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  • 24 killed, 25 wounded when masked gunman attacks bus carrying Christians in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) - The German government is condemning the attack against a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt in which 24 people were killed and 25 wounded.A Foreign Ministry spokesman says the news was being received with "deep sorrow," noting that German is currently hosting a large gathering of the Protestant Church.

  • Hidden hikes in the Inland Northwest

    KHQ.COM - Living in the Inland Northwest, we are blessed to have thousands of miles of hiking trails right in our own backyard. Whether you're looking for a place to hike that's five minutes from your home, or you don't mind driving a few hours to hike through the beautiful back-country, you have endless options.

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    Gianforte issues apology after being charged with assaulting reporter

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - Republican Greg Gianforte says he 'learned a lesson," and has apologized to a reporter after being charged with assaulting him in a release sent to media Thursday night after his win in Montana's special election.  Here is what Gianforte's release says: Friend, Tonight is about you. Tonight is your victory. Over the last 2 years, you have knocked on tens of thousands of doors. You have made hundreds of thousands of 

  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, May 25th

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

  • SWAT team arrests man wanted for multiple sex offense charges on N Division St.

    SWAT team arrests man wanted for multiple sex offense charges on N Division St.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday evening just before 8 p.m.  information was obtained by Spokane Police Special Victim Unit detectives that a man wanted on multiple sex offense charges was on N Division St. Police say received information that 38-year-old Daniel Wells Jr was armed, had made suicidal statements, and possibly threatened other people. Because of this information, personnel from the SWAT team were utilized. When officers 

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    The Latest: Gianforte wins House race after assault charge

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local): 8:03 p.m. Montana polls are closing, a day after Republican candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with assaulting a reporter. Witnesses say Gianforte, a wealthy technology executive, grabbed Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, by the neck on We...

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    Old warhead found near Warden, rendered safe by Air Force

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Air Force explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) responded to SR17 near SR170 in Warden on Thursday morning. A retired Air Force veteran and historian located a crash site from 1955, where a F86 Delta Interceptor went down. While digging around, the historian unearthed a live 2.75 inch missile warhead. EOD rendered the warhead safe on site. There were no injuries.

  • Snoqualmie Falls

    Body of teen found downstream from Snoqualmie River falls

    SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff Office says the body of a 16-year-old boy who disappeared in the Snoqualmie River near Olallie State Park has been found. The sheriff's office said Thursday evening that drivers found the boy's body about 450 feet downstream from the falls. The teen was with two friends when two of them went over the falls. The sheriff's office says only one of them was able to pull himself out of the water. &nb...

  • Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho cheese bag

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local):   4:35 p.m.  California health officials said a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce appears limited to an opened bag of the sauce.  The statement on Thursday comes after the state Department of Public Health found no traces of the toxin in another unopened bag of the sauce that was seized from the fue...

  • President Trump to take travel ban to Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Latest on an appeals court ruling against the Trump administration's travel ban (all times local):   5:40 p.m.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will ask the Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban.  The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled 10-3 against the travel ban. The decision bars the administration from suspending n...

  • U-Haul found after thieves nab trailer with $8,000 in belongings inside

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman and her fiancé in the military moved all of their belongings to Spokane only to find their U-Haul stolen. Sophie Graydon says after spending hours traveling from Minnesota to Spokane with her fiancé, she parked the U-Haul outside her apartment and she was too tired to unpack. "I came out and the trailer was gone. We had our new bed, coffee tables, three chairs, all of my stuff. We've got social 

  • Retired Coeur d'Alene teacher home, figuring out bill situation

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A retired Coeur d’Alene teacher is figuring out how to pay off her medical bills after she says she was stuck in a hospital in Mexico. Vikki Moormann is happy to be home. “I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping and trying to relax,” she says. That’s because two weeks ago, she was in Mexico on vacation when she had a medical emergency that landed her in the ICU. She says when she tried to leave, she was told she had 

  • Local artist transforms blank wall into something beautiful

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Artist Daniel Lopez is transforming a blank wall in west central into something beautiful. KHQ Local News Photojournalist Tim Blodgett spent the afternoon with Lopez as he worked on his latest project. If you'd like to see the mural in person it's in the West Central neighborhood at Boone and Cochran.

