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  • Spokane Valley woman searches for missing necklace containing late fiances' ashes

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local woman says she's heartbroken after she misplaced a priceless, irreplaceable necklace. "It's like I lost him twice," said Amanda Palmen. The necklace contained her fiance's ashes. He died back in April. "My fiance passed away in a car accident unexpectedly," she said.

  • White House again threatens Acosta's pass

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is threatening to again suspend White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta. After a federal judge ordered that Acosta's credentials be temporarily restored Friday, the White House sent Acosta a letter saying they had made the "preliminary decision" to suspend his pass when the judge's order expires. 

  • Man said he was high on DXM when he randomly stabbed Spokane Valley boy

    A man, claiming to be "the spawn of Lucifer," said he stabbed an eight-year-old boy because he "felt like he had to kill a child" and that it was "almost like a sacrifice." 30-year-old Bruce Derek Landahl was arrested Saturday for allegedly entering the HiCo store on Sprague, walking up to an eight-year-old boy playing on an iPad and stabbing him multiple times before the boy's father was able to stop him. 

  • Man crashes car into Domino's, climbs onto roof after high-speed chase in Montana

    Police say a man has been arrested after leading officers on a high-speed chase, crashing into a building and climbing to the roof of a Domino's Pizza in Butte. 

  • Ceremonies commemorate 40-year anniversary of Jonestown tragedy

    Ceremonies at a California cemetery marked the mass murders and suicides 40 years ago of 900 Americans orchestrated by the Rev. Jim Jones at a jungle settlement in Guyana, South America.

  • Spokane Valley firefighters reach donation goal during Sunday fundraising event

    The Spokane Valley Firefighter Stairclimb Team is raising money for blood cancer patients and their families. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the firefighters are collecting donations at the Spokane Valley Rosauers at 10618 E Sprague Ave. 

  • Gun dealers, shooting ranges in King County will be required to post warning signs about firearm dangers

    Gun dealers and shooting ranges in King County in western Washington will have to post warning signs about the danger of firearms. The Seattle Times reports that the King County Board of Health voted unanimously Thursday to approve the regulation that will take effect next month.

  • Woman found shot at Western Washington Jack in the Box

    Police are investigating after a woman was found shot at a fast-food restaurant south of Seattle.    KOMO-TV reports police responded to a Jack in the Box in Federal Way after 6 p.m. Saturday to find an 18-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the chest.

  • Michael Bloomberg donating $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University.  Bloomberg and the Baltimore university said Sunday that the gift is the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. 

  • Texas man who disappeared during his murder trial 10 years ago captured in Mexico

    Authorities say a man who disappeared on the last day of his 2008 murder trial has been captured in Mexico and returned to Texas. Hidalgo County prosecutors say in a news release that 35-year-old Oscar Davila Rodriguez was returned to the U.S. Wednesday. 

  • Police investigating after two roommates found dead inside Lacey home

    Police outside Olympia are investigating a double homicide after finding two roommates dead inside a home. Authorities in Lacey have arrested and charged another resident of the home with murder.  

  • Florida woman charged after baby suffers brain damage from cocaine exposure

    A Florida woman is charged with exposing a 3-month-old baby to cocaine, leaving him with significant brain damage.    The Tampa Bay Times reports 29-year-old Angelica Lopez was arrested Thursday on a charge of child neglect causing great bodily harm.

  • Vermont man spreads holiday cheer to Walmart shoppers

    A mystery man is providing cheer to Walmart shoppers in Vermont.    The man paid off the entire lot of layaway items at the store in Derby, near the Canadian border.

  • Minnesota couple pleads guilty to transporting 960 lbs of pot in RV

    A Minnesota couple has pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges after Montana authorities said they found 960 pounds of marijuana in the couple's recreational vehicle. 

  • Health officials say salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving

    Health officials say there's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. But they say it's a reminder to properly prepare your holiday bird. Cooking kills salmonella.

  • Body discovered near where Spokane man went missing from 49ers game

    Almost a week after 32-year-old Ian Powers of Spokane went missing after a San Francisco 49ers game, Santa Clara police receive reports that a man’s body was discovered nearby. 

