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  • Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th.

  • FireBoss plane crashes fighting the Horns Mountain fire in northeast Washington

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Department of Natural Resources reports that a FireBoss airplane has crashed in northeast Washington. There aren't a lot of details released right now, but we do know that the pilot did survive the crash. The pilot was working on the Horns Mountain fire, burning about 838 acres near Northport, close to the US/Canada border.

  • Spokane police investigating after unknown drug responsible for fatality and 20 calls

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they saw a dramatic increase in drug related calls on Tuesday. Police say at least one person has died and officers responded to almost 20 other calls of people acting erratically. Police are looking into whether there is a drug on the street that is "creating adverse health effects." Reported behavior is consistent with a stimulant, causing people to hallucinate and act in an unpredictable and sometimes violent manner.

  • Evacuations to be lifted on Grass Valley fire in Douglas County

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The Grass Valley fire burning in the Sims Corner area of Douglas County is 87 percent contained as of Tuesday night. The fire, which broke out Saturday afternoon and quickly grew to a 3-alarm fire due to dry conditions in the area, was 75,537 acres in size at last report.

  • Prosecutors consider charges after teen pushed from bridge

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police say they've finished an investigation into an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was hurt when she was pushed off a bridge and fell 60 feet into water in Washington state.    The Columbian reported Tuesday that the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit was forwarding the case to the prosecutor's office for possible charges.

  • As smoke lingers in the Inland Northwest, doctors say everyone is susceptible to symptoms

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Air quality in the Spokane area remains at an unhealthy level as of Tuesday night. Officials with the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency say they are using a series of filters and other tools to measure the air quality index. "What that means is we have a network of strategically placed monitors that are going to capture what the ambient levels are for our entire air shed," said Lisa Woodard. 

  • Grizzly bear spotted in Athol/Garwood area

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - It may look cute and cuddly playing in the sprinkler, but the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says keep your distance. The grizzly bear has been spotted several times by people in northern Kootenai County, specifically the Chilco, Athol, and Silverwood area. The woman who took this video says it appears the bear isn’t afraid of humans.

  • Spokane teachers rally for fully funded education

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Educators of Spokane rallied together for an increase in pay and fully funded education. Ever since the State Supreme Court ruled that Washington was underfunding schools, educators and administrators have been trying to negotiate finances. Some districts have reached deals, but many in Eastern Washington haven't. KHQ went to the rally for Spokane public schools Tuesday.

  • Coeur d'Alene team headed to Williamsport for Little League World Series

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d’Alene Little Leaguers are transitioning to life on the road. The team’s manager, Sean Cherry, says between getting new gear and practice, the road warriors have been busy. The team made history over the weekend, becoming the first team from north Idaho to make it to the Little League World Series. Cherry says he’s proud.

  • Filing: Waffle House shooting suspect found unfit for trial

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking a court hearing after the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House was deemed presently incompetent for trial and in need of hospitalization.    Nashville Deputy District Attorney General Roger Moore filed the motion in 29-year-old Travis Reinking's case Tuesday.

  • Smoky skies impact air ambulance operations

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- The air quality in the Inland Northwest has been bad. Not only is it unhealthy, it's hard to see. That visibility can have an impact on the way air ambulances, like Life Flight Network can operate. "When the smoke comes in, the visibility comes down and it limits what we can do," said Scott MacKenzie, Assistant Chief Pilot and Regional Manager with Life Flight Network.

  • Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

    MILAN (AP) - A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it “an immense tragedy ... inconceivable in a modern system like ours, a modern country.”

  • Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow firefighters from his state to help battle record-setting blazes in California.    Burchett died Monday night while fighting the largest blaze in California history, the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco.

  • Seattle judge dismisses young activists' climate lawsuit

    SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by young activists who argued the state is violating their rights by failing to protect them from climate change.    In his ruling Tuesday, King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott says the issues in the case are political questions that must be addressed by the legislative and executive branches and cannot be resolved by a court.

  • Carnival worker faces 4 sexual assault charges

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A traveling carnival worker faces charges he sexually assaulted four people, including a 14-year-old girl, while working at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls.    Two counts against 42-year-old Roberto Salaman-Garcia are misdemeanors and the second two are felonies. His attorney, Meghan Lulf Sutton, says Salaman-Garcia will plead not guilty to the charges Tuesday in District Court.

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  • Evacuations to be lifted on Grass Valley fire in Douglas County

    Evacuations to be lifted on Grass Valley fire in Douglas County

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:53:04 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The Grass Valley fire burning in the Sims Corner area of Douglas County is 87 percent contained as of Tuesday night. The fire, which broke out Saturday afternoon and quickly grew to a 3-alarm fire due to dry conditions in the area, was 75,537 acres in size at last report.

