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  • Mother tries to smother 5-month old son at Tennessee hospital

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman is charged with attempted murder after authorities say she tried to smother her son at a hospital.      News outlets report 22-year-old Alexis Bagwell was arrested Monday after a Metro Nashville Police investigation found she tried to harm her son on two occasions while he was at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in January 2016.

  • Mother charged with murder after baby found dead in hot car

    ATLANTA (AP) - Police near Atlanta have charged a mother with felony murder after they say she left her 1-year-old daughter in a hot car while she got her hair done at a salon. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 25-year-old Dijanelle Fowler also faces charges of child cruelty and concealing the death of Skylar Fowler on June 15.

  • Man's prosthetic leg helps save life after going overboard during fishing trip

    DOYLESTOWN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man says his prosthetic leg helped save his life after he went overboard during a fishing trip. Adam Shannon, of Doylestown, says he was fishing on Dohner Lake near his home Monday evening when a seat on his boat broke, sending him into the water. Shannon's prosthetic leg came off as he went into the lake.

  • Major Crimes investigate after two found dead in home explosion in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Two people are dead after an explosion and fire at a home near E. Indiana and N. Sipple Rd. in Spokane Valley. Multiple neighbors in the area say they heard the explosion and called 911 when they saw the home on fire around 1:40am Tuesday morning. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a fully involved structure fire. As firefighters were fighting those flames, two bodies were located inside the home.

  • PHOTOS: Tallest single-family home in the world for sale in Arizona

    KHQ.COM - An incredible home for sale in Prescott, Arizona claims to be the tallest single-family home in the world. Sukumar Pal is a Phoenix architect who set out to build the incredible home, a dream he says he's had since he was a little boy. The ad on Zillow states, "at 124 feet tall, Falcon Nest is the world's tallest single-family house." "Falcon Nest" is 6,200 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and several atriums.

  • Three vehicle crash shuts down one of Spokane's busiest intersections

    KHQ.COM - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a serious crash that occurred yesterday evening at the intersection of Sprague/Division. The intersection was closed for just over 6 hours as investigators processed the scene. Anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t spoken to police yet is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

  • Spokane Police investigate death at home near Chief Garry Park

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a death overnight near Chief Garry Park. Around 11:30 Thursday we received calls into our newsroom saying there was police activity and an ambulance at a home in the 2500 block of Desmet Ave. One called told us they watched an ambulance leave the scene with its lights off.  According to Spokane Police, someone was found dead in the home and they are investigating.

  • Sinkhole swallows two homes in Pasco County, Florida

    PASCO COUNTY, Florida - A sinkhole in Pasco County, Florida has swallowed two homes and may be growing. At least ten other homes nearby have been evacuated.  Friday morning at 5am the sinkhole was the size of a small pool and since then its grown significantly and now reached the road.  We do not know if anyone has been injured or is missing. 

  • Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Police say a Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape.  Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper says the contractor became stuck Wednesday when he was changing a lock to a Bank of America room that leads to the ATM. 

  • Effective Immediately: Fire restrictions issued for Eastern Washington counties

    KHQ.COM - Multiple counties in Eastern Washington have been issued fire restrictions on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management.  Effective as of July 14th, the burn restrictions apply to the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima. What does this restriction mean for you?

  • Nearly $600,000 Valleyford home looks like it's ready for a wild west movie

    VALLEYFORD, Wash. - Did you check out the main photo of this story? Can you believe these photos are from the same home (or technically same piece of property) for sale for almost $600,000 in Valleyford, WA.  The real estate ad for the home reads, "Is that John Wayne? Walk the boardwalk/balcony of the Old West "Cow Town" 35 x 100 shop w/upper levels and 13.5" roll-up door and a 40x40 barn." 

  • Gymboree to close 350 stores, including 5 in Washington state

    KHQ.COM - Children's clothing retailer Gymboree has announced they will be closing roughly 350 outlets across the U.S. Five of those locations are in Washington state.  Gymboree, which filed for bankruptcy protection in June, released a statement that reads in part, "as part of our court-supervised restructuring process, the Gymboree Corporation is taking necessary steps to strengthen our Company as a whole by closing certain Gymboree and Crazy 8 brand stores."

  • Urgent call for blood donations

    The Inland Northwest Blood Center has issued an urgent call for donors to battle a critical blood shortage in our region. They say with the recent holiday they are experiencing a lull in donations. People are vacationing and aren't donating on their regular set schedules. They are looking for donations of all types. The Inland Northwest Blood Center is one of the main suppliers for thirty-five hospitals in our region. 

