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  • Massive fire closes Sprague in both directions Wednesday morning

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A two alarm fire at an unoccupied storefront in Spokane Valley on East Sprague had the road completely closed down in both directions Wednesday morning. The fire broke out just after 4am Wednesday morning in the 4600 block of East Sprague. When fire crews arrived on scene flames were shooting high into the air and smoke could be seen from a couple miles away.

  • Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

    KHQ.COM - Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year. The 21-year-old posted a lengthy statement on Twitter on Wednesday that detailed the allegations of abuse. She says the abuse began at one of her first team training camps and also occurred before events at the 2012 Olympics.

  • Idaho State Police ask for help identifying bicyclist killed in hit and run crash on I-90

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police are asking for help identifying a bicyclist killed in hit and run crash on I-90 late Tuesday evening. The crash occurred shortly before 10pm Tuesday on I-90 at milepost 15.5 in Coeur d'Alene. According to Idaho State Police, an unknown vehicle struck a person on a bicycle in the westbound lane of travel.

  • #MeToo rallies women to stand against sexual harassment and sexual violence

    KHQ.COM -  A single tweet from actress Alyssa Milano is shining a light on the sheer magnitude of sexual assault victims. On Sunday the actress tweeted "if you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." Not only has that tweet had more than 60,000 replies as of Monday afternoon, more than a quarter million people were discussing the hashtag on Facebook and Instagram has almost 350,000 posts.   Lady Gaga who went public at...
  • Worley man run over and killed by tractor in industrial accident along Highway 95

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho  - An industrial accident has killed a caterpillar operator working along the 23100 block of S. Highway 95 in Kootenai County. According to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Officer, the operator was ejected from a tractor while pushing rock down an embankment. Due to the steep terrain, the man was thrown forward and run over.

  • Anne Frank Halloween costume pulled amid complaints

    KHQ.COM - An online retailer has pulled a costume from its website that depicted Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Screenshots of the costume for sale at posted to social media show a smiling girl wearing World War II-era clothing and a beret. The costume was quickly criticized on Twitter. Carlos Galindo-Elvira, who leads the Anti-Defense League's Arizona office said on Twitter that the costume trivializes Frank's memory.

  • Body of missing 6-year-old Lynnwood boy found in dumpster

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - The body of 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko has been found in a dumpster at an apartment in Lynnwood, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department says there is evidence he was the victim of homicide.Major Crimes detectives are now investigating and a 19-year-old male has been taken into custody. He is a relative of the boy. The boy was reported missing at about 5 p.m. Monday.

  • Two arrested after assault rifles, handguns & ammunition found St. Louis Motel 6

    KHQ.COM - Two people are behind bars in Missouri after police found a stockpile of assault rifles, handguns and ammunition in their hotel room outside of St. Louis. St. Clair County Deputies responded to a tip at a Motel 6 last week. Two suspects, Shawn Holland and Cara Anderson, were staying in the room and have now been charged in the case.

  • Trump slams Puerto Rico after hurricanes: "Financial crisis looms largely of their own making"

    KHQ.COM - President Donald Trump slammed Puerto Rico Thursday, claiming that its critical infrastructure was a "disaster" before it was hit by two hurricanes and he threatened to pull out emergency management workers from the storm-ravaged island. "Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making." says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of........accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster...

  • NBC: Trump wanted tenfold nuclear increase; President Trump responds

    KHQ.COM - NBC News has released an exclusive story claiming President Trump wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal as told to them by three officials who were in the room when President Trump made the request during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest-ranking national security leaders. This morning President Trump has responded to the claims on Twitter saying, "Fake NBC News made up a story..."

  • California Wildfires: 17 dead; 180 injured; 2,000 homes and businesses destroyed

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:30 a.m. A wildfire tearing through California's wine country continues to expand unabated, prompting authorities to order more evacuations. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it ordered mandatory evacuations for several areas of Sonoma Valley after a blaze grew to 44 square miles (113 square kilometers).

  • Eminem releases 4.5 minute freestyle rap against President Trump

    DETROIT (AP) - Eminem has unleashed a lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump, saying he "came to stomp." The rapper took aim at Trump in a 4½-minute freestyle rap video that aired as part of BET's Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night. Eminem focused several times on Trump's ongoing campaign against NFL national anthem protests, rapping: "so we focus on that instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada.

  • Convicted sex offender about to gain custody of 8-year-old son stopped by Michigan Judge

    DETROIT — A judge on Tuesday put an order on hold that granted a convicted sex offender joint legal custody of a child born to a woman who said the man raped her, and she became pregnant, when she was 12. Sanilac County prosecutors said the case started when the now-21-year-old mother requested state assistance this summer for her 8-year-old son.

  • Oregon woman wakes to find bear in living room

    SUMPTER, Ore. (AP) - A woman in Oregon forgot to latch her front door and awoke to find a 160-pound bear in her living room. The Baker City Herald reports ( that the bear knocked over a bookshelf but didn't harm the 78-year-old woman. The 3-year-old male bear was trapped and euthanized late last week by state wildlife officials.

  • California Wildfires: Death toll rises to 15; 2,000 structures burned; More than 100 missing person calls

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A relentless onslaught of wildfires in Northern California is ravaging wineries, rural towns, and whole neighborhoods.  A fire official says two more people have died in Sonoma County, raising the total number of people killed in wildfires in Northern California to 15. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Ken Pimlott said Tuesday at least 2,000 homes, businesses and other structures have been destroyed.

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Ireland school claims there's a ghost in their halls

    KHQ.COM - Ghost or prank? A school in Cork City, Ireland, called Deerpark C.B.S., claims they may have a ghost in their halls. Security video taken on October 1 at 3 a.m. appears to show some unusual disturbances in the hallway. It starts with a door at the end of the hallway slamming very quickly. Then, a few moments later, a stack of lockers start to rock, all on their own.

  • Weinstein accused of raping 3 women in New Yorker story

    NEW YORK (AP) - The New Yorker is reporting that Harvey Weinstein has previously raped three women, significantly intensifying the scandal surrounding the disgraced movie mogul. A representative for Weinstein vehemently denied the allegations in a statement to the magazine. The expose, published Tuesday, detailed allegations not just of sexual harassment but of three incidents involving rape.

  • Voyeurism charges filed against vacation rental owner who secretly recorded guests in bed

    LONGBOAT KEY, Florida - Police have recovered pictures and videos from a vacation rental in Florida that had hidden cameras pointing directly at the bed. Authorities say the video files date all the way back to 2008 and now they are asking the public to help identify the victims who stayed in the condo. The vacation rental was located on Longboat Key and it was an Indiana couple, staying at the rental last month that first noticed they were being watched.

  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' drops trailer during NFL halftime

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted in dramatic fashion during Monday Night Football halftime. Storm troopers marched onto Chicago's Soldier Field and pyrotechnics fired as the preview played onscreen. The clip featured all the latest characters from the Star Wars universe. Daisy Ridley's Rey is practicing her light saber skills and questioning her destiny, and it appears Adam Driver's Kylo Ren is prep...

  • The Latest: Thousands flee Southern California wildfire

    MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) - More than 5,000 Southern California homes were evacuated Monday as fire crews struggled to battle a rapidly growing brush fire. The blaze has scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed dozens of structures in Orange County.


  • Police investigating threat at Lake City High School after student refuses to send nude photo

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police are investigating an anonymous threat directed towards Lake City High School student. Sunday, October 8th, the Coeur d'Alene Police were notified about threats made to shoot a female student at school today. The student received the threat via social media after refusing to send a nude photograph to the anonymous suspect.

  • Miami Dolphins coach Chris Foerster resigns after video snorting white substance goes viral

    NBC NEWS - Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster has resigned one day after a video was released purportedly showing him snorting a white powdered substance with a $20 bill. The 56-second video was posted on Facebook Sunday by a woman identified as Kijuana Nige. “Since it’s NFL Sunday, let’s talk about these coaches, folks,” Nige wrote. The video garnered thousands of views.

