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  • Grant Co. Sheriff's Office: At least 3 dead, 8 injured in mass casualty crash south of George

    GEORGE, Wash. - At least three people are dead in a mass casualty crash in Grant County and at least 8 other people are injured, some seriously. The crash happened around 5am Thursday morning at Adams Rd. South and Frenchman Hills Rd. which is just S. of Quincy and W. of Vantage, WA. Adams Road South will be closed at that intersection for most of the day.

  • PHOTOS: 4.5 mile beer pipeline to deliver 400,000 liters of beer

    KHQ.COM - We've heard of oil pipelines... but beer pipelines? Some metal music fans preparing for the "Wacken Open Air Festival," which happens to be the largest metal music festival in the world, are giving us an insiders look at just exactly what a beer pipeline looks like, how it's made and how it works. Festival organizers are installing an underground, 4.3 mile long pipeline to deliver approximately 400,000 liters of beer.

  • Fire in Chelan County now 78 percent contained

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days. Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan says the fire near the town of Leavenworth was 78 percent contained Thursday morning. No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.

  • Colin Kaepernick may be calling himself a Seahawk soon

    KHQ.COM - According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, will be in Seattle for a workout with the Seahawks on Wednesday. Seattle is interested in bringing in a veteran backup behind Russell Wilson. Coach Pete Carroll said last week that Kaepernick...

  • Johnathan Williams withdraws from NBA draft to return to Gonzaga

    ESPN reporter Jeff Goodman has confirmed that Gonzaga basketball player Johnathan Williams III will not be leaving Gonzaga after all. The GU forward has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and will return to the school to play in the 2017-2018 season. Williams who just celebrated his 22nd birthday has been active on social media over the past couple days but has not yet announced the decision himself.   
  • Manchester Police "investigating network" after fatal suicide bombing

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Tacoma woman accused of burning her 6-year-old son with cigarettes has been charged with child assault. The News Tribune reports that the 34-year-old woman was charged Friday, and she pleaded not guilty at arraignment. She was jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail.      Charging papers say the boy's father told Tacoma police that the child returned with burns after two different weekend visits.

  • Orofino woman arrested in shooting death of Samantha Fignani

    OROFINO, Idaho - Orofino Police say they have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Samantha S. Fignani. 31-year-old Jessica L. Colpitts of Orofino was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder. Colpitts is currently being held at the Clearwater County Jail without bond. A bond amount may be set sometime later today (Wednesday).

  • $190 million settlement going to patients secretly recorded by gynecologist

    BALTIMORE (AP) - More than 8,000 patients of a Johns Hopkins gynecologist accused of secretly recording pelvic exams will soon receive their share of a $190 million settlement. The Baltimore Sun reports the final allocation plan was approved Monday. Retired Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Irma Raker, who served as claims adjudicator in the class-action case, says the checks ranging from about $1,900 to nearly $28,000 sh...

  • Graco recalls 25,000 car seats

    DETROIT (AP) - Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained. The recall affects certain My Ride 65 convertible seats made on July 22, 2014 with a code of 2014/06 on a tag that's on the webbing.

  • Tom Cruise reveals 'Top Gun 2' to start filming soon

    SYDNEY (AP) - The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he's about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors on the Australian morning news show "Sunrise." 

  • Britain raises terror level after concert attack

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's threat level from terrorism has been raised to critical - meaning an attack may be imminent. May says Salman Abadi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, may have been part of a bigger network.

  • Car manages to roll in crash at Sprague and Freya

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's not a typical place you'd see a rollover crash, but a red SUV rolled onto its side, shattering the windshield, in a crash at Sprague and Freya on Tuesday just before noon. Police say a blue SUV (not pictured) attempted to make a left hand turn where it's not permitted, and while crossing traffic, he t-boned the red SUV.

  • Spokane splash pads and swimming pools opening soon

    KHQ.COM - There's probably a good chance you got out the sprinkler for your kids with the 80 degree temperatures we've had over the last couple days. It is definitely that time of year when we all enjoy some refreshing playtime in the water. The City of Spokane will be opening all of their splash pads from May 27th - September 10th for the 2017 summer season. Splash pads are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • One transported to hospital after crash on Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. in Cheney

    CHENEY, Wash. - One person has been transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a crash on W. Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. near Craig Rd. in Cheney. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured but was distracted behind the wheel. Police say that driver is cooperating with the investigation. Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. will be closed until about 11:30 a.m. from Craig Rd. to Medifor Rd.

