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  • Former Mead High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student out on bail

    Former Mead High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student out on bail

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:03:14 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. The 37-year-old former Mead High School spanish teacher was arrested last month accused of having sex with a student. Perez pleaded not guilty to the charge. But the judge set his bond at $100,000. It may have stayed that high if not for a letter from his wife to the judge. In the letter, Perez's wife pleaded with the judge to reduce the bond. Saying she works and overnight schedule and during the summer when Perez is off, she needs him at home to help with their three...

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    Spokane, Wash. The 37-year-old former Mead High School spanish teacher was arrested last month accused of having sex with a student. Perez pleaded not guilty to the charge. But the judge set his bond at $100,000. It may have stayed that high if not for a letter from his wife to the judge. In the letter, Perez's wife pleaded with the judge to reduce the bond. Saying she works and overnight schedule and during the summer when Perez is off, she needs him at home to help with their three...

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  • Changes coming to Washington State ID's starting July 1st

    Changes coming to Washington State ID's starting July 1st

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:01:48 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Starting July 1st, 2018 all standard Washington State ID cards will be marked with "Federal Limits Apply" on the top right corner. The driver's license is still good for driving and standard identification but those three words indicate that the ID is not valid for federal identification purposes. The ID cannot be used to board a plane or enter federal buildings starting October 1st, 2020. The real id act is a federal law, which was passed by congress in 2005...

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    Spokane, Wash. Starting July 1st, 2018 all standard Washington State ID cards will be marked with "Federal Limits Apply" on the top right corner. The driver's license is still good for driving and standard identification but those three words indicate that the ID is not valid for federal identification purposes. The ID cannot be used to board a plane or enter federal buildings starting October 1st, 2020. The real id act is a federal law, which was passed by congress in 2005...

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  • Stranger saves Deer Park family from burning home

    Stranger saves Deer Park family from burning home

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:55:14 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - A family tells KHQ they feel lucky to be alive after a stranger rescued them from their burning home. That stranger said it was simply the right thing to do for another human being. "I believe it wasn't our turn, the six of us," said Paula Lutsey. Paula has charred walls, holes in her ceiling, and a pile of twisted, smoky debris that was once part of her porch, but all she can do is count her blessings.

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    DEER PARK, Wash. - A family tells KHQ they feel lucky to be alive after a stranger rescued them from their burning home. That stranger said it was simply the right thing to do for another human being. "I believe it wasn't our turn, the six of us," said Paula Lutsey. Paula has charred walls, holes in her ceiling, and a pile of twisted, smoky debris that was once part of her porch, but all she can do is count her blessings.

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  • Grangeville man dies in motorcycle crash near Myrtle

    Grangeville man dies in motorcycle crash near Myrtle

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:07:01 GMT

    A man from Grangeville was killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle crash late Friday morning near Myrtle. Idaho State Police were investigating the crash on US-12 at Milepost 19. Mario Garateix, a 65-year-old from Grangeville, was westbound attempting to negotiate a curve on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he struck the guardrail and lost control.

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    A man from Grangeville was killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle crash late Friday morning near Myrtle. Idaho State Police were investigating the crash on US-12 at Milepost 19. Mario Garateix, a 65-year-old from Grangeville, was westbound attempting to negotiate a curve on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he struck the guardrail and lost control.

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  • Garfield Bay fire caused by electrical wires in trees

    Garfield Bay fire caused by electrical wires in trees

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:58:49 GMT

    Update: Selkirk firefighters reported Friday that a structure fire that extended into trees Thursday was caused by electrical wires running through trees, according to the State Fire Marshal, who investigated the fire.

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    Update: Selkirk firefighters reported Friday that a structure fire that extended into trees Thursday was caused by electrical wires running through trees, according to the State Fire Marshal, who investigated the fire.

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  • Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

    Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:31:20 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

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  • Officials identify truck driver killed in Idaho crash

    Officials identify truck driver killed in Idaho crash

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:42:31 GMT
    Photo: ISPPhoto: ISP
    Photo: ISPPhoto: ISP

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in southwestern Idaho have identified the driver of a commercial truck killed in a fiery, chain-reaction crash near Boise that also killed three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.    The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Friday says 42-year-old Illya D. Tsar of Rochester, New York, died in the crash on Saturday on Interstate 84. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in southwestern Idaho have identified the driver of a commercial truck killed in a fiery, chain-reaction crash near Boise that also killed three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.    The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Friday says 42-year-old Illya D. Tsar of Rochester, New York, died in the crash on Saturday on Interstate 84. 

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  • $5M bail set for suspect in 1986 killing of Tacoma girl

    $5M bail set for suspect in 1986 killing of Tacoma girl

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:37:31 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has set bail at $5 million for a 66-year-old man suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl in Tacoma more than three decades ago.    The News Tribune reports Gary Hartman appeared in Pierce County Superior Court Thursday where prosecutors argued for a high bond, saying he could be a flight risk because of his assets.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has set bail at $5 million for a 66-year-old man suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl in Tacoma more than three decades ago.    The News Tribune reports Gary Hartman appeared in Pierce County Superior Court Thursday where prosecutors argued for a high bond, saying he could be a flight risk because of his assets.

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  • Money to the members

    Money to the members

    You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops. The stuff they’re sharing varies ? groceries, babysitting, housing, kilowatt-hours ? but the concept is the same: In a cooperative, people join together to form an organization, sharing resources for the benefit of all members. (sponsored by STCU)

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    You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops. The stuff they’re sharing varies ? groceries, babysitting, housing, kilowatt-hours ? but the concept is the same: In a cooperative, people join together to form an organization, sharing resources for the benefit of all members. (sponsored by STCU)

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  • Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

    Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:22:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.

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  • UPDATE: Spokane Valley detectives arrest man accused of stabbing brother in the arm

    UPDATE: Spokane Valley detectives arrest man accused of stabbing brother in the arm

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-06-22 13:44:24 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputies found Kenneth Derr Thursday night and took him into custody. He has been booked into the Spokane County Jail. The Sheriff's office would like to thank everyone for their assistance and tips. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputies found Kenneth Derr Thursday night and took him into custody. He has been booked into the Spokane County Jail. The Sheriff's office would like to thank everyone for their assistance and tips. 

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  • Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:55:46 GMT

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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  • Vantage Highway reopens, Milepost 22 Fire continues to burn to the north

    Vantage Highway reopens, Milepost 22 Fire continues to burn to the north

    Friday, June 22 2018 2:35 AM EDT2018-06-22 06:35:31 GMT
    Kittitas County Sheriff's OfficeKittitas County Sheriff's Office

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have gone out to residents in about 30 homes because of a wildfire burning in central Washington. The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the blaze about two miles north of Vantage near the Columbia River had burned nearly 8 square miles (21 square kilometers). The Yakima Herald reports that the fire dubbed milepost 22 started Wednesday afternoon and was 30 percent contained on Thursday afternoon. A ...

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have gone out to residents in about 30 homes because of a wildfire burning in central Washington. The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the blaze about two miles north of Vantage near the Columbia River had burned nearly 8 square miles (21 square kilometers). The Yakima Herald reports that the fire dubbed milepost 22 started Wednesday afternoon and was 30 percent contained on Thursday afternoon. A ...

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  • Report: Fire risk to Glacier chalet was 'underestimated'

    Report: Fire risk to Glacier chalet was 'underestimated'

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:19:09 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A report indicates that fire managers had "underestimated" the risk posed to a Glacier National Park backcountry dormitory that burned last year. The Missoulian reports the investigation report by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service notes lessons learned following the lightning-caused fire that damaged the dining hall and destroyed the dormitory of the Sperry Chalet last August. A learning analysis notes that fire staff incorrec...

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A report indicates that fire managers had "underestimated" the risk posed to a Glacier National Park backcountry dormitory that burned last year. The Missoulian reports the investigation report by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service notes lessons learned following the lightning-caused fire that damaged the dining hall and destroyed the dormitory of the Sperry Chalet last August. A learning analysis notes that fire staff incorrec...

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  • Motorcyclist dies in Hauser collision

    Motorcyclist dies in Hauser collision

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:43:50 GMT

    A Spokane man has been pronounced deceased after his motorcycle was involved in a collision on Idaho State Highway 53 in Hauser on Thursday afternoon.

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    A Spokane man has been pronounced deceased after his motorcycle was involved in a collision on Idaho State Highway 53 in Hauser on Thursday afternoon. 

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  • New report shows EPA underestimated the dangers of chemicals in drinking water

    New report shows EPA underestimated the dangers of chemicals in drinking water

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:08:58 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - A new study released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that perfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, are more dangerous at lower levels than previously thought. The 852-page study was suppressed by the Trump administration because of the "public relations nightmare" it might cause.  High levels of these chemicals, which are found in firefighting foam, were detected in the Airway Heights drinking water system last year.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - A new study released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that perfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, are more dangerous at lower levels than previously thought. The 852-page study was suppressed by the Trump administration because of the "public relations nightmare" it might cause.  High levels of these chemicals, which are found in firefighting foam, were detected in the Airway Heights drinking water system last year.

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  • Hayden woman will be oldest female competitor at CdA's Half Ironman

    Hayden woman will be oldest female competitor at CdA's Half Ironman

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:59:35 GMT

    In an old pasture, there’s a track that Dexter Yeats' husband mowed out to create her own field of dreams. It’s where she spends a majority of her time training. At 72-years old, she’ll be the oldest female competitor at Coeur d’Alene's Ironman 70.3, but it’s still safe to say she's in better shape than most people half her age.

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    In an old pasture, there’s a track that Dexter Yeats' husband mowed out to create her own field of dreams. It’s where she spends a majority of her time training. At 72-years old, she’ll be the oldest female competitor at Coeur d’Alene's Ironman 70.3, but it’s still safe to say she's in better shape than most people half her age. 

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  • Terminally ill Rathdrum baby gets gift of comfort from local business

    Terminally ill Rathdrum baby gets gift of comfort from local business

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:54:33 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - A family said their main priority right now is keeping their sick baby comfortable. They were recently told by doctor's their 19month-old daughter isn't expected to live much longer. They said one of the only things that eases her pain is a specialty chair that insurance won't cover. That's when friends said, "Help Me Hayley."

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    RATHDRUM, Idaho - A family said their main priority right now is keeping their sick baby comfortable. They were recently told by doctor's their 19month-old daughter isn't expected to live much longer. They said one of the only things that eases her pain is a specialty chair that insurance won't cover. That's when friends said, "Help Me Hayley."

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  • Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Program Helps Find Elderly With Dementia Or Alzheimer's

    Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Program Helps Find Elderly With Dementia Or Alzheimer's

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:23:49 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - It doesn’t matter the time of year or the conditions outside, rescuers risk their lives to find missing people. Some are found; others don’t make it. “We're having a lot of calls for service in reference to these folks wandering away from their homes,” Will Klinkefus, a sergeant with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said. Two years ago, the sheriff’s office became the first law enforcement agency in Idaho to 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - It doesn’t matter the time of year or the conditions outside, rescuers risk their lives to find missing people. Some are found; others don’t make it. “We're having a lot of calls for service in reference to these folks wandering away from their homes,” Will Klinkefus, a sergeant with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said. Two years ago, the sheriff’s office became the first law enforcement agency in Idaho to 

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  • Thursday morning fire collapses, destroys Butte home

    Thursday morning fire collapses, destroys Butte home

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:13:31 GMT
    Courtesy BSB Fire via ABC Fox MontanaCourtesy BSB Fire via ABC Fox Montana
    Courtesy BSB Fire via ABC Fox MontanaCourtesy BSB Fire via ABC Fox Montana

    BUTTE, Mont. - Firefighters are investigating after a blaze that collapsed a house early Thursday morning. They say that by the time firefighters arrived, the fire already engulfed most of the house. Amanda Persons, who lives across the street, saw the house go up in flames, a sight she describes 'terrifying'. "I was in my house and then all of the sudden I hear sirens and I see all of the bright lights so I came running out," Persons said. 

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    BUTTE, Mont. - Firefighters are investigating after a blaze that collapsed a house early Thursday morning. They say that by the time firefighters arrived, the fire already engulfed most of the house. Amanda Persons, who lives across the street, saw the house go up in flames, a sight she describes 'terrifying'. "I was in my house and then all of the sudden I hear sirens and I see all of the bright lights so I came running out," Persons said. 

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  • Spokane kicks off summer with annual 'Summer Parkways' event

    Spokane kicks off summer with annual 'Summer Parkways' event

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:47:02 GMT
    Spokane Summer Parkways / FacebookSpokane Summer Parkways / Facebook

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane’s largest block party and celebration of outdoor events, Spokane Summer Parkways, will shut down 4 miles of streets on the South Hill Thursday evening. The event includes a variety of family friendly activities, such as yoga,dancing, jump rope, hula hoops and and more. People are allowed to bring their own equipment if they would like. All activities are free. The excitement goes from 6 to 9 p.m. The streets will 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane’s largest block party and celebration of outdoor events, Spokane Summer Parkways, will shut down 4 miles of streets on the South Hill Thursday evening. The event includes a variety of family friendly activities, such as yoga,dancing, jump rope, hula hoops and and more. People are allowed to bring their own equipment if they would like. All activities are free. The excitement goes from 6 to 9 p.m. The streets will 

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  • Punk rockers D.O.A. search for longtime backdrop stolen in Spokane

    Punk rockers D.O.A. search for longtime backdrop stolen in Spokane

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:38:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Legendary punk rock band D.O.A. is asking for the Spokane community to keep an eye out after the band's van was broken into during a show at The Pin over the weekend.  D.O.A. was founded in 1977 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is considered one of the founders of the hardcore punk subgenre of music, along with other mainstays like Bad Brains and Black Flag.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Legendary punk rock band D.O.A. is asking for the Spokane community to keep an eye out after the band's van was broken into during a show at The Pin over the weekend.  D.O.A. was founded in 1977 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is considered one of the founders of the hardcore punk subgenre of music, along with other mainstays like Bad Brains and Black Flag.

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  • Kootenai County Sheriff's Office welcomes newest K9, Axo

    Kootenai County Sheriff's Office welcomes newest K9, Axo

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:59:40 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies are welcoming the newest member of their team Thursday. K9 Axo is a 3-year-old Dutch Shepard and comes from Cougar Creek K9. Deputy Jason Shaw will be Axo's partner and handler. Deputy Shaw has been with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office since 1996 and a handler for the last 16 years.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies are welcoming the newest member of their team Thursday. K9 Axo is a 3-year-old Dutch Shepard and comes from Cougar Creek K9. Deputy Jason Shaw will be Axo's partner and handler. Deputy Shaw has been with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office since 1996 and a handler for the last 16 years.

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  • Coeur d'Alene man charged with raping 16-year-old girl

    Coeur d'Alene man charged with raping 16-year-old girl

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:42:56 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A 25-year-old man from Coeur d'Alene has been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl and other crimes, according to court documents. The documents say the teen and a friend went to Brady Matthews' house on Monday night, where they drank alcohol and smoked marijuana. The girl said she woke up later to Matthews raping her.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A 25-year-old man from Coeur d'Alene has been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl and other crimes, according to court documents. The documents say the teen and a friend went to Brady Matthews' house on Monday night, where they drank alcohol and smoked marijuana. The girl said she woke up later to Matthews raping her.

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  • Improperly discarded smoking materials to blame for early morning fire

    Improperly discarded smoking materials to blame for early morning fire

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:18:36 GMT
    Improperly discarded smoking materials to blame for early morning fireImproperly discarded smoking materials to blame for early morning fire
    Texas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablazeTexas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablaze

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused Thursday morning's fire at a commercial building. Around 5:47 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3800 block of E.  Boone Ave. on a report of a commercial structure fire.  Firefighters say smoke and flames were visible from the exterior of the building and extending inside. Firefighters immediately initiated fire attack on the outside of the 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused Thursday morning's fire at a commercial building. Around 5:47 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3800 block of E.  Boone Ave. on a report of a commercial structure fire.  Firefighters say smoke and flames were visible from the exterior of the building and extending inside. Firefighters immediately initiated fire attack on the outside of the 

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  • Walla Walla podiatrist charged with unprofessional conduct

    Walla Walla podiatrist charged with unprofessional conduct

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:53:07 GMT

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A Walla Walla podiatrist has been charged with unprofessional conduct for allegedly failing to meet the standard of care in treating two patients who developed infections which later required amputations. The Union-Bulletin reported Thursday that Washington state's Department of Health Podiatric Board charged Dr. Curtis W. Long earlier this month. Records show Long was licensed in 1976 as a podiatric physician and surgeon. He told the Union-Bulletin We...