  • Las Vegas Shooting: Autopsy on gunman's body complete

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The coroner says an autopsy has been done on the man who authorities say rained gunfire on a concert crowd from a Las Vegas Strip hotel suite and shot himself dead before police burst into his room. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) didn't say Monday when Stephen Paddock's body would be released to his family or how long it will be before forensic and toxicology results are made public.

  • Washington state awarded $3M grant for rape kit testing

    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state will receive $3 million in federal grant funding to help get through a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits and create a team to investigate the sexual assaults. The Seattle Times reports ( ) the grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative is part of $34 million awarded to 20 jurisdictions across the country....

  • Prosecutor considers charges after multiple dogs attack UPS driver

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office is considering felony dog bite charges for an incident that left a man in need of 132 stitches for multiple bites, including one that tore through muscle - down to the bone of the man's left leg. The attack happened Sept. 13 when United Parcel Service driver Kevin Backlund attempted to deliver a package to a property.

  • Tropical Storm Ophelia forms in the Atlantic; 15th named storm of 2017 hurricane season

    KHQ.COM - The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says that a depression in open Atlantic has strengthened to a tropical storm. The center says Tropical Storm Ophelia is about 860 miles (1,385 kilometers) west-southwest of the Azores and poses no threat to land. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect as of the hurricane center's 11 a.m. EDT advisory.

  • Coeur d'Alene man killed after being ejected from vehicle in crash on Highway 95

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A 32-year-old man from Coeur d'Alene has died after being ejected from his vehicle in an early morning crash Monday. The crash happened just before 1:30am on Highway 95 near milepost 424 which is about four miles south of Coeur d'Alene. Brandon J. Luman-Heberer of Coeur d'Alene was driving a silver 2007 Mercedes northbound on Highway 95 when he crossed into the southbound lanes and proceeded to drive off the west side of the highway.

  • Film maker Harvey Weinstein forced out of own company after sexual harassment allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) - Film mogul Harvey Weinstein's firing from the company he co-founded is likely the final cut on his Hollywood career. Many in the industry believe his days making movies are over. It was a surprisingly swift downfall for a man who once dominated the Oscars. Weinstein's firing comes three days after The New York Times detailed decades of sex harassment allegations against the producer.

  • Dove apologizes for Facebook soap ad that many call racist

    NEW YORK (AP) - Dove is facing heat for a body wash ad showing a black woman taking off her shirt to reveal a white woman, with many social media users calling it racist. The company said Saturday it regrets the offense caused by the ad. It says it "missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully." It has removed the post from its Facebook page.

  • Police say man arrested after clinging to moving school bus

    PARKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man has been arrested after police say he attempted to board a school bus and clung to the front of the moving vehicle after the driver refused to let him in. Baltimore County Police said Saturday the man tried to stop the bus Thursday after a bottle was allegedly thrown out of it, striking his vehicle. When the bus driver refused to let him in, police say he jumped on.

  • MISSING POST FALLS TEEN: Have you seen this person?

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Police in Post Falls are searching for a missing teenager. 16-year-old Bryton Welch was last seen wearing a Seattle Seahawks beanie, faded jeans and a jacket. He may also be riding a BMX bike. Welch is described as about 6ft tall, 150 pounds, blue eyes and blonde hair. If you have any information on Bryton's location please contact the Post Falls Police Department at 208-773-3517, reference case number 17PF28892.
  • Body of missing fisherman recovered in Fernan Lake

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has identified the missing fisherman as 60-year-old Jesse A. Bishop of Airway Heights. Deputies say Bishop and 19-year-old Nathanial C. Storch went into Fernan Lake when their boat capsized early Tuesday morning. Storch was wearing a life jacket and was able to swim to shore.

  • Garth Brooks to play SEVEN SOLD OUT shows in Spokane in November

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Garth Brooks has broken his Spokane, WA ticket sales record. His previous record was set July 23rd -27th, 1998 with 58,189 tickets sold for Spokane Arena. Nearly three hours after they went on sale, it was announced that ALL SEVEN shows are now SOLD OUT. 

  • Trump administration now allowing employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons.  The administration has issued a long-expected revision to Obama-era rules. The rules require most companies to provide birth control as preventive care for women, at no additional cost.

  • 23-year-old Coeur d'Alene man not wearing seatbelt dies in high speed crash

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A 23-year-old man is dead and another has survived in a tragic crash early Friday morning in Post Falls. The crash happened around 2am and the occupants were driving on 4th Ave. approaching Seltice Way at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was negotiating a slight left curve when it went off the right shoulder, struck a large boulder and rolled.

  • Trump: "This is the calm before the storm"

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has delivered a foreboding message, telling reporters that a photo-op with his senior military leaders might be "the calm before the storm." Trump had dinner Thursday night with his highest-ranking military aides and their wives. As they posed for a group photo, Trump asked reporters: "You guys know what this represents? Maybe it's the calm before the storm.

  • Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school

    BALTIMORE (AP) - An unusual smell prompted an evacuation and a hazardous materials response at a Baltimore high school. But after five people were taken to the hospital complaining of upset stomachs, fire officials discovered the source of the smell: a pumpkin spice air freshener. Cristo Rey Jesuit High School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after students and teachers detected a strong smell on the third floor.

  • Tropical storm Nate blamed for at least 22 deaths; Landfall expected on SE states

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Tropical Storm Nate roared toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Louisiana officials declared a state of emergency and ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands ahead of its expected landfall early Sunday, and evacuations began at some offshore oil platforms in the Gulf. ...
  • New York vineyard loses liquor license over public sex, brawls and rowdy crowds

    CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Liquor Authority has suspended the license of a Long Island winery where officials say drunken patrons have engaged in public sex, brawls and other rowdy behavior.  SLA officials on Thursday said Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue (kuht-CHAWG') had a "disturbing record" of repeatedly serving extremely intoxicated customers to the point where it strained local police services and caused "havoc" on neighbors.

  • Nobel Peace Prize awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

    OSLO, Norway (AP) - In Japan, the only country to suffer an atomic bombing in the closing days of World War II, this year's Nobel Peace Prize resonated with many.   Sunao Tsuboi, a 92-year-old survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, said he was overjoyed to hear of the Nobel Peace award going to those who were also working toward the abolition of nuclear weapons.

  • Cam Newton faces backlash after comments to female reporter

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A Panthers spokesman says quarterback Cam Newton has "expressed regret" for his response to a female reporter's question at a news conference. When Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton Wednesday about wide receiver Devin Funchess' route running, the former league MVP smiled and said, "it's funny to hear a female talk about routes. It's funny."

  • Las Vegas Shooting Timeline: Shooter fired hundreds of rounds for full 10 minutes

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say the Las Vegas shooter had 1,600 rounds of ammunition and several containers of an explosive commonly used in target shooting that totaled 50 pounds in his car. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Wednesday that he didn't know what Stephen Paddock was planning with the explosives, if anything. Lombardo also said none of the cameras Paddock put up in the hotel room where he unleashed gunfire onto a concert crowd were recording.

  • Manager Dealt Cocaine, Crack out of McDonald’s: Prosecutors

    NBC 4 NEWS, New York - Police have arrested a Bronx man for allegedly dealing thousands of dollars worth of crack and cocaine out of a McDonald's he managed, prosecutors say. Frank Guerrero, 26, was arrested by NYPD and ICE-HSI agents early Wednesday morning at the 24-hour McDonald’s where he was night shift manager for eight years, according to prosecutors.

  • Three American Soldiers Killed in Niger in Suspected Ambush

    NBCNEWS.COM - Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two were wounded in Niger on Wednesday, in an ambush by suspected Islamic militants operating from Mali, multiple sources with knowledge of the incident told NBC News. According to the sources, one soldier form Niger was also killed in the attack. The U.S. military did not confirm the deaths officially, but did acknowledge that a “hostile fire” incident involving U.S. troops had occurred.

  • Las Vegas gunman had been stockpiling guns since 1982; 33 firearms purchased in last year

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials say Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had been stockpiling guns since 1982 and bought 33 firearms in the last year. Jill Snyder, the special agent in charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, tells "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday that Paddock purchased 33 firearms, mostly rifles, between October 2016 and Sept. 28, three days before he opened fire on a concert crowd. The attack killed 59 people and wounded more than 500.