  • Seahawks legend Cortez Kennedy dies at 48

    KHQ.COM - Seattle Seahawks legend and NFL Hall of Famer, Cortez Kennedy, is dead at the age of 48. TMZ Sports says they confirmed the news with the Orlando Police Department who say "there is nothing suspicious" about his death. The cause of his death is still unknown. Cortez played his entire eleven-season career with the Seattle Seahawks from 1990 - 2001.

  • Philippine president declares martial law for 60 days following extremist attack

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine military officials say a group of heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group has barged into a southern city and troops are battling the gunmen. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Joar Herrera said by telephone that army and police forces were battling at least 15 fighters from a Muslim rebel group called Maute on Tuesday in the village of Basak Malutlut in Marawi.

  • James Bond star Roger Moore has died after a short battle with cancer

    LONDON (AP) - Roger Moore's family says former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer.

  • Spokane cat is probably bigger than your dog

    KHQ.COM - An average house cat weighs between 7-10 pounds but one Spokane woman has a cat whose size is almost unheard of. Out of the corner of your eye, Ollie might be mistaken for a dog... he's that big! Not your normal house cat, Ollie is a Savannah cat, a hybrid breed that's a cross between a serval cat and a domestic cat. So while it's not surprising that he's bigger than a domestic cat, his size is still shocking.

  • Tick season is here! How to prevent tick bites

    KHQ.COM - In the last week we've told you about a dog nearly killed by tick paralysis and a child whose mother posted a shocking video to Facebook that went viral showing her little girl also suffering from tick paralysis. With warm weather on its way to eastern Washington, residents should expect the number of ticks to rise but there are some simple precautions you can take to avoid being bitten this spring, summer and early fall.

  • Chris Cornell to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    NEW YORK (AP) - Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be buried Friday in Los Angeles, his attorney Kirk Pasich said Sunday.  Pasich said Cornell will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in a private service. Cornell's body was transported to Los Angeles on Sunday. He was pronounced dead early Thursday morning after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room.  

  • Jury selection begins in Bill Cosby's sex assault case

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby's lawyers say Cosby is "looking forward" to getting jury selection started in Pittsburgh and is "holding up fine" as the trial nears. Defense lawyer Brian McMonagle says he hopes the process will go fairly quickly. Lawyers hope to have a jury in place this week. 

  • Texas pair accused of stealing hearse with body inside

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Police in Texas have arrested two people for allegedly stealing a hearse from outside a fast-food restaurant and dumping a body that was inside. Bryan police say the hearse was recovered Friday a few hours after the driver stopped at a restaurant and left the hearse unattended. The body and the gurney it was on were dumped along a rural road a few miles from the restaurant.

  • Holocaust survivor gets high school diploma in Minnesota

    PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota woman has received her high school diploma more than seven decades after the Nazis robbed her of the privilege. KARE-TV (http://kare11.tv/2qzPXWS ) reports that Holocaust survivor Esther Begam was 11 years old in 1942 when Germany invaded her native Poland. She was forced to work, first in a Jewish ghetto, then in a forced labor camp.

  • Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

    ENGLEFIELD, England (AP) - The Latest on Pippa Middleton's high society wedding in Britain (all times local):      1:15 p.m.      Pippa Middleton, radiant in a custom-made gown, has married a wealthy financier as members of the royal family, including her sister, looked on.      She and hedge fund manager James Matthews married Saturday at a church in rural England, west of London.      The wedding party included Prince Georg...
  • Landslide shuts down Prospector Creek Road in Shoshone County

    AVERY, Idaho - The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has issued a temporary road closure due to a landslide Prospector Creek Rd. (National Forest System Road #752).  Prospector Creek Road is located 12.5 miles west of Avery, Idaho off St. Joe River Rd. The slide is located at milepost 6.  The Idaho Panhandle National Forests advises forest users to be watchful for falling debris, road washouts, and changing road restrictions.

  • Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner to plead guilty to transferring obscene material to minor

    NEW YORK (AP) - According to a law enforcement official, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will plead guilty to transferring obscene material to minor when he appears in federal court to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina. The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan says the Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m. Friday.

  • Fashion Trend: Detachable jeans turn into shorts for $425

    KHQ.COM - We've seen several questionable fashions in jeans this year. It all started with Nordstrom's Clear Knee Mom Jeans for $95, then Nordstrom brought us the Fake Mud-Splattered Jeans for $425 so men who don't work hard outside can pretend like they do, and finally, TopShop who felt left out of the absurd fashion, they released the Clear Plastic Straight Leg Jean so we could all walk around with see-through pants.

  • Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself

    DETROIT (AP) - The family of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is disputing "inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally" killed himself.      The family said in a statement that without toxicology tests completed, they can't be sure what led to his death, or if any substances were involved. According to lawyer Kirk Pasich, Cornell had a prescription for the anti-anxiety drug Ativan, which he said has various side effects.

  • Saturday Soccer Forecast! Expect it to be cold!

    Saturday/Sunday: Very similar forecast for both Saturday and Mother's Day Sunday. Each morning will start of dry, but chilly, then each afternoon we'll have the chance to see hit-&-miss showers, as well as the outside chance of some isolated t/storms. If you have Saturday morning soccer games, bring extra layers for the chilly temperatures! High temps are running about 10° cooler than normal in the mid-50s

  • Body farm opens in Florida studying how dead bodies decompose

    LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) - A body farm is being planted in Florida. It's a scientific facility for the study of how dead bodies decompose.      Officials broke ground Friday on the Adam Kennedy Forensics Field, a five-acre patch of land north of Tampa.  Forensic experts and law enforcement officers hope to turn the center into the world's biggest of its kind, enabling researchers to study facets of decomposition.

  • Random drug inspection at Kellogg High School leads to drug possession charge

    KHQ.COM - A student at Kellogg High School is facing drug possession charges after narcotic K9 detection service dogs discovered drugs. According to the Shoshone County Sheriff's Facebook page, on May 11th 2017, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Phoenix Protective, a narcotic K9 detection service, to conduct a random drug inspection of the Kellogg High School.

  • What do you think? Spokane launches new regional brand

    KHQ.COM - Visit Spokane has just launched a new regional brand for Spokane. The new slogan is, "Creative By Nature," and Visit Spokane hopes the new brand will stake our claim as the Capital of the Intermountain Northwest." "This position establishes our place and identity, without need for reference to any other city, including the well-known Seattle," Visit Spokane said on their website.

  • Ohio officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home

    KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a police officer was wounded during reports of a shooting at an Ohio nursing home. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Sellers says Friday that the situation has ended and there is no threat to the public. Reports of the shooting at the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville came around 7:30 a.m. 

  • Trump warns Comey about leaking to media

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is warning that former FBI Director James Comey "better hope" that there are no "tapes" of their conversations. Trump tweeted Friday, "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"  Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, later saying that "he wasn't doing a good job."

  • Lake Lovers Beware! Summer construction plans for Coeur d'Alene

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has released their construction plans for the Summer of 2017. A shareable map shows the upcoming "orange barrel derby" on I-90 and US 95 we can all expect to see this summer. Here are the projects planned and the areas they will impact: 

  • Woman found dead in Mead home; Major crimes investigating as suspicious death

    MEAD, Wash. - Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of a woman as suspicious after she was found dead in her home in Mead, WA by family members. The woman was lived in the 3900 block of East Lane Park and is estimated to be in her late 40s.  On Wednesday, May 10 around 6 p.m. Spokane County Deputies responded to her residence for the report of a deceased female.

  • Moose gets trapped in fenced playground area at Regal Elementary

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday morning, a moose stuck in a fenced area at Regal Elementary was quite the talk of the neighborhood. A young moose somehow found its way into the enclosed playground area and didn't know how to get out. After a couple hours, the moose managed to get out from behind the fence and walked into the neighborhood. 

