Vote for Your Favorite: Top Stories on KHQ.com in 2009 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

In 2009 there were a number of very popular stories on KHQ.com. From moose rescues to a frightening weekend drive involving a tree branch, you, the viewer, put these stories in the local and occasionally, the national spotlight. Now, it's time to vote for your favorite. Look at the stories listed below, give them a quick reread, then choose which one you think was the best by voting in the poll. The stories are listed in order of their popularity in 2009 (most popular at the top).
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  • Moose rescued after falling through icy Newman Lake

    Moose rescued after falling through icy Newman Lake

    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's deputies believe a moose that had to be rescued after falling through a frozen Newman Lake will be just fine.>>
    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's deputies believe a moose that had to be rescued after falling through a frozen Newman Lake will be just fine. When the Spokane County Sheriff's Water Rescue team arrived on scene they found the moose almost fully submerged about 200 yards from shore and immediately got to work. INSIDE>> Slideshow of rescue | Details of rescue>>
  • Woman impaled by tree branch during weekend drive

    Woman impaled by tree branch during weekend drive

    Wednesday, September 16 2009 12:37 PM EDT2009-09-16 16:37:50 GMT
    KAMIAH, Idaho. - A North Idaho woman's drive along the Lochsa River earlier this month turned into a nightmare after she was impaled through her neck by a tree limb.>>
    KAMIAH, Idaho. - A North Idaho woman's drive along the Lochsa River earlier this month turned into a nightmare after she was impaled through her neck by a tree limb. Twenty-year-old Michelle Childers and her husband, 22-year-old Daniel Childers, were taking a recreational drive along the Lochsa River on September 5. Michelle says they had driven down a dead end road and were on their way back out when, somehow, a limb from a spruce tree came through the passenger window and impaled her neck.>>
  • Wallet feeling light? The cost of supporting a president

    Wallet feeling light? The cost of supporting a president

    Obama is a new president, but we'll be supporting him in the futureObama is a new president, but we'll be supporting him in the future
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In 1958 Former President Harry Truman was living soley on his WWI army pension and told Congress he couldn't even afford postage stamps for "official business.">>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In 1958 Former President Harry Truman was living solely on his WWI army pension and told Congress he couldn't even afford postage stamps for "official business." Congress immediately responded with the Presidential Pension act of 1958, giving Truman a retirement salary of $25,000, benefits and a staff. INSIDE>> The money it costs taxpayers every year | Still not interested? Check out Clinton's cable bill>>
  • Family gets traffic ticket during funeral, misses burial

    Family gets traffic ticket during funeral, misses burial

    Donald and Shirley Ross Donald and Shirley Ross
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sheriff's deputies hear all kinds of stories when writing tickets, but one family can't believe theirs didn't prevent a ticket after they truthfully told an officer their sister had just died.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sheriff's deputies hear all kinds of stories when writing tickets, but a North Idaho family can't believe theirs didn't prevent a ticket after they truthfully told an officer their sister had just died. Donald and Shirley Ross were heading to a burial ceremony in Spokane County when they were pulled over by a corporal with the Sheriff's Office. The Ross family says they were written five tickets and the 15 minutes it took made them miss the burial ceremony.>>
  • Soldier returns to find classic car restored

    Soldier returns to find classic car restored

    Friday, August 7 2009 8:41 PM EDT2009-08-08 00:41:55 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - At a time when the government is offering cash to get clunkers off the road, Chad Bennett found joy in restoring his aging automobile: a 1966 Chevy Malibu he bought at auction more than a decade ago.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - At a time when the government is offering cash to get clunkers off the road, Chad Bennett found joy in restoring his aging automobile: a 1966 Chevy Malibu he bought at auction more than a decade ago. Bennet worked on the car for years before being deployed to Iraq with the Washington National Guard last year. "Sadly, I left it in the garage," he said.  "I left it stored, not running and it just killed me." It killed his friends too and they decided to do something about it.>>
  • Kitten survives 6 days in duffel bag, man charged

    Kitten survives 6 days in duffel bag, man charged

    Friday, August 21 2009 6:10 PM EDT2009-08-21 22:10:13 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two maintenance workers were testing and reprogramming garage door openers at an apartment complex Thursday when they heard a quiet, muffled meowing in one of the garages.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two maintenance workers were testing and reprogramming garage door openers at an apartment complex Thursday when they heard a quiet, muffled meowing in one of the garages. They looked in the garage and pinpointed the sound to a large, heavy canvas duffel bag. The workers unzipped the bag not knowing what to expect when they saw a second black duffel bag fully zipped. When they finally opened the second bag they found a scared kitten.>>
  • Family asks county for damages after 8-year-old daughter is arrested

    Family asks county for damages after 8-year-old daughter is arrested

    Wednesday, July 15 2009 1:34 PM EDT2009-07-15 17:34:07 GMT
    SANDPOINT, Idaho. - The family of an 8-year-old girl with an autism disorder who was arrested at school has filed lawsuit asking Bonner County officials to pay damages.>>
    SANDPOINT, Idaho. - The family of an 8-year-old girl with an autism disorder who was arrested at school has filed lawsuit asking Bonner County officials to pay damages. In their claim, Charles and Spring Towry ask for more than $500,000. The lawsuit stems from a January 9 incident in which the couple's daughter Evelyn was told she could not wear her 'special' jacket in class. School officials say Evelyn started acting out starting a series of events that led to her arrest.>>
  • Local woman's beloved stolen "Hippie Van" located after 35 years

    Local woman's beloved stolen "Hippie Van" located after 35 years

    Michele Squires' VW bus was stolen in 1974 in Spokane and recovered last month by customs agents in Los AngelesMichele Squires' VW bus was stolen in 1974 in Spokane and recovered last month by customs agents in Los Angeles
    CHATTAROY. Wash. -  Michelle  Squires of Chattaroy was the owner of a VW bus that was stolen over three decades ago and recently recovered in Los Angeles.  She says she has fond memories of her stolen vehicle.>>
    CHATTAROY. Wash. - A Volkswagen Bus reported stolen to the Spokane Police Department in 1974 was recovered last month by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Los Angeles.  Michelle  Squires of Chattaroy was the owner of the van at the time it was stolen over three decades ago and she says she has fond memories of her stolen vehicle.>>
  • Spokane Parks: 'We'll listen to other ideas on Rodenator'

    Spokane Parks: 'We'll listen to other ideas on Rodenator'

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane Parks Department say it's are open to ideas that could replace their controversial plan to fight a growing ground squirrel population.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities at the City of Spokane Parks Department say they are open to ideas that could replace their controversial plan to fight a growing ground squirrel population but add that any alternative would need to be implemented quickly. The Spokane Humane Society called on the Parks Department to end the use of the Rodenator, a machine which fills burrows with propane and oxygen before igniting the gas to destroy the tunnel and anything living inside.>>
  • Spokane man hailed as hero by Spokane Police Officers

    Spokane man hailed as hero by Spokane Police Officers

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police officers are hailing 20-year-old Josh Myer a hero. Myer is credited with saving the life of a man trapped in his burning vehicle after crashing into a snow berm.

     
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police officers are hailing 20-year-old Josh Myer a hero. Myer is credited with saving the life of a man trapped in his burning vehicle after crashing into a snow berm. It happened in the 5800 block of north Belt when Edo Pierre drove his vehicle into a snow berm just after 11 Tuesday night. After crashing into the berm, Pierre's vehicle burst into flames.  >>INSIDE: Hear from hero Josh Myers about his rescue>>
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