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  • Puppy abandoned with heartbreaking note and bag of pizza: 'Please take me home'

    KHQ.COM - Don't Bully Us Rescue Last weekend, Philadelphian Justin Hanley looked outside and saw a puppy tied up to the rail by his front steps. When he went outside to check on the dog, he found she'd been left with a plastic bag containing three slices of pizza, and a note bearing a heartbreaking message: “Please take me home. I’m a girl named Diamond. We can no longer keep her in our home.

  • What do teal pumpkins mean on Halloween?

    KHQ.com - It's Halloween! And it is supposed to be scary, but for kids with food allergies it can be scarier than usual. Finding treats that won't potentially trigger allergic reactions can be tricky. That's why Food Allergy Research & Education, or FARE, is trying to start a new tradition in the spirit of inclusion and safety.

  • Body found in dumpster outside Spokane Goodwill

    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to our sources a body has been found in the dumpster outside the Goodwill at 27th and Fiske on Spokane's South Hill. The only information we know at this time is that Major Crimes is investigating the death. As soon as we get more information, we will update this story. Major crimes investigating after body found in dumpster.

  • Oregon man’s arrest by ICE agents captured on video and blasted as ‘appalling’

    NBC NEWS - Federal immigration authorities said Friday they were investigating why an Oregon man was arrested after agents entered the home he was working in without a search warrant. The arrest Thursday of the man — identified later as Carlos Bolanos, 32 — was captured by his co-worker while they were painting the inside of a private home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Former Spirit Lake Police Chief jailed for stalking & assaulting ex-girlfriend

    KHQ.COM - Former Spirit Lake Police Chief, Patrick S. Lawless, 42, has been arrested and is facing a felony charge of aggravated battery as well as a misdemeanor charge for stalking his ex-girlfriend. According to court documents Lawless rammed his black Dodge pickup into the back of the car his pregnant ex-girlfriend was in.

  • Burger King takes on bullying in powerful ad and social experiment

    KHQ.COM - Fast-food chain Burger King is sending a unique message to its customers in an effort to combat bullying. In an undercover social experiment, Burger King set out to determine if people would be more likely to speak up when witnessing a child being bullied or more likely to speak up if the burger they ordered was delivered to them in a pile of mush from also "being bullied."

  • Ryan jabs Trump in comedy routine for NY elite

    NEW YORK (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun at himself, the Senate's top Democrat and even the Catholic church on Thursday night. But the speaker's top target, as he faced hundreds of New York's elite at a charity dinner that celebrates irreverence, was President Donald Trump himself. 

  • Ford worker shoots himself at Detroit-area factory

    WOODHAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Police say a disgruntled worker shot and killed himself at a Ford Motor factory in suburban Detroit. Ford says its other employees were evacuated and are safe. Woodhaven Deputy Chief Scott Fraczek says the worker who killed himself Friday had work-related problem. No other shots were fired. The State Police says a package the man was carrying is not considered dangerous.

  • Raid on Florida home finds explosives, 2,300 ammunition rounds and note promising "bloody revenge"

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade silencer, along with a note promising "bloody revenge."  Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told reporters Thursday night deputies also found aerial images of two schools and a water plant in nearby Tampa.

  • UPDATE: Missing Spokane Valley boy found safe

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies say that the missing 11-year-old in Spokane Valley has been found safe.

  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 19th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 19th.

  • Fake school bus tries to pick up students in Michigan neighborhoods

    VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Michigan school district is warning parents that someone driving an unmarked school bus tried picking up children Thursday in several neighborhoods. Van Buren Public Schools quickly alerted parents about the incident. “Do not allow your students to approach any bus not clearly marked with Van Buren Public Schools on it,” reads the statement posted by Pam Johnson, administrative assistant to the superintendent. 

  • School APProval: giving parents tools to keep up with kids social media use

    School APProval: giving parents tools to keep up with kids social media use

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - After a series of threats at Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene, the school district is giving parents the tools necessary to keep up with their kids social media use.  With many instructional YouTube videos on popular apps, Smart Social is used by school districts across the country. Aside from the YouTube videos, the site ranks apps on a color scale: green is good, grey is in the middle, an red means kids should not have it.

