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  • School bus hit by car while taking students home

    School bus hit by car while taking students home

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-09-21 04:21:45 GMT
    A school bus was hit by a car on the intersection of Joseph Avenue and Standard Street on Thursday. Nobody was hurt. All students were picked up from the scene of the accident by parents or guardians. The bus was taking Libby Center students home from school on Joseph Avenue. That's when a car hit the side of the bus while traveling on Standard Street, destroying the doors and stairs leading up to the vehicle's floor, according to a representative from Durham School Services.>>
    A school bus was hit by a car on the intersection of Joseph Avenue and Standard Street on Thursday. Nobody was hurt. All students were picked up from the scene of the accident by parents or guardians. The bus was taking Libby Center students home from school on Joseph Avenue. That's when a car hit the side of the bus while traveling on Standard Street, destroying the doors and stairs leading up to the vehicle's floor, according to a representative from Durham School Services.>>
  • School bus drops off kids over an hour late after driver was lost

    School bus drops off kids over an hour late after driver was lost

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-09-21 02:24:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Durham Bus Services has had a rough start to the school year. Less, than one week in, Durham had to answer for a bus driver who dropped off a kindergartner at the wrong bus stop. Then, they had to respond to parents' concerns about overcrowding on school buses. On Thursday, they were once again addressing a serious parent concern.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Durham Bus Services has had a rough start to the school year. Less, than one week in, Durham had to answer for a bus driver who dropped off a kindergartner at the wrong bus stop. Then, they had to respond to parents' concerns about overcrowding on school buses. On Thursday, they were once again addressing a serious parent concern.

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  • SVFD utilizes opioid hot spot chart to tackle overdose crisis

    SVFD utilizes opioid hot spot chart to tackle overdose crisis

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-09-21 01:51:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The frontlines of the opioid crisis aren't in giant cities. They're in your neighbor's backyard. A man sent KHQ a video today, saying he watched his neighbor overdose. And then be rescued. All over the course of an afternoon. "I think there's a lack of understanding in the seriousness of an overdose, and how quickly death can develop," Rich Llewellyn, Division Chief of Medical Services for the Spokane Valley Fire Department, said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The frontlines of the opioid crisis aren't in giant cities. They're in your neighbor's backyard. A man sent KHQ a video today, saying he watched his neighbor overdose. And then be rescued. All over the course of an afternoon. "I think there's a lack of understanding in the seriousness of an overdose, and how quickly death can develop," Rich Llewellyn, Division Chief of Medical Services for the Spokane Valley Fire Department, said. 

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  • U.S. Army vet, Spokane firefighter running for mayor

    U.S. Army vet, Spokane firefighter running for mayor

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-09-21 01:24:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Shawn Poole isn't a career politician. In fact, he calls himself a "working class, knuckle-dragging firefighter," who has spent his entire life as a public servant. "Civil servitude is about giving back to the community," said Poole. "And my entire adult life I've been a servant." Poole is running for mayor of Spokane. The 54-year-old believes voters will relate to his working class attitude. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Shawn Poole isn't a career politician. In fact, he calls himself a "working class, knuckle-dragging firefighter," who has spent his entire life as a public servant. "Civil servitude is about giving back to the community," said Poole. "And my entire adult life I've been a servant." Poole is running for mayor of Spokane. The 54-year-old believes voters will relate to his working class attitude. 

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  • Spokane equestrian rider's Olympic dream hits snag after false sponsorship

    Spokane equestrian rider's Olympic dream hits snag after false sponsorship

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:54:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cheyenne doesn't have a lot of luxuries in life. But one thing she does have is her horse, Benjamin. "I've started riding him in January, and we've built on from there," Cheyenne Clark said. Cheyenne is part of Team Legacy. One of the many equestrian clubs organized by Hearts and Horses, a non-profit, with the mission of giving underprivileged kids the chance to ride. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cheyenne doesn't have a lot of luxuries in life. But one thing she does have is her horse, Benjamin. "I've started riding him in January, and we've built on from there," Cheyenne Clark said. Cheyenne is part of Team Legacy. One of the many equestrian clubs organized by Hearts and Horses, a non-profit, with the mission of giving underprivileged kids the chance to ride. 

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  • Detectives identify woman found in Spokane River

    Detectives identify woman found in Spokane River

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:35:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Detectives have identified the woman found in the Spokane River September 15 just hours after releasing a rending of what she may have looked like. Detectives continue to work to determine what occurred prior to her death.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Detectives have identified the woman found in the Spokane River September 15 just hours after releasing a rending of what she may have looked like. Detectives continue to work to determine what occurred prior to her death.

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  • Hayden students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    Hayden students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:04:30 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground.

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  • Reward offered for information on North Monroe vandalism

    Reward offered for information on North Monroe vandalism

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:52:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Within 24 hours of its completion, a community mural in the North Monroe Business District was vandalized with graffiti. Spokane Police are seeking information related to the tagging of the mural, located on North Monroe Street, just north of W. Cora Ave. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Within 24 hours of its completion, a community mural in the North Monroe Business District was vandalized with graffiti. Spokane Police are seeking information related to the tagging of the mural, located on North Monroe Street, just north of W. Cora Ave. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

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  • WATCH: Town hall event with McMorris Rodgers, Brown

    WATCH: Town hall event with McMorris Rodgers, Brown

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:46:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday night KHQ and the Spokesman Review will hosted a town hall candidate forum with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top ranking female GOP member in the house, and her democratic rival, former state Sen. Lisa Brown. You can rewatch our coverage of the debate below:

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday night KHQ and the Spokesman Review will hosted a town hall candidate forum with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top ranking female GOP member in the house, and her democratic rival, former state Sen. Lisa Brown. You can rewatch our coverage of the debate below:

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  • Health advisory issued for Moses Lake due to toxic algae

    Health advisory issued for Moses Lake due to toxic algae

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:20:08 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. -  The Grant County Health District is now advising the public to avoid contact with Moses Lake in all areas after samples came back with high toxin levels for blue-green algae. Samples were taken Monday from Blue Heron Park, Montlake Park, Connelly Park and the Sand Dunes to test the spread of blue-green algae. GCHD says it's likely blue-green algae is present in all parts of Moses Lake.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. -  The Grant County Health District is now advising the public to avoid contact with Moses Lake in all areas after samples came back with high toxin levels for blue-green algae. Samples were taken Monday from Blue Heron Park, Montlake Park, Connelly Park and the Sand Dunes to test the spread of blue-green algae. GCHD says it's likely blue-green algae is present in all parts of Moses Lake.

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  • Former Warden substitute teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    Former Warden substitute teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-09-20 22:44:41 GMT

    WARDEN, Wash. -  A former Warden substitute teacher accused of recording videos under a nine-year-old girl's dress in class was arrested on Wednesday and later turned over to custody of the FBI. Warden Police arrested Michael Leavitt on a federal warrant for receipt and possession of child pornography, and later turned over to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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    WARDEN, Wash. -  A former Warden substitute teacher accused of recording videos under a nine-year-old girl's dress in class was arrested on Wednesday and later turned over to custody of the FBI. Warden Police arrested Michael Leavitt on a federal warrant for receipt and possession of child pornography, and later turned over to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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  • Spokane Deputies take possibly suicidal man into protective custody

    Spokane Deputies take possibly suicidal man into protective custody

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-09-20 22:09:23 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies successfully negotiated with a possibly suicidal male Wednesday night in south Spokane County. On Wednesday around 8:15 p.m., Deputies responded to a call of a male known to be carrying a pistol, reportedly depressed and stating he was going to end his life. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies successfully negotiated with a possibly suicidal male Wednesday night in south Spokane County. On Wednesday around 8:15 p.m., Deputies responded to a call of a male known to be carrying a pistol, reportedly depressed and stating he was going to end his life. 

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  • Level III sex offender moving to Spokane area

    Level III sex offender moving to Spokane area

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-20 18:40:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a level 3 sex offender is being released in the Spokane area. John M. Rupert, 46,  was convicted in January 1990 of indecent liberties.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a level 3 sex offender is being released in the Spokane area. John M. Rupert, 46,  was convicted in January 1990 of indecent liberties.

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  • Jordan staffer left over campaign's ties to tribal PAC

    Jordan staffer left over campaign's ties to tribal PAC

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-09-20 18:21:19 GMT
    Courtesy: Jordan for Governor - FacebookCourtesy: Jordan for Governor - Facebook

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign has been fundraising for a new federal political action committee known as a "super PAC" since May, prompting the resignation of a top campaign staffer.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign has been fundraising for a new federal political action committee known as a "super PAC" since May, prompting the resignation of a top campaign staffer.

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  • Canada police chase man bypassing US border crossing

    Canada police chase man bypassing US border crossing

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:57:49 GMT

    BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a police chase ensued at the northern U.S. border crossing after a man in a truck fled from Washington state to Vancouver, B.C. without stopping for international travel processing.    The Bellingham Herald reports that the unidentified man in his 20s in a blue Ford pickup truck with Oregon plates bypassed the Peace Arch border crossing Saturday morning.

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    BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a police chase ensued at the northern U.S. border crossing after a man in a truck fled from Washington state to Vancouver, B.C. without stopping for international travel processing.    The Bellingham Herald reports that the unidentified man in his 20s in a blue Ford pickup truck with Oregon plates bypassed the Peace Arch border crossing Saturday morning.

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  • Report: Washington unemployment rate lowest in 42 years

    Report: Washington unemployment rate lowest in 42 years

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:55:34 GMT
    The jobless rate in Washington rose slightly in December to 6.3 percentThe jobless rate in Washington rose slightly in December to 6.3 percent

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A recent report shows Washington's unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month - the lowest rate for August since 1976.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A recent report shows Washington's unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month - the lowest rate for August since 1976.

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  • Spokane man booked into Kooenai County Jail for 21st time

    Spokane man booked into Kooenai County Jail for 21st time

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:51:49 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports a 39-year-old man from Spokane was booked into the Kootenai County Jail for the 21st time on Wednesday. Deputies arrested Anthony K. Thompson for a felony escape from community custody warrant and possession of stolen property.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports a 39-year-old man from Spokane was booked into the Kootenai County Jail for the 21st time on Wednesday. Deputies arrested Anthony K. Thompson for a felony escape from community custody warrant and possession of stolen property.

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  • Spokane Valley man tries to run from deputies on bike, doesn't get far

    Spokane Valley man tries to run from deputies on bike, doesn't get far

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-09-20 16:59:31 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - You should never run from deputies, but it's an especially bad idea to do it on a bicycle. Just after 10 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Chris Giacomini tried to stop a man on a bike for an equipment violation near Sprague and Locust. Instead of stopping for the fully marked patrol car with lights activated, the man, later identified as 41-year-old Victor L. Oles, continued on his way.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - You should never run from deputies, but it's an especially bad idea to do it on a bicycle. Just after 10 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Chris Giacomini tried to stop a man on a bike for an equipment violation near Sprague and Locust. Instead of stopping for the fully marked patrol car with lights activated, the man, later identified as 41-year-old Victor L. Oles, continued on his way.

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  • Convicted Idaho dog killer arrested in Washington

    Convicted Idaho dog killer arrested in Washington

    Thursday, September 20 2018 3:55 AM EDT2018-09-20 07:55:33 GMT

    A man convicted for killing a dog in Kootenai County was arrested by the Okanogan County deputies on Friday. Austin Stephen Matott was released from jail on a $25,000 on Tuesday. He was pulled over for a routine traffic stop a few days beforehand. Matott was wanted in Idaho for skipping his sentencing hearing last month, August 7. He was found guilty of two charges of animal abuse and cruelty. A jury found Matott responsible for killing a corgi-heeler mix named Hank, who was...

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    A man convicted for killing a dog in Kootenai County was arrested by the Okanogan County deputies on Friday. Austin Stephen Matott was released from jail on a $25,000 on Tuesday. He was pulled over for a routine traffic stop a few days beforehand. Matott was wanted in Idaho for skipping his sentencing hearing last month, August 7. He was found guilty of two charges of animal abuse and cruelty. A jury found Matott responsible for killing a corgi-heeler mix named Hank, who was...

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  • Freeman delivers care packages in remembrance of Strahan

    Freeman delivers care packages in remembrance of Strahan

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-09-20 06:13:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Freeman strong. It's been just past a year since a young man opened fire in Freeman High School, killing one student and injuring three others. In that time, students and staff have come a long way in healing and today was another step in that direction. Today, students worked to give back. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Freeman strong. It's been just past a year since a young man opened fire in Freeman High School, killing one student and injuring three others. In that time, students and staff have come a long way in healing and today was another step in that direction. Today, students worked to give back. 

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  • Elementary school kids go to great lengths to protect flag in Hayden

    Elementary school kids go to great lengths to protect flag in Hayden

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-09-20 06:12:50 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - An act of patriotism is going viral online after a Hayden mom caught it on camera. Our viewer Amanda sent us the photo she took at Hayden Meadows Elementary School. She says while she was waiting to pick up her children from school, she saw the trio of kids taking down the flag.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - An act of patriotism is going viral online after a Hayden mom caught it on camera. Our viewer Amanda sent us the photo she took at Hayden Meadows Elementary School. She says while she was waiting to pick up her children from school, she saw the trio of kids taking down the flag.

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  • Honda Accord, Civic top list of most-stolen cars in Washington

    Honda Accord, Civic top list of most-stolen cars in Washington

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-09-20 06:12:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Is your car at a greater risk of being stolen? A new report shows the top ten cars in Washington that owners need to start taking extra precautions tonight. Washington may have dropped 6 percent in auto thefts this year, but from last September, to right now, over 1,200 cars have been reported stolen.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Is your car at a greater risk of being stolen? A new report shows the top ten cars in Washington that owners need to start taking extra precautions tonight. Washington may have dropped 6 percent in auto thefts this year, but from last September, to right now, over 1,200 cars have been reported stolen.

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  • Cover-up in Pullman? Documents allege concerns about Gesser were known more than a month prior to investigation

    Cover-up in Pullman? Documents allege concerns about Gesser were known more than a month prior to investigation

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-09-20 06:11:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following a sexual misconduct investigation centered on former WSU quarterback, Jason Gesser, there are questions about who knew what and when. According to documents obtained by KHQ, legendary Cougs quarterback, Jack Thompson, told a WSU employee to "stay in your lane" when concerns about Gesser were brought forward. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following a sexual misconduct investigation centered on former WSU quarterback, Jason Gesser, there are questions about who knew what and when. According to documents obtained by KHQ, legendary Cougs quarterback, Jack Thompson, told a WSU employee to "stay in your lane" when concerns about Gesser were brought forward. 

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  • Idaho governor appoints John Judge as district judge

    Idaho governor appoints John Judge as district judge

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:40:54 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter on Wednesday appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to the Idaho Supreme Court. The Second Judicial District is based in Moscow.    

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter on Wednesday appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to the Idaho Supreme Court. The Second Judicial District is based in Moscow.    

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  • Settlement reached over worker safety at Hanford site

    Settlement reached over worker safety at Hanford site

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:17:38 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. - The federal government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Energy will test new technology to capture and destroy dangerous vapors that escape from nuclear waste storage tanks.

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    RICHLAND, Wash. - The federal government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Energy will test new technology to capture and destroy dangerous vapors that escape from nuclear waste storage tanks.

