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  • 13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:41:55 GMT

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

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    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

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  • Pierce County woman wakes up to stranger in her house rubbing her face

    Pierce County woman wakes up to stranger in her house rubbing her face

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:11:05 GMT

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A Pierce County woman was terrified over the weekend when she woke up to a stranger in her house rubbing her face. She ran to her neighbor's house and the neighbor contacted the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arriving deputies spoke with the neighbor who called 911. 

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    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A Pierce County woman was terrified over the weekend when she woke up to a stranger in her house rubbing her face. She ran to her neighbor's house and the neighbor contacted the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arriving deputies spoke with the neighbor who called 911. 

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  • Thief steals military man’s gift for little brother

    Thief steals military man’s gift for little brother

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-04-24 06:09:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is heartbroken because what a thief took from her family was so much more than just a piece of mail. One of her sons serving in the military, stays connected with his little brother through video games, so he sent him one as a gift. However, the little brother never got it because the thief took it right off their front porch.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is heartbroken because what a thief took from her family was so much more than just a piece of mail. One of her sons serving in the military, stays connected with his little brother through video games, so he sent him one as a gift. However, the little brother never got it because the thief took it right off their front porch.

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  • Spokane man who stole financial info from mail boxes sentenced to prison

    Spokane man who stole financial info from mail boxes sentenced to prison

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:49:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 22-year-old Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to a year in federal prison and five years probation after he pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Brendon M. McCullough and his conspirators stole credit and debit cards, check and PINs from mailboxes and used that stolen financial information to withdraw funds' from victims' bank accounts.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 22-year-old Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to a year in federal prison and five years probation after he pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Brendon M. McCullough and his conspirators stole credit and debit cards, check and PINs from mailboxes and used that stolen financial information to withdraw funds' from victims' bank accounts.

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  • Lincoln County inmate tries to escape, doesn't get far

    Lincoln County inmate tries to escape, doesn't get far

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:31:02 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reports a female inmate tried to escape while she was being taken back to jail after a court appearance Tuesday. Deputies say that around 11 a.m., the inmate was being escorted across the street from Superior Court when she tried to make a break for it. She was being escorted by an armed deputy and two other suspects. She was in belly chains, ankle restraints and handcuffs when she tried to run.

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    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reports a female inmate tried to escape while she was being taken back to jail after a court appearance Tuesday. Deputies say that around 11 a.m., the inmate was being escorted across the street from Superior Court when she tried to make a break for it. She was being escorted by an armed deputy and two other suspects. She was in belly chains, ankle restraints and handcuffs when she tried to run.

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  • Canada van suspect had 'cryptic' Facebook post

    Canada van suspect had 'cryptic' Facebook post

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:12:52 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) - A Toronto police official says the man accused of driving a rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto posted a "cryptic" Facebook message minutes before the attack.    Toronto Police Services Det. Sgt. Graham Gibson says he is prohibited from discussing a possible motive because suspect Alek Minassian has been charged in the case. 

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    TORONTO (AP) - A Toronto police official says the man accused of driving a rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto posted a "cryptic" Facebook message minutes before the attack.    Toronto Police Services Det. Sgt. Graham Gibson says he is prohibited from discussing a possible motive because suspect Alek Minassian has been charged in the case. 

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  • California man convicted of torture deaths of 2 children

    California man convicted of torture deaths of 2 children

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:03:07 GMT

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - A jury in Northern California convicted a 20-year-old man of torturing, starving and beating two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit.    KSBW-TV in Salinas reports a jury on Monday found Gustavo Curiel guilty in the 2015 killings of a 7-year-old boy and his 3-year-old sister. The jury also found him guilty of torturing their older sister in their Salinas apartment.

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    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - A jury in Northern California convicted a 20-year-old man of torturing, starving and beating two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit.    KSBW-TV in Salinas reports a jury on Monday found Gustavo Curiel guilty in the 2015 killings of a 7-year-old boy and his 3-year-old sister. The jury also found him guilty of torturing their older sister in their Salinas apartment.

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  • Fingerprints lead to arrest in 1986 California killing

    Fingerprints lead to arrest in 1986 California killing

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:55:33 GMT

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a 75-year-old retiree more than three decades ago in Southern California.    Police in Escondido say technology led to new analysis of fingerprints from the apartment where Richard Finney was stabbed 31 times in 1986.

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    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a 75-year-old retiree more than three decades ago in Southern California.    Police in Escondido say technology led to new analysis of fingerprints from the apartment where Richard Finney was stabbed 31 times in 1986.

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  • Utilities commission hosts hearing on Avista sale

    Utilities commission hosts hearing on Avista sale

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:50:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Customers of Avista Corp. told the state Utilities and Transportation Commission they're happy with their local electric and natural gas utility and see little benefit from its sale to a Canadian corporation.    About 80 people attended a public hearing in Spokane Monday on the proposed $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One, of Toronto. While some customers spoke in support of the sale, many who testified were skeptical.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Customers of Avista Corp. told the state Utilities and Transportation Commission they're happy with their local electric and natural gas utility and see little benefit from its sale to a Canadian corporation.    About 80 people attended a public hearing in Spokane Monday on the proposed $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One, of Toronto. While some customers spoke in support of the sale, many who testified were skeptical.

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  • Waffle House gunman's troubles began years before attack

    Waffle House gunman's troubles began years before attack

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:19:29 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Travis Reinking's erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle.    Friends and relatives told police that the onetime construction crane operator bounced between states and suffered from delusions, sometimes talking about plans to marry singer Taylor Swift.

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Travis Reinking's erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle.    Friends and relatives told police that the onetime construction crane operator bounced between states and suffered from delusions, sometimes talking about plans to marry singer Taylor Swift.

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  • Big new pedestrian bridge in Spokane finally has a name

    Big new pedestrian bridge in Spokane finally has a name

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:17:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A big new pedestrian bridge at the edge of the University District near downtown Spokane finally has a name.    The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday night to dub the $12 million span for pedestrians and cyclists "The University District Gateway Bridge." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A big new pedestrian bridge at the edge of the University District near downtown Spokane finally has a name.    The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday night to dub the $12 million span for pedestrians and cyclists "The University District Gateway Bridge." 

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  • Bob Dorough of 'Schoolhouse Rock' is dead at 94

    Bob Dorough of 'Schoolhouse Rock' is dead at 94

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:51:21 GMT

    MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. - A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" has died. His son, Chris, says 94-year-old Bob Dorough died of natural causes Monday at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. According to his biography, the jazz musician "set the multiplication tables to music" as musical director for the educational cartoon series between 1973 and 1985. It was revived from 1993 to 1999.  

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    MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. - A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" has died. His son, Chris, says 94-year-old Bob Dorough died of natural causes Monday at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. According to his biography, the jazz musician "set the multiplication tables to music" as musical director for the educational cartoon series between 1973 and 1985. It was revived from 1993 to 1999.  

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  • Moses Lake Police arrest suspects accused of passing off fake $100 bills

    Moses Lake Police arrest suspects accused of passing off fake $100 bills

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:25:27 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Puyallup man and woman suspected of passing fake $100 bills across multiple states were arrested in Moses Lake Monday night.  Moses Lake Police posted photos of the two suspects on Monday after a man used two fake $100 bills at a Safeway, and a short time later a woman used a fake $100 bill at Rite Aide.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Puyallup man and woman suspected of passing fake $100 bills across multiple states were arrested in Moses Lake Monday night.  Moses Lake Police posted photos of the two suspects on Monday after a man used two fake $100 bills at a Safeway, and a short time later a woman used a fake $100 bill at Rite Aide.

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  • Former bus driver gets 4 years in crash that killed 6 kids

    Former bus driver gets 4 years in crash that killed 6 kids

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:23:23 GMT

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - An ex-Tennessee school bus driver who was at the wheel in a wreck that killed six children has been sentenced to four years in prison for criminally negligent homicide.    Media reported that a Chattanooga judge sentenced Johnthony Walker on Tuesday after an emotional morning of testimony, during which Walker apologized.

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    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - An ex-Tennessee school bus driver who was at the wheel in a wreck that killed six children has been sentenced to four years in prison for criminally negligent homicide.    Media reported that a Chattanooga judge sentenced Johnthony Walker on Tuesday after an emotional morning of testimony, during which Walker apologized.

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  • Urgent care clinic closes in north Spokane

    Urgent care clinic closes in north Spokane

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:52:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - An urgent care clinic in north Spokane has closed. The MultiCare Rockwood Urgent Care Center located at 9001 N. Country Homes Blvd. closed its doors on April 17. Patients looking for immediate services are being asked to use one of the other clinics listed here. According to a spokesperson with MultiCare, the lease for the building expires on April 30. MultiCare did not renew the lease. While the Urgent Care is closed, 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - An urgent care clinic in north Spokane has closed. The MultiCare Rockwood Urgent Care Center located at 9001 N. Country Homes Blvd. closed its doors on April 17. Patients looking for immediate services are being asked to use one of the other clinics listed here. According to a spokesperson with MultiCare, the lease for the building expires on April 30. MultiCare did not renew the lease. While the Urgent Care is closed, 

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  • Fun Family Event: Sheriff's Deputies compete in donkey basketball for North Pines Middle School

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-04-24 18:50:03 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are participating in a fun event tonight to raise money for North Pines Middle School. It's sure to be an event the whole family will enjoy... it's donkey basketball! Deputies will compete in a basketball game against the school's staff and teachers... all while riding donkeys! All proceeds will go to the North Pines Booster Club.

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    KHQ.COM - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are participating in a fun event tonight to raise money for North Pines Middle School. It's sure to be an event the whole family will enjoy... it's donkey basketball! Deputies will compete in a basketball game against the school's staff and teachers... all while riding donkeys! All proceeds will go to the North Pines Booster Club.

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  • 13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:41:55 GMT

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

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    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

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  • Trump: North Korea wants meeting 'as soon as possible'

    Trump: North Korea wants meeting 'as soon as possible'

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:41:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting "as soon as possible" and he is praising Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honorable." Trump is addressing his upcoming plans to meet with the North Korean leader during his discussions at the White House with French President Emmanuel Macron. 

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting "as soon as possible" and he is praising Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honorable." Trump is addressing his upcoming plans to meet with the North Korean leader during his discussions at the White House with French President Emmanuel Macron. 

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  • Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:06:01 GMT

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

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    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

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  • Get Into My Car ... Amazon begins delivery to vehicles

    Get Into My Car ... Amazon begins delivery to vehicles

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:56 AM EDT2018-04-24 12:56:04 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon latest perk ... free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles.

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    SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon latest perk ... free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles.

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  • Florida photojournalist finds kidnapped 8-month-old baby

    Florida photojournalist finds kidnapped 8-month-old baby

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-04-24 11:44:37 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A photojournalist in Florida found an eight-month-old baby boy who was kidnapped during a carjacking. WFLA's Michael Egger found the infant in a condo parking lot Monday while working on an unrelated story with a reporter. The baby was alone in his car seat with a bottle tucked underneath his arm. The reporter called 9-1-1, and police showed up 30-seconds later.

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    KHQ.COM - A photojournalist in Florida found an eight-month-old baby boy who was kidnapped during a carjacking. WFLA's Michael Egger found the infant in a condo parking lot Monday while working on an unrelated story with a reporter. The baby was alone in his car seat with a bottle tucked underneath his arm. The reporter called 9-1-1, and police showed up 30-seconds later.

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  • Thief steals military man’s gift for little brother

    Thief steals military man’s gift for little brother

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-04-24 06:09:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is heartbroken because what a thief took from her family was so much more than just a piece of mail. One of her sons serving in the military, stays connected with his little brother through video games, so he sent him one as a gift. However, the little brother never got it because the thief took it right off their front porch.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is heartbroken because what a thief took from her family was so much more than just a piece of mail. One of her sons serving in the military, stays connected with his little brother through video games, so he sent him one as a gift. However, the little brother never got it because the thief took it right off their front porch.

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  • Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

    Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:25:51 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) - Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

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    TORONTO (AP) - Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

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  • Aimed at China, Trump's tariffs are hitting closer to home

    Aimed at China, Trump's tariffs are hitting closer to home

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:16:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home with voters.    The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers from the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that may result in millions of dollars in duties.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home with voters.    The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers from the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that may result in millions of dollars in duties.

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  • Pierce County woman wakes up to stranger in her house rubbing her face

    Pierce County woman wakes up to stranger in her house rubbing her face

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:11:05 GMT

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A Pierce County woman was terrified over the weekend when she woke up to a stranger in her house rubbing her face. She ran to her neighbor's house and the neighbor contacted the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arriving deputies spoke with the neighbor who called 911. 

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    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A Pierce County woman was terrified over the weekend when she woke up to a stranger in her house rubbing her face. She ran to her neighbor's house and the neighbor contacted the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arriving deputies spoke with the neighbor who called 911. 

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  • Kootenai County deputies search for hit-and-run suspect

    Kootenai County deputies search for hit-and-run suspect

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:23:24 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is hoping you can help deputies find a hit and run suspect. It happened in the Hayden Walmart parking lot on March 31, at about 3 p.m. The suspect was attempting to park when he sideswiped another parked car. The driver then moved to a different space in the parking lot and went about his day without attempting to contact the owner of the vehicle he hit.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is hoping you can help deputies find a hit and run suspect. It happened in the Hayden Walmart parking lot on March 31, at about 3 p.m. The suspect was attempting to park when he sideswiped another parked car. The driver then moved to a different space in the parking lot and went about his day without attempting to contact the owner of the vehicle he hit.

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  • Moses Lake police searching for man and woman who used fake bills

    Moses Lake police searching for man and woman who used fake bills

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:58:03 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Moses Lake Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying two people who used counterfeit bills Monday. Police say a man used two counterfeit $100 bills to purchase items at two different registers at Safeway. Shortly after that, a woman used another counterfeit $100 bill to purchase items at Rite Aid.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Moses Lake Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying two people who used counterfeit bills Monday. Police say a man used two counterfeit $100 bills to purchase items at two different registers at Safeway. Shortly after that, a woman used another counterfeit $100 bill to purchase items at Rite Aid.

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  • Rathdrum girl with rare medical condition inspiring others with Muddy Puddle Challenge

    Rathdrum girl with rare medical condition inspiring others with Muddy Puddle Challenge

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:29:58 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Five-year-old Harper Pursley loves to play and she doesn’t mind getting a little muddy. Even though she may ruin her favorite pair of pants, it’s all just for fun. But in the fall, life for the Pursley family took an unexpected turn. 

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    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Five-year-old Harper Pursley loves to play and she doesn’t mind getting a little muddy. Even though she may ruin her favorite pair of pants, it’s all just for fun. But in the fall, life for the Pursley family took an unexpected turn. 

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  • Cause of fire that destroyed iconic Spokane restaurant remains under investigation

    Cause of fire that destroyed iconic Spokane restaurant remains under investigation

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:22:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  After a fire early Sunday morning, all that remains of the Shogun restaurant on Third Avenue are charred menus, rubble, and memories. The early Sunday morning fire lit up the sky, and the flames were so hot they melted and bent a steel beam.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  After a fire early Sunday morning, all that remains of the Shogun restaurant on Third Avenue are charred menus, rubble, and memories. The early Sunday morning fire lit up the sky, and the flames were so hot they melted and bent a steel beam.

