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    96-year-old vet gets his wish of visiting US Navy station

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A 96-year-old World War II veteran who dreamed of returning to a Navy installation to reminisce about his more than 20-year naval career got his wish. Edmund DelBarone (del-bah-ROHN') toured Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island Thursday in a visit arranged by Denver-based nonprofit Wish of a Lifetime. After seeing some of the ships assigned to the base, he says he'd have no trouble taking them out to sea. 

  • US judge: Yakima County can't honor immigration hold

    US judge: Yakima County can't honor immigration hold

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Yakima County to remove an "immigration hold" it placed on a criminal defendant after federal authorities designated him for deportation. In a ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Salvador Mendoza granted a temporary restraining order allowing the defendant,  Antonio Sanchez-Ochoa, to be released from the Yakima County Jail on bail pending trial on an assault charge. Documents 

  • Thunderbirds kick of Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Could you hear the thunder in the sky? Thunderbirds gave a spectacular show to kick off the Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base. Team Fairchild is celebrating 75 years of heritage and community partnership with the 2017 Skyfest air show and open house.  This free event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. Our gates open at 9:00 a.m. and aerial events are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. 

  • Seahawks tickets go on sale Monday

    Seahawks tickets go on sale Monday

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks tickets go on sale Monday - but the sale plan will be a little different than in the past. KOMO-TV reports that the team had big problems with the camping and wristband process last year - so that's not allowed any more. This year, the line will start at 7 a.m. at the northwest box office, which will then open at 9 a.m. You can only buy four tickets at a time. More than 3,400 single-game tickets will be available per game.

  • Two-year-old girl airlifted to Sacred Heart after getting hit by car in parking lot

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A two-year-old girl from Coeur d'Alene is in critical but stable condition after getting hit by a vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The incident happened in the 600 block of W. Wilbur Avenue around 8:45pm.  When officers arrived on scene, life measures and CPR had already begun. Medical personnel with the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department arrived and immediately transported the girl to Kootenai Health.

  • Plane crashes in Pend Oreille River

    PRIEST RIVER, Id. - One pilot is safe after a plane landed and overturned in the Pend Oreille River. A viewer heard the crash and came outside to find a plane sinking into the waters. Three private boaters quickly came to the rescue to tow the plane to the north side of the river. As soon as we get more information, we will update this story.

  • Convicted felon breaks into assisted-living facility, brutally beats and rapes 71-year-old woman

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - King County prosecutors say a man who spent 19 years in California prison raped and brutalized a 71-year-old woman inside her Washington apartment at an assisted-living facility. 41-year-old Louis Arbee II was charged on Wednesday with first-degree rape and first-degree robbery. Charging documents show he is accused of removing a screen from the woman's window on July 20 before crawling into her unit and raping her. 

  • Crews search for teen who fell into Washington state falls

    Rescue teams are searching for an 18-year-old woman who fell into falls in Washington state and never resurfaced.      KOMO-TV reports that three young women were in Wallace Falls State Park in Snohomish County on Wednesday.      Officials say they climbed over the observation fence and out to an island. They later headed back to the fence, and two women made it when they heard a scream and splash behind them.  

  • Sheriff's deputy charged with sex assault on female inmate

    A sheriff's deputy has been charged with sexually assaulting a female inmate in a Clark County, Washington jail as the woman was preparing for a transfer to an Oregon facility.      Christopher A. North made a first court appearance Thursday morning and says he is "zero threat to anybody."     

  • Utah man killed his wife on cruise because she wouldn't stop laughing at him

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a Utah man killed his wife aboard a cruise ship and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she wouldn't stop laughing at him. A criminal complaint by an FBI special agent says Kenneth Manzanares was found in the couple's room on the Emerald Princess on Tuesday night with blood on his hands and clothes and blood spread throughout the cabin.

  • Texas school superintendent gets $106K severance after leaving loaded gun in school vehicle

    HIGH ISLAND, Texas (AP) - A Texas school superintendent who admitted leaving her loaded gun in a school vehicle has reached a separation agreement under which she will maintain her $106,000 salary through January. The terms of the agreement between D'Ann Vonderau and the High Island school district board near Galveston include that she resign as superintendent effective July 17.

