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  • Head-on crash kills 1, injures 8, when driver attempts to pass slow-moving vehicle on Hwy 95

    SAGLE, Idaho - A fatal and serious injury head-on crash has killed one man and injured eight others, including five children, who all had to be transported to Kootenai Health. The crash occurred on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, on Highway 95 at milepost 466.5, two miles south of Sagle, Idaho.

  • Things are about to change for several people in Spokane.

    Las Vegas pot dispensaries offer Black Friday deals

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Big box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. Marijuana dispensaries in the area are rolling out deals, too. The Las Vegas Sun reports more than 40 dispensaries in the Las Vegas area will offer discounts on marijuana flower products, edibles such as chocolates, and concentrates.

  • Sound heard in Argentine sub search could be explosion

    MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine is consistent with that of an explosion - an ominous development in the hunt for the vessel and its 44 crew members.   Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said that the relatives of the crew have been informed and that the search will continue until there is full certainty about the fate of the ARA San Juan.

  • Wind advisory with winds up to 55mph in effect until 5pm

    KHQ.COM - It's is going to be a windy and wet Thanksgiving day! We are under a wind advisory for parts of the inland northwest in eastern Washington and N. Idaho from 11am - 5pm today. Gusts could get up to 55mph which is something you'll want to keep in mind if you're frying those turkeys outside. Sustained winds will be between 15 and 25mph. Winds are expected to peak between 1 and 3pm.

  • Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

    NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died.   The New York Times reports his daughter, Aria Hendricks, confirmed his Wednesday death at a Manhattan hospital. He was 96.

  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky, giant of the opera stage, dies at 55 after battle with cancer

    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55.   Hvorostovsky's office said in a statement Wednesday that the acclaimed singer "died peacefully" earlier and was "surrounded by family" near his home in London. "May the warmth of his voice and his spirit always be with us," the statement said.

  • Baltimore cop killed one day before scheduled testimony against colleagues

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says a detective killed last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted police officers.   Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the revelation Wednesday, a week after the detective was shot in the head in a vacant lot. Rumors have been running rampant in Baltimore about the unsolved case.

  • Armed carjacking and shooting at Best Western on S. Geiger Blvd. sends one to hospital.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a reported armed carjacking that ended with one person being shot at a hotel in Spokane. The incident occurred just after 4:30am Thanksgiving morning at the Best Western on S. Geiger Blvd. According to authorities, a guest at the hotel came down to the lobby and appeared to have been assaulted.

  • Moses Lake woman arrested for attempting to sell stolen pocket watches online

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police Officers arrested 21-year-old Brittany Strong Wednesday morning after she attempted to sell stolen property via a Facebook buy and sell page. Just a week ago today she was arrested for stealing hundreds of pieces of mail in the Peninsula area of Moses Lake. Officers say they received several tips from our Facebook readers Tuesday that Strong was trying to sell two antique gold watches. 

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd.

  • Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

    NEW YORK (AP) - New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And police are going all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.    The parade steps off Thursday with marching bands, performers from Broadway hits, elaborate floats and signature giant balloons.

  • Commission alerted to review allegations against TripAdvisor

    BOSTON (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission could take action against TripAdvisor after the Massachusetts-based travel company was accused of deleting hotel reviews that contained allegations of rape and other crimes. Several people told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this month they were sexually assaulted at Mexican hotels and resorts but the online reviews that mentioned the crimes were taken down. The Boston Globe says after the report was published Democratic Wi...

  • Police clear suspicious package at Seattle airport

    SEATTLE (AP) - Police say there is no threat from a suspicious item in Seattle's airport. The Sea-Tac Airport says the bomb squad investigated and cleared the item on the ticketing level.

  • WSU employees fight back against budget cuts

    WSU employees fight back against budget cuts

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Several Washington State University employees are fighting back against budget cuts.  The university needs to cut $10 million a year for the next 3 years and as a result the school completely cut their performance arts program, including courses productions and faculty, cut 2.5% to every other academic program and reduced stipends to graduate assistants.  Now a group of employees have started a petition 

  • Mobile home collapses, fatally crushes man near Monroe

    MONROE, Wash. - Authorities say a man was crushed to death when a mobile home collapsed on him northeast of Monroe.    KOMO-TV reports the man was the property owner and was removing the mobile home when it collapsed.    A man was crushed to death Wednesday when a mobile home collapsed on him, according to Snohomish County Fire District 7.

  • Semi crash on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene blocks eastbound lanes for hours

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - One person was taken to the hospital after a crash with a semi truck in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Wednesday morning. It happened around 11:45 a.m. Idaho State Police report a white 2017 Freightliner truck towing three box trailers driven by 40-year-old Ricardo T.J. Saenz of Pasco, Washington. was headed eastbound and attempted to change lanes.

  • Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

  • WSP discusses main causes of collisions ahead of Thanksgiving, Apple Cup travel

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As you travel for Thanksgiving or the Apple Cup, it’s important to remember to be careful to not get into an accident. “The leading causes of collision haven't really changed in the last several years,” says Trooper Jeff Sevigney with Washington State Patrol. He says in his experience, impairment, speed, and distracted driving are the most common causes of crashes in Washington state. A national study by the University of Michigan also found that ...

  • The Latest: States investigate Uber over massive data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the data breach at Uber (all times local):  6:30 p.m. More U.S. states say they're investigating Uber over the ride-hailing company's massive data breach.    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican, sent a letter Wednesday telling Uber to notify customers if their personal information might have been affected and demanding that the ride-hailing company make changes to protect data.    Massachusetts Attorney ...

  • Disturbing videos appear on YouTube Kids app

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Recent reports have called attention to collections of videos sprinkled with profanity and violent themes on YouTube Kids, the video-sharing site's kid-friendly platform. "You have no way of controlling what they're watching if they're scrolling through this YouTube Kids app," said mother Megan Gibbs. "If they see something I cant make them unsee it, that image is stuck in their head." Google is cracking down on the disturbing cartoons

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  • Veteran's Meat Locker Helping Those Who Served

    Veteran's Meat Locker Helping Those Who Served

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-11-17 05:30:32 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-11-23 00:24:40 GMT

    A Montana veteran and his wife have started an organization to help other veterans in the state. They are giving away free meat.

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    A Montana veteran and his wife have started an organization to help other veterans in the state. They are giving away free meat.

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  • U.S. Marshals urging public to report imposter scams to FTC

    U.S. Marshals urging public to report imposter scams to FTC

    Thursday, November 16 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-11-16 20:42:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals want you to know of several nationwide imposter scams from people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.  During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses.

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    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals want you to know of several nationwide imposter scams from people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.  During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses.

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  • Zinke says Democrats holding Interior nominees 'hostage'

    Zinke says Democrats holding Interior nominees 'hostage'

    Friday, November 10 2017 3:19 PM EST2017-11-10 20:19:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is complaining that Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially designated monuments. 

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    WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is complaining that Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially designated monuments. In a sharply worded letter to Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Zinke says it's unfortunate that Democrats have placed holds on four Interior nominees.

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