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  • Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks because of salmonella potential

    WASHINGTON - The Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the outbreaks were in California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. The recall affects 15.3-ounce packages with the UPS Code 3800039103 and 23-ounce packages with the UPS Code 3800014810. 

  • 9 arrested in Post Falls drug search warrant on Spokane Street

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Nine people have been arrested in a search warrant served at a Post Falls home Friday morning. The Post Falls Police Department SWAT Team and the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at 1320 N Spokane Street Unit A. The execution of the search warrant was successful, resulting in the arrest of nine adults, a felon in possession of a firearm and the seizure of illegal narcotics and equipment.

  • SEX OFFENDER ALERT: Level 3 sex offender moves to E. Longfellow Ave.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like the public to be away that a Level 3 sex offender has moved to the 3800 block of E. Longfellow Ave. in Spokane.  22-year-old Nathan Blaise Knight was convicted of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes on May 2, 2018. He is described as a white male with brown hair and green eyes. 

  • 9-year-old boy dies after being shot with pellet gun by little brother

    KHQ.COM - A nine-year old boy is dead after being shot with a pellet gun in his home. Police say they believe the boy was accidentally shot by his eight-year old brother. It happened Wednesday night in Greenville, Mississippi and the parents were apparently home at the time. The nine-year old was taken to a hospital where he died from injuries to his chest. Police say they found the air pellet gun inside the home. No charges have been filed.
  • Divers search pond after reported gator attack

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on a report of a woman dragged into a Florida pond by an alligator (all times local):   11:35 a.m.   Police say divers are searching a Florida pond after a witness said an alligator attacked a woman walking her dogs and dragged her into the water.   In a Sun Sentinel report , Davie Police Maj. Dale Engle said the woman's dogs would not leave the pond as divers searched for her Friday morning.

  • School uses 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' to teach kids about lockdown drills

    SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts kindergarten class is drawing attention for using a lullaby to teach students about lockdown drills. Taped to the classroom's chalkboard is a rhyme set to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," rewritten telling students what to do if there's a shooter. It begins "Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door. Shut the lights off, say no more."

  • Celebrity chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain found dead from apparent suicide

    KHQ.COM - Shocked and heartbroken are some of the reactions to the death of American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain was found dead Friday morning in France while working on his CNN series.  CNN confirmed the death, saying the 61-year-old was found unresponsive by friend and chef Eric Ripert. It called his death a suicide.  Chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted he was stunned and saddened.

  • Search in Florida for parents of baby floating in ocean

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Investigators say a baby found floating in the Atlantic Ocean was four to seven days old and had likely been in the water for less than one day.    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Capt. Steven Strivelli said the child they're calling "Baby Jane" was found near Boynton Inlet on June 1 had "very likely" floated northward from Broward County.   

  • Trump says he may pardon late boxing champion Muhammad Ali

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he may pardon another late heavyweight boxing champion - this time, Muhammad Ali.    Trump tells reporters he's looking at "thousands of names" of people who could be granted clemency.    Trump's already granted a posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson - convicted of violating a law that made it illegal to transport women across state lines for "immoral" purposes.

  • Deputy credited with saving family after heated chicken coop starts house fire

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington family credits a deputy's quick action for saving them from a growing fire that spread to their house.   KOMO-TV reports Vince and Mary Cruz say they awoke Tuesday morning to Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputy Ben Herrin pounding on their door, trying to warn them of the fire. Herrin was driving by when he saw the blaze. A heated chicken coop on the Cruz's deck had caught fire and spread to the home.

  • LOOK INSIDE: Ben Affleck's mansion on Georgia coast for sale for $8.9M

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Actor Ben Affleck is offering his island mansion and surrounding property on the Georgia coast for sale at an asking price of $8.9 million.   Real estate company Engel and Volkers is handling the listing. Its website describes the house on Hampton Island as "a remarkable recreation of a southern antebellum, Greek Revival Plantation home" with 25-foot (8-meter) -high Doric columns and 6,000 square feet (557 sq. meters) of living space.

  • Washington man who claimed to find body in barn knew body was there long before

    GLEED, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who claimed to find a body while digging in a barn near Yakima this week had long known it was there.   The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the man claimed to have found the body Tuesday in the barn in Gleed, northwest of Yakima.   But the Yakima County Sheriff's Office says the man is actually a suspect in the case and that he told his mother in November there might be a body in the barn.

