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  • How to plan a lovely day that doesn’t bust your budget

    So you’ve found someone to spend your life with. Congrats! Now all you have to do is make it official and throw a party. As you plan a wedding, it’s not unusual to watch the cost skyrocket. But weddings can be both memorable and affordable.

  • Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute

    SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute.   Chase told police he was cut off by another driver on Feb. 9. Thinking his car might be damaged, he followed the car across the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Both drivers pulled over in South Nyack.

  • President Trump opens up and jokes about his bald spot: "I try like hell to hide it"

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo.   Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his famous hair.   He said, "I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks." The crowd cheered as Trump glanced at a monitor and added, "Doesn't look bad. Hey, we're hanging in."

  • Florida Governor announces plan to raise age to purchase firearms and place law enforcement in every school

    KHQ.COM - Florida Governor Rick Scott has made a major announcement about gun control. He just announced that in Florida, the state will require individuals purchasing firearms to be 21-years-old or older. He is also calling for a complete ban of bumpstocks and says there will be mandatory law enforcement at every public school.

  • Gucci turns heads for severed head replicas of models on runway

    KHQ.COM - Gucci is turning heads for severed heads. Yes... you heard that right... severed heads. At the brand's Fall-Winter 2018 show in Milan, the catwalk was transformed into a fashion freak show. Gucci designer Alessandro Michele sent models sashaying down the runway carrying replicas of their own heads. The fashion show was supposed to be edgy and a bit freaky.

  • Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for removing medal

    KHQ.COM - The Canadian women's hockey team wept on the ice as they accepted their silver medals after losing to the Americans at the Pyeongchang Olympics.   One Canadian player, Jocelyne Larocque, took her medal off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold Thursday.   Larocque says, "It's just so hard."

  • Germany knocks Canada out of men's hockey in semifinal upset

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Germany has knocked Canada out of the men's hockey tournament at the Olympics with a shocking 4-3 upset in the semifinals.   Brooks Macek, Matthias Plachta, Frank Mauer and Patrick Hager scored as Germany got off to a fast start. Canada trailed 3-0 and 4-1 before battling back to cut the deficit to one in the third period.

  • 2 injured in shooting at Southern Louisiana University

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University says two people have suffered non-life threatening injuries after gunshots were fired on campus.   In a Friday morning tweet, the school says there's no current threat to campus and university police are investigating the incident.   No other details were immediately available. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Fatal apartment fire at Hartson and Perry on Spokane's lower south hill

    SPOKANE, Wash.- One person is dead in a fatal fire at the Liberty Park Terrace Apartments on the lower South Hill. The fire was confined to one apartment. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The building was evacuated but everyone has returned back inside. No roads blocked at this time. BREAKING: Fatal Apartment Fire at Hartson and Perry
  • Trump calls on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members from traveling through their country on the way to the U.S.   Trump tweets that gang members are being removed "by the thousands" by federal law enforcement agents, "but these killers come back in from El Salvador, and through Mexico, like water."

  • Russian bobsledder fails doping test at Olympics

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The president of the Russian Bobsled Federation says a bobsledder whose crew finished 12th in the women's competition has tested positive for a banned substance.   Alexander Zubkov says a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave Sunday was positive for a banned heart medication.   The women's race was Wednesday.

  • Florida doctor gets 17 years for one of history's largest Medicare frauds, stealing $73 million

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a politically prominent Florida eye doctor to 17 years in prison for stealing $73 million in one of history's largest Medicare frauds.   U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra sentenced Dr. Salomon Melgen on Thursday for 67 crimes including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying records in patients' files. He could have given Melgen a life sentence.

  • Photo of victim Robert McDonald from 1986, courtesy Pasco Police

    Pasco Police believe man arrested in Spokane could solve 32-year-old murder case

    PASCO, Wash. - A 32-year-old murder case is about to close with an arrest. Pasco Police Detectives have gone to Spokane to interview the suspect, a 50-year-old former Pasco resident, Theodore Milam, about the presence of his DNA at a 1986 murder scene at the Pasco Boat Basin (Schlagel Park). The homicide victim, Robert James McDonald Jr of Richland, was 40 years old on Feb. 25, 1986, when visitors to the park saw a body floating 

  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, February 22nd

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, February 22nd.