  • Dog with longest tongue sets new world record

    KHQ.COM - Another Guinness World Record has been set and this time, it's been set by a dog with a really long tongue. 8-year-old Saint Bernard, Mochi, has been declared a World Record holder for having the longest dog tongue. Mochi's tongue measures at just over 7 inches long which blows the previous record of 4.5 inches out of the water. The previous record holder was set by a Pekingese names Puggy.    
  • Couple leaves fate in attending deadly Las Vegas concert up to coin flip

    KHQ.COM - Stories of the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting continue to emerge with many wondering how they managed to be lucky enough to survive. One couple says they arrived at the concert only by chance and looking back... it appears their presence at the concert was very much needed and even life saving for some.

  • Four dogs and family of 3 escape house fire in Deer Park

    DEER PARK, Wash. - A family of three and their four golden retrievers are thankful to have made it out safely after awakening to their home fully engulfed in flames. The fire broke out around 4:15am at a home in the 29000 block of N. Short Rd. near Burroughs Rd. By the time crews arrived on scene just 5 minutes later, the entire backside of the home was up in flames.

  • President Trump: "We'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by"

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling the man who killed 59 people and wounded hundreds others at a music festival in Las Vegas a "very, very sick individual."  Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday as he departed for a trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. He called the gunman "demented" and said "we're looking into him very seriously." Trump also praised Las Vegas police, saying they had done an "incredible job."

  • More than 3,000 additional U.S. troops are being sent to Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Afghanistan security forces are fully engaged in offensive military operations for the first time during the 16-year-old war. During congressional testimony Tuesday, Mattis says the Afghan forces are suffering fewer casualties as they continue to improve. Mattis says more than 3,000 additional U.S. troops are being sent to Afghanistan to reinforce the roughly 8,400 American forces.

  • "This world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in" - Jason Aldean

    KHQ.COM - One can only imagine the range of emotions Jason Aldean and other country music stars who were at the Route 91 Music Festival are experiencing following the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas. Aldean, just trying to make sense of a such a senseless act, is calling for the world to come together and stop the hate in his second post on Instagram following the shooting.

  • Maren Morris releases song following Las Vegas tragedy: "Dear Hate"

    "I wrote this song 3 years ago, recorded it last year with Vince Gill, and always have fans asking when I'll put it out. I never knew when would be the right time, but I realized today that there's never a right time. Hate is everywhere, and I'm sick of not doing enough. In the darkest tunnel, there is still love & music. That's what it's here for. Here is 'Dear Hate.' #LovesGonnaConquerAll."

  • Remembering the victims in Las Vegas shooting: Parents, siblings, husbands, wives, neighbors and friends

    KHQ.COM - They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners. They were parents, siblings, husbands, wives, neighbors and friends. They traveled to Las Vegas to see their favorite stars, posting videos and photos to social media. At least 59 of them never made it home after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto a crowd of more than 22,000 below at a country music festival.

  • Police say Las Vegas gunman had 23 guns in hotel room

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Investigators have updated the number of firearms they found in the hotel room and home of the Las Vegas shooter. Assistant Clark County Sheriff Todd Fasulo says officers have found 23 firearms in the Mandalay Bay hotel room of Stephen Craig Paddock and 19 firearms at his home in Mesquite, Nevada. Fasulo stresses that investigators believe Paddock was the sole shooter.

  • Democrats push for gun safety bills; GOP legislation in limbo

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are renewing calls for gun safety legislation after Sunday's deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but their pleas are falling on deaf ears in the Republican-controlled Congress. Meanwhile, GOP legislation aimed at loosening gun rules faces an uncertain future.      House GOP leaders had been moving forward with bills to ease regulations on gun silencers and allow people with concealed-carry permits to take their weapons to other states.

  • Trump heads to Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, as criticism of the federal government's sluggish response continues.  The president is expected to spend more than five hours on the ground, meeting with first responders, local officials and some of the residents struggling to recover from a hurricane that, in the president's words, left the island U.S. territory "flattened."

  • The Latest: Sheriff says 59 dead, 527 injured in Vegas shooting

    LAS VEGAS SHOOTING LATEST: Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says 59 people have been killed and 527 injured in a mass shooting Sunday night at an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas.

  • Newtown families react to Las Vegas shooting on Twitter

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Several families who lost loved ones in the 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have taken to social media to express everything from empathy to anger following the shooting in Las Vegas.      Donna Soto, whose daughter Vicki, a first-grade teacher, was among 26 people killed the school in Newtown, tweeted: "When will it end." When will it end. #sandyhook #lasvegas 

  • LAS VEGAS SHOOTING: Celebrities and U.S. Leaders react to Las Vegas shooting

    KHQ.COM - Celebrities and U.S. leaders are sharing their condolences on social media this morning after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, spraying bullets down on a crowd of more than 22,000 people attending a Jason Aldean concert. More than 400 people have been transported to local hospitals and more than 50 people have been killed.

  • UPDATE: Spokane Police located driver in downtown hit and run

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they received an anonymous tip with the location of the vehicle believed to have been involved in the hit and run collision at 4th and Maple Thursday night. Officers located the vehicle and a person who was identified as the driver.  Officers seized the vehicle as evidence.

  • U.S. diplomats and family members suffer from possible "sonic health attacks" in Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Cuba's top diplomat, U.S. officials said, as the United States is seeking answers about mysterious "attacks" on its diplomats in Havana. Tillerson's meeting Tuesday with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez marks the highest-level diplomatic contact between the two countries since the start of President Donald Trump's administration in January.

  • Police arrest three suspects connected to early morning marijuana shop burglaries

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Three suspects are behind bars this morning after multiple burglaries at marijuana shops in Spokane Valley and north Spokane.  According to Spokane Police, three burglaries occurred overnight Thursday into the early hours of Friday morning. After two burglaries at pot shops in Spokane Valley,

  • Owners say dog saved them from West Seattle fire

    SEATTLE - People living in a West Seattle apartment complex say their dog saved their lives by waking them up and alerting them to a fire. The two-alarm fire at California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Juneau Street was called in to dispatchers at 1 a.m. Friday. Firefighters believe the flames started on the outside of the first floor and then spread quickly, consuming six units.

  • "Lung tumor" in 47-year-old man turns out to be small toy traffic cone inhaled decades before

    KHQ.COM - 47-year-old Paul Baxter of England feared the worst when coughing attacks, excessive mucus and an overall feeling of being unwell landed him at the doctor's office, getting the news that he most likely had a tumor growing in his lung according to X-ray images. Baxter, a smoker feared he had cancer, so you can imagine his relief when a camera probe showed there was actually something much different in his lung.

  • Driver cited with vehicular assault after car crashes into home at Crestline and Rowan

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A driver has been cited for vehicular assault and at least one other person is in the hospital after a car crash that sent one car crashing into a home. The crash happened Thursday morning just before 1am at the intersection of Crestline and Rowan. Two cars were traveling in opposite directions down Crestline when one crashed into the other, sending that car into the front yard of Marlene Weller.

  • Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships' transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Thursday that President Donald Trump has "authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico." She says Trump is responding to a request from the governor, and it "will go into effect immediately."

  • Toddler shoots 2 other children at Michigan day care

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Police say a toddler accidentally shot and injured two other children at a home day care facility in suburban Detroit.      Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad says a preliminary investigation has revealed the toddler "accessed a handgun and the weapon discharged" about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. 

  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) sent a letter on Friday to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald seeking an explanation for the recent reduction of hours at the Spokane VA Emergency Department.

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers closes Walla Walla office after sole permanent staff member leaves

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' Walla Walla office has closed following the departure of its sole permanent staff member. The Union-Bulletin reports ( ) former Deputy District Director Cathy Schaeffer, who left her position at the congresswoman's office Tuesday to become a family adviser at Baker Boyer Bank, was the only person permanently stationed in Walla Walla.      Jared Powell, McMorris Rodgers' ...

  • UPDATE: Man who shot a Stevens County deputies has been arrested

    COLVILLE, Wash. - UPDATE: 7:38 p.m.: Stevens County Emergency Management confirms that 47-year-old Richard L. Hawley has been arrested and is in custody Wednesday night. 

