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  • Spokane almost dead last on Washington's safest cities list

    Spokane almost dead last on Washington's safest cities list

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-02-20 18:27:47 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released the safest cities in Washington for 2018... and Spokane did not impress. To determine the order of the ranking the Council used data on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes for every thousand people and also reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime report. Spokane ranked almost dead last coming in at number 79 (there were only 80 cities on the list).

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    KHQ.COM - The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released the safest cities in Washington for 2018... and Spokane did not impress. To determine the order of the ranking the Council used data on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes for every thousand people and also reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime report. Spokane ranked almost dead last coming in at number 79 (there were only 80 cities on the list).

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  • Managers of Spokane Valley motel, 6 others arrested on drug and property crime charges following two-month investigation

    Managers of Spokane Valley motel, 6 others arrested on drug and property crime charges following two-month investigation

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:06 PM EST2018-02-20 23:06:06 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A two-month investigation into criminal activity at the Red Top Motel in Spokane Valley resulted in a massive raid and the arrest of 8 people early Tuesday morning. The Red Top Motel has had more than 100 calls for service since the beginning of the year, with many of those calls resulting in the arrest of known criminals who commonly traffic in drugs and stolen property.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A two-month investigation into criminal activity at the Red Top Motel in Spokane Valley resulted in a massive raid and the arrest of 8 people early Tuesday morning. The Red Top Motel has had more than 100 calls for service since the beginning of the year, with many of those calls resulting in the arrest of known criminals who commonly traffic in drugs and stolen property.

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  • UPDATE: Kent Police arrest man suspected of trying to rape barista

    UPDATE: Kent Police arrest man suspected of trying to rape barista

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:23 PM EST2018-02-21 18:23:24 GMT

    KENT, Wash. - Kent police said they arrested a man Wednesday morning who was seen on surveillance video early Tuesday breaking into a bikini barista stand and abducting the barista at knifepoint before trying to rape her outside. The arrest was made after investigators received multiple tips identifying the suspect. 

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    KENT, Wash. - Kent police said they arrested a man Wednesday morning who was seen on surveillance video early Tuesday breaking into a bikini barista stand and abducting the barista at knifepoint before trying to rape her outside. The arrest was made after investigators received multiple tips identifying the suspect. 

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  • Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence

    Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-02-21 21:36:08 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:17 PM EST2018-02-22 01:17:01 GMT
    Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting.>>
    Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting.>>
  • Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

    Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:33 AM EST2018-02-21 14:33:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:16 PM EST2018-02-22 01:16:06 GMT
    Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.>>
    Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.>>
  • Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

    Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:55 PM EST2018-02-21 19:55:49 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:15 PM EST2018-02-22 01:15:51 GMT
    A sweep of MS-13 gang members on New York's Long Island that was praised by President Donald Trump has been shrouded in secrecy, with authorities refusing to release the names of the suspects or the charges against...>>
    A sweep of MS-13 gang members on New York's Long Island that was praised by President Donald Trump has been shrouded in secrecy, with authorities refusing to release the names of the suspects or the charges against them.>>
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    • Deer Park homeowner tied up, robbed at gunpoint; deputies search for suspects

      DEER PARK - The Sevens County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying the suspects and a vehicle in a recent home invasion robbery. Deputies report that on February 12 around 6:45, they responded to a report of a robbery that took place on McKenzie Woolard Rd. in the Deer Park area. Two men and a women forced their way into the victim's home at gunpoint, tied the victim up, and stole numerous items including guns and the victim's debit card.