  • Man in custody after stabbing eight-year-old boy in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 30-year-old male is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing an eight-year-old boy at a HiCo store in Spokane Valley Saturday night. Around 4:30 p.m, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a call of two males fighting along with the reported stabbing. 

  • One firefighter suffers minor injuries after North Spokane house fire

    One firefighter suffered minor injuries after a house fire broke out in North Spokane Saturday night. The home on North Perry Street between Buckeye Ave and North Foothills Drive was empty at the time the fire broke out. The fire was contained to one room of the house and crews were able to get the fire knocked down fairly quickly. The Red Cross was on scene to work with the homeowner. The firefighter who was injured did not need to be taken to a hospital. The cause...
  • Five more bodies found, bringing death toll to 76 in Northern California wildfire, 1,300 remain unaccounted for

    Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says emergency responders have made progress in finding people who had been reported missing in the wildfires but the list of those unaccounted for is now nearly 1,300. Honea pleaded Saturday with the public to check out the list and to call in if they are safe. 

  • Vintage WWII plane with two people aboard crashes into Texas parking lot

    The FAA says a vintage World War II small plane with two people aboard has crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas.    Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the aircraft was destroyed and several automobiles damaged.    He did not say what happened to the two people on board.  

  • Friday fire causes major structural damage to under-construction parking garage near Sacred Heart

    Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged an under-construction parking garage. The fire was reported just before 10:00 p.m. Friday night, in the parking garage near Sacred Heart. Firefighters arrived to find a very difficult-to-access, well-established fire on the third floor of the structure. 

  • Disney reveals details of "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" attractions

    "Star Wars" fans will soon be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon and face off against Kylo Ren in battle. Disney on Saturday announced some details of the new "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" lands, opening in 2019. It also announced that composer John Williams, creator of the classic "Star Wars" themes, is writing new music for the "Galaxy's Edge" attractions, and shared a sneak preview. 

  • Spokane's Ice Ribbon opens for the season

    Spokane,Wash. Skaters of all ages stepped onto the ice ribbon early Saturday morning to get the first strides in of the season. It's the second year the ice ribbon has been opened but last year the season was cut short after the system that keeps the ice at a crisp 12 degrees Fahrenheit failed. It ended up cutting the season short by a month "We repaired all those systems. It was under warranty as part of new construction. We replaced the ammonia surge tank which cause...

  • Three Montana deer test positive for brain wasting disease

    Montana wildlife officials say three deer in Blaine County have tested positive for a brain wasting disease. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the deer found to have chronic wasting disease were all harvested within a priority surveillance area. 

  • 2 minors charged for brutal beating of Idaho 15-year-old boy

    Western Washington man sentenced to more than 13 years for racially-motivated attack

    An Auburn man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for beating a man unconscious with an aluminum baseball bat while shouting racial epithets.  The Seattle Times reports Julian Tuimauga was sentenced to 13.3 years in prison Friday at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent for the attack on DaShawn Horne. 

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    Dead newborn orca calf washes up off Vancouver Island

    Officials say a dead newborn orca calf washed up on the shores of Nootka Island off Vancouver Island Friday. 

  • President Trump visits Northern California to see devastation from wildfire

    President Donald Trump arrived in Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for. 

  • Police investigating homicide in Bonner County

    Police are investigating a homicide in Bonner County. Early on November 12, police apprehended 71-year-old James Michael Costello Sr., after a vehicle pursuit. 

  • Idaho governor grants pardon for man convicted of rape in 1997

    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has granted his fifth pardon during his 12 years in office. The governor's office in a news release Friday says Otter pardoned Aaron M. Bonney. Bonney in 1997 at the age of 18 was convicted of the statutory rape of his 15-year-old girlfriend. 

  • Man faces DUI, hit and run charges for crash that flipped semi in Spokane Valley

    All eastbound I-90 lanes near Evergreen in Spokane Valley were closed this morning after a semi flipped onto its side. It started with an erratic driver in a black pickup truck slamming into a passenger car. 

