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  • Spokane Health District pushes to raise smoking age

    SPOKANE, Wash. - You already have to be 21 to buy alcohol, but if the Spokane Regional Health District has anything to say about it, that could soon apply to cigarettes too. They're hoping to make it harder for teenagers to buy and become addicted to cigarettes. The Board of Health in Spokane County has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that would make teens wait longer to start smoking legally.

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 13th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, December 13th.

  • Support Dogs, Inc

    C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) - A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs. Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis took in the black and white cat over the summer and named him D-O-G (dee-OH'-jee). He's more than a mascot - officials say he plays a key role getting the dogs comfortable around other animals. Assistance dogs need to be well-behaved and not be distracted in their job helping people who are deaf or have mobility problems. Support Dogs preside...

  • WATCH: 2-year-old boy 'rescues' sister during wrestling match

    SOUTH BEND, Indiana  - The cuteness of this video might make you tap out.  NBC affiliate WNDU in South Bend, Indiana, posted the video of a young girl's wrestling match on their Facebook. In it, two 4-year-old girls are squaring off, as they grapple for position, a little 2-year-old boy, one of the wrestlers' brother, comes charging to the rescue.

  • Man shot, killed by police in northern Montana ID'd

    Man shot, killed by police in northern Montana ID'd

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police in northern Montana. The Great Falls Tribune reports 51-year-old Stacy Micheletti was shot when he brandished a weapon during a confrontation in the city's east side Monday morning. Police were trying to speak with the man about an incident that occurred about an hour earlier. No officers were injured, and investigators have not said what kind of weapon Micheletti brandished....

  • Moore not conceding defeat in Alabama Senate race

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Republican Roy Moore says he is waiting for the "final count" in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate.    Moore in a Wednesday video released by his campaign, said it was a close race and that some military and provisional ballots had yet to be counted.    Moore said he is waiting for certification of the final vote by the Alabama secretary of state. 

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    Woman sues city of Yakima after her service dog is taken for being a pit bull

    YAKIMA, Wash. - A woman is suing the city of Yakima over a pit bull ban after she says she was forced to move her service dog outside city limits.  According to the case report, Danika Denton didn't have anywhere else to take her emotional support dog Romeo, so the city impounded him. Her family in Selah has since taken him in.  Yakima city spokesman Randy Beehler tells KIMA TV that the city council implemented a pit bull ban after a 

  • Judge orders Montana man held in illegal gun export case

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A judge has ordered the continued detention of a Montana man authorities captured after he fled to Mexico while facing charges of illegally exporting handguns from the United States.

  • Ohio student arrested for tying to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex with teen boy

    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - A 22-year-old student from Youngstown State University was arrested this week for allegedly attempting to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer. Albert Maruna is charged with attempting unlawful sexual contact with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, possessing criminal tools and importuning.

  • New 'biker bar' rolls in to Coeur d'Alene

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Big bikes, little bikes, they all get the same love and attention. But that’s just in one room at the Coeur d’Alene Bike Company. “Bikes and beer kind of go hand-in-hand,” Alex Castagno said. Castagno and Chris Caro own the shop; they recently got approval from the city to have a beer and wine license.

  • After soda can attack, Spokane man relates similar assault

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man with disabilities is speaking out after someone yelled and threw things at his car wanting to put an end to the hate. Dan Hurlbut saw KHQ’s story about a woman who was hit in the head with a full can of soda by a total stranger. She told KHQ that stranger also yelled she should’ve been strangled at birth, likely because she was in a wheelchair.

  • Inflatable Christmas decorations slashed in Liberty Lake neighborhood

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A homeowner is looking for answers after her Christmas decorations were vandalized in a quite Liberty Lake neighborhood. The incident happened Monday night when Gina Lackey found her three inflatable decorations deflated. “We looked out the window and noticed all our inflatables were deflated,” said Lackey. “So we knew right away something happened.” Lackey found that the inflatables, The Grinch, a Stormtrooper, and Yoda, had all been

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  • Missoula Police searching for 'person of interest' after childrens' bones found in shed

    Missoula Police searching for 'person of interest' after childrens' bones found in shed

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:25 PM EST2017-12-13 23:25:24 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a "person of interest" they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a "person of interest" they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.

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  • Spokane pizza delivery driver attacked by two men while on the job

    Pizza delivery driver attacked by two men while on the job

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:51 PM EST2017-12-13 18:51:26 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:13 PM EST2017-12-13 19:13:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A pizza delivery driver was just doing her job when she was attacked over the weekend while on her route. On Saturday around 6:30 pm, Cali Shisler just made a pizza delivery to home in the Indian Trail neighborhood. She says she drove a few houses down near Farmdale Street and Woodgrove Court and parked along the side of the road to make a phone call back to Roundtable Pizza where she works to let them know she was on her way back. That’s when she heard he...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A pizza delivery driver was just doing her job when she was attacked over the weekend while on her route. On Saturday around 6:30 pm, Cali Shisler just made a pizza delivery to home in the Indian Trail neighborhood. She says she drove a few houses down near Farmdale Street and Woodgrove Court and parked along the side of the road to make a phone call back to Roundtable Pizza where she works to let them know she was on her way back. That’s when she heard he...

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  • Authorities identify Bismarck man who fell through ice, died

    Authorities identify Bismarck man who fell through ice, died

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:51 PM EST2017-12-11 18:51:54 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 5:30 PM EST2017-12-11 22:30:13 GMT
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified a 70-year-old Bismarck man who died after falling through the ice on a creek north of the city while walking his dogs.    A water rescue team recovered the body of Greg Wentz last Thursday from Burnt Creek, which flows into the Missouri River.    The Burleigh County Sheriff's Office says all evidence points to an accidental death. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be p...>>
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified a 70-year-old Bismarck man who died after falling through the ice on a creek north of the city while walking his dogs.    A water rescue team recovered the body of Greg Wentz last Thursday from Burnt Creek, which flows into the Missouri River.    The Burleigh County Sheriff's Office says all evidence points to an accidental death. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be p...>>
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  • C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

    C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

    Thursday, December 14 2017 1:24 AM EST2017-12-14 06:24:50 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 3:25 AM EST2017-12-14 08:25:54 GMT
    A black and white cat has become one of the stars at a St. Louis center where dogs are trained to help people with disabilities. Trainers say the cat named D-O-G plays an important role teaching dogs how to act...>>
    A black and white cat has become one of the stars at a St. Louis center where dogs are trained to help people with disabilities. Trainers say the cat named D-O-G plays an important role teaching dogs how to act amid distractions.>>
  • Bombing underscores New York subway system's vulnerability

    Bombing underscores New York subway system's vulnerability

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:36 AM EST2017-12-13 05:36:44 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 3:25 AM EST2017-12-14 08:25:52 GMT
    A Bangladeshi immigrant is expected to appear before a federal magistrate to face terrorism charges accusing him of setting off an explosive strapped to his body in a New York City transportation hub.>>
    A Bangladeshi immigrant is expected to appear before a federal magistrate to face terrorism charges accusing him of setting off an explosive strapped to his body in a New York City transportation hub.>>
  • Judges to examine if drug stash-house stings racially biased

    Judges to examine if drug stash-house stings racially biased

    Thursday, December 14 2017 1:04 AM EST2017-12-14 06:04:59 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 3:25 AM EST2017-12-14 08:25:39 GMT
    The question of whether agents display racial bias by staging phony stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of landmark hearings in Chicago.>>
    The question of whether agents display racial bias by staging phony stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of landmark hearings in Chicago.>>
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