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  • Financial Jargon: What the HELOC? (sponsored)

    Financial Jargon: What the HELOC? (sponsored)

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:40:46 GMT

    The financial world is brimming with acronyms and baffling terms. Here's a guide to some of the worst offenders. Excited about your new bridge loan? We regret to inform you: You don't get a bridge. Also disappointing: Your balloon payment will be less fun than it sounds. Don't even get us started about liquid money. Jargon is confusing, by definition. The financial world has its own set of cryptic words and phrases, and yet, it's important to know the differences among your mortga...

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    The financial world is brimming with acronyms and baffling terms. Here's a guide to some of the worst offenders. Excited about your new bridge loan? We regret to inform you: You don't get a bridge. Also disappointing: Your balloon payment will be less fun than it sounds. Don't even get us started about liquid money. Jargon is confusing, by definition. The financial world has its own set of cryptic words and phrases, and yet, it's important to know the differences among your mortga...

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  • SUV serves to avoid deer, shears Clarkston power pole in half

    SUV serves to avoid deer, shears Clarkston power pole in half

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:02:11 GMT

    CLARKSTON, Wash. - Early Wednesday morning, a small SUV swerved to avoid a deer in Clarkston and hit a power pole, shearing it in half and knocking out power for many residents. Asotin County firefighters responded to the scene around 3:20 a.m. The two people inside the SUV were not injured in the wreck.

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    CLARKSTON, Wash. - Early Wednesday morning, a small SUV swerved to avoid a deer in Clarkston and hit a power pole, shearing it in half and knocking out power for many residents. Asotin County firefighters responded to the scene around 3:20 a.m. The two people inside the SUV were not injured in the wreck.

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  • Deputies search for Lind man who hit nephew in head with stick

    Deputies search for Lind man who hit nephew in head with stick

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:47:58 GMT

    LIND, Wash. - Adams County deputies are searching for a man who assaulted his nephew Tuesday night. Just after 7 p.m., deputies responded to 305 E. 5th Street in Lind for an assault report. Investigators learned that Charles Russel Erdman had left the scene after hitting his 25-year-old nephew over the head with a large wooden stick, causing swelling and bruising.

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    LIND, Wash. - Adams County deputies are searching for a man who assaulted his nephew Tuesday night. Just after 7 p.m., deputies responded to 305 E. 5th Street in Lind for an assault report. Investigators learned that Charles Russel Erdman had left the scene after hitting his 25-year-old nephew over the head with a large wooden stick, causing swelling and bruising.

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  • Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal

    Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-09-19 16:43:18 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One.    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the new schedule for deliberations on Tuesday, saying they may not be ready to make a decision on the sale by mid-December.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One.    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the new schedule for deliberations on Tuesday, saying they may not be ready to make a decision on the sale by mid-December.

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  • Public weighs in on smelter proposal near Newport

    Public weighs in on smelter proposal near Newport

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:51 AM EDT2018-09-19 05:51:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The first of four public meetings on the potential construction of a smelter near Newport began Tuesday. About a hundred people filed into the Spokane Convention Center for a multi-part forum that began with a brief presentation by Grant Pfifer, the director of Spokane's Department of Ecology, followed by an opportunity for public comments.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The first of four public meetings on the potential construction of a smelter near Newport began Tuesday. About a hundred people filed into the Spokane Convention Center for a multi-part forum that began with a brief presentation by Grant Pfifer, the director of Spokane's Department of Ecology, followed by an opportunity for public comments.

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  • Council overturns veto of Spokane sustainable energy measure

    Council overturns veto of Spokane sustainable energy measure

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-09-19 05:32:24 GMT
    The three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane todayThe three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane today

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane City Council has quashed the mayor's veto of an ordinance that would push the city to reach fully sustainable energy by 2030.    The Spokesman-Review reports the council overturned Mayor David Condon's veto Monday by a vote of 6 to 1.    The ordinance would create a sustainability committee to develop a plan with local utilities to achieve the energy goal.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane City Council has quashed the mayor's veto of an ordinance that would push the city to reach fully sustainable energy by 2030.    The Spokesman-Review reports the council overturned Mayor David Condon's veto Monday by a vote of 6 to 1.    The ordinance would create a sustainability committee to develop a plan with local utilities to achieve the energy goal.

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  • Former WSU Volleyball player files official complaint against Jason Gesser

    Former WSU Volleyball player files official complaint against Jason Gesser

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:59:44 GMT

    A former volleyball player for Washington State University says Jason Gesser made sexual advances toward her during a charity event for the athletic department. "I thought I did something wrong, I thought that I could hurt their family," said Alyssa Wold-Bodeau. "So I chose to hide it, I chose to bury it, and I thought if it was just me and I only knew about it I could just deal with it and move on to protect them." Wold- Bodeau told the Spokesman-Review that Ges...

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    A former volleyball player for Washington State University says Jason Gesser made sexual advances toward her during a charity event for the athletic department. "I thought I did something wrong, I thought that I could hurt their family," said Alyssa Wold-Bodeau. "So I chose to hide it, I chose to bury it, and I thought if it was just me and I only knew about it I could just deal with it and move on to protect them." Wold- Bodeau told the Spokesman-Review that Ges...

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  • Democratic candidate Lisa Brown kicks off college campus tour

    Democratic candidate Lisa Brown kicks off college campus tour

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:16:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With just one day before Wednesday's town hall with Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Democratic candidate Lisa Brown spent Tuesday studying with staff and preparing. But she's also going back to school, quite literally, in search of new supporters at our area's college campuses.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With just one day before Wednesday's town hall with Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Democratic candidate Lisa Brown spent Tuesday studying with staff and preparing. But she's also going back to school, quite literally, in search of new supporters at our area's college campuses.

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  • Spokane Police say missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe

    Spokane Police say missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:43:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say Rebeka Foubert has been found and is safe Tuesday evening.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say Rebeka Foubert has been found and is safe Tuesday evening.

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  • Spokane sex trafficking victim gets second chance as shop owner

    Spokane sex trafficking victim gets second chance as shop owner

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:42:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - From the outside, the Repeat Boutique looks like a lot of other thrift shops in Spokane.  Inside, some might describe the stuff for sale as old, used, discarded garbage -- but store manager CJ Curtis sees its potential. And just like the goods in her shop, CJ is on her way to a new life, one far from the one she once lived. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - From the outside, the Repeat Boutique looks like a lot of other thrift shops in Spokane.  Inside, some might describe the stuff for sale as old, used, discarded garbage -- but store manager CJ Curtis sees its potential. And just like the goods in her shop, CJ is on her way to a new life, one far from the one she once lived. 

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  • Another video shows man dangerously near Yellowstone spring

    Another video shows man dangerously near Yellowstone spring

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:18:17 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. - A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.    Video taken by Kelly Kosciuk, of Savannah, Georgia, and shared by ABC FOX Montana , appears to show the same man taking a shoe off next to Beryl Spring, one of Yellowstone's hottest springs.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. - A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.    Video taken by Kelly Kosciuk, of Savannah, Georgia, and shared by ABC FOX Montana , appears to show the same man taking a shoe off next to Beryl Spring, one of Yellowstone's hottest springs.

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  • Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Gesser resigns as Assistant Athletic Director at WSU

    Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Gesser resigns as Assistant Athletic Director at WSU

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:59:44 GMT
    A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Assistant Athletic Director and former Washington State University quarterback has resigned from the university. Gesser forwarded his letter of resignation to KHQ. You can read it below: Effective immediately, please accept my resignation as Assistant Athletic Director at Washington State University.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Assistant Athletic Director and former Washington State University quarterback has resigned from the university. Gesser forwarded his letter of resignation to KHQ. You can read it below: Effective immediately, please accept my resignation as Assistant Athletic Director at Washington State University.

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  • Local veterans lend a helping hand after Hurricane Florence

    Local veterans lend a helping hand after Hurricane Florence

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:24:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When disaster strikes, the Veterans Community Response Team is there to help. For Andy Hail and Matthew Litten, disaster zones are where they feel most at home. "It gives men like us the opportunity and the hope in life that there is something more we can do," Litten said. They are part of a team of four that are packing their bags, and heading to Hurricane Florence Wednesday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When disaster strikes, the Veterans Community Response Team is there to help. For Andy Hail and Matthew Litten, disaster zones are where they feel most at home. "It gives men like us the opportunity and the hope in life that there is something more we can do," Litten said. They are part of a team of four that are packing their bags, and heading to Hurricane Florence Wednesday.

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  • Dine for a Difference event offers lunch for a good cause

    Dine for a Difference event offers lunch for a good cause

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:05:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dining for a difference -- Tuesday at the River Park Square Mall, Twigs and Tortilla Union held a special event to give back to our community. During their Dine for a Difference lunch, the restaurants donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and the Spokane Humane Society.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dining for a difference -- Tuesday at the River Park Square Mall, Twigs and Tortilla Union held a special event to give back to our community. During their Dine for a Difference lunch, the restaurants donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and the Spokane Humane Society.

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  • Residents, businesses willing to help Post Falls families affected by pond prank

    Residents, businesses willing to help Post Falls families affected by pond prank

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:34:17 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - When you walk around the Koi Gardens, you feel like you’re in a sanctuary. It’s lunchtime and the supple fish swim around a little slower when the weather gets colder. “They are so social and friendly,” Jennifer Vue said. Vue, the sales manager at Koi Gardens, couldn't believe what happened to Ethan Litz and his neighbors.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - When you walk around the Koi Gardens, you feel like you’re in a sanctuary. It’s lunchtime and the supple fish swim around a little slower when the weather gets colder. “They are so social and friendly,” Jennifer Vue said. Vue, the sales manager at Koi Gardens, couldn't believe what happened to Ethan Litz and his neighbors.

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  • Kootenai County deputies searching people of interest in Hayden Walmart theft

    Kootenai County deputies searching people of interest in Hayden Walmart theft

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:01:51 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying two people seen on surveillance video. Deputies say the two people are persons of interest in a theft that happened at the Hayden Walmart on September 1. Both left in a white Ford pickup with a toolbox and a cab protector.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying two people seen on surveillance video. Deputies say the two people are persons of interest in a theft that happened at the Hayden Walmart on September 1. Both left in a white Ford pickup with a toolbox and a cab protector.

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  • Woman shot while serving eviction notice in Renton; suspect in custody

    Woman shot while serving eviction notice in Renton; suspect in custody

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:49:10 GMT

    RENTON, Wash. - Authorities say a woman who was serving an eviction notice in the Seattle suburb of Renton was shot.    The Renton Police Department said on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that officers responded to a shooting near Highlands Elementary School.    Renton Fire officials say the 40-year-old woman was at an apartment complex serving an eviction notice when the home's occupant began firing at her.

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    RENTON, Wash. - Authorities say a woman who was serving an eviction notice in the Seattle suburb of Renton was shot.    The Renton Police Department said on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that officers responded to a shooting near Highlands Elementary School.    Renton Fire officials say the 40-year-old woman was at an apartment complex serving an eviction notice when the home's occupant began firing at her.

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  • $135M in funding OK'd for Seattle Mariners ballpark

    $135M in funding OK'd for Seattle Mariners ballpark

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:41:43 GMT

    SEATTLE - Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.    The funding package narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote on Monday.

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    SEATTLE - Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.    The funding package narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote on Monday.

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  • State marksman kills wolf from pack in northeast Washington

    State marksman kills wolf from pack in northeast Washington

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:31:32 GMT
    One wolf killed so farOne wolf killed so far

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A marksman with Washington state has shot and killed a young member of a wolf pack that was targeted because it attacked cattle in northeast Washington.    The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday that a wolf from the so-called Old Profanity Territory was shot from a helicopter Sunday.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A marksman with Washington state has shot and killed a young member of a wolf pack that was targeted because it attacked cattle in northeast Washington.    The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday that a wolf from the so-called Old Profanity Territory was shot from a helicopter Sunday.

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  • Improperly discarded cigarette caused fatal Spokane apartment fire

    Improperly discarded cigarette caused fatal Spokane apartment fire

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:26:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department say improperly discarded smoking materials caused last week's fatal apartment fire. Just after 1 a.m. on Friday, September 14, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 4100 block of N. Cook St. and found flames coming from a second story window.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department say improperly discarded smoking materials caused last week's fatal apartment fire. Just after 1 a.m. on Friday, September 14, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 4100 block of N. Cook St. and found flames coming from a second story window.

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  • Spokane looking for woman who used stolen debit card

    Spokane looking for woman who used stolen debit card

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:17:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a woman involved in an attempted forgery. The woman is believed to have tried to use the victim's debit card in late June after a burglary at the victim's home. Just after 5 a.m. on June 29, officers responded to a house in the 100 block of east Wedgewood for a report of a burglary.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a woman involved in an attempted forgery. The woman is believed to have tried to use the victim's debit card in late June after a burglary at the victim's home. Just after 5 a.m. on June 29, officers responded to a house in the 100 block of east Wedgewood for a report of a burglary.

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  • Former Spokane resident enduring Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

    Former Spokane resident enduring Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-09-18 06:31:21 GMT

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - Nicholas Newell moved from Spokane to North Carolina in 2015. He knew he was in for some big changes and adjustments, but Hurricane Florence wasn't quite in his forecast at that point. It is now. Well, it was. Newell is among thousands of residents stuck in the Wilmington area, where all roadways are blocked off both ways due to flooding.

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    WILMINGTON, N.C. - Nicholas Newell moved from Spokane to North Carolina in 2015. He knew he was in for some big changes and adjustments, but Hurricane Florence wasn't quite in his forecast at that point. It is now. Well, it was. Newell is among thousands of residents stuck in the Wilmington area, where all roadways are blocked off both ways due to flooding.

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  • Police: Man killed by Cheney officers planned death

    Police: Man killed by Cheney officers planned death

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-09-18 05:27:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Court documents indicate that a man who was killed by Cheney police officers earlier this month had reported himself to police the evening of the shooting. The Spokesman-Review reports 40-year-old Steve Anderson was shot by three officers in a grocery store parking lot after police say he was wielding a knife and moved toward officers. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Court documents indicate that a man who was killed by Cheney police officers earlier this month had reported himself to police the evening of the shooting. The Spokesman-Review reports 40-year-old Steve Anderson was shot by three officers in a grocery store parking lot after police say he was wielding a knife and moved toward officers. 

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  • Bobcat spotted in Nine Mile Falls neighborhood

    Bobcat spotted in Nine Mile Falls neighborhood

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-09-18 03:52:08 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A bobcat sighting has startled neighbors in Nine Mile Falls. Matt Fetcho, however, was not startled – he’s the man who took video of the large cat which was sitting about 30 feet from his back door Sunday morning. The Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the video is indeed showing a bobcat. It was spotted on Rutter Pkwy just north of Riverside State Park. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A bobcat sighting has startled neighbors in Nine Mile Falls. Matt Fetcho, however, was not startled – he’s the man who took video of the large cat which was sitting about 30 feet from his back door Sunday morning. The Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the video is indeed showing a bobcat. It was spotted on Rutter Pkwy just north of Riverside State Park. 

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  • Vandals' soapy pond prank kills Post Fall family's expensive fish

    Vandals' soapy pond prank kills Post Fall family's expensive fish

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-09-18 01:39:18 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - That's the question a Post Falls neighborhood is asking afte vandals threw laundry detergent into their ponds, killing expensive fish and ruining yards. Sunday morning, Ethan Litz and his family woke up to the suds. "Two people came around through the neighborhood and threw Tide pods in our pond and our neighbors pond," Litz said. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - That's the question a Post Falls neighborhood is asking afte vandals threw laundry detergent into their ponds, killing expensive fish and ruining yards. Sunday morning, Ethan Litz and his family woke up to the suds. "Two people came around through the neighborhood and threw Tide pods in our pond and our neighbors pond," Litz said. 

