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  • Pilot OK after plane makes hard landing on I-90 east of Lookout Pass

    Pilot OK after plane makes hard landing on I-90 east of Lookout Pass

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:12:12 GMT

    LOOKOUT PASS - Investigators with Montana Highway Patrol say a pilot was flying an experimental aircraft and trying to go over Lookout Pass when he reportedly hit a downdraft and the plane's engine gave out. Troopers say the pilot aimed for the only thing he could think of which was the highway. He landed hard in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90.

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    LOOKOUT PASS - Investigators with Montana Highway Patrol say a pilot was flying an experimental aircraft and trying to go over Lookout Pass when he reportedly hit a downdraft and the plane's engine gave out. Troopers say the pilot aimed for the only thing he could think of which was the highway. He landed hard in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90.

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  • Driver seriously injured in crash near 8th and University in Spokane Valley

    Driver seriously injured in crash near 8th and University in Spokane Valley

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:59:47 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley firefighter and Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash near 8th and University Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say the driver left the road and crashed into a parked car before striking a fence and coming to rest in a yard. The driver was seriously injured. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley firefighter and Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash near 8th and University Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say the driver left the road and crashed into a parked car before striking a fence and coming to rest in a yard. The driver was seriously injured. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

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  • Idaho tribe joins lawsuit against big opioid manufacturers

    Idaho tribe joins lawsuit against big opioid manufacturers

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:44:15 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho tribe has joined a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.    The Lewiston Tribune reports the Nez Perce Tribe said in a release that a lawsuit was filed Friday in Idaho's U.S. District Court that targets opioid distributor McKesson Corp., the only supplier of the addictive pain relievers to the tribe's clinic, Nimiipuu Health.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho tribe has joined a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.    The Lewiston Tribune reports the Nez Perce Tribe said in a release that a lawsuit was filed Friday in Idaho's U.S. District Court that targets opioid distributor McKesson Corp., the only supplier of the addictive pain relievers to the tribe's clinic, Nimiipuu Health.

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  • Horse found dead and tied to fence with tail chopped off in N. Spokane County

    Horse found dead and tied to fence with tail chopped off in N. Spokane County

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:28:35 GMT

    Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call Monday morning on E. Woolard Rd. in North Spokane County after being informed a male had made threats to kill one of his horses if his ex-girlfriend didn’t get back together with him. Deputies were extremely disturbed when they found a deceased horse on the property. One of the horse’s front ankles was tied to the fence with a short rope and another rope was cinched around its neck.

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    Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call Monday morning on E. Woolard Rd. in North Spokane County after being informed a male had made threats to kill one of his horses if his ex-girlfriend didn’t get back together with him. Deputies were extremely disturbed when they found a deceased horse on the property. One of the horse’s front ankles was tied to the fence with a short rope and another rope was cinched around its neck.

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  • N. Idaho judge appointed to state's high court

    N. Idaho judge appointed to state's high court

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:20:41 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed 2nd District Judge John Stegner of Moscow to the Idaho Supreme Court.    Otter's office announced Tuesday that Stegner will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Warren Jones. There has been an open seat on the state's highest court for more than five months.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed 2nd District Judge John Stegner of Moscow to the Idaho Supreme Court.    Otter's office announced Tuesday that Stegner will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Warren Jones. There has been an open seat on the state's highest court for more than five months.

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  • Bear researcher in 'dream job' attacked by grizzly

    Bear researcher in 'dream job' attacked by grizzly

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:12:23 GMT
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    BILLINGS,  Mont. (AP) - A government wildlife worker who recently landed her dream job researching grizzly bears in a Montana mountain range is recovering from a surprise bear attack that left her with a fractured skull and other serious injuries.    Officials say U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field assistant Amber Kornak was attacked from behind on May 17 while working near a stream in the Cabinet Mountains.

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    BILLINGS,  Mont. (AP) - A government wildlife worker who recently landed her dream job researching grizzly bears in a Montana mountain range is recovering from a surprise bear attack that left her with a fractured skull and other serious injuries.    Officials say U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field assistant Amber Kornak was attacked from behind on May 17 while working near a stream in the Cabinet Mountains.

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  • Two arrested for string of Spirit Lake car break ins

    Two arrested for string of Spirit Lake car break ins

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:02:20 GMT

    SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - After a string of car break ins and burglaries last week, police in Spirit Lake say they have arrested two people for the crimes. The break ins happened overnight on May 16. Six total burglaries were reported to police in the area of Jefferson and 3rd Avenue. After a thorough investigation, Spirit Lake officers were able two identify and charge two suspects.

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    SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - After a string of car break ins and burglaries last week, police in Spirit Lake say they have arrested two people for the crimes. The break ins happened overnight on May 16. Six total burglaries were reported to police in the area of Jefferson and 3rd Avenue. After a thorough investigation, Spirit Lake officers were able two identify and charge two suspects.

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  • Armed and dangerous felon arrested after days-long manhunt

    Armed and dangerous felon arrested after days-long manhunt

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:35:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say an armed and dangerous man wanted for a shooting in West Central Spokane last week has been located and arrested Tuesday following a days-long manhunt. Police say Christopher T. Felch, 47, ran from the scene after firing at two men at an apartment complex, hitting one in the foot.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say an armed and dangerous man wanted for a shooting in West Central Spokane last week has been located and arrested Tuesday following a days-long manhunt. Police say Christopher T. Felch, 47, ran from the scene after firing at two men at an apartment complex, hitting one in the foot.

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  • Teen who started Columbia River Gorge fire last summer ordered to pay $37 million in restitution

    Teen who started Columbia River Gorge fire last summer ordered to pay $37 million in restitution

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:11:27 GMT

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington teenager who admitted to throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon last summer, causing a major wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution. It's unlikely the boy, whose identity has not been released by authorities, will ever cover the entire $37 million.

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    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington teenager who admitted to throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon last summer, causing a major wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution. It's unlikely the boy, whose identity has not been released by authorities, will ever cover the entire $37 million.

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  • Friends remember Spokane man fatally stabbed

    Friends remember Spokane man fatally stabbed

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:05:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friends and family are devastated and heartbroken over the death of 28-year-old Corey Ward, who was stabbed and slashed by a killer. Ward did not survive and so far, Spokane police haven't made any arrests. It happened on May 17 just before midnight in the 2400 block of West Cleveland in Northwest Spokane.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friends and family are devastated and heartbroken over the death of 28-year-old Corey Ward, who was stabbed and slashed by a killer. Ward did not survive and so far, Spokane police haven't made any arrests. It happened on May 17 just before midnight in the 2400 block of West Cleveland in Northwest Spokane.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, May 21st

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, May 21st

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:04:58 GMT

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

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

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  • Stranger leaves Washington waitress a $3,000 tip

    Stranger leaves Washington waitress a $3,000 tip

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:26:44 GMT

    CHEHALIS, Wash. - People tend to leave a couple of extra dollars for good service while dining out. However, one waitress from Lewis County, Washington, got more than just a couple of extra dollars. Waitress Michelle Bozemen got a $3,000 tip on a $44 bill at the Rib Eye restaurant in Chehalis, Washington, Sunday.

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    CHEHALIS, Wash. - People tend to leave a couple of extra dollars for good service while dining out. However, one waitress from Lewis County, Washington, got more than just a couple of extra dollars. Waitress Michelle Bozemen got a $3,000 tip on a $44 bill at the Rib Eye restaurant in Chehalis, Washington, Sunday.

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  • Paul Allen donates $1M to Washington gun initiative

    Paul Allen donates $1M to Washington gun initiative

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:58:12 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has donated $1 million to a campaign seeking to raise the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 in Washington state.    Allen made the announcement on Twitter Monday.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has donated $1 million to a campaign seeking to raise the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 in Washington state.    Allen made the announcement on Twitter Monday.

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  • Cheney teacher's Twitter thread on letting student sleep goes viral

    Cheney teacher's Twitter thread on letting student sleep goes viral

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:34:14 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - A Cheney High School English teacher let a student sleep in his class last week and the thread on Twitter describing the reason has gone viral.  Monte Syrie tweeted the reason he let the student, Meg, sleep in class last week and the thread caught the attention of many.  The thread reads in its entirety here: 

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    CHENEY, Wash. - A Cheney High School English teacher let a student sleep in his class last week and the thread on Twitter describing the reason has gone viral.  Monte Syrie tweeted the reason he let the student, Meg, sleep in class last week and the thread caught the attention of many.  The thread reads in its entirety here: 

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  • Floodwaters expected to rise in Pend Oreille County

    Floodwaters expected to rise in Pend Oreille County

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:24:46 GMT

    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Floodwaters from the Pend Oreille River are expected to continue rising throughout the week. According to the National Weather Service, the river is at 115.9 kilo cubic feet per second as of 5 p.m Monday. The flood flow is 95 kcfs. The river is expected to reach 130.53 kcfs by Monday, May 28. Emergency crews in Cusick are constructing a 1,400-foot long temporary levee in preparation for flooding. 

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    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Floodwaters from the Pend Oreille River are expected to continue rising throughout the week. According to the National Weather Service, the river is at 115.9 kilo cubic feet per second as of 5 p.m Monday. The flood flow is 95 kcfs. The river is expected to reach 130.53 kcfs by Monday, May 28. Emergency crews in Cusick are constructing a 1,400-foot long temporary levee in preparation for flooding. 

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  • Fish and Wildlife offer advice when encountering cougars

    Fish and Wildlife offer advice when encountering cougars

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:13:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Over the weekend the state of Washington dealt with its first cougar attack since 2009. Since those records started being kept, this is now the 20th ever attack on humans. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates there are somewhere between 1,800 and 2,100 cougars throughout the state, most of the time they come out at night.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Over the weekend the state of Washington dealt with its first cougar attack since 2009. Since those records started being kept, this is now the 20th ever attack on humans. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates there are somewhere between 1,800 and 2,100 cougars throughout the state, most of the time they come out at night.

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  • New mural by local artist garners reaction online

    New mural by local artist garners reaction online

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:07:38 GMT

    A picture is worth a thousand words and a mural has sparked at least that much. If you’ve driven by Division and Second Avenue downtown, you may have seen the mural titled, “American Jesus” by Godffiti, also known as Daniel Lopez. The 14-foot piece of art depicts Jesus with pixels covering the figure’s face. “I hope it's just very apparent that I'm saying something as opposed to showing something,” Lopez says. It took him about four days to finis...

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    A picture is worth a thousand words and a mural has sparked at least that much. If you’ve driven by Division and Second Avenue downtown, you may have seen the mural titled, “American Jesus” by Godffiti, also known as Daniel Lopez. The 14-foot piece of art depicts Jesus with pixels covering the figure’s face. “I hope it's just very apparent that I'm saying something as opposed to showing something,” Lopez says. It took him about four days to finis...

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  • Kootenai County urges boaters to enjoy lakes responsibly as summer approaches

    Kootenai County urges boaters to enjoy lakes responsibly as summer approaches

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:05:12 GMT
    Backcountry vehicle travel restricted for trail grooming.Backcountry vehicle travel restricted for trail grooming.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Lake Coeur d'Alene and summertime go together like lemonade and a hot day, but the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says they want you to enjoy the lake responsibly. As people get ready to enjoy their time out on the water, there are a few things deputies want you to take into consideration.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Lake Coeur d'Alene and summertime go together like lemonade and a hot day, but the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says they want you to enjoy the lake responsibly. As people get ready to enjoy their time out on the water, there are a few things deputies want you to take into consideration.

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  • No cougars spotted in Post Falls weeks after initial sighting

    No cougars spotted in Post Falls weeks after initial sighting

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:57:49 GMT
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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Several weeks ago, homeowners in Post Falls reported they spotted a female cougar and her cub in their neighborhood. The specific area where Post Falls Police and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game received reports near Black Bay Park. Police say the two were also spotted near south Idaho Street and east Maple Avenue.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Several weeks ago, homeowners in Post Falls reported they spotted a female cougar and her cub in their neighborhood. The specific area where Post Falls Police and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game received reports near Black Bay Park. Police say the two were also spotted near south Idaho Street and east Maple Avenue.

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  • Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

    Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:29:54 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.

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  • Supreme Court sends land dispute back to Wash. top court

    Supreme Court sends land dispute back to Wash. top court

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:05:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is asking Washington state's highest court to take another look at a land dispute between a Native American tribe and its neighbors.    The dispute concerns a roughly 40-acre plot of land purchased by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in 2013.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is asking Washington state's highest court to take another look at a land dispute between a Native American tribe and its neighbors.    The dispute concerns a roughly 40-acre plot of land purchased by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in 2013.

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  • Man accused of trying to kill woman with opioid spray

    Man accused of trying to kill woman with opioid spray

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:59:40 GMT
    .  Sohng was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery.. Sohng was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery.

    MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) - An Everett man is accused of holding down his ex-girlfriend at a Mukilteo hotel, shoving Xanax down her throat and forcing a fentanyl spray up her nose in what police say was attempted murder.    The Daily Herald reports the woman survived and was able to escape and alert others before she passed out Saturday morning.

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    MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) - An Everett man is accused of holding down his ex-girlfriend at a Mukilteo hotel, shoving Xanax down her throat and forcing a fentanyl spray up her nose in what police say was attempted murder.    The Daily Herald reports the woman survived and was able to escape and alert others before she passed out Saturday morning.

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  • Idaho GOP congressional nominee injured in motorcycle crash

    Idaho GOP congressional nominee injured in motorcycle crash

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:43:49 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Russ Fulcher, the GOP nominee for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District, has suffered broken ribs and scrapes in a recent motorcycle accident but is expected to make a full recovery.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Russ Fulcher, the GOP nominee for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District, has suffered broken ribs and scrapes in a recent motorcycle accident but is expected to make a full recovery.

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  • Spokane Valley deputies arrest driver; seize drugs, cash and car

    Spokane Valley deputies arrest driver; seize drugs, cash and car

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:59:03 GMT
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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies arrested a man and seized drugs, cash, scales and his car following a traffic stop just after midnight on Sunday. Around 12:30 a.m. on May 20, Deputy Thomas Walton checked the license plate of the car in front of him while patrolling N. Argonne.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies arrested a man and seized drugs, cash, scales and his car following a traffic stop just after midnight on Sunday. Around 12:30 a.m. on May 20, Deputy Thomas Walton checked the license plate of the car in front of him while patrolling N. Argonne.

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  • Body recovered near Mount Baker believed to be snowboarder

    Body recovered near Mount Baker believed to be snowboarder

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:15:25 GMT
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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A body believed to be that of a 24-year-old Bellingham snowboarder missing since January was recovered near Mt. Baker Ski Area.    The Bellingham Herald reports the Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council reported Sunday on its Facebook page that it had recovered a body believed to be Vitaliy Datskiy. 

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A body believed to be that of a 24-year-old Bellingham snowboarder missing since January was recovered near Mt. Baker Ski Area.    The Bellingham Herald reports the Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council reported Sunday on its Facebook page that it had recovered a body believed to be Vitaliy Datskiy. 

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  • Judge says suspect's comments to law officers are admissible

    Judge says suspect's comments to law officers are admissible

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:12:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane County judge has ruled that statements to law officers made by the student arrested for shooting four people at Freeman High School last year are admissible in upcoming court proceedings.    Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision Monday in the case of 16-year-old Caleb Sharpe, who was arrested for the death of one classmate and the wounding of three others.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane County judge has ruled that statements to law officers made by the student arrested for shooting four people at Freeman High School last year are admissible in upcoming court proceedings.    Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision Monday in the case of 16-year-old Caleb Sharpe, who was arrested for the death of one classmate and the wounding of three others.

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  • U.S. citizen questioned by Border Patrol in small Montana town for speaking Spanish

    U.S. citizen questioned by Border Patrol in small Montana town for speaking Spanish

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:34:33 GMT

    HAVRE, Mont. - Two U.S. citizens were questioned by a Border Patrol officer in Montana for speaking Spanish while stopped at a gas station.  Ana Suda told the Washington Post she and friend Mimi Hernandez, both Mexican-Americans, ran out to a gas station convenience store for milk and eggs just after midnight in Havre, Montana and started conversing in Spanish while waiting to pay. 

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    HAVRE, Mont. - Two U.S. citizens were questioned by a Border Patrol officer in Montana for speaking Spanish while stopped at a gas station.  Ana Suda told the Washington Post she and friend Mimi Hernandez, both Mexican-Americans, ran out to a gas station convenience store for milk and eggs just after midnight in Havre, Montana and started conversing in Spanish while waiting to pay. 

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  • Judge says state must provide 1 day notice to kill wolves

    Judge says state must provide 1 day notice to kill wolves

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:42:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Thurston County judge says the state of Washington must provide one business day of notice before killing any wolves.    That's to give the public time to go to court to try and block the killings. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on Friday also dismissed a lawsuit filed by two environmental groups that challenged the state's decision to wipe out the Sherman pack of wolves last year. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Thurston County judge says the state of Washington must provide one business day of notice before killing any wolves.    That's to give the public time to go to court to try and block the killings. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on Friday also dismissed a lawsuit filed by two environmental groups that challenged the state's decision to wipe out the Sherman pack of wolves last year. 

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  • Family speaks after shots fired by suspect in North Spokane neighborhood hit their home

    Family speaks after shots fired by suspect in North Spokane neighborhood hit their home

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:33:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A neighborhood is still shaken after shots rang out early Saturday morning. The man accused of firing rounds from inside his home remains in the Spokane County Jail, but a family is speaking out, describing how close those shots came. “We woke up to gunshots,” says Nick Cordero. Police say Jimmy Engleman was firing rounds out of his home and several of those rounds hit neighboring homes. One of them hit the Cordero’s home. “It was scary,”...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A neighborhood is still shaken after shots rang out early Saturday morning. The man accused of firing rounds from inside his home remains in the Spokane County Jail, but a family is speaking out, describing how close those shots came. “We woke up to gunshots,” says Nick Cordero. Police say Jimmy Engleman was firing rounds out of his home and several of those rounds hit neighboring homes. One of them hit the Cordero’s home. “It was scary,”...

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  • Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

    Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:26:16 GMT

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said Sunday that the cougar was about 100 pounds (45 kilograms), when a typical 3-year-old male in the area would be 140 to 180 pounds (63 to 81 kilograms). A necropsy will try to determine why the animal was underweight.

