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  • Washington farm opening Huskies vs. Cougars corn maze

    KHQ.COM - Fall is pretty much here which means it time to pull out the sweaters, bake a loaf of pumpkin bread, carve pumpkins and of course... get lost in a corn maze! This year one Washington farm has created a corn maze that's playing into one of the states biggest rivalries: Huskies Vs. Cougars. Farm Fresh Produce is located in Buckley, Washington and has carved out the logos for both schools in their corn field.

  • Coeur d’Alene Police search for armed robbery suspect

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect who entered a grocery store demanding money from the clerk at gunpoint. The robbery occurred around 9pm Wednesday at Jordan's Grocery in the 1000 block of N. 15th street. The suspect male entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk who removed all the cash from the register and gave it to the suspect.

  • Boy Describes How He Survived His School Collapsing During Mexico Earthquake

    MEXICO CITY — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes and prodded rescuers to work furiously hour after hour early Thursday — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 245 people. But it was the rescue operation at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where at least 21 children and four adults perished in Tuesday's quake...

  • Spokane man intervenes in terrifying case of road rage

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A terrifying case of road rage could have gotten much worse if it hadn't been for a total stranger. The man went from a spectator to a participant in a matter of seconds. Once James Williams saw there were kids involved in this potentially dangerous situation, the former Marine Corps. medic said he had to do whatever he could do to help.

  • Mad Minute for 12/30/16

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, September 20th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, September 20th.

  • Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said during the presidential race that he was willing to provide "private briefings" for a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. That's according to a July 2016 email exchange Manafort wrote to a former employee of his political consulting firm about offering to brief Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.

  • Report: Hackers snooping inside Equifax since March

    A report says that hackers broke into Equifax's computer systems in March, giving them time to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data of 143 million Americans. That's according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited a report from security firm FireEye sent to some Equifax customers including financial firms this week.

  • Family, friends remember artist killed in I-90 crash

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Ryan Foster received the tragic news about losing his sister in a crash on Interstate 90, he couldn’t believe it. He was all the way back east in Jersey City, New Jersey, and got on a plane as fast as he could "Just shock, disbelief. I mean there's still a great deal of it, but at this point it's just about remembering her," said Ryan. 24-year-old Michaelanne Foster is being remembered as a talented artist and a loving and caring sister.

  • Post Falls Police offer autism cards

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Heart-stopping video shows an officer in Buckeye, Arizona, just outside of Glendale, take a teen to the ground. But let’s back up -- in this instance it’s not what the boy did wrong. The boy has autism and he may just respond differently. “They may not know what is exactly going on with an individual,” Assistant Police Chief Pat Knight with Post Falls Police.

  • Spokane home trashed after squatters take over

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A home was completely trashed after the owner says squatters took over. “They've been destroying the house,” says Gene Thomsen. “They've ripped walls apart, floors, everywhere.” Everywhere you look, there’s some form of garbage. One room has garbage piled almost to the ceiling. Gene has also been finding needles all over his house.

  • Getting Results: Truck stolen from gas station returned to owner

    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ told you about Krystopher Grubbs Tuesday night. He left his truck running at a gas station on 3rd and Thor, and someone stole it. It was all caught on surveillance cameras. After the story aired, Krystopher got a call from police around 8 p.m. saying his truck had been found in Spokane Valley.

  • Police: Craigslist attacker intended to become serial killer

    Police: Craigslist attacker intended to become serial killer

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 24-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to attempting to kill a man she met on Craigslist, telling authorities she had plans to become a serial killer. The Daily Herald reports Amy Caroline Brown entered her plea Friday. Brown told a Lynnwood sergeant in January that she planned to kill the 29-year-old man, and then rip his heart out and eat it. Police say Brown stabbed the man in the chest before he escaped the motel 

  • Post Falls teen overcomes disability to learn to read

    “They deemed him disabled at that moment and they said that he would never walk or talk," Tammy Loe and her husband adopted Brandon at the age of two. After dinner, Brandon and his mom spend every evening at the family dining room table, which becomes the classroom. 13-year-old Brandon is a sixth grader at River City Middle School in Post Falls and he loves books. Brandon has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, giving him his fair share of trials and tribulations.