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  • Police impersonator attempts to pull over Spokane woman

    Police impersonator attempts to pull over Spokane woman

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:45:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He told me to pull over, and my jaw just dropped," a Spokane woman, who says a fake police officer tried to pull her over, doesn't want to be named. In fear, this could happen again. "It really scared me and kind of threw me off that night. I don't even want to drive by myself anymore," she said. She tells me that she was driving around North Spokane at night on her way home from work. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He told me to pull over, and my jaw just dropped," a Spokane woman, who says a fake police officer tried to pull her over, doesn't want to be named. In fear, this could happen again. "It really scared me and kind of threw me off that night. I don't even want to drive by myself anymore," she said. She tells me that she was driving around North Spokane at night on her way home from work. 

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  • Local girl battling cancer surprised by favorite princess

    Local girl battling cancer surprised by favorite princess

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:34:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The hospital can be a scary place for kids, machines and wires everywhere. The oncology wing at Sacred Heart does their best to decorate their halls, and today, during national childhood cancer awareness month, Kaya got to see those decorations come to life. "She wasn't expecting it because this is just one of our regular hospital visits," Jingle Gorton said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The hospital can be a scary place for kids, machines and wires everywhere. The oncology wing at Sacred Heart does their best to decorate their halls, and today, during national childhood cancer awareness month, Kaya got to see those decorations come to life. "She wasn't expecting it because this is just one of our regular hospital visits," Jingle Gorton said. 

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  • Historic home will set sail across Lake Coeur d'Alene Wednesday

    Historic home will set sail across Lake Coeur d'Alene Wednesday

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:26:53 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - As she gets ready for her maiden voyage, the "White House" is already off its foundation. The 115-year old home, located on the Orchard Ridge property, was home to the Coeur d'Alene College president. In 1903, the college opened up and by 1917 it folded when college co-eds went to serve their country in World War I. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - As she gets ready for her maiden voyage, the "White House" is already off its foundation. The 115-year old home, located on the Orchard Ridge property, was home to the Coeur d'Alene College president. In 1903, the college opened up and by 1917 it folded when college co-eds went to serve their country in World War I. 

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  • Robbery suspect identified by Spokane County detectives; already incarcerated

    Robbery suspect identified by Spokane County detectives; already incarcerated

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:19:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force Detectives have identified the suspect from a robbery of a North Point Mini-Storage in July. Scott Huston, 38, is already being held in the Spokane County Jail for several unrelated felony charges, and now faces several additional felony charges in connection with the robbery investigation.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force Detectives have identified the suspect from a robbery of a North Point Mini-Storage in July. Scott Huston, 38, is already being held in the Spokane County Jail for several unrelated felony charges, and now faces several additional felony charges in connection with the robbery investigation.

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  • WSU fraternity arson suspect arrested in Cheney

    WSU fraternity arson suspect arrested in Cheney

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-09-17 23:25:44 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. -  Pullman Police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday suspected of arson in connection to the fires that were ignited around a Washington State University fraternity house. Detectives developed leads using surveillance video and interviews with Theta Chi members. That led to the arrest of 19-year-old Isaac DePaolo in Cheney with assistance from Eastern Washington University and Cheney Police.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. -  Pullman Police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday suspected of arson in connection to the fires that were ignited around a Washington State University fraternity house. Detectives developed leads using surveillance video and interviews with Theta Chi members. That led to the arrest of 19-year-old Isaac DePaolo in Cheney with assistance from Eastern Washington University and Cheney Police.

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  • Detectives working to identify body found in Spokane River

    Detectives working to identify body found in Spokane River

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-09-17 23:01:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are working together to try to identify the dead woman found in the Spokane River over the weekend. They're asking for the public's help.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are working together to try to identify the dead woman found in the Spokane River over the weekend. They're asking for the public's help.

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  • Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

    Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:31:05 GMT
    Ratha Grimes / CC BY 2.0Ratha Grimes / CC BY 2.0

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 in Pasco.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 in Pasco.    

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  • WSU investigating formal complaint of sexual misconduct against former QB Jason Gesser

    WSU investigating formal complaint of sexual misconduct against former QB Jason Gesser

    Monday, September 17 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-09-17 21:30:30 GMT
    A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University says it is investigating after it received a new complaint about former quarterback Jason Gesser from an employee of the WSU Athletics Department. President Kirk Schulz, Director of Athletics Pat Chun and Kimberly Anderson, Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity issued the following statement on Monday.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University says it is investigating after it received a new complaint about former quarterback Jason Gesser from an employee of the WSU Athletics Department. President Kirk Schulz, Director of Athletics Pat Chun and Kimberly Anderson, Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity issued the following statement on Monday.

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  • Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law

    Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law

    Monday, September 17 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-09-17 18:34:34 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series "Stranger Things" and the movie "How It Ends."    The Great Falls Tribune reported Friday Sean R. Heavey of Glasgow filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series "Stranger Things" and the movie "How It Ends."    The Great Falls Tribune reported Friday Sean R. Heavey of Glasgow filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.

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  • Job alert: Spokane International Airport is hiring winter workers

    Job alert: Spokane International Airport is hiring winter workers

    Monday, September 17 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-09-17 18:29:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you are looking for a job this winter, the Spokane International Airport has multiple openings for winter overhires to help out when inclement weather impacts the airport.  They are looking for candidates who have a high school diploma or GED, and have two years of experience operating heavy equipment.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you are looking for a job this winter, the Spokane International Airport has multiple openings for winter overhires to help out when inclement weather impacts the airport.  They are looking for candidates who have a high school diploma or GED, and have two years of experience operating heavy equipment.

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  • Report: Olympia woman refuses to pull over for WSP trooper because she drives a Prius

    Report: Olympia woman refuses to pull over for WSP trooper because she drives a Prius

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:45:44 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. - An Olympia woman wouldn't pull over for a Washington State Patrol trooper because she drives a Prius, according to an arrest report.

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    MARYSVILLE, Wash. - An Olympia woman wouldn't pull over for a Washington State Patrol trooper because she drives a Prius, according to an arrest report.

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  • WSU making good progress is reducing budget deficit

    WSU making good progress is reducing budget deficit

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-09-17 16:36:22 GMT
    A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University is making a good start on its three-year plan to erase a $30 million annual operating deficit.    The school said Monday that it reduced is deficit by $22 million in fiscal 2018, surpassing its goal by $12 million.    The school had planned to cut its operating deficit by more than $10 million per year.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University is making a good start on its three-year plan to erase a $30 million annual operating deficit.    The school said Monday that it reduced is deficit by $22 million in fiscal 2018, surpassing its goal by $12 million.    The school had planned to cut its operating deficit by more than $10 million per year.

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  • Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing

    Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:26:19 GMT

    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - The widespread district-level teacher strikes in Washington state may be coming to an end.    Tumwater School District teachers said on Sunday that they have reached a tentative agreement with the school system.    A vote to confirm will be held Monday morning with school expected to resume as early as Tuesday for most students.

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    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - The widespread district-level teacher strikes in Washington state may be coming to an end.    Tumwater School District teachers said on Sunday that they have reached a tentative agreement with the school system.    A vote to confirm will be held Monday morning with school expected to resume as early as Tuesday for most students.

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  • 1 person dead after officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla

    1 person dead after officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:22:36 GMT

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Police say one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla.    Three Walla Walla Police Department officers were placed on administrative leave after the fatal officer-involved shooting Sunday night.    The Walla Walla Police Department says the officers were responding to a report of a suicidal person armed with a firearm.  

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    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Police say one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla.    Three Walla Walla Police Department officers were placed on administrative leave after the fatal officer-involved shooting Sunday night.    The Walla Walla Police Department says the officers were responding to a report of a suicidal person armed with a firearm.  

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  • Trial set for teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

    Trial set for teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:38:16 GMT

    PRESTON, Idaho - A southeast Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month.    The Idaho State Journal reports that prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to move the trial of science teacher Robert Crosland outside of Franklin County.

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    PRESTON, Idaho - A southeast Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month.    The Idaho State Journal reports that prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to move the trial of science teacher Robert Crosland outside of Franklin County.

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  • One person dead after officer involved shooting in Walla Walla

    One person dead after officer involved shooting in Walla Walla

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-09-17 05:57:45 GMT

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - At 7:15 pm on September 16, 2018 Walla Walla Police Officers were dispatched to the 1400 blk of W Pine in response to the report of a suicidal person, armed with a firearm.  When officers arrived, they found the individual inside a vehicle.  After a short pursuit the individual stopped the vehicle on Myra Road.  The person was armed and exited the vehicle.  The armed individual refused commands provided by the officers, 

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    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - At 7:15 pm on September 16, 2018 Walla Walla Police Officers were dispatched to the 1400 blk of W Pine in response to the report of a suicidal person, armed with a firearm.  When officers arrived, they found the individual inside a vehicle.  After a short pursuit the individual stopped the vehicle on Myra Road.  The person was armed and exited the vehicle.  The armed individual refused commands provided by the officers, 

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  • Highest attendance in 15 years at Spokane County Interstate Fair

    Highest attendance in 15 years at Spokane County Interstate Fair

    Sunday, September 16 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-09-17 02:44:12 GMT

    It's the final day of the Spokane County Interstate Fair, which also means initial numbers are starting to file in. "Yesterday was the highest-attended day we've had in 15 years," Rich Hartzell, the director of the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, said. More than 40,000 attendees filed through the fairgrounds on Saturday, according to Hartzell. So, why are there more people this year than in almost two decades? The absence of smoke from surrounding wildfire...

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    It's the final day of the Spokane County Interstate Fair, which also means initial numbers are starting to file in. "Yesterday was the highest-attended day we've had in 15 years," Rich Hartzell, the director of the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, said. More than 40,000 attendees filed through the fairgrounds on Saturday, according to Hartzell. So, why are there more people this year than in almost two decades? The absence of smoke from surrounding wildfire...

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  • Route of the Hiawatha celebrating record-breaking season

    Route of the Hiawatha celebrating record-breaking season

    Sunday, September 16 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-09-16 23:08:33 GMT

    WALLACE, Idaho - Still with a week left until closing, The Route of the Hiawatha Scenic Bike Trail in the Silver Valley has already set records for visitors this season. As of Friday, Hiawatha has recorded over 50,000 visitors. The trail will remain open through Sunday, Sept. 23, so that record is expected to grow even further. 

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    WALLACE, Idaho - Still with a week left until closing, The Route of the Hiawatha Scenic Bike Trail in the Silver Valley has already set records for visitors this season. As of Friday, Hiawatha has recorded over 50,000 visitors. The trail will remain open through Sunday, Sept. 23, so that record is expected to grow even further. 

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  • Spokane County treasurer tries to stop Avista sale

    Spokane County treasurer tries to stop Avista sale

    Sunday, September 16 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-09-16 20:44:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane County's treasurer is using a little-known part of federal law to try to block the sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility, though a state official says it isn't relevant to the deal. The Spokesman-Review reports that Rob Chase, who is running for Spokane County commissioner, told the state Utilities and Transportation Commission that the state should coordinate with local governments as it reviews the $5.3 billion sale.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane County's treasurer is using a little-known part of federal law to try to block the sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility, though a state official says it isn't relevant to the deal. The Spokesman-Review reports that Rob Chase, who is running for Spokane County commissioner, told the state Utilities and Transportation Commission that the state should coordinate with local governments as it reviews the $5.3 billion sale.    

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  • Woman previously reported missing booked into Latah County Jail

    Woman previously reported missing booked into Latah County Jail

    Saturday, September 15 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-09-16 01:30:23 GMT

    LATAH COUNTY, Idaho - A woman who was previously reported missing by the Latah County Sheriff's Office was booked into jail Saturday. Yvonne Louise Danich, who had been reported missing by her family on Monday, was listed on the Latah County Sheriff jail roster.

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    LATAH COUNTY, Idaho - A woman who was previously reported missing by the Latah County Sheriff's Office was booked into jail Saturday. Yvonne Louise Danich, who had been reported missing by her family on Monday, was listed on the Latah County Sheriff jail roster.

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  • Local non-profit delivers beds for children in need

    Local non-profit delivers beds for children in need

    Saturday, September 15 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-09-16 01:13:23 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Jan Spackman, her husband, and son along with dozens of other volunteers took time out of their weekend to give back to others in need “They're pretty excited. A lot of the times we've had kids come running to us saying our beds are here our beds are here," said Spokane Chapter President for Sleep in Heavenly Peace Jan Spackman.  Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a non-profit organization, and they have a specific mission to make sure that no kids in Spokane...

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    Spokane, Wash. Jan Spackman, her husband, and son along with dozens of other volunteers took time out of their weekend to give back to others in need “They're pretty excited. A lot of the times we've had kids come running to us saying our beds are here our beds are here," said Spokane Chapter President for Sleep in Heavenly Peace Jan Spackman.  Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a non-profit organization, and they have a specific mission to make sure that no kids in Spokane...

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  • 43-year-old man dies in Pasco motorcycle crash

    43-year-old man dies in Pasco motorcycle crash

    Saturday, September 15 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-09-15 23:17:09 GMT
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    PASCO, Wash. - One man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in Pasco Saturday morning.  According to KNDU, it happened at 8:00 a.m. on I-182 at the Road 68 on-ramp. Washington State Patrol said 43-year-old Otoniel Gomez-Gamero was driving eastbound when he lost control of his bike and crashed.

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    PASCO, Wash. - One man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in Pasco Saturday morning.  According to KNDU, it happened at 8:00 a.m. on I-182 at the Road 68 on-ramp. Washington State Patrol said 43-year-old Otoniel Gomez-Gamero was driving eastbound when he lost control of his bike and crashed.

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  • Man arrested in Downtown Spokane after stealing car with passenger inside

    Man arrested in Downtown Spokane after stealing car with passenger inside

    Saturday, September 15 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-09-15 22:00:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  A man is in custody after stealing a vehicle with a passenger inside and later crashing it in downtown Spokane Saturday afternoon. Spokane Police say a woman went into the Safeway on Ash and Northwest Blvd. as a passenger waited in the vehicle. Moments later, a man with no shirt or shoes ran up and stole the vehicle with the passenger still inside. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  A man is in custody after stealing a vehicle with a passenger inside and later crashing it in downtown Spokane Saturday afternoon. Spokane Police say a woman went into the Safeway on Ash and Northwest Blvd. as a passenger waited in the vehicle. Moments later, a man with no shirt or shoes ran up and stole the vehicle with the passenger still inside. 

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  • Two extricated after crash in Spokane Valley

    Two extricated after crash in Spokane Valley

    Saturday, September 15 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-09-15 20:54:31 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Firefighters successfully extricated two people that were trapped in an overturned vehicle in Spokane Valley Saturday morning. Firefighters say a vehicle with two occupants crashed over the side of a small retaining wall on the 100 block of N Raymond Road in Spokane Valley. The car landed on its roof along stairs and a guardrail outside a building, trapping both occupants inside.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Firefighters successfully extricated two people that were trapped in an overturned vehicle in Spokane Valley Saturday morning. Firefighters say a vehicle with two occupants crashed over the side of a small retaining wall on the 100 block of N Raymond Road in Spokane Valley. The car landed on its roof along stairs and a guardrail outside a building, trapping both occupants inside.

