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  • Winnie-the-Pooh movie blocked in China

    Winnie-the-Pooh movie blocked in China

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-08-08 15:05:45 GMT

    A major film gets down in China, possibly because of a character's connection to an anti-government campaign.  The government has imposed a ban on Disney's "Christopher Robin," starring Ewan McGregor and a computer-generated Winnie The Pooh.  Back in 2013, Winnie The Pooh images were use in anti-government memes.  China leaders responded with a crackdown, and it appears that censorship is still in place.  

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    A major film gets down in China, possibly because of a character's connection to an anti-government campaign.  The government has imposed a ban on Disney's "Christopher Robin," starring Ewan McGregor and a computer-generated Winnie The Pooh.  Back in 2013, Winnie The Pooh images were use in anti-government memes.  China leaders responded with a crackdown, and it appears that censorship is still in place.  

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  • Body of missing woman found in car in Montana pond

    Body of missing woman found in car in Montana pond

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-01 21:41:10 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont.  (AP) - Montana authorities say the body of a Whitefish woman reported missing last month was found in a vehicle that was submerged in a pond. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says 23-year-old Alex Beltran's vehicle and body were found Wednesday morning on private property in Kalispell. Beltran was reported missing by her family on July 19. Detectives determined she was last seen three days earlier drinking with friends, and that she left a house in K...

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    KALISPELL, Mont.  (AP) - Montana authorities say the body of a Whitefish woman reported missing last month was found in a vehicle that was submerged in a pond. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says 23-year-old Alex Beltran's vehicle and body were found Wednesday morning on private property in Kalispell. Beltran was reported missing by her family on July 19. Detectives determined she was last seen three days earlier drinking with friends, and that she left a house in K...

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  • Twitter trend shows your 'unpopular opinions' might not be that unpopular

    Twitter trend shows your 'unpopular opinions' might not be that unpopular

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-05-30 22:38:34 GMT
    Unpopular opinions; we all have them, but is it okay to share them? If you tweet them-- perhaps.  Early May, the internet was being...well, the internet, and a new trend emerged that provides users with a new way of expressing their opinions that they feel might not be widely accepted.  Here's how it works: If you tweet “Unpopular opinion,” before you tweet tweet your thought, you can tell the world what you really think. The “unpopular op...>>
    Unpopular opinions; we all have them, but is it okay to share them? If you tweet them-- perhaps.  Early May, the internet was being...well, the internet, and a new trend emerged that provides users with a new way of expressing their opinions that they feel might not be widely accepted.  Here's how it works: If you tweet “Unpopular opinion,” before you tweet tweet your thought, you can tell the world what you really think. The “unpopular op...>>
  • Suspect in 1986 Washington murder case pleads not guilty

    Suspect in 1986 Washington murder case pleads not guilty

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:01:53 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man arrested in the killing of a 13-year-old Tacoma, Washington girl over three decades ago has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. The News Tribune reports 60-year-old Robert Washburn pleaded not guilty Thursday in Tacoma, Washington, to murder with aggravated factors of sexual motivation and deliberate cruelty in the death of Jennifer Bastian. Washburn is accused of abducting Bastian while she was on a bike ride in a Tacoma park on Aug. 4, 1...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man arrested in the killing of a 13-year-old Tacoma, Washington girl over three decades ago has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. The News Tribune reports 60-year-old Robert Washburn pleaded not guilty Thursday in Tacoma, Washington, to murder with aggravated factors of sexual motivation and deliberate cruelty in the death of Jennifer Bastian. Washburn is accused of abducting Bastian while she was on a bike ride in a Tacoma park on Aug. 4, 1...

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  • APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

    APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:43:11 GMT
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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party’s executive director, Nancy Keenan, comes exactly one year after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs said Gianforte “body slammed” him for asking a question the day 

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party’s executive director, Nancy Keenan, comes exactly one year after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs said Gianforte “body slammed” him for asking a question the day 

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  • City of Bozeman, MSU police create unit focused on sex crimes

    City of Bozeman, MSU police create unit focused on sex crimes

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:35:10 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Bozeman and Montana State University police departments have created a Special Victims Unit to investigate sex crimes and help victims acquire resources. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports officials from both departments announced Wednesday that the unit includes four detectives from the Bozeman department and one detective from the university's force who will work together on cases both in the city and on campus. Bozeman Police Detective Anthony ...

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Bozeman and Montana State University police departments have created a Special Victims Unit to investigate sex crimes and help victims acquire resources. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports officials from both departments announced Wednesday that the unit includes four detectives from the Bozeman department and one detective from the university's force who will work together on cases both in the city and on campus. Bozeman Police Detective Anthony ...

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  • Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver's bumper

    Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver's bumper

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:28:42 GMT
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    LAKEWOOD, Wash. -  (AP) - Talk about gunning the engine. Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car during his evening commute Wednesday. When he stopped for gas 18 miles (29 kilometers) later, he discovered it was a handgun. The weapon was embedded in his bumper, barrel-end first, with the trigger sticking out just below the driver's-side headlight. Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill says the driver noti...

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    LAKEWOOD, Wash. -  (AP) - Talk about gunning the engine. Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car during his evening commute Wednesday. When he stopped for gas 18 miles (29 kilometers) later, he discovered it was a handgun. The weapon was embedded in his bumper, barrel-end first, with the trigger sticking out just below the driver's-side headlight. Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill says the driver noti...

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  • Mother says thieves stole box full of late son's belongings

    Mother says thieves stole box full of late son's belongings

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:33:55 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - “He was just so happy, always happy, funny, running around always getting into things. (He) had the goofiest little smile with big buck teeth.” Katelynn Bailey is a mother who lives a busy life. As she flips through photos of her son, Vaiden, she can’t help but hold back emotions. Because the pictures are all she has left. “The 29th will be the two year anniversary that he passed away,” Bailey said. In April 2016, the toddler 

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - “He was just so happy, always happy, funny, running around always getting into things. (He) had the goofiest little smile with big buck teeth.” Katelynn Bailey is a mother who lives a busy life. As she flips through photos of her son, Vaiden, she can’t help but hold back emotions. Because the pictures are all she has left. “The 29th will be the two year anniversary that he passed away,” Bailey said. In April 2016, the toddler 

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  • Missing iPhone leads Idaho Falls police to marijuana bust

    Missing iPhone leads Idaho Falls police to marijuana bust

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-03-21 23:22:18 GMT

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Falls police have charged two people with a felony drug charge after a missing iPhone led police to discover marijuana in a home. The Post Register reports 27-year-old Alisha Batton and 33-year-old Steffan Phelps were arrested Friday and charged with drug trafficking in marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A woman had reported to police that her iPhone went missing from a restaurant the night before. Authorities say the wom...

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Falls police have charged two people with a felony drug charge after a missing iPhone led police to discover marijuana in a home. The Post Register reports 27-year-old Alisha Batton and 33-year-old Steffan Phelps were arrested Friday and charged with drug trafficking in marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A woman had reported to police that her iPhone went missing from a restaurant the night before. Authorities say the wom...

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  • Mom demands change after school threat at Reardan High School

    Mom demands change after school threat at Reardan High School

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:16 AM EST2018-02-17 06:16:37 GMT

    It was a late September afternoon in 2017. Most remember the time frame because the community was still reeling from the shooting at Freeman High School. But Trina Ryan remembers the day for another reason. ”I don't want anybody else to have to get the phone call,” said Ryan. “It was just an automated call.” That call was a warning to parents alerting them to a social media gun threat at Reardan High School, where Ryan's son attended.

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    It was a late September afternoon in 2017. Most remember the time frame because the community was still reeling from the shooting at Freeman High School. But Trina Ryan remembers the day for another reason. ”I don't want anybody else to have to get the phone call,” said Ryan. “It was just an automated call.” That call was a warning to parents alerting them to a social media gun threat at Reardan High School, where Ryan's son attended.

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  • Spokane family searches for driver who hit, injured teen crossing the street

    Spokane family searches for driver who hit, injured teen crossing the street

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:35 AM EST2018-02-16 06:35:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tonight a Spokane teen is recovering from a hit and run crash where a driver drove into him and then took off.   Avery Plank founded and runs the charity "Project Unconditional Love," a project that gives dog and cat food to homeless people so they can feed their pets.    While he helps others every week, tonight he's the one hoping for help. The accident happened hear near Columbia and Magnolia, just a few blocks from Whitman E...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tonight a Spokane teen is recovering from a hit and run crash where a driver drove into him and then took off.   Avery Plank founded and runs the charity "Project Unconditional Love," a project that gives dog and cat food to homeless people so they can feed their pets.    While he helps others every week, tonight he's the one hoping for help. The accident happened hear near Columbia and Magnolia, just a few blocks from Whitman E...

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  • Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:25 AM EST2018-01-13 05:25:11 GMT
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    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who fired shots at police is dead after seven officers returned fire in an incident near the Puyallup Recreation Center.  The News Tribune reports police were dispatched to the area at 4 p.m. Friday on a report of a man acting erratically. Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle says the man left his car and ran behind the center, taking a defensive position behind a utility pole. Engle says officers unsuccessfully attem...

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    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who fired shots at police is dead after seven officers returned fire in an incident near the Puyallup Recreation Center.  The News Tribune reports police were dispatched to the area at 4 p.m. Friday on a report of a man acting erratically. Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle says the man left his car and ran behind the center, taking a defensive position behind a utility pole. Engle says officers unsuccessfully attem...

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  • Last Spokane survivor of Pearl Harbor recalls infamous day 75 years later

    Last Spokane survivor of Pearl Harbor recalls infamous day 75 years later

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-12-08 04:00:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - At one time there were 125 members of the Lilac City Chapter of Pearl Harbor survivors. Sadly, that number is now down to one. Ray Garland is the sole survivor from the Japanese attack in Hawaii. Now 94 years old, he has vivid memories of that day 75 years ago as a member of the Marines.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - At one time there were 125 members of the Lilac City Chapter of Pearl Harbor survivors. Sadly, that number is now down to one. Ray Garland is the sole survivor from the Japanese attack in Hawaii. Now 94 years old, he has vivid memories of that day 75 years ago as a member of the Marines.

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  • Seattle mayor inks KeyArena deal to lure NBA, NHL teams

    Seattle mayor inks KeyArena deal to lure NBA, NHL teams

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:33 PM EST2017-12-06 21:33:39 GMT
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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has inked an agreement with a private developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team. Durkan said at a news conference Wednesday that the deal with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group is the best path right now for Seattle to get an NHL team and bring back the SuperSonics.    OVG CEO Tim Leiweke says his group will work diligently to get Seattle a team to join the WNBA's Seattle Storm

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has inked an agreement with a private developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team. Durkan said at a news conference Wednesday that the deal with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group is the best path right now for Seattle to get an NHL team and bring back the SuperSonics.    OVG CEO Tim Leiweke says his group will work diligently to get Seattle a team to join the WNBA's Seattle Storm

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  • Spokane Police Officer placed on leave after domestic violence arrest

    Spokane Police Officer placed on leave after domestic violence arrest

    Friday, December 1 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-12-02 02:04:33 GMT

    UPDATE: Spokane Police Officer Nicholas Spolski made his first court appearance today after being arrested Thursday night for a domestic violence assault charge. He pleaded not guilty to one count of assault 4th degree domestic violence. The victim, Spolski's girlfriend, who has been dating him since March alleges that Spolski assaulted her multiple times by slapping her in the face and punching her on the ground.

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    UPDATE: Spokane Police Officer Nicholas Spolski made his first court appearance today after being arrested Thursday night for a domestic violence assault charge. He pleaded not guilty to one count of assault 4th degree domestic violence. The victim, Spolski's girlfriend, who has been dating him since March alleges that Spolski assaulted her multiple times by slapping her in the face and punching her on the ground.

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  • Local teen will compete for national boxing championship

    Local teen will compete for national boxing championship

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:22:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In a dimly lit, gritty basement in downtown Spokane, a half-a-dozen bags sway back-and-forth from the ceiling. The red, white, and blue ropes that are guided around four poles take the shape of a square. Standing inside the ring is 17-year-old, Dessie Waggener. Across from her is the number one ranked 152 lb. male youth boxer in the country: Israel Alvarez. Waggener takes a few perfectly timed jabs to her protected head. She fires back! After a round of sparring,

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - In a dimly lit, gritty basement in downtown Spokane, a half-a-dozen bags sway back-and-forth from the ceiling. The red, white, and blue ropes that are guided around four poles take the shape of a square. Standing inside the ring is 17-year-old, Dessie Waggener. Across from her is the number one ranked 152 lb. male youth boxer in the country: Israel Alvarez. Waggener takes a few perfectly timed jabs to her protected head. She fires back! After a round of sparring,

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  • Toddler dies after being hit by truck in church parking lot

    Toddler dies after being hit by truck in church parking lot

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:21:04 GMT

    PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) - An 18-month-old girl has died after she was struck by a truck in the parking lot of a church in Parkland. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the girl was taken to a hospital late Tuesday where she died of her injuries. The department says a 35-year-old female driver had been parked in front of the Lamb of God Christian Community Church Tuesday night. After talking to a relative, the woman pulled her truck 

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    PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) - An 18-month-old girl has died after she was struck by a truck in the parking lot of a church in Parkland. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the girl was taken to a hospital late Tuesday where she died of her injuries. The department says a 35-year-old female driver had been parked in front of the Lamb of God Christian Community Church Tuesday night. After talking to a relative, the woman pulled her truck 

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  • Police: Man nabbed trying to rob just-burglarized restaurant

    Police: Man nabbed trying to rob just-burglarized restaurant

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:29:00 GMT

    COVINA, California (AP) - Police say a man with a knife tried to rob a Southern California pizza restaurant just a few hours after burglars had already stolen from it. Covina police Lt. Trevor Gaumer tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that burglars broke into Pizza Chalet on Tuesday and made off with $1,500. As the owner was cleaning up after the burglary less than three hours later, the knife-wielding man walked in and demanded money. The 

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    COVINA, California (AP) - Police say a man with a knife tried to rob a Southern California pizza restaurant just a few hours after burglars had already stolen from it. Covina police Lt. Trevor Gaumer tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that burglars broke into Pizza Chalet on Tuesday and made off with $1,500. As the owner was cleaning up after the burglary less than three hours later, the knife-wielding man walked in and demanded money. The 

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  • Responders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogs

    Responders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogs

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:12:32 GMT
    Responders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogsResponders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogs

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say firefighters in Washington state rammed through a driveway gate to save a delivery driver who was being mauled by pit bulls. The News Tribune newspaper reports the UPS driver had driven up the 75-foot driveway of a house in the South Hill area, near Tacoma, on Wednesday when the dogs backed him against a trailer. The driver called 911 and used his belt to try to fend off the animals. The Pierce 

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say firefighters in Washington state rammed through a driveway gate to save a delivery driver who was being mauled by pit bulls. The News Tribune newspaper reports the UPS driver had driven up the 75-foot driveway of a house in the South Hill area, near Tacoma, on Wednesday when the dogs backed him against a trailer. The driver called 911 and used his belt to try to fend off the animals. The Pierce 

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  • Damaged chalet in Montana being protected from winter

    Damaged chalet in Montana being protected from winter

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:27:04 GMT
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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Work is being done to help protect what remains of a fire damaged chalet in Glacier National Park from Montana's winter weather. The effort will help preserve the site for eventually rebuilding the structure. The historic Sperry Chalet building was burned by a wildfire on Aug. 31. Other buildings in the complex, including a dining hall, survived the fire. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered an independent 

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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Work is being done to help protect what remains of a fire damaged chalet in Glacier National Park from Montana's winter weather. The effort will help preserve the site for eventually rebuilding the structure. The historic Sperry Chalet building was burned by a wildfire on Aug. 31. Other buildings in the complex, including a dining hall, survived the fire. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered an independent 

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  • Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills takes plea deal

    Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills takes plea deal

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:35:36 GMT
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    CALWELL, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills from nursing home residents pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 32-year-old Jennifer Talich made the guilty plea for the felony charge on Tuesday as part of a deal that dropped all other charges against her. The dropped charges included felony destruction of evidence and misdemeanor theft and possession of a controlled substance.

