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  • Wisconsin father gets 5-year sentence for daughter's neglect death

    LA CROSSE, Wis. - A Wisconsin father convicted in the death of his malnourished, dehydrated 3-year-old daughter has been sentenced to five years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Dylan Bartsh was also sentenced Wednesday to five years of extended supervision. Bartsh earlier pleaded no contest to child neglect resulting in death in the October 2014 death of Audryna Bartsh.

  • Texas man sentenced to life in prison for stomping death of toddler

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas man convicted of beating and stomping his girlfriend's baby daughter to death then burying her body has been sentenced to life in prison.   A Tarrant County jury sentenced 24-year-old Joshua Beard of Arlington on Monday. Beard was convicted of murder on Saturday in the 2014 death of 18-month-old Tylea Moore.

  • South Carolina man in chicken suit: 'Slow the cluck down'

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A man in South Carolina is standing outside in his neighborhood wearing a chicken suit and holding a radar gun, telling passing cars to "Slow the Cluck Down." Logan Cambron has lived at his house on Hilton Head Island for 25 years, and says he's sick of drivers speeding down the street. So he decided to take an unusual approach to the problem: A chicken suit. 

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Boy survives after getting held underwater for 9 minutes in lazy river

    KHQ.COM - New surveillance video is an important reminder for kids and parents about water safety after a young boy got stuck in the suction pipe of a lazy river and was held under water for 9 minutes.  The incident happened back in March at a resort near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In the video you can see two boys playing in a resort pool when one of the boys appears to pry open a safety grate.

  • Police: Driver was going 2x the speed limit in deadly crash

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What sounded like an accident has now led to charges against the woman who was behind the wheel. The driver of Tuesday night's deadly crash is being investigated for DUI and vehicular homicide. Detectives say around 9:30 p.m. a man was struck and killed by a driver as he tried to cross the street near 3rd and Liberty Park Place.   Court documents released Wednesday show that the driver, 50-year-old Tamila Lindsly, 

  • Montana man sentenced for killing man with trampoline pole

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man has been sentenced to four years in prison for hitting another man in the back of the head with a trampoline pole, killing him. The Billings Gazette reports that Derek Dexter Shoulderblade was sentenced on Wednesday for the September 2017 death of 30-year-old Ozzy Lee Wilson.    Court documents say that Shoulderblade, then 23, was at a party in Lame Deer when an attendee said something that 

  • One rescued after Army Corps of Engineers boat capsizes near Chetco River entrance

    BROOKINGS, Ore. - The Coast Guard and multiple local responders rescued an Army Corps of Engineer employee from a capsized boat near the Chetco River entrance in Brookings, Wednesday morning. The man was rescued from an USACE vessel’s cabin after a person operating a Port of Brookings owned tractor pulled the vessel closer to shore, and rescuers delivered the man to emergency medical technicians on scene. An underway 

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    Airline to pay 2 people to move to Iceland, travel for ‘world’s best summer job’

    Looking to travel this summer, but don't have the budget? An airline based in Iceland has the perfect job for you. WOW air is on the hunt for its first ever air-“travel guide.” If hired, you’ll live in Iceland for three months, travel across North America and Europe, and document your adventures for the airline— earning $4,500 per month. The airline even allows you to bring a friend along, and they will be paid as well.  The job consists of cre...
  • Boeing donates $1 million to Central Washington University

    ELLENSBURG, Wash. - One of Washington state's economic cornerstones has awarded a large donation to Central Washington University. The Central Washington University Foundation has received a $1 million donation from The Boeing Company to commemorate the career of CWU alumnus, Ray Conner, retired president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and former vice chairman of The Boeing Company. The donation is 

  • Two Level III transient sex offenders move to the Spokane area

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to two transient level three sex offenders moving to the Spokane area. 38-year-old Joshua Epperson and 40-year-old Michael Cottrell are not wanted by law enforcement at this time. Epperson was convicted of third-degree rape in 2003. Cottrell was convicted of communications with a minor for immoral purposes and second-degree sodomy in 1998. Spokane 

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    US officials inspect Russian consular home in Seattle

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - U.S. State Department officials have drilled out locks to inspect the former Russian consul general's Seattle residence, a day after Russian staff vacated the site. President Donald Trump's administration announced last month the diplomatic outpost would be closed and 60 Russian diplomats expelled nationwide to punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. The Seattle Times reports a locksmith behind a blue tarp drille...

  • New Seattle-Vancouver flight service to begin

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Two airlines are offering direct one-hour flights between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. KING reports that Kenmore Air, in a partnership with Harbour Air, will begin the service Thursday.    Officials said Microsoft President Brad Smith was a key proponent of bridging the 120-mile gap between Vancouver B.C. and Seattle, commonly referred to as the Cascadia Innovation Corridor. The flights will take off twice in the morning and twice...