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  • Lapwai woman airlifted after Highway 95 collision

    Lapwai woman airlifted after Highway 95 collision

    Saturday, September 15 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-09-15 18:28:55 GMT

    NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Idaho - A Lapwai woman was airlifted and a Boise woman was hospitalized after a three-vehicle collision north of Lapwai early Saturday morning. Idaho State Police say the crash happened Saturday around 3:12 a.m. on Highway 95 near milepost 304 on the Spaulding Bridge north of Lapwai, Idaho. 

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    NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Idaho - A Lapwai woman was airlifted and a Boise woman was hospitalized after a three-vehicle collision north of Lapwai early Saturday morning. Idaho State Police say the crash happened Saturday around 3:12 a.m. on Highway 95 near milepost 304 on the Spaulding Bridge north of Lapwai, Idaho. 

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  • Video appears to show random shooting of Richland store shopper

    Video appears to show random shooting of Richland store shopper

    Saturday, September 15 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-09-15 17:45:19 GMT

    Authorities have released videos that appear to show a 45-year-old truck driver enter a Richland grocery store and randomly shoot a woman in the head. Matthew David McQuin of Umatilla is charged with attempted first-degree murder of the 33-year-old woman who survived the July 30 shooting at a WinCo in Richland.   

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    Authorities have released videos that appear to show a 45-year-old truck driver enter a Richland grocery store and randomly shoot a woman in the head. Matthew David McQuin of Umatilla is charged with attempted first-degree murder of the 33-year-old woman who survived the July 30 shooting at a WinCo in Richland.   

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  • Two dead after collision in Clark Fork

    Two dead after collision in Clark Fork

    Saturday, September 15 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-09-15 16:41:33 GMT

    CLARK FORK, Idaho - Two people were killed in a crash in Clark Fork Wednesday evening. Vicki Dettwiler-Hunter was driving a Nissan Sentra occupied by Jamy McCoy and three juveniles northbound on Spring Creek Rd. and crossed over the center line while negotiating a left-hand curve, striking a Dodge pickup. 

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    CLARK FORK, Idaho - Two people were killed in a crash in Clark Fork Wednesday evening. Vicki Dettwiler-Hunter was driving a Nissan Sentra occupied by Jamy McCoy and three juveniles northbound on Spring Creek Rd. and crossed over the center line while negotiating a left-hand curve, striking a Dodge pickup. 

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  • Rep. McMorris Rodgers joins in on health conference

    Rep. McMorris Rodgers joins in on health conference

    Friday, September 14 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-09-15 02:01:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Although there are differences in their philosophies, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers says democrats and republicans have shared goals when it comes to health care. During yesterday's conference, the congresswoman threw her support behind the republican plan, saying shes for more choices and competition to lower health care costs. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Although there are differences in their philosophies, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers says democrats and republicans have shared goals when it comes to health care. During yesterday's conference, the congresswoman threw her support behind the republican plan, saying shes for more choices and competition to lower health care costs. 

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  • 20-year-old woman killed in Highway 95 crash east of Lewiston

    20-year-old woman killed in Highway 95 crash east of Lewiston

    Friday, September 14 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-09-15 01:55:53 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho State Police say a woman is dead following a crash on Highway 95 east of Lewiston Friday afternoon. The crash happened at about 1:05 p.m.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho State Police say a woman is dead following a crash on Highway 95 east of Lewiston Friday afternoon. The crash happened at about 1:05 p.m.

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  • Candidate Lisa Brown speaks at health conference in Spokane

    Candidate Lisa Brown speaks at health conference in Spokane

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:55:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Democratic Candidate Lisa Brown spoke for about 45 minutes Thursday afternoon at the 2018 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Democratic Candidate Lisa Brown spoke for about 45 minutes Thursday afternoon at the 2018 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference.

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  • 12-year-old girls host bake sales to surprise friend with clarinet

    12-year-old girls host bake sales to surprise friend with clarinet

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:46:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jayda, Adrianna and Zita all met last year in band, they were immediately best friends. But when Jayda had to transfer schools, her two friends came up with a plan. But it was going to cost a lot more than they've earned babysitting. "We were like, 'No, that's never going to happen,'" Zita said. But with hard work, the two girls put together bake sales and fruit stands, and raised $340.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jayda, Adrianna and Zita all met last year in band, they were immediately best friends. But when Jayda had to transfer schools, her two friends came up with a plan. But it was going to cost a lot more than they've earned babysitting. "We were like, 'No, that's never going to happen,'" Zita said. But with hard work, the two girls put together bake sales and fruit stands, and raised $340.

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  • Cougar sightings have one Hauser neighborhood concerned

    Cougar sightings have one Hauser neighborhood concerned

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:32:12 GMT

    HAUSER LAKE, Idaho - One Hauser, Idaho, neighborhood has had two cougar sightings in a month. One family contacted Fish and Game, but they say agents told them they can't move the cougars, and that has some families very worried. "We have all kinds of wildlife." Wendy Werner, Hauser resident, said, "but I've only heard of a cougar once since now, and it's never been so close."

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    HAUSER LAKE, Idaho - One Hauser, Idaho, neighborhood has had two cougar sightings in a month. One family contacted Fish and Game, but they say agents told them they can't move the cougars, and that has some families very worried. "We have all kinds of wildlife." Wendy Werner, Hauser resident, said, "but I've only heard of a cougar once since now, and it's never been so close."

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  • Stevens County puppy mill suspects identified as investigation continues

    Stevens County puppy mill suspects identified as investigation continues

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:14:47 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspects involved in two dog breeding operations and is seeking information for anyone who might have done any business with them. The suspects have been identified as 68-year-old David Clark and 75-year-old Carolyn Clark of Ford, 63-year-old Stephen McDowell and 61-year-old Linley Staples of Nine Mile Falls. 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspects involved in two dog breeding operations and is seeking information for anyone who might have done any business with them. The suspects have been identified as 68-year-old David Clark and 75-year-old Carolyn Clark of Ford, 63-year-old Stephen McDowell and 61-year-old Linley Staples of Nine Mile Falls. 

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  • Suspect fleeing from police at high speed rolls car at 5th & Maple

    Suspect fleeing from police at high speed rolls car at 5th & Maple

    Friday, September 14 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-09-14 23:16:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man fleeing from police early Friday morning crashed his car at 5th and Maple then took off on foot.  Troopers say the man was being pursued by law enforcement on I-90 , at one point reaching 115 miles per hour. Due to the dangerous speeds, the pursuit was terminated, but the suspect kept fleeing at a high rate of speed.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man fleeing from police early Friday morning crashed his car at 5th and Maple then took off on foot.  Troopers say the man was being pursued by law enforcement on I-90 , at one point reaching 115 miles per hour. Due to the dangerous speeds, the pursuit was terminated, but the suspect kept fleeing at a high rate of speed.

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  • Shooting ban on WDFW lands to be lifted Sept. 15

    Shooting ban on WDFW lands to be lifted Sept. 15

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-09-14 22:43:12 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - As the danger for wildfires decreases with cooler temperatures and higher humidity, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is lifting target shooting restrictions on WDFW lands beginning Saturday, Sept. 15. A similar target shooting ban will be lifted the same day on lands managed by the state Department of Natural Resources.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - As the danger for wildfires decreases with cooler temperatures and higher humidity, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is lifting target shooting restrictions on WDFW lands beginning Saturday, Sept. 15. A similar target shooting ban will be lifted the same day on lands managed by the state Department of Natural Resources.

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  • Federal appeals court upholds judgment against Teck Cominco

    Federal appeals court upholds judgment against Teck Cominco

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-09-14 22:07:23 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling that Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. was liable for the costs incurred by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in responding to the pollution.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling that Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. was liable for the costs incurred by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in responding to the pollution.    

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  • Three Grant County schools dealing with chickenpox outbreak

    Three Grant County schools dealing with chickenpox outbreak

    Friday, September 14 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-09-14 21:42:03 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Three elementary schools are affected by a cluster of chickenpox cases in Grant County, health officials report. Dr. Alexander Brzezny issued the alert Friday. Park Orchard Elementary, North Elementary and Longview Elementary are the three known schools affected by the outbreak, but the potential for spread to further schools is high.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Three elementary schools are affected by a cluster of chickenpox cases in Grant County, health officials report. Dr. Alexander Brzezny issued the alert Friday. Park Orchard Elementary, North Elementary and Longview Elementary are the three known schools affected by the outbreak, but the potential for spread to further schools is high.

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  • Judge rejects effort to temporarily halt killing of wolves

    Judge rejects effort to temporarily halt killing of wolves

    Friday, September 14 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-09-14 19:56:15 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington state judge has rejected efforts to temporarily block the killing of wolves that are preying on livestock in Ferry County.    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Friday rejected a request from a conservation group for a temporary restraining order to block the killing.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington state judge has rejected efforts to temporarily block the killing of wolves that are preying on livestock in Ferry County.    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Friday rejected a request from a conservation group for a temporary restraining order to block the killing.

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  • Group at university billed as safe space for white students

    Group at university billed as safe space for white students

    Friday, September 14 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-09-14 18:15:00 GMT

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A group called "White Awake" at the University of Maryland's Counseling Center is seeking to serve as a safe space for white students to discuss race. 

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A group called "White Awake" at the University of Maryland's Counseling Center is seeking to serve as a safe space for white students to discuss race. 

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  • Airway Heights Police investigating reported child luring

    Airway Heights Police investigating reported child luring

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-09-14 17:51:15 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The Airway Heights Police Department is investigating a reported child luring that happened Friday morning.  Chief Lee Bennett said in a press release a girl was walking to school at Sunset Elementary when she says a white pickup truck with 4 doors and "colorful stickers in the back window" began slowly following her. 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The Airway Heights Police Department is investigating a reported child luring that happened Friday morning.  Chief Lee Bennett said in a press release a girl was walking to school at Sunset Elementary when she says a white pickup truck with 4 doors and "colorful stickers in the back window" began slowly following her. 

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  • 2 men indicted on charges of selling fentanyl

    2 men indicted on charges of selling fentanyl

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-09-14 17:01:17 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Two men were indicted in federal court in Seattle on charges that they were trafficking fentanyl disguised as fake oxycodone pills in three Washington state counties.    U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Bradley Woolard was charged Friday with five counts of drug distribution and illegal firearms possession. Hayes says they were selling the drugs in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Two men were indicted in federal court in Seattle on charges that they were trafficking fentanyl disguised as fake oxycodone pills in three Washington state counties.    U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Bradley Woolard was charged Friday with five counts of drug distribution and illegal firearms possession. Hayes says they were selling the drugs in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

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  • Kitsap Humane Society seeks help with 36 pets recovered from home

    Kitsap Humane Society seeks help with 36 pets recovered from home

    Friday, September 14 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-09-14 16:40:59 GMT
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    SILVERDALE, Wash. - The Kitsap Humane Society is seeking volunteers and donations to help treat 36 pets -- 26 small dogs among them -- that were recovered from a house in Chico described as squalid, with no light or ventilation.    The Kitsap Sun reports that the homeowner lives in another county and told authorities they visit the house every other day to care for the animals.

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    SILVERDALE, Wash. - The Kitsap Humane Society is seeking volunteers and donations to help treat 36 pets -- 26 small dogs among them -- that were recovered from a house in Chico described as squalid, with no light or ventilation.    The Kitsap Sun reports that the homeowner lives in another county and told authorities they visit the house every other day to care for the animals.

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  • Candlelight vigil held year after Freeman High School shooting

    Candlelight vigil held year after Freeman High School shooting

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-09-14 05:23:52 GMT
    A candlelight vigil was held at Freeman High School on Thursday night. Hundreds gathered on the school's football field, a year after a shooting on campus left one student, Sam Strahan, dead and three others injured. "I miss him. We miss him, obviously. That's your first thought of the day," Randy Russell, the superintendent of Freeman School District, said. "But then I think about how our students and staff came together that day, how our parents supported...>>
    A candlelight vigil was held at Freeman High School on Thursday night. Hundreds gathered on the school's football field, a year after a shooting on campus left one student, Sam Strahan, dead and three others injured. "I miss him. We miss him, obviously. That's your first thought of the day," Randy Russell, the superintendent of Freeman School District, said. "But then I think about how our students and staff came together that day, how our parents supported...>>
  • Daily Evergreen: Sexual misconduct allegations against former WSU QB date back to 2014; University finds no violation of policy

    Daily Evergreen: Sexual misconduct allegations against former WSU QB date back to 2014; University finds no violation of policy

    Thursday, September 13 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-09-14 03:09:33 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Citing "hundreds of pages of public records", The Daily Evergreen in Pullman reports there are a number of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against former WSU Quarterback and current Assistant Director of Athletics at the Cougar Athletic Fund, Jason Gesser.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Citing "hundreds of pages of public records", The Daily Evergreen in Pullman reports there are a number of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against former WSU Quarterback and current Assistant Director of Athletics at the Cougar Athletic Fund, Jason Gesser.

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  • Update: Missing 13-year-old boy found safe

    Update: Missing 13-year-old boy found safe

    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-09-14 02:58:49 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating 13-year-old Thomas Michalak. Michalak was last seen near the 6900 block of E. 4th around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. SVPD says Thomas, who has autism and functions at about a 4th-grade level, left his school after being disciplined. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating 13-year-old Thomas Michalak. Michalak was last seen near the 6900 block of E. 4th around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. SVPD says Thomas, who has autism and functions at about a 4th-grade level, left his school after being disciplined. 

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  • Grief-stricken family searches for late daughter's missing jewelry

    Grief-stricken family searches for late daughter's missing jewelry

    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-09-14 02:02:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - All a Spokane Valley family wants is their late loved one's jewelry. They said it's vanished after it was removed at the hospital where she passed. Marlee Weinstock Watkins was just 41-years-old when she died. Her father said her health deteriorated fast after a blood clot was discovered on her liver. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - All a Spokane Valley family wants is their late loved one's jewelry. They said it's vanished after it was removed at the hospital where she passed. Marlee Weinstock Watkins was just 41-years-old when she died. Her father said her health deteriorated fast after a blood clot was discovered on her liver. 

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  • Candidates react to stolen campaign signs in Spokane

    Candidates react to stolen campaign signs in Spokane

    Thursday, September 13 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-09-14 01:30:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Last week campaign signs for Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers were ripped out of yards in a South Hill neighborhood about a week ago and haven't been seen since until Thursday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Last week campaign signs for Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers were ripped out of yards in a South Hill neighborhood about a week ago and haven't been seen since until Thursday.

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  • Brown clarifies "U.S. Opposition" comment

    Brown clarifies "U.S. Opposition" comment

    Thursday, September 13 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-09-14 01:30:16 GMT
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    Spokane, Wash. Democratic Candidate Lisa Brown was giving a videotaped speech to a WSU Latino student group called the Camaradas.  Brown touched on her time in Central America spent teaching a college-level economics course in Nicaragua in 1990 In the video Brown stated "I started on the activist side of politics. I worked in opposition to U.S. policy in Central America, which I felt was supporting governments that were not supporting the human rights of the people in the...

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    Spokane, Wash. Democratic Candidate Lisa Brown was giving a videotaped speech to a WSU Latino student group called the Camaradas.  Brown touched on her time in Central America spent teaching a college-level economics course in Nicaragua in 1990 In the video Brown stated "I started on the activist side of politics. I worked in opposition to U.S. policy in Central America, which I felt was supporting governments that were not supporting the human rights of the people in the...

