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  • Hoopfest: then and now

    SPOKANE, Wash. How the times have changed. This weekend is Hoopfest's 27th year. And while we're all excited about everything the world's largest 3-on-3 tournament has to offer ... it's fun to look back and see how far we've come. In June of 1990 backyard ball took on a whole new meaning IN Spokane. It was Hoopfests humble beginnings. A time when shirts versus skins was still okay. A time when no one could predict just how big this tournament was going t...

  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, June 22nd

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

  • Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

    Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Prosecutors say they'll seek to reverse an appeals court decision that the confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and that he should be retried or freed. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach. Dassey was 16 then and...

  • Documents detail reasoning behind removal of Former Spokane street director

    SPOKANE, Wash. - You might remember - Mark Serbousek was removed from the top spot in the Streets Department - the day before a storm dumped another 7 inches of snow on Spokane. Many wondered at the time whether a winter's worth of complaints about inadequate plowing and pothole repair had anything to do with it. This stack of documents - including emails, memos, and text messages and covering late 2016 through 

  • Hoopfest team finds third player to keep family tradition alive

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Each year thousands of players come together for the world’s largest 3-on-3-basketball tournament, but one team is still missing their most valuable player. Joey Cawyer played at Hoopfest for a decade before passing away from brain cancer in 2013. “It was really hard to watch Joey go,” said his mother, Cindy Anderson.

  • Mothers describe witnessing attempted child luring near Glass Park

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Do you know where your kids are? Thankfully, two women say they were around after a man tried to lure their kids into his car. It happened Wednesday morning in North Spokane near Glass Park off of Hoffman Street. Spokane Police say they are calling this an attempted child luring and they are actively searching for the man. Misty Coleman-Woods says a man in a Subaru pulled up to her home around 10:30 a.m. on 

  • Restoration efforts underway on High Drive Bluff; 'Watering Brigade' volunteers wanted

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Restoration efforts are underway after a mile-long road was bulldozed reportedly without permission in the High Drive Bluff. Patrick Keegan is with Friends of the Bluff. He has been coming down to the area that was bulldozed nearly every other day with his backpack full of four gallons of water. That’s because more than 900 tree seedlings have been planted to restore what was taken down.

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    Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window

    CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts are crediting a huge stuffed cow with saving 2-year-old boy who fell out of a second-story window and onto concrete below. It happened Wednesday in Chelsea.  Police say the boy was playing in a bedroom with his 12-year-old sister and bouncing on the bed when he bounced right out of the window. He fell 16 feet (4 meters) onto the concrete. Luckily, he was holding onto the cow, which broke his fall.     ...

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    Body of missing Gold Bar man recovered from river

    MONROE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a man missing northeast of Seattle has been found in the Skykomish River near Monroe. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says deputies recovered 71-year-old Olaf Eriksen's body Thursday afternoon after three men who were fishing and discovered the body called 911.  The men told 911 they found Eriksen's body in the water. The sheriff's office says Ericksen, who lived in Gold Bar, had been m...

  • Man convicted of deadly stabbing after SpongeBob dispute

    Man convicted of deadly stabbing after SpongeBob dispute

    LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man accused of stabbing someone after a confrontation a witness said was sparked by a comparison to SpongeBob SquarePants has been convicted of murder. Prosecutors say 39-year-old Robert S. Lee stabbed Jamal Britton last July at a Lewisburg apartment complex.  PennLive.com reports witness Qaisha Jacobs told the jury Britton was angry after Lee told him he looked like th...

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    Glider makes emergency landing to avoid air traffic collision

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon one person was taken to the hospital via Life Flight after a deer ran out in fron of their motorcycle on Baird Springs RD near RD 16 NW. As Grant County Firefighters were finishing up at the motorcycle collision, they say a glider lost lift and made an emergency landing a short distance from the collision scene. Firefighters say the glider recognized the Life Flight on scene and chose a different landing area to avoid a potential air collision.

  • Idaho governor welcomes delisting of Yellowstone grizzlies

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on removing Yellowstone region grizzly bears from federal protections (all times local): ___  1:30 p.m. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is welcoming the delisting of grizzlies in Yellowstone and says the state is ready to start managing the bears. Otter says Idaho has been on the forefront of Yellowstone grizzly bear recovery for many years and that the population has been recovere...

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    Man in semitrailer dies in crash with train

    PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) - A 66-year-old man died in a crash involving his semitrailer and a freight train in southeastern Washington. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the crash Wednesday afternoon near Plymouth by the Columbia River. The sheriff's office says Ronald Slagg was driving north on a private road that crosses railroad tracks when the crash with a BNSF train occurred. The sheriff's office says Slagg was se...