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    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said Sunday that the cougar was about 100 pounds (45 kilograms), when a typical 3-year-old male in the area would be 140 to 180 pounds (63 to 81 kilograms). A necropsy will try to determine why the animal was underweight.

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  • Ex-State Republican Party chair to challenge Sen. Cantwell

    Ex-State Republican Party chair to challenge Sen. Cantwell

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:15:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Former state Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell's effort to win a fourth term in 2018.    The Seattle Times reports Hutchison filed late Friday afternoon right before the candidate-filing deadline.    Hutchison is the best-known of more than two-dozen challengers in the race.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Former state Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell's effort to win a fourth term in 2018.    The Seattle Times reports Hutchison filed late Friday afternoon right before the candidate-filing deadline.    Hutchison is the best-known of more than two-dozen challengers in the race.

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  • Adams County deputies take 14-year-old suspect into custody for shooting

    Adams County deputies take 14-year-old suspect into custody for shooting

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:01:17 GMT

    OTHELLO, Wash. - Adams County deputies are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night in Othello.  Deputies say it happened around 10:20 p.m. in the 600 block of S. Danielle Road. A 17-year-old was shot through his left shoulder while sitting in his car. The teen was able to get away and drove to Othello Community Hospital where he was treated and later released.

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    OTHELLO, Wash. - Adams County deputies are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night in Othello.  Deputies say it happened around 10:20 p.m. in the 600 block of S. Danielle Road. A 17-year-old was shot through his left shoulder while sitting in his car. The teen was able to get away and drove to Othello Community Hospital where he was treated and later released.

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  • 80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:30:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

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  • 85-year-old powerlifter aims to set records in Spokane

    85-year-old powerlifter aims to set records in Spokane

    Saturday, May 19 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-05-20 01:50:45 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Meet 85-year-old Navy veteran, Ray Curtis. He isn't your typical 85-year-old who likes to get that early bird special. Ray power lifts and has been doing so since the tender age of 69 after a running injury had him in the gym lifting weights for rehab "My specialty is my deadlift. It's my favorite lift," said Ray Curtis who is in Spokane competing in the USA Powerlifting Open Nationals. Ray deadlifts up to 315 pounds for his deadlift. He wakes up...

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    Spokane, Wash. Meet 85-year-old Navy veteran, Ray Curtis. He isn't your typical 85-year-old who likes to get that early bird special. Ray power lifts and has been doing so since the tender age of 69 after a running injury had him in the gym lifting weights for rehab "My specialty is my deadlift. It's my favorite lift," said Ray Curtis who is in Spokane competing in the USA Powerlifting Open Nationals. Ray deadlifts up to 315 pounds for his deadlift. He wakes up...

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  • Officials say cougar in fatal attack was shot

    Officials say cougar in fatal attack was shot

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:37:36 GMT

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington state say a cougar that attacked two men riding bicycles, killing one and injuring the second, has been shot to death. Capt. Alan Myers of the state's Fish & Wildlife Police says agents using a hound-dog tracker shot and killed the cougar shortly before 3 p.m., the Seattle Times reported.

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    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington state say a cougar that attacked two men riding bicycles, killing one and injuring the second, has been shot to death. Capt. Alan Myers of the state's Fish & Wildlife Police says agents using a hound-dog tracker shot and killed the cougar shortly before 3 p.m., the Seattle Times reported.

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  • Felon arrested after bragging to Moses Lake police on Facebook

    Felon arrested after bragging to Moses Lake police on Facebook

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:19:17 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Here's a tip: If you're on the run from police, don't brag about getting away on their Facebook page. That's what 19-year-old Kayla Irizzary did before she was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Moses Lake Police. Officers say they first contacted the woman during a traffic stop last week. She was a passenger in the stopped car.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Here's a tip: If you're on the run from police, don't brag about getting away on their Facebook page. That's what 19-year-old Kayla Irizzary did before she was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Moses Lake Police. Officers say they first contacted the woman during a traffic stop last week. She was a passenger in the stopped car.

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  • Coeur d'Alene skateboarder hit by truck in Post Falls

    Coeur d'Alene skateboarder hit by truck in Post Falls

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:01:05 GMT
    Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police report a skateboarder was hit by a truck Friday night in Post Falls. Troopers say around 9:10 p.m. ISP was called to investigate a crash at the intersection of E. 16th Ave and N. Quail Run Boulevard in Post Falls. 22-year-old Tristan C. Bach of Coeur d'Alene was riding his skateboard east on 16th Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound purple Toyota Scion driven by a juvenile male driver.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police report a skateboarder was hit by a truck Friday night in Post Falls. Troopers say around 9:10 p.m. ISP was called to investigate a crash at the intersection of E. 16th Ave and N. Quail Run Boulevard in Post Falls. 22-year-old Tristan C. Bach of Coeur d'Alene was riding his skateboard east on 16th Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound purple Toyota Scion driven by a juvenile male driver.

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  • US arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

    US arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:43:14 GMT
    Renton police say about 60 local and federal law enforcement officers raided eight homes in Seattle and Renton to bust an organized criminal marijuana growing operation.Renton police say about 60 local and federal law enforcement officers raided eight homes in Seattle and Renton to bust an organized criminal marijuana growing operation.

    SEATTLE (AP) - U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation tied to China.    The Seattle Times reports Saturday that authorities are searching for two men who are suspected of leading a crime ring that used hundreds of thousands of dollar wired from China to grow marijuana illegally in 17 homes around Washington state and then shipped it to New York's black market.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation tied to China.    The Seattle Times reports Saturday that authorities are searching for two men who are suspected of leading a crime ring that used hundreds of thousands of dollar wired from China to grow marijuana illegally in 17 homes around Washington state and then shipped it to New York's black market.

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  • Suspect identified in standoff near Wellesley and Lincoln in Spokane

    Suspect identified in standoff near Wellesley and Lincoln in Spokane

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:07:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested 52-year-old Jimmy R. Engleman after he shot several bullets from gun striking neighboring houses. Police surrounded his house early Saturday even as he continued to fire his gun. Engleman was taken into custody without injury to himself or others.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested 52-year-old Jimmy R. Engleman after he shot several bullets from gun striking neighboring houses. Police surrounded his house early Saturday even as he continued to fire his gun. Engleman was taken into custody without injury to himself or others.

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  • Flooding update: Crews demobilizing along Okanogan River

    Flooding update: Crews demobilizing along Okanogan River

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-05-19 18:18:32 GMT

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Incident managers are beginning to demobilize crews brought in to protect communities along the flooding Okanogan River, as efforts to hold back the surging river continue to hold. Three of ten crews were released Saturday morning, leaving 150 personnel assigned to flood response. 

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    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Incident managers are beginning to demobilize crews brought in to protect communities along the flooding Okanogan River, as efforts to hold back the surging river continue to hold. Three of ten crews were released Saturday morning, leaving 150 personnel assigned to flood response. 

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  • Group launches bid to repeal Seattle's new tax on companies

    Group launches bid to repeal Seattle's new tax on companies

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-05-19 16:22:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A coalition of businesses in Seattle has started a campaign to repeal the city's new tax on large businesses to help fund homeless services and affordable housing.    Multiple news outlets reported that the group calling itself No Tax on Jobs began collecting signatures Friday to qualify for a citizen referendum.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A coalition of businesses in Seattle has started a campaign to repeal the city's new tax on large businesses to help fund homeless services and affordable housing.    Multiple news outlets reported that the group calling itself No Tax on Jobs began collecting signatures Friday to qualify for a citizen referendum.

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  • Do's and Don'ts in Bear Country

    Do's and Don'ts in Bear Country

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-19 06:09:42 GMT
    (Photo by Alan Bauer)(Photo by Alan Bauer)

    SPOKANE, Wash. - People have recently seen a black bear and her cub on the South Hill near the Highland Park neighborhood. We know that Spokane is near nature, but what happens when nature is a little too close? The Department of Fish and Wildlife says that bears tend to avoid humans, but they have some advice if you happen to come across them. If you are recreating in bear country, always remember: Never travel alone, 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - People have recently seen a black bear and her cub on the South Hill near the Highland Park neighborhood. We know that Spokane is near nature, but what happens when nature is a little too close? The Department of Fish and Wildlife says that bears tend to avoid humans, but they have some advice if you happen to come across them. If you are recreating in bear country, always remember: Never travel alone, 

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  • First night on the job, K9 King makes his first arrest for Spokane PD

    First night on the job, K9 King makes his first arrest for Spokane PD

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:07:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Congrats to Ofc. Fabian and K9 King with their first capture. Spokane Police say that on their first official night working the street as a certified team, they arrested a suspect who refused to come out. While helping the Spokane Police Department's drug unit with a search warrant of a residence, they learned the suspect was hiding in an extremely cluttered garage. However, after a K9 announcement and some barking from K9 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Congrats to Ofc. Fabian and K9 King with their first capture. Spokane Police say that on their first official night working the street as a certified team, they arrested a suspect who refused to come out. While helping the Spokane Police Department's drug unit with a search warrant of a residence, they learned the suspect was hiding in an extremely cluttered garage. However, after a K9 announcement and some barking from K9 

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  • First day on patrol, K9 Chief makes his first arrest for Moses Lake PD

    First day on patrol, K9 Chief makes his first arrest for Moses Lake PD

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:01:26 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - On K9 Chief’s first day on patrol with human handler Ofc. Stewart, he notched his first arrest. Major Crimes Detectives of the Moses Lake Police Department were looking for Reynaldo Arrellano Lozano, 26, as part of a criminal investigation. Due to threats that Arellano had allegedly made toward law enforcement, K9 Chief joined the officers on the stakeout. About 7:30 this evening, detectives spotted Arellano’s car and 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - On K9 Chief’s first day on patrol with human handler Ofc. Stewart, he notched his first arrest. Major Crimes Detectives of the Moses Lake Police Department were looking for Reynaldo Arrellano Lozano, 26, as part of a criminal investigation. Due to threats that Arellano had allegedly made toward law enforcement, K9 Chief joined the officers on the stakeout. About 7:30 this evening, detectives spotted Arellano’s car and 

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  • Man blinded by shooting on South Hill counts his blessings

    Man blinded by shooting on South Hill counts his blessings

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:44:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been six months since a brutal shooting rampage rocked an apartment complex on Spokane's lower South Hill. When the gunshots ended, the building's owner was dead, the and the manager was clinging to life. The accused killer is a woman named Ann Carpenter, the daughter of one of their tenants. The survivor of the ambush is speaking to KHQ about his recovery. "I have no memory," Mike Troy said. "The first 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been six months since a brutal shooting rampage rocked an apartment complex on Spokane's lower South Hill. When the gunshots ended, the building's owner was dead, the and the manager was clinging to life. The accused killer is a woman named Ann Carpenter, the daughter of one of their tenants. The survivor of the ambush is speaking to KHQ about his recovery. "I have no memory," Mike Troy said. "The first 

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  • Do Not Work Order Rescinded for Z Nation

    Do Not Work Order Rescinded for Z Nation

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:39:49 GMT
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    Z NationZ Nation
    SAG-AFTRA has rescinded its “Do Not Work” order for the Basic Cable Television series Z Nation and members are free to work on this production effective immediately. The union has conditionally cleared the series pending receipt of additional documents and earmarked funds for Season 5 from producer GO2 Z 5, LLC. The union has obtained additional financial assurances toward mitigating past and future residuals obligations for SAG-AFTRA members on the p...More >>
    SAG-AFTRA has rescinded its “Do Not Work” order for the Basic Cable Television series Z Nation and members are free to work on this production effective immediately. The union has conditionally cleared the series pending receipt of additional documents and earmarked funds for Season 5 from producer GO2 Z 5, LLC. The union has obtained additional financial assurances toward mitigating past and future residuals obligations for SAG-AFTRA members on the p...More >>
  • Spokane strangers restore heartbroken veteran's yard

    Spokane strangers restore heartbroken veteran's yard

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:08:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two strangers are both heroes in their ways. They have united to remind us all, our community is an incredible place. "My folks were very patriotic," said Larry Sterling. "My dad was in both the Army and the Navy at different times." For Sterling, it was never a matter of if he'd serve our country, but more of how soon he could do it. "I was in the Airforce," he said. His beloved American flag waves proudly in the wind outside 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two strangers are both heroes in their ways. They have united to remind us all, our community is an incredible place. "My folks were very patriotic," said Larry Sterling. "My dad was in both the Army and the Navy at different times." For Sterling, it was never a matter of if he'd serve our country, but more of how soon he could do it. "I was in the Airforce," he said. His beloved American flag waves proudly in the wind outside 

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  • Motorcycle club hopes death of cyclist will bring awareness to drivers on the road

    Motorcycle club hopes death of cyclist will bring awareness to drivers on the road

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:01:02 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Two women in two motorcycle crashes. Both accidents, just a day apart. Tracy Kunz is going to be okay, But Holly Anderson was killed "I just think a lot of things we need to pay attention to is not to be complacent with our riding or with our driving," said Ramona Herner.
    Ramona Herner knows them both. She rode with them in a motorcycle club called "Ladies on the Loose. Ramona's asking everyone including...

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    Spokane, Wash. Two women in two motorcycle crashes. Both accidents, just a day apart. Tracy Kunz is going to be okay, But Holly Anderson was killed "I just think a lot of things we need to pay attention to is not to be complacent with our riding or with our driving," said Ramona Herner.
    Ramona Herner knows them both. She rode with them in a motorcycle club called "Ladies on the Loose. Ramona's asking everyone including...

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  • Browne's Addition apartment becomes backdrop for brazen crime

    Browne's Addition apartment becomes backdrop for brazen crime

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-05-19 01:49:11 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Hanging between the two posts is an empty hammock, but throughout the day many people come and go. Some even doing drugs right out in the open “I see illegal drug use: a lot of foil, a lot of heroin, a lot of meth smoking," said a tenant who had just moved in. She doesn’t want her identity to be known because she’s living in fear. The people who have set up camp on the property have even approached her when she moved in. In the...

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    Spokane, Wash. Hanging between the two posts is an empty hammock, but throughout the day many people come and go. Some even doing drugs right out in the open “I see illegal drug use: a lot of foil, a lot of heroin, a lot of meth smoking," said a tenant who had just moved in. She doesn’t want her identity to be known because she’s living in fear. The people who have set up camp on the property have even approached her when she moved in. In the...

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  • Woman attacked by bear was working on Montana grizzly study

    Woman attacked by bear was working on Montana grizzly study

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:09:45 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a field assistant on a government grizzly bear study suffered serious injuries when she was attacked by a bear while working in a remote northwestern Montana mountain range. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks described the Thursday morning attack as a "surprise defensive encounter" in the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. The victim was taken by air ambulance to a Kalispell hospital. Her condition on Friday was unknown and...

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a field assistant on a government grizzly bear study suffered serious injuries when she was attacked by a bear while working in a remote northwestern Montana mountain range. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks described the Thursday morning attack as a "surprise defensive encounter" in the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. The victim was taken by air ambulance to a Kalispell hospital. Her condition on Friday was unknown and...

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  • Man stabbed to death in north Spokane stabbing on Thursday

    Man stabbed to death in north Spokane stabbing on Thursday

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:16:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a man was stabbed to death a few blocks away from Audubon Park late Thursday night. According to police, detectives processed the scene at the 2400 block of W. Cleveland, interviewed individuals involved, and conducted search warrants. Officers said they contacted a person of interest and interviewed them.  The investigation is ongoing and there does not appear to be a threat to the public. The person killed has not yet been identified

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a man was stabbed to death a few blocks away from Audubon Park late Thursday night. According to police, detectives processed the scene at the 2400 block of W. Cleveland, interviewed individuals involved, and conducted search warrants. Officers said they contacted a person of interest and interviewed them.  The investigation is ongoing and there does not appear to be a threat to the public. The person killed has not yet been identified

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  • Idaho jury acquits Twin Falls man in shaken baby case

    Idaho jury acquits Twin Falls man in shaken baby case

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:11:46 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho jury has acquitted a Twin Falls man who was accused of shaking and injuring his girlfriend's baby. The Times-News reports the jury found 28-year-old Tim Evangelista not guilty of aggravated battery following about four hours of deliberation Thursday.  Police began investigating Evangelista in March 2017 after the two-month-old baby was taken to a hospital and found to have bleeding in his brain and bruises on his body.

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho jury has acquitted a Twin Falls man who was accused of shaking and injuring his girlfriend's baby. The Times-News reports the jury found 28-year-old Tim Evangelista not guilty of aggravated battery following about four hours of deliberation Thursday.  Police began investigating Evangelista in March 2017 after the two-month-old baby was taken to a hospital and found to have bleeding in his brain and bruises on his body.

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  • Man charge with cruelty after 7 starving bison rescued

    Man charge with cruelty after 7 starving bison rescued

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:03:28 GMT

    CHIMACUM, Wash. - (AP) - A 72-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after seven starving bison were removed from a Chimacum Valley Field last month. The Peninsula Daily News reported Thursday that seven of the eight animals were removed April 25 and taken to Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene by order of Jefferson County. Court records say Animal Control Deputy Terry Taylor recommended prosecution based on the observations of veterinarian Jan Richards and resc...

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    CHIMACUM, Wash. - (AP) - A 72-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after seven starving bison were removed from a Chimacum Valley Field last month. The Peninsula Daily News reported Thursday that seven of the eight animals were removed April 25 and taken to Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene by order of Jefferson County. Court records say Animal Control Deputy Terry Taylor recommended prosecution based on the observations of veterinarian Jan Richards and resc...

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  • Murder trial in N. Idaho vacated after failing to seat jury

    Murder trial in N. Idaho vacated after failing to seat jury

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:56:51 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A murder trial in northern Idaho has been called off after officials say they failed to seat a jury.  Clearwater County officials told the Lewiston Tribune that the defense attorney and prosecutor agreed to vacate the current trial on Wednesday after nearly three unsuccessful days of trying to select a jury for the first-degree murder case of Daniel R. Alldrin. A scheduling conference will take place Tuesday to determine what comes next.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A murder trial in northern Idaho has been called off after officials say they failed to seat a jury.  Clearwater County officials told the Lewiston Tribune that the defense attorney and prosecutor agreed to vacate the current trial on Wednesday after nearly three unsuccessful days of trying to select a jury for the first-degree murder case of Daniel R. Alldrin. A scheduling conference will take place Tuesday to determine what comes next.