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  • Spokane pet supply store offers tips to avoid puppy mills

    Spokane pet supply store offers tips to avoid puppy mills

    Thursday, September 13 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-09-14 01:06:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After the recent puppy mill bust that's under investigation in Stevens County, KHQ spoke to the owner of Yuppy Puppy pet supply store in Spokane about what red flags to look out for when you want to buy a dog. "They have a really long road ahead of them," Aquila Brown said of the 255 dogs rescued in Stevens County. She knows first-hand the problems the puppy mill has caused for the dogs in Stevens County.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - After the recent puppy mill bust that's under investigation in Stevens County, KHQ spoke to the owner of Yuppy Puppy pet supply store in Spokane about what red flags to look out for when you want to buy a dog. "They have a really long road ahead of them," Aquila Brown said of the 255 dogs rescued in Stevens County. She knows first-hand the problems the puppy mill has caused for the dogs in Stevens County.

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  • SPD investigating after body found near Mission Park

    SPD investigating after body found near Mission Park

    Thursday, September 13 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-09-13 22:54:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating after a body was found near Spokane River by Mission Park Thursday afternoon. The body was found near N Superior & Sharp about 15-20 feet off the Centennial Trail up from the river. Police say it appears that the body has been there for quite sometime. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating after a body was found near Spokane River by Mission Park Thursday afternoon. The body was found near N Superior & Sharp about 15-20 feet off the Centennial Trail up from the river. Police say it appears that the body has been there for quite sometime. 

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  • Court rules Steve Groene must leave the home purchased for his daughter Shasta Groene

    Court rules Steve Groene must leave the home purchased for his daughter Shasta Groene

    Thursday, September 13 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-09-13 22:53:32 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A District Court Judge in Idaho has ruled in favor of the Shasta Groene Charitable Trust in their lawsuit against Shasta Groene's father Steve Groene. The Trust had argued that the home purchased for Shasta Groene following her horrific ordeal at the hands of Joseph Duncan should be sold, with the proceeds from the sale going to furthering her education.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A District Court Judge in Idaho has ruled in favor of the Shasta Groene Charitable Trust in their lawsuit against Shasta Groene's father Steve Groene. The Trust had argued that the home purchased for Shasta Groene following her horrific ordeal at the hands of Joseph Duncan should be sold, with the proceeds from the sale going to furthering her education.

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  • Following driver's license issues, Kootenai County extends office hours

    Following driver's license issues, Kootenai County extends office hours

    Thursday, September 13 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-09-13 20:30:54 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Due to the recent issues plaguing Driver’s Licensing Offices statewide, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has expanded the Driver’s Licensing Office hours of operation. Both the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls offices will now be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. effective Monday, September 17, 2018.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Due to the recent issues plaguing Driver’s Licensing Offices statewide, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has expanded the Driver’s Licensing Office hours of operation. Both the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls offices will now be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. effective Monday, September 17, 2018.

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  • NEW INFORMATION: Spokane bus driver fired for dropping kindergartner off at wrong stop

    NEW INFORMATION: Spokane bus driver fired for dropping kindergartner off at wrong stop

    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-09-13 19:21:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: According to Durham Bus Services, the bus driver has been fired. They are also in the process of re-training all their drivers on how to make sure kids are getting off at the right stop.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: According to Durham Bus Services, the bus driver has been fired. They are also in the process of re-training all their drivers on how to make sure kids are getting off at the right stop.

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  • Judge again delays grizzly hunting in Rockies

    Judge again delays grizzly hunting in Rockies

    Thursday, September 13 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-09-13 17:10:59 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A U.S. judge has delayed for two more weeks the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.    Thursday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen leaves the fate of about 700 bruins in the Northern Rockies in limbo as he considers whether federal protections for the animals should be restored.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A U.S. judge has delayed for two more weeks the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.    Thursday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen leaves the fate of about 700 bruins in the Northern Rockies in limbo as he considers whether federal protections for the animals should be restored.

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  • Idaho State Police recognize officers, dispatchers from March kidnapping pursuit

    Idaho State Police recognize officers, dispatchers from March kidnapping pursuit

    Thursday, September 13 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-09-13 06:12:23 GMT

    Three dispatchers and three patrolmen were recognized with a “Distinguished Achievement Award” on Wednesday. The recognition is for how they responded to a vehicle pursuit across state lines in March. The chase ended with the arrest of 28-year-old Rodney Bradley, who is accused of kidnapping his wife and two children. 

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    Three dispatchers and three patrolmen were recognized with a “Distinguished Achievement Award” on Wednesday. The recognition is for how they responded to a vehicle pursuit across state lines in March. The chase ended with the arrest of 28-year-old Rodney Bradley, who is accused of kidnapping his wife and two children. 

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  • Lime says new bike share program is working fine despite pictures of destroyed bikes

    Lime says new bike share program is working fine despite pictures of destroyed bikes

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-09-13 01:38:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Pictures of destroyed Lime bikes have been surfacing on social media over the past couple of days, and it's worrisome to those excited about the new bike share program. One picture shows a bike that appears to be disassembled and left in a trash can. Another picture shows two Lime bikes tangled together. KHQ reached out to Lime who say, despite those images, things are going well. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Pictures of destroyed Lime bikes have been surfacing on social media over the past couple of days, and it's worrisome to those excited about the new bike share program. One picture shows a bike that appears to be disassembled and left in a trash can. Another picture shows two Lime bikes tangled together. KHQ reached out to Lime who say, despite those images, things are going well. 

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  • Burglars leave Loon Lake home a giant mess after ransacking it over the weekend

    Burglars leave Loon Lake home a giant mess after ransacking it over the weekend

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-09-13 01:27:45 GMT

    LOON LAKE, Wash. - A Loon Lake couple is on edge after burglars ransacked their home and destroyed whatever they couldn’t take with them. "It makes me feel sick. I'm still in shock," said Debbie Shaw." I couldn't imagine what kind of person would do that." Shaw has been living in the lakeside home on and off for about nine years but was in the process of permanently moving in. But before Shaw and her husband even had the chance to fully unpack, 

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    LOON LAKE, Wash. - A Loon Lake couple is on edge after burglars ransacked their home and destroyed whatever they couldn’t take with them. "It makes me feel sick. I'm still in shock," said Debbie Shaw." I couldn't imagine what kind of person would do that." Shaw has been living in the lakeside home on and off for about nine years but was in the process of permanently moving in. But before Shaw and her husband even had the chance to fully unpack, 

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  • Mother describes terror after 5-year-old daughter dropped at wrong bus stop

    Mother describes terror after 5-year-old daughter dropped at wrong bus stop

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-09-13 01:25:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane mother is sharing her horror story when her daughter was not on the school bus she was supposed to be on. "I felt completely empty, like I had nothing left inside me anymore," Teresa Valliere said. She says it's a day she'll never forget.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane mother is sharing her horror story when her daughter was not on the school bus she was supposed to be on. "I felt completely empty, like I had nothing left inside me anymore," Teresa Valliere said. She says it's a day she'll never forget.

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  • Big brother surprises 6-year-old sister following military deployment

    Big brother surprises 6-year-old sister following military deployment

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-09-13 01:15:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - You may have heard of Christmas in July, but what about Christmas in September? For one first grader in Spokane, her present came a few months early this year, thanks to an unexpected surprise. KHQ visited Mullan Road Elementary School Wednesday to capture a moment that would leave the six-year-old, Kali Crane, speechless.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - You may have heard of Christmas in July, but what about Christmas in September? For one first grader in Spokane, her present came a few months early this year, thanks to an unexpected surprise. KHQ visited Mullan Road Elementary School Wednesday to capture a moment that would leave the six-year-old, Kali Crane, speechless.

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  • Teens charged for vandalism spree in stolen golf carts

    Teens charged for vandalism spree in stolen golf carts

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-09-13 01:08:43 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Logan Hendren and Marcus Smith are just two of four teens deputies say stole golf carts, caused damage to the Avondale Golf Course and the carts. According to court documents, Avondale’s general manager told deputies he wasn’t sure how much damage the teens did dollar wise, but each cart costs almost $3,000. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Logan Hendren and Marcus Smith are just two of four teens deputies say stole golf carts, caused damage to the Avondale Golf Course and the carts. According to court documents, Avondale’s general manager told deputies he wasn’t sure how much damage the teens did dollar wise, but each cart costs almost $3,000. 

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  • 255 dogs and puppies seized from dog breeding operations in Ford, Suncrest

    255 dogs and puppies seized from dog breeding operations in Ford, Suncrest

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-09-13 00:46:52 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff's Office reports that on Tuesday they served two search warrants simultaneously in Southern Stevens County as part of an investigation into illegal dog breeding operations. One operation was in Ford and the other was in the Suncrest area of Nine Mile Falls. During the service of the search warrants members of SCRAPS and local veterinarians were on scene to help contain, catalog and examine the animals.

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff's Office reports that on Tuesday they served two search warrants simultaneously in Southern Stevens County as part of an investigation into illegal dog breeding operations. One operation was in Ford and the other was in the Suncrest area of Nine Mile Falls. During the service of the search warrants members of SCRAPS and local veterinarians were on scene to help contain, catalog and examine the animals.

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  • How you can help dogs seized from Stevens County breeding operations

    How you can help dogs seized from Stevens County breeding operations

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-09-13 00:29:07 GMT

    Following the news of 255 dogs seized in Stevens County breeding operations on Tuesday, many of you have reached out wondering what you could do to help. The non-profit group HEART is collecting donations.

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    Following the news of 255 dogs seized in Stevens County breeding operations on Tuesday, many of you have reached out wondering what you could do to help. The non-profit group HEART is collecting donations.

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  • Washington OK's killing more wolves that attacked cattle

    Washington OK's killing more wolves that attacked cattle

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-09-12 23:09:00 GMT
    One wolf killed so farOne wolf killed so far

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State wildlife officials will kill members of a new wolf pack that have attacked cattle in northeast Washington. Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind authorized the killing Wednesday. It's the second time in a month he's approved lethal remove of wolves.    Officials say the wolves killed a calf and injured five others on federal grazing land in Ferry County this month. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State wildlife officials will kill members of a new wolf pack that have attacked cattle in northeast Washington. Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind authorized the killing Wednesday. It's the second time in a month he's approved lethal remove of wolves.    Officials say the wolves killed a calf and injured five others on federal grazing land in Ferry County this month. 

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  • Judge rules against striking Tumwater teachers

    Judge rules against striking Tumwater teachers

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-09-12 19:56:08 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A superior court judge has ruled against Tumwater teachers who have been on strike for just over a week.    The Olympian reports that Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday in favor of the Tumwater School District, but did not set a return-to-work date.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A superior court judge has ruled against Tumwater teachers who have been on strike for just over a week.    The Olympian reports that Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday in favor of the Tumwater School District, but did not set a return-to-work date.

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  • Video shows teens stealing merch and money after gas station clerk collapses

    Video shows teens stealing merch and money after gas station clerk collapses

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-09-12 18:44:55 GMT

    AUBURN, Wash. - Update: Auburn Police say they have spoken with the clerk seen in surveillance video having a medical emergency while customers steal money and merchandise from a Shell gas station. 

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    AUBURN, Wash. - Update: Auburn Police say they have spoken with the clerk seen in surveillance video having a medical emergency while customers steal money and merchandise from a Shell gas station. 

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  • Fire captain accused of groping woman during training

    Fire captain accused of groping woman during training

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-09-12 16:39:37 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state fire captain is accused of groping a woman during a training exercise in Oregon.    The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon says 52-year-old Scott Taube was charged Tuesday with third-degree sexual abuse and harassment.    The sheriff's office says Taube was arraigned Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court, booked and released.

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state fire captain is accused of groping a woman during a training exercise in Oregon.    The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon says 52-year-old Scott Taube was charged Tuesday with third-degree sexual abuse and harassment.    The sheriff's office says Taube was arraigned Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court, booked and released.

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  • Four teens arrested for golf cart thefts in Kootenai County

    Four teens arrested for golf cart thefts in Kootenai County

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-09-12 16:23:29 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's office arrested four teenagers in connection to golf cart thefts from the Avondale Golf Course this week.  Monday night, a homeowner near the course called in to report people yelling on the golf course. The caller said they saw golf carts driving erratically on the greens. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's office arrested four teenagers in connection to golf cart thefts from the Avondale Golf Course this week.  Monday night, a homeowner near the course called in to report people yelling on the golf course. The caller said they saw golf carts driving erratically on the greens.  

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  • Spokane Valley family sets trap for thieves, catches them on camera

    Spokane Valley family sets trap for thieves, catches them on camera

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-09-12 06:15:57 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Capaul family couldn't believe that after living in the same quiet neighborhood for years, that their home would be broken into multiple times, within a matter of weeks. But the family thinks this'll be the last time anyone breaks in, since they finally caught a their suspect on camera. "We don't have many people up here in our neighborhood, never had trouble with it before," Dean Capaul said.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Capaul family couldn't believe that after living in the same quiet neighborhood for years, that their home would be broken into multiple times, within a matter of weeks. But the family thinks this'll be the last time anyone breaks in, since they finally caught a their suspect on camera. "We don't have many people up here in our neighborhood, never had trouble with it before," Dean Capaul said.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 11th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 11th

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-09-12 06:15:21 GMT

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

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

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  • Teen accused of Lewis and Clark threats wants to attend SFCC Running Start program

    Teen accused of Lewis and Clark threats wants to attend SFCC Running Start program

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:35:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The teen accused of threatening to shoot up Lewis and Clark High School was back in Court Tuesday. Ryan Lee says despite violating the terms of his probation he should be allowed to attend the Running Start program at Spokane Falls Community College.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The teen accused of threatening to shoot up Lewis and Clark High School was back in Court Tuesday. Ryan Lee says despite violating the terms of his probation he should be allowed to attend the Running Start program at Spokane Falls Community College.

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  • Trump visit boost Billings area economy

    Trump visit boost Billings area economy

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:22:54 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A marketing official says President Donald Trump's campaign stop last week in Montana boosted the Billings local economy much more than any public costs associated with the visit.    The Billings Gazette reports that MetraPark marketing and sales manager Ray Massie told Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday that the rally pumped money into local hotels, restaurants, gasoline stations and related businesses.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A marketing official says President Donald Trump's campaign stop last week in Montana boosted the Billings local economy much more than any public costs associated with the visit.    The Billings Gazette reports that MetraPark marketing and sales manager Ray Massie told Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday that the rally pumped money into local hotels, restaurants, gasoline stations and related businesses.

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  • 43-year-old woman arrested for sexual assault of a 14-year-old in Kittitas County

    43-year-old woman arrested for sexual assault of a 14-year-old in Kittitas County

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-09-12 03:29:53 GMT

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office reports that an investigation of a disable vehicle Saturday morning led to the arrest of a 43-year-old Cle Elum resident for sexual assault.

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    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office reports that an investigation of a disable vehicle Saturday morning led to the arrest of a 43-year-old Cle Elum resident for sexual assault.

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  • Missing 71-year-old woman found safe

    Missing 71-year-old woman found safe

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-09-12 02:39:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: Spokane Police say 71-year-old Anneda F. Rowesanford has been found and returned home.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: Spokane Police say 71-year-old Anneda F. Rowesanford has been found and returned home.