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    WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A Walla Walla podiatrist has been charged with unprofessional conduct for allegedly failing to meet the standard of care in treating two patients who developed infections which later required amputations. The Union-Bulletin reported Thursday that Washington state's Department of Health Podiatric Board charged Dr. Curtis W. Long earlier this month. Records show Long was licensed in 1976 as a podiatric physician and surgeon. He told the Union-Bulletin We...

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  • The Latest: Bear attack victim says recovery is slow

    The Latest: Bear attack victim says recovery is slow

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:46:28 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials are releasing new details about last month's bear attack against a government researcher.    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said Amber Kornak surprised a grizzly after walking within 12 feet (4 meters) of the bear in the Cabinet Mountains on May 17.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials are releasing new details about last month's bear attack against a government researcher.    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said Amber Kornak surprised a grizzly after walking within 12 feet (4 meters) of the bear in the Cabinet Mountains on May 17.

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  • Deanne's Disappearance: Beauty school student, mother remains missing

    Deanne's Disappearance: Beauty school student, mother remains missing

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:31:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deanne Hastings seemed to have it all before she vanished back in November of 2015. She was starting beauty school, had three great kids, and was engaged to be married. Loved ones said they can't help but fear she met an evil end. "Deanne was an amazing person," brother Carson Crider said. "An amazing family member. She cared more about others than she did herself."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deanne Hastings seemed to have it all before she vanished back in November of 2015. She was starting beauty school, had three great kids, and was engaged to be married. Loved ones said they can't help but fear she met an evil end. "Deanne was an amazing person," brother Carson Crider said. "An amazing family member. She cared more about others than she did herself."

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  • Boise police: Man dies after being placed under arrest

    Boise police: Man dies after being placed under arrest

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:33:08 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in Boise say they're investigating the death of a 45-year-old man who appeared to suffer a medical emergency after being placed under arrest by police.    The Boise Police Department in a statement Thursday says officers arrested Scott Daniel Townsend at about 4 a.m. Wednesday at a business after responding to a report of a battery.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in Boise say they're investigating the death of a 45-year-old man who appeared to suffer a medical emergency after being placed under arrest by police.    The Boise Police Department in a statement Thursday says officers arrested Scott Daniel Townsend at about 4 a.m. Wednesday at a business after responding to a report of a battery.

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  • Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:11:27 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

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  • Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

    Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:42:48 GMT

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Washington and more than a half-dozen other states say they plan to sue the Trump administration over a policy that separated immigrant families illegally entering the United States.    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson made the announcement Thursday outside a federal prison in the city of SeaTac, south of Seattle, where about 200 immigration detainees have been transferred - including women separated from their children.

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    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Washington and more than a half-dozen other states say they plan to sue the Trump administration over a policy that separated immigrant families illegally entering the United States.    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson made the announcement Thursday outside a federal prison in the city of SeaTac, south of Seattle, where about 200 immigration detainees have been transferred - including women separated from their children.

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  • Man arrested in 1987 killing of couple pleads not guilty

    Man arrested in 1987 killing of couple pleads not guilty

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:59:34 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 55-year-old SeaTac man has pleaded not guilty to the 1987 murders of a young Canadian couple in Washington state.    The Daily Herald reports William Earl Talbott II pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court in the deaths of 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg and 20-year-old Jay Cook.

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 55-year-old SeaTac man has pleaded not guilty to the 1987 murders of a young Canadian couple in Washington state.    The Daily Herald reports William Earl Talbott II pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court in the deaths of 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg and 20-year-old Jay Cook.

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  • Man files $75,000 claim against Border Patrol

    Man files $75,000 claim against Border Patrol

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:56:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A man has filed a $75,000 claim for damages against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, contending he was illegally detained on a bus trip that went through Spokane's bus station last summer.    The Spokesman-Review reports that 36-year-old Andres Sosa Segura is being represented by attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Northwest Immigration Rights Project.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A man has filed a $75,000 claim for damages against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, contending he was illegally detained on a bus trip that went through Spokane's bus station last summer.    The Spokesman-Review reports that 36-year-old Andres Sosa Segura is being represented by attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Northwest Immigration Rights Project.

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  • Spokane business owner fed up with feces, unwanted surprise at work

    Spokane business owner fed up with feces, unwanted surprise at work

    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-06-21 06:32:06 GMT

    A Spokane business owner says enough is enough after finding human feces in front of her doorstep three days in a row. The incidences happened at Neat Old Stuff located at 3rd and Bernard. The shop's owner, CP Phare, has been in the same location for the last decade and says suspicious activity has ramped up in the last year, but nothing like what's been happening over the last few days. "There's like surprise packages usually two-to-three times a week," 

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    A Spokane business owner says enough is enough after finding human feces in front of her doorstep three days in a row. The incidences happened at Neat Old Stuff located at 3rd and Bernard. The shop's owner, CP Phare, has been in the same location for the last decade and says suspicious activity has ramped up in the last year, but nothing like what's been happening over the last few days. "There's like surprise packages usually two-to-three times a week," 

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  • Puyallup woman pleads guilty to defrauding $290K from Costco

    Puyallup woman pleads guilty to defrauding $290K from Costco

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:56 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:56:03 GMT
    Puyallup woman pleads guilty to defrauding $290K from CostcoPuyallup woman pleads guilty to defrauding $290K from Costco
    Federal officials say further testing was unable to confirm the presence of E. coli in the onions and celery used to make chicken salad at Costco warehouses across the country.Federal officials say further testing was unable to confirm the presence of E. coli in the onions and celery used to make chicken salad at Costco warehouses across the country.

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $290,000 from a Costco warehouse over five years. The News Tribune reports 54-year-old Robin Cline pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Tacoma to charges of wire fraud.  Cline of Puyallup worked at Costco in Fife from 1996 to 2016 as an accounts receivable clerk. She was responsible for processing payments and refunds for customers of the warehouse club operator. Accordi...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $290,000 from a Costco warehouse over five years. The News Tribune reports 54-year-old Robin Cline pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Tacoma to charges of wire fraud.  Cline of Puyallup worked at Costco in Fife from 1996 to 2016 as an accounts receivable clerk. She was responsible for processing payments and refunds for customers of the warehouse club operator. Accordi...

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  • Spokane man sentenced to 21 years for production of child pornography

    Spokane man sentenced to 21 years for production of child pornography

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:31:54 GMT
    Spokane man sentenced to 21 years for production of child pornographySpokane man sentenced to 21 years for production of child pornography
    2 minors charged for brutal beating of Idaho 15-year-old boy2 minors charged for brutal beating of Idaho 15-year-old boy

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - 22-year-old Freedom Woody of Spokane was sentenced Wednesday after having pleaded guilty to production of child pornography. According to information disclosed during court proceedings, investigators found Woody and a 13-year old girl from Oregon in a homeless camp near the Spokane River after the girl’s grandmother reported her missing. When interviewed by officers, Woody admitted having sex with her.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - 22-year-old Freedom Woody of Spokane was sentenced Wednesday after having pleaded guilty to production of child pornography. According to information disclosed during court proceedings, investigators found Woody and a 13-year old girl from Oregon in a homeless camp near the Spokane River after the girl’s grandmother reported her missing. When interviewed by officers, Woody admitted having sex with her.

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  • New app helps medical personnel save lives

    New app helps medical personnel save lives

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-06-21 01:32:17 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- A new app is helping save lives with the touch of a button. The app allows hospitals and first responders to call for a lifesaving air ambulance transport. Prompt medical attention can mean the difference between life and death. The app is specifically designed for medical personnel, with just one touch of a button on their cell phone, it then sends vital information to flight crews. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- A new app is helping save lives with the touch of a button. The app allows hospitals and first responders to call for a lifesaving air ambulance transport. Prompt medical attention can mean the difference between life and death. The app is specifically designed for medical personnel, with just one touch of a button on their cell phone, it then sends vital information to flight crews. 

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  • Air ambulances: how they can help save lives

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-06-21 01:20:44 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- Every second counts in saving a life. That's where helicopter crews can step in when they are needed to help transport seriously ill or injured patients. "I get to take care of patients in likely the worst day of their life and hopefully make a very positive difference in their clinical care," said Dominic Pomponio, Regional Director for Life Flight Network. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- Every second counts in saving a life. That's where helicopter crews can step in when they are needed to help transport seriously ill or injured patients. "I get to take care of patients in likely the worst day of their life and hopefully make a very positive difference in their clinical care," said Dominic Pomponio, Regional Director for Life Flight Network. 

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  • WSP: Driver lucky to only receive minor injuries after not wearing seat belt

    WSP: Driver lucky to only receive minor injuries after not wearing seat belt

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:55:54 GMT
    Courtesy: WSP Trooper Brian Moore's twitterCourtesy: WSP Trooper Brian Moore's twitter
    Courtesy: WSP Trooper Brian Moore's twitterCourtesy: WSP Trooper Brian Moore's twitter

    CLE ELUM, Wash. - Buckle up! That's the message from Washington State Patrol. According to troopers, a driver is counting his blessings after he received only minor injuries from a collision without wearing a seat belt.  Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore tweeted picture proof after a driver crashed on Bullfron Road near Cle Elum. Trooper Moore told KIRO 7 that the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Instead, the belt was hanging 

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    CLE ELUM, Wash. - Buckle up! That's the message from Washington State Patrol. According to troopers, a driver is counting his blessings after he received only minor injuries from a collision without wearing a seat belt.  Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore tweeted picture proof after a driver crashed on Bullfron Road near Cle Elum. Trooper Moore told KIRO 7 that the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Instead, the belt was hanging 

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  • Coroner rules death of Wenatchee woman as accidental drowning

    Coroner rules death of Wenatchee woman as accidental drowning

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:29:02 GMT

    COULEE CITY, Wash. - Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison on Tuesday determined that the death of a 43-year-old Wenatchee woman in Park Lake was due to accidental drowning. According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, Danielle Rea Combs was riding in a vehicle with a companion early Friday morning when they stopped to rest around 3:30 a.m. While her companion slept in the car, Combs apparently walked to the lake’s edge and fell in.

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    COULEE CITY, Wash. - Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison on Tuesday determined that the death of a 43-year-old Wenatchee woman in Park Lake was due to accidental drowning. According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, Danielle Rea Combs was riding in a vehicle with a companion early Friday morning when they stopped to rest around 3:30 a.m. While her companion slept in the car, Combs apparently walked to the lake’s edge and fell in.

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  • Prepping your air conditioner for summer

    Prepping your air conditioner for summer

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:41:49 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Summer in Spokane means hot temperatures. That means it’s time to take the air conditioners out of their winter hibernation and put them to use “when it's time to turn on the air conditioner. It's really important that we check our furnace filters to make sure we have a clean filter," said heating and cooling specialist Jason Denman. If you have not had your unit inspected now is the time to have that annual maintenance done to your air conditioning...

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    Spokane, Wash. Summer in Spokane means hot temperatures. That means it’s time to take the air conditioners out of their winter hibernation and put them to use “when it's time to turn on the air conditioner. It's really important that we check our furnace filters to make sure we have a clean filter," said heating and cooling specialist Jason Denman. If you have not had your unit inspected now is the time to have that annual maintenance done to your air conditioning...

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  • K9 Bane locates hiding domestic violence suspect

    K9 Bane locates hiding domestic violence suspect

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:27:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the second time this week, a suspect was unsuccessful in hiding from K9 Bane after the officer located a domestic violence suspect early Wednesday morning. On June 20, 2018, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a possible domestic violence assault in the 7400 block of S. Spotted Rd. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the second time this week, a suspect was unsuccessful in hiding from K9 Bane after the officer located a domestic violence suspect early Wednesday morning. On June 20, 2018, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a possible domestic violence assault in the 7400 block of S. Spotted Rd. 

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  • Flood warning issued for Great Falls, Cascade

    Flood warning issued for Great Falls, Cascade

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:27:02 GMT
    Courtesy Rocky Mountain Rotors / FacebookCourtesy Rocky Mountain Rotors / Facebook
    Courtesy Rocky Mountain Rotors / FacebookCourtesy Rocky Mountain Rotors / Facebook

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on Montana flooding (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning along the Missouri River between Cascade and Great Falls. Forecasters say the river could match its historical crest of 17 feet near Ulm Wednesday night, depending on how much water pours into the Missouri from other creeks and rivers. Hydrologist Arin Peters tells the Great Falls Tribune the sudden rise i...

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on Montana flooding (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning along the Missouri River between Cascade and Great Falls. Forecasters say the river could match its historical crest of 17 feet near Ulm Wednesday night, depending on how much water pours into the Missouri from other creeks and rivers. Hydrologist Arin Peters tells the Great Falls Tribune the sudden rise i...

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  • Mosquito sample from Grant County tests positive for West Nile virus

    Mosquito sample from Grant County tests positive for West Nile virus

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:15:19 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant County Mosquito Control District #1 (GCMCD#1) has reported that a mosquito sample collected last week from within their district has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), making it the first detection of the virus in Grant County as well as Washington State this 2018 season. GCMCD#1 covers the Greater Moses Lake area, including the Moses Lake Sand Dunes and Potholes. Grant County Health District 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant County Mosquito Control District #1 (GCMCD#1) has reported that a mosquito sample collected last week from within their district has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), making it the first detection of the virus in Grant County as well as Washington State this 2018 season. GCMCD#1 covers the Greater Moses Lake area, including the Moses Lake Sand Dunes and Potholes. Grant County Health District 

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  • Transient level III sex offender moving to Spokane area

    Transient level III sex offender moving to Spokane area

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:04:44 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is alerting the public that a transient level III sex offender is moving to the Spokane area.  41-year-old Adam K. Kytonen was convicted of 1st degree rape in July of 1998 and attempted 1st degree rape in June of 2000.  Kytonen is NOT wanted by law enforcement at this time. The notification, rather is to inform the public as a safety precaution.  Spokane County Sheriff's Office

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is alerting the public that a transient level III sex offender is moving to the Spokane area.  41-year-old Adam K. Kytonen was convicted of 1st degree rape in July of 1998 and attempted 1st degree rape in June of 2000.  Kytonen is NOT wanted by law enforcement at this time. The notification, rather is to inform the public as a safety precaution.  Spokane County Sheriff's Office

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  • Walmart shooting hero: 'This was a traumatic experience'

    Walmart shooting hero: 'This was a traumatic experience'

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:56:29 GMT

    OAKVILLE, Wash. (AP) - The man hailed as a hero for halting a gunman's rampage outside a Walmart store in Tumwater has come forward, saying he fired his weapon only after it became clear that the gunman might hurt more people. KOMO-TV reports Oakville Fire Department EMT and church pastor David George described the experience at a news conference Wednesday. George says he decided to come forward after being cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of the gunman previously...

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    OAKVILLE, Wash. (AP) - The man hailed as a hero for halting a gunman's rampage outside a Walmart store in Tumwater has come forward, saying he fired his weapon only after it became clear that the gunman might hurt more people. KOMO-TV reports Oakville Fire Department EMT and church pastor David George described the experience at a news conference Wednesday. George says he decided to come forward after being cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of the gunman previously...

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  • The Latest: Montana family says they could have helped in standoff

    The Latest: Montana family says they could have helped in standoff

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:51:33 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a coroner's inquest on an officer-involved shooting in Billings (all times local):  3:20 p.m. Family members of a man killed by Montana police after a 10-hour standoff in which more than 100 shots were fired say the suspect's life could have been spared if authorities had worked harder to defuse the situation.  Anita Little Head said Wednesday that her brother, suspect Frank Joe Half, Jr., was a Crow Indian who might have given...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a coroner's inquest on an officer-involved shooting in Billings (all times local):  3:20 p.m. Family members of a man killed by Montana police after a 10-hour standoff in which more than 100 shots were fired say the suspect's life could have been spared if authorities had worked harder to defuse the situation.  Anita Little Head said Wednesday that her brother, suspect Frank Joe Half, Jr., was a Crow Indian who might have given...

