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  • Dozens turn out for Olympic Day at Spokane BMX

    Dozens of kids and parents in Spokane kicked off the day celebrating International Olympic Day by taking to a new sport; BMX bike riding. 2008 summer Olympic bronze medalist Donny Robinson, who created the program, was at the track Saturday morning teaching kids as young as six years old how to ride a bike BMX style. 

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    Retired Spokane firefighter killed in ultralight crash remembered by family and friends

    Cheney, Wash. Many including family and friends loved 64-year-old Ron Weston. He had a passion for making people laugh and lived a life full of adventure. Ron was also a Spokane firefighter and was the oldest recruit at the time. He was 45 years old and only retired five years ago after serving 14 years fighting fires. Many who knew Ron, knew he had a creative side. He loved building rat rods and sculpting anything out of metal. He sculpted this dragon which actually can breathe fire...

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    Protests, rallies ensue during immigration situation

    McALLEN (AP) - The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents.

  • Update: Driver in CdA crash arrested for DUI, possession of meth

    Idaho State Police arrested a man for felony DUI and possession of methamphetamine after responding to an injury crash Saturday morning. The rollover crash happened around 10 a.m. on US-95 near Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d'Alene, with authorities tweeting out a picture of the rollover crash. 

  • Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in Iowa train derailment

    DOON, Iowa (AP) - A railroad official says 14 of 32 derailed oil tanker cars in the northwest corner of Iowa dumped an estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil into floodwaters, with some making its way to nearby rivers. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams confirmed the details Saturday. 

  • Police: Meridian officer shoots, kills man who pulled out handgun

    MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a Meridian police officer shot and killed a man who said he wasn't going back to jail and pulled a handgun from his waistband. Meridian police say officers at about 12:20 p.m. Saturday responded to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife.

  • Vinnie Paul, co-founder, drummer of Pantera, dies at 54

    (AP) - Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera's official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. The label of Hellyeah, his most recent group, confirmed the death but neither statement mentioned Paul's cause of death.

  • Virginia restaurant refuses service to White House Press Secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a tweet that she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump. She becomes just the latest administration official to experience a brusque welcome in a public setting. 

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    Trump says must be 'very strong' on immigration

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Donald Trump says he has to be "very strong" on immigration.    Trump spoke Saturday about immigration during an address at the Nevada GOP convention in Las Vegas. He did not mention the policy he recently rescinded that led to families and children being separated when apprehended for illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. 

  • Central Idaho city eyes avalanche-zone rental homes

    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - Officials in the central Idaho town of Ketchum have approved doing an inventory of homes within avalanche zones not engineered to withstand avalanches and discussing the appropriate restrictions as rentals. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the Ketchum City Council on Monday approved the inventory work by city workers.    

  • Six more patients accuse cosmetic surgeon of sexual abuse

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Beaverton cosmetic surgeon previously released from jail on his own recognizance on suspicion of sexually assaulting two patients has been arrested again after being indicted for the alleged abuse of six more women under his care. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 49-year-old George Allen of Camas, Washington was arrested Thursday. 

  • Evacuation orders lifted in Vantage wildfire

    VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have been lifted for residents in about 30 homes as a wildfire burning in central Washington reaches 50 percent containment. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports fire crews were hoping to fully contain the fire near Vantage and the Columbia River by Saturday night.
      

     

  • Wyoming man denies taking $165K from elderly woman

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former Wyoming car salesman has pleaded not guilty to felony charges alleging he financially exploited a 92-year-old Casper woman, obtaining more than $165,000.  KTWO-AM reports Taylor Cole Few, 26, was released Friday after posting a $3,000 bond. His public defender says he now works in Montana.    

  • Heart transplant hospital could lose Medicaid funds

    HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding. The Houston Chronicle reports Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was notified Friday that Medicare plans to halt funding to its heart transplant program in mid-August.    

  • Fisherman's body recovered in Washington river

    GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington say the body of a 57-year-old man has been recovered from the Skykomish River near Gold Bar. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a drift boat with two fishermen aboard overturned at about 5 a.m. Saturday after hitting a rock in the river.    

  • Idaho officials opt to replace bridge damaged by fiery crash

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have decided to replace rather than repair a bridge over Interstate 84 near Boise damaged during a fiery, seven-vehicle crash below the bridge that killed four people. KTVB-TV reports that Idaho Transportation Department board members on Friday approved spending up to $8 million to replace the Cloverdale Road overpass that sustained fire damage.    

  • French jogger detained after accidentally crossing US Border in Canada

    While much national attention has been focused towards the southern border as of late, the policy appears to also be in effect at the northern bordeer in Canada. Cedella Roman, a french woman who was visiting her mother in Canada, was arrested last month after she accidentally crossed the U.S. border from Canada while jogging. 

  • Montana bus contractor charged with child endangerment over meth

    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - The owner of a company that has the bus contract for a northwestern Montana school district faces charges for allegedly possessing and selling methamphetamine and smoking it on the school buses and in the bus barn. Lake County prosecutors charged 54-year-old Scott Johnson Thursday with possession and distribution of drugs and endangering the welfare of children attending St. Ignatius schools. 

