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a teen crime wave after at least three different places in Spokane have been hit by teen vandals. Neighbors say enough is enough. In the latest spree, police were able to catch two teens they say are responsible for damaging brand new homes in the Eagle Ridge area. Teens hit at least four different homes, throwing rocks into the windows. "It's just kids being a little worse than normal kids," said Abel Delarosa, who 

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  • Coverage criticism leads to new conversation about homelessness in Spokane

    Coverage criticism leads to new conversation about homelessness in Spokane

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:16:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - This story originated as a post to KHQ, from a viewer, upset about this homeless camp below Kendall Yards. After the initial report on Facebook, I got a lot of comments -  many people were offended about how i described the camp. One person who was very vocal, was Ellie. I asked if she would meet with me - and she said yes. As upset as she is with our coverage - she welcomed the chance to make others understand that this is a conversation 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - This story originated as a post to KHQ, from a viewer, upset about this homeless camp below Kendall Yards. After the initial report on Facebook, I got a lot of comments -  many people were offended about how i described the camp. One person who was very vocal, was Ellie. I asked if she would meet with me - and she said yes. As upset as she is with our coverage - she welcomed the chance to make others understand that this is a conversation 

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  • 6 Questions: Avista Buyout

    6 Questions: Avista Buyout

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:56:36 GMT
    6 Questions: Avista Buyout6 Questions: Avista Buyout

     SPOKANE, Wash. - New information on the pending sale of Avista to Canadian company, Hydro One. Today I sat down for a 6 Questions interview with CEO Scott Morris to find what this means for customers, employees, share holders and the company that's been locally owned for the past 128 years and why he believes this sale is good for our region.   

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     SPOKANE, Wash. - New information on the pending sale of Avista to Canadian company, Hydro One. Today I sat down for a 6 Questions interview with CEO Scott Morris to find what this means for customers, employees, share holders and the company that's been locally owned for the past 128 years and why he believes this sale is good for our region.   

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  • What you need to know about Washington’s new distracted driving law

    What you need to know about Washington’s new distracted driving law

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:11:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Starting Sunday, Washingtonians will have to be extra focused behind the wheel, or face a $136 dollar fine. The new Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Law requires you to be completely hands free except for emergency purposes. Here’s what you are allowed to do Talk on the phone using hands-free devices such as a Bluetooth. Use your GPS or music IF you set them up before you drive. Push or swipe to answer a phone call as long as the conversation is

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Starting Sunday, Washingtonians will have to be extra focused behind the wheel, or face a $136 dollar fine. The new Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Law requires you to be completely hands free except for emergency purposes. Here’s what you are allowed to do Talk on the phone using hands-free devices such as a Bluetooth. Use your GPS or music IF you set them up before you drive. Push or swipe to answer a phone call as long as the conversation is

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  • Getting peer support as a stay-at-home dad

    Getting peer support as a stay-at-home dad

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:57:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are more dads choosing to stay home now and watch their kids, but who can they go to for help navigating this parenting world among their peers if they have questions? When you do a search online, you’ll see results for a variety of mom meet-up groups, but not many for dads. The latest study from Appalachian State University in 2009 shows that there were approximately 1.4 million stay-at-home dads. That’s a 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are more dads choosing to stay home now and watch their kids, but who can they go to for help navigating this parenting world among their peers if they have questions? When you do a search online, you’ll see results for a variety of mom meet-up groups, but not many for dads. The latest study from Appalachian State University in 2009 shows that there were approximately 1.4 million stay-at-home dads. That’s a 

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  • Secretary of state says her cancerous tumor gone

    Secretary of state says her cancerous tumor gone

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:13:18 GMT
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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says her doctor has told her that her cancerous tumor responded well to treatment and is now gone. Wyman was diagnosed with colon cancer in March. She said Thursday that the doctor found no evidence of the tumor at her eight-week post radiation check-up. Wyman says she will have follow-up tests to confirm that all the cancer cells are dead, but the diagnosis was what she was hoping for. Her doctors had said upfront that

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says her doctor has told her that her cancerous tumor responded well to treatment and is now gone. Wyman was diagnosed with colon cancer in March. She said Thursday that the doctor found no evidence of the tumor at her eight-week post radiation check-up. Wyman says she will have follow-up tests to confirm that all the cancer cells are dead, but the diagnosis was what she was hoping for. Her doctors had said upfront that

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  • Deputies search for missing man in Bonner County

    Deputies search for missing man in Bonner County

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:39:12 GMT

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho  - The Bonner County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating 37-year-old David A. Xanatos. He was last seen in the Clark Fork area and is believed to be driving a 1988 blue Chevy truck with Idaho license plate number 7BL6090. He is 6'3 and 244 lbs. Anyone who has seen Xanatos or has any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call (208) 265-5525. 

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho  - The Bonner County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating 37-year-old David A. Xanatos. He was last seen in the Clark Fork area and is believed to be driving a 1988 blue Chevy truck with Idaho license plate number 7BL6090. He is 6'3 and 244 lbs. Anyone who has seen Xanatos or has any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call (208) 265-5525. 

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  • Prosecutor seeks judge's order for congressman's mug shot

    Prosecutor seeks judge's order for congressman's mug shot

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:04:03 GMT
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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor is asking a judge to require U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte to be fingerprinted and photographed after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter. Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert asked Justice Court Judge Rick West Thursday to reject the Republican congressman's request that he be exempted from the usual booking process for criminal defendants. Gianforte pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor is asking a judge to require U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte to be fingerprinted and photographed after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter. Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert asked Justice Court Judge Rick West Thursday to reject the Republican congressman's request that he be exempted from the usual booking process for criminal defendants. Gianforte pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs

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  • Craig Mountain Complex Fire triples in size

    Craig Mountain Complex Fire triples in size

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:45:23 GMT
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    A wildfire burning in Idaho has tripled in size.  The Craig Mountain Complex Fire is burning 30 miles south of Lewiston and is more than 28,000 acres in size.  The complex is comprised of the Corral Creek fire, located between Corral Creek and China Garden Creek drainages, and the Powerline fire located between Wapshilla Creek and Deer Creek. 12 residences and cabins endangered including the Idaho Department of Fish and Game work station. There are no evacuation at t...More >>
    A wildfire burning in Idaho has tripled in size.  The Craig Mountain Complex Fire is burning 30 miles south of Lewiston and is more than 28,000 acres in size.  The complex is comprised of the Corral Creek fire, located between Corral Creek and China Garden Creek drainages, and the Powerline fire located between Wapshilla Creek and Deer Creek. 12 residences and cabins endangered including the Idaho Department of Fish and Game work station. There are no evacuation at t...More >>
  • Tribe wants centuries-old remains found in Idaho

    Tribe wants centuries-old remains found in Idaho

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:57:06 GMT
    (Paul Boehlke/ KTVB via AP, file)(Paul Boehlke/ KTVB via AP, file)

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A tribe says it will seek possession of human bones found protruding from an Idaho badger hole after tests determined they weren't from modern day homicide victims but belonged to people who lived five centuries ago. Shoshone-Paiute Tribe Chairman Ted Howard said Thursday that Shoshones have occupied the southwestern Idaho area for thousands of years and the well-preserved bones of a young adult and a 10- to 15-year-old should be returned to the tribe 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A tribe says it will seek possession of human bones found protruding from an Idaho badger hole after tests determined they weren't from modern day homicide victims but belonged to people who lived five centuries ago. Shoshone-Paiute Tribe Chairman Ted Howard said Thursday that Shoshones have occupied the southwestern Idaho area for thousands of years and the well-preserved bones of a young adult and a 10- to 15-year-old should be returned to the tribe 

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  • Second body found in burning house also shot in head

    Second body found in burning house also shot in head

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:52:21 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - Both people whose bodies were found inside a burning home in Spokane Valley died of gunshot wounds to the head. The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office identified the second victim Thursday as 70-year-old Bobby Kihara. The medical examiner says the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation. On Wednesday, the medical examiner identified the other victim as 67-year-old Joy Kihara, and concluded her death was a homicide. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - Both people whose bodies were found inside a burning home in Spokane Valley died of gunshot wounds to the head. The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office identified the second victim Thursday as 70-year-old Bobby Kihara. The medical examiner says the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation. On Wednesday, the medical examiner identified the other victim as 67-year-old Joy Kihara, and concluded her death was a homicide. 

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  • Washington to kill members of wolf pack in Stevens County

    Washington to kill members of wolf pack in Stevens County

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:48:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The state of Washington plans to kill some members of the Smackout wolf pack, which has repeatedly preyed on livestock in Stevens County. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the pack has preyed on livestock four times since September. The agency says the state will kill some members of the pack and then see if that changes its behavior. The Smackout pack is one of 20 wolf packs documented in Washington state in 2016. At that time, the pack 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The state of Washington plans to kill some members of the Smackout wolf pack, which has repeatedly preyed on livestock in Stevens County. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the pack has preyed on livestock four times since September. The agency says the state will kill some members of the pack and then see if that changes its behavior. The Smackout pack is one of 20 wolf packs documented in Washington state in 2016. At that time, the pack 

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  • Two 16-year-old boys arrested for thousands of dollars worth of damage in Eagle Ridge neighborhood

    Two 16-year-old boys arrested for thousands of dollars worth of damage in Eagle Ridge neighborhood

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:23:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested two teenagers they believed caused extensive damage to multiple homes in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood Wednesday night into Thursday morning. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested two teenagers they believed caused extensive damage to multiple homes in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood Wednesday night into Thursday morning.  Officers say several homes under construction in the Forest Ridge Park area were damaged, including broken windows, drywall and park equipment. Damages have already been estimated to be several thousand dollars, but that total may increase. 

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  • PHOTOS: McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweats to items it delivers

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:55:26 GMT

    OAK BROOK, Ill. - With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as "a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order." 

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    OAK BROOK, Ill. - With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as "a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order." 

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  • One woman dead after mobile home fire in Elk

    One woman dead after mobile home fire in Elk

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:10:07 GMT

    ELK, Wash. - One woman is dead after an early morning mobile home fire in Elk, Washington.  Firefighters responded to the fire in the heavily wooded area to find the home engulfed in flames. Two people were inside the home when the flames broke out. Crews say they were alerted by smoke detectors,

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    ELK, Wash. - One woman is dead after an early morning mobile home fire in Elk, Washington.  Firefighters responded to the fire in the heavily wooded area to find the home engulfed in flames. Two people were inside the home when the flames broke out. Crews say they were alerted by smoke detectors,

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  • Family injured in car crash reunites with rescuer who saved baby

    Family injured in car crash reunites with rescuer who saved baby

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:45:09 GMT

    Cora Rose's life turned upside down after she and her family were in a terrible crash Sunday night at the intersection of Division and Sprague. Court documents show the driver who caused the accident, Tomika Smith, had several beers and smoked marijuana just hours before slamming into Rose's van at 50 to 60 miles per hour. 

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    Cora Rose's life turned upside down after she and her family were in a terrible crash Sunday night at the intersection of Division and Sprague. Court documents show the driver who caused the accident, Tomika Smith, had several beers and smoked marijuana just hours before slamming into Rose's van at 50 to 60 miles per hour. 

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  • Spokane police officer helps save man who jumped from window to escape fire

    Spokane police officer helps save man who jumped from window to escape fire

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:10 AM EDT2017-07-20 06:10:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When flames swallowed a home in north central Spokane Tuesday night, firefighters and police got there as soon as they could. The good news is everyone got out safely, but it wasn't easy. We spoke with one Spokane Police Officer who became a hero in the blink of an eye. Corporal Ron Van Tassel was first on the scene before firefighters even got to the scene near Post and Nora.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When flames swallowed a home in north central Spokane Tuesday night, firefighters and police got there as soon as they could. The good news is everyone got out safely, but it wasn't easy. We spoke with one Spokane Police Officer who became a hero in the blink of an eye. Corporal Ron Van Tassel was first on the scene before firefighters even got to the scene near Post and Nora.

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  • Longer lines at Washington DOL for enhanced licenses

    Longer lines at Washington DOL for enhanced licenses

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:40:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Upgrading your Washington state ID at the Department of Licensing is becoming more time consuming. "There had been a computer delay earlier," said one DOL customer named Lyle. Instead of leaving, he decided to wait. Lyle had already been waiting for about two hours until his number was called.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Upgrading your Washington state ID at the Department of Licensing is becoming more time consuming. "There had been a computer delay earlier," said one DOL customer named Lyle. Instead of leaving, he decided to wait. Lyle had already been waiting for about two hours until his number was called.

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  • Spokane family searches for jogger who warned of fire and disappeared

    Spokane family searches for jogger who warned of fire and disappeared

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:18:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane family is looking for the stranger who noticed a fire in front of their home and dropped everything to warn them. The homeowner tells KHQ that if it wasn't for this guardian angel, things could have ended badly. July Delaney and her two sons were spreading much around the front of their house on the South Hill Tuesday afternoon.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane family is looking for the stranger who noticed a fire in front of their home and dropped everything to warn them. The homeowner tells KHQ that if it wasn't for this guardian angel, things could have ended badly. July Delaney and her two sons were spreading much around the front of their house on the South Hill Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Is your home more likely to burn down in a fire?

    Is your home more likely to burn down in a fire?

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:54:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, but some houses are more at risk of going up in a blaze than others. While firefighters were mopping up a house fire near Nora Avenue and Post Street in Spokane Tuesday night, Chief Brian Schaeffer was telling reporters that the home was balloon frame constructed.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, but some houses are more at risk of going up in a blaze than others. While firefighters were mopping up a house fire near Nora Avenue and Post Street in Spokane Tuesday night, Chief Brian Schaeffer was telling reporters that the home was balloon frame constructed.

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  • Deputies offer more details about what led to teen scaring off intruder

    Deputies offer more details about what led to teen scaring off intruder

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:46:00 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On Monday we told you about Kimber Wood, a 17-year-old girl who used her dad's gun to scare off a wanted man who broke into her house. Now deputies are releasing more details about what happened that morning, as they continue to search for the man who escaped arrest on an ATV.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On Monday we told you about Kimber Wood, a 17-year-old girl who used her dad's gun to scare off a wanted man who broke into her house. Now deputies are releasing more details about what happened that morning, as they continue to search for the man who escaped arrest on an ATV.

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  • Photography program helps veterans struggling with PTSD

    Photography program helps veterans struggling with PTSD

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:58:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Saluting the brave.  Struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been well documented for those returning from combat.  What isn't as well known are the programs available to help struggling veterans.  One such local program was created using the power of photography to help bring them out of their darkness. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Saluting the brave.  Struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been well documented for those returning from combat.  What isn't as well known are the programs available to help struggling veterans.  One such local program was created using the power of photography to help bring them out of their darkness. 