  • Spokane police investigating armed robbery at S. Division hair salon

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery call Wednesday afternoon at Urbanna hair salon on S. Division.  Officers continue to canvass the area and interview witnesses in the area as the suspect is still on the loose.  That suspect is described as a man with darker complexion in his 20s who is about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a dark, closely trimmed beard wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

  • #FreemanStrong: Freeman students, family invited to attend Saturday's WSU football game

    PULLMAN, Wash. - In an announcement Wednesday, the Freeman School District said Washington State University has invited all friends and family of the Freeman community to the Cougar football game against the University of Nevada on Saturday. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. in Pullman at Martin Stadium.

  • NBC News

    Goat checks into Massachusetts hotel after weekend on the lam

    AUBURN, Mass. NBC - Out of the hundreds of calls the Auburn, Massachusetts police department received over the weekend, the ones that stood out most were about a goat. That's right. A goat that was spotted starting at 6 a.m. Friday, just wandering around town. It was spotted near a storage facility, getting on the highway, and by Sunday morning police received a call that the elusive farm animal was at a school. It must've been tired from 

  • Freeman Superintendent: 'Every day we move a little further along in our healing process'

    FREEMAN, Wash. - One week after a student entered Freeman High School and shot four students, killing one, Freeman School District Superintendent Randy Russell says the students are moving closer to normalcy and wellness. In a statement Wednesday, Russell said all three schools will be back on a normal school day schedule starting Thursday, but that counseling support will continue to be available for anyone who needs it.

  • Big quake's death toll rises to 230 in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican federal authorities say the death toll from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook central Mexico has been raised to 230, after the number of confirmed dead in Mexico City rose to 100. The nation's capital bore the brunt of the deaths and damage in Tuesday's quake, but it has also been the scene of dramatic rescues.

  • Idaho opts into national public safety broadband network

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has joined 20 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter announced this week that he signed a letter for Idaho to participate in the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet.

  • Washington sues operator of immigration detention center

    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's Attorney General is suing the operators of a federal immigration prison in Tacoma over alleged wage violations. Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that he sued The GEO Group in Pierce County Superior Court, alleging the company has violated Washington state minimum wage laws for over a decade.

  • Three suspects arrested in connection to Freeman purse theft

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives arrested two additional people suspected of stealing a Freeman parent's purse out of their car during last week's shooting. 37-year-old Renee Mann was booked into the Spokane County Jail Tuesday night just before 10:00 p.m. on 13 charges, including Identity Theft, Theft, and Forgery. Mann should be making her first court appearance on Wednesday. 

  • Garth Brooks playing Tacoma Dome on November 4

    TACOMA - It's been nearly 20 years since country legend Garth Brooks has played in our area, but he's coming back this fall (unfortunately not to Spokane). The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood will be at the Tacoma Dome November 4 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Fugitive on the run since Monday morning officer involved shooting arrested

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting incident that occurred early Monday morning near Monroe and Sinto. The man who was shot has been identified as 35-year-old Antonio Davis. He was treated and released from the hospital and booked into Spokane County Jail for attempting to elude, unlawful possession of a firearm as well as being an outstanding fugitive from Reno, Nevada.

  • School claims 5-year-old California boy made bomb threat

    MODESTO, Calif. - A 5-year-old boy from Modesto, California, was suspended for a day after he reportedly told his teacher he had a bomb in his backpack. The boy's parents say the incident happened last month at Great Valley Charter School. His teacher told Jackson Riley to take off is backpack and he told his teacher he couldn't because he had a bomb and it would explode if he took it off. 