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    CALWELL, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills from nursing home residents pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 32-year-old Jennifer Talich made the guilty plea for the felony charge on Tuesday as part of a deal that dropped all other charges against her. The dropped charges included felony destruction of evidence and misdemeanor theft and possession of a controlled substance.

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  • Lewiston employees handcuff man with loaded shotgun outside storefront

    Lewiston employees handcuff man with loaded shotgun outside storefront

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:26:38 GMT
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    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police say they arrested 47-year-old David Helm after he allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at a man in downtown Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.  When they arrived, business owners in the area had already handcuffed Helm.  Police say through their interview process, they learned that Helm and another man had agreed to meet at The Right Spot store on G Street to settle a disagreement.  Helm allegedly 

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    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police say they arrested 47-year-old David Helm after he allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at a man in downtown Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.  When they arrived, business owners in the area had already handcuffed Helm.  Police say through their interview process, they learned that Helm and another man had agreed to meet at The Right Spot store on G Street to settle a disagreement.  Helm allegedly 

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  • Wildfires burning in Idaho Panhandle National Forests

    Wildfires burning in Idaho Panhandle National Forests

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:15:19 GMT
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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - There were two new wildfires detected across the Coeur d’Alene Dispatch zone since last week.  They were was quickly contained and will be monitored.  Even with the cooler temperatures and possible precipitation, fuel moistures are still very dry and fire danger remains extreme.  Forest visitors are reminded to be careful while recreating and hunting.  The North Fork Hughes Fire (Priest Lake Ranger District) is 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - There were two new wildfires detected across the Coeur d’Alene Dispatch zone since last week.  They were was quickly contained and will be monitored.  Even with the cooler temperatures and possible precipitation, fuel moistures are still very dry and fire danger remains extreme.  Forest visitors are reminded to be careful while recreating and hunting.  The North Fork Hughes Fire (Priest Lake Ranger District) is 

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  • Man dies after backing car off cliff in western Montana

    Man dies after backing car off cliff in western Montana

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:47:47 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed when he backed his car off a steep cliff on a dirt mountain road in western Montana. The Missoulian reports the 32-year-old Lolo man, whose name has not been released, backed off of the Forest Service road near Clinton east of Missoula early Wednesday morning. A 44-year-old East Helena man who was a passenger was hospitalized. Investigators suspect alcohol or drugs played a 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed when he backed his car off a steep cliff on a dirt mountain road in western Montana. The Missoulian reports the 32-year-old Lolo man, whose name has not been released, backed off of the Forest Service road near Clinton east of Missoula early Wednesday morning. A 44-year-old East Helena man who was a passenger was hospitalized. Investigators suspect alcohol or drugs played a 

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  • Horse dies after colliding with van in south-central Idaho

    Horse dies after colliding with van in south-central Idaho

    Friday, September 1 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-09-01 21:51:12 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials in south-central Idaho say a horse has been killed after it was hit by a minivan on U.S. 93. According to the Twin Falls Sheriff's Department, 23-year-old Jacob R. Delmar was traveling northbound on Friday near Twin Falls when a horse entered his lane of travel. Official say Delmar collided with the horse, causing the horse to tear through the van and rip the van's roof completely off. 

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials in south-central Idaho say a horse has been killed after it was hit by a minivan on U.S. 93. According to the Twin Falls Sheriff's Department, 23-year-old Jacob R. Delmar was traveling northbound on Friday near Twin Falls when a horse entered his lane of travel. Official say Delmar collided with the horse, causing the horse to tear through the van and rip the van's roof completely off. 

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  • VIDEO: Grass fire temporarily closes I-90 at Vantage

    VIDEO: Grass fire temporarily closes I-90 at Vantage

    Monday, August 14 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-08-14 14:02:34 GMT

    UPDATE: I-90 at Vantage is back open in both directions with lane restrictions between milepost 130 and 135 after a grass fire area east of Ryegrass. Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane at milepost 130, east of Ryegrass. The westbound right two lanes are open with a single lane closure west of Vantage Bridge at milepost 135.

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    UPDATE: I-90 at Vantage is back open in both directions with lane restrictions between milepost 130 and 135 after a grass fire area east of Ryegrass. Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane at milepost 130, east of Ryegrass. The westbound right two lanes are open with a single lane closure west of Vantage Bridge at milepost 135.

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  • 3 teens arrested after attempted carjacking in northwest Spokane

    3 teens arrested after attempted carjacking in northwest Spokane

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-08-09 02:25:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department arrested three teens in an attempted armed carjacking this morning just after 12:30am. K-9s were used to track the suspects throughout the neighborhood of 1900 Northwest Boulevard.  Three juvenile males ranging in age from 14 to 17 were located hiding in the yard of a nearby residence. A realistic looking replica firearm was also located.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department arrested three teens in an attempted armed carjacking this morning just after 12:30am. K-9s were used to track the suspects throughout the neighborhood of 1900 Northwest Boulevard.  Three juvenile males ranging in age from 14 to 17 were located hiding in the yard of a nearby residence. A realistic looking replica firearm was also located.

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  • BREAKING: Early Morning Fire at Hotel RL in Spokane

    BREAKING: Early Morning Fire at Hotel RL in Spokane

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-08-01 10:54:34 GMT

    Firefighters were called out to an early morning fire at the Hotel RL on North River Driver in Spokane.

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    Firefighters were called out to an early morning fire at the Hotel RL on North River Driver in Spokane.

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  • Petition Calls for Changes to E-DUI Law

    Petition Calls for Changes to E-DUI Law

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-07-25 22:10:01 GMT

    Its only been in effect for a few days but some drivers in Washington are not happy with the new E-DUI law and want to make changes.

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    Its only been in effect for a few days but some drivers in Washington are not happy with the new E-DUI law and want to make changes.

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  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers spokesperson issues statement on her response to Putin comment

    Cathy McMorris Rodgers spokesperson issues statement on her response to Putin comment

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:06:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is calling a comment made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that's making national headlines "an attempt at a humorous joke." In a Washington Post article published Wednesday McCarthy told GOP leaders in a meeting last year “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is calling a comment made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that's making national headlines "an attempt at a humorous joke." In a Washington Post article published Wednesday McCarthy told GOP leaders in a meeting last year “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump."

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  • Idaho mother from viral donation video finishes chemotherapy

    Idaho mother from viral donation video finishes chemotherapy

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-05-16 15:16:02 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Life is slowly settling back into a normal routine for an Idaho mother who four weeks ago finished chemotherapy. The Idaho Statesman reports 30-year-old Amanda Kofoed, a mother of four, is optimistic about her chances of fully recovering from Stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma. Kofoed is widely known across the internet for being the woman in a viral video who received $13,000 in donations. She had been diagnosed with cancer seven months ago. ...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Life is slowly settling back into a normal routine for an Idaho mother who four weeks ago finished chemotherapy. The Idaho Statesman reports 30-year-old Amanda Kofoed, a mother of four, is optimistic about her chances of fully recovering from Stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma. Kofoed is widely known across the internet for being the woman in a viral video who received $13,000 in donations. She had been diagnosed with cancer seven months ago. ...

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  • UN, Microsoft announce $5M partnership on human rights

    UN, Microsoft announce $5M partnership on human rights

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-05-16 15:05:56 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) - Microsoft says it's contributing $5 million over five years to the U.N. human rights office, which the Geneva-based agency calls a "landmark partnership" that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit. The Redmond, Washington-based company plans to develop and use technology to help the U.N. rights office "predict, analyze and respond to critical human rights situations" at a time of arbitrary killings, rape, detention wit...

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    GENEVA (AP) - Microsoft says it's contributing $5 million over five years to the U.N. human rights office, which the Geneva-based agency calls a "landmark partnership" that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit. The Redmond, Washington-based company plans to develop and use technology to help the U.N. rights office "predict, analyze and respond to critical human rights situations" at a time of arbitrary killings, rape, detention wit...

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  • Superintendent of CDA school district resigns

    Saturday, April 22 2017 1:09 AM EDT2017-04-22 05:09:34 GMT
    Coeur d'Alene school district superintendent Matt Handelman has announced that he will be resigning so he can take a job at Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver.  Handelman will say with the Coeur d'Alene district through the end of April, and will work as a consultant for the district until fall.  The Director of Secondary Education, Trina Caudle, will be the interim superintendent until the district finds a replacement.  According to the district website, Handelma...>>
    Coeur d'Alene school district superintendent Matt Handelman has announced that he will be resigning so he can take a job at Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver.  Handelman will say with the Coeur d'Alene district through the end of April, and will work as a consultant for the district until fall.  The Director of Secondary Education, Trina Caudle, will be the interim superintendent until the district finds a replacement.  According to the district website, Handelma...>>
  • Idaho police arrest man who had been hiding for 17 years

    Idaho police arrest man who had been hiding for 17 years

    Thursday, March 30 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-03-30 21:38:05 GMT
    Idaho police arrest man who had been hiding for 17 yearsIdaho police arrest man who had been hiding for 17 years

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say a northern Idaho man arrested of unlawfully possessing firearms was handed over to the U.S. Marshal's Service. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the U.S. Marshal Service's took custody of 45-year-old Eric Corbett Tuesday. Corbett had been living in Elmira for 17 years under the alias Jubal Burke. Officials say he faces 15 to 21 months in prison if convicted of the weapons possession charge. Corbett worked in the state...

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say a northern Idaho man arrested of unlawfully possessing firearms was handed over to the U.S. Marshal's Service. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the U.S. Marshal Service's took custody of 45-year-old Eric Corbett Tuesday. Corbett had been living in Elmira for 17 years under the alias Jubal Burke. Officials say he faces 15 to 21 months in prison if convicted of the weapons possession charge. Corbett worked in the state...

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  • HBO sets 'Game of Thrones' 7th season debut for July 16

    HBO sets 'Game of Thrones' 7th season debut for July 16

    Friday, March 10 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-03-10 05:13:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - "Game of Thrones" will be back in action in July. HBO said Thursday that the series will return for its seventh season on July 16. The season will be the next-to-last for the fantasy saga based on George R.R. Martin's novels. It will include seven episodes instead of the usual 10 and is debuting later than seasons past. They had usually begun in spring. Returning cast members include Kit Harington, Peter Dink...

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - "Game of Thrones" will be back in action in July. HBO said Thursday that the series will return for its seventh season on July 16. The season will be the next-to-last for the fantasy saga based on George R.R. Martin's novels. It will include seven episodes instead of the usual 10 and is debuting later than seasons past. They had usually begun in spring. Returning cast members include Kit Harington, Peter Dink...

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  • Lucky Landing! Pilot lands plane without using landing gear at Felts Field

    Tuesday, December 27 2016 10:20 AM EST2016-12-27 15:20:44 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Fire a Department responded to a rescue involving a small plane at Felts Field around 1:40 Tuesday morning, after the plane landed without its landing gear lowered. The pilot wasn't injured, although there was some damage to the plane, including the propellers.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Fire a Department responded to a rescue involving a small plane at Felts Field around 1:40 Tuesday morning, after the plane landed without its landing gear lowered. The pilot wasn't injured, although there was some damage to the plane, including the propellers.

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  • 3 more Hanford workers get checked after smelling vapors

    3 more Hanford workers get checked after smelling vapors

    Friday, December 2 2016 5:43 PM EST2016-12-02 22:43:59 GMT
    3 more Hanford workers get checked after smelling vapors3 more Hanford workers get checked after smelling vapors

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Three more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers were given medical evaluations after they reported smelling a suspicious, ammonia-like odor. The workers were outside a facility where full air bottles are picked up and empty bottles dropped off after being used with supplied air respirators. The Tri-City Herald says the vapors are associated with waste held in underground nuclear waste tanks.

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Three more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers were given medical evaluations after they reported smelling a suspicious, ammonia-like odor. The workers were outside a facility where full air bottles are picked up and empty bottles dropped off after being used with supplied air respirators. The Tri-City Herald says the vapors are associated with waste held in underground nuclear waste tanks.

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  • Government asked to spend more on hops research for brewing industry

    Government asked to spend more on hops research for brewing industry

    Thursday, December 1 2016 2:17 PM EST2016-12-01 19:17:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - More than 100 members of Congress are asking the federal government to increase its commitment to research related to growing hops, a key ingredient in beer.  The lawmakers say the brewing industry generated more than $250 billion in economic activity in 2014. Hop growers face a variety of challenges, including mites, mildews, blights, and other pests that harm production.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - More than 100 members of Congress are asking the federal government to increase its commitment to research related to growing hops, a key ingredient in beer.  The lawmakers say the brewing industry generated more than $250 billion in economic activity in 2014. Hop growers face a variety of challenges, including mites, mildews, blights, and other pests that harm production.  

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  • Feds: Hanford contractors to pay $125 million settlement

    Feds: Hanford contractors to pay $125 million settlement

    Thursday, November 24 2016 2:59 PM EST2016-11-24 19:59:06 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Federal prosecutors say Bechtel National Inc. and a subcontractor have agreed to pay $125 million to settle a lawsuit alleging subpar work in the construction of a nuclear waste treatment facility on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  The settlement announced Wednesday resolves allegations that for 13 years, Bechtel and subcontractor URS Corp. knowingly charged the Department of Energy...

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Federal prosecutors say Bechtel National Inc. and a subcontractor have agreed to pay $125 million to settle a lawsuit alleging subpar work in the construction of a nuclear waste treatment facility on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  The settlement announced Wednesday resolves allegations that for 13 years, Bechtel and subcontractor URS Corp. knowingly charged the Department of Energy...

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  • Montana woman who left nephew's body in shower for 2 months charged for role in homicide

    Montana woman who left nephew's body in shower for 2 months charged for role in homicide

    Thursday, November 24 2016 2:52 PM EST2016-11-24 19:52:41 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - An Arlee woman charged in the death of her 18-year-old nephew, whose dead body sat in the shower of her trailer for more than two months, will spend at least five years in prison.   The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/2g6iVXo ) Kassandra Seese was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison with 15 years suspended.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - An Arlee woman charged in the death of her 18-year-old nephew, whose dead body sat in the shower of her trailer for more than two months, will spend at least five years in prison.   The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/2g6iVXo ) Kassandra Seese was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison with 15 years suspended.

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  • Registered sex offender charged with raping 15-year-old girl

    Registered sex offender charged with raping 15-year-old girl

    Thursday, November 24 2016 2:49 PM EST2016-11-24 19:49:45 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A transgender registered sex offender is charged with raping a 15-year-old Belgrade girl. Documents filed in District Court in Bozeman last week say the girl's mother told investigators that she consented to her daughter's relationship with 28-year-old Aliea Rose Brown, knowing she was a convicted sex offender previously known as Albert Allen Brown.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A transgender registered sex offender is charged with raping a 15-year-old Belgrade girl. Documents filed in District Court in Bozeman last week say the girl's mother told investigators that she consented to her daughter's relationship with 28-year-old Aliea Rose Brown, knowing she was a convicted sex offender previously known as Albert Allen Brown.

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  • Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat

    Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat

    Thursday, November 24 2016 2:45 PM EST2016-11-24 19:45:43 GMT
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A federal judge has blocked a logging project in a Montana national forest that is considered critical habitat for Canada lynx.      U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled Tuesday that the project will not go forward until the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service consult and analyze the cumulative effects on the threatened species.      The project calls for logging 1,051 acres of trees, burning another 756 acres and...>>
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A federal judge has blocked a logging project in a Montana national forest that is considered critical habitat for Canada lynx.      U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled Tuesday that the project will not go forward until the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service consult and analyze the cumulative effects on the threatened species.      The project calls for logging 1,051 acres of trees, burning another 756 acres and...>>
  • 6 things about Mandy Moore and her 'This is Us' character that fans need to know

    6 things about Mandy Moore and her 'This is Us' character that fans need to know

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 12:28 AM EDT2016-11-02 04:28:00 GMT
    Mandy Moore is one of the stars on the hit NBC show This is Us. She plays Rebecca Pearson, the mother at the center of the show. Rebecca and her husband Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) are the parents of twins Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Kevin (Justin Hartley) and adopted son Randall (Sterling K. Brown). Here are 6 things about Moore, and her character, you may not have known: 1. Moore enjoyed the old-age make-up she has to wear Getting her make-up done requires hours in the make-up chair befo...>>
    Mandy Moore is one of the stars on the hit NBC show This is Us. She plays Rebecca Pearson, the mother at the center of the show. Rebecca and her husband Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) are the parents of twins Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Kevin (Justin Hartley) and adopted son Randall (Sterling K. Brown). Here are 6 things about Moore, and her character, you may not have known: 1. Moore enjoyed the old-age make-up she has to wear Getting her make-up done requires hours in the make-up chair befo...>>
  • 4 burned In early morning fire In Newman Lake

    4 burned In early morning fire In Newman Lake

    Saturday, October 29 2016 7:31 PM EDT2016-10-29 23:31:39 GMT

    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - Saturday morning four people were being treated for burns after their home burned in Newman Lake, Washington. According to Spokane Valley Fire Department, the fire started just after midnight near Starr Rd. and Trent Ave.