  • Spokane man gets pistol-whipped as vehicle is carjacked in own driveway

    KHQ.COM - A man in northwest Spokane is recovering from minor injuries after he was pistol-whipped and had his vehicle carjacked while sitting in it in his own driveway. The carjacking occurred at Hemlock and Grace, only about 50-feet away from where a carjacking occurred last Thursday in the same block. 

  • Federal charges filed against man who mailed severed finger, fake bomb and weed to IRS

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An Olympia, Washington man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges.      The Seattlepi.com reported Monday (https://goo.gl/a1MU1R ) that 68-year-old Normand Lariviere was charged with mailing a threat to injure after IRS workers in Ogden, Utah discovered a package containing a fake bomb July 6.

  • Spokane City Council to vote on climate change following Trump's decision to pull out of Paris Agreement

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council is expected to affirm the city's commitment to limit greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.  City Council President Ben Stuckart says President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords means cities must step up to address the issue.

  • TRENDING: Woman requests sick-time for "mental health" and the world is applauding

    When do you allow yourself to take a sick day? Only when you're hugging the toilet? Or... do you let yourself take a sick day to de-stress and gain better mental health? We've all had those days right? You have to go to work but you're either completely exhausted, on the verge of tears or perhaps moments away from what feels like a mental break down. Do you choose to take a sick day or... do you suck-it-up and go to work anyway, fearing your coworkers or boss will think less of ...

  • Amazon Prime Day: What you need to know to save the most money

    It's Christmas in July! Amazon Prime Day launches this evening (Monday) at 6pm and the deals are expected to rival and in many cases be better than Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals. Here are 7 things you need to know to save the most money during this 30 hour sale:  1.) Download the FREE Amazon App to browse deals up to 24 hours in advance. You can even mark the sales that are important to you and the app will alert you when the deal goes live.

  • Smart home device calls 911 during domestic violence attack

    TIJERAS, New Mexico - How do you feel about smart home devices like the Amazon Echo or the Google Home? Some people love the verbal assistants while others don't like the idea of an online speaker, listening to every word of your conversation. But what if these smart speakers could be the thing to save your life? According to authorities, "this amazing technology definitely helped save a mother and her child from a very violent situation."

  • Red Cross says blood donations urgently needed amid shortage

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The American Red Cross says its blood supply is facing a serious shortage after receiving fewer donations than expected in recent months. The Red Cross says it's facing a nationwide shortage and its region covering 120 hospitals in Utah, Nevada, Montana and Idaho received 2,200 donations fewer than needed in the past two months.

  • UPDATE: Florida man on Beijing bound flight assaulted flight attendant forcing plane to return to Seattle

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a Delta Airlines flight bound for Beijing returned to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant. Sea-Tac Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a 23-year-old Florida man in first class assaulted a flight attendant about 45 minutes into Delta flight 129 Thursday night.

  • Man who shot wife during Seattle Uber ride charged with second-degree murder

    SEATTLE (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting his wife during an Uber ride in Seattle last weekend has been charged with second-degree murder.  Charging documents filed Thursday say 31-year-old Cameron Espitia told detectives he had been drinking at a wedding and "having a bad night." But the documents say he told them he didn't remember what happened during the ride shortly after midnight Sunday.

  • 100-year-old woman says wine is her longevity secret

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A Maine resident celebrating her 100th birthday says wine is the secret to her longevity. WCSH-TV reports (http://on.wcsh6.com/2sw17KV ) Florence Bearse, of Bangor, turned 100 Thursday. The Massachusetts native dedicated her life to running a restaurant and serving others before retiring.

  • Fake senator with knives and bullet proof vest tries to see Ivanka at Trump Tower

    NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a man who claimed to be a U.S. senator tried to get inside Trump Tower to see Ivanka Trump and has been arrested.    NBC New York says the man had two knives on him when he tried to get into President Donald Trump's New York City home about 4 p.m. Thursday and asked for the president's daughter.

  • UPDATE: SCRAPS investigating owner's claim that his dog was injured at local boarding facility

    SPOKANE, Wash. - SCRAPS has confirmed with KHQ it's investigating a complaint by a man who says his dog was hurt at a local boarding facility.?Zach Knechtges' dog "Elway" went to K9 Country Club last weekend for two days. But when Knechtges picked him up, he said the back of Elway's ears were matted and his dog was in pain when he pet him, so Zach went to the emergency clinic.