  • Courtesy Pasco Police

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspect leads Pasco Police on chase in stolen car

    PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police would like to catch up with transient Sarah Ann Miller about running from an officer at 1:20 AM Tuesday morning in a stolen car.  Officer Carlos Santiago says she ran from him in a Taurus taken from an acquaintance in Kennewick shortly before the chase ensued. Officer Santiago's pursuit rounded the Pasco Autoplex, and ended in a strip mall parking lot northwest of Court/ Road 32. During the pursuit, Officer 

  • Connecticut police say man killed kitten with TV remote, shot another

    Connecticut police say man killed kitten with TV remote, shot another

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been charged with killing a kitten with a TV remote and shooting another with a BB gun. Police say officers responded to a report that two kittens had been killed inside a West Hartford apartment on Wednesday. Officers say they confirmed one kitten was dead and another was severely injured. They say the 22-year-old man reportedly shot and killed a pet rat with a BB gun and assaulted 

  • Washington man sentenced for trafficking narwhal tusks

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Brinnon, Washington man was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $25,000 for trafficking ivory from protected species. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says David L. Boone took part in an operation between 2006 and 2008 that smuggled narwhal tusks from Canada into the U.S. Narwhals are Arctic whales that are often called the "Unicorn of the Sea" because of their prominent tusk. Hayes says Boone 

  • The Latest: Maria dips below major hurricane status

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 p.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has lost its major hurricane status, dropping to a Category 2 storm after raking Puerto Rico. But forecasters say some strengthening is in the forecast and Maria could again become a major hurricane by Thursday. An update from the Miami-based center says a hurricane hunter plane clocked the top sustained 

  • Halloween decoration prompts 911 calls to Tennessee police

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - A police department in Tennessee is getting into the Halloween spirit a little early thanks to one house's realistically frightening driveway decor. The Greene County Sheriff's Department in Greeneville, Tennessee, posted a photo on their Facebook page early Wednesday letting everyone know that what looked like a dead body in a driveway with bloody hand prints on the garage was in fact a Halloween decoration and not a corpse.

  • Courtesy NBC News

    Escapees busted breaking back into Mississippi jail

    HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. NBC News - A jailbreak ends with the escapees busting back "in", and getting busted by police. On Tuesday, three of the accused escapees denied on camera hopping a fence at the county jail in Holmes County, Mississippi earlier this month. They also denied that they were the men caught on camera grabbing everything they could carry from a nearby Dollar General. Police say they palmed and pocketed cigarettes, 

  • Fiat-Chrysler recalls nearly 450,000 Ram pickups

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Fiat-Chrysler is issuing a voluntary recall of 443,712 U.S. market heavy duty pickups and medium-duty pickups to inspect and replace, if necessary, their water pumps.  Affected are Affected are model-year 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups; and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. The company says customer feeder prompted an investigation that discovered certain trucks are equipped with a water pump bearing that can overheat.

  • Woman: I'd rather go to jail than take down pro-Trump signs

    ROCKLAND, Maine - A Maine woman says she'd rather go to jail than take down her pro-Donald Trump signs. Susan Reitman's signs say "I Love Trump" and "He Won, Get over it." But the code enforcement officer in Rockland has notified her that the signs violate a local ordinance, because they are bigger than the town allows. She could be fined between $100 or more per day. 

  • 1 shot, shooter arrested at central Illinois high school

    MATTOON, Ill. - Officials at a central Illinois high school say police have someone in custody after one person was wounded during a shooting. Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 officials said on the district's Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that the Mattoon Police Department "responded to an active shooter" at Mattoon High School.

  • Widow of Linkin Park singer shares personal home video to raise awareness about depression

    KHQ.COM - It's been only two months since Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington was found in his California home after committing suicide. It was a tragedy that shocked the world, including members of his own family. Now Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington, is doing what she can to raise awareness about depression, pointing out that depression doesn't always look like sadness and can in fact hide behind smiles and happy faces.

  • Suspect arrested after shooting at deputies during traffic stop near Day Mount Spokane Rd.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is facing attempted 2nd degree murder charges for shooting at deputies during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. The incident all happened around 1:30am  near Freya and Day Mount Spokane Road. Deputies say after the man fired shots he took off and there was a short pursuit. The man then stopped his car and took off running.

  • Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

    MIAMI - Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died at the age of 95. His fiancee, Denise Baker, says LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts. 

  • Brazen boat thief caught on camera

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police are investigating after a brazen boat theft on the South Hill over the weekend. The boat's owner was getting ready to put it away for the season, but when he went outside to take it to the marina, it was nowhere to be found.

  • Volunteers make bracelets for Freeman High School

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There's a new fundraising effort to help the victims of the shooting at Freeman High School. About a dozen volunteers, many with ties to the school, came together on Tuesday night to make metal bracelets. They hammered the words "Freeman Strong" onto the front, with a volleyball and a cheerleading megaphone on the sides -- since the three girls who were wounded in the shooting were on the school's volleyball or cheerleading team. 

  • Mad Minute for 12/30/16

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th.

  • Man stranded down ravine with broken leg rescued by Kamiah deputies

    KAMIAH, Idaho - The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says a man has been rescued after spending days at the bottom of a 75 foot ravine off Highway 162 in Kamiah. On Friday, 24-year-old Jacob L. Phillips was reported overdue coming home from work. Phillips left work in Grangeville around 2:15 p.m. and never made it home, and hadn't been in touch with family members.

  • Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Sam Strahan memorial Highway has been proposed to remember the only victim who lost his life on the day of the Freeman high school shooting.  Spokane radio station KISS 98.1 is spearheading the petition to name a stretch of Highway 27 though the town of Freeman the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, to never forget the young man's sacrifice.

  • Suspected Freeman purse snatcher held on $50,000 bond

    On Tuesday the woman accused of car prowling frantic parents moments after the Freeman school shooting faced a judge for the first time. A judge ordered Nicole Jensen held on $50,000 bond. Jensen is charged with stealing a purse from a mother who left her car behind to search for her child, then racking up upwards of $35,000 on the stolen credit cards. 

  • Thieves break in to fire-damaged apartment

    One mother trying to deal with the aftermath of a fire that forced her out of the apartment is dealing with another headache. Rachel Bisbee lives in the Northcliff Terrace Apartments. She was on the bus while her three teenage boys were at home. She says the fire spread to her apartment, and got a call from her son. She ran home and found them standing outside, barefoot, but safe.

  • Family of Cameron Smith remember loving son, father, and brother

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of the man kidnapped and killed by a senseless act says Cameron Smith was a loving son, father, and brother. “He’s that guy that gives hope with no boundaries, he's humble, he had a character and charisma that was unparalleled and unmatched,” said Smith’s brother, Dennis Turner.

  • 6 Questions with Freeman superintendent Randy Russell

    FREEMAN, Wash. - On Wednesday, September 13, just after 10 in the morning, police say a 15-year-old boy walking into Freeman High School and opened fire. He's accused of killing one student, Sam Strahan, and injuring three others. Aside from Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, the face of the response has been Freeman superintendent Randy Russell.

  • Spokane Valley deputies search for inmate who walked away from work crew

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies searched for a Geiger inmate worker who walked away from his work detail around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 9500 block of E. 8th Ave, but he was not located. Deputies say inmate worker 22-year-old Duncan P. Mead was in custody for violating a no contact order when he ran way from his cleaning detail.

  • Spokane gas station truck theft caught on camera

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance video shows it only took 25 seconds from when a thief noticed a truck sitting outside of a gas as the owner ran into the store to grab something to when the thief stole the truck. Krystopher Grubbs always stops by the Conoco gas station on Thor and 3rd before work. He was there on Friday at 5:35 a.m. to grab some drinks for the day. 

  • Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers are split on whether to allow residents to grow recreational marijuana in their homes, so they've implemented a study to look into three potential plans.

  • Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials will ease restrictions on recreational campfires because of recent rain and cooler temperatures. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that effective Wednesday, campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits in campgrounds on Washington lands protected by the agency.