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  • Paper cup, family tree lead to arrest in 1987 murder of young couple

    Paper cup, family tree lead to arrest in 1987 murder of young couple

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:53:00 GMT
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    Snohomish County Sheriff's OfficeSnohomish County Sheriff's Office

    EVERETT, Wash. - Thirty years after the murders of a young Canadian couple, scientific advances, a family tree and a paper cup have led to an arrest in the case. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the 55-year-old Sea-Tac man was arrested Thursday in Seattle and is expected to make a court appearance in Skagit County Friday.  William Earl Talbott II has been charged in Skagit County District Court with first-degree murder in 

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    EVERETT, Wash. - Thirty years after the murders of a young Canadian couple, scientific advances, a family tree and a paper cup have led to an arrest in the case. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the 55-year-old Sea-Tac man was arrested Thursday in Seattle and is expected to make a court appearance in Skagit County Friday.  William Earl Talbott II has been charged in Skagit County District Court with first-degree murder in 

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  • West Valley students create their own military-style drum cadence for Dan Kleckner's Golf Classic

    West Valley students create their own military-style drum cadence for Dan Kleckner's Golf Classic

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-05-18 17:26:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The Dan Kleckner Golf Classic will once again be riding in the Lilac Festival's Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday, May 19. Dan will be riding with a banner which will be carried by two members of the Spokane County Young Marines: Justin Whitehill and Nate Oliver. And this year there's a special added feature.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- The Dan Kleckner Golf Classic will once again be riding in the Lilac Festival's Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday, May 19. Dan will be riding with a banner which will be carried by two members of the Spokane County Young Marines: Justin Whitehill and Nate Oliver. And this year there's a special added feature.

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  • 3rd Annual SWAT Team Fund “Razor” efforts raise over $5,600 for Sally's House

    3rd Annual SWAT Team Fund “Razor” efforts raise over $5,600 for Sally's House

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-18 06:09:04 GMT
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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team Member’s Fund “Razor” efforts raised over $5,600 for Sally’s House this year. This is the third year the SWAT Team has raised funds to help Sally’s House, a well deserving emergency receiving facility for children (2-12 years of age) who have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or criminal activity.  This afternoon, Spokane County 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team Member’s Fund “Razor” efforts raised over $5,600 for Sally’s House this year. This is the third year the SWAT Team has raised funds to help Sally’s House, a well deserving emergency receiving facility for children (2-12 years of age) who have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or criminal activity.  This afternoon, Spokane County 

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  • SCRAPS continues hoarding investigation, seizes 62 cats

    SCRAPS continues hoarding investigation, seizes 62 cats

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:24:52 GMT
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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On May 17, 2018 Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) continued its investigation into a suspected hoarding situation north of Spokane by executing a search and seizure warrant and removing 62 cats from the suspect home. The cats ranged in age from neonate to adult and were varied boy condition and health status.  SCRAPS is investigating the property owners from various 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On May 17, 2018 Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) continued its investigation into a suspected hoarding situation north of Spokane by executing a search and seizure warrant and removing 62 cats from the suspect home. The cats ranged in age from neonate to adult and were varied boy condition and health status.  SCRAPS is investigating the property owners from various 

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  • 1 dead, 3 injured in crash on Hood Canal bridge

    1 dead, 3 injured in crash on Hood Canal bridge

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:45:56 GMT

    POULSBO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say one person was killed and several others were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on the Hood Canal Bridge in Poulsbo. Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said on Twitter that the crash Thursday involved five vehicles and one unloaded flatbed truck. Winger says the bridge was closed to traffic and that one person had died and three others had injuries ranging from minor to critical. He says a total of seven pe...

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    POULSBO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say one person was killed and several others were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on the Hood Canal Bridge in Poulsbo. Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said on Twitter that the crash Thursday involved five vehicles and one unloaded flatbed truck. Winger says the bridge was closed to traffic and that one person had died and three others had injuries ranging from minor to critical. He says a total of seven pe...

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  • Door-to-door paving scam re-emerges in Grant County

    Door-to-door paving scam re-emerges in Grant County

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:18:38 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is warning local resident of the re-emergence of the paving scam. Two recent reports have been received which fleeced two rural Ephrata homeowners out their hard-earned money. The scam works like this: a con man typically approaches a home owner or business and offers to repave a driveway or parking lot. They offer a low price and claim they have just enough asphalt left over from another job nearby.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is warning local resident of the re-emergence of the paving scam. Two recent reports have been received which fleeced two rural Ephrata homeowners out their hard-earned money. The scam works like this: a con man typically approaches a home owner or business and offers to repave a driveway or parking lot. They offer a low price and claim they have just enough asphalt left over from another job nearby.

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  • Woman travels across America to collect stories of human kindness from strangers

    Woman travels across America to collect stories of human kindness from strangers

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:35:53 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. It was a day of unimaginable tragedy when the Sandy Hook shooting happened. Mary Latham called her mom who at the time was a patient at New York's Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. On that same day, one of her co-workers got a free cup of coffee at Starbucks after a man decided to pay it forward giving the barista 100 dollars  "He came into work with his coffee and told me you should have come with me. You know I kind of ignored him and was focused on the...

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    Spokane, Wash. It was a day of unimaginable tragedy when the Sandy Hook shooting happened. Mary Latham called her mom who at the time was a patient at New York's Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. On that same day, one of her co-workers got a free cup of coffee at Starbucks after a man decided to pay it forward giving the barista 100 dollars  "He came into work with his coffee and told me you should have come with me. You know I kind of ignored him and was focused on the...

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  • Vandal targets downtown dealership, damaging new car

    Vandal targets downtown dealership, damaging new car

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:05:33 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. It's every car dealerships worst nightmare. A brand new car damaged and on Thursday morning someone caused thousands of dollars in damage to a brand new car “We really don't know what happened there. We just came into work, and there's a cinder block through the windshield," said Larry Miller Honda Sales Manager Harry Cunningham. The target, a brand new 2018 Honda CR-V. No word yet on why it was singled out - most people like them - the CR-V is usually...

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    Spokane, Wash. It's every car dealerships worst nightmare. A brand new car damaged and on Thursday morning someone caused thousands of dollars in damage to a brand new car “We really don't know what happened there. We just came into work, and there's a cinder block through the windshield," said Larry Miller Honda Sales Manager Harry Cunningham. The target, a brand new 2018 Honda CR-V. No word yet on why it was singled out - most people like them - the CR-V is usually...

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  • Daughter of Coulee Dam woman killed in motorcycle crash: “It’s from him not paying attention”

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    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:57:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The daughter of a Coulee Dam woman killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday says she’s not angry with the driver who is responsible but wants it to be a learning lesson for all.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The daughter of a Coulee Dam woman killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday says she’s not angry with the driver who is responsible but wants it to be a learning lesson for all.

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  • Movie about prevention and response to active shootings to be filmed at North Central High School

    Movie about prevention and response to active shootings to be filmed at North Central High School

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:55:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Students at North Central High School are ready for summer. But before class is out, they’ll have a chance to be part of a film production about active shootings. The movie “Beyond Lockdown” will be 12 minutes in length and is directed by former Airman at Fairchild Air Force Base, Randy Spivey. “It’s a myth that students just snap,” said Spivey. “Almost always there’s a progression toward them

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Students at North Central High School are ready for summer. But before class is out, they’ll have a chance to be part of a film production about active shootings. The movie “Beyond Lockdown” will be 12 minutes in length and is directed by former Airman at Fairchild Air Force Base, Randy Spivey. “It’s a myth that students just snap,” said Spivey. “Almost always there’s a progression toward them

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  • Detectives find stolen property in Spokane connected to Grant and Adams county crimes; one more arrested

    Detectives find stolen property in Spokane connected to Grant and Adams county crimes; one more arrested

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:40:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives investigating a string of burglaries made another arrest and recovered additional stolen property today at a home in Spokane. Acting on a hunch, investigators asked Spokane’s Regional Auto Theft Task Force to drive by the home of Nichole Richardson, 37, at 2618 East Sharp in Spokane. Richardson is known associate of Lamar Loomis who was arrested by Grant County detectives early Wednesday morning on stolen property-related charges.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives investigating a string of burglaries made another arrest and recovered additional stolen property today at a home in Spokane. Acting on a hunch, investigators asked Spokane’s Regional Auto Theft Task Force to drive by the home of Nichole Richardson, 37, at 2618 East Sharp in Spokane. Richardson is known associate of Lamar Loomis who was arrested by Grant County detectives early Wednesday morning on stolen property-related charges.

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  • Stop the bleed: Kootenai Co. residents get hands on training for trauma scenarios

    Stop the bleed: Kootenai Co. residents get hands on training for trauma scenarios

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:38:20 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Residents in Kootenai County are getting hands on training in the event of a trauma scenario. Everything from a mass casualty situation to even an accident in your own garage; anything to stop the bleeding. Wendy Ferguson, the injury prevention coordinator at Kootenai Health, checks to see if the patient is conscious or not. Then, she looks to see if there’s bleeding. If it’s clear, she’ll put them in the recovery 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Residents in Kootenai County are getting hands on training in the event of a trauma scenario. Everything from a mass casualty situation to even an accident in your own garage; anything to stop the bleeding. Wendy Ferguson, the injury prevention coordinator at Kootenai Health, checks to see if the patient is conscious or not. Then, she looks to see if there’s bleeding. If it’s clear, she’ll put them in the recovery 

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  • Pullman firebomber remains free

    Pullman firebomber remains free

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:26:25 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. -  Police are continuing to investigate a 2015 arson that has gone cold. Officers and fire crews responded to the Planned Parenthood just after 3:30 in the morning and found the damage was already extensive.   Investigators said security video confirmed their suspicions, this was no accident. "A shadowy figure came up to one of the windows, broke the window and threw something in there that was already ignited," 

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    PULLMAN, Wash. -  Police are continuing to investigate a 2015 arson that has gone cold. Officers and fire crews responded to the Planned Parenthood just after 3:30 in the morning and found the damage was already extensive.   Investigators said security video confirmed their suspicions, this was no accident. "A shadowy figure came up to one of the windows, broke the window and threw something in there that was already ignited," 

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  • WSP supports fellow trooper battling cancer with a blood and bone marrow registration drive

    WSP supports fellow trooper battling cancer with a blood and bone marrow registration drive

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:20:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington State Patrol trooper is battling cancer and her friends, family, and community are showing their support. Lt. Kris Schweigert with Washington State Patrol is getting ready to donate blood at the INBC blood drive and the Be the Match registration drive at their headquarters. He says it’s something they’ve done in the past in support of WSP Trooper Renee Padgett, who’s stationed on the west side of the state. “She was an academy cla...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington State Patrol trooper is battling cancer and her friends, family, and community are showing their support. Lt. Kris Schweigert with Washington State Patrol is getting ready to donate blood at the INBC blood drive and the Be the Match registration drive at their headquarters. He says it’s something they’ve done in the past in support of WSP Trooper Renee Padgett, who’s stationed on the west side of the state. “She was an academy cla...

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  • Private investigator to hold search for missing Idaho woman

    Private investigator to hold search for missing Idaho woman

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:04:56 GMT

    GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) - A private investigation firm from Boise is organizing a search for a north-central Idaho woman who has been missing since April 15. The Lewiston Tribune reports 25-year-old Shawnta L. Pankey was last seen when she and her boyfriend were reported camping along the Salmon River near the small town of Cottonwood. Investigators have not released the boyfriend's name, but say he told them Pankey took off on foot after the couple had an argument.

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    GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) - A private investigation firm from Boise is organizing a search for a north-central Idaho woman who has been missing since April 15. The Lewiston Tribune reports 25-year-old Shawnta L. Pankey was last seen when she and her boyfriend were reported camping along the Salmon River near the small town of Cottonwood. Investigators have not released the boyfriend's name, but say he told them Pankey took off on foot after the couple had an argument.

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  • Woman reports being attacked by bear in Montana

    Woman reports being attacked by bear in Montana

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:35:36 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a woman reported being attacked by a bear in a remote part of northwestern Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said the woman reported the attack Thursday morning and was flown to a hospital in Kalispell for her injuries. There were few initial details about the attack in the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. The woman has not been identified and FWP spokesman Dillon Tabish said the extent of her inju...

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a woman reported being attacked by a bear in a remote part of northwestern Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said the woman reported the attack Thursday morning and was flown to a hospital in Kalispell for her injuries. There were few initial details about the attack in the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. The woman has not been identified and FWP spokesman Dillon Tabish said the extent of her inju...

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  • Declination hearing delayed again for suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe

    Declination hearing delayed again for suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:26:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe is tried as a juvenile or as an adult has been delayed once again. The hearing for the 16-year-old was set to begin Monday, but The Spokesman-Review reports that prosecutors asked for a delay until August.  “The defense evaluations that they needed to have done in preparation of the declination hearing are not done,” Haskell said. “We 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe is tried as a juvenile or as an adult has been delayed once again. The hearing for the 16-year-old was set to begin Monday, but The Spokesman-Review reports that prosecutors asked for a delay until August.  “The defense evaluations that they needed to have done in preparation of the declination hearing are not done,” Haskell said. “We 

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  • 17 Idaho schools to receive grant for suicide prevention

    17 Idaho schools to receive grant for suicide prevention

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:18:50 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has selected 17 schools to receive a grant that aims to prevent suicide by building a system to help students cope with life's challenges. The Times-News reports the Sources of Strength grant awarded through the state Department of Education in partnership with the Idaho Lives Project helps middle and high school students identify coping skills and learn how to reach out to others. South Hills Middle School in Twin Falls will be among the sch...

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has selected 17 schools to receive a grant that aims to prevent suicide by building a system to help students cope with life's challenges. The Times-News reports the Sources of Strength grant awarded through the state Department of Education in partnership with the Idaho Lives Project helps middle and high school students identify coping skills and learn how to reach out to others. South Hills Middle School in Twin Falls will be among the sch...

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  • Second mountain lion spotted on ISU campus in 1 week

    Second mountain lion spotted on ISU campus in 1 week

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:10:01 GMT
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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State University officials are warning people to use caution after a second mountain lion was spotted on the Pocatello campus in less than a week. On May 11, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials tranquilized and relocated a cougar from a trail south of the university. On Wednesday, ISU officials issued a campus-wide alert after a resident reported spotting a mountain lion near the school's Stephens Performing Arts Center. 

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State University officials are warning people to use caution after a second mountain lion was spotted on the Pocatello campus in less than a week. On May 11, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials tranquilized and relocated a cougar from a trail south of the university. On Wednesday, ISU officials issued a campus-wide alert after a resident reported spotting a mountain lion near the school's Stephens Performing Arts Center. 

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  • Stolen property recovered after detectives witness burglary, multiple offender arrested

    Stolen property recovered after detectives witness burglary, multiple offender arrested

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:02:02 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Scores of stolen property was recovered and a 42-year-old multiple offender is back in jail after undercover detectives witnessed him commit a burglary near Ephrata early Wednesday. According to Grant County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Loomis of Ephrata was under surveillance by undercover detectives investigating several burglaries. Around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday they watched Loomis commit a burglary at the Ephrata Landfill

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Scores of stolen property was recovered and a 42-year-old multiple offender is back in jail after undercover detectives witnessed him commit a burglary near Ephrata early Wednesday. According to Grant County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Loomis of Ephrata was under surveillance by undercover detectives investigating several burglaries. Around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday they watched Loomis commit a burglary at the Ephrata Landfill

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  • Suspect who fled from police arrested near Frontier Middle School

    Suspect who fled from police arrested near Frontier Middle School

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:54:19 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Shortly after noon on Thursday, officers responded to a fight at the Moses Lake Skate Park. Moses Lake Police report that two adults were involved, and one of them fled on foot from officers. He was caught quickly by officers on the grass in front of Frontier Middle School. This led to several police vehicles being in front of the school. Officers say the suspects involved are not school district students, and the school was 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Shortly after noon on Thursday, officers responded to a fight at the Moses Lake Skate Park. Moses Lake Police report that two adults were involved, and one of them fled on foot from officers. He was caught quickly by officers on the grass in front of Frontier Middle School. This led to several police vehicles being in front of the school. Officers say the suspects involved are not school district students, and the school was 

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  • Glacier park to rebuild historical chalet destroyed in fire

    Glacier park to rebuild historical chalet destroyed in fire

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:37:22 GMT
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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The National Park Service has approved plans to rebuild a century-old Montana hikers' dormitory that was destroyed in a fire last year in Glacier National Park. Glacier park spokeswoman Lauren Alley said Thursday that work to reconstruct the Sperry Chalet is expected to begin in July after officials determined this week there would be no significant environmental impact. The cost was previously estimated to be between $8 million and $12 million. Alley ...

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The National Park Service has approved plans to rebuild a century-old Montana hikers' dormitory that was destroyed in a fire last year in Glacier National Park. Glacier park spokeswoman Lauren Alley said Thursday that work to reconstruct the Sperry Chalet is expected to begin in July after officials determined this week there would be no significant environmental impact. The cost was previously estimated to be between $8 million and $12 million. Alley ...

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  • Check out the free stuff! (sponsored)

    Check out the free stuff! (sponsored)

    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-05-17 18:39:51 GMT

    Books, sure. But would you expect video equipment, upholstery kits, or museum passes at the library ? all available for checkout? Many libraries are offering more nontraditional items and programs than ever. That means equipment, tools, classes, and training that you might have paid for in the past ? or skipped altogether ? are available free of charge. In other words: Put away your credit card, and pull out your library card. “We need to let go of the old-fashioned picture a...

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    Books, sure. But would you expect video equipment, upholstery kits, or museum passes at the library ? all available for checkout? Many libraries are offering more nontraditional items and programs than ever. That means equipment, tools, classes, and training that you might have paid for in the past ? or skipped altogether ? are available free of charge. In other words: Put away your credit card, and pull out your library card. “We need to let go of the old-fashioned picture a...