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  • City of Coeur d'Alene hopes chip seal program will help with pot holes

    City of Coeur d'Alene hopes chip seal program will help with pot holes

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:36:50 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - With gravel scattered all over the ground, it may look like you’re driving on a back road somewhere off the beaten path. But, your eyes don’t deceive you. The city is using their program “chip seal” to lengthen the life of Government Way and several other residential roads.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - With gravel scattered all over the ground, it may look like you’re driving on a back road somewhere off the beaten path. But, your eyes don’t deceive you. The city is using their program “chip seal” to lengthen the life of Government Way and several other residential roads.

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  • Court docs: 3 month old baby with severe brain trauma taken to ICU

    Court docs: 3 month old baby with severe brain trauma taken to ICU

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:24:22 GMT
    Court docs: 3 month old baby with severe brain trauma taken to ICUCourt docs: 3 month old baby with severe brain trauma taken to ICU

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Officers were called to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Friday after receiving word that a three month old baby had arrived at the Intensive Care Unit with severe brain trauma. Court documents say the parents took the baby to the Holy Family Hospital, where the injuries were deemed severe. The baby was then taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart. According to the documents, a CPS caseworker says one 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Officers were called to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Friday after receiving word that a three month old baby had arrived at the Intensive Care Unit with severe brain trauma. Court documents say the parents took the baby to the Holy Family Hospital, where the injuries were deemed severe. The baby was then taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart. According to the documents, a CPS caseworker says one 

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  • Moscow man arrested for armed robbery, police search for more victims

    Moscow man arrested for armed robbery, police search for more victims

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:03:26 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - The Moscow Police Department is asking for the public's help regarding a man recently arrested for armed robbery. On Tuesday night around 8:30 p.m. officers responded to the 300 block of Baker Street for a reported robbery. When officers arrived they spoke with two victims, and a person identified as the suspect who was still at the house.

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - The Moscow Police Department is asking for the public's help regarding a man recently arrested for armed robbery. On Tuesday night around 8:30 p.m. officers responded to the 300 block of Baker Street for a reported robbery. When officers arrived they spoke with two victims, and a person identified as the suspect who was still at the house.

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  • State Patrol trooper sideswiped during traffic stop

    State Patrol trooper sideswiped during traffic stop

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:40:01 GMT

    REARDAN, Wash. - Trooper Jeff Sevigney reported Wednesday that a Washington State Patrol vehicle was sideswiped during a traffic stop. It happened about 7 miles west of Reardan, eastbound on Highway 2. Luckily Sevigney says the trooper was shaken up, but uninjured.

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    REARDAN, Wash. - Trooper Jeff Sevigney reported Wednesday that a Washington State Patrol vehicle was sideswiped during a traffic stop. It happened about 7 miles west of Reardan, eastbound on Highway 2. Luckily Sevigney says the trooper was shaken up, but uninjured.

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  • Pest control experts say spiders are more active this year

    Pest control experts say spiders are more active this year

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:27:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you think you’ve seen more spiders this summer, you’re not wrong. They’re a lot more active this year, according to pest control experts. Raymond Vanderlouw with Pointe Pest Control says there’s a lot more for them to eat. That’s because the moisture in the spring and the heat up has made a lot of these other insects, like earwigs and crickets, a lot more active.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you think you’ve seen more spiders this summer, you’re not wrong. They’re a lot more active this year, according to pest control experts. Raymond Vanderlouw with Pointe Pest Control says there’s a lot more for them to eat. That’s because the moisture in the spring and the heat up has made a lot of these other insects, like earwigs and crickets, a lot more active.

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  • Officers involved in South Hill police shooting identified

    Officers involved in South Hill police shooting identified

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:55:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting that left one man dead near 57th and Regal on July 3. Police say Officers Kelsey Scott and Caleb Martin fired their weapons, striking 53-year-old Daniel Craven, who later died from his injuries at the hospital. Officer Kelsey Scott was hired by the Spokane Police Department in May of 2014. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting that left one man dead near 57th and Regal on July 3. Police say Officers Kelsey Scott and Caleb Martin fired their weapons, striking 53-year-old Daniel Craven, who later died from his injuries at the hospital. Officer Kelsey Scott was hired by the Spokane Police Department in May of 2014. 

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  • Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana's Big Belt Mountains

    Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana's Big Belt Mountains

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:47:25 GMT
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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn't seen grizzlies in as long as a century. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said Wednesday that a trail camera captured a picture of a 3 ½ year old grizzly in the Big Belt Mountains west of White Sulphur Springs sometime this summer. Last month, two grizzlies were killed after preying on livestock near Stanford, east of Great Falls. There are approximately 1,000 bears

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn't seen grizzlies in as long as a century. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said Wednesday that a trail camera captured a picture of a 3 ½ year old grizzly in the Big Belt Mountains west of White Sulphur Springs sometime this summer. Last month, two grizzlies were killed after preying on livestock near Stanford, east of Great Falls. There are approximately 1,000 bears

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  • Man arrested in death of man who fell from window on I-405

    Man arrested in death of man who fell from window on I-405

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:42:33 GMT

    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says troopers have arrested a man in connection with the death of another man who was ejected from a vehicle on Interstate 405 Monday. KOMO-TV reports Trooper Rick Johnson said detectives identified the suspected driver, an 18-year-old man, and that he turned himself in Tuesday. Johnson says authorities received a call at 3:40 a.m. Monday about a BMW driving erratically in Kirkland. 

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    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says troopers have arrested a man in connection with the death of another man who was ejected from a vehicle on Interstate 405 Monday. KOMO-TV reports Trooper Rick Johnson said detectives identified the suspected driver, an 18-year-old man, and that he turned himself in Tuesday. Johnson says authorities received a call at 3:40 a.m. Monday about a BMW driving erratically in Kirkland. 

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  • Person found during Spokane Valley house fire was shot in the head

    Person found during Spokane Valley house fire was shot in the head

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:05:19 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified one of the people found dead inside a Spokane Valley home on Sipple Road early Tuesday morning. The report says the woman died from a gunshot to the head. The woman was identified as 67-year-old Joy Kihara. Her manner of death was listed as homicide.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified one of the people found dead inside a Spokane Valley home on Sipple Road early Tuesday morning. The report says the woman died from a gunshot to the head. The woman was identified as 67-year-old Joy Kihara. Her manner of death was listed as homicide.

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  • Man with previous ties to Coeur d'Alene and Spokane wanted by the FBI on meth trafficking charges

    Man with previous ties to Coeur d'Alene and Spokane wanted by the FBI on meth trafficking charges

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:57:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

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  • Avista sold to Canadian company Hydro One for $5.3 billion

    Avista sold to Canadian company Hydro One for $5.3 billion

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:51:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista was sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian company named Hydro One.  The deal was announced on Wednesday and according to a statement released by Avista, they will keep their corporate headquarters in Spokane and will operate as a stand-alone utility in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista was sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian company named Hydro One.  The deal was announced on Wednesday and according to a statement released by Avista, they will keep their corporate headquarters in Spokane and will operate as a stand-alone utility in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  

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  • Lawmakers: Man charged in wife death shouldn't work for VA

    Lawmakers: Man charged in wife death shouldn't work for VA

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:43:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Washington lawmakers are criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs for continuing to employ a Spokane man who last week was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of his wife. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., expressed concern that 43-year-old Dwayne Thurman remains on the payroll at the VA Homeless Outreach Center in downtown Spokane.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Washington lawmakers are criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs for continuing to employ a Spokane man who last week was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of his wife. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., expressed concern that 43-year-old Dwayne Thurman remains on the payroll at the VA Homeless Outreach Center in downtown Spokane.

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  • British Columbia extends emergency as wildfires continue

    British Columbia extends emergency as wildfires continue

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:20:55 GMT

    VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) -British Columbia is extending a state of emergency for two more weeks as wildfires sweeping across the province's interior show no sign of slowing. Premier John Horgan says his government's first priority is to support the more than 45,000 people displaced by the fires, which have so far torched more than 1,235 square miles (3,200 square kilometers) of land.

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    VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) -British Columbia is extending a state of emergency for two more weeks as wildfires sweeping across the province's interior show no sign of slowing. Premier John Horgan says his government's first priority is to support the more than 45,000 people displaced by the fires, which have so far torched more than 1,235 square miles (3,200 square kilometers) of land.

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  • PHOTOS: Code enforcement cleans up nearly 6,000 pounds of debris in downtown

    PHOTOS: Code enforcement cleans up nearly 6,000 pounds of debris in downtown

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:13:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 6,000 pounds of debris was picked up from several downtown areas during the month of June, according to Spokane Police.  "Code Enforcement worked with SPD Downtown Precinct officers, City Street department, Geiger clean-up crews, and City Litter Team to clean up 5,820 pounds of debris," the Department said on Facebook. More than half of that cam from under the Maple Street Bridge. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 6,000 pounds of debris was picked up from several downtown areas during the month of June, according to Spokane Police.  "Code Enforcement worked with SPD Downtown Precinct officers, City Street department, Geiger clean-up crews, and City Litter Team to clean up 5,820 pounds of debris," the Department said on Facebook. More than half of that cam from under the Maple Street Bridge. 

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  • AP-NORC poll: Negotiate on 'Obamacare,' don't just kill it

    AP-NORC poll: Negotiate on 'Obamacare,' don't just kill it

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:51:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON - A new poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly want both political parties to negotiate on health care. Only 13 percent support Republican moves to repeal "Obamacare" without a replacement. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey found that 8 in 10 said Republicans should approach Democrats with an offer to negotiate if their own overhaul fails. 

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    WASHINGTON - A new poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly want both political parties to negotiate on health care. Only 13 percent support Republican moves to repeal "Obamacare" without a replacement. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey found that 8 in 10 said Republicans should approach Democrats with an offer to negotiate if their own overhaul fails. 

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  • WSDOT cameras catch hot air balloon landing next to Snohomish highway

    WSDOT cameras catch hot air balloon landing next to Snohomish highway

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:37:21 GMT

    SNOHOMISH, Wash. - WSDOT cameras were rolling Wednesday morning when a hot air balloon made a landing next to State Route 9 and Highway 2 in Snohomish.  The rainbow colored balloon landed in a retention pond at around 8:30 a.m., just a little further than they had originally planned. None of the 6 passengers were injured, in fact one of them described the landing as "soft", but the spectacle certain turned some heads from passing motorists.  

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    SNOHOMISH, Wash. - WSDOT cameras were rolling Wednesday morning when a hot air balloon made a landing next to State Route 9 and Highway 2 in Snohomish.  The rainbow colored balloon landed in a retention pond at around 8:30 a.m., just a little further than they had originally planned. None of the 6 passengers were injured, in fact one of them described the landing as "soft", but the spectacle certain turned some heads from passing motorists.  

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  • Idaho law enforcement call off search for missing boater

    Idaho law enforcement call off search for missing boater

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:44:35 GMT
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    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Idaho law enforcement has called off the search of a Washington boater who went missing in a lake. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Kootenai County Sheriff's used sonars to search for the body of 67-year-old John Key of Newman Lake, Washington earlier this week. He was last seen July 2. Officials believe Key drowned while he was boating at Lake Pend Oreille in northwest Idaho. Bonner County Sheriff's 

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Idaho law enforcement has called off the search of a Washington boater who went missing in a lake. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Kootenai County Sheriff's used sonars to search for the body of 67-year-old John Key of Newman Lake, Washington earlier this week. He was last seen July 2. Officials believe Key drowned while he was boating at Lake Pend Oreille in northwest Idaho. Bonner County Sheriff's 

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  • Shoshone Co. Sheriff's Office Posse member dies in logging accident

    Shoshone Co. Sheriff's Office Posse member dies in logging accident

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:39:05 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - Shoshone County Sheriff's Office says a 67-year-old Pinehurst man has died after being struck by a tree. Deputies responded to a logging accident near Serenity Loop in Kingston Tuesday where they found Ronald Frank. Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that Frank was a Posse member with the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, thanking him for his contributions to the county. The post 

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - Shoshone County Sheriff's Office says a 67-year-old Pinehurst man has died after being struck by a tree. Deputies responded to a logging accident near Serenity Loop in Kingston Tuesday where they found Ronald Frank. Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that Frank was a Posse member with the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, thanking him for his contributions to the county. The post 

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  • Alleged burglar hog-tied on roadside after stealing cereal

    Alleged burglar hog-tied on roadside after stealing cereal

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:43:01 GMT
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    CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say officers arrested an alleged burglar after a homeowner hog-tied him alongside a road about 45 miles east of Chehalis. Seattlepi.com reports police were called at early Monday to a home in Glenoma. Lewis County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dusty Breen says a homeowner reported that he found a stranger sitting at his kitchen table eating a bowl of cereal. Breen says when the homeowner entered the 

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    CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say officers arrested an alleged burglar after a homeowner hog-tied him alongside a road about 45 miles east of Chehalis. Seattlepi.com reports police were called at early Monday to a home in Glenoma. Lewis County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dusty Breen says a homeowner reported that he found a stranger sitting at his kitchen table eating a bowl of cereal. Breen says when the homeowner entered the 

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  • Idaho professor fired after showing LGBT support on Facebook

    Idaho professor fired after showing LGBT support on Facebook

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:40:35 GMT

    REXBURG, Idaho (AP) - A former Brigham Young University-Idaho professor says she was fired after posting a critical view of the Mormon church's policies against same-sex couples on Facebook. Former political science professor and LDS church member Ruthie Robertson wrote a lengthy Facebook post in favor of equal rights for the LGBT community during Pride Month in June. According to Robertson, university administrators met with 

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    REXBURG, Idaho (AP) - A former Brigham Young University-Idaho professor says she was fired after posting a critical view of the Mormon church's policies against same-sex couples on Facebook. Former political science professor and LDS church member Ruthie Robertson wrote a lengthy Facebook post in favor of equal rights for the LGBT community during Pride Month in June. According to Robertson, university administrators met with 

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  • Otis Orchards couple gets two cars stolen at once

    Otis Orchards couple gets two cars stolen at once

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-07-19 16:17:42 GMT

    We often cover stolen car stories, but this one was unique. A couple living in Otis Orchards had not one but two cars stolen from right out of their garage at the same time.  "It was just mind boggling that both vehicles are gone," said Tom Champion.

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    We often cover stolen car stories, but this one was unique. A couple living in Otis Orchards had not one but two cars stolen from right out of their garage at the same time.  "It was just mind boggling that both vehicles are gone," said Tom Champion.