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  • Justin Booth, second suspect in Bo Kirk murder investigation, takes plea deal

    Justin Booth, second suspect in Bo Kirk murder investigation, takes plea deal

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:21:47 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Justin Booth, one of two suspects arrested in the murder investigation of Post Falls father Bo Kirk in 2016, agreed to a plea deal on Monday. Booth will plead guilty to murder and robbery charges, while other charges against him will be dropped. The maximum penalty he faces is two life sentences and the death penalty is no longer an option.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Justin Booth, one of two suspects arrested in the murder investigation of Post Falls father Bo Kirk in 2016, agreed to a plea deal on Monday. Booth will plead guilty to murder and robbery charges, while other charges against him will be dropped. The maximum penalty he faces is two life sentences and the death penalty is no longer an option.

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  • Parents in Spokane keep kids home to protest sex-ed

    Parents in Spokane keep kids home to protest sex-ed

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:03:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Some parents in Spokane joined others across the country to protest the way sex-ed is being taught in school. It was part of a movement called “Sex-Ed Sit Out.’ Those who joined the effort Monday say they don’t like the way school is “Sexualizing our children.” KHQ spoke with one mother who wished to remain anonymous but says she doesn’t agree with the material that is being taught in schools, specifically birth 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Some parents in Spokane joined others across the country to protest the way sex-ed is being taught in school. It was part of a movement called “Sex-Ed Sit Out.’ Those who joined the effort Monday say they don’t like the way school is “Sexualizing our children.” KHQ spoke with one mother who wished to remain anonymous but says she doesn’t agree with the material that is being taught in schools, specifically birth 

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  • Pet reunited with owner following Spokane dognapping

    Pet reunited with owner following Spokane dognapping

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:49:25 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Cherie a one-year-old German Shepard who's gentle nature -- and love of car rides, Got her dog-napped "I was inside and I heard a big commotion outside from my bigger German Shepard Kona," said Cherie’s owner Ashleigh Zibell. When Ashleigh  went outside Saturday afternoon Kona was distressed - she had jumped the fence  and was barking for all she was worth. That's when Ashleigh noticed Cherie was missing "When I got around to the driveway...

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    Spokane, Wash. Cherie a one-year-old German Shepard who's gentle nature -- and love of car rides, Got her dog-napped "I was inside and I heard a big commotion outside from my bigger German Shepard Kona," said Cherie’s owner Ashleigh Zibell. When Ashleigh  went outside Saturday afternoon Kona was distressed - she had jumped the fence  and was barking for all she was worth. That's when Ashleigh noticed Cherie was missing "When I got around to the driveway...

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  • 4 homicide charges in Waffle House shooting

    4 homicide charges in Waffle House shooting

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:44:39 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A man accused of killing four people with an AR-15 rifle at a Tennessee Waffle House has been formally charged with four counts of criminal homicide and is being held on a $2 million bond.    Court records say 29-year-old Travis Reinking was charged Monday.  He is due in court Wednesday.

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A man accused of killing four people with an AR-15 rifle at a Tennessee Waffle House has been formally charged with four counts of criminal homicide and is being held on a $2 million bond.    Court records say 29-year-old Travis Reinking was charged Monday.  He is due in court Wednesday.

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  • Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:17:54 GMT

    BROWNESVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.    Fifty-three-year-old Gilberto Escamilla was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. The Brownsville Herald reports he told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control.

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    BROWNESVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.    Fifty-three-year-old Gilberto Escamilla was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. The Brownsville Herald reports he told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control.

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  • Deputy: Man threw exercise weight, fatally striking girl,2

    Deputy: Man threw exercise weight, fatally striking girl,2

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:12:27 GMT

    BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a man who had been arguing with a woman in Alabama threw an exercise weight through a car window, striking and fatally injuring their 2-year-old daughter.    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian tells AL.com that deputies responded to a domestic violence report Saturday and found Laila Reid unresponsive with injuries to the head and face.

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    BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a man who had been arguing with a woman in Alabama threw an exercise weight through a car window, striking and fatally injuring their 2-year-old daughter.    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian tells AL.com that deputies responded to a domestic violence report Saturday and found Laila Reid unresponsive with injuries to the head and face.

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  • Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

    Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:27:41 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) - A judge in Arizona has declared a mistrial in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after a jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teenager but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter. 

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    PHOENIX (AP) - A judge in Arizona has declared a mistrial in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after a jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teenager but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter. 

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  • Suspect known to jump off balcony to avoid police fails to avoid police by jumping off balcony

    Suspect known to jump off balcony to avoid police fails to avoid police by jumping off balcony

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:16:02 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - About 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, Spokane Valley deputies responded to an apartment complex in the 700 block of N. Argonne for a report of a loud argument.  Deputy Getchell, who had responded to the same apartment earlier in the day for a similar call, warned that one of the people involved may have been 35-year-old Micaiah J. Holland. Holland had a felony warrant for his arrest and had jumped from the second story balcony and ran off on foot...

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - About 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, Spokane Valley deputies responded to an apartment complex in the 700 block of N. Argonne for a report of a loud argument.  Deputy Getchell, who had responded to the same apartment earlier in the day for a similar call, warned that one of the people involved may have been 35-year-old Micaiah J. Holland. Holland had a felony warrant for his arrest and had jumped from the second story balcony and ran off on foot...

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  • Burglary suspect captured by K9 Khan after lengthy search

    Burglary suspect captured by K9 Khan after lengthy search

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:52:23 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - K9 Khan and Deputy Kullman located a burglary suspect who fled on foot after he entered a barn and assaulted the owner when he was confronted.  Several agencies assisted during the search for the suspect.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - K9 Khan and Deputy Kullman located a burglary suspect who fled on foot after he entered a barn and assaulted the owner when he was confronted.  Several agencies assisted during the search for the suspect.

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  • Oregon knew of abuse case against family that went off cliff

    Oregon knew of abuse case against family that went off cliff

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:43:42 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Documents show that Oregon child welfare officials knew the family in an SUV that plunged off a California cliff had faced a child abuse investigation in another state when it looked into allegations in 2013.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Documents show that Oregon child welfare officials knew the family in an SUV that plunged off a California cliff had faced a child abuse investigation in another state when it looked into allegations in 2013.

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  • World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92

    World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:38:33 GMT

    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died.    The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92.    Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and became part of a famed group of Navajos who transmitted hundreds of messages in their language without error.    The code was never broken.

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    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died.    The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92.    Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and became part of a famed group of Navajos who transmitted hundreds of messages in their language without error.    The code was never broken.

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  • Spokesman says George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized

    Spokesman says George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:04:11 GMT

    HOUSTON - A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says he was hospitalized Sunday morning. Jim McGrath said in a statement on Twitter Monday that Bush was admitted to a hospital in Houston after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. "He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," the statement said.

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    HOUSTON - A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says he was hospitalized Sunday morning. Jim McGrath said in a statement on Twitter Monday that Bush was admitted to a hospital in Houston after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. "He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," the statement said.

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  • Man who disarmed suspected Waffle House shooter starts fundraiser for victims

    Man who disarmed suspected Waffle House shooter starts fundraiser for victims

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:40:41 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - David Shaw Jr. is being hailed as a hero for tackling and disarming the suspect in a shooting at an Antioch, Tennessee, Waffle House over the weekend that left four people dead. Now he's raised more than $40,000 for the attack's victims. The suspect, Travis Reinking, was arrested on Monday.

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - David Shaw Jr. is being hailed as a hero for tackling and disarming the suspect in a shooting at an Antioch, Tennessee, Waffle House over the weekend that left four people dead. Now he's raised more than $40,000 for the attack's victims. The suspect, Travis Reinking, was arrested on Monday.

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  • Police: Man left notes at bus stop seeking girls underwear

    Police: Man left notes at bus stop seeking girls underwear

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:14:50 GMT

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff's Office says a man who had left notes at bus stops seeking to buy girls underwear showed up for a meeting with an undercover detective with a gun, machete, tarp, hatchet and duct tape. Darren Frederick Jones, identified as a 42-year-old Boeing employee from Burien, was arrested last Wednesday for investigation of child sex-related crimes.

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    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff's Office says a man who had left notes at bus stops seeking to buy girls underwear showed up for a meeting with an undercover detective with a gun, machete, tarp, hatchet and duct tape. Darren Frederick Jones, identified as a 42-year-old Boeing employee from Burien, was arrested last Wednesday for investigation of child sex-related crimes.

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  • Toronto police say 9 dead, 16 injured by van

    Toronto police say 9 dead, 16 injured by van

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:12:57 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) - A Toronto police official says nine people have been killed and 16 injured from a van that jumped onto a sidewalk and struck pedestrians in the north part of the city.

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    TORONTO (AP) - A Toronto police official says nine people have been killed and 16 injured from a van that jumped onto a sidewalk and struck pedestrians in the north part of the city.

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  • UK man convicted of hate crime for Nazi-salute dog video

    UK man convicted of hate crime for Nazi-salute dog video

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:10:01 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - A Scottish man who filmed a dog appearing to give Nazi salutes has been convicted of a hate crime and fined.    Mark Meechan filmed his girlfriend's pug responding to phrases such as "sieg heil" by raising its paw, and posted the footage on YouTube in 2016.    Meechan said the stunt was meant as a joke, but he was convicted last month of posting "grossly offensive" material.

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    LONDON (AP) - A Scottish man who filmed a dog appearing to give Nazi salutes has been convicted of a hate crime and fined.    Mark Meechan filmed his girlfriend's pug responding to phrases such as "sieg heil" by raising its paw, and posted the footage on YouTube in 2016.    Meechan said the stunt was meant as a joke, but he was convicted last month of posting "grossly offensive" material.

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  • Officials: Stolen California succulents, smuggled to Asia

    Officials: Stolen California succulents, smuggled to Asia

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:57:51 GMT
    Photo: California Department of Fish and WildlifePhoto: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they uncovered an international plant heist involving thieves from Korea and China slipping into Northern California's wild landscapes to pluck succulents they then sell in a thriving black market in Asia.

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they uncovered an international plant heist involving thieves from Korea and China slipping into Northern California's wild landscapes to pluck succulents they then sell in a thriving black market in Asia.

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  • Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members

    Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:52:13 GMT

    YORK, Pa. (AP) - A golf club in Pennsylvania is apologizing for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course. Sandra Thompson tells the York Daily Record she and four friends met up Saturday at the Grandview Golf Club, where they are all members.

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    YORK, Pa. (AP) - A golf club in Pennsylvania is apologizing for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course. Sandra Thompson tells the York Daily Record she and four friends met up Saturday at the Grandview Golf Club, where they are all members.

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  • Police terminated stolen vehicle chase with Waffle House suspect 5 days before fatal shooting

    Police terminated stolen vehicle chase with Waffle House suspect 5 days before fatal shooting

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:46:26 GMT

    BRENTWOOD, Tennessee - We now know the suspect in the deadly waffle house shooting was pursued by police a few days earlier. Police in Brentwood, Tennessee released this dash cam video Monday showing the pursuit of a stolen vehicle from a BMW dealership on April 17th. Police believe that suspect is Travis Reinking, the suspected gunman in Sunday's Waffle House mass shooting in Antioch.

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    BRENTWOOD, Tennessee - We now know the suspect in the deadly waffle house shooting was pursued by police a few days earlier. Police in Brentwood, Tennessee released this dash cam video Monday showing the pursuit of a stolen vehicle from a BMW dealership on April 17th. Police believe that suspect is Travis Reinking, the suspected gunman in Sunday's Waffle House mass shooting in Antioch.

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  • 2 dead, 3 wounded in home-invasion stabbings in Yakima

    2 dead, 3 wounded in home-invasion stabbings in Yakima

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:22:51 GMT
    Human remains found in burned home of Idaho suspectHuman remains found in burned home of Idaho suspect

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say multiple stabbings during a home-invasion robbery in Yakima left two suspects dead and three residents wounded over the weekend.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the break-in occurred before 4 a.m. Sunday. Police say two men, identified by Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins as being in their 20s or 30s, forced their way inside, and a fight broke out between them and the family members who live there.

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say multiple stabbings during a home-invasion robbery in Yakima left two suspects dead and three residents wounded over the weekend.    The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the break-in occurred before 4 a.m. Sunday. Police say two men, identified by Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins as being in their 20s or 30s, forced their way inside, and a fight broke out between them and the family members who live there.

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  • Houston police: Woman sets car on fire with children inside

    Houston police: Woman sets car on fire with children inside

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:18:20 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities in Houston have taken a woman into custody after witnesses reported she set her car on fire as she sat inside with her three children.    Houston police say 31-year-old Ana Segovia was at a car wash Sunday evening when she began repeatedly revving the engine to the point that it caught fire.

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    HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities in Houston have taken a woman into custody after witnesses reported she set her car on fire as she sat inside with her three children.    Houston police say 31-year-old Ana Segovia was at a car wash Sunday evening when she began repeatedly revving the engine to the point that it caught fire.

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  • Waffle House suspect arrested

    Waffle House suspect arrested

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:37:06 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -  Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle.   Authorities announced that 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was taken into custody Monday. Other details were not immediately available. 

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -  Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle.   Authorities announced that 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was taken into custody Monday. Other details were not immediately available. 

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  • The Royal Baby Is Here! William and Kate welcome a baby boy

    The Royal Baby Is Here! William and Kate welcome a baby boy

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:10:53 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have left a London hospital and headed home with their newborn son. The duchess, who gave birth Monday morning, emerged from St. Mary's Hospital about seven hours later alongside her husband, holding the baby wrapped in a white blanket. The trio posed for photographers before going back inside. The royals emerged a few minutes later with their infant in a carrier and got into a waiting car.

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    LONDON (AP) - The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have left a London hospital and headed home with their newborn son. The duchess, who gave birth Monday morning, emerged from St. Mary's Hospital about seven hours later alongside her husband, holding the baby wrapped in a white blanket. The trio posed for photographers before going back inside. The royals emerged a few minutes later with their infant in a carrier and got into a waiting car.

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  • Ex-NFL kicker says prom photo with gun was 'joke'

    Ex-NFL kicker says prom photo with gun was 'joke'

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-04-23 15:23:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Former NFL kicker Jay Feely says a photo of him holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke. Feely posted the photo on Twitter Saturday. The photo shows him standing with his arm around his daughter and with the gun in his other hand, next to his daughter's date. But, some people thought he crossed a line.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Former NFL kicker Jay Feely says a photo of him holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke. Feely posted the photo on Twitter Saturday. The photo shows him standing with his arm around his daughter and with the gun in his other hand, next to his daughter's date. But, some people thought he crossed a line.