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  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY issued in parts of Pend Oreille County

    BOIL WATER ADVISORY issued in parts of Pend Oreille County

    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-05-17 17:56:57 GMT
    Severe storms that moved through Spokane and Pend Oreille counties have caused power outages and put some local water systems at risk.Severe storms that moved through Spokane and Pend Oreille counties have caused power outages and put some local water systems at risk.
    The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Sandy Shores and Riverbend water systems due to flooding concerns.  The Sheriff's Office says the systems may become contaminated because of flooding and customers are encouraged to bring all water to a boil before consumption.  For more information:  Sandy Shores Riverbend Boil Water information from the Washington State Department of HealthMore >>
    The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Sandy Shores and Riverbend water systems due to flooding concerns.  The Sheriff's Office says the systems may become contaminated because of flooding and customers are encouraged to bring all water to a boil before consumption.  For more information:  Sandy Shores Riverbend Boil Water information from the Washington State Department of HealthMore >>
  • Lighter helps rescuers find lost hikers in Liberty Lake

    Lighter helps rescuers find lost hikers in Liberty Lake

    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-05-17 06:20:23 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Rescuers were able to spot the two lost hikers, thanks to a little luck and a little light.     On Monday, Jessica Salle and her friend were barefoot hiking along this popular trail near Liberty Lake.  A few hours in, the two had wandered off the trail near some falls and gotten lost. As night fell they knew they were in trouble. "The sun started going down and it got really really dark. I was rather nervous because I knew that 

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    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Rescuers were able to spot the two lost hikers, thanks to a little luck and a little light.     On Monday, Jessica Salle and her friend were barefoot hiking along this popular trail near Liberty Lake.  A few hours in, the two had wandered off the trail near some falls and gotten lost. As night fell they knew they were in trouble. "The sun started going down and it got really really dark. I was rather nervous because I knew that 

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  • Two men arrested for robbing Greenhand recreational marijuana shop in Spokane

    Two men arrested for robbing Greenhand recreational marijuana shop in Spokane

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-05-17 03:34:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police have arrested two men connected to a robbery at a Spokane recreational marijuana shop. Wednesday evening, two men entered Greenhand around 7 p.m. Employees told police that the looked around the shop for a bit before grabbing some product and bolted out the door.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police have arrested two men connected to a robbery at a Spokane recreational marijuana shop. Wednesday evening, two men entered Greenhand around 7 p.m. Employees told police that the looked around the shop for a bit before grabbing some product and bolted out the door.

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  • Spokane police, schools team up to prevent gangs

    Spokane police, schools team up to prevent gangs

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:40:56 GMT
    Approximately 45 minutes later, the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Arturo Rodriguez Ramos was located at a home in the 2400 block of E. 8th Ave. and taken into custody without incident.Approximately 45 minutes later, the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Arturo Rodriguez Ramos was located at a home in the 2400 block of E. 8th Ave. and taken into custody without incident.
    Approximately 45 minutes later, the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Arturo Rodriguez Ramos was located at a home in the 2400 block of E. 8th Ave. and taken into custody without incident.Approximately 45 minutes later, the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Arturo Rodriguez Ramos was located at a home in the 2400 block of E. 8th Ave. and taken into custody without incident.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Public School District has partnered with the Spokane Police Department to stop gang activity in its tracks. It’s called Gang Free Spokane and is funded by a Department of Justice grant. The money will allow the school district, the city, and police to work more closely with other community organizations involved in gang prevention and intervention. A core idea behind the collaboration is building relationships 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Public School District has partnered with the Spokane Police Department to stop gang activity in its tracks. It’s called Gang Free Spokane and is funded by a Department of Justice grant. The money will allow the school district, the city, and police to work more closely with other community organizations involved in gang prevention and intervention. A core idea behind the collaboration is building relationships 

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  • Mom calls for change after 3 deaths in one year at Palouse Falls

    Mom calls for change after 3 deaths in one year at Palouse Falls

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:15:32 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Dorothy Prophet lost her son last Memorial Day after he slipped and fell at Palouse Falls. Now she's putting Washington State on deadline "In many ways, they've had a plan set since 2016; to try to make the falls a safer place for everyone. However it has not yet been implemented," said Dorothy Prophet. Dorothy asked Washington parks in a meeting on Tuesday when they would start implementing the plan. According to Dorothy, she said that the that the state...

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    Spokane, Wash. Dorothy Prophet lost her son last Memorial Day after he slipped and fell at Palouse Falls. Now she's putting Washington State on deadline "In many ways, they've had a plan set since 2016; to try to make the falls a safer place for everyone. However it has not yet been implemented," said Dorothy Prophet. Dorothy asked Washington parks in a meeting on Tuesday when they would start implementing the plan. According to Dorothy, she said that the that the state...

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  • Laurel or Yanny, what do you hear?

    Laurel or Yanny, what do you hear?

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:14:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Laurel or Yanny? This debate all started from an audio clip where people can’t agree what word the voice is saying. We were discussing this in the KHQ Newsroom too and it seems like everyone is split. Some hear “yanny,” some hear “laurel,” and others hear both. So what exactly is going on? Audio specialists say that it’s a poor quality audio clip, but people hear different ranges of frequencies. Dylan Bennett tweeted an explanation ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Laurel or Yanny? This debate all started from an audio clip where people can’t agree what word the voice is saying. We were discussing this in the KHQ Newsroom too and it seems like everyone is split. Some hear “yanny,” some hear “laurel,” and others hear both. So what exactly is going on? Audio specialists say that it’s a poor quality audio clip, but people hear different ranges of frequencies. Dylan Bennett tweeted an explanation ...

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  • Spokane woman searching for missing tortoise

    Spokane woman searching for missing tortoise

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:05:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- He is more than just a reptile. He is a part of the family.  One Spokane woman is heartbroken after she says her pet tortoise went missing in her Shadle Park neighborhood near Alberta and Broad. Tina Berto says George was last seen on Monday. She believes he isn’t just lost however. She believes he was taken. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- He is more than just a reptile. He is a part of the family.  One Spokane woman is heartbroken after she says her pet tortoise went missing in her Shadle Park neighborhood near Alberta and Broad. Tina Berto says George was last seen on Monday. She believes he isn’t just lost however. She believes he was taken. 

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  • Passenger leaving Seattle strips, streaks down aisle during Alaska Airlines flight

    Passenger leaving Seattle strips, streaks down aisle during Alaska Airlines flight

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-05-17 00:41:36 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Passenger on a plane flying from Seattle to Alaska were in for quite the surprise this week.  According to the New York Daily News, a man stripped and ran down the aisle of the Boeing 737. Former Alaska state Sen. Johnny Ellis, who was on the Alaska Airlines flight headed to Anchorage, tweeted that “a completely naked man ran from front of (the) plane to (the) back,” yelling and waving. WOW. On my flt from SEA 2 

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Passenger on a plane flying from Seattle to Alaska were in for quite the surprise this week.  According to the New York Daily News, a man stripped and ran down the aisle of the Boeing 737. Former Alaska state Sen. Johnny Ellis, who was on the Alaska Airlines flight headed to Anchorage, tweeted that “a completely naked man ran from front of (the) plane to (the) back,” yelling and waving. WOW. On my flt from SEA 2 

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  • New study shows high uranium levels in some wells in northeastern Washington

    New study shows high uranium levels in some wells in northeastern Washington

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-05-17 00:15:57 GMT
    A map from a recent U.S. Geological Survey study shows historical uranium concentrations in wells across northeastern Washington. (USGS / Courtesy)A map from a recent U.S. Geological Survey study shows historical uranium concentrations in wells across northeastern Washington. (USGS / Courtesy)
    A map from a recent U.S. Geological Survey study shows historical uranium concentrations in wells across northeastern Washington. (USGS / Courtesy)A map from a recent U.S. Geological Survey study shows historical uranium concentrations in wells across northeastern Washington. (USGS / Courtesy)
    Wells in northeastern Washington frequently have high uranium concentrations. The Spokesman-Review reports that it's sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water. A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey sampled water from 13 wells and looked at historical data on uranium concentrations. Half the wells sampled had levels of uranium above 30 micrograms per liter, the Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for drinking water. According to th...More >>
    Wells in northeastern Washington frequently have high uranium concentrations. The Spokesman-Review reports that it's sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water. A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey sampled water from 13 wells and looked at historical data on uranium concentrations. Half the wells sampled had levels of uranium above 30 micrograms per liter, the Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for drinking water. According to th...More >>
  • Geiger work crew inmate walks away from detail, deputies need your help finding him

    Geiger work crew inmate walks away from detail, deputies need your help finding him

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:19:31 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - This afternoon, Spokane Valley Deputies were advised a Geiger Work Crew Inmate 21-year-old Devontay J. Hood walked away from his assigned work detail at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds. Hood was being held on a misdemeanor traffic charge. On May 16, 2018, at approximately 1:10 p.m., a Geiger Work Crew Corrections Officer reported Hood walked away from his work detail mowing grass at the 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - This afternoon, Spokane Valley Deputies were advised a Geiger Work Crew Inmate 21-year-old Devontay J. Hood walked away from his assigned work detail at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds. Hood was being held on a misdemeanor traffic charge. On May 16, 2018, at approximately 1:10 p.m., a Geiger Work Crew Corrections Officer reported Hood walked away from his work detail mowing grass at the 

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  • Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe

    Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:01:56 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and sometimes left to rot. The Wasco County District Attorney's office charged eleven people with misdemeanor wildlife crimes in that county Tuesday. Some of those charged in Oregon are also being prosecuted in Washington state for allegedly killing bears, deer, elk or bobcats il...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and sometimes left to rot. The Wasco County District Attorney's office charged eleven people with misdemeanor wildlife crimes in that county Tuesday. Some of those charged in Oregon are also being prosecuted in Washington state for allegedly killing bears, deer, elk or bobcats il...

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  • Spokane Co. Sheriff's Office: three level 3 sex offenders are moving to Spokane

    Spokane Co. Sheriff's Office: three level 3 sex offenders are moving to Spokane

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:36:10 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released new information on a level three sex offender moving to the Spokane area. SCSO reports that 65-year-old Robert K. Leavitt will be living on the 1700 block of W. Dean in Spokane. SCSO officials reported Leavitt was convicted of first-degree statutory rape in 1986, second-degree statutory rape in 1988, and two counts of first-degree rape of a child in 1990. SCSO 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released new information on a level three sex offender moving to the Spokane area. SCSO reports that 65-year-old Robert K. Leavitt will be living on the 1700 block of W. Dean in Spokane. SCSO officials reported Leavitt was convicted of first-degree statutory rape in 1986, second-degree statutory rape in 1988, and two counts of first-degree rape of a child in 1990. SCSO 

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  • Yakima County, pot retail shop reach settlement for closure

    Yakima County, pot retail shop reach settlement for closure

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:08:45 GMT

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. (AP) - A marijuana retail store near Gleed has agreed to close in compliance with Yakima County's ban on cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas of the county. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the county and store called The Canyon reached a settlement as part of a lawsuit filed by the county. County commissioners filed the suit in seek of an abatement order that would allow county authorities to enter the property and shut it down.

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    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. (AP) - A marijuana retail store near Gleed has agreed to close in compliance with Yakima County's ban on cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas of the county. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the county and store called The Canyon reached a settlement as part of a lawsuit filed by the county. County commissioners filed the suit in seek of an abatement order that would allow county authorities to enter the property and shut it down.

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  • Boise man arrested after handgun found in luggage at airport

    Boise man arrested after handgun found in luggage at airport

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:02:08 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Boise man has been arrested after an unloaded handgun was found in his checked luggage at the Boise airport.    Boise police say the handgun was found by TSA screeners on Monday afternoon. Boise police investigated and arrested 59-year-old Milan Reskovic on suspicion of willfully concealing the firearm and because he did not declare the firearm at check-in. He was booked into the Ada County Jail. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All r...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Boise man has been arrested after an unloaded handgun was found in his checked luggage at the Boise airport.    Boise police say the handgun was found by TSA screeners on Monday afternoon. Boise police investigated and arrested 59-year-old Milan Reskovic on suspicion of willfully concealing the firearm and because he did not declare the firearm at check-in. He was booked into the Ada County Jail. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All r...

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  • Search & Rescue, deputies & Air 2 team up to locate lost hikers

    Search & Rescue, deputies & Air 2 team up to locate lost hikers

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:30:28 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - What started as a sunny, Sunday hike at Liberty Lake Regional Park turned into something very different when two hikers wandered off the trails and became lost.  The hikers, dressed for sun and mid-80 degree temperatures, now found themselves in the dark, heavily wooded forest with temperatures which had plummeted into the 40’s. The initial call from the hikers came in to 911 just before 9:00 p.m.  The 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - What started as a sunny, Sunday hike at Liberty Lake Regional Park turned into something very different when two hikers wandered off the trails and became lost.  The hikers, dressed for sun and mid-80 degree temperatures, now found themselves in the dark, heavily wooded forest with temperatures which had plummeted into the 40’s. The initial call from the hikers came in to 911 just before 9:00 p.m.  The 

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  • New Farm Bill would require some SNAP recipients to work a minimum 20 hours a week or be in job training

    New Farm Bill would require some SNAP recipients to work a minimum 20 hours a week or be in job training

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-05-16 17:53:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are introducing new work and job training requirements for adults who receive food assistance through the SNAP program.

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    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are introducing new work and job training requirements for adults who receive food assistance through the SNAP program. Those requirements will be included in the massive new Farm Bill, which is scheduled for a vote in the House on Friday. It would require able-bodied adults between ages 18 and 59 who don't have children ages 6 or under to work a minimum of 20 hours a week or be in job training, and that would grow to 25 hours per week in 2026. 

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  • Last Riverfront Park butterfly removed, will be rebuilt

    Last Riverfront Park butterfly removed, will be rebuilt

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-05-16 06:13:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday morning a long-time piece of Spokane history came down. For more than 40 years the butterfly flew above Riverfront Park. It was one of five that were installed for the World's Fair back in 1974. Over time, three of the winged sculptures disappeared. One now sits in storage in pieces and and the last one was finally came down on Tuesday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday morning a long-time piece of Spokane history came down. For more than 40 years the butterfly flew above Riverfront Park. It was one of five that were installed for the World's Fair back in 1974. Over time, three of the winged sculptures disappeared. One now sits in storage in pieces and and the last one was finally came down on Tuesday.

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  • Brad Little wins GOP gubernatorial primary

    Brad Little wins GOP gubernatorial primary

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-16 06:09:02 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lt. Gov. Brad Little has won the hotly contested GOP primary in the race to replace Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.    Little secured the nomination Tuesday against top opponents U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lt. Gov. Brad Little has won the hotly contested GOP primary in the race to replace Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.    Little secured the nomination Tuesday against top opponents U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 15th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 15th

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-05-16 06:02:12 GMT

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

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

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  • Fulcher wins Republican nod in 1st District

    Fulcher wins Republican nod in 1st District

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-05-16 05:42:12 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Russ Fulcher has won his party's nomination in the 1st Congressional District in Idaho.    The district, whose voters strongly backed President Donald Trump in 2016, is being vacated by Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, who ran for Idaho governor.    Fulcher, 56, originally filed to run for Idaho's open gubernatorial seat nearly a year ago.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Russ Fulcher has won his party's nomination in the 1st Congressional District in Idaho.    The district, whose voters strongly backed President Donald Trump in 2016, is being vacated by Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, who ran for Idaho governor.    Fulcher, 56, originally filed to run for Idaho's open gubernatorial seat nearly a year ago.

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  • Incumbent wins GOP primary for Idaho schools

    Incumbent wins GOP primary for Idaho schools

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-05-16 05:18:14 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra will battle Democrat Cindy Wilson in the upcoming November general election.    Ybarra and Wilson became the top political nominees for the schools chief position after winning Tuesday's primary against their respective challengers.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra will battle Democrat Cindy Wilson in the upcoming November general election.    Ybarra and Wilson became the top political nominees for the schools chief position after winning Tuesday's primary against their respective challengers.

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  • Paulette Jordan wins Idaho's Democratic governor primary

    Paulette Jordan wins Idaho's Democratic governor primary

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-05-16 05:03:10 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Former state Rep. Paulette Jordan has won the Democratic primary for Idaho governor.    She is the first woman to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Idaho.    If she wins the general election, Jordan would not only be the first woman to serve as Idaho governor, but also the first Native American woman to serve in that position in any state.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Former state Rep. Paulette Jordan has won the Democratic primary for Idaho governor.    She is the first woman to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Idaho.    If she wins the general election, Jordan would not only be the first woman to serve as Idaho governor, but also the first Native American woman to serve in that position in any state.

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  • Polls close in Idaho, extension request denied

    Polls close in Idaho, extension request denied

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-05-16 04:06:09 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - With polling stations open across the state, Idaho voters began casting ballots in several competitive and crowded races Tuesday morning.    The primary election is particularly important in Idaho, a Republican stronghold where the winners of the GOP primary often goes on to sweep the November general election as well.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - With polling stations open across the state, Idaho voters began casting ballots in several competitive and crowded races Tuesday morning.    The primary election is particularly important in Idaho, a Republican stronghold where the winners of the GOP primary often goes on to sweep the November general election as well.

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  • Dozens honor fallen officers in Spokane

    Dozens honor fallen officers in Spokane

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:46:56 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. The City of Spokane honored fallen law enforcement at the 31st annual memorial ceremony on Tuesday morning. Their memories and stories were read aloud. Family and colleagues came from across the state to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on the thin blue line  "They go out every day and deal with the things that nobody else wants to deal with, and they do it very well," said Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich...

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    Spokane, Wash. The City of Spokane honored fallen law enforcement at the 31st annual memorial ceremony on Tuesday morning. Their memories and stories were read aloud. Family and colleagues came from across the state to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on the thin blue line  "They go out every day and deal with the things that nobody else wants to deal with, and they do it very well," said Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich...

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  • "Lilac City's Got Talent" showcases local high school students

    "Lilac City's Got Talent" showcases local high school students

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:33:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane's Lilac Festival is hosting its first ever "Lilac City's Got Talent competition Tuesday. The event will showcase senior talent from any high school in Spokane County. The Lilac Festival has been working with the Leadership Class at Ferris High School and their teacher Karissa Jacobson to organize the event since December of last year.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane's Lilac Festival is hosting its first ever "Lilac City's Got Talent competition Tuesday. The event will showcase senior talent from any high school in Spokane County. The Lilac Festival has been working with the Leadership Class at Ferris High School and their teacher Karissa Jacobson to organize the event since December of last year.