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  • One person injured in Spokane house fire near Post and Nora

    One person injured in Spokane house fire near Post and Nora

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:48 AM EDT2017-07-19 05:48:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Firefighters are expected to be on the scene of a house fire in the 1700 block of N. Post for the next few hours Tuesday night while they investigate and mop up a house fire there. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said a man jumped from a second story window to escape the flames just as firefighters arrived. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in stable condition.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Firefighters are expected to be on the scene of a house fire in the 1700 block of N. Post for the next few hours Tuesday night while they investigate and mop up a house fire there. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said a man jumped from a second story window to escape the flames just as firefighters arrived. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in stable condition.

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  • 17-year-old who scared intruder triggers discussion of firearm training

    17-year-old who scared intruder triggers discussion of firearm training

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-07-19 03:35:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local 17-year-old girl is getting praise for scaring away a home intruder using her father’s gun. In an exclusive interview with KHQ on Monday, the teen says she was trained by her father. So how do you bring those lessons home?

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local 17-year-old girl is getting praise for scaring away a home intruder using her father’s gun. In an exclusive interview with KHQ on Monday, the teen says she was trained by her father. So how do you bring those lessons home?

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  • Protecting their turf: Huckleberry pickers know when they’ve struck purple gold

    Protecting their turf: Huckleberry pickers know when they’ve struck purple gold

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-07-19 03:33:44 GMT

    LOON LAKE, Wash. - It’s huckleberry season in the Inland Northwest, and pickers are staking their territory. “You can take the huckleberry out of the mountains,” wrote ‘Asta Bowen in her 1998 handbook, The Huckleberry Book. “But you can’t take the mountains out of the huckleberry.”

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    LOON LAKE, Wash. - It’s huckleberry season in the Inland Northwest, and pickers are staking their territory. “You can take the huckleberry out of the mountains,” wrote ‘Asta Bowen in her 1998 handbook, The Huckleberry Book. “But you can’t take the mountains out of the huckleberry.”

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  • Three arrested for vandalizing Salk Middle School, causing thousands in damage

    Three arrested for vandalizing Salk Middle School, causing thousands in damage

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-07-19 03:33:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say three young men were taken into custody on the roof of Salk Middle School early Tuesday morning and are now facing multiple charges related to breaking into the school. At around 11 p.m. Monday night, officers responded with a Spokane Public School Security officer to Salk Middle School in the 6400 block of north Alberta because of an alarm.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say three young men were taken into custody on the roof of Salk Middle School early Tuesday morning and are now facing multiple charges related to breaking into the school. At around 11 p.m. Monday night, officers responded with a Spokane Public School Security officer to Salk Middle School in the 6400 block of north Alberta because of an alarm.

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  • Coeur d'Alene Special Olympian defies odds, gives back in a meaningful way

    Coeur d'Alene Special Olympian defies odds, gives back in a meaningful way

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:41:48 GMT

    In the dog days of summer, Jim Kinnard takes another lap. He’s a junior at Lake City High School and is a member of the cross country and track team. “Usually Jim comes in last when he's out with his high school team but they're all out there cheering him on,” Jann Kinnard, Jim’s mother said.

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    In the dog days of summer, Jim Kinnard takes another lap. He’s a junior at Lake City High School and is a member of the cross country and track team. “Usually Jim comes in last when he's out with his high school team but they're all out there cheering him on,” Jann Kinnard, Jim’s mother said.

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  • Homeless camp near Kendall Yards upsets neighbors

    Homeless camp near Kendall Yards upsets neighbors

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:33:37 GMT

    Following up on a Facebook message we received brought us to the banks of the Spokane River, where a makeshift homeless camp is causing quite a stir. From the south bank of the river, Kendall Yards is quite a site. The multi-million-dollar properties are part of a downtown revitalization project, but don't look down. A picture sent to KHQ's Facebook page Tuesday shows a makeshift homeless shelter about 100 feet down from the top.

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    Following up on a Facebook message we received brought us to the banks of the Spokane River, where a makeshift homeless camp is causing quite a stir. From the south bank of the river, Kendall Yards is quite a site. The multi-million-dollar properties are part of a downtown revitalization project, but don't look down. A picture sent to KHQ's Facebook page Tuesday shows a makeshift homeless shelter about 100 feet down from the top.

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  • Washington's new DUI-E law takes effect Sunday

    Washington's new DUI-E law takes effect Sunday

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:02:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He was my youngest, he was my baby bear," Tina Myer said about her son that was killed by a distracted driver. It was a distracted driver that killed Tina Myer's son Cody, hitting the 23-year-old as he was working as a flagger at a construction site in December 2015. He suffered severe injuries, and died several months later. Now Myer is joining Governor Inslee, praising a new DUI-E law.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He was my youngest, he was my baby bear," Tina Myer said about her son that was killed by a distracted driver. It was a distracted driver that killed Tina Myer's son Cody, hitting the 23-year-old as he was working as a flagger at a construction site in December 2015. He suffered severe injuries, and died several months later. Now Myer is joining Governor Inslee, praising a new DUI-E law.

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  • What are distracted driving laws like in Idaho?

    What are distracted driving laws like in Idaho?

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-07-19 01:51:42 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The crack down on distracted driving in Washington is a hot button issue, but what does this mean for the folks across the state line in Idaho? “We do have our inattentive driving law which also encompasses careless and reckless driving and a sub category of that is our texting and driving law, you can't text while you're going down the road,” Lieutenant Chris Schenck with the Idaho State Police said.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The crack down on distracted driving in Washington is a hot button issue, but what does this mean for the folks across the state line in Idaho? “We do have our inattentive driving law which also encompasses careless and reckless driving and a sub category of that is our texting and driving law, you can't text while you're going down the road,” Lieutenant Chris Schenck with the Idaho State Police said.

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  • Have you seen this missing Pend Oreille County man?

    Have you seen this missing Pend Oreille County man?

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-07-19 00:46:39 GMT

    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wah. - The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office is asking your help finding a man who hasn't been seen since Friday afternoon. The Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old Marty J. Lang picked up his dogs from a friend in Coeur d'Alene on Friday and hasn't been seen since. 

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    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office is asking your help finding a man who hasn't been seen since Friday afternoon. The Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old Marty J. Lang picked up his dogs from a friend in Coeur d'Alene on Friday and hasn't been seen since. 

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  • Woman dies after Moscow house fire

    Woman dies after Moscow house fire

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-07-18 23:10:49 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - Moscow Police and firefighters say a woman died from apparent smoke inhalation after a house fire on Tuesday. The fire broke out in a house in the 1000 block of Camas Street. Responding units found heavy smoke coming from the home. When firefighters entered the house, they found a woman unresponsive on the couch. She was taken to Gitman Medical Center where she died from her injuries.

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - Moscow Police and firefighters say a woman died from apparent smoke inhalation after a house fire on Tuesday. The fire broke out in a house in the 1000 block of Camas Street. Responding units found heavy smoke coming from the home. When firefighters entered the house, they found a woman unresponsive on the couch. She was taken to Gitman Medical Center where she died from her injuries.

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  • Search for Newman Lake man in Lake Pend Oreille called off

    Search for Newman Lake man in Lake Pend Oreille called off

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:29:59 GMT
    The Bonner County Sheriff's Office has called off the search for 67-year-old John Key in Lake Pend Oreille after the Kootenai County Sheriff's SONAR Team was unable to see the bottom of the lake.  Key went missing on July 2nd while returning to Bayview after a day on the lake. His unoccupied vessel was found idling in neutral with the engine running. Despite search efforts that included boats and a helicopter, Key was not found.  "Mr. Key presumably disappeared in ove...More >>
    The Bonner County Sheriff's Office has called off the search for 67-year-old John Key in Lake Pend Oreille after the Kootenai County Sheriff's SONAR Team was unable to see the bottom of the lake.  Key went missing on July 2nd while returning to Bayview after a day on the lake. His unoccupied vessel was found idling in neutral with the engine running. Despite search efforts that included boats and a helicopter, Key was not found.  "Mr. Key presumably disappeared in ove...More >>
  • Kyle Odom accepts deal for Coeur d'Alene pastor shooting

    Kyle Odom accepts deal for Coeur d'Alene pastor shooting

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:26:26 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man who had been wanted in Idaho for shooting a pastor when he was arrested for throwing items over the White House fence has accepted a plea deal that could keep his prison sentence under 25 years. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports 31-year-old former Marine Kyle A. Odom pleaded guilty on Monday to felony aggravated battery with a felony firearm enhancement. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man who had been wanted in Idaho for shooting a pastor when he was arrested for throwing items over the White House fence has accepted a plea deal that could keep his prison sentence under 25 years. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports 31-year-old former Marine Kyle A. Odom pleaded guilty on Monday to felony aggravated battery with a felony firearm enhancement. 

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  • Idaho man survives after falling into abandoned well

    Idaho man survives after falling into abandoned well

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:58:11 GMT

    A man is recovering after being rescued from an abandoned well in northwest Idaho. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the man was walking with a friend through private land in Sagle before he accidentally fell into a water well Sunday. Officials estimate that the surface of the water was about 12 feet below ground level. 

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    A man is recovering after being rescued from an abandoned well in northwest Idaho. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the man was walking with a friend through private land in Sagle before he accidentally fell into a water well Sunday. Officials estimate that the surface of the water was about 12 feet below ground level. 

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  • DOJ: Safeway to pay $3M over lax controls at pharmacies

    DOJ: Safeway to pay $3M over lax controls at pharmacies

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:10:57 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice says the Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations of lax controls at its pharmacies. The settlement, announced Tuesday, closes an investigation that began with Safeway stores in North Bend, Washington, and Wasilla, Alaska, in April 2014.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice says the Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations of lax controls at its pharmacies. The settlement, announced Tuesday, closes an investigation that began with Safeway stores in North Bend, Washington, and Wasilla, Alaska, in April 2014.

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  • Idaho won't comply with Trump voter panel request

    Idaho won't comply with Trump voter panel request

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:05:37 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he will not hand over detailed voter information to President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud as part of a settlement with the Idaho Democratic Party.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he will not hand over detailed voter information to President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud as part of a settlement with the Idaho Democratic Party.

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  • Skeletal remains found in southern Idaho could be nearly 600 years old!

    Skeletal remains found in southern Idaho could be nearly 600 years old!

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:37:59 GMT

    ELMORE COUNTY, Idaho - Back in April, some human skeletal remains were found partially uncovered inside a badger hold in Elmore County, Idaho, just south of Boise. The Sheriff's Office initially began investigating the discovery as a possible homicide, but after testing it was determined the remains could be nearly 600 years old! 

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    ELMORE COUNTY, Idaho - Back in April, some human skeletal remains were found partially uncovered inside a badger hold in Elmore County, Idaho, just south of Boise. The Sheriff's Office initially began investigating the discovery as a possible homicide, but after testing it was determined the remains could be nearly 600 years old! 

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  • UPDATE: Redford Canyon Fire near Keller now at 500 acres

    UPDATE: Redford Canyon Fire near Keller now at 500 acres

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-07-18 18:11:57 GMT

    KELLER, Wash. - DNR says the Redford Canyon Fire burning near Keller is now at 500 acres and 10% contained. Timber, grass and sage are the primary fuels burning, also single tree torching was observed. Fire crews on Monday held the western flank in place and constructed fire line along the southern and southeast flanks of the fire.

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    KELLER, Wash. - DNR says the Redford Canyon Fire burning near Keller is now at 500 acres and 10% contained. Timber, grass and sage are the primary fuels burning, also single tree torching was observed. Fire crews on Monday held the western flank in place and constructed fire line along the southern and southeast flanks of the fire.

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  • Favorable conditions help crews battling Snake River Fire; 3100 acres, 70% contained

    Favorable conditions help crews battling Snake River Fire; 3100 acres, 70% contained

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-07-18 17:58:17 GMT

    POMEROY, Wash. - Nature helped crews battling the Snake River Fire on Monday by providing calmer winds and a cool night. Because of the favorable conditions, the focus on Tuesday will be hot spots and the fire footprint to grid and secure. The team is now sending people and equipment home as work diminishes. 

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    POMEROY, Wash. - Nature helped crews battling the Snake River Fire on Monday by providing calmer winds and a cool night. Because of the favorable conditions, the focus on Tuesday will be hot spots and the fire footprint to grid and secure. The team is now sending people and equipment home as work diminishes. 

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  • Spokane Police Department needs additional officers to keep up with crime rate

    Spokane Police Department needs additional officers to keep up with crime rate

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-07-18 17:31:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane’s finest, despite their best efforts, aren’t always able to cover all the bases. As the incident with the ax-wielding vandal on July 12th showed, Spokane Police often have their hands full.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane’s finest, despite their best efforts, aren’t always able to cover all the bases. As the incident with the ax-wielding vandal on July 12th showed, Spokane Police often have their hands full.

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  • Man survives after falling into abandoned well in Sagle

    Man survives after falling into abandoned well in Sagle

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-07-18 14:59:39 GMT

    SAGLE, Idaho - A man is recovering after being rescued from an abandoned well in northwest Idaho. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the man was walking with a friend through private land in Sagle before he accidentally fell into a water well Sunday. Officials estimate that the surface of the water was about 12 feet below ground level. 

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    SAGLE, Idaho - A man is recovering after being rescued from an abandoned well in northwest Idaho. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the man was walking with a friend through private land in Sagle before he accidentally fell into a water well Sunday. Officials estimate that the surface of the water was about 12 feet below ground level. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 17th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 17th

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 2:22 AM EDT2017-07-18 06:22:07 GMT
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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 17th.

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

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  • Spokane man becomes unlikely hero after downtown crash

    Spokane man becomes unlikely hero after downtown crash

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 1:27 AM EDT2017-07-18 05:27:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A baby and his parents, along with another driver, are all recovering after a horrific crash downtown. It happened near Sprague and Division just before 10 Sunday night. The family's van was hit by a driver witnesses claim was going "50 to 60 miles per hour." They were all injured but expected to be okay, and a big reason why is an unlikely hero.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A baby and his parents, along with another driver, are all recovering after a horrific crash downtown. It happened near Sprague and Division just before 10 Sunday night. The family's van was hit by a driver witnesses claim was going "50 to 60 miles per hour." They were all injured but expected to be okay, and a big reason why is an unlikely hero.

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  • Patrol: 1 dead in possible 'car-surfing' accident on I-405

    Patrol: 1 dead in possible 'car-surfing' accident on I-405

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-07-18 04:48:46 GMT

    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after falling from a vehicle on Interstate 405 in a possible "car-surfing" accident. Trooper Rick Johnson says authorities received a call at 3:40 a.m. Monday about a BMW driving erratically in Kirkland. The caller reported that someone appeared to be standing up through the vehicle's sun roof, and that when the car hit a guardrail, the person fell out.

