Friday, October 11 2013 5:36 PM EDT2013-10-11 21:36:16 GMT
KHQ.COM - On Friday morning University High School hosted a homecoming assembly to honor two students that were killed in a car crash, Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott.More >>
KHQ.COM - On Friday morning University High School hosted a homecoming assembly to honor two students that were killed in a car crash, Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott. At the beginning of the ceremony, each student brought out a toy and put it on the gym floor. The goal was to bring in so many toys that you can't see the gym floor.More >>
Friday, October 11 2013 2:07 AM EDT2013-10-11 06:07:33 GMT
It was an emotional night at University High School in Spokane Valley Thursday. Just a few days after the tragic loss of two of their classmatesMore >>
It was an emotional night at University High School in Spokane Valley Thursday. Just a few days after the tragic loss of two of their classmates, the school was finally able to enjoy something together. In the University High School gym the Titans played volleyball against their rival, the Central Valley Bears.More >>
Tuesday, October 8 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-10-09 00:43:23 GMT
The Mott Family would like to acknowledge and thank the Spokane community, the Central Valley School District family, the University High School family.More >>
The Mott Family would like to acknowledge and thank the Spokane community, the Central Valley School District family, the University High School family, the Central Valley High family, soccer family, friends and relatives for their outpouring of love, care and support. We are so blessed to be a part of this community.More >>
Monday, October 7 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-10-07 22:49:03 GMT
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA - Hundreds gathered at University High School to remember the lives of two teenage girls who passed away in a car accident, October 5th. More >>
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA - Hundreds gathered at University High School to remember the lives of two teenage girls who passed away in a car accident, October 5th. For those wanting to help, one of the victim's dads has asked people to donate a new toy to one of the Spokane Valley Fire Stations for Toys For Tots.More >>
From the Mott Family:
A public memorial service for McKenzie Mott will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Spokane Valley (3606 S. Schafer Rd). It will be followed by a reception. A burial service will take place late Sat. afternoon at St. Joseph's Cemetery (17825 E Trent.) The public is welcome, but the Mott family has asked that those attending be respectful of the family.
FOR THOSE WANTING TO DO SOMETHING IN HONOR OF THE VICTIMS:
This is a Facebook post from Josie Freier's Father:
"This is Josie's Dad. I want to thank all of you for your kind words. If you would like to do something for my JoJo Bug you could bring a new toy to one of the Spokane Valley Fire Stations. JoJo loves to work at the Toys for Tot's warehouse with her dad and sisters. If you would like to leave a note with the toy that would be great.
UPDATE: The male driver, who has yet to be identified, has been upgraded to stable condition.
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA - Hundreds gathered Sunday night at University High School in Spokane Valley, to remember the lives of two teenage girls who passed away in a car accident on Saturday, October 5th.
Students at the vigil said the huge turnout reflects how much these girls were loved and shows what a devastating impact a tragedy like this has on the community.
"The whole community is showing up and it just shows how close this community is when a tragic thing like this happens," said University High School Senior Caleb Gilbert.
Hundreds gathered on the football field to say goodbye to the two girls who were sophomores at University High School. The names have not been officially confirmed and will not be released until after an autopsy is completed. However, friends have identified the two girls as Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott.
Friends, family, school staff, community members, and even firefighters from the Spokane Valley Fire Department came to the vigil to honor the lives of these teenagers. Each person held a white candle during the vigil as the principal of University High School spoke, a prayer was said, and as everyone bowed their heads in a moment of silence.
The principal spoke on behalf of the families saying, they will let people know when they are ready for visitors. The family also asked that instead of food or flowers, people donate a new toy to Toys for Tots. The charity was Josie's favorite, according to the principal who also said she had volunteered with the organization. If anyone wants to donate a toy in their memory, it can be dropped off at any Spokane Valley Fire Department location.
Monday will be the first day of school for students since this tragic accident.
"There are going be a lot of sad people," said University High School Senior Khalil Williams. "I'm hoping we can all come together and try to focus on keeping their memory preserved, but it will definitely be hard, that is for sure,"
"They were just great girls, and every time I saw them in the hallways they were smiling and just put a smile on my face every time I saw them," said Gilbert.
At Sunday night's vigil a member of the high school said, "These girls were special. They touched so many people. Monday and the rest of this year is going to be so different than we expected."
KHQ.COM - On Sunday night University High School in Spokane Valley held a candlelight vigil for two students who died Saturday night in a car wreck on South Bates Road near East Ponderosa Drive.
The girls, ages 15 and 16, were passengers in an Infiniti sedan driven by a third student, a 16-year-old male who is hospitalized in critical condition. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has not released their names.