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  • 25,000 chickens die in blaze south of Olympia

    25,000 chickens die in blaze south of Olympia

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:45:59 GMT
    25,000 chickens die in blaze south of Olympia25,000 chickens die in blaze south of Olympia
    Texas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablazeTexas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablaze

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Officials say thousands of chickens were killed south of Olympia after a chicken house caught fire at Draper Valley Farms.    The Olympian reports fire crews responded to the farm at about 5:15 p.m. Monday in Tenino. Draper Valley Farms spokesman Joe Forsthoffer says the blaze destroyed one chicken house, killing about 25,000, 30-day-old chickens. He says firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading.    He says the Tenino propert...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Officials say thousands of chickens were killed south of Olympia after a chicken house caught fire at Draper Valley Farms.    The Olympian reports fire crews responded to the farm at about 5:15 p.m. Monday in Tenino. Draper Valley Farms spokesman Joe Forsthoffer says the blaze destroyed one chicken house, killing about 25,000, 30-day-old chickens. He says firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading.    He says the Tenino propert...

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  • Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

    Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:41:36 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho couple who says their son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government.  Mark and Theresa Mansfield filed the lawsuit this week seeking more than $150,000 in damages.  Last year, their then-14-year-old son and his dog encountered the trap that the U.S. Department of Agriculture placed to kill coyotes. The lawsuit says it killed the dog...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho couple who says their son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government.  Mark and Theresa Mansfield filed the lawsuit this week seeking more than $150,000 in damages.  Last year, their then-14-year-old son and his dog encountered the trap that the U.S. Department of Agriculture placed to kill coyotes. The lawsuit says it killed the dog...

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  • Man who drowned in rafting accident in western Montana ID'd

    Man who drowned in rafting accident in western Montana ID'd

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:40:30 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned when his raft overturned on a creek in western Montana.    Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson says a raft carrying 71-year-old Alfred Tully, of Missoula, capsized on a log jam on lower Rock Creek on Sunday afternoon. Another person in the raft made it to shore, but Tully could not. The Missoulian reports his body was recovered a few hours later about 4 miles downstream. Dunkerson say...

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned when his raft overturned on a creek in western Montana.    Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson says a raft carrying 71-year-old Alfred Tully, of Missoula, capsized on a log jam on lower Rock Creek on Sunday afternoon. Another person in the raft made it to shore, but Tully could not. The Missoulian reports his body was recovered a few hours later about 4 miles downstream. Dunkerson say...

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  • Spokane politician contends Greyhound may be violating law

    Spokane politician contends Greyhound may be violating law

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:32:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The head of Spokane's City Council says the Greyhound bus company might be violating the city's anti-discrimination laws by permitting federal border agents on its buses to check citizenship status.    Ben Stuckart made the comments in a letter to Greyhound. The Spokesman-Review says Greyhound has acknowledged receiving the letter. The company said Tuesday it is bound by federal law to allow the searches. Stuckart contends the city's ci...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The head of Spokane's City Council says the Greyhound bus company might be violating the city's anti-discrimination laws by permitting federal border agents on its buses to check citizenship status.    Ben Stuckart made the comments in a letter to Greyhound. The Spokesman-Review says Greyhound has acknowledged receiving the letter. The company said Tuesday it is bound by federal law to allow the searches. Stuckart contends the city's ci...

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  • Rachel Dolezal aka Nkechi Diallo pleads not guilty to welfare fraud

    Rachel Dolezal aka Nkechi Diallo pleads not guilty to welfare fraud

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:39:06 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Nkechi Diallo formally known as Rachel Dolezal faced Spokane County Judge James Triplet Wednesday morning.  Diallo and her attorney Bevan Maxey talked amongst each other before she approached the bench to hear the charges against her formally. When they approached the bench, Diallo only had two words “Miss Diallo you are charged with two counts within the information according to my docket count one is welfare fraud, and count two is welfare...

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    Spokane, Wash. Nkechi Diallo formally known as Rachel Dolezal faced Spokane County Judge James Triplet Wednesday morning.  Diallo and her attorney Bevan Maxey talked amongst each other before she approached the bench to hear the charges against her formally. When they approached the bench, Diallo only had two words “Miss Diallo you are charged with two counts within the information according to my docket count one is welfare fraud, and count two is welfare...

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  • Trump signs order stopping policy of separating families at border

    Trump signs order stopping policy of separating families at border

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:46:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, under pressure from angry members of his own party, signed on Wednesday an executive order that is meant to keep families together at the border, halting a policy he instituted earlier this year, according to NBC News.  "It's about keeping families together while ensuring we have a powerful border," Trump said of the order.

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, under pressure from angry members of his own party, signed on Wednesday an executive order that is meant to keep families together at the border, halting a policy he instituted earlier this year, according to NBC News.  "It's about keeping families together while ensuring we have a powerful border," Trump said of the order.

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  • AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

    AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:51 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:51:15 GMT
    AMC Theatres and MoviePass announced this week they are testing out a new monthly subscription service that they hope will revive attendance.AMC Theatres and MoviePass announced this week they are testing out a new monthly subscription service that they hope will revive attendance.

    NEW YORK - AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service as a rival the flagging MoviePass.  The theater chain on Wednesday unveiled a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. 

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    NEW YORK - AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service as a rival the flagging MoviePass.  The theater chain on Wednesday unveiled a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. 

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  • Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:21:36 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

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  • Spokane family forced to move after racist threats left on their door

    Spokane family forced to move after racist threats left on their door

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-06-20 06:18:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been an incredibly difficult couple of months for Kaley Hilderbrand and her family. "We're in the middle of moving from an apartment to a house," Hilderbrand said.  It's not something the mom of a brand new baby girl though she would be doing. Back in April, the soon-to-be-married mother of three was living in a north Spokane apartment complex when she received an angry letter about doing laundry at night.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been an incredibly difficult couple of months for Kaley Hilderbrand and her family. "We're in the middle of moving from an apartment to a house," Hilderbrand said.  It's not something the mom of a brand new baby girl though she would be doing. Back in April, the soon-to-be-married mother of three was living in a north Spokane apartment complex when she received an angry letter about doing laundry at night.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, June 19th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, June 19th

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:17 AM EDT2018-06-20 06:17:11 GMT

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

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

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  • Montana man accused of fatally beating 5-year-old girl

    Montana man accused of fatally beating 5-year-old girl

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:24:04 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A southern Montana man accused of beating a 5-year-old girl to death has been charged with deliberate homicide and aggravated assault.    The Billings Gazette reports 34-year-old Bridger Boyd was charged in Big Horn County District Court after the girl died Monday.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A southern Montana man accused of beating a 5-year-old girl to death has been charged with deliberate homicide and aggravated assault.    The Billings Gazette reports 34-year-old Bridger Boyd was charged in Big Horn County District Court after the girl died Monday.

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  • Viral video raises questions of life jacket safety

    Viral video raises questions of life jacket safety

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:30:39 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Mulling over even the most minute detail,  a viral video shows a father inspecting his daughter's buoyancy vest. The parents even go as far as to weigh their daughter before putting it on and going for a swim. According to the video, the vest was Coast Guard certified and was made for toddlers 50 pounds and under.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Mulling over even the most minute detail,  a viral video shows a father inspecting his daughter's buoyancy vest. The parents even go as far as to weigh their daughter before putting it on and going for a swim. According to the video, the vest was Coast Guard certified and was made for toddlers 50 pounds and under.

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  • Court docs: Spokane man charged in DV case could face arson charge

    Court docs: Spokane man charged in DV case could face arson charge

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:20:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police have filed new warrants that show Fabian Harper could soon be charged with arson for setting his home on fire Saturday afternoon. Investigators are working to determine whether or not he set the home on fire intentionally.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police have filed new warrants that show Fabian Harper could soon be charged with arson for setting his home on fire Saturday afternoon. Investigators are working to determine whether or not he set the home on fire intentionally.

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  • Man wanted on murder charge out of New York, arrested in Spokane

    Man wanted on murder charge out of New York, arrested in Spokane

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:51:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- WSP Troopers arrested a 32-year-old man in Spokane, who was wanted out of Rochester, New York on a murder charge.  According to court documents, Robert Norry is accused of murdering his girlfriend back on June 13. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- WSP Troopers arrested a 32-year-old man in Spokane, who was wanted out of Rochester, New York on a murder charge.  According to court documents, Robert Norry is accused of murdering his girlfriend back on June 13. 

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  • You’re Not Alone: Death of 13-year-old girl shocks Moses Lake community

    You’re Not Alone: Death of 13-year-old girl shocks Moses Lake community

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:43:35 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Blue balloons soared into the open skies of Moses Lake Tuesday afternoon; each one was inked with a message to Valerie Bashaw, the 13-year-old girl who recently took her own life. “We know she’s not physically here but in our hearts and minds and souls,” said one of Bashaw’s ballet instructors, Rian Miles. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Blue balloons soared into the open skies of Moses Lake Tuesday afternoon; each one was inked with a message to Valerie Bashaw, the 13-year-old girl who recently took her own life. “We know she’s not physically here but in our hearts and minds and souls,” said one of Bashaw’s ballet instructors, Rian Miles. 

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  • Thieves steal from Spokane mother's dream job

    Thieves steal from Spokane mother's dream job

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:34:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane mother has a question for the thieves that targeted her business: why would you take my livelihood? She says it’s her dream job and her business is only a year old. It couldn't have happened at a worse time. It came as the family was moving into a new home. Jessica Stuart says she discovered nine pieces of equipment stolen, costing over $1,000. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane mother has a question for the thieves that targeted her business: why would you take my livelihood? She says it’s her dream job and her business is only a year old. It couldn't have happened at a worse time. It came as the family was moving into a new home. Jessica Stuart says she discovered nine pieces of equipment stolen, costing over $1,000. 

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  • Spokane Valley Police Department warning citizens of 'workers' potentially casing homes

    Spokane Valley Police Department warning citizens of 'workers' potentially casing homes

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:33:13 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - BOLO: Be on the lookout! Spokane Valley Police say they're looking into a possible scam situation after a man said two people came to his home and claimed to be employees of the home security company he uses.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - BOLO: Be on the lookout! Spokane Valley Police say they're looking into a possible scam situation after a man said two people came to his home and claimed to be employees of the home security company he uses. They told him they needed to check out the system, to make sure it was up to date. The homeowner later called the security company and learned they don't have any employees going door to door to contact customers. 

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  • Grant County Sheriff's Office: Moses Lake Police investigating Frontier Middle School girl's suicide

    Grant County Sheriff's Office: Moses Lake Police investigating Frontier Middle School girl's suicide

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:31:40 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Frontier Middle School student took her own life this week and now the Moses Lake Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Frontier Middle School student took her own life this week and now the Moses Lake Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.  The Sheriff's Office posted a message from the Grant County Health District on Monday in an effort to spread the word about suicide prevention following the news of the girl's death.  

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  • West Nile virus reported in Grant County

    West Nile virus reported in Grant County

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:54:38 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities in Grant County have reported the first samples of West Nile virus in mosquitos this year. Grant County Mosquito Control District 1 has reported that a mosquito sample collected last week from within their district has been tested positive for West Nile virus.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities in Grant County have reported the first samples of West Nile virus in mosquitos this year. Grant County Mosquito Control District 1 has reported that a mosquito sample collected last week from within their district has been tested positive for West Nile virus.

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  • Spokane installs new height sensors to prevent trucks from hitting Stevens overpass

    Spokane installs new height sensors to prevent trucks from hitting Stevens overpass

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:45:08 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. In the last decade, the Stevens Avenue overpass has been the scene of some very poor decisions by big rigs trying to squeeze by. The warning signs haven't been enough - so now the City of Spokane has this bright idea. Flashing signals speckled all over the span of the bridge “we've installed some new over height technology which allows us to measure the height of a truck and alert a driver to it being over height before they reach that particular overpass...

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    Spokane, Wash. In the last decade, the Stevens Avenue overpass has been the scene of some very poor decisions by big rigs trying to squeeze by. The warning signs haven't been enough - so now the City of Spokane has this bright idea. Flashing signals speckled all over the span of the bridge “we've installed some new over height technology which allows us to measure the height of a truck and alert a driver to it being over height before they reach that particular overpass...

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  • Attorneys in Charleena Lyles suit: Officer perjured himself

    Attorneys in Charleena Lyles suit: Officer perjured himself

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:38:06 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Attorneys who brought a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles by Seattle officers have filed court papers alleging that one of the officers perjured himself when he testified the door to her apartment was closed when she was shot.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Attorneys who brought a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles by Seattle officers have filed court papers alleging that one of the officers perjured himself when he testified the door to her apartment was closed when she was shot.

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  • Officials: Idaho as ready as possible for wildfire season

    Officials: Idaho as ready as possible for wildfire season

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:08:10 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say they're as prepared as they can be for the approaching wildfire season with fire crews and air resources strategically placed, more ranchers signing up to help fight fires and two state-owned drones that can be deployed.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say they're as prepared as they can be for the approaching wildfire season with fire crews and air resources strategically placed, more ranchers signing up to help fight fires and two state-owned drones that can be deployed.

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  • Nez Perce man sentenced to more than 13 years for shotgun assault

    Nez Perce man sentenced to more than 13 years for shotgun assault

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:38:48 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A 25-year-old man from Lapwai, Idaho, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for an assault that happened last year. According to court records, in July of 2017, Aleck Walker approached a woman parked in a vehicle in an alley. The woman's daughter and father were also inside the vehicle at the time.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A 25-year-old man from Lapwai, Idaho, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for an assault that happened last year. According to court records, in July of 2017, Aleck Walker approached a woman parked in a vehicle in an alley. The woman's daughter and father were also inside the vehicle at the time.

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  • Spokane Council president pens letter to Greyhound on Border Patrol searches

    Spokane Council president pens letter to Greyhound on Border Patrol searches

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:22:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has written a letter to Greyhound, urging the company to crack down on Border Patrol agents searching the company's buses in Spokane and elsewhere.  The letter, dated June 13, 2018, was sent to Greyhound Lines, Inc. President and CEO Dave Leach, as well as the company's Senior Legal Officer Tricia Martinez.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has written a letter to Greyhound, urging the company to crack down on Border Patrol agents searching the company's buses in Spokane and elsewhere.  The letter, dated June 13, 2018, was sent to Greyhound Lines, Inc. President and CEO Dave Leach, as well as the company's Senior Legal Officer Tricia Martinez.

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  • Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

    Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:55:13 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho couple who says their son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government.    Mark and Theresa Mansfield filed the lawsuit this week seeking more than $150,000 in damages.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho couple who says their son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government.    Mark and Theresa Mansfield filed the lawsuit this week seeking more than $150,000 in damages.

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  • Jury finds Chattaroy woman not guilty of second degree murder in death of 5-year-old

    Jury finds Chattaroy woman not guilty of second degree murder in death of 5-year-old

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:36:11 GMT
    5-year-old Gary Blanton III died on April 17 from a skull fracture5-year-old Gary Blanton III died on April 17 from a skull fracture

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A jury has reached a verdict of not guilty in the second-degree murder trial of Cynthia Kahleel.  The Spokesman Review reports that 31-year-old Khaleel was accused of beating her 5-year-old nephew Gary Blanton III to death in 2015.  According to court documents, Khaleel told detectives she heard a loud bang early in the morning on April 17, 2015,  and found Blanton crying on the floor and saying that his ear hurt. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A jury has reached a verdict of not guilty in the second-degree murder trial of Cynthia Kahleel.  The Spokesman Review reports that 31-year-old Khaleel was accused of beating her 5-year-old nephew Gary Blanton III to death in 2015.  According to court documents, Khaleel told detectives she heard a loud bang early in the morning on April 17, 2015,  and found Blanton crying on the floor and saying that his ear hurt. 

