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Several Hospitalized After Easter Night Crash

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Several People are recovering after a two vehicle crash north of Spokane near Elk at the intersection of Madison and Frideger. The Spokane County Sheriff's Department tell us the drivers of both cars may have been impaired. It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday night. There were several people injured in those vehicles, but its not clear how serious those injuries are. Stay with KHQ.com for more on this developing story. More>>

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Organizers With The Seafair Torchlight Parade Issue An Apology Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - This year the Fallen Hero Banner project, which honors men and women from Washington who have died serving our country, applied to march in the Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle. However, the organization was denied by the parade selection committee via email saying, "the Fallen Hero Banner Project was not the right fit for the Torchlight Parade." More>>

Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

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NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that packages of Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs. More>>

Remembering Columbine 15-Years Later Through The Eyes Of A Survivor Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Sunday marks 15-years since the mass shooting at Columbine High School. State Representative Kevin Parker was a student mentor at the time and was at Columbine the day of the shooting to have lunch with a student. He says it is a day that forever changed his life and the lives of everyone who survived this tragedy. More>>

Idaho Has One Of The Highest Payday Loan Rates In The U.S.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - According to a report, Idaho, Nevada and Utah have among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans.The study, released this week by the Pew Charitable Trusts, found their rates are so high mainly because they're among only seven states that impose no legal limits on them. More>>

Government Offering To Buy Makah Lands As Part Of Settlement

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NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. government is buying up property from some members of the Makah Tribe, for the Makah Tribe.As part of a settlement of a lawsuit that accused the feds of mismanaging Indian land royalties, the Interior Department agreed to help tribes buy parcels of reservation land that have accumulated multiple owners through several generations. More>>

Utah Man Arrested In Child Enticement Sting In Idaho

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CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - Idaho prosecutors have charged a Utah man with felony child enticement after he allegedly arranged to meet an undercover officer representing himself online as a 15-year-old girl.Allen B. Johnson was arrested Friday afternoon at the Caldwell restaurant where authorities said the 48-year-old Provo man was to meet who he thought was the teenager. More>>

General Mills Scraps Controversial New Legal Terms

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BC-US--General Mills-Legal TermsGeneral Mills scraps controversial new legal termsEds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.NEW YORK (AP) - General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company.The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors that using the company's websites or engaging with it online in a variety of other ways meant they would have to give up their right to sue. More>>

Family's Car Catches Fire Inside Lion Enclosure

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(NBC)- A British family was forced to flee their car inside a lion enclosure, after the vehicle caught fire. Other visitors shot amateur footage of the car on fire. Helen Clements, who was in the car with her two children, said they were caught between wanting to escape the burning car while evading the lions.
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Grand Coulee Fishing Spot Closed Since 9/11 Opens

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GRAND COULEE, Wash. (AP) - A popular fishing spot below the Grand Coulee Dam has reopened for the first time since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.The area on Rufus Woods Lake from Highway 155 to the base of the dam is considered one of the best fishing spots on the upper Columbia River.It had been closed due to security concerns ever since 9/11.
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Spokane Police Respond To Shots Fired Early Saturday Morning

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SPOKANE, Wash.- An investigation is underway into shots fired in two separate places early Saturday morning. Police say the first shooting happened on the 1600 block of East Mission. Two armed men forced their way into an apartment and the victim tried to disarm them.
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10 More Bodies Found Inside South Korean Ferry; Hundreds Still Missing

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
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Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point

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WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) - You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.The industry's leading companies all have farms in the tiny island state. They take advantage of Hawaii's warm weather to grow new varieties of corn genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance. More>>

$14M Awarded In Suit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

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CHICAGO (AP) - A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.Lawyers for Mariola Zapalski, of Elmwood Park, say the stroke occurred 13 days after she began taking the drug, paralyzing her left side and causing permanent brain injury. More>>

Documents Detail Another Delayed GM Recall

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DETROIT (AP) - Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn't seek a recall of the 2004-2007 compact cars even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago.
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3rd Person Arrested In McDonald's Robbery Video included