The driver was northbound on Bates when he lost control and hit a curb on the east side of the road about 9 p.m., sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin said. The car was propelled up and struck a tree on the passenger side, Chamberlin said.
Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash, but speed does appear to have contributed to it, Chamberlin said. The posted speed on Bates is 25 mph. All three students were wearing seat belts.
Sunday night's vigil was organized by U-High students on the school's football field.
A post on the school's Facebook page said, "Our hearts are broken. Our love & support goes out to the family, friends, students, staff & community."
School counselors, administrators and the Central Valley School District support team will be on hand this week to help grieving students, according to the Facebook post.
KHQ.COM - Two teen girls ages 15 and 16 were killed in a vehicle crash late Saturday night in Spokane Valley. Deputies say the two teens and a male driver were driving in the area of Bates and Ponderosa when their vehicle hit a curb then slammed into a tree.
Authorities say alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the wreck but speed was a factor.
An autopsy has been scheduled for this week. The teens that were killed have not been identified by authorities. The male driver was transported to a hospital, his condition at this hour is unknown.
It's also not known if the driver will be charged.
Students tell KHQ that a vigil will be held at the University of High School football field on Sunday night at 7:30 for the deceased teens.
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-12-05 16:52:48 GMT
NAMPA, Idaho - A child has died and several more are injured after a dump truck crashed into a school bus near Deer Flat and Happy Valley roads south of Nampa.More >>
NAMPA, Idaho - A child has died and several more are injured after a dump truck crashed into a school bus near Deer Flat and Happy Valley roads south of Nampa. The crash was reported just before 8 a.m. Sergeant Tim Randall with the Nampa Police Department says the crash killed one child, and caused multiple injuries to other students.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:49 AM EST2013-12-05 16:49:23 GMT
Thursday: A slight disturbance moving south out of B.C. will bring some showers to the westside but only a slight increase in clouds for E. Washington & N. Idaho. More >>
Thursday: Temperatures remain extremely cold, but actually a little bit warmer than expected with an increase in cloud cover. Expect clouds throughout the day today for partly sunny conditions. High 18° Thursday Night: Starting to see some clearing by very early tomorrow morning. Temperatures once again threaten to dip into the single digits. Low: 8°More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:34 AM EST2013-12-05 16:34:47 GMT
BREAKING UPDATE: Lt. Stu Miller of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Dept. believes they have just made an arrest and that the suspect in the Athol manhunt is in custody.More >>
BREAKING UPDATE: Lt. Stu Miller of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Dept. believes they have just made an arrest and that the suspect in the Athol manhunt is in custody. All Athol Elementary School buses will be running 2 hours late. Parents can drop their kids off as soon as the school is open...or just two hours late as well.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:14 AM EST2013-12-05 15:14:48 GMT
KHQ.COM - Spokane Police are asking for your help to find a missing mother and her son.More >>
KHQ.COM - Spokane Police are asking for your help to find a missing mother and her son. 46-year-old Cathy Hastings and her 19-year-old son Ryan Hastings were last seen around 10:00am Wednesday morning walking to a doctor's appointment in the Northpoint area. Both of them have medical problems and police are concerned about their welfare due to the cold weather.More >>
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Idaho Department of Agriculture spotted moldy yogurt during a routine inspection at a Chobani facility in Twin Falls two months before the company issued a voluntary recall.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 2:15 AM EST2013-12-05 07:15:21 GMT
Wednesday afternoon a group of very special kids had the chance to do some Christmas shopping in Spokane Valley at Target and each one with a very different kind of personal shopper.More >>
Wednesday afternoon a group of very special kids had the chance to do some Christmas shopping in Spokane Valley at Target and each one with a very different kind of personal shopper. Armed with gift cards and their own personal escort, 14 kids took to the aisles of target this afternoon to do a little shopping.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 12:45 AM EST2013-12-05 05:45:37 GMT
Julie Popper, a spokeswoman with SEIU, says after 24 hours of picketing, hospital workers with Valley Hospital and Deaconess will end their strike Thursday morning at 6am. More >>
Julie Popper, a spokeswoman with SEIU, says after 24 hours of picketing, hospital workers with Valley Hospital and Deaconess will end their strike Thursday morning at 6am. The employees went on strike Wednesday morning calling for their hospitals to improve staffing to provide better care for their patients.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:03 PM EST2013-12-05 04:03:37 GMT
Passwords for some of the most popular internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Google have been stolen and apparently leaked on the internet. More >>
Passwords for some of the most popular internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Google have been stolen and apparently leaked on the internet. SpiderLabs says it uncovered the passwords during its latest internet sweep for the "Pony Botnet Controller," a malware-spreading set of programs. What this basically means is that the passwords were not leaked by Facebook or the other companies, but from thousands of computers infected with the malware.More >>