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Crews make progress in Carlton Complex fire

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SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say firefighting crews are making progress against Washington's largest wildfire, saying the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained.The progress at the Carlton complex fire comes as temperatures begin to rise, with the possibility of triple digit temperatures next week.  More>>

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KHQ Special: 'Behind the Fire Lines' Video included

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KHQ.COM - For over a week, we've heard hundreds of heartbreaking stories from people who have lost everything, to those who refuse to let the firestorm break their spirits. From communities rallying together, to the heroes on the front lines, all that and more inside "Beyond the Fire Lines." If you missed it you can check out the videos inside this article. More>>

Therapeutic bacteria’s ability to prevent obesity

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(KHQ MD)- An exciting new study is showing some very promising hope in the fight against obesity. A scientist at Vanderbilt is creating a bacteria that acts as a therapeutic compound in the gut preventing weight gain, even in high-fat diets.
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Armed man arrested for First Degree Burglary Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Officers arrested and booked 43 year old Jeremy S. Dreher this morning for First Degree Burglary and two warrants. Around 7 a.m. this morning police responded to a call from a homeowner who said a man was in her house with a gun. More>>

Firefighters extinguish fire at American Linen Company

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SPOKANE, Wash. - More then four dozen firefighters extinguished a fire at the American Linen Company building this morning. Around 5 a.m. two SFD Engines were dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at 1923 N. Waterworks.The fire was declared extinguished at 7:14 am, more than two hours after being discovered. More>>

Oregon woman missing since Thursday

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KHQ.COM - The small town of Dundee, OR is searching for a mother and wife who has been missing since Thursday. Family and friends are searching for 38 year old Jennifer Huston who was last scene at a gas station located in the southern area of Portland. Since then she has not contacted her family and police say there has been no credit card activity. More>>

Wildfire near Lewiston causes temporary closures to US highways

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LEWISTON, Idaho - The Central Grade Fire was reported at 6:23 pm yesterday afternoon, the fire is approximately 2500 acres as of this morning. Burning in grass on very steep terrain the fire is approximately 70% contained. Interagency response to this Nez Perce Tribe fire began with the Nez Perce Rural Fire District being the first to arrive on the scene. Six Forest Service Smokejumpers jumped the fire last night and have been released from the fire this morning.  More>>

Inmate escapes from Grant County jail; found in Moses Lake

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EPHRATA, Wash. (27JUL2014) - Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports that an inmate escaped from the Grant County jail this morning but was then apprehended in Moses Lake a short time later.At approximately 10:00am today, Jaime D. Hampshire, age 29, escaped from the Grant County Jail as another subject was being released. Hampshire was being held on felony theft charges. More>>

Power almost fully restored in the INW Video included

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As of Sunday morning, there are just less than 1,000 customers without power in the Inland Northwest. There are still more than 956 Avista customers without power but Avista says all customers will have power by 6 p.m. Sunday night. >>>SEE LATEST OUTAGE UPDATES>>> More>>

Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza war

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas says it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war ahead of a major Muslim holiday. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. Sunday. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, is expected to begin Monday or Tuesday, depending on the sighting of the new moon. More>>

Homeowner shoots man who refused to leave his property Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A homeowner shot a man who police say was on his property and refused to leave. It happened Saturday night around 11:30 in the evening in a neighborhood on the South Hill near Lincoln Park. Neighbors say it all happened pretty quickly. More>>

Fatal motorcycle collision on SR 291

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The collision on SR 291 near mile post 9 is now fatal according to Sacred Heart Hospital.A 17 year old female was driving in a four car sedan that was in the northbound lane going southbound when it struck the motorcycle head on.62 year old Robert White was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He was wearing a helmet. More>>

Idaho logging operation temporarily halted

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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A logging project that has just started in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in northern Idaho has been temporarily halted by court action.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary injunction Wednesday, halting the Little Slate Project. The emergency restraining order was requested by Moscow-based environmental group Friends of the Clearwater, which has fought against the project. More>>

Dutch: 1st victim identified from Flight 17

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Dutch government says the first victim has been identified from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster.The name and sex of the victim, a Dutch national, weren't released. The government said Saturday the next of kin and mayor of the victim's hometown have been informed. More>>

3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce

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JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war.Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the group rejected Israel's proposal to extend an original 12-hour lull by four hours, until midnight Saturday. More>>

Fatal collision on eastbound I-90

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Troopers are investigating an auto-ped fatal crash on I-90 eastbound near mile post 280. A 59 year old man was crossing I-90 when he was hit by a pick up truck. He died on the scene. Police say the driver does not appear at fault and don't believe drugs or alcohol played a factor.The man who died has been identified as Dennis Stensgar. More>>

PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

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TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise. More>>

Leadership Spokane appoints Col. Newberry Executive Director

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Colonel Brian Newberry was announced today by the Leadership Spokane Board of Trustees as the new Executive Director.Newberry begins his new position on August 1st and is taking over for Linda Finney who retired at the end of June. Colonel Brian M. Newberry was the Commander, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. More>>

West Nile virus detected in North Idaho

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Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in Boundary County. This is the first detection of the virus in northern Idaho.In 2006, Idaho led the nation in West Nile illnesses with almost 1,000 infections, which contributed to 23 deaths. In 2013, 40 human cases were reported in 16 counties, and there were two deaths. More>>

Former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson denied by US Court of Appeals

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The U.S. Court of Appeals turns down former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson. His lawyers asked the court for a new trial due to what they called "jury misconduct."Thompson was convicted by a Federal Jury in 2006 of using excessive force against Otto Zhem, and then later lying to investigators about it. Zhem died from these injuries.  More>>

Spokane Fire Department honoring firefighter who died in 1909

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SPOKANE, Wash. - On Friday night, the Spokane Fire Department will honor Henry Maynard in the 4th Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project ceremony. Maynard died in the line of duty on July 25, 1909. While responding from Station 5 to an alarm at the Gandy Hotel on Sprague, Hose Wagon 5 fell behind Hook Ladder 1 coming from their Station at Sprague and Washington.  More>>

HOMEOWNER: 'She says don't shoot me I am pregnant...I shot her anyway'

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LONG BEACH, Calif. - A Long Beach, California homeowner has no regrets after shooting and killing an unarmed woman, who said she was pregnant. The homeowner got into a confrontation with her and another man who were ransacking his home. When asked what happened, the homeowner, 80-year-old Tom Greer told NBC, "When the time comes you have to defend yourself, you best do something." More>>

Boil-water advisories issued in several eastern Washington areas after storms Video included

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health believes some local water systems are at risk after severe storms moved through the area on Wednesday and they have issued some boil-water advisories. In Spokane and Pend Oreille counties, several water systems are under boil-water advisories:· More>>

Post Falls Police: missing 11-year-old boy found

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POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls Police say 11-year-old Jeremy Yaken was found early Friday morning,  and he is safe. More>>

PHOTOS: Severe storm causes power outages, damage to homes Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A storm seemed to leave just as fast as it arrived Wednesday in Spokane. High winds blew over trees and utility lines, causing widespread power outages and some severe property damage. INSIDE>>>| Power Outages | PHOTOS | More>>

NOTICE: Possible water shortage in Boundary County; Conserve water! Video included

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KHQ.COM - Cabinet Mountain Water District in Boundary County, Idaho is asking all customers to curb their water usage because of the power outage. In the event that power is not able to be restored, there could be a water shortage. Again, this is only for Cabinet Mountain Water District users in Boundary County, Idaho. More>>

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  • Crews make progress in Carlton Complex fire

    Crews make progress in Carlton Complex fire

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:57:54 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say firefighting crews are making progress against Washington's largest wildfire, saying the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained.The progress at the Carlton complex fire comes as temperatures begin to rise, with the possibility of triple digit temperatures next week. >>
    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say firefighting crews are making progress against Washington's largest wildfire, saying the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained.The progress at the Carlton complex fire comes as temperatures begin to rise, with the possibility of triple digit temperatures next week. >>
  • Therapeutic bacteria’s ability to prevent obesity

    Therapeutic bacteria’s ability to prevent obesity

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:10:46 GMT
    (KHQ MD)- An exciting new study is showing some very promising hope in the fight against obesity. A scientist at Vanderbilt is creating a bacteria that acts as a therapeutic compound in the gut preventing weight gain, even in high-fat diets.>>
    (KHQ MD)- An exciting new study is showing some very promising hope in the fight against obesity. A scientist at Vanderbilt is creating a bacteria that acts as a therapeutic compound in the gut preventing weight gain, even in high-fat diets.
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  • Armed man arrested for First Degree Burglary

    Armed man arrested for First Degree Burglary

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:42:57 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Officers arrested and booked 43 year old Jeremy S. Dreher this morning for First Degree Burglary and two warrants. Around 7 a.m. this morning police responded to a call from a homeowner who said a man was in her house with a gun.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Officers arrested and booked 43 year old Jeremy S. Dreher this morning for First Degree Burglary and two warrants. Around 7 a.m. this morning police responded to a call from a homeowner who said a man was in her house with a gun.>>
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    Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

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    Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.>>
    Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.>>
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    Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:15:13 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.>>
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.>>
  • Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:27 GMT
    Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.>>
    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.>>
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