  • Montana hunting group has beef with Arby's venison and elk sandwiches

    BILLINGS, Mont. - A Montana hunting group has beef with a popular fast food restaurant chain. The Montana Wildlife Federation is asking Arby's to reconsider its rollout of limited edition venison and elk sandwiches, which is set to begin Saturday. The elk sandwiches are available at only three locations nationwide, one of which is in Billings. MWF's Executive Director Dave Chadwick explained their issue is with Arby's use of farm-raised 

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    Police officer rescues kitten and raccoon found cuddled inside dumpster

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An animal control officer with the Knoxville Police Department responded to a call that resembles the storyline of a Disney movie. According to a Facebook post by the Knoxville Tennessee Police Department Wednesday, Animal Control Officer Nick Powell responded to a call about an animal stuck in a dumpster.  “When Officer Powell looked inside the dumpster he located two unusual companions -- a kitten and a baby 

  • The low winter snow pack may have some positive consequences for some outdoor enthusiasts.

    Spokane is becoming a boomtown

    Spokane, Wash. The cost of doing business in Spokane is 18 percent below the national average, and over the past 20 years, more than 45 Seattle based companies have relocated to Spokane. Spokane is on the up with more amenities coming every day, and since 2010 Spokane's population has increased 3.1 percent from 209 thousand people to 215 thousand people. City council candidate Matthew Howes said during the pints and politics forum that 

  • Controversy over mannequin's outfit

    Spokane, Wash. Meet Pearl she sits outside of devil's brew coffee on north division, and her scandalous outfit has this passerby, passing up the business as being too offensive "In my opinion, I find it inappropriate." Said Sean Arquette. The reason? Sean is the father of a little girl and he and doesn't think pearl should be flaunting plastic like that.  

  • The Latest: Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Latest on President Trump, Congress and $4.1 trillion budget plan (all times EDT): 9:30 p.m. The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for "massive tax cuts and reform." The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code, cutting rates for individuals and corporations while clearing 

  • N. Idaho roommates arrested for burglary spree

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Three men are behind bars for a Sandpoint burglary spree. Sandpoint Police say in this case, unfortunately great minds think alike. Police say roommates David Anthony Dorland Jr., Christian Moes, and Dylan Utt went out for a nigiht on the town this weekend, but eneded up robbing two businesses. Officers say around 11 p.m. Sunday, the guns store "Wrenco Arms" was robbed, and officers say Dorland stole a single handgun.

  • Wedding theft turns into prostitution sting

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- What started as an investigation into two wedding thieves, turned into the discovery of a prostitution operation. You might remember back in August, a couple that crashed a wedding at the Mirabeau Park Hotel. A box filled with wedding gifts and cards were gone. Eventually, Sierra and Josh Davies were arrested for it. Josh remains in the Spokane County Jail, facing 22 charges ranging from theft to money laundering. Sierra is facing brand new charges: prostitution.

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  • PHOTOS: Bomb-sniffing CIA dog fired for not sniffing bombs

    PHOTOS: Bomb-sniffing CIA dog fired for not sniffing bombs

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:56:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON - You know they old saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."  Some aren't fortunate enough (or brave enough) to live by that motto, but a pup in training to sniff out explosives in the CIA obviously wasn't digging what she was doing, so she's moving on. Hopefully to something she enjoys more. 

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    WASHINGTON - You know they old saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."  Some aren't fortunate enough (or brave enough) to live by that motto, but a pup in training to sniff out explosives in the CIA obviously wasn't digging what she was doing, so she's moving on. Hopefully to something she enjoys more. 

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  • $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

    $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:08:51 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust.  About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust.  About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car. Through additional search warrants, law enforcement officials found 25 more pounds of meth, seven pounds of heroin and 40 pounds of marijuana. 

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  • The most popular Halloween candy by state

    The most popular Halloween candy by state

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:43:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When it comes to candy, I'm more of a fruity-flavored guy. Skittles, Starburst, and my favorite, Mike and Ike. But if I want to fit in, I'm gonna have to move to North Dakota, Indiana or Florida because that's where those are the most popular according to one website.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When it comes to candy, I'm more of a fruity-flavored guy. Skittles, Starburst, and my favorite, Mike and Ike. But if I want to fit in, I'm gonna have to move to North Dakota, Indiana or Florida because that's where those are the most popular according to one website.  Halloween candy is a big industry. REALLY big. Billions of dollars will be spent this year on candy for trick-or-treating, but not all of it will be spent wisely.

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