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  • Friends remember Spokane man fatally stabbed

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friends and family are devastated and heartbroken over the death of 28-year-old Corey Ward, who was stabbed and slashed by a killer. Ward did not survive and so far, Spokane police haven't made any arrests. It happened on May 17 just before midnight in the 2400 block of West Cleveland in Northwest Spokane.

  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, May 21st

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, May 21st.

  • Florida man climbs on playground equipment, tells kids where babies come from

    CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. - A 30-year-old Florida man was fined $118 and ordered to stay away from a park after police say the man climbed on playground equipment and yelled at children in the area about where babies come from. Otis Dawayne Ryan was taken into custody on a charge of disorderly conduct around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon in Clearwater Beach, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 

  • Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    ATLANTA (AP) - The massacre that killed 10 people at a high school in Texas last week was just the latest to happen in a small or suburban city.    Of the 10 deadliest school shootings in the U.S., all but one took place in a town with fewer than 75,000 residents and the vast majority of them were in cities with fewer than 50,000 people.

  • Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama

    NEW YORK (AP) - Netflix says that it has reached a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce material for the streaming service.    Netflix said Monday, in a tweet, that the former president and first lady will produce films and series for the service, potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features.

  • Officer helps rescue cat from side of busy Michigan highway

    LIVONIA, Mich. - A Michigan police officer helped save a tiny cat from a busy highway and the adorable rescue mission was caught on body camera video. Officer Cameron Koss with the Livonia Police Department responded to Interstate 96 for a report of a cat on the highway on May 5. No one knows how the cat got there, but Officer Koss and another officer worked together to save the cat.

  • Stranger leaves Washington waitress a $3,000 tip

    CHEHALIS, Wash. - People tend to leave a couple of extra dollars for good service while dining out. However, one waitress from Lewis County, Washington, got more than just a couple of extra dollars. Waitress Michelle Bozemen got a $3,000 tip on a $44 bill at the Rib Eye restaurant in Chehalis, Washington, Sunday.

  • Florida city warns residents of power outage, zombies

    LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) - Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies. That's right - zombies.    The Palm Beach Post reports that Lake Worth officials sent out a message during a power outage Sunday that included a "zombie alert for Lake Worth and Terminus."

  • Paul Allen donates $1M to Washington gun initiative

    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has donated $1 million to a campaign seeking to raise the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 in Washington state.    Allen made the announcement on Twitter Monday.

  • Robert Indiana, known for his LOVE series, has died at 89

    VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) - Artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series, has died at his home in Maine. He was 89.    Indiana's attorney says he died Saturday from respiratory failure.    Friends had expressed concern for his well-being because the reclusive artist hadn't been heard from for some time.

  • Cheney teacher's Twitter thread on letting student sleep goes viral

    CHENEY, Wash. - A Cheney High School English teacher let a student sleep in his class last week and the thread on Twitter describing the reason has gone viral.  Monte Syrie tweeted the reason he let the student, Meg, sleep in class last week and the thread caught the attention of many.  The thread reads in its entirety here: 

  • Floodwaters expected to rise in Pend Oreille County

    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Floodwaters from the Pend Oreille River are expected to continue rising throughout the week. According to the National Weather Service, the river is at 115.9 kilo cubic feet per second as of 5 p.m Monday. The flood flow is 95 kcfs. The river is expected to reach 130.53 kcfs by Monday, May 28. Emergency crews in Cusick are constructing a 1,400-foot long temporary levee in preparation for flooding. 

  • Fish and Wildlife offer advice when encountering cougars

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Over the weekend the state of Washington dealt with its first cougar attack since 2009. Since those records started being kept, this is now the 20th ever attack on humans. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates there are somewhere between 1,800 and 2,100 cougars throughout the state, most of the time they come out at night.

  • New mural by local artist garners reaction online

    A picture is worth a thousand words and a mural has sparked at least that much. If you’ve driven by Division and Second Avenue downtown, you may have seen the mural titled, “American Jesus” by Godffiti, also known as Daniel Lopez. The 14-foot piece of art depicts Jesus with pixels covering the figure’s face. “I hope it's just very apparent that I'm saying something as opposed to showing something,” Lopez says. It took him about four days to finis...

  • Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

    PHOENIX (AP) - Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, trapping a construction worker.    The rig fell over about 9:30 a.m. Monday during construction for the Sky Train guideway system.    Airport operations aren't affected by the accident.