  • Moses Lake Police Department

    Street Crimes Unit snags car thief in Moses Lake surveillance operation

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - While on routine patrol Thursday, a Moses Lake Police Officer located a stolen vehicle, parked and unoccupied in the Peninsula area. The stolen vehicle was located with the assistance of the automatic license plate reader mounted on the vehicle, which is capable of checking thousands of vehicles an hour to see if they are stolen. Several of the department's street crimes detectives set up surveillance on the vehicle, and waited for someone to return. 

  • Trump backs raising age for buying assault rifles, bucks NRA

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21. That position defies his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association at a time of heated debate over gun violence. He also is pushing hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools. Trump says that he's spoken with many members of Congress and NRA officials and insists they would go along with his plans in the wake of last we...

  • Ohio student arrested for viral Facebook “SHS” threat

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Many of you have reached out to KHQ, concerned after you saw a Facebook post that went viral on Wednesday, causing concern across the nation. The post was made under the Facebook profile “Ray Andres.” The person behind the post threatened to bring a gun to school and referred to the school as “SHS.” According to WHIO News, the FBI and Clark County Deputies were able to pinpoint the location of where the social 

  • Board fires Montana art teacher accused of hiding gun for student

    HARDIN, Mont. (AP) - Montana school district officials have fired an art teacher accused of hiding a gun for one of her students. The Billings Gazette reports that the Hardin Public Schools Board on Wednesday unanimously voted to fire Nora Block, who taught at Hardin High School. Block has been charged with felony tampering with evidence and two misdemeanors. She is accused of hiding the gun in her classroom overnight, turning it over to authorities the next day.

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    Sheriff: Florida deputy never entered school in shooting

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local):  5:40 p.m. A Florida sheriff says the deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced during a Thursday news conference that Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after being suspended without pay. Israel said he made the decisi...

  • Spokane officials push for bill to reduce property crime and auto thefts in Spokane

    Spokane, Wash. On Monday, city and county officials traveled to Olympia to push for Senate Bill 5539. Bill 5539, would establish a pilot program for the supervision of those who are convicted of felonies relating to car theft, after being released from prison. Spokane County has the some of highest recorded numbers of property crimes in the country. Spokane comes nearly dead last as one of Washington States least safest cities "If you were to ask any officer working 

  • Spokane woman finds baby left in freezing car

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Picture this, a baby freezing, bawling, and alone in the back seat of a car. That's what one Spokane woman stumbled upon in a South Hill parking lot. "Complete shock," Windy Delandro said. A frightening sight, Delandro says she saw what looked like a six-month old sitting in her car seat, car turned off, tears streaming down the little girls cheeks. "I looked around to see if I could find anybody, see something, I told my mom 

  • Navy: Suspect who entered Washington base in custody

    SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) - Navy officials say a male driver who claimed to have explosives when he entered the gate of a nuclear submarine base in Washington state is in custody.    Officials at Naval Base Kitsap said Thursday afternoon that the situation was under control and the investigation has yet to turn up any explosives. Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor in Kitsap County is home to the Navy's Trident submarine fleet and strategic nuclear weapons facility. Offic...

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    Check your Instant Pot: Company receives reports of melting cookers

    Before you plug in your Instant Pot to make tonight's dinner, you might want to take a closer look at your unit. Instant Pot is telling owners of its Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker to stop using the model following reports that some overheated. The Canadian maker of the popular line of multicookers announced on its Facebook page that it received a "small number of reports" of overheating, which caused the unit's base to melt.  The problem is limited to five batc...
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    Szechuan Sauce returning to McDonald’s thanks to ‘Rick and Morty’ fans

    Attention "Rick and Morty" fans: McDonald's is bringing back its famously discontinued Szechuan sauce — once again.  Last October the fast food chain's attempt to bring back a limited supply nearly led to riots when not enough of the coveted sauce was made available. According to their website, McDonald's says that the sauce will be made available nationwide starting Monday, Feb. 26. McDonald’s will distribute 20 million packets of the sauce acros...
  • All-girls robotics team on their way to First Lego League North American International Open

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A group of sixth graders are getting ready for a big competition with robotics teams from across North America. Their team is called the LEGO Superheroes and they’re all girls. Grace Dierks, Maddie Miner, Katherine Kovich, Julia Barr, and Maria Schug have put in a lot of hard work programming their robot and also working on presentations for First Lego League competitions. They’re a part of St. Mary’s Catholic School’s robotics club....

  • Detectives relentlessly search for suspects associated with criminal activity at the Red Top Motel

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives, relentless in their search to locate and arrest suspects identified during their Red Top Motel investigation, developed information that one of the suspects was at a residence located in the 900 block of N. Burns in Spokane Valley.  On Wednesday, a search warrant was served at the residence late in the evening with the assistance of the SWAT Team, K9 Unit, and Air 1.  