  • Puyallup mother's plea to parents after her 7-month-old dies in crib

    PUYALLUP, Wash. - A mother in Puyallup, Washington is opening up describing every parent's worst nightmare. On the morning of July 3rd Jordan DeRosier found her 7-month-old son lifeless in his crib with his "blankie around only his head." The plea she is issuing to parents of infants: "Please do not put your babies to bed with a blanket."

  • UPDATE: Trail near Priest Lake reopens after woman attacked by bear

    UPDATE: July 5, 2017, 2:00 p.m.: Authorities say the trail has reopened and hikers should use caution and keep dogs on a leash.

  • This is how much sweat you lose each hour in extreme heat

    KHQ.COM - Thinking about a water bottle full of sweat... let's be honest, it sounds disgusting. However, with the extreme temperatures we're seeing in our area, if you're spending at least an hour outside working, exercising or recreating, there's a good chance you're sweating *at least* a water bottle full of sweat (16oz)... but probably more. 

  • Parent fights for baby's gender to be kept secret

    KHQ.COM - An 8-month-old baby in Canada is getting world attention because no one knows its gender. Searyl Alti has now become the first baby to ever have a Canadian health card issued with their gender marked as "U," standing for "undetermined" or "unassigned." This is all because Alti's parent doesn't think anyone should assume anything about their baby's gender until their child is old enough to tell the world who they are.

  • New York City cop fatally shot in 'clear assassination' while sitting in patrol car

    NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a New York City officer who was shot while sitting in her patrol car has died in what they're calling a "clear assassination." Police Sgt. Brendan Ryan says 48-year-old Officer Miosotis Familia died at a hospital early Wednesday. Police say other officers shot and killed the suspect after he drew a revolver on them.

  • Casket with organ tissue found on Philadelphia sidewalk

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police are investigating the discovery of a small casket found on a north Philadelphia sidewalk that contained some embalmed remains believed to be those of an infant or child. Police said the small white casket was reported shortly after 9 p.m. Monday across from the Mount Vernon Cemetery. Inside, officers found no body, but a bag with what appeared to be internal organ tissue.

  • U.S. military officials believe North Korea fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The U.S military says it tracked a North Korean missile for 37 minutes before it landed in the Sea of Japan. The Hawaii-based U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement Tuesday that an intermediate-range ballistic missile was launched from near an airfield in North Korea. NORAD, or the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said the missile did not pose a threat to North America.

  • The Latest: Fire burning in Eastern Washington near Hanford

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning in Benton County, Washington, that shut down roads and forced the evacuation of some workers at the Hanford nuclear site has burned about 31 square miles (80 kilometers).  The Tri-City Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/2tG39vi ) the blaze was burning mostly west of Hanford and about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east o...

  • 2 boys injured in fireworks accident

    AUBURN, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say one boy lost two fingers and another was hit in the arm with shrapnel in a fireworks accident southeast of Seattle in Auburn.  Valley Regional Fire Authority says they were called Monday afternoon to the area of fireworks sales near the Muckleshoot Casino.KOMO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/UdKrzm ) the two boys, ages 12 and 13, were treated at the scene and taken to nearby hospitals.

  • New Jersey man accused of threatening college in Washington

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man is accused of making threatening calls to a college in Washington after protests there last month attracted national attention. Morris County prosecutors say 53-year-old Robert Kerekes Jr. was arrested Monday night. The Morris Plains man is charged with making terroristic threats, criminal coercion and causing false public alarm.

  • Dispute over Dakota Access handling of artifacts to linger

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A dispute over whether the Texas-based developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline improperly reported the discovery of American Indian artifacts in North Dakota will linger into the fall. Energy Transfer Partners has been battling since November when the state Public Service Commission filed a complaint and proposed a $15,000 fine.

  • U.S. public schools required to address meal debts and lunch shaming

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Public school districts in the U.S. are rethinking how they cope with unpaid lunch debts amid a wave of outrage over practices that single out children by taking food out of their hands or stamping them with a payment reminder. The U.S. Agriculture Department is requiring districts to adopt policies this month for addressing meal debts and to inform parents at the start of the academic year.

  • Boater goes missing in Cape Horn area of Lake Pend Oreille

    BAYVIEW, Idaho - The Bonner County Sheriff's Office is continuing their search for a Newman Lake man who went missing while boating Sunday in Lake Pend Oreille. 67-year-old John Arthur Key had been boating with friends during the day and then left to head back to Bayview, but never made it. Key's boat was located near the center of the lake by his friends without him on board.

