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  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers wants improvements on background checks

    Spokane, Wash. In an interview on Wednesday, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers told KHQ that she is happy President Trump took action in directing the Department of Justice to ban bump stocks and similar gun modifications. The congresswoman also said there needs to be an improvement on gun background checks at the national level. But when it comes to preventing another school shooting specifically, the congresswoman told KHQ that passing new gun laws don't provide 

  • Chimney fire destroys Clearwater County home, sends one to hospital

    Clearwater County Sheriff's Office says a chimney fire destroyed a house fire on Turkey Run Drive Friday. It appeared that the fire started in the chimney and spread to the attic area. Homeowner Kory Coonce was residing at the residence at the time of the fire and was uninjured. Jesse D. Coonce, Kory's father, was transported by Clearwater County Ambulance to Clearwater Valley Hospital for smoke inhalation. The house was a total loss. 
  • Flyers found at EWU violate campus policy

    CHENEY, Wash.- "Your professor is scared of this book: White Identity." This is just one of the few flyers that were posted along the Eastern Washington University campus by a group called Identity Evropa. It's a group according to their website that says, "We are the future. America first. End immigration." The flyers have since been taken down at EWU. 

  • Quest for Freedom: Fairchild's homeland response unit

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - For the past 75 years, Fairchild Air Force Base has played a key role in defending our nation against outside threats. Today, 44 tankers are assigned to the base. The main purpose is air refueling, and it's home to the only Air Force survival training school in the nation.

  • Senator Cantwell wants tougher gun control laws

    Spokane, Wash. Senator Maria Cantwell was in Spokane on Wednesday visiting with constituents. During a Q&A session, the senator told KHQ local news that she "believes anyone who is on the no-fly list shouldn't be able to own a gun." The Senator also told KHQ that the United States Senate and Congress need to act on banning bump stocks which allow a semi-automatic rifle fire off rounds like a fully automatic weapon. Earlier this week President Trump directed the 

  • Parents, kids slip on ice near Cheney school

    CHENEY, Wash.- Make the crosswalks near school safe for children: that's the message from several parents in Cheney after they say they've slipped and fallen with their kids because of the packed snow and ice. This is happening in the area outside Salnave Elementary School. 

  • Cheney High School students organize walkout

    CHENEY, Wash. - A group of Cheney high school students joined students from across the region and country walking out of class to urge some sort of action against gun violence in schools. “No longer should we be silent and let this tragedy fade away like the ones in the past,” says Maura Duffy, a sophomore, who organized the walkout Wednesday. “We are here to learn and teachers are here to teach. We shouldn't be worried about our lives.” That’s why Duffy...

  • Deer Park homeowner tied up, robbed at gunpoint; deputies search for suspects

    DEER PARK, Wash. - The Sevens County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying the suspects and a vehicle in a recent home invasion robbery. Deputies report that on February 12 around 6:45, they responded to a report of a robbery that took place on McKenzie Woolard Rd. in the Deer Park area. Two men and a women forced their way into the victim's home at gunpoint, tied the victim up, and stole numerous items including guns and the victim's debit card.

  • Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says "many" people who commit mass murder are Democrats.    U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the comment Wednesday on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week's deadly Florida high school shooting.

  • Bride gets stuck in elevator, nearly misses reception

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One bride says she almost missed her wedding reception after getting stuck in an elevator in Rhode Island. Melissa Rodger says she was heading to the 18th floor of the Providence Biltmore hotel Saturday when the elevator stopped within four feet of its destination. She says a bridesmaid alerted her husband shortly afterward that a “situation” was going on. The fire department was called to the scene and pried 

  • School walkouts go Nationwide as students push for gun control

    Students around the United States walked out of class Wednesday to demand tougher gun laws in response to last week's deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida. Students in Tallahassee, FL set off the chain reaction when they marched to Governor Rick Scott’s office to talk about gun control. "How would you feel knowing your kid who went to school on Valentines Day will never come home,” said one student. “Because their last 10 minutes of school was their last 10 mi...
  • Westpoint admits Parkland JROTC student who died saving classmates

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Peter Wang was a 15-year-old JROTC student who was shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. He was killed while trying to help classmates escape the gunman. On Tuesday, he was posthumously accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point "for his heroic actions on Feb. 14, 2018." 

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    Noxious weed or fine apparel? Idaho educator says 'both'

     (AP) - Some University of Idaho educators hope their new line of scarves will become an invasive trend, just like the noxious weeds they feature.    The scarves are emblazoned with botanical prints based on plants like white oxeye daisy, purple spotted knapweed and yellow toadflax.    Melissa Hamilton, an educator with UI's extension office in Valley County, worked with UI apparel, textiles and design instructor Lori Wahl to create the scarves and bandanas. H...
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    Elderly woman caught keying cars in months-long investigation

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The San Diego Police Department says a senior citizen is to blame for vandalizing dozens of cars in a Scripps Ranch neighborhood. NBC 7 reports that police arrested 75-year-old Emilia Bello late Sunday after one of her neighbors said she watched the elderly woman key her car. For months, cars parked along Legacy Road in Scripps Ranch have been getting keyed on the passenger side. NBC 7 reports 

  • Kootenai County practices new active-shooter response with drill

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - First responders prepared for a real-life active shooter in Kootenai County Wednesday. In an active shooter situation, seconds and minutes matter and finding the shooter is an utmost priority. But now, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of Northern Lakes Fire District, has a new way of responding.