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    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - Saturday morning four people were being treated for burns after their home burned in Newman Lake, Washington. According to Spokane Valley Fire Department, the fire started just after midnight near Starr Rd. and Trent Ave.

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  • Billings man sentenced to 100 years for child sex abuse

    Billings man sentenced to 100 years for child sex abuse

    Thursday, October 20 2016 2:32 PM EDT2016-10-20 18:32:10 GMT
    Thursday, October 20 2016 2:32 PM EDT2016-10-20 18:32:09 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 40-year-old Billings man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for sexually abusing five children who attended his mother's daycare, causing what the judge called "incalculable and horrendous" harm.  The Billings Gazette reports District Judge Michael Moses sentenced Jared Terhune Thursday. He must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 40-year-old Billings man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for sexually abusing five children who attended his mother's daycare, causing what the judge called "incalculable and horrendous" harm.  The Billings Gazette reports District Judge Michael Moses sentenced Jared Terhune Thursday. He must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole.

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  • Police bust suspected chop shop

    Police bust suspected chop shop

    Friday, October 7 2016 8:56 PM EDT2016-10-08 00:56:57 GMT
    Friday, October 7 2016 10:30 PM EDT2016-10-08 02:30:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A big victory this week for Spokane police and neighbors after cops bust a suspected chop shop. Police say the people involved, operated out of a home in North Spokane.     A victim KHQ talked with on Friday says he was getting ready to sell his truck but then it got stolen. Rick Harter is the owner of Affordable Motors and he was able to get his stolen truck back after the bust but it was unrecognizable.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A big victory this week for Spokane police and neighbors after cops bust a suspected chop shop. Police say the people involved, operated out of a home in North Spokane.     A victim KHQ talked with on Friday says he was getting ready to sell his truck but then it got stolen. Rick Harter is the owner of Affordable Motors and he was able to get his stolen truck back after the bust but it was unrecognizable.

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  • Extreme Science: Ambiguous Cylinders

    Extreme Science: Ambiguous Cylinders

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 1:49 AM EDT2016-09-13 05:49:04 GMT
    Tuesday, September 13 2016 1:49 AM EDT2016-09-13 05:49:04 GMT

    Learn about Radical Rick's new shape called a 'squircle' -- but it's really an optical illusion!

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    Learn about Radical Rick's new shape called a 'squircle' -- but it's really an optical illusion!

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  • Extreme Science: Brawny Bristles

    Extreme Science: Brawny Bristles

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 1:41 AM EDT2016-09-13 05:41:14 GMT
    Tuesday, September 13 2016 1:41 AM EDT2016-09-13 05:41:14 GMT

    Radical Rick shows you how you can lift 35 pounds with two toothbrushes!

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    Radical Rick shows you how you can lift 35 pounds with two toothbrushes!

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  • Extreme Science: Tortoise & The Hare

    Extreme Science: Tortoise & The Hare

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 1:35 AM EDT2016-09-13 05:35:24 GMT
    Tuesday, September 13 2016 1:35 AM EDT2016-09-13 05:35:24 GMT

    Learn about potential energy on this episode of Extreme Science with Radical Rick.

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    Learn about potential energy on this episode of Extreme Science with Radical Rick.

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  • Police: Toddler died after accidentally run over by his dad

    Police: Toddler died after accidentally run over by his dad

    Thursday, September 8 2016 11:10 AM EDT2016-09-08 15:10:16 GMT
    Thursday, September 8 2016 12:06 PM EDT2016-09-08 16:06:54 GMT

    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officers in southwestern Idaho say an 18-month-old boy has died after he was accidentally hit by a vehicle driven by his dad.  The Canyon County Sheriff's office says 29-year-old Todd Squires was pulling out of his driveway on Wednesday evening when his toddler Mick Squires ran behind the truck.

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    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officers in southwestern Idaho say an 18-month-old boy has died after he was accidentally hit by a vehicle driven by his dad.  The Canyon County Sheriff's office says 29-year-old Todd Squires was pulling out of his driveway on Wednesday evening when his toddler Mick Squires ran behind the truck.

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  • Washington chiropractor charged with sexual contact

    Washington chiropractor charged with sexual contact

    Monday, September 5 2016 12:19 PM EDT2016-09-05 16:19:58 GMT
    Monday, September 5 2016 12:19 PM EDT2016-09-05 16:19:57 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state health officials have suspended the credential of a Whatcom County chiropractor after he was charged with having sexual contact with three patients. The Health Department says Terry Rouse is charged with three counts of indecent liberties, a class-B felony in Whatcom County Superior Court. Officials say the incidents happened between 2009 and 2016.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state health officials have suspended the credential of a Whatcom County chiropractor after he was charged with having sexual contact with three patients. The Health Department says Terry Rouse is charged with three counts of indecent liberties, a class-B felony in Whatcom County Superior Court. Officials say the incidents happened between 2009 and 2016.

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  • Extreme Science: Soda Stream

    Extreme Science: Soda Stream

    Friday, September 2 2016 2:09 AM EDT2016-09-02 06:09:02 GMT
    Friday, September 2 2016 2:09 AM EDT2016-09-02 06:09:02 GMT
    What you will need: One liter bottle of club soda Rubber stopper (make sure it fits into the opening of your one liter bottle) Plastic tubing (approximately 12” in length and about ¼” in diameter) Drill Drill bit (same size as your plastic tubing) Adult supervision Procedure: Drill a hole in the center of the rubber stopper as shown Insert your tubing into the hole so that the bottom end of the tubing is almost touching the bottom of the one liter bo...>>
    What you will need: One liter bottle of club soda Rubber stopper (make sure it fits into the opening of your one liter bottle) Plastic tubing (approximately 12” in length and about ¼” in diameter) Drill Drill bit (same size as your plastic tubing) Adult supervision Procedure: Drill a hole in the center of the rubber stopper as shown Insert your tubing into the hole so that the bottom end of the tubing is almost touching the bottom of the one liter bo...>>
  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Roper & Betsy

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Roper & Betsy

    Thursday, August 11 2016 3:13 PM EDT2016-08-11 19:13:19 GMT
    Thursday, August 11 2016 3:15 PM EDT2016-08-11 19:15:26 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Roper & Betsy. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA (509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Roper & Betsy. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA (509) 477-2532

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  • Police: Woman attacked while walking dog on Redmond trail

    Police: Woman attacked while walking dog on Redmond trail

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 12:20 PM EDT2016-08-10 16:20:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 10 2016 12:20 PM EDT2016-08-10 16:20:41 GMT

    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a woman walking her dog on a trail in the Seattle suburb of Redmond suffered serious injuries in an attack by a man who jumped out of the bushes. The King County Sheriff's Office says the woman was on the Marymoor Park Trail Friday evening when a man grabbed her, punched her repeatedly and dragged her into tall grass.

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    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a woman walking her dog on a trail in the Seattle suburb of Redmond suffered serious injuries in an attack by a man who jumped out of the bushes. The King County Sheriff's Office says the woman was on the Marymoor Park Trail Friday evening when a man grabbed her, punched her repeatedly and dragged her into tall grass.

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  • South Dakota man in critical condition after mountain fall

    South Dakota man in critical condition after mountain fall

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 12:09 PM EDT2016-08-10 16:09:56 GMT
    Wednesday, August 10 2016 12:09 PM EDT2016-08-10 16:09:55 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old South Dakota man is hospitalized in critical condition after falling while climbing the highest mountain peak in Montana. Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg tells The Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/2aS9ACa ) that Craig Pfeifle of Rapid City was in critical condition Tuesday and being treated for a head injury.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old South Dakota man is hospitalized in critical condition after falling while climbing the highest mountain peak in Montana. Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg tells The Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/2aS9ACa ) that Craig Pfeifle of Rapid City was in critical condition Tuesday and being treated for a head injury.

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  • Family Safe After Fire In North Spokane

    Family Safe After Fire In North Spokane

    Friday, August 5 2016 8:31 AM EDT2016-08-05 12:31:31 GMT
    Friday, August 5 2016 8:34 AM EDT2016-08-05 12:34:37 GMT

    One family is displaced after a fire destroyed their home's attached garage in North Spokane. The fire started around 2:30 am Friday at a home at F St and Dalke.

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    One family is displaced after a fire destroyed their home's attached garage in North Spokane. The fire started around 2:30 am Friday at a home at F St and Dalke.

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  • Four ways to improve your financial future (sponsored)

    Four ways to improve your financial future (sponsored)

    Thursday, July 14 2016 12:00 PM EDT2016-07-14 16:00:37 GMT
    Thursday, August 4 2016 2:04 PM EDT2016-08-04 18:04:28 GMT

    According to two 2015 surveys – one by Google Consumer Survey and one by Bankrate.com – 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans. Thirty-one percent of those between 35 and 54 reported savings account balances of zero. When it comes to savings for any kind of goal, big or small, knowing the basics can help give you a place to get started. READ MORE

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    According to two 2015 surveys – one by Google Consumer Survey and one by Bankrate.com – 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans. Thirty-one percent of those between 35 and 54 reported savings account balances of zero. When it comes to savings for any kind of goal, big or small, knowing the basics can help give you a place to get started. READ MORE

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  • Couer d'Alene Strip Mall Gutted By Fire

    Couer d'Alene Strip Mall Gutted By Fire

    Thursday, August 4 2016 8:09 AM EDT2016-08-04 12:09:04 GMT
    Thursday, August 4 2016 10:51 AM EDT2016-08-04 14:51:39 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed a strip of stores on North 4th St. Wednesday night.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed a strip of stores on North 4th St. Wednesday night.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Baby & Paris

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Baby & Paris

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 7:55 PM EDT2016-08-03 23:55:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 3 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-08-04 00:00:26 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Baby & Paris. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA (509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Baby & Paris. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA (509) 477-2532

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  • Spokane Police Investigate Shooting On Spokane's South Hill

    Spokane Police Investigate Shooting On Spokane's South Hill

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 8:53 AM EDT2016-07-27 12:53:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 27 2016 11:16 AM EDT2016-07-27 15:16:13 GMT

    This morning Spokane Police are investigating a shooting incident on Spokane's South Hill.

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    This morning Spokane Police are investigating a shooting incident on Spokane's South Hill.

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  • Extreme Science: Glitter Slime

    Extreme Science: Glitter Slime

    Friday, July 22 2016 6:50 PM EDT2016-07-22 22:50:27 GMT
    Friday, July 22 2016 6:50 PM EDT2016-07-22 22:50:26 GMT

    Learn about polymers with Radical Rick as you make Glitter Slime!

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    Learn about polymers with Radical Rick as you make Glitter Slime!

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Entei & Glameow

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Entei & Glameow

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 6:32 PM EDT2016-07-20 22:32:31 GMT
    Wednesday, July 20 2016 6:41 PM EDT2016-07-20 22:41:20 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Entei & Glameow. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA (509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Entei & Glameow. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA (509) 477-2532

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Tiger & Mona

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Tiger & Mona

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 6:57 PM EDT2016-07-06 22:57:30 GMT
    Wednesday, July 6 2016 7:12 PM EDT2016-07-06 23:12:48 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Tiger & Mona. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA (509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Tiger & Mona. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA (509) 477-2532

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Ginger & Baha

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Ginger & Baha

    Friday, July 1 2016 1:49 PM EDT2016-07-01 17:49:12 GMT
    Friday, July 1 2016 1:52 PM EDT2016-07-01 17:52:13 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Ginger & Baha. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Ginger & Baha. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: HooDoo & Mr. Clean

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: HooDoo & Mr. Clean

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 5:31 PM EDT2016-06-22 21:31:02 GMT
    Wednesday, June 22 2016 5:33 PM EDT2016-06-22 21:33:23 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Lulu & Rosa. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Lulu & Rosa. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Baby left alone in car outside Spokane Valley pot shop

    Baby left alone in car outside Spokane Valley pot shop

    Friday, June 17 2016 10:09 PM EDT2016-06-18 02:09:48 GMT
    Friday, June 17 2016 10:09 PM EDT2016-06-18 02:09:48 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY - Thursday afternoon, Carman Trost and her boyfriend were leaving the Sativa Sisters pot shop on East Trent Avenue, and as they were getting in their truck, they noticed something that shocked them. A newborn baby was alone in the back seat of a car - and the car was unlocked and running. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY - Thursday afternoon, Carman Trost and her boyfriend were leaving the Sativa Sisters pot shop on East Trent Avenue, and as they were getting in their truck, they noticed something that shocked them. A newborn baby was alone in the back seat of a car - and the car was unlocked and running. 

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Sharpy & Rip Van Winkle

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Sharpy & Rip Van Winkle

    Thursday, June 16 2016 12:43 PM EDT2016-06-16 16:43:01 GMT
    Thursday, June 16 2016 12:52 PM EDT2016-06-16 16:52:34 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Lulu & Rosa. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Lulu & Rosa. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Lulu & Rosa

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Lulu & Rosa

    Thursday, June 2 2016 3:04 PM EDT2016-06-02 19:04:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 2 2016 3:34 PM EDT2016-06-02 19:34:56 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Lulu & Rosa. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Lulu & Rosa. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Extreme Science: Slinky Sound

    Extreme Science: Slinky Sound

    Friday, May 27 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-05-27 21:20:28 GMT
    Friday, May 27 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-05-27 21:20:28 GMT

    Radical Rick uses a slinky to make some extreme sounds on Extreme Science!

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    Radical Rick uses a slinky to make some extreme sounds on Extreme Science!

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  • Extreme Science: Build a Clicker Toy

    Extreme Science: Build a Clicker Toy

    Friday, May 27 2016 5:16 PM EDT2016-05-27 21:16:40 GMT
    Friday, May 27 2016 5:16 PM EDT2016-05-27 21:16:40 GMT

    Radical Rick shows you how to make a Clicker Toy on Extreme Science. 

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    Radical Rick shows you how to make a Clicker Toy on Extreme Science. 

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Max & Pine

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Max & Pine

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 6:02 PM EDT2016-05-25 22:02:54 GMT
    Wednesday, May 25 2016 6:06 PM EDT2016-05-25 22:06:23 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Max & Pine. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Max & Pine. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Car fire spreads to home In Spokane

    Car fire spreads to home In Spokane

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 9:00 AM EDT2016-05-25 13:00:53 GMT
    Wednesday, May 25 2016 10:13 AM EDT2016-05-25 14:13:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A couple who live near Dalton and Nevada say they are in shock after their vehicle caught fire and the fire then spread to a home.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A couple who live near Dalton and Nevada say they are in shock after their vehicle caught fire and the fire then spread to a home. The car was in an alley when it caught fire around 4:30 Wednesday morning. The owners told KHQ they were having problems with the vehicle and that it wouldn't start last week.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Aspen & Farrah

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Aspen & Farrah

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 8:04 PM EDT2016-05-19 00:04:23 GMT
    Wednesday, May 18 2016 8:07 PM EDT2016-05-19 00:07:23 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Aspen & Farrah. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Aspen & Farrah. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Idaho House candidate apologizes offensive Facebook comment

    Idaho House candidate apologizes offensive Facebook comment

    Friday, May 13 2016 11:54 AM EDT2016-05-13 15:54:59 GMT
    Friday, May 13 2016 11:02 PM EDT2016-05-14 03:02:54 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho legislative candidate Jake Stephens has apologized for a Facebook post he made saying he was out hunting Mexicans.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho legislative candidate Jake Stephens has apologized for a Facebook post he made saying he was out hunting Mexicans. Stephens issued a statement Friday night to the Idaho Press-Tribune.