  • Maria continues strengthening, hits 175 mph

    MIAMI (AP) - Category 5 Hurricane Maria's maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph (280 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami says an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter plane took the reading Tuesday evening as the storm was about 70 miles (115 kilometers) southeast of St. Croix.

  • Death toll from Mexico earthquake reaches 119

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's federal government says the death toll in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 79. The announcement posted on Twitter did not break down the locations of the deaths, but said they included Mexico City and the states of Morelos, Puebla and Mexico.

  • Colville Tribal Police searching for missing teen

    OMAK, Wash. - Colville Tribal Police are asking for the public's help finding a 15-year-old boy missing from Omak, Washington. Leland Travis Toulou is described as a Native American male with brown hair and brown eyes. He's about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 220 lbs with dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, gray sweat pants and red high-top shoes, He was carrying a black and red duffel bag. 

  • Students safe after two Post Falls elementary schools, kindergarten placed on lockdown

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls School District reported Tuesday that two elementary schools and a kindergarten in the district were placed on lockdown around 2 p.m. at the request of the Post Falls Police Department.

  • Spokane VA: Missing laptop potentially compromised personal information

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Roughly 3200 veterans were notified by Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center that their personal health information was potentially compromised.  Public Affairs Officer Bret Bowers said in a release on Tuesday that a laptop used to interface with a hematology analyzer went missing. A search for the laptop was unsuccessful. 

  • Teen accused of Freeman School shooting enters not guilty plea

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - In a four minute hearing on Friday, September 15, 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe pleaded not guilty to one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. Sharpe's parents and his lawyer were present for the hearing, which started at 1:02 and ended at 1:06.

  • States expand opioid investigation as nationwide overdose crisis claims thousands of lives

    KHQ.COM - Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives. They announced Tuesday that they had served subpoenas requesting information from five companies that make powerful prescription painkillers and demands for information from three distributors. Forty-one attorneys general are involved.

  • Trump: US to 'totally destroy' NKorea if threatened

    NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump has concluded his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, a speech of more than 40 minutes marked by tough talk for North Korea and Iran. The president referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "rocket man." And he threatened to "totally destroy North Korea" if the United States is forced to defend itself or allies against the North's aggression.

  • Man accused of killing Cheney pot shop employee confesses in interview

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who admitted to kidnapping and then killing a stranger outside a Cheney marijuana shop gave a full confession to KHQ's Hayley Guenthner as he sat behind bars. Donavon Culps said he shot victim Cameron Smith "three or four times" after he felt Smith was "disrespectful" to him.

  • Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

    MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) - Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, says it will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at the 82 stores offering the service.

  • Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

    NEW YORK (AP) - Problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside. The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That's after it took months to acknowledge its outsized role in influencing the U.S. election by allowing the spread of fake news.

  • Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. A statement by the Wayne, New Jersey-based company late Monday says it voluntarily is seeking relief in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond - and that its Canadian subsidiary is seeking similar protection through a Canadian court.

  • Cheney neighbors say roaming dogs are killing cats

    CHENEY, Wash. - A neighborhood in Cheney is desperately trying to send a message for people to simply be responsible pet owners. They say two dogs have been viciously attacking cats, killing them, and they're trying to put an end to it. Lori Beedle says she came home the other day from work only to find that her sidewalk was covered in blood and found cat fur all in her grass.

  • Washington State Patrol respond to fatal crash on I-90 near Freya

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol troopers say speed may have been a factor in the fatal crash on I-90 Monday night. Troopers say reader boards were activated telling drivers to slow down due to power line work happening on I-90. Troopers say the victim slammed into the back of a semi.

  • Woman fakes seizure to avoid robbery on San Francisco train

    SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco woman was threatened with death if she didn't hand over her wallet on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train over the weekend. The woman told BART police she was handed a note while on a Dublin-bound train.  The note told the woman that there were guns pointed at her and that she should hand her wallet and phone to the person behind her without turning around.

