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  • Colbert mom says son bit by black flies despite precautions

    COLBERT, Wash. - We've hit that period in the year where bugs can really be a problem. The black flies are definitely back and they're biting. Tips to avoid being bit include avoiding areas where the bugs are popular, wearing long sleeves and pants, wearing clothing that is light colored as well as utilizing bug spray. Sara Bunke has taking these precautions but the flies are still eating up her son.

  • Coast Guard rescues 78-year-old hiker north of Lincoln City, Ore.

    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. - A Coast Guard helicopter crew assists North Lincoln Fire and Rescue by hoisted an injured, 78-year-old female hiker from a beach near God's Thumb north of Lincoln City, Saturday. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely transported the hiker to waiting emergency medical service personnel at a local casino parking lot.

  • Spokane Valley business owner's car broken into on camera

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - New business owner Tabatha Lowe of Tab'z on Broadway says she was not at all surprised when her car was broken into. She acknowledged that this is a frequent occurrence in the area. Security cameras outside of her business caught a clear look at the man who broke into her Durango around 5:25 Saturday morning.

  • Gov declares flood emergency in Maryland city

    A witness says she watched cars being swept by flash flooding through a downtown street in Ellicott City, Maryland.    Jessica Ur, a server at a cafe on the city's Main Street, told The Baltimore Sun she saw the gushing brown waters carry three or four parked cars down the street.

  • 25 years later, fugitive returns to NYC, gets arrested

    NEW YORK (AP) - A man who fled the country 25 years ago while facing a prison sentence for attempted murder was arrested when he arrived at a New York City airport.    The Daily News reports Freddy Guerra was taken into custody Tuesday night at Kennedy Airport. He had been living in the Dominican Republic.

  • Homeowner trying to kill weeds ends up burning down garage

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch has burned down his garage. The Springfield News-Sun reports Springfield Township firefighters in central Ohio were called to a home around 4 a.m. Thursday for a detached garage engulfed in flames. No one was injured. 

  • City looks for answers after zombie alert sent to residents

    LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say they still don’t know who sent a “zombie alert” to residents of a Florida city following a power outage. Lake Worth spokesman Ben Kerr says an independent investigation is underway to determine who was behind the message sent to some 7,880 customers during a 27-minute power outage last week.

  • New Jersey dentist's magic tricks go viral

    ELMWOOD, N.J. - For many of us, going to the dentist is hardly something to look forward to. For those of you with kids, it could be quite an ordeal, but one New Jersey dentist is trying to make teeth cleanings a little easier for all involved with a little bit of magic. Dr. Eyal Simchi operates a dental practice in Elmwood, New Jersey.

  • Sex offender captured following anonymous tip

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. Authorities say a man, who had warrants from the Washington Department of Corrections for violating his probation and failure to register as a sex offender, has been captured.    KOMO-TV reports the U.S. Marshals Service says Christopher Fitzpatrick was arrested Saturday night at a home in Lakewood after an anonymous tip.

  • California K9 busts driver with 60 pounds of meth

    WEST COVINA, Calif. - Last week, The West Covina Police Department's newest K9 officer made his first big  drug bust. During a traffic stop near Vincent Ave and Interstate 10 in West Covina, California,  officers found methamphetamine under the driver's seat of the vehicle. The driver was detained and a narcotics detection K9 was called to the scene.

  • Missing hunters identified after crash into Idaho river

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have identified four hunters who remain missing after a crash in the Idaho backcountry.    The Idaho County Sheriff's Office on Sunday said the men are: Koby Clark of Bozeman, Montana, Reece Rollins of Terrebonne, Oregon and brothers Raymond and Jesse Ferrieri of Mahapac Falls, New York.

  • Officer returns to work after being shot while on duty

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho police officer returned to duty after suffering a gunshot wound while responding to a call.    The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Officer Charles Hatley of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department returned to duty earlier this month and called the experience "eye-opening."