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  • Volunteers help beautify downtown Spokane through gardening

    Volunteers help beautify downtown Spokane through gardening

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:15:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Volunteers and Downtown Spokane staff are getting together for planting week. They’re filling planters all across the downtown core with flowers. Lunell Haught is one of the volunteers. She’s with the Master Gardeners, and wanted to give part of her time to help out. “I think everyone should enjoy nature and beauty and I think it's an opportunity to work with other people who may not have as much expertise with plants so it's a way to just share info...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Volunteers and Downtown Spokane staff are getting together for planting week. They’re filling planters all across the downtown core with flowers. Lunell Haught is one of the volunteers. She’s with the Master Gardeners, and wanted to give part of her time to help out. “I think everyone should enjoy nature and beauty and I think it's an opportunity to work with other people who may not have as much expertise with plants so it's a way to just share info...

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  • Rivers and lakes reaching flood stage in inland Northwest

    Rivers and lakes reaching flood stage in inland Northwest

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-05-15 22:03:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood warning for numerous lakes and rivers in Eastern Washington and northern Idaho.    The Weather Service says rising temperatures this week will increase snowmelt and runoff.    Minor flooding is occurring on the Similkameen River near Nighthawk, and major flooding is forecast for later in the week.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood warning for numerous lakes and rivers in Eastern Washington and northern Idaho.    The Weather Service says rising temperatures this week will increase snowmelt and runoff.    Minor flooding is occurring on the Similkameen River near Nighthawk, and major flooding is forecast for later in the week.

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  • Billings officers disciplined for sex identify selves

    Billings officers disciplined for sex identify selves

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-05-15 20:10:03 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Three Billings police officers who were suspended without pay for having sex on city property or while on duty have identified themselves and one has resigned.    Attorney Vincent Salminen confirmed Tuesday that Paul LaMantia resigned.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Three Billings police officers who were suspended without pay for having sex on city property or while on duty have identified themselves and one has resigned.    Attorney Vincent Salminen confirmed Tuesday that Paul LaMantia resigned.

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  • Free dinner with a side of free speech: Spokane group fosters civic curiosity with free meal

    Free dinner with a side of free speech: Spokane group fosters civic curiosity with free meal

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-05-15 06:30:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a free dinner, with a side of free speech. That's the mantra of a group called MAC Movement, who come together outside Spokane's City Hall every week to feed people in need.  MAC stands of "Music, Art, and Creativity" so you can be that a free meal isn't the only thing on the table.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a free dinner, with a side of free speech. That's the mantra of a group called MAC Movement, who come together outside Spokane's City Hall every week to feed people in need.  MAC stands of "Music, Art, and Creativity" so you can be that a free meal isn't the only thing on the table.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, May 14th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, May 14th

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-05-15 06:29:26 GMT

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

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

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  • Washington state assault suspect dies at scene after arrest

    Washington state assault suspect dies at scene after arrest

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-05-15 06:21:49 GMT
    Police find suspicious devicePolice find suspicious device

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Clark County deputies say a domestic violence assault suspect died after resisting arrest.    The Columbian reports that deputies went to a residence on Sunday for reports of an assault.    The Clark County Sheriff's Office says officers decided to arrest the suspect at the scene, but he resisted.

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Clark County deputies say a domestic violence assault suspect died after resisting arrest.    The Columbian reports that deputies went to a residence on Sunday for reports of an assault.    The Clark County Sheriff's Office says officers decided to arrest the suspect at the scene, but he resisted.

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  • Police from 3 states search for more clues in girl's death

    Police from 3 states search for more clues in girl's death

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-05-15 06:18:33 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have conducted an additional search of the area where the remains of 10-year-old Lindsey Baum were found last year.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that melted snow allowed for the area in Kittitas County to be searched again on Saturday.    Personnel from Washington, Idaho and as far as Montana assisted in the search about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Ellensburg.

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have conducted an additional search of the area where the remains of 10-year-old Lindsey Baum were found last year.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that melted snow allowed for the area in Kittitas County to be searched again on Saturday.    Personnel from Washington, Idaho and as far as Montana assisted in the search about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Ellensburg.

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  • Flood waters threaten old dam near Leavenworth

    Flood waters threaten old dam near Leavenworth

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 1:45 AM EDT2018-05-15 05:45:43 GMT
    Richard Kassan/FlickrRichard Kassan/Flickr

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rising flood waters are threatening a nearly century old dam near the town of Leavenworth, Washington, and downstream residents are being told to be prepared to evacuate.    The Eightmile Lake Dam was built in the 1920s out of earth, rock and mortar. It is located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of the Cascade Range.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rising flood waters are threatening a nearly century old dam near the town of Leavenworth, Washington, and downstream residents are being told to be prepared to evacuate.    The Eightmile Lake Dam was built in the 1920s out of earth, rock and mortar. It is located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of the Cascade Range.

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  • Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

    Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-05-15 05:13:13 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A retired Alaska state lawmaker says a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska.    Former state Sen. Johnny Ellis said on Twitter that the incident happened Monday after the man ran from the front of the plane to the back, yelling and waving.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A retired Alaska state lawmaker says a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska.    Former state Sen. Johnny Ellis said on Twitter that the incident happened Monday after the man ran from the front of the plane to the back, yelling and waving.

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  • Man, community donate to Grant Elementary's ukulele club

    Man, community donate to Grant Elementary's ukulele club

    Monday, May 14 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-05-15 02:28:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The community has helped give the gift of music through ukuleles to the students at Grant Elementary. Christopher and his friends are a part of the new ukulele club at Grant Elementary. “I think it’s really fun,” Christopher says. They’ve been learning different kinds of chords and songs, like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” This was something that started after school nurse, Heidi Hash, talked to a Lewis and Clark High School student...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The community has helped give the gift of music through ukuleles to the students at Grant Elementary. Christopher and his friends are a part of the new ukulele club at Grant Elementary. “I think it’s really fun,” Christopher says. They’ve been learning different kinds of chords and songs, like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” This was something that started after school nurse, Heidi Hash, talked to a Lewis and Clark High School student...

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  • Considering pet insurance? Here are the questions you should be asking

    Considering pet insurance? Here are the questions you should be asking

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-05-15 01:41:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Not only are more people looking to protect their precious pets, but more companies are offering insurance for them. Like all insurance, you’re gambling with whether you’ll use pet insurance or not. But before you buy in, make sure you consider the following from the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner: What's covered and not covered under pet insurance What is pet insurance? It’s insurance that 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Not only are more people looking to protect their precious pets, but more companies are offering insurance for them. Like all insurance, you’re gambling with whether you’ll use pet insurance or not. But before you buy in, make sure you consider the following from the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner: What's covered and not covered under pet insurance What is pet insurance? It’s insurance that 

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  • VIDEO: Campaign sign theft caught on camera

    VIDEO: Campaign sign theft caught on camera

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-05-15 01:35:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance video shows the moment a young man got out of a car and took a campaign sign from the front yard of someone’s home. The incident happened on the 400 block of W 14th Ave. on Wednesday at 10:35 p.m. While it’s likely a prank, Spokane police say the consequences can be serious. According to SPD, the penalty for stealing campaign signs is up to one-year in jail or up to a $1,000 fine or both. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance video shows the moment a young man got out of a car and took a campaign sign from the front yard of someone’s home. The incident happened on the 400 block of W 14th Ave. on Wednesday at 10:35 p.m. While it’s likely a prank, Spokane police say the consequences can be serious. According to SPD, the penalty for stealing campaign signs is up to one-year in jail or up to a $1,000 fine or both. 

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  • Emergency response continues for Okanogan River flooding

    Emergency response continues for Okanogan River flooding

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-15 01:26:34 GMT

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management (OCDEM) continues to assist local juristictions throughout Okanogan County in response to flooding that started last week.  The Northeast Washington  Interagency Incident Management Team (NEWIMT) has arrived and is providing additional resources through OCDEM.

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    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management (OCDEM) continues to assist local juristictions throughout Okanogan County in response to flooding that started last week.  The Northeast Washington  Interagency Incident Management Team (NEWIMT) has arrived and is providing additional resources through OCDEM.

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  • Police arrest Lewiston man with air soft gun at apartment complex

    Police arrest Lewiston man with air soft gun at apartment complex

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-05-15 01:16:11 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - A Lewiston man has been arrested for threatening a man with an air soft gun at an apartment complex early Monday morning. Police say they were called to a report of a white man wielding a handgun near Pioneer Park. After officers responded and spoke with the man who called them, officers were told the suspect had entered the apartments at 615 E. 3rd Ave.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho - A Lewiston man has been arrested for threatening a man with an air soft gun at an apartment complex early Monday morning. Police say they were called to a report of a white man wielding a handgun near Pioneer Park. After officers responded and spoke with the man who called them, officers were told the suspect had entered the apartments at 615 E. 3rd Ave.

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  • Maddex Strong: Firefighters rally around Coeur d'Alene boy fighting cancer

    Maddex Strong: Firefighters rally around Coeur d'Alene boy fighting cancer

    Monday, May 14 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-05-15 00:47:39 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - At 6564 Atlas Road in Coeur d’Alene, Kelan McKiernan is home. “First time grabbing my gear off the shelf in two months,” McKiernan said. After being gone, he’s back on shift. “It just felt so good to get some normalcy in the world again,” he said. His gear may have some dust, but the heart inside McKiernan pumps faster than a call for service.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - At 6564 Atlas Road in Coeur d’Alene, Kelan McKiernan is home. “First time grabbing my gear off the shelf in two months,” McKiernan said. After being gone, he’s back on shift. “It just felt so good to get some normalcy in the world again,” he said. His gear may have some dust, but the heart inside McKiernan pumps faster than a call for service.

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  • Bayview, Idaho, braces for impending flooding

    Bayview, Idaho, braces for impending flooding

    Monday, May 14 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-15 00:21:47 GMT

    BAYVIEW, Idaho - Beautiful Bayview, Idaho, is now under close watch for record flooding. The Army Corps of Engineers is predicting water levels to exceed some of the worst flooding Bayview say back in 1997, which nearly flooded the sewer lift station. The Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management says the water levels right now on Lake Pend Oreille are a foot below flood stage.

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    BAYVIEW, Idaho - Beautiful Bayview, Idaho, is now under close watch for record flooding. The Army Corps of Engineers is predicting water levels to exceed some of the worst flooding Bayview say back in 1997, which nearly flooded the sewer lift station. The Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management says the water levels right now on Lake Pend Oreille are a foot below flood stage.

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  • Former Rogers High School teacher under investigation for sexual relationship with student

    Former Rogers High School teacher under investigation for sexual relationship with student

    Monday, May 14 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-05-15 00:14:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 24-year-old former Rogers High School teacher is under investigation for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Back in March, detectives were contacted by the Spokane Public Schools Security Director who said he'd been made aware of a sexual relationship between a Rogers High School teacher and a 17-year-old student. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 24-year-old former Rogers High School teacher is under investigation for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Back in March, detectives were contacted by the Spokane Public Schools Security Director who said he'd been made aware of a sexual relationship between a Rogers High School teacher and a 17-year-old student. 

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  • Seattle approves business tax for homelessness

    Seattle approves business tax for homelessness

    Monday, May 14 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-05-14 23:58:31 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness.    The council on Monday unanimously backed a compromise tax plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per full-time worker a year. It's lower than the $500-per-worker tax initially proposed.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness.    The council on Monday unanimously backed a compromise tax plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per full-time worker a year. It's lower than the $500-per-worker tax initially proposed.

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  • K9 Enzo helps bust three suspects over the weekend

    K9 Enzo helps bust three suspects over the weekend

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-05-14 22:54:55 GMT
    Courtesy Spokane County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy Spokane County Sheriff's Office

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office K9 Enzo had a busy weekend. Deputies report he helped nab three suspects over the weekend. The first bust happened on Friday evening. Spokane Valley Deputies, responding to a person with a weapons call, learned the suspect was last seen hiding in a neighboring trailer.  The trailer was surrounded and announcements to surrender were given, and ignored, until K9 Enzo announced his presence.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office K9 Enzo had a busy weekend. Deputies report he helped nab three suspects over the weekend. The first bust happened on Friday evening. Spokane Valley Deputies, responding to a person with a weapons call, learned the suspect was last seen hiding in a neighboring trailer.  The trailer was surrounded and announcements to surrender were given, and ignored, until K9 Enzo announced his presence.

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  • Searchers recover body of missing Montana backcountry skier

    Searchers recover body of missing Montana backcountry skier

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:46:41 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a northwestern Montana physician who went missing while backcountry skiing in February.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the body of 62-year-old Jonathan Torgerson of Columbia Falls was recovered Saturday in an avalanche runout zone on the north side of Whitefish Mountain.

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a northwestern Montana physician who went missing while backcountry skiing in February.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the body of 62-year-old Jonathan Torgerson of Columbia Falls was recovered Saturday in an avalanche runout zone on the north side of Whitefish Mountain.

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  • Victim in Jewel Lake drowning identified

    Victim in Jewel Lake drowning identified

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:38:40 GMT

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The Bonner County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who drowned at Jewel Lake over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Bonner County deputies, along with Selkirk firefighters and Bonner County EMS responded to a report of a possible drowning at the lake. Responding firefighters immediately deployed an inflatable boat to begin searching for the missing man.

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The Bonner County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who drowned at Jewel Lake over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Bonner County deputies, along with Selkirk firefighters and Bonner County EMS responded to a report of a possible drowning at the lake. Responding firefighters immediately deployed an inflatable boat to begin searching for the missing man.

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  • AG: 'The Idahoan' qualifies as a newspaper

    AG: 'The Idahoan' qualifies as a newspaper

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:17:55 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Attorney Generals' office says a recent statewide publication mailed to voters statewide is exempt from Idaho's campaign disclosure laws because it qualifies as a newspaper.    However, Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane ruled Monday that the publication -called The Idahoan - may not be exempt from federal campaign finance law because the publication is affiliated with political action committees.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Attorney Generals' office says a recent statewide publication mailed to voters statewide is exempt from Idaho's campaign disclosure laws because it qualifies as a newspaper.    However, Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane ruled Monday that the publication -called The Idahoan - may not be exempt from federal campaign finance law because the publication is affiliated with political action committees.

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  • Quincy man seriously injured in collision near George

    Quincy man seriously injured in collision near George

    Monday, May 14 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-05-14 20:53:45 GMT
    Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.

    GEORGE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports a 59-year-old Quincy man was injured Friday in a crash near George.  Jeff Lankaar was a passenger in a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by 30-year-old Riley Sundberg of Quincy. They were headed north on Adams Road North when their vehicle rear-ended a dry fertilizer trailer being towed by a Peterbilt tractor driven by 29-year-old Junior Guerrero also of Quincy.

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    GEORGE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports a 59-year-old Quincy man was injured Friday in a crash near George.  Jeff Lankaar was a passenger in a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by 30-year-old Riley Sundberg of Quincy. They were headed north on Adams Road North when their vehicle rear-ended a dry fertilizer trailer being towed by a Peterbilt tractor driven by 29-year-old Junior Guerrero also of Quincy.

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  • Officials say body recovered at Palouse Falls most likely that of 26-year-old Pullman man

    Officials say body recovered at Palouse Falls most likely that of 26-year-old Pullman man

    Monday, May 14 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-05-14 20:37:56 GMT

    PALOUSE FALLS, Wash. - The Franklin County Sheriff says rescue crews have found a body at Palouse Falls. Officials with Columbia Basin Dive Rescue say it is most likely the body of 26-year-old Noble Stoneman from Pullman.

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    PALOUSE FALLS, Wash. - The Franklin County Sheriff says rescue crews have found a body at Palouse Falls. Officials with Columbia Basin Dive Rescue say it is most likely the body of 26-year-old Noble Stoneman from Pullman.

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  • Spokane family searching for cyclists who helped them during time of need

    Spokane family searching for cyclists who helped them during time of need

    Sunday, May 13 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-05-14 01:37:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane family is looking to reconnect with a group of kind strangers who helped them out during a difficult time. Jamie Smithpeter was on a walk with her son, Byron, on Friday near Doomsday Hill. “We came across a deer - stopped and took pictures of Byron and the deer,” she says. She says they continued to follow it and then the deer came running at them. “We took off running and ended up hurting my ankle,” she says. She twisted it. They ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane family is looking to reconnect with a group of kind strangers who helped them out during a difficult time. Jamie Smithpeter was on a walk with her son, Byron, on Friday near Doomsday Hill. “We came across a deer - stopped and took pictures of Byron and the deer,” she says. She says they continued to follow it and then the deer came running at them. “We took off running and ended up hurting my ankle,” she says. She twisted it. They ...

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  • Arrest made, guns recovered after chase in N. Spokane

    Arrest made, guns recovered after chase in N. Spokane

    Sunday, May 13 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-14 00:21:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a violent felon Friday night after a crash and a foot pursuit. Washington State Patrol attempted to stop a car that didn't have taillights Friday night, but the suspect didn't pull over. Police gave chase briefly, but had to call off the pursuit because of danger to the other motorists on the road. A short time later, the suspect crashed into another driver and took off on foot.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a violent felon Friday night after a crash and a foot pursuit. Washington State Patrol attempted to stop a car that didn't have taillights Friday night, but the suspect didn't pull over. Police gave chase briefly, but had to call off the pursuit because of danger to the other motorists on the road. A short time later, the suspect crashed into another driver and took off on foot.

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  • Missing Nimitz sailor found dead in Olympic National Forest

    Missing Nimitz sailor found dead in Olympic National Forest

    Sunday, May 13 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-05-13 23:30:38 GMT

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -  A sailor from the USS Nimitz who went missing after leaving for a day hike in the Olympic National Forest has been found dead after a weeklong search.    The Kitsap Sun reports Nuclear Electrician's Mate Second Class Jeremiah Adams was reported missing May 7 when he didn't show up for work.

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    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -  A sailor from the USS Nimitz who went missing after leaving for a day hike in the Olympic National Forest has been found dead after a weeklong search.    The Kitsap Sun reports Nuclear Electrician's Mate Second Class Jeremiah Adams was reported missing May 7 when he didn't show up for work.

