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  • Trader Joe's chicken, turkey salads recalled because of glass fragments

    WASHINGTON - The Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday that Green Cuisine, a California-based company, is recalling about 36,854 lbs of chicken and turkey salad products that may be contaminated with hard silica and glass fragments. The ready-to-eat chicken and turkey salads were produced from Nov. 4 - 15, 2017.

  • DUI suspected in rollover crash near 395 and Monroe in Deer Park

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Police were investigating a two-car rollover crash near Highway 395 and Monroe in Deer Park Saturday evening.  The crash happened around 4 p.m. Officers on scene say a gray pickup truck was T-boned by a white SUV near the intersection of Highway 395 and Monroe Road. The pickup truck rolled and landed on its top.

  • Spokane Police searching for missing elderly woman

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are requesting media and public assistance in locating a missing elderly female. Spokane Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 86 year old Dorothy Ramon Gerske, she was last seen on Tuesday at 3pm, at 217 W Spokane Falls Blvd. Dorothy was last seen wearing a black sweater, red shirt, navy blue pants, brown orthopedic shoes, and glasses with a gold frame.

  • Rep says David Cassidy in hospital, 'surrounded by family'

    NEW YORK (AP) - "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida.    His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is "now conscious" and "surrounded by family." The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. No additional details were provided.

  • Hero officer saves lives by bear-hugging suicide bomber in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Fourteen people were killed and 18 others were injured when an attacker detonated a bomb at a political gathering a Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. But authorities say those numbers could be much larger had it not been for the selfless actions of one police officer.

  • Body cam video shows deadly California gas explosion

    INDIO, Calif. - Newly released body camera video of a gas explosion shows just how dangerous a routine call can be for first responders. In the video from August you can see the moment a California duplex explodes, killing the homeowner and injuring one of the officers. Another angle of the video shows a fireball engulfing the home.

  • A Washington nonprofit is helping save cats from tall trees - Two brothers-in-law are doing their part to rescue cats from trees in Washington state. But this isn't your normal fire department tree rescue. The west side of the state has some very tall trees that feline friends can scurry up and then have trouble getting back down. That's where Tom Otto and Shaun Sears come in. The two professional arborists and cat lovers volunteer their time and use specialized gear to rescue cats through their project called Canopy Cat Rescue.

  • 2 suspects on the run after shootout with Georgia officers

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in north Georgia say they're searching for a man and woman after a gun battle involving police officers.    Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said Saturday that two officers were hurt in the Friday night confrontation, but neither officer was shot.    Holbrook tells The Times of Gainesville that both officers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and have been released.

  • German man reunited with car 20 years after forgetting where he parked it

    FRANKFURT, Germany - It's a situation we've all been in: You're doing a little pre-Black Friday shopping at River Park Square, leave with an armful of purchases and can't remember where you parked in the garage. But for one Frankfurt man, the situation was taken to the extreme, when he discovered his missing car 20 years after he parked it in an industrial building's garage.

  • Drunk Moses Lake man determined to be arrested by officers

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Around 11 o'clock on Thursday, Moses Lake police officers were dispatched to a house in the 200 block of Grand Drive for a report of an argument over a child. When officers arrived, they found 22-year-old Noe Alvarez drunk and arguing with his ex-girlfriend about trying to their one-year-old child.

  • No one hurt in Moses Lake drive-by shooting

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Early Saturday morning, Grant County Sheriff's deputies responded to multiple calls of a drive-by shooting and shots fired in the 1200 block of Doolittle in the Larson Housing area. While patrol vehicles were in the area within minutes, no suspects were located. No one was injured. A home and vehicle were shot. A vague vehicle description hindered use of area cameras in order to make better identification.

  • One person dead in Billings police-involved shooting

    One person is dead following a police-involved shooting on the 400 block of Bunting Street in Billings Southside Saturday. Five officers have been placed on administrative leave as per officer-involved shooting protocol. Police Chief Rich St. John says that the deceased is a 24-year-old Native American male with addresses listed in Billings and Hardin.

  • Scooby the camel returned to Ohio owners after getting loose

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A young camel named Scooby is back at home after going on a 90-minute jaunt that blocked traffic and provided an uncommon photo opportunity for motorists in Ohio.    The Blade reports 1-year-old Scooby escaped from his fenced-in home in Springfield Township on Friday afternoon and began walking along township streets, prompting wide-eyed reaction.

  • Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

    NEW YORK (AP) - Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched.    The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States.    Honda says it has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. 

  • Fire damages South Hill house converted into apartments

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish an apartment fire Friday evening in the 1200 block of W. 6th Ave. It happened around 6:15 p.m. Heavy fire was showing from the ground floor apartment unit when fire crews arrived on scene. The fire was threatening the upper level living spaces in the old South Hill home that had been converted into apartments.

  • Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    Man who killed Washington state taxi driver gets 22 years

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man who fatally shot a taxi driver has been sentenced to 22 years, four months in prison.    The Skagit Valley Herald reports that 32-year-old Solomona Fatu Luteru received the sentence Friday in Skagit County Superior Court.

  • 8-year-old boy returns lost wallet, $1,700 to mugging victim

    NEW YORK (AP) - An 8-year-old upstate New York boy is being applauded after finding a crime victim's cash-filled wallet in New York City and returning it to the man.    WCBS-TV reports Frankie Burns found a wallet with $1,700 inside on Saturday when he was preparing for a Gaelic football game in the Bronx.

  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died. Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.

  • Missing 13-year-old girl reported in Spokane Valley is found safe

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies say they're looking for 13-year-old Jordan Ballou, who has been missing since 3pm Friday.  Deputies say she was last seen in the 6300 block of E. 4th Ave in Spokane Valley. 

  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th.

  • Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

  • Ex-inmate wins appeal to be allowed to take state bar exam

    Ex-inmate wins appeal to be allowed to take state bar exam

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who was convicted of theft and drug crimes in 2011 should be allowed to take the state bar exam after she graduated from Seattle University Law School this year. The Kitsap Sun reports that 40-year-old Tarra Simmons was sentenced to 30 months in prison six years ago, but on Thursday, she was given the OK to work toward becoming a licensed lawyer.  A state Bar Association board earlier this ...

  • Woman suffering from ALS gets custom home

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - An amazing moment Friday, November 17, 2017, for Kathy Martin and her family who can now call their new Coeur d’Alene home, theirs. “I’m really thankful, it’s going to help me out a lot,” Martin said. Kathy Martin has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which affects nerves in your brain and spinal cord that control your muscles. The home, built specifically to cater to Kathy’s needs is the first of its 

  • Van stolen day before woman's birthday

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A local woman is torn after her only mode of transportation was stolen, with clothes inside for her kids. To make matters worse, the van was stolen a day before the victim's birthday.

  • Celebrating the Fox Theater then and now

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Revived and restored. This month marks the 10th anniversary of restoration for the historic Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, saving it from becoming a parking lot. We talked with a woman with a legitimate claim on being the first fan of the Fox, through all of its ups and downs. 

  • President Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on a plan to allow importation of elephant parts (all times local):    7:55 p.m.    President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. The agency said 

  • Top 20 onshore US petroleum spills since 2010

    (AP) - The spill of an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota on Thursday from TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline is one of the 20 largest onshore oil or petroleum product spills since 2010. Here are the top 20 spills during that period as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The list ranks them by size and includes the date, gallons spilled, commodity, company name, city or county and state of spill and estimated costs including property and environmental d...
  • Montana congressman misled investigators in assault case

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Montana have released a trove of materials from their investigation into a Republican House candidate who assaulted a reporter on the eve of his election to the U.S. House.    More than 100 pages of documents, photos and audio from the investigation into Rep. Greg Gianforte were released under a court order Friday following requests from The Associated Press and other news organizations. Gianforte threw Guardian reporter

  • Sources identify suspect in kidnapping of 6 month old baby as Fern Littlecalf

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 6-month-old child is in protective custody and a suspect has been detained as Spokane Police investigate a kidnapping early Friday morning.  Police said in a press released they made contact with a man outside of the Public Safety Building early Friday morning just before 2:30 a.m. The man had two children who were not related to him, but had been left in his custody. 