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  • Man escapes Clark County jail by posing as another inmate

    Man escapes Clark County jail by posing as another inmate

    Friday, May 13 2016 11:59 AM EDT2016-05-13 15:59:26 GMT
    Friday, May 13 2016 11:59 AM EDT2016-05-13 15:59:26 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate at the Clark County Jail has escaped after posing as another inmate scheduled to be released. The Clark County's Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 30-year-old Michael Diontae Johnson escaped the jail Thursday morning by working with the other inmate to switch identities. 

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate at the Clark County Jail has escaped after posing as another inmate scheduled to be released. The Clark County's Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 30-year-old Michael Diontae Johnson escaped the jail Thursday morning by working with the other inmate to switch identities. 

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  • Montana proposes to triple wolf harvest near Yellowstone

    Montana proposes to triple wolf harvest near Yellowstone

    Friday, May 13 2016 10:07 AM EDT2016-05-13 14:07:38 GMT
    Friday, May 13 2016 10:21 AM EDT2016-05-13 14:21:48 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's wildlife commissioners have rejected a proposed increase in the number of gray wolves that can be killed in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park.  The Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission on Thursday rejected a recommendation from wildlife managers to increase the 2016 wolf quota near Gardiner from two animals to six.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's wildlife commissioners have rejected a proposed increase in the number of gray wolves that can be killed in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park.  The Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission on Thursday rejected a recommendation from wildlife managers to increase the 2016 wolf quota near Gardiner from two animals to six.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: DJ and Sultan

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: DJ and Sultan

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 4:36 PM EDT2016-05-11 20:36:21 GMT
    Wednesday, May 11 2016 4:45 PM EDT2016-05-11 20:45:21 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: DJ & Sultan. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: DJ & Sultan. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Passenger's quest for beer forced flight to divert, feds say

    Passenger's quest for beer forced flight to divert, feds say

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 1:36 PM EDT2016-05-11 17:36:16 GMT
    Wednesday, May 11 2016 1:36 PM EDT2016-05-11 17:36:16 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A passenger who authorities say forced an Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted after he didn't get a beer has pleaded not guilty in Portland, Oregon, to a charge of interfering with a flight crew.  A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday says 32-year-old Luke Watts of Portland threatened to become violent if flight attendants didn't serve him a beer during a March flight from Sacramento, California, to Seattle.      

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A passenger who authorities say forced an Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted after he didn't get a beer has pleaded not guilty in Portland, Oregon, to a charge of interfering with a flight crew.  A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday says 32-year-old Luke Watts of Portland threatened to become violent if flight attendants didn't serve him a beer during a March flight from Sacramento, California, to Seattle.      

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Joker & River

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Joker & River

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 12:19 PM EDT2016-05-04 16:19:57 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 12:23 PM EDT2016-05-04 16:23:35 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Joker & River. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Joker & River. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Lakewood teen shoots himself during robbery attempt

    Lakewood teen shoots himself during robbery attempt

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 12:02 PM EDT2016-05-03 16:02:51 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 12:02 PM EDT2016-05-03 16:02:51 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound after trying to rob someone during a marijuana deal in Lakewood. The News Tribune reports that the teen was taken to a hospital after the Friday incident and underwent surgery for a fractured pelvis, fractured femur and damaged femoral artery.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound after trying to rob someone during a marijuana deal in Lakewood. The News Tribune reports that the teen was taken to a hospital after the Friday incident and underwent surgery for a fractured pelvis, fractured femur and damaged femoral artery.

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  • 6 more Hanford workers evaluated for vapor exposure

    6 more Hanford workers evaluated for vapor exposure

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 12:00 PM EDT2016-05-03 16:00:51 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 12:00 PM EDT2016-05-03 16:00:50 GMT
    Hanford nuclear siteHanford nuclear site

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Officials say six more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers have been evaluated for chemical vapor exposure, bringing the total number to 26. The Tri-City Herald reports three people working Monday reported smelling suspicious odors and three others requested medical evaluations because of odors last week.

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Officials say six more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers have been evaluated for chemical vapor exposure, bringing the total number to 26. The Tri-City Herald reports three people working Monday reported smelling suspicious odors and three others requested medical evaluations because of odors last week.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Gidget & Domino

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Gidget & Domino

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 6:31 PM EDT2016-04-27 22:31:13 GMT
    Wednesday, April 27 2016 6:31 PM EDT2016-04-27 22:31:13 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Gidget & Domino. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Gidget & Domino. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Extreme Science: Build a Catapult

    Extreme Science: Build a Catapult

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 6:35 PM EDT2016-04-26 22:35:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 7:12 PM EDT2016-04-26 23:12:46 GMT

    Learn how to make a simple catapult out of common household items with Radical Rick.

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    Learn how to make a simple catapult out of common household items with Radical Rick.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Duke & Topaz

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Duke & Topaz

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 7:55 PM EDT2016-04-20 23:55:13 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 7:57 PM EDT2016-04-20 23:57:41 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Duke & Topaz. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Duke & Topaz. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Extreme Science: Racquet ball poppers

    Extreme Science: Racquet ball poppers

    Monday, April 18 2016 7:00 PM EDT2016-04-18 23:00:18 GMT
    Monday, April 18 2016 7:00 PM EDT2016-04-18 23:00:18 GMT

    Learn about Newton’s first law of motion with Radical Rick.

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    Learn about Newton’s first law of motion with Radical Rick.

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  • Washington wildfire season officially begins Friday

    Washington wildfire season officially begins Friday

    Friday, April 15 2016 3:33 PM EDT2016-04-15 19:33:03 GMT
    Friday, April 15 2016 5:48 PM EDT2016-04-15 21:48:11 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources says the wildfire season officially begins on Friday in Washington.  State officials say there have already been more than 25 forest fires reported this year on lands protected by the Department of Natural Resources. That is despite a wetter than usual winter in Washington. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources says the wildfire season officially begins on Friday in Washington.  State officials say there have already been more than 25 forest fires reported this year on lands protected by the Department of Natural Resources. That is despite a wetter than usual winter in Washington. 

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  • Police arrest man in death of man found in Everett swamp

    Police arrest man in death of man found in Everett swamp

    Friday, April 15 2016 3:43 PM EDT2016-04-15 19:43:13 GMT
    Friday, April 15 2016 3:43 PM EDT2016-04-15 19:43:12 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Police say they've arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with the death of a man found dead and partially submerged in an Everett swamp on April 7.   Everett police say they arrested James D. Archer Thursday on a murder charge.  Archer is accused of killing 54-year-old David Webster and dragging his body into a swampy area where it was later found. 

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Police say they've arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with the death of a man found dead and partially submerged in an Everett swamp on April 7.   Everett police say they arrested James D. Archer Thursday on a murder charge.  Archer is accused of killing 54-year-old David Webster and dragging his body into a swampy area where it was later found. 

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Pickles & Ireland

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Pickles & Ireland

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 4:08 PM EDT2016-04-13 20:08:41 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 4:22 PM EDT2016-04-13 20:22:57 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Pickles & Ireland. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Pickles & Ireland. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Montana State University cancels speech by Bin Laden shooter

    Montana State University cancels speech by Bin Laden shooter

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 10:47 AM EDT2016-04-13 14:47:52 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 10:47 AM EDT2016-04-13 14:47:52 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana State University canceled a scheduled speech by former Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill after his arrest for driving under the influence, but the school said it would honor its contract and pay his $28,000 speaking fee. The university cited "unforeseen circumstances" in canceling Monday's leadership speech by O'Neill, who has said he killed Osama bin Laden during a raid.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana State University canceled a scheduled speech by former Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill after his arrest for driving under the influence, but the school said it would honor its contract and pay his $28,000 speaking fee. The university cited "unforeseen circumstances" in canceling Monday's leadership speech by O'Neill, who has said he killed Osama bin Laden during a raid.

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  • Marijuana patient sues state after daughter gets sick

    Marijuana patient sues state after daughter gets sick

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 10:45 AM EDT2016-04-13 14:45:23 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 10:45 AM EDT2016-04-13 14:45:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A medical marijuana patient is suing the state after daughter develops medical condition while in state care. William Fisher fought for custody of his infant daughter because social workers wanted him to undergo drug treatment.   The Spokesman-Review newspaper reports (http://goo.gl/zeUtmP ) he eventually won the custody battle, but his daughter got sick while in foster care.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A medical marijuana patient is suing the state after daughter develops medical condition while in state care. William Fisher fought for custody of his infant daughter because social workers wanted him to undergo drug treatment.   The Spokesman-Review newspaper reports (http://goo.gl/zeUtmP ) he eventually won the custody battle, but his daughter got sick while in foster care.

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  • Spokane deputy rescues man while on vacation in Hawaii

    Spokane deputy rescues man while on vacation in Hawaii

    Friday, April 8 2016 12:12 PM EDT2016-04-08 16:12:43 GMT
    Friday, April 8 2016 12:12 PM EDT2016-04-08 16:12:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy helped save a man's life while in Hawaii at the end of March. The Spokesman-Review reports Deputy Darin Powers was checking in to a Maui resort on the afternoon of March 27 when someone ran into the lobby screaming for help at the pool.  Powers says he ran and found a man unresponsive, not breathing and with no pulse.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy helped save a man's life while in Hawaii at the end of March. The Spokesman-Review reports Deputy Darin Powers was checking in to a Maui resort on the afternoon of March 27 when someone ran into the lobby screaming for help at the pool.  Powers says he ran and found a man unresponsive, not breathing and with no pulse.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Misty & Piper

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Misty & Piper

    Wednesday, April 6 2016 2:29 PM EDT2016-04-06 18:29:42 GMT
    Wednesday, April 6 2016 2:33 PM EDT2016-04-06 18:33:55 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Misty & Piper. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Misty & Piper. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Spunkers & Max

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Spunkers & Max

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 7:19 PM EDT2016-03-30 23:19:26 GMT
    Wednesday, March 30 2016 7:27 PM EDT2016-03-30 23:27:44 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Spunkers & Max. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Spunkers & Max. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • PHOTOS: Old Studio K building catches fire

    PHOTOS: Old Studio K building catches fire

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 6:27 AM EDT2016-03-30 10:27:18 GMT
    Wednesday, March 30 2016 4:37 PM EDT2016-03-30 20:37:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - An abandoned building that used to be the location of the Studio K bar near 29th Ave. and Mount Vernon caught fire early Wednesday morning. The fire was called out around 2:45am. Flames and smoke could been seen from several blocks away and fire crews actually had to let the building burn for sometime.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - An abandoned building that used to be the location of the Studio K bar near 29th Ave. and Mount Vernon caught fire early Wednesday morning. The fire was called out around 2:45am. Flames and smoke could been seen from several blocks away and fire crews actually had to let the building burn for sometime.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Clover & Honey

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Clover & Honey

    Thursday, March 24 2016 12:20 PM EDT2016-03-24 16:20:29 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 12:58 PM EDT2016-03-24 16:58:22 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Clover & Honey. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Clover & Honey. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Man dies after shooting In Spokane

    Man dies after shooting In Spokane

    Monday, March 21 2016 3:26 AM EDT2016-03-21 07:26:50 GMT
    Monday, March 21 2016 10:55 AM EDT2016-03-21 14:55:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man has died after being shot near Howard and Sinto. Police responded to the scene around 10:30 P.M. Sunday night. The victim was found in an alley, behind a business according to police.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man has died after being shot near Howard and Sinto. Police responded to the scene around 10:30 P.M. Sunday night. The victim was found in an alley, behind a business according to police. He has not yet been identified.

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  • Idaho House panel approves new anti-stalking legislation

    Idaho House panel approves new anti-stalking legislation

    Friday, March 18 2016 12:24 PM EDT2016-03-18 16:24:31 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2016 12:24 PM EDT2016-03-18 16:24:30 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho House panel approved legislation on Thursday that would increase protections for victims in stalking cases.      The House Judiciary, Rules and Administration voted unanimously in favor of the bill after about an hour of testimony from law enforcement and victim advocates supporting the measure. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho House panel approved legislation on Thursday that would increase protections for victims in stalking cases.      The House Judiciary, Rules and Administration voted unanimously in favor of the bill after about an hour of testimony from law enforcement and victim advocates supporting the measure. 

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  • 'Absentee' caucus forms for Washington state due Friday

    'Absentee' caucus forms for Washington state due Friday

    Friday, March 18 2016 12:20 PM EDT2016-03-18 16:20:57 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2016 12:20 PM EDT2016-03-18 16:20:56 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders can still cast a vote in Washington state for their nominee if they can't attend the state's caucuses March 26.  Anyone who can't attend the caucuses because of religious observance, military service, disability, illness or work schedule can vote by filling out a surrogate affidavit form online. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders can still cast a vote in Washington state for their nominee if they can't attend the state's caucuses March 26.  Anyone who can't attend the caucuses because of religious observance, military service, disability, illness or work schedule can vote by filling out a surrogate affidavit form online. 

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  • Aerial gunning reduces Wyoming wolf pack that killed cattle

    Aerial gunning reduces Wyoming wolf pack that killed cattle

    Friday, March 18 2016 12:17 PM EDT2016-03-18 16:17:29 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2016 12:17 PM EDT2016-03-18 16:17:29 GMT

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife managers have killed five wolves from a large pack that had been killing yearling cattle in western Wyoming.      The Dell Creek Pack numbered as many as 16 animals and repeatedly killed cows grazing on private ranchland in the Hoback River Basin southeast of Jackson this winter.   The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that gunning from a helicopter has in recent weeks trimmed the pack.

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    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife managers have killed five wolves from a large pack that had been killing yearling cattle in western Wyoming.      The Dell Creek Pack numbered as many as 16 animals and repeatedly killed cows grazing on private ranchland in the Hoback River Basin southeast of Jackson this winter.   The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that gunning from a helicopter has in recent weeks trimmed the pack.

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  • Parents of man who died in Pierce County Jail files claim

    Parents of man who died in Pierce County Jail files claim

    Friday, March 18 2016 12:15 PM EDT2016-03-18 16:15:41 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2016 12:15 PM EDT2016-03-18 16:15:40 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The parents of a Pierce County man who died in jail have filed a $2 million claim against Pierce County, Sheriff Paul Pastor and a corrections deputy alleging civil right violations.  The News Tribune reports the claim alleges a lack of treatment for Matthew Smith's Crohn's disease and a sepsis infection led to his death in October. 

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The parents of a Pierce County man who died in jail have filed a $2 million claim against Pierce County, Sheriff Paul Pastor and a corrections deputy alleging civil right violations.  The News Tribune reports the claim alleges a lack of treatment for Matthew Smith's Crohn's disease and a sepsis infection led to his death in October. 

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Puca & Sadie

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Puca & Sadie

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 6:19 PM EDT2016-03-16 22:19:25 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-03-16 22:26:21 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Puca & Sadie. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Puca & Sadie. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court; McConnell says he won't be considered

    President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court; McConnell says he won't be considered

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 7:47 AM EDT2016-03-16 11:47:28 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 5:42 PM EDT2016-03-16 21:42:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court that the Senate won't consider his nomination. 

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    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court that the Senate won't consider his nomination.

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  • Zoo says Chai the elephant died from teeth abnormalities

    Zoo says Chai the elephant died from teeth abnormalities

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 12:20 PM EDT2016-03-15 16:20:36 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 12:20 PM EDT2016-03-15 16:20:36 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Oklahoma City officials say the death of an Asian elephant that was transferred from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo was likely due to an abnormality in her teeth that prevented her from chewing food properly.  KCPQ-TV reports (http://goo.gl/lJZwt1 ) the 37-year-old elephant named Chai died Jan. 30, months after she was moved to the Oklahoma City Zoo in May 2015. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Oklahoma City officials say the death of an Asian elephant that was transferred from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo was likely due to an abnormality in her teeth that prevented her from chewing food properly.  KCPQ-TV reports (http://goo.gl/lJZwt1 ) the 37-year-old elephant named Chai died Jan. 30, months after she was moved to the Oklahoma City Zoo in May 2015. 

