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It's an issue many counties are dealing with, overcrowding in the jails. And it's an issue the Kootenai county commissioners say they've been trying to correct over the years with bond elections. "we have a chronic problem with overcrowding. In 2013, we spent more than 900 thousand dollars to send inmates out of county to find housing," said county commissioner Dan Green.   More>>

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Owl flies into 10th story apartment, kills canary Video included

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene couple says an owl flew into their 10th story apartment, opened up their bird cage, and killed one of their canaries. The owner told local media that she woke up on Sunday and found bird droppings and feathers all over her apartment. She said she also saw a 6-to-8 inch owl behind a chest of drawers.  More>>

Liberty Lake residents angered by McMorris Rodgers mailer Video included

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LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Two Liberty Lake residents are upset with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers after they received a mailer about senior healthcare cutbacks that prominently featured a photograph of a deceased friend. Tim and Bette Brattebo received the mailer last week, which shows Maxine Davidson, a friend of theirs that passed away in January 2013. 
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Coach gives heartwarming speech to little league team after loss Video included

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A loss eliminates a Rhode Island Little League team little league world series last night. What happens next is inspirational. The coach, Dave Belisle, gives an emotional and heartwarming speech to the boys on his team after they lost to a team from Illinois.Watch the full video here:http://mashable.com/2014/08/19/little-league-coach-speech/ More>>

KHQ REVIEWS: Guardians of the Galaxy Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - I wouldn't call myself a “comic book guy.” However, as a kid, it's hard not to grow up and at some point familiarize yourself with the story of Batman or Superman. I know Bruce Wayne watched his parents get murdered, and that was the turning point that would ultimately lead him down the Dark Knight path. The same with Superman.  More>>

US authenticating video of American's killing Video included

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants. White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the administration has seen the video. She says that if it's deemed genuine by the intelligence community, the U.S. would be "appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist." More>>

Spokane city leaders trying to crack down on vacant homes Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A new written ordinance by Spokane City Council member Amber Waldref addresses the issue of vacant homes within Spokane city limits. "Its really challenging right now with a foreclosed property and the lender. We are not legally able to go on to that property and do anything," Waldref says. The city says it's hands are tied many times when crimes are committed on vacant bank-owned property.  More>>

PHOTOS: Grizzly bears use tools? WSU study under way

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PULLMAN, Wash. - In a first-ever study, researchers at Washington State University are examining whether grizzly bears make and use tools. And while it's too soon to reach a broad scientific conclusion, at least one female bear is demonstrating that, yes, she definitely can.  More>>

Man convicted of killing two girls in 1991 eligible for release but staying in prison Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael W. Tarbert, the man convicted in the deaths of 11-year-old Nicki Wood and 12-year-old Rebecca West in the 90's, earned a release date of August 19, 2014. If all paperwork had been filed, Tuesday was the earliest day Tarbert could have been released from the Monroe Corrections Center, where he is currently serving time. More>>

Coeur d'Alene welcomes new K-9

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho-The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is welcoming their newest member: K-9 Pecco. Pecco is assigned to Officer Amy Winstead. Officer Winstead and Pecco graduated their basic K-9 training school and passed the Idaho K-9 Certification evaluation on August 13th, 2014. Pecco is a three year old Belgium Malinois from the Netherlands. More>>

Injury crash on Wellesley and Maple

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SPOKANE, Wash.-A crash on Wellesley and Maple results in minor injuries. According to the Spokane Police Department, a person driving a Chevrolet Caprice was going East on Wellesly Avenue when they ran a red light. They hit a White Ford Expedition, who was driving North on Maple.The Spokane Police Department says there was one person in each car. They were both taken by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries. More>>

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Woman accused of stealing from community center Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance footage appears to show a woman in Spokane stealing a car and a purse from a community center on Spokane's South Hill. Spokane Police are investigating the crime that happened last Thursday at the East Central Community Center, located just south of Interstate 90. The victim, Madeline Antcliff, is a junior at Gonzaga Prep High School. She has volunteered at the community center for the last two months.

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Spokane City pools: dogs welcome

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SPOKANE, Wash.-Every dog has his day, and for dogs in Spokane those days are coming up! Starting August 24th , the city is opening up the pools to everyone, including dogs, before they are drained for winter.The cost to bring your four legged friend is $10. The proceeds go to SpokAnimal and the Spokane Parks Foundation. More>>

Officer-involved shooting near Ferguson

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ST. LOUIS, MO. - A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery. The shooting Tuesday happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, has touched off days of protests.

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  • Overcrowding issues

    Overcrowding issues

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:22:25 GMT
    It's an issue many counties are dealing with, overcrowding in the jails. And it's an issue the Kootenai county commissioners say they've been trying to correct over the years with bond elections. "we have a chronic problem with overcrowding. In 2013, we spent more than 900 thousand dollars to send inmates out of county to find housing," said county commissioner Dan Green.  >>
    It's an issue many counties are dealing with, overcrowding in the jails. And it's an issue the Kootenai county commissioners say they've been trying to correct over the years with bond elections. "we have a chronic problem with overcrowding. In 2013, we spent more than 900 thousand dollars to send inmates out of county to find housing," said county commissioner Dan Green.  >>
  • Owl flies into 10th story apartment, kills canary

    Owl flies into 10th story apartment, kills canary

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:03:02 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene couple says an owl flew into their 10th story apartment, opened up their bird cage, and killed one of their canaries.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene couple says an owl flew into their 10th story apartment, opened up their bird cage, and killed one of their canaries. The owner told local media that she woke up on Sunday and found bird droppings and feathers all over her apartment. She said she also saw a 6-to-8 inch owl behind a chest of drawers. >>
  • Liberty Lake residents angered by McMorris Rodgers mailer

    Liberty Lake residents angered by McMorris Rodgers mailer

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:27:15 GMT
    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Two Liberty Lake residents are upset with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers after they received a mailer about senior healthcare cutbacks that prominently featured a photograph of a deceased friend. >>
    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Two Liberty Lake residents are upset with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers after they received a mailer about senior healthcare cutbacks that prominently featured a photograph of a deceased friend. Tim and Bette Brattebo received the mailer last week, which shows Maxine Davidson, a friend of theirs that passed away in January 2013. 
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  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:57:21 GMT
    The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.>>
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants...>>
  • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:27:22 GMT
    The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.>>
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly...>>
  • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:14:22 GMT
    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.>>
    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.>>
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  • Iwakuma Fans Season-High 11 In M's Win

    Iwakuma Fans Season-High 11 In M's Win

    Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.Mike Zunino was 0-for-17 before getting two hits and driving in two runs.>>
    Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.Mike Zunino was 0-for-17 before getting two hits and driving in two runs.
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  • WATCH: Coach gives inspirational speech following Little League World Series loss

    WATCH: Coach gives inspirational speech following Little League World Series loss

    A loss eliminated a Rhode Island Little League team little league world series on Monday night. What happened next was truly inspirational. The coach, Dave Belisle, gaves an emotional and heartwarming speech to the boys on his team after they lost to a team from Illinois. INSIDE>>>|WATCH the Video|>>
    A loss eliminated a Rhode Island Little League team little league world series on Monday night. What happened next was truly inspirational. The coach, Dave Belisle, gaves an emotional and heartwarming speech to the boys on his team after they lost to a team from Illinois. INSIDE>>>|WATCH the Video|>>
  • McIntosh Will Not Return To Chiefs

    McIntosh Will Not Return To Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 19-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh will not return for the 2014-15 season. McIntosh cited personal reasons for his decision.>>
    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 19-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh will not return for the 2014-15 season. McIntosh cited personal reasons for his decision.>>
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