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The Grass Valley fire burning in the Sims Corner area of Douglas County is 87 percent contained as of Tuesday night. The fire, which broke out Saturday afternoon and quickly grew to a 3-alarm fire due to dry conditions in the area, was 75,537 acres in size at last report.

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  • Firefighter injured fighting Grass Valley fire in 'satisfactory' condition

    Firefighter injured fighting Grass Valley fire in 'satisfactory' condition

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:38:10 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The firefighter injured while fighting the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas County is in satisfactory condition. 38-year-old Omak County Fire District #8 firefighter Brett Read was and another firefighter were trying to leave their work area on Saturday when the fire unexpectedly intensified.

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The firefighter injured while fighting the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas County is in satisfactory condition. 38-year-old Omak County Fire District #8 firefighter Brett Read was and another firefighter were trying to leave their work area on Saturday when the fire unexpectedly intensified.

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  • Glacier National Park expands fire evacuations

    Glacier National Park expands fire evacuations

    Monday, August 13 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-08-13 18:44:25 GMT

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. - A wildfire is forcing evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park and has destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald. The National Park Service said the 25-site Sprague Creek campground was being evacuated Monday, a day after the fast-moving fire forced the evacuation of 82 rooms at the historic Lake McDonald Lodge.  

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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. - A wildfire is forcing evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park and has destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald. The National Park Service said the 25-site Sprague Creek campground was being evacuated Monday, a day after the fast-moving fire forced the evacuation of 82 rooms at the historic Lake McDonald Lodge.  

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  • Detectives searching for tractor stolen from Stevens County

    Detectives searching for tractor stolen from Stevens County

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:56:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you recently purchased a big orange tractor or possibly seen one in your neighborhood that looked out of place?  Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force Detectives are asking for your help locating a stolen tractor.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you recently purchased a big orange tractor or possibly seen one in your neighborhood that looked out of place?  Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force Detectives are asking for your help locating a stolen tractor. Detectives believe it may have been stolen between July 31 and August 3 and possibly sold to an unsuspecting victim. It is a Kubota L4701, similar to the one in the picture. 

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  • DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:48:20 GMT

    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

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    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

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  • Cougar Creek fire reaches over 29,000 acres; still 5 percent contained

    Cougar Creek fire reaches over 29,000 acres; still 5 percent contained

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:38:59 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County remains at five percent containment, but has grown to 29,186 acres as of Monday. Over 1,000 personnel are on scene of the fire. Sunday's operations stopped progression of the spot fires in the Entiat River Valley while protecting the town of Ardenvoir. Favorable weather conditions Sunday night allowed direct attack on the fire. 

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County remains at five percent containment, but has grown to 29,186 acres as of Monday. Over 1,000 personnel are on scene of the fire. Sunday's operations stopped progression of the spot fires in the Entiat River Valley while protecting the town of Ardenvoir. Favorable weather conditions Sunday night allowed direct attack on the fire. 

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  • Gonzaga announces non-conference schedule

    Gonzaga announces non-conference schedule

    Photo: Gonzaga AthleticsPhoto: Gonzaga Athletics
    Photo: Gonzaga AthleticsPhoto: Gonzaga Athletics

    GU will open with an exhibition game against Carroll College on November 2.  The regular-season opener is against Montana at home on November 7. 

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    GU will open with an exhibition game against Carroll College on November 2.  The regular-season opener is against Montana at home on November 7. 

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  • Gonzaga releases WCC schedule

    Gonzaga releases WCC schedule

    Photo: Gonzaga AthleticsPhoto: Gonzaga Athletics
    Photo: Gonzaga AthleticsPhoto: Gonzaga Athletics

    The Zags open West Coast Conference play at home against Santa Clara on Jan. 5. The Zags then welcome Pacific on Jan. 10.

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    The Zags open West Coast Conference play at home against Santa Clara on Jan. 5. The Zags then welcome Pacific on Jan. 10.

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  • Washington State ranked No. 21 to start season

    Washington State ranked No. 21 to start season

    Photo: WSU AthleticsPhoto: WSU Athletics
    Photo: WSU AthleticsPhoto: WSU Athletics

    After ending the 2017 season ranked in the top-25, the Washington State soccer team has picked up where it left off as the Cougars enter the 2018 season ranked No. 21 in the country.

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    After ending the 2017 season ranked in the top-25, the Washington State soccer team has picked up where it left off as the Cougars enter the 2018 season ranked No. 21 in the country.

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  • Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

    Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:18:01 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:56 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:56:41 GMT
    Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term.>>
    Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term.>>
  • Report: Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 children

    Report: Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 children

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:30:54 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:51 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:51:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14...
    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.>>
    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.>>
  • Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

    Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:56:04 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:32:27 GMT
    (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP). Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, background left, and running mate Michelle Fischbach as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 201...(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP). Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, background left, and running mate Michelle Fischbach as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 201...
    Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career.>>
    Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career.>>

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