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    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after falling from a vehicle on Interstate 405 in a possible "car-surfing" accident. Trooper Rick Johnson says authorities received a call at 3:40 a.m. Monday about a BMW driving erratically in Kirkland. The caller reported that someone appeared to be standing up through the vehicle's sun roof, and that when the car hit a guardrail, the person fell out.

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  • 'I didn't want him back': Teen talks about tense moments scaring away wanted man

    'I didn't want him back': Teen talks about tense moments scaring away wanted man

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:45:36 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - 17-year-old Kimber Wood stepped up to a situation that would have paralyzed others. It's an unbelievable story that started as a pursuit with Spokane County Sheriff's deputies. They made a traffic stop in North Spokane County, but they driver they were stopping took off. Deputies spent hours looking for him, and we reported that on the Wake Up Show Monday morning. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - 17-year-old Kimber Wood stepped up to a situation that would have paralyzed others. It's an unbelievable story that started as a pursuit with Spokane County Sheriff's deputies. They made a traffic stop in North Spokane County, but they driver they were stopping took off. Deputies spent hours looking for him, and we reported that on the Wake Up Show Monday morning. 

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  • Huckleberry rakes causing controversy in the region

    Huckleberry rakes causing controversy in the region

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:13:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A huckleberry controversy is trending on Facebook Monday after someone spotted a picker using a huckleberry rake, and called them out for damaging the plants. Huckleberry rakes look like buckets with metal or plastic pieces that strip the berries from the bush. But many pickers say they can do damage, and destroy the population of berries.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A huckleberry controversy is trending on Facebook Monday after someone spotted a picker using a huckleberry rake, and called them out for damaging the plants. Huckleberry rakes look like buckets with metal or plastic pieces that strip the berries from the bush. But many pickers say they can do damage, and destroy the population of berries.

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  • Bright rocks prompt region-wide scavenger hunt

    Bright rocks prompt region-wide scavenger hunt

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-07-18 00:58:21 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Rocks. Big ones, little ones, no stone left unturned. You may be wondering, “What’s our fascination with rocks?” Well, it’s all a part of a region-wide scavenger hunt to find these unique, hand-painted rocks, some with little inspirational quotes.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Rocks. Big ones, little ones, no stone left unturned. You may be wondering, “What’s our fascination with rocks?” Well, it’s all a part of a region-wide scavenger hunt to find these unique, hand-painted rocks, some with little inspirational quotes.

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  • GETTING RESULTS: Spokane Police bust three teenage burglary suspects

    GETTING RESULTS: Spokane Police bust three teenage burglary suspects

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-07-18 00:40:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested three teenagers believed to be connected to a series of burglaries on Spokane's north side, including the ones we highlighted on Sunday at Monkey Boy Art. Sunday morning, officers responded to a report of of teens breaking windows at Cozza optical. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested three teenagers believed to be connected to a series of burglaries on Spokane's north side, including the ones we highlighted on Sunday at Monkey Boy Art. Sunday morning, officers responded to a report of of teens breaking windows at Cozza optical. 

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  • Spokane Valley firefighters credit recently installed smoke detectors with alerting family

    Spokane Valley firefighters credit recently installed smoke detectors with alerting family

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-07-18 00:28:14 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A father and his teenage daughter safely escaped with their cat thanks to smoke alarms recently installed by the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The fire broke out in the daughter's unoccupied bedroom in the house at 9811 E. 8th Avenue just after 11:30 a.m

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A father and his teenage daughter safely escaped with their cat thanks to smoke alarms recently installed by the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The fire broke out in the daughter's unoccupied bedroom in the house at 9811 E. 8th Avenue just after 11:30 a.m

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  • Police find vehicle connected to 3 women found dead in Idaho

    Police find vehicle connected to 3 women found dead in Idaho

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:14:27 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they have located the vehicle wanted in connection with the deaths of three women near a rural southwestern Idaho farmhouse. Canyon County Chief Deputy Marv Dashiell announced Monday that the white 2007 Ford Focus was found at a remote campground in northwest Wyoming in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they have located the vehicle wanted in connection with the deaths of three women near a rural southwestern Idaho farmhouse. Canyon County Chief Deputy Marv Dashiell announced Monday that the white 2007 Ford Focus was found at a remote campground in northwest Wyoming in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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  • Stack demolished at Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant

    Stack demolished at Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:10:00 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A landmark on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is gone, after the big ventilation stack at the Plutonium Finishing Plant was demolished. The 200-foot tall stack was demolished on Saturday. The plant was the final step during decades of production of plutonium for nuclear weapons at Hanford. It is being demolished as part of efforts to clean up the site near Richland, Washington.

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A landmark on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is gone, after the big ventilation stack at the Plutonium Finishing Plant was demolished. The 200-foot tall stack was demolished on Saturday. The plant was the final step during decades of production of plutonium for nuclear weapons at Hanford. It is being demolished as part of efforts to clean up the site near Richland, Washington.

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  • Judge sets bail at $2M in arson that killed 2 children

    Judge sets bail at $2M in arson that killed 2 children

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:01:26 GMT

    A judge has set bail at $2 million each for a man and woman being held in an arson that killed two children in Mount Vernon over the weekend. The Skagit Valley Herald reports  that 32-year-old Kimberly Marie Hughes and 24-year-old Jaramy L. Chism are being held for investigation of first-degree murder. According to charging papers, the pair previously lived at the home where the fire was set, but were evicted a week earlier.

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    A judge has set bail at $2 million each for a man and woman being held in an arson that killed two children in Mount Vernon over the weekend. The Skagit Valley Herald reports  that 32-year-old Kimberly Marie Hughes and 24-year-old Jaramy L. Chism are being held for investigation of first-degree murder. According to charging papers, the pair previously lived at the home where the fire was set, but were evicted a week earlier.

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  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras

    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras

    Monday, July 17 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-07-17 22:59:40 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has ordered the city's police department to equip patrol officers with body cameras. The decision, first reported Monday by The Seattle Times , comes one month after the absence of video recordings left lingering questions about the police shooting of Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother who had struggled with mental health issues.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has ordered the city's police department to equip patrol officers with body cameras. The decision, first reported Monday by The Seattle Times , comes one month after the absence of video recordings left lingering questions about the police shooting of Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother who had struggled with mental health issues.

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  • 17-year-old Spokane girl pulls gun on home intruder on the run from Spokane County deputies

    17-year-old Spokane girl pulls gun on home intruder on the run from Spokane County deputies

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:02:13 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 17-year-old north Spokane County girl protected herself and her home with her gun when a suspected car thief on the run from Spokane County deputies came into her house Monday morning.  The incident originally started at around 5:00 a.m. when deputies spotted a stolen car in the Wandermere area. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 17-year-old north Spokane County girl protected herself and her home with her gun when a suspected car thief on the run from Spokane County deputies came into her house Monday morning.  The incident originally started at around 5:00 a.m. when deputies spotted a stolen car in the Wandermere area. 

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  • WATCH: SUV comes crashing into Federal Way gas station

    WATCH: SUV comes crashing into Federal Way gas station

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:17:56 GMT

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - A wild collision at a Federal Way gas station was caught on tape early Monday morning. The crash happened at the ARCO station on Pacific Highway South and 272nd Street just before 2:00 a.m. The video shows an SUV speed through the intersection, rolled through a fence and then hit a car at a gas pump.

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    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - A wild collision at a Federal Way gas station was caught on tape early Monday morning. The crash happened at the ARCO station on Pacific Highway South and 272nd Street just before 2:00 a.m. The video shows an SUV speed through the intersection, rolled through a fence and then hit a car at a gas pump.

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  • State reports at least 4 wolves have died this year

    State reports at least 4 wolves have died this year

    Monday, July 17 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-07-17 17:35:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - At least four wolves have died in Washington state this year, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. A new report says two wolves died after being struck by vehicles. Another wolf was killed to protect woodland caribou. The agency says a fourth wolf, wearing a tracking collar, was legally killed after wandering into Idaho, where wolves can be hunted. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - At least four wolves have died in Washington state this year, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. A new report says two wolves died after being struck by vehicles. Another wolf was killed to protect woodland caribou. The agency says a fourth wolf, wearing a tracking collar, was legally killed after wandering into Idaho, where wolves can be hunted. 

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  • Northern Lights fail to impress in the Inland NW

    Northern Lights fail to impress in the Inland NW

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:42 AM EDT2017-07-17 14:42:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Skywatchers in the Inland Northwest should be treated to a spectacular light show Sunday night into Monday morning.  A geomagnetic storm from the sun is expected to make the Northern Lights visible for Washington, Idaho and Montana, according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center.  If you get away from the city lights, you should be able to see them late Sunday night into Monday morning. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Skywatchers in the Inland Northwest should be treated to a spectacular light show Sunday night into Monday morning.  A geomagnetic storm from the sun is expected to make the Northern Lights visible for Washington, Idaho and Montana, according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center.  If you get away from the city lights, you should be able to see them late Sunday night into Monday morning. 

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  • Three vehicle crash shuts down one of Spokane's busiest intersections

    Three vehicle crash shuts down one of Spokane's busiest intersections

    Monday, July 17 2017 9:03 AM EDT2017-07-17 13:03:37 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a serious crash that occurred yesterday evening at the intersection of Sprague/Division. The intersection was closed for just over 6 hours as investigators processed the scene. Anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t spoken to police yet is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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    KHQ.COM - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a serious crash that occurred yesterday evening at the intersection of Sprague/Division. The intersection was closed for just over 6 hours as investigators processed the scene. Anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t spoken to police yet is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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  • Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

    Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

    Sunday, July 16 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-07-17 02:07:00 GMT


    Veteran actor, Martin Landau, died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center, according to his publicist.

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    Veteran actor, Martin Landau, died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center, according to his publicist.

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  • Surveillance video catches criminals breaking in four times with an ax and a truck

    Surveillance video catches criminals breaking in four times with an ax and a truck

    Sunday, July 16 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-07-17 01:09:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The owner of an art and glass shop is fed up. She says a group of teens have broken in four times in the last 30 days. Maayan Gordon is tired of getting the same wake up call. “I heard a couple notifications on my phone and I looked up and saw that we had been broken into yet again, again by a group of kids,” she says. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The owner of an art and glass shop is fed up. She says a group of teens have broken in four times in the last 30 days. Maayan Gordon is tired of getting the same wake up call. “I heard a couple notifications on my phone and I looked up and saw that we had been broken into yet again, again by a group of kids,” she says. 

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  • Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton at 1,000 acres; One home and one outbuilding destroyed

    Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton at 1,000 acres; One home and one outbuilding destroyed

    Sunday, July 16 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-07-17 01:07:57 GMT

    CARLTON, Wash. - Okanogan Emergency Management says the Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton is estimated to be about 1000 acres and has destroyed one abandoned home. The fire is still very active and Level 3 evacuations are still in place from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek. Level 2 evacuation still in place from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek. Fire personnel will reevaluate Sunday morning. 

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    CARLTON, Wash. - Okanogan Emergency Management says the Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton is estimated to be about 1000 acres and has destroyed one abandoned home. The fire is still very active and Level 3 evacuations are still in place from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek. Level 2 evacuation still in place from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek. Fire personnel will reevaluate Sunday morning. 

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  • Car break-in victims urge vigilance at trailheads

    Car break-in victims urge vigilance at trailheads

    Sunday, July 16 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-07-16 22:40:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For some who go to trailheads often, they say they’ve seen the number of break-ins increase with the weather. Natalie Batch likes to longboard a lot along trails, but every time she does, she makes sure to lock her car. That’s because about a month ago, someone broke in. “Somebody had broken in and there were piles of glass where there were other cars that were broken into as well.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - For some who go to trailheads often, they say they’ve seen the number of break-ins increase with the weather. Natalie Batch likes to longboard a lot along trails, but every time she does, she makes sure to lock her car. That’s because about a month ago, someone broke in. “Somebody had broken in and there were piles of glass where there were other cars that were broken into as well.

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  • It's National Ice Cream Day! Here's where you can get some freebies and discounts

    It's National Ice Cream Day! Here's where you can get some freebies and discounts

    Sunday, July 16 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-07-16 16:43:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Yeah, there's a day for everything, but today is one you might actually care about! It's National Ice Cream Day!  There are a few places offering freebies and discounts on this glorious day, but be advised these are at participating locations. Here's what we found: 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Yeah, there's a day for everything, but today is one you might actually care about! It's National Ice Cream Day!  There are a few places offering freebies and discounts on this glorious day, but be advised these are at participating locations. Here's what we found: 

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  • Man escapes from Eastern State Hospital, then has standoff with law enforcement in Medical Lake

    Man escapes from Eastern State Hospital, then has standoff with law enforcement in Medical Lake

    Saturday, July 15 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-07-16 01:36:14 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Rescue crews and Eastern State Hospital staff had a busy afternoon on Saturday attempting to get an escaped patient out of the water. "He jumped into the water and has some demands," said Medical Lake Assistant Fire Chief Stevens. Rescue crews used several methods to make sure that the escaped patient was okay.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Rescue crews and Eastern State Hospital staff had a busy afternoon on Saturday attempting to get an escaped patient out of the water. "He jumped into the water and has some demands," said Medical Lake Assistant Fire Chief Stevens. Rescue crews used several methods to make sure that the escaped patient was okay.

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  • Vandals hit another Spokane small business

    Vandals hit another Spokane small business

    Saturday, July 15 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-07-16 01:30:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Julie Bunch went to open her pet spa business on Friday she was welcomed by a pile of broken glass. "This one was kicked in and you could actually find foot prints on this side of the window," said Julie. Julie opened Soft Paws Pet Spa thirteen years ago and has never had a problem with vandalism until this year. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Julie Bunch went to open her pet spa business on Friday she was welcomed by a pile of broken glass. "This one was kicked in and you could actually find foot prints on this side of the window," said Julie. Julie opened Soft Paws Pet Spa thirteen years ago and has never had a problem with vandalism until this year. 