  • Police say carjacking suspect made woman buy him Wendy's, drive him to drug deal

    LOVELAND, Ohio - An Ohio man was arrested Saturday after police say he abducted an 84-year-old woman and forced her to give him money, buy him fast food and drive him to a drug deal.

  • Broward Co. Twitter Page

    Broward County Sheriff: Deputies to carry rifles at schools

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 6:30 p.m The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Wednesday that the rifles will be locked in a patrol car when not in use until the agency secures gun locks and lockers.    T...

  • Photo of victim Robert McDonald from 1986, courtesy Pasco Police

    Pasco Police believe man arrested in Spokane could solve 32-year-old murder case

    PASCO, Wash. - A 32-year-old murder case is about to close with an arrest. Pasco Police Detectives have gone to Spokane to interview the suspect, a 50-year-old former Pasco resident, Theodore Milam, about the presence of his DNA at a 1986 murder scene at the Pasco Boat Basin (Schlagel Park). The homicide victim, Robert James McDonald Jr of Richland, was 40 years old on Feb. 25, 1986, when visitors to the park saw a body floating 

  • Jury convicts Washington state man of 44 criminal charges

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man has been found guilty of 44 criminal charges that accused him of torturing and threatening to kill a woman working as a prostitute.    The Kitsap Sun reports a jury handed down the guilty verdicts Tuesday for 30-year-old Jeremy Blaine Fenney after about two days of deliberation.

  • Spokane homeowner confronts burglar who busted through her doggy door

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane homeowner called sheriff's deputies Friday after she found a man trying to call through the doggy door into her house. She told the deputies who responded she was working from home when she heard her doorbell ring three times.

  • Spanaway father shoots man prowling outside children's room

    Spanaway father shoots man prowling outside children's room

     SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a father shot a burglary suspect outside of his home south of Tacoma in Spanaway. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the father spotted the suspect crotched in the window of his infant and toddler's room early Monday. The News Tribune reports the sheriff's office said Tuesday that the father yelled at the suspect to stop before firing four times, hitting the suspect twice. Officials say the 24-year-old suspec...

  • Montana high school student charged in school threat

    Montana high school student charged in school threat

    HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - An 18-year-old western Montana high school student is charged with intimidation and assault with a weapon after reportedly making numerous threats to "shoot up the school."  Maclean William Kayser of Darby was charged Tuesday in Ravalli County Justice Court. His bail was set at $50,000. He has not entered a plea. Court records say he told investigators he was joking and regretted frightening students. Witnesses reported Kayser sai...

  • Bill targeting rape kit payments headed to Idaho Senate

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state pays for the collection of evidence in sexual assault investigations. State law currently says the cost of a rape kit is first billed to a sexual assault victim's health insurance and any remaining costs are then picked up by the state. Sexual assault is the only crime in Idaho where the victim's insurance is billed for collecting forensic evidence.    Rep. Melissa Wint...

  • 8-year-old Ohio boy fears being hurt, takes gun to school

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - An 8-year-old Ohio boy who had an unloaded gun in his backpack has told police he brought the weapon to his elementary school because he thought another student was going to hurt him

  • California school guard acted on student's shooting threat

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities say they took action immediately on a student's threat to open fire at his high school even though he claimed it was a joke. Security officer Marino Chavez told reporters Wednesday that when he overheard the threat last week, he asked the student about it and the teen confirmed that he threatened a shooting within three weeks.

  • Ohio seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

    MASSILLON, Ohio - Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had extra ammunition in his backpack. Police said Wednesday that it's still too early to know whether the shooting was intentional or if the student had other plans. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says the boy died at a hospital Wednesday. 

  • Mueller files new charges in Manafort case

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Court records indicate at least one new charge has been filed under seal in the case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.    The filing indicates a sealed document was entered in Paul Manafort's case. No details such as who it's against or whether it's part of a plea deal are disclosed.

  • White nationalist sues Twitter for banning his account

    SAN FRANCISCO - A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco. Taylor joins a growing list of right-wing groups and figures who have recently sued social media sites for banning accounts and content. 

  • UPDATE: Kent Police arrest man suspected of trying to rape barista

    KENT, Wash. - Kent police said they arrested a man Wednesday morning who was seen on surveillance video early Tuesday breaking into a bikini barista stand and abducting the barista at knifepoint before trying to rape her outside. The arrest was made after investigators received multiple tips identifying the suspect. 

  • Grant Co. K-9 Grizzly saves elderly Ephrata man who wandered away from home

    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County K-9 Grizzly saved the life of an 85-year-old Ephrata man suffering from Alzheimer's early Wednesday morning.  The Sheriff's Office says the 85-year-old man wandered away from his home overnight in the frigid, single-digit temperatures. Deputies, firefighters and medics searched the area and even used thermal imaging, but could not find the man.  