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  • 9-year-old boy dies in ATV crash near Boulder

    9-year-old boy dies in ATV crash near Boulder

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:54 AM EDT2018-04-23 14:54:28 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 9-year-old boy died in an all-terrain vehicle crash on a rural road north of Boulder over the weekend.   The Montana Highway Patrol says the ATV went off Sloans Lane early Sunday afternoon and tipped onto its side. The boy was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.   His name has not been released.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 9-year-old boy died in an all-terrain vehicle crash on a rural road north of Boulder over the weekend.   The Montana Highway Patrol says the ATV went off Sloans Lane early Sunday afternoon and tipped onto its side. The boy was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.   His name has not been released.

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  • Body found in Yellowstone River near Billings park

    Body found in Yellowstone River near Billings park

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:37 AM EDT2018-04-23 14:37:12 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police in Billings are investigating after a man walking along the Yellowstone River spotted a body in the water near Two Moon Park.   Sgt. Ryan Taylor says officers were not immediately able to identify the body or provide the age or gender of the person. There was no indication how the person died. An autopsy is planned Monday.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police in Billings are investigating after a man walking along the Yellowstone River spotted a body in the water near Two Moon Park.   Sgt. Ryan Taylor says officers were not immediately able to identify the body or provide the age or gender of the person. There was no indication how the person died. An autopsy is planned Monday.

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  • Neighbors on alert after warning about reports of dogs being stolen

    Neighbors on alert after warning about reports of dogs being stolen

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:32:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - SCRAPS is reminding pet owners to keep an eye on their pets after they received reports of dogs being stolen from people’s backyards near Northwest Boulevard. Police have been contacted in these instances, and one woman who lives in Hillyard says it happened to her. Korinne Foote says her dog, Stitch, was in the yard on Saturday around 3 in the afternoon. She says a neighbor witnessed someone picking up the dog and putting it in her car. SCRAPS Korinne was re...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - SCRAPS is reminding pet owners to keep an eye on their pets after they received reports of dogs being stolen from people’s backyards near Northwest Boulevard. Police have been contacted in these instances, and one woman who lives in Hillyard says it happened to her. Korinne Foote says her dog, Stitch, was in the yard on Saturday around 3 in the afternoon. She says a neighbor witnessed someone picking up the dog and putting it in her car. SCRAPS Korinne was re...

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  • Spokane Japanese restaurant destroyed in early morning fire

    Spokane Japanese restaurant destroyed in early morning fire

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-04-23 00:21:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane firefighters say the iconic Shogun restaurant on E. 3rd Ave. appears to be a total loss after an early morning fire destroyed the building. First arriving companies found heavy fire coming through the roof of the Shogun Restaurant and immediately began to attack the fire. Despite attempts to enter the building, they were quickly forced out due to deteriorating conditions above them.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane firefighters say the iconic Shogun restaurant on E. 3rd Ave. appears to be a total loss after an early morning fire destroyed the building. First arriving companies found heavy fire coming through the roof of the Shogun Restaurant and immediately began to attack the fire. Despite attempts to enter the building, they were quickly forced out due to deteriorating conditions above them.

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  • Pokemon Go player helps find missing man with dementia

    Pokemon Go player helps find missing man with dementia

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-04-23 00:04:50 GMT

    COVINGTON, Ky. - It's been a little while since Pokemon Go mania swept the nation, but one elderly man with dementia has the mobile game to thank for getting him home safely after he went missing from his Maineville, Ohio, home. Navy veteran Allison Hines of Covington, Kentucky, plays the game daily. Every day she checks in at a Pokestop -- a real-world location used to get supplies for the game -- at a nearby park.

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    COVINGTON, Ky. - It's been a little while since Pokemon Go mania swept the nation, but one elderly man with dementia has the mobile game to thank for getting him home safely after he went missing from his Maineville, Ohio, home. Navy veteran Allison Hines of Covington, Kentucky, plays the game daily. Every day she checks in at a Pokestop -- a real-world location used to get supplies for the game -- at a nearby park.

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  • Colorado woman facing $500 fine for saving airline snack

    Colorado woman facing $500 fine for saving airline snack

    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:13:54 GMT

    DENVER  - A Colorado woman says she's facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after she saved a free apple she received from an airline on her way home from Paris. Crystal Tadlock said flight attendants on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris handed out apples in plastic bags near the end of the flight. 

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    DENVER  - A Colorado woman says she's facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after she saved a free apple she received from an airline on her way home from Paris. Crystal Tadlock said flight attendants on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris handed out apples in plastic bags near the end of the flight. 

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  • Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

    Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:28:01 GMT

    LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.    Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after authorities say he tried to drive away before an officer could search him.

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    LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.    Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after authorities say he tried to drive away before an officer could search him.

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  • Man rescued from tree after he got stuck while rescuing cat

    Man rescued from tree after he got stuck while rescuing cat

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:23:47 GMT

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Firefighters in Virginia have rescued a man who got stuck in a tree while trying to retrieve a cat.    The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that the man was trying to rescue a feline perched on a limb in Norfolk.    The man climbed past the ladder he had used and ultimately went about 50 feet up the tree before getting stuck. 

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    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Firefighters in Virginia have rescued a man who got stuck in a tree while trying to retrieve a cat.    The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that the man was trying to rescue a feline perched on a limb in Norfolk.    The man climbed past the ladder he had used and ultimately went about 50 feet up the tree before getting stuck. 

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  • Officers investigating deadly Seattle neighborhood shooting

    Officers investigating deadly Seattle neighborhood shooting

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:02:16 GMT
    Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they are investigating a shooting that left one man dead.    According to law enforcement officials, police officers responded early Sunday morning to a report of a shooting in the Ballard neighborhood.    Officers say they found a 29-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest. Officers performed CPR, but the man - whose name has not been released - died on the way to the hospital.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they are investigating a shooting that left one man dead.    According to law enforcement officials, police officers responded early Sunday morning to a report of a shooting in the Ballard neighborhood.    Officers say they found a 29-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest. Officers performed CPR, but the man - whose name has not been released - died on the way to the hospital.

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  • Report: Autopsies show nothing suspicious in Avicii's death

    Report: Autopsies show nothing suspicious in Avicii's death

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-04-22 21:55:23 GMT

    STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age 28.    Public broadcaster SVT, citing information from an anonymous police official in Oman, reported Sunday that the autopsies revealed nothing suspicious and foul play has been ruled out in the performer's death.

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    STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age 28.    Public broadcaster SVT, citing information from an anonymous police official in Oman, reported Sunday that the autopsies revealed nothing suspicious and foul play has been ruled out in the performer's death.

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  • Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student senate seat

    Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student senate seat

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:28:48 GMT

    BERKELEY, Calif (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley has elected a squirrel to its student senate.    The Sacramento Bee reports "Furry Boi" was named April 13 to the Associated Students of the University of California Senate.    The squirrel initially took the form of a critter living among campus trees, running on platforms such as easier acorn access. 

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    BERKELEY, Calif (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley has elected a squirrel to its student senate.    The Sacramento Bee reports "Furry Boi" was named April 13 to the Associated Students of the University of California Senate.    The squirrel initially took the form of a critter living among campus trees, running on platforms such as easier acorn access. 

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  • Waffle House shooting suspect arrested last year near White House

    Waffle House shooting suspect arrested last year near White House

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:25:20 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House.

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House.

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  • Police continue to investigate a vehicle that went into Spokane River

    Police continue to investigate a vehicle that went into Spokane River

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:13:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police continue to investigate after a vehicle reportedly went into the Spokane River near Sinto and South Riverton Saturday morning. Officers on scene determined that a car was headed westbound on Sinto, went through a guard rail where Sinto dead ends and into the river beyond.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police continue to investigate after a vehicle reportedly went into the Spokane River near Sinto and South Riverton Saturday morning. Officers on scene determined that a car was headed westbound on Sinto, went through a guard rail where Sinto dead ends and into the river beyond.

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  • Ballot measure would raise age to buy semi-automatic weapons

    Ballot measure would raise age to buy semi-automatic weapons

    Sunday, April 22 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-04-22 19:17:47 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - An organization that supports stricter gun regulations has announced a new ballot measure proposal to raise the minimum age to buy a semi-automatic weapon in Washington from 18 to 21, along with several other restrictions.    The News Tribune reports the Alliance for Gun Responsibility will need roughly 260,000 signatures before the initiative can qualify for the 2018 ballot.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - An organization that supports stricter gun regulations has announced a new ballot measure proposal to raise the minimum age to buy a semi-automatic weapon in Washington from 18 to 21, along with several other restrictions.    The News Tribune reports the Alliance for Gun Responsibility will need roughly 260,000 signatures before the initiative can qualify for the 2018 ballot.

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  • ‘Yup, shot him’: Prosecutors say ex-lawman hid double life

    ‘Yup, shot him’: Prosecutors say ex-lawman hid double life

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:46:05 GMT

    PERRY, N.Y. (AP) - In the rural western New York town where he lived on a gentleman’s farm, Joseph Mlyniec was a respected public servant with two decades as a sheriff’s sergeant and four years on the town board. But a different story emerged after he called 911 and reported he had shot a man dead in his muddy driveway.

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    PERRY, N.Y. (AP) - In the rural western New York town where he lived on a gentleman’s farm, Joseph Mlyniec was a respected public servant with two decades as a sheriff’s sergeant and four years on the town board. But a different story emerged after he called 911 and reported he had shot a man dead in his muddy driveway.

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  • Man who went on sex trips gets 330 years for child porn

    Man who went on sex trips gets 330 years for child porn

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:37:41 GMT

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children.    Authorities say David Lynch's victims were as young as 6 years old and that he posted videos online dating back to 2005.

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    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children.    Authorities say David Lynch's victims were as young as 6 years old and that he posted videos online dating back to 2005.

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  • White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

    White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:12:38 GMT
    Photo: NBCPhoto: NBC

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.    White House legislative director Marc Short said Sunday he has no reason to believe they would be removed despite Trump's increasing agitation over Mueller's probe into his campaign's ties to Russia. Rosenstein oversees that investigation.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.    White House legislative director Marc Short said Sunday he has no reason to believe they would be removed despite Trump's increasing agitation over Mueller's probe into his campaign's ties to Russia. Rosenstein oversees that investigation.

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  • Bystander who tackled Waffle House gunman says he's no hero

    Bystander who tackled Waffle House gunman says he's no hero

    Sunday, April 22 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-04-22 17:20:06 GMT

    ANTIOCH, Tenn. - A 29-year-old man credited with saving many lives Sunday morning after he tackled and disarmed a man who opened fire inside a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, early Sunday morning. The shooting left four people dead and four others hurt.  James Shaw Jr. said he doesn't feel like a hero and he was just trying to stay alive when he rushed the shooter, disarmed him, and tossed the gun over the counter.

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    ANTIOCH, Tenn. - A 29-year-old man credited with saving many lives Sunday morning after he tackled and disarmed a man who opened fire inside a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, early Sunday morning. The shooting left four people dead and four others hurt.  James Shaw Jr. said he doesn't feel like a hero and he was just trying to stay alive when he rushed the shooter, disarmed him, and tossed the gun over the counter.

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  • Spokane man missing after swimming at Palouse Falls

    Spokane man missing after swimming at Palouse Falls

    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:15:37 GMT

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a man from Spokane who went swimming at Palouse Falls Saturday evening got pulled into deeper water and did not surface. Deputies, fire crews, Columbia Basin Dive Rescue teams and Washington State Park Rangers responded to a call of a person who had gone into the water under Palouse Falls and had not surfaced around 5:30 p.m.

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    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a man from Spokane who went swimming at Palouse Falls Saturday evening got pulled into deeper water and did not surface. Deputies, fire crews, Columbia Basin Dive Rescue teams and Washington State Park Rangers responded to a call of a person who had gone into the water under Palouse Falls and had not surfaced around 5:30 p.m.

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  • Islamic State suicide bomber kills 48 in Afghan capital

    Islamic State suicide bomber kills 48 in Afghan capital

    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:01:44 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 48 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 112 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, updating an earlier toll.

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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 48 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 112 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, updating an earlier toll.

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  • 4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

    4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-04-22 13:59:00 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Four people were killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee early Sunday, according to police, who credited a bystander with saving “many lives” by wrestling a weapon away from the gunman. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says the gunman was a white man with short hair who was wearing only black pants and a coat.

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Four people were killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee early Sunday, according to police, who credited a bystander with saving “many lives” by wrestling a weapon away from the gunman. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says the gunman was a white man with short hair who was wearing only black pants and a coat.

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  • SVFD and Red Cross team up to install hundreds of smoke alarms

    SVFD and Red Cross team up to install hundreds of smoke alarms

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:11:14 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Firefighters and volunteers took time on Saturday Morning to make sure homes were properly equipped with smoke alarms. They tested existing alarms and installing new ones as needed "It's a unique opportunity for us to try an make a difference," said Rick Freier with the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Firefighters and volunteers took time on Saturday Morning to make sure homes were properly equipped with smoke alarms. They tested existing alarms and installing new ones as needed "It's a unique opportunity for us to try an make a difference," said Rick Freier with the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

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  • Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

    Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:59:01 GMT

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - Mitt Romney has been forced into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch.    Romney already has collected enough signatures to advance to a GOP primary. But if he had won the vote of party delegates Saturday, he would have bypassed a primary altogether.

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    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - Mitt Romney has been forced into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch.    Romney already has collected enough signatures to advance to a GOP primary. But if he had won the vote of party delegates Saturday, he would have bypassed a primary altogether.

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  • Police: Woman accidentally shoots and kills young daughter

    Police: Woman accidentally shoots and kills young daughter

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:50:25 GMT
    Human remains found in burned home of Idaho suspectHuman remains found in burned home of Idaho suspect

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her mother at a hotel outside of Cleveland.    Wickliffe police in a statement say emergency crews were called to an Econo Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday. A police officer and paramedics tried to resuscitate the girl, who was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. 

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    WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her mother at a hotel outside of Cleveland.    Wickliffe police in a statement say emergency crews were called to an Econo Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday. A police officer and paramedics tried to resuscitate the girl, who was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. 

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  • World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

    World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:56:29 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) - The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.    An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. She had been hospitalized since January.    Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren.

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    TOKYO (AP) - The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.    An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. She had been hospitalized since January.    Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren.

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  • 80-year-old man gets over 20 years in prison for child rape

    80-year-old man gets over 20 years in prison for child rape

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:26:18 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - An 80-year-old man in southeastern Washington has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for raping a child.    The Tri-City Herald reports William Nicol was sentenced Thursday in Benton County Superior Court.    A jury found in 2016 that Nicol violated his position of trust to rape a boy over several years.

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - An 80-year-old man in southeastern Washington has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for raping a child.    The Tri-City Herald reports William Nicol was sentenced Thursday in Benton County Superior Court.    A jury found in 2016 that Nicol violated his position of trust to rape a boy over several years.

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  • Statue unveiled honoring firefighters killed in Arizona fire

    Statue unveiled honoring firefighters killed in Arizona fire

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:45:26 GMT
    Judy Willis, Darrell Willis, Deborah Pfingston, Colleen Sinclair, Alan Sinclair, Roxanne Preston and Gov. Doug Ducey take a photo at the surprise unveiling of a statue to honor wildland firefighters at the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park.Judy Willis, Darrell Willis, Deborah Pfingston, Colleen Sinclair, Alan Sinclair, Roxanne Preston and Gov. Doug Ducey take a photo at the surprise unveiling of a statue to honor wildland firefighters at the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park.

    YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) - A statue honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire has been unveiled near the site where they died.    The statue was dedicated Saturday at a state memorial park established where all but one member of the team died near Yarnell on June 30, 2013.

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    YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) - A statue honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire has been unveiled near the site where they died.    The statue was dedicated Saturday at a state memorial park established where all but one member of the team died near Yarnell on June 30, 2013.

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  • Dog thought to have cancer recovers after vets remove 4 toys from stomach

    Dog thought to have cancer recovers after vets remove 4 toys from stomach

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:57:57 GMT

    A British family was happy to learn their family dog Maisy is in good health. Maisy's owners were frightened she might have cancer after the 8-year-old St. Bernard had a CT scan that showed an unusually full stomach and a mass on her spleen. But it turned out Maisy had eaten four teddy bears instead.

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    A British family was happy to learn their family dog Maisy is in good health. Maisy's owners were frightened she might have cancer after the 8-year-old St. Bernard had a CT scan that showed an unusually full stomach and a mass on her spleen. But it turned out Maisy had eaten four teddy bears instead.

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  • Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

    Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:54:22 GMT

    EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.    The East Bay Times reports that police Lt. Fred Dauer thought he had come across a traffic accident in Emeryville on Friday when he saw cars parked and people standing around using their cellphones. 

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    EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.    The East Bay Times reports that police Lt. Fred Dauer thought he had come across a traffic accident in Emeryville on Friday when he saw cars parked and people standing around using their cellphones. 

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  • Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

    Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:52:01 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Texas charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.    Officials at Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio say the teacher who distributed the worksheet has been placed on leave and the school would be reviewing the history textbook associated with the lesson.

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    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Texas charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.    Officials at Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio say the teacher who distributed the worksheet has been placed on leave and the school would be reviewing the history textbook associated with the lesson.

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  • 'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

    'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:44:29 GMT

    Verne Troyer, the actor best-known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films has died. He was 49 years old. Representatives issued a statement on the actor's Facebook page Saturday saying in part, "Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible."

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    Verne Troyer, the actor best-known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films has died. He was 49 years old. Representatives issued a statement on the actor's Facebook page Saturday saying in part, "Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible."

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  • Northport lodge trashed by Eastern Washington fraternity posing as WSU bird watchers

    Northport lodge trashed by Eastern Washington fraternity posing as WSU bird watchers

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:26:57 GMT

    NORTHPORT, Wash. - A 22-year-old Eastern Washington University student is facing charges after he organized a party for his fraternity at a Northport lodge that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage. When reserving the lodge, he told the owner it was to host a Washington State University bird watchers club. 

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    NORTHPORT, Wash. - A 22-year-old Eastern Washington University student is facing charges after he organized a party for his fraternity at a Northport lodge that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage. When reserving the lodge, he told the owner it was to host a Washington State University bird watchers club. 

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  • Deputies: Suspicious man approached middle school student near Evergreen and 26th

    Deputies: Suspicious man approached middle school student near Evergreen and 26th

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:03:46 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. The Spokane Valley Police Department wants parents to be away of an incident reported earlier this week where a young female student saw a man while walking to and from school on the same day last week. The man's suspicious behavior was concerning to the student, but his intentions are not known. Police say attempts to locate and identify the man have not been successful and no similar incidents have been reported. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. The Spokane Valley Police Department wants parents to be away of an incident reported earlier this week where a young female student saw a man while walking to and from school on the same day last week. The man's suspicious behavior was concerning to the student, but his intentions are not known. Police say attempts to locate and identify the man have not been successful and no similar incidents have been reported. 

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  • 'CHiPs' TV star Estrada donates police dog to Idaho agency

    'CHiPs' TV star Estrada donates police dog to Idaho agency

    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:40:35 GMT

    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) - "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada has donated a drug dog to an east Idaho police agency where he's a reserve police officer.    The Rexburg Standard Journal report ed in a story on Friday that the star of the 1970s TV series about California Highway Patrol officers donated a 3-year-old German Shepherd-Malinois narcotics dog named Mako to the St. Anthony Police Department.

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    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) - "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada has donated a drug dog to an east Idaho police agency where he's a reserve police officer.    The Rexburg Standard Journal report ed in a story on Friday that the star of the 1970s TV series about California Highway Patrol officers donated a 3-year-old German Shepherd-Malinois narcotics dog named Mako to the St. Anthony Police Department.

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  • Spokane police, firefighters respond to vehicle in river; no car recovered

    Spokane police, firefighters respond to vehicle in river; no car recovered

    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:17:08 GMT

    Spokane Police and firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle in the river Saturday morning near Helena and Sinto. A caller reported damage to a guardrail, skid marks and some car parts scattered along the Spokane River's banks. When emergency crews arrived on scene, no car was found. Spokane police used their drone as well as Spokane County Sheriff's Office helicopter Air 1 to search the river nearby, but were not able to locate anything.

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    Spokane Police and firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle in the river Saturday morning near Helena and Sinto. A caller reported damage to a guardrail, skid marks and some car parts scattered along the Spokane River's banks. When emergency crews arrived on scene, no car was found. Spokane police used their drone as well as Spokane County Sheriff's Office helicopter Air 1 to search the river nearby, but were not able to locate anything.

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  • Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog recovering

    Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog recovering

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:51:26 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog is recovering after inhaling something that caused an internal infection that required an operation.    KING-TV reports in a story on Friday that Sonyi will possibly be ready to return to work in early May.    Trooper Scott Legler says Sonyi in January inhaled something that made him sick while working at the ferry docks in Snohomish County.

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog is recovering after inhaling something that caused an internal infection that required an operation.    KING-TV reports in a story on Friday that Sonyi will possibly be ready to return to work in early May.    Trooper Scott Legler says Sonyi in January inhaled something that made him sick while working at the ferry docks in Snohomish County.

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  • N. Idaho man enters pleas following fatal collision

    N. Idaho man enters pleas following fatal collision

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:40:20 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man charged with killing a Washington state woman and injuring an Idaho woman after hitting the two with his pickup as they walked along a road in Sandpoint has entered pleas.    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 24-year-old Peter Goullette entered Alford pleas on Friday to felony manslaughter and misdemeanor reckless driving.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man charged with killing a Washington state woman and injuring an Idaho woman after hitting the two with his pickup as they walked along a road in Sandpoint has entered pleas.    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 24-year-old Peter Goullette entered Alford pleas on Friday to felony manslaughter and misdemeanor reckless driving.

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  • Police: Bothell driver intentionally hits 2 pedestrians

    Police: Bothell driver intentionally hits 2 pedestrians

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:28:48 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) - Police in the western Washington city of Bothell have taken into custody a 22-year-old driver suspected of intentionally hitting two pedestrians in crosswalks and trying to hit three others.    Police say they arrested the man Friday evening, and that he told investigators he tried to hit as many people as possible. 

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    BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) - Police in the western Washington city of Bothell have taken into custody a 22-year-old driver suspected of intentionally hitting two pedestrians in crosswalks and trying to hit three others.    Police say they arrested the man Friday evening, and that he told investigators he tried to hit as many people as possible. 

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  • After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

    After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:09:02 GMT

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone.    YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check.

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    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone.    YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check.

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  • Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music

    Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:00:08 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores.    Record Store Day, which is celebrated Saturday from coast to coast, celebrates the brick-and-mortar spot where people have long gathered to thumb through vinyl records.    Chris Brown from Maine's Bull Moose Music hatched the idea in 2007.

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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores.    Record Store Day, which is celebrated Saturday from coast to coast, celebrates the brick-and-mortar spot where people have long gathered to thumb through vinyl records.    Chris Brown from Maine's Bull Moose Music hatched the idea in 2007.

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  • 4 former presidents among hundreds at Barbara Bush’s funeral

    4 former presidents among hundreds at Barbara Bush’s funeral

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-04-21 16:51:52 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the nation’s largest Episcopal church a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many as “America’s matriarch.”

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    HOUSTON (AP) - Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the nation’s largest Episcopal church a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many as “America’s matriarch.”

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  • Hubble’s 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery

    Hubble’s 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:57:56 GMT
    Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScIImage Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is marking the 28th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch with a peek into a wild stellar nursery. Scientists released the picture Thursday in advance of next week’s milestone. Resembling a vivid watercolor painting, the photo captures an immense, blindingly bright star emerging from its cosmic nest in a burst of ultraviolet radiation and stellar wind. 

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is marking the 28th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch with a peek into a wild stellar nursery. Scientists released the picture Thursday in advance of next week’s milestone. Resembling a vivid watercolor painting, the photo captures an immense, blindingly bright star emerging from its cosmic nest in a burst of ultraviolet radiation and stellar wind. 

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  • Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

    Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:45:31 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before his death, one friend told the musical superstar that he needed to stop taking painkillers. But Prince said he couldn’t — his hands hurt so much that if he quit, he’d have to stop performing. “This piano tour I think was getting to his hands,” singer Judith Hill told investigators, according to a transcript of her interview.

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before his death, one friend told the musical superstar that he needed to stop taking painkillers. But Prince said he couldn’t — his hands hurt so much that if he quit, he’d have to stop performing. “This piano tour I think was getting to his hands,” singer Judith Hill told investigators, according to a transcript of her interview.

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  • Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

    Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:40:37 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail.

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  • AP Analysis: Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer

    AP Analysis: Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:31:28 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents, and it doesn’t have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal. Instead, Kim appears to be maneuvering toward his own big “get” — the chance to sit down with President Donald Trump on an essentially equal basis as the head of a nuclear-armed nation. 

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    TOKYO (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents, and it doesn’t have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal. Instead, Kim appears to be maneuvering toward his own big “get” — the chance to sit down with President Donald Trump on an essentially equal basis as the head of a nuclear-armed nation. 

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  • Mom: Preschool’s ban of the term ‘best friend’ is silly

    Mom: Preschool’s ban of the term ‘best friend’ is silly

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:26:42 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term “best friend.” Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop Preschool in Georgetown.

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    GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term “best friend.” Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop Preschool in Georgetown.

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  • Parkland shooting survivor speaks in Spokane

    Parkland shooting survivor speaks in Spokane

    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-04-21 06:29:06 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. It's been just over two months since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. One of the survivors 17-year-old Kai Koerber joined students in Spokane Friday afternoon to share his thoughts about gun violence in schools  "I am here because this is something that reaches across countries so going across the nation is not really a stretch for the depth of this movement," said Kai. Koerber hit many points in his speech...

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    Spokane, Wash. It's been just over two months since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. One of the survivors 17-year-old Kai Koerber joined students in Spokane Friday afternoon to share his thoughts about gun violence in schools  "I am here because this is something that reaches across countries so going across the nation is not really a stretch for the depth of this movement," said Kai. Koerber hit many points in his speech...

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  • State findings show Pasco daycare not responsible for child eyebrow waxing incidents

    State findings show Pasco daycare not responsible for child eyebrow waxing incidents

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:30:39 GMT
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    PASCO, Wash. - State findings show that a Pasco daycare isn't responsible for a February incident where two mothers claimed the facility waxed their children’s eyebrows without their permission, according to documents obtained by KIMA-TV.  The daycare - a non-profit organization at Columbia Basin College - is licensed by the Washington State Department of Early Learning. The center had been licensed for less than a year, and has had no 

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    PASCO, Wash. - State findings show that a Pasco daycare isn't responsible for a February incident where two mothers claimed the facility waxed their children’s eyebrows without their permission, according to documents obtained by KIMA-TV.  The daycare - a non-profit organization at Columbia Basin College - is licensed by the Washington State Department of Early Learning. The center had been licensed for less than a year, and has had no 

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  • Boy's wallet lost in 1972 found behind lockers at Wenatchee pool

    Boy's wallet lost in 1972 found behind lockers at Wenatchee pool

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:06:35 GMT
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    A wallet lost in 1972 has been found by a work crew in Wenatchee, who is updating part of the City of Wenatchee’s pool facility. According to Wenatchee World, the wallet belongs to Harry LaRue. Inside the worn leather wallet, crews found some family pictures, and a Boy Scout Card. The newspaper estimates that LaRue was about 10 when he lost the wallet and that he lived in East Wenatchee. The wallet was found behind the boys’ lockers at the city pool b...>>
    A wallet lost in 1972 has been found by a work crew in Wenatchee, who is updating part of the City of Wenatchee’s pool facility. According to Wenatchee World, the wallet belongs to Harry LaRue. Inside the worn leather wallet, crews found some family pictures, and a Boy Scout Card. The newspaper estimates that LaRue was about 10 when he lost the wallet and that he lived in East Wenatchee. The wallet was found behind the boys’ lockers at the city pool b...>>
  • 1 student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

    1 student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:40:23 GMT
    Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via APDoug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via AP
    Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via APDoug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via AP

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. The 19-year-old suspect was later arrested and apologized as he was led away in handcuffs. Friday's shooting at Forest High School in Ocala happened on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence. A 17-year-old boy was taken ...

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. The 19-year-old suspect was later arrested and apologized as he was led away in handcuffs. Friday's shooting at Forest High School in Ocala happened on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence. A 17-year-old boy was taken ...

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  • Suspect wanted in Deer Park arrested in Stevens County after hours-long manhunt

    Suspect wanted in Deer Park arrested in Stevens County after hours-long manhunt

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:24:18 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - A manhunt that started in Deer Park has ended in Stevens County. Deputies say a man broke into multiple homes in the area of N. Sherman Rd. and W. Oregon Rd. in Deer Park. When a homeowner confronted him, the burglar punched the man in the face and took off.   Five different agencies joined in the search for him, using a helicopter and K-9's. The huge response paid off; detectives found him and booked him

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - A manhunt that started in Deer Park has ended in Stevens County. Deputies say a man broke into multiple homes in the area of N. Sherman Rd. and W. Oregon Rd. in Deer Park. When a homeowner confronted him, the burglar punched the man in the face and took off.   Five different agencies joined in the search for him, using a helicopter and K-9's. The huge response paid off; detectives found him and booked him

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  • Couple arrested in Minnesota, accused of killing Spokane boy

    Couple arrested in Minnesota, accused of killing Spokane boy

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:54:36 GMT

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Two people are in jail In Minnesota tonight, accused of murdering a little boy from Spokane. The little boy, 6-year-old Justis Burland, and his brother had been under their grandmother's care until last summer, when she signed over custody of them to a some old friends of hers in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Last week, police say Burland was taken to the hospital, but he was already dead and showing clear signs that he 

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    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Two people are in jail In Minnesota tonight, accused of murdering a little boy from Spokane. The little boy, 6-year-old Justis Burland, and his brother had been under their grandmother's care until last summer, when she signed over custody of them to a some old friends of hers in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Last week, police say Burland was taken to the hospital, but he was already dead and showing clear signs that he 

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  • UPDATE: Roommate of woman found at recycling plant charged with murder

    UPDATE: Roommate of woman found at recycling plant charged with murder

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:24:30 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. - It's been more than a month since Stephanie Standen was last seen by her roommate Eugene Jupp. But according to court documents he says he heard her in her bedroom three to four days before her body was found. Jupp and Standen were once roommates at a house on West 15th next to Roosevelt Elementary School. According to court documents Jupps was not close with Standen and did not report her missing. But she was reported missing by adult protective services...