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  • Following seizures, K9 Laslo put in medical coma

    Following seizures, K9 Laslo put in medical coma

    Sunday, May 13 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-05-13 20:19:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane County K9 crime fighter Laslo has been put in a medically induced coma following several rounds of seizures. Laslo has been battling seizures for several weeks. His handler, Deputy Jeff Thurman, wrote on Facebook Sunday that the medically induced coma was an effort to try to bring the seizures under control. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane County K9 crime fighter Laslo has been put in a medically induced coma following several rounds of seizures. Laslo has been battling seizures for several weeks. His handler, Deputy Jeff Thurman, wrote on Facebook Sunday that the medically induced coma was an effort to try to bring the seizures under control. 

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  • Father: State failed to supervise daughter's alleged killer

    Father: State failed to supervise daughter's alleged killer

    Sunday, May 13 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-05-13 18:40:31 GMT

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The father of a Washington woman who was fatally shot says the state Department of Corrections did nothing when his daughter's alleged killer failed to show up for court-ordered inpatient drug treatment a week before her slaying. 

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    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The father of a Washington woman who was fatally shot says the state Department of Corrections did nothing when his daughter's alleged killer failed to show up for court-ordered inpatient drug treatment a week before her slaying. 

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  • Idaho primary attracts competitive, crowded races

    Idaho primary attracts competitive, crowded races

    Sunday, May 13 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-05-13 17:44:32 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho voters will narrow the candidates in each primary race Tuesday after being subjected to lengthy and expensive campaigning efforts that have taken a negative turn.    The GOP primary is often considered the most competitive leg of the election season because Republican candidates rarely face a strong Democratic challenge in November.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho voters will narrow the candidates in each primary race Tuesday after being subjected to lengthy and expensive campaigning efforts that have taken a negative turn.    The GOP primary is often considered the most competitive leg of the election season because Republican candidates rarely face a strong Democratic challenge in November.

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  • Ferry County flood waters recede, but could rise again

    Ferry County flood waters recede, but could rise again

    Sunday, May 13 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-05-13 16:33:59 GMT

    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities in Ferry County reported the water levels lowered Saturday, but are warning residents that the Kettle River could possibly rise again by as early as Tuesday. Ferry County Search and Rescue crews went door to door to residents along the river area in Barstow, Orient, Highway 395 N., Kettle River Road, Customs, and Danville to check on their situation, needs and well-being.

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    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities in Ferry County reported the water levels lowered Saturday, but are warning residents that the Kettle River could possibly rise again by as early as Tuesday. Ferry County Search and Rescue crews went door to door to residents along the river area in Barstow, Orient, Highway 395 N., Kettle River Road, Customs, and Danville to check on their situation, needs and well-being.

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  • Interests widen in legal fight over coal-export terminal

    Interests widen in legal fight over coal-export terminal

    Sunday, May 13 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-05-13 15:39:29 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Six Western states and several national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Six Western states and several national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River.

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  • One person dead in drowning at Jewel Lake

    One person dead in drowning at Jewel Lake

    Sunday, May 13 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-05-13 05:55:38 GMT

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho- Sandpoint firefighters say one person has died in a drowning at Jewel Lake. It happened around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Selkirk firefighters responded by boat to a possible drowning call. The Bonner County Sheriff's dive team was able to reach the person in the water but unfortunately, it was too late. So far, a name has not been released.

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho- Sandpoint firefighters say one person has died in a drowning at Jewel Lake. It happened around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Selkirk firefighters responded by boat to a possible drowning call. The Bonner County Sheriff's dive team was able to reach the person in the water but unfortunately, it was too late. So far, a name has not been released.

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  • Thousands turn out for the re-opening of the Looff Carrousel

    Thousands turn out for the re-opening of the Looff Carrousel

    Saturday, May 12 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-05-13 01:48:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane, Wash. One of the most visited places in Spokane has re-opened after being closed for just over a year. The 1909 Looff Carrousel is the crown jewel of Spokane, with its preserved hand-carved wooden carrousels.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane, Wash. One of the most visited places in Spokane has re-opened after being closed for just over a year. The 1909 Looff Carrousel is the crown jewel of Spokane, with its preserved hand-carved wooden carrousels.

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  • 500 homes in West Central Spokane targeted for smoke alarm installation

    500 homes in West Central Spokane targeted for smoke alarm installation

    Saturday, May 12 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-05-13 00:29:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters and volunteers from the American Red Cross canvassed the West Central neighborhood Saturday installing smoke alarms. The installations were part of the Red Cross' national Sound the Alarm and Save Lives campaign. The American Red Cross, North Spokane Lowe’s, and Molina Healthcare generously donated the smoke alarms for installation.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters and volunteers from the American Red Cross canvassed the West Central neighborhood Saturday installing smoke alarms. The installations were part of the Red Cross' national Sound the Alarm and Save Lives campaign. The American Red Cross, North Spokane Lowe’s, and Molina Healthcare generously donated the smoke alarms for installation.

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  • Kellogg police chase, manhunt, shooting ends with arrest

    Kellogg police chase, manhunt, shooting ends with arrest

    Saturday, May 12 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-05-12 20:57:12 GMT

    KELLOGG, Idaho - A lengthy pursuit and manhunt through the city of Kellogg late Friday ended with shots fired and a man in custody, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office. In a release Saturday, deputies reported that the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and Kellogg Police Department were called for back up by Idaho State Police, who were trying to stop a driver that had been eluding officers throughout the city of Kellogg.

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    KELLOGG, Idaho - A lengthy pursuit and manhunt through the city of Kellogg late Friday ended with shots fired and a man in custody, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office. In a release Saturday, deputies reported that the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and Kellogg Police Department were called for back up by Idaho State Police, who were trying to stop a driver that had been eluding officers throughout the city of Kellogg.

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  • Newest Grant County K9, Chewbacca, helps nab suspect

    Newest Grant County K9, Chewbacca, helps nab suspect

    Saturday, May 12 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-05-12 20:11:42 GMT

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - A man is in custody Saturday after the Grant County Sheriff's Office's newest K9 team of Deputy Overland and K9 Chewbacca were called to help the Soap Lake Police Department when the man barricaded himself in a shed. It started when a man called deputies to tell them he recognized his own vehicle, which had been reported stolen, on the road.

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    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - A man is in custody Saturday after the Grant County Sheriff's Office's newest K9 team of Deputy Overland and K9 Chewbacca were called to help the Soap Lake Police Department when the man barricaded himself in a shed. It started when a man called deputies to tell them he recognized his own vehicle, which had been reported stolen, on the road.

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  • Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

    Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

    Saturday, May 12 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-05-12 16:41:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) chain of 13 volcanoes , from Washington state's Mount Baker to California's Lassen Peak.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) chain of 13 volcanoes , from Washington state's Mount Baker to California's Lassen Peak.

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  • Deputies seized 31 guns from two convicted felons, two of which had been converted to fully automatic

    Deputies seized 31 guns from two convicted felons, two of which had been converted to fully automatic

    Saturday, May 12 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-05-12 05:56:37 GMT

    Spokane Valley police arrested two convicted felons and seized drugs and 31 guns, 2 of which had been illegally converted into fully automatic weapons.  Deputy Mark Gregory released the following information:  The investigation of this Chronic Nuisance Property is a direct result of neighbors in the area reporting criminal/suspicious activity and working with Spokane Valley Police to achieve this successful outcome.    On May 10, 2018, Spokane Valley Invest...

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    Spokane Valley police arrested two convicted felons and seized drugs and 31 guns, 2 of which had been illegally converted into fully automatic weapons.  Deputy Mark Gregory released the following information:  The investigation of this Chronic Nuisance Property is a direct result of neighbors in the area reporting criminal/suspicious activity and working with Spokane Valley Police to achieve this successful outcome.    On May 10, 2018, Spokane Valley Invest...

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  • Red Cross opens shelters to support flood evacuees in Ferry County, WA.

    Saturday, May 12 2018 1:15 AM EDT2018-05-12 05:15:02 GMT

    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Rapidly melting mountain snow has caused rivers in Okanogan County to rise to a level where evacuation orders have been issued. Red Cross disaster officials are working with county emergency managers in Okanogan, as well as the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Nation to coordinate a response.  The Red Cross has opened shelters in the following locations: Ferry County Fairgrounds 12 Fairground Rd. 

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    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Rapidly melting mountain snow has caused rivers in Okanogan County to rise to a level where evacuation orders have been issued. Red Cross disaster officials are working with county emergency managers in Okanogan, as well as the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Nation to coordinate a response.  The Red Cross has opened shelters in the following locations: Ferry County Fairgrounds 12 Fairground Rd. 

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  • Spokane Police launch pedestrian safety emphasis patrols

    Spokane Police launch pedestrian safety emphasis patrols

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-05-12 02:31:26 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. As the weather warms up and summer approaches more people are out and about walking around. Mingled amongst the passersby at the busy intersection were undercover officers ready to pounce in the name of safety "We're focusing on looking for vehicles who aren't yielding to pedestrians crossing the street," said Spokane Police Traffic Sergeant John Griffin. Washington law states that once a pedestrian steps into any intersection...

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    Spokane, Wash. As the weather warms up and summer approaches more people are out and about walking around. Mingled amongst the passersby at the busy intersection were undercover officers ready to pounce in the name of safety "We're focusing on looking for vehicles who aren't yielding to pedestrians crossing the street," said Spokane Police Traffic Sergeant John Griffin. Washington law states that once a pedestrian steps into any intersection...

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  • Woman: "Changes need to be made to the Third and Perry intersection"

    Woman: "Changes need to be made to the Third and Perry intersection"

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-05-12 02:10:42 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Third and Perry is a unique intersection. There's a two way stop, crosswalks and drivers treat the 3rd Avenue service drive like a freeway entrance ramp. For Tina Jamieson being hit in the crosswalk is one of her fears "I have sat at that intersection so many times and thought this is very scary and that could be me I could get injured here," said Tina. Because of her disease, Tina is confined to a motorized wheelchair which can only take her so far...

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    Spokane, Wash. Third and Perry is a unique intersection. There's a two way stop, crosswalks and drivers treat the 3rd Avenue service drive like a freeway entrance ramp. For Tina Jamieson being hit in the crosswalk is one of her fears "I have sat at that intersection so many times and thought this is very scary and that could be me I could get injured here," said Tina. Because of her disease, Tina is confined to a motorized wheelchair which can only take her so far...

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  • "Critters" destroying elderly woman's insulation

    "Critters" destroying elderly woman's insulation

    Friday, May 11 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-05-12 01:38:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - An elderly Spokane woman says she doesn't know how much more she can take. A variety for critters are making their way into her walls each night, leaving destruction in their wake. Their movement wakes her up at all hours of their night. "I'm getting desperate," she said." There's something building a nest in my walls. It's noisy. They're been pulling out the insulation. I'm 87-years-old  and just can't do much about it." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - An elderly Spokane woman says she doesn't know how much more she can take. A variety for critters are making their way into her walls each night, leaving destruction in their wake. Their movement wakes her up at all hours of their night. "I'm getting desperate," she said." There's something building a nest in my walls. It's noisy. They're been pulling out the insulation. I'm 87-years-old  and just can't do much about it." 

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  • Looff Carrousel comes full circle

    Looff Carrousel comes full circle

    Friday, May 11 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-05-12 01:22:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When the Looff Carrousel came to Riverfront Park more than 40 years ago, the first go-around was reserved for a certain group of kids: Kids from the Hutton Settlement Children’s Home in Spokane. On the eve of the restored carrousel’s grand opening, kids from the same children’s home got to ride the painted horses. Leading up to Friday, a group of those kids were invited to view different phases of the construction and ask questions.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When the Looff Carrousel came to Riverfront Park more than 40 years ago, the first go-around was reserved for a certain group of kids: Kids from the Hutton Settlement Children’s Home in Spokane. On the eve of the restored carrousel’s grand opening, kids from the same children’s home got to ride the painted horses. Leading up to Friday, a group of those kids were invited to view different phases of the construction and ask questions.

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  • "They even took the light switches": House is stripped after judge orders eviction

    "They even took the light switches": House is stripped after judge orders eviction

    Friday, May 11 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-05-12 00:41:07 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur D'Alene property at the center of an eviction battle has been left a mess, and the fixes and clean-ups will cost the new owners hundreds of dollars to correct. Last week, KHQ told you about the former resident - Lee Coker. Coker said he was a good tenant who paid his rent on time, and was in the process of purchasing the property at the end of his lease - even going so far as to make what he said were 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur D'Alene property at the center of an eviction battle has been left a mess, and the fixes and clean-ups will cost the new owners hundreds of dollars to correct. Last week, KHQ told you about the former resident - Lee Coker. Coker said he was a good tenant who paid his rent on time, and was in the process of purchasing the property at the end of his lease - even going so far as to make what he said were 

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  • Man arrested for sending threats to Wenatchee VA Clinic doctor

    Man arrested for sending threats to Wenatchee VA Clinic doctor

    Friday, May 11 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-05-11 23:50:23 GMT

    WENATCHEE, Wash. - A man is accused of sending threatening messages to a doctor at the VA Clinic in Wenatchee. According to iFIBER One News, a Veterans Affairs Administration call center reported a threat from a client against the VA Clinic located in the Olds Station area. The client was identified by Wenatchee Police as 28-year-old Wenatchee resident Paul Taylor, The suspect reportedly stated “If I have to fight, so be it. If I have to 

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    WENATCHEE, Wash. - A man is accused of sending threatening messages to a doctor at the VA Clinic in Wenatchee. According to iFIBER One News, a Veterans Affairs Administration call center reported a threat from a client against the VA Clinic located in the Olds Station area. The client was identified by Wenatchee Police as 28-year-old Wenatchee resident Paul Taylor, The suspect reportedly stated “If I have to fight, so be it. If I have to 

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  • Inslee announces newest push to improve mental-health system

    Inslee announces newest push to improve mental-health system

    Friday, May 11 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-05-11 23:10:15 GMT
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    AP Photo / Ted S. WarrenAP Photo / Ted S. Warren

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the latest push to improve Washington's mental-health system by reducing the number of patients in the state's two large psychiatric hospitals.The Seattle Times reports that Friday's announcement comes as Washington has struggled to comply with court orders requiring the state to better provide for psychiatric patients. Inslee's plan - which would need legislative approval - would seek to end placement of invol...

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    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the latest push to improve Washington's mental-health system by reducing the number of patients in the state's two large psychiatric hospitals.The Seattle Times reports that Friday's announcement comes as Washington has struggled to comply with court orders requiring the state to better provide for psychiatric patients. Inslee's plan - which would need legislative approval - would seek to end placement of invol...

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  • Trial begins for man in deaths of rural Washington couple

    Trial begins for man in deaths of rural Washington couple

    Friday, May 11 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-05-11 23:02:54 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A trial is underway for a man charged with killing a woman and her husband and hiding their bodies in the woods northeast of Seattle in 2016. The Daily Herald reports the trial against 55-year-old John Reed started Thursday in Snohomish County. Authorities say Reed executed his neighbors, Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn near Oso, and that Reed and his brother, Tony, hid the bodies along a remote logging 

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A trial is underway for a man charged with killing a woman and her husband and hiding their bodies in the woods northeast of Seattle in 2016. The Daily Herald reports the trial against 55-year-old John Reed started Thursday in Snohomish County. Authorities say Reed executed his neighbors, Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn near Oso, and that Reed and his brother, Tony, hid the bodies along a remote logging 

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  • Spokane Valley woman found guilty of plotting to kill husband gets 15 years in prison

    Spokane Valley woman found guilty of plotting to kill husband gets 15 years in prison

    Friday, May 11 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-05-11 22:45:46 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley woman found guilty of plotting to kill her husband for life insurance money will spend the next 15 years in prison.  40-year-old Martie Soderberg was found guilty of attempted murder in March.  Spokane prosecutors say Soderberg tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband. The would-be hit man, turned her into police. After poring over an audio recording during the March trial, where Soderberg goes into 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley woman found guilty of plotting to kill her husband for life insurance money will spend the next 15 years in prison.  40-year-old Martie Soderberg was found guilty of attempted murder in March.  Spokane prosecutors say Soderberg tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband. The would-be hit man, turned her into police. After poring over an audio recording during the March trial, where Soderberg goes into 

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  • Long time booster of Gonzaga building part of Mexico wall

    Long time booster of Gonzaga building part of Mexico wall

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:45:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A long-time booster of Gonzaga University leads a major construction company that's helping build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Timothy Barnard, who has served on Gonzaga's board of trustees since 2000, is the founder of Bozeman, Montana-based Barnard Construction Co. The Spokesman-Review reports that the company recently signed a $73 million contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to replace a vehicle barrier in southern New Mexico wit...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A long-time booster of Gonzaga University leads a major construction company that's helping build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Timothy Barnard, who has served on Gonzaga's board of trustees since 2000, is the founder of Bozeman, Montana-based Barnard Construction Co. The Spokesman-Review reports that the company recently signed a $73 million contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to replace a vehicle barrier in southern New Mexico wit...

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  • Police seize 50 pounds of meth from truck after traffic stop on I-5 in Lewis County

    Police seize 50 pounds of meth from truck after traffic stop on I-5 in Lewis County

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:41:19 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state authorities have seized 50 pounds (23 kilograms) of methamphetamine from a truck registered in Oregon.    The Olympian reports that the drugs were seized on Wednesday during a traffic stop in Lewis County. Authorities searched the truck with a police dog and found 1 pound (0.45 kilograms) of methamphetamine under the driver's seat and 44 bundles in the box of the truck. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Portland, was arrested and b...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state authorities have seized 50 pounds (23 kilograms) of methamphetamine from a truck registered in Oregon.    The Olympian reports that the drugs were seized on Wednesday during a traffic stop in Lewis County. Authorities searched the truck with a police dog and found 1 pound (0.45 kilograms) of methamphetamine under the driver's seat and 44 bundles in the box of the truck. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Portland, was arrested and b...