  • Man killed in South Hill officer involved shooting identified

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is dead following an officer involved shooting in the 5800 block of MT. Vernon St. which is on the South Hill near 57th and Regal. According to Spokane Police, just after 12:30am Monday morning the Spokane County Sheriff's Office received a call from a woman saying that her ex-boyfriend was outside her residence armed with a firearm.

  • $10,000 reward offered after dog is buried alive in Georgia and dies

    TUCKER, Ga. (AP) - The reward has grown to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever buried a dog up to her nose in the ground near Atlanta. The canine later died. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced the reward increase on Monday. Last month, Eric Purdue found and rescued the Chow Chow mix, which had been buried alive in tightly packed ground on an all-terrain vehicle trail in Tucker. 

  • Man arrested after causing fatal crash trying to flee police

    FIFE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say man has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder for allegedly causing a fatal crash while fleeing police Tuesday. The News Tribune reports the crash happened Tuesday morning at Pacific Highway East and Alexander Avenue in Fife.  Fife police spokesman Tom Thompson says the 43-year-old Covington man was fleeing Puyallup Tribal Police in a vehicle stolen from Auburn.

  • Missing vulnerable 10-year-old returns home safely

    UPDATE: According to Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies, 10-year-old J.J. Hill has returned home and is safe. 

  • Feeling blue? Crayola seeks help naming its new crayon

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Crayola has the blues - five, to be exact.  The iconic crayon maker left it to fans to come up with a name for a new blue crayon replacing the recently retired color dandelion. After receiving nearly 90,000 submissions, Crayola narrowed it down to five names for the crayon based on a pigment discovered in 2009. 

  • Nike to start selling sneakers through online giant Amazon

    NEW YORK (AP) - Nike says it's working on a test program to sell some of its sneakers through e-commerce giant Amazon. Nike boss Mark Parker says in the early stages only a small selection of shoes, clothing and accessories will be available on the platform. Nike may sell more products on Amazon if the test is successful.

  • Pennsylvania restaurant owners accused of scavenging deer parts from trash bins and butcher shops

    LITITZ, Pa. (AP) - Charges have again been filed against former Pennsylvania restaurant owners accused of scavenging deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops.  PennLive.com reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/2stVdcl) that charges were re-filed against Shi Eng and Chun Eng after wildlife officials said the couple had been collecting discarded deer parts for years and violating laws against selling wild venison.

  • Recent high school graduate fatally shot in road rage crash

    WEST GOSHEN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a recent Pennsylvania high school graduate was shot in the head and killed in a road rage incident.      The Chester County District Attorney's office says 18-year-old Bianca Roberson was shot by another driver as the two tried to merge into a single lane in West Goshen on Wednesday.  Roberson's car veered off the road and was later found in a ditch.

  • Woman shares photos of Sutherland Canyon Fire: 'The entire ranch burned last night'

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A woman who owns a cattle ranch in Central, Washington is sharing fiery photos with a scary account of how she saved her cows "in the nick of time" as the Sutherland Canyon Fire burned "the entire ranch" Tuesday night. Molly Linville writes on Facebook that "things went terribly bad terribly quickly last night," as she describes trying to save her cows from the flames that quickly took over her property.

  • PHOTOS: Share your best photo for National Camera Day!

    KHQ.COM - June 29th is celebrated as National Camera Day! A day to celebrate incredible photographs and the cameras that allow us to capture moments in time. Cameras have allowed every day people to document millions of moments and snapshots, making our memories last a lifetime. To observe National Camera Day, snap a picture of something or someone you enjoy and cherish the memory.

  • Bison rams married couple while taking photos at Yellowstone National Park

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A husband and wife were injured when a bison rammed them as they were taking photographs in Yellowstone National Park. Park officials say 74-year-old Theodore Schrader and 72-year-old Patsy Holmes, of Heber City, Utah, were on a boardwalk at Mud Volcano when the bison approached them Wednesday.

  • Killer whales having pregnancy problems because there isn't enough to eat

    SEATTLE (AP) - The endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state are having pregnancy problems because they can't find enough to eat. That's according to a new study by researchers who analyzed hormones in excrement collected at sea and found more than two-thirds of orca pregnancies failed over a seven-year period.

  • Man breaks into New Jersey woman's home and climbs in bed with her

    PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) - Police in New Jersey say a man broke into a woman's home and lay next to her in bed before asking to spend the night. Palisades Park police say the woman began screaming and the man then fled. Police are on the lookout for the man and released a sketch of him Wednesday.

  • Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror says his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment." The comments are in videotaped depositions of Bruce Jessen ahead of a Sept. 5 trial.