  • 'Fix it Fest': city makes fixing streets priority

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The city of Spokane is fixing its streets after they launched a $1 million program to repair the damages from the extreme wet weather the city has seen in the last six months. The program is called Fix-it-Fest and is aimed to help repair damaged arterials and potholes. Here are the areas the city has listed to fix: Planned Freya – Empire to Rowan  District 1  Grind & Overlay  Planned SE Blvd – Regal to 29th Ave. District 

  • Airway Heights water crisis could be coming to an end

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - It's been 10 days since the city of Airway Heights advised people to stop drinking the water due to chemicals that contaminated city wells. Thursday was the City's unofficial day to end the water crisis likely caused from firefighting foam from Fairchild Air Force Base, but people are being asked to wait at least one more day. City officials say they have sent 19 water samples to Anatek Labs to be tested for PFCs.

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    Young inventor from Post Falls appears on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A young inventor by the name of Alex Knoll made his big debut on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday. 12-year-old Alex is from Post Falls, Idaho and is the creator of an award-winning app. He developed Ability App to help improve the lives of those with disabilities by giving them resources to make informed decisions. On the talk show, Alex shared with Ellen stories of his hero and background on the app. Alex is 

  • Woman's warning after she says a stranger followed her home

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane woman wants to warn people to be careful when they’re out by themselves after she says she had a run-in with a strange man. “He made the hairs on my neck stand up. He gave me a weird feeling,” she says. She didn’t want to be identified because she’s still afraid. She was out walking her dog near 55th and Freya when a man suddenly appeared very close to her “I looked up and he was right there,” she 

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    Service dog scores photo in high school yearbook

    STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. - They say dog is man's best friend. AJ and his service dog Alpha take it to a new extreme. The Virginia high school student who attends classes with his service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school's yearbook photos.  Much of AJ Schalk's morning routine involves his service dog who's become a beloved companion everyday... all day. Aj goes about getting himself and Alpha ready to 

  • 2 bodies found in pickup truck near Washington highway

    2 bodies found in pickup truck near Washington highway

    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - The bodies of a man and woman have been found in a pickup truck near a Washington highway. KCPQ-TV reported Wednesday that the Chelan County Sheriff's Office says it appears someone had been trying to conceal the vehicle. The deputy who went to the call had said someone attempted to conceal the truck with a blanket, duct tape and natural vegetation from the area. The bodies had been in the driver's seat and front passe...

  • New Spokane fire chief making response times top priority

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When you're in trouble and every second counts - will help reach you in time?  In Spokane, the distance of just a few blocks can double the amount of minutes it takes for first responders to arrive.  But Wednesday, there's a new fire chief in town and he's making response times one of his top priorities.

  • Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in 'lost and found'

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they've put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their "lost and found box" in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.  The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice reports the drug was found in the parking lot of a shopping center outside Wilkes-Barre (WILKS'-ba-ree). Wilkes-Barre Township police posted about the find on the department's Facebook page. In a post headlined "FOUND ...

  • Grant Co. Sheriff's Office: At least 3 dead, 8 injured in mass casualty crash south of George

    GEORGE, Wash. - At least three people are dead in a mass casualty crash in Grant County and at least 8 other people are injured, some seriously. The crash happened around 5am Thursday morning at Adams Rd. South and Frenchman Hills Rd. which is just S. of Quincy and W. of Vantage, WA. Adams Road South will be closed at that intersection for most of the day.

  • Aftermath of rocket launch explosion. Courtesy James Trayford.

