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  • Roommate of woman found at recycling plant stops at KHQ before turning himself in

    Roommate of woman found at recycling plant stops at KHQ before turning himself in

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:35 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:35:28 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. - It's been more than a month since Stephanie Standen was last seen by her roommate Eugene Jupp. But according to court documents he says he heard her in her bedroom three to four days before her body was found. Jupp and Standen were once roommates at a house on West 15th next to Roosevelt Elementary School. According to court documents Jupps was not close with Standen and did not report her missing. But she was reported missing by adult protective services...

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    Spokane, Wash. - It's been more than a month since Stephanie Standen was last seen by her roommate Eugene Jupp. But according to court documents he says he heard her in her bedroom three to four days before her body was found. Jupp and Standen were once roommates at a house on West 15th next to Roosevelt Elementary School. According to court documents Jupps was not close with Standen and did not report her missing. But she was reported missing by adult protective services...

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  • Mother says thieves stole box full of late son's belongings

    Mother says thieves stole box full of late son's belongings

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:33:55 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - “He was just so happy, always happy, funny, running around always getting into things. (He) had the goofiest little smile with big buck teeth.” Katelynn Bailey is a mother who lives a busy life. As she flips through photos of her son, Vaiden, she can’t help but hold back emotions. Because the pictures are all she has left. “The 29th will be the two year anniversary that he passed away,” Bailey said. In April 2016, the toddler 

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - “He was just so happy, always happy, funny, running around always getting into things. (He) had the goofiest little smile with big buck teeth.” Katelynn Bailey is a mother who lives a busy life. As she flips through photos of her son, Vaiden, she can’t help but hold back emotions. Because the pictures are all she has left. “The 29th will be the two year anniversary that he passed away,” Bailey said. In April 2016, the toddler 

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  • Students walk out of school to demand change to gun laws

    Students walk out of school to demand change to gun laws

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:26:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tomorrow students across the country and right here in the Spokane area will be walking out of school demanding change to the current gun laws. Students at Lewis and Clark High School will be walking out starting at 10 a.m. They have invited other schools in the are to join them. They will have speakers and performers at the event demanding change to the current gun laws in the country. One of the speakers is Kai 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tomorrow students across the country and right here in the Spokane area will be walking out of school demanding change to the current gun laws. Students at Lewis and Clark High School will be walking out starting at 10 a.m. They have invited other schools in the are to join them. They will have speakers and performers at the event demanding change to the current gun laws in the country. One of the speakers is Kai 

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  • Neighbors worried about prowler in Spokane’s West Central District

    Neighbors worried about prowler in Spokane’s West Central District

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:19:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors in Spokane’s West Central District are worried about a prowler they say is breaking into homes, unplugging porch lights, and peaking into windows. Erica Milward lives in the area of Sherwood and Boone and says she noticed something suspicious the night of Friday the 13th. “I heard the front gate open and looked out the window and didn’t see anything,” said Milward. “And then I saw a man standing in front of the house

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors in Spokane’s West Central District are worried about a prowler they say is breaking into homes, unplugging porch lights, and peaking into windows. Erica Milward lives in the area of Sherwood and Boone and says she noticed something suspicious the night of Friday the 13th. “I heard the front gate open and looked out the window and didn’t see anything,” said Milward. “And then I saw a man standing in front of the house

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  • Thieves target bicycle parked outside of Spokane hospital

    Thieves target bicycle parked outside of Spokane hospital

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:14:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man visiting his sick aunt at the hospital finds his bicycle stripped. Thieves preyed on him as he parked it just feet from an entrance at Holy Family. "It stings," Justin Santiago said. Santiago said it's been just a rough stretch for his entire family. "(My aunt) has been really sick," he said. His beloved aunt has chromes disease, pneumonia and recently had a stroke as well. Justin used his bicycle to visit her. "I parked it 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man visiting his sick aunt at the hospital finds his bicycle stripped. Thieves preyed on him as he parked it just feet from an entrance at Holy Family. "It stings," Justin Santiago said. Santiago said it's been just a rough stretch for his entire family. "(My aunt) has been really sick," he said. His beloved aunt has chromes disease, pneumonia and recently had a stroke as well. Justin used his bicycle to visit her. "I parked it 

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  • How to download your data from Facebook

    How to download your data from Facebook

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:55:25 GMT

    KHQ.COM - What does Facebook know about you? The answer is a lot.  Facebook stores every interaction you've ever had since you joined and it's not just your friends either. Logins, ads you've clicked, credit card numbers you've stored, conversations you've had in messages, pictures you've posted, pictures you've been tagged in, and of course, every mundane status update you've ever felt the need to share.

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    KHQ.COM - What does Facebook know about you? The answer is a lot.  Facebook stores every interaction you've ever had since you joined and it's not just your friends either. Logins, ads you've clicked, credit card numbers you've stored, conversations you've had in messages, pictures you've posted, pictures you've been tagged in, and of course, every mundane status update you've ever felt the need to share.

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  • Fallen hiker rescued off steep slope below Castle Rock

    Fallen hiker rescued off steep slope below Castle Rock

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:23:25 GMT

    WENATCHEE, Wash. - Wednesday evening an injured female hiker was rescued off a steep slope below Castle Rock, a popular hiking area in Wenatchee.  According to the Chelan County Sheriff's Office, the RIVERCOM 911 center received the first report of the fall around 3:43 p.m. from the hiker's friend. According to the friend, 18-year-old Erika Juarez had fallen at least 20 feet near the top of the Castle Rock formation, and slid an 

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    WENATCHEE, Wash. - Wednesday evening an injured female hiker was rescued off a steep slope below Castle Rock, a popular hiking area in Wenatchee.  According to the Chelan County Sheriff's Office, the RIVERCOM 911 center received the first report of the fall around 3:43 p.m. from the hiker's friend. According to the friend, 18-year-old Erika Juarez had fallen at least 20 feet near the top of the Castle Rock formation, and slid an 

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  • Police: Man shot motorist in road rage incident on I-5

    Police: Man shot motorist in road rage incident on I-5

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:10:40 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot during a road-rage incident on Interstate 5 in Seattle. The Washington State Patrol says the shooting happened Wednesday morning just before South Michigan Street. The victim told officers that he was driving his car north about 6 a.m. when a motorist pulled in front of him and slammed on the brakes.  Authorities say the confrontation continued until Michigan Street, where the other driver then pulled along th...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot during a road-rage incident on Interstate 5 in Seattle. The Washington State Patrol says the shooting happened Wednesday morning just before South Michigan Street. The victim told officers that he was driving his car north about 6 a.m. when a motorist pulled in front of him and slammed on the brakes.  Authorities say the confrontation continued until Michigan Street, where the other driver then pulled along th...

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  • Eleven-time convicted felon sets ex's car on fire, accidentally turns himself in

    Eleven-time convicted felon sets ex's car on fire, accidentally turns himself in

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:47:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On April 18, 2018 around 3:45 a.m., patrol officers were sent to 3500 E. Queen Ave. to a report of a vehicle on fire.  Officers arrived within minutes but the suspect had fled the area in his truck.  Prior to fleeing, the suspect pulled what appeared to be a firearm when a witness tried to intervene. The victim told officers she was able to identify the suspect as her ex-boyfriend, 31 years-old James Thomas III, because the flames 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - On April 18, 2018 around 3:45 a.m., patrol officers were sent to 3500 E. Queen Ave. to a report of a vehicle on fire.  Officers arrived within minutes but the suspect had fled the area in his truck.  Prior to fleeing, the suspect pulled what appeared to be a firearm when a witness tried to intervene. The victim told officers she was able to identify the suspect as her ex-boyfriend, 31 years-old James Thomas III, because the flames 

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  • Suspect arrested on unrelated warrant after sending deputies on high-speed pursuit

    Suspect arrested on unrelated warrant after sending deputies on high-speed pursuit

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:46:39 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - On April 19,  at approximately 11:45 AM, a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy tried to pull over a driver seen speeding in the area of W. Seltice Way near N. Pleasant View Rd. in Post Falls. Deputies say the driver refused to pull over and a pursuit followed throughout the west side of Kootenai County. Speeds at times exceeded 100 mph during the pursuit. While the deputy was waiting for an intersection to be safe to 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - On April 19,  at approximately 11:45 AM, a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy tried to pull over a driver seen speeding in the area of W. Seltice Way near N. Pleasant View Rd. in Post Falls. Deputies say the driver refused to pull over and a pursuit followed throughout the west side of Kootenai County. Speeds at times exceeded 100 mph during the pursuit. While the deputy was waiting for an intersection to be safe to 

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  • Man charged with rape after DNA testing wants case dismissed

    Man charged with rape after DNA testing wants case dismissed

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:25:41 GMT
    Courtesy Montana Department of CorrectionsCourtesy Montana Department of Corrections
    Courtesy Montana Department of CorrectionsCourtesy Montana Department of Corrections

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A man charged with raping an 8-year-old girl after DNA evidence linked him to the 1987 case wants the charge dismissed, arguing the statute of limitations had run out.  Ronald Dwight Tipton argues a 2007 law that allows the prosecution of sexual assault cases within a year of a conclusive DNA match is unconstitutional.  A state judge rejected his motion to dismiss and the Montana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday. The Bozeman Dail...

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A man charged with raping an 8-year-old girl after DNA evidence linked him to the 1987 case wants the charge dismissed, arguing the statute of limitations had run out.  Ronald Dwight Tipton argues a 2007 law that allows the prosecution of sexual assault cases within a year of a conclusive DNA match is unconstitutional.  A state judge rejected his motion to dismiss and the Montana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday. The Bozeman Dail...

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  • Billings police officers suspended for sex on city property

    Billings police officers suspended for sex on city property

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:17:15 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Three Billings police officers have been suspended without pay for having sex on city property.  Police Chief Rich St. John says two officers were suspended for two weeks for having sex with a civilian employee of the department while they were on duty. A third was suspended for a week for having sex with the same woman while he was off duty.  St. John declined to identify the officers until the city attorney 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Three Billings police officers have been suspended without pay for having sex on city property.  Police Chief Rich St. John says two officers were suspended for two weeks for having sex with a civilian employee of the department while they were on duty. A third was suspended for a week for having sex with the same woman while he was off duty.  St. John declined to identify the officers until the city attorney 

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  • Moses Lake Street Crimes unit recovers meth and guns in search warrant

    Moses Lake Street Crimes unit recovers meth and guns in search warrant

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:10:19 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Wednesday morning, detectives with the Moses Lake Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant in the 1200 block of Ashley Way. Inside, detectives found a modified AK-47 rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, and over an ounce of methamphetamine.  Detectives also located several items of stolen property at the residence, including a Honda generator reported stolen over a decade ago.  31 year-old Wilson R. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Wednesday morning, detectives with the Moses Lake Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant in the 1200 block of Ashley Way. Inside, detectives found a modified AK-47 rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, and over an ounce of methamphetamine.  Detectives also located several items of stolen property at the residence, including a Honda generator reported stolen over a decade ago.  31 year-old Wilson R. 

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  • Fire damages lodge at premier ski destination in Idaho

    Fire damages lodge at premier ski destination in Idaho

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:57:32 GMT
    (Jason Kindred/Idaho Mountain Express via AP)(Jason Kindred/Idaho Mountain Express via AP)
    (Jason Kindred/Idaho Mountain Express via AP)(Jason Kindred/Idaho Mountain Express via AP)

    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one of the nation's premier ski destinations in central Idaho. Sun Valley Resort's Warm Springs Lodge in Ketchum at the base of the ski area on Bald Mountain remained an active fire Thursday morning with multiple firefighting agencies at the scene. Sun Valley Resort spokeswoman Kelli Lusk says the fire started late Wednesday. She says there are no reported injuries and no damage estimate. Flames appeare...

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    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one of the nation's premier ski destinations in central Idaho. Sun Valley Resort's Warm Springs Lodge in Ketchum at the base of the ski area on Bald Mountain remained an active fire Thursday morning with multiple firefighting agencies at the scene. Sun Valley Resort spokeswoman Kelli Lusk says the fire started late Wednesday. She says there are no reported injuries and no damage estimate. Flames appeare...

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  • Passing motorist rescues woman trapped by Montana flooding

    Passing motorist rescues woman trapped by Montana flooding

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:49:03 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A witness is recounting the dramatic rescue of a woman who was trapped with her vehicle surrounded by rushing floodwaters in northern Montana. Blake Wombold tells the Great Falls Tribune that he stopped on U.S. Highway 2 near Dunkirk Tuesday night to see a woman standing on top of a vehicle nearly submerged by the water. He says a man from the truck ahead of him stripped off his clothes and swam out to the woman, who was afraid to go into the frigid wa...

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A witness is recounting the dramatic rescue of a woman who was trapped with her vehicle surrounded by rushing floodwaters in northern Montana. Blake Wombold tells the Great Falls Tribune that he stopped on U.S. Highway 2 near Dunkirk Tuesday night to see a woman standing on top of a vehicle nearly submerged by the water. He says a man from the truck ahead of him stripped off his clothes and swam out to the woman, who was afraid to go into the frigid wa...

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  • Justices: Teacher wasn't required to report children's abuse

    Justices: Teacher wasn't required to report children's abuse

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:42:29 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect. But Washington's Supreme Court says that requirement doesn't necessarily apply when a teacher's own child is the victim. In an 8-1 ruling Thursday, the court dismissed a Pierce County case against a teacher who failed to immediately report that her daughters told her their stepfather had molested them.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect. But Washington's Supreme Court says that requirement doesn't necessarily apply when a teacher's own child is the victim. In an 8-1 ruling Thursday, the court dismissed a Pierce County case against a teacher who failed to immediately report that her daughters told her their stepfather had molested them.

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  • Community comes together at candlelight vigil for Medical Lake students

    Community comes together at candlelight vigil for Medical Lake students

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-04-19 06:14:13 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - It was an incredibly emotional night in Medical Lake as a candlelight vigil was held in this community that continues to heal. The Medical Lake family gathered tonight to be with each other and be there for each other.  On Saturday, 17-year-old Journey Tueller was killed, and three other students, Laci Sica, Savannah Sutton and Hailey Gross were injured in a crash as they were on their way to catch a team bus. 

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - It was an incredibly emotional night in Medical Lake as a candlelight vigil was held in this community that continues to heal. The Medical Lake family gathered tonight to be with each other and be there for each other.  On Saturday, 17-year-old Journey Tueller was killed, and three other students, Laci Sica, Savannah Sutton and Hailey Gross were injured in a crash as they were on their way to catch a team bus. 

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  • Big hurdle cleared for a sportsplex in Spokane

    Big hurdle cleared for a sportsplex in Spokane

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:10:35 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Spokane County Commissioners have approved a $25 million bond to help build the Spokane Sportsplex. The Sportsplex would be a multi-purpose sports facility. It would be able to host national and local sporting events "We are almost at the end of the big phase which is we've identified the funding. The county, as you know, quoted to sell bonds for us, and the cities provided the land and will be providing us a 5 million dollar contribution as well....

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    Spokane, Wash. Spokane County Commissioners have approved a $25 million bond to help build the Spokane Sportsplex. The Sportsplex would be a multi-purpose sports facility. It would be able to host national and local sporting events "We are almost at the end of the big phase which is we've identified the funding. The county, as you know, quoted to sell bonds for us, and the cities provided the land and will be providing us a 5 million dollar contribution as well....

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  • EWU getting food cabinets to help fight hunger

    EWU getting food cabinets to help fight hunger

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:52:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Forget boxed lunches, at Eastern Washington University they're getting boxes of food. “It became a joke to be a hungry college student,” said Kayla Martinez who works for AmeriCorps Vista. “But it ignores the reality of what it means to be hungry and be pursuing a degree.” According to the Department of Health and Wellness, 33-percent of EWU students have run out of food at some point and 36-percent have worried about where their next meal

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Forget boxed lunches, at Eastern Washington University they're getting boxes of food. “It became a joke to be a hungry college student,” said Kayla Martinez who works for AmeriCorps Vista. “But it ignores the reality of what it means to be hungry and be pursuing a degree.” According to the Department of Health and Wellness, 33-percent of EWU students have run out of food at some point and 36-percent have worried about where their next meal

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  • Crews break ground on 195 corridor project

    Crews break ground on 195 corridor project

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:52:10 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. In 2015, when two WSU students were killed, a push started to add passing lanes on the roadway "We've seen some unfortunate deaths in the last number of years of students traveling back to school, so our state needs to step up and do more," said state Senator Michael Baumgartner. In a five-year traffic study done by the Washington Department of Transportation showed that in the five-year span between 2005 and 2009, there were 800 crashes on highway...

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    Spokane, Wash. In 2015, when two WSU students were killed, a push started to add passing lanes on the roadway "We've seen some unfortunate deaths in the last number of years of students traveling back to school, so our state needs to step up and do more," said state Senator Michael Baumgartner. In a five-year traffic study done by the Washington Department of Transportation showed that in the five-year span between 2005 and 2009, there were 800 crashes on highway...