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  • Investigation probes death of man, 19, at Benton County jail

    Investigation probes death of man, 19, at Benton County jail

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 12:14 PM EDT2016-03-15 16:14:37 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 12:14 PM EDT2016-03-15 16:14:36 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - An autopsy is set Tuesday to determine the cause of death of a 19-year-old mentally ill man who died at the Benton County jail.   The Tri-City Herald reports (http://goo.gl/Uw11z5 ) that Marc Anthony Moreno was found dead in his single-person cell Friday, about a week after he was arrested on misdemeanor warrants out of Benton and Franklin counties.  

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - An autopsy is set Tuesday to determine the cause of death of a 19-year-old mentally ill man who died at the Benton County jail.   The Tri-City Herald reports (http://goo.gl/Uw11z5 ) that Marc Anthony Moreno was found dead in his single-person cell Friday, about a week after he was arrested on misdemeanor warrants out of Benton and Franklin counties.  

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  • Washington coastal salmon fishing shutdown among 3 options weighed

    Washington coastal salmon fishing shutdown among 3 options weighed

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 12:07 PM EDT2016-03-15 16:07:37 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 12:07 PM EDT2016-03-15 16:07:37 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Fishery managers are considering shutting down recreational and commercial salmon fishing off Washington coast this summer due to a low number of returning coho salmon.  The closure is one of three options being considered by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which sets the fishing seasons in ocean waters off the Pacific coast.  

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Fishery managers are considering shutting down recreational and commercial salmon fishing off Washington coast this summer due to a low number of returning coho salmon.  The closure is one of three options being considered by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which sets the fishing seasons in ocean waters off the Pacific coast.  

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  • Extreme Science: Curved Ramp

    Extreme Science: Curved Ramp

    Thursday, March 10 2016 6:20 PM EST2016-03-10 23:20:56 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 6:20 PM EST2016-03-10 23:20:55 GMT

    Extreme Science: Curved Ramp

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    Extreme Science: Curved Ramp

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  • Extreme Science: Optical Illusions

    Extreme Science: Optical Illusions

    Thursday, March 10 2016 6:08 PM EST2016-03-10 23:08:20 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 6:08 PM EST2016-03-10 23:08:20 GMT

    Learn about Optical Illusions with Radical Rick and Caitlin Rearden.

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    Learn about Optical Illusions with Radical Rick and Caitlin Rearden.

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  • Ticket for $157M Mega Millions jackpot sold in Seattle

    Ticket for $157M Mega Millions jackpot sold in Seattle

    Thursday, March 10 2016 2:12 AM EST2016-03-10 07:12:55 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 2:32 AM EST2016-03-10 07:32:06 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington State Lottery says someone in Seattle has won a $157 million Mega Millions jackpot.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington State Lottery says someone in Seattle has won a $157 million Mega Millions jackpot.

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  • Grant programs for homeless students approved by Senate

    Grant programs for homeless students approved by Senate

    Friday, March 4 2016 12:30 AM EST2016-03-04 05:30:57 GMT
    Friday, March 4 2016 12:30 AM EST2016-03-04 05:30:57 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Senate has passed a bill that would create grant programs to provide support for a rising number of homeless students. >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Senate has passed a bill that would create grant programs to provide support for a rising number of homeless students.

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  • Sheriff: Man taking selfies with gun fatally shoots himself

    Sheriff: Man taking selfies with gun fatally shoots himself

    Thursday, March 3 2016 12:44 AM EST2016-03-03 05:44:06 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 12:44 AM EST2016-03-03 05:44:07 GMT
    CONCRETE, Wash. (AP) - A 43-year-old man has died after authorities say he accidentally shot himself in the face while taking selfies. >>

    CONCRETE, Wash. (AP) - A 43-year-old man has died after authorities say he accidentally shot himself in the face while taking selfies.

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  • Rape kit testing bill headed to Idaho Senate

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 5:52 PM EST2016-03-02 22:52:59 GMT
    Wednesday, March 2 2016 5:52 PM EST2016-03-02 22:52:59 GMT
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho House advanced legislation on Wednesday that would create a statewide system of collecting and tracking the physical evidence in sexual assault investigations.      >>

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho House advanced legislation on Wednesday that would create a statewide system of collecting and tracking the physical evidence in sexual assault investigations.
        

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Julius & Boris

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Julius & Boris

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 2:03 PM EST2016-03-02 19:03:19 GMT
    Wednesday, March 2 2016 3:49 PM EST2016-03-02 20:49:02 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Julius & Boris. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Julius & Boris. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Investigators questioning several people about 5 fires set In Spokane Valley

    Investigators questioning several people about 5 fires set In Spokane Valley

    Tuesday, March 1 2016 8:52 AM EST2016-03-01 13:52:22 GMT
    Tuesday, March 1 2016 10:34 AM EST2016-03-01 15:34:25 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Investigators are questioning several people about 5 fires set overnight in Spokane Valley.  The first fire call came out at 12:30. The fires were located in the general area between McDonald and University, north of Valleyway and south of Mission Ave. Two churches, one storage shed, multiple trash cans and shrubs were ignited at 5 separate locations.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Investigators are questioning several people about 5 fires set overnight in Spokane Valley.  The first fire call came out at 12:30. The fires were located in the general area between McDonald and University, north of Valleyway and south of Mission Ave. Two churches, one storage shed, multiple trash cans and shrubs were ignited at 5 separate locations.

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  • Morgenstern child sex abuse case

    Morgenstern child sex abuse case

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 9:27 PM EST2016-02-25 02:27:32 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 9:27 PM EST2016-02-25 02:27:32 GMT
    Craig MorgensternCraig Morgenstern
    SPOKANE, Wash.- It's day 3 of the Craig Morgenstern child sex abuse trial. Right now the prosecution is making a case that Morgenstern dumped child pornography before being arrested. One witness who testified Wednesday is a homeless man who says he found a couple boxes of various memory storage devices like flash drives, hard drives, and DVDs. >>

    SPOKANE, Wash.- It's day 3 of the Craig Morgenstern child sex abuse trial. Right now the prosecution is making a case that Morgenstern dumped child pornography before being arrested. One witness who testified Wednesday is a homeless man who says he found a couple boxes of various memory storage devices like flash drives, hard drives, and DVDs.

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  • Dozens of judges ask Washington high court to ban execution

    Dozens of judges ask Washington high court to ban execution

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 7:26 PM EST2016-02-25 00:26:00 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 7:26 PM EST2016-02-25 00:26:00 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Dozens of former Washington judges are urging the state Supreme Court to strike down the death penalty.      >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Dozens of former Washington judges are urging the state Supreme Court to strike down the death penalty.
        

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  • Idaho woman gets prison time for crash that killed daughter

    Idaho woman gets prison time for crash that killed daughter

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 12:38 PM EST2016-02-24 17:38:13 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 12:38 PM EST2016-02-24 17:38:13 GMT
    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho woman has been sentenced to at least three years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter for a car crash that killed her 5-year-old-daughter. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1TyWwka ) that 40-year-old Bianca Sekayouma was driving drunk when she struck a power pole along U.S. Highway 95 in 2014.  >>

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho woman has been sentenced to at least three years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter for a car crash that killed her 5-year-old-daughter. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1TyWwka ) that 40-year-old Bianca Sekayouma was driving drunk when she struck a power pole along U.S. Highway 95 in 2014. 

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  • Amtrak to welcome small pets on Amtrak Cascades trains

    Amtrak to welcome small pets on Amtrak Cascades trains

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 12:35 PM EST2016-02-24 17:35:50 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 12:35 PM EST2016-02-24 17:35:50 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials say small dogs and cats will be able to travel with their families on Amtrak Cascades trains starting in early March. Washington Department of Transportation Rail Director Ron Pate says previously only service animals were allowed the on the trains.      Reservations, which cost $25 per pet, must be made in advance and will be accepted for travel beginning March 7. >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials say small dogs and cats will be able to travel with their families on Amtrak Cascades trains starting in early March. Washington Department of Transportation Rail Director Ron Pate says previously only service animals were allowed the on the trains.      Reservations, which cost $25 per pet, must be made in advance and will be accepted for travel beginning March 7.

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  • VIDEO: Idaho landslide traps 250 people in remote town

    VIDEO: Idaho landslide traps 250 people in remote town

    Friday, February 19 2016 6:57 PM EST2016-02-19 23:57:58 GMT
    Sunday, February 21 2016 7:17 PM EST2016-02-22 00:17:16 GMT

    ELK CITY, Idaho (AP) - Nearly 250 residents are still trapped in the remote town of Elk City after a massive landslide slid onto Highway 14 on Thursday. KBOI-TV reports that about 14 tons of debris slid across a section of the highway about 10 miles west of Elk City. Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department say the landslide is about 40 feet deep and is blocking approximately 500 feet of the highway.

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    ELK CITY, Idaho (AP) - Nearly 250 residents are still trapped in the remote town of Elk City after a massive landslide slid onto Highway 14 on Thursday. KBOI-TV reports that about 14 tons of debris slid across a section of the highway about 10 miles west of Elk City. Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department say the landslide is about 40 feet deep and is blocking approximately 500 feet of the highway.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Boris & Sweetie

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Boris & Sweetie

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 7:01 PM EST2016-02-18 00:01:50 GMT
    Wednesday, February 17 2016 7:20 PM EST2016-02-18 00:20:42 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Boris & Sweetie. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Boris & Sweetie. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Monkeys taken from Pasco home as shelter investigates

    Monkeys taken from Pasco home as shelter investigates

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 6:02 PM EST2016-02-17 23:02:27 GMT
    Wednesday, February 17 2016 6:02 PM EST2016-02-17 23:02:27 GMT
    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Two capuchin monkeys have been confiscated from a home in Pasco, Washington, while animal control officials determine whether the pets are owned legally. >>

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Two capuchin monkeys have been confiscated from a home in Pasco, Washington, while animal control officials determine whether the pets are owned legally.

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  • Teen boy arrested for lewd conduct at Coeur d'Alene daycare

    Teen boy arrested for lewd conduct at Coeur d'Alene daycare

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 7:20 PM EST2016-02-11 00:20:10 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 10:00 PM EST2016-02-12 03:00:20 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a 16-year-old boy for lewd conduct with and 8-year-old girl at a private daycare. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a 16-year-old boy for lewd conduct with and 8-year-old girl at a private daycare. 

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  • House passes birth control access bill

    House passes birth control access bill

    Thursday, February 11 2016 5:44 PM EST2016-02-11 22:44:38 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 5:44 PM EST2016-02-11 22:44:38 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The House has a bill that would make it easier for women to consistently access contraceptives.  >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The House has a bill that would make it easier for women to consistently access contraceptives. 

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  • Denver Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50

    Denver Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50

    Sunday, February 7 2016 10:35 PM EST2016-02-08 03:35:42 GMT
    Sunday, February 7 2016 11:01 PM EST2016-02-08 04:01:57 GMT

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Super Bowl 50 is officially in the books, and the Denver Broncos are this year's champions. 

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    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Super Bowl 50 is officially in the books, and the Denver Broncos are this year's champions. 

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Harley & Tup Tim

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Harley & Tup Tim

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 5:50 PM EST2016-02-03 22:50:47 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 6:04 PM EST2016-02-03 23:04:45 GMT
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Harley & Tup Tim. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532 >>

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Harley & Tup Tim. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Teen feels helpless after hit and run

    Teen feels helpless after hit and run

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 10:21 PM EST2016-02-03 03:21:27 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 6:02 PM EST2016-02-03 23:02:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Reports of hit and runs happening all over town seem to be happening far too frequently. Unfortunately for some drivers who are victims of hit and run crashes, there isn't much that police can do to follow up on them. That is, unless you have a license plate number. That's because police say  there is nothing to follow up on. So even though you think you're doing everything right, you still could be out of luck.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Reports of hit and runs happening all over town seem to be happening far too frequently. Unfortunately for some drivers who are victims of hit and run crashes, there isn't much that police can do to follow up on them. That is, unless you have a license plate number. That's because police say  there is nothing to follow up on. So even though you think you're doing everything right, you still could be out of luck.

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  • Former Seattle Elephant's death prompts investigation

    Former Seattle Elephant's death prompts investigation

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 1:30 PM EST2016-02-02 18:30:01 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 1:30 PM EST2016-02-02 18:30:01 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle-based advocacy group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo.    The elephant, named Chai, was transferred from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to the Oklahoma facility eight months ago, along with another elephant, named Bamboo. Zookeepers found Chai dead in the elephant yard Saturday morning. >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle-based advocacy group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo.    The elephant, named Chai, was transferred from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to the Oklahoma facility eight months ago, along with another elephant, named Bamboo. Zookeepers found Chai dead in the elephant yard Saturday morning.

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  • Everett Police look into mistreatment in infant's death

    Everett Police look into mistreatment in infant's death

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 1:23 PM EST2016-02-02 18:23:13 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 1:23 PM EST2016-02-02 18:23:13 GMT
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Everett police are investigating to see whether other children may have been mistreated in connection to the death of a 3-month old girl. The infant died in December. She suffered a broken arm, broken ribs, a black eye, pneumonia and meningitis, and authorities say she tested positive for methamphetamine before her death. >>

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Everett police are investigating to see whether other children may have been mistreated in connection to the death of a 3-month old girl. The infant died in December. She suffered a broken arm, broken ribs, a black eye, pneumonia and meningitis, and authorities say she tested positive for methamphetamine before her death.

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  • Police investigating fatal stabbing in Spokane Valley

    Police investigating fatal stabbing in Spokane Valley

    Saturday, January 30 2016 12:51 AM EST2016-01-30 05:51:54 GMT
    Saturday, January 30 2016 9:21 PM EST2016-01-31 02:21:10 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in Spokane Valley Friday night. Dispatch got a call of a domestic violence call near 6th and Howe just before 7 pm. When deputies arrived they found a 29-year-old woman unresponsive. Deputies gave her CPR, but were unresponsive. She was later pronounced at the scene, A 38-year-old man who was inside the home took off and ran.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in Spokane Valley Friday night. Dispatch got a call of a domestic violence call near 6th and Howe just before 7 pm. When deputies arrived they found a 29-year-old woman unresponsive. Deputies gave her CPR, but were unresponsive. She was later pronounced at the scene, A 38-year-old man who was inside the home took off and ran.

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  • New details emerge on arrests in deadly shooting outside North Spokane club

    New details emerge on arrests in deadly shooting outside North Spokane club

    Friday, January 29 2016 2:35 AM EST2016-01-29 07:35:03 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 4:15 PM EST2016-01-29 21:15:47 GMT

    SPOKANE - Nearly two weeks ago, 21-year-old Eastern Washington University student Eddy Villagomez was shot and killed outside a club in North Spokane. Now, police say tips from Crimestoppers helped lead them to arrests.

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    SPOKANE - Nearly two weeks ago, 21-year-old Eastern Washington University student Eddy Villagomez was shot and killed outside a club in North Spokane. Now, police say tips from Crimestoppers helped lead them to arrests.

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  • Man pleads guilty to trafficking heroin in Snohomish County

    Man pleads guilty to trafficking heroin in Snohomish County

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 10:02 AM EST2016-01-26 15:02:02 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 10:02 AM EST2016-01-26 15:02:01 GMT
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 29-year-old man accused of selling drugs in Snohomish County for years is set to be sentenced for drug trafficking, money laundering and witness intimidation. The Daily Herald reports James Painter will be sentenced this week after pleading guilty to the charges earlier this month. >>

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 29-year-old man accused of selling drugs in Snohomish County for years is set to be sentenced for drug trafficking, money laundering and witness intimidation. The Daily Herald reports James Painter will be sentenced this week after pleading guilty to the charges earlier this month.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Chewey & Rucker

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Chewey & Rucker

    Wednesday, January 20 2016 8:01 PM EST2016-01-21 01:01:55 GMT
    Wednesday, January 20 2016 8:06 PM EST2016-01-21 01:06:59 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Miska & Wonder. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Miska & Wonder. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Skier, snowboarder die in avalanches in West

    Skier, snowboarder die in avalanches in West

    Wednesday, January 20 2016 1:52 PM EST2016-01-20 18:52:55 GMT
    Wednesday, January 20 2016 1:52 PM EST2016-01-20 18:52:55 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A skier and a snowboarder have died in separate avalanches in the West, bringing to seven the number of deaths from avalanches this winter in the U.S.  Officials say snowboarder Jed Wesley Foster died Tuesday in an avalanche south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming.   The skier died the same day on Cedar Mountain in southwestern Montana after being swept into the trees.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A skier and a snowboarder have died in separate avalanches in the West, bringing to seven the number of deaths from avalanches this winter in the U.S.  Officials say snowboarder Jed Wesley Foster died Tuesday in an avalanche south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming.   The skier died the same day on Cedar Mountain in southwestern Montana after being swept into the trees.