  • Collision involving Royal City School bus – so far no kids injured

    ROYAL CITY, Wash. - At Road 12-Southwest and Dodson Road SW there has been a three vehicle collision involving a Royal City school bus. EMTs are checking out all the kids and they so far all appear fine. The bus is #20 Route #1 and kids on board range from in age from kindergarten to ninth grade. Once all the kids are checked out by EMTs, they will be loaded onto another school bus and delivered to the Intermediate School parking lot in 

  • Clearwater County Sheriff's Office

    Driver taken to hospital after losing control on compact snow and ice in Clearwater County

    CLEARWATER COUNTY, Idaho - A driver was taken to the hospital after losing control on compact snow and ice in Clearwater County Thursday. Deputies say 18-year-old Brandon Montagne was traveling toward Orofino in a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier when he lost control and struck the end of a guardrail. Montagne was transported to the Clearwater Valley Hospital with unknown injuries. Montagne was cited for having no insurance. 

  • Oregon State Police trooper dragged down interstate during traffic stop

    Oregon State Police trooper dragged down interstate during traffic stop

    TALENT, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon State Police trooper was dragged down Interstate 5 when a suspect fled a traffic stop that netted a brick of cocaine.    The OSP says 24-year-old Giovanni Dante White jumped back into his car while a drug-sniffing dog was searching it and fled. The Mail Tribune reports Thursday that the trooper grabbed the steering wheel and was dragged down the freeway with his body partly in the vehicle before he jumped out. Authorities say ...

  • Idaho schools to adopt new science standards

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - After three years of facing resistance inside the GOP-dominant Statehouse, Idaho schools will finally be able to implement a new slate of robust science standards  The Senate Education Committee on Thursday approved adopting the updated science standards. The move concludes years of debate led by some Republican lawmakers who had tried to amend the proposed standards due to concerns over references to global warming and the origin of the universe.  For e...

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    WATCH: Search continues for skier missing near Big Mountain

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A search continued Tuesday for a backcountry skier reported missing near Big Mountain over the weekend. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said the missing man is 62-year-old Jonathan Scott Torgerson of Columbia Falls, a physician at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish. Torgerson was reported overdue Saturday night after skiing alone outside the boundary of Whitefish Mountain Resort just before a storm 

  • Idaho House OKs bill exempting mothers from indecency law

    Idaho House OKs bill exempting mothers from indecency law

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A proposal to provide legal protections for breastfeeding mothers is advancing through the Idaho Statehouse. The Idaho House on Thursday unanimously approved sending a bill designed to exempt breastfeeding mothers from Idaho's indecent exposure law. Fifteen years ago, Idaho lawmakers killed a similar proposal over fears of women removing blouses and exposing their breasts in public spaces. Forty-nine states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Isla...

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    Family turns in woman suspected of hitting patrol cars

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A hit-and-run driver who state troopers say took off after crashing into two of their patrol vehicles has been turned in by her own family. KOMO-TV reports the 23-year-old woman is now in the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of hit-and-run. The crashes reportedly happened about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday while the troopers were responding to a collision on Highway 7 near the Tacoma Dome.  A silver midsize SUV hit the two troopers' cars and t...

  • E. Idaho man charged with manslaughter in boating deaths during eclipse

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Prosecutors have charged an eastern Idaho man with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the wake of a boating accident last year that left two Utah residents dead. The Post Register newspaper reports 63 -year-old Michael Kingston of Idaho Falls is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 7. Prosecutors say he negligently operated a boat on Ririe Reservoir on Aug. 21, 2017. An attorney for Kingston could not be immediately reached. According to...

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    Idaho landfill to start turning trash into gas energy in May

    BURLEY, Idaho (AP) - Officials say a landfill in southern Idaho could start producing enough energy to power 2,500 homes as early as May. The Times-News newspaper reports that the Milner Butte Landfill near the town of Burley produces methane and other gas from millions of tons of decomposing garbage. Currently the local solid waste district has to burn those gases, but work on a new plan by Southern Idaho Solid Waste Executive Director Josh Bartlome is almost complete.

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    Montana pair arrested with stolen car after stealing merchandise at Hayden Walmart

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Montana man and woman in the parking lot of the Hayden Walmart after they were discovered driving a stolen vehicle. Deputies say 30-year-old Nancy M. Hartsock and 24-year-old  and Chantel M. Talksdifferent, both of Billings, MT had just committed a burglary. On February 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., while on routine patrol, a KCSO deputies saw a suspicious vehicle driving through the Hayden Walmart parking lot. 