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UPDATE: Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the robbery that occurred Thursday evening at the McDonald's at 2200 W. Wellesley Ave. Major Crimes Detectives are also investigating the possibility these suspects are connected to other robbery incidents.
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Judge Rules Taxpayers Won't Pay For Sex Offender Treatment

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has rejected Steven Powell's request to have taxpayers pay for his court-ordered sex offender treatment after a voyeurism conviction.Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper agreed Friday with the state attorney general's office that Powell cited the wrong statute when he made his request. More>>

North Idaho Poachers Taking Heavy Toll On Game

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LEWISTON, Idaho — Poachers are likely killing far more game animals than wolves are, state wildlife officials in North Idaho say. Officials say last year in North Idaho they confirmed poaching of 30 elk, four moose, 13 mule deer and 57 whitetail deer.

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Teen Suspended For Asking Miss America To Prom

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YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.

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Widow Seeks $7 Million After Deadly Oso Mudslide

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The lawyer for a woman whose husband died in the deadly Washington state mudslide says her client has filed claims seeking a total of $7 million from Washington state and Snohomish County.Lawyer Corrie Yackulic said Friday that Deborah Durnell wants to learn exactly why a hillside gave way and what government officials knew about risks to those living below in the small community of Oso, 55 miles northeast of Seattle. More>>

Students Served Sour Milk At Whitman Elementary Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash- Several parents in Spokane were concerned when they heard their kids were served soured milk at Whitman Elementary. The district says it happened on Monday April 14th, 3 parents who spoke with KHQ say it was also served Tuesday before the district was made aware. District leaders say the milk had an expiration date of April 16th but went bad before that date.
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Spokane Marathoners Travel Cross-Country to Make Boston Even Stronger Video included

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(KHQ)- "Runners are a breed of their own, they're fighters," explained Heather LeFriec, who runs with the Spokane Swifts, an all-female competitive running club. "If you tell them they can't do something, they'll go do it. They like the challenge, that's mostly why they run."That is why she, and many other runners from Spokane, are not surprised by the fact that this year's Boston Marathon is bigger than ever, with over 36,000 runners participating.
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Michaels Security Breach: 2.6 Million Shoppers Affected Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - People who shopped at Michaels between May 2013 and January 2014 could be impacted by a security breach that stole nearly 2.6 million shoppers' credit and debit card information. Michaels says it has fixed the problem, so shopping at the stores is no longer an issue. More>>

Gruesome Murder Trial Continues In Spokane; Alex Rozier Reports

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

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

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

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

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OSO, Wash. (AP) - President Barack Obama is scheduled visit the scene of Washington state's devastating mudslide Tuesday. He'll find a haunting wasteland of shattered timber and deep muck, dotted here with the wreckage of a pickup truck, and there with young girl's flip-flop.
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Fugitive Friday: Wanted: Aramis Turner

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

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

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

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
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  • Woman Reunited With Her Dog That Was Stolen On 1st Date

    Woman Reunited With Her Dog That Was Stolen On 1st Date

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:57:01 GMT
    DOVER, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.The woman called police to say her dog, Violet, had been tied by its leash to the TV and left in the front yard of her Dover home early Saturday.>>
    DOVER, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.The woman called police to say her dog, Violet, had been tied by its leash to the TV and left in the front yard of her Dover home early Saturday.
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  • Pot Holiday Tries To Go Mainstream

    Pot Holiday Tries To Go Mainstream

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:32:33 GMT
    DENVER (AP) - The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.April 20 has traditionally been a day for marijuana activists to defiantly light up to protest their drug of choice being outlawed. But Colorado has legalized pot. This weekend is filled with marijuana-themed activities that will culminate at a festival at a park in downtown Denver.>>
    DENVER (AP) - The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.April 20 has traditionally been a day for marijuana activists to defiantly light up to protest their drug of choice being outlawed. But Colorado has legalized pot. This weekend is filled with marijuana-themed activities that will culminate at a festival at a park in downtown Denver.
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  • Creeping Landslide Devouring Part Of Wyoming Town