    University of Idaho examines safety updates after rocket fuel explosion

    MOSCOW, Idaho - The University of Idaho has completed an internal review of the rocket fuel explosion that occurred on the Moscow campus on April 13, 2017.  The incident has been ruled an accident by law enforcement and the university.  Officials with the University of Idaho say they have identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies as part of a review of the explosion. According to the report, the 

  • Juvenile facing felony charges after bat attack in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deputies with the Spokane Valley Police Department arrested a juvenile man Thursday morning after an incident involving a baseball bat. Calls came in at around 9:30 a.m. from people saying a man with a baseball bat was banging on doors near Pines and Indiana. At least one window of a car was broken by the suspect, according to KHQ's photographer who was on scene after the arrest. 

  • Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs. Tribal leaders in Oregon, Washington state and Idaho speaking on behalf of the group said Thursday the proposed budget guts spending on Native American education, health care and environmental initiatives. 

  • PHOTOS: 4.5 mile beer pipeline to deliver 400,000 liters of beer

    KHQ.COM - We've heard of oil pipelines... but beer pipelines? Some metal music fans preparing for the "Wacken Open Air Festival," which happens to be the largest metal music festival in the world, are giving us an insiders look at just exactly what a beer pipeline looks like, how it's made and how it works. Festival organizers are installing an underground, 4.3 mile long pipeline to deliver approximately 400,000 liters of beer.

  • Montana governor condemns candidate charged with assaulting journalist

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Democratic governor is condemning a GOP House candidate charged with assaulting a journalist. Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday it is "unsettling that Greg Gianforte physically assaulted a journalist and then lied, refusing to take responsibility for his actions."

  • Fire in Chelan County now 78 percent contained

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days. Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan says the fire near the town of Leavenworth was 78 percent contained Thursday morning. No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.

  • Task force proposes reforms to WSU student conduct process

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Officials at Washington State University are proposing some changes to the student conduct disciplinary process. A task force that was assembled after a series of violent incidents involving the football team last year has called for reforms to make the student conduct process fairer and more transparent.

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, May 24th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, May 24th.

  • Police: Denver man arrested for stabbing victim with bladed gloves

    DENVER - A 36-year-old Denver man has been arrested after witnesses told police a man was stabbed following an argument early Tuesday morning. Witnesses told investigators the suspect, identified as Christian Gulzow, was wearing white "clown-like" makeup with black streaks and wearing gloves with blades on the end of each finger.

  • Driver caught after slamming into DOT vehicle in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol says the driver of a car that crashed into a DOT vehicle Wednesday afternoon has been charged with driving under the influence.

  • Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in custody

    Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in handcuffs

    SPOKANE, Wash. - E Princeton Ave has reopened after it was shut down to traffic during a standoff.  Wednesday evening, Spokane Police received information that a wanted man was at a home on E Princeton Ave.  36-year-old Steven Martin had an outstanding felony warrant for eluding a police vehicle.  Officers also had probable cause to arrest him for five counts of stalking and domestic violence.  When officers arrived to the home, they 

  • Protesters hope to sweeten the deal with baked goods

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Protesters in Spokane are trying a new way to get lawmakers attention when it comes to healthcare. Organizers say they've resorted to having a bake sale to help cover costs for seniors' Medicaid. People lined up outside of Cathy McMorris Rodgers' office for the sale in hopes to get her attention. KHQ reached out to McMorris Rodgers' office for comment but is still waiting to hear back. The main message people at the bake sale want to provoke is that l...

  • PHOTOS: Guns, drugs and money found in Spokane Valley motel room bust

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Two men have been arrested and charged with a total of 26 felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a months-long investigation that led to a Spokane Valley motel.  Last week, detectives executed a search warrant at a room at the Motel 6 just off of I-90 and Argonne in Spokane Valley. 

  • Fully extinguishing Leavenworth fire will be 'ongoing challenge'

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 5 p.m. Wednesday:  Fire crews report active fire fighting operations continue on the Spromberg fire located approximately four miles north of Leavenworth, Washington, along the Chumstick Highway. The fire started Tuesday afternoon in a 5-acre storage area for logs and other flammable materials. The cause remains under active investigation, but has not yet been determined.