  • Moses Lake Police Dept.

    Police arrest man in Grandview for shots fired during armed robbery at Moses Lake gas station

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police say shots were fired during an armed robbery at a gas station late Wednesday night. Police responded around 10 p.m. to the Valley Quick Stop on West Valley Road. An employee told police her ex-boyfriend, 44-year-old Sean McFarlen, assaulted her while stealing items and causing damage to the store.  McFarlen was reportedly armed and fired multiple shots during the robbery. When the victim attempted to call 911

  • Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

    DES MOINES, Wash. - A 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a hero for risking his life to protect his 16-year-old human best friend when two burglars broke into a Des Moines, Washington home.  According to KIRO, burglars broke into the home Wednesday afternoon. The teenager hid in the closet with his dog, Rex. But Rex soon ran downstairs and confronted the burglars, who beat him until he was bloody. Rex ran back upstairs.

  • Troopers issue more than 800 tickets for E-DUI in 2018

    Troopers issue more than 800 tickets for E-DUI in 2018

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A state law that makes it a crime to drive while using electronic devices has resulted in hundreds of tickets being issued since Jan. 1. The law, titled the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, went into effect in June but law enforcement officers did not start issuing citations until the new year. Washington State Patrol spokesman James Prouty told The Spokesman-Review that troopers in January made 1,677 E-DUI stops statewide and doled out ...

  • Bomb squad called to Naval Base Kitsap for suspicious person with package

    BANGOR, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says the Navy's nuclear submarine base and its undersea warfare center in Kitsap County were closed due to a potential threat. KOMO-TV reports that Lt. Robert Brazas says a suspect in a vehicle Thursday tried to enter the Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, which is home to the Navy's Trident submarine fleet and strategic nuclear weapons facility.

  • Severed foot found on beach belonged to Washington man

    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say a severed foot in a running shoe found on a Vancouver Island beach belonged to a Washington man. The Seattle Times reports Kitsap County authorities reported 79-year-old Stanley Okumoto missing Sept. 19. His partial remains were found in November along a beach near Neah Bay, about a mile from where his car was found by authorities.

  • NRA says left exploiting Florida school shooting

    WASHINGTON - Leaders of the National Rifle Association are accusing supporters of gun control of exploiting the mass school shooting in Florida to promote an anti-gun agenda. NRA leader Wayne LaPierre spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference. He says Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy are eager to blame the NRA and are calling "for even more government control."

  • Trump wants to ban bump stocks, ATF doesn't know if it can

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is telling his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stock devices like those used in last year's massacre in Las Vegas. But some officials in the department are not sure they can. The president's surprise order this week comes as the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is deep in a review of whether it has the power to regulate bump stocks without action from Congress. 

  • Close up shows President Trump's notes from listening session with gun violence survivors

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is pledging action after students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump says that could include the possibility of arming teachers. The president largely listened during the session Wednesday at the White House, but he also came equipped with a note card of five talking points written in black marker.

  • So long, free Footlongs: Subway to shake up rewards program

    NEW YORK - Subway is shaking up its loyalty program, giving customers the ability to earn $2 discounts instead of free Footlongs. The changes, taking place next month, are part of Subway's attempts to revamp its image, lure people back to its restaurants and fight falling sales. With the new loyally program, customers who spend $50 will get a $2 discount they can use on any menu item.

  • Trump says guns only for 'gun adept teachers'

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is continuing to talk about the possibility of arming teachers, saying he means concealed weapons for "gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best." Trump spoke on Twitter Thursday morning. He tweeted: "I never said 'give teachers guns' like was stated on Fake News CNN & NBC." 

  • Trump tweets support for NRA, weighs gun limits

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is offering a full-throated backing of the National Rifle Association. Trump says on Twitter Thursday: "What many people don't understand, or don't want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots. They love our Country and will do the right thing. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

  • Vermont firefighter charged with lighting children's hands on fire

    FERRISBURGH, Vt. - A Vermont firefighter is charged with lighting his children's hands on fire in what he told police was an attempt to teach them about poor decision-making.  Twenty-eight-year-old Levi Dykema, of Ferrisburgh, is facing three counts of reckless endangerment after police say he covered the hands of his children, ages 5, 7 and 10, with hand sanitizer and ignited it. WCAX-TV reports he is also accused of posting video of the event to social media.