  • Man shot in deputies involved shooting had no prior criminal record

    UPDATE: COOLIN, Idaho - The Bonner County Sheriff's Office has identified the deceased man in the deputy involved shooting Tuesday. The deceased is identified as Craig A. Johnson, 50, of Bonner County, Idaho The investigation is ongoing; no additional updates are currently available.

  • Research shows having smaller families is best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    NBCNEW.COM -  Want to do all you can to help the environment? You have lots of options, of course, from driving less and recycling more to installing solar panels on your roof. But provocative new research shows that the most effective way to fight climate change is to have fewer children. Researchers in Canada and Sweden compared 31 green-oriented lifestyle choices of people living in industrialized nations to see which was best at curbing emissions.

  • VIDEO: Police officer risks getting sprayed to rescue skunk

    YORK, Maine (AP) - A Maine police officer put his nose in harm's way during a wildlife rescue. York Police Department officer David McKinnon came upon a skunk with its head stuck inside a cup while on patrol early Sunday. He decided to help despite the high risk of a malodorous outcome. He recorded video with his smartphone in one hand and gently tugged on the paper cup with the other hand while speaking reassuringly to the skunk.

  • FBI arrests several NCAA basketball coaches in fraud and corruption probe

    BREAKING: Charges of fraud and corruption in NCAA basketball have been brought against 10 individuals including coaches. The FBI has arrested ten people, including four college basketball coaches, as well as managers, financial advisors, and representatives of a major international sportswear company in a fraud & corruption probe. 

  • $100,000 reward for Tacoma fugitive accused of 2 murders

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double murder suspect and gang member who has been on the run since the killings in Tacoma.  KOMO-TV reports ( ) 26-year-old Santiago Villalba Mederos also was named this week to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

  • Corrections officer assaulted at penitentiary

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a corrections officer was assaulted at the Washington State Penitentiary. The Union-Bulletin in Walla Walla reports ( ) prison spokeswoman Shari Hall said the officer was not seriously hurt in the Monday morning attack and has been treated and released.

  • 150 jobs coming to new Spokane Valley manufacturing plant

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - A new manufacturing plant in the city of Spokane Valley will employ 150 people to make engineered-wood products. Katerra, based in Menlo Park, California, plans to open the 250,000-square-foot factory early next year. The factory will produce cross-laminated timber and other engineered products that can replace concrete and steel in wooden high-rise buildings and parking garages.

  • Wyoming hunter survives grizzly bear attack

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A 41-year-old Wyoming man has survived an encounter with a grizzly bear in which he was twice mauled but still managed to ride on horseback to rescuers. James Moore, of Rock Springs, was hunting about 10 a.m. Monday with two others in the Teton Wilderness in northwest Wyoming when a sow with two cubs attacked him.

  • West Nile Virus confirmed in two Spokane County residents

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane Regional Health District states that Washington state has its first two cases of West Nile virus this year and both of those cases were likely acquired in Spokane County. Clinical testing by health care providers and initial laboratory testing by Washington State Public Health Laboratory confirmed the cases. The first in a male in his 60s who remains hospitalized.

  • Equifax dumps CEO in wake of damaging data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) - Credit reporting agency Equifax is ousting CEO Richard Smith in an effort to clean up the mess left by a damaging data breach that exposed highly sensitive information about 143 million Americans. The shake-up announced Tuesday comes after Equifax disclosed that hackers exploited a software flaw that the company didn't fix to heist Social Security numbers, birthdates and other personal data that provide the keys to 

  • Groceries delivered to your fridge, even when you're not home

    KHQ.COM - How far are you willing to go for convenience when it comes to shopping at the grocery store?  We've already seen companies willing to deliver your products to your door or grocery stores offering curb side service... but what if your groceries could be delivered directly to your fridge, even when you're not home?  Walmart is testing a service that delivers groceries straight to your fridge when you're not home. 

  • The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    North Korea says Trump's latest comments are a 'declaration of war' on his country

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - North Korea's top diplomat says President Donald Trump's tweet that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" was a declaration of war against his country by the United States. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters Monday that what he called Trump's "declaration of war" gives North Korea "every right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers."

  • Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on Anthony Weiner's sentencing (all times local): Anthony Weiner is at a New York City courthouse where he is to be sentenced in a sexting scandal that some blame for Hillary Clinton's presidential loss. The former New York congressman faces up to 27 months in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.

  • Ex-Mafia Hit Man ‘Sammy the Bull’ Gravano Released From Federal Prison

    PHOENIX — Former Mafia hit man Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano has been released early from federal prison after serving most of a 20-year sentence for drug-related convictions in Arizona and New York, his attorney said Thursday. Thomas Farinella said his 72-year-old client was released Monday, but wouldn't disclose where Gravano served his time or where he plans to live now that he's a free man.

  • Coeur d’Alene armed robbery suspect arrested thanks to tips from citizens

    UPDATE: Detectives with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department were able to identify and arrest Christopher N Guinasso for the armed robbery at Jordan’s Grocery on September 20, 2017. Guinasso is a 20 year old male from Coeur d’Alene. He was booked into the Kootenai County Jail for one count of Robbery.

  • After murder conviction and suicide, Aaron Hernandez found to have sever CTE

    KHQ.COM - A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez says the brain of the former Patriots tight end showed he had stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a type of traumatic brain injury that can only be diagnosed postmortem. Researchers at Boston University said the late 27-year-old had the worst case of CTE they had ever seen in a person his age, stating that his brain resembled that of a 67-year-old football player.

  • JUSTICE FOR BABY MALIKI: Joseph John Davis sentenced to life in prison

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - Joseph John Davis has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of Baby Maliki. Davis will serve 15 years fixed and then have the possibility for parole. Baby Maliki was found with severe trauma to his skull and brain back in August of 2016 after being in the care of Davis, his former stepfather, for just 20 minutes.

  • Are automatic traffic enforcement cameras unconstitutional?

    KHQ.COM - Rarely do simple misdemeanors ever make it to the supreme court,let along speeding tickets. But today for the first time ever, Iowa Supreme Court Justices heard a case from a woman who says automatic traffic enforcement systems are unconstitutional. Marla Leaf claims she was wrongfully ticketed by one of the traffic cameras back in February of 2015.

  • Washington farm opening Huskies vs. Cougars corn maze

    KHQ.COM - Fall is pretty much here which means it time to pull out the sweaters, bake a loaf of pumpkin bread, carve pumpkins and of course... get lost in a corn maze! This year one Washington farm has created a corn maze that's playing into one of the states biggest rivalries: Huskies Vs. Cougars. Farm Fresh Produce is located in Buckley, Washington and has carved out the logos for both schools in their corn field.

  • Boy Describes How He Survived His School Collapsing During Mexico Earthquake

    MEXICO CITY — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes and prodded rescuers to work furiously hour after hour early Thursday — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 245 people. But it was the rescue operation at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where at least 21 children and four adults perished in Tuesday's quake...

  • Widow of Linkin Park singer shares personal home video to raise awareness about depression

    KHQ.COM - It's been only two months since Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington was found in his California home after committing suicide. It was a tragedy that shocked the world, including members of his own family. Now Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington, is doing what she can to raise awareness about depression, pointing out that depression doesn't always look like sadness and can in fact hide behind smiles and happy faces.

  • Suspect arrested after shooting at deputies during traffic stop near Day Mount Spokane Rd.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is facing attempted 2nd degree murder charges for shooting at deputies during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. The incident all happened around 1:30am  near Freya and Day Mount Spokane Road. Deputies say after the man fired shots he took off and there was a short pursuit. The man then stopped his car and took off running.

  • Death toll from Mexico earthquake reaches 119

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's federal government says the death toll in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 79. The announcement posted on Twitter did not break down the locations of the deaths, but said they included Mexico City and the states of Morelos, Puebla and Mexico.

  • States expand opioid investigation as nationwide overdose crisis claims thousands of lives

    KHQ.COM - Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives. They announced Tuesday that they had served subpoenas requesting information from five companies that make powerful prescription painkillers and demands for information from three distributors. Forty-one attorneys general are involved.

  • Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

    MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) - Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, says it will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at the 82 stores offering the service.

  • Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

    NEW YORK (AP) - Problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside. The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That's after it took months to acknowledge its outsized role in influencing the U.S. election by allowing the spread of fake news.

  • Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. A statement by the Wayne, New Jersey-based company late Monday says it voluntarily is seeking relief in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond - and that its Canadian subsidiary is seeking similar protection through a Canadian court.

  • NEW COURT DOCUMENTS: Chilling discoveries in aftermath of Freeman School Shooting

    KHQ.COM - A newly filed search warrant, specifically for the Freeman School Shooting suspect's high school locker and home, is revealing more information about what led up to those tragic events of Wednesday, September 13th, and what immediately followed. The Search Warrant begins with a description of the events immediately after the shooting.

  • Cluster of fatal birth defects seen in central Washington

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - State health officials investigating a cluster of fatal birth defects in central Washington have not been able to identify a cause for most of the cases. The Yakima Herald-Republic says ( that the state Department of Health concluded that there was no sole factor to blame for the elevated rates of the anencephaly, a rare neural tube defect.

  • Two Spokane Police Officers struck while investigating suspicious vehicle; Police chase ensued

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Spokane Police Officers sustained minor injuries after a suspect struck both officers with the vehicle he was driving while attempting to speed away from both of them during a suspicious vehicle investigation. Spokane Police say that just after 11pm Thursday two officers were at the Econolodge mote in the 1500 block of S. Rustle.

  • At least 22 injured in bombing at the London subway

    LONDON (AP) -  Health officials say the number of people injured in the London subway bombing has risen to 22. Eighteen were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and four more presented themselves at hospitals. None of the injuries is thought to be serious or life-threatening. The National Health Service says the patients are being treated at four London hospitals and clinics.

  • Police searching for two suspects in early morning stabbing at West Central neighborhood park

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police respond to a stabbing at Dutch Jake Park in the West Central neighborhood late last night. Two suspects are still outstanding. On September 15th, just after midnight, Officers responded to a reported stabbing. They responded to Dutch Jake Park, located at Broadway and Chestnut. When Officers arrived they located one victim who had a single stab wound to his mid-section.

  • How you can help following the tragic shooting at Freeman High School

    KHQ.COM - The community is rallying together, with several fundraisers already starting for the Freeman shooting victims, their families and the entire community.  

  • Home complete loss in house fire threatening area wild land; More than 60 firefighters on scene

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Flames could be seen from quite a distance during an early morning structure fire at a  house fire near Indian Canyon Golf Course by the intersection of Assembly and Deska. The two story home that caught fire is a complete loss as flames completely engulfed the structure up to the second story.

  • Florida nun dons habit, grabs chain saw to help after Irma

    MIAMI (AP) - A Florida nun is pitching in on the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Irma by taking a chain saw to downed trees while dressed in her full habit. Miami-Dade police posted video of Sister Margaret Ann at work on social media taken by an off-duty officer who came across her. Police say the nun was cutting trees to clear the roadways around Archbishop Coleman Carrol High School near Miami.

  • 6th person dies at Florida nursing home

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - City officials say a sixth patient from a Florida nursing home has died in aftermath of Hurricane Irma. A news release from the city of Hollywood says that three patients were found dead in the facility early Wednesday, while others were taken to the hospital and pronounced dead there. A late morning news release said a total of six have died.

  • Hurricane Harvey rescuer becomes the heartthrob of the internet

    KHQ.COM - The internet has fallen hard for this "hot rescue guy" or #RescueBae as he's become known for on social media. After this selfie was posted on Facebook by a woman whose friend was rescued by this handsome fellow, it quickly went viral and the heartthrobs of the internet were determined to track him down. 

  • Hillary Clinton in first live interview since presidential race shares why she believes she lost

    NBC NEWS - Hillary Clinton was stunned when then-FBI Director James Comey reopened the agency's investigation into her private email server just days before the 2016 election, she told TODAY on Wednesday in her first live interview since the race. "I was just dumbfounded. I thought, 'What is he doing?' 

  • Video shows police officer taking all the cash from an unlicensed hot dog vendor's wallet

    KHQ.COM - Public outrage has been sparked by this video that shows a University of California Police Department officer taking all the cash out of a vendor's wallet who was selling hot dogs without a permit on campus during a football game.  Since this video was posted, a Go Fund Me account for Juan, the hot dog vendor, has raised almost $70,000 in just 3 days.

  • House fire spreads to become new wildfire in Okanogan County

    KHQ.COM - A house fire in Okanogan County has spread to become a wild land fire on Blue Grouse road in the 9 Mile area north east of Oroville. According to Okanogan County Emergency Management, deputies are making door-to-door notifications to alert other home owners in the area whose homes may be threatened and an emergency notification message has been sent out.

  • Police searching for man who shot at, carjacked employee at Cheney pot shop

    CHENEY, Wash. - Cheney Police have released the name of the two suspects they believed are involved in the shooting, carjacking and kidnapping of an employee at a Cheney pot shop Sunday afternoon. Police are actively searching for Donavon Culps and Violetta Culps and are asking the public to share photos provided from surveillance video.

  • Plane crash in Connecticut caught on tape

    PLAINVILLE, Conn. - A plane crash in Plainville, Connecticut was caught on tape and the video is pretty incredible. Police say a man was flying a 1981 Cessna 172 when he hit a tree and crashed behind a business adjacent to an airport. Officials say the pilot is 79-year-old Fred Frost. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Frost told local affiliate WVIT that he was on his way to get breakfast when the plane crashed.

  • Motorcyclist killed after hitting a deer in Reardan

    REARDAN, Wash. - A motorcyclist has been killed after hitting a deer early Tuesday morning just east of Reardan. The crash happened around 4:20am near the intersection of W. Coulee Hite Rd. and N. Wood Rd.  According to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office the deceased victim in a 64-year-old white male. W. Coulee Hite Rd. will be closed for the next 2-3 hours. Authorities ask that you avoid the area.

  • Everyone is mocking this ESPN reporter... but let's talk about why you shouldn't

    KHQ.COM - Sergio Dipp has become the latest victim of internet mockery and meme making after delivering a painful sideline report for ESPN during the Broncos vs. Chargers game Monday. At first Dipp appeared to have a good sense of humor about the whole thing, tweeting out a screen grab of his google search, "how to deal with fame." However, he later posted a video with a much more somber tone as he struggled to explain himself.

  • Air national guard lovers cancel big day for impromptu wedding to help with Hurricane Irma

    KHQ.COM - Lauren Durham and Michael Davis had big plans for a beach wedding this month. Hurricane Irma had bigger plans.  So instead of a poofy white dress, Durham got married in her Air National Guard fatigues, with no makeup, in a vast hangar filled with rescue vehicles in Orlando. Davis is a senior airman in the guard, like his bride, so they had called to say they'd miss their own wedding. 

  • Woman killed in motorcycle crash near Idaho State Line; Speed and impairment factors

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A woman has died after a motorcycle crash late Thursday night in the 26700 block of E. Appleway Ave. in Spokane County near the Idaho State Line. Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a serious injury collision involving a motorcycle and passenger car around 10:50 p.m. Thursday.

  • Kansas town celebrates Christmas early for dying boy

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Christmas trees are popping up in a small Kansas town as residents prepare to celebrate the holiday early for a 3-year-old boy with terminal cancer. The Wichita Eagle reports that the town of Lebo will celebrate Christmas on Sunday as a tribute to Christian Risner.      Christian has been diagnosed with Rhabdoid kidney cancer, which has created tumors in his kidneys and lungs.

  • The Latest: Florida evacuees crowd highways in Atlanta

    MIAMI (AP) - Floridians fleeing Hurricane Irma have turned Atlanta's freeways into a ribbon of red neon brake lights, with traffic in some spots barely moving. Floridians fleeing Hurricane Irma have turned Atlanta's freeways into a ribbon of red neon brake lights, with traffic in some spots barely moving. Thousands of the evacuees have been funneled to the city, since so many them are heading north on Interstate 75 straight to Atlanta.

