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  • Brush fire in Spokane Valley near Sullivan just north of I-90

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters in Spokane Valley are responding to a brush fire on N. Sullivan just north of I-90.  WSDOT cameras show heavy smoke in the area.  KHQ has a crew headed to the scene. Check back for updates. 

  • Is this your cat? Feline found in carrier at Stone Park

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Is this your cat? Do you know who it belongs to? The feline was found in a pet carrier Wednesday at Stone Park in East Spokane.  A concerned woman who discovered the cat called it into SCRAPS. SCRAPS quickly responded and is now caring for the animal at their facility in Spokane Valley.  If you have any information or know who this cat belongs to, please give SCRAPS a call at (509) 477-2532. 

  • Police in UK arrest 6th person in arena bombing

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Police in Manchester say a woman has been arrested in connection with the arena bombing that killed 22 people. Greater Manchester Police said the woman was detained during a series of property searches in the Blackley area of the city.

  • Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23m more uninsured

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Congressional Budget Office says an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the latest version of the House Republican health care bill. That compares with 28 million under age 65 who would lack insurance that year under the current health law signed by President Barack Obama.

  • Ariana Grande suspends world tour to pay respects to those lost in attack

    NEW YORK, NY - Singer Ariana Grande is canceling some of her upcoming concerts in the wake of the terrorist attack at her show in Manchester, England. A statement released Wednesday by Grande's representatives states that her "Dangerous Woman" tour has been suspended to "assess the situation" and pay our proper respects to those lost." Grande was scheduled to perform in London on Thursday and Friday. Those shows are now 

  • How fast is the Spokane Fire Department responding to calls?

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Brian Schaeffer has been with the Spokane Fire Department since 2005 as Assistant Fire Chief and has been serving as the Interim Fire Chief since January. On Wednesday, Schaeffer was appointed to the top spot permanently by Mayor David Condon. Schaeffer is inheriting a 323-member department that covers nearly 70 square miles with 16 fire stations. 

  • Officer Nick Henzel

    Walla Walla Police Officer dies unexpectedly of medical complications

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The Walla Walla Police Department has announced the passing of Officer Nicholas 'Nick' Henzel. Officers were informed Wednesday morning that Officer Henzel died following medical complications.  Officer Henzel had been serving both his country and community since 2000, when he enlisted in the US Air Force. In 2006, he was hired by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and served as a patrol deputy until 

  • Frank Michael Darby, Sr.

    Deputies search for Idaho sex offender

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding 58-year-old Frank Michael Darby, Sr. A felony arrest warrant was issued for Darby after he failed to update his sex offender registration with his new address. It is required by the State of Idaho that sex offenders update their address. Deputies say at this time it is not known where Darby might be. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is 

  • Condon names Brian Schaeffer as new Fire Chief

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The search for Spokane's next Fire Chief is over.  Mayor David Condon appointed Brian Schaeffer as the new Chief of the Spokane Fire Department. Schaeffer has been the Assistant Fire Chief since 2005 and has been acting in an interim capacity since January when Bobby Williams retired. Schaeffer was selected from a list of 28 applicants from around the country. 

  • PHOTOS: Guns, drugs and money found in Spokane Valley motel room bust

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Two men have been arrested and charged with a total of 26 felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a months-long investigation that led to a Spokane Valley motel.  Last week, detectives executed a search warrant at a room at the Motel 6 just off of I-90 and Argonne in Spokane Valley. 

  • FEMA provides federal funds to fight Spromberg Fire burning in Chelan

    FEMA provides federal funds to fight Spromberg Fire burning in Chelan

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Spromberg Fire burning in Chelan County.  The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state of Washington's eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating, and controlling designated fires. These grants provide reimbursement for firefighting and life-saving efforts. 

  • Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    WALLACE, Idaho - One of the premiere outdoor activities in our area opens up this weekend. The Hiawatha Trail opens on May 27 and will be open daily through September 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 P.M. 

  • Man accused of hiding camera in work restroom

    VANCOUVER, Wash. - A 31-year-old man is accused of planting a camera in a unisex restroom and recording his co-workers at his east Vancouver workplace. The Columbian reports Kyle Andrews of Vancouver, Washington faces 20 counts of voyeurism, a count for each victim identified by police in video and audio recordings. Court records say at least 10 others have not yet been identified.