  • Fitness model killed by exploding whipped cream canister

    PARIS (AP) - French authorities are investigating the death of a fashion blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister. The prosecutor's office in the eastern city of Mulhouse said Thursday that an investigation is underway into Saturday's death of Rebecca Burger and whether a faulty canister was at fault. The prosecutor would not comment pending further investigation.

  • Public memorial service help for U.S. student detained in N. Korea

    WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to an American college student who was detained there for over a year and died after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. Ohio's Republican senator calls Otto Warmbier "an amazing young man" who shouldn't have been detained.

  • Man repossess minivan with sleeping child inside

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say a man repossessing a minivan towed it with a sleeping child in the back. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday when the man used GPS to track the vehicle after the 7-year-old's mother said she had stopped to run into work. The woman and bystanders screamed as the tow truck drove off with her child and the vehicle, which had tinted windows. 

  • Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say the police officer injured at a Flint, Michigan, airport is in critical condition. Michigan State Police said the officer was critically hurt Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport. Airport officials posted on Facebook that the officer was hurt but offered no further details about the incident. A witness tells The Flint Journal he saw the officer bleeding form his neck.

  • Goodwill returns $97K to Ohio couple in mistaken donation

    ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A couple has gotten back nearly $100,000 they mistakenly donated to Goodwill Industries in Ohio. The (Zanesville) Times Recorder reports (http://ohne.ws/2rQhMrB ) two Goodwill employees in Zanesville initially thought it was play money or counterfeit cash after finding $97,000 in hundred dollar bills in a duffel bag inside a box of clothes last week.  

  • Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

    NEW YORK (AP) - The flu vaccine was ineffective in protecting older Americans last winter against the illness, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data. They showed the vaccine did a so-so job overall- it was about 42 percent effective in preventing illness severe enough to send a patient to a doctor's office.

  • F-16 jet catches fire at Houston airport; pilot ejects

    HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say an F-16 fighter jet caught fire while attempting to take off at Ellington Airport in Houston and the pilot ejected.   The Houston Fire Department says in a statement that crews were dispatched to assist with a "downed plane" late Wednesday morning.  The statement says the F-16 was on fire on the ground after the pilot ejected. The pilot was transported to a hospital.

  • Man dangles infant out of 15-story window for Facebook 'likes'

    KHQ.COM - An unidentified man in Alergia will be spenging two years behind bars after risking an infant boy's life, all to try and get 'likes' on Facebook. According to BBC, the man posted a horrifying photo of him dangling a baby boy by his shirt out the window of a 15-story high rise apartment building. The caption read, "1,000 likes or I will drop him."

  • Grizzlies approaching humans in Glacier National Park force closure of popular trail

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A popular trail in Montana's Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears frequenting the area.  The Hungry Horse News reported Monday the Avalanche Creek Trail is temporarily closed after the park received reports of up to six different grizzly bears in the Avalanche area.

  • Amazon is moving into your dressing room

    NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores and it's doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your house. Amazon is testing a new service for Prime members that allows them to try on the latest styles before they buy at no upfront charge. Customers have seven days to decide what they like and only pay for what they keep.

  • PHOTOS: 84 neglected Great Danes seized from New Hampshire mansion

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Police and animal welfare workers in New Hampshire say they've seized 84 neglected Great Danes, most of them from an eight-bedroom mansion that had floors covered with feces. They say at least some of the dogs and puppies had eye and skin problems, and infections. An emergency shelter was set up for the animals.

  • Illinois man stomps kitten to death because it can't ride train

    BELLEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A southern Illinois man accused of stomping a kitten to death because he wasn't allowed to take it on a light rail train has been charged with felony animal cruelty.  The suspect, 23-year-old DeCarlos Johnson-Foston, is jailed on $75,000 bond. St. Clair County Sheriff's Capt. Bruce Fleshren says Johnson-Foston was at a Belleville MetroLink station Friday with a kitten on his shoulder.

  • Megyn Kelly interviewing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones draws 3.5 million viewers and some critics

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Latest on Megyn Kelly's Sunday night interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):      11:51 a.m.      Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was seen by 3.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen.      Much criticized ahead of time, the report filled roughly one-third of NBC's hour-long "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," whose audience was dwarfed by CBS rival "...
  • Autopsy shows Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death.  The report released Monday states Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before the Dec. 23 flight on which she became ill. She died four days later.