  • Deer Park homeowner tied up, robbed at gunpoint; deputies search for suspects

    DEER PARK, Wash. - The Sevens County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying the suspects and a vehicle in a recent home invasion robbery. Deputies report that on February 12 around 6:45, they responded to a report of a robbery that took place on McKenzie Woolard Rd. in the Deer Park area. Two men and a women forced their way into the victim's home at gunpoint, tied the victim up, and stole numerous items including guns and the victim's debit card.

  • Drought ends: American women beat Canada 3-2 in SO for gold

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the first extra round of the first shootout tiebreaker in Olympic women's hockey history to give the United States the gold medal with a 3-2 victory over Canada.    Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta on her second try of Thursday's shootout to clinch it.

  • Spokane gas station's stolen propane tanks appear to be for sale online

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Last month thieves hit a gas station in north Spokane and were caught on camera getting away with 12 brand new propane tanks worth more than $500. The business, Divine's on Nevada and Wellesley, reported the theft to police and posted about it online. "We do a lot  with the community as far as working with SNAP and other agencies to fill propane for customers in need who use it to heat their home," said Divine's manager Sonya Bray.

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, February 21st

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

  • Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

    In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, President Donald Trump has raised the idea of arming teachers.    Trump says that had one of the victims, an assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, been armed, "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it."

  • Montana boy accused of making school threats faces charges

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana boy has been arrested and charged for allegations that he made threats against schools in Philipsburg. Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson said on Wednesday that the boy has been charged with felony intimidation and three counts of misdemeanor assault. He is being held at a youth facility. The Missoulian reports that no students were harmed in the incident, but the sheriff said with "recent events nationwide" all threats against ...

  • Coeur d'Alene deputy city administrator resigns after DUI arrest

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene's deputy city administrator was booked into jail over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence and released on a $500 bond according to jail booking records. Sam Taylor of Post Falls was arrested just after midnight on Monday near the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 41 in Rathdrum.

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    Colombia arrests cop who got Escobar for money laundering

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The Colombian cop who commanded the operation that killed drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has been arrested for laundering money on behalf of a demobilized right-wing militia. Colombia*s chief prosecutor said retired Col. Hugo Aguilar was detained Wednesday.  Authorities accuse Aguilar of amassing a fortune worth over $5.2 million from his ties to the now-defunct Central Bolivar militia. The investigation against Aguilar started last year when h...

  • Police respond to bomb threat at Chicago's Trump Tower

    CHICAGO - Police converged on Chicago’s Trump Tower Wednesday night after reports of a bomb threat. Police tell FOX 32 that the threat was discovered on an iPad returned by one of the hotel's guests. The Trump hotel gives guests complimentary iPad during their stay. Police are continuing to investigate.

  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers wants improvements on background checks

    Spokane, Wash. In an interview on Wednesday, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers told KHQ that she is happy President Trump took action in directing the Department of Justice to ban bump stocks and similar gun modifications. The congresswoman also said there needs to be an improvement on gun background checks at the national level. But when it comes to preventing another school shooting specifically, the congresswoman told KHQ that passing new gun laws don't provide 

  • Chimney fire destroys Clearwater County home, sends one to hospital

    Clearwater County Sheriff's Office says a chimney fire destroyed a house fire on Turkey Run Drive Friday. It appeared that the fire started in the chimney and spread to the attic area. Homeowner Kory Coonce was residing at the residence at the time of the fire and was uninjured. Jesse D. Coonce, Kory's father, was transported by Clearwater County Ambulance to Clearwater Valley Hospital for smoke inhalation. The house was a total loss. 
  • Flyers found at EWU violate campus policy

    CHENEY, Wash.- "Your professor is scared of this book: White Identity." This is just one of the few flyers that were posted along the Eastern Washington University campus by a group called Identity Evropa. It's a group according to their website that says, "We are the future. America first. End immigration." The flyers have since been taken down at EWU. 

  • Quest for Freedom: Fairchild's homeland response unit

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - For the past 75 years, Fairchild Air Force Base has played a key role in defending our nation against outside threats. Today, 44 tankers are assigned to the base. The main purpose is air refueling, and it's home to the only Air Force survival training school in the nation.