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    Spokane, Wash. - It's been more than a month since Stephanie Standen was last seen by her roommate Eugene Jupp. But according to court documents he says he heard her in her bedroom three to four days before her body was found. Jupp and Standen were once roommates at a house on West 15th next to Roosevelt Elementary School. According to court documents Jupps was not close with Standen and did not report her missing. But she was reported missing by adult protective services...

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  • PHOTOS: Local students walk out on 19th anniversary of Columbine shooting

    PHOTOS: Local students walk out on 19th anniversary of Columbine shooting

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:03:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of students across the country walked out of class on Friday to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary since the shooting at Columbine High School.  Freeman High School students walked out and held a moment of silence for the 12 students and one teacher killed in the Columbine shooting. Freeman student Sam Strahan was killed at the beginning of the school year during a school shooting. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of students across the country walked out of class on Friday to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary since the shooting at Columbine High School.  Freeman High School students walked out and held a moment of silence for the 12 students and one teacher killed in the Columbine shooting. Freeman student Sam Strahan was killed at the beginning of the school year during a school shooting. 

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  • CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

    CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:34:09 GMT
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopped forms of romaine, including salads and salad mixes. The CDC based the new warning on eight new cases of acute gastroenteritis at a correctional facility in Nome, Alaska, that appear to be c...>>
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopped forms of romaine, including salads and salad mixes. The CDC based the new warning on eight new cases of acute gastroenteritis at a correctional facility in Nome, Alaska, that appear to be c...>>
  • Tree pruner alerts sleeping woman to house fire, calls 911

    Tree pruner alerts sleeping woman to house fire, calls 911

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:08:45 GMT
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    Spokane Valley Firefighters Local 876Spokane Valley Firefighters Local 876

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters are crediting a tree pruner with saving the life of a woman who was fast asleep when her home caught fire Friday. Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 1100 block of N. Girard Road shortly after 1:30 pm. Firefighters discovered flames on the back deck of the home that were extending into the eaves and attic.  Firefighters say the woman, fast asleep inside the 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters are crediting a tree pruner with saving the life of a woman who was fast asleep when her home caught fire Friday. Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 1100 block of N. Girard Road shortly after 1:30 pm. Firefighters discovered flames on the back deck of the home that were extending into the eaves and attic.  Firefighters say the woman, fast asleep inside the 

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  • K9 Bari put down due to terminal cancer

    K9 Bari put down due to terminal cancer

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:24:13 GMT
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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's office says K9 Bari has been put down as soon as today due to terminal cancer. Bari was the K9 who took down Jonathan Renfro the night Sgt. Greg Moore was killed in the line of duty.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's office says K9 Bari has been put down as soon as today due to terminal cancer. Bari was the K9 who took down Jonathan Renfro the night Sgt. Greg Moore was killed in the line of duty.

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  • 4 teens found unconscious from suspected opioid overdose

    4 teens found unconscious from suspected opioid overdose

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:11:36 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say they are investigating after four teens were found unconscious possibly from some kind of opioid overdose in Vancouver. The Columbian reports deputies were called early Friday about three unconscious teens found by neighbors, two in a driveway and one in a nearby yard. The Clark County Sheriff's Office says they were taken to local hospitals. The sheriff's office says hours later a fourth teenager was taken to a hospi...

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say they are investigating after four teens were found unconscious possibly from some kind of opioid overdose in Vancouver. The Columbian reports deputies were called early Friday about three unconscious teens found by neighbors, two in a driveway and one in a nearby yard. The Clark County Sheriff's Office says they were taken to local hospitals. The sheriff's office says hours later a fourth teenager was taken to a hospi...

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  • Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

    Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:07:07 GMT

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been charged with murder in a fiery freeway crash that killed three people.    Prosecutors say Edgar Verduzco also was charged Friday with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the Sept. 26 crash.  Verduzco appeared in court Friday but didn't enter a plea. The name of his attorney wasn't immediately known. Police said Verduzco was 

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been charged with murder in a fiery freeway crash that killed three people.    Prosecutors say Edgar Verduzco also was charged Friday with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the Sept. 26 crash.  Verduzco appeared in court Friday but didn't enter a plea. The name of his attorney wasn't immediately known. Police said Verduzco was 

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  • Two arrested after INET raids Grand Coulee home; meth, heroin found

    Two arrested after INET raids Grand Coulee home; meth, heroin found

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:00:23 GMT

    GRAND COULEE, Wash. - Two people are in jail and more arrests expected after law enforcement served a search warrant on a Grand Coulee home. The arrests came after a four-month long investigation, prompted by a complaint regarding suspicious activity at a home in the 200 block of Dill Avenue. Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team and Grand Coulee police 

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    GRAND COULEE, Wash. - Two people are in jail and more arrests expected after law enforcement served a search warrant on a Grand Coulee home. The arrests came after a four-month long investigation, prompted by a complaint regarding suspicious activity at a home in the 200 block of Dill Avenue. Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team and Grand Coulee police 

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  • Officials say postal worker hoarded over 17K pieces of mail

    Officials say postal worker hoarded over 17K pieces of mail

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:46:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A United States Postal Service worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver.    But officials say Aleksey Germash told them he "made sure to deliver the important mail." Germash was charged Thursday in Brooklyn with delaying or detaining mail. He declined to comment as he left the federal courthouse.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - A United States Postal Service worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver.    But officials say Aleksey Germash told them he "made sure to deliver the important mail." Germash was charged Thursday in Brooklyn with delaying or detaining mail. He declined to comment as he left the federal courthouse.

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  • Butte man run over by pickup truck during argument, killed

    Butte man run over by pickup truck during argument, killed

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:26:03 GMT

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Butte Silver-Bow law enforcement officers are investigating the death of a 45-year-old Butte man who was run over by a pickup truck during an argument. Sheriff Ed Lester says a woman reported she had been arguing with the man about private property on Thursday evening when he ran alongside her pickup and jumped onto the running board as she was driving away. Lester says the man fell or jumped from the running board and was then struck by the rear of th...

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    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Butte Silver-Bow law enforcement officers are investigating the death of a 45-year-old Butte man who was run over by a pickup truck during an argument. Sheriff Ed Lester says a woman reported she had been arguing with the man about private property on Thursday evening when he ran alongside her pickup and jumped onto the running board as she was driving away. Lester says the man fell or jumped from the running board and was then struck by the rear of th...

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  • North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

    North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:23:28 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday. The country says it's making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in i...

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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday. The country says it's making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in i...

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  • Hello Kitty Cafe Truck makes first trip to Spokane

    Hello Kitty Cafe Truck makes first trip to Spokane

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:07:56 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're a Hello Kitty fan, we have the 'purrfect' way for you to spend an upcoming Saturday.  On April 21, the Hello Kitty Café truck is visiting Spokane. The truck will be parked outside River Park Square from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near the entrance to Williams-Sonoma. According to their events page, the truck will feature exclusive items, limited edition collectibles, and treats. It'll be the truck's first visit to the Lilac City. shared b...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're a Hello Kitty fan, we have the 'purrfect' way for you to spend an upcoming Saturday.  On April 21, the Hello Kitty Café truck is visiting Spokane. The truck will be parked outside River Park Square from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near the entrance to Williams-Sonoma. According to their events page, the truck will feature exclusive items, limited edition collectibles, and treats. It'll be the truck's first visit to the Lilac City. shared b...

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  • Suspect hospitalized after stealing, crashing ambulance from Virginia Beach hospital

    Suspect hospitalized after stealing, crashing ambulance from Virginia Beach hospital

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:50:21 GMT
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    NBC NewsNBC News

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a man stole an ambulance, drove it while intoxicated and then crashed it. The Virginian-Pilot reported that 27-year-old Theodore E. Gasiorowski was charged with grand larceny and DUI. He was released from jail on bond Friday morning. Police said Gasiorowski stole the ambulance Thursday night at a hospital in Virginia Beach. He allegedly took the vehicle while its crew was dropping 

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    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a man stole an ambulance, drove it while intoxicated and then crashed it. The Virginian-Pilot reported that 27-year-old Theodore E. Gasiorowski was charged with grand larceny and DUI. He was released from jail on bond Friday morning. Police said Gasiorowski stole the ambulance Thursday night at a hospital in Virginia Beach. He allegedly took the vehicle while its crew was dropping 

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  • Idaho State Police Trooper cleared after firing at vehicle that drove at him

    Idaho State Police Trooper cleared after firing at vehicle that drove at him

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:41:35 GMT

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho State Police trooper who fired seven shots at a vehicle containing two teenage girls who authorities say tried to run over the trooper has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Bonneville County Prosecutor Daniel Clark in a statement Thursday says Travis Gurney was justified in discharging his weapon after the driver made herself a danger to police and the public at large. Neither girl was hit by gunfire.    Authorities tell the Idaho State Journ...

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho State Police trooper who fired seven shots at a vehicle containing two teenage girls who authorities say tried to run over the trooper has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Bonneville County Prosecutor Daniel Clark in a statement Thursday says Travis Gurney was justified in discharging his weapon after the driver made herself a danger to police and the public at large. Neither girl was hit by gunfire.    Authorities tell the Idaho State Journ...

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  • Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.9 percent

    Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.9 percent

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:38:43 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.  The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday says that ends a six-month run at 3 percent with the unemployment rate remaining at low levels last seen in 2007 and 2008.  The agency says the number of people age 16 or older working or looking for work grew to a record high labor force of 848,097.  The agency says 823,423 Idahoans are emp...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.  The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday says that ends a six-month run at 3 percent with the unemployment rate remaining at low levels last seen in 2007 and 2008.  The agency says the number of people age 16 or older working or looking for work grew to a record high labor force of 848,097.  The agency says 823,423 Idahoans are emp...

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  • Coeur d'Alene School District says student arrested for making threat online

    Coeur d'Alene School District says student arrested for making threat online

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:58:18 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Two students were arrested in Spokane County in the past week for making threats on social media, and the Coeur d'Alene School District announced one of their students was also placed under arrest for the same thing this week.  The district says a "non-specific social media threat" was made this week.  

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Two students were arrested in Spokane County in the past week for making threats on social media, and the Coeur d'Alene School District announced one of their students was also placed under arrest for the same thing this week.  The district says a "non-specific social media threat" was made this week.  

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  • 1 injured, suspect in custody in Florida school shooting

    1 injured, suspect in custody in Florida school shooting

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:06:31 GMT

    OCALA, Fla. - Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School which was on lockdown.  The injured student was taken to a local hospital.

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    OCALA, Fla. - Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School which was on lockdown.  The injured student was taken to a local hospital.

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  • Publicist: DJ Avicii dead at 28

    Publicist: DJ Avicii dead at 28

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:51:47 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, his publicist confirmed.  "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. 

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    KHQ.COM - Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, his publicist confirmed.  "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. 

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  • 17-time convicted felon abandons car at gas station while trying to avoid deputy; Stolen gun recovered

    17-time convicted felon abandons car at gas station while trying to avoid deputy; Stolen gun recovered

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:39:52 GMT
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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 17-time convicted felon tried to hide out in a laundromat to avoid arrest on Wednesday. It didn't work.  The Sheriff's Office says a Spokane Valley deputy noticed a car with a damaged windshield pull into a gas station near Sprague and Mullan late Wednesday night. The driver, later identified as 34-year-old Ryan L. Cheers, left the car running and walked into the gas station. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 17-time convicted felon tried to hide out in a laundromat to avoid arrest on Wednesday. It didn't work.  The Sheriff's Office says a Spokane Valley deputy noticed a car with a damaged windshield pull into a gas station near Sprague and Mullan late Wednesday night. The driver, later identified as 34-year-old Ryan L. Cheers, left the car running and walked into the gas station. 

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  • Ferris High School's Mandy Manning named 2018 National Teacher of the Year!

    Ferris High School's Mandy Manning named 2018 National Teacher of the Year!

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:45:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Congratulations to Ferris High School's Mandy Manning, who was announced as the National Teacher of the Year early Friday morning!  CBS tweeted the announcement just after 5:40 a.m. Manning teaches English and Math to refugee and immigrant students at Ferris and beat out two other finalists from Ohio and New Jersey.  Congratulations, Mandy! 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Congratulations to Ferris High School's Mandy Manning, who was announced as the National Teacher of the Year early Friday morning!  CBS tweeted the announcement just after 5:40 a.m. Manning teaches English and Math to refugee and immigrant students at Ferris and beat out two other finalists from Ohio and New Jersey.  Congratulations, Mandy! 

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  • Massachusetts family bans term 'best friend'

    Massachusetts family bans term 'best friend'

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:42:02 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, Mass. - A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend."  Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop Preschool in Georgetown.  

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    GEORGETOWN, Mass. - A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend."  Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop Preschool in Georgetown.  

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  • Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:31:38 GMT

    NEW YORK - Wells Fargo is being fined a combined $1 billion by two federal regulators for abuses tied to its mortgage and auto lending businesses. The bank will pay $500 million to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, its main bank regulator, as well as $500 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

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    NEW YORK - Wells Fargo is being fined a combined $1 billion by two federal regulators for abuses tied to its mortgage and auto lending businesses. The bank will pay $500 million to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, its main bank regulator, as well as $500 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

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  • Trump calls OPEC efforts to boost oil prices 'not

    Trump calls OPEC efforts to boost oil prices 'not

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:21:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says oil-producing cartel OPEC "is at it again," and that efforts to maintain high prices "will not be accepted!" Trump's Friday morning tweet comes as representatives from OPEC nations and allied oil ministers are meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to discuss their agreement to maintain cuts to production in order to keep prices up.

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says oil-producing cartel OPEC "is at it again," and that efforts to maintain high prices "will not be accepted!" Trump's Friday morning tweet comes as representatives from OPEC nations and allied oil ministers are meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to discuss their agreement to maintain cuts to production in order to keep prices up.

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  • Chewing tobacco banned at Safeco, CenturyLink

    Chewing tobacco banned at Safeco, CenturyLink

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:15:45 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The King County Board of Health has voted to ban the use of smokeless tobacco at all professional sporting events in the county, which includes Seattle. The Seattle Times reports the board voted unanimously on the measure Thursday. It will go into effect May 19. The move comes in response to health advocates who say the habit among players sets a poor example for fans and young athletes.

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - The King County Board of Health has voted to ban the use of smokeless tobacco at all professional sporting events in the county, which includes Seattle. The Seattle Times reports the board voted unanimously on the measure Thursday. It will go into effect May 19. The move comes in response to health advocates who say the habit among players sets a poor example for fans and young athletes.