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  • Wanted felon loses game of hide-and-seek with K9 Bane

    Wanted felon loses game of hide-and-seek with K9 Bane

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:13:21 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A wanted man's attempt to run and hide was ultimately unsuccessful after K9 Bane found him hiding in a nearby backyard Monday afternoon.  Around 4:40 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Clay Hilton saw a man walking down the side of the road near 2nd and Dearborn in Spokane Valley.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A wanted man's attempt to run and hide was ultimately unsuccessful after K9 Bane found him hiding in a nearby backyard Monday afternoon.  Around 4:40 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Clay Hilton saw a man walking down the side of the road near 2nd and Dearborn in Spokane Valley.

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  • Man arrested at Boise airport with 7-inch blade in shoe

    Man arrested at Boise airport with 7-inch blade in shoe

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:34:49 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities arrested a man at Boise Airport after TSA officers found a 7-inch blade concealed in his shoe.    KTVB-TV reports 67-year-old Donald Jackson, of Boise, was arrested Friday and charged with felony aircraft hijacking and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.    Police found a small amount of marijuana in Jackson's other shoe.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities arrested a man at Boise Airport after TSA officers found a 7-inch blade concealed in his shoe.    KTVB-TV reports 67-year-old Donald Jackson, of Boise, was arrested Friday and charged with felony aircraft hijacking and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.    Police found a small amount of marijuana in Jackson's other shoe.

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  • WATCH: Kansas mother gets $132,000 bill after child accidentally knocks over statue at community center

    WATCH: Kansas mother gets $132,000 bill after child accidentally knocks over statue at community center

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:56 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:56:18 GMT

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Kansas family received a letter from an insurance company seeking $132,000 in damages after their 5-year-old accidentally toppled a statue in a community center last month. 

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    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Kansas family received a letter from an insurance company seeking $132,000 in damages after their 5-year-old accidentally toppled a statue in a community center last month.  Sarah Goodman of Overland Park, Kansas, said her family, including her husband and four kids, were at a wedding reception on May 19 at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center and as they were saying goodbye, they heard some commotion around the corner.  

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  • Spokane employee burglarized at work

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:56:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane man says he's learned the hard way to always lock his car, even if it’s just for 20 seconds. James Parker says thieves burglarized his company truck in a matter of minutes. Behind an alleyway at Mattress Firm off of Division by NorthTown Mall, Parker says he was in the store delivering inventory while his co-worker was across the way at Subway to get food. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane man says he's learned the hard way to always lock his car, even if it’s just for 20 seconds. James Parker says thieves burglarized his company truck in a matter of minutes. Behind an alleyway at Mattress Firm off of Division by NorthTown Mall, Parker says he was in the store delivering inventory while his co-worker was across the way at Subway to get food. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 18th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 18th

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:54:29 GMT

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

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

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  • Police seize 2,500 marijuana plants from 6 Tacoma homes

    Police seize 2,500 marijuana plants from 6 Tacoma homes

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:51 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:51:59 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say eight people have been arrested after police searched six Tacoma houses connected to an illegal marijuana growing operation.    The News Tribune reports authorities seized at least 2,500 marijuana plants from the properties that police searched Monday morning. 

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say eight people have been arrested after police searched six Tacoma houses connected to an illegal marijuana growing operation.    The News Tribune reports authorities seized at least 2,500 marijuana plants from the properties that police searched Monday morning. 

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  • Spokane man convicted in 2015 deadly shooting

    Spokane man convicted in 2015 deadly shooting

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:44 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:44:24 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Spokane man has been convicted of killing a Moses Lake teenager during a 2015 robbery attempt.    The Columbia Basin Herald reports Jeremiah Smith was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm following the trial by judge Thursday in Spokane.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Spokane man has been convicted of killing a Moses Lake teenager during a 2015 robbery attempt.    The Columbia Basin Herald reports Jeremiah Smith was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm following the trial by judge Thursday in Spokane.

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  • Woman killed in apparent hit-and-run in western Montana ID'd

    Woman killed in apparent hit-and-run in western Montana ID'd

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:35 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:35:28 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a woman who was killed when she was apparently hit by a vehicle in western Montana.    The Missoulian reports 22-year-old Rebecca Romero, originally from Stockton, California, was found dead in Missoula's Westside neighborhood early Sunday morning. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a woman who was killed when she was apparently hit by a vehicle in western Montana.    The Missoulian reports 22-year-old Rebecca Romero, originally from Stockton, California, was found dead in Missoula's Westside neighborhood early Sunday morning. 

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  • Spokane County deputy stops suicidal man from attempted drowning

    Spokane County deputy stops suicidal man from attempted drowning

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:07:24 GMT
    Deputy Ouimette at his swearing in in April 2018Deputy Ouimette at his swearing in in April 2018

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Just after 1 a.m. Monday, several Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded a call of a possible suicidal man. Deputies spoke with family members at their home, where they found a "goodbye" letter, but could not locate the young man. During the call, additional information was received mentioning a possible method of drowning.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Just after 1 a.m. Monday, several Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded a call of a possible suicidal man. Deputies spoke with family members at their home, where they found a "goodbye" letter, but could not locate the young man. During the call, additional information was received mentioning a possible method of drowning.

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  • Chelan County deputies make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

    Chelan County deputies make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:21:41 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - Deputies in Chelan County say a man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened over the weekend. Deputies report Monday that the suspect in the crash has been identified as Giovanni Reyes of Mason. Reyes had initially returned to the scene before deputies arrived to check on the victim, who has been identified as Andrew Murphy of Seattle.

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - Deputies in Chelan County say a man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened over the weekend. Deputies report Monday that the suspect in the crash has been identified as Giovanni Reyes of Mason. Reyes had initially returned to the scene before deputies arrived to check on the victim, who has been identified as Andrew Murphy of Seattle.

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  • Court documents offer new details in case of teens found in box truck

    Court documents offer new details in case of teens found in box truck

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:09:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Some would call this a mobile drug den: rocks of meth, a hand gun, knife, and nearly naked teens locked in the back. A newly released search warrant filed by Spokane Police details Shonn Anderson and the teens had met up on Facebook Messenger. One of the teens told police that they messaged Anderson asking if he would sell them meth for $40.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Some would call this a mobile drug den: rocks of meth, a hand gun, knife, and nearly naked teens locked in the back. A newly released search warrant filed by Spokane Police details Shonn Anderson and the teens had met up on Facebook Messenger. One of the teens told police that they messaged Anderson asking if he would sell them meth for $40.

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  • Man arrested at domestic violence, house fire call appears in court

    Man arrested at domestic violence, house fire call appears in court

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:02:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wearing a yellow jumpsuit, Fabian Harper made his first appearance in Spokane County court. Court documents say Harper threatened to Kelli Winant and her family if he went back to jail. Police say after Harper had beat Winant, she found a gun in his gym bag and took it and his keys to a neighbor's house.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wearing a yellow jumpsuit, Fabian Harper made his first appearance in Spokane County court. Court documents say Harper threatened to Kelli Winant and her family if he went back to jail. Police say after Harper had beat Winant, she found a gun in his gym bag and took it and his keys to a neighbor's house.

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  • Police investigating fatal shooting near Wellesley and Nevada

    Police investigating fatal shooting near Wellesley and Nevada

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:32:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police are investigating after a shooting in North Spokane has left one person dead.  Officers responded to a shooting call at Wellesley and Nevada just before 5 p.m. outside of JK Gas and Grocery. Police say they have no suspects at this time and are asking any witnesses to contact them.  One lane of eastbound Wellesley is closed while the investigation continues.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police are investigating after a shooting in North Spokane has left one person dead.  Officers responded to a shooting call at Wellesley and Nevada just before 5 p.m. outside of JK Gas and Grocery. Police say they have no suspects at this time and are asking any witnesses to contact them.  One lane of eastbound Wellesley is closed while the investigation continues.

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  • WSU's Mike Leach tweets, then later deletes, fake Barack Obama conspiracy video

    WSU's Mike Leach tweets, then later deletes, fake Barack Obama conspiracy video

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:00:20 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State Football head coach Mike Leach spent his Sunday arguing with people on Twitter about the validity of a clearly doctored video featuring former President Obama speaking in Belgium in 2014.  The tweet, which has since been deleted, asks followers to listen to the obviously edited video and then give their thoughts.  

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State Football head coach Mike Leach spent his Sunday arguing with people on Twitter about the validity of a clearly doctored video featuring former President Obama speaking in Belgium in 2014.  The tweet, which has since been deleted, asks followers to listen to the obviously edited video and then give their thoughts.  

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  • McMorris Rodgers releases statement on family separation at border

    McMorris Rodgers releases statement on family separation at border

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:44:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers issued a statement Monday in response to a growing border crisis. There has been a spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents because of a new "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossing put into place by the Trump administration. Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families.

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    WASHINGTON - Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers issued a statement Monday in response to a growing border crisis. There has been a spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents because of a new "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossing put into place by the Trump administration. Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families.

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  • Spokane woman living with kidney disease desperate for transplant as need for donors on the rise

    Spokane woman living with kidney disease desperate for transplant as need for donors on the rise

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:10:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Ghita Borst has Minimal Kidney Disease. With this, the kidney struggles to clean waste out of the blood stream. For Ghita, she has dealt with it since she was 4 years old. "Because I have dealt with it for so long, I'm kind of OK with it now." says Ghita Minimal Kidney Disease could have been treated and managed when she was first diagnosed at 4 years old.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Ghita Borst has Minimal Kidney Disease. With this, the kidney struggles to clean waste out of the blood stream. For Ghita, she has dealt with it since she was 4 years old. "Because I have dealt with it for so long, I'm kind of OK with it now." says Ghita Minimal Kidney Disease could have been treated and managed when she was first diagnosed at 4 years old.

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  • Spokane County Sheriff's Office again warns of scam calls

    Spokane County Sheriff's Office again warns of scam calls

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:54:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office continues to receive reports of scammers trying to lie, intimidate, trick and threaten people into giving up their money or personal information, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft. The Sheriff's Office says law enforcement, courts or any other government agency will never call you and demand prepaid credit cards for payment while threatening to arrest you if you don't, but scammers will, so don't be duped.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office continues to receive reports of scammers trying to lie, intimidate, trick and threaten people into giving up their money or personal information, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft. The Sheriff's Office says law enforcement, courts or any other government agency will never call you and demand prepaid credit cards for payment while threatening to arrest you if you don't, but scammers will, so don't be duped.

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  • Victim in domestic violence situation turned house fire speaks out

    Victim in domestic violence situation turned house fire speaks out

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:43:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough 24 hours for the Winant Family.  Kelli Winant says she called police after a situation escalated with she and her boyfriend Saturday after he had been drinking.  "After he beat me pretty good yesterday, he burned our house down,” Kelli Winant Firefighters were at the home in a matter of minutes.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough 24 hours for the Winant Family.  Kelli Winant says she called police after a situation escalated with she and her boyfriend Saturday after he had been drinking.  "After he beat me pretty good yesterday, he burned our house down,” Kelli Winant Firefighters were at the home in a matter of minutes.

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  • Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

    Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:23:11 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police.    The American Civil Liberties Union is spearheading the effort against Amazon's Rekognition product, delivering to its Seattle headquarters Monday a petition with 152,000 signatures telling the company to "cancel this order." 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police.    The American Civil Liberties Union is spearheading the effort against Amazon's Rekognition product, delivering to its Seattle headquarters Monday a petition with 152,000 signatures telling the company to "cancel this order." 

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  • Gunman wounds 2 at Walmart store, fatally shot by bystander

    Gunman wounds 2 at Walmart store, fatally shot by bystander

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:08:18 GMT

    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - A gunman wounded two people before being fatally shot by a bystander at a Walmart store in Washington state Sunday evening.    The incident happened about 5 p.m. in Tumwater.

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    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - A gunman wounded two people before being fatally shot by a bystander at a Walmart store in Washington state Sunday evening.    The incident happened about 5 p.m. in Tumwater.

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  • Officials mistake White House invitations for spam

    Officials mistake White House invitations for spam

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:49:45 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Some Idaho officials discarded email invitations to visit the White House because they thought they were spam.    The Lewiston Tribune reports all 132 county commissioners and 105 state legislators in Idaho recently received invitations to meet with senior Trump administration officials. 

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    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Some Idaho officials discarded email invitations to visit the White House because they thought they were spam.    The Lewiston Tribune reports all 132 county commissioners and 105 state legislators in Idaho recently received invitations to meet with senior Trump administration officials. 

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  • Idaho coroner: 4 people died in 7-vehicle crash

    Idaho coroner: 4 people died in 7-vehicle crash

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:46:09 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say four people are dead after seven vehicles collided in a chain reaction crash near Boise on Saturday.    Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens said Monday that it could take several days to identify those killed because of the condition of the remains.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say four people are dead after seven vehicles collided in a chain reaction crash near Boise on Saturday.    Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens said Monday that it could take several days to identify those killed because of the condition of the remains.

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  • Mother of six charged with first degree murder for shooting man in head outside her home

    Mother of six charged with first degree murder for shooting man in head outside her home

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:32:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 32-year-old woman has been charged with first degree murder for shooting a man in the head last week. Brittany Korzonthowski was initially charged with attempted murder for shooting Caleb Tipton. Tipton was taken off life support last week. In a court hearing Monday, Korzonthowski was charged with first degree murder.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 32-year-old woman has been charged with first degree murder for shooting a man in the head last week. Brittany Korzonthowski was initially charged with attempted murder for shooting Caleb Tipton. Tipton was taken off life support last week. In a court hearing Monday, Korzonthowski was charged with first degree murder.

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  • Body of missing Hayden man found in backcountry

    Body of missing Hayden man found in backcountry

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:06:08 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Nearly two weeks after he was last seen, members of the Kootenai County Search and Rescue team found and recovered the body of 86-year-old Lyle Anderson on Sunday.   Anderson had not been seen since June 4 and was reported missing on June 7. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Nearly two weeks after he was last seen, members of the Kootenai County Search and Rescue team found and recovered the body of 86-year-old Lyle Anderson on Sunday.   Anderson had not been seen since June 4 and was reported missing on June 7. 

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  • UPDATE: Motorcycle passenger killed in Rathdrum crash identified

    UPDATE: Motorcycle passenger killed in Rathdrum crash identified

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:53:47 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and the Northern Lakes Fire Department responded to a fatal crash in Rathdrum late Saturday morning. A citizen reported that a truck struck a motorcycle carrying two people in the intersection at W. Lancaster Rd. and N. Huetter Rd. 

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    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and the Northern Lakes Fire Department responded to a fatal crash in Rathdrum late Saturday morning. A citizen reported that a truck struck a motorcycle carrying two people in the intersection at W. Lancaster Rd. and N. Huetter Rd. 

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  • Woman hospitalized in North Spokane stabbing

    Woman hospitalized in North Spokane stabbing

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:01:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Sunday, just after 7 pm, Spokane Police responded to a stabbing call in the 600 block of E Providence Ave in Northeast Spokane. Officers arrived on scene in about two minutes, and located an adult female victim who was suffering from a stab wound. Officers immediately began providing first aid to the victim until SFD and AMR paramedics could take over care.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Sunday, just after 7 pm, Spokane Police responded to a stabbing call in the 600 block of E Providence Ave in Northeast Spokane. Officers arrived on scene in about two minutes, and located an adult female victim who was suffering from a stab wound. Officers immediately began providing first aid to the victim until SFD and AMR paramedics could take over care.

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  • Liberty Lake husband saved by Safeway employees after heart attack

    Liberty Lake husband saved by Safeway employees after heart attack

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:34:16 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Guardian angels of the grocery store; that’s what one Liberty Lake family says after their loved one had a heart attack outside the Safeway in Liberty Lake. Judy Thompson and her husband,

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    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Guardian angels of the grocery store; that’s what one Liberty Lake family says after their loved one had a heart attack outside the Safeway in Liberty Lake. Judy Thompson and her husband,

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  • Firefighters contain small brush fire north of Fairchild AFB

    Firefighters contain small brush fire north of Fairchild AFB

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:06:44 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - UPDATE: Fire crews report a small brush fire burning north of Fairchild Air Force Base on Bowie Road has been contained as of Sunday afternoon. Spokane County Fire District 10 reports crews will remain on scene Sunday to mop up and monitor the area for hot spots.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - UPDATE: Fire crews report a small brush fire burning north of Fairchild Air Force Base on Bowie Road has been contained as of Sunday afternoon. Spokane County Fire District 10 reports crews will remain on scene Sunday to mop up and monitor the area for hot spots.