  • Seattle woman killed sitting in recliner when car crashes into home

    SEATTLE (AP) - A woman killed Tuesday when a car crashed into her bedroom at a North Seattle assisted-living home has been identified as Lavonne Bennett. The King County Medical Examiner's Office says the 72-year-old died from blunt-force injuries with compressive asphyxia and her death was ruled an accident.

  • Supporters of rancher Bundy build mock jail cell near prison

    PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) - Supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons have built a mock jail cell outside a rural Nevada prison facility where defendants in a 2014 standoff with federal agents await trial in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. Organizers and protesters are taking turns in the plywood box to raise money for what Bundy family friend Jonathon "Skipper" Speece calls a defense fund.

  • UPDATE: Woman missing in bear filled Montana wilderness found alive with dog

    KHQ.COM - An incredible ending to a story we've been following out of Montana after a woman went missing in an area where grizzly bears are known to inhabit. 25-year-old Madeline Connelly was reported missing in the Great Bear Wilderness area on May 4th and when authorities searching for her discovered grizzly bear tracks over human tracks in the same area, the worst was feared for the fate of Connelly.

  • Rock nation? Dwayne Johnson considering run for White House

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - After conquering Hollywood, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may have his sights set on the White House. The actor and former pro wrestler tells GQ that a presidential run is "a real possibility."  Johnson says if he were president, leadership would be a top priority. Johnson isn't revealing much about his political leanings, but says he's not in favor of President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban.

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A burglar "bearly" gets away at Coulee Harware Store

    KHQ.COM - The owner at Coulee Hardware in Grand Coulee, WA caught an attempted break-in on surveillance video. But what sets this story apart from other attempted break-ins? The suspect was "bearly a burglar." The suspect was actually a bear! But a bear on a mission at that.  After a customer informed the owner that he had seen a bear run across the parking lot and climb over a fence next to the store.

  • Trump: Ousted FBI Director James Comey "was not doing a good job"

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey's firing (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Three U.S. officials say fired FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that he asked the Justice Department for more money for the bureau's investigation into Russia's election meddling. President Donald Trump fired Comey Tuesday.    

  • Feisty rooster gets "arrested" by Post Falls Police

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A rooster caught up in some "fowl play" in Post Falls landed himself in the slammer overnight. Post Falls Police posted about the ordeal on their Facebook page. They say an officer had to respond to a local business to deal with a feisty rooster because customers were being chased down by the bird which was also jumping on top of cars.

  • Police chase ends in crash at Riverside and Government Way

    KHQ.COM - Two people are behind bars this morning after leading police on a chase that started in Airway Heights and ended in Spokane at Riverside and Government Way. The driver was originally pulled over for expired tabs in the Walmart parking lot in airway heights. That driver though, fled the scene.

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fight breaks out on Southwest flight from Dallas to L.A.

    KHQ.COM - It's the latest viral video on a plane that's making the rounds on social media after a fight between two passengers broke out on a Southwest Airlines flight. The plane was traveling from Dallas to Los Angeles when a witness says a man turned around in his seat and made a comment about the woman sitting behind him "messing with his chair."

  • Nonessential personnel released after Hanford tunnel collapse

    KHQ.COM - Due to the emergency at the Hanford Site today, non-essential personnel who work north of the Wye Barricade are being advised not to report for graveyard shift tonight. Only essential employees needed to maintain minimum safe operations are to report to work. An emergency was declared at the site at approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning.

  • Person pulled from Spokane River in water rescue

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A person has just been pulled from the Spokane River along West Summit Blvd. near Kendall Yards and the Maple Street Bridge. We have a crew on scene who tell us they can see that the fire department has brought  a stretcher down a steep embankment to the waters edge. We do not know the condition of the person. As soon as we get more information, we will update this story. 

  • Hidden hikes in the Inland Northwest

    KHQ.COM - Living in the Inland Northwest, we are blessed to have thousands of miles of hiking trails right in our own backyard. Whether you're looking for a place to hike that's five minutes from your home, or you don't mind driving a few hours to hike through the beautiful back-country, you have endless options.