    Creeping Landslide Devouring Part Of Wyoming Town

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:53:30 GMT
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.Workers and residents have watched helplessly as the slow-motion landslide spanning hundreds of yards split a house in two and buckled pavement.>>
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.Workers and residents have watched helplessly as the slow-motion landslide spanning hundreds of yards split a house in two and buckled pavement.
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  • Several Hospitalized After Easter Night Crash

    Several Hospitalized After Easter Night Crash

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:45:17 GMT
    Several People are recovering after a two vehicle crash north of Spokane near Elk at the intersection of Madison and Frideger. The Spokane County Sheriff's Department tell us the drivers of both cars may have been impaired. It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday night. There were several people injured in those vehicles, but its not clear how serious those injuries are. Stay with KHQ.com for more on this developing story.>>
    Several People are recovering after a two vehicle crash north of Spokane near Elk at the intersection of Madison and Frideger. The Spokane County Sheriff's Department tell us the drivers of both cars may have been impaired. It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday night. There were several people injured in those vehicles, but its not clear how serious those injuries are. Stay with KHQ.com for more on this developing story.>>
  • Pilot Taken To Hospital After Plane Crash In Spangle

    Pilot Taken To Hospital After Plane Crash In Spangle

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:39:31 GMT
    A Pilot is in the hospital after he was forced to make an emergency landing near the Spangle Airstrip. Spokane County Sheriffs Deputies say the pilot was transported to the hospital. It's not known how badly he was injured or why he was forced to make an emergency landing.>>
    A Pilot is in the hospital after he was forced to make an emergency landing near the Spangle Airstrip. Spokane County Sheriffs Deputies say the pilot was transported to the hospital. It's not known how badly he was injured or why he was forced to make an emergency landing.>>
  • Organizers With The Seafair Torchlight Parade Issue An Apology

    Organizers With The Seafair Torchlight Parade Issue An Apology

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:47:17 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - This year the Fallen Hero Banner project, which honors men and women from Washington who have died serving our country, applied to march in the Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle. However, the organization was denied by the parade selection committee via email saying, "the Fallen Hero Banner Project was not the right fit for the Torchlight Parade.">>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - This year the Fallen Hero Banner project, which honors men and women from Washington who have died serving our country, applied to march in the Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle. However, the organization was denied by the parade selection committee via email saying, "the Fallen Hero Banner Project was not the right fit for the Torchlight Parade.">>
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  • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:03:12 GMT
    Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.>>
    A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews.>>
  • Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:23:21 GMT
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a...>>
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in...>>
  • Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

    Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:23:19 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.>>
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.>>
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  • Marlins Sweep Mariners for 6th Straight Loss

    Marlins Sweep Mariners for 6th Straight Loss

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:53:33 GMT
    Adeiny Hechavarria hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an instant replay went in Miami's favor and the Marlins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep.>>
    Adeiny Hechavarria hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an instant replay went in Miami's favor and the Marlins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep.
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  • Shock Lose on Final Play Off the Net vs. Cleveland

    Shock Lose on Final Play Off the Net vs. Cleveland

    The Cleveland Gladiators defeated the Spokane Shock, 52-50, on a last ditch effort off of the net with no time left to remain undefeated on the season at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, April 19. >>
    The Cleveland Gladiators defeated the Spokane Shock, 52-50, on a last ditch effort off of the net with no time left to remain undefeated on the season at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, April 19. >>
  • Oregon Completes Sweep of WSU

    Oregon Completes Sweep of WSU

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:16:00 GMT
    Washington State lost a hard-fought game, 2-1 to No. 10 Oregon at PK park, Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference baseball game.>>
    Washington State lost a hard-fought game, 2-1 to No. 10 Oregon at PK park, Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference baseball game.
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