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  • One person facing arson charge in fires along Fish Lake Trail

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say one person is in custody facing a charge of second degree arson in connection to a series of six brush fires started near the Fish Lake Trail. Police describe the person as a 51-year-old transient man living in the woods in the area.

  • PHOTOS: Northern Lights dazzle across the region

    KHQ.com - If you were up late Saturday night and looking up at the sky, you were treated to a beautiful light show courtesy of Mother Nature. Independence Day fireworks are still about a month away, but Saturday's Northern Lights display was just as dazzling. Several of you shared your photos with us. Click through the slide show above to see some of the photos sent to us.

  • Two apartments damaged in fire on E. Euclid

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews were called to a fire at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of E. Euclid Ave. Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but two apartments did sustain damage. No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported.

  • Deputies work together to pull suicidal man from Spokane River

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are releasing more information about a man who jumped into the Spokane River near Trent and Pines in Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon. The man is currently in stable condition Sunday. Spokane Valley deputies responded at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a highly intoxicated man walking in traffic on Trent, east of Pines.

  • Carbon cap rule in Washington faces legal challenge

    SEATTLE (AP) - Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to cap carbon pollution from large polluters.  But the state faces legal challenges as it begins requiring large industrial facilities to gradually reduce carbon emissions over time to combat climate change.

  • Few Montana schools choose to arm staffers despite gun law

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana state law allows school boards to let any adult staffer carry a gun in schools. But fewer than one percent of schools in the state actually do so.

  • Trial set for former high school science teacher accused of lewd conduct

    COEUR D'ALENE (AP) - A late summer trial is scheduled for a former Lake City High School science teacher who faces lewd conduct charges.      The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Press reports that a two-week jury trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 26 for Jeffrey Kantola. Kantola is charged with lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16. The felony charges can carry up to 15 years in prison.

  • Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

    BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. Merkel said Sunday at a campaign event in Bavaria that "the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days."

  • California woman shot by stray bullet saved by shaving cream can

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - A woman who was hit by a stray bullet is alive all thanks to a shaving cream can. It happened around 11 p.m. Friday in San Diego, California. The 19-year-old woman was standing in the kitchen of her home when gunfire broke out across the street. Two stray bullets came through the front door striking her in the back, right near her spine.

  • Gas break closes roads near Glenrose

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters closed some roads near Glenrose because of a broken gas line Sunday morning. Glenrose was closed from 29th to 31st while crews worked to get the leak under control. Firefighters on scene said some houses in the area were evacuated. Avista workers were on scene Sunday working to fix the problem.

  • Spokane firefighters rescue woman trapped on log

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews with Spokane County Fire District 9 responded to a report of a woman stuck on a log in the Little Spokane River Saturday. Firefighters say that due to thick brush along the banks and the bordering marsh, getting access to the river was difficult. Crews used a 100-foot aerial platform to quickly locate the woman from above.

  • Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a shooting spree that left eight people dead in Mississippi began with a call regarding a domestic dispute.      The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Sunday that three female victims and a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy were killed. 

  • Police looking for driver who allegedly assaulted jogger

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities are looking for a driver they say hit a jogger with his car and then choked him.      The Idaho Statesman reports a man was jogging Friday evening when he was sideswiped by a small car. The Ada County Sheriff's Office say in a release the jogger told police the driver of the car got out of the vehicle as the two men began to argue.

  • Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

    LONDON (AP) - British police say they have made another arrest in connection with the Manchester bombing, bringing the total to 12.      Greater Manchester Police says a 25-year-old man was arrested in the city Sunday on suspicion of terrorist offenses. Eleven other men, aged between 18 and 44, are in custody.

  • Ferris wheel company seeks testimony on accident

    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) - The company that runs a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend, Washington, has taken legal action in the case of the family who fell off earlier this month.  KIRO-TV reports that Portland-based Funtastic Traveling Shows plans to get a deposition from the employees who were operating the ride at the time of the accident.

  • Speeding car leads to drug bust in Adams County

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - Adams County reports a traffic stop led to getting heroin, cocaine and other drugs off the street Saturday night. The Adams County Sheriff's Office reports that a deputy stopped a car going 93 mph headed east on Highway 395. The driver had a warrant out of Montana for assault with a deadly weapon and parole violations.