  • Authorities say disappearance of Spokane man in Kalispell area is suspicious

    FLATHEAD COUNTY, Mont. - Authorities in Flathead County are searching for a 26-year-old Spokane man who was last seen on Tuesday, May 2nd in the Kalispell area. Corey Michael Flannigan was driving a stolen vehicle that was recovered, crashed on Rose Crossing, before he was reported missing. The last confirmed contact with Flannigan was on May 2nd in the Kalispell area.

  • Montana authorities find 'grizzly tracks over human tracks' in search for missing woman

    FLATHEAD COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities in Flathead County are searching for a missing Arizona woman in an area where grizzly bears are known to inhabit. 25-year-old Madeline Connelly was reported missing in the Great Bear Wilderness area. She was in the area visiting family who say she went for a day hike with her dog on Thursday, May 4th and never returned.

  • Seattle climber dies after fall on Mount Hood

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a 32-year-old Seattle climber has died in a 600-foot fall on Mount Hood. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the man suffered severe injuries after sliding down steep terrain Sunday morning. The climber was flown to a Portland-area hospital, where he died. He has not been identified.The climber was in the Hogsback area near the summit of the mountain when he fell.

  • 6 accused of running prostitution ring

    SEATTLE (AP) - Six people have been charged with running what officials say was an organized prostitution ring. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says the six advertised their prostitution business on the Backpage.com. Some of the members rented apartments, transported sex workers to various locations and collected money.

  • Coach's agrees to spend $2.4B to buy Kate Spade

    NEW YORK (AP) - Coach will spend $2.4 billion for Kate Spade, tying together two premier brands in the luxury goods sector that have fought to snare younger shoppers. Noting that crucial demographic, Coach Inc. CEO Victor Luis said in a company release Monday that Kate Spade has a "strong awareness among consumers, especially millennials."

  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers responds: How will healthcare bill affect pre-existing medical conditions?

    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are claiming a triumph by finally approving their centerpiece bill scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law. But its pathway through the Senate will be at least as bumpy. And there's little doubt the measure will change, assuming it survives. The House approved the bill Thursday by a vote of 217-213. There were 20 GOP defections.

  • Bust out the shorts! First 80 degree day of the year!

    Thursday: Warmest day in the 7-day forecast. Temps headed up into the upper 70's low 80's (90° temps in the Basin) under sunny skies! Spokane High: 80° Thursday Night: The nice, warm weather is short-lived, as unstable conditions bring a chance of t/storms to the Cascades and C. Washington by late Thursday night.

  • Checking in on progress of Riverfront Park renovations

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The renovations to Riverfront Park are in full swing! While the construction equipment, piles of dirt and orange fencing that litter the park at the moment are far from beautiful, there's no doubt that when it's all said and done, Riverfront Park will definitely be a sight to see! While there have been various changes and improvements to the park since Expo '74, this is the first comprehensive facelift.

  • Buckingham Palace announces Queen Elizabeth's husband will stop public engagements at age 95

    LONDON (AP) - Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will stop carrying out public engagements sometime between now and August. The palace said Thursday that the 95-year-old Philip will continue heading numerous charitable organizations but will not play an active role attending engagements.

  • Police ask for help in search for missing woman with dementia and bipolar disorder

    KHQ.COM - Yesterday evening, May 2, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., staff at Sunshine Terrace Apartments, located at 1102 S. Raymond in Spokane Valley, reported Catherine Faye left the location between 4:30-5:30 p.m. and had not returned. Early this morning, staff advised Catherine Faye still had not returned and provided additional information Faye has been diagnosed with dementia, is bipolar, and takes prescribed medications, causing concern she may be confused or lost.

  • Baton Rouge police will not be charged in shooting death of Alton Sterlin

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorneys with the Justice Department say they plan an afternoon news conference to discuss their investigation into the fatal police shooting of a black man by two white officers in Baton Rouge.  A person familiar with the Justice Department's decision told The Associated Press that federal officials do not plan to charge the officers in the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot during a struggle in July.

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Small plane crashes in Mukilteo on SR 525

    MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane crashed on a road shortly after it departed from Paine Airport north of Seattle. The Mukilteo Police Department said on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that a small plane "was down" at Harbor Point Boulevard Southwest and Mukilteo Speedway, which is also known as State Route 525.