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  • Sandpoint woman killed in crash with semi-truck on Highway 95 near Athol

    Sandpoint woman killed in crash with semi-truck on Highway 95 near Athol

    Saturday, July 15 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-07-16 01:20:53 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - A 31-year-old Sandpoint woman was killed early Saturday morning after colliding with a semi-truck on Highway 95 near Athol, Idaho. Idaho State Police say Samantha Wolf of Sandpoint was traveling southbound on Highway 95 in the northbound lanes and crashed into a semi-truck head-on. ISP says Wolf was wearing a seatbelt, but was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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    ATHOL, Idaho - A 31-year-old Sandpoint woman was killed early Saturday morning after colliding with a semi-truck on Highway 95 near Athol, Idaho. Idaho State Police say Samantha Wolf of Sandpoint was traveling southbound on Highway 95 in the northbound lanes and crashed into a semi-truck head-on. ISP says Wolf was wearing a seatbelt, but was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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  • Idaho man apologizes for blaze started by illegal fireworks

    Idaho man apologizes for blaze started by illegal fireworks

    Saturday, July 15 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-07-15 22:08:09 GMT

    POCATELLO, Idaho - An eastern Idaho man is apologizing for setting off illegal aerial fireworks that caused a brush fire that burned down a neighbor's home and damaged another. Forty-one-year-old John Woods of Pocatello tells the Idaho State Journal in a story on Saturday that he lit five fireworks on Thursday and caused the fire. Pocatello Fire Department Captain Nick Christensen said firefighters responded to the blaze at about 10 p.m. 

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    POCATELLO, Idaho - An eastern Idaho man is apologizing for setting off illegal aerial fireworks that caused a brush fire that burned down a neighbor's home and damaged another. Forty-one-year-old John Woods of Pocatello tells the Idaho State Journal in a story on Saturday that he lit five fireworks on Thursday and caused the fire. Pocatello Fire Department Captain Nick Christensen said firefighters responded to the blaze at about 10 p.m. 

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  • Know before you go: Campfire restrictions in Washington State

    Know before you go: Campfire restrictions in Washington State

    Saturday, July 15 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-07-15 20:18:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're planning to do a little camping this weekend or any time throughout the rest of the summer, you're probably going to want to know ahead of time if you can have a campfire at your site.  The Washington State Parks and Recreation Committee has made it easy for you to find out if you plan on visiting one of their campsites throughout the state.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're planning to do a little camping this weekend or any time throughout the rest of the summer, you're probably going to want to know ahead of time if you can have a campfire at your site.  The Washington State Parks and Recreation Committee has made it easy for you to find out if you plan on visiting one of their campsites throughout the state.

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  • Missouri child battling leukemia hopes to explore the world through postcards and YOU can help

    Missouri child battling leukemia hopes to explore the world through postcards and YOU can help

    Saturday, July 15 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-07-15 17:13:27 GMT

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. - A Missouri teen recently diagnosed with cancer is hoping to explore the world one postcard at a time. For 15 year old Sulley Menne, every trip to the mailbox is an adventure and a mystery. Postcards from strangers are one of the most exciting things for Sulley right now. Back in June, Sulley was diagnosed with leukemia.

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    WENTZVILLE, Mo. - A Missouri teen recently diagnosed with cancer is hoping to explore the world one postcard at a time. For 15 year old Sulley Menne, every trip to the mailbox is an adventure and a mystery. Postcards from strangers are one of the most exciting things for Sulley right now. Back in June, Sulley was diagnosed with leukemia.

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  • Idaho sonar team to search for Washington state man's body in Lake Pend Oreille

    Idaho sonar team to search for Washington state man's body in Lake Pend Oreille

    Saturday, July 15 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-07-15 17:05:02 GMT

    SAGLE, Idaho - Northern Idaho officials say a sonar team will look for the body of a Washington state man believed to have drowned in Lake Pend Oreille earlier this month.Officials say 67-year-old John Key of Newman Lake, Washington, disappeared July 2, and friends found his unoccupied boat idling on the lake.

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    SAGLE, Idaho - Northern Idaho officials say a sonar team will look for the body of a Washington state man believed to have drowned in Lake Pend Oreille earlier this month.Officials say 67-year-old John Key of Newman Lake, Washington, disappeared July 2, and friends found his unoccupied boat idling on the lake.

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  • Pilot okay after small plane crash in Hillyard

    Pilot okay after small plane crash in Hillyard

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-07-15 02:12:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A small plane crashed in Hillyard near Wellesley and N. Freya on Friday. Firefighters were called to an extrication crash in the 3600 block of E. Wellesley which turned out to be a plane down. Officers were on scene within seconds and assisted the pilot as he got out of the plane. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A small plane crashed in Hillyard near Wellesley and N. Freya on Friday. Firefighters were called to an extrication crash in the 3600 block of E. Wellesley which turned out to be a plane down. Officers were on scene within seconds and assisted the pilot as he got out of the plane. 

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  • PHOTOS: Is any of this stolen property found at Silverwood yours?

    PHOTOS: Is any of this stolen property found at Silverwood yours?

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-07-15 02:01:43 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho- There's never a good time to be the victim of theft, but it feels especially violating when it happens during a holiday. That's why we're very happy to report that the Kootenai County Sheriff's office just posted dozens of pictures of property they recently found. ...

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    HAYDEN, Idaho- There's never a good time to be the victim of theft, but it feels especially violating when it happens during a holiday. That's why we're very happy to report that the Kootenai County Sheriff's office just posted dozens of pictures of property they recently found. ...

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  • UPDATE: Spokane Police arrest suspect in downtown ax vandalism

    UPDATE: Spokane Police arrest suspect in downtown ax vandalism

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:44:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After a tip from a viewer who saw our story Thursday night, Spokane Police say 28-year-old Torin Ford has been arrested in connection to the vandalism that took place in downtown Spokane Wednesday night. As of right now, Ford only has one charge of Second Degree Malicious Mischief against him. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - After a tip from a viewer who saw our story Thursday night, Spokane Police say 28-year-old Torin Ford has been arrested in connection to the vandalism that took place in downtown Spokane Wednesday night. As of right now, Ford only has one charge of Second Degree Malicious Mischief against him. 

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  • Debate on the Bluff: Bing or Rainier Cherry?

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:30:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cherry season is open at Green Bluff, and the big debate is about which cherry tastes best? The two most popular cherries are the darker, juicier, and more classic Bing cherry, and the yellow, crispy, and more tart Rainier cherry. We asked you on our Facebook Page which cherry you prefer. The results: 621 for the Rainier and 609 for the Bing. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cherry season is open at Green Bluff, and the big debate is about which cherry tastes best? The two most popular cherries are the darker, juicier, and more classic Bing cherry, and the yellow, crispy, and more tart Rainier cherry. We asked you on our Facebook Page which cherry you prefer. The results: 621 for the Rainier and 609 for the Bing. 

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  • Local Naval Commander charged with sexual exploitation and enticing of a child

    Local Naval Commander charged with sexual exploitation and enticing of a child

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:19:31 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - A Naval Commander now sits behind bars in north Idaho after allegedly wanting to have sex with children and the details get even worse. According to police in Moscow, 51-year-old Jeremy Hannon wanted to arrange the heinous acts with someone he presumed was the mother of the children. Little did he know, detectives were the ones posing as the parent.

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - A Naval Commander now sits behind bars in north Idaho after allegedly wanting to have sex with children and the details get even worse. According to police in Moscow, 51-year-old Jeremy Hannon wanted to arrange the heinous acts with someone he presumed was the mother of the children. Little did he know, detectives were the ones posing as the parent.

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  • UPDATE: Sheriff's Office arrest 32-year-old man in connection to carjacking

    UPDATE: Sheriff's Office arrest 32-year-old man in connection to carjacking

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:04:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives investigating this incident identified the suspect as 32-year-old Joshua D. Trudeau and determined probable cause existed for his arrest. With the assistance of Spokane Police Officers and K9 Unit, Trudeau was located and arrested last night.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives investigating this incident identified the suspect as 32-year-old Joshua D. Trudeau and determined probable cause existed for his arrest. With the assistance of Spokane Police Officers and K9 Unit, Trudeau was located and arrested last night.  

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  • Woman frustrated after being hit twice by distracted drivers

    Woman frustrated after being hit twice by distracted drivers

    Friday, July 14 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-07-15 00:46:50 GMT

    Held together by bungee cords, Jill McDonald says she lost her bumper back in New Mexico and posted this message on her trunk. “One time in Seattle, Washington,” McDonald said. “And then I was headed to Texas. I had the car repaired and I was hit again on the way to New Mexico,” she said. Twice now McDonald says she’s been the victim of a texting and driving related crash.

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    Held together by bungee cords, Jill McDonald says she lost her bumper back in New Mexico and posted this message on her trunk. “One time in Seattle, Washington,” McDonald said. “And then I was headed to Texas. I had the car repaired and I was hit again on the way to New Mexico,” she said. Twice now McDonald says she’s been the victim of a texting and driving related crash.

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  • Richland florist seeks US Supreme Court review

    Richland florist seeks US Supreme Court review

    Friday, July 14 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-07-14 20:15:00 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. - A florist from Washington state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the state's high court which concluded she violated the law by refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. Lawyers for Barronelle Stutzman on Friday contended the state Supreme Court decision violated her First Amendment protection for artistic expression. 

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    RICHLAND, Wash. - A florist from Washington state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the state's high court which concluded she violated the law by refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. Lawyers for Barronelle Stutzman on Friday contended the state Supreme Court decision violated her First Amendment protection for artistic expression. 

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  • Family of 4-year-old who drowned in the Spokane River speaks

    Family of 4-year-old who drowned in the Spokane River speaks

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:39:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of the 4-year-old boy who drowned in the Spokane River Tuesday is speaking for the first time. “If you can imagine a train driving through your house and all of a sudden it hooked you and you're on the back of the train going a million miles-an-hour and can't hang on,” said the boys grandfather, Dwane Oliver. “It’s hard, it's like chaos trying to keep up.” 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of the 4-year-old boy who drowned in the Spokane River Tuesday is speaking for the first time. “If you can imagine a train driving through your house and all of a sudden it hooked you and you're on the back of the train going a million miles-an-hour and can't hang on,” said the boys grandfather, Dwane Oliver. “It’s hard, it's like chaos trying to keep up.” 

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  • Prosecutor's Office: Spokane Police Officers justified in May shooting

    Prosecutor's Office: Spokane Police Officers justified in May shooting

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:17:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has ruled three officers were justified in their use of deadly force while trying to arrest Terrance Wallette back in May.  Wallette checked into the emergency room at Holy Family Hospital on the afternoon of May 7, 2017 for a possible overdose. While in the ER, Wallette pulled a knife on an employee and fled the hospital in a blue Dodge Intrepid. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has ruled three officers were justified in their use of deadly force while trying to arrest Terrance Wallette back in May.  Wallette checked into the emergency room at Holy Family Hospital on the afternoon of May 7, 2017 for a possible overdose. While in the ER, Wallette pulled a knife on an employee and fled the hospital in a blue Dodge Intrepid. 

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  • Month and a half old moose with hunting arrow in its head put down in Shoshone County

    Month and a half old moose with hunting arrow in its head put down in Shoshone County

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:17:31 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office had to put down a month and a half-old moose calf Thursday night after they found it suffering with a hunting arrow in its head. Deputies were called after someone found the moose in distress near Vets Road in Pinehurst. Due to the injuries, and for humane reasons, the moose had to be put down. 

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office had to put down a month and a half-old moose calf Thursday night after they found it suffering with a hunting arrow in its head. Deputies were called after someone found the moose in distress near Vets Road in Pinehurst. Due to the injuries, and for humane reasons, the moose had to be put down. 

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  • Taking the bargain route (sponsored)

    Taking the bargain route (sponsored)

    Friday, July 14 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-07-14 18:07:53 GMT

    It all started with a single, attainable goal: buying a snazzy new Yeti cooler, filled with craft beer from microbreweries between the Inland Northwest and Texas. To make it happen, 32-year-old Tyler McGuffin, of Spokane Valley, applied the skills he uses every day as an STCU accountant to plan an itinerary that would take him from Spokane to Waco.

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    It all started with a single, attainable goal: buying a snazzy new Yeti cooler, filled with craft beer from microbreweries between the Inland Northwest and Texas. To make it happen, 32-year-old Tyler McGuffin, of Spokane Valley, applied the skills he uses every day as an STCU accountant to plan an itinerary that would take him from Spokane to Waco.

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  • Old time phones bringing new sense of community west central Spokane

    Old time phones bringing new sense of community west central Spokane

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-07-14 01:45:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hello operator, tell me a story. It’s a unique way to bring a sense of community to West Central Spokane. “We have three dial-story phone booths like these, one at Indaba, one at Batch Bake shop, and one at the West Central Community Center,” Brooke Matson, the executive director of Spark Central said. Each dial tells a different story. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hello operator, tell me a story. It’s a unique way to bring a sense of community to West Central Spokane. “We have three dial-story phone booths like these, one at Indaba, one at Batch Bake shop, and one at the West Central Community Center,” Brooke Matson, the executive director of Spark Central said. Each dial tells a different story. 

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  • Treat yourself to a FREE iced tea Friday at Starbucks

    Treat yourself to a FREE iced tea Friday at Starbucks

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-07-14 01:06:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's gonna be hot on Friday, so why not treat yourself to some FREE ice tea!  Starbucks locations across the country will be offering free ice teas in a very small window on Friday. If you go in to a participating store before 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., you can receive one of Starbucks' new Shaken Iced Tea Infusions, which include Pineapple Black Tea, Strawberry Green Tea and Peach Citrus Tea.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's gonna be hot on Friday, so why not treat yourself to some FREE ice tea!  Starbucks locations across the country will be offering free ice teas in a very small window on Friday. If you go in to a participating store before 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., you can receive one of Starbucks' new Shaken Iced Tea Infusions, which include Pineapple Black Tea, Strawberry Green Tea and Peach Citrus Tea.  

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  • Triumph and Will: WSU Football Player Thrives In Pullman

    Triumph and Will: WSU Football Player Thrives In Pullman

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:38 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:38:30 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - When you watch red-shirt sophomore running back James “Boobie” Williams play football for Washington State University, you see a strong, dynamic, powerful athlete. His dedication to his sport has earned him a full ride scholarship to the school in Pullman, which means a free education and a chance to play football.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - When you watch red-shirt sophomore running back James “Boobie” Williams play football for Washington State University, you see a strong, dynamic, powerful athlete. His dedication to his sport has earned him a full ride scholarship to the school in Pullman, which means a free education and a chance to play football.

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  • 68-year-old Spokane Valley woman accused of hate crime after tirade against neighbors

    68-year-old Spokane Valley woman accused of hate crime after tirade against neighbors

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:07:55 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 68-year-old Spokane Valley woman was arrested Tuesday evening after she was accused of repeatedly banging on the door of her Middle Eastern neighbors, kicking their cars and yelling racial slurs. Deputies were called to the apartment complex behind the Spokane Valley Library at around 6:00 p.m.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 68-year-old Spokane Valley woman was arrested Tuesday evening after she was accused of repeatedly banging on the door of her Middle Eastern neighbors, kicking their cars and yelling racial slurs. Deputies were called to the apartment complex behind the Spokane Valley Library at around 6:00 p.m.