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  • Idaho welfare division seeks increase in general funds

    Idaho welfare division seeks increase in general funds

    Wednesday, January 20 2016 1:51 PM EST2016-01-20 18:51:01 GMT
    Wednesday, January 20 2016 1:51 PM EST2016-01-20 18:51:00 GMT
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Division of Welfare is asking state budget writers for a 9.4 percent increase from the general fund to modernize the technology used in the distribution of child support payments. The $3.7 million increase is part of the division's total request of about $43 million from the state's general fund. >>

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Division of Welfare is asking state budget writers for a 9.4 percent increase from the general fund to modernize the technology used in the distribution of child support payments. The $3.7 million increase is part of the division's total request of about $43 million from the state's general fund.

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  • $1,000 reward offered for lost boxer puppy

    $1,000 reward offered for lost boxer puppy

    Monday, January 18 2016 2:54 PM EST2016-01-18 19:54:15 GMT
    Monday, January 18 2016 4:26 PM EST2016-01-18 21:26:49 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - A Spokane family is desperate to find their boxer puppy, Maverick, and are now offering a $1,000 reward to the person who can help them find their dog. Maverick is a 6-month old boxer who ran away from the Rathdrum, Idaho after getting spooked by fireworks during a New Year's Eve celebration. 

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    RATHDRUM, Idaho - A Spokane family is desperate to find their boxer puppy, Maverick, and are now offering a $1,000 reward to the person who can help them find their dog. Maverick is a 10-month-old boxer who ran away from the Rathdrum, Idaho after getting spooked by fireworks during a New Year's Eve celebration. 

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  • Throwback Thursday: Woman reflects on her mother's days working at the old Spokane Bon Marche

    Throwback Thursday: Woman reflects on her mother's days working at the old Spokane Bon Marche

    Thursday, January 14 2016 3:00 PM EST2016-01-14 20:00:50 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2016 3:00 PM EST2016-01-14 20:00:49 GMT
    KHQ.COM - If you were born and raised in Spokane you most likely could tell a few throwback stories about the employers you used to work for or perhaps who your parents used to work for.  As Spokane gets ready to say good bye to the downtown Macy's location, causing 94 employees to be left wondering where they will work, one Spokane woman sent us a letter reflecting on what once was even before Macy's - The Bon Marche. >>

    KHQ.COM - If you were born and raised in Spokane you most likely could tell a few throwback stories about the employers you used to work for or perhaps who your parents used to work for.  As Spokane gets ready to say good bye to the downtown Macy's location, causing 94 employees to be left wondering where they will work, one Spokane woman sent us a letter reflecting on what once was even before Macy's - The Bon Marche.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Miska and Wonder

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Miska and Wonder

    Wednesday, January 13 2016 5:54 PM EST2016-01-13 22:54:43 GMT
    Wednesday, January 13 2016 6:17 PM EST2016-01-13 23:17:06 GMT

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Miska & Wonder. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Miska & Wonder. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Washington woman injured in fire at bikini coffee stand dies

    Washington woman injured in fire at bikini coffee stand dies

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 3:00 PM EST2016-01-12 20:00:40 GMT
    Tuesday, January 12 2016 3:00 PM EST2016-01-12 20:00:39 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a Washington state woman working in a bikini coffee stand has died days after a fire broke out at the business.      Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says Courtney Campbell died Monday afternoon.  Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks says the barista, later identified as Campbell, was inside the stand Thursday afternoon and was burned while escaping. >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a Washington state woman working in a bikini coffee stand has died days after a fire broke out at the business.      Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says Courtney Campbell died Monday afternoon.  Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks says the barista, later identified as Campbell, was inside the stand Thursday afternoon and was burned while escaping.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Wonder & Hunk

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Wonder & Hunk

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 7:19 PM EST2016-01-07 00:19:30 GMT
    Wednesday, January 6 2016 7:22 PM EST2016-01-07 00:22:28 GMT
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Wonder & Hunk. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532 >>

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Wonder & Hunk. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Seattle minimum wage moves toward $15 on Friday

    Seattle minimum wage moves toward $15 on Friday

    Friday, January 1 2016 3:47 PM EST2016-01-01 20:47:23 GMT
    Friday, January 1 2016 3:47 PM EST2016-01-01 20:47:22 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's minimum wage takes another step toward $15 an hour on Friday.  Depending on the size of the business and whether the employees have health insurance, workers in Seattle will make as much as $13 an hour minimum in 2016. In November, voters in Tacoma approved a graduated increase to $12 an hour starting in 2016.  >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's minimum wage takes another step toward $15 an hour on Friday.  Depending on the size of the business and whether the employees have health insurance, workers in Seattle will make as much as $13 an hour minimum in 2016. In November, voters in Tacoma approved a graduated increase to $12 an hour starting in 2016. 

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  • Police say man dangled daughter, 7, from balcony

    Police say man dangled daughter, 7, from balcony

    Thursday, December 31 2015 1:57 PM EST2015-12-31 18:57:03 GMT
    Thursday, December 31 2015 1:57 PM EST2015-12-31 18:57:03 GMT
    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Falls police have arrested an Indiana man they say dangled his 7-year-old daughter from a balcony and threatened to drop her.      The Post Register reports that police charged the 38-year-old man with felony injury to a child. Police say the girl's mother told them she got in an argument with the father about his visitation with their children. >>

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Falls police have arrested an Indiana man they say dangled his 7-year-old daughter from a balcony and threatened to drop her.      The Post Register reports that police charged the 38-year-old man with felony injury to a child. Police say the girl's mother told them she got in an argument with the father about his visitation with their children.

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  • State wants extension to comply with mental health order

    State wants extension to comply with mental health order

    Thursday, December 31 2015 1:53 PM EST2015-12-31 18:53:10 GMT
    Thursday, December 31 2015 1:53 PM EST2015-12-31 18:53:09 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state says it needs more time to comply with a federal judge's order requiring officials to quickly provide mentally ill defendants with competency evaluations and treatment.   In April, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said the state was violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill defendants and gave officials until Jan. 2, 2016 to start providing competency evaluations and restoration treatment. >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state says it needs more time to comply with a federal judge's order requiring officials to quickly provide mentally ill defendants with competency evaluations and treatment.   In April, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said the state was violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill defendants and gave officials until Jan. 2, 2016 to start providing competency evaluations and restoration treatment.

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  • Car Found In Spokane River

    Monday, December 28 2015 3:52 AM EST2015-12-28 08:52:32 GMT
    Monday, December 28 2015 9:20 AM EST2015-12-28 14:20:59 GMT

    Right now Spokane Valley Fire crews are working to pull out a car from the Spokane River. Its not clear if there was anyone inside. Fire crews tell KHQ that a passing driver spotted the car floating in the river near Upriver & Greene and called 911. Several streets in the area are closed. Check back with KHQ for updates on this breaking news.

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    A car was pulled from the Spokane River early Monday morning.

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  • Mad Minute Stories from Monday, December 21, 2015

    Mad Minute Stories from Monday, December 21, 2015

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 2:43 AM EST2015-12-22 07:43:08 GMT
    Tuesday, December 22 2015 2:43 AM EST2015-12-22 07:43:08 GMT
    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from

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  • New baby orca spotted in Puget Sound

    New baby orca spotted in Puget Sound

    Thursday, December 17 2015 1:49 PM EST2015-12-17 18:49:33 GMT
    Thursday, December 17 2015 1:49 PM EST2015-12-17 18:49:33 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Whale researchers are celebrating yet another new baby orca in Puget Sound.  The discovery of the new birth is the eighth since last December and brings the Southern Resident Killer Whale population to 84.  The Center for Whale Research says the new orca has been named J54 but the sex has not been determined.   >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Whale researchers are celebrating yet another new baby orca in Puget Sound.  The discovery of the new birth is the eighth since last December and brings the Southern Resident Killer Whale population to 84.  The Center for Whale Research says the new orca has been named J54 but the sex has not been determined.  

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  • Man who pointed gun at trooper gets 11 years in prison

    Man who pointed gun at trooper gets 11 years in prison

    Thursday, December 17 2015 1:29 PM EST2015-12-17 18:29:28 GMT
    Thursday, December 17 2015 1:29 PM EST2015-12-17 18:29:28 GMT

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A man who pointed a gun at a Washington State Patrol trooper has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.      The Kitsap Sun reports that 27-year-old Timothy Robert Hall was sentenced last week. He previously pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, attempting to elude a police vehicle, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.

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    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A man who pointed a gun at a Washington State Patrol trooper has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.      The Kitsap Sun reports that 27-year-old Timothy Robert Hall was sentenced last week. He previously pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, attempting to elude a police vehicle, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.

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  • Nevada back open after gas leak investigation

    Nevada back open after gas leak investigation

    Thursday, December 17 2015 8:35 AM EST2015-12-17 13:35:29 GMT
    Thursday, December 17 2015 9:08 AM EST2015-12-17 14:08:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire and police crews responded to a hazmat investigation Thursday morning just before 5:30am. A gas line leak was discovered at the Devil's Brew coffee stand near Francis and Nevada. One employee was inside the coffee stand at the time but no was not injured.  Authorities have shut off the line and are still working to investigate the cause of the leak.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire and police crews responded to a hazmat investigation Thursday morning just before 5:30am. A gas line leak was discovered at the Devil's Brew coffee stand near Francis and Nevada. One employee was inside the coffee stand at the time but no was not injured.  Authorities have shut off the line and are still working to investigate the cause of the leak.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Precious and Rocha

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Precious and Rocha

    Wednesday, December 16 2015 7:15 PM EST2015-12-17 00:15:34 GMT
    Wednesday, December 16 2015 7:18 PM EST2015-12-17 00:18:51 GMT
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Precious & Rocha. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532>>

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Precious & Rocha. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Umatilla man sentenced to life in prison for triple murder

    Umatilla man sentenced to life in prison for triple murder

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:45 PM EST2015-12-15 21:45:26 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:45 PM EST2015-12-15 21:45:26 GMT
    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A Umatilla man will spend life in prison for killing three Pasco people in a cornfield in August 2014.    The Tri-City Herald reports that Francisco Resendez Miranda was sentenced Monday. A jury found him guilty of three counts of aggravated first-degree murder in November.>>

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A Umatilla man will spend life in prison for killing three Pasco people in a cornfield in August 2014.    The Tri-City Herald reports that Francisco Resendez Miranda was sentenced Monday. A jury found him guilty of three counts of aggravated first-degree murder in November.

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  • Yellowstone National Park to open roads for winter travel

    Yellowstone National Park to open roads for winter travel

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:25 PM EST2015-12-15 21:25:06 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:25 PM EST2015-12-15 21:25:06 GMT
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - Winter travel into Yellowstone National Park is opening thanks to recent snow storms.    The Billings Gazette reports that visitors will be able to travel the park's interior roads from the North, West and South entrances on commercially guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. >>

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - Winter travel into Yellowstone National Park is opening thanks to recent snow storms.    The Billings Gazette reports that visitors will be able to travel the park's interior roads from the North, West and South entrances on commercially guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. 

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  • Skagit County projects receive $5.4M grant for salmon work

    Skagit County projects receive $5.4M grant for salmon work

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:22 PM EST2015-12-15 21:22:32 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:22 PM EST2015-12-15 21:22:31 GMT
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Eight Skagit County projects have received a $5.4 million grant to remove barriers to salmon migration and increase fish habitat.    The Skagit Valley Herald reports that the grant was recently announced by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound Partnership.   >>

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Eight Skagit County projects have received a $5.4 million grant to remove barriers to salmon migration and increase fish habitat.    The Skagit Valley Herald reports that the grant was recently announced by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound Partnership.   

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  • Avalanche injures skier near Sun Valley

    Avalanche injures skier near Sun Valley

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:20 PM EST2015-12-15 21:20:13 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:20 PM EST2015-12-15 21:20:12 GMT
    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - Officials say a skier was badly injured when he was caught in an avalanche in central Idaho on Monday afternoon.    Sawtooth Avalanche Center Director Scott Savage says the man was skiing on U.S. Forest Service land when he was caught by the slide and carried about 450 feet.>>

    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - Officials say a skier was badly injured when he was caught in an avalanche in central Idaho on Monday afternoon.    Sawtooth Avalanche Center Director Scott Savage says the man was skiing on U.S. Forest Service land when he was caught by the slide and carried about 450 feet.

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  • Omak plywood mill to close early next year, affecting 175

    Omak plywood mill to close early next year, affecting 175

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:10 PM EST2015-12-15 21:10:28 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:10 PM EST2015-12-15 21:10:28 GMT
    OMAK, Wash. (AP) - A plywood and veneer mill in north-central Washington is closing early next year, affecting about 175 workers.    The owner, the Colville Tribal Federal Corp., says it is closing Omak Wood Products, citing factors including losing a major customer, the wildfires and falling plywood prices.   >>

    OMAK, Wash. (AP) - A plywood and veneer mill in north-central Washington is closing early next year, affecting about 175 workers.    The owner, the Colville Tribal Federal Corp., says it is closing Omak Wood Products, citing factors including losing a major customer, the wildfires and falling plywood prices.   

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  • Contractor donates restored Oso land to Snohomish County

    Contractor donates restored Oso land to Snohomish County

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:08 PM EST2015-12-15 21:08:28 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:08 PM EST2015-12-15 21:08:28 GMT
    OSO, Wash. (AP) - The construction company that rebuilt a section of Highway 530 after the deadly 2014 mudslide in Oso is donating land to Snohomish County.    The 2014 mudslide struck about 55 miles north of Seattle when a hillside gave way in Oso, burying 43 people and blocking the state highway.  >>

    OSO, Wash. (AP) - The construction company that rebuilt a section of Highway 530 after the deadly 2014 mudslide in Oso is donating land to Snohomish County.    The 2014 mudslide struck about 55 miles north of Seattle when a hillside gave way in Oso, burying 43 people and blocking the state highway.  

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  • Washington coach suspended for praying files complaint

    Washington coach suspended for praying files complaint

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:05 PM EST2015-12-15 21:05:58 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 4:05 PM EST2015-12-15 21:05:58 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state high school assistant football coach who was suspended for praying at midfield after games has filed a discrimination complaint.    The Liberty Institute, a Texas-based law firm representing coach Joe Kennedy, says he filed the complaint Tuesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.    It alleges Bremerton School District discriminated against him when it suspended him Oct. 28. >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state high school assistant football coach who was suspended for praying at midfield after games has filed a discrimination complaint.    The Liberty Institute, a Texas-based law firm representing coach Joe Kennedy, says he filed the complaint Tuesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.    It alleges Bremerton School District discriminated against him when it suspended him Oct. 28. 

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Max and Onyx

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Max and Onyx

    Wednesday, December 9 2015 7:24 PM EST2015-12-10 00:24:18 GMT
    Wednesday, December 9 2015 7:36 PM EST2015-12-10 00:36:56 GMT
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Max and Onyx. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532>>

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Max and Onyx. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • Magistrate judge rules against polygamous trio in Montana

    Magistrate judge rules against polygamous trio in Montana

    Wednesday, December 9 2015 6:11 PM EST2015-12-09 23:11:38 GMT
    Wednesday, December 9 2015 6:11 PM EST2015-12-09 23:11:38 GMT
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has ruled against a polygamous trio in Billings seeking to strike down Montana's bigamy laws. >>

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has ruled against a polygamous trio in Billings seeking to strike down Montana's bigamy laws. 