  • Man pleads innocent to murder in alleged drug debt shooting

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in the shooting death of a man over an alleged drug debt. The Union-Bulletin reports Robert G. Sregzinski pleaded not guilty Monday in connection with the death of 34-year-old Gabriel Rodriguez in Walla Walla, Washington. In a probable cause statement filed in Walla Walla Superior Court, police say Sregzinski shot and killed Rodriguez April 21, 2016. &n...

  • Montana authorities identify 9-year-old killed in all-terrain vehicle crash

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have identified the 9-year-old boy who died after crashing an all-terrain vehicle. The Independent Record reports that Trystan James Stratton, a third-grade student at Boulder Elementary School, died in the crash Sunday afternoon. The Montana Highway Patrol says the boy drove the side-by-side utility vehicle off the right side of Sloans Lane north of Boulder and then overcorrected. The vehicle tipped onto its side and the boy was ejected. &...

  • Sentencing delayed for former Spokane Police Sargent Gordon Ennis

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former disgraced Spokane Police Sargent Gordon Ennis was expected to be sentenced Wednesday afternoon but it  has been delayed.  Ennis was convicted of second degree rape for sexually  one of his coworkers at a party back in October 2015. Ennis has asked for another attorney to represent him for sentencing and appeal. The new sentencing date will be May 25th, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. 

  • PHOTOS: All lanes of I-90 reopen after semi-truck loses load in downtown Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 

  • Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal judge in Spokane has issued a permanent injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting grants to Planned Parenthood that pay for a teen pregnancy prevention program in Western states. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice issued his ruling late Tuesday, saying public interest weighs in favor of Planned Parenthood.  The lawsuit by Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho sought to reverse a decision by Health and Huma...

  • Whitworth University ranked No. 4 Best Christian College in U.S. by College Consensus

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Whitworth University has been ranked No. 4 on the College Consensus 2018 list of the Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the nation. The university also placed No. 99 on the “2018 Best Colleges and Universities” list and No.3 on the “2018 Best Regional Universities in the West” list. College Consensus is a unique, new college ratings website that combines the latest results from the most respected college rankings 

  • Report slams problems at Hanford nuclear waste site

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Federal investigators say problems first identified six years ago continue to plague the multi-billion-dollar Hanford vitrification plant that would be used to treat some of the nation's deadliest nuclear waste. The Tri-City Herald reports that the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Tuesday that the site's contractor, Bechtel National, has not fully completed planned corrections, and 

  • Investigators find new evidence in home of slain Idaho man

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say crucial evidence has emerged in the investigation of the killing of a 73-year-old northern Idaho man last year. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports investigators with the Bonner County Sheriff's Office have found unknown fingerprints from inside the home of George Andres, who was found shot to death in early December. Authorities say Andres may have been killed after interrupting a burglary at his house north of Clark Fork. Investigator...

  • Police: Washington shipyard worker used phone to promote prostitution

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a worker at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard wasn't using his phone in a restricted area to steal national security secrets, but to promote prostitution. The Kitsap Sun reports that the 32-year-old man was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service after he was seen with his phone in the restricted area. Charging documents filed last week in Kitsap County Superior Court say law 

  • 3 more radioactive sludge barrels rupture at Idaho site

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials at an eastern Idaho nuclear site where a radioactive sludge barrel ruptured inside a contained building say there have been three other ruptures. Officials say a closed-circuit video monitor has been set up. U.S. Department of Energy contractor Fluor Idaho said a crew wearing protective gear entered the building Wednesday to put in the monitoring system where the four 55-gallon (208-liter) barrels ruptured.    An alarm on April 11 a...

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, April 25th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, April 25th.

  • Uranus smells like farts and rotten eggs

    There's no way around it, so I'm just going to say it, we can laugh, laugh some more, and move on. Then share it with our friends and family and laugh some more.  Uranus smells like farts.  That's not some childish joke (but come on, it's pretty funny). That's straight from scientists at the University of Oxford, who published their findings in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Astronomy on Monday.  

  • Inmate attempts to escape custody

    Adalya Breaux was in jail on residential burglary and theft charges.She was in belly chains, ankle restraints, and handcuffs but that didn't stop her. During her short walk from the Courthouse to the Jail, she ran from the armed deputies (well waddled from all of the restraints) and attempted to hide under a deck. She was quickly apprehended and booked back into jail with an additional felony charge of 2nd-degree escape.

  • Loss prevention officer shot at Dallas Home Depot had recently moved there from Spokane

    DALLAS - KHQ has learned the loss prevention officer shot at a Home Depot store in Dallas Tuesday afternoon had recently moved to Texas from Spokane. Two police officers and a loss prevention officer were shot at the home improvement store on Tuesday. One of the officers died and the other is in critical condition in the hospital. 