  • Idaho officials approve railroad's plan for second bridge in Sandpoint

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway's application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint. The Idaho Department of Lands in a news release Friday says acting Director David Groeschl issued the final order on Thursday.   

  • Argentina: cocaine, marijuana seized in World Cup trophy replicas

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Some Argentines are taking advantage of World Cup fervor. The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies.

  • Viral Post: 15-year-old girl helps blind, deaf man on Alaska flight

    A 15-year-old girl's generosity has gone viral according to a Facebook post with nearly 300,000 shares. The post from Lynette Scribner describes a man, Tim Cook, who is both deaf and blind who was flying home to Portland unaccompanied after visiting his sister in Boston. 

  • Protests, facility visits planned amid immigration confusion

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Protests and rallies focused around the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border are scheduled this weekend, while more than two dozen congressional Democrats plan to visit detention facilities in Texas.  

  • Cage-free egg initiative qualifies for California ballot

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voters will decide in November whether egg-laying hens must live cage free. Secretary of State Alex Padilla says an initiative setting standards for confining calves, pigs and hens is eligible for the ballot. Businesses wouldn't be allowed to sell meat and eggs raised in settings that don't meet the standards.

  • Former Mead High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student out on bail

    Spokane, Wash. The 37-year-old former Mead High School spanish teacher was arrested last month accused of having sex with a student. Perez pleaded not guilty to the charge. But the judge set his bond at $100,000. It may have stayed that high if not for a letter from his wife to the judge. In the letter, Perez's wife pleaded with the judge to reduce the bond. Saying she works and overnight schedule and during the summer when Perez is off, she needs him at home to help with their three...

  • Changes coming to Washington State ID's starting July 1st

    Spokane, Wash. Starting July 1st, 2018 all standard Washington State ID cards will be marked with "Federal Limits Apply" on the top right corner. The driver's license is still good for driving and standard identification but those three words indicate that the ID is not valid for federal identification purposes. The ID cannot be used to board a plane or enter federal buildings starting October 1st, 2020. The real id act is a federal law, which was passed by congress in 2005...

  • Border Patrol: Heroin seized at New Mexico checkpoint

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than $1 million in heroin at an immigration checkpoint in New Mexico.    The agency says authorities conducting an inspection at the checkpoint on New Mexico Highway 70 found the drugs Thursday in a black Honda that was being transported across the border on a tractor-trailer with other cars.

  • Mueller seeks sentencing for former Trump adviser in Sept.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is asking a federal judge to set a sentencing date for former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.    Prosecutors say in a new court filing that Papadopoulos (pah-puh-DAHP'-uh-luhs) could be sentenced as early as Sept. 7. The move suggests prosecutors may be wrapping up at least a part of the investigation soon. 

  • Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska. KTOO public media reports 73 people have reported getting sick on the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam.   

  • Stranger saves Deer Park family from burning home

    DEER PARK, Wash. - A family tells KHQ they feel lucky to be alive after a stranger rescued them from their burning home. That stranger said it was simply the right thing to do for another human being. "I believe it wasn't our turn, the six of us," said Paula Lutsey. Paula has charred walls, holes in her ceiling, and a pile of twisted, smoky debris that was once part of her porch, but all she can do is count her blessings.

  • Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy.

  • Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Emergency officials say a large section of a bourbon storage warehouse has collapsed at a distillery in Kentucky.    Nelson County Emergency Management spokesman Milt Spalding says about 9,000 barrels filled with aging bourbon were affected Friday at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown.

  • Teen arrested by Seattle police linked to Shoreline killing

    SHORELIINE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a teenager arrested by Seattle police last weekend was responsible for a killing in Shoreline nine hours earlier. The King County Sheriff's Office says the 17-year-old boy was arrested for unlawful gun possession, and that tests determined it to be the same weapon used to kill a 43-year-old man who was found in his vehicle.   

  • Grangeville man dies in motorcycle crash near Myrtle

    A man from Grangeville was killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle crash late Friday morning near Myrtle. Idaho State Police were investigating the crash on US-12 at Milepost 19. Mario Garateix, a 65-year-old from Grangeville, was westbound attempting to negotiate a curve on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he struck the guardrail and lost control.

  • Garfield Bay fire caused by electrical wires in trees

    Update: Selkirk firefighters reported Friday that a structure fire that extended into trees Thursday was caused by electrical wires running through trees, according to the State Fire Marshal, who investigated the fire.

  • Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

  • Trump declares NKorea still poses "extraordinary threat"

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has declared that North Korea still poses an "extraordinary threat" to the United States.    In an executive order Friday, the president extended for one year the so-called "national emergency" with respect to the authoritarian, nuclear-armed nation, authorizing economic restrictions against it.

  • No charges for teens who taunted drowning disabled man

    COCOA, Fla. (AP) - Florida prosecutors say they aren't charging a group of teens who taunted a drowning disabled man and recorded his death.    State Attorney Phil Archer released a statement Friday announcing his office's decision not to criminally charge four juveniles and one adult for failing to help 31-year-old Jamel Dunn at a Cocoa retention pond last July.

