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  • Non-profit collecting funds for dog's life-saving surgery

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sitting silently in the back corner of his kennel here at SCRAPS, a 2-year-old miniature pinscher mix who's blind in one eye, is desperately hoping for a second chance. Back in July, Alex was adopted by a family, but less than a month later, he was dropped back off with a potentially life-threatening injury. Alex fell from a  two-story balcony, likely due to perception issues, and shattered both his front legs in the process. 

  • Court documents offer disturbing details in Spokane infant's death

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents are offering more details about a disturbing case of child abuse in Spokane. Investigators arrested 33-year-old Erik Sherman in the death of his baby Thursday. One doctor who witnessed the abuse told investigators in court documents it was "one of the worst cases of child abuse he had seen in 23 years of practice."

  • 2 shot during South Florida high school football game

    WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) - A high school football stadium has been evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said two people were injured in the gunfire during the game at Palm Beach Central High School. The victims were not identified and their conditions were not known. Spokeswoman Teri Barbera said a group of students got into a fight during the game. 

  • Cd'A Little League fans, parents take in World Series experience

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Parents, thousands of miles away in Williamsport, Pennsylvania were eager to cheer on their ballplayers. A surreal feeling, Coeur d’Alene Little League is the second team from Idaho to ever make it to the Little League World Series. The kids have taken a humble attitude and have enjoyed the moment. Back at home, dozens of fans packed Capone’s in Midtown to see the first pitch. 

  • 100-year-old Spokane Valley man says caregiver stole his dog

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 100-year-old man says his caregiver stole his dog while he was getting ready to evacuate during the Upriver Beacon Fire. “She was very fond of Roy,” said Margel Jones, the wife of the dog’s owner, Roy Jones. Those closest to Roy say a caregiver took the dog, a 9-year-old Japanese Chin named Tinkerbell, while he was sitting in his car waiting to evacuate. “And I went out and said does anyone know where the dog is?” 

  • Lawyer says girls' bodies were submerged in oil

    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - A lawyer for a Colorado man suspected in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters says the daughters' bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before they were found.  Defense attorney James Merson made the statement in a court motion Friday. The motion asks a judge to order that DNA samples be taken from the children's throats.

  • Lawmaker sues school, investigator, after firing

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants.

  • Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp approaching 20,000 acres

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County is now approaching 20,000 acres, forcing some evacuations Friday. The fire now sits at 19,747 acres. Containment was originally reported at 37 percent in Wednesday's update, and the current estimation is unclear but believed to be in the mid 30's.

  • Boyds fire near Kettle Falls up to 27 percent containment

    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Crews working on the Boyds Fire near Kettle Falls have made some more progress, with the fire at 27 percent containment on Friday. Thursday, firefighters made good progress on strengthening the fire lines along the southern perimeter, but crews were pulled from the northwest perimeter due to increased fire activity in heavy fuels and steep terrain.

  • Over 200,000 hair dryers recalled due to fire, shock hazards

    235,000 hair dryers were recalled this week due to fire and shock hazards. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Xtava has recalled their Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers. The hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire, burn and electrical shock hazards. The recall involves Allure and Allure Pro 2200W ionic ceramic hair dryers that are black or white with a concentrator nozzle. 

  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, August 17th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, August 17th.

  • AP source: Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just audio recordings. The stash of evidence Omarosa Manigault Newman says she has to substantiate the claims in her book about her year as a top aide to President Donald Trump includes video, emails, text messages and other documentation. That's according to a person with direct knowledge of what Manigault Newman has described as a multimedia "treasure trove."    

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  • Level 3 evacuations in place for Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County

    Level 3 evacuations in place for Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:56:22 GMT

    TWISP, Wash. - A level 3 evacuation order has been issued for people living along Twisp River Road west of the Buttermilk Creek intersection Friday. People living in the area should leave immediately and evacuate east toward Twisp. The Crescent Mountain Fire is currently on Snowshoe Ridge advancing down drainage toward Eagle Creek.

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    TWISP, Wash. - A level 3 evacuation order has been issued for people living along Twisp River Road west of the Buttermilk Creek intersection Friday. People living in the area should leave immediately and evacuate east toward Twisp. The Crescent Mountain Fire is currently on Snowshoe Ridge advancing down drainage toward Eagle Creek.

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  • US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

    US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:20:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. 

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  • Fire crews make quick work of brush fire near Chattaroy

    Fire crews make quick work of brush fire near Chattaroy

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:19:29 GMT

    CHATTAROY, Wash. - Aircraft fighting the Sands fire burning about 7 acres near Chattaroy Wednesday evening have been released from the fire as crews are getting a handle on it.

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    CHATTAROY, Wash. - Aircraft fighting the Sands fire burning about 7 acres near Chattaroy Wednesday evening have been released from the fire as crews are getting a handle on it.

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  • Lawmaker sues school, investigator, after firing

    Lawmaker sues school, investigator, after firing

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:58:42 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants.

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  • Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:57:55 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

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  • Woman charged with negligent homicide in son's hot car death

    Woman charged with negligent homicide in son's hot car death

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:16:07 GMT

    GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old eastern Montana woman is charged with negligent homicide after her 2-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.    Prosecutors say Ashley Maria Howard of Glendive left the boy in her car on June 26 while she slept after getting drunk at a party the night before.

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    GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old eastern Montana woman is charged with negligent homicide after her 2-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.    Prosecutors say Ashley Maria Howard of Glendive left the boy in her car on June 26 while she slept after getting drunk at a party the night before.

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  • Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:31 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:16 AM EDT2018-08-18 10:16:50 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...
    A slain Colorado mother whose 2 young daughters were also killed painted a rosy picture of married life.>>
    A slain Colorado mother whose 2 young daughters were also killed painted a rosy picture of married life.>>
  • Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

    Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:26:40 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:16 AM EDT2018-08-18 08:16:50 GMT
    Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman has submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor.>>
    Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman has submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor.>>
  • Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

    Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:40:55 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:11 AM EDT2018-08-18 08:11:15 GMT
    The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson.>>
    The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson.>>

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