  • 1,600 marijuana plants worth $1.6M seized from house

    BENTON CITY, Wash. (AP) - The Benton County Sheriff's Office discovered $1.6 million worth of illegal marijuana at a Washington house while checking on a domestic dispute report. The Tri-City Herald reports deputies and gang team members seized 1,600 plants from the house. Authorities say nobody had been arrested as of Wednesday evening, but the suspects involved in the two large, unlicensed growing operations have been identified. A search war...

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    Driver of Idaho school bus charged following injury crash

    SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) - The 67-year-old driver of a school bus involved in a rollover crash that injured more than a dozen junior high students in April has been charged with misdemeanor reckless driving. The Times-News reports that Richard Mecham was charged Monday in 5th District court. Officials say Mecham on April 18 drove off the right shoulder, overcorrected and rolled the 2011 school bus. Twelve students were hospitalized, and all were released the next d...

  • Looking to become a Deputy? Spokane Co. Sheriff's Office holding open house

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is hiring and will be holding an open house next week for anyone interested in a career in law enforcement. The open house will take place on June 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office Training Center at 6011 N. Chase Road, Newman Lake, WA 99025. 

  • One person dead in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and firefighters say while battling the blaze they found the body of a person inside the home. 

  • German parliament backs annulment of gay men's convictions

    BERLIN - German lawmakers have approved a plan to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enforced enthusiastically in post-World War II West Germany.  Parliament's lower house voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the bill. The legislation criminalizing homosexuality was introduced in the 19th century.

  • Taking the bargain route (sponsored)

    It all started with a single, attainable goal: buying a snazzy new Yeti cooler, filled with craft beer from microbreweries between the Inland Northwest and Texas. To make it happen, 32-year-old Tyler McGuffin, of Spokane Valley, applied the skills he uses every day as an STCU accountant to plan an itinerary that would take him from Spokane to Waco.

  • Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror says his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment." The comments are in videotaped depositions of Bruce Jessen ahead of a Sept. 5 trial.

  • Fitness model killed by exploding whipped cream canister

    PARIS (AP) - French authorities are investigating the death of a fashion blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister. The prosecutor's office in the eastern city of Mulhouse said Thursday that an investigation is underway into Saturday's death of Rebecca Burger and whether a faulty canister was at fault. The prosecutor would not comment pending further investigation.

  • Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences

    CEDARTOWN, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff says he will shorten the sentences of inmates who stepped in to help a deputy when he collapsed on the job. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats told news outlets the deputy suddenly collapsed while overseeing inmates on a work-release detail. The six inmates opened the deputy's shirt, removed his bulletproof vest and began performing CPR.

  • Public memorial service help for U.S. student detained in N. Korea

    WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to an American college student who was detained there for over a year and died after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. Ohio's Republican senator calls Otto Warmbier "an amazing young man" who shouldn't have been detained.

  • Spokane Father's Day fight goes viral on social media

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A dad's plan to pick up his daughter for a Father's Day outing turns into accusations of assault and an arrest. Now a Facebook post is going viral because of what the dad didn't do when confronted. 

  • Man repossess minivan with sleeping child inside

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say a man repossessing a minivan towed it with a sleeping child in the back. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday when the man used GPS to track the vehicle after the 7-year-old's mother said she had stopped to run into work. The woman and bystanders screamed as the tow truck drove off with her child and the vehicle, which had tinted windows. 

  • Jason Obermiller found NOT GUILTY of 2nd Degree Murder in the death of 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We just received word that the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of accused child killer Jason Obermiller.  Obermiller testified earlier this week that he did not kill Adalynn Hoyt. His defense attorneys asked him questions about how he cared for her and Lovina Rainey’s other children. He was also asked about that night in September.

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, June 21st

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

  • Spokane man gets thousands in camera gear stolen

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Over the weekend a Spokane man had his livelihood stolen from him when a thief made off with a camera bag filled with gear worth thousands of dollars. By trade, Christopher Gray is a web developer, photographer and videographer. On Saturday afternoon when and his twin daughters were on a bike ride through Riverfront Park on their way to a photo shoot when Christopher noticed something unusual.

  • Spokane man hopes to fight graffiti tagging with art

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One West Central Spokane man is upset after his garage was tagged with graffiti, but he's got a plan to take back his garage. The plan involves time, paint brushes and an artist to help him take away the graffiti and make something special.  The other day, Andrew Larson came out of his house to a surprise. 

  • Community jumps into action after rollover crash in Coeur d'Alene

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A busy stretch of road in Coeur d’Alene came to a screeching halt yesterday. “It was just a loud impact,” Melissa Cheney said. Cheney, the owner of Lakeshore Decor, says she was with a client. “Then we saw the car actually flip over,” she said. Cheney says they rushed out of the store quickly and saw other people from across the street rush over as well.