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  • As weather warms up, City tasked with cleaning up more homeless camps in Spokane

    As weather warms up, City tasked with cleaning up more homeless camps in Spokane

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:38:48 GMT
    @SpokaneRiverkeeper@SpokaneRiverkeeper
    @SpokaneRiverkeeper@SpokaneRiverkeeper

    SPOKANE, Wash. - No more than a hop, skip and a jump from the train tracks across from Browne’s Addition, there's a surplus of stuff scattered along a chain-link fence. It's hard to say if someone still lives here, but the damp piece of cardboard with a scribbled message of hardship that rests on an old mattress gives a sign that it’s a homeless camp. “The goal is to get people into services,” said City Spokesman, Brian Coddington.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - No more than a hop, skip and a jump from the train tracks across from Browne’s Addition, there's a surplus of stuff scattered along a chain-link fence. It's hard to say if someone still lives here, but the damp piece of cardboard with a scribbled message of hardship that rests on an old mattress gives a sign that it’s a homeless camp. “The goal is to get people into services,” said City Spokesman, Brian Coddington.

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  • Man dies after neighbors rescue him from mobile home fire

    Man dies after neighbors rescue him from mobile home fire

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:33:56 GMT
    Marysville Fire DistrictMarysville Fire District
    Marysville Fire DistrictMarysville Fire District

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an 88-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a mobile home fire in Marysville. Marysville Fire District officials say neighbors called 911 Wednesday morning to report smoke coming from a home in the Crystal Tree Village mobile home park.    Authorities say several neighbors helped rescue the 88-year-old man inside. Authorities say the man was taken to a hospital but did not survive.    Two of the neighbors who r...

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    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an 88-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a mobile home fire in Marysville. Marysville Fire District officials say neighbors called 911 Wednesday morning to report smoke coming from a home in the Crystal Tree Village mobile home park.    Authorities say several neighbors helped rescue the 88-year-old man inside. Authorities say the man was taken to a hospital but did not survive.    Two of the neighbors who r...

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  • Docs: Woman found dead in Fernan Lake had drugs in system, man who sold them arrested

    Docs: Woman found dead in Fernan Lake had drugs in system, man who sold them arrested

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:05:59 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On a crisp fall day in November 2016, tragedy struck the small community near Fernan Lake. The bodies of Misty Phelps and her two sons, 1-year-old Tristan and 2-year-old Riley Phelps, were found in her 2006 Ford Fusion submerged underwater at the Fernan Lake boat ramp. Months would go by with little to no updates on the search for anyone who was at the scene. But now new developments surrounding the 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On a crisp fall day in November 2016, tragedy struck the small community near Fernan Lake. The bodies of Misty Phelps and her two sons, 1-year-old Tristan and 2-year-old Riley Phelps, were found in her 2006 Ford Fusion submerged underwater at the Fernan Lake boat ramp. Months would go by with little to no updates on the search for anyone who was at the scene. But now new developments surrounding the 

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  • KHQ investigates problem intersection where Medical Lake student died

    KHQ investigates problem intersection where Medical Lake student died

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:25:22 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Medical Lake community is mourning after one high school student died on Saturday. Her three friends who were also in the car are recovering. It happened at the intersection of Highway 2 near Espanola and Wood Road in Spokane County. Washington State Patrol says the girls drove through a stop sign and were t-boned by a truck. A neighbor who lives near the intersection says it's a bad one, after he says he’s

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Medical Lake community is mourning after one high school student died on Saturday. Her three friends who were also in the car are recovering. It happened at the intersection of Highway 2 near Espanola and Wood Road in Spokane County. Washington State Patrol says the girls drove through a stop sign and were t-boned by a truck. A neighbor who lives near the intersection says it's a bad one, after he says he’s

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  • Dog daycare owner finds pile of dog poo piled on her car

    Dog daycare owner finds pile of dog poo piled on her car

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:11:41 GMT
    Tails-A-Wagging Facebook pageTails-A-Wagging Facebook page
    Tails-A-Wagging Facebook pageTails-A-Wagging Facebook page

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The owner of a Bellingham dog training and daycare center had a foul start to her work week. According to a post on the Tails-A-Wagging Facebook page, a vandal reportedly dumped "over 100 lbs. of dog feces" on owner Angela Lenz's car sometime Sunday night. "The feces was a mixture of old and new, and had been collected for a while," the Facebook post said. "The size of the various fecal dropping varied, 

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The owner of a Bellingham dog training and daycare center had a foul start to her work week. According to a post on the Tails-A-Wagging Facebook page, a vandal reportedly dumped "over 100 lbs. of dog feces" on owner Angela Lenz's car sometime Sunday night. "The feces was a mixture of old and new, and had been collected for a while," the Facebook post said. "The size of the various fecal dropping varied, 

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  • Black bear that escaped wildlife rehabilitation center found

    Black bear that escaped wildlife rehabilitation center found

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:17:27 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - State wildlife officials located a small black bear that escaped from the wildlife rehabilitation center west of Helena and will return it to the wild a bit earlier than planned. Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Greg Lemon says the 3- to 4-year-old female bear clawed and chewed its way through a chain link fence at Montana WILD late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but did not get through the center's exterior fence.    The bear was located Wednesday

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - State wildlife officials located a small black bear that escaped from the wildlife rehabilitation center west of Helena and will return it to the wild a bit earlier than planned. Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Greg Lemon says the 3- to 4-year-old female bear clawed and chewed its way through a chain link fence at Montana WILD late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but did not get through the center's exterior fence.    The bear was located Wednesday

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  • 80-year-old Quincy man dozes off behind the wheel, cited with hit-and-run

    80-year-old Quincy man dozes off behind the wheel, cited with hit-and-run

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:45:10 GMT
    Harvey GjesdalHarvey Gjesdal
    Harvey GjesdalHarvey Gjesdal

     EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - An 80-year-old Quincy man was cited with a hit-and-run after dozing off behind the wheel. Around 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, Rivercom dispatch received a report of someone in a silver pickup, driving recklessly on Rock Island Road in East Wenatchee. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdahl spotted the vehicle near 3rd and Rock Island Road, where he stopped it and identified the driver. iFIBER One News reports 

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     EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - An 80-year-old Quincy man was cited with a hit-and-run after dozing off behind the wheel. Around 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, Rivercom dispatch received a report of someone in a silver pickup, driving recklessly on Rock Island Road in East Wenatchee. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdahl spotted the vehicle near 3rd and Rock Island Road, where he stopped it and identified the driver. iFIBER One News reports 

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  • Police: Man posed as engaged soldier to steal $100K diamond

    Police: Man posed as engaged soldier to steal $100K diamond

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:54:41 GMT

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - Police say a 26-year-old Vancouver man was arrested for allegedly using a military uniform and a story about a wedding engagement to steal a $100,000 diamond ring from a Bellevue jewelry store. The Bellevue Police Department said Wednesday that a man dressed in military fatigues went to the store Feb. 22 and asked to see large diamonds, claiming he was about to be deployed and had just gotten engaged.    

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    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - Police say a 26-year-old Vancouver man was arrested for allegedly using a military uniform and a story about a wedding engagement to steal a $100,000 diamond ring from a Bellevue jewelry store. The Bellevue Police Department said Wednesday that a man dressed in military fatigues went to the store Feb. 22 and asked to see large diamonds, claiming he was about to be deployed and had just gotten engaged.    

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  • Idaho man pleads guilty in the death of 62-year-old woman

    Idaho man pleads guilty in the death of 62-year-old woman

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:38:50 GMT

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to beating a 62-year-old woman to death with a baseball bat.    The Post Register reports 21-year-old Jameion Hernandez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of Lisa Stukey as part of a plea agreement that would take the death penalty off the table.Hernandez is facing a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. Hernandez says in a recording of the hearing that he had confronted St...

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to beating a 62-year-old woman to death with a baseball bat.    The Post Register reports 21-year-old Jameion Hernandez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of Lisa Stukey as part of a plea agreement that would take the death penalty off the table.Hernandez is facing a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. Hernandez says in a recording of the hearing that he had confronted St...

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  • Washington unemployment rate at 4.8 percent

    Washington unemployment rate at 4.8 percent

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:36:01 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's jobless rate increased slightly as the state added 3,900 jobs last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate for March ticked up to 4.8 percent from February's 4.7 percent. Paul Turek, economist for the department, says in a written statement that the rate is still hovering "near historical lows." The largest job gains last month

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's jobless rate increased slightly as the state added 3,900 jobs last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate for March ticked up to 4.8 percent from February's 4.7 percent. Paul Turek, economist for the department, says in a written statement that the rate is still hovering "near historical lows." The largest job gains last month

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  • Spokane County deputies arrest 15-year-old Liberty High School student for making bomb threats on Snapchat

    Spokane County deputies arrest 15-year-old Liberty High School student for making bomb threats on Snapchat

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:00:18 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 15-year-old Liberty School District student was arrested on Tuesday after the parent of another student alert the Superintendent about a school threat posted on Snapchat. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 15-year-old Liberty School District student was arrested on Tuesday after the parent of another student alert the Superintendent about a school threat posted on Snapchat.  Superintendent Kyle Rydell told deputies he was contacted by a parent of another student but said the threats did not mention a specific school or date/time. 

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  • Spokane Valley detectives search two more houses in ongoing investigation

    Spokane Valley detectives search two more houses in ongoing investigation

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:37 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:37:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives obtained a search warrant for two more houses in connection to an ongoing investigation. Last week detectives executed a search warrant that resulted in arrests.  On Friday detectives executed a search warrant for residences located in the 100 block of E. Mission.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives obtained a search warrant for two more houses in connection to an ongoing investigation. Last week detectives executed a search warrant that resulted in arrests.  On Friday detectives executed a search warrant for residences located in the 100 block of E. Mission.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 17th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 17th

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:36 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:36:20 GMT

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

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

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  • McMorris Rodgers releases tax returns, Brown says she will too

    McMorris Rodgers releases tax returns, Brown says she will too

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:02:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The politics of tax returns and transparency in government played out in real-time Tuesday night. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will make her tax return public Wednesday morning. In a statement from her campaign, she said it was one way to earn the trust of the people of Eastern Washington. McMorris Rodgers' Democratic competitor, Lisa Brown, declined to release her tax returns earlier Tuesday, but has since agreed to follow suit.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The politics of tax returns and transparency in government played out in real-time Tuesday night. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will make her tax return public Wednesday morning. In a statement from her campaign, she said it was one way to earn the trust of the people of Eastern Washington. McMorris Rodgers' Democratic competitor, Lisa Brown, declined to release her tax returns earlier Tuesday, but has since agreed to follow suit.

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  • Spokane Police investigating possible child luring attempt near Franklin Park

    Spokane Police investigating possible child luring attempt near Franklin Park

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:36:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a possible child luring that happened Monday evening at Franklin Park.  SPD says the luring attempted involved two preteen girls who were approached by a man in a car near Whitehouse and Queen Ave.  The man asked the girls for directions to a business that was not anywhere near the area. He then asked the girls to come closer to his car, told them they were pretty and asked if they were models.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a possible child luring that happened Monday evening at Franklin Park.  SPD says the luring attempted involved two preteen girls who were approached by a man in a car near Whitehouse and Queen Ave.  The man asked the girls for directions to a business that was not anywhere near the area. He then asked the girls to come closer to his car, told them they were pretty and asked if they were models.

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  • Spokane students plan to participate in nationwide school walkouts Friday

    Spokane students plan to participate in nationwide school walkouts Friday

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:00:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  A month after the nationwide school walkouts on March 14th, more are planned for this Friday on National Walkout Day. These walkouts fall on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine high school shooting. Taking part in the event are students from Lewis and Clark High School. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  A month after the nationwide school walkouts on March 14th, more are planned for this Friday on National Walkout Day. These walkouts fall on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine high school shooting. Taking part in the event are students from Lewis and Clark High School. 

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  • Father who lost daughter at Sandy Hook shooting creates foundation to study, prevent violence

    Father who lost daughter at Sandy Hook shooting creates foundation to study, prevent violence

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:37:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Six years ago a 20-year-old man walked into an elementary school and opened fire. 20 6- and 7-year-olds were killed, along with six adults. The Sandy Hook shooting is just one of an ever-growing number of mass shootings. But one man, who lost his daughter at Sandy Hook, is determined to see change.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Six years ago a 20-year-old man walked into an elementary school and opened fire. 20 6- and 7-year-olds were killed, along with six adults. The Sandy Hook shooting is just one of an ever-growing number of mass shootings. But one man, who lost his daughter at Sandy Hook, is determined to see change.

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  • Firefighters look at policies following mass shooting in Las Vegas

    Firefighters look at policies following mass shooting in Las Vegas

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:07:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s been about six months since the mass shooting in Las Vegas and that shooting presented a new kind of threat to communities across the country – an active shooter firing into an outdoors area. “After Sandy Hook, following a number of shootings, Spokane fire department started the rescue task force,” says Brian Schaeffer,

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s been about six months since the mass shooting in Las Vegas and that shooting presented a new kind of threat to communities across the country – an active shooter firing into an outdoors area. “After Sandy Hook, following a number of shootings, Spokane fire department started the rescue task force,” says Brian Schaeffer,

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  • Local goat helps raise money for kids with life-threatening conditions

    Local goat helps raise money for kids with life-threatening conditions

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:52:59 GMT
    An interesting story walked into the KHQ news station on Tuesday, on a leash. Turns out, a goat was sent to our web manager, Cory Howard and morning reporter Nichole Mischke. The goat was from Wishing Star, an organization that helps grant wishes for kids with life-threatening conditions. The goat helps raise money. It walked us into a deeper story of a Spokane child needing help. “For about $50, you can send the goat to anybody in the local area. Once they receive the goat, ...>>
    An interesting story walked into the KHQ news station on Tuesday, on a leash. Turns out, a goat was sent to our web manager, Cory Howard and morning reporter Nichole Mischke. The goat was from Wishing Star, an organization that helps grant wishes for kids with life-threatening conditions. The goat helps raise money. It walked us into a deeper story of a Spokane child needing help. “For about $50, you can send the goat to anybody in the local area. Once they receive the goat, ...>>
  • Highway 20 re-opened after flooding north of Cusick

    Highway 20 re-opened after flooding north of Cusick

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:02:49 GMT

    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reported Tuesday that Highway 20 has reopened in Pend Oreille County. The highway was closed for most of Monday because of flooding. 

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    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reported Tuesday that Highway 20 has reopened in Pend Oreille County. The highway was closed for most of Monday because of flooding. 

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  • In search for wanted suspect, deputies find stolen vehicle instead

    In search for wanted suspect, deputies find stolen vehicle instead

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:32:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's deputies, while looking for a wanted suspect, ended up recovering a reported stolen vehicle instead and arresting two of the four people in the car for warrants and new charges. The original wanted suspect was not found. It happened Monday morning just before 6 a.m.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's deputies, while looking for a wanted suspect, ended up recovering a reported stolen vehicle instead and arresting two of the four people in the car for warrants and new charges. The original wanted suspect was not found. It happened Monday morning just before 6 a.m.

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  • Spokane County to join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, wholesalers

    Spokane County to join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, wholesalers

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:59:20 GMT

    On Tuesday the Spokane County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of directing staff to work with other counties across the state to bring forward a lawsuit on behalf of Spokane County against manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription opioid pain killers. The county said the decision comes as a direct result of the ongoing opioid crisis. 

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    On Tuesday the Spokane County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of directing staff to work with other counties across the state to bring forward a lawsuit on behalf of Spokane County against manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription opioid pain killers. The county said the decision comes as a direct result of the ongoing opioid crisis. 

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  • WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region

    WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:28:19 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Researchers for Washington State University are being deluged with reports of brown marmorated stink bugs, especially from western Washington.    Entomologist Michael Bush says he has received 300 reports in three weeks about the smelly creatures.    He says the majority of stink bug sightings are from King, Pierce and Thurston counties, with sporadic reports coming from eastern Washington.  

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Researchers for Washington State University are being deluged with reports of brown marmorated stink bugs, especially from western Washington.    Entomologist Michael Bush says he has received 300 reports in three weeks about the smelly creatures.    He says the majority of stink bug sightings are from King, Pierce and Thurston counties, with sporadic reports coming from eastern Washington.  

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  • Community, businesses come together after fatal Medical Lake crash

    Community, businesses come together after fatal Medical Lake crash

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-04-17 06:02:40 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - On Monday, the Medical Lake community came together for the Medical Lake high school students involved in a deadly crash over the weekend. Students and families lit candles at Redemption Church at a vigil.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - On Monday, the Medical Lake community came together for the Medical Lake high school students involved in a deadly crash over the weekend. Students and families lit candles at Redemption Church at a vigil.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 16th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 16th

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-04-17 05:49:28 GMT

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

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

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  • Classrooms clean at Montana YMCA where worker is accused of meth use

    Classrooms clean at Montana YMCA where worker is accused of meth use

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-04-17 05:21:46 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The classrooms at a Montana YMCA learning center where a former employee is accused of having smoked methamphetamine on the job have been tested for drug residue.    The Missoulian reported Monday that the full laboratory tests deemed the classrooms to be clean of drug residue, but YMCA executive director Heather Foster said other areas at the facility did test positive.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The classrooms at a Montana YMCA learning center where a former employee is accused of having smoked methamphetamine on the job have been tested for drug residue.    The Missoulian reported Monday that the full laboratory tests deemed the classrooms to be clean of drug residue, but YMCA executive director Heather Foster said other areas at the facility did test positive.

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  • Republic Police offer reward for info on dog found shot 8 times

    Republic Police offer reward for info on dog found shot 8 times

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-04-17 05:13:08 GMT

    REPUBLIC, Wash. - Police in Republic, Washington, are offering a $500 cash reward if you can help them arrest the person who killed a family's dog. Officers say the dog, Duke, was found dead outside a shooting range, just south of Republic. He had been shot several times. It happened last Sunday, April 8th, and Duke had only gone missing that weekend.