  • Authorities: Man robs bank, then gets naked and throws money

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say they arrested a man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money - a spectacle that he somehow thought would jump-start his career as a comedian. Instead, the FBI says 25-year-old Alexander Sperber is charged with bank robbery.

  • Ben Affleck, Matt Damon producing Showtime drama pilot

    NEW YORK (AP) - Showtime says Oscar-winning filmmakers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are re-teaming off-screen for a new one-hour drama pilot. The prospective new series, "City on a Hill," is based on an idea by Affleck and Damon, and focuses on Boston in the early 1990s. The city was then rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies where corruption and racism was the norm. Then it all suddenly changed.

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates as world's richest person

    KHQ.COM - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has surpassed Microsoft cofounder, Bill Gates as the world's wealthiest person. The announcement was made Thursday morning after Amazon stock rose 1.3% to $1,065.92 giving Bezos a net worth of $90.9 billion, versus $90.7 billion for Gates, according to Bloomberg.  Gates has held top spot on Bloomberg wealth index since 2013.

  • One person killed after amusement park ride breaks off

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio records show that inspections were up to date and a state permit had just been issued for the thrill ride that broke apart on the Ohio State Fair's opening day, killing one man and injuring seven other people.  The Department of Agriculture records provided Thursday to The Associated Press show pass...

  • Deer Park home catches fire on N. Spotted Rd.

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Firefighters responded to a house fire Thursday morning at a home in Deer park in the 26000 block of N. Spotted Rd. The call originally came in as a wild land fire but was quickly upgraded to a structure fire.   When firefighters arrived on scene the home was fully involved and flames could be seen coming out of the roof.  One woman was inside the home at the time of the fire and she was able to make it out safely. 

  • Scammers are trying to steal your Social Security benefits

    KHQ.COM - A scam alert to tell you about. The social security administration is warning that scammers are impersonating government agents and stealing people's benefits.  According to a blog post on the administration's website, the calls come from a number with a "323" area code. The caller claims they are an agency employee and that the victim is due a 1.7% cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase if their social security benefits.

  • Speed thought to be a factor in fatal Newman Lake crash

    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fatal crash that happened north of Newman Lake Wednesday afternoon, but they say speed was likely a factor.  Investigators on scene say an SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed heading west on Muzzy Road when the driver missed a curve and slammed into a tree.

  • Mad Minute for 12/30/16

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 26th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 26th.

  • The Latest: Ride that broke apart passed inspections

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say a ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair, killing one man and injuring seven other people Wednesday evening, passed its inspections. Director of Agriculture David Daniels says all of rides are checked several times when they're being set up to ensure they're set up the way the manufacturer intended.

  • Think twice before taking photos on Spokane railroad tracks

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Everyone is looking for that perfect photo with that beautiful backdrop. But a Facebook post has sparked quite a conversation. It was a photo of a woman taking a photo of a guy on railroad tracks. Those with Operation Lifesaver say it’s not only illegal it’s also dangerous. “This is becoming more and more prevalent,” says Travis Campbell, state director of Idaho Operation Lifesaver.

  • UPDATE: Missing 10-year-old Spokane girl found safe

    SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: Police say a missing Spokane 10-year-old has been found and is safe thanks to help from people who called after they spotted her.

  • Construction crews help contain brush fire on Newport Highway

    MEAD, Wash. - As soon as a fire breaks out, firefighters rush to the scene. But something interesting happened at the fire in Mead along Newport Highway on Tuesday. A group of construction workers who were at a site just across the road saw the smoke and flames, hopped in their water tanker, and immediately drove across the street.

  • Neighbors concerned about speeders at North Spokane intersection

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jennifer Giovetti has lived at the intersection of Regal and Lincoln for six years. In a news tip to KHQ, Giovetti writes that she's seen at least one bad crash there every year. She's worried not just for the drivers, but for the kids in the neighborhood "When you're going 35 mph turning a corner to go to Regal, and we have a 5-year-old next door and there’s no fence in yard," said Giovetti.

  • Friend remembers Pullman High School senior who was shot, killed

    PULLMAN, Wash. - A shooting leaves one man dead and two others in jail, facing years behind bars. On Wednesday, 17-year-old Keagan Tennant and his 18-year-old friend Matthew McKetta appeared before an Idaho judge for the first time. The teens are accused of a series of felonies including involuntary manslaughter, attempted murder and robbery.

