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    • Level 2 evacuations in place for brush fire burning off Highway 195 south of Spokane

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Update 2:25 p.m.: Crews appear to be getting the upper hand on a fire burning near Highway 195 south of Spokane Saturday afternoon. Washington Department of Natural Resources reports the Snag fire was about 10 acres at last report. Level 2 evacuations are still in place for residents in the area as of 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

    • Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

      NEW YORK (AP) - Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday.

    • Dozens arrested in street racing crackdown in King County

      SEATTLE (AP) - A street racing crackdown involving multiple police agencies in northwestern Washington state has led to the arrest of three street racers and 40 others attending the unlawful events. The Washington State Patrol in a statement Friday says the police agencies in King County took action July 14 due to safety concerns expressed by citizens and businesses.

    • Official charges delayed in Washington murder, arson case

      MOUNT VERNON (AP) - Washington prosecutors now have 30 days to officially file charges against two people suspected of causing a fire that killed two children and injured three adults. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Thursday while prosecutors generally have a 72-hour window to file charges in Skagit County Superior Court, a magistrate's warrant gives them until Aug. 18.

    • Train derails, spilling grain near Spangle

      SPANGLE, Wash. - A train carrying grain has derailed along Highway 195 between Plaza and Spangle.  The tracks where the five cars tipped is now closed for the weekend.  The tip over blocked traffic for several hours Friday afternoon. The company who owns the tracks says crews will be headed out Saturday to clean up the crash. 

    • Officials: Owner of home where bodies found possibly spotted

      SWAN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials say a man wanted in connection with the deaths of three women in southwestern Idaho may have been seen in the backcountry near eastern Idaho's Swan Valley. Deputies with the Bonneville County Sheriff's office have searched the area but so far have not located 60-year-old Gerald "Mike" Bullinger. The badly decomposed bodies of Bullinger's wife - 56-year-old Cheryl Baker of Ogden, 

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    • PHOTOS: National Dog Day!

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday morning, we put the call out on our Facebook page for photos of your pups, and we received what El Guapo from The Three Amigos would refer to as a "plethora" of submissions!
    • PHOTOS: WSU Veterinary Hospital treating 1100 pound Yak named 'Makloud'

      PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital has a unique patient that they are hoping to get back to normal: A 1100 pound Yak named "Makloud". What is a Yak?
    • PHOTOS: St. Patrick's Day in the Inland Northwest

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Top o' the morning (or afternoon or evening depending on when you're reading this) to you!We are all Irish on St. Patrick's Day and hopefully you're wearing your green! We want to see your St. Patrick's Day photos! 
    • PHOTOS: Mysterious lights in sky over Spokane Monday night

      SPOKANE, Wash. - We often count on our wonderful viewers to let us know when they see news happening, and judging by the volume of phone calls that flooded our newsroom last night, we were pretty sure the plot from the movie Red Dawn was coming to fruition. Phone call after phone call, viewers were telling us about mysterious lights racing across the skies above Spokane. 
    • PHOTOS: 'Milky Rain' hits the area

      SPOKANE, Wash. - The rain fell and the phones rang. It is not uncommon for us to get phone calls from viewers letting us know about rain or snow in their "neck of the woods" to steal a phrase from Al Roker. 
    • PHOTOS: Crime Stopper February fugitives

      SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're looking for a little extra cash to buy your valentine something real nice, Crime Stoppers can help you out. They have cash to hand out, all you have to do is tell them where some fugitives are hiding. 
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    • Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 21st

      Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 21st.

    • Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

      HONOLULU (AP) - A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was indicted Friday after he was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail. Because of the indictment, Kang will no longer have a preliminary hearing that was scheduled for Monday. Kang's court-appointed attorney Birney 

    • White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

      WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The White House is threatening "new and serious consequences" for Iran unless it releases all U.S. citizens who are detained there. The White House says President Donald Trump is prepared to act in an attempt to end Iran's practice of using detentions and hostage taking as state policy, but it provides no specifics about potential consequences. Trump is urging the return of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who 

    • Police: Man used babies to help him steal $1K in sunglasses

      DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Police in suburban Philadelphia are looking for a man who they say used two babies to help him steal about $1,000 worth of sunglasses. The Newtown Township Police Department says the suspect came into a Design for Vision store on Wednesday carrying two babies in their car seats. He set the two babies on the floor and tried on sunglasses for about 30 minutes.  Video footage from the store shows him placing 

    • Chester Bennington died by hanging, coroner confirms

      LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging. Coroner's office spokesman Ed Winter says the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles. Bennington was found dead Thursday. Winter says a half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room, but no drugs were evident. Bennington struggled with 

    • Former McCain rival suggests he resign because of cancer

      LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - An Arizona Republican who tried to oust Sen. John McCain last year is suggesting that he resign because he's been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Kelli Ward says in a statement Friday that McCain's illness is debilitating. She says the Senate is facing complicated problems, and "Arizona deserves to be represented by someone who can focus on those challenges." Ward - a doctor - calls the 

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