  • PHOTOS: Happy Father's Day to all of your dads

    We would like to wish a very happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there! Here are just a small portion of the hundreds of photos we had submitted on our Facebook page celebrating your fathers! Thank you to everyone who shared a special photo and message for your dads. As you click through the photos, enjoy some of our favorite father's day songs:

  • Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

    NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart says it's buying online men's clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks for ways to gain on Amazon. Bonobos, which started out selling pants online, caters to male shoppers looking for help putting together a wardrobe.

  • Rip currents leave 1 dead, 2 missing at Jersey shore

    BELMAR, N.J. (AP) - Rip currents have left one girl dead and two teenagers missing on two different New Jersey beaches where lifeguards were not on duty. Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty says a 13-year-old died and her 12-year-old cousin is on life-support after they were found floating face-down on Thursday night. Both attended the town's elementary school, where grief counselors are on hand Friday for the last day of classes.

  • Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7B deal

    NEW YORK (AP) - Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods Market Inc. The deal is targeted to close in the second half of the year.

  • Doctors: American student released from N. Korea in coma suffered 'severe neurological injury'

    WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio hospital spokeswoman says the American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma suffered a "severe neurological injury."  Kelly Martin of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said Thursday that Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) is in stable condition after arriving at the hospital two days ago.

  • $130,000 reward now offered for escaped inmates who killed two Georgia prison guards

    ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia sheriff says the reward for escaped inmates who killed two prison guards during a bus transport is now up to $130,000 and the FBI says they are expanding their search as it stretches into a third day. Authorities have said 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose overpowered and killed 42-year-old Sgt. Christopher Monica and 58-year-old Sgt. Curtis Billue while escaping from the bus Tuesday.

  • Bill Cosby jury says they're deadlocked after 30 hours debating sexual assault charges

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -  Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial have told a judge they're deadlocked on charges the comedian drugged and molested a woman in 2004. The panel deliberated about 30 hours over four days before telling Judge Steven O'Neill on Thursday they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on any of the charges.

  • Explosion at kindergarten in China kills 7

    BEIJING (AP) - A city government says seven people were killed and 59 injured in an explosion at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China as relatives were picking up their children at the end of the school day. The Xuzhou city government in Jiangsu province said the blast at the Chuangxin Kindergarten in Fengxian, which struck at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, was under investigation.

  • Spokane Valley home is unlivable after house fire

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A home is Spokane Valley is completely unlivable and will have to be bulldozed after an early morning house fire.  The fire broke out just before 2am Thursday morning in the 12000 block of E. 12th Avenue. When fire crews arrived on scene the home was already fully engulfed with flames visible from over a 1/2 mile away. Immediately firefighters took a defensive mode to fight the fire.

  • KHQ GUIDE: Complete list of area summer camps!

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Are you a parent looking for something fun for your child to do this summer (or just looking to get rid of them for a couple of days? :) )  We've compiled this list of local summer camps you can use to find the right one for your child! Have fun this summer! 

  • Witness: Fleeing UPS workers board bus to escape

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco woman said she was riding a bus to work when she saw a group of workers streaming out of a UPS facility where an employee opened fire. Jessica Franklin said the workers started banging on the bus when it made a stop Wednesday. She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go." And the driver did.

  • 14-year-old Texas boy accidentally shoots and kills twin brother while aiming for snake

    DAYTON, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot his twin brother to death when he fired at a snake in Southeast Texas.      The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says they don't anticipate any charges being filed in the shooting Monday afternoon. Sheriff's officials said one twin died Tuesday night at a Houston hospital. The boys' names have not been released.

  • Nurse stabbed by ER patient at Massachusetts hospital

    SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Officials say a nurse was stabbed by an emergency room patient at a Massachusetts hospital and suffered serious injuries. Harrington Hospital spokesman Joseph Klimavich tells the Telegram & Gazette that the nurse was attacked around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday by a patient who had been through the registration process and was being directed for care.

  • NY authorities arrest 45 suspected gang members following 20 murders in the last 18 months

    NEW YORK (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they have arrested 45 suspected gang members or affiliates during a recent crackdown in the metropolitan New York area. They say the joint initiative by federal and local law enforcement included 39 linked to the MS-13 gang. Authorities say the gang has been responsible for nearly 20 killings on Long Island in the past 18 months.

  • President Trump says assailant in Scalise shooting has died, congressman in stable condition

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - In a statement to the country, Trump said Wednesday morning that the gunman who shot Rep. Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, had died. The assailant has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson. Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Officials said several other people were also wounded. Trump said Scalise "was badly wounded and is now in stable condition."