  • Moses Lake deputies investigating damage done to roadside memorial

    Deputies in Moses Lake are investigating damage done to a roadside memorial. On Friday, a citizen witnessed a front-end loader drive down a canal road to the memorial near 5 Northwest and L Northeast. 

  • UPDATE: Firefighters say fire burning near Sacred Heart is suspicious

    Spokane firefighters are on the scene of a fire at a five-story garage that's under construction near Sacred Heart on the South Hill.

  • Spokane Valley Grocery Outlet raises money for employees of sister location devastated by California fire

    The pictures are hard to look at and the scope is difficult to grasp. Wildfires burning across California have been affecting the lives of countless people across the state. Here locally, over the last five days employees at the Grocery Outlet in Spokane Valley have been busy collecting donations. 

  • No sign of survivors as divers recover fuselage of crashed helicopter in Alabama river

    Authorities say a law enforcement helicopter from Georgia has crashed into an Alabama river.  The Federal Aviation Administration said a Bell OH-58 helicopter crashed around 1:15 p.m. Friday near Clanton in Chilton County.

  • Officials say death toll from Northern California wildfire has risen to 71

    The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):    7:31 p.m.    Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says they found 8 more bodies Friday from a deadly Northern California wildfire that is only half contained.    The death toll from the deadliest wildfire in the country in at least a century is 71.    ___    7:25 p.m.    Northern California authorities say more than 1,000 people are now on a missing persons list but stress...
  • Bald eagles flock to Coeur d'Alene in record numbers

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The eagles that flock to Wolf Lodge Bay on Lake Coeur d’Alene in search of Kokanee are already breaking records. According to wildlife biologists with Bureau of Land Management, 55 bald eagles have been spotted in just the first week of the season.

  • Washington man charged with stabbing Montana man almost a dozen times

    A 24-year-old Washington state man is charged with stabbing a Montana man nearly a dozen times while the victim was on a walking path near Libby.  Michael Borchardt Robertson of Yakima, Washington, is charged with attempted deliberate homicide for the attack on Doug Crum of Libby on Nov. 11. Officials say Crum is in his 70s. 

  • Spokane finds 'forever homes' for 25 foster kids

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County joined courts across the country to celebrate more than 25 local foster children and youths who will legally join “forever families” on National Adoption Day. The annual event is designed to celebrate those children receiving permanency through adoption on that day, but to also raise awareness for the children waiting for loving and permanent families.

  • Spokane residents join NRA's lawsuit against I-1639

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local gun shop owner and four Washington residents who will soon be too young to purchase semi-automatic rifles are among several people who are challenging the state's recently passed gun control initiative.

  • Mad Minute stories for November 16, 2018

    Here's an extended look at your Mad Minute stories for November 16, 2018.

  • Wisconsin man found guilty in murder of abusive mother

    A jury has found a Wisconsin man guilty of first-degree murder for killing a Missouri mother who prosecutors say forced her daughter to pretend she was disabled.  The Springfield News-Leader reported Friday that Nicholas Godejohn faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2015 killing of 48-year-old Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard. 

  • Spokane man protesting sit-and-lie ordinance with hunger strike

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane man has had enough of the "No Sit No Lie Ordinance." He's been protesting the law since it passed in 2013, but now, he's gaining attention. Alfredo Llamedo has not eaten solid food in five days.

  • Officials conclude Saudi Crown Prince ordered killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi - a claim the Saudi government has denied. 

  • Rare, two-headed snake found in Virginia dies

    A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation's capital has died. The Washington Post reports state herpetologist JD Kleopfer said in a Facebook post this week that the snake had died. He says it passed away peacefully last week for no apparent reason, and was discovered dead one morning. 

  • Man sentenced to minimum of 16 years in prison for sexual assault of child

    A man has been sentenced to at least 16 years behind bars for sexually assaulting a child. According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department Friday morning, 37-year-old Nathan Nave was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years and up to life in prison. 

  • Private funeral held for Marvel co-founder Stan Lee

    A small, private funeral has been held to mourn Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, and his company is making more plans to memorialize him. Lee's POW! Entertainment said in a statement to The Associated Press Friday that Lee insisted he didn't want a large public funeral, and the ceremony was held in accordance with his wishes.