    • School walkouts go Nationwide as students push for gun control

      Students around the United States walked out of class Wednesday to demand tougher gun laws in response to last week's deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida. Students in Tallahassee, FL set off the chain reaction when they marched to Governor Rick Scott’s office to talk about gun control. "How would you feel knowing your kid who went to school on Valentines Day will never come home,” said one student. “Because their last 10 minutes of school was their last 10 mi...
    • Noxious weed or fine apparel? Idaho educator says 'both'

       (AP) - Some University of Idaho educators hope their new line of scarves will become an invasive trend, just like the noxious weeds they feature.    The scarves are emblazoned with botanical prints based on plants like white oxeye daisy, purple spotted knapweed and yellow toadflax.    Melissa Hamilton, an educator with UI's extension office in Valley County, worked with UI apparel, textiles and design instructor Lori Wahl to create the scarves and bandanas. H...
    • Kootenai County practices new active-shooter response with drill

      KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - First responders prepared for a real-life active shooter in Kootenai County Wednesday. In an active shooter situation, seconds and minutes matter and finding the shooter is an utmost priority. But now, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of Northern Lakes Fire District, has a new way of responding.

    • Pasco Police believe man arrested in Spokane could solve 32-year-old murder case

      PASCO, Wash. - A 32-year-old murder case is about to close with an arrest. Pasco Police Detectives have gone to Spokane to interview the suspect, a 50-year-old former Pasco resident, Theodore Milam, about the presence of his DNA at a 1986 murder scene at the Pasco Boat Basin (Schlagel Park). The homicide victim, Robert James McDonald Jr of Richland, was 40 years old on Feb. 25, 1986, when visitors to the park saw a body floating 

    • Jury convicts Washington state man of 44 criminal charges

      PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man has been found guilty of 44 criminal charges that accused him of torturing and threatening to kill a woman working as a prostitute.    The Kitsap Sun reports a jury handed down the guilty verdicts Tuesday for 30-year-old Jeremy Blaine Fenney after about two days of deliberation.

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  • Women's Heart Health: Spokane mom suffers heart attack while getting son ready for school

    Women's Heart Health: Spokane mom suffers heart attack while getting son ready for school

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:41 AM EST2018-02-14 05:41:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Think of the three women closest to you. Maybe it's your sister, your mom and your best friend. Now think that of those three, one will die because of heart disease. It's the gut wrenching reality that many don't want to think about or talk about. KHQ wants to start the conversation about women's heart health, because it very well could impact someone you love very much. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Think of the three women closest to you. Maybe it's your sister, your mom and your best friend. Now think that of those three, one will die because of heart disease. It's the gut wrenching reality that many don't want to think about or talk about. KHQ wants to start the conversation about women's heart health, because it very well could impact someone you love very much. 

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  • Help Me Hayley: Local veteran faces a different kind of life-threatening situation

    Help Me Hayley: Local veteran faces a different kind of life-threatening situation

    Thursday, January 25 2018 4:47 PM EST2018-01-25 21:47:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local veteran has found himself in a very different life-threatening situation: Yellow jackets have taken over his home and are living inside his walls. Overwhelmed by the cost to fix it and desperate for a worry free night, he said “Help me Hayley.” “I joined  the Navy back in 1991,” said Robert Storm. “I did some deployments to the Persian Gulf.” Storm knows how to fight, but this time he can't. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local veteran has found himself in a very different life-threatening situation: Yellow jackets have taken over his home and are living inside his walls. Overwhelmed by the cost to fix it and desperate for a worry free night, he said “Help me Hayley.” “I joined  the Navy back in 1991,” said Robert Storm. “I did some deployments to the Persian Gulf.” Storm knows how to fight, but this time he can't. 

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  • Spokane tombstones surfacing in unusual places

    Spokane tombstones surfacing in unusual places

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-13 02:24:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a discovery that is as heartbreaking as it is eerie. Neighbors living in North Spokane found two tombstones in a commercial lot. They said they had nowhere else to turn to get answers, so they came together to say "Help me Hayley." "It must have been nighttime when they rolled through here," said one neighbor. "They thought they could just kick these off the back of their truck."  People living along Atlantic, near Francis 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a discovery that is as heartbreaking as it is eerie. Neighbors living in North Spokane found two tombstones in a commercial lot. They said they had nowhere else to turn to get answers, so they came together to say "Help me Hayley." "It must have been nighttime when they rolled through here," said one neighbor. "They thought they could just kick these off the back of their truck."  People living along Atlantic, near Francis 

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