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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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  • Sister of Missing Illinois Man Speaks Out

    Sister of Missing Illinois Man Speaks Out

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:38:00 GMT
    Friday, May 11 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:45:48 GMT

    This Sunday will mark two weeks since Paul Batson, an Illinois man, went missing. He was making a detour through Montana when he disappeared near Reed Point. Work to find Batson continues this weekend.

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    This Sunday will mark two weeks since Paul Batson, an Illinois man, went missing. He was making a detour through Montana when he disappeared near Reed Point. Work to find Batson continues this weekend.

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  • Illinois Man Still Missing, Last Seen in Reed Point

    Illinois Man Still Missing, Last Seen in Reed Point

    Friday, May 11 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-11 04:34:26 GMT
    Friday, May 11 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-11 04:34:26 GMT

    The search for an Illinois man who was last heard from in Montana at the end of April, continues this weekend. Paul Batson, 49, was reported missing out of Bozeman. His car was found in Reed Point on Sunday, April 29. Sgt.

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    The search for an Illinois man who was last heard from in Montana at the end of April, continues this weekend. Paul Batson, 49, was reported missing out of Bozeman. His car was found in Reed Point on Sunday, April 29. Sgt.

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  • Joial Griffith named as Whitworth's new women's basketball coach

    Joial Griffith named as Whitworth's new women's basketball coach

    Photo: Whitworth AthleticsPhoto: Whitworth Athletics
    Photo: Whitworth AthleticsPhoto: Whitworth Athletics

    Whitworth is coming off a 10-15 record in 2017-18.  Griffith takes over for Higgs, who won 361 games in 24 years leading the Pirates and ranked 48th in total victories among active Division III coaches at the time of her retirement.

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    Whitworth is coming off a 10-15 record in 2017-18.  Griffith takes over for Higgs, who won 361 games in 24 years leading the Pirates and ranked 48th in total victories among active Division III coaches at the time of her retirement.

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  • Central Valley honored on MaxPreps Tour of Champions

    Central Valley honored on MaxPreps Tour of Champions

    Central Valley has won two state titles in the past three yearsCentral Valley has won two state titles in the past three years
    Central Valley has won two state titles in the past three yearsCentral Valley has won two state titles in the past three years

    "It's an honor and a privilege to receive this award," said Central Valley head basketball coach Freddie Rehkow. "It's great for the Pacific Northwest to be recognized with this honor and accomplishment.

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    "It's an honor and a privilege to receive this award," said Central Valley head basketball coach Freddie Rehkow. "It's great for the Pacific Northwest to be recognized with this honor and accomplishment.

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  • Cougars fall 4-2 at No. 3 Stanford

    Cougars fall 4-2 at No. 3 Stanford

    Photo: Washington State AthleticsPhoto: Washington State Athletics
    Photo: Washington State AthleticsPhoto: Washington State Athletics

    WSU (15-31-1, 7-19-1 Pac-12) outhit Stanford 10-6 but the Cardinal (43-8, 21-6 Pac-12) used three straight two-out hits in the sixth inning to even the game and take a 4-2 lead.

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    WSU (15-31-1, 7-19-1 Pac-12) outhit Stanford 10-6 but the Cardinal (43-8, 21-6 Pac-12) used three straight two-out hits in the sixth inning to even the game and take a 4-2 lead.

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  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:42:14 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:33 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:33:15 GMT
    The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title.>>
    The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title.>>
  • Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:34:12 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:33 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:33:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...
    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.>>
    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.>>
  • Women cite 'grass ceiling' in male-dominated weed industry

    Women cite 'grass ceiling' in male-dominated weed industry

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:32:40 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:28 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:28:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). In this May 11, 2018, photo, Danielle Schumacher, center, CEO and Co-Founder of THC Staffing Group talks to fellow entrepreneurs Etienne Fontan, right, Director of Berkeley Patients Group and Amber Senter, CEO of Leisure...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). In this May 11, 2018, photo, Danielle Schumacher, center, CEO and Co-Founder of THC Staffing Group talks to fellow entrepreneurs Etienne Fontan, right, Director of Berkeley Patients Group and Amber Senter, CEO of Leisure...
    Women have made inroads in the male-dominated cannabis business, but they face a "grass ceiling" as the industry grows and becomes more mainstream.>>
    Women have made inroads in the male-dominated cannabis business, but they face a "grass ceiling" as the industry grows and becomes more mainstream.>>
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