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    REPUBLIC, Wash. - Police in Republic, Washington, are offering a $500 cash reward if you can help them arrest the person who killed a family's dog. Officers say the dog, Duke, was found dead outside a shooting range, just south of Republic. He had been shot several times. It happened last Sunday, April 8th, and Duke had only gone missing that weekend.

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  • Spokane City Council approves study for bike share program

    Spokane City Council approves study for bike share program

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:49:12 GMT
    Washington ranked as the #1 "bikable" state for the 8th year in a row!Washington ranked as the #1 "bikable" state for the 8th year in a row!

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane City Council unanimously approved a study for a bike share program Monday. The study, which will cost just shy of $50,000, will allow for a national group to assist Spokane in figuring out if and how a bike share program would work in the city. The name listed on the council meeting agenda is Toole Design Group, which has assisted in bike share studies in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and several other large cities.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane City Council unanimously approved a study for a bike share program Monday. The study, which will cost just shy of $50,000, will allow for a national group to assist Spokane in figuring out if and how a bike share program would work in the city. The name listed on the council meeting agenda is Toole Design Group, which has assisted in bike share studies in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and several other large cities.

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  • How emergency responders are stopping people from crying wolf

    How emergency responders are stopping people from crying wolf

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:40:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's the first thing most people think to do in an emergency: Just dial 9-1-1 and within seconds you're connected with a call-receiver who's ready to send you help. But in Spokane County, more calls come in from the West Central neighborhood than anywhere else, and emergency responders say they're not always needed. The problem can tie-up emergency responders and create a headache for hospitals. “It's not only backing the 9-1-1 system, 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's the first thing most people think to do in an emergency: Just dial 9-1-1 and within seconds you're connected with a call-receiver who's ready to send you help. But in Spokane County, more calls come in from the West Central neighborhood than anywhere else, and emergency responders say they're not always needed. The problem can tie-up emergency responders and create a headache for hospitals. “It's not only backing the 9-1-1 system, 

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  • Lakes Middle School uses old gym floor for shop class

    Lakes Middle School uses old gym floor for shop class

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:33:40 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A piece of history torn apart at the seams. When you walk into Lakes Magnet Middle School’s gym, you’d think you were walking into the gym from the movie “Hoosiers.” The old brick walls and the gym floor have been through every basketball game, wrestling match, and graduation since the school opened its doors in 1954.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A piece of history torn apart at the seams. When you walk into Lakes Magnet Middle School’s gym, you’d think you were walking into the gym from the movie “Hoosiers.” The old brick walls and the gym floor have been through every basketball game, wrestling match, and graduation since the school opened its doors in 1954.

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  • Medical Lake School District brings in counselors, support following tragic crash

    Medical Lake School District brings in counselors, support following tragic crash

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:42:52 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - It’s a difficult day for the community of Medical Lake as students return to class after losing one of their classmates in a tragic car crash. On Saturday, Journey Tueller was on her way to a competition with three other members of the track team when the collison happened. Tueller died on scene. Three others were sent to the hospital. On the Medical Lake Track and Field Facebook page, a post read, remember her as “outgoing, friendly, and k...

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - It’s a difficult day for the community of Medical Lake as students return to class after losing one of their classmates in a tragic car crash. On Saturday, Journey Tueller was on her way to a competition with three other members of the track team when the collison happened. Tueller died on scene. Three others were sent to the hospital. On the Medical Lake Track and Field Facebook page, a post read, remember her as “outgoing, friendly, and k...

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  • Two killed in morning crash 20 miles west of Ritzville on I-90

    Two killed in morning crash 20 miles west of Ritzville on I-90

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:26:25 GMT

    RITZVILLE, Wash. - Two people have been killed in a single car crash on I-90 Monday. The crash happened Monday morning around 6:30 a.m. at milepost 200 which is about 20 miles west of Ritzville. Washington State Patrol say 56-year-old Jose A. Pineiro was driving a Silver 1997 Honda Accord with his passenger, 47-year-old Barbara R. Pineiro.

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    RITZVILLE, Wash. - Two people have been killed in a single car crash on I-90 Monday. The crash happened Monday morning around 6:30 a.m. at milepost 200 which is about 20 miles west of Ritzville. Washington State Patrol say 56-year-old Jose A. Pineiro was driving a Silver 1997 Honda Accord with his passenger, 47-year-old Barbara R. Pineiro.

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  • McMorris Rodgers leads Brown in fundraising

    McMorris Rodgers leads Brown in fundraising

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-04-16 23:09:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers leads Democrat Lisa Brown in fundraising through the first three months of the year, but Brown continues to raise more money than her predecessors.    McMorris Rodgers, seeking her eighth term, reported raising $776,000 in the first three months of the year. Brown raised $649,000 in the same period. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers leads Democrat Lisa Brown in fundraising through the first three months of the year, but Brown continues to raise more money than her predecessors.    McMorris Rodgers, seeking her eighth term, reported raising $776,000 in the first three months of the year. Brown raised $649,000 in the same period. 

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  • Coeur d'Alene Police release sketch of suspect wanted in sex assault

    Coeur d'Alene Police release sketch of suspect wanted in sex assault

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:47:44 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Update: Police in Coeur d'Alene reported Monday that a composite sketch of the suspect from a sexual assault reported on April 10th has been completed. Anyone with information related to the sketch is asked to call the Coeur d'Alene Police Department at 208-769-2320 immediately.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Update: Police in Coeur d'Alene reported Monday that a composite sketch of the suspect from a sexual assault reported on April 10th has been completed. Anyone with information related to the sketch is asked to call the Coeur d'Alene Police Department at 208-769-2320 immediately.

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  • Smoking in bed leads to accidental fire on Carlisle

    Smoking in bed leads to accidental fire on Carlisle

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:27:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire officials say a woman on oxygen smoking in bed led to a house fire in Spokane Monday morning. Crews responded to a reported house fire in the 700 block of Carlisle around 10:30 a.m. Everyone was able to get out of the home safely and no injuries were reported at the scene. Firefighters on scene say the home was heavily damaged.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire officials say a woman on oxygen smoking in bed led to a house fire in Spokane Monday morning. Crews responded to a reported house fire in the 700 block of Carlisle around 10:30 a.m. Everyone was able to get out of the home safely and no injuries were reported at the scene. Firefighters on scene say the home was heavily damaged.

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  • Neighbors in Garland District frustrated by graffiti

    Neighbors in Garland District frustrated by graffiti

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:22:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors in the Garland district are dealing with a round of tags in an alleyway. The Garland District neighborhood posted on Facebook that on Thursday night, there were more than 30 tags in the alley between Providence and Garland.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors in the Garland district are dealing with a round of tags in an alleyway. The Garland District neighborhood posted on Facebook that on Thursday night, there were more than 30 tags in the alley between Providence and Garland.

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  • Loon Lake food bank desperate for new refrigeration truck

    Loon Lake food bank desperate for new refrigeration truck

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:19:20 GMT

    LOON LAKE, Wash. - Volunteers at the Loon Lake food bank help more than 1,500 people every single month, but after finding themselves in a dire situation, they're now saying, Help us Hayley. The refrigerated truck the volunteers need to pick up donations has broken down. They poured about $2,000 into it but were told it's simply nearing the end of its life.

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    LOON LAKE, Wash. - Volunteers at the Loon Lake food bank help more than 1,500 people every single month, but after finding themselves in a dire situation, they're now saying, Help us Hayley. The refrigerated truck the volunteers need to pick up donations has broken down. They poured about $2,000 into it but were told it's simply nearing the end of its life.

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  • Spokane mother finds out thieves got through three padlocks to steal property

    Spokane mother finds out thieves got through three padlocks to steal property

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:08:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the weather warms up, people are keeping an eye out for property crime. A recent victim in the West Central neighborhood says she’s shaken up and frustrated. Sara Schibel left her home Saturday afternoon for about an hour and she says within that hour, someone or multiple people got through three different padlocks to get into her backyard and shed. “They took my air compressor, my drills, my saws, some hand tools, and my bikes,” she says. I...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the weather warms up, people are keeping an eye out for property crime. A recent victim in the West Central neighborhood says she’s shaken up and frustrated. Sara Schibel left her home Saturday afternoon for about an hour and she says within that hour, someone or multiple people got through three different padlocks to get into her backyard and shed. “They took my air compressor, my drills, my saws, some hand tools, and my bikes,” she says. I...

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  • High-speed chase in Quincy ends with arrest

    High-speed chase in Quincy ends with arrest

    Sunday, April 15 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-04-16 00:22:29 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    QUINCY, Wash. - Just after 9 a.m. on Sunday, Quincy police officers were asked by dispatchers and Grant County sheriff's deputies to help locate a vehicle that was expected to drive through Quincy. Officers spotted the vehicle, a black Chevrolet Malibu, head in to Quincy headed west on the Quincy-Ephrata highway. Police tried to stop the car, but the driver ignored the officers and drove recklessly through residential streets, blowing through stop signs.

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    QUINCY, Wash. - Just after 9 a.m. on Sunday, Quincy police officers were asked by dispatchers and Grant County sheriff's deputies to help locate a vehicle that was expected to drive through Quincy. Officers spotted the vehicle, a black Chevrolet Malibu, head in to Quincy headed west on the Quincy-Ephrata highway. Police tried to stop the car, but the driver ignored the officers and drove recklessly through residential streets, blowing through stop signs.

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  • Montana plan to fight fatal wildlife disease gets stricter

    Montana plan to fight fatal wildlife disease gets stricter

    Sunday, April 15 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-04-15 21:53:34 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's wildlife officials are looking at more aggressive efforts to fight chronic wasting disease in the state.    According to a final draft management plan, proposed actions could include initiation of antlered-buck or either-sex mule deer seasons even where Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been managing to reduce the buck harvest. 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's wildlife officials are looking at more aggressive efforts to fight chronic wasting disease in the state.    According to a final draft management plan, proposed actions could include initiation of antlered-buck or either-sex mule deer seasons even where Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been managing to reduce the buck harvest. 

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  • Internal probe: 2 Seattle officers violated force policies

    Internal probe: 2 Seattle officers violated force policies

    Sunday, April 15 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-04-15 21:17:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle Police Department internal investigation says two officers violated policies when they fired a barrage of gunshots that injured the driver and passenger of a stolen car fleeing an Eastlake alley in October.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle Police Department internal investigation says two officers violated policies when they fired a barrage of gunshots that injured the driver and passenger of a stolen car fleeing an Eastlake alley in October.

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  • Montana avalanche claims life of skier

    Montana avalanche claims life of skier

    Sunday, April 15 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-04-15 20:12:31 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A 39-year-old Bozeman man has died after being caught in an avalanche while skiing in southwest Montana.    The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says Anthony Saracelli was skiing in a backcountry area on Saddle Peak on Saturday morning when he apparently trigged an avalanche.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A 39-year-old Bozeman man has died after being caught in an avalanche while skiing in southwest Montana.    The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says Anthony Saracelli was skiing in a backcountry area on Saddle Peak on Saturday morning when he apparently trigged an avalanche.

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  • Recent E. coli outbreak spreads to Idaho

    Recent E. coli outbreak spreads to Idaho

    Sunday, April 15 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-04-15 20:07:12 GMT

    Idaho Health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that are linked to a national outbreak affecting at least 11 states, including in Idaho, where eight people became infected.    The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says eight Idaho residents became infected after they say they ate romaine lettuce in the 10 days prior.

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    Idaho Health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that are linked to a national outbreak affecting at least 11 states, including in Idaho, where eight people became infected.    The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says eight Idaho residents became infected after they say they ate romaine lettuce in the 10 days prior.

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  • Teen arrested after car lands in waterfront bay near Seattle

    Teen arrested after car lands in waterfront bay near Seattle

    Sunday, April 15 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-04-15 18:35:01 GMT

    POULSBO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a teenager who may have been high on marijuana crashed a car into a waterfront bay near Seattle early Friday morning.    The Kitsap Sun reports that the 15-year-old boy from Poulsbo was driving fast along a curve and lost control of the 1990 Ford Taurus that he was driving southbound on Lomolo Shore Drive in Poulsbo. 

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    POULSBO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a teenager who may have been high on marijuana crashed a car into a waterfront bay near Seattle early Friday morning.    The Kitsap Sun reports that the 15-year-old boy from Poulsbo was driving fast along a curve and lost control of the 1990 Ford Taurus that he was driving southbound on Lomolo Shore Drive in Poulsbo. 

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  • 3.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Oregon state capital city

    3.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Oregon state capital city

    Sunday, April 15 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-15 17:01:15 GMT
    Spokane's fault line could have future implicaitions for earthquakes in the area.Spokane's fault line could have future implicaitions for earthquakes in the area.

    SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) - No injuries or property damage have been reported following a 3.1 magnitude earthquake near the Oregon state capital.    The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the earthquake hit about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) southwest of Silverton at 8:45 p.m. Saturday.    Some nearby residents said they felt the earthquake, which also struck near the state capital city of Salem.

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    SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) - No injuries or property damage have been reported following a 3.1 magnitude earthquake near the Oregon state capital.    The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the earthquake hit about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) southwest of Silverton at 8:45 p.m. Saturday.    Some nearby residents said they felt the earthquake, which also struck near the state capital city of Salem.

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  • Washington DNR: Summer fire rules in effect

    Washington DNR: Summer fire rules in effect

    Sunday, April 15 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-04-15 16:46:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington Department of Natural Resources announced summer fire rules are in effect beginning Sunday.  “Whether fire season is delayed or not, Washington’s forests always face the threat of wildfire,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “We’re preparing now to be ready for fire season before the weather heats up, and I encourage all our neighbors to do the same.”

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington Department of Natural Resources announced summer fire rules are in effect beginning Sunday.  “Whether fire season is delayed or not, Washington’s forests always face the threat of wildfire,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “We’re preparing now to be ready for fire season before the weather heats up, and I encourage all our neighbors to do the same.”

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  • Medical Lake track star killed in Highway 2 crash west of Spokane

    Medical Lake track star killed in Highway 2 crash west of Spokane

    Saturday, April 14 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-04-14 22:51:11 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Firefighters say at least one person was killed in a crash Saturday morning on Highway 2 near Espanola Road.  Details of the crash are still limited, but we're told at least five people were involved, with one fatality confirmed.  Avoid the area if you can.  We will update this story as soon as additional information becomes available. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Firefighters say at least one person was killed in a crash Saturday morning on Highway 2 near Espanola Road.  Details of the crash are still limited, but we're told at least five people were involved, with one fatality confirmed.  Avoid the area if you can.  We will update this story as soon as additional information becomes available. 

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  • Local officials respond to U.S. missile strikes on Syria

    Local officials respond to U.S. missile strikes on Syria

    Saturday, April 14 2018 2:40 AM EDT2018-04-14 06:40:43 GMT

    Local government officials are responding tonight, after President Trump addressed the nation, stating that the U.S. has launched precision strikes on targets associated with the Syrian chemical weapons program.  Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released this statement following military strikes in Syria by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom: “I support the United States and coalition partners’ strikes ...

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    Local government officials are responding tonight, after President Trump addressed the nation, stating that the U.S. has launched precision strikes on targets associated with the Syrian chemical weapons program.  Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released this statement following military strikes in Syria by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom: “I support the United States and coalition partners’ strikes ...

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  • City Council President Ben Stuckart running for mayor

    City Council President Ben Stuckart running for mayor

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:32:41 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Two-term City Council President Ben Stuckart is no stranger when it comes to running for office.On Friday afternoon he resurrected his mayoral campaign that was suspended while he was pursuing Eastern Washington's congressional seat. But Stuckart dropped out of that race in June citing family health concerns On Friday afternoon, City Council President Ben Stuckart made his announcement. Stuckart used the old McKinley school building as a backdrop...

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    Spokane, Wash. Two-term City Council President Ben Stuckart is no stranger when it comes to running for office.On Friday afternoon he resurrected his mayoral campaign that was suspended while he was pursuing Eastern Washington's congressional seat. But Stuckart dropped out of that race in June citing family health concerns On Friday afternoon, City Council President Ben Stuckart made his announcement. Stuckart used the old McKinley school building as a backdrop...

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  • UPDATE: SCRAPS searching for owner of two dogs that attacked woman and daughter in Spokane and Stevens County

    UPDATE: SCRAPS searching for owner of two dogs that attacked woman and daughter in Spokane and Stevens County

    Friday, April 13 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-04-14 01:55:29 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The two dogs that attacked a mother and her child on Easter Sunday in Spokane, have now been put down by Stevens County Sheriff's Deputies. That's according to the deputies themselves. Back on April 2, KHQ talked with Ashley Reid, who described the terrifying moments that two dogs came after her 9-year-old daughter. The two were walking to their car, after Easter dinner at a family member's home, when 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The two dogs that attacked a mother and her child on Easter Sunday in Spokane, have now been put down by Stevens County Sheriff's Deputies. That's according to the deputies themselves. Back on April 2, KHQ talked with Ashley Reid, who described the terrifying moments that two dogs came after her 9-year-old daughter. The two were walking to their car, after Easter dinner at a family member's home, when 

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  • Spokane tattoo parlor offers $13 tattoos in honor of Friday the 13th

    Spokane tattoo parlor offers $13 tattoos in honor of Friday the 13th

    Friday, April 13 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-04-14 01:42:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane tattoo parlor is giving people the chance to get cheap ink in honor of Friday the 13th. River City Tattoo on Northwest Blvd. had a line out the door Friday. Patrons pay $13 for the tattoo and a lucky $7 tip, bringing their grand total to $20. They can choose between roughly 100 pre-designed tattoos. The artists plan on doing around 400 tattoos and will work around the clock until they are out of supplies. It’s not too late if you want to get inked up.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane tattoo parlor is giving people the chance to get cheap ink in honor of Friday the 13th. River City Tattoo on Northwest Blvd. had a line out the door Friday. Patrons pay $13 for the tattoo and a lucky $7 tip, bringing their grand total to $20. They can choose between roughly 100 pre-designed tattoos. The artists plan on doing around 400 tattoos and will work around the clock until they are out of supplies. It’s not too late if you want to get inked up.