  • Man charged with murder, arson after body found inside house fire in Okanogan County

    OMAK, Wash. - A man in Okanogan County is facing arson and murder charges after emergency responders found a body inside a home that had been set on fire. Officials say 27-year-old Jared Nathaniel Fudge now faces first degree murder and arson charges, with more charges possible. A witness spotted Fudge running from the scene. He was later located and questioned by police. Officials say they found the body after they were called 

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    20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community

    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - At least 20 people have been injured in a massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania.    The blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles west of Philadelphia.    The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings, forcing residents to evacuate outside into the cold. News helicopter video showed dozens of residents lined up .

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    4 injured in large fire atop 6-story apartment building in New York City

    NEW YORK, NY (AP) - A large fire on the top floors of a six-story New York City apartment building has resulted in four minor injuries. The fire started Friday afternoon on the Harlem building's top floor, which was engulfed in flames as thick smoke billowed. The Fire Department of New York says more than 200 firefighters are at the scene. Three firefighters and one other person have suffered minor injuries. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...

  • Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    ATLANTA, GA. (AP) - Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can't breathe. It also shows the nurses failing to take life-saving measures, and laughing as they try to start an oxygen machine. The family of 89-year-old James Dempsey of Woodstock, Georgia, sued the Northeast Atlan...

  • Man arrested, gun seized after threats to Seattle church

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Police arrested a 25-year-old suburban Seattle man and seized his AR-15 rifle after he allegedly sent a series of escalating messages to pastors at a Seattle church. The Seattle Police Department said Thursday the man from Covington was arrested on a charge of felony harassment. Police say the man had attended the unnamed church in the University District neighborhood but staff had not heard from him since he threatened to burn down the church over a y...

  • Washington Potato Co. settles discrimination claim

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Washington Potato Co. has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty to settle a discrimination claim involving Freeze Pack, its Pasco vegetable processing plant. The Tri-City Herald reports that the U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement on Thursday. The agreement resolves an investigation into whether the company discriminated against immigrants by requiring different documents than it did for U.S. citizens. The Immigration and Nationality A...

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    Nonstop Seattle to Dublin flights to begin May 2018

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Nonstop flights from Seattle to Dublin will start next spring. The Seattle Times reports Irish carrier Aer Lingus said Friday the service will begin May 18, 2018.    The service will be provided four times a week. Because Dublin airport has its own U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, passengers and their luggage will be pre-cleared in Ireland before departure, with no need to go through passport control on arrival in Seattle. T...

  • City of Spokane settles lawsuit with former Parks and Recreation employee, Nancy Goodspeed

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane and former Parks and Recreation Department employee Nancy Goodspeed reached an agreement on Friday that resolved a lawsuit Goodspeed brought against the City.  The City will pay Goodspeed $165,000, according to the agreement. Goodspeed claimed she was illegally replaced from her job as the city attempted to manage a sexual harassment scandal involving former police chief Frank Straub. 

  • Navy issues updated statement on 'irresponsible and immature act' after obscene images drawn in skies over Okanogan Co.

    OMAK, Wash. - I can picture the Austin Powers bit now.  The people of Omak looking up at the sky and seeing a giant (Fill in the blank innuendo here) just like in 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. If you're unfamiliar, I'll save you a Google search.  A simple, yet effectively funny joke.  Except the U.S. Navy doesn't see humor in the real-life version at all.  

  • Spokane Valley Detectives arrest third suspect in Bret Snow homicide investigation

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives have made a third arrest in the homicide investigation of Bret Snow.  37-year-old Cheryl L. Sutton was arrested on charges of Leading Organized Crime and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Kidnapping in connection to Snow's disappearance.  

  • Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

    CHICAGO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy. In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old says family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago and he could no longer ignore symptoms.

  • Company: Pipeline spill controlled and no public threat

    PIERRE, S.D. - Operator TransCanada Corp. says the leak of oil from the Keystone pipeline is "controlled" and not a threat to public safety. The company says in a news release Friday that it has sent more than 75 people to the site of a spill in a rural area of South Dakota and crews were working "around the clock." 

  • Sentencing set for former South Carolina officer who shot unarmed man

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a white former South Carolina police officer who pleaded guilty to a federal charge in the shooting death of an unarmed black man two years ago. Court records filed Friday show that a hearing for former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager will begin Dec. 4.

  • Sexually explicit photographs distributed and possibly sold in West Spokane County

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A juvenile who attends Medical Lake High School is just one of several people being investigated by the Spokane County Sheriff's Sexual Assault Detectives after it was learned log-on information to an internet drive contained sexually explicit photos was being sold. On November 11th, a Spokane County Deputy responded to a residence in Medical Lake after receiving a call about the juvenile and his/her involvement with the internet drive.