  • Spokane Valley man killed in motorcyclist crash at I-90 and Highway 2

    KHQ.COM - A Spokane Valley man has died after crashing his motorcycle Tuesday night at I-90 and Highway 2. According to Washington State Patrol, 49-year-old David Keith McClave was traveling westbound on I-90 and while trying to take the Highway 2 exit in lane two, he struck the guardrail and was ejected. McClave was wearing a helmet. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

  • Prison guards shot and killed by two escaped Georgia inmates

    EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say inmates killed two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia and are now being sought by law enforcement. Putnam County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teresa Slade says authorities are searching for two men after the incident, which occurred about 7:23 a.m. Tuesday, southeast of Atlanta. She says a witness saw the men escape in a dark green Honda.

  • Ants in your house? Get rid of them without toxic chemicals

    KHQ.COM - Forget harmful, toxic chemicals that are dangerous for you pets, children and the environment. There are simple solutions you can make using everyday household products to drive ants out of your home and ensure they don't come back .  Here's what you will need to kill the ants:  Baking Soda OR Borax Sugar Water Container with holes for ants to crawl into 

  • American college student released from N. Korean prison is in a coma

    WASHINGTON (AP) -  The parents of the 22-year old American college student freed by North Korea say he is in a coma.  They say that Otto Warmbier is on a Medivac flight on his way home. He had been serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts.  Fred and Cindy Warmbier said they have been told their son has been in a coma since March 2016, and they had learned of this only one week ago.

  • Smoldering backyard bonfire lights Post Falls home on fire

    POST FALLS, Idaho - What started as a bonfire in the backyard of a Post Falls home turned into an alarming house fire that has done substantial damage. Early Tuesday morning, the occupants inside the home off Greensferry Rd. awoke to smoke and flames in the back of the house. The homeowner says they went to bed thinking the fire had been extinguished but as it turns out, it was still smoldering.

  • Boy, 5, dies after being left in Arkansas day care vehicle

    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Police say a 5-year-old boy died after he was left in a day care vehicle all day in eastern Arkansas. The West Memphis Police Department says the boy was picked up by the day care at 6:40 a.m. Monday but was never taken inside Ascent Children's Health Services, which serves children with development disabilities. 

  • Man who text $750,000 offer to have wife and daughter killed will not face charges

    MONROE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man won't face charges for a text message he sent offering to pay someone $750,000 to kill his wife and the couple's daughter. The Everett Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2rjcmtJ ) Monday prosecutors say an investigation did not turn up any evidence the man took legitimate steps to hire someone to kill his family.

  • FBI investigates gruesome Mississippi murders, including severed head found on front porch

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A police chief says the slaying of a barber in front of customers and the discovery of a severed head on the porch of a home the next day have left "gaping wounds in the psyche" of Mississippi's capital city.   Jackson Chief Lee Vance said Monday that authorities don't know if the two crimes are related, but he calls them both "shocking, bizarre, brutal, unacceptable."  

  • Bellingham man sentenced after girlfriend paralyzed

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Bellingham man who assaulted his girlfriend and paralyzed her from the neck down has been sentenced to a year and nine months in prison. The Bellingham Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2sp8C9I) that 58-year-old Terry Lynn Haskett received the sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to second-degree domestic violence assault and felony harassment.

  • World's biggest brain freeze can't stop this kid from winning

    KHQ.COM - A boy at the Memphis Redbirds game on Saturday was not about to let anyone beat him at an icee chugging contest... even if it meant enduring a brain freeze so painful, it's hard to watch. This is how you give every last brain cell you have. Every. Last. One. The Memphis Redbirds tweeted out the video. Take note at what it really takes to be a champion:   

  • Hot Clicks: Dogs banned from New York subway unless kept "in a bag"

    KHQ.COM - Back in October of 2016, dogs were banned on the New York Subway, unless they fit in a bag, or more specifically, "enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.” You would think this rule would force owners of large breed dogs to leave their dogs at home, but New Yorkers are far too resourceful to let man's best friend be excluded so easily.

  • Escaped patient with psychotic disorder located at Greyhound bus station

    UPDATE: 39-year-old Dustin P. Leeds has been located and is in custody. Spokane Police Officers located Leeds at the Spokane Intermodal Center Station where he was safely taken into custody.  Spokane County Sheriff's Officer would like to thank you to everyone who called in and assisted with his capture.

  • Suspects arrested in Seattle "thrill shootings" targeting children, a teacher and newspaper carrier

    SEATTLE (AP) - Three people have been arrested and charged in what police describe as a series of thrill-shootings in the Seattle area, including one that left a newspaper carrier with life-threatening injuries. Investigators say the first shooting was on April 24, when two defendants - a 23-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy - tested out a AK-47 by firing about 19 bullets at a couple and their young daughters as they walked to the front door.