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  • Justice Dept further pressures some sanctuary jurisdictions

    Justice Dept further pressures some sanctuary jurisdictions

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-04-14 00:20:17 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - The Justice Department has sent another round of letters to the so-called sanctuary cities of Seattle and Oakland and the state of Vermont demanding further proof that they are cooperating with immigration authorities. The letters sent Thursday warn that the department could use subpoena power to force Seattle and Vermont to provide documents. The department is seeking a legal opinion from Oakland on whether 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - The Justice Department has sent another round of letters to the so-called sanctuary cities of Seattle and Oakland and the state of Vermont demanding further proof that they are cooperating with immigration authorities. The letters sent Thursday warn that the department could use subpoena power to force Seattle and Vermont to provide documents. The department is seeking a legal opinion from Oakland on whether 

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  • Missing Pullman girl found safe, reunited with mother

    Missing Pullman girl found safe, reunited with mother

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-04-14 00:16:15 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police officers are searching for an 11-year old little girl with medium/long dirty blonde hair. She was last seen around 3:20 pm on SE Klemgard wearing a grey Thor t-shirt w/ black sleeves & black leggings. Call 911 if you have any information that may assist in locating this child.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police officers are searching for an 11-year old little girl with medium/long dirty blonde hair. She was last seen around 3:20 pm on SE Klemgard wearing a grey Thor t-shirt w/ black sleeves & black leggings. Call 911 if you have any information that may assist in locating this child.

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  • Northern Washington winery looking to export to China

    Northern Washington winery looking to export to China

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:03:00 GMT

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - The new owners of a northern Washington winery are looking to export products to China despite trading disputes between the U.S. and the Asian country. China-based Sunking Finance Group purchased Mount Baker Vineyards from Randy Finley and Patricia Clark-Finley, who ran the Everson winery for more than 25 years. The Bellingham Herald reported Thursday that the new owners are looking to export wines to China. Sunking's Senior Vice President...

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - The new owners of a northern Washington winery are looking to export products to China despite trading disputes between the U.S. and the Asian country. China-based Sunking Finance Group purchased Mount Baker Vineyards from Randy Finley and Patricia Clark-Finley, who ran the Everson winery for more than 25 years. The Bellingham Herald reported Thursday that the new owners are looking to export wines to China. Sunking's Senior Vice President...

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  • Pocatello police arrest escaped Idaho Falls inmate

    Pocatello police arrest escaped Idaho Falls inmate

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:54:21 GMT
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    Idaho Dept. of CorrectionsIdaho Dept. of Corrections

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Police have apprehended an inmate who went missing from a correctional facility in Idaho Falls last week. The Idaho State Journal reports Pocatello police arrested 27-year-old Skyler Eric Pulley early Saturday morning after he left the Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center on the Tuesday before. Pulley was booked into the Bannock County jail on a felony charge of escaping from custody. The Idaho Department of Correction says Pulley was sche...

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Police have apprehended an inmate who went missing from a correctional facility in Idaho Falls last week. The Idaho State Journal reports Pocatello police arrested 27-year-old Skyler Eric Pulley early Saturday morning after he left the Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center on the Tuesday before. Pulley was booked into the Bannock County jail on a felony charge of escaping from custody. The Idaho Department of Correction says Pulley was sche...

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  • Search underway for woman who fell off falls in Snohomish County

    Search underway for woman who fell off falls in Snohomish County

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:47:09 GMT

    MONROE, Wash. (AP) - The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 22-year-old Monroe woman who fell over the falls at Cedar Ponds Lake and couldn't be found. Sheriff spokeswoman Shari Ireton says the Search and Rescue Unit was called at about 6 p.m. Thursday after the woman fell off the falls at the lake, which are south of State Route 2 off Dagger Lake Road.    Swift-water rescue teams and other volunteers searched until about 11 p.m. 

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    MONROE, Wash. (AP) - The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 22-year-old Monroe woman who fell over the falls at Cedar Ponds Lake and couldn't be found. Sheriff spokeswoman Shari Ireton says the Search and Rescue Unit was called at about 6 p.m. Thursday after the woman fell off the falls at the lake, which are south of State Route 2 off Dagger Lake Road.    Swift-water rescue teams and other volunteers searched until about 11 p.m. 

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  • Voters support raising the age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles

    Voters support raising the age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-04-13 02:01:44 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Eastern Washington voters have overwhelmingly backed raising the age limit to 21-years-old or older to purchase a semi-automatic rifle. But when it comes to repealing the Affordable Care Act, it's pretty much split down the middle. These could be factors in deciding the 5th District Congressional race between Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her democratic opponent Lisa Brown. When it came down to raising the age from 18 to 21 to purchase....

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    Spokane, Wash. Eastern Washington voters have overwhelmingly backed raising the age limit to 21-years-old or older to purchase a semi-automatic rifle. But when it comes to repealing the Affordable Care Act, it's pretty much split down the middle. These could be factors in deciding the 5th District Congressional race between Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her democratic opponent Lisa Brown. When it came down to raising the age from 18 to 21 to purchase....

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  • Massive project is in the works in Spokane, application hints it could be Amazon

    Massive project is in the works in Spokane, application hints it could be Amazon

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:43:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A pre-application for a massive warehouse facility was recently submitted to the Spokane County Building and Planning Department. Several Spokane County agencies are reviewing conceptual plans for the project titled “Project Rose,” which could be constructed near the Spokane International Airport. The name of the company is not listed on the application. However, the scale of the project is similar to that of other 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A pre-application for a massive warehouse facility was recently submitted to the Spokane County Building and Planning Department. Several Spokane County agencies are reviewing conceptual plans for the project titled “Project Rose,” which could be constructed near the Spokane International Airport. The name of the company is not listed on the application. However, the scale of the project is similar to that of other 

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  • Spokane region hit by little league umpire shortage

    Spokane region hit by little league umpire shortage

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:40:25 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Little league baseball is an American past time. Kids start playing as young as the age of three. But when you take away umpires or officials it threatens to reshape the game "I think the biggest thing is just that baseball was meant to be played with an umpire and has been for over 150 years," said Jason Peterson who's Parents like Jason are concerned that games without umpires or officials could get out of hand. The reason is that some parents become...

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    Spokane, Wash. Little league baseball is an American past time. Kids start playing as young as the age of three. But when you take away umpires or officials it threatens to reshape the game "I think the biggest thing is just that baseball was meant to be played with an umpire and has been for over 150 years," said Jason Peterson who's Parents like Jason are concerned that games without umpires or officials could get out of hand. The reason is that some parents become...

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  • That stinks: semi-truck carrying manure overturns in Lacey

    That stinks: semi-truck carrying manure overturns in Lacey

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:24:51 GMT
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    @Mustangssc@Mustangssc

    LACEY, Wash. - Well that stinks. A semi-truck carrying manure overturned on State Route 510 in Lacey Thursday. At this time, all southbound lanes are blocked. Washington State Trooper Brooke Bova tweeted about 1:25 p.m. that manure is on the Marvin Road and Pacific roundabout. No word on how long it will take to clean up and open the road. Manure Truck dumped doo-doo ?? on Marvin & Pacific in the roundabout. All south I5 lanes 

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    LACEY, Wash. - Well that stinks. A semi-truck carrying manure overturned on State Route 510 in Lacey Thursday. At this time, all southbound lanes are blocked. Washington State Trooper Brooke Bova tweeted about 1:25 p.m. that manure is on the Marvin Road and Pacific roundabout. No word on how long it will take to clean up and open the road. Manure Truck dumped doo-doo ?? on Marvin & Pacific in the roundabout. All south I5 lanes 

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  • Parents to protest sex-ed by pulling students from class

    Parents to protest sex-ed by pulling students from class

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:08:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of parents have started a movement to protest sexual education in public schools. It’s called Sex-Ed Sit Out and according to their web site, they’re asking parents to pull their children from school on April 23rd to show that they don’t support how it’s being taught. The web site states “We are sick of the sexualization of our children that takes place everyday in the classrooms across our nation. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of parents have started a movement to protest sexual education in public schools. It’s called Sex-Ed Sit Out and according to their web site, they’re asking parents to pull their children from school on April 23rd to show that they don’t support how it’s being taught. The web site states “We are sick of the sexualization of our children that takes place everyday in the classrooms across our nation. 

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  • Climber who died at Smith Rock from Coeur d’Alene

    Climber who died at Smith Rock from Coeur d’Alene

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:07:31 GMT
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    Bend Rock GymBend Rock Gym
    A climber who fell to his death Tuesday at Smith Rock State Park was from Coeur d’Alene. 20-year-old Alexander J. Reed fell roughly 200 feet, according to the Bend Bulletin. Reed was preparing to rappel. Reed was found on Misery Ridge trail around 8 a.m. According to the Spokesman-Review, there have been five deaths at Smith Rock in the last two years, according to the Bend Bulletin. Between 2002 and 2014 there were three deaths. Reed graduated from Lake City High Schoo...>>
    A climber who fell to his death Tuesday at Smith Rock State Park was from Coeur d’Alene. 20-year-old Alexander J. Reed fell roughly 200 feet, according to the Bend Bulletin. Reed was preparing to rappel. Reed was found on Misery Ridge trail around 8 a.m. According to the Spokesman-Review, there have been five deaths at Smith Rock in the last two years, according to the Bend Bulletin. Between 2002 and 2014 there were three deaths. Reed graduated from Lake City High Schoo...>>
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in training ID'ed

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in training ID'ed

    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-04-13 00:35:46 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Army officials have identified a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who was killed Tuesday during a training accident at the National Training Center in California. The News Tribune reports 19-year-old Pvt. Julian Diaz of Tolleson, Arizona, died in a vehicle crash at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. No further details about the crash were released. Army officials say Diaz joined the Army in 2017. He was a member of the 1st Battalio...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Army officials have identified a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who was killed Tuesday during a training accident at the National Training Center in California. The News Tribune reports 19-year-old Pvt. Julian Diaz of Tolleson, Arizona, died in a vehicle crash at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. No further details about the crash were released. Army officials say Diaz joined the Army in 2017. He was a member of the 1st Battalio...

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  • Police officer to follow Moscow man who threatened to shoot up two schools

    Police officer to follow Moscow man who threatened to shoot up two schools

    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-04-13 00:21:48 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - A 26-year-old Moscow man who threatened to "shoot up" two Moscow schools on April 18 will be followed by a police officer that day, Moscow Police Chief James Fry said Wednesday.  The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that Fry told attendees of Wednesday's League of Women Voters of Moscow meeting that he will assign an officer to monitor the man, 26-year-old Michael Mastro. Mastro made the threat last month in 

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - A 26-year-old Moscow man who threatened to "shoot up" two Moscow schools on April 18 will be followed by a police officer that day, Moscow Police Chief James Fry said Wednesday.  The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that Fry told attendees of Wednesday's League of Women Voters of Moscow meeting that he will assign an officer to monitor the man, 26-year-old Michael Mastro. Mastro made the threat last month in 

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  • KHQ Investigates: Spokane’s sex offender ‘Warehouses’

    KHQ Investigates: Spokane’s sex offender ‘Warehouses’

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:40:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In an effort to inform the public, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has been publishing sex offender bulletins. These bulletins notify the public when a registered sex offender moves into a new location. On Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office sent out another one of these bulletins. It listed 68-year-old Keaton William at the 1200 block of N. Lincoln St. It wasn’t the first time KHQ noticed that address. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - In an effort to inform the public, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has been publishing sex offender bulletins. These bulletins notify the public when a registered sex offender moves into a new location. On Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office sent out another one of these bulletins. It listed 68-year-old Keaton William at the 1200 block of N. Lincoln St. It wasn’t the first time KHQ noticed that address. 

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  • Level III sex offender moving to N. Lincoln St. in Spokane

    Level III sex offender moving to N. Lincoln St. in Spokane

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:38:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is warning the public that a level III sex offender is moving to the 1200 block of N. Lincoln Street in Spokane.  62-year-old Lonney D. Griggs was convicted for the following: Sept. 16, 1997 Communications w/Minor Immoral Purposes  Sept. 29, 1989 Incest Sept. 30, 1989 Sexual Assault 2nd Degree He is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is warning the public that a level III sex offender is moving to the 1200 block of N. Lincoln Street in Spokane.  62-year-old Lonney D. Griggs was convicted for the following: Sept. 16, 1997 Communications w/Minor Immoral Purposes  Sept. 29, 1989 Incest Sept. 30, 1989 Sexual Assault 2nd Degree He is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. 

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  • Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy follows his nose to illegal marijuana grow operation

    Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy follows his nose to illegal marijuana grow operation

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:13:18 GMT
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    Courtesy Pierce County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy Pierce County Sheriff's Office

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A few weeks ago, a Pierce County Sheriff's Office Mountain Detachment Deputy was driving on State Route 702. As he passed Christensen Muck Road he suddenly smelled a very strong odor of marijuana; the deputy recalled a conversation he had with a man two weeks earlier during which the citizen told him that he had also smelled a strong odor marijuana coming from a property in the 3800 block of 

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    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A few weeks ago, a Pierce County Sheriff's Office Mountain Detachment Deputy was driving on State Route 702. As he passed Christensen Muck Road he suddenly smelled a very strong odor of marijuana; the deputy recalled a conversation he had with a man two weeks earlier during which the citizen told him that he had also smelled a strong odor marijuana coming from a property in the 3800 block of 

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  • Hello Kitty Cafe Truck makes first trip to Spokane next week

    Hello Kitty Cafe Truck makes first trip to Spokane next week

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:02:53 GMT
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    hellokittycafetruck instagramhellokittycafetruck instagram

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're a Hello Kitty fan, we have the 'purrfect' way for you to spend an upcoming Saturday.  On April 21, the Hello Kitty Café truck is visiting Spokane. The truck will be parked outside River Park Square from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near the entrance to Williams-Sonoma. According to their events page, the truck will feature exclusive items, limited edition collectibles, and treats. It'll be the truck's first visit to the Lilac City. shared b...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're a Hello Kitty fan, we have the 'purrfect' way for you to spend an upcoming Saturday.  On April 21, the Hello Kitty Café truck is visiting Spokane. The truck will be parked outside River Park Square from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near the entrance to Williams-Sonoma. According to their events page, the truck will feature exclusive items, limited edition collectibles, and treats. It'll be the truck's first visit to the Lilac City. shared b...

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  • Idaho man arrested after woman says he chained her to bed

    Idaho man arrested after woman says he chained her to bed

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:49:10 GMT
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    Ada County Jail RosterAda County Jail Roster

    GARDEN CITY, Idaho - A Garden City, Idaho man was arrested Thursday morning after a woman told police that he chained and tied her to a bed. According to KTVB, police responded at around 5:45 a.m. to a report of a woman screaming for help in an apartment on Garrett Street. Inside the apartment was 30-year-old Carter Weyrauch and an unidentified woman. The woman told police that Weyrauch chained and tied her to the bed while 

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    GARDEN CITY, Idaho - A Garden City, Idaho man was arrested Thursday morning after a woman told police that he chained and tied her to a bed. According to KTVB, police responded at around 5:45 a.m. to a report of a woman screaming for help in an apartment on Garrett Street. Inside the apartment was 30-year-old Carter Weyrauch and an unidentified woman. The woman told police that Weyrauch chained and tied her to the bed while 

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  • Washington Supreme Court upholds death penalty for man who murdered Kirkland family

    Washington Supreme Court upholds death penalty for man who murdered Kirkland family

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:29:44 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Supreme Court upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Kirkland man who killed two women and two children in 2006. In a divided 254-page opinion, the justices on Thursday affirmed the conviction of Conner Schierman in a 5-4 vote and upheld his death sentence in a 6-3 vote. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says the ruling was the first hurdle in what will likely be years of appeals in both state and federal court.

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Supreme Court upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Kirkland man who killed two women and two children in 2006. In a divided 254-page opinion, the justices on Thursday affirmed the conviction of Conner Schierman in a 5-4 vote and upheld his death sentence in a 6-3 vote. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says the ruling was the first hurdle in what will likely be years of appeals in both state and federal court.

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  • The Latest: More barrel ruptures possible at Idaho nuke site

    The Latest: More barrel ruptures possible at Idaho nuke site

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:23:02 GMT
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    (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Library, via AP)(Chris Morgan/Idaho National Library, via AP)

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Latest on Idaho nuclear site incident (all times local):  2:15 p.m.  Federal officials say the first known rupture of a barrel containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site might not be the last. That's because secretive record keeping during the Cold War makes it hard for officials to now know the exact contents of similar barrels.    The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday that the 55-gallon (208-liter) b...