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  • Chelan deputies investigating after fatal hit and run crash

    Chelan deputies investigating after fatal hit and run crash

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:26:48 GMT
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    Chelan County deputies responded to an apparent hit and run crash early Sunday morning after finding an injured male subject laying in the roadway who was later pronounced deceased. 

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    Chelan County deputies responded to an apparent hit and run crash early Sunday morning after finding an injured male subject laying in the roadway who was later pronounced deceased. 

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  • 2012 murder of pregnant Mattawa woman remains unsolved

    2012 murder of pregnant Mattawa woman remains unsolved

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:59:45 GMT

    MATTAWA, Wash. - Deputies refer to a 2012 murder of a pregnant mother as an "execution." Despite the fatal shooting happening in a busy apartment complex, it seems no one is talking. Back in February of 2012, 28-year-old Esperanza Vicente Mestizo was gunned down as she unloaded groceries from her van in Mattawa. 

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    MATTAWA, Wash. - Deputies refer to a 2012 murder of a pregnant mother as an "execution." Despite the fatal shooting happening in a busy apartment complex, it seems no one is talking. Back in February of 2012, 28-year-old Esperanza Vicente Mestizo was gunned down as she unloaded groceries from her van in Mattawa. 

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  • Neighbors report house fire while police respond to domestic violence call

    Neighbors report house fire while police respond to domestic violence call

    Sunday, June 17 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-17 18:42:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - At approximately 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department, Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Fire District 9 were dispatched to a structure fire in the 7700 block on N. Maple St. on the 5 Mile Prairie. Members of the Spokane Police Department arrived on scene first and reported that the structure was on fire and had been evacuated.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - At approximately 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department, Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Fire District 9 were dispatched to a structure fire in the 7700 block on N. Maple St. on the 5 Mile Prairie. Members of the Spokane Police Department arrived on scene first and reported that the structure was on fire and had been evacuated.

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  • Early morning garage fire quickly contained

    Early morning garage fire quickly contained

    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-06-17 17:52:47 GMT

    The Spokane Fire Department responded to a detached garage fire early Sunday morning and were able to quickly contain it. Crews arrived at the 2200 E block of Mission St. and reported smoke and flames visible. 

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    The Spokane Fire Department responded to a detached garage fire early Sunday morning and were able to quickly contain it. Crews arrived at the 2200 E block of Mission St. and reported smoke and flames visible. 

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  • Bumblebee blues: Pacific Northwest pollinator in trouble

    Bumblebee blues: Pacific Northwest pollinator in trouble

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:58:03 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A three-year project to get a better understanding of the distribution of nearly 30 bumblebee species in the Pacific Northwest and why some appear to be declining is, well, buzzing along.    The Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas for Idaho, Oregon and Washington that started this month aims to accumulate detailed information about bumblebees with the help of hundreds of citizen scientists spreading out across the three states.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A three-year project to get a better understanding of the distribution of nearly 30 bumblebee species in the Pacific Northwest and why some appear to be declining is, well, buzzing along.    The Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas for Idaho, Oregon and Washington that started this month aims to accumulate detailed information about bumblebees with the help of hundreds of citizen scientists spreading out across the three states.

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  • Helicopter crashes after hitting power lines in Orondo

    Helicopter crashes after hitting power lines in Orondo

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:49:07 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - Fire crews from Orondo and Chelan, along with Douglas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a helicopter crash in the area of Cascade Foothills in Orondo, about four miles south of Beebe Bridge. When crews arrived they found a helicopter in the orchard sitting upright.

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - Fire crews from Orondo and Chelan, along with Douglas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a helicopter crash in the area of Cascade Foothills in Orondo, about four miles south of Beebe Bridge. When crews arrived they found a helicopter in the orchard sitting upright.

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  • Driver charged with following too close in Highway 395 crash

    Driver charged with following too close in Highway 395 crash

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:55:41 GMT

    LOON LAKE, Wash.- Washington State Patrol investigators say a driver following too close led to a 3-vehicle crash at Highway 395 and Grote Rd. Saturday evening. The crash happened around 7:15 p.m. Troopers say a silver 2003 Ford Taurus driven by 17-year-old Jon Peter Nelson was northbound on Highway 395, stopped and preparing to turn left onto Grote Road.

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    LOON LAKE, Wash.- Washington State Patrol investigators say a driver following too close led to a 3-vehicle crash at Highway 395 and Grote Rd. Saturday evening. The crash happened around 7:15 p.m. Troopers say a silver 2003 Ford Taurus driven by 17-year-old Jon Peter Nelson was northbound on Highway 395, stopped and preparing to turn left onto Grote Road.

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  • Spokane Police: Impairment not a factor in crash that seriously injured teen

    Spokane Police: Impairment not a factor in crash that seriously injured teen

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-06-17 14:55:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Update: Spokane Police report that the driver who hit a pedestrian crossing the street near the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Cannon St. Saturday night is cooperating with investigators. Preliminary investigation shows that it does not appear the driver was impaired at the time of the crash, and speed was not a factor.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Update: Spokane Police report that the driver who hit a pedestrian crossing the street near the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Cannon St. Saturday night is cooperating with investigators. Preliminary investigation shows that it does not appear the driver was impaired at the time of the crash, and speed was not a factor.

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  • Spokane authorities participate in active shooter drill at North Pines Middle School

    Spokane authorities participate in active shooter drill at North Pines Middle School

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-06-17 02:16:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The North Pines Middle School building is set to be demolished but before that happens members of the Spokane Valley and City fire departments and upcoming graduates from the local law enforcement academy were in the building Saturday, learning what to do in an active shooter situation.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The North Pines Middle School building is set to be demolished but before that happens members of the Spokane Valley and City fire departments and upcoming graduates from the local law enforcement academy were in the building Saturday, learning what to do in an active shooter situation.

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  • Missing dogs found in silo make appearance at Medical Lake Founder's Day celebrations

    Missing dogs found in silo make appearance at Medical Lake Founder's Day celebrations

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-06-17 02:10:11 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Zeus and Ziva, the two German Shepards who went missing for 22 days and were found in an old silo have officially been reunited with owner Jessica Donges for two months now. They had lost weight during their time in the silo, but now are completely healthy again. "Journey-wise they've both been doing really good. So far we don't expect any further issues for them," Donges said.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Zeus and Ziva, the two German Shepards who went missing for 22 days and were found in an old silo have officially been reunited with owner Jessica Donges for two months now. They had lost weight during their time in the silo, but now are completely healthy again. "Journey-wise they've both been doing really good. So far we don't expect any further issues for them," Donges said.

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  • Kelly Susewind appointed WDFW Director

    Kelly Susewind appointed WDFW Director

    Saturday, June 16 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-06-16 22:30:27 GMT

    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today appointed Kelly Susewind of Olympia as the new director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). 

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    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today appointed Kelly Susewind of Olympia as the new director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). 

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  • Coast Guard rescues couple from sailing vessel

    Coast Guard rescues couple from sailing vessel

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:47:09 GMT

    WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued a husband and wife from a sailing vessel 180 miles (290 kilometers) off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington.    Officials say an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew on Saturday morning hoisted the couple from the vessel and transported them to the Coast Guard station in Warrenton, Oregon.

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    WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued a husband and wife from a sailing vessel 180 miles (290 kilometers) off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington.    Officials say an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew on Saturday morning hoisted the couple from the vessel and transported them to the Coast Guard station in Warrenton, Oregon.

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  • Boy killed after being hit by train in Toppenish

    Boy killed after being hit by train in Toppenish

    Saturday, June 16 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-06-16 19:38:35 GMT

    A railroad official says one of its trains struck and killed a 17-year-old boy.

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    A railroad official says one of its trains struck and killed a 17-year-old boy. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says the collision occurred at about 8 a.m. Saturday in Toppenish in south-central Washington.

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  • Avista crews working to restore power after crash on Five Mile Road

    Avista crews working to restore power after crash on Five Mile Road

    Saturday, June 16 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-06-16 18:18:10 GMT

    Over 2,000 people were without power this morning in Spokane's Five Mile Prairie area after a car struck a power pole Saturday morning. 

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    Over 2,000 people were without power this morning in Spokane's Five Mile Prairie area after a car struck a power pole Saturday morning. Five Mile Road was closed at Prairie Breeze Ave. as Avista crews began working on the scene of the crash.

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  • Sheriff: Suspect in SW Idaho triple killing is probably dead

    Sheriff: Suspect in SW Idaho triple killing is probably dead

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-06-16 15:48:30 GMT
    Currently, a nationwide manhunt is underway for 60-year-old Gerald "Mike" Bullinger.Currently, a nationwide manhunt is underway for 60-year-old Gerald "Mike" Bullinger.

    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - A southwestern Idaho sheriff says the only suspect in the killing of two women and a 14-year-old girl last year will likely never be brought to justice because he's probably dead.    Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue tells KBOI-TV that 60-year-old Mike Bullinger likely killed himself, died from exposure to elements or was killed by an animal attack in a remote area of Wyoming.

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    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - A southwestern Idaho sheriff says the only suspect in the killing of two women and a 14-year-old girl last year will likely never be brought to justice because he's probably dead.    Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue tells KBOI-TV that 60-year-old Mike Bullinger likely killed himself, died from exposure to elements or was killed by an animal attack in a remote area of Wyoming.

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  • Eastern Idaho man found dead at ATV crash site

    Eastern Idaho man found dead at ATV crash site

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-06-16 15:31:13 GMT
    Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.

    Eastern Idaho authorities say a 50-year-old man was found dead at the scene of an ATV crash.    Caribou County Sheriff Kelly Wells tells KIDK-TV that Whitt Harris of Teton was found Thursday with severe head injuries.

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    Eastern Idaho authorities say a 50-year-old man was found dead at the scene of an ATV crash.    Caribou County Sheriff Kelly Wells tells KIDK-TV that Whitt Harris of Teton was found Thursday with severe head injuries.

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  • Spokane Police arrest stepfather for suspected rape of 12-year-old child

    Spokane Police arrest stepfather for suspected rape of 12-year-old child

    Saturday, June 16 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-06-16 05:33:13 GMT

    The Spokane Police Department investigated a sexual assault Friday afternoon in north Spokane. During the investigation, officers collected evidence that led them to believe a 12-year-old had been sexually assaulted by their stepfather. After an investigation, detectives arrested and booked the stepfather, 29-year-old James Reinert, for 2nd degree Rape of a child.

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    The Spokane Police Department investigated a sexual assault Friday afternoon in north Spokane. During the investigation, officers collected evidence that led them to believe a 12-year-old had been sexually assaulted by their stepfather. After an investigation, detectives arrested and booked the stepfather, 29-year-old James Reinert, for 2nd degree Rape of a child.

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  • Liberty Lake woman warns about possible social security scam

    Liberty Lake woman warns about possible social security scam

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:40:30 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A Liberty Lake woman is warning people to take a close look at their mail after she says she became the target of a possible social security scam. Arlene Galovic says it all started a couple of weeks ago when she got a notice of change of address from the post office. The problem: the new address is listed in New Jersey for a foreclosed home, a home she's not moving to. “I was very suspicious that something was going on," said Galovic.

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    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A Liberty Lake woman is warning people to take a close look at their mail after she says she became the target of a possible social security scam. Arlene Galovic says it all started a couple of weeks ago when she got a notice of change of address from the post office. The problem: the new address is listed in New Jersey for a foreclosed home, a home she's not moving to. “I was very suspicious that something was going on," said Galovic.

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  • Woman dependent on oxygen says thieves stole her lifeline

    Woman dependent on oxygen says thieves stole her lifeline

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:26:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local woman feels trapped in her own home. Thieves recently stole the car charger she needs for her oxygen tank. The victim said while it's relatively worthless to the crooks who stole it, it's a lifeline for her. "Please know you made my life really really difficult," victim Laura Camacho said. "It would really be nice if you would return it, no questions asked. Bring it back, or just throw it in my yard." That's what the victim 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local woman feels trapped in her own home. Thieves recently stole the car charger she needs for her oxygen tank. The victim said while it's relatively worthless to the crooks who stole it, it's a lifeline for her. "Please know you made my life really really difficult," victim Laura Camacho said. "It would really be nice if you would return it, no questions asked. Bring it back, or just throw it in my yard." That's what the victim 

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  • Young girl tangled in bike gets surprise from firefighters who saved her

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    Friday, June 15 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:21:31 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Thursday, Spokane Valley Rescue 8 and Spokane Engine 8 helped free a 4-year-old girl whose foot got stuck between the frame and crank of her bike. Olivia was uninjured, but her bike was destroyed. Not wanting to leave a little girl without her bike, Spokane Valley Firefighters were able to access reserve funds from the Spokane Valley Firefighters Benevolent Association to make sure Olivia would still be able to ride around outdoors this summer. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Thursday, Spokane Valley Rescue 8 and Spokane Engine 8 helped free a 4-year-old girl whose foot got stuck between the frame and crank of her bike. Olivia was uninjured, but her bike was destroyed. Not wanting to leave a little girl without her bike, Spokane Valley Firefighters were able to access reserve funds from the Spokane Valley Firefighters Benevolent Association to make sure Olivia would still be able to ride around outdoors this summer. 

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  • North Idaho Officers, Residents Remember Slain Trooper

    North Idaho Officers, Residents Remember Slain Trooper

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:14:42 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - 20 years ago, the parking lot of the former Idaho State Police headquarters was a crime scene, now a memorial remembers fallen ISP Trooper Linda Huff. Law enforcement from across Kootenai County and residents paid their respects Friday to honor Huff who was killed in the line of duty June 17th, 1998. The memorial started with members from the Idaho State Police Honor Guard and troopers speaking 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - 20 years ago, the parking lot of the former Idaho State Police headquarters was a crime scene, now a memorial remembers fallen ISP Trooper Linda Huff. Law enforcement from across Kootenai County and residents paid their respects Friday to honor Huff who was killed in the line of duty June 17th, 1998. The memorial started with members from the Idaho State Police Honor Guard and troopers speaking 

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  • Col. Derek Salmi to Assume Command of Fairchild Air Force Base

    Col. Derek Salmi to Assume Command of Fairchild Air Force Base

    Friday, June 15 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-06-16 00:56:42 GMT

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE - On Friday, hundreds of airmen at Fairchild Air Force Base gathered to welcome their new commander- Col. Derek M. Salmi.  Col. Salmi comes to the Spokane community from Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, where he commanded the 100th Operations Group. Salmi will be assuming command from Col. J. Scot Heathman, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander. Col. Ryan R. Samuelson, 

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    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE - On Friday, hundreds of airmen at Fairchild Air Force Base gathered to welcome their new commander- Col. Derek M. Salmi.  Col. Salmi comes to the Spokane community from Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, where he commanded the 100th Operations Group. Salmi will be assuming command from Col. J. Scot Heathman, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander. Col. Ryan R. Samuelson, 

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  • Shooting overnight in Hillyard sends one man to hospital with life-threatening injuries

    Shooting overnight in Hillyard sends one man to hospital with life-threatening injuries

    Friday, June 15 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-06-15 23:21:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say one man was taken to the hospital following a shooting overnight that left him with life-threatening injuries.  The shooting happened just after midnight near E. Rowan and N. Cook in Hillyard. When officers arrived they found a man on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head. He is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say one man was taken to the hospital following a shooting overnight that left him with life-threatening injuries.  The shooting happened just after midnight near E. Rowan and N. Cook in Hillyard. When officers arrived they found a man on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head. He is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

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  • Deputies: 'Panhandler' points pistol at driver stopped at traffic light

    Deputies: 'Panhandler' points pistol at driver stopped at traffic light

    Friday, June 15 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-06-15 23:19:06 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A panhandler is in jail after deputies say he pointed a gun at a driver stopped at a Spokane Valley traffic light. On June 14, 2018, just before 4:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a  panhandler who just pointed a pistol at a victim while he was stopped at a traffic light in the 5600 block of E. Sprague.  The victim told deputies he heard someone yelling as he was stopped in traffic at a red light.  