  • Two 13-year-olds arrested for bringing airsoft gun to University Elementary school

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies arrested two boys for bringing an airsoft pistol to University Elementary on Thursday evening. At one point, one of the teens pulled the pistol from his pocket and used it to tap on a classroom window while student/teacher conferences were being held inside. Deputies responded to the school at around 6 p.m. Thursday.

  • Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway. Motorists traveling about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Philadelphia started tweeting about the camel and posted video on social media.

  • Trump says will name EPA's acting chief to post permanently

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he will name the Environmental Protection Agency's acting head, Andrew Wheeler, to the post permanently. Trump made the announcement almost in passing Friday at a White House ceremony for Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees.    The president singled out Wheeler in the audience at the ceremony, adding Wheeler "is going to be made permanent" at EPA.

  • TSA: Spokane Thanksgiving travel volumes pick up starting Friday

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Transportation Security Administration nationally expects to screen a record number of people during the 2018 Thanksgiving season. TSA says it may screen more than 25 million travelers between November 16 and November 26, making it one of TSA's busiest Thanksgivings on record.

  • White House writing up rules for reporters

    WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump says the White House is "writing up rules and regulations" for reporters after a judge ordered the administration to restore credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta. Trump told reporters Friday that "people have to behave." He added that if journalists "don't listen to the rules and regulations, we will end up back in court and we will win."    

  • Trump says he answered written questions in Mueller probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller but hasn't yet submitted them.    Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Friday that he answered the questions "very easily" this week but added that "you have to always be careful."

  • House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century.

  • Donations sought for deputy who was on campus during Florida school shooting

    SUNRISE, Fla. - The attorney for a sheriff's deputy who was on campus during the Florida high school massacre has started a charity website to raise money for the man's legal defense. Attorney Joseph DiRuzzo III started a GoFundMe page for now-retired Broward County sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson in hopes of raising $150,000 "to defend him against any spurious claims of criminal liability." 

  • Judge orders White House to return Acosta pass

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Washington is ordering the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly announced his decision Friday morning.  CNN had asked that Acosta's credentials be returned while a lawsuit over their revocation goes forward.   

  • Lynnwood man who raped dying woman gets less than 3 years in prison

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - A 20-year-old Washington state man has been sentenced to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her. The Daily Herald reports that Brian Varela pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, third-degree rape, and unlawful disposal of remains as part of a plea deal in the February death of 18-year-old Alyssa Noceda.    

  • Possible salmonella outbreak triggers recall of 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O ground turkey

    WASHINGTON - The United State Department of Agriculture has issued a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey due to a possible salmonella outbreak.  Jennie-O Turkey is recalling the ground turkey products due to an illness outbreak.  According to the federal recall from the USDA, the following Jennie-O Turkey products are subject to recall:  

  • Spokane Valley police searching for suspects in home invasion robbery

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Police Department says two people were assaulted during a residential robbery Thursday morning. Deputies say they were called to a home in the 10900 block of 17th for a report of a robbery. The victims, an adult man and an adult woman, told responding deputies they heard a knock on their door just before 6:30 am.

  • Man returning to evacuated Paradise neighborhood finds horse 'shivering uncontrollably' in backyard pool

    PARADISE, Calif. - Much of the town of Paradise, California is in ruins after the Camp Fire, but a man who was evacuated shared a shred of good news on Facebook when he returned to his neighborhood.  Jeff Hill said on Facebook he was checking on a neighbor's house when he came across a horse in a backyard swimming pool. The horse was in the water, but was caught in the pool cover.  

  • NRA suing to block Initiative 1639

    The National Rifle Association is suing to block a new, voter-approved gun control measure in Washington state. Initiative 1639 passed with 60 percent of the vote last week. 

  • Controversial Mike Leach tweet cost WSU $1.6 million in pledged donations

    A controversial tweet by WSU head football coach Mike Leach cost the University $1.6 million in pledged donations. The tweet, which was sent in June, depicted a doctored video of a speech by former President Barack Obama. 