  • The incredible 'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in N. Carolina town

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. WBTV reports someone decorated the "Cone Weed" with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following.

  • Trump calls Democrats 'obstructionists' on taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the Democrats could exert greater sway over the shape of tax overhaul legislation if they weren't focused wholly on defeating it. In a pre-dawn tweet Friday, Trump says: "If Democrats were not such obstructionists and understood the power of lower taxes, we would be able to get many of their ideas into Bill." In another post to his Twitter account, the president lauded "Great numbers on Stocks and the Economy."

  • Woman with crude anti-Trump truck decal released from jail

    HOUSTON - The driver of a pickup displaying a profane message to President Donald Trump and his supporters has posted bond after being arrested near Houston on an outstanding warrant. Forty-six-year-old Karen Fonseca left the Fort Bend County jail late Thursday after being arrested earlier in the day on a fraud charge. 

  • Woman beaten to death while house sitting with her 5-year-old son

    WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say they have made an arrest in the slaying of a New Jersey woman who was beaten to death while house-sitting. Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton says additional details will be announced at a news conference Friday afternoon. Twenty-six-year-old Shawneeq Carter was found dead inside the Woodbury home of an acquaintance on Sept. 23.

  • BODY CAM VIDEO: Undercover cops disguised as drug buyers accidentally bust undercover cops disguised as drug dealers

    KHQ.COM - A very embarrassing moment for the Detroit Police Department occurred when undercover police officers from two different districts, 11 and 12, accidentally raided each other in a drug bust. Neither district knew the other was performing an undercover operation on a suspected drug house and so undercover officers disguised as drug buyers accidentally raided some undercover officers disguised as drug dealers.

  • US probes effectiveness of VW air bag wiring recall

    DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag from inflating in a crash.   The government probe covers nearly 416,000 vehicles including the 2010 to 2014 CC and Passat, the 2010 to 2013 Eos, the 2011 to 2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta and Tiguan, and the 2012 to 2014 Jetta Sportwagen.

  • Sylvester Stallone accused of sexually assaulting a teen in the 80s

    KHQ.COM - A police report obtained by The Daily Mail shows that  Sylvester Stallone was accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl into a sex act with him and his bodyguard at a Las Vegas hotel in 1986. Stallone has denied the allegations, saying "it never happened." According to the police report, the "girl claimed star made her give him and his bodyguard oral sex and threatened they would 'beat her head in' if she ever told."

  • City of Spokane says they support local nonprofit Blessings Under the Bridge

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Every Wednesday night for the last 10 years, Blessings Under the Bridge has fed and clothed the homeless under the freeway here in downtown Spokane Executive Director Jessica Kovac tells KHQ that since they were forced to move locations by the city earlier this year, they've seen a significant drop in their funding and volunteers.   She says the problems they're having come from their issues with the city.  The city, however, says they spent m...

  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 16th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 16th.

  • How the Republican tax reform bill could hurt Spokane’s development

    The Senate Finance Committee approved the $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul proposal Thursday night, just hours after the House of Representatives passed the bill. The bill repeals the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, cuts taxes for corporations and individuals, and decreases the number of tax brackets. “We can grow our economy and create thousands of jobs with the #TaxCutsandJobsAct,” Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers wrote on Twitter. “This...
  • VIDEO: City of Spokane creates time lapse to demonstrate Riverfront Park construction progress

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What does 9 months of construction at Riverfront Park look like?  The City of Spokane created a time lapse to capture all of the progress made on their redevelopment plan.  You can watch the video here: 9 Months of Riverfront Park Construction

  • Local dancers headed to Macy's Day Parade

    POST FALLS, Idaho - In a quiet Post Falls neighborhood, variety comes in the form of a “red hot” spice of life and excitement begins to mount as the Red Hot Mamas step closer to New York City. “We're bringing our own miracle to 34th Street,” Mikki Stevens, the president of the Red Hot Mama’s said. The Mama’s were invited for the second time in three years to march during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The group formed 25 years 

  • Trump to host NCAA champions at White House Friday

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. The White House says NCAA teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion, but has not provided a list of the teams attending. Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers at the White House in June. The University of North Carolina's 2017 national championship men's basketball team said earlier this year it could not agree on a d...