  • Minor injuries in two-car crash near Cheney

    CHENEY, Wash. - Two people were injured in a two car crash on Highway 904 and Jensen Rd. near Cheney Tuesday morning. The crash happened just south of the Four Lakes exit on Highway 904. The crash partially blocked the highway. Troopers tell us a van was pulling onto the highway when another car collided with the van.

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fight breaks out on plane

    KHQ.COM - A fight broke out on a flight from Japan to the U.S. It's not known at this time what started the argument between the two passengers but you can see punches being thrown before the man in the red shirt is forced off the plane. Moments later he returns and continues to try and argue with the man in the black shirt, who punches him in the face.

  • Magician shocks everyone with finger removal trick you've never seen before

    KHQ.COM - We've all seen the magic trick where it looks like someone takes their thumb or a finger off, right? Well a magician named Vincent has shocked the world, taking this trick to a completely new level. Vincent started a Facebook page, called "Vincent's 100 Days of Magic," where, as you probably guessed, he's been posting a magic trick for 100 days.

  • FINALLY! Expect 79 degrees and sunshine on Thursday!

    Monday Night: Skies clear out overnight with low temperatures once again dropping into the low to mid 30's . Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny skies with temps headed up to the low 60's by afternoon! 61° Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies with temps shooting into the upper 60's. 69° 7 Day Forecast: Tuesday is our transition day to warmer and drier weather!

  • The Palace just released photo of Princess Charlotte to celebrate 2nd birthday!

    KHQ.COM - It's not often the world gets to see pictures of Prince William and Princess Charlotte, but when they do, they are bound to be adorable. To commemorate Princess Charlotte's 2nd birthday on May 2nd, Kensington Palace tweeted out a photo with the caption, " The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday tomorrow."

  • U.S. urges new sanctions against N. Korea to increase financial isolation

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program (all times local): 2 p.m. North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says a solution to the standoff over his country's nuclear program will be possible when the United States withdraws its "hostile policy" toward the northeast Asian nation. Kim In Ryong told The Associated Press on Friday that the government has declared that it will n...

  • 20 ways to put $1,000 in your bank account

    KHQ.COM - What would you be willing to sacrifice to put $1,000 in your bank account? What would you be willing to sacrifice to put $20,000 in your bank account?  We live in a society where when we see something we want, we want it NOW. It's all about instant gratification. But practicing a little self-control and discipline, will benefit you much more in the long run and set you up for financial security.

  • Department of Defense: Two U.S. Spec Ops soldiers killed in Afghanistan raid

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were killed during an operation against the Afghanistan-based Islamic State group in Nangahar Province in the eastern part of the country. He says the U.S. is gathering further details.

  • Toyota recalls 250K Tacoma pickups; rear wheels can lock up

    DETROIT (AP) - Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control. The recall covers certain Tacoma trucks from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Toyota says oil can leak from the rear differential. That could damage components and cause the differential to lock up and stop the wheels from moving.

  • Turn Your Stuff Into Cash! Secrets from a woman who's made THOU$ANDS selling unwanted items

    KHQ.COM - Nicole Huling Dixson is a working mother of two who has managed to make thousands and thousands of dollars selling unwanted items from her friends and family by selling them on Facebook and at big garage sales. These are her secrets to get the most money for the every day items you have sitting in a donation pole, ready to go to the thrift store.

  • Eastern Washington partners with St. Luke's Rehab for new learning lab

    KHQ.COM - Eastern University and St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute are teaming up to give students real world experience with physical therapy and personalized care. The new learning lab has some of the newest sports injury rehabilitation equipment and will combine the Eastern Physical Therapy Program, Occupational Therapy Program, and St. Luke's to ultimately lead to more efficient care and costs.

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 4-year-old girl tumbles out of moving bus

    KHQ.COM - A scary moment was captured on dash cam video when a 4-year-old girl tumbled out of the backdoor of a bus in Arkansas. It appears the girl somehow unlatched the backdoor of the bus herself and fell to ground.  A licensed EMT and volunteer firefighter, Ryan Ciampoli, just happened to be following the bus with his dash cam rolling when it all happened.

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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.

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