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A panhandler is in jail after deputies say he pointed a gun at a driver stopped at a Spokane Valley traffic light. On June 14, 2018, just before 4:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a  panhandler who just pointed a pistol at a victim while he was stopped at a traffic light in the 5600 block of E. Sprague.  The victim told deputies he heard someone yelling as he was stopped in traffic at a red light.  

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  • Judge temporarily halts certain bear hunts on timberland

    Judge temporarily halts certain bear hunts on timberland

    Friday, June 15 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-06-15 23:18:07 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Thurston County judge has granted a temporary injunction to stop Washington wildlife managers from issuing new permits to kill black bears on private timberland using certain hunting methods. The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Department of Fish and Wildlife last month, alleging it exploits narrow exceptions to two voter-approved initiatives by allowing hunters to use bait, dogs and body-gripping traps to kill bears on private commercial timberland.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Thurston County judge has granted a temporary injunction to stop Washington wildlife managers from issuing new permits to kill black bears on private timberland using certain hunting methods. The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Department of Fish and Wildlife last month, alleging it exploits narrow exceptions to two voter-approved initiatives by allowing hunters to use bait, dogs and body-gripping traps to kill bears on private commercial timberland.

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  • Fort Peck Tribes still looking for 6 who escaped jail

    Fort Peck Tribes still looking for 6 who escaped jail

    Friday, June 15 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-06-15 21:44:58 GMT

    WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) - The Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes are offering reward money for information aiding in the apprehension of six inmates who escaped from the Fort Peck tribal jail in Poplar earlier this month. On June 7, the Fort Peck Tribal Court posted on Facebook that 13 people had escaped from the tribal jail. On Friday, the Roosevelt County sheriff's office posted a notice on Facebook saying the tribes were offering a 

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    WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) - The Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes are offering reward money for information aiding in the apprehension of six inmates who escaped from the Fort Peck tribal jail in Poplar earlier this month. On June 7, the Fort Peck Tribal Court posted on Facebook that 13 people had escaped from the tribal jail. On Friday, the Roosevelt County sheriff's office posted a notice on Facebook saying the tribes were offering a 

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  • 2nd body found after SUV with 6 hunters crashes into river

    2nd body found after SUV with 6 hunters crashes into river

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:45:54 GMT

    LOWELL, Idaho (AP) - Idaho authorities say a second body has been recovered after a vehicle carrying six hunters crashed into a fast-moving river last month. The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says crews recovered the body of 21-year-old Koby Clark of Bozeman, Montana, on Thursday about 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) east of the community of Lowell.  Clark had been missing since May 21 when an SUV carrying six men went into the Selway River and flipped upside down in a remote part...

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    LOWELL, Idaho (AP) - Idaho authorities say a second body has been recovered after a vehicle carrying six hunters crashed into a fast-moving river last month. The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says crews recovered the body of 21-year-old Koby Clark of Bozeman, Montana, on Thursday about 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) east of the community of Lowell.  Clark had been missing since May 21 when an SUV carrying six men went into the Selway River and flipped upside down in a remote part...

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  • Sentence for former Spokane Police Officer convicted of rape pushed back again

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:43:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Former Spokane Police Sergeant Gordon Ennis, who was convicted of raping a fellow officer earlier this year, will now be sentenced in July. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Former Spokane Police Sergeant Gordon Ennis, who was convicted of raping a fellow officer earlier this year, will now be sentenced in July. 

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  • Man's death marks fifth death at Spokane jail in past year

    Man's death marks fifth death at Spokane jail in past year

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:40:46 GMT
    Man's death marks fifth death at Spokane jail in past yearMan's death marks fifth death at Spokane jail in past year
    Gov. Jay Inslee's office said his departure wasn't part of disciplinary actions resulting from an investigation into the erroneous early releases of thousands of prisoners over a 13-year period.Gov. Jay Inslee's office said his departure wasn't part of disciplinary actions resulting from an investigation into the erroneous early releases of thousands of prisoners over a 13-year period.

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities says an inmate died in his cell at Spokane County Jail after a possible attack marking the fifth inmate death at the Spokane detention center in the past 12 months. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a corrections officer found the inmate lying face down on his bunk, not moving on Wednesday night. The sheriff's office says attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead shortly after. The Spokane C...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities says an inmate died in his cell at Spokane County Jail after a possible attack marking the fifth inmate death at the Spokane detention center in the past 12 months. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a corrections officer found the inmate lying face down on his bunk, not moving on Wednesday night. The sheriff's office says attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead shortly after. The Spokane C...

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  • Central Idaho county to enforce cellphone driving ban

    Central Idaho county to enforce cellphone driving ban

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:38:51 GMT

    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - Central Idaho authorities in Blaine County say a county ordinance approved in 2016 making it illegal to use a hand-held device while driving will be enforced starting this summer.  Blaine County Sheriff Steve Harkins tells the Idaho Mountain Express in a story on Friday that numerous cellphone ordinance signs have been installed in the county and deputies will start handing out citations instead of warnings. The fine is $100. The ordinance ...

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    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - Central Idaho authorities in Blaine County say a county ordinance approved in 2016 making it illegal to use a hand-held device while driving will be enforced starting this summer.  Blaine County Sheriff Steve Harkins tells the Idaho Mountain Express in a story on Friday that numerous cellphone ordinance signs have been installed in the county and deputies will start handing out citations instead of warnings. The fine is $100. The ordinance ...

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  • Idaho hunters can apply for grizzly bear hunting tag

    Idaho hunters can apply for grizzly bear hunting tag

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:36:35 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho resident hunters can now apply for the state's one grizzly bear hunting tag. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says applicants starting Friday have to pay a nonrefundable $16.75 application fee.    Hunters must also prepay the cost of the tag that is about $200. Hunters who had a hunting, fishing or trapping license in 2017 have a lower rate at $167. Tag fees will be refunded to unsuccessful applicants. Deadline to apply...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho resident hunters can now apply for the state's one grizzly bear hunting tag. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says applicants starting Friday have to pay a nonrefundable $16.75 application fee.    Hunters must also prepay the cost of the tag that is about $200. Hunters who had a hunting, fishing or trapping license in 2017 have a lower rate at $167. Tag fees will be refunded to unsuccessful applicants. Deadline to apply...

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  • Montana mortuary must pay widow $50K for 'coerced' cremation

    Montana mortuary must pay widow $50K for 'coerced' cremation

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:35:00 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana mortuary business must pay a woman $50,000 after her husband was cremated against his wishes.    The Great Falls Tribune reports a jury found a mortician at Miser Mortuaries in Conrad negligent in the decision to cremate 64-year-old Robert Yeager of Ulm after he died of liver and heart disease in October 2012. Enid Yeager told jurors that mortuary staff pushed her toward cremation because the 

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana mortuary business must pay a woman $50,000 after her husband was cremated against his wishes.    The Great Falls Tribune reports a jury found a mortician at Miser Mortuaries in Conrad negligent in the decision to cremate 64-year-old Robert Yeager of Ulm after he died of liver and heart disease in October 2012. Enid Yeager told jurors that mortuary staff pushed her toward cremation because the 

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  • Ex-worker guilty of raping disabled woman at center in Buckley

    Ex-worker guilty of raping disabled woman at center in Buckley

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:32:58 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A former supervisor at a state-run center for people with developmental disabilities has been found guilty of trying to rape a client.  A jury in Pierce County Superior Court found 62-year-old Terry Shepard guilty of second-degree attempted rape and indecent liberties on Wednesday.  Shepard was accused of having sex with a 57-year-old developmentally disabled woman inside the facility in Buckley. He was arrested in late 2016 after a co-worke...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A former supervisor at a state-run center for people with developmental disabilities has been found guilty of trying to rape a client.  A jury in Pierce County Superior Court found 62-year-old Terry Shepard guilty of second-degree attempted rape and indecent liberties on Wednesday.  Shepard was accused of having sex with a 57-year-old developmentally disabled woman inside the facility in Buckley. He was arrested in late 2016 after a co-worke...

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  • Suspect hiding from Pierce County Deputies and their K9, Dan, finds out the attic wasn't the best spot

    Suspect hiding from Pierce County Deputies and their K9, Dan, finds out the attic wasn't the best spot

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:54:36 GMT

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A man running from Pierce County deputies this week decided an attic would be a good place to hide, however, the attic gave way.  Deputies from the Pierce County Gang Unit, along with a K9 assisted the Department of Corrections in locating a gang member from California with an active warrant for an armed robbery probation violation. 

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    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A man running from Pierce County deputies this week decided an attic would be a good place to hide, however, the attic gave way.  Deputies from the Pierce County Gang Unit, along with a K9 assisted the Department of Corrections in locating a gang member from California with an active warrant for an armed robbery probation violation. 

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  • How Avista prevents wildfires

    How Avista prevents wildfires

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-06-15 05:58:52 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. In 2017, northern California saw some of the most devastating wildfires in their history. The fires destroyed thousands of homes, killed nearly four dozen people and caused over $12 billion in damage. According to California state fire investigators, the utility company PG&E's equipment may be responsible for at least a 12 of the fire starts. They say it appears large branches hit power lines branches that were supposed to be trimmed. PG&E...

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    Spokane, Wash. In 2017, northern California saw some of the most devastating wildfires in their history. The fires destroyed thousands of homes, killed nearly four dozen people and caused over $12 billion in damage. According to California state fire investigators, the utility company PG&E's equipment may be responsible for at least a 12 of the fire starts. They say it appears large branches hit power lines branches that were supposed to be trimmed. PG&E...

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  • Local air museum closing its doors

    Local air museum closing its doors

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-06-15 02:01:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum at Felts Field announced Thursday that its closing its doors for good. Staff says the decision was made because of a lack of funding and increased rent. The 10,000-square-foot museum moved into hangar two years ago with the intention of honoring the Inland Northwest’s 140,000 veterans by preserving military and aviation history and resurrecting memories. The museum will remain open through the end of June.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum at Felts Field announced Thursday that its closing its doors for good. Staff says the decision was made because of a lack of funding and increased rent. The 10,000-square-foot museum moved into hangar two years ago with the intention of honoring the Inland Northwest’s 140,000 veterans by preserving military and aviation history and resurrecting memories. The museum will remain open through the end of June.

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  • Spokane woman fights cancer with a smile on her face

    Spokane woman fights cancer with a smile on her face

    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:46:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tina MacLachlan's office is one of the first things you see at Karen’s House in Spokane. The 44-year-old is busy typing away on her computer, and five o'clock is the last thing on her mind. “I love it here,” said MacLachlan. “It's my favorite job I've had in my entire life. It's like family here everyone treats each other with respect and love and kindness."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tina MacLachlan's office is one of the first things you see at Karen’s House in Spokane. The 44-year-old is busy typing away on her computer, and five o'clock is the last thing on her mind. “I love it here,” said MacLachlan. “It's my favorite job I've had in my entire life. It's like family here everyone treats each other with respect and love and kindness."

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  • Online grocery delivery app "Instacart" launches in Coeur d'Alene area

    Online grocery delivery app "Instacart" launches in Coeur d'Alene area

    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:37:16 GMT
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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Some say it’s lazy, but many we talked to say it’s a convenience. Residents across much of Kootenai County can now use the app “Instacart” to order groceries right from the comfort of your own couch. The coverage area stretches across five zip codes: from Stateline, north to Rathdrum, south to Mica and back to Coeur d’Alene. Instacart, the Uber Eats of grocery delivery, offers Safeway, Albertsons, Costco, Natural 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Some say it’s lazy, but many we talked to say it’s a convenience. Residents across much of Kootenai County can now use the app “Instacart” to order groceries right from the comfort of your own couch. The coverage area stretches across five zip codes: from Stateline, north to Rathdrum, south to Mica and back to Coeur d’Alene. Instacart, the Uber Eats of grocery delivery, offers Safeway, Albertsons, Costco, Natural 

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  • Court docs detail moments before baby's death

    Court docs detail moments before baby's death

    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:34:42 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. According to sheriff's deputies, it all started at the Crossland Motel where Skye Metcalf and Anthony Stedeford were staying.  Court documents show the two were both taking care of six-month-old baby Skarrlette living together for weeks. Which violated a no-contact order against Stedeford. Just before noon on Tuesday, court documents say Stedeford left to go to a friend's house. The documents go on to say that  Metcalf says she accidentally...

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    Spokane, Wash. According to sheriff's deputies, it all started at the Crossland Motel where Skye Metcalf and Anthony Stedeford were staying.  Court documents show the two were both taking care of six-month-old baby Skarrlette living together for weeks. Which violated a no-contact order against Stedeford. Just before noon on Tuesday, court documents say Stedeford left to go to a friend's house. The documents go on to say that  Metcalf says she accidentally...

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  • Residents, deputies need your help finding Liberty Lake boat thieves

    Residents, deputies need your help finding Liberty Lake boat thieves

    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:22:21 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Spokane County deputies need your help finding those responsible for a string of boat thefts on Liberty Lake. Spokane County deputies say within the last month, four boats on Liberty Lake have been burglarized Residents tell KHQ the thieves would come up onto their docks and rip out speakers and stereos. Residents, who want to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation, say they want the public to know that these people are out there.

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    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Spokane County deputies need your help finding those responsible for a string of boat thefts on Liberty Lake. Spokane County deputies say within the last month, four boats on Liberty Lake have been burglarized Residents tell KHQ the thieves would come up onto their docks and rip out speakers and stereos. Residents, who want to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation, say they want the public to know that these people are out there.

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  • Chelan utility worker dies in accident at Rock Island Dam

    Chelan utility worker dies in accident at Rock Island Dam

    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-06-15 00:08:09 GMT
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    Flag flying in Bromiley's honor, Courtesy Chelan PUDFlag flying in Bromiley's honor, Courtesy Chelan PUD

    WENATCHEE, Wash. The Chelan Public Utility District says an employee has died while working at a hydroelectric dam south of Wenatchee. The utility district says 40-year-old employee Edward “Eddie” Bromiley was working on the spillway at Rock Island Dam Wednesday when he was hit by a piece of steel from the spillway structure. Co-workers provided first aid until medics arrived but the worker died.

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    WENATCHEE, Wash. The Chelan Public Utility District says an employee has died while working at a hydroelectric dam south of Wenatchee. The utility district says 40-year-old employee Edward “Eddie” Bromiley was working on the spillway at Rock Island Dam Wednesday when he was hit by a piece of steel from the spillway structure. Co-workers provided first aid until medics arrived but the worker died.

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  • Inmate sues Department of Corrections over medical care

    Inmate sues Department of Corrections over medical care

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:52:27 GMT
    Inmate sues Department of Corrections over medical careInmate sues Department of Corrections over medical care
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington inmate is suing the State Department of Corrections, alleging it denied him surgery because he was close to his release date. The Spokesman-Review reports the lawsuit says Fred Beeman was at the Airway Heights Correctional Center in 2015 when he was hospitalized and diagnosed with a gallbladder condition. Beeman says he was advised by medical providers at MultiCare Deaconess Hospital in Spokane that he should discuss removing his gallbladd...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington inmate is suing the State Department of Corrections, alleging it denied him surgery because he was close to his release date. The Spokesman-Review reports the lawsuit says Fred Beeman was at the Airway Heights Correctional Center in 2015 when he was hospitalized and diagnosed with a gallbladder condition. Beeman says he was advised by medical providers at MultiCare Deaconess Hospital in Spokane that he should discuss removing his gallbladd...

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  • Marine Enforcement Unit warns of lurking thieves at area lakes & Spokane River

    Marine Enforcement Unit warns of lurking thieves at area lakes & Spokane River

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:36:54 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Enforcement Unit wants you to be aware predatory thieves are out taking advantage of the warmer weather to look for their next opportunity to continue their criminal ways.  Marine Enforcement Unit Deputies have heard from residents and recreational users of Liberty Lake, Newman Lake and the Spokane River in the area between Boulder Beach and the Argonne 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Enforcement Unit wants you to be aware predatory thieves are out taking advantage of the warmer weather to look for their next opportunity to continue their criminal ways.  Marine Enforcement Unit Deputies have heard from residents and recreational users of Liberty Lake, Newman Lake and the Spokane River in the area between Boulder Beach and the Argonne 

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  • Montana fire season forecast to be big, despite snowy winter

    Montana fire season forecast to be big, despite snowy winter

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:05:02 GMT
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    Texas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablazeTexas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablaze

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana is still recovering from floods caused by one of the snowiest winters on record, yet the state is still expected to have an above average wildfire season. State officials and the National Guard are holding a briefing Thursday to assess Montana's readiness after last year's fires exhausted the state's firefighting cash reserves. Just 10 percent of Montana's land is considered abnormally dry as of this week, but those conditions are expected to c...