  • Spokane city councilwoman speaks out against sexual harassment

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane city councilwoman is sharing her story too as more allegations against different men continue to come out. Kate Burke was elected to city council for her first term. She shared her story about sexual harassment too. Since Burke shared her story, she says she’s received messages from other women, reaching out. “I want women to know that I'm an ally I'm here to chat. I'm here to listen,” she says. “There are allies in 

  • City of Spokane doubles equipment to help fill potholes

    SPOKANE, Wash.-No matter where I go, there's always potholes: that's what some people in Spokane are saying, already frustrated by city streets. However, the city says this year, they are taking a different approach that could be a better solution. The roads are rougher in certain areas but the city has double the equipment now to try and fill the potholes. They have two trucks with two added pothole trailers. 

  • University of Montana has $600K hole in athletic scholarships

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Athletics Department at the University of Montana is short $600,000 in scholarship money for the 2019 fiscal year. But Associate Athletics Director Ryan Martin says the university will find the money.    Martin tells the Missoulian that the shortfall is due to increases in campus costs of about 20 percent along with the relatively newer scholarships for softball.    In the past six years, he said costs have risen in 

  • Prolific mail thieves caught prowling in Moses Lake

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Friday morning shortly before 1 am, Moses Lake Police Officers were dispatched to 2100 block of Peninsula for a report of women stealing mail. Officers responded, and quickly located two female suspects in the area driving a car that matched the description given by the caller. When stopped, the passenger in the car began stuffing mail under her car seat. The two women, 29-year-old Jessica Steele, and 21-year-old 

  • Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

    Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

    HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car. The unidentified suspect came to a stop early Thursday before striking spike strips police had laid across Interstate 45. He eventually complied with police orders to step out of his car but rather than lay on the ground, the man began a dance with arms above his head. The episode concluded when a police do...

  • VIDEO: City of Lewiston crews discover, repair collapsed pipe under Bryden Canyon Road

    LEWISTON, Idaho - A City crew was inspecting the stormwater pipe (CMP) under Bryden Canyon Road this month when they discovered that it had fully collapsed. This 19-year-old pipe was repaired immediately to make sure it did not create a sinkhole or other safety hazards on Bryden Canyon Road. “There are over 24 miles of CMP pipe under our city streets providing stormwater drainage,” Engineering Project Supervisor Joe Kaufman said. 

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    Louisiana mom punishes son for being suspended from school by making him do yard work for free

    SHREVEPORT, La. - A Louisiana mother is getting national attention after she posted a work ad on behalf of her son, offering free yard work as punishment for a three-day suspension from school. Demetris Payne posted the ad last Friday on the Facebook Marketplace, writing "He will do your lawn service, he will rake your yard, mow if supply mower, pick up trash, or wash your car for free. Maximum 3 hr." Demetris Payne Comments on the 

  • Spokane pet store seeks information after thieves steal a puppy

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane pet store is hoping that you know something about two people who stole a min-pin/Jack Russell terrier mix puppy Wednesday afternoon. Northwest Seed and Pet posted surveillance video on their Facebook page that showed a woman in their North Division store walking away from the area where the puppies were kept, looking like she was putting the dog in her purse. As she walked, the video showed something fall out. Employees say it was a dog toy...

  • Keystone Pipeline leaks estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

    AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - The Latest on a pipeline leak in South Dakota (all times local):  5:10 p.m. The Sierra Club is urging Nebraska regulators to reject the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline after TransCanada Corp.'s existing Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota.  Sierra Club Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign director Kelly Martin said Thursday that the only way to protect Nebraska communities is to "to say no to Keystone X...

  • Former Democratic Congressman, Brian Baird, left, and former Republican State Representative Chris Vance speak at a news conference Thursday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Republican, Democrat launch centrist group in Washington

    SEATTLE (AP) - The politically traumatized or in denial voter is being courted by a new movement that will support independent, centrist-minded candidates for elected office in Washington state. That includes Republicans who have denounced President Donald Trump and his brand of conservatism, as well as Democrats tired of obeying their embattled leadership. A former Democratic congressman and a former head of the state GOP have launched the Washington Independents as...