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  • Man who fell into Palouse Falls identified

    Man who fell into Palouse Falls identified

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:34:17 GMT

    PALOUSE FALLS STATE PARK, Wash. (AP) - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says dangerous water conditions forced the cancellation of the search for a man who was reported missing after falling into the water at Palouse Falls State Park.    The sheriff's office on Friday identified the missing man as 26-year-old Noble Stoneman of Pullman. Authorities say he fell into the water Thursday afternoon and did not surface. Multiple rescue 

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    PALOUSE FALLS STATE PARK, Wash. (AP) - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says dangerous water conditions forced the cancellation of the search for a man who was reported missing after falling into the water at Palouse Falls State Park.    The sheriff's office on Friday identified the missing man as 26-year-old Noble Stoneman of Pullman. Authorities say he fell into the water Thursday afternoon and did not surface. Multiple rescue 

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  • Newman Lake man accused of murder changes plea to guilty; Faces at least 16 years in prison

    Newman Lake man accused of murder changes plea to guilty; Faces at least 16 years in prison

    Friday, May 11 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-05-11 17:44:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Newman Lake man was sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend, Tina Stewart, on Friday.  Nick Holden initially pleaded not guilty to 2nd Degree murder, but decided to change his plea to guilty and will now spend the next 16-25 years in prison.  According to court documents, medics were called to a home in Newman Lake last Thanksgiving for a call of a woman with an unknown medical issue.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Newman Lake man now faces up to nearly 25 years in prison for murder of his girlfriend after changing his plea to guilty on Friday. Nick Holden initially pleaded not guilty to murdering his girlfriend, Tina Stewart, last Thanksgiving but decided to change his plea to guilty and will now face 16-25 years in prison. 

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  • Two Spokane County Fire District 8 paramedics receive EMS Hero award

    Two Spokane County Fire District 8 paramedics receive EMS Hero award

    Friday, May 11 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-05-11 06:33:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Fire District 8 received a few awards recognizing their response during the Freeman School Shooting. “Freeman’s always in our minds and hearts. You see the signs in our facilities and the stickers on the vehicles,” says Fire Chief Tony Nielsen. “It’s had a huge impact on our organization.” That day, they responded and two of the paramedics, Nate Hawley and Amanda Austin, who were on scene got the EMS Hero award...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Fire District 8 received a few awards recognizing their response during the Freeman School Shooting. “Freeman’s always in our minds and hearts. You see the signs in our facilities and the stickers on the vehicles,” says Fire Chief Tony Nielsen. “It’s had a huge impact on our organization.” That day, they responded and two of the paramedics, Nate Hawley and Amanda Austin, who were on scene got the EMS Hero award...

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  • Parents of child with special needs asking motorists to be careful around school buses

    Parents of child with special needs asking motorists to be careful around school buses

    Friday, May 11 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-05-11 05:27:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The parents of a child with special needs are speaking out to raise awareness about following laws when driving near school buses. That’s because they say they’ve seen other drivers Shila Foster says her 4-year-old son Gabriel has non-verbal autism and he enjoys playing outside. “He likes trains and rocks and all sorts of stuff,” she says. But, she says he also sometimes likes to take off running. Recently, Shila has noticed that at the bus sto...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The parents of a child with special needs are speaking out to raise awareness about following laws when driving near school buses. That’s because they say they’ve seen other drivers Shila Foster says her 4-year-old son Gabriel has non-verbal autism and he enjoys playing outside. “He likes trains and rocks and all sorts of stuff,” she says. But, she says he also sometimes likes to take off running. Recently, Shila has noticed that at the bus sto...

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  • 20 pounds of drugs, $14K recovered from suspected dealer's car in Shoreline

    20 pounds of drugs, $14K recovered from suspected dealer's car in Shoreline

    Thursday, May 10 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-11 03:38:42 GMT
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    Courtesy Shoreline Police Dept.Courtesy Shoreline Police Dept.

    SHORELINE, Wash. - More than 20 pounds of drugs and $14,000 in cash were recovered from a suspected drug dealer's car in Shoreline on Wednesday, according to the King County Sheriff's Office. A police K9 helped sniff out the drugs. Detectives then served a search warrant on the vehicle. Inside they found $14,000 in cash, along with 20 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine with a street value about $250,000. The 

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    SHORELINE, Wash. - More than 20 pounds of drugs and $14,000 in cash were recovered from a suspected drug dealer's car in Shoreline on Wednesday, according to the King County Sheriff's Office. A police K9 helped sniff out the drugs. Detectives then served a search warrant on the vehicle. Inside they found $14,000 in cash, along with 20 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine with a street value about $250,000. The 

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  • Man's remains stuck in Spokane River, conditions too dangerous for recovery

    Man's remains stuck in Spokane River, conditions too dangerous for recovery

    Thursday, May 10 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-05-11 03:04:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a story that has family and first responders alike devastated. Back in April, witnesses say a man crashed his car into the Spokane River. Because the waters are so high and dangerous, a recovery of both the car and the man inside, is just not safe. "He was a funny, a happy go lucky guy," said Kate Monday about her brother James. "He was just you know, loving life." Kate says she believes in her heart, James is 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a story that has family and first responders alike devastated. Back in April, witnesses say a man crashed his car into the Spokane River. Because the waters are so high and dangerous, a recovery of both the car and the man inside, is just not safe. "He was a funny, a happy go lucky guy," said Kate Monday about her brother James. "He was just you know, loving life." Kate says she believes in her heart, James is 

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  • Unfortunate circumstances create unbreakable bond between horses

    Unfortunate circumstances create unbreakable bond between horses

    Thursday, May 10 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-05-11 01:59:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tim Floyd woke to the sound of a ringing cell phone in the middle of the night: It’s a phone call no horseman wants to receive. “We got a phone call at about one in the morning,” said Floyd. “It was from the farm on the west side. And when you get that, something good is not going on typically.” Floyd’s mare, In Vitro, was extremely sick. “She got to the point where she couldn't get up,” said Floyd. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tim Floyd woke to the sound of a ringing cell phone in the middle of the night: It’s a phone call no horseman wants to receive. “We got a phone call at about one in the morning,” said Floyd. “It was from the farm on the west side. And when you get that, something good is not going on typically.” Floyd’s mare, In Vitro, was extremely sick. “She got to the point where she couldn't get up,” said Floyd. 

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  • Stevens County Secrets: Veteran, grandfather beaten to death

    Stevens County Secrets: Veteran, grandfather beaten to death

    Thursday, May 10 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-05-11 01:36:09 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - He was a veteran, a beloved grandfather, a devoted husband of 55 years. John Sevy was the last person you would ever expect to be murdered. His family hopes justice and answers will one day come. "He would protect his family no matter what," Margie Sevy said. That's exactly what loved ones believe John Sevy died doing. "The security light came on," Margie said. "He stumbled into a robbery in progress at 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - He was a veteran, a beloved grandfather, a devoted husband of 55 years. John Sevy was the last person you would ever expect to be murdered. His family hopes justice and answers will one day come. "He would protect his family no matter what," Margie Sevy said. That's exactly what loved ones believe John Sevy died doing. "The security light came on," Margie said. "He stumbled into a robbery in progress at 

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  • The Latest: Clark Fork River forecast to crest at 100-year record

    The Latest: Clark Fork River forecast to crest at 100-year record

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-05-11 00:03:49 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on Montana flooding (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The National Weather Service is forecasting that the Clark Fork River near Missoula will crest at a level not seen in 100 years. The weather service's updated forecast released Thursday predicts the river will reach 14 feet by Saturday afternoon. The river has not run that high since 1908, when it reached a record 17.4 feet. The next highest level the river has seen w...

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on Montana flooding (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The National Weather Service is forecasting that the Clark Fork River near Missoula will crest at a level not seen in 100 years. The weather service's updated forecast released Thursday predicts the river will reach 14 feet by Saturday afternoon. The river has not run that high since 1908, when it reached a record 17.4 feet. The next highest level the river has seen w...

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  • Dutch Bros. Coffee hosts annual “Drink One for Dane” Day to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Dutch Bros. Coffee hosts annual “Drink One for Dane” Day to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Thursday, May 10 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-05-10 23:21:28 GMT
    Friday, May 11th will mark the 12th Anniversary of "Drink One for Dane Day," when more than 300 Dutch Bros Coffee locations in seven states will donate proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the world leader in fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The event kicks off ALS Awareness Month and is held annually in honor of company co-founder, Dane Boersma, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and passed away in late 2009...More >>
    Friday, May 11th will mark the 12th Anniversary of "Drink One for Dane Day," when more than 300 Dutch Bros Coffee locations in seven states will donate proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the world leader in fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The event kicks off ALS Awareness Month and is held annually in honor of company co-founder, Dane Boersma, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and passed away in late 2009...More >>
  • UPDATE: Crews work to recover body from water at Palouse Falls State Park

    UPDATE: Crews work to recover body from water at Palouse Falls State Park

    Thursday, May 10 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-10 22:41:07 GMT

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says they are looking for a missing person at Palouse Falls.  Details are extremely limited at this time, but reports are a person fell into the water and has not resurfaced. We, along with our sister station, KNDU, are working to confirm additional information.

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    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says they are looking for a missing person at Palouse Falls.  Details are extremely limited at this time, but reports are a person fell into the water and has not resurfaced. We, along with our sister station, KNDU, are working to confirm additional information. Check back for updates.  Last month, a Spokane man died while swimming at the falls, and last year another man slipped and fell to his death. 

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  • Idaho inmate sues former jail deputies over retaliation plot

    Idaho inmate sues former jail deputies over retaliation plot

    Thursday, May 10 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-05-10 22:25:39 GMT

    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - A man has filed a lawsuit against two former jail deputies, claiming they attempted to incite an attack on him by other inmates while he was incarcerated in a southwestern Idaho jail.    Sergio Gonzalez filed the lawsuit in federal court in March against the former Canyon County jail deputies, 46-year-old Corey Weathermon and 23-year-old Kade McConnell. Weathermon and McConnell were fired in October and arrested in January following an investigation...

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    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - A man has filed a lawsuit against two former jail deputies, claiming they attempted to incite an attack on him by other inmates while he was incarcerated in a southwestern Idaho jail.    Sergio Gonzalez filed the lawsuit in federal court in March against the former Canyon County jail deputies, 46-year-old Corey Weathermon and 23-year-old Kade McConnell. Weathermon and McConnell were fired in October and arrested in January following an investigation...

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  • Health officials find 7 probable cases of hepatitis C following outbreak at Puyallup hospital

    Health officials find 7 probable cases of hepatitis C following outbreak at Puyallup hospital

    Thursday, May 10 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-05-10 22:16:17 GMT

     PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - County health officials have discovered seven probable cases of hepatitis C and 12 cases that require additional investigation following an outbreak at a hospital near Tacoma. The News Tribune reports the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced the possible new cases Wednesday after the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup Issued a hepatitis C warning for 2,600 emergency room patients last month. The hospital advised patients to...

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     PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - County health officials have discovered seven probable cases of hepatitis C and 12 cases that require additional investigation following an outbreak at a hospital near Tacoma. The News Tribune reports the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced the possible new cases Wednesday after the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup Issued a hepatitis C warning for 2,600 emergency room patients last month. The hospital advised patients to...

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  • Former Billings nurse to plead guilty to stealing opioids

    Former Billings nurse to plead guilty to stealing opioids

    Thursday, May 10 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-05-10 21:39:07 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A former Billings Clinic nurse plans to plead guilty to using syringes to surreptitiously steal medicine and replace it with saline.  A change of plea hearing is scheduled next Thursday for Donald Friedlich Mills III, who is charged with tampering with consumer products and acquiring fentanyl by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery and deception. The Billings Gazette reports Mills plans to plead guilty without a deal with prosecutors. Mills st...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A former Billings Clinic nurse plans to plead guilty to using syringes to surreptitiously steal medicine and replace it with saline.  A change of plea hearing is scheduled next Thursday for Donald Friedlich Mills III, who is charged with tampering with consumer products and acquiring fentanyl by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery and deception. The Billings Gazette reports Mills plans to plead guilty without a deal with prosecutors. Mills st...

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  • Idaho wildlife managers approve grizzly trophy hunt

    Idaho wildlife managers approve grizzly trophy hunt

    Thursday, May 10 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-05-10 21:34:34 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho. Under the plan approved Thursday, the Department of Fish and Game will hold a random drawing to award one Idaho hunter a grizzly tag for a hunting season running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15. Neither baiting nor hound hunting are allowed, and successful hunters won't be allowed to reapply for future tags.    The department is also warning w...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho. Under the plan approved Thursday, the Department of Fish and Game will hold a random drawing to award one Idaho hunter a grizzly tag for a hunting season running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15. Neither baiting nor hound hunting are allowed, and successful hunters won't be allowed to reapply for future tags.    The department is also warning w...

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  • Inland NW welcomes five new K9s to local law enforcement agencies

    Inland NW welcomes five new K9s to local law enforcement agencies

    Thursday, May 10 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-05-10 06:13:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's that time of year where graduates are donning their caps and gowns. Tonight there was a different kind of graduation- the four legged kind. The Inland Northwest just got 5 new resources when it comes to taking crime off the streets.     It takes months for a police K-9 to complete training before they can join the force. The following K9s and their handlers completed a grueling 10-week course with more than 400 hours of training: 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's that time of year where graduates are donning their caps and gowns. Tonight there was a different kind of graduation- the four legged kind. The Inland Northwest just got 5 new resources when it comes to taking crime off the streets.     It takes months for a police K-9 to complete training before they can join the force. The following K9s and their handlers completed a grueling 10-week course with more than 400 hours of training: 

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  • Kootenai County Sheriff's Office welcomes K9 Bailey to the team

    Kootenai County Sheriff's Office welcomes K9 Bailey to the team

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-05-10 04:10:41 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office wants to welcome their newest member to the team, K9 Bailey! K9 Bailey is a two year old chocolate lab and comes from Western Washington. Dep. Arek Brock has been selected to be Bailey’s new handler and the two have begun their extensive training together. K9 Bailey is being trained as a drug detection canine. Bailey also will be used to interact in the community to explain 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office wants to welcome their newest member to the team, K9 Bailey! K9 Bailey is a two year old chocolate lab and comes from Western Washington. Dep. Arek Brock has been selected to be Bailey’s new handler and the two have begun their extensive training together. K9 Bailey is being trained as a drug detection canine. Bailey also will be used to interact in the community to explain 

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  • Alleged poachers in Washington face new charges in Oregon

    Alleged poachers in Washington face new charges in Oregon

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-05-10 04:02:34 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A bust of one of the largest poaching rings in Washington state history has led to charges for its alleged members across the border in Oregon. KOIN-TV reports the Clackamas County District Attorney filed misdemeanor charges last week against William Jarred Haynes, 24; David McLeskey, 59; Aaron Brian Hendricks, 35; and Joseph Allen Dills, 31.  The charges allege that McLeskey and Hendricks illegally used dogs to hunt black bears or cougars in June 2016....

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A bust of one of the largest poaching rings in Washington state history has led to charges for its alleged members across the border in Oregon. KOIN-TV reports the Clackamas County District Attorney filed misdemeanor charges last week against William Jarred Haynes, 24; David McLeskey, 59; Aaron Brian Hendricks, 35; and Joseph Allen Dills, 31.  The charges allege that McLeskey and Hendricks illegally used dogs to hunt black bears or cougars in June 2016....

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  • Online DNA test helps two sisters meet for the first time after 54 years

    Online DNA test helps two sisters meet for the first time after 54 years

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-05-10 03:44:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman in Spokane finally feels complete after she met her long lost sister for the first time. She says it was an online DNA test that connected them. Cindy Nielson stood shaking at the Spokane Airport, as she waited for a flight to come in. On that flight was one person she was picking up. “I’m here to meet my sister for the first time,” she says. Cindy says her mother had to give her sister up for adoption because she was going through tough time...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman in Spokane finally feels complete after she met her long lost sister for the first time. She says it was an online DNA test that connected them. Cindy Nielson stood shaking at the Spokane Airport, as she waited for a flight to come in. On that flight was one person she was picking up. “I’m here to meet my sister for the first time,” she says. Cindy says her mother had to give her sister up for adoption because she was going through tough time...

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  • Everything you need to know about Shred Day 2018

    Everything you need to know about Shred Day 2018

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-05-10 01:43:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With Shred Day coming up in just a few days, it's a good time ask this question: what should you keep, and what should you shred? Here's some helpful advice from STCU: http://bit.ly/ShredSTCU Shred day will take place this Saturday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. It will be at three different STCU branches: North Spokane (Near Mead High School) North Idaho (Next to the Silver Lake Mall STCU Headquarters (Liberty Lake) Shred Day is free!

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With Shred Day coming up in just a few days, it's a good time ask this question: what should you keep, and what should you shred? Here's some helpful advice from STCU: http://bit.ly/ShredSTCU Shred day will take place this Saturday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. It will be at three different STCU branches: North Spokane (Near Mead High School) North Idaho (Next to the Silver Lake Mall STCU Headquarters (Liberty Lake) Shred Day is free!

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  • UPDATE: Roommate of woman found at recycling plant charged with second-degree murder

    UPDATE: Roommate of woman found at recycling plant charged with second-degree murder

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-05-10 01:39:54 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. - It's been more than a month since Stephanie Standen was last seen by her roommate Eugene Jupp. But according to court documents he says he heard her in her bedroom three to four days before her body was found. Jupp and Standen were once roommates at a house on West 15th next to Roosevelt Elementary School. According to court documents Jupps was not close with Standen and did not report her missing. But she was reported missing by adult protective services...

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    Spokane, Wash. - It's been more than a month since Stephanie Standen was last seen by her roommate Eugene Jupp. But according to court documents he says he heard her in her bedroom three to four days before her body was found. Jupp and Standen were once roommates at a house on West 15th next to Roosevelt Elementary School. According to court documents Jupps was not close with Standen and did not report her missing. But she was reported missing by adult protective services...

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  • Crosswalk safety in Spokane County: A look at the numbers

    Crosswalk safety in Spokane County: A look at the numbers

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-05-10 01:23:53 GMT
    Spokane City Council votes in favor of an ordinance that would improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclistsSpokane City Council votes in favor of an ordinance that would improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists
    Spokane City Council votes in favor of an ordinance that would improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclistsSpokane City Council votes in favor of an ordinance that would improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists

    Spokane,Wash. This story unfortunately isn't unique when it comes to solving one problem; making our crosswalks in Spokane safer for everyone to use. Using data from the Washington State Department Of Transportation from Spokane County we found that in  2015, there were 177 accidents involving pedestrians 6 of those accidents resulted in death. In 2016, the number of accidents jumped to 216 still only resulting in six deaths and in 2017 the number of accidents...