  • Medical call turns violent, man pulls gun on Spokane firefighters

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters risk their lives on a daily basis to save others: Walking through burning buildings, performing water rescues, and fighting brush fires. But, what was at first a normal medical call last week turned into a very dangerous situation for Spokane firefighters. "The person went from a normal status like you and I talking here to extremely violent," said Spokane Fire Chief Schaeffer.

  • Is there an alligator in Clear Lake?

    YAKIMA, Wash. - A picture of what appears to be an alligator in Clear Lake is making the rounds on Facebook. The viral post has more than 4,000 shares and asks the question: Is there a gator among us? While it cannot be confirmed, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says it’s likely not an alligator.

  • Keeping Vigil: the 'First Lady' of the law

     SPOKANE, Wash. - We have all heard the stories of how crime has risen in Spokane over the years, but not many get to meet the criminals causing the chaos. In tonight's Keeping Vigil, we introduce you to a woman that not many look forward to seeing on a weekday afternoon.  

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    Spokane Riverkeeper helps clean up homeless camp

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Riverkeeper reported Wednesday that they assisted the City Park Department in the removal of trash from a homeless camp below Kendall Yards.  The group removed about 400 lbs with the boat they took to the excursion and the city removed the remainder of the estimated 2,500 lbs.  "Homelessness is an issue that contributes to the litter in and along our river, and we will continue to work with our partners to 

  • Gas leak evacuates Spokane nursing home

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department reports two companies of firefighters responded to an activated fire alarm at a nursing care facility located in the 1800 block of E. Upriver Drive around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night. When crews arrived they found there was a leak from a hazardous gas container.

  • VIDEO: Alaska man says boat attacked by orca whale

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska man says his boat was attacked by an orca during a fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people. Victor Littlefield of Sitka says the killer whale repeatedly rammed the boat, yanked the anchor line and slapped the bow with its tail.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • UPDATE: 19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana

    UPDATE: 19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:27:38 GMT
    Trenton JohnsonTrenton Johnson

    MISSOULA, Mont. - Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a small blaze in western Montana. Missoula County sheriff's officials say Trenton Johnson of Missoula died from his injuries Wednesday afternoon in a hospital. Johnson worked for a Merlin, Oregon-based private firefighting contractor called Grayback Forestry Inc. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a small blaze in western Montana. Missoula County sheriff's officials say Trenton Johnson of Missoula died from his injuries Wednesday afternoon in a hospital. Johnson worked for a Merlin, Oregon-based private firefighting contractor called Grayback Forestry Inc. 

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Indians get first home win of 2nd half, beating AquaSox 5-3

    Indians get first home win of 2nd half, beating AquaSox 5-3

    Indians are now 2-1 in the 2nd half of the seasonIndians are now 2-1 in the 2nd half of the season

    Spokane right-hander Tyree Thompson (2-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on eight hits over six innings, leading the Spokane Indians to a 5-3 win over the Everett AquaSox on Wednesday.

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    Spokane right-hander Tyree Thompson (2-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on eight hits over six innings, leading the Spokane Indians to a 5-3 win over the Everett AquaSox on Wednesday.

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  • WSU picked to finish 3rd in Pac-12 North

    WSU picked to finish 3rd in Pac-12 North

    The Cougars finished 2nd in the Pac-12 North last season.The Cougars finished 2nd in the Pac-12 North last season.

    The Cougars finished second in the Pac-12 North last season, posting a 7-2 conference record and 8-5 overall record. WSU's season was highlighted by an eight-game winning streak, their longest since 1930.

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    The Cougars finished second in the Pac-12 North last season, posting a 7-2 conference record and 8-5 overall record. WSU's season was highlighted by an eight-game winning streak, their longest since 1930.

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  • Indians' Ragans & Ratliff named to NWL All-Star team

    Indians' Ragans & Ratliff named to NWL All-Star team

    Courtesy: Spokane IndiansCourtesy: Spokane Indians

    The Northwest League announced its roster for the 2017 Northwest League/Pioneer League All-Star Game and two Spokane Indians - Cole Ragans and Tyler Ratliff - made the team.

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    The Northwest League announced its roster for the 2017 Northwest League/Pioneer League All-Star Game and two Spokane Indians - Cole Ragans and Tyler Ratliff - made the team.

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