  • Insurance agent: Document your home in case of fire

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you ever wondered what you would do if your house burned down? KHQ spoke with an insurance agent who says it's extremely important to document your items and even some items you might not even think about.

  • FIREPROOF: The basics of defensible space and the 'home ignition zone'

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The main reason to use defensible space is to protect your home from a wildland fire. What gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire are its construction materials and the quality of defensible space surrounding it. 

  • Colin Kaepernick may be calling himself a Seahawk soon

    KHQ.COM - According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, will be in Seattle for a workout with the Seahawks on Wednesday. Seattle is interested in bringing in a veteran backup behind Russell Wilson. Coach Pete Carroll said last week that Kaepernick...

  • Costs a question as VA plans mental care for discharged vets

    WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is touting new efforts to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges. But he's also acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it. Testifying at a House hearing, Shulkin offered new details on his initiative announced in March to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide.

  • Police: Man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl's mother. Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Windham was arrested last Thursday after witnesses said he walked away from a car with a girl inside. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the heat index was 90 degrees at the time. 

  • Johnathan Williams withdraws from NBA draft to return to Gonzaga

    ESPN reporter Jeff Goodman has confirmed that Gonzaga basketball player Johnathan Williams III will not be leaving Gonzaga after all. The GU forward has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and will return to the school to play in the 2017-2018 season. Williams who just celebrated his 22nd birthday has been active on social media over the past couple days but has not yet announced the decision himself.   
  • House speaker rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan says he disagrees with President Donald Trump's assessment that former FBI Director James Comey is a "nut job." Ryan tells the Axios website, "Yeah, I don't agree with that. And he's not."

  • Manchester Police "investigating network" after fatal suicide bombing

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Tacoma woman accused of burning her 6-year-old son with cigarettes has been charged with child assault. The News Tribune reports that the 34-year-old woman was charged Friday, and she pleaded not guilty at arraignment. She was jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail.      Charging papers say the boy's father told Tacoma police that the child returned with burns after two different weekend visits.

  • Orofino woman arrested in shooting death of Samantha Fignani

    OROFINO, Idaho - Orofino Police say they have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Samantha S. Fignani. 31-year-old Jessica L. Colpitts of Orofino was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder. Colpitts is currently being held at the Clearwater County Jail without bond. A bond amount may be set sometime later today (Wednesday).

  • $190 million settlement going to patients secretly recorded by gynecologist

    BALTIMORE (AP) - More than 8,000 patients of a Johns Hopkins gynecologist accused of secretly recording pelvic exams will soon receive their share of a $190 million settlement. The Baltimore Sun reports the final allocation plan was approved Monday. Retired Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Irma Raker, who served as claims adjudicator in the class-action case, says the checks ranging from about $1,900 to nearly $28,000 sh...

  • Graco recalls 25,000 car seats

    DETROIT (AP) - Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained. The recall affects certain My Ride 65 convertible seats made on July 22, 2014 with a code of 2014/06 on a tag that's on the webbing.

  • Tom Cruise reveals 'Top Gun 2' to start filming soon

    SYDNEY (AP) - The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he's about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors on the Australian morning news show "Sunrise." 

  • Community gathers for Airway Heights water meeting

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Airway Heights water crisis continues, with hundreds of families still forced to use bottled water instead of what's coming out of their taps. But on Tuesday the community is getting more answers about what's going on thanks to a public meeting held by Fairchild Air Force Base. More than anything folks were concerned about what the Air Force was doing about the contaminated water and the possible health effects it could have on them.

  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 23rd

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 23rd.

  • Violent Spokane drug trafficker gets 30 years in prison

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 32-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, firearms offenses and threatening witnesses. The United States Attorney's Office reported Tuesday that Aren Lee Perryman, aka Filthy, pleaded guilty to Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin; Possessing and Using Firearms in Connection with Drug Trafficking; and Intimidating and Threatening witnesses.

  • Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies and emergency crews responded to Eastport to assist the United States Border Patrol on Monday. A man had reportedly gone into the Moyie River. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by Border Patrol Agents.