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  • Washington man dead after TV tower collapses in Missouri

    Washington man dead after TV tower collapses in Missouri

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:59:21 GMT
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    Courtesy FacebookCourtesy Facebook

    FORDLAND, Mo. - Investigators say a worker was killed on a tower after it collapsed in a field in Fordland, Mo. KY 3 TV reports that 56-year-old Steve J. Lemay from Washington state died in the collapse.  Firefighters say a crew of seven were working at the tower when it fell. Three suffered minor injuries. Emergency crews transported them to a Springfield hospital. Ozarks Public Television, KOZK-TV, confirmed with KY 3 TV that it was the 

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    FORDLAND, Mo. - Investigators say a worker was killed on a tower after it collapsed in a field in Fordland, Mo. KY 3 TV reports that 56-year-old Steve J. Lemay from Washington state died in the collapse.  Firefighters say a crew of seven were working at the tower when it fell. Three suffered minor injuries. Emergency crews transported them to a Springfield hospital. Ozarks Public Television, KOZK-TV, confirmed with KY 3 TV that it was the 

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  • Students walk out of school to demand change to gun laws

    Students walk out of school to demand change to gun laws

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:26:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tomorrow students across the country and right here in the Spokane area will be walking out of school demanding change to the current gun laws. Students at Lewis and Clark High School will be walking out starting at 10 a.m. They have invited other schools in the are to join them. They will have speakers and performers at the event demanding change to the current gun laws in the country. One of the speakers is Kai 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tomorrow students across the country and right here in the Spokane area will be walking out of school demanding change to the current gun laws. Students at Lewis and Clark High School will be walking out starting at 10 a.m. They have invited other schools in the are to join them. They will have speakers and performers at the event demanding change to the current gun laws in the country. One of the speakers is Kai 

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  • Headless doll triggers major police operation in Germany

    Headless doll triggers major police operation in Germany

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:25:23 GMT
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    BERLIN (AP) - An apparent headless body that prompted a major police operation in southern Germany has turned out to be a doll. Police in Baden-Wuerttemberg state say a passer-by spotted what appeared to be a clothed but headless corpse covered in blood lying by a stream in Remstal, near Stuttgart, late Monday. Officers cordoned off the suspected crime scene and firefighters were called to retrieve the body, which was lying in an inaccessible place.

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    BERLIN (AP) - An apparent headless body that prompted a major police operation in southern Germany has turned out to be a doll. Police in Baden-Wuerttemberg state say a passer-by spotted what appeared to be a clothed but headless corpse covered in blood lying by a stream in Remstal, near Stuttgart, late Monday. Officers cordoned off the suspected crime scene and firefighters were called to retrieve the body, which was lying in an inaccessible place.

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  • Neighbors worried about prowler in Spokane’s West Central District

    Neighbors worried about prowler in Spokane’s West Central District

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:19:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors in Spokane’s West Central District are worried about a prowler they say is breaking into homes, unplugging porch lights, and peaking into windows. Erica Milward lives in the area of Sherwood and Boone and says she noticed something suspicious the night of Friday the 13th. “I heard the front gate open and looked out the window and didn’t see anything,” said Milward. “And then I saw a man standing in front of the house

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors in Spokane’s West Central District are worried about a prowler they say is breaking into homes, unplugging porch lights, and peaking into windows. Erica Milward lives in the area of Sherwood and Boone and says she noticed something suspicious the night of Friday the 13th. “I heard the front gate open and looked out the window and didn’t see anything,” said Milward. “And then I saw a man standing in front of the house

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  • How to download your data from Facebook

    How to download your data from Facebook

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:55:25 GMT

    KHQ.COM - What does Facebook know about you? The answer is a lot.  Facebook stores every interaction you've ever had since you joined and it's not just your friends either. Logins, ads you've clicked, credit card numbers you've stored, conversations you've had in messages, pictures you've posted, pictures you've been tagged in, and of course, every mundane status update you've ever felt the need to share.

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    KHQ.COM - What does Facebook know about you? The answer is a lot.  Facebook stores every interaction you've ever had since you joined and it's not just your friends either. Logins, ads you've clicked, credit card numbers you've stored, conversations you've had in messages, pictures you've posted, pictures you've been tagged in, and of course, every mundane status update you've ever felt the need to share.

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  • Tortoise dubbed 'Humpty Dumpty' undergoes surgery after fall causes shell to crack

    Tortoise dubbed 'Humpty Dumpty' undergoes surgery after fall causes shell to crack

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:38:43 GMT
    San Diego County Animal ServicesSan Diego County Animal Services
    San Diego County Animal ServicesSan Diego County Animal Services

    SAN DIEGO - A Southern California tortoise, dubbed Humpty Dumpty by veterinarians, got an expensive repair job after cracking his shell.  San Diego County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the 90-pound male African spurred tortoise probably was a pet that got loose from a yard. He says it was found Sunday after falling a the wall while escaping a dog. DeSousa says the animal's shell cracked into three pieces. Veterinarians 

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    SAN DIEGO - A Southern California tortoise, dubbed Humpty Dumpty by veterinarians, got an expensive repair job after cracking his shell.  San Diego County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the 90-pound male African spurred tortoise probably was a pet that got loose from a yard. He says it was found Sunday after falling a the wall while escaping a dog. DeSousa says the animal's shell cracked into three pieces. Veterinarians 

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  • Fallen hiker rescued off steep slope below Castle Rock

    Fallen hiker rescued off steep slope below Castle Rock

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:23:25 GMT

    WENATCHEE, Wash. - Wednesday evening an injured female hiker was rescued off a steep slope below Castle Rock, a popular hiking area in Wenatchee.  According to the Chelan County Sheriff's Office, the RIVERCOM 911 center received the first report of the fall around 3:43 p.m. from the hiker's friend. According to the friend, 18-year-old Erika Juarez had fallen at least 20 feet near the top of the Castle Rock formation, and slid an 

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    WENATCHEE, Wash. - Wednesday evening an injured female hiker was rescued off a steep slope below Castle Rock, a popular hiking area in Wenatchee.  According to the Chelan County Sheriff's Office, the RIVERCOM 911 center received the first report of the fall around 3:43 p.m. from the hiker's friend. According to the friend, 18-year-old Erika Juarez had fallen at least 20 feet near the top of the Castle Rock formation, and slid an 

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  • Police: Man shot motorist in road rage incident on I-5

    Police: Man shot motorist in road rage incident on I-5

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:10:40 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot during a road-rage incident on Interstate 5 in Seattle. The Washington State Patrol says the shooting happened Wednesday morning just before South Michigan Street. The victim told officers that he was driving his car north about 6 a.m. when a motorist pulled in front of him and slammed on the brakes.  Authorities say the confrontation continued until Michigan Street, where the other driver then pulled along th...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot during a road-rage incident on Interstate 5 in Seattle. The Washington State Patrol says the shooting happened Wednesday morning just before South Michigan Street. The victim told officers that he was driving his car north about 6 a.m. when a motorist pulled in front of him and slammed on the brakes.  Authorities say the confrontation continued until Michigan Street, where the other driver then pulled along th...

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  • Eleven-time convicted felon sets ex's car on fire, accidentally turns himself in

    Eleven-time convicted felon sets ex's car on fire, accidentally turns himself in

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:47:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On April 18, 2018 around 3:45 a.m., patrol officers were sent to 3500 E. Queen Ave. to a report of a vehicle on fire.  Officers arrived within minutes but the suspect had fled the area in his truck.  Prior to fleeing, the suspect pulled what appeared to be a firearm when a witness tried to intervene. The victim told officers she was able to identify the suspect as her ex-boyfriend, 31 years-old James Thomas III, because the flames 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - On April 18, 2018 around 3:45 a.m., patrol officers were sent to 3500 E. Queen Ave. to a report of a vehicle on fire.  Officers arrived within minutes but the suspect had fled the area in his truck.  Prior to fleeing, the suspect pulled what appeared to be a firearm when a witness tried to intervene. The victim told officers she was able to identify the suspect as her ex-boyfriend, 31 years-old James Thomas III, because the flames 

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  • 4-year-old accidentally summoned for jury duty

    4-year-old accidentally summoned for jury duty

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:01:29 GMT
    Fox NewsFox News
    Fox NewsFox News

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania 4-year-old received a rather unusual letter in the mail-- a summons for jury duty. "He's always been a very serious child, but I didn't think he was quite ready for that kind of a thing, there,” Damien Shrader's mom Desiree told WNEP. It showed up this week in his great-grandmother's mailbox, ordering the preschooler to show up at the Luzerne County Courthouse. His mother tells WNEP that she was 

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    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania 4-year-old received a rather unusual letter in the mail-- a summons for jury duty. "He's always been a very serious child, but I didn't think he was quite ready for that kind of a thing, there,” Damien Shrader's mom Desiree told WNEP. It showed up this week in his great-grandmother's mailbox, ordering the preschooler to show up at the Luzerne County Courthouse. His mother tells WNEP that she was 

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  • Suspect arrested on unrelated warrant after sending deputies on high-speed pursuit

    Suspect arrested on unrelated warrant after sending deputies on high-speed pursuit

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:46:39 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - On April 19,  at approximately 11:45 AM, a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy tried to pull over a driver seen speeding in the area of W. Seltice Way near N. Pleasant View Rd. in Post Falls. Deputies say the driver refused to pull over and a pursuit followed throughout the west side of Kootenai County. Speeds at times exceeded 100 mph during the pursuit. While the deputy was waiting for an intersection to be safe to 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - On April 19,  at approximately 11:45 AM, a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy tried to pull over a driver seen speeding in the area of W. Seltice Way near N. Pleasant View Rd. in Post Falls. Deputies say the driver refused to pull over and a pursuit followed throughout the west side of Kootenai County. Speeds at times exceeded 100 mph during the pursuit. While the deputy was waiting for an intersection to be safe to 

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  • California lecturer slams college head over anti-Bush tweet

    California lecturer slams college head over anti-Bush tweet

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:37:29 GMT
    Lars Maischak. Courtesy Fresno StateLars Maischak. Courtesy Fresno State
    Lars Maischak. Courtesy Fresno StateLars Maischak. Courtesy Fresno State

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted to teaching online courses after posting a negative tweet about Donald Trump says the university's president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former First Lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist."    In an opinion posted Thursday by The Fresno Bee, Lars Maischak says university President Joseph Castro is siding with 

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    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted to teaching online courses after posting a negative tweet about Donald Trump says the university's president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former First Lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist."    In an opinion posted Thursday by The Fresno Bee, Lars Maischak says university President Joseph Castro is siding with 

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  • Man charged with rape after DNA testing wants case dismissed

    Man charged with rape after DNA testing wants case dismissed

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:25:41 GMT
    Courtesy Montana Department of CorrectionsCourtesy Montana Department of Corrections
    Courtesy Montana Department of CorrectionsCourtesy Montana Department of Corrections

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A man charged with raping an 8-year-old girl after DNA evidence linked him to the 1987 case wants the charge dismissed, arguing the statute of limitations had run out.  Ronald Dwight Tipton argues a 2007 law that allows the prosecution of sexual assault cases within a year of a conclusive DNA match is unconstitutional.  A state judge rejected his motion to dismiss and the Montana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday. The Bozeman Dail...

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A man charged with raping an 8-year-old girl after DNA evidence linked him to the 1987 case wants the charge dismissed, arguing the statute of limitations had run out.  Ronald Dwight Tipton argues a 2007 law that allows the prosecution of sexual assault cases within a year of a conclusive DNA match is unconstitutional.  A state judge rejected his motion to dismiss and the Montana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday. The Bozeman Dail...

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  • Billings police officers suspended for sex on city property

    Billings police officers suspended for sex on city property

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:17:15 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Three Billings police officers have been suspended without pay for having sex on city property.  Police Chief Rich St. John says two officers were suspended for two weeks for having sex with a civilian employee of the department while they were on duty. A third was suspended for a week for having sex with the same woman while he was off duty.  St. John declined to identify the officers until the city attorney 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Three Billings police officers have been suspended without pay for having sex on city property.  Police Chief Rich St. John says two officers were suspended for two weeks for having sex with a civilian employee of the department while they were on duty. A third was suspended for a week for having sex with the same woman while he was off duty.  St. John declined to identify the officers until the city attorney 

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  • Moses Lake Street Crimes unit recovers meth and guns in search warrant

    Moses Lake Street Crimes unit recovers meth and guns in search warrant

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:10:19 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Wednesday morning, detectives with the Moses Lake Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant in the 1200 block of Ashley Way. Inside, detectives found a modified AK-47 rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, and over an ounce of methamphetamine.  Detectives also located several items of stolen property at the residence, including a Honda generator reported stolen over a decade ago.  31 year-old Wilson R. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Wednesday morning, detectives with the Moses Lake Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant in the 1200 block of Ashley Way. Inside, detectives found a modified AK-47 rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, and over an ounce of methamphetamine.  Detectives also located several items of stolen property at the residence, including a Honda generator reported stolen over a decade ago.  31 year-old Wilson R. 

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  • Fire damages lodge at premier ski destination in Idaho

    Fire damages lodge at premier ski destination in Idaho

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:57:32 GMT
    (Jason Kindred/Idaho Mountain Express via AP)(Jason Kindred/Idaho Mountain Express via AP)
    (Jason Kindred/Idaho Mountain Express via AP)(Jason Kindred/Idaho Mountain Express via AP)

    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one of the nation's premier ski destinations in central Idaho. Sun Valley Resort's Warm Springs Lodge in Ketchum at the base of the ski area on Bald Mountain remained an active fire Thursday morning with multiple firefighting agencies at the scene. Sun Valley Resort spokeswoman Kelli Lusk says the fire started late Wednesday. She says there are no reported injuries and no damage estimate. Flames appeare...

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    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one of the nation's premier ski destinations in central Idaho. Sun Valley Resort's Warm Springs Lodge in Ketchum at the base of the ski area on Bald Mountain remained an active fire Thursday morning with multiple firefighting agencies at the scene. Sun Valley Resort spokeswoman Kelli Lusk says the fire started late Wednesday. She says there are no reported injuries and no damage estimate. Flames appeare...

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  • Justices: Teacher wasn't required to report children's abuse

    Justices: Teacher wasn't required to report children's abuse

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:42:29 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect. But Washington's Supreme Court says that requirement doesn't necessarily apply when a teacher's own child is the victim. In an 8-1 ruling Thursday, the court dismissed a Pierce County case against a teacher who failed to immediately report that her daughters told her their stepfather had molested them.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect. But Washington's Supreme Court says that requirement doesn't necessarily apply when a teacher's own child is the victim. In an 8-1 ruling Thursday, the court dismissed a Pierce County case against a teacher who failed to immediately report that her daughters told her their stepfather had molested them.

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  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 7-year-old boy get dragged off bus by his feet

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 7-year-old boy get dragged off bus by his feet

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:50:33 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Shocking footage is making its way around the internet showing a seven-year-old boy getting dragged by his feet on a Memphis school bus. The incident was captured on a cell phone by another student aboard the bus and shows the young boy, a student at Robert R. Church Elementary School, getting forcibly removed from the bus by an unidentified male employee.

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    KHQ.COM - Shocking footage is making its way around the internet showing a seven-year-old boy getting dragged by his feet on a Memphis school bus. The incident was captured on a cell phone by another student aboard the bus and shows the young boy, a student at Robert R. Church Elementary School, getting forcibly removed from the bus by an unidentified male employee.