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Latest on Idaho nuclear site incident (all times local):  2:15 p.m.  Federal officials say the first known rupture of a barrel containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site might not be the last. That's because secretive record keeping during the Cold War makes it hard for officials to now know the exact contents of similar barrels.    The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday that the 55-gallon (208-liter) b...

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  • Lynnwood man gets 33 years for luring girls, women into prostitution

    Lynnwood man gets 33 years for luring girls, women into prostitution

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:17:08 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a Lynnwood man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for claiming to be a famous film producer to entice girls and young women into working for him as prostitutes.    The Justice Department says 52-year--old David Delay was also sentenced Thursday to pay over $75,000 in restitution. A federal jury found him guilty in November of 17 felonies, among them conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking, attempted sex trafficking of a juvenile

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a Lynnwood man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for claiming to be a famous film producer to entice girls and young women into working for him as prostitutes.    The Justice Department says 52-year--old David Delay was also sentenced Thursday to pay over $75,000 in restitution. A federal jury found him guilty in November of 17 felonies, among them conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking, attempted sex trafficking of a juvenile

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  • Infants at Missoula daycare exposed to meth by caregiver

    Infants at Missoula daycare exposed to meth by caregiver

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:37:06 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 30-year-old Missoula daycare worker faces child endangerment and drug charges after prosecutors say she was using methamphetamine while caring for infants. Autumn Sienna Heinz was charged Wednesday with criminal endangerment, possession of dangerous drugs and criminal mischief. Her bail was set at $150,000. She did not enter a plea. YMCA Interim Executive Director Heather Foster says Heinz would have had direct contact with about 12 babies. &nb...

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 30-year-old Missoula daycare worker faces child endangerment and drug charges after prosecutors say she was using methamphetamine while caring for infants. Autumn Sienna Heinz was charged Wednesday with criminal endangerment, possession of dangerous drugs and criminal mischief. Her bail was set at $150,000. She did not enter a plea. YMCA Interim Executive Director Heather Foster says Heinz would have had direct contact with about 12 babies. &nb...

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  • 11-year-old Spokane Valley boy arrested for making school shooting threats on Snapchat

    11-year-old Spokane Valley boy arrested for making school shooting threats on Snapchat

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:55:43 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies arrested a middle school student after receiving information about a Snapchat threatening a school shooting.  Deputies say the Snapchat contained a picture of a gun, along with the threat. The 11-year-old boy told deputies it was a joke.  Deputies say the original Snapchat was sent by the boy to another student. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies arrested a middle school student after receiving information about a Snapchat threatening a school shooting.  Deputies say the Snapchat contained a picture of a gun, along with the threat. The 11-year-old boy told deputies it was a joke.  Deputies say the original Snapchat was sent by the boy to another student. 

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  • PHOTOS: Flying high over Spokane in WWII B-17 bomber

    PHOTOS: Flying high over Spokane in WWII B-17 bomber

    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-04-12 12:32:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Your chance to take flight in a restored WWII B-17 bomber is happening this weekend at Felts Field.  The Madras Maiden has landed in Spokane, marking 73 years since the end of WWII. The tour, hosted by The Liberty Foundation, includes a completely restored Boeing B-17, which will be available to the public for flights and tours this weekend at Felts Field.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Your chance to take flight in a restored WWII B-17 bomber is happening this weekend at Felts Field.  The Madras Maiden has landed in Spokane, marking 73 years since the end of WWII. The tour, hosted by The Liberty Foundation, includes a completely restored Boeing B-17, which will be available to the public for flights and tours this weekend at Felts Field.  

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  • Flash drive with priceless photos stolen in car break-in recovered

    Flash drive with priceless photos stolen in car break-in recovered

    Thursday, April 12 2018 2:17 AM EDT2018-04-12 06:17:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Last Tuesday Ashley Walker was leaving work when she suddenly noticed her SUV had been broken into. Thieves had gotten away with her credit cards, debit cards, rent money for the next two months along with a flash drive that contained photos of her father, who passed away a year ago. Walker said it was the only connection to her dad she had left.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Last Tuesday Ashley Walker was leaving work when she suddenly noticed her SUV had been broken into. Thieves had gotten away with her credit cards, debit cards, rent money for the next two months along with a flash drive that contained photos of her father, who passed away a year ago. Walker said it was the only connection to her dad she had left.

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  • 11-year-old boy tells Coeur d'Alene Police suspicious man approached him at Landings Park

    11-year-old boy tells Coeur d'Alene Police suspicious man approached him at Landings Park

    Thursday, April 12 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-12 04:15:54 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police say are looking for a man who approached an 11-year-old boy at Landings Park Wednesday afternoon. When officers responded to a call of a suspicious person, they spoke with the boy who said that after getting off the school bus near the park, he began to walk home.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police say are looking for a man who approached an 11-year-old boy at Landings Park Wednesday afternoon. When officers responded to a call of a suspicious person, they spoke with the boy who said that after getting off the school bus near the park, he began to walk home.

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  • Court docs: Woman found dead at Spokane recycling plant was reported missing

    Court docs: Woman found dead at Spokane recycling plant was reported missing

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:49:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Murdered then dumped along with trash? That’s a big question after a disturbing discovery where a South Hill woman’s body was found at a Spokane recycling plant last week. The coroner still has not said how 79-year-old Stephanie Standen died but according to court documents, Spokane Police are investigating it as possible second degree murder.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Murdered then dumped along with trash? That’s a big question after a disturbing discovery where a South Hill woman’s body was found at a Spokane recycling plant last week. The coroner still has not said how 79-year-old Stephanie Standen died but according to court documents, Spokane Police are investigating it as possible second degree murder.

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  • Push for life jacket law on Spokane River

    Push for life jacket law on Spokane River

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:38:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Paul Delaney has been an avid whitewater rafter for 40 years. He knows the Spokane River like the paddle he uses to navigate it  "We use this river very regularly and we know how wonderful it is but on the other hand if you're not prepared how dangerous it can be," said the co-founder of the Northwest White Water Association Paul Delaney.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Paul Delaney has been an avid whitewater rafter for 40 years. He knows the Spokane River like the paddle he uses to navigate it  "We use this river very regularly and we know how wonderful it is but on the other hand if you're not prepared how dangerous it can be," said the co-founder of the Northwest White Water Association Paul Delaney.

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  • Dogs missing 22 days found in Medical Lake missile silo

    Dogs missing 22 days found in Medical Lake missile silo

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:21:35 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - For the past three weeks, a family in Medical Lake desperately searched for their two dogs that went missing out of their yard. They nearly lost all hope, until they heard a bark coming from underground. "I was freaking out crying, ecstatic that they were both still alive," said Jessica Donges, the owner of two German Shepherds, Zeus and Ziva.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - For the past three weeks, a family in Medical Lake desperately searched for their two dogs that went missing out of their yard. They nearly lost all hope, until they heard a bark coming from underground. "I was freaking out crying, ecstatic that they were both still alive," said Jessica Donges, the owner of two German Shepherds, Zeus and Ziva.

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  • City councilwoman rejects Pledge of Allegiance

    City councilwoman rejects Pledge of Allegiance

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:20:38 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. KHQ received an email tip that city councilwoman Kate Burke was not saying the Pledge of Allegiance, so we looked into it.  In several videos from city council meetings, Burke did stand but did not put her hand over her heart or recite the Pledge of Allegiance. KHQ did reach out to Burke for an interview, but she declined. Instead, she sent this statement below: "I absolutely love and believe in my country and our community which has everything...

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    Spokane, Wash. KHQ received an email tip that city councilwoman Kate Burke was not saying the Pledge of Allegiance, so we looked into it.  In several videos from city council meetings, Burke did stand but did not put her hand over her heart or recite the Pledge of Allegiance. KHQ did reach out to Burke for an interview, but she declined. Instead, she sent this statement below: "I absolutely love and believe in my country and our community which has everything...

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  • Chiawana High School students find aphids in their cafeteria broccoli

    Chiawana High School students find aphids in their cafeteria broccoli

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:35:03 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. (KNDU) - Enjoying lunch in the Chiawana High School cafeteria soon turned unappetizing for students when a video of insects crawling in their broccoli went viral late Tuesday night. Sent to us by a student, the Facebook video shows the insects burrowed in multiple stalks from the school's salad bar.

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    PASCO, Wash. (KNDU) - Enjoying lunch in the Chiawana High School cafeteria soon turned unappetizing for students when a video of insects crawling in their broccoli went viral late Tuesday night. Sent to us by a student, the Facebook video shows the insects burrowed in multiple stalks from the school's salad bar.

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  • Spokane, community agencies practice response to infection disease threats

    Spokane, community agencies practice response to infection disease threats

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:31:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If something like an ebola outbreak was to happen, are we prepared? Federal and local agencies teamed up on Wednesday to practice through a simulation. They brought in a large Medevac plane to practice their response to infectious disease threats. As a part of the exercise, they moved two people hypothetically with Ebola from Boise to Sacred Heart here in Spokane, which has a special pathogens unit. “Some people ask me ‘why here? We don't want any...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If something like an ebola outbreak was to happen, are we prepared? Federal and local agencies teamed up on Wednesday to practice through a simulation. They brought in a large Medevac plane to practice their response to infectious disease threats. As a part of the exercise, they moved two people hypothetically with Ebola from Boise to Sacred Heart here in Spokane, which has a special pathogens unit. “Some people ask me ‘why here? We don't want any...

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  • Committee asks for more time to review sex education curriculum for Spokane Public Schools

    Committee asks for more time to review sex education curriculum for Spokane Public Schools

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:20:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  The committee that reviews changes to how the Spokane Public School District teaches elementary and middle school sex education met Wednesday, but said it needs more time to review proposed curriculum. The Human Growth and Development Citizen Advisory Committee was scheduled to vote to send the planned curriculum for staff review and adoption by the school board. However, the committee said it wants to review each lesson before voting. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  The committee that reviews changes to how the Spokane Public School District teaches elementary and middle school sex education met Wednesday, but said it needs more time to review proposed curriculum. The Human Growth and Development Citizen Advisory Committee was scheduled to vote to send the planned curriculum for staff review and adoption by the school board. However, the committee said it wants to review each lesson before voting. 

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  • Spokane barber lifts kids' spirits by giving free haircuts

    Spokane barber lifts kids' spirits by giving free haircuts

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:11:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A new haircut can do wonders for your confidence. That’s something all barbers know well and that’s a reason why one barber wants to give back. Nick Dugas works at the Yard Barbershop in Hillyard along Market Street. He was there the time three boys from the Northeast Youth Center walked in needing a haircut. Dugas says the man from the center told him they couldn’t afford one. So Dugas gave them fresh new styles, free of charge. “I just know ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A new haircut can do wonders for your confidence. That’s something all barbers know well and that’s a reason why one barber wants to give back. Nick Dugas works at the Yard Barbershop in Hillyard along Market Street. He was there the time three boys from the Northeast Youth Center walked in needing a haircut. Dugas says the man from the center told him they couldn’t afford one. So Dugas gave them fresh new styles, free of charge. “I just know ...

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  • Friend: Hart sent 3 a.m. text days before SUV cliff crash

    Friend: Hart sent 3 a.m. text days before SUV cliff crash

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:16:09 GMT
    Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeMendocino County Sheriff's Office
    Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeMendocino County Sheriff's Office

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Emergency call records from Washington state show one of the mothers who died when an SUV plunged off a California cliff sent a text two days before the wreckage was discovered, saying she was so sick she might have to go to a hospital. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that the friend said she received the alarming message from Sara Hart at 3 a.m. March 24. Cheryl Hart of Vancouver, Washington, shares the same last name but said she's not re...

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Emergency call records from Washington state show one of the mothers who died when an SUV plunged off a California cliff sent a text two days before the wreckage was discovered, saying she was so sick she might have to go to a hospital. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that the friend said she received the alarming message from Sara Hart at 3 a.m. March 24. Cheryl Hart of Vancouver, Washington, shares the same last name but said she's not re...

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  • Law enforcement officers face off in Battle of the Badges hockey game for a good cause

    Law enforcement officers face off in Battle of the Badges hockey game for a good cause

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:12:25 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Some light passing Wednesday between Ward Crawford and Darren Dinwoodie is all the two will have before Friday. “Darren and I have been playing hockey with each other longer than what we care to admit to,” Crawford said. Ward, a sergeant with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, and Darren, a background examiner with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, are the captains for their respective teams.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Some light passing Wednesday between Ward Crawford and Darren Dinwoodie is all the two will have before Friday. “Darren and I have been playing hockey with each other longer than what we care to admit to,” Crawford said. Ward, a sergeant with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, and Darren, a background examiner with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, are the captains for their respective teams.

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  • 13 WSP vehicles hit while on duty in King County since late 2017

    13 WSP vehicles hit while on duty in King County since late 2017

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:06:54 GMT
    Washington State PatrolWashington State Patrol

    KING COUNTY, Wash. - Since late 2017 to early this morning there have been 13 Washington State Patrol (WSP) vehicles struck in King County alone as the troopers were performing their duties which is concerning to WSP officials. Half these collisions were caused by impaired drivers. The other collisions were due to distracted driving or drivers not following the “Move Over” law. The following are just some of the collisions included in the 

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    KING COUNTY, Wash. - Since late 2017 to early this morning there have been 13 Washington State Patrol (WSP) vehicles struck in King County alone as the troopers were performing their duties which is concerning to WSP officials. Half these collisions were caused by impaired drivers. The other collisions were due to distracted driving or drivers not following the “Move Over” law. The following are just some of the collisions included in the 

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  • City of Spokane conducting downtown parking study

    City of Spokane conducting downtown parking study

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:59:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane announced a new study investigating parking in downtown Spokane and the growing University district. The City of Spokane is working with Nelson\Nygaard from Portland, Oregon, on the two separate studies. Nelson\Nygaard began working on the downtown study in February.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane announced a new study investigating parking in downtown Spokane and the growing University district. The City of Spokane is working with Nelson\Nygaard from Portland, Oregon, on the two separate studies. Nelson\Nygaard began working on the downtown study in February.

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  • Police search for shoplifting suspect wearing Tri-Tech Law Enforcement hoodie

    Police search for shoplifting suspect wearing Tri-Tech Law Enforcement hoodie

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:27:43 GMT
    Courtesy Pasco PoliceCourtesy Pasco Police
    Courtesy Pasco PoliceCourtesy Pasco Police

    PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police would like to speak to a man caught shoplifting at Walmart on Road 68 on Monday night about 9 PM. His most noticeable feature is that he was wearing a blue hoodie marked as “Tri-Tech Law Enforcement”. Officer Julie Lee said she happened to see the man getting ready to cross the street with the Walmart shopping cart containing a tent and a camp ax worth in total a little over $300. Officer Lee said she 

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    PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police would like to speak to a man caught shoplifting at Walmart on Road 68 on Monday night about 9 PM. His most noticeable feature is that he was wearing a blue hoodie marked as “Tri-Tech Law Enforcement”. Officer Julie Lee said she happened to see the man getting ready to cross the street with the Walmart shopping cart containing a tent and a camp ax worth in total a little over $300. Officer Lee said she 

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  • Spokane Valley detectives issue search warrant that results in arrests at two houses

    Spokane Valley detectives issue search warrant that results in arrests at two houses

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:44:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives, with help from SWAT Team members executed a search warrant at two homes Tuesday night, which resulted in two arrests for possession of stolen property and one for a felony warrant. The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation and more arrests are expected.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives, with help from SWAT Team members executed a search warrant at two homes Tuesday night, which resulted in two arrests for possession of stolen property and one for a felony warrant. The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation and more arrests are expected.

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  • Priest Rapids Dam on Columbia River stable but leaking

    Priest Rapids Dam on Columbia River stable but leaking

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:34:02 GMT
    Courtesy Grant PUDCourtesy Grant PUD
    Courtesy Grant PUDCourtesy Grant PUD

    MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) - Officials investigating leaking at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River say the source is likely the layers between large sections of concrete. The Grant County Public Utility District, which operates the dam, says the hydroelectric dam in southeast Washington continues to operate as usual and there's no threat to people or property. Northwest News Network says the dam, which sites directly upstream from the Hanford cleanup site, is stable and n...

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    MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) - Officials investigating leaking at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River say the source is likely the layers between large sections of concrete. The Grant County Public Utility District, which operates the dam, says the hydroelectric dam in southeast Washington continues to operate as usual and there's no threat to people or property. Northwest News Network says the dam, which sites directly upstream from the Hanford cleanup site, is stable and n...

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  • Man escapes serious injury when mobile home explodes

    Man escapes serious injury when mobile home explodes

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:28:39 GMT
    Meagher County Fire/DES Facebook pageMeagher County Fire/DES Facebook page
    Meagher County Fire/DES Facebook pageMeagher County Fire/DES Facebook page

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) - A central Montana man escaped serious injury when he was thrown from his mobile home in a propane explosion that destroyed the house. Meagher County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Rick Seidlitz says the man reported waking up in a snow bank Wednesday. Officials aren't sure when the explosion happened or how long the man might have been unconscious after being thrown 15 to 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters) by the blast.

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    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) - A central Montana man escaped serious injury when he was thrown from his mobile home in a propane explosion that destroyed the house. Meagher County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Rick Seidlitz says the man reported waking up in a snow bank Wednesday. Officials aren't sure when the explosion happened or how long the man might have been unconscious after being thrown 15 to 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters) by the blast.