  • 15-year-old Idaho escapee back in custody

    NAMPA, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections report a 15-year-old who escaped custody from a correction facility in Nampa is back in custody Sunday. Paul Hendrix called Garden City Police to surrender around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. A Garden City police officer took Hendrix into custody in the 4400 block of West Chinden.

  • Troopers ask for help finding boxes after postal truck crashes into river

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is asking the public the report any shipping packages located along the banks of the Peshatin Creek from milepost 184 on US 97 downstream to the Wenatchee River and the Wenatchee River downstream. On Saturday morning at about 8:30 a.m., a Postal Express truck was involved in a collision on U.S. 97 about 6 miles southeast of Leavenworth.

  • Jack Stockton, former owner of Jack and Dan's, passes away at 89

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jack Stockton, the former owner of Jack and Dan's Bar and Grill, and father of Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton, passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Hennessey Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.

  • Spokane man honors the fallen with flowers

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of flags line Memorial Cemetery this weekend to honor those who died serving our country "I really feel that doing my little part... For instance by putting flowers on veterans I never met or known, is my way thanking them," said Mike Cavanaugh. Mike has been doing this for over 30 years. Going to graves of veteran's he has never met.

  • Counterfeit cash getting more advanced in Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We've told you of counterfeit money being used to buy Girl Scout cookies, and movie money used at a gas station. Now a Spokane bank teller tells KHQ some counterfeiters are getting more advanced with their forgeries. "The first time it came to us as a local business who received two of them and they were just making a regular deposit," she said.

  • Emergency crews pull man from river in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Emergency rescue crews pulled a man from the Spokane River in the middle of training to do that exact thing. The Spokane Valley Fire Department reports that a man jumped from the Trent bridge just east of N. Pines Rd. into the Spokane River. The SVFD Special Operations team just happened to already be in the area conducting swift water training at the time and were able to quickly respond with Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies who were also near by.

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  • Kayaker rescued from Spokane River in Post Falls

    POST FALLS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports a 52-year-old man is safe after his kayak overturned in the Spokane River just after noon on Saturday. The call of a kayaker in distress came in at around 12:15 p.m. The Sheriff's Recreation Safety Section and Dive Rescue Team responded to the call below the Post Falls Dam east of Corbin Park.

  • Man injured in motorcycle crash near Dishman Mica and Madison in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a crash near Dishman Mica Rd. and Madison Rd. in Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon. Deputies say a motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with injuries around 1:30 p.m. No other cars were involved. Lanes were blocked for a short time while investigators gathered evidence.

  • Police eye Oregon stabbing suspect's ideology

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police say they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of a man suspected of fatally stabbing two other men on an Oregon train after they apparently attempted to intervene when the man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim.

  • Police identify victims in Oregon train attack

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities have identified two men fatally stabbed on a Portland light-rail train in Oregon.      Police on Saturday said 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley, Oregon, died at the scene on Friday and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Portland died at a hospital.

  • Spromberg fire near Leavenworth now 97 percent contained

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Chelan County fire crews report there were no major changes overnight to the Spromberg fire, which has been burning north of Leavenworth since Tuesday. Firefighters say that due to better mapping, the size of the fire 34 acres, and as of Saturday morning the fire is 97 percent contained with no further growth expected.

  • Police release new photo of Manchester bombing suspect, ask for help

    MANCHESTER, England - Manchester Police have released a new photo of the man suspected of killing 22 people in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday. In the photo released Saturday shows 22-year-old suspect Salman Abedi in a brown hat, jeans, glasses and a black Hollister vest. The background is blacked out.

  • Spokane man arrested for breaking into train, blowing horn

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police report they have arrested a man for trespassing after he broke into a Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive, started the engine and was blowing the horn Saturday morning. Officers responded to a report of a man who was locked inside the train and blowing the whistles near N. Helena St, south of E. Front Ave.

  • Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

    RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) - A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older child to pull the emergency latch and called 911.

  • Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69.      Ken Weinstein confirmed Saturday that Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia.      Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons.