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  • Honda recalls 1.2M Accords; battery sensors can catch fire

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:00:13 GMT

    DETROIT - Honda is recalling 1.2 million Accord midsize cars because a battery sensor can short out and potentially cause a fire. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2016 model years. Honda says it has four reports of engine compartment fires due to the problem but no injuries. All the fires were in states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter. 

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    DETROIT - Honda is recalling 1.2 million Accord midsize cars because a battery sensor can short out and potentially cause a fire. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2016 model years. Honda says it has four reports of engine compartment fires due to the problem but no injuries. All the fires were in states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter. 

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  • Husband of slain Bonner County woman offering up $5000 reward for information that solves her murder

    Husband of slain Bonner County woman offering up $5000 reward for information that solves her murder

    Thursday, July 13 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-07-13 21:54:51 GMT
    Shirley Ramey's murder is still unsolved.Shirley Ramey's murder is still unsolved.

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The husband of a Bonner County woman who was murdered in her home back in April is now offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her death.  Shirley Ramey was found murdered in her home on April 5, 2017. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office initially named and arrested a suspect, however, that suspect had an alibi that checked out.

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The husband of a Bonner County woman who was murdered in her home back in April is now offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her death.  Shirley Ramey was found murdered in her home on April 5, 2017. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office initially named and arrested a suspect, however, that suspect had an alibi that checked out.

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  • K9 Bane leads deputies to violent assault suspect after child calls 911 saying his mom is bleeding

    K9 Bane leads deputies to violent assault suspect after child calls 911 saying his mom is bleeding

    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-07-13 20:26:32 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Deputies arrested a 42-year-old man for 2nd Degree Assault - Domestic Violence after a child called 911 saying his mother was beaten up and bleeding. Deputies responded to the home near Greenacres Elementary School and found the woman bleeding heavily from her head, as well as blood throughout the home. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Deputies arrested a 42-year-old man for 2nd Degree Assault - Domestic Violence after a child called 911 saying his mother was beaten up and bleeding. Deputies responded to the home near Greenacres Elementary School and found the woman bleeding heavily from her head, as well as blood throughout the home. 

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  • PHOTOS: Do you recognize these burglary suspects?

    PHOTOS: Do you recognize these burglary suspects?

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:24:52 GMT

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent burglary that happened in broad daylight, and it was that daylight that allowed security cameras to get some pretty decent photos of the suspects.  The Sheriff's Office believes the burglary happened on July 6, 2017 in the Waukon area, which is south of Reardan and east of Edwall.

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    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent burglary that happened in broad daylight, and it was that daylight that allowed security cameras to get some pretty decent photos of the suspects.  The Sheriff's Office believes the burglary happened on July 6, 2017 in the Waukon area, which is south of Reardan and east of Edwall.

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  • 'SNL,' Westworld' lead Emmy Award nominations with 22 nods

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:37:01 GMT

    LOS ANGELES - "Saturday Night Live" and the sci-fi drama "Westworld" are at the top of the Emmy nominations with 22 bids each. The long-running "SNL" received a wealth of awards for its cast, hosts and guest stars, including one to Alec Baldwin for his recurring portrayal of President Donald Trump.

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    LOS ANGELES - "Saturday Night Live" and the sci-fi drama "Westworld" are at the top of the Emmy nominations with 22 bids each. The long-running "SNL" received a wealth of awards for its cast, hosts and guest stars, including one to Alec Baldwin for his recurring portrayal of President Donald Trump.

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  • PHOTOS: Spacecraft reveals beauty of solar system's biggest storm

    PHOTOS: Spacecraft reveals beauty of solar system's biggest storm

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:33:00 GMT

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter is revealing the up-close beauty of our solar system's biggest planetary storm. Juno flew directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot on Monday, passing an amazingly close 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) above the monster storm. The images snapped by JunoCam were beamed back Tuesday and posted online Wednesday.

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter is revealing the up-close beauty of our solar system's biggest planetary storm. Juno flew directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot on Monday, passing an amazingly close 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) above the monster storm. The images snapped by JunoCam were beamed back Tuesday and posted online Wednesday.

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  • Security lapse leaks data from millions of Verizon customers

    Thursday, July 13 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-07-13 16:06:56 GMT

     NEW YORK - A security researcher says a lapse has exposed data from millions of Verizon customers, leaking names, addresses and personal identification numbers, or PINs. Verizon Wireless says 6 million customers were affected, but the company says that none of the information made it into the wrong hands. 

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     NEW YORK - A security researcher says a lapse has exposed data from millions of Verizon customers, leaking names, addresses and personal identification numbers, or PINs. Verizon Wireless says 6 million customers were affected, but the company says that none of the information made it into the wrong hands. 

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  • Armed suspect in custody after several hour standoff near Sanson and Nevada

    Armed suspect in custody after several hour standoff near Sanson and Nevada

    Thursday, July 13 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-07-13 14:23:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police SWAT Team has successfully taken 37-year-old Derrick Bonato into custody, bringing Wednesday night's several hour standoff to a safe end. Police were on scene in northeast Spokane Wednesday night responding to a standoff in the area of Sanson and Nevada. Spokane Police had a home surrounded after it was reported a man pointed a rifle at his roommate's face following an argument.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police SWAT Team has successfully taken 37-year-old Derrick Bonato into custody, bringing Wednesday night's several hour standoff to a safe end. Police were on scene in northeast Spokane Wednesday night responding to a standoff in the area of Sanson and Nevada. Spokane Police had a home surrounded after it was reported a man pointed a rifle at his roommate's face following an argument.

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  • Stolen RV quickly recovered by Spokane Police

    Stolen RV quickly recovered by Spokane Police

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:34 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:34:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Call them bold or just stupid, but when thieves decided to swipe a family's dream camper in broad daylight, they didn't try very hard to hid the evidence of their crime. The first rule of robbery is don't be obvious. Nevertheless, the pair of bad guys behind this heist picked what's probably the most memorable RV in all of Spokane.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Call them bold or just stupid, but when thieves decided to swipe a family's dream camper in broad daylight, they didn't try very hard to hid the evidence of their crime. The first rule of robbery is don't be obvious. Nevertheless, the pair of bad guys behind this heist picked what's probably the most memorable RV in all of Spokane.

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  • Are recent Spokane carjackings part of a trend?

    Are recent Spokane carjackings part of a trend?

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:16:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's the question on the minds of motorists around town: Are we actually looking at a mini-crime wave of carjackings? Fortunately the answer is no. In any other circumstance, five carjackings in such a short period of time would certainly be cause for alarm. But when we looked closer at each attack individually with Spokane police, we found out that in three of the cases, the victim knew their carjacker beforehand.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's the question on the minds of motorists around town: Are we actually looking at a mini-crime wave of carjackings? Fortunately the answer is no. In any other circumstance, five carjackings in such a short period of time would certainly be cause for alarm. But when we looked closer at each attack individually with Spokane police, we found out that in three of the cases, the victim knew their carjacker beforehand.

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  • Man floating the Spokane River joined the search for 4-year-old who drowned

    Man floating the Spokane River joined the search for 4-year-old who drowned

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-07-13 01:43:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rick Clark was wrapping up a two-and-a-half hour floating trip with his family on the Spokane River when he found himself in the middle of a frantic search. "I noticed a couple guys were yelling at us so I sat up on the tube to hear what they were saying and they said, ‘There’s a boy in the river, a little 4-year-old, we’re looking for him’," said Clark.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rick Clark was wrapping up a two-and-a-half hour floating trip with his family on the Spokane River when he found himself in the middle of a frantic search. "I noticed a couple guys were yelling at us so I sat up on the tube to hear what they were saying and they said, ‘There’s a boy in the river, a little 4-year-old, we’re looking for him’," said Clark.

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  • Firefighter saves brother in Oldtown fire

    Firefighter saves brother in Oldtown fire

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-07-13 01:31:21 GMT

    OLDTOWN, Idaho - Investigators are still piecing together what may have caused a vacant house fire in Oldtown, Idaho. But we're learning more about one firefighters saving another in the line of duty. Not much is left of that home, but Terry Emord, a firefighter for West Pend Oreille Fire District, says when crews were pulling up they were treating it as one they’ve been to before.

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    OLDTOWN, Idaho - Investigators are still piecing together what may have caused a vacant house fire in Oldtown, Idaho. But we're learning more about one firefighters saving another in the line of duty. Not much is left of that home, but Terry Emord, a firefighter for West Pend Oreille Fire District, says when crews were pulling up they were treating it as one they’ve been to before.

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  • Spokane Police use overdose reversal drug to save life

    Spokane Police use overdose reversal drug to save life

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-07-13 00:10:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a patrol officer was able to use Narcan, an overdose reversal drug, on a man who swallowed an unknown substance before running from officers. It happened around 10:30 p.m.  The man was taken into custody and became unresponsive. He had pinpoint pupils and appeared to be struggling to breathe, which are signs of an opiate overdoes.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a patrol officer was able to use Narcan, an overdose reversal drug, on a man who swallowed an unknown substance before running from officers. It happened around 10:30 p.m.  The man was taken into custody and became unresponsive. He had pinpoint pupils and appeared to be struggling to breathe, which are signs of an opiate overdoes.

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  • Oregon State Parks authorities locate missing Spokane man

    Oregon State Parks authorities locate missing Spokane man

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-13 00:00:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's deputies report a 73-year-old man who was reported missing last week has been located by Oregon State Parks authorities and is safe, and not in need of assistance. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's deputies report a 73-year-old man who was reported missing last week has been located by Oregon State Parks authorities and is safe, and not in need of assistance. 

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  • Lawsuit: Washington cyberstalking law violates free speech

    Lawsuit: Washington cyberstalking law violates free speech

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-07-12 23:08:09 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A retired Air Force major is asking a federal court to declare Washington state's cyberstalking law unconstitutional, saying he's been threatened with prosecution - and up to a year in jail - for repeatedly making online posts that criticize a community activist. Richard L. Rynearson III filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A retired Air Force major is asking a federal court to declare Washington state's cyberstalking law unconstitutional, saying he's been threatened with prosecution - and up to a year in jail - for repeatedly making online posts that criticize a community activist. Richard L. Rynearson III filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

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  • Washington State University tuition to climb 2.2% this year

    Washington State University tuition to climb 2.2% this year

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-07-12 21:25:29 GMT
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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State University Board of Regents has voted to raise undergraduate tuition 2.2 percent for the coming school year. Wednesday's vote means undergraduates will see their tuition increase by $103 per semester for the academic year that begins Aug. 21. The new full-time, annual tuition rate for resident undergraduates will be $9,530.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State University Board of Regents has voted to raise undergraduate tuition 2.2 percent for the coming school year. Wednesday's vote means undergraduates will see their tuition increase by $103 per semester for the academic year that begins Aug. 21. The new full-time, annual tuition rate for resident undergraduates will be $9,530.

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  • Sheriff's Office investigating possible child luring in Spokane Valley

    Sheriff's Office investigating possible child luring in Spokane Valley

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:35:53 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responded to a suspicious person and possible child luring on Tuesday that they want you to know about.  At around 3:30 p.m., a neighbor doing some yard work in the 1900 block of N. Ella, near Woodard Elementary, heard a car driving by slowly.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responded to a suspicious person and possible child luring on Tuesday that they want you to know about.  At around 3:30 p.m., a neighbor doing some yard work in the 1900 block of N. Ella, near Woodard Elementary, heard a car driving by slowly. Initially, the woman said she thought the driver was looking for homes for sale, but then she heard a man say, "Hey girls. Hey Girls come here. I have some books for you."

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  • Mom stops attempted child luring in Spokane Valley neighborhood

    Mom stops attempted child luring in Spokane Valley neighborhood

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:27:45 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Some scary moments in one Spokane Valley neighborhood after a woman says she scared a man off trying to lure two little girls into his car. It happened near Ella and Indiana. Jennifer Williams says she has lived in the area for close to nine years and has never been worried about her kids playing outside. That is until she saw what happened on Tuesday.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Some scary moments in one Spokane Valley neighborhood after a woman says she scared a man off trying to lure two little girls into his car. It happened near Ella and Indiana. Jennifer Williams says she has lived in the area for close to nine years and has never been worried about her kids playing outside. That is until she saw what happened on Tuesday.

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  • Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol

    Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-07-12 18:15:49 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a lockdown at the state Capitol campus in Olympia has been lifted. The patrol said in an email alert that troopers conducted a thorough search Wednesday after reports of suspicious noises. The patrol says nothing was found.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a lockdown at the state Capitol campus in Olympia has been lifted. The patrol said in an email alert that troopers conducted a thorough search Wednesday after reports of suspicious noises. The patrol says nothing was found.

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  • 4-year-old dies at hospital after being pulled from Spokane River

    4-year-old dies at hospital after being pulled from Spokane River

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-07-12 06:13:07 GMT

    Update 9:55 p.m.: Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said late Tuesday that a 4-year-old child has died at the hospital after being pulled from the Spokane River near the Downriver Golf Course.

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    Update 9:55 p.m.: Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said late Tuesday that a 4-year-old child has died at the hospital after being pulled from the Spokane River near the Downriver Golf Course.

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  • Spokane teens continue pet food drive to honor friend

    Spokane teens continue pet food drive to honor friend

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:52:48 GMT

    A group of local high school students are remembering their friend, who died two years ago at just 14 years old. For the last two years, Chelsea Branom and Korie Truitt have been keeping their friend Rory Fees kind, giving, selfless spirit alive. "She was such an amazing person and she cared so much about others," said Truitt.

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    A group of local high school students are remembering their friend, who died two years ago at just 14 years old. For the last two years, Chelsea Branom and Korie Truitt have been keeping their friend Rory Fees kind, giving, selfless spirit alive. "She was such an amazing person and she cared so much about others," said Truitt.

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  • New concept for Riverfront Park’s Pavilion unveiled; sparks debate

    New concept for Riverfront Park’s Pavilion unveiled; sparks debate

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:26:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The new concept for a Spokane landmark and centerpiece for Riverfront Park was unveiled Monday. The Spokane Parks Department recently released renderings for the Pavilion, but not everyone is on board. “I don’t really think it’s about whether you like the design or not,” said Spokane City Council President, Ben Stuckart.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The new concept for a Spokane landmark and centerpiece for Riverfront Park was unveiled Monday. The Spokane Parks Department recently released renderings for the Pavilion, but not everyone is on board. “I don’t really think it’s about whether you like the design or not,” said Spokane City Council President, Ben Stuckart.