  • Major Crimes Detectives need your help finding man who robbed Harry's Food Mart at gunpoint

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are asking for the public's help identifying and tracking down a man who they say ran into Harry's Food mart Exxon Monday evening and robbed the stores at gunpoint.  Spokane County Sheriff's Office says suspect ran into the store, pointed a gun at the clerk, demanded money, and then ran out and drove north on Dishman Mica in a gray/silver passenger car.  The suspect is 

  • Human remains found in burned home of Idaho suspect

    Billings police investigating after body found covered with blanket

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police in Billings have launched a homicide investigation after two people out for a walk spotted a man's body near what appeared to be an abandoned transient camp on the west side of the city.    Lt. Neil Lawrence says the man's body was found Wednesday evening near a dirt road along an irrigation canal. Officers say the body was found in an area with downed trees and debris and was covered with a carpet or blanket. Police secured the scene ...

  • FBI offering $5K reward for info on crop duster shooting

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for leads on who was responsible for shooting a crop dusting plane in southwestern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Thursday that a crop dusting plane owned by Headwater Flying Service was shot at twice on July 18 near Belgrade while the pilot was applying fungicide to wheat crop. The shots came from the ground. Officials say one bullet hit the plane 18 inches (457 millimeters) from th...

  • Search on for elk hunter missing in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

    STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) - Teams are searching by foot and by snowmobile for a 37-year-old elk hunter reported overdue in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown says the hunter, Joel Presler, of Vancouver, last had contact with his family on Saturday.    Authorities found his pickup truck on Wednesday on a Forest Service road in the Forlorn Lakes area. There's about 2 feet of snow there, and there 

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    Firefighters rescue New Jersey woman stuck inside septic tank for 3 hours

    MULLICA TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A woman found herself stuck underground for three hours after falling into a septic tank behind a home in Mullica Township, New Jersey. Firefighters were called in from 30 miles away to assist in the prolonged rescue. Crews used a ladder truck to lift her from the tank on a backboard. According to NBC Philadelphia, the 57-year-old woman fell about 10 feet into the sewage tank, and was injured in the fall. The 

  • Lake City High School student arrested after making threat toward another student

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a student near Lake City High School Thursday morning for making a verbal threat.  Principal Deanne Clifford told KHQ's Adam Meyer the student fled from school officials who were trying to detain him after he made verbal threats to another student. 

  • Alabama Republican Party says it stands by Moore

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Republican Party says it stands with GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, breaking ranks with national Republicans who have called for him to step out of the race amid sexual misconduct allegations.  Republican Party Chairwoman Terry Lathan said Thursday that the party's 21-member steering committee "supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee."

  • Two Years Later: A look back at Windstorm 2015

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday marks two years since a devastating windstorm blew through Spokane, knocking down trees and power poles, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. It was (really) cold and dark and crews worked tirelessly to restore power and normalcy. 

  • U.S. Marshals urging public to report imposter scams to FTC

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals want you to know of several nationwide imposter scams from people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.  During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses.

  • Radio anchor says Al Franken forcibly kissed her amid USO tour

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The USO says a claim that Democratic Sen. Al Franken sexually harassed a fellow performer during a 2006 tour hadn't been reported to the organization. The USO, or United Service Organization, has long organized entertainment tours to serve military members overseas. Before he was elected a senator from Minnesota

  • Do you recognize these fraud suspects?

    KHQ.COM - A man and a woman suspected of using forged checks at several locations are wanted by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. SCSO is asking that anyone to come forward who might have information on the identity of the two individuals. It is unknown if the pair know or are associated with each other as they have not been seen together, but are fraudulently using checks with the same account.

  • House passes sweeping GOP tax overhaul

    WASHINGTON - The House has passed a sweeping Republican tax bill cutting taxes for corporations and many people. It puts GOP leaders closer to delivering to President Donald Trump a crucial legislative achievement after nearly a year of failures. The House voted 227-205 along party lines to approve the bill, which would bring the biggest revamp of the U.S. tax system in three decades. 

  • Family finds stranger in Uncle's casket

    A family wants answers after a mix-up at a Chattanooga funeral home. Wednesday, the family gathered to say their final goodbyes to a loved one only to find another man in his place. Benjamin Brown Jr. passed away last week from an illness. His nephews say that loss was difficult on its own, but a mistake by John P. Franklin Funeral Home made it harder for their family.

  • Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a written notice on Thursday saying that allowing elephants in Zimbabwe to be killed will enhance the survival of the threatened species by raising money for conservation programs from the wealthy trophy hunters who pay to shoot them. 

  • Two Colorado doctors claim baby boy fatally overdosed on marijuana

    DENVER - Two doctors from Colorado claim that their patient, a baby boy, died of an overdose on marijuana. The case in question happened in 2015 the second year of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado. An 11-month-old boy came into the ER after a seizure, barely conscious.

  • Official: Manson is alive, can't comment on health

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says mass killer Charles Manson is alive Thursday.   Department press secretary Vicky Waters says in an email to The Associated Press that she is precluded by federal and state medical privacy laws from commenting on reports that the 83-year-old Manson has been hospitalized.

  • California school staff prevented "horrific bloodbath" by going on lockdown during shooting

    NBC NEWS - Staff at a Northern California school are being credited for their quick response to the sound of gunfire, which helped avoid a "horrific bloodbath" when a Tehama County man went on a shooting rampage on Tuesday, sheriff's officials said. Kevin Janson Neal was randomly picking targets and shooting out of a car, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said. In all, Neal shot 14 people, killing four, across seven crime scenes.

  • Spokane homeless charity could be on the verge of shutting down

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local charity that's fed and served thousands of homeless people for years is suddenly facing the possibility of being forced to shut down. The charity says the last year has been challenging and the next few months will be crucial for their survival.  For the last 10 years, Blessings Under the Bridge has fed and even clothed the homeless in Spokane.

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 15th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 15th.

  • Pasco Police

    Pasco man dead after crashing pickup through brick wall, house

    Pasco Police say a 47-year-old man is dead after driving his pickup truck through a brick wall, and into a home.  The cause of the crash is unknown, but one possibility being investigated is that he may have suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel.  The only person home at the time was a 16-year-old, who was upstairs in an unaffected section of the home and was unhurt.  Officers say it appears that the man was driving his pickup northbound on Convention near th...
  • Who invented Game of Life? Court aims to find out

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Testimony is set to begin in federal court in Los Angeles Thursday in a lawsuit over one of the most popular board games of all time: The Game of Life. The widow of a toy inventor says her husband, Bill Markham, has been denied his legacy of creating the game, after another man, Reuben Klamer, took full credit for it. Lorraine Markham also says she was cut out of more than $2 million in royalties by Klamer and Rhode Island-based toy company Hasbro. &nb...

  • Quake in South Korea left 1,500 homeless, dozens injured

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Officials said a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was South Korea's second-strongest in decades damaged infrastructure, injured dozens of people and left about 1,500 homeless. No deaths have been reported since the quake rattled the southeastern coastal region around the port city of Pohang on Wednesday afternoon. 

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    The Latest: 6-year-old recalls hiding under desk in California shooting

    RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local):    5:55 p.m.    Six-year-old Aileen Favela says she didn't know what was happening when a boy yelled at her to "get down."    She was in her classroom at Rancho Tehama Elementary School with about 15 first- and second-graders when shots came through the window Tuesday during a shooting rampage by 44-year-old Kevin Neal 

  • Neighbor concerned about homeless camp; City of Spokane responds

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane father says he’s worried about a homeless camp that continues to pop up in his neighborhood.  He says that the city has dealt with the issue each time, but this time, this father who doesn’t want to be identified says there is garbage, and the camp is stretched across the sidewalk. He also adds that he’s been finding needles around the area, which is a concern for him since there are kids nearby...

  • Dozens of used needles found in Palisades Park

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dozens of used needles were found in Palisades Park in Spokane Wednesday morning. “I happened to see that alongside the road,” said Tim McGee who found the needles. “And it struck me a little funny and I took another look to see.” To McGee’s dismay, it was a pile of used syringes mixed with a couple bullet casings, coins, and other junk. “I’m just afraid somebody would stumble onto that and maybe not know what 

  • Spokane woman warns of scary scam call

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman reached out to KHQ saying she had just received the scariest phone call of her life. Turns out, the call was from scammers, but this was no ordinary scam. The woman says the scammers call started with a woman frantically crying, then they said they would kill the woman crying if they don't send money immediately. 