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  • Sam Strahan's mother set to speak at Art 4 Reform, an event showcasing paintings of school shooting victims

    Sam Strahan's mother set to speak at Art 4 Reform, an event showcasing paintings of school shooting victims

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:05 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:05:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Spokane mothers are launching a non-profit to inspire common sense gun laws and legislative reform for safer schools.  Carolina Johnson and her friend, Janelle Carney have started Art4Reform and hope powerful displays of art will move people to get involved with their local government and advocate for safer communities.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Spokane mothers are launching a non-profit to inspire common sense gun laws and legislative reform for safer schools.  Carolina Johnson and her friend, Janelle Carney have started Art4Reform and hope powerful displays of art will move people to get involved with their local government and advocate for safer communities.

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  • Prince's doctor fined for illegal prescription

    Prince's doctor fined for illegal prescription

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:21:42 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim. The settlement comes as state prosecutors are planning to announce whether anyone will be charged in the two-year investigation into Prince's death. Prince died on April 21, 2016, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. No one has been criminally charged.

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim. The settlement comes as state prosecutors are planning to announce whether anyone will be charged in the two-year investigation into Prince's death. Prince died on April 21, 2016, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. No one has been criminally charged.

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  • Michigan mother leaves 2 infant girls in suitcase on curb

    Michigan mother leaves 2 infant girls in suitcase on curb

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:16:15 GMT

    FLINT, Mich. - Police say a 26-year-old Michigan woman left her two infant daughters inside a suitcase on the side of the road as child welfare workers arrived to take the children away. Police say officers assisting Child Protective Services workers Wednesday were unable to find the children inside the Flint home, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit.

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    FLINT, Mich. - Police say a 26-year-old Michigan woman left her two infant daughters inside a suitcase on the side of the road as child welfare workers arrived to take the children away. Police say officers assisting Child Protective Services workers Wednesday were unable to find the children inside the Flint home, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit.

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  • 'Seinfeld' actor shows up at Devils game with face painted

    'Seinfeld' actor shows up at Devils game with face painted

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:56 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:56:39 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. - Life imitated art at the Stanley Cup playoffs as the actor who played Puddy on the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" showed up at the game with his face painted as a New Jersey Devils fan. Patrick Warburton is a Devils fan and in a 1995 episode of the hit show he appeared with his face painted in red and green. 

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    NEWARK, N.J. - Life imitated art at the Stanley Cup playoffs as the actor who played Puddy on the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" showed up at the game with his face painted as a New Jersey Devils fan. Patrick Warburton is a Devils fan and in a 1995 episode of the hit show he appeared with his face painted in red and green. 

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  • Louisiana homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

    Louisiana homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:29:24 GMT
    PHOTO: Ouachita County Sheriff's OfficePHOTO: Ouachita County Sheriff's Office

    MONROE, La. - Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath. A Monroe police affidavit says 29-year-old Evelyn Washington was arrested on burglary and property damage charges. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a responding officer found "a full tub of water and a plate of food along with half eaten Cheetos belonging to the victim on the toilet next to the tub."   

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    MONROE, La. - Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath. A Monroe police affidavit says 29-year-old Evelyn Washington was arrested on burglary and property damage charges. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a responding officer found "a full tub of water and a plate of food along with half eaten Cheetos belonging to the victim on the toilet next to the tub."   

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  • Pompeo, Kim discussed held Americans

    Pompeo, Kim discussed held Americans

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:05:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director Mike Pompeo raised the plight of three U.S. citizens held in North Korea during his meeting earlier this month with Kim Jong Un. That's according to a senior White House official who was not authorized to publicly discuss the sensitive discussions and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.  

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director Mike Pompeo raised the plight of three U.S. citizens held in North Korea during his meeting earlier this month with Kim Jong Un. That's according to a senior White House official who was not authorized to publicly discuss the sensitive discussions and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.  

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  • It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

    It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:00:44 GMT

    ROCKFORD, Mich. - A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family. The Grand Rapids Press reports Jay and Kateri Schwandt's latest addition was born Wednesday evening, five days before the baby's expected due date. WOOD-TV reports the boy weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces and is 21 inches long.  

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    ROCKFORD, Mich. - A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family. The Grand Rapids Press reports Jay and Kateri Schwandt's latest addition was born Wednesday evening, five days before the baby's expected due date. WOOD-TV reports the boy weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces and is 21 inches long.  

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  • Community comes together at candlelight vigil for Medical Lake students

    Community comes together at candlelight vigil for Medical Lake students

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-04-19 06:14:13 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - It was an incredibly emotional night in Medical Lake as a candlelight vigil was held in this community that continues to heal. The Medical Lake family gathered tonight to be with each other and be there for each other.  On Saturday, 17-year-old Journey Tueller was killed, and three other students, Laci Sica, Savannah Sutton and Hailey Gross were injured in a crash as they were on their way to catch a team bus. 

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - It was an incredibly emotional night in Medical Lake as a candlelight vigil was held in this community that continues to heal. The Medical Lake family gathered tonight to be with each other and be there for each other.  On Saturday, 17-year-old Journey Tueller was killed, and three other students, Laci Sica, Savannah Sutton and Hailey Gross were injured in a crash as they were on their way to catch a team bus. 

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  • Family tries euthanizing cat after he walked 12 miles to return home

    Family tries euthanizing cat after he walked 12 miles to return home

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:23:12 GMT
    @a.cat.named.toby@a.cat.named.toby
    @a.cat.named.toby@a.cat.named.toby

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina family gave their cat away and then tried to euthanize him after he walked 12 miles back to his home. According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County, North Carolina, Toby the cat made the long trek back to his family after they tried to give him away. When he returned, they took him to a shelter to put him down. The shelter called the SPCA to ask if they would help 

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    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina family gave their cat away and then tried to euthanize him after he walked 12 miles back to his home. According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County, North Carolina, Toby the cat made the long trek back to his family after they tried to give him away. When he returned, they took him to a shelter to put him down. The shelter called the SPCA to ask if they would help 

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  • Big hurdle cleared for a sportsplex in Spokane

    Big hurdle cleared for a sportsplex in Spokane

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:10:35 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Spokane County Commissioners have approved a $25 million bond to help build the Spokane Sportsplex. The Sportsplex would be a multi-purpose sports facility. It would be able to host national and local sporting events "We are almost at the end of the big phase which is we've identified the funding. The county, as you know, quoted to sell bonds for us, and the cities provided the land and will be providing us a 5 million dollar contribution as well....

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    Spokane, Wash. Spokane County Commissioners have approved a $25 million bond to help build the Spokane Sportsplex. The Sportsplex would be a multi-purpose sports facility. It would be able to host national and local sporting events "We are almost at the end of the big phase which is we've identified the funding. The county, as you know, quoted to sell bonds for us, and the cities provided the land and will be providing us a 5 million dollar contribution as well....

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  • EWU getting food cabinets to help fight hunger

    EWU getting food cabinets to help fight hunger

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:52:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Forget boxed lunches, at Eastern Washington University they're getting boxes of food. “It became a joke to be a hungry college student,” said Kayla Martinez who works for AmeriCorps Vista. “But it ignores the reality of what it means to be hungry and be pursuing a degree.” According to the Department of Health and Wellness, 33-percent of EWU students have run out of food at some point and 36-percent have worried about where their next meal

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Forget boxed lunches, at Eastern Washington University they're getting boxes of food. “It became a joke to be a hungry college student,” said Kayla Martinez who works for AmeriCorps Vista. “But it ignores the reality of what it means to be hungry and be pursuing a degree.” According to the Department of Health and Wellness, 33-percent of EWU students have run out of food at some point and 36-percent have worried about where their next meal

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  • Crews break ground on 195 corridor project

    Crews break ground on 195 corridor project

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:52:10 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. In 2015, when two WSU students were killed, a push started to add passing lanes on the roadway "We've seen some unfortunate deaths in the last number of years of students traveling back to school, so our state needs to step up and do more," said state Senator Michael Baumgartner. In a five-year traffic study done by the Washington Department of Transportation showed that in the five-year span between 2005 and 2009, there were 800 crashes on highway...

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    Spokane, Wash. In 2015, when two WSU students were killed, a push started to add passing lanes on the roadway "We've seen some unfortunate deaths in the last number of years of students traveling back to school, so our state needs to step up and do more," said state Senator Michael Baumgartner. In a five-year traffic study done by the Washington Department of Transportation showed that in the five-year span between 2005 and 2009, there were 800 crashes on highway...

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  • As weather warms up, City tasked with cleaning up more homeless camps in Spokane

    As weather warms up, City tasked with cleaning up more homeless camps in Spokane

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:38:48 GMT
    @SpokaneRiverkeeper@SpokaneRiverkeeper
    @SpokaneRiverkeeper@SpokaneRiverkeeper

    SPOKANE, Wash. - No more than a hop, skip and a jump from the train tracks across from Browne’s Addition, there's a surplus of stuff scattered along a chain-link fence. It's hard to say if someone still lives here, but the damp piece of cardboard with a scribbled message of hardship that rests on an old mattress gives a sign that it’s a homeless camp. “The goal is to get people into services,” said City Spokesman, Brian Coddington.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - No more than a hop, skip and a jump from the train tracks across from Browne’s Addition, there's a surplus of stuff scattered along a chain-link fence. It's hard to say if someone still lives here, but the damp piece of cardboard with a scribbled message of hardship that rests on an old mattress gives a sign that it’s a homeless camp. “The goal is to get people into services,” said City Spokesman, Brian Coddington.

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  • Man dies after neighbors rescue him from mobile home fire

    Man dies after neighbors rescue him from mobile home fire

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:33:56 GMT
    Marysville Fire DistrictMarysville Fire District
    Marysville Fire DistrictMarysville Fire District

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an 88-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a mobile home fire in Marysville. Marysville Fire District officials say neighbors called 911 Wednesday morning to report smoke coming from a home in the Crystal Tree Village mobile home park.    Authorities say several neighbors helped rescue the 88-year-old man inside. Authorities say the man was taken to a hospital but did not survive.    Two of the neighbors who r...

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    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an 88-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a mobile home fire in Marysville. Marysville Fire District officials say neighbors called 911 Wednesday morning to report smoke coming from a home in the Crystal Tree Village mobile home park.    Authorities say several neighbors helped rescue the 88-year-old man inside. Authorities say the man was taken to a hospital but did not survive.    Two of the neighbors who r...

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  • Docs: Woman found dead in Fernan Lake had drugs in system, man who sold them arrested

    Docs: Woman found dead in Fernan Lake had drugs in system, man who sold them arrested

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:05:59 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On a crisp fall day in November 2016, tragedy struck the small community near Fernan Lake. The bodies of Misty Phelps and her two sons, 1-year-old Tristan and 2-year-old Riley Phelps, were found in her 2006 Ford Fusion submerged underwater at the Fernan Lake boat ramp. Months would go by with little to no updates on the search for anyone who was at the scene. But now new developments surrounding the 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On a crisp fall day in November 2016, tragedy struck the small community near Fernan Lake. The bodies of Misty Phelps and her two sons, 1-year-old Tristan and 2-year-old Riley Phelps, were found in her 2006 Ford Fusion submerged underwater at the Fernan Lake boat ramp. Months would go by with little to no updates on the search for anyone who was at the scene. But now new developments surrounding the 

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  • KHQ investigates problem intersection where Medical Lake student died

    KHQ investigates problem intersection where Medical Lake student died

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:25:22 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Medical Lake community is mourning after one high school student died on Saturday. Her three friends who were also in the car are recovering. It happened at the intersection of Highway 2 near Espanola and Wood Road in Spokane County. Washington State Patrol says the girls drove through a stop sign and were t-boned by a truck. A neighbor who lives near the intersection says it's a bad one, after he says he’s

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Medical Lake community is mourning after one high school student died on Saturday. Her three friends who were also in the car are recovering. It happened at the intersection of Highway 2 near Espanola and Wood Road in Spokane County. Washington State Patrol says the girls drove through a stop sign and were t-boned by a truck. A neighbor who lives near the intersection says it's a bad one, after he says he’s

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  • Dog daycare owner finds pile of dog poo piled on her car

    Dog daycare owner finds pile of dog poo piled on her car

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:11:41 GMT
    Tails-A-Wagging Facebook pageTails-A-Wagging Facebook page
    Tails-A-Wagging Facebook pageTails-A-Wagging Facebook page

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The owner of a Bellingham dog training and daycare center had a foul start to her work week. According to a post on the Tails-A-Wagging Facebook page, a vandal reportedly dumped "over 100 lbs. of dog feces" on owner Angela Lenz's car sometime Sunday night. "The feces was a mixture of old and new, and had been collected for a while," the Facebook post said. "The size of the various fecal dropping varied, 

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The owner of a Bellingham dog training and daycare center had a foul start to her work week. According to a post on the Tails-A-Wagging Facebook page, a vandal reportedly dumped "over 100 lbs. of dog feces" on owner Angela Lenz's car sometime Sunday night. "The feces was a mixture of old and new, and had been collected for a while," the Facebook post said. "The size of the various fecal dropping varied, 

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  • 'That's how she's wired': Southwest Airlines pilot lauded for handling crisis

    'That's how she's wired': Southwest Airlines pilot lauded for handling crisis

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:57:55 GMT
    Courtesy of Linda Maloney via NBC NewsCourtesy of Linda Maloney via NBC News
    Courtesy of Linda Maloney via NBC NewsCourtesy of Linda Maloney via NBC News

    BOERNE, Texas (AP) - The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls.    Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, was the captain and piloting the Dallas-bound Flight 1380 when it made an 

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    BOERNE, Texas (AP) - The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls.    Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, was the captain and piloting the Dallas-bound Flight 1380 when it made an 

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  • Houston 911 operator found guilty of hanging up on callers

    Houston 911 operator found guilty of hanging up on callers

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:48:11 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of hanging up on people calling for emergency services and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation. The Harris County district attorney's office says jurors on Wednesday found 44-year-old Crenshanda Williams guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls, a misdemeanor. A judge sentenced her. Prosecutors say she worked as a 911 operator for a year and a half, ...

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    HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of hanging up on people calling for emergency services and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation. The Harris County district attorney's office says jurors on Wednesday found 44-year-old Crenshanda Williams guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls, a misdemeanor. A judge sentenced her. Prosecutors say she worked as a 911 operator for a year and a half, ...