  • This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here's why

    DENVER (AP) - Wildfires are scorching dried-out Western forests and grassland and putting 2017 on track to be among the worst fire seasons in a decade. A snowy winter across much of the West raised hopes 2017 wouldn't be a fire-prone year. But officials said Thursday that a hot, dry summer spoiled that. The weather turned very hot very fast in the spring and snow melted much faster than expected.

  • Man gets 20 years after after found with 'astounding' stash of meth, cocaine

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a man found riding in eastern Oregon in a vehicle stuffed with drugs to 20 years in prison.      The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Jose Joel Helguera Del Rio was sentenced Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, possession with intent to distribute the drugs and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.  ...

  • Grandmother accused of keeping 9-year-old girl padlocked in dog kennel

    TOWN OF NORWAY, Wis. (AP) - A grandmother and another adult are accused of keeping her 9-year-old granddaughter padlocked inside a dog kennel in a house in southeastern Wisconsin. “This by far, is one of the most disturbing and heart-wrenching cases of child abuse I’ve seen,” Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said Thursday. “It doesn’t get much worse than this.”

  • Appeals court ruling: Close relatives should not part of Trump's travel ban

    SEATTLE (AP) - Grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the United States should not be prevented from coming to the country under President Donald Trump's travel ban, a federal appeals court has ruled in another legal defeat for the administration on the contentious issue.    

  • I-84 remains closed in Eagle Creek Fire burning in Columbia River Gorge

    KHQ.COM - As of Wednesday morning, Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge remains closed from the Eagle Creek Fire. Overnight the Eagle Creek and Indian Creek Fires merged together and are now being managed as one incident. The fire has now burned more than 20,000 acres. The fire is still 0% contained. I-84 is specifically closed between Troutdale and Hood River.

  • Arson confirmed in fire at South Hill business

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities say a fire at the Beacon Cleaners on Spokane's South Hill is a confirmed arson. This is actually the second time in the past month that an arsonist has tried to ignite the business located at 32nd and Grand. Due to the damage from the first fire the dry cleaning service has already been forced to operate out of a trailer in their parking lot.

  • Amazon announces they will build second headquarters in the U.S. with 50k high paying jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is on the hunt for a second home. The e-commerce giant said Thursday that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America. Amazon will stay put in its sprawling Seattle headquarters, and the new space will be "a full equal" with as many as 50,000 jobs, said founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The announcement is certain to create a scramble among cities and states vying to make the short...

  • Seahawks unveil new alternate logo

    KHQ.COM - The Seahawks have unveiled a new alternate logo for the 2017 season. The logo is not replacing the logo that's already being used and it will not appear on the team jerseys. It will just be used on merchandise for another option for fans.  The new logo gives a straight on view of the hawk, instead of the profile view.  What do you think of the new logo? Let us know on our Facebook page!  
  • Multnomah Falls historic lodge saved by firefighters during Eagle Creek Fire

    KHQ.COM - Structural firefighters with the Oregon State Fire Marshals worked tirelessly to save the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge that was built in 1925. A task force of structural engines and one aerial ladder truck worked in conjunction with a strike team of water tenders to keep the lodge wetted down during the fire storm of falling embers.

  • Tiger shot dead in populated Atlanta neighborhood

    ATLANTA, Georgia - Well... this is not a story you hear about probably ever.  A tiger, that somehow got loose wandering through a populated Atlanta neighborhood, has been shot dead by police. The tiger escaped from a nearby animal sanctuary called the Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, GA.  Police had been in contact with the sanctuary and had hoped to safely bring the animal back by chemically immobilizing it.

  • FIRE MODE: Full list of fires burning in Washington, Idaho and Montana

    WILD KHQ.COM - Wondering where all the wildfires are burning in our region and how big they are? This is a complete list of all the fires currently burning in Washington, Idaho and Montana. We will try to keep the list as updated as possible. You can also use the interactive map inside the story to see exactly where fires are burning relative to your location.

  • Where is the smoke coming from? Map shows 74+ wildfires burning in western states

    KHQ.COM - If you're wondering where all of the smoke in the air is coming from... the answer is probably not one specific fire. Currently there are more than 74 major wildfires burning in 8 western states including Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and California. Dozens of those fires are burning in our immediate region.

  • Small child's body found encased in concrete in Kansas

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police are investigating after the body of a small child was discovered encased in concrete inside a rental home in Wichita, Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that the landlord was cleaning the house Saturday when he found a concrete structure and noticed an odor coming from it. Police removed the structure and discovered the remains of a child, possibly 3 years old, inside.

  • Authorities investigate death of man at Burning Man festival

    BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nevada - Authorities are investigating the death of a man who died of his injuries a few hours after he rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival's signature ceremony.  Late Saturday night, Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, broke through a two-layer security perimeter during the Man Burn event in which a giant, wooden effigy is set ablaze.

  • Trump expected to end DACA program that protects young immigrants

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. But that will come after a six-month delay.   People familiar with the plans said the delay in the formal dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program would be intended to give Congress time to decide whether it wants to address the status of the affected young immigrants.

  • Palace announces Prince William, Kate expecting third child

    LONDON (AP) - Kensington Palace says Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child. The announcement released in a statement Mondays says the queen is delighted by the news. Officials say Prince William's wife, the former Kate Middleton, is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a form of severe morning sickness, and will not carry out her engagements Monday.  

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Semi truck partially tips over at Division and Sprague

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A semi truck that took a turn a little too tight has gotten a little stuck in a construction hole at Division and Sprague in downtown Spokane. Spokane Police are asking people to avoid the area while crews work to get the semi unstuck. They anticipate the intersection will be closed until about 7am. Use Washington and Stevens as an alternate route.

  • Rita Maze was found in the trunk of her car, dead, Wednesday morning. The FBI says she killed herself

    FBI: Woman found dead in trunk who claimed kidnapping killed herself

    KHQ.COM - The FBI has just concluded the cause of death in the case of the Montana woman who claimed she was kidnapped and was later found in the trunk of her car near the Spokane Airport. According to the official release from the FBI, Rita Maze died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Maze's story received national attention back in September of 2016 but as the shocking details began to unfold, bits and pieces to Maze's story didn't exactly line up.

  • 3 elderly Washington brothers face child pornography charges

    SEATTLE (AP) -  An 82-year-old man who faces child pornography charges along with two of his elderly brothers was rolled into court in a wheelchair and his attorneys asked that he be given a mental competency evaluation. Charles Emery did not enter a plea Thursday in King County Superior Court. Thomas Emery, 80, entered a not guilty plea, while 78-year-old Edwin Emery was not in court.

  • Five injured in DUI crash involving three vehicles in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Five people were injured after a DUI crash Wednesday evening involving three vehicles. The crash happened in at the intersection of Mullan and Sinto in Spokane Valley just before 7pm.  According to Washington State Patrol, 38-year-old Mary E. Lambert was driving a 2002 Subaru Forester and being chased by a police officer when she failed to stop at a stop sign at Sinto and Mullan and was struck by a pickup truck traveling northbound on Mullan.

  • Brush fire burning 10-15 acres near Bigelow Gulch and Bruce Rd. appears suspicious

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities tell us that a brush fire burning Thursday morning near Bigelow Gulch and Bruce Rd. appears suspicious because it was one of three brush fires burning at the same time in the same area. Two other, smaller brush fires were also burning near Arbor Crest winery.  The exact location of the fire was in the 8200 block of N. Scott Rd and authorities tell us the fire only burned 10-15 acres of wheat, stopping just before it reached a cemetery. 

  • Harvey puts strain on federal flood insurance program that leaves taxpayers on hook for $24.6 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The massive flooding Harvey has caused in Texas and Louisiana comes as Congress weighs renewing a federal flood insurance program that continually pays out more than it takes in through premiums, potentially leaving taxpayers on the hook for $24.6 billion and counting. The National Flood Insurance Program expires Sept. 30. Congress is likely to reauthorize the program before then because failure to do so would disrupt coastal real estate markets.

