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  • PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:07:59 GMT
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
  • 44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:46:53 GMT
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Dog passes out from overwhelming joy at owners return

    VIRAL VIDEO: Dog passes out from overwhelming joy at owners return

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:26:12 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A woman who left her dog in the care of friends while she moved away for two years, got an unexpected and heart melting reaction from her little schnauzer, Casey, when she returned. This video has gone viral since it was posted July 24th with over 17 million views as of July 28th.>>
    KHQ.COM - A woman who left her dog in the care of friends while she moved away for two years, got an unexpected and heart melting reaction from her little schnauzer, Casey, when she returned. This video has gone viral since it was posted July 24th with over 17 million views as of July 28th.>>
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  • Gonzaga Ready to Prove Worthy of No. 1 Seed

    Gonzaga Ready to Prove Worthy of No. 1 Seed

    Thursday, March 21 2013 1:31 AM EDT2013-03-21 05:31:52 GMT
    Gonzaga rolls into the NCAA tournament with a 31-2 record and the first No. 1 seed in program history.Gonzaga rolls into the NCAA tournament with a 31-2 record and the first No. 1 seed in program history.
    Gonzaga embarks on its first NCAA tournament as a No. 1 seed on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. PT. The game will be broadcast on TBS with postgame press conferences streamed live on SWX TV and swxrightnow.com.>>
    Gonzaga embarks on its first NCAA tournament as a No. 1 seed on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. PT. The game will be broadcast on TBS with postgame press conferences streamed live on SWX TV and swxrightnow.com.>>
  • UPDATE: Police Use Pepper Spray To End Standoff In North Spokane

    UPDATE: Police Use Pepper Spray To End Standoff In North Spokane

    Monday, April 11 2011 5:05 PM EDT2011-04-11 22:05:03 GMT
    KHQ.COM - There's new information on the pepper spray incident over the weekend involving the Spokane Police Dept.>>
    UPDATE: During the investigation into this weekend's standoff in the 5500 block of north Greenwood Blvd., witnesses told police 41-year-old James Vandyke made comments about "shooting it out with police" and "suicide by cop.">>
  • Cal Coburn Brown: Dead By Lethal Injection at 12:56 a.m.

    Cal Coburn Brown: Dead By Lethal Injection at 12:56 a.m.

    Friday, September 10 2010 12:26 PM EDT2010-09-10 17:26:50 GMT
    WALLA WALLA, Wash.- Cal Coburn Brown was declared dead by prison officials at 12:56 a.m. Friday morning.>>
    WALLA WALLA, Wash.- Cal Coburn Brown was declared dead by prison officials at 12:56 a.m. Friday morning. He was put to death by lethal injection for the 1991 murder of 24-year-old Holly Washa.  >>INSIDE: Report from Tom Durian who was in the execution chamber at the time of Coburn's death>>
  • Medical Lake Home A Total Loss After Second Fire in Four Days; Fire Crews: "It's Suspicious"

    Medical Lake Home A Total Loss After Second Fire in Four Days; Fire Crews: "It's Suspicious"

    Monday, September 6 2010 10:17 AM EDT2010-09-06 15:17:26 GMT
    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash.- An arson investigator is at the scene of a house fire for the second time in less than a week.>>
    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash.- An arson investigator is at the scene of a house fire for the second time in less than a week. The first time the home was seriously damaged, this time it was declared a total loss. The fire call came out Monday morning at 5:22. Spokane fire crews were called to the 23000 of West Thorpe in Medical Lake, which is west and south of Fairchild Air Force Base.>>
  • What's Open And What's Closed? Local Labor Day Information

    What's Open And What's Closed? Local Labor Day Information

    Monday, September 6 2010 6:29 AM EDT2010-09-06 11:29:37 GMT
    Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 6 in 2010).>>
    Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 6 in 2010). The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day.>>
  • Jeep's Roll-Bar Saved The Lives Of Mother And Daughter During Semi Collision

    Jeep's Roll-Bar Saved The Lives Of Mother And Daughter During Semi Collision

    Thursday, September 2 2010 6:03 PM EDT2010-09-02 23:03:09 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Emergency crews say the roll-bar on a Jeep likely saved the lives of a mother and daughter early Thursday morning.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Emergency crews say the roll-bar on a Jeep likely saved the lives of a mother and daughter early Thursday morning. The two were driving in the jeep heading south on Thor, going up the Thor-Freya hill. A semi was driving eastbound getting off the freeway, and the Jeep hit the front end of the semi. That collision sent the Jeep, and the mother and daughter inside it, rolling. There was no top on the Jeep, but the Jeep was equipped with a roll-bar.>>
  • Driver Arrested After Leading Spokane Police On High Speed Chase In Stolen Vehicle

    Driver Arrested After Leading Spokane Police On High Speed Chase In Stolen Vehicle

    Thursday, September 2 2010 9:26 AM EDT2010-09-02 14:26:39 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- One person is under arrest after a dangerous high speed chase through the streets of north Spokane, police say.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- One person is under arrest after a dangerous high speed chase through the streets of north Spokane, police say. It started near downtown Spokane about 11:00 Wednesday night. Police say an officer spotted a stolen vehicle that he recognized it from a stolen vehicle list. That officer tried to pull the car over, but the driver took off, heading north.>>
  • Man in Green Halloween Mask Robs South Hill McDonald's

    Man in Green Halloween Mask Robs South Hill McDonald's

    Tuesday, August 31 2010 12:49 PM EDT2010-08-31 17:49:14 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane police responded to an armed robbery at the McDonald's restaurant in the 4600 block of South Regal and Palouse Highway.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane police responded to an armed robbery at the McDonald's restaurant in the 4600 block of South Regal and Palouse Highway. It happened just before 10:00 p.m. Monday night. Police say he robbed the store clerk at gunpoint before getting away with some cash. Witnesses describe him as a white man, wearing a green Halloween mask, a gray sweatshirt and a red and gray backpack.>>
  • Beloved Spokane Valley Pastor Killed By Officer

    Beloved Spokane Valley Pastor Killed By Officer

    Friday, August 27 2010 2:59 AM EDT2010-08-27 07:59:30 GMT
    Pastor Wayne CreachPastor Wayne Creach
    OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Spokane Valley Police were involved in a shooting late Wednesday night in the area of Rees and 4th Ave.>>
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Police were involved in a shooting late Wednesday night in the area of Rees and 4th Ave. A SVPD Officer was checking out a prowl call in the Plant Farm parking lot. The farm had been experiencing criminal activity and had requested officer presence. The business owner approached the officer in the parking lot, that's when a confrontation happened. The victim is identified as Wayne S. Creach, a prominent area pastor.>>
  • Coeur d'Alene Hotel Guests Evacuated From Their Rooms Overnight

    Coeur d'Alene Hotel Guests Evacuated From Their Rooms Overnight

    Thursday, August 26 2010 10:20 AM EDT2010-08-26 15:20:43 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho- Kootenai County Fire Crews evacuated hundreds of hotel guests from the AmeriTel Inn and Hotel in Coeur d'Alene early Thursday morning.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho- Kootenai County Fire Crews evacuated hundreds of hotel guests from the AmeriTel Inn and Hotel in Coeur d'Alene early Thursday morning. Crews were responding to a fire alarm at the hotel, and the guests were evacuated for their safety just after 3:00 a.m. The Hotel, located at 333 W. Ironwood Drive in Coeur d'Alene, has 118 rooms, and one guest told KHQ they were at near full occupancy.>>