  • Fire near Leavenworth forces evacuation of more than 100 homes

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 6:15 p.m.: Washington Emergency Management says fire mobilization for a wildfire near Leavenworth has been approved. About 168 homes and cabins in the area of the fire are under level three evacuation.

  • Drones taking off as Idaho law enforcement tool

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A bird’s eye view, but the drones the Idaho State Police have aren’t toys. Drone video provided was provided to KHQ of Tuesday’s demonstration as well as similar training exercises that include their drones. In total, ISP has six drones they use in each of the six districts ISP covers.

  • Alert Spokane app helping to keep you safe

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Manchester terror attack is sparking fears close to home. The Ariana Grande concert bombing left 22 people dead in England, sending shock waves globally, including here in Spokane. So how are we protected from a horrific attack like this?

  • Head start: High school students train for real-life firefighting scenarios

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A pair of young men dressed in firefighting gear prepare to enter a building. There mission is simple, advance to the second floor and attack a working fire. Only there’s no fire, and the two young men aren’t firefighters, yet.

  • Testing of Airway Heights water underway in Idaho lab

    MOSCOW, Idaho - Samples of contaminated water in Airway Heights has traveled 86 miles to Anatek Labs in Moscow Idaho to be tested. The testing usually takes about two week to get results, but Lab Manager, Dr. Todd Taruscio, says they are making it a top priority and hope to have those results in three to five days.

  • Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

    By David Winter ABC Fox Montana/KTMF A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods. Then miraculously, found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. Now Madeline Connelly, her family and members of the search crew are sharing their stories from Maddie's seven days alone in the woods.

  • 12-year-old Boy Scout being called a hero for quick action after crash

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - A 12-year-old boy is being credited for helping save lives during a crash at Four Lakes Road near Craig Road in Medical Lake Tuesday morning. First responders will tell you every minute maters in a situation like this. So the young Boy Scout wasted no time putting his skills into action.

  • Woman fatally shot in Orofino identified

    OROFINO, Idaho - Police and Sheriff's deputies continue to investigate a shooting that killed a woman in Orofino Monday night. Emergency crews responded to a house on Laqa Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday for a shots fired call. The woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound where she was pronounced dead.

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  • WSU hosts No. 8 Stanford for final home series of season

    WSU hosts No. 8 Stanford for final home series of season

    Courtesy: Washington State AthleticsCourtesy: Washington State Athletics

    Washington State (24-26, 10-17 Pac-12) hosts No. 8 Stanford (37-14, 18-9 Pac-12) to close out the regular season. The series begins Thursday at 6 p.m., continues Friday at 4 p.m. and wraps up Saturday at 1 p.m., all on the Pac-12 Network.

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    Washington State (24-26, 10-17 Pac-12) hosts No. 8 Stanford (37-14, 18-9 Pac-12) to close out the regular season. The series begins Thursday at 6 p.m., continues Friday at 4 p.m. and wraps up Saturday at 1 p.m., all on the Pac-12 Network.

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  • Mariners give up 15 hits in a 10-1 loss to the Nationals

    Mariners give up 15 hits in a 10-1 loss to the Nationals

    Mariners lose their 4th straight gameMariners lose their 4th straight game

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five runs, Joe Ross returned from the minors to allow one run over a career high-tying eight innings, and the Washington Nationals routed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 on Tuesday night. Bryce Harper added his 14th homer and Jayson Werth hit his seventh

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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five runs, Joe Ross returned from the minors to allow one run over a career high-tying eight innings, and the Washington Nationals routed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 on Tuesday night. Bryce Harper added his 14th homer and Jayson Werth hit his seventh

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  • WSU to induct six individuals and a team into Athletic Hall of Fame

    WSU to induct six individuals and a team into Athletic Hall of Fame

    Courtesy: Washington State AthleticsCourtesy: Washington State Athletics

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University will induct six individuals and a team into its Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 22-23, 2017, Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Tuesday.   The honorees will join the current 210 individuals and teams in the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction dinner will be held Sept. 22

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University will induct six individuals and a team into its Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 22-23, 2017, Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Tuesday.   The honorees will join the current 210 individuals and teams in the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction dinner will be held Sept. 22

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