  • Senator Cantwell wants tougher gun control laws

    Spokane, Wash. Senator Maria Cantwell was in Spokane on Wednesday visiting with constituents. During a Q&A session, the senator told KHQ local news that she "believes anyone who is on the no-fly list shouldn't be able to own a gun." The Senator also told KHQ that the United States Senate and Congress need to act on banning bump stocks which allow a semi-automatic rifle fire off rounds like a fully automatic weapon. Earlier this week President Trump directed the 

  • Parents, kids slip on ice near Cheney school

    CHENEY, Wash.- Make the crosswalks near school safe for children: that's the message from several parents in Cheney after they say they've slipped and fallen with their kids because of the packed snow and ice. This is happening in the area outside Salnave Elementary School. 

  • Cheney High School students organize walkout

    CHENEY, Wash. - A group of Cheney high school students joined students from across the region and country walking out of class to urge some sort of action against gun violence in schools. “No longer should we be silent and let this tragedy fade away like the ones in the past,” says Maura Duffy, a sophomore, who organized the walkout Wednesday. “We are here to learn and teachers are here to teach. We shouldn't be worried about our lives.” That’s why Duffy...

  • Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says "many" people who commit mass murder are Democrats.    U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the comment Wednesday on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week's deadly Florida high school shooting.

  • Bride gets stuck in elevator, nearly misses reception

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One bride says she almost missed her wedding reception after getting stuck in an elevator in Rhode Island. Melissa Rodger says she was heading to the 18th floor of the Providence Biltmore hotel Saturday when the elevator stopped within four feet of its destination. She says a bridesmaid alerted her husband shortly afterward that a “situation” was going on. The fire department was called to the scene and pried 

  • School walkouts go Nationwide as students push for gun control

    Students around the United States walked out of class Wednesday to demand tougher gun laws in response to last week's deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida. Students in Tallahassee, FL set off the chain reaction when they marched to Governor Rick Scott’s office to talk about gun control. "How would you feel knowing your kid who went to school on Valentines Day will never come home,” said one student. “Because their last 10 minutes of school was their last 10 mi...
  • Westpoint admits Parkland JROTC student who died saving classmates

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Peter Wang was a 15-year-old JROTC student who was shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. He was killed while trying to help classmates escape the gunman. On Tuesday, he was posthumously accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point "for his heroic actions on Feb. 14, 2018." 

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    Noxious weed or fine apparel? Idaho educator says 'both'

     (AP) - Some University of Idaho educators hope their new line of scarves will become an invasive trend, just like the noxious weeds they feature.    The scarves are emblazoned with botanical prints based on plants like white oxeye daisy, purple spotted knapweed and yellow toadflax.    Melissa Hamilton, an educator with UI's extension office in Valley County, worked with UI apparel, textiles and design instructor Lori Wahl to create the scarves and bandanas. H...
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    Elderly woman caught keying cars in months-long investigation

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The San Diego Police Department says a senior citizen is to blame for vandalizing dozens of cars in a Scripps Ranch neighborhood. NBC 7 reports that police arrested 75-year-old Emilia Bello late Sunday after one of her neighbors said she watched the elderly woman key her car. For months, cars parked along Legacy Road in Scripps Ranch have been getting keyed on the passenger side. NBC 7 reports 

  • Kootenai County practices new active-shooter response with drill

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - First responders prepared for a real-life active shooter in Kootenai County Wednesday. In an active shooter situation, seconds and minutes matter and finding the shooter is an utmost priority. But now, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of Northern Lakes Fire District, has a new way of responding.

  • Police say carjacking suspect made woman buy him Wendy's, drive him to drug deal

    LOVELAND, Ohio - An Ohio man was arrested Saturday after police say he abducted an 84-year-old woman and forced her to give him money, buy him fast food and drive him to a drug deal.

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    Broward County Sheriff: Deputies to carry rifles at schools

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 6:30 p.m The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Wednesday that the rifles will be locked in a patrol car when not in use until the agency secures gun locks and lockers.    T...

  • Jury convicts Washington state man of 44 criminal charges

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man has been found guilty of 44 criminal charges that accused him of torturing and threatening to kill a woman working as a prostitute.    The Kitsap Sun reports a jury handed down the guilty verdicts Tuesday for 30-year-old Jeremy Blaine Fenney after about two days of deliberation.

  • Spokane homeowner confronts burglar who busted through her doggy door

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane homeowner called sheriff's deputies Friday after she found a man trying to call through the doggy door into her house. She told the deputies who responded she was working from home when she heard her doorbell ring three times.

  • Spanaway father shoots man prowling outside children's room

    Spanaway father shoots man prowling outside children's room

     SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a father shot a burglary suspect outside of his home south of Tacoma in Spanaway. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the father spotted the suspect crotched in the window of his infant and toddler's room early Monday. The News Tribune reports the sheriff's office said Tuesday that the father yelled at the suspect to stop before firing four times, hitting the suspect twice. Officials say the 24-year-old suspec...