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  • Coeur d'Alene piano bar honors 9/11 victims

    Coeur d'Alene piano bar honors 9/11 victims

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-09-12 01:48:48 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - While remembrance ceremonies took place across the country, one also took place in downtown Coeur d'Alene. "I didn't realize it was real," organizer Dan Schnatter said. Before Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Schnatter was huddled around at TV the morning of September 11, 2001.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - While remembrance ceremonies took place across the country, one also took place in downtown Coeur d'Alene. "I didn't realize it was real," organizer Dan Schnatter said. Before Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Schnatter was huddled around at TV the morning of September 11, 2001.

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  • Spokane woman honors 9/11 victims, families

    Spokane woman honors 9/11 victims, families

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-09-12 00:59:05 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane woman stood for hours Tuesday - waving an American flag atop the Argonne overpass. "It's been 17 years since 9/11 and I think that it's important that we remember all those people who lost their lives," said Laurie, who didn't want to share her last name. "2,996 people lost their lives." Laurie has been standing in the same spot for 15 years. She says she was inspired by a fully uniformed Spokane firefighter 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane woman stood for hours Tuesday - waving an American flag atop the Argonne overpass. "It's been 17 years since 9/11 and I think that it's important that we remember all those people who lost their lives," said Laurie, who didn't want to share her last name. "2,996 people lost their lives." Laurie has been standing in the same spot for 15 years. She says she was inspired by a fully uniformed Spokane firefighter 

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  • Group marches to Spokane County Jail to draw attention to inmate deaths, staffing concerns

    Group marches to Spokane County Jail to draw attention to inmate deaths, staffing concerns

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-09-12 00:35:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of people marched from Salem Lutheran Church to the Spokane County Jail Tuesday, with the hopes of shedding light on a growing issue. "In the last 14 months, 8 individuals have died while in custody at the Spokane County Jail," reads the description on the events Facebook page. "This is unacceptable." The Spokesman-Review reports that some of the deaths have been caused by suicide, and drug and alcohol complications. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of people marched from Salem Lutheran Church to the Spokane County Jail Tuesday, with the hopes of shedding light on a growing issue. "In the last 14 months, 8 individuals have died while in custody at the Spokane County Jail," reads the description on the events Facebook page. "This is unacceptable." The Spokesman-Review reports that some of the deaths have been caused by suicide, and drug and alcohol complications. 

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  • Spokane deputies: Vehicle prowling report leads to burglary arrest

    Spokane deputies: Vehicle prowling report leads to burglary arrest

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-09-11 23:15:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to a call of a possible vehicle prowler ended up spotting the suspect as she ran from a house. It happened just before 10 p.m. on Sunday night. Deputy Phil Pfeifer and Deputy Amber Tyler responded to the 19600 block of E. Wellesley for a reported prowler.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to a call of a possible vehicle prowler ended up spotting the suspect as she ran from a house. It happened just before 10 p.m. on Sunday night. Deputy Phil Pfeifer and Deputy Amber Tyler responded to the 19600 block of E. Wellesley for a reported prowler.

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  • Sheriff: Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar

    Sheriff: Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-09-11 22:41:37 GMT

    WELCHES, Ore. (AP) - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says a dead hiker was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon.    A medical examiner said Tuesday 55-year-old Diana Bober's body had injuries consistent with an attack by a cougar.    DNA samples are being flown by the Oregon State Police to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service laboratory in Ashland, Oregon for further analysis.

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    WELCHES, Ore. (AP) - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says a dead hiker was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon.    A medical examiner said Tuesday 55-year-old Diana Bober's body had injuries consistent with an attack by a cougar.    DNA samples are being flown by the Oregon State Police to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service laboratory in Ashland, Oregon for further analysis.

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  • Moses Lake man walks into ER with gunshot wounds, pepper spray burns; Detectives need your help

    Moses Lake man walks into ER with gunshot wounds, pepper spray burns; Detectives need your help

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-09-11 21:10:30 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Detectives in Grant County are investigating a shooting and need your help getting information about what happened.  Investigators were called around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday when a 34-year-old Moses Lake man came into the Samaritan Healthcare emergency room with several gunshot wounds and burns to his face suspected to be from pepper spray.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Detectives in Grant County are investigating a shooting and need your help getting information about what happened.  Investigators were called around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday when a 34-year-old Moses Lake man came into the Samaritan Healthcare emergency room with several gunshot wounds and burns to his face suspected to be from pepper spray.

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  • Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

    Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-09-11 18:07:44 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have been reluctant to: charge a direct fee on carbon pollution to fight climate change. If the measure passes, it will be the first direct fee or tax charged on carbon emissions in the U.S.    Experts say it will show that states can take climate action even if the Trump administration doesn't and nudge other states to follow.  

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have been reluctant to: charge a direct fee on carbon pollution to fight climate change. If the measure passes, it will be the first direct fee or tax charged on carbon emissions in the U.S.    Experts say it will show that states can take climate action even if the Trump administration doesn't and nudge other states to follow.  

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  • 10-year-old called hero for acting fast after woman faints

    10-year-old called hero for acting fast after woman faints

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:46 AM EDT2018-09-11 05:46:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - 74-year-old Gaila Tippen doesn’t think she’d be alive without the quick actions of a 10-year-old boy that lives in her apartment complex. Calling Torren Iarussi a “boy that lives in her apartment complex” is a massive understatement. Tippen and Iarussi aren’t related, but she calls him her unofficial, “adopted grandson” and he calls her “grandma.”

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - 74-year-old Gaila Tippen doesn’t think she’d be alive without the quick actions of a 10-year-old boy that lives in her apartment complex. Calling Torren Iarussi a “boy that lives in her apartment complex” is a massive understatement. Tippen and Iarussi aren’t related, but she calls him her unofficial, “adopted grandson” and he calls her “grandma.”

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 10th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 10th

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:35 AM EDT2018-09-11 05:35:54 GMT

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

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

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  • Sister saves younger brother from cougar attack with bow and arrow

    Sister saves younger brother from cougar attack with bow and arrow

    Monday, September 10 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-09-11 02:27:53 GMT

    INCHELIUM, Wash. - For Amaya Simpson and Cole Seymour, Saturday means time to practice elk calls. But on this Saturday, Amaya said she felt something was off. "I just kinda got chills," Simpson said. And those chills of uncertainty, would become sheer terror. "I turned around and there was a cougar right behind my brother," Simpson said. 

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    INCHELIUM, Wash. - For Amaya Simpson and Cole Seymour, Saturday means time to practice elk calls. But on this Saturday, Amaya said she felt something was off. "I just kinda got chills," Simpson said. And those chills of uncertainty, would become sheer terror. "I turned around and there was a cougar right behind my brother," Simpson said. 

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  • Local boxing legend awarded after defending woman who was attacked

    Local boxing legend awarded after defending woman who was attacked

    Monday, September 10 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-09-11 02:06:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Local boxing legend, Chauncy Welliver, has been in a lot of fights. But one of his most recent bouts took place outside the ring. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office nominated Welliver for an "Outstanding Citizen" award after he took action against a man who attacked a woman. "Am I an outstanding citizen? No. I'm just happy to be a citizen of Spokane," said Welliver. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Local boxing legend, Chauncy Welliver, has been in a lot of fights. But one of his most recent bouts took place outside the ring. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office nominated Welliver for an "Outstanding Citizen" award after he took action against a man who attacked a woman. "Am I an outstanding citizen? No. I'm just happy to be a citizen of Spokane," said Welliver. 

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  • Men cited after firing rifles near wildland firefighters

    Men cited after firing rifles near wildland firefighters

    Monday, September 10 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-09-11 02:06:45 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP)  - Federal authorities say two hunters were cited after they entered a closed area and fired their rifles in the direction of firefighters who were battling a wildfire near Washington's White Pass Ski Area.    Officials on the Miriam Fire said in a news release that the incident happened Aug. 23. 

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    SEATTLE (AP)  - Federal authorities say two hunters were cited after they entered a closed area and fired their rifles in the direction of firefighters who were battling a wildfire near Washington's White Pass Ski Area.    Officials on the Miriam Fire said in a news release that the incident happened Aug. 23. 

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  • Educators in Cheney prepared to strike

    Educators in Cheney prepared to strike

    Monday, September 10 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-09-11 01:45:59 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Educators in Cheney held an informational picket Monday. They say if they cannot come to an agreement with the School District they will strike. "People are beginning to tire at the idea of mediation and going to more meetings. They're tired of meetings, they're tired of people talking, and they're ready for action. So they're ready for something to happen," said WEA delegate and Vice President of the CEA, Shasta Ruddock. 

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Educators in Cheney held an informational picket Monday. They say if they cannot come to an agreement with the School District they will strike. "People are beginning to tire at the idea of mediation and going to more meetings. They're tired of meetings, they're tired of people talking, and they're ready for action. So they're ready for something to happen," said WEA delegate and Vice President of the CEA, Shasta Ruddock. 

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  • Turning pain into a plan: Hilinski family speaks as college football season kicks off

    Turning pain into a plan: Hilinski family speaks as college football season kicks off

    Monday, September 10 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-09-11 01:22:01 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - The stunning loss of Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski to suicide eight months ago shocked us all. Whether it was CTE, depression or other mental health concerns, the fact remains that Tyler is gone, and his family must deal with the pain. Now the Hilinskis are turning their pain into a plan.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - The stunning loss of Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski to suicide eight months ago shocked us all. Whether it was CTE, depression or other mental health concerns, the fact remains that Tyler is gone, and his family must deal with the pain. Now the Hilinskis are turning their pain into a plan.

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  • Man hit, killed by freight train in Seattle

    Man hit, killed by freight train in Seattle

    Monday, September 10 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-09-11 01:12:22 GMT
    A man with an injured leg was found on railroad tracks Sunday morning.A man with an injured leg was found on railroad tracks Sunday morning.

    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a man walking across the tracks between two BNSF Railway freight cars was struck and killed in Seattle.    The Seattle Times reports the incident near South Spokane Street was reported just before 3 p.m. Monday to emergency dispatchers.    No further information about the man was released.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a man walking across the tracks between two BNSF Railway freight cars was struck and killed in Seattle.    The Seattle Times reports the incident near South Spokane Street was reported just before 3 p.m. Monday to emergency dispatchers.    No further information about the man was released.

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  • Coeur d'Alene High School breaking down barriers, raising each other up

    Coeur d'Alene High School breaking down barriers, raising each other up

    Monday, September 10 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-09-11 00:49:10 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "You have an opportunity to create a community,” Caleb Lynch told the crowd. 350 freshmen -- that’s a lot of kids entering the Viking family this year. Bright-eyed and nervous, Coeur d’Alene High School is breaking the ice. Whether it was a game of rock, paper, scissors, tag or trying to build a tower out of note cards, the freshmen have to work together with senior leaders.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "You have an opportunity to create a community,” Caleb Lynch told the crowd. 350 freshmen -- that’s a lot of kids entering the Viking family this year. Bright-eyed and nervous, Coeur d’Alene High School is breaking the ice. Whether it was a game of rock, paper, scissors, tag or trying to build a tower out of note cards, the freshmen have to work together with senior leaders.

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  • Lakeland School District getting closer to hiring armed guard

    Lakeland School District getting closer to hiring armed guard

    Monday, September 10 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-09-11 00:41:57 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - Gun-free schools zone no more at Athol Elementary. Instead, the sign will notify people an armed guard is present. The district says they chose Athol Elementary because it took deputies 22 minutes to respond to a 911 call at the school last year.

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    ATHOL, Idaho - Gun-free schools zone no more at Athol Elementary. Instead, the sign will notify people an armed guard is present. The district says they chose Athol Elementary because it took deputies 22 minutes to respond to a 911 call at the school last year.

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  • Spokane Valley deputies help save man with bad cut from broken window

    Spokane Valley deputies help save man with bad cut from broken window

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-09-10 23:21:36 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies helped save a man's life late Sunday night by applying tourniquets to a bad cut from a broken window. Around 11:15 p.m., deputies responded to a welfare check in the 700 block of N. McDonald where it was reported that a man was bleeding badly from a cut to his arm.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies helped save a man's life late Sunday night by applying tourniquets to a bad cut from a broken window. Around 11:15 p.m., deputies responded to a welfare check in the 700 block of N. McDonald where it was reported that a man was bleeding badly from a cut to his arm.

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  • Washington teacher strikes escalate with arbitrator request

    Washington teacher strikes escalate with arbitrator request

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:58:03 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. - Two school districts in Washington state have escalated their fight with teacher unions by calling for the intervention of a state arbitrator in contract talks.    District leaders in Tacoma and Battle Ground are seeking the intervention through the rarely used Public Employment Relations Commission, though any pay recommendations that might result would not be binding.

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    TACOMA, Wash. - Two school districts in Washington state have escalated their fight with teacher unions by calling for the intervention of a state arbitrator in contract talks.    District leaders in Tacoma and Battle Ground are seeking the intervention through the rarely used Public Employment Relations Commission, though any pay recommendations that might result would not be binding.

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  • Cheney police identify officers involved in Sept. 3 shooting

    Cheney police identify officers involved in Sept. 3 shooting

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:39:38 GMT
    Left to right: Officer Horn, Officer Campbell, Office BurbridgeLeft to right: Officer Horn, Officer Campbell, Office Burbridge

    CHENEY, Wash. - The Cheney Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in a shooting at 116 West First in the city of Cheney last week. Officer Zebulon Campbell, has served with the Cheney Police Department since 2006 and prior to joining the Cheney Police Department, Officer Campbell served in a law enforcement capacity for the Eastern Washington University Police Department.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - The Cheney Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in a shooting at 116 West First in the city of Cheney last week. Officer Zebulon Campbell, has served with the Cheney Police Department since 2006 and prior to joining the Cheney Police Department, Officer Campbell served in a law enforcement capacity for the Eastern Washington University Police Department.

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  • Suspect in Logan area home invasion demanded money, threatened victim with knife

    Suspect in Logan area home invasion demanded money, threatened victim with knife

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:31:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents released Monday are offering more details about a horrifying home invasion and robbery that happened over the weekend.  Spokane Police arrested 51-year-old Kenneth Vansant, a convicted felon, Saturday in the Logan neighborhood.  According to court documents, the victim told officers that Vansant busted down the door of her house on E. Nora, threatened her with a knife and demanded money, threatening to cut her.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents released Monday are offering more details about a horrifying home invasion and robbery that happened over the weekend.  Spokane Police arrested 51-year-old Kenneth Vansant, a convicted felon, Saturday in the Logan neighborhood.  According to court documents, the victim told officers that Vansant busted down the door of her house on E. Nora, threatened her with a knife and demanded money, threatening to cut her.

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  • Fake cash appearing at Spokane gas station

    Fake cash appearing at Spokane gas station

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:12:08 GMT

    Several fake twenty-dollar bills are cycling through the Chevron on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Monroe Street. "I was so busy, I didn't realize which one it was at first," Cory Johnson, a cashier at the gas station, said.

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    Several fake twenty-dollar bills are cycling through the Chevron on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Monroe Street. "I was so busy, I didn't realize which one it was at first," Cory Johnson, a cashier at the gas station, said.

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  • Budget office warns Idahoans may face bigger tax bills

    Budget office warns Idahoans may face bigger tax bills

    Monday, September 10 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-09-10 21:59:40 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's budget office says Idahoans may have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year due to major changes tied to the new tax law.    According to the Division of Financial Management on Monday, the state's tax revenue has faced a shortfall for the past two months due to individual income tax revenue failing to meet estimated forecasts.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's budget office says Idahoans may have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year due to major changes tied to the new tax law.    According to the Division of Financial Management on Monday, the state's tax revenue has faced a shortfall for the past two months due to individual income tax revenue failing to meet estimated forecasts.