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  • Dumpster diving feeds family of nine

    Dumpster diving feeds family of nine

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:19:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Ever wonder how you can get so little at the grocery store while spending so much? It's happened to all of us, but one family has found the best way to bargain shop: Go dumpster diving. That's right. It sounds odd but the Stevensons found a way to save hundreds, even thousands a month while digging through the trash.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Ever wonder how you can get so little at the grocery store while spending so much? It's happened to all of us, but one family has found the best way to bargain shop: Go dumpster diving. That's right. It sounds odd but the Stevensons found a way to save hundreds, even thousands a month while digging through the trash.

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  • Mother concerned about fights at Hillyard pool

    Mother concerned about fights at Hillyard pool

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-07-12 02:56:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s a summertime tradition for kids to hang out and cool off at the pool. But one mother says she’s concerned for the kids who go to the pool in Hillyard. She didn’t want to be identified, but she says her son was hanging out at a friend’s house when all of sudden, he heard a commotion at the pool.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s a summertime tradition for kids to hang out and cool off at the pool. But one mother says she’s concerned for the kids who go to the pool in Hillyard. She didn’t want to be identified, but she says her son was hanging out at a friend’s house when all of sudden, he heard a commotion at the pool.

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  • Passenger in high-speed chase recalls scary moments

    Passenger in high-speed chase recalls scary moments

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-07-12 02:26:09 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A high-speed pursuit tearing though parts of Spokane and Spokane Valley ended in a crash Tuesday morning. The chase was so fast and so dangerous that deputies are surprised and thankful no one was seriously hurt. The driver got away and deputies are still looking for him. But there was also a passenger in the car at the time.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A high-speed pursuit tearing though parts of Spokane and Spokane Valley ended in a crash Tuesday morning. The chase was so fast and so dangerous that deputies are surprised and thankful no one was seriously hurt. The driver got away and deputies are still looking for him. But there was also a passenger in the car at the time.

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  • Highway 195 crash sends two to the hospital

    Highway 195 crash sends two to the hospital

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-07-12 01:48:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a crash on Highway 195 and Meadow Lane Road in Spokane. The preliminary investigation found that 93-year-old Dorothy E. Blosser  was headed westbound in a white 2011 Lincoln MKS on Meadow Lane at Highway 195. She was stopped at a stop sign.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a crash on Highway 195 and Meadow Lane Road in Spokane. The preliminary investigation found that 93-year-old Dorothy E. Blosser  was headed westbound in a white 2011 Lincoln MKS on Meadow Lane at Highway 195. She was stopped at a stop sign.

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  • Charges dropped against Spokane Police officer arrested for domestic violence

    Charges dropped against Spokane Police officer arrested for domestic violence

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-07-12 01:21:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested in Spokane County early Tuesday morning for domestic violence assault.  A deputy was sent to the officer's home at around midnight for a domestic violence investigation. Deputies arrested John Scott for one count of assault fourth degree domestic violence. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested in Spokane County early Tuesday morning for domestic violence assault.  A deputy was sent to the officer's home at around midnight for a domestic violence investigation. Deputies arrested John Scott for one count of assault fourth degree domestic violence. 

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  • In viral post, Spokane woman claims shop denied cancer patient service

    In viral post, Spokane woman claims shop denied cancer patient service

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-07-12 01:01:56 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Facebook post has gone viral after a mother whose daughter lost her hair to cancer wrote that a store refused to sell them a wig. She says that the issue was a previous review written by a family member that paints the store in a negative light. Leann Kaufman says her 22-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Stage 2 bone cancer several months ago.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Facebook post has gone viral after a mother whose daughter lost her hair to cancer wrote that a store refused to sell them a wig. She says that the issue was a previous review written by a family member that paints the store in a negative light. Leann Kaufman says her 22-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Stage 2 bone cancer several months ago.

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  • Happy Birthday, Krispy Kreme: Get a dozen doughnuts for 80 cents

    Happy Birthday, Krispy Kreme: Get a dozen doughnuts for 80 cents

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-07-12 00:24:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a good week for junk food fans.  After you snag your free Slurpee for 7-Eleven Day on Tuesday, you can cruise over to Krispy Kreme Spokane to celebrate the iconic doughnut's 80th birthday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a good week for junk food fans.  After you snag your free Slurpee for 7-Eleven Day on Tuesday, you can cruise over to Krispy Kreme Spokane to celebrate the iconic doughnut's 80th birthday.

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  • New technology is changing the way crews fight fires

    New technology is changing the way crews fight fires

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-07-11 23:50:24 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - New technology is changing the way wild land firefighters are doing their jobs. Attacking a fire today is as much about computers and labs as it is about hoses a shovels. If firefighters are the James Bonds in the war on wildfires, then the scientists are the Qs. Those scientists invent the gadgets used to beat the bad fires.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - New technology is changing the way wild land firefighters are doing their jobs. Attacking a fire today is as much about computers and labs as it is about hoses a shovels. If firefighters are the James Bonds in the war on wildfires, then the scientists are the Qs. Those scientists invent the gadgets used to beat the bad fires.

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  • Suspect in Spokane Valley pursuit on the loose after crashing his passenger's car into another car

    Suspect in Spokane Valley pursuit on the loose after crashing his passenger's car into another car

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-07-11 22:53:11 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - "We know who he is. If we don't find him today, we know where to look for him," Deputy Craig Chamberlin told KHQ after a high-speed pursuit ended in a violent crash in Spokane Valley Tuesday morning. Deputy Chamberlin says another deputy spotted a car parked next to another vehicle trying to tow it near West Valley High School and stopped to see what was going on.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - "We know who he is. If we don't find him today, we know where to look for him," Deputy Craig Chamberlin told KHQ after a high-speed pursuit ended in a violent crash in Spokane Valley Tuesday morning. Deputy Chamberlin says another deputy spotted a car parked next to another vehicle trying to tow it near West Valley High School and stopped to see what was going on.

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  • Authorities: 2 men raped woman in home after Uber ride

    Authorities: 2 men raped woman in home after Uber ride

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-07-11 21:46:08 GMT

    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two men raped an intoxicated woman in her home after sharing an Uber ride from a bar in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports the two friends from Alaska - Levi Brower, 28, and 23-year-old Dominick Mariutto - have been charged with second-degree rape.

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    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two men raped an intoxicated woman in her home after sharing an Uber ride from a bar in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports the two friends from Alaska - Levi Brower, 28, and 23-year-old Dominick Mariutto - have been charged with second-degree rape.

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  • Fairchild AFB continues groundwater sampling

    Fairchild AFB continues groundwater sampling

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-07-11 19:20:50 GMT

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - The Air Force Civil Engineer Center says it will continue sampling off-base wells of elevated levels of Perfluorooctanesulfonic (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOA) to the north and south of Fairchild AFB, beginning on Monday.

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    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - The Air Force Civil Engineer Center says it will continue sampling off-base wells of elevated levels of Perfluorooctanesulfonic (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOA) to the north and south of Fairchild AFB, beginning on Monday.

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  • Spokane man gets pistol-whipped as vehicle is carjacked in own driveway

    Spokane man gets pistol-whipped as vehicle is carjacked in own driveway

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:54:05 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A man in northwest Spokane is recovering from minor injuries after he was pistol-whipped and had his vehicle carjacked while sitting in it in his own driveway. The carjacking occurred at Hemlock and Grace, only about 50-feet away from where a carjacking occurred last Thursday in the same block. 

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    KHQ.COM - A man in northwest Spokane is recovering from minor injuries after he was pistol-whipped and had his vehicle carjacked while sitting in it in his own driveway. The carjacking occurred at Hemlock and Grace, only about 50-feet away from where a carjacking occurred last Thursday in the same block. 

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  • Post Falls Police save man's life with overdose reversal drug

    Post Falls Police save man's life with overdose reversal drug

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:34 AM EDT2017-07-11 06:34:22 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A man gets a second chance to live after what appeared to be a drug overdose, all thanks to a new tool that's paying off for Post Falls Police officers. The department just implemented using Narcan, which can treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation. This weekend, Post Falls Police used it and had their very first save.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - A man gets a second chance to live after what appeared to be a drug overdose, all thanks to a new tool that's paying off for Post Falls Police officers. The department just implemented using Narcan, which can treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation. This weekend, Post Falls Police used it and had their very first save.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 10th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 10th

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-07-11 06:00:12 GMT
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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 10th.

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

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  • Spokane woman says she was told to cover up while breastfeeding in public

    Spokane woman says she was told to cover up while breastfeeding in public

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-07-11 05:28:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane woman is upset after she says she was told to cover up or go to a different room while breastfeeding in public. On Thursday, Sacha Allen was breastfeeding her 11-month-old Margaret while she was waiting for her audiology appointment at Columbia Hearing Center. She has a cochlear implant.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane woman is upset after she says she was told to cover up or go to a different room while breastfeeding in public. On Thursday, Sacha Allen was breastfeeding her 11-month-old Margaret while she was waiting for her audiology appointment at Columbia Hearing Center. She has a cochlear implant.

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  • WATCH: Online outrage over grocery store loss prevention detaining teenager accused of stealing candy bar

    WATCH: Online outrage over grocery store loss prevention detaining teenager accused of stealing candy bar

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-07-11 05:02:51 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. - A teenage girl arrested was arrested in Vancouver, Washington for allegedly trying to steal a candy bar from a WinCo grocery store over the weekend, and video of loss prevention staff handling the situation is going viral.  Kristin Nerton posted the video of staff trying to detain the girl as she struggles and continues to resist.  

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. - A teenage girl arrested was arrested in Vancouver, Washington for allegedly trying to steal a candy bar from a WinCo grocery store over the weekend, and video of loss prevention staff handling the situation is going viral.  Kristin Nerton posted the video of staff trying to detain the girl as she struggles and continues to resist.  

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  • Man charged in mailing of severed finger, fake bomb to IRS

    Man charged in mailing of severed finger, fake bomb to IRS

    Monday, July 10 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-07-11 02:47:07 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An Olympia, Washington man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges. The Seattlepi.com reported Monday that 68-year-old Normand Lariviere was charged with mailing a threat to injure after IRS workers in Ogden, Utah discovered a package containing a fake bomb July 6. Charging papers say he also sent his finger, a bullet and a marijuana joint to tax collectors in 2016.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An Olympia, Washington man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges. The Seattlepi.com reported Monday that 68-year-old Normand Lariviere was charged with mailing a threat to injure after IRS workers in Ogden, Utah discovered a package containing a fake bomb July 6. Charging papers say he also sent his finger, a bullet and a marijuana joint to tax collectors in 2016.

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  • Spokane woman creates crop swap for extra veggies

    Spokane woman creates crop swap for extra veggies

    Monday, July 10 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-07-11 02:13:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a problem you may have experienced -- too many veggies, too little time to eat them all. If you're into gardening, you know sometimes there is more than enough to go around. But Spokane woman has found a solution: Take it to the Audobon Community Veggie Trade. It's located right next to Audobon Park and it's basically a crop swap.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a problem you may have experienced -- too many veggies, too little time to eat them all. If you're into gardening, you know sometimes there is more than enough to go around. But Spokane woman has found a solution: Take it to the Audobon Community Veggie Trade. It's located right next to Audobon Park and it's basically a crop swap.

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  • Deputies: Suspected burglar breaks into Spokane County home and orders pizza

    Deputies: Suspected burglar breaks into Spokane County home and orders pizza

    Monday, July 10 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-07-11 01:49:36 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office arrested a 28-year-old man after they say he broke into the garage of a vacant home and then apparently ordered pizza.  On July 4, a neighbor reported seeing a man break into the garage near her house on N. Monroe. A deputy arrived on scene and a man identified as 28-year-old Derek Dolan came out of the garage with a backpack in his hand. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office arrested a 28-year-old man after they say he broke into the garage of a vacant home and then apparently ordered pizza.  On July 4, a neighbor reported seeing a man break into the garage near her house on N. Monroe. A deputy arrived on scene and a man identified as 28-year-old Derek Dolan came out of the garage with a backpack in his hand. 

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  • Paperboy helps deputies catch car prowler in Spokane

    Paperboy helps deputies catch car prowler in Spokane

    Monday, July 10 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-07-11 01:45:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The person who drops off your paper every morning usually delivers the headlines instead of making them, but a local paperboy is being praised for helping stop a thief in the act. A Spokane woman says she heard a knock at her South Hill home early Saturday morning. She says her paperboy alerted her that a man was in the back of her son’s truck rummaging through his tools.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The person who drops off your paper every morning usually delivers the headlines instead of making them, but a local paperboy is being praised for helping stop a thief in the act. A Spokane woman says she heard a knock at her South Hill home early Saturday morning. She says her paperboy alerted her that a man was in the back of her son’s truck rummaging through his tools.

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  • Fire crews quickly get Spokane garbage truck fire under control

    Fire crews quickly get Spokane garbage truck fire under control

    Monday, July 10 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-11 00:29:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters are still trying to figure out why a Spokane garbage truck caught fire Monday afternoon near Olive and Freya in east Spokane. It happened outside the Napa Auto Parts store. Fire crews were on scene within moments getting the fire under control.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters are still trying to figure out why a Spokane garbage truck caught fire Monday afternoon near Olive and Freya in east Spokane. It happened outside the Napa Auto Parts store. Fire crews were on scene within moments getting the fire under control.

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  • Man shot and killed on boat by officers identified

    Man shot and killed on boat by officers identified

    Monday, July 10 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-07-11 00:26:40 GMT

    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by police early Sunday after he allegedly fired shots toward shore from a sailboat in the waters off Washington state. The Washington State Patrol said Monday that 34-year-old Robert D. Yeiser randomly shot at shoreline homes and then at responding officers starting at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Eagle Harbor.

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    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by police early Sunday after he allegedly fired shots toward shore from a sailboat in the waters off Washington state. The Washington State Patrol said Monday that 34-year-old Robert D. Yeiser randomly shot at shoreline homes and then at responding officers starting at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Eagle Harbor.

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  • Holding cellphones while driving will be banned July 23

    Holding cellphones while driving will be banned July 23

    Monday, July 10 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-07-11 00:23:02 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington drivers will soon be prohibited from holding cellphones or other electronic devices while driving. The Olympian newspaper reports that Washington's new tougher, distracted driving law goes into effect July 23. It prohibits motorists from holding an electronic device - including phones, tablets and other devices - while driving, including while in traffic or waiting for a traffic light to change.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington drivers will soon be prohibited from holding cellphones or other electronic devices while driving. The Olympian newspaper reports that Washington's new tougher, distracted driving law goes into effect July 23. It prohibits motorists from holding an electronic device - including phones, tablets and other devices - while driving, including while in traffic or waiting for a traffic light to change.