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  • Killian Tillie will return for junior season at Gonzaga

    Killian Tillie will return for junior season at Gonzaga

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:25:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Forward Killian Tillie will return for his junior year at Gonzaga, helping to form a formidable front court.    The 6-foot-10 Tillie said Wednesday that he loved "playing here and being a part of the amazing culture at GU."    Tillie's announcement comes three days after forward Rui Hachimura said he would return.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Forward Killian Tillie will return for his junior year at Gonzaga, helping to form a formidable front court.    The 6-foot-10 Tillie said Wednesday that he loved "playing here and being a part of the amazing culture at GU."    Tillie's announcement comes three days after forward Rui Hachimura said he would return.

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  • Idaho man files complaint, claims mistreatment at jail

    Idaho man files complaint, claims mistreatment at jail

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:23:06 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A Caldwell man claims he was kept in crowded and unsanitary conditions while confined in a medical isolation cell at a jail in western Idaho. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 50-year-old Eric Swain Johnson filed a prisoner civil rights complaint last year after spending three days in the medical isolation unit at the Canyon County jail. The complaint claims that Johnson was held in a cell that contained up to nine men at times and he was forced to sleep...

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    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A Caldwell man claims he was kept in crowded and unsanitary conditions while confined in a medical isolation cell at a jail in western Idaho. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 50-year-old Eric Swain Johnson filed a prisoner civil rights complaint last year after spending three days in the medical isolation unit at the Canyon County jail. The complaint claims that Johnson was held in a cell that contained up to nine men at times and he was forced to sleep...

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  • Idaho Supreme Court rejects appeal from death row inmate

    Idaho Supreme Court rejects appeal from death row inmate

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:16:32 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a man condemned to death row twice for two separate murders. In the written ruling issued Wednesday, a majority of the Justices agreed that Erick Virgil Hall was given a fair trial and had adequate representation when he was tried and sentenced to death for the kidnapping, rape and murder of flight attendant Lynn Henneman. Two justices dissented with the majority 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a man condemned to death row twice for two separate murders. In the written ruling issued Wednesday, a majority of the Justices agreed that Erick Virgil Hall was given a fair trial and had adequate representation when he was tried and sentenced to death for the kidnapping, rape and murder of flight attendant Lynn Henneman. Two justices dissented with the majority 

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  • Court documents say driver intentionally struck Renton guard

    Court documents say driver intentionally struck Renton guard

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:07:37 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Court documents say a driver intentionally sped up his vehicle before striking a security guard outside of the Boeing Renton plant.    A Renton police officer wrote in court documents that the force of the collision on Monday sent Security Guard Thomas Achten approximately 8 feet (2 meters) over the vehicle.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Court documents say a driver intentionally sped up his vehicle before striking a security guard outside of the Boeing Renton plant.    A Renton police officer wrote in court documents that the force of the collision on Monday sent Security Guard Thomas Achten approximately 8 feet (2 meters) over the vehicle.

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  • Authorities release cold case suspect sketches using DNA

    Authorities release cold case suspect sketches using DNA

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:03:40 GMT
    The Herald via APThe Herald via AP
    The Herald via APThe Herald via AP

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have released composite sketches based on DNA evidence of a suspect in an unsolved, 30-year-old double slaying case of a young Canadian couple. Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, and Jay Cook, 20, of British Columbia were found dead in two separate locations after they failed to return home from a visit to the Seattle area in 1987. DNA evidence collected during the investigation did not match profiles in any databases, but ...

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have released composite sketches based on DNA evidence of a suspect in an unsolved, 30-year-old double slaying case of a young Canadian couple. Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, and Jay Cook, 20, of British Columbia were found dead in two separate locations after they failed to return home from a visit to the Seattle area in 1987. DNA evidence collected during the investigation did not match profiles in any databases, but ...

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  • Explosion in southwestern Idaho leaves 4 with minor injuries

    Explosion in southwestern Idaho leaves 4 with minor injuries

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:56:25 GMT

    GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) - Four people sustained minor injuries in an explosion at a southwestern Idaho business on Wednesday morning.    Authorities say the explosion happened just before 11 a.m. in Garden City. Officials have released few details, and have not said what caused the explosion.    Fire department officials have asked the public to avoid the area due to a possible hazardous material situation, and the Boise Police 

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    GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) - Four people sustained minor injuries in an explosion at a southwestern Idaho business on Wednesday morning.    Authorities say the explosion happened just before 11 a.m. in Garden City. Officials have released few details, and have not said what caused the explosion.    Fire department officials have asked the public to avoid the area due to a possible hazardous material situation, and the Boise Police 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, April 11th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, April 11th

    Thursday, April 12 2018 2:16 AM EDT2018-04-12 06:16:37 GMT

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

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

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  • 'Somebody killed my mommy': 911 calls from 2016 double murder released

    'Somebody killed my mommy': 911 calls from 2016 double murder released

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:29:53 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Newly released 911 calls outline the moments after a mother and uncle were killed at a Spokane Valley home in 2016. Daniel Kenison and Brenda Kenison were killed that morning. The man responsible, deputies say, was Gilberto Delgado. “Spokane 911,” a dispatcher said. “Somebody killed my mommy,” Cooper said.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Newly released 911 calls outline the moments after a mother and uncle were killed at a Spokane Valley home in 2016. Daniel Kenison and Brenda Kenison were killed that morning. The man responsible, deputies say, was Gilberto Delgado. “Spokane 911,” a dispatcher said. “Somebody killed my mommy,” Cooper said.

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  • Spokane neighbors help find hit-and-run driver

    Spokane neighbors help find hit-and-run driver

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-04-11 06:33:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Mary Stolte's morning started out with a bang... literally. For more than half a century, she's called the Franklin Park neighborhood home, but never had a close call like the one she had Tuesday morning. Stolte's neighbor saw the whole thing from out her window.  A speeding driver tried negotiating a corner and missed.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Mary Stolte's morning started out with a bang... literally. For more than half a century, she's called the Franklin Park neighborhood home, but never had a close call like the one she had Tuesday morning. Stolte's neighbor saw the whole thing from out her window.  A speeding driver tried negotiating a corner and missed.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 10th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 10th

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-04-11 06:14:16 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 10th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 10th.

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  • Fire crews work to extinguish large shop fire near Prairie and Huetter in Coeur d'Alene

    Fire crews work to extinguish large shop fire near Prairie and Huetter in Coeur d'Alene

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:03 AM EDT2018-04-11 06:03:55 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Fire crews in Coeur d'Alene were working Tuesday night to extinguish a large fire near Prairie and Huetter. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 9:30 p.m. and found a 50 foot by 150 foot shop fully engulfed in flames. Crews worked defensively on the fire to limit exposures and keep flames from spreading, as it was too dangerous for firefighters to enter the building and fight the fire aggressively.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Fire crews in Coeur d'Alene were working Tuesday night to extinguish a large fire near Prairie and Huetter. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 9:30 p.m. and found a 50 foot by 150 foot shop fully engulfed in flames. Crews worked defensively on the fire to limit exposures and keep flames from spreading, as it was too dangerous for firefighters to enter the building and fight the fire aggressively.

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  • Water main break shuts down Hamilton from Trent to Sharpe

    Water main break shuts down Hamilton from Trent to Sharpe

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:49:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Emergency crews are working to repair a water main break in Spokane Tuesday night. Water poured out onto the road and caused Hamilton to shut down from Trent to Sharpe while crews worked to clean it up.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Emergency crews are working to repair a water main break in Spokane Tuesday night. Water poured out onto the road and caused Hamilton to shut down from Trent to Sharpe while crews worked to clean it up.

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  • Spokane police investigating body found at Waste Management center as murder

    Spokane police investigating body found at Waste Management center as murder

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:16:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to court documents filed Tuesday, Spokane Police are investigating the discovery of a woman on the conveyor belt of the Waste Management Center's Recycling Facility as a possible homicide. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to court documents filed Tuesday, Spokane Police are investigating the discovery of a woman on the conveyor belt of the Waste Management Center's Recycling Facility as a possible homicide. 

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  • City will add left turn signals along Hamilton corridor, U-District

    City will add left turn signals along Hamilton corridor, U-District

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-04-11 02:06:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s one of the most frustrating places to be during rush hour in Spokane: The Hamilton corridor in the University District. “You have to wait a long time,” said Mikki Baker, who works at Jack and Dan’s Bar and Grill. “Sometimes two-to-three lights.” Baker is talking about the intersection right outside the bars front door: Hamilton and Sharpe. But she could also be talking about Hamilton and Mission 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s one of the most frustrating places to be during rush hour in Spokane: The Hamilton corridor in the University District. “You have to wait a long time,” said Mikki Baker, who works at Jack and Dan’s Bar and Grill. “Sometimes two-to-three lights.” Baker is talking about the intersection right outside the bars front door: Hamilton and Sharpe. But she could also be talking about Hamilton and Mission 

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  • Spokane Firefighters finding easier ways to get those in danger to safety

    Spokane Firefighters finding easier ways to get those in danger to safety

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-04-11 01:42:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Residents in north Spokane had to be evacuated from the top floors of a high-rise retirement home after reporting smoke Monday morning. The incident happened at the Lilac Plaza Retirement Community on the 7000 block of Wiscomb Street. Firefighters say tenants on the 12th, 13th, and 14th floors had to be evacuated. “With the retirement community you do have some people with limited mobility issues,” said Spokane Fire Battalion Chief, 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Residents in north Spokane had to be evacuated from the top floors of a high-rise retirement home after reporting smoke Monday morning. The incident happened at the Lilac Plaza Retirement Community on the 7000 block of Wiscomb Street. Firefighters say tenants on the 12th, 13th, and 14th floors had to be evacuated. “With the retirement community you do have some people with limited mobility issues,” said Spokane Fire Battalion Chief, 

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  • Spokane woman's murder highlights domestic abuse problem

    Spokane woman's murder highlights domestic abuse problem

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-04-11 01:35:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County has a problem and that problem is domestic violence. Now a family impacted more than most is speaking out. Don Estes has been fighting for victims of domestic violence. ”You know, domestic violence has taken over a lot of people's lives, and it's ruined a lot of people's lives, now it's hit this family once again,” said Estes in a phone interview with KHQ. On Saturday night, Estes lost another member of his family.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County has a problem and that problem is domestic violence. Now a family impacted more than most is speaking out. Don Estes has been fighting for victims of domestic violence. ”You know, domestic violence has taken over a lot of people's lives, and it's ruined a lot of people's lives, now it's hit this family once again,” said Estes in a phone interview with KHQ. On Saturday night, Estes lost another member of his family.

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  • Getting Results: Neighbor calls police after finding stolen travel trailer

    Getting Results: Neighbor calls police after finding stolen travel trailer

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-04-11 01:22:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There’s new information on a story that KHQ reported on Monday. A Spokane family was looking for their stolen travel trailer after they only had it for a week. Just hours after our story aired, the trailer was found.  A neighbor who watched our story, found the trailer and called police. The trailer was found about 6 to 7 blocks away from the owners home.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - There’s new information on a story that KHQ reported on Monday. A Spokane family was looking for their stolen travel trailer after they only had it for a week. Just hours after our story aired, the trailer was found.  A neighbor who watched our story, found the trailer and called police. The trailer was found about 6 to 7 blocks away from the owners home.

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  • Special glasses give legally blind Coeur d'Alene boy the gift of sight

    Special glasses give legally blind Coeur d'Alene boy the gift of sight

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-04-11 01:03:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Every route, no matter the color of the line, Quinlan Conley can tell you about the bus and train routes in cities hundreds of miles away from Coeur d’Alene. “If the subway is above ground and far away, I can see the next train coming,” Conley said. Conley, a sixth grader at Woodland Middle School, has autism and is legally blind.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Every route, no matter the color of the line, Quinlan Conley can tell you about the bus and train routes in cities hundreds of miles away from Coeur d’Alene. “If the subway is above ground and far away, I can see the next train coming,” Conley said. Conley, a sixth grader at Woodland Middle School, has autism and is legally blind.

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  • Businesses say Monroe street construction project already affecting sales

    Businesses say Monroe street construction project already affecting sales

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-11 00:55:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Some businesses along Monroe Street have long dreaded a construction project that started last week. Local business owners are now sharing their struggle on social media, saying the construction on Monroe Street is causing sales to drop dramatically, which many fear will lead to businesses forced to close and people to lose their jobs.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Some businesses along Monroe Street have long dreaded a construction project that started last week. Local business owners are now sharing their struggle on social media, saying the construction on Monroe Street is causing sales to drop dramatically, which many fear will lead to businesses forced to close and people to lose their jobs.

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  • Elderly woman hit by car raises pedestrian safety concerns in Spirit Lake

    Elderly woman hit by car raises pedestrian safety concerns in Spirit Lake

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-04-11 00:38:17 GMT
    Photo: City of Spirit LakePhoto: City of Spirit Lake

    SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - A 77-year old Spirit Lake woman is resting at home tonight after spending the last two months in the hospital. Police say a distracted driver Cathy Graf as she tried to cross the street. It happened at the intersection of Highway 41 and Jefferson Street and it left her in critical condition. The accident has brought to light an added safety concern.

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    SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - A 77-year old Spirit Lake woman is resting at home tonight after spending the last two months in the hospital. Police say a distracted driver Cathy Graf as she tried to cross the street. It happened at the intersection of Highway 41 and Jefferson Street and it left her in critical condition. The accident has brought to light an added safety concern.

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  • Airway Heights Water Crisis Update: Air Force engineers installing filtration systems at homes

    Airway Heights Water Crisis Update: Air Force engineers installing filtration systems at homes

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-04-11 00:33:51 GMT

    Airway Heights, Wash. It's been almost a year since the water crisis began in Airway Heights. The crisis began in May 2017 after wells were found to have been contaminated with firefighting foam contaminants used between 1970 and 2016. This crisis impacted at least 9,000 people within the affected area.  The Air Force brought in bottled water to hand out, and the City of Airway Heights flushed the wells of nearly 25 million gallons of water. The Air Force Civil Engineer... 

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    Airway Heights, Wash. It's been almost a year since the water crisis began in Airway Heights. The crisis began in May 2017 after wells were found to have been contaminated with firefighting foam contaminants used between 1970 and 2016. This crisis impacted at least 9,000 people within the affected area.  The Air Force brought in bottled water to hand out, and the City of Airway Heights flushed the wells of nearly 25 million gallons of water. The Air Force Civil Engineer... 

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  • Boise police: Child dead, 2 other people injured in early morning car fire

    Boise police: Child dead, 2 other people injured in early morning car fire

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:51:38 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho authorities say a 5-year-old girl is dead and another child and adult were injured after a car erupted into flames while parked at a Wal-Mart early Tuesday morning.    Boise police say the three were sleeping in the car at the time, and investigators believe a portable heater likely caused the fire.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho authorities say a 5-year-old girl is dead and another child and adult were injured after a car erupted into flames while parked at a Wal-Mart early Tuesday morning.    Boise police say the three were sleeping in the car at the time, and investigators believe a portable heater likely caused the fire.

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  • Argument leads to shooting in Northport

    Argument leads to shooting in Northport

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:26:17 GMT
    .  Sohng was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery.. Sohng was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery.

    NORTHPORT, Wash. - Stevens County Sheriff's deputies say a man has been arrested following a reported shooting just before midnight on Monday. Deputies were called to the 700 block of Silvercrown Ave. in Northport, Washington, at about 11:55 p.m. to investigate a disturbance. On their way to the scene they learned that a man had been shot. 

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    NORTHPORT, Wash. - Stevens County Sheriff's deputies say a man has been arrested following a reported shooting just before midnight on Monday. Deputies were called to the 700 block of Silvercrown Ave. in Northport, Washington, at about 11:55 p.m. to investigate a disturbance. On their way to the scene they learned that a man had been shot. 

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  • Sex offender accused of extorting men on gay dating sites

    Sex offender accused of extorting men on gay dating sites

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:59:12 GMT

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A registered sex offender in Washington is accused of collecting explicit videos from men he met on gay dating sites, then threatening to send the videos to their friends and family if the men don't send him more.

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    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A registered sex offender in Washington is accused of collecting explicit videos from men he met on gay dating sites, then threatening to send the videos to their friends and family if the men don't send him more.

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  • School bus aide suspended after altercation with student

    School bus aide suspended after altercation with student

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:32:03 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A school bus aide in Great Falls has been suspended while Big Sky Bus Lines and the school district investigate a reported altercation with a student.    The investigation includes viewing a video recording of the events and interviewing students who witnessed the altercation Monday after school.

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A school bus aide in Great Falls has been suspended while Big Sky Bus Lines and the school district investigate a reported altercation with a student.    The investigation includes viewing a video recording of the events and interviewing students who witnessed the altercation Monday after school.

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  • Police: 2 killed, 6 injured in wrong-way highway crash in Kent

    Police: 2 killed, 6 injured in wrong-way highway crash in Kent

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:31:15 GMT

    KENT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people died and six more were injured in a series of crashes that started when the driver of one of the vehicles drove the wrong way onto a Washington highway.    The Seattle Times reports Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson says the fatal collisions happened Monday night in Kent, where the driver of one car entered Highway 516 headed east in the westbound lanes.

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    KENT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people died and six more were injured in a series of crashes that started when the driver of one of the vehicles drove the wrong way onto a Washington highway.    The Seattle Times reports Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson says the fatal collisions happened Monday night in Kent, where the driver of one car entered Highway 516 headed east in the westbound lanes.

