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  • Cataldo Residents Waiting for Possible Flooding

    CATALDO, Idaho - The flood watch continues along many north Idaho rivers as the national weather service expects river and stream levels to rise sharply by this weekend. The Coeur d'Alene River near Cataldo hasn't started flooding yet, but with the warmer temperatures in the forecast, it's only a matter of time before all the snow pack in the mountains starts to melt.
  • Two Mussel-Infested Boats Found at N. Idaho Check Station

    WALLACE, Idaho - Last week local officials at a boat check station near Wallace found two boats infested with mussels. The Department of Agriculture is still trying to determine what type of mussels were found on the boats, most importantly Zebra or Quagga.
  • ALERT: Vehicle Prowlings On The Rise...Don't Become A Victim

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A lot of folks are taking advantage of warmer days and temperatures to run, bike or stroll on the Centennial Trail, and the crooks that prey upon the unwary are becoming active as well.
  • KHQ MD: Bedbugs May Play Role In Spread Of MRSA Under Some Conditions, Study Finds

    ATLANTA (AP) - Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph "superbug." Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients in Vancouver. Read More Details Inside>>>
  • AP Sources: Bin Laden Hand-Written Journal Seized

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say that Osama bin Laden kept a hand-written journal filled with planning ideas and details of operations. The journal was seized in the dramatic US raid.
  • NYT: Bin Laden Sons Say US Broke International Law

    WASHINGTON - The adult sons of Osama bin Laden have lashed out at President Obama in their first public reaction to their father's death, accusing the United States of violating its basic legal principles by killing an unarmed man.
  • 2 Dogs Killed In Drive-By Shootings

    LA CENTER, Wash. (AP) - At least two dogs have been killed in drive-by shootings in the Clark County town of La Center. The owner says he heard a pop, looked up and saw a dark SUV or van speed away.
  • Observatory Near Mount St. Helens Reopens Saturday

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - The Johnston Ridge Observatory opens Saturday at Mount St. Helens with some new displays to tell visitors the story of the volcano's big 1980 eruption. The Daily News of Longview reports $1.6 million worth of improvement and enhancements have been made. 
  • WATCH IT: Soldier Does 'The Carlton' Dance While Rocket Launches Behind Him

    KHQ.COM- This description from the YouTube video pretty much says it all: "Dancing like Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel Air on top of a M1068 in full gear, while MLRS rockets fly behind me."
  • Clouds Expected To Move In Today

    KHQ WEATHER AUTHORITY: Wednesday will bring more sunshine for the first half of the day and increasing clouds for the second half as a fast moving cold front sweeps in bringing a chance of rain and a brief dip in temperatures. View Your Six Day Forecast Inside>>>
  • Last Year for Students at Skyview Elementary School

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Students in the East Valley School District can expect some changes next year. Mountain View Middle School is closing. All incoming 7th and 8th graders will attend East Valley Middle School next year and incoming 6th graders will stay at their elementary schools. Skyview Elementary School students are also transferring schools. Parents will have to choose between sending their children to Trentwood Elementary School, Otis Orchards Elementary School or CCS.
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  • Kids walk home due to crowded bus

    Kids walk home due to crowded bus

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-02-24 01:18:23 GMT
    School bus crash in Rathdrum, IDSchool bus crash in Rathdrum, ID
    School bus crash in Rathdrum, IDSchool bus crash in Rathdrum, ID

    Spokane Valley, Wash. As a father of four, Justin Hein was not happy that his 12-year-old daughter and five other students walked over a mile from Centennial Middle School to her home last week, “Kind of Frustrated,” said Hein. He continued by saying, “I had no clue that my kid was even nominated or telling to walk home from school with slippery ice, people driving, that aren't watching where they are going,  and trying to watch a cell phone. And I have to worry

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    Spokane Valley, Wash. As a father of four, Justin Hein was not happy that his 12-year-old daughter and five other students walked over a mile from Centennial Middle School to her home last week, “Kind of Frustrated,” said Hein. He continued by saying, “I had no clue that my kid was even nominated or telling to walk home from school with slippery ice, people driving, that aren't watching where they are going,  and trying to watch a cell phone. And I have to worry

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  • One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park

    One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-02-24 06:33:14 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park. WSP officials said they were working to rescue two people who were trapped as a result of the crash Friday evening. Troopers said two cars were involved and there are serious injuries.  Highway 395 is blocked in both directions. Traffic is being divert southbound at Owens and northbound at Burrows.  Avoid the area if possible. 