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    Spokane,Wash. This story unfortunately isn't unique when it comes to solving one problem; making our crosswalks in Spokane safer for everyone to use. Using data from the Washington State Department Of Transportation from Spokane County we found that in  2015, there were 177 accidents involving pedestrians 6 of those accidents resulted in death. In 2016, the number of accidents jumped to 216 still only resulting in six deaths and in 2017 the number of accidents...

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  • Mother of drunk driving victim pushes for change

    Mother of drunk driving victim pushes for change

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-10 00:43:05 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. It was an emotional Wednesday morning as Abigail Valentine sat in court staring down 50-year-old Tamilia Lindsly. Lindsly is accused of hitting and killing Abigail's 25-year-old son as he tried to cross the street near 3rd avenue and Liberty Park Place " I don’t think it's fair that I don't ever get to see my son again," said Jeffery Valentine’s mother, Abigail. According to police Lindsly was going 40 miles-per-hour over the 30 miles per hour...

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    Spokane, Wash. It was an emotional Wednesday morning as Abigail Valentine sat in court staring down 50-year-old Tamilia Lindsly. Lindsly is accused of hitting and killing Abigail's 25-year-old son as he tried to cross the street near 3rd avenue and Liberty Park Place " I don’t think it's fair that I don't ever get to see my son again," said Jeffery Valentine’s mother, Abigail. According to police Lindsly was going 40 miles-per-hour over the 30 miles per hour...

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  • Truck driver from Athol injured, saved by friend who hauls load, and drives truck home

    Truck driver from Athol injured, saved by friend who hauls load, and drives truck home

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-05-10 00:18:09 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - “You can tell I believe in angels.” A shelf full of angels sits in Marsha Hertig’s living room right next to her wedding picture. Her and her husband, W.K., have been together for almost 30 years. They own a trucking business; W.K. does all of the driving and lives life on the road. “He stays in Texas,” Hertig said. Last Friday, W.K. left Texas to deliver a load to Fort Wainwright in Alberta, Canada. But he made a stop in Davidson, 

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    ATHOL, Idaho - “You can tell I believe in angels.” A shelf full of angels sits in Marsha Hertig’s living room right next to her wedding picture. Her and her husband, W.K., have been together for almost 30 years. They own a trucking business; W.K. does all of the driving and lives life on the road. “He stays in Texas,” Hertig said. Last Friday, W.K. left Texas to deliver a load to Fort Wainwright in Alberta, Canada. But he made a stop in Davidson, 

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  • North Idaho teen charged with rape of 15-year-old girl

    North Idaho teen charged with rape of 15-year-old girl

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-05-10 00:10:41 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A north Idaho teenager sits behind bars after he allegedly raped a 15-year old girl. Court documents say Alfredo Guerrero Jimenez had non-consensual sex with a girl at a party over the weekend. The 15-year old girl told police she had “two or three” Mike’s Hard Lemonade’s, but that’s when things go south. Documents say people at the party were forcing her to go into Guerrero-Jimenez’s room and have sex 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A north Idaho teenager sits behind bars after he allegedly raped a 15-year old girl. Court documents say Alfredo Guerrero Jimenez had non-consensual sex with a girl at a party over the weekend. The 15-year old girl told police she had “two or three” Mike’s Hard Lemonade’s, but that’s when things go south. Documents say people at the party were forcing her to go into Guerrero-Jimenez’s room and have sex 

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  • Former student sues WSU over racial incident

    Former student sues WSU over racial incident

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-05-09 23:13:15 GMT
    Former student sues WSU over racial incidentFormer student sues WSU over racial incident
    A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - A former student is suing Washington State University over its handling of a 2015 racial incident. Dominique Stewart, who is black, says she was humiliated on the night of Feb. 21, 2015, while waiting for a friend in front of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity in Pullman. The lawsuit says a white member of the fraternity allegedly shouted racist and misogynistic slurs before slamming a door in Stewart's face. The Spokesman-Review says St...

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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - A former student is suing Washington State University over its handling of a 2015 racial incident. Dominique Stewart, who is black, says she was humiliated on the night of Feb. 21, 2015, while waiting for a friend in front of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity in Pullman. The lawsuit says a white member of the fraternity allegedly shouted racist and misogynistic slurs before slamming a door in Stewart's face. The Spokesman-Review says St...

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  • Prosser vehicle prowler arrested; Deputies work to reunite victims with missing items

    Prosser vehicle prowler arrested; Deputies work to reunite victims with missing items

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:46:12 GMT
    Prosser vehicle prowler arrested; Deputies work to reunite victims with missing itemsProsser vehicle prowler arrested; Deputies work to reunite victims with missing items

    PROSSER, Wash. - A prolific Prosser area vehicle prowler was identified and apprehended last week, and the Benton County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has been the victim of a vehicle prowl in the area around Prosser recently to contact the sheriff's office if they are missing property from their vehicles. A significant quantity of stolen property has been recovered, and deputies would like to see it returned to its rightful owners. You 

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    PROSSER, Wash. - A prolific Prosser area vehicle prowler was identified and apprehended last week, and the Benton County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has been the victim of a vehicle prowl in the area around Prosser recently to contact the sheriff's office if they are missing property from their vehicles. A significant quantity of stolen property has been recovered, and deputies would like to see it returned to its rightful owners. You 

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  • Washington state inmate sentenced for assaulting officer

    Washington state inmate sentenced for assaulting officer

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:25:17 GMT

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state inmate has been sentenced to five additional months in prison for assaulting a correctional officer.    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports 21-year-old Oscar Rodriguez was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to a charge of custodial assault.    Authorities say Rodriguez, who was previously incarcerated at the Washington State Penitentiary, had punched correctional officer Jack Miller on the head in October 2016.

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    WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state inmate has been sentenced to five additional months in prison for assaulting a correctional officer.    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports 21-year-old Oscar Rodriguez was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to a charge of custodial assault.    Authorities say Rodriguez, who was previously incarcerated at the Washington State Penitentiary, had punched correctional officer Jack Miller on the head in October 2016.

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  • Neighbors say drivers are dangerously speeding by park

    Neighbors say drivers are dangerously speeding by park

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:22:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Slow down! That's the message from people who live near Corbin Park in Spokane. They say they keep catching speeders and witnessed one going triple the speed limit, just a few feet from where children were playing.     "It was racing, I mean 60 miles an hour maybe and then it looped around the park," said Joshua Porter who witnessed the car.  He says it's the fastest he's ever seen someone drive by Corbin Park.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Slow down! That's the message from people who live near Corbin Park in Spokane. They say they keep catching speeders and witnessed one going triple the speed limit, just a few feet from where children were playing.     "It was racing, I mean 60 miles an hour maybe and then it looped around the park," said Joshua Porter who witnessed the car.  He says it's the fastest he's ever seen someone drive by Corbin Park.

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  • US to seek end to protections for Montana bears this fall

    US to seek end to protections for Montana bears this fall

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:18:38 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials expect to release a proposal this fall that would remove federal protections for grizzly bears in northwestern Montana, home to the largest grizzly population in the Lower 48. The plan was released Wednesday as part of the U.S. Interior Department's regulatory agenda for coming months. An estimated 1,000 bears occupy at least 22,000 square miles (56,000 square kilometers) in northwestern Montana centered on Glacier National Park.  &...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials expect to release a proposal this fall that would remove federal protections for grizzly bears in northwestern Montana, home to the largest grizzly population in the Lower 48. The plan was released Wednesday as part of the U.S. Interior Department's regulatory agenda for coming months. An estimated 1,000 bears occupy at least 22,000 square miles (56,000 square kilometers) in northwestern Montana centered on Glacier National Park.  &...

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  • Driver with warrant arrested for DUI, drugs after missing two stop signs

    Driver with warrant arrested for DUI, drugs after missing two stop signs

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:12:46 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy watched a Ford Thunderbird drive through a stop sign without stopping at Cuba/Frederick. A few minutes later, the deputy saw the same driver miss another stop sign at Havana/Frederick, as it went around the block. The deputy stopped the vehicle near Frederick/Custer and contacted the driver, identified as 27-year-

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy watched a Ford Thunderbird drive through a stop sign without stopping at Cuba/Frederick. A few minutes later, the deputy saw the same driver miss another stop sign at Havana/Frederick, as it went around the block. The deputy stopped the vehicle near Frederick/Custer and contacted the driver, identified as 27-year-

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  • Deputies investigating after man shot in foot in Lakeview

    Deputies investigating after man shot in foot in Lakeview

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:59:50 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant County deputies are investigating a Tuesday evening shooting which left a 38-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the foot. Deputies were called around 6:20 p.m. to Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata where the man had been driven for treatment. The victim told deputies the shooting had happened in an apartment at 352 State Route 28 West in Lakeview, but he declined to give further details. Deputies went to 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant County deputies are investigating a Tuesday evening shooting which left a 38-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the foot. Deputies were called around 6:20 p.m. to Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata where the man had been driven for treatment. The victim told deputies the shooting had happened in an apartment at 352 State Route 28 West in Lakeview, but he declined to give further details. Deputies went to 

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  • Shoshone County businesses say people have tried to pass fake money from China

    Shoshone County businesses say people have tried to pass fake money from China

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:50:15 GMT
    Courtesy Shoshone County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy Shoshone County Sheriff's Office
    Courtesy Shoshone County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy Shoshone County Sheriff's Office

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to be on the lookout for fake dollar bills.  Officials said over the past few weeks, local businesses have reported people trying to pass the fake bills. According to the sheriff's office, the fake bills are used in China and other countries around the world for training bank and government employees in the use of U.S. currency. Authorities said the money can be 

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to be on the lookout for fake dollar bills.  Officials said over the past few weeks, local businesses have reported people trying to pass the fake bills. According to the sheriff's office, the fake bills are used in China and other countries around the world for training bank and government employees in the use of U.S. currency. Authorities said the money can be 

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  • Dog attacks 76-year-old missionary and 3 others in Arlington

    Dog attacks 76-year-old missionary and 3 others in Arlington

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:39:31 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A dog attacked a group of Jehovah's Witnesses missionaries in Washington state, sending four people to hospitals including a 76-year-old woman who suffered severe bites. The Herald reports that four missionaries went to the Arlington house on Tuesday in a pickup truck. City spokeswoman Kristin Banfield says the 76-year-old opened the truck door and the dog, which escaped from the backyard, lunged at her. Two relatives of the dog's owner rushed outside ...

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A dog attacked a group of Jehovah's Witnesses missionaries in Washington state, sending four people to hospitals including a 76-year-old woman who suffered severe bites. The Herald reports that four missionaries went to the Arlington house on Tuesday in a pickup truck. City spokeswoman Kristin Banfield says the 76-year-old opened the truck door and the dog, which escaped from the backyard, lunged at her. Two relatives of the dog's owner rushed outside ...

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  • Regulators direct utilities to consider carbon emission cost

    Regulators direct utilities to consider carbon emission cost

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:33:10 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state regulators stepped up their activism on the climate front by telling three utilities to reconsider the carbon-emission costs of producing electricity from coal and other fossil fuels. The Seattle Times reports that the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission directives were sent to Puget Sound Energy, Avista Corp and Pacific Power. The agencies collectively serve more than 1.47 million state customers from a mix of coal, nat...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state regulators stepped up their activism on the climate front by telling three utilities to reconsider the carbon-emission costs of producing electricity from coal and other fossil fuels. The Seattle Times reports that the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission directives were sent to Puget Sound Energy, Avista Corp and Pacific Power. The agencies collectively serve more than 1.47 million state customers from a mix of coal, nat...

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  • FDA declares EpiPen shortage

    FDA declares EpiPen shortage

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-05-09 16:08:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The FDA has declared a shortage of EpiPen auto-injectors, which are used to treat severe allergic reactions. The announcement comes after hundreds of Americans reported trouble filling prescriptions for the devices. Some patients have had to wait several weeks or have not been able to get one at all. Mylan, the company that manufactures EpiPen, says the shortage is due to manufacturing delays. 

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    WASHINGTON - The FDA has declared a shortage of EpiPen auto-injectors, which are used to treat severe allergic reactions. The announcement comes after hundreds of Americans reported trouble filling prescriptions for the devices. Some patients have had to wait several weeks or have not been able to get one at all. Mylan, the company that manufactures EpiPen, says the shortage is due to manufacturing delays. 

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  • 'It's like getting sucker punched': Thief ransacks Colbert Trading Co.

    'It's like getting sucker punched': Thief ransacks Colbert Trading Co.

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 1:59 AM EDT2018-05-09 05:59:47 GMT

    COLBERT, Wash. - The owner of the Colbert Trading Co. shop and restaurant is hoping someone will recognize the man caught on surveillance camera ransacking the business and making off with a safe using tools he found inside. Unfortunately for him, he was anything but camera shy.

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    COLBERT, Wash. - The owner of the Colbert Trading Co. shop and restaurant is hoping someone will recognize the man caught on surveillance camera ransacking the business and making off with a safe using tools he found inside. Unfortunately for him, he was anything but camera shy.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 8th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 8th

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 2:00 AM EDT2018-05-09 06:00:03 GMT

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

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

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  • Report: Legal marijuana boosts government revenue -- a little

    Report: Legal marijuana boosts government revenue -- a little

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-05-09 04:06:46 GMT

    A new report finds that legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts revenue for state and local governments, but not by much.    The credit rating agency Moody's Investor Service says in a study released Tuesday that legalizing recreational use of marijuana brings governments more money than it costs.  Despite high taxes on the drug, it accounts for just a small portion of government budgets.

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    A new report finds that legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts revenue for state and local governments, but not by much.    The credit rating agency Moody's Investor Service says in a study released Tuesday that legalizing recreational use of marijuana brings governments more money than it costs.  Despite high taxes on the drug, it accounts for just a small portion of government budgets.

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  • Rathdrum man pleads not guilty to murder of 7-month-old girl

    Rathdrum man pleads not guilty to murder of 7-month-old girl

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-05-09 02:52:05 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A Rathdrum man charged with first-degree murder makes his second court appearance in the last week. Last Friday, Cody Hull was officially charged with murder after a lengthy investigation by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office into the death of a 7-month old girl. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A Rathdrum man charged with first-degree murder makes his second court appearance in the last week. Last Friday, Cody Hull was officially charged with murder after a lengthy investigation by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office into the death of a 7-month old girl. 

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  • Spokane treasure hunters: Two men with metal detectors search for history

    Spokane treasure hunters: Two men with metal detectors search for history

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-05-09 02:30:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.  It was a  sunny Tuesday morning on Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane. That's where Ward Westfall and his friend Bob were on the hunt, searching for treasure. “I found two sets of keys, can slaw, bottle caps, just bits of metal, and here are all the pennies,” Westfall said.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.  It was a  sunny Tuesday morning on Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane. That's where Ward Westfall and his friend Bob were on the hunt, searching for treasure. “I found two sets of keys, can slaw, bottle caps, just bits of metal, and here are all the pennies,” Westfall said.

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  • Study: Idaho one of the worst states in America for working moms

    Study: Idaho one of the worst states in America for working moms

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-05-09 02:19:54 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Just before Mother’s Day, Idaho ranks as one of the worst states in America for working mothers, according to a new study. One of the leading culprit’s is Idaho’s daycare system; which the website, Wallethub, ranked dead last.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Just before Mother’s Day, Idaho ranks as one of the worst states in America for working mothers, according to a new study. One of the leading culprit’s is Idaho’s daycare system; which the website, Wallethub, ranked dead last.

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  • No-Canada! Mariners' Paxton pitches no-hitter in Toronto

    No-Canada! Mariners' Paxton pitches no-hitter in Toronto

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-05-09 01:49:06 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) - James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners became the first Canadian to pitch a no-hitter in his home country, shutting down the Blue Jays 5-0 Tuesday night.    Paxton joined Dick Fowler of the 1945 Philadelphia Athletics as the only Canadians to throw a no-hitter.

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    TORONTO (AP) - James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners became the first Canadian to pitch a no-hitter in his home country, shutting down the Blue Jays 5-0 Tuesday night.    Paxton joined Dick Fowler of the 1945 Philadelphia Athletics as the only Canadians to throw a no-hitter.

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  • Spokane man who was homeless gets a second chance

    Spokane man who was homeless gets a second chance

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-09 01:26:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When you’re trying to turn your life around, sometimes the most difficult part is asking for help. That’s why one man is sharing his story in hopes that his story can help others. Lonnie Boudreau works at Movher. “It’s just been one cool challenge after the next. I've really enjoyed being here,” he says. But at one point, Lonnie never thought he would be where he’s at in life. “I was pretty bad in addiction. I was homeless her...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When you’re trying to turn your life around, sometimes the most difficult part is asking for help. That’s why one man is sharing his story in hopes that his story can help others. Lonnie Boudreau works at Movher. “It’s just been one cool challenge after the next. I've really enjoyed being here,” he says. But at one point, Lonnie never thought he would be where he’s at in life. “I was pretty bad in addiction. I was homeless her...

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  • Summer camp success: Things to know before sending your kid to camp

    Summer camp success: Things to know before sending your kid to camp

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-05-09 00:50:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’re looking to send your children to overnight camp this summer, there are a few important things to consider to set them up for success. Camp Reed Executive Director Philip “Buster” Harrison offers the following advice for families getting prepared for camp this summer: Key #1: Review Rules and Activities Harrison says going over the rules and activities in advance with your camper will set the expectations. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’re looking to send your children to overnight camp this summer, there are a few important things to consider to set them up for success. Camp Reed Executive Director Philip “Buster” Harrison offers the following advice for families getting prepared for camp this summer: Key #1: Review Rules and Activities Harrison says going over the rules and activities in advance with your camper will set the expectations. 

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  • Spokane Public Schools wants parents input on boundary changes

    Spokane Public Schools wants parents input on boundary changes

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-05-09 00:41:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Public Schools will undergo one of the biggest boundary changes in more than a quarter century in 2021. Last year, the Spokane Public School board approved moving to a K-5 elementary school model and a 6-8 middle school model. The plans called for more middle schools to be built in the future and new schools means new boundaries. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Public Schools will undergo one of the biggest boundary changes in more than a quarter century in 2021. Last year, the Spokane Public School board approved moving to a K-5 elementary school model and a 6-8 middle school model. The plans called for more middle schools to be built in the future and new schools means new boundaries. 

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