  • Puyallup woman pleads guilty to defrauding $290K from Costco

    Puyallup woman pleads guilty to defrauding $290K from Costco

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $290,000 from a Costco warehouse over five years. The News Tribune reports 54-year-old Robin Cline pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Tacoma to charges of wire fraud.  Cline of Puyallup worked at Costco in Fife from 1996 to 2016 as an accounts receivable clerk. She was responsible for processing payments and refunds for customers of the warehouse club operator. Accordi...

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  • Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:55:46 GMT

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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  • Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:11:27 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

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  • Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:21:36 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

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  • Bogdan Bliznyuk signs Summer League deal with LA Clippers

    Bogdan Bliznyuk signs Summer League deal with LA Clippers

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    EWU Athletics The path to the National Basketball Association begins in Las Vegas for former Eastern Washington University basketball player Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern head coach Shantay Legans said Saturday (June 23).   The Big Sky Conference all-time leading scorer has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers, and will represent the team in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas from July 6-13. All five of their games will be broadcast on either ESPN or NBATV.   Since en...>>
    EWU Athletics The path to the National Basketball Association begins in Las Vegas for former Eastern Washington University basketball player Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern head coach Shantay Legans said Saturday (June 23).   The Big Sky Conference all-time leading scorer has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers, and will represent the team in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas from July 6-13. All five of their games will be broadcast on either ESPN or NBATV.   Since en...>>
  • Ty Smith drafted 17th overall by New Jersey in NHL Draft

    Ty Smith drafted 17th overall by New Jersey in NHL Draft

    Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith was selected by the New Jersey Devils with the 17th overall pick of 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night in Dallas, Texas. He was the first Western Hockey League player chosen and seventh Chief ever picked in the first round.

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    Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith was selected by the New Jersey Devils with the 17th overall pick of 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night in Dallas, Texas. He was the first Western Hockey League player chosen and seventh Chief ever picked in the first round.

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  • Johnathan Williams signs Summer League contract with Lakers

    Johnathan Williams signs Summer League contract with Lakers

    Former Gonzaga Bulldog basketball player Johnathan Williams signed with the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League team Friday, according to Bill Oram of The Athletic. In his senior season with Gonzaga, Williams averaged 13.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. However the 6-foot-9 forward went undrafted Thursday night after. During his two years in Spokane, Wash., Williams was a two-time All-WCC first-teamer and an AP All-American honorable mention selection. Williams will now follow in the...>>
    Former Gonzaga Bulldog basketball player Johnathan Williams signed with the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League team Friday, according to Bill Oram of The Athletic. In his senior season with Gonzaga, Williams averaged 13.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. However the 6-foot-9 forward went undrafted Thursday night after. During his two years in Spokane, Wash., Williams was a two-time All-WCC first-teamer and an AP All-American honorable mention selection. Williams will now follow in the...>>
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  • Oklahoma medical pot question hinges on conservative support

    Oklahoma medical pot question hinges on conservative support

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:46:11 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:44 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:44:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Pastor Danny Daniels poses for a photo in front of his Better Life Community Church in Lindsay, Okla., Friday, June 15, 2018. Daniels is among a growing group of traditionally conservative Republican voters who have shifted thei...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Pastor Danny Daniels poses for a photo in front of his Better Life Community Church in Lindsay, Okla., Friday, June 15, 2018. Daniels is among a growing group of traditionally conservative Republican voters who have shifted thei...
    Here's a twist: Evangelical Christians in Oklahoma could be the reason medical marijuana is approved on Tuesday.>>
    Here's a twist: Evangelical Christians in Oklahoma could be the reason medical marijuana is approved on Tuesday.>>
  • Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

    Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:48:38 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:44 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:44:17 GMT
    (Photo courtesy Innovate Signs, Inc. via AP). This June 2018 photo provided by Innovative Signs, Inc. in Longwood, Fla., shows a plaque that will be dedicated Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Valdez, Alaska. The memorial honors four Alaska Air National Guar...(Photo courtesy Innovate Signs, Inc. via AP). This June 2018 photo provided by Innovative Signs, Inc. in Longwood, Fla., shows a plaque that will be dedicated Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Valdez, Alaska. The memorial honors four Alaska Air National Guar...
    A memorial will be unveiled Saturday in Valdez, Alaska, honoring four Alaska National Guard members killed during a humanitarian mission in 1964.>>
    A memorial will be unveiled Saturday in Valdez, Alaska, honoring four Alaska National Guard members killed during a humanitarian mission in 1964.>>
  • Romney making final pitch ahead of Senate primary in Utah

    Romney making final pitch ahead of Senate primary in Utah

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:48:00 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:43 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:43:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, Mitt Romney poses for photographs during a backyard campaign stop in American Fork, Utah. Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, Mitt Romney poses for photographs during a backyard campaign stop in American Fork, Utah. Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs...
    Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch before Tuesday's Senate primary.>>
    Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch before Tuesday's Senate primary.>>
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