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  • Detectives searching for stolen ATV and motorcycle

    Detectives searching for stolen ATV and motorcycle

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:07:07 GMT
    The stolen ATV would look similar to this oneThe stolen ATV would look similar to this one

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force are asking for your help finding a stolen ATV.  Detectives say in 2017, three Can Am ATV's and one 1998 black Yamaha YZ 400 motorcycle were stolen from a house near Coolin, ID. This year, detectives have recovered two of the Can Am ATVs in Stevens County. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force are asking for your help finding a stolen ATV.  Detectives say in 2017, three Can Am ATV's and one 1998 black Yamaha YZ 400 motorcycle were stolen from a house near Coolin, ID. This year, detectives have recovered two of the Can Am ATVs in Stevens County. 

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  • The Dark Dream: Spokane couple's brutal murder remains unsolved

    The Dark Dream: Spokane couple's brutal murder remains unsolved

    Monday, September 10 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-09-10 16:05:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It was supposed to be a mom's night out. Spokane couple Angie Walsh and her boyfriend Terry Palm were celebrating Angie's 34th birthday. They had no way of knowing the evil that would meet them at the end of the celebration. "I don't want to be walking down the street and knowing the person is free and out there," said Angie's daughter Brittney Ducrest.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It was supposed to be a mom's night out. Spokane couple Angie Walsh and her boyfriend Terry Palm were celebrating Angie's 34th birthday. They had no way of knowing the evil that would meet them at the end of the celebration. "I don't want to be walking down the street and knowing the person is free and out there," said Angie's daughter Brittney Ducrest.

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  • Avista: balloons cause of power outage in Spokane Valley

    Avista: balloons cause of power outage in Spokane Valley

    Sunday, September 9 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-09-09 23:28:20 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Squirrels and balloons. This is not a riddle, just some of the latest causes of power outages in Spokane County, the latter happening Sunday in Spokane Valley. Avista Utilities reported an outage around 1 p.m. today that left over 1,000 customers without power in the Dishman area. They reported that balloons got into power lines, causing the outage. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Squirrels and balloons. This is not a riddle, just some of the latest causes of power outages in Spokane County, the latter happening Sunday in Spokane Valley. Avista Utilities reported an outage around 1 p.m. today that left over 1,000 customers without power in the Dishman area. They reported that balloons got into power lines, causing the outage. 

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  • Health experts alarmed by jump in STDs in Idaho

    Health experts alarmed by jump in STDs in Idaho

    Sunday, September 9 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-09-09 20:54:20 GMT
    PexelsPexels

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A jump in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in Idaho has health experts worried. The Idaho State Journal reports that last year there were nearly 6,600 STD cases, including HIV, up from fewer than 6,300 in 2016. Cases are also up nationally, with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing last week that nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.    

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A jump in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in Idaho has health experts worried. The Idaho State Journal reports that last year there were nearly 6,600 STD cases, including HIV, up from fewer than 6,300 in 2016. Cases are also up nationally, with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing last week that nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.    

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  • Two arrested following pursuit in Rock Island

    Two arrested following pursuit in Rock Island

    Sunday, September 9 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-09-09 19:23:00 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - A pair of people with outstanding warrants were arrested following a traffic stop that led to a pursuit Friday night in Douglas County. A Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle with a bad brake light in Rock Island around 8:30 p.m., when the driver sped away and fled before stopping near milepost 5 on SR-28 before continuing to flee on foot. 

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - A pair of people with outstanding warrants were arrested following a traffic stop that led to a pursuit Friday night in Douglas County. A Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle with a bad brake light in Rock Island around 8:30 p.m., when the driver sped away and fled before stopping near milepost 5 on SR-28 before continuing to flee on foot. 

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  • Man arrested for home invasion robbery in Logan area

    Man arrested for home invasion robbery in Logan area

    Sunday, September 9 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-09-09 17:15:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a convicted felon who was involved in a home invasion robbery in the Logan neighborhood Saturday night. Around 10 p.m., SPD responded to multiple calls for the area of 300 E Nora, including a female victim who said an unknown man entered her home, threatened her with a knife and stole property. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a convicted felon who was involved in a home invasion robbery in the Logan neighborhood Saturday night. Around 10 p.m., SPD responded to multiple calls for the area of 300 E Nora, including a female victim who said an unknown man entered her home, threatened her with a knife and stole property. 

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  • Fake tickets and unofficial cones: public parking debate turns to city

    Fake tickets and unofficial cones: public parking debate turns to city

    Saturday, September 8 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-09-09 01:15:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - To park or not to park? That was the question, but is now a debate between a group of Glen Dow Academy students and the owner of Urbanna Spa, Salon & Wine. It's all because of public parking on Division Street in downtown Spokane, right outside the salon and about a half-mile away from Glen Dow Academy. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - To park or not to park? That was the question, but is now a debate between a group of Glen Dow Academy students and the owner of Urbanna Spa, Salon & Wine. It's all because of public parking on Division Street in downtown Spokane, right outside the salon and about a half-mile away from Glen Dow Academy. 

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  • Spokane County traffic restrictions & delays guide

    Spokane County traffic restrictions & delays guide

    Saturday, September 8 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-09-09 01:09:07 GMT

    Spokane County has a weekly update for the latest traffic restrictions an delays to help you get around the area smoothly. 

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    Spokane County has a weekly update for the latest traffic restrictions an delays to help you get around the area smoothly. 

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  • State mobilization authorized for Glade Creek fire in Yakima County

    State mobilization authorized for Glade Creek fire in Yakima County

    Saturday, September 8 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-09-08 21:28:56 GMT

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Glade Creek fire burning in Yakima County near Mabton. The fire started Friday night after 9 p.m. and is estimated at 3,000 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops and infrastructure. The fire is burning in grass and sage brush. Level 1 evacuations are in effect at this time. 

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    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Glade Creek fire burning in Yakima County near Mabton. The fire started Friday night after 9 p.m. and is estimated at 3,000 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops and infrastructure. The fire is burning in grass and sage brush. Level 1 evacuations are in effect at this time. 

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  • New trial request by N. Idaho man who killed wife rejected

    New trial request by N. Idaho man who killed wife rejected

    Saturday, September 8 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-09-08 17:34:02 GMT
    Charles CaponeCharles Capone
    Charles CaponeCharles Capone

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder. The Idaho Supreme Court in a ruling made public Friday agreed with the lower court's decision that new evidence offered by Charles Capone even if allowed wouldn't have led to an acquittal.   

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder. The Idaho Supreme Court in a ruling made public Friday agreed with the lower court's decision that new evidence offered by Charles Capone even if allowed wouldn't have led to an acquittal.   

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  • Mayor Condon vetoes renewable energy law passed by council

    Mayor Condon vetoes renewable energy law passed by council

    Saturday, September 8 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-09-08 17:02:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council may vote to override a mayoral veto of an ordinance that set goals for reaching 100 percent renewable energy for electricity by 2030. KPBX-FM reports that Mayor David Condon cited concerns about electricity costs and potential liability in his veto letter Thursday.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council may vote to override a mayoral veto of an ordinance that set goals for reaching 100 percent renewable energy for electricity by 2030. KPBX-FM reports that Mayor David Condon cited concerns about electricity costs and potential liability in his veto letter Thursday.    

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  • Central Valley teachers approve contract with pay raises

    Central Valley teachers approve contract with pay raises

    Saturday, September 8 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-09-08 04:08:25 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Central Valley teachers voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract with pay raises on Friday.. Pending approval Monday by the Central Valley School District, entry-level teachers' salaries will increase from $41,930 to $43,018, or 3.9 percent. With five years’ experience and a master’s degree, salary jumps from $54,307 to $58,903, or 8.4 percent.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Central Valley teachers voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract with pay raises on Friday.. Pending approval Monday by the Central Valley School District, entry-level teachers' salaries will increase from $41,930 to $43,018, or 3.9 percent. With five years’ experience and a master’s degree, salary jumps from $54,307 to $58,903, or 8.4 percent.

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  • Fairchild AFB fulfills dream for boy battling cancer

    Fairchild AFB fulfills dream for boy battling cancer

    Friday, September 7 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-09-08 02:12:02 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Doctors recently told the Now family that their four-year-old only has weeks left to live. L.J. has been battling cancer since he was two years old. With the dream of growing up to be a helicopter pilot, Fairchild Air Force Base made his dream come true. "Ever since he learned about helicopters, he's always wanted to be in one and fly in one," Samantha Now, L.J's mother, said. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Doctors recently told the Now family that their four-year-old only has weeks left to live. L.J. has been battling cancer since he was two years old. With the dream of growing up to be a helicopter pilot, Fairchild Air Force Base made his dream come true. "Ever since he learned about helicopters, he's always wanted to be in one and fly in one," Samantha Now, L.J's mother, said. 

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  • Computer virus scam hits local man

    Computer virus scam hits local man

    Friday, September 7 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-09-08 02:02:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is wishing he had never made a certain phone call. One call is all it took for his computer, bank accoun, everything to be hacked. Nobody wants a virus on their computer, including James Farone. "I was on my computer one morning and all of a sudden, it just went blue-y all over the place," said Farone.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is wishing he had never made a certain phone call. One call is all it took for his computer, bank accoun, everything to be hacked. Nobody wants a virus on their computer, including James Farone. "I was on my computer one morning and all of a sudden, it just went blue-y all over the place," said Farone.

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  • Recent amputee, grandma of six, receives gift of comfort

    Recent amputee, grandma of six, receives gift of comfort

    Friday, September 7 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-09-08 01:01:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A blood clot and then life threatening infection cost an Airway Heights woman her leg. She's adjusting to her new normal in a recliner that is in such rough shape, she can barely get in and out of it. That was until she said, "Help Me Hayley." "My toes were, my foot was too," said Ellie Rabaglia. "I couldn't wait for them to cut my leg off. I couldn't stand looking at it anymore. It was awful." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A blood clot and then life threatening infection cost an Airway Heights woman her leg. She's adjusting to her new normal in a recliner that is in such rough shape, she can barely get in and out of it. That was until she said, "Help Me Hayley." "My toes were, my foot was too," said Ellie Rabaglia. "I couldn't wait for them to cut my leg off. I couldn't stand looking at it anymore. It was awful." 

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  • California man sentenced to nine years for advance fee scheme

    California man sentenced to nine years for advance fee scheme

    Friday, September 7 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-09-08 00:41:11 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A California man was sentenced to nine years for his involvement in an advance fee scheme. Vassily Anthony Thompson, 64 of Los Angeles, was sentenced after being found guilty after a February trial of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Joseph Harrington, U.S. Attorney for the Easter District of Washington, announced the sentencing Friday. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A California man was sentenced to nine years for his involvement in an advance fee scheme. Vassily Anthony Thompson, 64 of Los Angeles, was sentenced after being found guilty after a February trial of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Joseph Harrington, U.S. Attorney for the Easter District of Washington, announced the sentencing Friday. 

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  • Court Documents: Nuisance home documentation leads to shooting

    Court Documents: Nuisance home documentation leads to shooting

    Friday, September 7 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-09-07 23:56:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Newly filed court documents following the first appearance of a man arrested for shooting a woman give us a better idea of what happened Thursday night. According to court documents, 32-year-old Jeremy Mallgren and his sister had been on high alert. They say they were living next to a nuisance house and were told by Spokane police to document who come and goes at that home, as part of their nuisance house complaint. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Newly filed court documents following the first appearance of a man arrested for shooting a woman give us a better idea of what happened Thursday night. According to court documents, 32-year-old Jeremy Mallgren and his sister had been on high alert. They say they were living next to a nuisance house and were told by Spokane police to document who come and goes at that home, as part of their nuisance house complaint. 

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  • No criminal charges for March Officer-Deputy involved shooting

    No criminal charges for March Officer-Deputy involved shooting

    Friday, September 7 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-09-07 23:48:28 GMT
    Deputy Sam Palmer and Officer Scott HiceDeputy Sam Palmer and Officer Scott Hice

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has determined that two officers involved in a March apartment shooting will not face criminal charges. A release says Spokane County Deputy Sheriff Sam Palmer and Spokane Police Officer Scott Hice were justified in their use of lethal force against Ronald Acre while attempting to serve him with a civil eviction notice on March 12, 2018 at the Agnes Kehoe Place Apartments on Regal St. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has determined that two officers involved in a March apartment shooting will not face criminal charges. A release says Spokane County Deputy Sheriff Sam Palmer and Spokane Police Officer Scott Hice were justified in their use of lethal force against Ronald Acre while attempting to serve him with a civil eviction notice on March 12, 2018 at the Agnes Kehoe Place Apartments on Regal St. 

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  • New test will better measure Idaho students' reading skills

    New test will better measure Idaho students' reading skills

    Friday, September 7 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-09-07 22:22:57 GMT
    IStationIStation

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade are gearing up to take a new reading test that's designed to feel like a computer game. The Times-News reported Friday that the Istation's Indicators of Progress Early Reading test is replacing the old Idaho Reading Indicator. The computer-based test will roll out statewide this fall, but some schools piloted the new test last school year. 

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade are gearing up to take a new reading test that's designed to feel like a computer game. The Times-News reported Friday that the Istation's Indicators of Progress Early Reading test is replacing the old Idaho Reading Indicator. The computer-based test will roll out statewide this fall, but some schools piloted the new test last school year. 

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  • Talks to continue in federal land, Snake River dispute

    Talks to continue in federal land, Snake River dispute

    Friday, September 7 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-09-07 22:15:02 GMT
    Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-ReviewTyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two dozen cattlemen and lawyers for the federal government have decided to work together to settle a legal dispute over a narrow strip of public land between the ranches and the Snake River. The Spokesman-Review says they are seeking to avoid the kind of armed standoffs that have occurred over land disputes in recent years. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two dozen cattlemen and lawyers for the federal government have decided to work together to settle a legal dispute over a narrow strip of public land between the ranches and the Snake River. The Spokesman-Review says they are seeking to avoid the kind of armed standoffs that have occurred over land disputes in recent years. 

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  • Sagle woman denies theft from midwifery clinic

    Sagle woman denies theft from midwifery clinic

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:56:18 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho woman is denying that she embezzled money from a Sandpoint midwifery clinic. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Samantha Sue Wasylko of Sagle pleaded not guilty Monday in 1st District Court to felony grand theft. Authorities say Wasylko pocketed cash receipts at Pend Oreille Midwifery where she worked as an office manager.  

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho woman is denying that she embezzled money from a Sandpoint midwifery clinic. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Samantha Sue Wasylko of Sagle pleaded not guilty Monday in 1st District Court to felony grand theft. Authorities say Wasylko pocketed cash receipts at Pend Oreille Midwifery where she worked as an office manager.  

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  • Judge hears case seeking refund of car-tab fees for transit

    Judge hears case seeking refund of car-tab fees for transit

    Friday, September 7 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-09-07 17:32:55 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. - A judge in Pierce County is hearing arguments Friday in a lawsuit that alleges Sound Transit is unconstitutionally collecting car-tab fees to pay for mass transit expansion. Seven Seattle-area residents sued the agency in June, challenging the collection of higher vehicle license fees that voters approved as part of the Sound Transit 3 transportation package in 2016.