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  • DNA test clears Washington man convicted in mother's death

    DNA test clears Washington man convicted in mother's death

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 11:18 AM EST2015-12-02 16:18:36 GMT
    Wednesday, December 2 2015 11:18 AM EST2015-12-02 16:18:36 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state man convicted of killing his mother 15 years ago is being freed from prison after investigators said new DNA tests linked another man to the crime.    Attorneys with the Innocence Project Northwest say they expect Donovan Allen to be released soon. They say a Cowlitz County judge ordered his release Tuesday after a prosecutor dismissed the charges against him.>>

    SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state man convicted of killing his mother 15 years ago is being freed from prison after investigators said new DNA tests linked another man to the crime.    Attorneys with the Innocence Project Northwest say they expect Donovan Allen to be released soon. They say a Cowlitz County judge ordered his release Tuesday after a prosecutor dismissed the charges against him.

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  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Franky

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Franky

    Tuesday, December 1 2015 12:14 PM EST2015-12-01 17:14:54 GMT
    Tuesday, December 1 2015 12:21 PM EST2015-12-01 17:21:36 GMT
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Franky. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532>>

    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friend: Franky. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532

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  • WSU med school hopes to enroll students in 2017

    WSU med school hopes to enroll students in 2017

    Friday, November 20 2015 2:22 PM EST2015-11-20 19:22:12 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 2:22 PM EST2015-11-20 19:22:11 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University's new medical school in Spokane is working on an aggressive schedule to win accreditation.    The school's new dean told a Washington state Senate panel Thursday that could mean a first class of students for the 2017 school year.    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University's new medical school in Spokane is working on an aggressive schedule to win accreditation.    The school's new dean told a Washington state Senate panel Thursday that could mean a first class of students for the 2017 school year.    

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  • Lewiston police will discipline officers who shot themselves

    Lewiston police will discipline officers who shot themselves

    Friday, November 20 2015 2:14 PM EST2015-11-20 19:14:23 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 2:14 PM EST2015-11-20 19:14:22 GMT
    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - The Lewiston Police chief says two officers will be disciplined after they were injured when one accidentally fired his gun in the department's basement.    The Lewiston Tribune reports that Chief Christopher Ankeny says the officers violated the department's firearms safety procedures by failing to use an indoor bullet trap while unloading their weapons.>>

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - The Lewiston Police chief says two officers will be disciplined after they were injured when one accidentally fired his gun in the department's basement.    The Lewiston Tribune reports that Chief Christopher Ankeny says the officers violated the department's firearms safety procedures by failing to use an indoor bullet trap while unloading their weapons.

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  • Montana governor frees man in 1979 murder

    Montana governor frees man in 1979 murder

    Friday, November 20 2015 2:11 PM EST2015-11-20 19:11:14 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 2:11 PM EST2015-11-20 19:11:14 GMT
    DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) - The latest in the clemency request from a Montana man convicted in a 1979 murder he has long denied (all times local):    11:45 a.m.    Montana's governor has freed a man who maintained his innocence throughout three decades in prison for the murder of a high school classmate.    Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday signed a clemency order allowing for the release of 53-year-old Barry Beach. >>

    DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) - The latest in the clemency request from a Montana man convicted in a 1979 murder he has long denied (all times local):    11:45 a.m.    Montana's governor has freed a man who maintained his innocence throughout three decades in prison for the murder of a high school classmate.    Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday signed a clemency order allowing for the release of 53-year-old Barry Beach. 

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  • Ferris cheerleaders' Girls Night Out reschedule information

    Thursday, November 19 2015 8:48 PM EST2015-11-20 01:48:33 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2015 8:48 PM EST2015-11-20 01:48:33 GMT
    SPOKANE - Due to power outages, the Ferris Cheerleaders have to reschedule their fall fundraiser: "Girls' Night Out". The event was planned for Saturday, November 21, but will instead be pushed back to sometime in early December. Specific dates and times will be determined when classes resume. >>

    SPOKANE - Due to power outages, the Ferris Cheerleaders have to reschedule their fall fundraiser: "Girls' Night Out". The event was planned for Saturday, November 21, but will instead be pushed back to sometime in early December. Specific dates and times will be determined when classes resume. 

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  • 14-year-old boy charged in wreck that killed 10-year-old

    14-year-old boy charged in wreck that killed 10-year-old

    Friday, November 13 2015 2:42 PM EST2015-11-13 19:42:55 GMT
    Friday, November 13 2015 2:42 PM EST2015-11-13 19:42:54 GMT
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a 14-year-old boy who is accused of driving a car that crashed and killed a 10-year-old passenger.    The New Tribune reports that not guilty pleas were entered on the teen's behalf Thursday in Pierce County Juvenile Court. He is charged with single counts of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and hit-and-run. >>
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a 14-year-old boy who is accused of driving a car that crashed and killed a 10-year-old passenger.    The New Tribune reports that not guilty pleas were entered on the teen's behalf Thursday in Pierce County Juvenile Court. He is charged with single counts of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and hit-and-run. >>
  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Shortstop & Cheyenne

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Shortstop & Cheyenne

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 7:25 PM EST2015-11-11 00:25:05 GMT
    Tuesday, November 10 2015 7:25 PM EST2015-11-11 00:25:05 GMT
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friends: Shortstop & Cheyenne. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532>>
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friends: Shortstop & Cheyenne. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532>>
  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Boo & Owl

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Boo & Owl

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 6:28 PM EST2015-11-04 23:28:39 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 6:28 PM EST2015-11-04 23:28:39 GMT
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friends: Boo & Owl. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532>>
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friends: Boo & Owl. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532>>
  • Former teacher charged with raping student in 2006

    Former teacher charged with raping student in 2006

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 1:36 PM EST2015-11-04 18:36:12 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 1:36 PM EST2015-11-04 18:36:12 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A former Renton teacher has been charged with third-degree rape of a child after he told a police detective that he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student in 2006.    The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1H84FZq ) that Jeffrey Willis was charged last week.    King County prosecutors say Willis admitted the relationship with the student in his eighth-grade class at Dimmitt Middle School.  >>
    SEATTLE (AP) - A former Renton teacher has been charged with third-degree rape of a child after he told a police detective that he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student in 2006.    The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1H84FZq ) that Jeffrey Willis was charged last week.    King County prosecutors say Willis admitted the relationship with the student in his eighth-grade class at Dimmitt Middle School.  >>
  • Oregon mother accused of killing daughter avoids mental exam

    Oregon mother accused of killing daughter avoids mental exam

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 1:34 PM EST2015-11-04 18:34:09 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 1:34 PM EST2015-11-04 18:34:09 GMT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon authorities say a mother accused of drowning her younger daughter and trying to kill her older one has avoided three scheduled mental evaluations.    The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1l7tk6A ) that the defense argues that 41-year-old Jessica Smith of Goldendale, Washington, had postpartum psychosis. She pleaded not guilty in 2014. >>
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon authorities say a mother accused of drowning her younger daughter and trying to kill her older one has avoided three scheduled mental evaluations.    The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1l7tk6A ) that the defense argues that 41-year-old Jessica Smith of Goldendale, Washington, had postpartum psychosis. She pleaded not guilty in 2014. >>
  • Seattle garbage man returns $12,000 lost check to school

    Seattle garbage man returns $12,000 lost check to school

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 1:32 PM EST2015-11-04 18:32:23 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 1:32 PM EST2015-11-04 18:32:23 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle elementary school is thanking a garbage man for snooping through the trash and finding nearly $12,000 in checks.    KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1PmNYdW ) that Waste Management employee Micah Speir was picking up scattered trash next to some bins when he found a number of checks made out to Lawson elementary School.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle elementary school is thanking a garbage man for snooping through the trash and finding nearly $12,000 in checks.    KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1PmNYdW ) that Waste Management employee Micah Speir was picking up scattered trash next to some bins when he found a number of checks made out to Lawson elementary School.>>
  • Twin Falls man pleads guilty to poaching celebrity deer

    Twin Falls man pleads guilty to poaching celebrity deer

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 12:12 PM EST2015-11-03 17:12:38 GMT
    Tuesday, November 3 2015 12:12 PM EST2015-11-03 17:12:38 GMT
    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A hunter accused of poaching a well-known and well-liked buck in Twin Falls last winter has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.    The Times-News reports that 34-year-old Jacob Pool pleaded guilty last week to a felony count of killing or wasting a trophy mule deer during a closed season and a reduced misdemeanor count of destructing or concealing evidence.>>
    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A hunter accused of poaching a well-known and well-liked buck in Twin Falls last winter has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.    The Times-News reports that 34-year-old Jacob Pool pleaded guilty last week to a felony count of killing or wasting a trophy mule deer during a closed season and a reduced misdemeanor count of destructing or concealing evidence.>>
  • Suspected drug dealer accused of hurting K9

    Suspected drug dealer accused of hurting K9

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 12:10 PM EST2015-11-03 17:10:00 GMT
    Tuesday, November 3 2015 12:10 PM EST2015-11-03 17:10:00 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A suspected drug dealer is in the Spokane County jail after fighting with a police dog during a traffic stop.    Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Thurman pulled over a car with Montana plates on Interstate 90 about 2 a.m. Friday after the driver violated several traffic rules. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A suspected drug dealer is in the Spokane County jail after fighting with a police dog during a traffic stop.    Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Thurman pulled over a car with Montana plates on Interstate 90 about 2 a.m. Friday after the driver violated several traffic rules. >>
  • After football coach on paid leave for prayer, satanists plan to attend high school game

    After football coach on paid leave for prayer, satanists plan to attend high school game

    Thursday, October 29 2015 2:32 PM EDT2015-10-29 18:32:22 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 2:36 PM EDT2015-10-29 18:36:02 GMT
    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The latest on a Washington state high school football coach put on paid leave over on-field prayers (all times local):    11:10 a.m.    A group of self-described Satanists is still planning to attend a Washington state high school football game despite the school district placing a coach on leave because he refused to stop praying on the field.>>
    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The latest on a Washington state high school football coach put on paid leave over on-field prayers (all times local):    11:10 a.m.    A group of self-described Satanists is still planning to attend a Washington state high school football game despite the school district placing a coach on leave because he refused to stop praying on the field.>>
  • Washington school district considers transgender policy

    Washington school district considers transgender policy

    Tuesday, October 27 2015 12:13 PM EDT2015-10-27 16:13:48 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 12:13 PM EDT2015-10-27 16:13:47 GMT
    SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) - Several school districts in Washington are exploring anti-discrimination policies that would protect transgender students.    The Everett Herald reports that the Snohomish School Board is expected to decide Wednesday on a policy that addresses issues like access to restrooms and locker rooms, sports participation, dress codes and official records.>>
    SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) - Several school districts in Washington are exploring anti-discrimination policies that would protect transgender students.    The Everett Herald reports that the Snohomish School Board is expected to decide Wednesday on a policy that addresses issues like access to restrooms and locker rooms, sports participation, dress codes and official records.>>
  • Coast Guard searches for owner of boat found near Bainbridge

    Coast Guard searches for owner of boat found near Bainbridge

    Tuesday, October 27 2015 12:09 PM EDT2015-10-27 16:09:12 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 12:09 PM EDT2015-10-27 16:09:12 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching for a 54-year-old man whose empty boat was found adrift near Bainbridge Island.    The search began around 6:30 p.m. Monday after a Coast Guard vessel found multiple indications the 15-foot boat was being used, including a fishing pole and an open tackle box. His wife confirmed that the man's truck and trailer were still at the Port Orchard Marina boat ramp.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching for a 54-year-old man whose empty boat was found adrift near Bainbridge Island.    The search began around 6:30 p.m. Monday after a Coast Guard vessel found multiple indications the 15-foot boat was being used, including a fishing pole and an open tackle box. His wife confirmed that the man's truck and trailer were still at the Port Orchard Marina boat ramp.>>
  • 13-year-old shot last week at Lewis-McChord has died

    13-year-old shot last week at Lewis-McChord has died

    Monday, October 26 2015 1:26 PM EDT2015-10-26 17:26:45 GMT
    Monday, October 26 2015 5:25 PM EDT2015-10-26 21:25:28 GMT
    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy shot in the face last week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has died.    Lakewood Police told The News Tribune the boy died Sunday night at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, where he was taken after being shot Tuesday. A 17-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Friday to shooting his friend in the face while a group of boys were walking in a wooded area of the base.   >>
    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy shot in the face last week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has died.    Lakewood Police told The News Tribune the boy died Sunday night at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, where he was taken after being shot Tuesday. A 17-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Friday to shooting his friend in the face while a group of boys were walking in a wooded area of the base.   >>
  • SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Snickers & Tazzy (10/22/15)

    SCRAPS Pet of the Week: Snickers & Tazzy (10/22/15)

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 7:26 PM EDT2015-10-21 23:26:38 GMT
    Wednesday, October 21 2015 7:26 PM EDT2015-10-21 23:26:38 GMT
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friends: Snickers & Tazzy. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532>>
    Take a look at our featured 'Pet of the Week' friends: Snickers & Tazzy. See these and other adoptable pets at:Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA 99212(509) 477-2532>>
  • 2 charged in attack of Montana daycare owner appear in court

    2 charged in attack of Montana daycare owner appear in court

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 1:06 PM EDT2015-10-20 17:06:06 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 1:06 PM EDT2015-10-20 17:06:05 GMT
    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - A couple accused of attacking a Montana daycare owner who refused to hand over the man's three children is now facing felony charges.    The Missoulian reports 31-year-old Francis Jackson and 21-year-old Tashiana Schlensker appeared in court Monday. Jackson has been charged with aggravated burglary and custodial interference, while Schlensker is accused of assault with a weapon in the Oct. 7 beating.>>
    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - A couple accused of attacking a Montana daycare owner who refused to hand over the man's three children is now facing felony charges.    The Missoulian reports 31-year-old Francis Jackson and 21-year-old Tashiana Schlensker appeared in court Monday. Jackson has been charged with aggravated burglary and custodial interference, while Schlensker is accused of assault with a weapon in the Oct. 7 beating.>>
  • Idaho woman told she can't keep 23 exotic birds in garage

    Idaho woman told she can't keep 23 exotic birds in garage

    Monday, October 19 2015 2:12 PM EDT2015-10-19 18:12:20 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 2:12 PM EDT2015-10-19 18:12:20 GMT
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Boise resident Sherrie Blair says she was surprised when a city official said her neighbors had been complaining about her noisy pets.    Blair told KBOI-TV (http://bit.ly/1jx5uki ) that it was the first complaint she's had about the 23 exotic birds living in her garage and house.    The city code enforcement officer gave her a letter explaining which code she's violating and giving her 20 days to fix the problem.>>
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Boise resident Sherrie Blair says she was surprised when a city official said her neighbors had been complaining about her noisy pets.    Blair told KBOI-TV (http://bit.ly/1jx5uki ) that it was the first complaint she's had about the 23 exotic birds living in her garage and house.    The city code enforcement officer gave her a letter explaining which code she's violating and giving her 20 days to fix the problem.>>
  • 3 suspicious fires under investigation in Seattle

    3 suspicious fires under investigation in Seattle

    Monday, October 19 2015 2:07 PM EDT2015-10-19 18:07:37 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 2:07 PM EDT2015-10-19 18:07:37 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Fire Department is investigating three fires it considers suspicious in West Seattle.    The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/5gmjyG ) the most recent was an early Monday morning fire at a Seattle government office that manages low-income housing in the city. Two weekend car fires also are being investigated. >>
    SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Fire Department is investigating three fires it considers suspicious in West Seattle.    The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/5gmjyG ) the most recent was an early Monday morning fire at a Seattle government office that manages low-income housing in the city. Two weekend car fires also are being investigated. >>
  • Washington school district negotiating with praying coach

    Washington school district negotiating with praying coach

    Monday, October 19 2015 1:56 PM EDT2015-10-19 17:56:04 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 1:56 PM EDT2015-10-19 17:56:03 GMT
    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - A Washington school district says it is negotiating with the football coach who continues to pray after games after district officials asked him to keep religion off the field.    Bremerton High assistant coach Joe Kennedy knelt as his players left the field Friday night and prayed. The Kitsap Sun reports players from the other team and others joined him.>>
    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - A Washington school district says it is negotiating with the football coach who continues to pray after games after district officials asked him to keep religion off the field.    Bremerton High assistant coach Joe Kennedy knelt as his players left the field Friday night and prayed. The Kitsap Sun reports players from the other team and others joined him.>>
  • KHQ Shred Day 2015! Here's what to shred; what to save (sponsored)