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  • Pilot OK after plane makes hard landing on I-90 east of Lookout Pass

    Pilot OK after plane makes hard landing on I-90 east of Lookout Pass

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:41:45 GMT

    LOOKOUT PASS - Investigators with Montana Highway Patrol say a pilot was flying an experimental aircraft and trying to go over Lookout Pass when he reportedly hit a downdraft and the plane's engine gave out. Troopers say the pilot aimed for the only thing he could think of which was the highway. He landed hard in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90.

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    LOOKOUT PASS - Investigators with Montana Highway Patrol say a pilot was flying an experimental aircraft and trying to go over Lookout Pass when he reportedly hit a downdraft and the plane's engine gave out. Troopers say the pilot aimed for the only thing he could think of which was the highway. He landed hard in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90.

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  • Teen who started Columbia River Gorge fire last summer ordered to pay $37 million in restitution

    Teen who started Columbia River Gorge fire last summer ordered to pay $37 million in restitution

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:11:27 GMT

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington teenager who admitted to throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon last summer, causing a major wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution. It's unlikely the boy, whose identity has not been released by authorities, will ever cover the entire $37 million.

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    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington teenager who admitted to throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon last summer, causing a major wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution. It's unlikely the boy, whose identity has not been released by authorities, will ever cover the entire $37 million.

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  • Searchers recover body of missing Montana backcountry skier

    Searchers recover body of missing Montana backcountry skier

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:46:41 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a northwestern Montana physician who went missing while backcountry skiing in February.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the body of 62-year-old Jonathan Torgerson of Columbia Falls was recovered Saturday in an avalanche runout zone on the north side of Whitefish Mountain.

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a northwestern Montana physician who went missing while backcountry skiing in February.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the body of 62-year-old Jonathan Torgerson of Columbia Falls was recovered Saturday in an avalanche runout zone on the north side of Whitefish Mountain.

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  • Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'

    Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:34:09 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:08:19 GMT
    (Chris Stewart via AP). In this May 23, 2018, photo provided by Chris Stewart the sun sets through “vog,” or volcanic smog, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has had it all over the past three weeks: molten rock shooting to...(Chris Stewart via AP). In this May 23, 2018, photo provided by Chris Stewart the sun sets through “vog,” or volcanic smog, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has had it all over the past three weeks: molten rock shooting to...
    A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is creating "vog," or volcanic smog.>>
    A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is creating "vog," or volcanic smog.>>
  • Lava covers plugged well at Hawaii geothermal plant property

    Lava covers plugged well at Hawaii geothermal plant property

    Monday, May 28 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:04:39 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:08:17 GMT
    (George F. Lee/The Honolulu Advertiser via AP). In a Saturday, May 26, 2018 photo, area residents, the media and national guard flock to what is now the end of Leilani Avenue to take in the fiery show at fissures 2, 7 and 8 of the Kilauea volcano near ...(George F. Lee/The Honolulu Advertiser via AP). In a Saturday, May 26, 2018 photo, area residents, the media and national guard flock to what is now the end of Leilani Avenue to take in the fiery show at fissures 2, 7 and 8 of the Kilauea volcano near ...
    Lava from the Kilauea volcano covers at least one well at a geothermal power plant on the Big Island.>>
    Lava from the Kilauea volcano covers at least one well at a geothermal power plant on the Big Island.>>
  • Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration 'DNA'

    Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration 'DNA'

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:14:03 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:08:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). In this May 15, 2018 photo, filmmakers Li-Shin Yu, left, and Ric Burns discuss their new PBS documentary "The Chinese Exclusion Act," during an interview, Tuesday May 15, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). In this May 15, 2018 photo, filmmakers Li-Shin Yu, left, and Ric Burns discuss their new PBS documentary "The Chinese Exclusion Act," during an interview, Tuesday May 15, 2018, in New York.
    The filmmakers of a documentary about the Chinese Exclusion Act say if viewers end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject and current events, that's pretty much the point.>>
    The filmmakers of a documentary about the Chinese Exclusion Act say if viewers end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject and current events, that's pretty much the point.>>
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