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  • Boundary County Sheriff's Office warns of bear sightings in Bonners Ferry

    Boundary County Sheriff's Office warns of bear sightings in Bonners Ferry

    Monday, July 10 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-07-11 00:15:31 GMT

    The Boundary County Sheriff's Office is offering a warning after they say they received several reports of a young bear wandering city streets. They posted on Facebook Monday that the reports come from areas of Oak Street up to most recently the west side of Madison. Deputies say the bear is rummaging through trash as it is found and then moving on.

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    The Boundary County Sheriff's Office is offering a warning after they say they received several reports of a young bear wandering city streets. They posted on Facebook Monday that the reports come from areas of Oak Street up to most recently the west side of Madison. Deputies say the bear is rummaging through trash as it is found and then moving on.

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  • Reckless driver arrested after running from deputies in car and on foot

    Reckless driver arrested after running from deputies in car and on foot

    Monday, July 10 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-07-10 23:58:14 GMT

    Spokane Valley deputies arrested a 24-year-old man and booked him into jail on several charges after a chase over the weekend. It happened Saturday around 10:15 p.m. when deputy Nathan Booth spotted a green Jeep Cherokee without license plates driving recklessly near 10th and Pierce in Spokane Valley.

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    Spokane Valley deputies arrested a 24-year-old man and booked him into jail on several charges after a chase over the weekend. It happened Saturday around 10:15 p.m. when deputy Nathan Booth spotted a green Jeep Cherokee without license plates driving recklessly near 10th and Pierce in Spokane Valley.

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  • No, you will not get two free Delta tickets if you click on that link floating around Facebook

    No, you will not get two free Delta tickets if you click on that link floating around Facebook

    Monday, July 10 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-07-10 22:01:43 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Two of these in one day. Honestly, we could probably write an article a day for every scam on Facebook, but after we posted the warning about the Jayden K Smith hoax, we noticed another oldie but goodie (badie?) making it's way across our feed on Monday: The Delta ticket scam.  The post isn't new, but seems to be getting popular again, with plenty of people falling for it. 

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    KHQ.COM - Two of these in one day. Honestly, we could probably write an article a day for every scam on Facebook, but after we posted the warning about the Jayden K Smith hoax, we noticed another oldie but goodie (badie?) making it's way across our feed on Monday: The Delta ticket scam.  The post isn't new, but seems to be getting popular again, with plenty of people falling for it. 

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  • After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home

    After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home

    Monday, July 10 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-07-10 21:06:34 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A lost Boise dog is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho mountains. Mo, an elderly Chesapeake Bay Retriever, wandered away from her owners during a hunting trip last September. Darwin and Cindy Cameron stayed near the tiny hamlet of Horseshoe Bend about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Boise for three months looking for Mo.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A lost Boise dog is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho mountains. Mo, an elderly Chesapeake Bay Retriever, wandered away from her owners during a hunting trip last September. Darwin and Cindy Cameron stayed near the tiny hamlet of Horseshoe Bend about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Boise for three months looking for Mo.

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  • Jayden K Smith warning on Facebook is new version of an old, fake message

    Jayden K Smith warning on Facebook is new version of an old, fake message

    Monday, July 10 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-07-10 16:42:21 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Someone named Jayden K Smith is not trying to hack into your Facebook account, despite warnings that have been circulating around the social media site. It is a new version of an old hoax that warns friends not to accept a request from a "hacker" - who is this case is name "Jayden K Smith" - because it will give them access to your personal information.  

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    KHQ.COM - Someone named Jayden K Smith is not trying to hack into your Facebook account, despite warnings that have been circulating around the social media site. It is a new version of an old hoax that warns friends not to accept a request from a "hacker" - who is this case is name "Jayden K Smith" - because it will give them access to your personal information.  

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  • Spokane woman gets two wedding dresses stolen in break-in

    Spokane woman gets two wedding dresses stolen in break-in

    Sunday, July 9 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-07-10 02:04:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is heartbroken after finding out that someone broke into her home and stole her wedding dress. This happened in the Shadle neighborhood while the woman was out of town. Megan Martens-Haworth has since installed security cameras. Someone busted down her door, and ransacked her home. They stole a lot of items, like jewelry and a safe, but the most heartbreaking for her was when she discovered a garment bag was missing.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is heartbroken after finding out that someone broke into her home and stole her wedding dress. This happened in the Shadle neighborhood while the woman was out of town. Megan Martens-Haworth has since installed security cameras. Someone busted down her door, and ransacked her home. They stole a lot of items, like jewelry and a safe, but the most heartbreaking for her was when she discovered a garment bag was missing.

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  • Hiking in the Inland Northwest? Be bear aware

    Hiking in the Inland Northwest? Be bear aware

    Sunday, July 9 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-07-10 02:01:29 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - The Idaho Panhandle National Forests have issued a warning for everyone who is thinking of hitting the trails this summer to be bear aware. This comes after two different bear encounters, and this warning can be applied all over the Inland Northwest. Liberty Lake has a sign up at the county park saying that there was a bear sighting on June 22 on the Edith Hansen trail.

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    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - The Idaho Panhandle National Forests have issued a warning for everyone who is thinking of hitting the trails this summer to be bear aware. This comes after two different bear encounters, and this warning can be applied all over the Inland Northwest. Liberty Lake has a sign up at the county park saying that there was a bear sighting on June 22 on the Edith Hansen trail.

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  • One eastbound lane of I-90 reopened after fire near Vantage

    One eastbound lane of I-90 reopened after fire near Vantage

    Sunday, July 9 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-07-10 01:58:28 GMT

    VANTAGE, Wash. - Update: As of 6:30 p.m., Washington State Patrol has opened one lane of eastbound I-90 has reopened near Vantage. The westbound lanes remain closed Sunday evening. Department of Transportation and WSP were working to open one westbound lane.

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    VANTAGE, Wash. - Update: As of 6:30 p.m., Washington State Patrol has opened one lane of eastbound I-90 has reopened near Vantage. The westbound lanes remain closed Sunday evening. Department of Transportation and WSP were working to open one westbound lane.

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  • Evacuation orders in place for wildfire burning in Grant County wildlife refuge

    Evacuation orders in place for wildfire burning in Grant County wildlife refuge

    Sunday, July 9 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-07-10 00:08:31 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports level 3 evacuations are in place because of a large wildfire burning in the Upper Goose Lake recreation area north of Othello. Level 3 evacuations mean leave immediately.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports level 3 evacuations are in place because of a large wildfire burning in the Upper Goose Lake recreation area north of Othello. Level 3 evacuations mean leave immediately.

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  • New area code for Idaho means 10-digit dialing

    New area code for Idaho means 10-digit dialing

    Sunday, July 9 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-07-09 22:18:18 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE (AP) - Idaho residents soon will have to enter an area code to call other people in the state. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that starting in August, Idaho telephone customers must start punching in 10 digits to make a call. Anyone who gets a new phone number after Sept. 5 will be assigned the new area code 986.

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    COEUR D'ALENE (AP) - Idaho residents soon will have to enter an area code to call other people in the state. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that starting in August, Idaho telephone customers must start punching in 10 digits to make a call. Anyone who gets a new phone number after Sept. 5 will be assigned the new area code 986.

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  • Police investigating death at Al's Motel in Spokane

    Police investigating death at Al's Motel in Spokane

    Sunday, July 9 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-07-09 22:11:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police were on scene at Al's Motel in Spokane investigating a death Sunday. Officers were at the motel in the area of Division and Mission investigating an unattended death. Police say they are investigating the death as they would any other, and that the death is suspicious in nature.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police were on scene at Al's Motel in Spokane investigating a death Sunday. Officers were at the motel in the area of Division and Mission investigating an unattended death. Police say they are investigating the death as they would any other, and that the death is suspicious in nature.

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  • 5 vessels burned when boat catches fire at Everett marina

    5 vessels burned when boat catches fire at Everett marina

    Sunday, July 9 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-07-09 18:26:05 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Flames quickly spread when a boat caught fire as it was pulling into a slip at the Port of Everett, burning five vessels. The Daily Herald reports that five people dove into the water as the blaze spread Saturday evening. One person had minor injuries. Acting Everett Fire Chief Tim Key says five boats were heavily damaged, including three that sank.

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Flames quickly spread when a boat caught fire as it was pulling into a slip at the Port of Everett, burning five vessels. The Daily Herald reports that five people dove into the water as the blaze spread Saturday evening. One person had minor injuries. Acting Everett Fire Chief Tim Key says five boats were heavily damaged, including three that sank.

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  • Police: Officers fatally shoot man who fired from boat

    Police: Officers fatally shoot man who fired from boat

    Sunday, July 9 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-07-09 17:45:11 GMT

    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. - Authorities say officers fatally wounded a man who fired shots toward the shore from a sailboat in the waters off Washington state. Bainbridge Island Police spokeswoman Kellie Stickney says the man opened fire at officers responding to calls around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in Eagle Harbor. 

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    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. - Authorities say officers fatally wounded a man who fired shots toward the shore from a sailboat in the waters off Washington state. Bainbridge Island Police spokeswoman Kellie Stickney says the man opened fire at officers responding to calls around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in Eagle Harbor. 

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  • Spokane woman claims man let air out of her tires in parking lot

    Spokane woman claims man let air out of her tires in parking lot

    Saturday, July 8 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-07-09 02:05:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman is speaking out after a panhandler took matters into his own hands  when she did not give him gas money. Pam says she was at the Winco near Jay and North Dakota St stocking up on groceries for the week and what happened next had her checking her front tire.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman is speaking out after a panhandler took matters into his own hands  when she did not give him gas money. Pam says she was at the Winco near Jay and North Dakota St stocking up on groceries for the week and what happened next had her checking her front tire.

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  • Friends and family of missing Idaho boater continue search

    Friends and family of missing Idaho boater continue search

    Saturday, July 8 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-07-09 01:05:03 GMT

    BAYVIEW, Idaho - It's been six days since a 67-year-old man went missing while boating on Lake Pend Oreille. Friends of that man are continuing the search over the weekend. Friends of John Key gathered in Bayview, Idaho, Saturday morning to continue searching for him. "Somewhere around 12 boats are out there right this moment searching for him," said Key's friend Chris Gormsen.

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    BAYVIEW, Idaho - It's been six days since a 67-year-old man went missing while boating on Lake Pend Oreille. Friends of that man are continuing the search over the weekend. Friends of John Key gathered in Bayview, Idaho, Saturday morning to continue searching for him. "Somewhere around 12 boats are out there right this moment searching for him," said Key's friend Chris Gormsen.

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  • 17-year-old arrested in shooting of Pasco man

    17-year-old arrested in shooting of Pasco man

    Saturday, July 8 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-07-09 00:31:35 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Pasco Police say a 17-year-old suspect is in custody for the shooting of a 51-year-old man driving an SUV last week. Police say the shooting happened Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. The initial investigation found a 51-year-old man with two gunshot wounds near N. 14th Avenue and W. Lewis Street in Pasco. Police believe the man was driving his car with another person when he was shot.

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    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Pasco Police say a 17-year-old suspect is in custody for the shooting of a 51-year-old man driving an SUV last week. Police say the shooting happened Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. The initial investigation found a 51-year-old man with two gunshot wounds near N. 14th Avenue and W. Lewis Street in Pasco. Police believe the man was driving his car with another person when he was shot.

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  • Fishermen rescued from sinking vessel off Oregon coast

    Fishermen rescued from sinking vessel off Oregon coast

    Saturday, July 8 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-07-08 22:32:37 GMT

    NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the Oregon coast at about 7:15 a.m. Saturday. Coast Guard officials say two helicopters plucked the men from the 40-foot vessel west of Coos Bay and flew them to North Bend where they were released without needing medical attention.

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    NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the Oregon coast at about 7:15 a.m. Saturday. Coast Guard officials say two helicopters plucked the men from the 40-foot vessel west of Coos Bay and flew them to North Bend where they were released without needing medical attention.

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  • Fire department warns of danger in charging devices near bed

    Fire department warns of danger in charging devices near bed

    Saturday, July 8 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-07-08 21:02:33 GMT

    KHQ.com - Parents: Do you let your kids charge their phones or tablets next to their beds? One fire department is hoping you double check where your mobile devices are charging because it might be putting you in danger. The warning comes courtesy of the Newton, New Hampshire Fire Department.

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    KHQ.com - Parents: Do you let your kids charge their phones or tablets next to their beds? One fire department is hoping you double check where your mobile devices are charging because it might be putting you in danger. The warning comes courtesy of the Newton, New Hampshire Fire Department.

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  • Washington state biologists rescue 33 pygmy rabbits

    Washington state biologists rescue 33 pygmy rabbits

    Saturday, July 8 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-07-08 19:09:16 GMT

    QUINCY, Wash. (AP) - Officials have captured 33 endangered pygmy rabbits that survived a wildfire in central Washington state and moved them to other breeding sites. Biologist John Gallie with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tells The Seattle Times in a story on Friday that the rabbits were captured late last month after the wildfire burned up sagebrush the rabbits need for food and shelter.

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    QUINCY, Wash. (AP) - Officials have captured 33 endangered pygmy rabbits that survived a wildfire in central Washington state and moved them to other breeding sites. Biologist John Gallie with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tells The Seattle Times in a story on Friday that the rabbits were captured late last month after the wildfire burned up sagebrush the rabbits need for food and shelter.

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  • Effort to reverse transgender bathroom rule falls short

    Effort to reverse transgender bathroom rule falls short

    Saturday, July 8 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-07-08 19:00:32 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Voters won't see a ballot measure in November that seeks to undo Washington's transgender bathroom rule. The Seattle Times reports a group seeking the initiative canceled its Friday appointment to turn in signatures, which was the deadline to turn them in.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Voters won't see a ballot measure in November that seeks to undo Washington's transgender bathroom rule. The Seattle Times reports a group seeking the initiative canceled its Friday appointment to turn in signatures, which was the deadline to turn them in.

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  • Washington State Patrol: Trooper kills man with knife

    Washington State Patrol: Trooper kills man with knife

    Saturday, July 8 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-07-08 18:53:46 GMT

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) - Washington State Patrol says a trooper shot and killed a man Saturday morning on Interstate 5 near Lacey after the man threatened the trooper with a knife. Trooper Brooke Bova says the shooting occurred at about 6:15 a.m. after the trooper pulled the man over. Officials say the man had called 911 and requested "suicide by cop."

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    LACEY, Wash. (AP) - Washington State Patrol says a trooper shot and killed a man Saturday morning on Interstate 5 near Lacey after the man threatened the trooper with a knife. Trooper Brooke Bova says the shooting occurred at about 6:15 a.m. after the trooper pulled the man over. Officials say the man had called 911 and requested "suicide by cop."

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