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  • Washington's first female firefighter dies

    Washington's first female firefighter dies

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:29:17 GMT
    Photo courtesy Bellevue Fire DepartmentPhoto courtesy Bellevue Fire Department

    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state's first female firefighter has died.    The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that retired Bellevue Fire Department Capt. Jeanette Woldseth died in February from complications due to cancer. She was 64.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state's first female firefighter has died.    The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that retired Bellevue Fire Department Capt. Jeanette Woldseth died in February from complications due to cancer. She was 64.

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  • Thief steals Spokane family's brand new travel trailer

    Thief steals Spokane family's brand new travel trailer

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:00 AM EDT2018-04-10 06:00:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family is hoping to get their trailer back after they just bought it. They say the thief took off in a rush and even left behind marks on the concrete. They live near Thor and Freya on the lower South Hill. Dallace says his family just got back from a trip, using the travel trailer for the very first time.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family is hoping to get their trailer back after they just bought it. They say the thief took off in a rush and even left behind marks on the concrete. They live near Thor and Freya on the lower South Hill. Dallace says his family just got back from a trip, using the travel trailer for the very first time.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 9th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 9th

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-04-10 05:57:26 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 9th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 9th.

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  • Grant County Sheriff's deputy hurt in 4-car crash near Moses Lake

    Grant County Sheriff's deputy hurt in 4-car crash near Moses Lake

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:45 AM EDT2018-04-10 05:45:39 GMT
    Photo courtesy iFIBER One NewsPhoto courtesy iFIBER One News

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Grant County Sheriff's deputy is recovering in the hospital after a crash north of Moses Lake Monday morning. The crash happened around 9:15 a.m. on northbound State Route 17, near McConihe Road. Four vehicles were involved in the crash including a Grant County Sheriff's Office patrol SUV.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Grant County Sheriff's deputy is recovering in the hospital after a crash north of Moses Lake Monday morning. The crash happened around 9:15 a.m. on northbound State Route 17, near McConihe Road. Four vehicles were involved in the crash including a Grant County Sheriff's Office patrol SUV.

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  • Spokane Valley men recognized for helping to save teen's life

    Spokane Valley men recognized for helping to save teen's life

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-04-10 05:18:13 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On Monday three men in Spokane Valley were recognized for their quick thinking that saved a teen's life when he collapsed on the football field. Central Valley High School sophomore Brandon Snider was rushed to the hospital when he went into cardiac arrest during a football game last October. Fortunately for him, Jeff Morrison, Ro Chowdorski and Travis Richardson were there to help.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On Monday three men in Spokane Valley were recognized for their quick thinking that saved a teen's life when he collapsed on the football field. Central Valley High School sophomore Brandon Snider was rushed to the hospital when he went into cardiac arrest during a football game last October. Fortunately for him, Jeff Morrison, Ro Chowdorski and Travis Richardson were there to help.

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  • Spokane man says metal dart shot from car hit his face

    Spokane man says metal dart shot from car hit his face

    Monday, April 9 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-04-10 03:27:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is telling his frightening story in the hopes of getting some answers. He says he was nearly hit with a metal dart in downtown Spokane, and he just feels lucky he didn't get hurt. Drew Simon says he was near Washington and Sprague, when someone fired the dart at him from a passing car, narrowly missing his face. He says he was shocked when he saw the large metal dart at his feet.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is telling his frightening story in the hopes of getting some answers. He says he was nearly hit with a metal dart in downtown Spokane, and he just feels lucky he didn't get hurt. Drew Simon says he was near Washington and Sprague, when someone fired the dart at him from a passing car, narrowly missing his face. He says he was shocked when he saw the large metal dart at his feet.

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  • John Reed, long-time Davenport Hotel doorman and Spokane fixture, passes away

    John Reed, long-time Davenport Hotel doorman and Spokane fixture, passes away

    Monday, April 9 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-04-10 03:06:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The longest serving employee at the Davenport Hotel passed away late Sunday night. John Reed worked at the Davenport hotel since 1942. Just last year he was honored for working 75 years at the hotel. The board room was renamed for him. Reed was hired at the hotel during World War II when he was 13 years old.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The longest serving employee at the Davenport Hotel passed away late Sunday night. John Reed worked at the Davenport hotel since 1942. Just last year he was honored for working 75 years at the hotel. The board room was renamed for him. Reed was hired at the hotel during World War II when he was 13 years old.

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  • Security guard injured when man crashes into gate at Boeing

    Security guard injured when man crashes into gate at Boeing

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:01:58 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a security guard was severely injured when a car driven by a man suspected of assault crashed through a gate at Boeing's Renton plant.    The Seattle Times reports the suspect had attacked a Renton city employee at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and then fled in a car shortly before 8:20 a.m. Monday.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a security guard was severely injured when a car driven by a man suspected of assault crashed through a gate at Boeing's Renton plant.    The Seattle Times reports the suspect had attacked a Renton city employee at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and then fled in a car shortly before 8:20 a.m. Monday.

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  • Fire at Aces Casino in Spokane ruled accidental

    Fire at Aces Casino in Spokane ruled accidental

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-04-10 00:31:08 GMT
    Police find suspicious devicePolice find suspicious device

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators say a malfunctioning electrical unit that controlled decorative exterior lighting caused a fire at Aces Casino Saturday evening. Spokane firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of the business at 6301 N Division around 9:15 p.m. Arriving crews found a small amount of smoke coming from the peak of the roof on the south side of the building.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators say a malfunctioning electrical unit that controlled decorative exterior lighting caused a fire at Aces Casino Saturday evening. Spokane firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of the business at 6301 N Division around 9:15 p.m. Arriving crews found a small amount of smoke coming from the peak of the roof on the south side of the building.

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  • Man accused in deadly weekend shooting appears in court

    Man accused in deadly weekend shooting appears in court

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-04-10 00:17:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of shooting and killing a woman Saturday night in Spokane was in court Monday. Aside from answering basic questions, Howard Lackey remained quiet and looked down at the floor at his first appearance. Lackey is charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly shot and killed a woman at Spokane lower South Hill home.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of shooting and killing a woman Saturday night in Spokane was in court Monday. Aside from answering basic questions, Howard Lackey remained quiet and looked down at the floor at his first appearance. Lackey is charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly shot and killed a woman at Spokane lower South Hill home.

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  • Silverwood Theme Park cancels 4th of July fireworks display indefinitely

    Silverwood Theme Park cancels 4th of July fireworks display indefinitely

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-04-10 00:10:03 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - Silverwood Theme Park said Monday they will be canceling their Fourth of July fireworks display indefinitely. In a Facebook post Monday morning, the theme park cited safety and environmental concerns as the reason for the decision.  "The fire season has had a huge effect on the surrounding areas the last few years, and if something were to happen during our show it would be devastating to our community," the post read.

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    ATHOL, Idaho - Silverwood Theme Park said Monday they will be canceling their Fourth of July fireworks display indefinitely. In a Facebook post Monday morning, the theme park cited safety and environmental concerns as the reason for the decision.  "The fire season has had a huge effect on the surrounding areas the last few years, and if something were to happen during our show it would be devastating to our community," the post read.

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  • UPDATE: Wanted Geiger walk away captured after attempt to flee

    UPDATE: Wanted Geiger walk away captured after attempt to flee

    Monday, April 9 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:58:27 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies captured a Geiger work crew inmate who walked away from his assigned work detail at the end of last month. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies captured a Geiger work crew inmate who walked away from his assigned work detail at the end of last month. Last Wednesday night, while following up on tips that escaped inmate Keith A. Smith was in a mobile home park in the Mead area, a deputy noticed a black car with the trunk open. As he was checking on the car, the deputy saw Smith's girlfriend exit the car and walked back toward the trunk.

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  • Body discovered at Spokane Waste Management facility brought there by recycling truck

    Body discovered at Spokane Waste Management facility brought there by recycling truck

    Monday, April 9 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:45:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police said Monday that a body discovered at a Waste Management recycling center last week was brought there by a recycling truck. The body was found by staff at the facility in an area where workers process the truck's contents. The Spokane Medical Examiner has yet to release the identity of the person found.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police said Monday that a body discovered at a Waste Management recycling center last week was brought there by a recycling truck. The body was found by staff at the facility in an area where workers process the truck's contents. The Spokane Medical Examiner has yet to release the identity of the person found.

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  • Claim: Hospital responsible for improper release of killer

    Claim: Hospital responsible for improper release of killer

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:36:55 GMT
    Federal regulators have agreed to negotiate an agreement with the Washington state agency that oversees the troubled Western State Hospital to avoid the loss of federal funds.Federal regulators have agreed to negotiate an agreement with the Washington state agency that oversees the troubled Western State Hospital to avoid the loss of federal funds.

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A claim alleges a Washington psychiatric hospital is responsible for the improper release of a man who later beat and strangled an acquaintance.    The News Tribune reports the estate of Thomas Fite, who was killed by Douglas Reid Murray in September 2016 in Parkland, filed a wrongful death claim last week against Western State Hospital in Lakewood.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A claim alleges a Washington psychiatric hospital is responsible for the improper release of a man who later beat and strangled an acquaintance.    The News Tribune reports the estate of Thomas Fite, who was killed by Douglas Reid Murray in September 2016 in Parkland, filed a wrongful death claim last week against Western State Hospital in Lakewood.

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  • Knife-wielding man shot, killed by Billings police officer

    Knife-wielding man shot, killed by Billings police officer

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:30:01 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A knife-wielding man was shot and killed by a Billings police officer at a downtown apartment building.    Police Chief Rich St. John says a witness reported the 29-year-old victim was acting erratically and slashing in the air with a knife Monday morning.    St. John says the man threw three knives through a broken window at responding officers, prompting an officer to deploy his stun gun to no effect.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A knife-wielding man was shot and killed by a Billings police officer at a downtown apartment building.    Police Chief Rich St. John says a witness reported the 29-year-old victim was acting erratically and slashing in the air with a knife Monday morning.    St. John says the man threw three knives through a broken window at responding officers, prompting an officer to deploy his stun gun to no effect.

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  • Idaho now allowing gender changes on birth certificates

    Idaho now allowing gender changes on birth certificates

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:14:11 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho is now considering applications from transgender people who want their birth certificates to properly reflect their identities. Boise State Public Radio reports that Idaho Department of Health and Welfare implemented the new, constitutionally sound rule on Friday after a federal judge ruled that rejecting applications from transgender people violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho is now considering applications from transgender people who want their birth certificates to properly reflect their identities. Boise State Public Radio reports that Idaho Department of Health and Welfare implemented the new, constitutionally sound rule on Friday after a federal judge ruled that rejecting applications from transgender people violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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  • UPDATE: Missing Lewiston man and son found safe

    UPDATE: Missing Lewiston man and son found safe

    Monday, April 9 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-04-09 18:01:32 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police say Ryan Rigney and his 3-year-old son were found in the Orofino area on Monday. They are both safe. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word. 

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    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police say Ryan Rigney and his 3-year-old son were found in the Orofino area on Monday. They are both safe. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word. 

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  • How to find out if your Facebook information was stolen by Cambridge Analytica

    How to find out if your Facebook information was stolen by Cambridge Analytica

    Monday, April 9 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-04-09 15:53:40 GMT

    Facebook is notifying roughly 87 million people who had their information scooped up by political research firm Cambridge Analytica recently.  About 70 million are in the United States, while the rest are primarily in the UK, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  If your information was stolen, a notification will appear at the top of your Facebook newsfeed, along with a new button for changing your privacy settings. Even if your information wasn't stolen, it might be a good ti...

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    Facebook is notifying roughly 87 million people who had their information scooped up by political research firm Cambridge Analytica recently.  About 70 million are in the United States, while the rest are primarily in the UK, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  If your information was stolen, a notification will appear at the top of your Facebook newsfeed, along with a new button for changing your privacy settings. Even if your information wasn't stolen, it might be a good ti...

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  • Residents of north Spokane retirement community evacuated after smoke fills upper floors

    Residents of north Spokane retirement community evacuated after smoke fills upper floors

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-04-09 14:11:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters worked to evacuate residents of a north Spokane retirement community during a high-rise fire response early Monday morning. The call came in at around 4:00 a.m. after a fire was reported on the 14th floor of the Lilac Plaza retirement community near Wedgewood and Wiscomb. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters worked to evacuate residents of a north Spokane retirement community during a high-rise fire response early Monday morning. The call came in at around 4:00 a.m. after a fire was reported on the 14th floor of the Lilac Plaza retirement community near Wedgewood and Wiscomb. 

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  • Spokane rain won't stop spring break fun

    Spokane rain won't stop spring break fun

    Sunday, April 8 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-04-09 01:41:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - While there was rain during spring break for the kids, people still found a way to have a lot of fun. The Skate Ribbon is open and free roller skating lessons began on Sunday. Admission to the ribbon is free during roller skating season, and they also have skates available to rent if needed. Helmets are required, and you can borrow them there. Here’s more information: Admission: free Hours: Available to use during all park hours, 5am - midnight Gear: Bring your...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - While there was rain during spring break for the kids, people still found a way to have a lot of fun. The Skate Ribbon is open and free roller skating lessons began on Sunday. Admission to the ribbon is free during roller skating season, and they also have skates available to rent if needed. Helmets are required, and you can borrow them there. Here’s more information: Admission: free Hours: Available to use during all park hours, 5am - midnight Gear: Bring your...

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  • Lewiston police officer rear-ended in car while assisting stranded driver

    Lewiston police officer rear-ended in car while assisting stranded driver

    Sunday, April 8 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-04-09 01:10:11 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston police are investigating after a crash involving an officer's patrol vehicle Sunday morning. Police say Officer Tyler Crane was assisting a stranded motorist whose car had run out of gas on Bryden Canyon Road. Officer Crane was in a fully marked police department patrol vehicle with emergency lights activated.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston police are investigating after a crash involving an officer's patrol vehicle Sunday morning. Police say Officer Tyler Crane was assisting a stranded motorist whose car had run out of gas on Bryden Canyon Road. Officer Crane was in a fully marked police department patrol vehicle with emergency lights activated.

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  • Spokane Police investigating fatal shooting on E. 8th

    Spokane Police investigating fatal shooting on E. 8th

    Sunday, April 8 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-04-09 00:48:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to a shooting at a house in the 3100 block of E. 8th Ave. just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. Responding officers found a dead woman in the house and detained a person of interest in the ongoing investigation.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to a shooting at a house in the 3100 block of E. 8th Ave. just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. Responding officers found a dead woman in the house and detained a person of interest in the ongoing investigation.

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  • Washington's largest solar farm coming to Lind

    Washington's largest solar farm coming to Lind

    Sunday, April 8 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-04-08 23:04:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A North Carolina company soon will begin installing the largest solar farm in the state of Washington.    The Spokesman-Review reports Strata Solar plans to start installing 81,000 solar panels next month near Lind, about 75 miles west of Spokane.    Strata Solar will build and own the 0.27-square-mile (0.7-square-kilometer) project.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A North Carolina company soon will begin installing the largest solar farm in the state of Washington.    The Spokesman-Review reports Strata Solar plans to start installing 81,000 solar panels next month near Lind, about 75 miles west of Spokane.    Strata Solar will build and own the 0.27-square-mile (0.7-square-kilometer) project.

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  • Witness says Oregon homeless shelter shooting was justified

    Witness says Oregon homeless shelter shooting was justified

    Sunday, April 8 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-04-08 22:50:41 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Witnesses to the fatal police shooting at a southeast Portland, Oregon, homeless shelter said the police were justified in taking lethal action.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that witnesses said the man had gone into the shelter Saturday night and was slashing and stabbing himself with a knife before lunging at officers.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Witnesses to the fatal police shooting at a southeast Portland, Oregon, homeless shelter said the police were justified in taking lethal action.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that witnesses said the man had gone into the shelter Saturday night and was slashing and stabbing himself with a knife before lunging at officers.

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  • J.R. Simplot Company's CEO to retire

    J.R. Simplot Company's CEO to retire

    Sunday, April 8 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-04-08 21:37:54 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The chief executive officer of the J.R. Simplot Co. has announced his retirement.    The Idaho-based company announced Friday that Bill Whitacre will step down from his top post in August after serving the company for the past 18 years.    He has been the company's CEO since 2009, where he helped expand Simplot's international footprint and boosted revenues from $4.5 billion to $6 billion. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The chief executive officer of the J.R. Simplot Co. has announced his retirement.    The Idaho-based company announced Friday that Bill Whitacre will step down from his top post in August after serving the company for the past 18 years.    He has been the company's CEO since 2009, where he helped expand Simplot's international footprint and boosted revenues from $4.5 billion to $6 billion. 

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  • Rui Hachimura returning to Gonzaga for junior season

    Rui Hachimura returning to Gonzaga for junior season

    Sunday, April 8 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-08 20:57:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga men’s basketball player Rui Hachimura announced he will return for his junior season in 2018-19 on Sunday. Hachimura averaged 11.6 points per game, starting only twice during the 2017-18 season. He scored a team-high 12.9 points per West Coast Conference contest.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga men’s basketball player Rui Hachimura announced he will return for his junior season in 2018-19 on Sunday. Hachimura averaged 11.6 points per game, starting only twice during the 2017-18 season. He scored a team-high 12.9 points per West Coast Conference contest.

