Post Falls Police say missing bipolar woman found safe
POST FALLS, Idaho - Update, Saturday: Post Falls Police report a 67-year-old woman missing since Wednesday has been found. Darlene "Dana" Fisher was safely located by Post Falls Police. Officers thank the community for their help.
Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in California
BOLINAS, Calif. (AP) - The body of a 79-foot (24-meter) blue whale has washed ashore in California's Marin County and experts are trying to determine why it died. The whale was discovered off Agate Beach in Bolinas on Thursday. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center say it's a sub-adult female. They collected skin and blubber samples on Friday and plan a full necropsy Saturday.
2 stabbed to death, 1 injured on Portland train by man hurling racial slurs
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports officers arrested a man Friday afternoon who ran from the train. Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and turned his focus on the women.
Texas governor cracks joke about reporters at gun range
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is drawing criticism for cracking a joke about reporters at a gun range. Abbott took some target practice Friday, after signing a bill reducing fees for state handgun licenses. The San Antonio Express-News reported that when he was given his target sheet, Abbott joked, "I'm going to carry this around in case I see any reporters."
ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack; 29 Christians killed
CAIRO (AP) - The German government is condemning the attack against a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt in which 24 people were killed and 25 wounded.A Foreign Ministry spokesman says the news was being received with "deep sorrow," noting that German is currently hosting a large gathering of the Protestant Church.
Mad Minute stories from Friday, May 26th
Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, May 26th.
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NBC to unveil new theme song for 'Sunday Night Football'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Carrie Underwood won't be "waiting all day for Sunday night" this fall when NBC premieres a new theme song for its prime-time "Sunday Night Football" program.
Five Chiefs prospects to compete at U16 provincial camps in Canada
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs will be represented by five of their 2017 WHL Bantam Draft selections at upcoming U16 provincial camps this summer in Canada. The Chiefs prospects – two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie – will compete to represent their respective provinces at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup in Calgary in October.
Thousands participate in Bloomsday 2017
KHQ and SWX were once again proud to be your home for all things Bloomsday 2017. Try to find yourself crossing the finish line in the videos above!
BLOOMSDAY 2017: Finisher shirts from 1977-2017
SPOKANE, Wash. - With the 41st running of Spokane's Bloomsday this weekend, we are taking a look back at the coveted reward for all of those who've ever finished the race. The Bloomsday Finisher shirt.
Legendary Jim Ryun to be Bloomsday's official starter
Spokane, WA—The man who many consider the greatest miler of all time will be in Spokane on Bloomsday weekend to share the story of his world record and help start the Bloomsday crowd on Sunday. Jim Ryun, the first high school runner to break the legendary four-minute barrier, and who later set the world record of 3:51.3 (later lowered to 3:51.1)
Spokane Chiefs' WHL Bantam draft history
Two years removed from a #1 overall pick in the WHL Bantam Draft, the Spokane Chiefs used their first round pick to address their offense by selecting center Jake Finley with the #6 choice in Thursday's draft. Finley is a 15-year-old from Kelowna and just played for POE Bant Prep this past season. Here's a look at all of the first round selections made by the Spokane Chiefs since 2000.
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- The Foothills Fire that started about 8pm Wednesday, continues to burn this morning near Twisp. So far, it's burned 25 acres, about 5 miles south of town. >>The Foothills Fire that started about 8pm Wednesday, continues to burn this morning near Twisp. So far, it's burned 25 acres, about 5 miles south of town.>>
- POST FALLS, Idaho- Post Falls Police arrested a 51-year-old man they say has been molesting a 12-year-old girl off and on for the past several months.>>POST FALLS, Idaho- Post Falls Police arrested a 51-year-old man they say has been molesting a 12-year-old girl off and on for the past several months.>>
- SPOKANE, Wash. - A standoff in North Spokane has ended successfully at Decatur & Fotheringham.>>SPOKANE, Wash. - A standoff in North Spokane has ended successfully at Decatur & Fotheringham. The suspect, who has yet to be identified, was taken into protective custody around 9:30 Thursday morning. SWAT responded to the area around 6:30am after getting reports of shots being fired in the area.>>
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- SEATTLE, Wash. - Police are searching for a group of motorcyclists who authorities said caused a trooper to crash and then returned to the scene to taunt him as he lay trapped his wrecked cruiser.>>SEATTLE, Wash. - Police are searching for a group of motorcyclists who authorities said caused a trooper to crash and then returned to the scene to taunt him as he lay trapped his wrecked cruiser. Trooper Brian Salyer was trying to catch up to a group of motorcyclists speeding southbound on Interstate 5 near Southcenter at over 100 mph Tuesday evening.>>
- SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane fire crews are investigating the cause of a vehicle fire in downtown Spokane.>>SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane fire crews are investigating the cause of a vehicle fire in downtown Spokane. Witnesses say "one second there was nothing and the next second there was a vehicle fully engulfed in flames." It happened just after 12:30 Monday morning at Cedar and First. |See Breaking News Happening? See It Snap It Send It To PIX@KHQ.COM|Upload Video & Pictures To Our Facebook Wall|>>
- SPOKANE, Wash. - An evening dinner quickly turned into a slight scare for patrons in a Spokane McDonalds.>>SPOKANE, Wash. - An evening dinner quickly turned into a slight scare for patrons in a Spokane McDonalds. Authorities say a man walked into the McDonalds on 15 South Havana Street and Sprague Avenue just after 5 p.m. Thursday and attempted to rob the restaurant. According to Corporal Marty Pannell, the man said he had a gun and demanded cash. |See Breaking News? See It Snap It Send It: PIX@KHQ.COM|>>
- SPOKANE, Wash. - A 9-year-old Spokane-area boy who was shot in the head is the third person to die in what authorities are calling a violent domestic dispute.>>SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of a Spokane Valley woman murdered on Sunday is telling the community about who she was and what she stood for. Rebecca Schiering and her son Phillip lost their lives after an alleged domestic dispute. "Rebecca is known by many in the community as a joyful and a loving mother," said Bonnie Bickler, Rebecca's aunt and the godmother to Phillip. |Inside>>>View More Family Photos|Leave Well Wishes To The Family|>>
- SPOKANE, Wash. - Just after 7am Friday morning three SPD detectives were injured in a collision at Sharp and Division. >>UPDATED PRESS RELEASE: A woman has been charged with vehicular assault after getting into an accident that resulted in three Spokane police officers getting hurt. Just after 7am Friday morning three SPD detectives were injured in a collision at Sharp and Division.|When You See Breaking News Happening See Send Them To PIX@KHQ.COM>>
- SPOKANE, Wash. - A 13 year-old boy has been caught after allegedly stabbing a man near Broad & Nettleton on Wednesday night.>>SPOKANE, Wash. - A 13 year-old boy has been caught after allegedly stabbing another teen after an argument near Broad & Nettleton on Wednesday night around 9:30pm. The teen victim was stabbed two times in the chest. Right now producers for 'KHQ Local News Today' are gathering more information for their show that starts at 4:30 this morning.|See Breaking News Happening? PIX@KHQ.Com!|>>