  • Three K9s graduate from patrol school

    Wednesday was the final day of patrol school for three K9s. The Chewelah Police Department will be getting their first K9 in a long time. Officer Matt Miller’s new partner is K9 Rebel.  “It’s great that he’s my partner. I couldn’t ask for a better partner,” Miller says.

  • PHOTOS: $450,000 home in Seattle vs. $450,000 home in Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Location, location, location.  You may have seen a post making its way around social media of a house listing in Seattle for nearly $450,000. That sounds about right for the area, right? Well this house is a bit of a fixer upper. The kind with lots of potential if you invest the time and money.  Currently, however, it is shown on the real estate site Redfin in less than perfect condition. 

  • Ruling on Dakota Access pipeline shutdown months away

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge won't decide until later this year whether to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline while federal officials do more environmental review.      Judge James Boasberg on Wednesday approved a schedule under which both sides in an ongoing lawsuit over the pipeline will submit written arguments on the matter in July and August.

  • 3rd suspect in 2016 Tacoma gang initiation killing arrested

    TACOMA, Wash. - A suspect in a 2016 Tacoma gang initiation killing has been booked into jail.      The News Tribune reports 26-year-old Juan Jose Gaitan Vasquez was charged in March with one count of first-degree murder in the April 2016 death of Samuel Cruces-Vasquez. 

  • Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say the police officer injured at a Flint, Michigan, airport is in critical condition. Michigan State Police said the officer was critically hurt Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport. Airport officials posted on Facebook that the officer was hurt but offered no further details about the incident. A witness tells The Flint Journal he saw the officer bleeding form his neck.

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  • One person dead in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    One person dead in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    Thursday, June 22 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-06-22 19:48:08 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and firefighters say while battling the blaze they found the body of a person inside the home. 

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  • PHOTOS: Bozeman Police help save horse stuck in the mud

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:46:39 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Wash. - There are things from my childhood that would have been useful for me to remember. Anything beyond 8th grade math comes to mind. I'm constantly forgetting important things my wife is telling me, but ask me to quote every Emilio Estevez line from Young Guns and I'm alright. It's been a life-saver on more than one occasion. 

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    BOZEMAN, Wash. - There are things from my childhood that would have been useful for me to remember. Anything beyond 8th grade math comes to mind. I'm constantly forgetting important things my wife is telling me, but ask me to quote every Emilio Estevez line from Young Guns and I'm alright. It's been a life-saver on more than one occasion. 

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  • Dialed In: Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins has love of public services and of adventure

    Dialed In: Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins has love of public services and of adventure

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:11:23 GMT
    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:11:23 GMT

    "The hook is deep to do community service just probably in a few years I will be doing it a different way," said Watkins.

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    "The hook is deep to do community service just probably in a few years I will be doing it a different way," said Watkins.

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  • WATCH: Gonzaga's Zach Collins' path to the NBA through hard work and sacrifice

    WATCH: Gonzaga's Zach Collins' path to the NBA through hard work and sacrifice

    Gonzaga's Zach Collins was selected 10th overall in this year's NBA Draft.Gonzaga's Zach Collins was selected 10th overall in this year's NBA Draft.

    Our Sam Adams got a chance to talk with Gonzaga's Zach Collins after he was selected 10th overall in this year's NBA Draft. Collins talks about how his work ethic brought him to the position he's in and how he plans to use that to help the Portland Trailblazers.

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    Our Sam Adams got a chance to talk with Gonzaga's Zach Collins after he was selected 10th overall in this year's NBA Draft. Collins talks about how his work ethic brought him to the position he's in and how he plans to use that to help the Portland Trailblazers.

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  • WATCH: UW's Markelle Fultz talks about being the No. 1 draft pick

    WATCH: UW's Markelle Fultz talks about being the No. 1 draft pick

    Fultz is the first-ever Husky to go No. 1 overall in the NBA DraftFultz is the first-ever Husky to go No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft

    Our Femi Abebefe got a chance to talk with Washington Huskies' Markelle Fultz about being drafted No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft. Fultz was the first-ever Husky taken first overall in the NBA Draft and talks about how he plans to help the Philadelphia 76ers this upcoming season.

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    Our Femi Abebefe got a chance to talk with Washington Huskies' Markelle Fultz about being drafted No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft. Fultz was the first-ever Husky taken first overall in the NBA Draft and talks about how he plans to help the Philadelphia 76ers this upcoming season.

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  • Mariners win 5th straight, beating Tigers 9-6

    Mariners win 5th straight, beating Tigers 9-6

    Mariners one game over .500 for 1st time this seasonMariners one game over .500 for 1st time this season

    SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, Andrew Moore pitched seven effective innings to win in his big league debut, and the Seattle Mariners held off the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, Andrew Moore pitched seven effective innings to win in his big league debut, and the Seattle Mariners held off the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.    

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