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  • 2 shot at Everett house party, police say

    2 shot at Everett house party, police say

    Sunday, April 8 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-04-08 19:24:50 GMT
    Police find suspicious devicePolice find suspicious device

    EVERETT, Wash. - Police say that two men who showed up at an Everett hospital with gunshot wounds early Sunday morning were connected to an earlier report of shots fired at a house party. Officers responded to reports of shots fired at a house in the 2600 block of Oakes in Everett around 12:45 a.m.

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    EVERETT, Wash. - Police say that two men who showed up at an Everett hospital with gunshot wounds early Sunday morning were connected to an earlier report of shots fired at a house party. Officers responded to reports of shots fired at a house in the 2600 block of Oakes in Everett around 12:45 a.m.

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  • Freight train derails in northeastern Montana, spills grain

    Freight train derails in northeastern Montana, spills grain

    Sunday, April 8 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-04-08 19:20:09 GMT

    WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) - About 30 cars on a freight train derailed in northeastern Montana over the weekend, spilling some grain and closing the tracks that cross the northern part of the state.    BNSF Railway spokesman Ross Lane says the derailment happened at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday near Oswego, which is about 12 miles west of Wolf Point.

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    WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) - About 30 cars on a freight train derailed in northeastern Montana over the weekend, spilling some grain and closing the tracks that cross the northern part of the state.    BNSF Railway spokesman Ross Lane says the derailment happened at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday near Oswego, which is about 12 miles west of Wolf Point.

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  • Man accused of throwing rocks on I-5

    Man accused of throwing rocks on I-5

    Sunday, April 8 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-04-08 19:13:14 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man threw rocks at a semi-truck on Interstate 5, ran across the freeway, and pulled a knife on a police officer before he was arrested.    Marysville police Cmdr. Mark Thomas says the man was throwing rocks Friday afternoon and hit the truck's windshield. The driver wasn't hurt.

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    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man threw rocks at a semi-truck on Interstate 5, ran across the freeway, and pulled a knife on a police officer before he was arrested.    Marysville police Cmdr. Mark Thomas says the man was throwing rocks Friday afternoon and hit the truck's windshield. The driver wasn't hurt.

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  • Laurel man granted bail after homicide conviction overturned

    Laurel man granted bail after homicide conviction overturned

    Sunday, April 8 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-04-08 18:50:23 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Laurel man has been granted bail after the Montana Supreme Court overturned his deliberate homicide conviction for cutting a man's throat during an argument over which branch of the military was the best.    KULR-TV reports District Judge Donald Harris on Friday set bail at $500,000 for 66-year-old William Cunningham. He remained in the Yellowstone County jail on Sunday.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Laurel man has been granted bail after the Montana Supreme Court overturned his deliberate homicide conviction for cutting a man's throat during an argument over which branch of the military was the best.    KULR-TV reports District Judge Donald Harris on Friday set bail at $500,000 for 66-year-old William Cunningham. He remained in the Yellowstone County jail on Sunday.

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  • Interstate crash involving apple truck results in injuries

    Interstate crash involving apple truck results in injuries

    Sunday, April 8 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-04-08 18:38:00 GMT
    Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a four-vehicle accident, which included a semitruck loaded with apples, on an Idaho interstate resulted in injuries.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a four-vehicle accident, which included a semitruck loaded with apples, on an Idaho interstate resulted in injuries.

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  • Spokane dad and daughter celebrate double weddings

    Spokane dad and daughter celebrate double weddings

    Saturday, April 7 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-04-08 00:09:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Talk about a family affair. A Spokane dad recently got engaged and soon after, so did his daughter. They both thought, what better way to celebrate so much happiness in both their lives than together. And that's exactly what they did on Saturday. Robert Cramm tied the knot with his bride Tauna.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Talk about a family affair. A Spokane dad recently got engaged and soon after, so did his daughter. They both thought, what better way to celebrate so much happiness in both their lives than together. And that's exactly what they did on Saturday. Robert Cramm tied the knot with his bride Tauna.

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  • Spokane family desperately searching for kidney for father

    Spokane family desperately searching for kidney for father

    Saturday, April 7 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-04-07 22:40:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane daughter is hoping for a miracle for her father suffering from kidney failure. With everyone in their family too sick to donate themselves, she said "Help us Hayley." Marie Townsend tells KHQ her father Lon is the family's lifeline.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane daughter is hoping for a miracle for her father suffering from kidney failure. With everyone in their family too sick to donate themselves, she said "Help us Hayley." Marie Townsend tells KHQ her father Lon is the family's lifeline.

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  • UGM, 2nd Harvest team up for Hunger Run event

    UGM, 2nd Harvest team up for Hunger Run event

    Saturday, April 7 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-04-07 22:14:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The rain didn't stop runners eager to help fight hunger in our area Saturday. Second Harvest and Union Gospel Mission teamed up for their third annual Hunger Run event. Over a thousand people signed up to participate in this year's dash. Each registration fee helped provide more than 100 meals to feed the hungry.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The rain didn't stop runners eager to help fight hunger in our area Saturday. Second Harvest and Union Gospel Mission teamed up for their third annual Hunger Run event. Over a thousand people signed up to participate in this year's dash. Each registration fee helped provide more than 100 meals to feed the hungry.

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  • Small earthquake rattles eastern Idaho, no damage reported

    Small earthquake rattles eastern Idaho, no damage reported

    Saturday, April 7 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-04-07 21:40:26 GMT

    SODA SPRINGS, Idaho (AP) - A small earthquake occurred in eastern Idaho but there are no reports of damage.    The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.4-magnitude earthquake occurred at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (14 kilometers) east of Soda Springs.

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    SODA SPRINGS, Idaho (AP) - A small earthquake occurred in eastern Idaho but there are no reports of damage.    The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.4-magnitude earthquake occurred at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (14 kilometers) east of Soda Springs.

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  • Deputy injured in crash while responding to domestic dispute

    Deputy injured in crash while responding to domestic dispute

    Saturday, April 7 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-04-07 19:37:34 GMT

    PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Pierce County sheriff's deputy is hospitalized following a collision with a suspected drunk driver while responding to a domestic dispute report.    The News Tribune reports that 25-year-old Deputy Sydney Davis sustained broken bones after her vehicle rolled down an embankment in the Thursday night crash.

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    PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Pierce County sheriff's deputy is hospitalized following a collision with a suspected drunk driver while responding to a domestic dispute report.    The News Tribune reports that 25-year-old Deputy Sydney Davis sustained broken bones after her vehicle rolled down an embankment in the Thursday night crash.

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  • 50-caliber rifle round smashes through wall of Montana firefighter's home; no one hurt

    50-caliber rifle round smashes through wall of Montana firefighter's home; no one hurt

    Saturday, April 7 2018 2:53 PM EDT2018-04-07 18:53:20 GMT

    MARION, Mont. - A 50-caliber rifle round smashed into the home of a Montana firefighter this week. Luckily no one was injured. The Marion Fire Department reports that a man was shooting at makeshift targets. He missed and the round flew for a mile through the woods before puncturing through the exterior and interior walls of the firefighter's home.

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    MARION, Mont. - A 50-caliber rifle round smashed into the home of a Montana firefighter this week. Luckily no one was injured. The Marion Fire Department reports that a man was shooting at makeshift targets. He missed and the round flew for a mile through the woods before puncturing through the exterior and interior walls of the firefighter's home.

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  • Hunger strike at Washington State Penitentiary ends after 6 days

    Hunger strike at Washington State Penitentiary ends after 6 days

    Saturday, April 7 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-04-07 17:26:25 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The hunger strike at Washington State Penitentiary ended Friday night. It lasted for six days. Inmates finally came out for dinner on Friday. It was their first meal since the strike started at noon on Easter Sunday. About 1,000 inmates took part in the strike because they say they were being served substandard food.

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    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The hunger strike at Washington State Penitentiary ended Friday night. It lasted for six days. Inmates finally came out for dinner on Friday. It was their first meal since the strike started at noon on Easter Sunday. About 1,000 inmates took part in the strike because they say they were being served substandard food.

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  • Spokane man drives car through apartment wall

    Spokane man drives car through apartment wall

    Saturday, April 7 2018 2:00 AM EDT2018-04-07 06:00:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - An apartment in Spokane got an unplanned demolition after a man drove his car through the wall. The incident happened on Thursday evening at an apartment complex on 6th and Adams. Witnesses say the driver was parked in front of the apartment unit before accidentally driving his car through it. No one lives in that specific unit and the driver was not injured. It took a tow truck an hour and a half to remove the car from the apartment, according to witnesses.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - An apartment in Spokane got an unplanned demolition after a man drove his car through the wall. The incident happened on Thursday evening at an apartment complex on 6th and Adams. Witnesses say the driver was parked in front of the apartment unit before accidentally driving his car through it. No one lives in that specific unit and the driver was not injured. It took a tow truck an hour and a half to remove the car from the apartment, according to witnesses.

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  • Man sentenced to prison in revenge porn case

    Man sentenced to prison in revenge porn case

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-04-07 01:37:39 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 44-year-old old man who admitted to sending intimate images in a case of revenge porn has been sentenced to prison.    KOMO-TV reported Friday that Michael Hart previously pleaded guilty to four counts of violation of a domestic violence court order, stalking, cyberstalking and six counts of disclosing intimate images. Hart was sentenced to a seven-year drug offender sentencing alternative under which he 

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 44-year-old old man who admitted to sending intimate images in a case of revenge porn has been sentenced to prison.    KOMO-TV reported Friday that Michael Hart previously pleaded guilty to four counts of violation of a domestic violence court order, stalking, cyberstalking and six counts of disclosing intimate images. Hart was sentenced to a seven-year drug offender sentencing alternative under which he 

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  • Decades old nude run stirs new controversy

    Decades old nude run stirs new controversy

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-04-07 01:31:23 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. The Bare Buns Fun Run started in 1984 at a convention. Since then it’s become an annual event. KHQ did a story about this annual running event a quarter-century ago. In the time since the Bare Buns, Fun Run has become a worldwide event. With similar races taking place all over the world " from Scandinavia, England, and Italy," said Dave Smith. But the original was born in Loon Lake and takes place on the last Sunday of July. This year's race is quickly...

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    Spokane, Wash. The Bare Buns Fun Run started in 1984 at a convention. Since then it’s become an annual event. KHQ did a story about this annual running event a quarter-century ago. In the time since the Bare Buns, Fun Run has become a worldwide event. With similar races taking place all over the world " from Scandinavia, England, and Italy," said Dave Smith. But the original was born in Loon Lake and takes place on the last Sunday of July. This year's race is quickly...

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  • Police investigating possible murder of Redmond woman

    Police investigating possible murder of Redmond woman

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-04-05 02:29:49 GMT

    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say police are investigating the apparent murder of a 26-year-old woman found dead in her apartment in the Seattle suburb of Redmond.    The Seattle Times reports detectives found the body with "significant signs of violence" in the apartment around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say police are investigating the apparent murder of a 26-year-old woman found dead in her apartment in the Seattle suburb of Redmond.    The Seattle Times reports detectives found the body with "significant signs of violence" in the apartment around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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  • Coach arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with student

    Coach arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with student

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-04-04 23:14:49 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - An Ellensburg School District coach has been arrested on alleged sexual misconduct with a high school student.    The Ellensburg Police Department said on Facebook Wednesday that an investigation determined that a 26-year-old male coach had been in an inappropriate relationship with a female student since late 2016.

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    ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - An Ellensburg School District coach has been arrested on alleged sexual misconduct with a high school student.    The Ellensburg Police Department said on Facebook Wednesday that an investigation determined that a 26-year-old male coach had been in an inappropriate relationship with a female student since late 2016.

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  • Convicted felon tells Spokane Valley deputies 'unknown person' shot him in the leg

    Convicted felon tells Spokane Valley deputies 'unknown person' shot him in the leg

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-04-03 17:55:49 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 21-year-old Spokane Valley man was booked into jail Tuesday morning after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.  Just after 3:00 a.m., deputies responded to a home on 2nd Ave., just east of Thierman. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 21-year-old Spokane Valley man was booked into jail Tuesday morning after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.  Just after 3:00 a.m., deputies responded to a home on 2nd Ave., just east of Thierman. 

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  • 3 injured, one seriously, in I-90 crash east of Ritzville

    3 injured, one seriously, in I-90 crash east of Ritzville

    Sunday, April 1 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-04-01 23:36:50 GMT
    Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.

    RITZVILLE, Wash. - One person was airlifted and two others were injured after a crash on Interstate 90, east of Ritzville Sunday afternoon. Washington State Patrol said the crash happened in Adams County around 4 p.m. about 11 miles east of Ritzville.  Investigators say 35-year-old Everardo Andrade was  eastbound on I-90 in a Subaru Impreza when he drove onto the shoulder, overcorrected and left I-90.

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    RITZVILLE, Wash. - One person was airlifted and two others were injured after a crash on Interstate 90, east of Ritzville Sunday afternoon. Washington State Patrol said the crash happened in Adams County around 4 p.m. about 11 miles east of Ritzville.  Investigators say 35-year-old Everardo Andrade was  eastbound on I-90 in a Subaru Impreza when he drove onto the shoulder, overcorrected and left I-90.

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  • State: Casino worker preyed on addicts, laundered $1.5M

    State: Casino worker preyed on addicts, laundered $1.5M

    Saturday, March 31 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-03-31 19:10:40 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Gambling Commission says a couple suspected of providing $300,000 in loans to people with gambling problems at a Tukwila casino and then threatening them in order to collect the debt have been arrested.    The News Tribune reports the 45-year-old employee and her 27-year-old boyfriend are also charged with laundering about $1.5 million through Macau Casino.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Gambling Commission says a couple suspected of providing $300,000 in loans to people with gambling problems at a Tukwila casino and then threatening them in order to collect the debt have been arrested.    The News Tribune reports the 45-year-old employee and her 27-year-old boyfriend are also charged with laundering about $1.5 million through Macau Casino.

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  • Grant County deputies, K9s arrest two people after lengthy chase

    Grant County deputies, K9s arrest two people after lengthy chase

    Monday, March 26 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-03-26 21:27:26 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    ROYAL CITY, Wash. - Two people are in custody after being caught overnight after leading sheriff's deputies on a pursuit across eastern and central Grant County.  A sheriff's deputy started following a stolen vehicle around 12:20 a.m. near Road U-Southeast and Road 3-Southeast. Another deputy joined the chase, which reached speeds of 80 mph and traveled west through the central part of the county.

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    ROYAL CITY, Wash. - Two people are in custody after being caught overnight after leading sheriff's deputies on a pursuit across eastern and central Grant County.  A sheriff's deputy started following a stolen vehicle around 12:20 a.m. near Road U-Southeast and Road 3-Southeast. Another deputy joined the chase, which reached speeds of 80 mph and traveled west through the central part of the county.

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  • Driver arrested for DUI after busted speeding over 100 mph

    Driver arrested for DUI after busted speeding over 100 mph

    Thursday, March 22 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-03-23 00:48:08 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Spokane Valley K9 deputy Tyler Kullman spotted a truck with a loud muffler traveling south on Pines toward him. Deputies say the truck was obviously going much faster than the 35 mph posted speed limit. Deputy Kullman turned around to try to catch up with the speeding truck.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Spokane Valley K9 deputy Tyler Kullman spotted a truck with a loud muffler traveling south on Pines toward him. Deputies say the truck was obviously going much faster than the 35 mph posted speed limit. Deputy Kullman turned around to try to catch up with the speeding truck.

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  • Arrest made in House of Charity stabbing

    Arrest made in House of Charity stabbing

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-03-21 00:00:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say Downtown Neighborhood Conditions Officers following up on Monday's stabbing outside House of Charity were able to locate the suspect in front of the shelter on Tuesday. The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Dennis P. McElyea.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say Downtown Neighborhood Conditions Officers following up on Monday's stabbing outside House of Charity were able to locate the suspect in front of the shelter on Tuesday. The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Dennis P. McElyea.

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  • Man arrested for threatening Spokane Valley deputies with baseball bat

    Man arrested for threatening Spokane Valley deputies with baseball bat

    Monday, March 19 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-03-19 21:26:49 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley sheriff's deputies report a man was booked into jail on an assault charge for threatening deputies with a baseball bat Sunday morning near the intersection of Pines and Sprague. Spokane Valley deputies were called to the intersection after a citizen reported a suspicious man who was carrying a baseball bat, pacing back and forth, and walking in and out of the road.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley sheriff's deputies report a man was booked into jail on an assault charge for threatening deputies with a baseball bat Sunday morning near the intersection of Pines and Sprague. Spokane Valley deputies were called to the intersection after a citizen reported a suspicious man who was carrying a baseball bat, pacing back and forth, and walking in and out of the road.

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  • Sandpoint man hurt in Bonner County rollover crash

    Sandpoint man hurt in Bonner County rollover crash

    Sunday, March 11 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-03-11 17:17:31 GMT
    Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.

    DOVER, Idaho - Idaho State Police are investigating after a crash on Highway 2 in Bonner County Saturday night. Investigators say the crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. just outside of Dover. 38-year-old Jeff L. Chapman of Sandpoint was headed westbound in a 2015 Lexus 250 when he went off the road on the north shoulder.

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    DOVER, Idaho - Idaho State Police are investigating after a crash on Highway 2 in Bonner County Saturday night. Investigators say the crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. just outside of Dover. 38-year-old Jeff L. Chapman of Sandpoint was headed westbound in a 2015 Lexus 250 when he went off the road on the north shoulder.

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