  • Sam Strahan's mom speaks after highway is named in his honor

    FREEMAN, Wash. -  A vote to rename a section of Highway 27 between milepost 69.8 and 82 after the student who was killed in the Freeman school shooting passed unanimously Wednesday afternoon. The vote comes after a petition to rename the section of highway after Strahan reached more than 7,000 signatures online.

  • Possible outage affecting AT&T customers, company says restart your phone

    AT&T Wireless customers appear to be experiencing an outage and as many customers across the country say they are unable to make or receive phone calls. The service provider says the issue should be resolved if users restart their devices.  If you've experienced an issue when making wireless calls, please restart your device - that should resolve the issue. — ATTCares (@ATTCares) November 15, 2017 While that solution appears to work for many, some say they a...
  • Spokane's new snow plan now in effect

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There may be no snow on the ground in the lower elevations, but the city of Spokane's new snow plan went into effect Wednesday. The big change is that, as of Wednesday, residents will be asked to park on the odd side of the street to help the plows come through when it snows. The parking change will run through the entire snow season until March 15th, 2018.

  • VIDEO: Spokane man saves deer stuck in fence

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man did his good deed for the day Wednesday morning when he came across a deer stuck in a fence and worked to free it. Daniel Leifer posted a video of his rescue mission on Facebook early Wednesday with the caption, "Helped a deer out this morning." In the video you can see Leifer approach the deer, whose leg was stuck in a chain link fence.

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  • Veteran's Meat Locker Helping Those Who Served

    Veteran's Meat Locker Helping Those Who Served

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-11-17 05:30:32 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-11-17 05:30:32 GMT

    A Montana veteran and his wife have started an organization to help other veterans in the state. They are giving away free meat.


    A Montana veteran and his wife have started an organization to help other veterans in the state. They are giving away free meat.

  • U.S. Marshals urging public to report imposter scams to FTC

    U.S. Marshals urging public to report imposter scams to FTC

    Thursday, November 16 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-11-16 20:42:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals want you to know of several nationwide imposter scams from people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.  During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses.


    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals want you to know of several nationwide imposter scams from people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.  During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses.

  • Zinke says Democrats holding Interior nominees 'hostage'

    Zinke says Democrats holding Interior nominees 'hostage'

    Friday, November 10 2017 3:19 PM EST2017-11-10 20:19:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is complaining that Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially designated monuments. 


    WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is complaining that Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially designated monuments. In a sharply worded letter to Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Zinke says it's unfortunate that Democrats have placed holds on four Interior nominees.

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  • Gonzaga uses huge 2nd half to beat Utah State 79-66

    Gonzaga uses huge 2nd half to beat Utah State 79-66

    The 3-point shooting of Utah State gave No. 17 Gonzaga fits in the first half on Saturday night. The Aggies threw a scare into Gonzaga before the Bulldogs woke up in the second half and rolled to a 79-66 victory.


    The 3-point shooting of Utah State gave No. 17 Gonzaga fits in the first half on Saturday night. The Aggies threw a scare into Gonzaga before the Bulldogs woke up in the second half and rolled to a 79-66 victory.

  • Eagles win big over Portland State 59-33

    Eagles win big over Portland State 59-33

    Photo: EWU AthleticsPhoto: EWU Athletics

    After receiving first-round byes in the previous five appearances in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, the Eagles are in a wait-and-see mode following a dominant 59-33 Big Sky Conference victory over Portland State.


    After receiving first-round byes in the previous five appearances in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, the Eagles are in a wait-and-see mode following a dominant 59-33 Big Sky Conference victory over Portland State.

  • Vandals struggle in 13-7 loss to Coastal Carolina

    Vandals struggle in 13-7 loss to Coastal Carolina

    Vandals have now lost 4 of their last 5 gamesVandals have now lost 4 of their last 5 games

    Idaho found the end zone on the game’s opening drive, but Coastal Carolina accounted for the rest of the scoring as the Vandals (3-7, 2-4 Sun Belt) suffered a 13-7 defeat in their home finale Saturday.


    Idaho found the end zone on the game’s opening drive, but Coastal Carolina accounted for the rest of the scoring as the Vandals (3-7, 2-4 Sun Belt) suffered a 13-7 defeat in their home finale Saturday.

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