  • Montana high school student charged in school threat

    Montana high school student charged in school threat

    HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - An 18-year-old western Montana high school student is charged with intimidation and assault with a weapon after reportedly making numerous threats to "shoot up the school."  Maclean William Kayser of Darby was charged Tuesday in Ravalli County Justice Court. His bail was set at $50,000. He has not entered a plea. Court records say he told investigators he was joking and regretted frightening students. Witnesses reported Kayser sai...

  • Bill targeting rape kit payments headed to Idaho Senate

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state pays for the collection of evidence in sexual assault investigations. State law currently says the cost of a rape kit is first billed to a sexual assault victim's health insurance and any remaining costs are then picked up by the state. Sexual assault is the only crime in Idaho where the victim's insurance is billed for collecting forensic evidence.    Rep. Melissa Wint...

  • 8-year-old Ohio boy fears being hurt, takes gun to school

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - An 8-year-old Ohio boy who had an unloaded gun in his backpack has told police he brought the weapon to his elementary school because he thought another student was going to hurt him

  • California school guard acted on student's shooting threat

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities say they took action immediately on a student's threat to open fire at his high school even though he claimed it was a joke. Security officer Marino Chavez told reporters Wednesday that when he overheard the threat last week, he asked the student about it and the teen confirmed that he threatened a shooting within three weeks.

  • Ohio seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

    MASSILLON, Ohio - Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had extra ammunition in his backpack. Police said Wednesday that it's still too early to know whether the shooting was intentional or if the student had other plans. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says the boy died at a hospital Wednesday. 

  • Mueller files new charges in Manafort case

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Court records indicate at least one new charge has been filed under seal in the case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.    The filing indicates a sealed document was entered in Paul Manafort's case. No details such as who it's against or whether it's part of a plea deal are disclosed.

  • White nationalist sues Twitter for banning his account

    SAN FRANCISCO - A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco. Taylor joins a growing list of right-wing groups and figures who have recently sued social media sites for banning accounts and content. 

  • UPDATE: Kent Police arrest man suspected of trying to rape barista

    KENT, Wash. - Kent police said they arrested a man Wednesday morning who was seen on surveillance video early Tuesday breaking into a bikini barista stand and abducting the barista at knifepoint before trying to rape her outside. The arrest was made after investigators received multiple tips identifying the suspect. 

  • Grant Co. K-9 Grizzly saves elderly Ephrata man who wandered away from home

    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County K-9 Grizzly saved the life of an 85-year-old Ephrata man suffering from Alzheimer's early Wednesday morning.  The Sheriff's Office says the 85-year-old man wandered away from his home overnight in the frigid, single-digit temperatures. Deputies, firefighters and medics searched the area and even used thermal imaging, but could not find the man.  

  • Jay-Z reportedly spent over $91,000 at one bar in one night

    KHQ.COM - When you party with Jay-Z, just make sure you don't get stuck with the bill.  During a night out in Manhattan, he reportedly racked up a tab totaling $91,135 (tip included) at one bar! How much of that was a tip?  $11,100! Which means his server Dayhana is probably the most grateful the rapper chose to celebrate at the Playroom Lounge in NYC.

  • Spokesman: Evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at age 99

    MONTREAT, N.C. - The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments.

  • Following 2-year investigation, Spokane arson suspect arraigned

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County firefighters and the Department of Natural Resources reports Tuesday that an arson investigation going back to 2016 has ended with the arraignment of a suspect in connection to fires in the Little Spokane and Rutter Parkway area.

  • Woman sues Twitter, Facebook, Google over 2015 Paris attacks

    CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago-area woman who was at a cafe in Paris during the 2015 attacks is suing Twitter, Facebook and Google alleging the sites helped aid the growth of the Islamic State group by giving it social media access.    The Chicago Sun-Times reports Mandy Palmucci filed the federal lawsuit last week in Chicago.

  • Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned.    A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old Bruce Lee was stopped Tuesday evening after he pedaled into the tunnel, which connects Manhattan and New Jersey.

  • Idaho lawmaker not backing down after heated exchange with students

    MOSCOW, Idaho - State Senator Dan Foreman isn’t backing down from comments he made to a group of University of Idaho students and members of Planned Parenthood. Foreman told the Associated Press Tuesday his response was “dead on.” Emily Carter, the President of Generation Action at the University of Idaho, says they weren’t there to discuss abortions.