  • FDA approves breakthrough drug to treat childhood leukemia that costs $475,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration calls the approval historic, the first gene therapy to hit the U.S. market. Made from scratch for every patient, it's one of a wave of "living drugs" under development to fight additional blood cancers and other tumors, too.

  • Hurricane Harvey Latest: Two explosions reported at Houston plant that lost power

    HOUSTON (AP) - Two explosions have been reported at a Houston-area chemical plant that lost power amid flooding from Harvey. The Houston Chronicle says a statement from the company says the Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported two explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema Inc. plant early Thursday. In a tweet, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said a deputy was taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes.    

  • Attorney General: Drug overdoses 'the top lethal issue' in the US

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is calling the epidemic of drug overdose deaths "the top lethal issue" in the U.S. and urged everyone "create and foster a culture that's hostile to drug use." Sessions delivered the remarks Tuesday to the National Alliance For Drug Endangered Children, which is hosting its annual conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

  • Harvey sets new record for most rainfall ever recorded from tropical storm

    HOUSTON (AP) - Harvey has set a new U.S. record for rainfall from a tropical system. A weather station southeast of Houston at Mary's Creek at Winding Road, reported 49.32 inches (125.27 centimeters) of rain as of Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. That breaks the previous record of 48 inches (122 centimeters) set in 1978 in Medina, Texas by Tropical Storm Amelia.

  • Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire where smoke detectors were not present

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A family in Spokane Valley has lost their dog in a house fire early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out in the 10800 block of E. 4th avenue just before 3:30am Tuesday.  Two adult females were inside the home when the fire broke out. One woman awoke to the sound of the fire and alerted the other resident.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife welcome new baby girl

    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are welcoming a new daughter in a post - where else - on Facebook. Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan already have a toddler daughter, Max, born in 2015. They named their second child August. The couple posted a photo of the family Monday, along with a letter they wrote to August hoping she will get to enjoy her childhood. 

  • Petition calls for WSU to improve window security so no more students fall out

    KHQ.COM - After another WSU student fell out of a window from a dorm room on campus, sustaining serious head trauma, a petition has been started to increase window protection on WSU's campus. The petition reads, " On August 24th, 2017 WSU freshman and Roosevelt High School graduate Matthew Gray fell through his second story window from the Community Duncan Dunn Residence Hall.

  • $18,000 in FREE school supplies distributed at West Central Community Center

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The West Central Community Center will be distributing $18,000 in FREE school supplies today only, August 28th! Where: West Central Community Center - 1603 N. Belt Street, Spokane, Washington 99205 When: noon - 6pm School supplies will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Ironman competitor hit by car during cycling course upgraded to fair condition

    UPDATE: 52-year-old Crystal E. O'Conner of Bozeman, Montana is now listed in fair condition as of Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle while she was on the 112-mile bike portion of Ironman Coeur d'Alene. O'Conner was airlifted to Kootenai Health following the collision and initially listed in critical condition.

  • Dirt bike crash kills father and 2-year-old son

    KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) - Authorities say a man has died from injuries he suffered in a dirt bike crash in Virginia that also killed his 2-year-old son.  Virginia State Police say 21-year-old De'Shon Brown died Friday, two days after the crash in King George County. Police said Brown was riding the youth dirt bike with his son when he lost control and crashed in the roadway.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. statue to be unveiled in Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) - A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is being installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.      The unveiling of the statue on Monday comes more than three years after Georgia lawmakers endorsed the project.  Officials had to negotiate with King's family for the right to use his image. Then an artist was selected for the project, only to be killed in a motorcycle accident.

  • The Latest: Houston officials: Hunker down, stay off roads

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Both major airports in Houston have been closed amid severe flooding blamed on Tropical Storm Harvey. A Houston Airport System statement at midday Sunday said George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport are closed to commercial flights until further notice. Officials say roads in and out of both airports are shut down due to flooding.

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Connor McGregor: Everything you need to know about the fight that's making history

    KHQ.COM - It's projected to be the most viewed combat sporting event in history... on Saturday, August 26th, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Conor McGregor in a Las Vegas boxing ring as millions tune in around the world.  If you're not a fan of boxing or MMA and you're wondering what all the fuss is about, let us explain everything you need to know...

  • Yakima man sentenced after trying to hire someone to murder ex-girlfriend in exchange for meth

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A Yakima man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for trying to hire someone to murder his ex-girlfriend and for attempting to pay for the murder with a pound of methamphetamine. The U.S. Justice Department says 32-year-old Gerardo Maderos Loreto, who is a Norteno gang member, was sentenced Thursday.

  • Cecil Andrus, Carter's Interior Secretary, dies at age 85

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Former Carter administration Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus, who engineered the conservation of millions of acres of Alaska land, has died. Daughter Tracy Andrus says her father died late Wednesday of complications from lung cancer. He was 85. Andrus was in his second term as Idaho governor when Jimmy Carter chose him as his interior secretary.

  • Charleston hostage situation over; gunman wounded

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The mayor says a hostage situation in a Charleston, South Carolina, restaurant has ended with the gunman being shot by police.Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said the restaurant employee shot by the gunman Thursday has died. Interim Charleston Police Chief Jerome Taylor says all the hostages at Virginia's restaurant were rescued safely. He didn't say how many there were.

  • (WARNING: Video is hard to watch) High school cheerleaders scream in pain while forced into splits

    DENVER (AP) - Cheerleading coaches and school administrators in a Colorado district have been placed on leave, and Denver police are investigating amid series of videos showing high school cheerleaders screaming in pain while being pushed into splits during practice. The videos show eight cheerleaders at Denver's East High School repeatedly being pushed into splits while their arms are held up by teammates.

  • $758.7M Jackpot! Massachusetts lottery announces wrong store where winning ticket was sold

    Watertown, Massachusetts - The Massachusetts store that sold the winning Powerball ticket was initially told it sold a $1 million ticket, not the only ticket that won the $758.7 million jackpot. Mike Donatelli, a spokesman for the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, Massachusetts, says they were told shortly before 8 a.m. that the store had actually sold that ticket. The jackpot is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history.

  • Small population of grizzlies in Montana and Idaho listed as endangered

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's order Monday reversed the 2014 re-classification by U.S. wildlife officials for the 40-50 bears of the Cabinet-Yaak bear population under the federal Endangered Species Act.

  • High speed chase with stolen vehicle ends in crash near Rosalia

    ROSALIA, Wash. - A high speed chase with a stolen vehicle ended in a crash Wednesday morning near Rosalia. Authorities tell us they initially responded to a call for vehicle prowlers in the Spangle area just before 5am. When they made contact with the stolen vehicle, the driver refused to stop and a high speed chase ensued with maximum speeds reaching more than 100mph.

  • Boy suffocated by weighted mattress on crib to stop escapes

    MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple accused of tying and weighting down a mattress on top of their toddler son's crib so he couldn't climb out have been charged in his suffocation death. WGAL-TV reports 29-year-old Justin Dwyer and 28-year-old Courtney Stash were charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in the April death of their 2-year-old son.

  • WATCH: Eclipse 2017! Your guide to Eclipse watch parties in the Inland Northwest

    KHQ.COM - Your guide to all the eclipse viewing parties in the Inland Northwest from Spokane to North Idaho to the Tri-cities, we have you covered! If you haven't been able to snag a pair of eclipse glasses, you may be in luck. Many of the places offering eclipse viewing glasses are also handing out FREE eclipse glasses on a first come, first serve basis.

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    Bikini baristas outlawed in Everett, WA

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The City Council in Everett, Washington has voted to require employees at coffee stands to wear a minimum of tank tops and shorts, in response to businesses where woman often wear bikinis. The Daily Herald reports ( ) the proposal was unanimously approved Wednesday,

  • Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

    MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard.KATU-TV reported ( ) Friday that the owners of the 18-month-old dog named Kenyon thought he had dug up a time capsule in their backyard, so they decided to film themselves opening it. As they did, they realized Kenyon had found drugs.

  • How many nukes does North Korea really have?

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal vary wildly.  Some conclude North Korea has or can make 30 to 60 nuclear weapons. Estimates by civilian experts cloud the picture. They guess North Korea has just a dozen to about 30 weapons. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder to develop a policy for deterrence and for the U.S. to defend itself and allies in the region.