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    DEER PARK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park. WSP officials said they were working to rescue two people who were trapped as a result of the crash Friday evening. Troopers said two cars were involved and there are serious injuries.  Highway 395 is blocked in both directions. Traffic is being divert southbound at Owens and northbound at Burrows.  Avoid the area if possible. 

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  • Liquor store clerks shoot armed robbery suspect, fight over gun

    Liquor store clerks shoot armed robbery suspect, fight over gun

    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-02-24 05:27:46 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. - The owner of an Oklahoma liquor store has released graphic surveillance video showing a violent run-in with an armed robber.  KTUL reports that police responded to Forest Acres Liquor Store in Tulsa Thursday evening after the clerk called 911, saying they shot the suspect several times. The suspect took off before officers arrived, but he later showed up at a nearby hospital.  Police identified the suspect as Tyrone Lee, and 

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    TULSA, Okla. - The owner of an Oklahoma liquor store has released graphic surveillance video showing a violent run-in with an armed robber.  KTUL reports that police responded to Forest Acres Liquor Store in Tulsa Thursday evening after the clerk called 911, saying they shot the suspect several times. The suspect took off before officers arrived, but he later showed up at a nearby hospital.  Police identified the suspect as Tyrone Lee, and 

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    • One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park

      DEER PARK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park. WSP officials said they were working to rescue two people who were trapped as a result of the crash Friday evening. Troopers said two cars were involved and there are serious injuries.  Highway 395 is blocked in both directions. Traffic is being divert southbound at Owens and northbound at Burrows.  Avoid the area if possible. 

    • Brothers reunited after 50 years, thanks to online ancestry website

      SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a reunion decades in the making. Two brothers separated as babies have been brought back together in Spokane by the power of the internet. KHQ sat down with them after they met in person for the first time in more than 50 years.  For more than half a century, Nick Nickelson didn't know his older brother David Johnson existed. He had been adopted when he was less than a year old. "My parents had no clue," 

    • Washington House passes bump stock ban

      OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington House amended and passed a bill to ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly.  The bill moved on a 56-41 vote Friday after the chamber accepted an amendment that would allow the Washington State Patrol to set up a "buy back" program for people who already own the devices, known as bump stocks. The measure now heads for a final vote in the Senate, which passed the underlying measure last month on a

    • Charity organization helps Idaho father gain freedom with all-terrain wheelchair

      COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Being a dad is a full-time job, but Michael Hrehor always finds time to play with his kids. He’s a fun-loving father, but playtime can sometimes be cut short. “At first I just got viral meningitis, thought I got over it, but then about 10 years later I had viral meningitis again,” Hrehor said, “and they said 'hey, you have recurring viral meningitis' and I said ‘that's a thing?’” Hrehor has lived 

    • School bus crash in Rathdrum, ID

      Kids walk home due to crowded bus

      Spokane Valley, Wash. As a father of four, Justin Hein was not happy that his 12-year-old daughter and five other students walked over a mile from Centennial Middle School to her home last week, “Kind of Frustrated,” said Hein. He continued by saying, “I had no clue that my kid was even nominated or telling to walk home from school with slippery ice, people driving, that aren't watching where they are going,  and trying to watch a cell phone. And I have to worry

    • Riverfront Park hopes to re-open Ice Ribbon in early March

      SPOKANE, Wash. Riverfront Park crews and contractors continue to work to re-open the Ice Ribbon after a mechanical flaw was detected in one of the ice-making components. The goal is to re-open ice skating in early March. A vessel that held ammonia – key to forming and maintaining ice – developed a crack and needed to be replaced. In addition, a test of the entire refrigeration system was completed to ensure the damage was confined to one vessel. 

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