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  • SALUTING THE BRAVE: Caldwell Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Defense Department says a 26-year-old Caldwell, Idaho, man was one of three soldiers from Fort Campbell, Ky., killed in action in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera and the other two soldiers died Sunday of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire. Also killed were Sgt. Jamar Hicks of Little Rock, Ark., and Spc. Keith Grace Jr. of Baytown, Texas.
  • New Information: Spokane Valley SWAT Standoff Suspect Identified

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man who took his own life after a 5-hour SWAT standoff at a Spokane Valley apartment complex as Kendall Neilson, 27. READ MORE DETAILS FROM INSIDE OF THE STORY>>>
  • Hundreds Of Evacuations Ahead Of Idaho Wildfires

    PINE, Idaho (AP) - Two destructive wildfires have burned over 310 square miles of land in south-central Idaho and led to hundreds of homes being evacuated near the town of Pine, as well as the communities of Prairie and Mayfield.
  • UPDATE: Wildfire Started By Lightning Threatens Homes Near Malaga, Wash.

    MALAGA, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire that was started by lightning Friday grew to more than nine square miles of grass on Monday near Malaga.
  • Sheriff: Amber Alert Suspect In Idaho Exchanged Gunfire

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County sheriff says the man suspected of abducting a 16-year old California girl fired at least one shot before authorities killed him in the Idaho wilderness.
  • More Local News

    • 3 people killed in car crash north of Cusick

      CUSICK, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says three people were killed in a car crash north of Cusick Wednesday morning.  Trooper Jeff Sevigney tweeted out that the crash happened near the intersection of Leclerc Rd and Cee Cee Ah Creek Rd. Trooper Sevigney said the crash involved one car with five occupants. 

    • Spokane ranks at most affordable 'outdoorsy' city in the US

      SPOKANE, Wash. - We all know what an outdoor paradise Spokane is, but word is getting out as the Lilac City was just named the #1 "Most Affordable Outdoorsy" City in the nation, according to Realtor.com.  The website said there was a bit of an uproar when they released the list last year because towns like Boulder, Colorado, Salt Lake City and Honolulu were left off. Well, yeah. 

    • Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

      PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

    • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th

      Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th.

    • FireBoss plane crashes fighting the Horns Mountain fire in northeast Washington

      STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Department of Natural Resources reports that a FireBoss airplane has crashed in northeast Washington. There aren't a lot of details released right now, but we do know that the pilot did survive the crash. The pilot was working on the Horns Mountain fire, burning about 838 acres near Northport, close to the US/Canada border.

    • Spokane police investigating after unknown drug responsible for fatality and 20 calls

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they saw a dramatic increase in drug related calls on Tuesday. Police say at least one person has died and officers responded to almost 20 other calls of people acting erratically. Police are looking into whether there is a drug on the street that is "creating adverse health effects." Reported behavior is consistent with a stimulant, causing people to hallucinate and act in an unpredictable and sometimes violent manner.

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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. 
  • National News

    • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th

      Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th.

    • Seattle Police

      Seattle council confirms Best as new police chief

      SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to confirm Interim Police Chief Carmen Best as the city's permanent police chief as it tries to sustain reforms designed to eliminate biased policing and unnecessary force. Best was chosen by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and was confirmed Monday. She's a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and the first black woman to serve as its permanent chief. 

    • Firefighter killed battling California blaze

      LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he was injured at the site of the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco. Details haven't been released. 

    • 8 people killed in eastern Oregon vehicle crash

      PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say eight people were killed in a crash involving two vehicles in the high desert of eastern Oregon.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the head-on collision happened after 10 a.m. Monday on Oregon Route 78 southeast of the small town of Burns.    Oregon State Police Capt. 

    • AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

      SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on Google's location-tracking settings (all times local):    3 p.m.    Lawmakers are vowing to step up their oversight of the data collection practices of giant technology companies after an Associated Press investigation found Google continues to collect user location data even if they've used a privacy setting that claims to prevent it.    

    • U.S. Army

      Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

      TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Army says a Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died from injuries sustained in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan on his fourth combat deployment. The News Tribune reports 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion was on patrol in Helmand province when he was wounded by an improvised explosive device last Tuesday.