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    TACOMA, Wash. - A judge in Pierce County is hearing arguments Friday in a lawsuit that alleges Sound Transit is unconstitutionally collecting car-tab fees to pay for mass transit expansion. Seven Seattle-area residents sued the agency in June, challenging the collection of higher vehicle license fees that voters approved as part of the Sound Transit 3 transportation package in 2016.

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  • UPDATE: 32-year-old man charged with two counts of assault after woman shot in north Spokane

    UPDATE: 32-year-old man charged with two counts of assault after woman shot in north Spokane

    Friday, September 7 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-09-07 12:31:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say two suspects have been detained and a woman is in serious condition after a shooting in North Spokane Thursday night. An official says officers responded to multiple calls about a reported shooting on the 2400 block of N Calispel St. near W. Carlisle Ave. around 7:30 p.m. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say two suspects have been detained and a woman is in serious condition after a shooting in North Spokane Thursday night. An official says officers responded to multiple calls about a reported shooting on the 2400 block of N Calispel St. near W. Carlisle Ave. around 7:30 p.m. 

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  • Officials explain process after delayed Amber Alert for Hayden boy

    Officials explain process after delayed Amber Alert for Hayden boy

    Thursday, September 6 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-09-07 03:09:32 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A missed pick up at the Wal-Mart in Hayden led to a frantic search for a missing 11-year-old boy. According to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday night Thersea Shanholtzer did not return her biological son, Ryan, to his foster parents. Deputies say they received a call just after 10 p.m. from CPS about the missed pickup. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A missed pick up at the Wal-Mart in Hayden led to a frantic search for a missing 11-year-old boy. According to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday night Thersea Shanholtzer did not return her biological son, Ryan, to his foster parents. Deputies say they received a call just after 10 p.m. from CPS about the missed pickup. 

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  • Comedian bicyclist begins tour in support of non-profit

    Comedian bicyclist begins tour in support of non-profit

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-09-07 02:43:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man... his bike... a map... and his microphone? Stand-up comedian Austin Langley is about to start a journey across the coast, cracking jokes, and raising money for something bigger than his love of comedy. "So about a year ago, I decided I needed to do something that was different," Langley said. Austin Langley began writing stand-up comedy routines three years ago.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man... his bike... a map... and his microphone? Stand-up comedian Austin Langley is about to start a journey across the coast, cracking jokes, and raising money for something bigger than his love of comedy. "So about a year ago, I decided I needed to do something that was different," Langley said. Austin Langley began writing stand-up comedy routines three years ago.

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  • Man accelerates vehicle towards deputy in officer-involved shooting

    Man accelerates vehicle towards deputy in officer-involved shooting

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-09-07 02:26:03 GMT

    A 50-year-old man was arrested after an officer-involved shooting stemmed from him accelerating his vehicle towards a deputy Thursday morning. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a suspect failed to stop for a marked patrol car Thursday around 10:45 a.m., fleeing before turning into the driveway of his residence. 

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    A 50-year-old man was arrested after an officer-involved shooting stemmed from him accelerating his vehicle towards a deputy Thursday morning. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a suspect failed to stop for a marked patrol car Thursday around 10:45 a.m., fleeing before turning into the driveway of his residence. 

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  • Spokane high school students forced to sit in aisle of overcrowded bus

    Spokane high school students forced to sit in aisle of overcrowded bus

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-09-07 02:20:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The mother of a Lewis and Clark High School student contacted KHQ today to say her daughter had what she called an incident on the morning bus ride to school. She says her daughter's bus was so overcrowded, that she was forced to sit in the aisle. She says it's happened in the past as well, forcing her to stand. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The mother of a Lewis and Clark High School student contacted KHQ today to say her daughter had what she called an incident on the morning bus ride to school. She says her daughter's bus was so overcrowded, that she was forced to sit in the aisle. She says it's happened in the past as well, forcing her to stand. 

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  • Campaign signs continue to be plucked from front yards

    Campaign signs continue to be plucked from front yards

    Thursday, September 6 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-09-07 01:30:17 GMT

    Following our story about a rash of campaign sign thefts on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday, KHQ received several emails about the problem getting worse. "Lisa Brown signs were also stolen on 40th and Grand," wrote one person. "At least four houses targeted." Another writes, "Regarding today's story about political signs being stolen, ours at 44th and Napa and at least four others on our block were stolen yesterday.

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    Following our story about a rash of campaign sign thefts on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday, KHQ received several emails about the problem getting worse. "Lisa Brown signs were also stolen on 40th and Grand," wrote one person. "At least four houses targeted." Another writes, "Regarding today's story about political signs being stolen, ours at 44th and Napa and at least four others on our block were stolen yesterday.

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  • Adams County search warrant results in six arrests

    Adams County search warrant results in six arrests

    Thursday, September 6 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-09-07 00:09:37 GMT

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - Adams County Deputies conducted a search warrant in the Othello area Thursday morning, leading to the arrests of six people. Deputies were serving a search warrant for sexual assault, narcotics and firearms in the 600 block of Saddle Rd. During the search, six adults were taken into custody for various charges and arrest warrants. 

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    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - Adams County Deputies conducted a search warrant in the Othello area Thursday morning, leading to the arrests of six people. Deputies were serving a search warrant for sexual assault, narcotics and firearms in the 600 block of Saddle Rd. During the search, six adults were taken into custody for various charges and arrest warrants. 

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  • Cougar Creek fire up to 71 percent containment

    Cougar Creek fire up to 71 percent containment

    Thursday, September 6 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-09-06 23:29:46 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County has improved to 71 percent containment and remains over 40,000 acres in size. While the size has grown to 42,412 acres, the containment percentage has steadily increased over the week.

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County has improved to 71 percent containment and remains over 40,000 acres in size. While the size has grown to 42,412 acres, the containment percentage has steadily increased over the week.

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  • 9-year-old Moses Lake girl raises more than $20,000 for police K9 program

    9-year-old Moses Lake girl raises more than $20,000 for police K9 program

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-09-06 22:58:11 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A 9-year-old Moses Lake girl raised more than $20,000 for the Moses Lake Police Department's K9 program by selling slime at a local farmer's market last week, with some help from local businesses. Kenna Morrison decided a few weeks ago that she was going to donate sales from her business Slime By Kenna at the Farmer's Market on September 1 to charity.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A 9-year-old Moses Lake girl raised more than $20,000 for the Moses Lake Police Department's K9 program by selling slime at a local farmer's market last week, with some help from local businesses. Kenna Morrison decided a few weeks ago that she was going to donate sales from her business Slime By Kenna at the Farmer's Market on September 1 to charity.

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  • Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-09-06 22:57:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a Level 3 sex offender moving in the Spokane area. Fifty-seven-year-old James McMahan, will now be living in a transient lifestyle. He previously lived on the 100 block of W. Pacific Ave.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a Level 3 sex offender moving in the Spokane area. Fifty-seven-year-old James McMahan, will now be living in a transient lifestyle. He previously lived on the 100 block of W. Pacific Ave.

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  • Spokane County Jail introducing opioid withdrawal program

    Spokane County Jail introducing opioid withdrawal program

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-09-06 22:34:47 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County will be implementing a new opioid withdrawal program for patients in the Jail system starting next week. The program will begin on Monday, September 10th. Spokane County Detention Services will be working with NaphCare with improving care of people withdrawing from opioids in jails.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County will be implementing a new opioid withdrawal program for patients in the Jail system starting next week. The program will begin on Monday, September 10th. Spokane County Detention Services will be working with NaphCare with improving care of people withdrawing from opioids in jails.

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  • Crescent Mountain fire approaching 50,000 acres; now 37 percent contained

    Crescent Mountain fire approaching 50,000 acres; now 37 percent contained

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-09-06 22:13:04 GMT

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp continues to grow in size, but hasn't seen much of an increase in containment percentage, with the fire now approaching 50,000 acres with 37 percent containment. The fire was reported at 37 percent containment for the third-straight day Thursday. After growing over 2,000 acres in size from Tuesday to Wednesday, Thursday saw another uptick now at 49,277 acres.

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    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp continues to grow in size, but hasn't seen much of an increase in containment percentage, with the fire now approaching 50,000 acres with 37 percent containment. The fire was reported at 37 percent containment for the third-straight day Thursday. After growing over 2,000 acres in size from Tuesday to Wednesday, Thursday saw another uptick now at 49,277 acres.

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  • Owner of famed Seattle music venue site sues city

    Owner of famed Seattle music venue site sues city

    Thursday, September 6 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-09-06 20:59:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The owner of a building that houses an iconic Seattle music venue has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it failed to follow proper protocols when officials approved a measure aimed at preserving the site.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The owner of a building that houses an iconic Seattle music venue has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it failed to follow proper protocols when officials approved a measure aimed at preserving the site.

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  • Man kills dog Washington family got after Vegas shooting

    Man kills dog Washington family got after Vegas shooting

    Thursday, September 6 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-09-06 20:55:19 GMT

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state family is mourning after a neighbor shot and killed their dog - a Labradoodle they got to help deal with stress and anxiety following last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas.    The Bellingham Herald reports Lona and Joseph Johnson were at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when a gunman shot more than 500 people.

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state family is mourning after a neighbor shot and killed their dog - a Labradoodle they got to help deal with stress and anxiety following last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas.    The Bellingham Herald reports Lona and Joseph Johnson were at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when a gunman shot more than 500 people.

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  • 11-year-old boy kidnapped from Hayden, found in Omak; Mother in custody

    11-year-old boy kidnapped from Hayden, found in Omak; Mother in custody

    Thursday, September 6 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-09-06 16:12:27 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - An 11-year-old boy was kidnapped from Hayden late Wednesday night, but later found safe in Omak, Washington early Thursday morning.  The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a report of a potential kidnapping at around 10:30 pm Wednesday. Deputies say the boy was allowed visitation with his biological mother, 51-year-old Theresa Shanholtzer. 

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - An 11-year-old boy was kidnapped from Hayden late Wednesday night, but later found safe in Omak, Washington early Thursday morning.  The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a report of a potential kidnapping at around 10:30 pm Wednesday. Deputies say the boy was allowed visitation with his biological mother, 51-year-old Theresa Shanholtzer. 

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  • Ford recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickups due to fire concerns

    Ford recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickups due to fire concerns

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-09-06 14:57:04 GMT

    NEW YORK - Ford is recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickup trucks to address fire concerns with the seat belts. The North America recall covers 2015 through 2018 Ford F-150 regular cab and supercrew cab vehicles. The automaker says pre-tensioners in front seat belts could generate excessive sparks when deployed that could start a fire.

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    NEW YORK - Ford is recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickup trucks to address fire concerns with the seat belts. The North America recall covers 2015 through 2018 Ford F-150 regular cab and supercrew cab vehicles. The automaker says pre-tensioners in front seat belts could generate excessive sparks when deployed that could start a fire.

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  • Spokane PD offers "survival mindset" class

    Spokane PD offers "survival mindset" class

    Thursday, September 6 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-09-06 12:13:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - This week, there are fresh numbers from the Spokane Police Department's weekly crime report, and it's not looking good. Compared to this time last year, violent crime is up overall 22 percent. But Spokane Police are having a self-defense class this month, so you as a community, can protect yourself from being a victim of a violent crime. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - This week, there are fresh numbers from the Spokane Police Department's weekly crime report, and it's not looking good. Compared to this time last year, violent crime is up overall 22 percent. But Spokane Police are having a self-defense class this month, so you as a community, can protect yourself from being a victim of a violent crime. 

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  • Political signs swiped from Spokane neighborhood

    Political signs swiped from Spokane neighborhood

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-09-06 02:30:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There is new information now about a South Hill neighborhood we told you about a few weeks ago, where the political divide was exactly 50-50, Pittsburg and 57th. Lisa brown signs from a few houses, have been stolen. "I had two in my yard, people across the street had some." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - There is new information now about a South Hill neighborhood we told you about a few weeks ago, where the political divide was exactly 50-50, Pittsburg and 57th. Lisa brown signs from a few houses, have been stolen. "I had two in my yard, people across the street had some." 

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  • First responders, military to take part in Coeur d'Alene softball game

    First responders, military to take part in Coeur d'Alene softball game

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-09-06 02:23:46 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - It’s quiet and empty now, but on Saturday, Ramsey Park in Coeur d'Alene will be filled with those who help protect us while taking part in a charity softball game. It’s also an anniversary that Alexis McKenzie says changed her life. “Almost to the day that my husband was burned in the line of duty two years ago in Spokane,” McKenzie said.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - It’s quiet and empty now, but on Saturday, Ramsey Park in Coeur d'Alene will be filled with those who help protect us while taking part in a charity softball game. It’s also an anniversary that Alexis McKenzie says changed her life. “Almost to the day that my husband was burned in the line of duty two years ago in Spokane,” McKenzie said.

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  • Mayor wants to add ten more officers to Spokane Police force

    Mayor wants to add ten more officers to Spokane Police force

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-09-06 02:00:43 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Property crime in Spokane is nothing new. We hear about it every day. In a June of this year, a report by reports.org used FBI data and ranked Spokane as the third most dangerous city when it comes to property crime.   Spokane Mayor David Condon wants to add ten more officers to the streets to help reduce property crime in the city "We saw a need in the detective work, especially for your higher level of property crime. We see those investments paying off for...

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    Spokane, Wash. Property crime in Spokane is nothing new. We hear about it every day. In a June of this year, a report by reports.org used FBI data and ranked Spokane as the third most dangerous city when it comes to property crime.   Spokane Mayor David Condon wants to add ten more officers to the streets to help reduce property crime in the city "We saw a need in the detective work, especially for your higher level of property crime. We see those investments paying off for...

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  • Spokane sounds off on Colin Kaepernick’s Nike endorsement

    Spokane sounds off on Colin Kaepernick’s Nike endorsement

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-09-06 01:16:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former NFL quarterback and polarizing figure, Colin Kaepernick, posted the full, two-minute version of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad on Twitter Wednesday. The ad campaign has resulted in a social media face-off between critics and supporters.  KHQ spoke with several people in Spokane who reacted to the iconic swoosh and apparel giant making a deal with the former San Fransisco 49er, who started a wave of protests among NFL

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former NFL quarterback and polarizing figure, Colin Kaepernick, posted the full, two-minute version of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad on Twitter Wednesday. The ad campaign has resulted in a social media face-off between critics and supporters.  KHQ spoke with several people in Spokane who reacted to the iconic swoosh and apparel giant making a deal with the former San Fransisco 49er, who started a wave of protests among NFL

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  • Riverfront Park board to pay tribute to former Parks and Recreation Director

    Riverfront Park board to pay tribute to former Parks and Recreation Director

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-09-06 01:00:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who helped Spokane's Riverfront Park become what it is today is getting a long-awaited tribute. The park board will host a dedication ceremony for Bill Fearn Monday at 11 a.m. At that dedication, they will name a roughly 1-acre section of the park the Bill Fearn Conservation Area. Fearn spent four years writing grants that helped purchase several acres of private land for the Expo '74 World's Fair and eventually Riverfront Park.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who helped Spokane's Riverfront Park become what it is today is getting a long-awaited tribute. The park board will host a dedication ceremony for Bill Fearn Monday at 11 a.m. At that dedication, they will name a roughly 1-acre section of the park the Bill Fearn Conservation Area. Fearn spent four years writing grants that helped purchase several acres of private land for the Expo '74 World's Fair and eventually Riverfront Park.

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