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South Korean Ferry Captain Arrested As Hundreds Are Missing And Feared Dead

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
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Gruesome Murder Trial Continues In Spokane; Alex Rozier Reports

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SPOKANE, WA. – The murder trial for suspected killer Daniel Arteaga continued at the Spokane County Courthouse on Thursday as one of the lead investigators took the stand discussing evidence found the night of Kim Schmidt’s death. Arteaga is on trial for the murder of Schmidt, a 34 year old mother he dated for more than 6 years. More>>

WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
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Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
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Obama To Visit Muddy Wasteland After Oso Mudslide

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OSO, Wash. (AP) - President Barack Obama is scheduled visit the scene of Washington state's devastating mudslide Tuesday. He'll find a haunting wasteland of shattered timber and deep muck, dotted here with the wreckage of a pickup truck, and there with young girl's flip-flop.
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Two Suspects Arrested In Thursday's Robbery At McDonald's As Investigation Continues

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UPDATE: Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the robbery that occurred Thursday evening at the McDonald's at 2200 W. Wellesley Ave. Major Crimes Detectives are also investigating the possibility these suspects are connected to other robbery incidents.
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Fugitive Friday: Wanted: Aramis Turner

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KHQ.COM - This week’s Friday Fugitive is Aramis Turner and you’re up for a cash reward if your tip leads to Turner’s arrest. There are two warrants out for Turner right now because he escaped from community custody. One warrant is from the Department of Corrections and the other is from the Spokane Violent Crimes Gang Enforcement Team. More>>

ALERT! WSP Looks For Man Charged With 59 Counts Of Sexual Misconduct With Children

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives in Minnesota believe a former cult leader who sexually abused young girls is now living in the Spokane Area. WSP is asking that you share any information you have that may lead to his arrest. MORE DETAILS INSIDE OF THE STORY>>>
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At Least 13 Sherpas Dead As Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
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One Man In Custody After Early Morning Standoff

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is in custody this morning after an early morning standoff with police on Friday. A woman notified police that her husband, who she has a restraining order against, was sending her suicidal text messages, saying that he was armed with an assault rifle and sawed off shotgun.
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The Isaac Foundation Helping Those Dealing With Autism Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - New numbers from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention show more children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. According to the CDC, autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in every 68 kids. There is no cure but therapy can help children with autism improve speech, motor skills and even their social interactions.
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Second Harvest Partnering With Spokane Schools

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SPOKANE, Wash. - According to Second Harvest, one in four children are hungry or at risk of hunger in Spokane County. That high number means you probably know a child not getting enough food. With the bad economy and cuts to food stamps, many families say they are struggling to put food on the table. To combat the problem, Second Harvest has partnered with dozens of schools to make sure kids have enough to eat at home More>>

Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For Health Care

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges.
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She's BACK! Williams In Talks To Reprise 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Role

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fox 2000 is developing the sequel to the 1993 hit comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire," which starred Robin Williams. More>>

LOOKING FOR A HOME? 10 Homes For Sale In Spokane For $125,000

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spring is a popular time to purchase and sell a home. Here are 10 homes for sale in Spokane for $125,000. These homes were found on www.WindermereSpokane.com. If you would like more information on any of these homes or would like to schedule a tour, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number. More>>

Chelsea Clinton Expecting 1st Child

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. More>>

N. Idaho Tribe Says State Poker Ban Doesn't Apply

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WORLEY, Idaho (AP) - The Coeur d'Alene Tribe in northern Idaho plans to offer poker after deciding Idaho's constitutional ban on the game doesn't apply to the tribal-owned casino.
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Car Donations Needed! UGM Saved This Army Veteran Who Struggled With PTSD Video included

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KHQ.COM - Sean Stevens served in the U.S. Army for 18 years. He had what looked like a good life: a wife, 3 kids and a home. When he got out of the military however, he began to show the symptoms of PTSD which became too hard to control.
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NEW DETAILS: Evacuation Came Too Late For Many On Sinking Ferry

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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - A coast guard official in South Korea says investigators are looking into whether the captain of the sunken ferry got on the first rescue boat at the scene.
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Astronomers Spot Most Earth-like Planet Yet

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life. More>>

Few Volunteers Needed At Oso Mudslide

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DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Nearly a month after the mudslide hit Oso, hundreds of people are still searching for bodies and clearing debris, but few of them are volunteers.
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  • Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:13:11 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
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  • HAPPY EASTER! Here Are Some Local Easter Egg Hunts For Kids!

    HAPPY EASTER! Here Are Some Local Easter Egg Hunts For Kids!

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:19:31 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Easter is right around the corner and we wanted to make sure we let you know of all the locations the Easter Bunny would be. Here are a list of some local Easter Egg hunts for kids. If you know of an Easter Egg hunt that you would like to add to this list, please post it to our Facebook page here: http://tinyurl.com/kzxupu7>>
    KHQ.COM - Easter is right around the corner and we wanted to make sure we let you know of all the locations the Easter Bunny would be. Here are a list of some local Easter Egg hunts for kids. If you know of an Easter Egg hunt that you would like to add to this list, please post it to our Facebook page here: http://tinyurl.com/kzxupu7
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  • Obama To Visit Muddy Wasteland After Oso Mudslide

    Obama To Visit Muddy Wasteland After Oso Mudslide

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:03:39 GMT
    OSO, Wash. (AP) - President Barack Obama is scheduled visit the scene of Washington state's devastating mudslide Tuesday. He'll find a haunting wasteland of shattered timber and deep muck, dotted here with the wreckage of a pickup truck, and there with young girl's flip-flop.>>
    OSO, Wash. (AP) - President Barack Obama is scheduled visit the scene of Washington state's devastating mudslide Tuesday. He'll find a haunting wasteland of shattered timber and deep muck, dotted here with the wreckage of a pickup truck, and there with young girl's flip-flop.
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  • Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

    Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:05 GMT
    A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.>>
    A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.>>
  • AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:03 GMT
    Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment.>>
    Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment.>>
  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:01 GMT
    SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station.>>
    A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.>>
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  • Dialed In: Christian Caple on UW Football

    Dialed In: Christian Caple on UW Football

    SWX's Neil Stover got dialed in with the University of Washington beat writer for the Tacoma News Tribune, to talk Husky football on Thursday, April 17.Caple gives SWX an inside look on the state of UW football as they enter into a new era with head coach Chris Petersen...>>
    SWX's Neil Stover got dialed in with the University of Washington beat writer for the Tacoma News Tribune, to talk Husky football on Thursday, April 17.Caple gives SWX an inside look on the state of UW football as they enter into a new era with head coach Chris Petersen...>>
  • EWU Ready to Begin "Eagle Week"

    EWU Ready to Begin "Eagle Week"

    Eastern Washington University head coach Beau Baldwin will serve as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade May 17 in Spokane, Wash., and will also make two speaking appearances next week.>>
    Eastern Washington University head coach Beau Baldwin will serve as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade May 17 in Spokane, Wash., and will also make two speaking appearances next week.>>
  • Mud Bog Races Coming to SCR

    Mud Bog Races Coming to SCR

    It's that time of year again, racing season officially kicks off this Saturday at the Spokane County Raceway with the first of 10, planned “Mud Bog” events. Mud Bog racing is a popular off-road motor sport where beefed up vehicles attempt to sprint through a large pit of…you guessed it…mud.>>
    It's that time of year again, racing season officially kicks off this Saturday at the Spokane County Raceway with the first of 10, planned “Mud Bog” events. Mud Bog racing is a popular off-road motor sport where beefed up vehicles attempt to sprint through a large pit of…you guessed it…mud.>>
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