  • 2 students arrested after attack on middle school principal

    COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two high school students have been arrested in southeastern Washington after an attack on a middle school principal.Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shanda Zessin says police were called Thursday afternoon to John Sager Middle School in College Place. Zessin says authorities responded and found Principal Dale Stopperan with injuries to his face.

  • Two women charged with stealing $1M from largest apple & cherry operation in Eastern WA

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Two bookkeepers and nine of their family and friends have been charged with stealing almost $1 million from one of the largest apple and cherry operations in Eastern Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports 52-year-old Norma Garza and 38-year-old Maria Galarza allegedly organized the theft ring by giving paychecks to false employees whose names were on the payroll list although they never worked for Zirkle.

  • Twitter latches on to Comey's 'lordy' quote during hearing

         WASHINGTON (AP) - Twitter users have latched on to former FBI director James Comey's use of "lordy" during his Capitol Hill testimony about his interaction with President Donald Trump.      Comey told senators Thursday morning, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes," in referring to his meetings with Trump.      The term quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Former New York City U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was a...
  • Comey testifies; Senate committee says more work ahead in probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee says there's more work ahead in the committee's investigation after hearing testimony from former FBI Director James Comey. Sen. Richard Burr says the committee plans to get together next week with the special counsel who's leading an investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

  • Firefighters find body in trunk of burning car in Alabama

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama say a body has been found in the trunk of a burning car. Birmingham police Sgt. Bryan Shelton says firefighters were called to extinguish a car fire in the Ensley neighborhood before dawn Thursday, and found the body in the trunk of what appears to be a four-door sedan. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. Al.com reports that the car was so heavily damaged that inves...

  • Make the most of Summer: Best campgrounds in the Inland Northwest

    To get the most out of your summer, we are compiling some of the best campgrounds in the Inland NW. Check back weekly for new campgrounds added to the list: 

  • GU's beloved 'Maddie the Bulldog' diagnosed with cancer - her dying wish to you

    KHQ.COM - Maddie the bulldog, Gonzaga's beloved real-life mascot has been diagnosed with a fast-growing bone cancer called Osteosarcoma. As she lives out the last few weeks of her life, she has one last wish to anyone who knew her. The news was announced in a heart-felt message on Maddie's fan page and says the cancer is in the advanced stages and that a large tumor was found on her front left shoulder.

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    •  About an hour drive west of Spokane, near the small town of Creston, lies the "Down the Stretch Ranch."  It's home to nearly 30 retired thoroughbred race horses, with combined winnings of over five million dollars in their careers.  But as Matt Rogers shows us this morning with the Action Cam, what these horses are doing in their "golden years" is actually much more impressive.

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      Russell Wilson and Ciara released a new pregnancy/family photo and it's getting a lot of attention. One of the top comments on the photo reads, " Love the post and I like both of them, but you're lying to yourself if you think this isn't one of the most awkward pregnancy pics you've seen." CLICK TO SEE FULL PHOTO

    • New app lets you help the homeless like never before as you pass by

      KHQ.COM - Imagine walking by a homeless person and immediately getting an alert to your phone that gives you a profile on who that person is and a list of the material items they need most. An app called StreetChange does just that hoping "to build community, invite action and bring people together around solutions for a better world" and those in our homeless community.

    • New dating app requires you to do something unheard of today

      KHQ.COM - A new dating app called Hotline just launched the day before Valentine's Day and it's requiring people to use a long lost form of communication to find love. TALKING ON THE PHONE! If you're not hyperventilating already at the thought of actually having to speak to someone using a telephone, keep reading to hear why this might just be the dating app that finds your true love.

    • Self-made millionaire shares what to do every day to get rich

      KHQ.COM - A self-made millionaire is sharing his formula for getting rich. Financial expert, David Bach, says if you want to be rich you need to pay yourself first. But how much should you pay yourself? Bach advises that you save the equivalent to one hour's worth of income every single day. If you are paid a salary, figure out what your hourly rate is and try to save that much for every single day you go to work.

    • Hot Clicks: Loyal dog protects injured friend from train

      KHQ.COM - Video of a loyal dog protecting his companion on a railway track in Ukraine has gone viral since it was posted on Christmas. The video shows two dogs, one whom appears injured and unable to stand, the other stands by as if protecting her. When a train comes, instead of running off the tracks, the loyal dog curls up next to his friend as the train rolls over them both. Miraculously, bot dogs were uninjured.

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