  • NEW COURT DOCUMENTS: Chilling discoveries in aftermath of Freeman School Shooting

    KHQ.COM - A newly filed search warrant, specifically for the Freeman School Shooting suspect's high school locker and home, is revealing more information about what led up to those tragic events of Wednesday, September 13th, and what immediately followed. The Search Warrant begins with a description of the events immediately after the shooting.

  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th.

  • California firefighters rescue tiny kitten from engine compartment of car

    SPRING VALLEY, Calif. - Fire crews rescued a tiny kitten from the engine compartment of a car by using air bags and taking the car apart Monday morning. Stephen Moran with the San Miguel Fire District says that on Saturday morning Adrienne Koroly had his Lexus parked outside his home in Morena Valley, California, then he drove to his parents home in the Casa De Oro are of Spring Valley.

  • Mexico investigates killing of 'Narcos' location scout

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Authorities in central Mexico say they are investigating the killing of a location scout working on the Netflix series "Narcos," which chronicles the violent world of drug trafficking. The Mexico State prosecutor's office says it believes Carlos Munoz Portal was working before he was found shot to death in a car in farm fields near the border of Hidalgo state on Sept. 11.

  • Downed power pole causes traffic headache on I-90

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rush-hour traffic was especially hectic Monday evening thanks to a downed power line over Interstate 90. Washington State Patrol closed I-90 in both directions around 3 p.m. after a report of a power pole on fire. Avista crews responded to the call to fix the issue and WSP closed the highway at Hamilton while Avista worked to safely handle the issue.

  • Maria intensifies into Category 5 hurricane

    MIAMI (AP) - A series of Facebook posts by Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is capturing the power of Hurricane Maria as it roars past the island as a Category 5 storm.About 8:45 p.m. Skerrit writes: "The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God!" A few minutes later, he writes that he can hear the sound of galvanized steel roofs coming off houses on the small, rugged island in the eastern Caribbean.

  • Freeman High School students return to classes following shooting

    FREEMAN, Wash. - People braved the wind and the rain Monday morning to show that they are Freeman strong. Kids returned to class for the very first time since the shooting took place in the second floor hallway.  It's difficult. It's emotional. But it's all about standing together for the kids. You could see the outpouring of love and support by how many people lined up along the sidewalk and created a human tunnel for the kids to walk through.

  • Spokane man wants changes made to dangerous intersection

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Drivers were taking it slowly Monday afternoon, but fast forward a few hours and Ken Kautz says drivers speed through the intersection of Regal and Cleveland like it's a NASCAR race. "The light gets pretty jammed up here on Euclid so people will try to bypass the wait time so they'll just come flying through here, they'll whip around the corner or cut straight through," Kautz said.

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  • Man Faces 26 Felony Charges

    Man Faces 26 Felony Charges

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:51:22 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:03:55 GMT

    Court documents involving Charles Green have been obtained by KULR-8.


    Court documents involving Charles Green have been obtained by KULR-8.

  • Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border

    Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:41:25 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:41:25 GMT

    The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's border with Montana.


    The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's border with Montana.

  • Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

    Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

    Saturday, September 16 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-09-16 20:47:08 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes on Friday and weekend events. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says in a statement released Saturday that the communication has been through written, "electronic means."


    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes on Friday and weekend events. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says in a statement released Saturday that the communication has been through written, "electronic means."

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  • A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

    A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:46:03 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:01 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:01:45 GMT
    Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews...>>
    Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory.>>
  • California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

    California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:15:50 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:01 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:01:18 GMT
    California's attorney general has sued the Trump administration over its plan to construct a wall along the country's border with Mexico.>>
    California's attorney general has sued the Trump administration over its plan to construct a wall along the country's border with Mexico.>>
  • The Latest: Dominica official describes Maria's damage

    The Latest: Dominica official describes Maria's damage

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:15 AM EDT2017-09-21 09:15:51 GMT
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    Hurricane Maria is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic early Thursday and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day.>>
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