  • 33 children die in India is 2-day span possibly due to oxygen shortage

    KHQ.COM - Dozens of children died last week in a government hospital in northeastern India, prompting public outcry over whether an oxygen shortage was to blame. Answers remain unclear, but doctors who have spent decades treating sick kids in the area say the incident is a symptom of a greater problem: Chronic mismanagement, corruption and outright negligence are worsening encephalitis outbreaks.

  • The latest on Oregon eclipse traffic

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on traffic in Oregon in preparation for the total solar eclipse (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Authorities have reopened a central Oregon highway after motorists heading to a solar eclipse festival jammed the road, leading to a partial closing and rerouting of traffic.      Prineville police tweeted that U.S. Highway 26 near Prineville was back open to traffic just after 8 p.m.

  • Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to Monday's solar eclipse, it's expected to outshine even Yellowstone for at least a day. Grand Teton is directly in the path of the total solar eclipse - where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.   

  • Police say death toll in Barcelona now at 13

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Spain's royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators "assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorize us." A speeding van struck pedestrians in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50 others.

  • Woman attacked by coyote while walking on upstate NY trail

    KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a woman has suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by a coyote while walking on a trail in a rural upstate New York town.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the woman encountered the animal on a trail along a canal in the town of Kingsbury on Wednesday.

  • Man charged with attempted murder in baseball bat assault at local business

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is recovering at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being assaulted by a man with a baseball bat at a local business Wednesday evening. The suspect, 41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm, has been charged with 2nd degree attempted murder among other charges. 

  • Campbell Soup CEO resigns from White House jobs panel over Trump's comments on racism

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CEO of Campbell Soup is resigning from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump. Campbell CEO Denise Morrison said in a company release Wednesday, "Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville.

  • U.S. Coast Guard reports downed Army helicopter with 5 crew aboard off coast of Oahu

    HONOLULU - Coast Guard and Army personnel are responding to a report of a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with five crew aboard approximately two miles west of Kaena Point, Oahu. Just after 10pm Tuesday night, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Command Center in Honolulu received a call from personnel at Wheeler Army Airfield stating they lost communications with one of their UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews.

  • FREE backpacks and supplies given out TODAY at the Salvation Army

    KHQ.COM - The Salvation Army in Spokane will be handing out 5,000 FREE backpacks filled with supplies TODAY ONLY! WHERE: 204 E Indiana Ave, Spokane, WA 99207 WHEN: Wednesday, August 16th from 8am - 6pm All backpacks and supplies are distributed according to student grade level (K through 12), on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

  • Multiple Confederate monuments covered up or removed

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's largest city has used a wooden structure to cover up a Confederate monument in a downtown park.  Legislators passed a law earlier this year prohibiting the removal of structures including rebel memorials. So Birmingham Mayor William Bell ordered the city's 52-foot-tall Confederate obelisk covered with wooden panels.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service says someone used red spray paint to scrawl an anti-law message on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The Park Service says the vandalism took place early Tuesday morning. A photo released by the service shows an expletive followed by the word "law" scrawled on the inside of one of the memorial's columns.

  • Inmates escape while working on fire crew

    GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) - Two inmates escaped while working on a fire crew in southcentral Washington state.  The News Tribune reports That Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy were part of a Department of Natural Resources fire crew battling a blaze in Goldendale that broke out Saturday.

  • Viral Father & Son: From the first day of kindergarten to college

    KHQ.COM - Two photos on Twitter have gone viral showing a father's yearly tradition of walking his son to his first day of school. Charles Brockman III shared a photo of his dad walking him to school on the first day of kindergarten next to another photo of his dad walking next to him for his first day of college. In less than two days the photos have had more than 220,000 likes.

  • High school teen killed with log used in football training exercise

    LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) - A New York community is remembering a popular high school football player who died last week during a pre-season conditioning camp. The funeral for Joshua Mileto was held Tuesday in Lake Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN'-kuh-muh), Long Island. Newsday says young men wearing football jerseys lined the steps as the teen's family followed the black coffin into the church.  

  • Forget Sunglasses: How to keep your eyes safe during the solar eclipse

    NBCNEWS.COM - The total solar eclipse is coming, and as the excitement builds, so does the worry that it will leave behind a nation of eye problems. On Aug. 21, the spectacular sight of the moon covering the sun will be visible across North America for the first time in almost a century. We’ll all be tempted to gaze up at the sky, but many people don’t realize they can get hurt by staring directly at the sun without the proper protection.

  • FREE food distributed to Stevens County families in need from Second Harvest

    TODAY ONLY, Second Harvest Food Bank will be distributing FREE food to families in need in Stevens County.  Second Harvest will be distributing food with their Mobile Market which has a refrigerated truck and serves as a temporary food bank. The truck will be filled with thousands of pounds of donated fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, bread, cereal and other staples.

  • Fatal motorcycle crash at 29th and Lloyd

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is dead after a motorcycle crash at 29th and Lloyd in Spokane. According to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened Tuesday morning just before 3:30 a.m.  When deputies arrived on scene the adult male was severely injured and when fire and medical personnel arrived, that man was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Jimmy Fallon fights back tears addressing events in Charlottesville

    KHQ.COM - During Monday's episode of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon took a couple minutes to address the fatal attack in Charlottesville that took the life of one 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer. "Even thought the Tonight Show isn't a political show, it's my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being. What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia was just disgusting.

  • 3 men shot and killed during Wisconsin auto race

    UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin sheriff says three men were shot and killed during an auto racing event. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove around 7 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports about shots being fired. Beth says the three men were shot by another man at point-blank range near a food vendor. No suspects have been arrested.

  • Man eats over 350 ounces of kale, defending title as kale-eating champion

    HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) - When it comes to chowing down on kale, Gideon Oji is once again the top dog, beating back a challenge from hot-dog-eating champ Joey Chestnut. Oji gulped down 22½ 16-ounce bowls of the leafy green vegetable in eight minutes during Sunday's Kale Yeah! Competition at the Erie County Fair in New York. The kale was served raw with oil and vinegar.

  • Police officer investigated for comment on fatal Charlottesville crash: 'Hahahaha love this'

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment by an officer who wrote "Hahahaha love this" in response to a story about a car crashing into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others.  Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri says he received a complaint about the comment Sunday and opened an internal investigation.

  • Barbeque grill in back of SUV explodes from cigarette

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion of a propane barbeque grill being transported in her SUV. Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane tells news outlets that the grill was turned on and the propane tank was open in the back of the red Kia Sorento as she left a barbeque at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon.

  • Man armed with gun recovering after officer involved shooting

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A man armed with a gun, making threats to harm himself is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after an officer involved shooting. The incident happened Monday morning just before 2am in the 3200 block of south Glenn Ct. in Spokane Valley. Spokane Valley deputies responded to the area after receiving a call to check on the welfare of an adult male who had made threats to harm himself via text message, specifically mentioning a bullet.

  • Cash crunch with U.S. Postal Service could disrupt day-to-day mail delivery

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service is warning that it will likely default on up to $6.9 billion in payments for future retiree health benefits for the fifth straight year. It is citing a coming cash crunch that could disrupt day-to-day mail delivery. The post office says it expects cash balances to run low by October.

  • Scientists say photos posted on Instagram can help diagnose depression

    KHQ.COM - Do you think you can tell if a friend were depressed based on the photos they post to their Instagram account? Scientists say they can. Researchers are so sure about this, they've actually created a computer to detect depression in photos uploaded to social media - and they say they new system can correctly pick up on depression clues 70% of the time. 

  • Unimaginable Heartache: Utah couple loses 5 baby girls in 11 months

    KHQ.COM - A Utah couple is using their heartache to help others after losing five baby girls in just 11-months.  Jason and Clarissa Osborn always wanted a big family but shortly after their son Carter was born in 2013, Clarissa had to undergo radiation for some brain tumors and the treatment made it impossible for her to conceive children naturally. Using a fertility treatment, the Osborns were overjoyed when they found out they were expecting a baby girl.

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