  • Video of President Trump awkwardly trying to hold Melania's hand goes viral

    KHQ.COM - An awkward moment between President Trump and his wife Melania is going viral. During a state visit with French President, Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, the four are standing outside of the White House when President Trump makes multiple advances to hold his wife's hand and she remains completely unresponsive to his attempts until finally giving in.

  • 2,300 pound rhino at Illinois zoo undergoes CT scan

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species. It was no easy task. Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo. Zoo officials say the scan was needed to diagnose an obstruction in Layla's nasal passageway that made it difficult for her to breathe.

  • New recycling program from Hasbro turns your kids' old toys into flower pots and park benches

    Hasbro is offering parents a new option for getting rid of their child's unwanted toys: Recycling.  The toy company is launching a new recycling program that encourages parents to send back any "well-loved" toy or game that they will be recycled and used to build play spaces, flower pots, and park benches. 

  • World's only polar bear born in the tropics gets put down in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (AP) - Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been put down by the Singapore Zoo. The 27-year-old bear suffered from age-related ailments including arthritis. Its limbs were too weak to support an over 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) frame. The zoo said this resulted in injuries to Inuka's abdomen and paws which did not respond well to weeks of intensive treatment.

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  • New recycling program from Hasbro turns your kids' old toys into flower pots and park benches

    New recycling program from Hasbro turns your kids' old toys into flower pots and park benches

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-04-25 14:49:16 GMT

    Hasbro is offering parents a new option for getting rid of their child's unwanted toys: Recycling.  The toy company is launching a new recycling program that encourages parents to send back any "well-loved" toy or game that they will be recycled and used to build play spaces, flower pots, and park benches. 

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    Hasbro is offering parents a new option for getting rid of their child's unwanted toys: Recycling.  The toy company is launching a new recycling program that encourages parents to send back any "well-loved" toy or game that they will be recycled and used to build play spaces, flower pots, and park benches. 

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  • Moses Lake Police arrest suspects accused of passing off fake $100 bills

    Moses Lake Police arrest suspects accused of passing off fake $100 bills

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:04:26 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Puyallup man and woman suspected of passing fake $100 bills across multiple states were arrested in Moses Lake Monday night.  Moses Lake Police posted photos of the two suspects on Monday after a man used two fake $100 bills at a Safeway, and a short time later a woman used a fake $100 bill at Rite Aide.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Puyallup man and woman suspected of passing fake $100 bills across multiple states were arrested in Moses Lake Monday night.  Moses Lake Police posted photos of the two suspects on Monday after a man used two fake $100 bills at a Safeway, and a short time later a woman used a fake $100 bill at Rite Aide.

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  • NICU Flight Education Day

    NICU Flight Education Day

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:56:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:23:20 GMT

    "This helps us take our basic skills and build on that foundation. It helps us continually work on those skills, run through scenarios. Perfect practice in these scenarios, so when that patient does arrive, we are better equipped and better trained to handle these at-risk premature infants."

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    "This helps us take our basic skills and build on that foundation. It helps us continually work on those skills, run through scenarios. Perfect practice in these scenarios, so when that patient does arrive, we are better equipped and better trained to handle these at-risk premature infants."

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  • Patrons visit Waffle House to support shooting survivors

    Patrons visit Waffle House to support shooting survivors

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-26 03:19:09 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-04-26 14:52:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Waffle House employee Stan Brudnicki wears a ribbon on his uniform to honor shooting victims Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday after four people were killed by a gunman Sunday.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Waffle House employee Stan Brudnicki wears a ribbon on his uniform to honor shooting victims Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday after four people were killed by a gunman Sunday.
    A Nashville community has rallied to support the victims of a weekend shooting at a Waffle House by stopping by to get a meal after the restaurant re-opened.>>
    A Nashville community has rallied to support the victims of a weekend shooting at a Waffle House by stopping by to get a meal after the restaurant re-opened.>>
  • Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protest

    Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protest

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:38 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:38:37 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-04-26 14:52:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York). Highland Arts Elementary School kindergarten teacher Melissa Perez participates in a final walk-in Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. Communities and school districts are preparing for a historic statewide teacher walkout o...(AP Photo/Matt York). Highland Arts Elementary School kindergarten teacher Melissa Perez participates in a final walk-in Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. Communities and school districts are preparing for a historic statewide teacher walkout o...
    Tens of thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado will shut down schools to protest low pay and funding.>>
    Tens of thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado will shut down schools to protest low pay and funding.>>
  • Jury focuses on Cosby's star witness; his lawyers face heat

    Jury focuses on Cosby's star witness; his lawyers face heat

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:48 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:48:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-04-26 14:52:27 GMT
    Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are kicking off a second day of deliberations by revisiting the testimony of a star defense witness who cast doubt on accuser Andrea Constand's credibility.>>
    Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are kicking off a second day of deliberations by revisiting the testimony of a star defense witness who cast doubt on accuser Andrea Constand's credibility.>>
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