  • Severed rattlesnake head still manages to bite Texas man, almost killing him

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man almost died after he was bitten by the head of a rattlesnake he'd just decapitated. The incident happened May 27 as Milo and Jennifer Sutcliffe were doing yard work at their home near Lake Corpus Christi. Jennifer Sutcliffe said her husband found a 4-foot rattlesnake and hacked off its head with a shovel. As he bent down to pick up the remains, he bitten by the severed head.

  • Reese Witherspoon confirms 'Legally Blonde 3'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reese Witherspoon confirms there will be a "Legally Blonde 3."   The actress on Thursday posted a video on Instagram of her floating in a pool wearing a pink bikini. The caption read: "It's true...# LegallyBlonde3."   Witherspoon starred as Elle Woods in the 2001 comedy, in which the fashion merchandising student enrolls in Harvard Law School to try to win back her ex-boyfriend

  • More than 200 new laws set to take effect in Washington state

    KHQ.COM - More than 200 new laws are set to take effect in Washington state on Tuesday. Take a look at some of the laws getting the most attention including laws on workplace sexual misconduct, voter representation, equal pay, students' free speech, conversion therapy, missing Native American women, and net neutrality. MORE:  
  • Disney World and Legoland employees arrested in child porn sting

    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Florida investigators have arrested men employed by Walt Disney World and Legoland in a child pornography sting that nabbed nine other suspects and resulted in the death of another.   The Polk County Sheriff's Office said those arrested over the past week include a Disney World costume department manager, whom the park fired. The Legoland employee builds models at the park.

  • Feisty Florida gator head-butts trapper in escape attempt

    OCOEE, Fla. (AP) - An alligator roaming through a central Florida neighborhood head-butted a trapper, knocking him out cold in a last-ditch effort to escape.   The incident which was caught on video caused quite a disturbance Tuesday along a residential street in Ocoee, which is near Orlando.   Video from WKMG-TV shows a Florida Fish and Wildlife trapper putting the 8-foot (2-meter) gator in the back of a truck.

  • US Army commander approves Bergdahl sentence, no prison time

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. military commander is endorsing the decision to spare Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl prison time for abandoning his post in Afghanistan, endangering military comrades who participated in the lengthy search for him.   Army Gen. Robert Abrams, head of U.S. Army Forces Command, approved the court-martial sentencing handed down last November.

  • Trump decries 'fake' reporting on Melania, says she's well

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is complaining about media reports questioning the first lady's recent absence from public view. Trump says the press has been "so unfair, and vicious."   Trump tweeted Wednesday that during Melania Trump's recovery from a medical procedure: "they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse." 

  • Bill Clinton says 'Today' interview wasn't his 'finest hour'

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is acknowledging that his combative response earlier this week to questions about Monica Lewinsky wasn't his "finest hour." Still, Clinton says, "It was very painful thing that happened 20 years ago," adding that he had to "live with the consequences every day since." In an interview with NBC's "Today" released Monday, Clinton bristled at questions over whether he should have resigned.

  • Matt's Action Cam

    • Action Cam: Christmas Tree Elegance!

      Every year around this time, the Historic Davenport Hotel and Riverpark Square come alive for the holidays with Christmas Tree Elegance.  18 trees in all, each with a different theme, there for your viewing pleasure!  This year Matt Rogers got a behind the scenes pass where all the magic comes to life with the Action Cam!

    • Action Cam: Take a Tour of the Fox!

      Matt Rogers takes you on a tour of The Fox Theater! 

    •  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.

    • Action Cam: Golf Teaches Integrity

      2 years ago an Otis Orchards man and his wife wanted to give back to Spokane area kids.  After a lot of work, determination, and perseverance… their vision has finally come to life.  This morning Matt Rogers takes us to a real-life "field of dreams" with his Action Cam. You can visit for more information!

    • Action Cam: Transforming Manito Park's Duncan Garden!

    • Action Cam: What does it take to work at a car wash? Matt Rogers shows you!

      As he continues to highlight different professions, Matt Rogers goes to Mister Car Wash to see if he has what it takes.

  • Hot Clicks

    • Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law

      WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump(all times local):   11 a.m.   President Donald Trump has signed into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package.   Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it Friday that "the numbers will speak."   The president said he was going to wait to sign it until after Jan. 1 but changed his mind.

    • FDA: Pot doesn't cure cancer

      NBC NEWS - Marijuana doesn’t cure cancer. It has not been shown to somehow explode tumor cells or promote the growth of new brain cells, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The FDA warned four companies to stop making these unproven claims and to stop selling cannabis-based hemp and marijuana products that claim to treat cancer or any other medical condition. “Substances that contain components of marijuana will be treated like any other products that make u...
    • TRENDING: Some can't handle Russell Wilson and Ciara's new pregnancy photo

      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.


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