  • Suspect who tried to shoot deputy with sawed-off shotgun sentenced to 160 months behind bars

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon, 17-year-old Colton B. Singleton, the juvenile suspect who tried to shoot a Spokane Valley Deputy with a sawed-off shotgun in March was sentenced to 160 months in jail.  Spokane County Prosecutor's Office declined to prosecute him as a juvenile and charged him as an adult because Singleton was already a convicted felon.  On March 27, 2017, deputies responded to a car prowling on East Valleyway in Spokane Valley. 

  • PHOTOS: Firefighters say lawn mower caused brush fire in Spokane Valley near Sullivan

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters in Spokane Valley are responding to a brush fire on N. Sullivan just north of I-90.  WSDOT cameras show heavy smoke in the area.  KHQ has a crew headed to the scene. Check back for updates. 

  • Six Questions: Spokane's new fire chief describes his vision for department's future

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday Brian Schaeffer was named Spokane Fire Chief. KHQ's Dan Kleckner sat down with the new Fire Chief for six questions to ask him if his hiring was a signal from community leaders they don't want a lot of change, and to find out more about Brian Schaeffer's vision for the department. 

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  • Cougars Drop Series-Opener to No. 8 Stanford

    Cougars Drop Series-Opener to No. 8 Stanford

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:31 AM EDT2017-05-26 05:31:56 GMT
    Photo: WSU AthleticsPhoto: WSU Athletics

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State dropped the series-opener with No. 8 Stanford 13-2 at Bailey-Brayton Field Thursday evening. The Cougars (24-27, 10-18 Pac-12) collected 10 hits led by junior Shane Matheny’s 3-for-4 performance, recording his third 3-hit game of the season. WSU also received two-hit games from sophomore shortstop Andres Alvarez, junior Cory Meyer and junior left fielder Blake Clanton. Meyer and Clanton each drove in a run in the ninth. S...

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State dropped the series-opener with No. 8 Stanford 13-2 at Bailey-Brayton Field Thursday evening. The Cougars (24-27, 10-18 Pac-12) collected 10 hits led by junior Shane Matheny’s 3-for-4 performance, recording his third 3-hit game of the season. WSU also received two-hit games from sophomore shortstop Andres Alvarez, junior Cory Meyer and junior left fielder Blake Clanton. Meyer and Clanton each drove in a run in the ninth. S...

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  • Offensive Surge Pushes Zags into Winner’s Bracket at WCC Tournament

    Offensive Surge Pushes Zags into Winner’s Bracket at WCC Tournament

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:06:17 GMT
    Photo: Gonzaga AthleticsPhoto: Gonzaga Athletics

    STOCKTON, Calif.—It took a few innings, but the Bulldog offense hit top gear Thursday afternoon, propelling the top-seeded Gonzaga baseball team past fourth-seed Saint Mary’s 11-3 and into the winners’ bracket of the West Coast Conference Championships at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. Saint Mary’s scored the game’s first runs, scoring twice in the top of the third off atypical wildness from GU starter Eli Morgan. Afte...

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    STOCKTON, Calif.—It took a few innings, but the Bulldog offense hit top gear Thursday afternoon, propelling the top-seeded Gonzaga baseball team past fourth-seed Saint Mary’s 11-3 and into the winners’ bracket of the West Coast Conference Championships at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. Saint Mary’s scored the game’s first runs, scoring twice in the top of the third off atypical wildness from GU starter Eli Morgan. Afte...

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  • 7-foot graduate transfer Benas Griciunas to play for Eagles

    7-foot graduate transfer Benas Griciunas to play for Eagles

    Courtesy: EWU AthleticsCourtesy: EWU Athletics

    Seven-foot center Benas Griciunas from UNC Charlotte will spend his senior season as a graduate transfer at Eastern Washington University and play for Shantay Legans, the new EWU head men's basketball coach announced Thursday (May 25).

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    Seven-foot center Benas Griciunas from UNC Charlotte will spend his senior season as a graduate transfer at Eastern Washington University and play for Shantay Legans, the new EWU head men's basketball coach announced Thursday (May 25).

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