  • Richland man dies in glider crash near Ephrata

    EPHRATA, Wash. - A 64-year-old Richland man was killed in a glider crash Friday afternoon about eight miles west of Ephrata. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Kyle Roberson was piloting an Alexander Schleicher model ASW28-18 sailplane which crashed into a remote farm field near Baird Springs Road Northwest and Road J-Northwest late in the afternoon.

  • Pasco Police rescue man from Goodwill donation box

    PASCO, Wash. - Police were called to a Goodwill donation box Friday to rescue a man who was stuck inside. Fire crews were originally going to cut the man out of the box, before a worker showed up with a key to free the man.

  • $10,000 reward offered after fireworks set ablaze in Atlanta store

    ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in hopes of catching teenagers suspected of igniting a fireworks display inside a grocery store in Atlanta, sending shoppers fleeing and filling the store with smoke Investigators tell WSB-TV that two teens were caught on surveillance video using a lighter to set fire to the display inside the Publix on the city's south side Thursday night.

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  • Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:08:04 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

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    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

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  • Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:08:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

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  • Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    Thursday, May 14 2015 3:00 PM EDT2015-05-14 19:00:33 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:59:52 GMT

    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. 

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    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. 

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  • Mariners' arms shutdown Red Sox 5-0 in series finale

    Mariners' arms shutdown Red Sox 5-0 in series finale

    BOSTON (AP) - Christian Bergman rebounded from a miserable start with seven shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners halted Boston's season-high six-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.      Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and Guillermo Heredia a solo shot for the Mariners, who averted a three-game sweep with just their second win in nine games. Seattle was shut out the first two games.      Bergman (2-2) allowed four hits,...>>
    BOSTON (AP) - Christian Bergman rebounded from a miserable start with seven shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners halted Boston's season-high six-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.      Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and Guillermo Heredia a solo shot for the Mariners, who averted a three-game sweep with just their second win in nine games. Seattle was shut out the first two games.      Bergman (2-2) allowed four hits,...>>
  • BYU bats blitz Bulldogs in WCC Championship

    BYU bats blitz Bulldogs in WCC Championship

    Gonzaga Athletics STOCKTON, Calif.—The Gonzaga baseball team lost two games to BYU Saturday, falling in the West Coast Conference Championships at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton. Game One: No. 3 BYU 10, No. 1 Gonzaga 3 The Cougars forced the winner-take-all nightcap by jumping out to an early lead in game one. They scored four in the bottom half of the first inning on four hits. The first two batters reached via a pair of tough infield singles, and then Tanner Chauncey br...>>
    Gonzaga Athletics STOCKTON, Calif.—The Gonzaga baseball team lost two games to BYU Saturday, falling in the West Coast Conference Championships at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton. Game One: No. 3 BYU 10, No. 1 Gonzaga 3 The Cougars forced the winner-take-all nightcap by jumping out to an early lead in game one. They scored four in the bottom half of the first inning on four hits. The first two batters reached via a pair of tough infield singles, and then Tanner Chauncey br...>>
  • Cougars drop season-finale to No. 8 Stanford on Senior Day

    Cougars drop season-finale to No. 8 Stanford on Senior Day

    Saturday, May 27 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-05-28 00:35:07 GMT
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    by WSU Athletics PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State dropped a 15-1 decision to No. 8 Stanford in the season-finale in front of a season-high 1,776 fans at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday afternoon. Prior to the game, WSU recognized senior lefthanded pitcher Trenton Dupre, the only senior on the roster. The Cougars finished the season 24-29 overall and 10-20 in Pac-12 play, recording more overall wins from a year ago including four Pac-12 series wins and a . WSU finished the yea...>>
    by WSU Athletics PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State dropped a 15-1 decision to No. 8 Stanford in the season-finale in front of a season-high 1,776 fans at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday afternoon. Prior to the game, WSU recognized senior lefthanded pitcher Trenton Dupre, the only senior on the roster. The Cougars finished the season 24-29 overall and 10-20 in Pac-12 play, recording more overall wins from a year ago including four Pac-12 series wins and a . WSU finished the yea...>>
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