    KHQ Shred Day 2015! Here's what to shred; what to save (sponsored)

    Friday, September 11 2015 1:19 PM EDT2015-09-11 17:19:20 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 1:55 PM EDT2015-10-15 17:55:10 GMT
    Most papers can be touched once, and then tossed in the garbage like a hamburger wrapper. Yet we all have some valuable identification records, financial statements, contracts or receipts that we ought to file and store in a safe place for easy retrieval later on. Here’s a quick guide to evaluate what records you should keep — and for how long — when sorting through the growing amount of paperwork arriving each year:>>
    Most papers can be touched once, and then tossed in the garbage like a hamburger wrapper. Yet we all have some valuable identification records, financial statements, contracts or receipts that we ought to file and store in a safe place for easy retrieval later on. Here’s a quick guide to evaluate what records you should keep — and for how long — when sorting through the growing amount of paperwork arriving each year:>>
  • FBI operation targets sexually exploited children and adults

    FBI operation targets sexually exploited children and adults

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 1:12 PM EDT2015-10-14 17:12:58 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 1:12 PM EDT2015-10-14 17:12:57 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A weeklong FBI operation aimed at helping sexually exploited children recovered three juveniles in Washington state.    The FBI task force also made contact with 119 adults who were being victimized through prostitution.    FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich says some of the adult victims had been forced into engaging in prostitution since they were juveniles.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - A weeklong FBI operation aimed at helping sexually exploited children recovered three juveniles in Washington state.    The FBI task force also made contact with 119 adults who were being victimized through prostitution.    FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich says some of the adult victims had been forced into engaging in prostitution since they were juveniles.>>
  • State Patrol warning drivers about new pot-in-cars law

    State Patrol warning drivers about new pot-in-cars law

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 1:10 PM EDT2015-10-14 17:10:41 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 1:10 PM EDT2015-10-14 17:10:40 GMT
    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says it's warning drivers about the state's new marijuana open-container law.    The law, which took effect last month, is similar to the prohibition on having open containers of alcohol in vehicles. It says any open containers of marijuana - meaning any pot products that aren't still sealed in their original packaging - have to be kept in the trunk or other area normally inaccessible to drivers and passengers.>>
    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says it's warning drivers about the state's new marijuana open-container law.    The law, which took effect last month, is similar to the prohibition on having open containers of alcohol in vehicles. It says any open containers of marijuana - meaning any pot products that aren't still sealed in their original packaging - have to be kept in the trunk or other area normally inaccessible to drivers and passengers.>>
  • Nursing assistant suspended after rape charges

    Nursing assistant suspended after rape charges

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 1:06 PM EDT2015-10-14 17:06:50 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 1:06 PM EDT2015-10-14 17:06:50 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - King County officials have suspended the license of a nursing assistant after he was charged with raping a blind, deaf and mentally disabled person in his care.    Washington state Department of Health officials say Samuel K. Njuguna was charged with second-degree rape in King County Court in September.    Charging documents say Njuguna had sex with a resident in June under circumstances in which the resident was unable to consent by ...>>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - King County officials have suspended the license of a nursing assistant after he was charged with raping a blind, deaf and mentally disabled person in his care.    Washington state Department of Health officials say Samuel K. Njuguna was charged with second-degree rape in King County Court in September.    Charging documents say Njuguna had sex with a resident in June under circumstances in which the resident was unable to consent by ...>>
  • University of Washington names Cauce as president

    University of Washington names Cauce as president

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 1:04 PM EDT2015-10-14 17:04:14 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 1:04 PM EDT2015-10-14 17:04:13 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - The University of Washington Board of Regents has chosen Ana Mari Cauce to be the school's next president.    Cauce (COW-say) has been interim president since March after Michael Young announced he was leaving UW for Texas A&M University.    She is the first woman to hold the permanent job at the Seattle university. >>
    SEATTLE (AP) - The University of Washington Board of Regents has chosen Ana Mari Cauce to be the school's next president.    Cauce (COW-say) has been interim president since March after Michael Young announced he was leaving UW for Texas A&M University.    She is the first woman to hold the permanent job at the Seattle university. >>
  • Prosecutor says Missoula officer justified in shooting

    Prosecutor says Missoula officer justified in shooting

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:58 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:58:56 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:58 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:58:55 GMT
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula police officer who fired his weapon into the vehicle of an alleged drunken driver after being struck by the vehicle has been found to be justified in the shooting.    The Missoulian reports Missoula Deputy County Attorney Jason Marks said Tuesday that based on preliminary reports, Officer Patrick Erbacher's use of force was in line with Montana law. >>
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula police officer who fired his weapon into the vehicle of an alleged drunken driver after being struck by the vehicle has been found to be justified in the shooting.    The Missoulian reports Missoula Deputy County Attorney Jason Marks said Tuesday that based on preliminary reports, Officer Patrick Erbacher's use of force was in line with Montana law. >>
  • Man caught huffing inhalants dies in Kitsap County

    Man caught huffing inhalants dies in Kitsap County

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:57 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:57:12 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:57 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:57:11 GMT
    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - A man who had repeatedly been caught inhaling fumes from stolen cans of compressed air cans in Kitsap County has died hours after police found him inhaling the substance in a Poulsbo Walmart restroom.    The Kitsap Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1ZC0X0k ) the 29-year-old man, of Jefferson County, was taken to a hospital Monday night.>>
    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - A man who had repeatedly been caught inhaling fumes from stolen cans of compressed air cans in Kitsap County has died hours after police found him inhaling the substance in a Poulsbo Walmart restroom.    The Kitsap Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1ZC0X0k ) the 29-year-old man, of Jefferson County, was taken to a hospital Monday night.>>
  • Burglars pepper spray family dog in Port Orchard

    Burglars pepper spray family dog in Port Orchard

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:55 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:55:37 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:55 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:55:36 GMT
    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a home invasion in Port Orchard in which burglars pepper-sprayed the residents' dog and made off with several items while the dog was immobilized.    KOMO-TV reports Rick Olsen says he came home Friday and knew something was wrong when his dog Sparky didn't greet him at the door. He says he found the small dog foaming at the mouth with his eyes closed.>>
    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a home invasion in Port Orchard in which burglars pepper-sprayed the residents' dog and made off with several items while the dog was immobilized.    KOMO-TV reports Rick Olsen says he came home Friday and knew something was wrong when his dog Sparky didn't greet him at the door. He says he found the small dog foaming at the mouth with his eyes closed.>>
  • Man sleeping in dumpster ended up inside garbage truck

    Man sleeping in dumpster ended up inside garbage truck

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:52 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:52:11 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:52 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:52:10 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A man who was sleeping inside a downtown Olympia dumpster ended up inside a garbage truck.    The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/1PgeK9b ) that the incident happened when a driver of a front-loading truck was empting dumpsters last week. As he loaded a dumpster behind Three Magnets Brewery, he caught a glimpse of a person falling into the truck. >>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A man who was sleeping inside a downtown Olympia dumpster ended up inside a garbage truck.    The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/1PgeK9b ) that the incident happened when a driver of a front-loading truck was empting dumpsters last week. As he loaded a dumpster behind Three Magnets Brewery, he caught a glimpse of a person falling into the truck. >>
  • Bus fire forces commuters to wait on side of Interstate 405

    Bus fire forces commuters to wait on side of Interstate 405

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:51 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:51:04 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 12:51 PM EDT2015-10-14 16:51:04 GMT
    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - Dozens of bus commuters were standing along northbound Interstate 405 in Bellevue early Wednesday as a Sound Transit bus burned.    KIRO-TV reports that the burning bus was blocking the right lane near the Interstate 90 interchange. Video from a Washington Department of Transportation camera showed 20 to 30 passengers standing on the shoulder watching the vehicle burn. >>
    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - Dozens of bus commuters were standing along northbound Interstate 405 in Bellevue early Wednesday as a Sound Transit bus burned.    KIRO-TV reports that the burning bus was blocking the right lane near the Interstate 90 interchange. Video from a Washington Department of Transportation camera showed 20 to 30 passengers standing on the shoulder watching the vehicle burn. >>
  • One person hospitalized after Spokane officer-involved shooting

    One person hospitalized after Spokane officer-involved shooting

    Monday, October 12 2015 6:14 AM EDT2015-10-12 10:14:29 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 4:37 PM EDT2015-10-12 20:37:32 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man was sent to the hospital after being shot by Spokane Police early Monday morning at home near Longfellow and Freya in northeast Spokane. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man was sent to the hospital after being shot by Spokane Police early Monday morning at home near Longfellow and Freya in northeast Spokane. Officers were called to the home because a man was reportedly fighting with his father. According to police, when officers arrived the man jumped into his car and tried to leave. Officers say he rammed several police cars.>>
  • Motorcycle club donates mini horses to owners of abused pony

    Motorcycle club donates mini horses to owners of abused pony

    Friday, October 9 2015 3:02 PM EDT2015-10-09 19:02:06 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 3:02 PM EDT2015-10-09 19:02:05 GMT
    RUPERT, Idaho (AP) - A motorcycle club has donated two miniature horses to a Rupert family whose pony was brutally abused and left to die last month.    The pony, named Patches, was reportedly taken from a yard in Rupert and dragged down a paved road. The pony was still alive when it was found, but it was so badly injured that it had to be put down.>>
    RUPERT, Idaho (AP) - A motorcycle club has donated two miniature horses to a Rupert family whose pony was brutally abused and left to die last month.    The pony, named Patches, was reportedly taken from a yard in Rupert and dragged down a paved road. The pony was still alive when it was found, but it was so badly injured that it had to be put down.>>
  • Former sheriff's deputy admits to laundering money

    Former sheriff's deputy admits to laundering money

    Friday, October 9 2015 2:56 PM EDT2015-10-09 18:56:25 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 2:56 PM EDT2015-10-09 18:56:24 GMT
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A former Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant has pleaded guilty to helping launder money from a prostitution operation run out of roadside coffee stands.    The Daily Herald reportS 60-year-old Darrell O'Neill pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit money laundering and official misconduct in Snohomish County Superior Court. He faces up to a year in jail.>>
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A former Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant has pleaded guilty to helping launder money from a prostitution operation run out of roadside coffee stands.    The Daily Herald reportS 60-year-old Darrell O'Neill pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit money laundering and official misconduct in Snohomish County Superior Court. He faces up to a year in jail.>>
  • Truant label more likely to go to poor, minority students

    Truant label more likely to go to poor, minority students

    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:24 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:24:11 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:24 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:24:11 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A new state education report says poor and minority students are more likely to be labeled as truants in Washington.    The Northwest News Network of public radio stations reports Washington's truancy law says if a student has seven unexcused absences in the month or 10 in a year, he or she is truant.>>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A new state education report says poor and minority students are more likely to be labeled as truants in Washington.    The Northwest News Network of public radio stations reports Washington's truancy law says if a student has seven unexcused absences in the month or 10 in a year, he or she is truant.>>
  • CPS called numerous times before 8-year-old girl died in motor home fire

    CPS called numerous times before 8-year-old girl died in motor home fire

    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:20 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:20:23 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:20 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:20:23 GMT
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Neighbors of an 8-year-old Kalispell-area girl who died in a motor home fire say the Flathead County sheriff's office and child protective services didn't act on numerous reports alleging drug use and child neglect in the months before the fire.    Child protection advocate Cheryl Hodges says she and about a dozen neighbors who made complaints plan to meet with the county prosecutor on Tuesday.>>
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Neighbors of an 8-year-old Kalispell-area girl who died in a motor home fire say the Flathead County sheriff's office and child protective services didn't act on numerous reports alleging drug use and child neglect in the months before the fire.    Child protection advocate Cheryl Hodges says she and about a dozen neighbors who made complaints plan to meet with the county prosecutor on Tuesday.>>
  • Republican senator says he'll run for Washington auditor

    Republican senator says he'll run for Washington auditor

    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:18 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:18:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:18 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:18:47 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A state senator says he's running to replace indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley.    Republican Sen. Mark Miloscia of Federal Way said Thursday that Kelley, who has been on unpaid leave while fighting federal charges that he stole millions from clients of his former business, has "brought shame and embarrassment to our once well-respected State Auditor's office."  >>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A state senator says he's running to replace indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley.    Republican Sen. Mark Miloscia of Federal Way said Thursday that Kelley, who has been on unpaid leave while fighting federal charges that he stole millions from clients of his former business, has "brought shame and embarrassment to our once well-respected State Auditor's office."  >>
  • Police: Teenager, 15, charged after school reports threat

    Police: Teenager, 15, charged after school reports threat

    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:17 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:17:44 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:17 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:17:43 GMT
    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A 15-year-old boy in eastern Idaho has been charged with threatening violence at a school and telephone harassment after a high school went on lockdown because of a violent threat posted online.    Pocatello police say the teenager - whose name hasn't been released - is in police custody.>>
    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A 15-year-old boy in eastern Idaho has been charged with threatening violence at a school and telephone harassment after a high school went on lockdown because of a violent threat posted online.    Pocatello police say the teenager - whose name hasn't been released - is in police custody.>>
  • Inslee orders another rewrite of clean-water rules

    Inslee orders another rewrite of clean-water rules

    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:16 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:16:47 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:16 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:16:47 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Facing pressure from federal regulators, Gov. Jay Inslee is taking another stab at updating clean-water rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.    Inslee on Thursday told the state Department of Ecology to write new rules that address how clean the state's waters should be and limit pollutants that can be released into waterways. In July, the governor scrapped an earlier draft after failing to get legislation he wanted. >>
    SEATTLE (AP) - Facing pressure from federal regulators, Gov. Jay Inslee is taking another stab at updating clean-water rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.    Inslee on Thursday told the state Department of Ecology to write new rules that address how clean the state's waters should be and limit pollutants that can be released into waterways. In July, the governor scrapped an earlier draft after failing to get legislation he wanted. >>
  • Vancouver police get thousands for new K-9 dog

    Vancouver police get thousands for new K-9 dog

    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:13 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:13:20 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:13 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:13:19 GMT
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - People have donated more than $40,000 to the Vancouver police's K-9 fund after its police dog was fatally stabbed during a confrontation.  Vancouver police plan to buy a new dog to add to their force by spring.    Ike, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois who died last month, was answering a suspicious person call on Sept. 1 with Officer Jack Anderson. Jackie Karuo has been charged w...>>
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - People have donated more than $40,000 to the Vancouver police's K-9 fund after its police dog was fatally stabbed during a confrontation.  Vancouver police plan to buy a new dog to add to their force by spring.    Ike, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois who died last month, was answering a suspicious person call on Sept. 1 with Officer Jack Anderson. Jackie Karuo has been charged w...>>
  • Ladies Day Out at Cabela's

    Ladies Day Out at Cabela's

    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:08 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:08:59 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:10 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:10:07 GMT
    POST FALLS, Idaho - Cabela's Ladies Day Out is happening on October 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be giveaways, contests as well as hunting and fishing seminars. Watch Matt's Action Cams above to learn more!>>
    POST FALLS, Idaho - Cabela's Ladies Day Out is happening on October 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be giveaways, contests as well as hunting and fishing seminars. Watch Matt's Action Cams above to learn more!>>
  • Spokane Valley investigators: arson responsible for some overnight fires

    Monday, September 21 2015 9:17 AM EDT2015-09-21 13:17:03 GMT
    Monday, September 21 2015 5:37 PM EDT2015-09-21 21:37:02 GMT
    Firefighters in Spokane Valley responded to 4 brush fires during a two-hour span between 1am and 3am. Crews responded to fires a Columbia Drive just west of Argonne, Sullivan and Salteese, Dishman-Mica and Mohawk and Fredrick and Cuba.According to firefighters, the fires didn't do much damage. Sheriff's deputies told KHQ they at this point they don't think the fires are related.>>
    Firefighters in Spokane Valley responded to 4 brush fires during a two-hour span between 1am and 3am. Crews responded to fires a Columbia Drive just west of Argonne, Sullivan and Salteese, Dishman-Mica and Mohawk and Fredrick and Cuba.According to firefighters, the fires didn't do much damage. Sheriff's deputies told KHQ they at this point they don't think the fires are related.>>
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