  • Jay-Z reportedly spent over $91,000 at one bar in one night

    KHQ.COM - When you party with Jay-Z, just make sure you don't get stuck with the bill.  During a night out in Manhattan, he reportedly racked up a tab totaling $91,135 (tip included) at one bar! How much of that was a tip?  $11,100! Which means his server Dayhana is probably the most grateful the rapper chose to celebrate at the Playroom Lounge in NYC.

  • Spokesman: Evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at age 99

    MONTREAT, N.C. - The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments.

  • Following 2-year investigation, Spokane arson suspect arraigned

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County firefighters and the Department of Natural Resources reports Tuesday that an arson investigation going back to 2016 has ended with the arraignment of a suspect in connection to fires in the Little Spokane and Rutter Parkway area.

  • Woman sues Twitter, Facebook, Google over 2015 Paris attacks

    CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago-area woman who was at a cafe in Paris during the 2015 attacks is suing Twitter, Facebook and Google alleging the sites helped aid the growth of the Islamic State group by giving it social media access.    The Chicago Sun-Times reports Mandy Palmucci filed the federal lawsuit last week in Chicago.

  • Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned.    A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old Bruce Lee was stopped Tuesday evening after he pedaled into the tunnel, which connects Manhattan and New Jersey.

  • Idaho lawmaker not backing down after heated exchange with students

    MOSCOW, Idaho - State Senator Dan Foreman isn’t backing down from comments he made to a group of University of Idaho students and members of Planned Parenthood. Foreman told the Associated Press Tuesday his response was “dead on.” Emily Carter, the President of Generation Action at the University of Idaho, says they weren’t there to discuss abortions.

  • Four-year-old fighting for his life after flu hospitalization

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Randall and Jill Kimberling didn’t think it would happen to their child. But on February 4 their four-year-old son, Levi, started to fill ill. “We were the parents who looked at him and said ‘that wouldn’t happen to our child. He’s super healthy and super energetic’,” said Randall. “To watch him lay there and not move is hard.” By February 5, Levi’s fever reached 99 degrees. 

  • Two accused of string of purse-snatchings make first appearance in court

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The two accused of a string of purse snatchings over the weekend appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors said they’re planning on filing more charges against them after getting word that one of the victims might not walk again due to her injuries. Police say Katie Kinney and Trystan Clark were arrested for the purse snatchings. One of their victims included 75-year-old Kathy Kohlieber. She’s in the hospital for a broken pelvis....

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  • Grant Co. K-9 Grizzly saves elderly Ephrata man who wandered away from home

    Grant Co. K-9 Grizzly saves elderly Ephrata man who wandered away from home

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-02-21 18:16:07 GMT

    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County K-9 Grizzly saved the life of an 85-year-old Ephrata man suffering from Alzheimer's early Wednesday morning.  The Sheriff's Office says the 85-year-old man wandered away from his home overnight in the frigid, single-digit temperatures. Deputies, firefighters and medics searched the area and even used thermal imaging, but could not find the man.  

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    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County K-9 Grizzly saved the life of an 85-year-old Ephrata man suffering from Alzheimer's early Wednesday morning.  The Sheriff's Office says the 85-year-old man wandered away from his home overnight in the frigid, single-digit temperatures. Deputies, firefighters and medics searched the area and even used thermal imaging, but could not find the man.  

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  • Salmonella outbreak prompts Dept. of Health warning: 'Don't snuggle or kiss live poultry'

    Salmonella outbreak prompts Dept. of Health warning: 'Don't snuggle or kiss live poultry'

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-02-20 21:55:50 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Health says nationally there were 1,120 Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in 2017, with 23 of those reported in Washington. Those 23 cases were more than double the number of cases in the previous two years combined.  "Salmonella can cause serious illness," the Department of Health said. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Health says nationally there were 1,120 Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in 2017, with 23 of those reported in Washington. Those 23 cases were more than double the number of cases in the previous two years combined.  "Salmonella can cause serious illness," the Department of Health said. 

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  • Idaho to send 250 inmates to Texas

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-02-08 23:14:26 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Correction say up to 250 male inmates will be moved to a correctional center in Texas due to a shortage of beds in Idaho's prisons and jails. Director Henry Atencio said Thursday that he knows the move creates challenges for inmates and their families, but Idaho simply has no more room. 

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    BOISE, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Correction say up to 250 male inmates will be moved to a correctional center in Texas due to a shortage of beds in Idaho's prisons and jails. Director Henry Atencio said Thursday that he knows the move creates challenges for inmates and their families, but Idaho simply has no more room. 

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  • California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes

    California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-21 07:25:56 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:19 PM EST2018-02-22 02:19:01 GMT
    The California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women.>>
    The California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women.>>
  • Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

    Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-02-21 21:36:08 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-02-22 02:16:54 GMT
    Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting.>>
    Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting.>>
  • Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

    Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:33 AM EST2018-02-21 14:33:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-02-22 02:16:01 GMT
    Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.>>
    Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.>>
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