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana is still recovering from floods caused by one of the snowiest winters on record, yet the state is still expected to have an above average wildfire season. State officials and the National Guard are holding a briefing Thursday to assess Montana's readiness after last year's fires exhausted the state's firefighting cash reserves. Just 10 percent of Montana's land is considered abnormally dry as of this week, but those conditions are expected to c...

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  • K-9 Deputy Grizzly locates firearm in felony arrest

    K-9 Deputy Grizzly locates firearm in felony arrest

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:05:26 GMT

    MATTAWA, Wash. - In the early morning of June 13, Grant Count Sheriff's Office K-9 team Deputies De La Rosa and Grizzly helped the Mattawa Police Department, Royal City Police Department, and Grant County Sheriff’s Office after law enforcement received a call about an intoxicated man making death threats and shooting outside a Mattawa home. After the suspect was taken into custody, K-9 Grizzly discovered the weapon used in the incident, as well as the spent ammunition.

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    MATTAWA, Wash. - In the early morning of June 13, Grant Count Sheriff's Office K-9 team Deputies De La Rosa and Grizzly helped the Mattawa Police Department, Royal City Police Department, and Grant County Sheriff’s Office after law enforcement received a call about an intoxicated man making death threats and shooting outside a Mattawa home. After the suspect was taken into custody, K-9 Grizzly discovered the weapon used in the incident, as well as the spent ammunition.

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  • Southwestern Idaho woman gets 5 years for beating son

    Southwestern Idaho woman gets 5 years for beating son

    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-14 21:46:39 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A southwestern Idaho woman who beat her 9-year-old son with a wooden spoon until it broke and grabbed his throat until he lost consciousness has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the 35-year-old Nampa woman received the sentence Wednesday in 3rd District Court for felony injury to a child. She must serve two years before becoming eligible for parole. Police arrested the woman in December following an investiga...

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    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A southwestern Idaho woman who beat her 9-year-old son with a wooden spoon until it broke and grabbed his throat until he lost consciousness has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the 35-year-old Nampa woman received the sentence Wednesday in 3rd District Court for felony injury to a child. She must serve two years before becoming eligible for parole. Police arrested the woman in December following an investiga...

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  • Inmate dies Wednesday night in the Spokane County Jail

    Inmate dies Wednesday night in the Spokane County Jail

    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-06-14 21:37:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of an inmate that happened Wednesday night.  The Sheriff's Office says jail staff told a responding Deputy that just after 8:30 pm, a Corrections Officer entered a cell to accommodate an inmate's request to move to another room because his roommate was acting "crazy." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of an inmate that happened Wednesday night.  The Sheriff's Office says jail staff told a responding Deputy that just after 8:30 pm, a Corrections Officer entered a cell to accommodate an inmate's request to move to another room because his roommate was acting "crazy." 

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  • UPDATE: Soap Lake Fire at 90% containment

    UPDATE: Soap Lake Fire at 90% containment

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:35 AM EDT2018-06-14 05:35:12 GMT

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office has cancelled all evacuation notices for the Soap Lake Fire. At last update, the fire was still estimated to be approximately 2000 acres and 50 percent contained.

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    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office has cancelled all evacuation notices for the Soap Lake Fire. At last update, the fire was still estimated to be approximately 2000 acres and 50 percent contained.

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  • Washington state woman sentenced for deadly 2016 shooting

    Washington state woman sentenced for deadly 2016 shooting

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-06-14 05:33:25 GMT
    Washington state woman sentenced for deadly 2016 shootingWashington state woman sentenced for deadly 2016 shooting
    2 minors charged for brutal beating of Idaho 15-year-old boy2 minors charged for brutal beating of Idaho 15-year-old boy

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A southern Washington state woman has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for a deadly 2016 shooting outside Wapato.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 37-year-old Jennifer Douglas pleaded guilty in February to charges of second-degree murder and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. Federal prosecutors say Douglas of Toppenish killed 74-year-old Anthony Sanchey and wounded 56-year-old Carroll Sanchey in November 2016. Yakama ...

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A southern Washington state woman has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for a deadly 2016 shooting outside Wapato.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 37-year-old Jennifer Douglas pleaded guilty in February to charges of second-degree murder and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. Federal prosecutors say Douglas of Toppenish killed 74-year-old Anthony Sanchey and wounded 56-year-old Carroll Sanchey in November 2016. Yakama ...

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  • Group of friends talk "Tag"

    Group of friends talk "Tag"

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-06-14 01:58:41 GMT

    Mike Konesky and Joe Tombarie are back in Spokane after their red carpet debut in Hollywood.

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    Mike Konesky and Joe Tombarie are back in Spokane after their red carpet debut in Hollywood. "It was a special night. So we really tried to share it with our family and friends, but it was so unreal to step onto the carpet and just see this whole story kind of culminating in one great night in Hollywood," said Mike Konesky.

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  • Spokane couple replaces stolen fairy garden for 3-year-old

    Spokane couple replaces stolen fairy garden for 3-year-old

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-14 00:50:59 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- There’s an update to a story that KHQ brought earlier this week about a thief that stole a birthday present from a 3-year-old girl in Cheney. Gracie had her fairy garden stolen from her grandma’s front yard. A Spokane man reached out to KHQ and wanted to show her that there are good people in the world. Duane Coulter and his wife set out on a mission to replace Gracie’s fairy garden. 

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    CHENEY, Wash.- There’s an update to a story that KHQ brought earlier this week about a thief that stole a birthday present from a 3-year-old girl in Cheney. Gracie had her fairy garden stolen from her grandma’s front yard. A Spokane man reached out to KHQ and wanted to show her that there are good people in the world. Duane Coulter and his wife set out on a mission to replace Gracie’s fairy garden. 

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  • Priest River Special Olympian to compete in National Competition

    Priest River Special Olympian to compete in National Competition

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-06-14 00:46:21 GMT

    PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - Cody Schriver runs like a Gazelle. His specialty is the sprint events in track. "My event is the 50," Schriver said. He trains at Lake City High School with his buddy, Jim Kinnard. The Priest River product took gold, silver, and bronze at last weekend's Special Olympics Idaho state competition. He won gold in the 100 meter dash and silver in the 50 and is training to compete at the national games in Seattle. Representing 

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    PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - Cody Schriver runs like a Gazelle. His specialty is the sprint events in track. "My event is the 50," Schriver said. He trains at Lake City High School with his buddy, Jim Kinnard. The Priest River product took gold, silver, and bronze at last weekend's Special Olympics Idaho state competition. He won gold in the 100 meter dash and silver in the 50 and is training to compete at the national games in Seattle. Representing 

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  • Thieves steal from Medical Lake baby's grave

    Thieves steal from Medical Lake baby's grave

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-06-14 00:31:10 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash.- A Medical Lake family is devastated after they say they went to visit their baby grandson's grave only to  find that sentimental toys and trinkets were stolen from it.  It happened at the Medical Lake Cemetery off of Thorpe Road. The family believes that this was intentional because the cemetery is out of the way. It's at least a mile down a gravel road in a secluded area.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash.- A Medical Lake family is devastated after they say they went to visit their baby grandson's grave only to  find that sentimental toys and trinkets were stolen from it.  It happened at the Medical Lake Cemetery off of Thorpe Road. The family believes that this was intentional because the cemetery is out of the way. It's at least a mile down a gravel road in a secluded area.

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  • Washington unemployment rate at 4.7 percent

    Washington unemployment rate at 4.7 percent

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-06-14 00:26:01 GMT

    Washington's jobless rate dipped slightly as the state added 8,500 jobs last month.

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    Washington's jobless rate dipped slightly as the state added 8,500 jobs last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate for May dropped to 4.7 percent from April's 4.8 percent.   

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  • Spokane Police arrest driver of stolen box truck after photo showing kids in the back goes viral

    Spokane Police arrest driver of stolen box truck after photo showing kids in the back goes viral

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-06-13 23:38:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they've located the box truck that appeared in a photo that went viral in the Spokane area on Facebook Wednesday morning. The photo was posted by a woman who says she saw the back door of the box truck slightly open while she was following it in the Hillyard area. The photo shows what appears to be a couple of unclothed children in the back of the truck. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they've located the box truck that appeared in a photo that went viral in the Spokane area on Facebook Wednesday morning. The photo was posted by a woman who says she saw the back door of the box truck slightly open while she was following it in the Hillyard area. The photo shows what appears to be a couple of unclothed children in the back of the truck. 

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  • Washington man sentenced in North Dakota underage sex case

    Washington man sentenced in North Dakota underage sex case

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-13 23:20:40 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Washington state man who authorities say traveled to North Dakota with the intention of having sex with a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Twenty-four-year-old Timothy Carnahan, of Longview, Washington, is charged in federal court with attempted transportation to engage in unlawful sexual acts with a minor.  Prosecutors say Carnahan answered a Craigslist ad for a young female escort.

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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Washington state man who authorities say traveled to North Dakota with the intention of having sex with a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Twenty-four-year-old Timothy Carnahan, of Longview, Washington, is charged in federal court with attempted transportation to engage in unlawful sexual acts with a minor.  Prosecutors say Carnahan answered a Craigslist ad for a young female escort.

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  • 3-year-old Wolf Point boy struck and killed by pickup

    3-year-old Wolf Point boy struck and killed by pickup

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:35:08 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 3-year-old Wolf Point boy riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a pickup truck in northeastern Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol says the boy entered the street from a driveway in the town of Poplar Tuesday afternoon and rode into the path of a pickup being driven by a 65-year-old man. The Great Falls Tribune reports the driver did not see the boy because a parked car blocked the view of the driveway. 

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 3-year-old Wolf Point boy riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a pickup truck in northeastern Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol says the boy entered the street from a driveway in the town of Poplar Tuesday afternoon and rode into the path of a pickup being driven by a 65-year-old man. The Great Falls Tribune reports the driver did not see the boy because a parked car blocked the view of the driveway. 

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  • 4 cars hit with bullets near Sea-Tac airport, no injuries

    4 cars hit with bullets near Sea-Tac airport, no injuries

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:10:16 GMT

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say four cars were hit by gunfire on a state highway near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  The Washington State Patrol says no one was hurt in the Wednesday afternoon incident on State Route 509 near the south side of the airport.   Authorities have closed the highway at 160th Street and were searching for the shooter. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritt...

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    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say four cars were hit by gunfire on a state highway near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  The Washington State Patrol says no one was hurt in the Wednesday afternoon incident on State Route 509 near the south side of the airport.   Authorities have closed the highway at 160th Street and were searching for the shooter. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritt...

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  • Victim of Billings carjacking was a former sheriff

    Victim of Billings carjacking was a former sheriff

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:09:17 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County officials say the victim of a weekend carjacking in Billings was a former Big Horn County sheriff. Donald Mack Gray Jr. was charged Tuesday with deliberate homicide in the stabbing death of 81-year-old William H. Joy on Sunday. He did not enter a plea. His bail was set at $1 million. Court records say Gray, a 58-year-old transient from North Carolina, was looking for a way to get back home when he spotted Joy at a post office. 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County officials say the victim of a weekend carjacking in Billings was a former Big Horn County sheriff. Donald Mack Gray Jr. was charged Tuesday with deliberate homicide in the stabbing death of 81-year-old William H. Joy on Sunday. He did not enter a plea. His bail was set at $1 million. Court records say Gray, a 58-year-old transient from North Carolina, was looking for a way to get back home when he spotted Joy at a post office. 

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  • Idaho & Washington Civil Air Patrol units help in missing persons search

    Idaho & Washington Civil Air Patrol units help in missing persons search

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:05:18 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Personnel, aircraft and vehicles from Idaho and Washington units of the Civil Air Patrol are now helping with the search for 86-year-old Lyle O. Anderson of Hayden, Idaho. Anderson has been missing since June 7, according to family members. Civil Air Patrol aircraft have already flown ten sorties with two aircraft (each sortie includes a Mission Pilot, Mission Observer and Mission Scanner as aircrews), totaling over 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Personnel, aircraft and vehicles from Idaho and Washington units of the Civil Air Patrol are now helping with the search for 86-year-old Lyle O. Anderson of Hayden, Idaho. Anderson has been missing since June 7, according to family members. Civil Air Patrol aircraft have already flown ten sorties with two aircraft (each sortie includes a Mission Pilot, Mission Observer and Mission Scanner as aircrews), totaling over 

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  • Grizzly bear dies after eating pesticides in open Montana garage

    Grizzly bear dies after eating pesticides in open Montana garage

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:46:11 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A grizzly bear died after eating pesticides in an open garage between Great Falls and Fort Benton in north-central Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the sub-adult female and a sibling were seen in the area about 11 miles northwest of Carter in recent days. The 143-pound grizzly died Monday within hours of ingesting the chemicals. Wildlife managers are trying to trap the second bear, which has been getting into pet food and spilled...

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A grizzly bear died after eating pesticides in an open garage between Great Falls and Fort Benton in north-central Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the sub-adult female and a sibling were seen in the area about 11 miles northwest of Carter in recent days. The 143-pound grizzly died Monday within hours of ingesting the chemicals. Wildlife managers are trying to trap the second bear, which has been getting into pet food and spilled...

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  • Fatal cabin fire that killed 5 likely "horrible accident"

    Fatal cabin fire that killed 5 likely "horrible accident"

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:37:56 GMT
    Fatal cabin fire that killed 5 likely "horrible accident"Fatal cabin fire that killed 5 likely "horrible accident"
    Texas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablazeTexas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablaze

    BRINNON, Wash. (AP) - Officials say autopsies done after a cabin explosion that killed a family of five on Washington state's Hood Canal revealed no indicators to suspect foul play. The Seattle Times reports that Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Haas said Tuesday that the incident is shaping up to look like a horrible accident. Jenny and Jerry Drake, both 42, and their three boys, 11, 8 and 2, were killed in the cabin blaze near Brinnon early Sunday. The family...

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    BRINNON, Wash. (AP) - Officials say autopsies done after a cabin explosion that killed a family of five on Washington state's Hood Canal revealed no indicators to suspect foul play. The Seattle Times reports that Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Haas said Tuesday that the incident is shaping up to look like a horrible accident. Jenny and Jerry Drake, both 42, and their three boys, 11, 8 and 2, were killed in the cabin blaze near Brinnon early Sunday. The family...

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  • Pasco neighbor pleads innocent to murder following fatal dispute

    Pasco neighbor pleads innocent to murder following fatal dispute

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:35:46 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - One neighbor is dead and the other is in jail on $3 million bail following a dispute in Pasco, Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports Victor Paniagua pleaded innocent Tuesday to first-degree murder and assault, as well as illegal gun possession. Paniagua is accused of killing Abel Yanez Contreras on June 3. Witnesses say the two men were arguing in Contreras' bedroom when Contreras told Paniagua he didn't need his help. Another witness cl...

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    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - One neighbor is dead and the other is in jail on $3 million bail following a dispute in Pasco, Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports Victor Paniagua pleaded innocent Tuesday to first-degree murder and assault, as well as illegal gun possession. Paniagua is accused of killing Abel Yanez Contreras on June 3. Witnesses say the two men were arguing in Contreras' bedroom when Contreras told Paniagua he didn't need his help. Another witness cl...

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  • Spokane Valley mother arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder of her 6-month-old baby

    Spokane Valley mother arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder of her 6-month-old baby

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-06-13 19:49:37 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 27-year-old mother has been arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder for the death of her 6-month-old baby, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.  Deputies responded to the emergency room at Valley Hospital on Monday for a report of an infant who was brought in with severe head injuries. They baby girl was brought in by her parents, Skye Metcalf and 24-year-old Anthony Stedeford. A short time later, the child was pronounced dead.  