  • Four-year-old fighting for his life after flu hospitalization

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Randall and Jill Kimberling didn’t think it would happen to their child. But on February 4 their four-year-old son, Levi, started to fill ill. “We were the parents who looked at him and said ‘that wouldn’t happen to our child. He’s super healthy and super energetic’,” said Randall. “To watch him lay there and not move is hard.” By February 5, Levi’s fever reached 99 degrees. 

  • Two accused of string of purse-snatchings make first appearance in court

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The two accused of a string of purse snatchings over the weekend appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors said they’re planning on filing more charges against them after getting word that one of the victims might not walk again due to her injuries. Police say Katie Kinney and Trystan Clark were arrested for the purse snatchings. One of their victims included 75-year-old Kathy Kohlieber. She’s in the hospital for a broken pelvis....

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  • Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

    Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-02-22 22:33:09 GMT

    DES MOINES, Wash. - A 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a hero for risking his life to protect his 16-year-old human best friend when two burglars broke into a Des Moines, Washington home.  According to KIRO, burglars broke into the home Wednesday afternoon. The teenager hid in the closet with his dog, Rex. But Rex soon ran downstairs and confronted the burglars, who beat him until he was bloody. Rex ran back upstairs.

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    DES MOINES, Wash. - A 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a hero for risking his life to protect his 16-year-old human best friend when two burglars broke into a Des Moines, Washington home.  According to KIRO, burglars broke into the home Wednesday afternoon. The teenager hid in the closet with his dog, Rex. But Rex soon ran downstairs and confronted the burglars, who beat him until he was bloody. Rex ran back upstairs.

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  • Grant Co. K-9 Grizzly saves elderly Ephrata man who wandered away from home

    Grant Co. K-9 Grizzly saves elderly Ephrata man who wandered away from home

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-02-21 18:16:07 GMT

    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County K-9 Grizzly saved the life of an 85-year-old Ephrata man suffering from Alzheimer's early Wednesday morning.  The Sheriff's Office says the 85-year-old man wandered away from his home overnight in the frigid, single-digit temperatures. Deputies, firefighters and medics searched the area and even used thermal imaging, but could not find the man.  

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    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County K-9 Grizzly saved the life of an 85-year-old Ephrata man suffering from Alzheimer's early Wednesday morning.  The Sheriff's Office says the 85-year-old man wandered away from his home overnight in the frigid, single-digit temperatures. Deputies, firefighters and medics searched the area and even used thermal imaging, but could not find the man.  

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  • Salmonella outbreak prompts Dept. of Health warning: 'Don't snuggle or kiss live poultry'

    Salmonella outbreak prompts Dept. of Health warning: 'Don't snuggle or kiss live poultry'

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-02-20 21:55:50 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Health says nationally there were 1,120 Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in 2017, with 23 of those reported in Washington. Those 23 cases were more than double the number of cases in the previous two years combined.  "Salmonella can cause serious illness," the Department of Health said. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Health says nationally there were 1,120 Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in 2017, with 23 of those reported in Washington. Those 23 cases were more than double the number of cases in the previous two years combined.  "Salmonella can cause serious illness," the Department of Health said. 

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  • US Interior boss alters agency revamp, governors 'gratified'

    US Interior boss alters agency revamp, governors 'gratified'

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:45 AM EST2018-02-23 15:45:43 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-02-23 21:39:35 GMT
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has changed a proposed overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed.>>
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has changed a proposed overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed.>>
  • Correction: Fishing's Footprint story

    Correction: Fishing's Footprint story

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:14 PM EST2018-02-22 19:14:08 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-02-23 21:39:31 GMT
    (Global Fishing Watch via AP). This image provided by Global Fishing Watch shows fishing activity around the world in 2016. According to a study released Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, researchers found more than 55 percent of the world’s oceans are fished c...(Global Fishing Watch via AP). This image provided by Global Fishing Watch shows fishing activity around the world in 2016. According to a study released Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, researchers found more than 55 percent of the world’s oceans are fished c...
    A new global study gives the first comprehensive snapshot of how extensive industrial fishing is.>>
    A new global study gives the first comprehensive snapshot of how extensive industrial fishing is.>>
  • More Republicans questioning if Greitens should stay

    More Republicans questioning if Greitens should stay

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:04 AM EST2018-02-23 13:04:49 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-02-23 21:39:30 GMT
    (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.  A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greit...(St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greit...
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicts him for felony invasion of privacy.>>
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicts him for felony invasion of privacy.>>
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