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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.
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    • WATCH: Trailer released for movie based on Spokane friends playing decades-long game of tag

      SPOKANE, Wash. - In 2013, The Wall Street Journal wrote an article based on a group of friends from Spokane who spent 23 years playing a game a tag. Now, their story has been made into a movie with an impressive cast.  The trailer for "Tag" was released on Tuesday and stars Jeremy Renner, Jon Ham, Jake Johnson, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones and Hannibal Buress. 

    • Getting more robocalls lately? Here's what you can do

      KHQ.COM - Have you gotten one of those annoying robo-calls recently?  Despite regulations put in place to curb the telemarketers from reaching out, not everyone is following the rules.   Whether it's a home phone or a smart phone, chances are a robocaller has your number. So how can you stop them? First, join the "Do Not Call" registry at donotcall.gov. 

    • FREE ice cream cone at Dairy Queen TODAY!

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Today's the first day of Spring and you know how you should celebrate? By getting some free soft-serve! Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream! The fast-food chain is offering free vanilla ice cream cones on its fourth annual Free Cone Day and will be collecting donations for the Children's Miracle Network hospitals.  

    • Spokane family searching for hit-and-run driver

      SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family says they need help tracking down a hit and run driver for a crash that totaled their daughter's car. It happened near Fifth and Maple, right by the I-90 off ramp on Sunday. "The most frightening phone call that you can imagine at 1:30 in the morning," said Dana Divine, Alyssa Genther's mother.

    • Mad Minute stories from Monday, March 19th

      Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, March 19th.

    • Fire crews work to extinguish large blaze in Bonner County

      OLDTOWN, Idaho - Fire crews in Bonner County are working to put out a large structure fire in the Oldtown area Monday night. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office reports Highway 41 is closed while crews work to put the fire out.  Witnesses say a house near the intersection of Highway 41 and E. 4th Ave. S. caught fire Monday night. Video from the scene shows smoke and flames pouring from the building.

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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 Monday, March 19th

      Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, March 19th.

    • USPSC

      Nearly 600,000 pacifier, teethers recalled for choking hazard

      Some of Dr. Brown's Lovey pacifier and teether holders were recalled due to a newly discovered choking hazard for children. After 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap detaching, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission posted the recall alert Thursday. The company is recalling about 590,000 units in the United States about another 10,500 in Canada. No injuries have been reported.  The teething holders were sold in eight different styles: giraffe, zebr...
    • No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to make NCAA history

      CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history, defeating Virginia 74-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed. Virginia entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed after going 31-2 this season, including 20-1 in ACC competition. But the Cavaliers couldn't get anything generated on offense and th...

    • Fred Meyer phasing out sales of firearms

      PORTLAND, Ore. - Fred Meyer has made a business decision to exit the firearms category. The company said Friday in a news release that it is currently working on plans to responsibly phase out sales of firearms and ammunition. The company made the decision early last week after evaluating changing customer preferences and the fact that there have already been efforts to steadily reduce this category in Fred Meyer stores over 

    • The Latest: Caller reported cracks in bridge before collapse

      MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on the deadly collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Florida's Department of Transportation says an engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure to say some cracking had been found at one of the concrete span. However, the agency says the voicemail left on a landline wasn't heard by a state DOT employee until Friday because the 

    • Latest pet flight mix-up: United Airlines puts dog on wrong plane from Newark Airport

      NEWARK, N.J. - In its third public pet mishandling in less than a week, United Airlines mistakenly loaded a dog onto the wrong aircraft Thursday, and this time diverted the plane from Newark Airport in order to reunite it with its owner. NBC New York reports that the dog was on United Express flight 3996 from Newark to St. Louis, when it was supposed to be on a plane to Akron, according to the airline.  The plane diverted to Akron so that the dog