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 27-year-old mother has been arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder for the death of her 6-month-old baby, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.  Deputies responded to the emergency room at Valley Hospital on Monday for a report of an infant who was brought in with severe head injuries. They baby girl was brought in by her parents, Skye Metcalf and 24-year-old Anthony Stedeford. A short time later, the child was pronounced dead.  

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  • Get a free taco at Taco Bell today thanks to the Golden State Warriors

    Get a free taco at Taco Bell today thanks to the Golden State Warriors

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-06-13 16:07:52 GMT

    KHQ.COM - As promised, Taco Bell is making good on their special "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" promotion. That's because the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road in game 3 of the NBA Finals.

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    KHQ.COM - As promised, Taco Bell is making good on their special "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" promotion. That's because the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road in game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors then went on to sweet the Cavs to tin the 2018 NBA Championship.  So, to celebrate the big win, everyone can score a free Doritos Locos Taco today between 2 and 6 p-m at any participating Taco Bell location. 

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  • Spokane man fed up with brazen neighborhood property crime

    Spokane man fed up with brazen neighborhood property crime

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:01 AM EDT2018-06-13 06:01:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man in Spokane says the crime in his neighborhood just won't quit, and he's saying enough is enough. Even security cameras aren't stopping these thieves. Early Tuesday morning, the man caught thieves breaking into a van and trying to get into two other SUVs. And it's far from the first time he's caught something like this on camera.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man in Spokane says the crime in his neighborhood just won't quit, and he's saying enough is enough. Even security cameras aren't stopping these thieves. Early Tuesday morning, the man caught thieves breaking into a van and trying to get into two other SUVs. And it's far from the first time he's caught something like this on camera.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, June 12th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, June 12th

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-06-13 05:57:03 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, June 12th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, June 12th.

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  • Grant County wildfire sparks early fire season concerns

    Grant County wildfire sparks early fire season concerns

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-06-13 02:42:28 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Firefighters in Grant County were taking a much deserved break Tuesday afternoon, after battling the Soap Lake fire throughout the night. Because of their efforts, no structures were damaged and no one was hurt. But the flames left behind plenty of charred sage brush and grass.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Firefighters in Grant County were taking a much deserved break Tuesday afternoon, after battling the Soap Lake fire throughout the night. Because of their efforts, no structures were damaged and no one was hurt. But the flames left behind plenty of charred sage brush and grass.

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  • Kootenai Health works to combat doctor shortage

    Kootenai Health works to combat doctor shortage

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-06-13 01:16:41 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Two weeks from completing her residency, Britta Beasley is helping to train medical school students who may choose to do their residency in the region too. Once Beasley finishes, she’s staying in Coeur d’Alene. “It was important for us to find a place to train and knew we were going to stay,” Beasley said.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Two weeks from completing her residency, Britta Beasley is helping to train medical school students who may choose to do their residency in the region too. Once Beasley finishes, she’s staying in Coeur d’Alene. “It was important for us to find a place to train and knew we were going to stay,” Beasley said.

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  • Street Music Week in full swing in Coeur d'Alene, Spokane

    Street Music Week in full swing in Coeur d'Alene, Spokane

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-06-13 01:11:36 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The hustle and bustle of Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d’Alene, it almost becomes routine 360 days out of the year. People on their lunch breaks, tourists, and everyone in between. But when the clock strikes noon, the performers come out to play. Flutes, guitars, kids juggling, anyone with some sort of talent taking part in Street Music Week.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The hustle and bustle of Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d’Alene, it almost becomes routine 360 days out of the year. People on their lunch breaks, tourists, and everyone in between. But when the clock strikes noon, the performers come out to play. Flutes, guitars, kids juggling, anyone with some sort of talent taking part in Street Music Week.

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  • Woman who evacuated for Soap Lake Fire worried home would be destroyed

    Woman who evacuated for Soap Lake Fire worried home would be destroyed

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-06-13 01:05:32 GMT

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - While a fire in Grant County was quickly spreading Monday night, many people in Soap Lake were being woken up in the middle of the night and being told to leave immediately. One of those people was Victoria Dobesh. The flames came dangerously close to her home. She says after she evacuated, she wasn't sure she'd have a home to return to.

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    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - While a fire in Grant County was quickly spreading Monday night, many people in Soap Lake were being woken up in the middle of the night and being told to leave immediately. One of those people was Victoria Dobesh. The flames came dangerously close to her home. She says after she evacuated, she wasn't sure she'd have a home to return to.

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  • Spokane Transit Authority investigating HR Director's Facebook comments

    Spokane Transit Authority investigating HR Director's Facebook comments

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-06-13 00:33:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Transit Authority is launching an investigation after the union representing bus workers, called out the Human Resources Director for racist remarks. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1015 President Thomas Leighty says they are concerned with the agency's commitment to being an equal opportunity employer. The comments were brought to the unions attention last week on Facebook.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Transit Authority is launching an investigation after the union representing bus workers, called out the Human Resources Director for racist remarks. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1015 President Thomas Leighty says they are concerned with the agency's commitment to being an equal opportunity employer. The comments were brought to the unions attention last week on Facebook.

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  • Pullman crews save house from attached garage fire

    Pullman crews save house from attached garage fire

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-06-13 00:17:49 GMT

    Pullman firefighters were able to quickly gain control of a fully-involved garage fire Tuesday morning while saving the house attached to the garage. 

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    Pullman firefighters were able to quickly gain control of a fully-involved garage fire Tuesday morning while saving the house attached to the garage. 

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  • State: Yakima taxpayers on hook for $157K in wildfire costs

    State: Yakima taxpayers on hook for $157K in wildfire costs

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-06-12 23:17:41 GMT
    Courtesy Steven Mack/Naches Heights FireCourtesy Steven Mack/Naches Heights Fire

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the city of Yakima will be held responsible for nearly $160,000 in firefighting costs related to a fire started by police officers last year.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the state Attorney General's Office recently notified the city it would be required to pay fire suppression costs because the fire was caused by the negligence of two Yakima police officers.

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the city of Yakima will be held responsible for nearly $160,000 in firefighting costs related to a fire started by police officers last year.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the state Attorney General's Office recently notified the city it would be required to pay fire suppression costs because the fire was caused by the negligence of two Yakima police officers.

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  • Spokane deputies: Minor traffic violations lead to felony drug charges

    Spokane deputies: Minor traffic violations lead to felony drug charges

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-06-12 22:11:36 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Two people were arrested Monday night after what started as a minor traffic violation, according to Spokane County Sheriff's deputies.  At around 9 p.m., Deputy Brad Humphrey spotted a green Buick parked in the parking lot of the Airway Heights Walmart.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Two people were arrested Monday night after what started as a minor traffic violation, according to Spokane County Sheriff's deputies.  At around 9 p.m., Deputy Brad Humphrey spotted a green Buick parked in the parking lot of the Airway Heights Walmart.

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  • Seattle repeals tax on companies like Amazon

    Seattle repeals tax on companies like Amazon

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-06-12 21:33:50 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle leaders have repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after businesses fought the measure aimed at combating a growing homelessness crisis.    The City Council voted 7-2 Tuesday to reverse a tax that it unanimously approved just a month ago to help provide services in the city. The Seattle region has one of the highest homelessness numbers in the U.S.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle leaders have repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after businesses fought the measure aimed at combating a growing homelessness crisis.    The City Council voted 7-2 Tuesday to reverse a tax that it unanimously approved just a month ago to help provide services in the city. The Seattle region has one of the highest homelessness numbers in the U.S.

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  • Man charged with trying to abduct girl in Auburn

    Man charged with trying to abduct girl in Auburn

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-06-12 20:47:27 GMT

    AUBURN, Wash. (AP) - A man accused of trying to abduct a 13-year-old girl as she was walking to school in Auburn has been charged with attempted kidnapping.    Victor Paz-Fajardo was ordered held on $100,000 bail when he appeared in King County District Court Monday.

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    AUBURN, Wash. (AP) - A man accused of trying to abduct a 13-year-old girl as she was walking to school in Auburn has been charged with attempted kidnapping.    Victor Paz-Fajardo was ordered held on $100,000 bail when he appeared in King County District Court Monday.

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  • 3 escape burning boat near Port Townsend

    3 escape burning boat near Port Townsend

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-06-12 20:01:26 GMT

    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say three people were rescued from a burning boat near Port Townsend.    The U.S. Coast Guard says after the fire started Monday afternoon, three people wearing survival suits on the 40-foot recreational vessel abandoned the boat north of Protection Island.    The Coast Guard says another boater pulled them from the water.

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    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say three people were rescued from a burning boat near Port Townsend.    The U.S. Coast Guard says after the fire started Monday afternoon, three people wearing survival suits on the 40-foot recreational vessel abandoned the boat north of Protection Island.    The Coast Guard says another boater pulled them from the water.

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  • Domino's Pizza fixing streets, fills potholes across America

    Domino's Pizza fixing streets, fills potholes across America

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-06-12 15:13:45 GMT

    ANN ARBOR Mich.- Domino's Pizza is taking to the streets to fill pot holes across America. The pizza giant is working to make deliveries a little easier by making road repairs in towns customers have nominated. The "Paving for Pizza" initiative fixes problems with roads that could put pizzas at risk after leaving the stores.  Repairs have started in Texas, Delaware, Georgia, and California.  

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    ANN ARBOR Mich.- Domino's Pizza is taking to the streets to fill pot holes across America. The pizza giant is working to make deliveries a little easier by making road repairs in towns customers have nominated. The "Paving for Pizza" initiative fixes problems with roads that could put pizzas at risk after leaving the stores.  Repairs have started in Texas, Delaware, Georgia, and California.  

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  • Thieves in Cheney steal from 3-year-old and her grandma

    Thieves in Cheney steal from 3-year-old and her grandma

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-06-12 06:18:50 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- A 3-year-old girl in Cheney has been forced to learn a tough lesson.  Someone stole her birthday present from her garden and they stole from her grandmother too. Gracie loves to be outside and play in the front yard but there's one area that she has thought about a lot. "It was right here. They come and took it," she said. 

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    CHENEY, Wash.- A 3-year-old girl in Cheney has been forced to learn a tough lesson.  Someone stole her birthday present from her garden and they stole from her grandmother too. Gracie loves to be outside and play in the front yard but there's one area that she has thought about a lot. "It was right here. They come and took it," she said. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 11th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 11th

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-06-12 06:12:54 GMT

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

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

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  • Mayors of 6 US cities where marijuana is legal form group

    Mayors of 6 US cities where marijuana is legal form group

    Monday, June 11 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-06-12 02:17:54 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Mayors from six U.S. cities with legal marijuana have formed a coalition with the aim of preparing other states and the federal government for legalization.    Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and West Sacramento announced Monday on Twitter that they sponsored a resolution at the Conference of Mayors in Boston asking the U.S. government to remove cannabis from a list of illegal drugs, among other things.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Mayors from six U.S. cities with legal marijuana have formed a coalition with the aim of preparing other states and the federal government for legalization.    Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and West Sacramento announced Monday on Twitter that they sponsored a resolution at the Conference of Mayors in Boston asking the U.S. government to remove cannabis from a list of illegal drugs, among other things.

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  • Pregnant woman denied access to court for jury duty

    Pregnant woman denied access to court for jury duty

    Monday, June 11 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-06-12 00:41:18 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. 30-year-old Jessica Spurr arrived at Spokane Superior Court for jury duty Monday morning. Jessica is also five months pregnant and did not want to go through a metal detector. The Reason she says is that of the radiation that the metal detector transmits "I told the officers I didn't want to do that and they said the next option is the wand. Which is the exact type of radiation and I said no I don't want to do that," said Jessica. Jessica said...

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    Spokane, Wash. 30-year-old Jessica Spurr arrived at Spokane Superior Court for jury duty Monday morning. Jessica is also five months pregnant and did not want to go through a metal detector. The Reason she says is that of the radiation that the metal detector transmits "I told the officers I didn't want to do that and they said the next option is the wand. Which is the exact type of radiation and I said no I don't want to do that," said Jessica. Jessica said...

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  • Pi Kappa Phi members cycling cross country for awareness

    Pi Kappa Phi members cycling cross country for awareness

    Monday, June 11 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-12 00:23:24 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Members of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity are cycling across America from Seattle to Washington D.C. It has taken the group of 34 fraternity members seven days to get to Spokane. On Monday they clocked in 70 miles and it's all for the journey of hope. This project called the ability experience  is all for those with disabilities. KHQ had a chance to speak with the project manager Alex Spencer of this cycling expedition “Ability Experience is an organization...

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    Spokane, Wash. Members of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity are cycling across America from Seattle to Washington D.C. It has taken the group of 34 fraternity members seven days to get to Spokane. On Monday they clocked in 70 miles and it's all for the journey of hope. This project called the ability experience  is all for those with disabilities. KHQ had a chance to speak with the project manager Alex Spencer of this cycling expedition “Ability Experience is an organization...

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  • Spokane gets first Bitcoin ATM

    Spokane gets first Bitcoin ATM

    Monday, June 11 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-06-12 00:14:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - You probably know Bitcoin as a digital currency that's usually making headlines for falling or rising. Less known is that consumers can purchase the cryptocurrency using ATMs. One of those ATMs was recently installed in Spokane. It’s called Coinme and is the first Bitcoin ATM in Spokane and the 12th in Washington State. “Cryptocurrency is something that is not tangible, something people can't hold onto," 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - You probably know Bitcoin as a digital currency that's usually making headlines for falling or rising. Less known is that consumers can purchase the cryptocurrency using ATMs. One of those ATMs was recently installed in Spokane. It’s called Coinme and is the first Bitcoin ATM in Spokane and the 12th in Washington State. “Cryptocurrency is something that is not tangible, something people can't hold onto," 

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  • Man who initially received death penalty is resentenced

    Man who initially received death penalty is resentenced

    Monday, June 11 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-06-11 23:08:58 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man who received the death penalty as a juvenile has been re-sentenced to 48 years in prison following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that brought his case back to court.    Michael Furman was sentenced to death in 1990 for raping and killing 85-year-old Ann Presler in her Port Orchard home.

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    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man who received the death penalty as a juvenile has been re-sentenced to 48 years in prison following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that brought his case back to court.    Michael Furman was sentenced to death in 1990 for raping and killing 85-year-old Ann Presler in her Port Orchard home.

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  • Report: House lawmaker sent inappropriate text messages

    Report: House lawmaker sent inappropriate text messages

    Monday, June 11 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-11 21:31:06 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An outside investigation has found that Rep. David Sawyer sent a House employee numerous "inappropriate and offensive" text messages over a period of three months.    An executive summary of the report, released Monday, also says that he made comments and jokes about another employee's sexual orientation, and used employees' time to discuss a newspaper's investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An outside investigation has found that Rep. David Sawyer sent a House employee numerous "inappropriate and offensive" text messages over a period of three months.    An executive summary of the report, released Monday, also says that he made comments and jokes about another employee's sexual orientation, and used employees' time to discuss a newspaper's investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him.

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  • One person detained after reported bomb threat at Hampton Inn & Suites in Coeur d'Alene

    One person detained after reported bomb threat at Hampton Inn & Suites in Coeur d'Alene

    Monday, June 11 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-06-11 21:26:02 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Police are investigating after a report of a bomb threat at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Coeur d'Alene.  The initial call came in around 11 a.m. Police say a man went to the front desk of the hotel and told the staff he had a bomb in his car. Officers responded and detained the man. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad was called in to search the car for explosives, but no explosives were found.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Police are investigating after a report of a bomb threat at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Coeur d'Alene.  The initial call came in around 11 a.m. Police say a man went to the front desk of the hotel and told the staff he had a bomb in his car. Officers responded and detained the man. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad was called in to search the car for explosives, but no explosives were found.

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  • A very special day for one Ferris High School graduate

    A very special day for one Ferris High School graduate

    Sunday, June 10 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-06-11 02:28:44 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Meet 21-year-old Blake Hagen and his parents Lisa and Brett they have been with Blake through thick and thin. 

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    Meet 21-year-old Blake Hagen and his parents Lisa and Brett, who have been with Blake through thick and thin. Growing up, Blake was diagnosed with down syndrome, cerebral palsy, as well as microcephaly; a condition that is present at birth in which the baby's head is much smaller than average for an infant of that age and gender.

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