  • Officials: mountain lion kitten seized from Colorado home was sick after being fed bratwurst

    Wildlife officials who seized a mountain lion kitten from a southern Colorado home say the feline fell ill after the residents fed it bratwurst. Travis Sauder with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the kitten appeared to be in good health otherwise and was sent to a wildlife rehabilitation center Tuesday.

  • Officials say a staggering 631 people still missing in the wake of deadly California Camp Fire

    Authorities have reported seven more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 63 in the deadliest wildfire in state history.

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  • All Malibu residents again ordered to evacuate

    All Malibu residents again ordered to evacuate

    Friday, November 9 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-11-09 21:02:29 GMT

    CAMARILLO SPRINGS, Calif. - Portions of Southern California remain under siege as two large brush fires are threatening numerous communities.    ABC7.com reports that one of the fires has now scorched 8,000 acres as winds picked up early Friday, with some 75,000 homes under evacuation orders along the border of Ventura and Los Angeles counties. 

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    CAMARILLO SPRINGS, Calif. - Portions of Southern California remain under siege as two large brush fires are threatening numerous communities.    ABC7.com reports that one of the fires has now scorched 8,000 acres as winds picked up early Friday, with some 75,000 homes under evacuation orders along the border of Ventura and Los Angeles counties. 

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  • Douglas County fire crews fighting 550-acre fire in Mansfield area

    Douglas County fire crews fighting 550-acre fire in Mansfield area

    Wednesday, October 24 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-10-25 00:09:01 GMT

    MANSFIELD, Wash. - Firefighters now say a fire burning in Douglas County has grown to 550 acres in size. The Road 9 Fire is burning about 1 and a half miles west of Highway 17 and south of Highway 172.

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    MANSFIELD, Wash. - Firefighters now say a fire burning in Douglas County has grown to 550 acres in size. The Road 9 Fire is burning about 1 and a half miles west of Highway 17 and south of Highway 172.

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  • Idaho fire season will cost about $20 million, set to end below average

    Idaho fire season will cost about $20 million, set to end below average

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-10-16 22:13:37 GMT

    Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands told the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday that this year's wildfire season is below the 20-year-average for acres burned and number of fires. But officials say 202 wildfires in Idaho were caused by humans, while just 56 were caused by lighting. 

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    Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands told the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday that this year's wildfire season is below the 20-year-average for acres burned and number of fires. But officials say 202 wildfires in Idaho were caused by humans, while just 56 were caused by lighting. 

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  • House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

    House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

    Friday, November 16 2018 12:06 PM EST2018-11-16 17:06:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century.

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    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century.

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  • Lynnwood man who raped dying woman gets less than 3 years in prison

    Lynnwood man who raped dying woman gets less than 3 years in prison

    Friday, November 16 2018 9:45 AM EST2018-11-16 14:45:19 GMT

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - A 20-year-old Washington state man has been sentenced to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her. The Daily Herald reports that Brian Varela pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, third-degree rape, and unlawful disposal of remains as part of a plea deal in the February death of 18-year-old Alyssa Noceda.   

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    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - A 20-year-old Washington state man has been sentenced to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her. The Daily Herald reports that Brian Varela pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, third-degree rape, and unlawful disposal of remains as part of a plea deal in the February death of 18-year-old Alyssa Noceda.    

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  • Possible salmonella outbreak triggers recall of 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O ground turkey

    Possible salmonella outbreak triggers recall of 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O ground turkey

    Friday, November 16 2018 9:10 AM EST2018-11-16 14:10:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The United State Department of Agriculture has issued a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey due to a possible salmonella outbreak.  Jennie-O Turkey is recalling the ground turkey products due to an illness outbreak.  According to the federal recall from the USDA, the following Jennie-O Turkey products are subject to recall:  

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    WASHINGTON - The United State Department of Agriculture has issued a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey due to a possible salmonella outbreak.  Jennie-O Turkey is recalling the ground turkey products due to an illness outbreak.  According to the federal recall from the USDA, the following Jennie-O Turkey products are subject to recall:  

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