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  • Bring your child's old car seat to Target, get a coupon for a new one

    Bring your child's old car seat to Target, get a coupon for a new one

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:42:33 GMT
    Do you have an old car seat you're looking to toss? Has your child outgrown their current seat and are in need of an upgrade? Target might be the place to go, with the return of the company's car seat trade-in event. From April 22 to May 5, you can exchange your child’s old car seat for a 20 percent discount coupon to use towards a new car seat, booster seat, car seat base, or travel system. The coupon will be valid through May 19.  The deal is in honor of Earth...>>
    Do you have an old car seat you're looking to toss? Has your child outgrown their current seat and are in need of an upgrade? Target might be the place to go, with the return of the company's car seat trade-in event. From April 22 to May 5, you can exchange your child’s old car seat for a 20 percent discount coupon to use towards a new car seat, booster seat, car seat base, or travel system. The coupon will be valid through May 19.  The deal is in honor of Earth...>>
  • Black bear that escaped wildlife rehabilitation center found

    Black bear that escaped wildlife rehabilitation center found

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:17:27 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - State wildlife officials located a small black bear that escaped from the wildlife rehabilitation center west of Helena and will return it to the wild a bit earlier than planned. Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Greg Lemon says the 3- to 4-year-old female bear clawed and chewed its way through a chain link fence at Montana WILD late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but did not get through the center's exterior fence.    The bear was located Wednesday

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - State wildlife officials located a small black bear that escaped from the wildlife rehabilitation center west of Helena and will return it to the wild a bit earlier than planned. Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Greg Lemon says the 3- to 4-year-old female bear clawed and chewed its way through a chain link fence at Montana WILD late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but did not get through the center's exterior fence.    The bear was located Wednesday

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  • President Trump: US is seeking to free Americans in N. Korea

    President Trump: US is seeking to free Americans in N. Korea

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:53:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local):  6:50 p.m.  President Donald Trump says the U.S. is "fighting very diligently" to win freedom for three Americans detained in North Korea.  Trump said Wednesday that he thinks there's a "good chance of doing it" and that "we're having a good dialogue" with the North Koreans. He did not answer directly when asked if he intends to sit down with Nort...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local):  6:50 p.m.  President Donald Trump says the U.S. is "fighting very diligently" to win freedom for three Americans detained in North Korea.  Trump said Wednesday that he thinks there's a "good chance of doing it" and that "we're having a good dialogue" with the North Koreans. He did not answer directly when asked if he intends to sit down with Nort...

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  • The Latest: Plane victim's death attributed to impact trauma

    The Latest: Plane victim's death attributed to impact trauma

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:51:03 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says a preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events showed evidence of "metal fatigue."    One person was killed and seven others were injured after the twin-engine 737 blew an engine at 30,000 feet Tuesday and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window.

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says a preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events showed evidence of "metal fatigue."    One person was killed and seven others were injured after the twin-engine 737 blew an engine at 30,000 feet Tuesday and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window.

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  • 80-year-old Quincy man dozes off behind the wheel, cited with hit-and-run

    80-year-old Quincy man dozes off behind the wheel, cited with hit-and-run

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:45:10 GMT
    Harvey GjesdalHarvey Gjesdal
    Harvey GjesdalHarvey Gjesdal

     EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - An 80-year-old Quincy man was cited with a hit-and-run after dozing off behind the wheel. Around 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, Rivercom dispatch received a report of someone in a silver pickup, driving recklessly on Rock Island Road in East Wenatchee. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdahl spotted the vehicle near 3rd and Rock Island Road, where he stopped it and identified the driver. iFIBER One News reports 

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     EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - An 80-year-old Quincy man was cited with a hit-and-run after dozing off behind the wheel. Around 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, Rivercom dispatch received a report of someone in a silver pickup, driving recklessly on Rock Island Road in East Wenatchee. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdahl spotted the vehicle near 3rd and Rock Island Road, where he stopped it and identified the driver. iFIBER One News reports 

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  • Fresno State professor stirs outrage, calling Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'

    Fresno State professor stirs outrage, calling Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:27:40 GMT
    Courtesy Fresno StateCourtesy Fresno State
    Courtesy Fresno StateCourtesy Fresno State

    FRESNO, Calif. - A Twitter rant from a Fresno State English professor has sparked outrage after she labeled Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” on the same day the former first lady died. The Fresno Bee reports that professor Randa Jarrar tweeted her displeasure with the Bush family within an hour after the official announcement that Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.  “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, 

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    FRESNO, Calif. - A Twitter rant from a Fresno State English professor has sparked outrage after she labeled Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” on the same day the former first lady died. The Fresno Bee reports that professor Randa Jarrar tweeted her displeasure with the Bush family within an hour after the official announcement that Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.  “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, 

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  • Police: Man posed as engaged soldier to steal $100K diamond

    Police: Man posed as engaged soldier to steal $100K diamond

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:54:41 GMT

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - Police say a 26-year-old Vancouver man was arrested for allegedly using a military uniform and a story about a wedding engagement to steal a $100,000 diamond ring from a Bellevue jewelry store. The Bellevue Police Department said Wednesday that a man dressed in military fatigues went to the store Feb. 22 and asked to see large diamonds, claiming he was about to be deployed and had just gotten engaged.    

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    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - Police say a 26-year-old Vancouver man was arrested for allegedly using a military uniform and a story about a wedding engagement to steal a $100,000 diamond ring from a Bellevue jewelry store. The Bellevue Police Department said Wednesday that a man dressed in military fatigues went to the store Feb. 22 and asked to see large diamonds, claiming he was about to be deployed and had just gotten engaged.    

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  • Idaho man pleads guilty in the death of 62-year-old woman

    Idaho man pleads guilty in the death of 62-year-old woman

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:38:50 GMT

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to beating a 62-year-old woman to death with a baseball bat.    The Post Register reports 21-year-old Jameion Hernandez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of Lisa Stukey as part of a plea agreement that would take the death penalty off the table.Hernandez is facing a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. Hernandez says in a recording of the hearing that he had confronted St...

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to beating a 62-year-old woman to death with a baseball bat.    The Post Register reports 21-year-old Jameion Hernandez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of Lisa Stukey as part of a plea agreement that would take the death penalty off the table.Hernandez is facing a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. Hernandez says in a recording of the hearing that he had confronted St...

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  • Washington unemployment rate at 4.8 percent

    Washington unemployment rate at 4.8 percent

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:36:01 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's jobless rate increased slightly as the state added 3,900 jobs last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate for March ticked up to 4.8 percent from February's 4.7 percent. Paul Turek, economist for the department, says in a written statement that the rate is still hovering "near historical lows." The largest job gains last month

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's jobless rate increased slightly as the state added 3,900 jobs last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate for March ticked up to 4.8 percent from February's 4.7 percent. Paul Turek, economist for the department, says in a written statement that the rate is still hovering "near historical lows." The largest job gains last month

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  • Jury rejects insanity plea, convicts nanny of stabbing 2 kids to death

    Jury rejects insanity plea, convicts nanny of stabbing 2 kids to death

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:01:22 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A nanny who argued she was too mentally ill to be held responsible for stabbing two children to death at their New York home has been convicted.   Jurors on Wednesday found Yoselyn Ortega (YOH'-sih-lihn ohr-TAY'-guh) guilty of murder in the October 2012 deaths of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her brother, 2-year-old Leo Krim.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - A nanny who argued she was too mentally ill to be held responsible for stabbing two children to death at their New York home has been convicted.   Jurors on Wednesday found Yoselyn Ortega (YOH'-sih-lihn ohr-TAY'-guh) guilty of murder in the October 2012 deaths of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her brother, 2-year-old Leo Krim.

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  • Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

    Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:50:02 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon wildlife officials have shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter, in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.   The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said two of its staffers killed the wolves Wednesday. The so-called Pine Creek Pack had been attacking calves in eastern Oregon's Baker County.

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    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon wildlife officials have shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter, in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.   The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said two of its staffers killed the wolves Wednesday. The so-called Pine Creek Pack had been attacking calves in eastern Oregon's Baker County.

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  • Toddler shoots pregnant mom outside Indiana thrift store

    Toddler shoots pregnant mom outside Indiana thrift store

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:40:25 GMT

    MERRILVILLE, Indiana - An Indiana woman is in critical but stable condition after her 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her with a gun her father left in the car. Police in Merrillville say two small children were waiting in the car with their mother while their father shopped inside a thrift store when the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon.

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    MERRILVILLE, Indiana - An Indiana woman is in critical but stable condition after her 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her with a gun her father left in the car. Police in Merrillville say two small children were waiting in the car with their mother while their father shopped inside a thrift store when the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Signature gathering approved for Montana tobacco tax

    Signature gathering approved for Montana tobacco tax

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:00:46 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An initiative that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 in Montana has been cleared to gather signatures to place it on the November ballot.   Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton approved the petition for signature gathering Monday, allowing supporters to begin collecting the nearly 25,500 signatures required by June to move it to the ballot.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An initiative that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 in Montana has been cleared to gather signatures to place it on the November ballot.   Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton approved the petition for signature gathering Monday, allowing supporters to begin collecting the nearly 25,500 signatures required by June to move it to the ballot.

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  • Spokane County deputies arrest 15-year-old Liberty High School student for making bomb threats on Snapchat

    Spokane County deputies arrest 15-year-old Liberty High School student for making bomb threats on Snapchat

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:00:18 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 15-year-old Liberty School District student was arrested on Tuesday after the parent of another student alert the Superintendent about a school threat posted on Snapchat. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 15-year-old Liberty School District student was arrested on Tuesday after the parent of another student alert the Superintendent about a school threat posted on Snapchat.  Superintendent Kyle Rydell told deputies he was contacted by a parent of another student but said the threats did not mention a specific school or date/time. 

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  • Baby sitter gets 8 years in Lakewood boy's death

    Baby sitter gets 8 years in Lakewood boy's death

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-04-18 16:08:30 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 31-year-old baby sitter has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of a Lakewood toddler she was watching last year.   A Pierce County Superior Court judge sentenced Atalani Tili to 8 ½ years in prison at her plea hearing Tuesday.   The News Tribune reports that Keanu Perpetua-Prescott died in the hospital 10 days after he hit his head on a dresser.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 31-year-old baby sitter has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of a Lakewood toddler she was watching last year.   A Pierce County Superior Court judge sentenced Atalani Tili to 8 ½ years in prison at her plea hearing Tuesday.   The News Tribune reports that Keanu Perpetua-Prescott died in the hospital 10 days after he hit his head on a dresser.

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  • Professional wrestling great Bruno Sammartino dies at 82

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-04-18 16:03:55 GMT
    Bruno Sammartino (WWE/Facebook)Bruno Sammartino (WWE/Facebook)

    PITTSBURGH - Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestling's "Living Legend" and one of its longest-reigning champions, has died. Sammartino was 82.  Family friend and former wrestling announcer Christoper Cruise said Sammartino died Wednesday morning and had been hospitalized for two months. 

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    PITTSBURGH - Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestling's "Living Legend" and one of its longest-reigning champions, has died. Sammartino was 82.  Family friend and former wrestling announcer Christoper Cruise said Sammartino died Wednesday morning and had been hospitalized for two months. 

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  • USS Helena wreckage located 75 years sinking

    USS Helena wreckage located 75 years sinking

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:41 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:41:27 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.   The March 23 discovery revives stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival story of 165 of its crewmen. In all, 732 of the 900 crew survived the July 5, 1943, sinking.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.   The March 23 discovery revives stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival story of 165 of its crewmen. In all, 732 of the 900 crew survived the July 5, 1943, sinking.

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  • Trump slams California governor over US troops at border

    Trump slams California governor over US troops at border

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:10:10 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump is accusing California's governor of "trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border." Democrat Jerry Brown has said he's nearing agreement on the state joining Trump's large-scale deployment along the Mexican border.

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump is accusing California's governor of "trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border." Democrat Jerry Brown has said he's nearing agreement on the state joining Trump's large-scale deployment along the Mexican border.

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  • Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man she says threatened her to keep quiet about alleged Trump affair

    Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man she says threatened her to keep quiet about alleged Trump affair

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-04-18 13:42:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and adult film star Stormy Daniels (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The porn actress alleging a sexual affair with President Donald Trump has released a composite sketch of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot to stay quiet about the relationship. Stormy Daniels unveiled the picture on ABC's "The View" Tuesday.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and adult film star Stormy Daniels (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The porn actress alleging a sexual affair with President Donald Trump has released a composite sketch of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot to stay quiet about the relationship. Stormy Daniels unveiled the picture on ABC's "The View" Tuesday.

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  • Trump rewrites history on rationale for firing Comey

    Trump rewrites history on rationale for firing Comey

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-04-18 13:16:42 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump is saying he did not fire James Comey as FBI director because of the Russia investigation, even though he revealed last year the probe into potential collusion during the 2016 campaign was on his mind at the time. In a Wednesday morning tweet sent as Comey promotes his criticism-filled new book, Trump says he "was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation."  

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump is saying he did not fire James Comey as FBI director because of the Russia investigation, even though he revealed last year the probe into potential collusion during the 2016 campaign was on his mind at the time. In a Wednesday morning tweet sent as Comey promotes his criticism-filled new book, Trump says he "was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation."  

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  • Spokane Valley detectives search two more houses in ongoing investigation

    Spokane Valley detectives search two more houses in ongoing investigation

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:37 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:37:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives obtained a search warrant for two more houses in connection to an ongoing investigation. Last week detectives executed a search warrant that resulted in arrests.  On Friday detectives executed a search warrant for residences located in the 100 block of E. Mission.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives obtained a search warrant for two more houses in connection to an ongoing investigation. Last week detectives executed a search warrant that resulted in arrests.  On Friday detectives executed a search warrant for residences located in the 100 block of E. Mission.

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  • Legislators seek more oversight after deadly prison violence

    Legislators seek more oversight after deadly prison violence

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:20:32 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months. The staggering amount of violence, which includes the gang-fueled bloodshed that left seven prisoners dead and 22 injured this week at Lee Correctional Institution, has some legislators calling for more oversight and transparency at the state Department of Corrections.

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months. The staggering amount of violence, which includes the gang-fueled bloodshed that left seven prisoners dead and 22 injured this week at Lee Correctional Institution, has some legislators calling for more oversight and transparency at the state Department of Corrections.

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  • Trump and Abe talk trade as well as relations with NKorea

    Trump and Abe talk trade as well as relations with NKorea

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:15 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:15:40 GMT
    Trump and Abe in 2017Trump and Abe in 2017

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is seeking to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of their close alliance ahead of Trump's planned talks with North Korea.    The two-day Trump-Abe summit is playing out amid growing tensions over trade and North Korea.    Officials signal Trump is open to considering exempting Japan from new steel and aluminum tariffs that Abe opposes.

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is seeking to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of their close alliance ahead of Trump's planned talks with North Korea.    The two-day Trump-Abe summit is playing out amid growing tensions over trade and North Korea.    Officials signal Trump is open to considering exempting Japan from new steel and aluminum tariffs that Abe opposes.

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  • McMorris Rodgers releases tax returns, Brown says she will too

    McMorris Rodgers releases tax returns, Brown says she will too

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:02:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The politics of tax returns and transparency in government played out in real-time Tuesday night. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will make her tax return public Wednesday morning. In a statement from her campaign, she said it was one way to earn the trust of the people of Eastern Washington. McMorris Rodgers' Democratic competitor, Lisa Brown, declined to release her tax returns earlier Tuesday, but has since agreed to follow suit.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The politics of tax returns and transparency in government played out in real-time Tuesday night. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will make her tax return public Wednesday morning. In a statement from her campaign, she said it was one way to earn the trust of the people of Eastern Washington. McMorris Rodgers' Democratic competitor, Lisa Brown, declined to release her tax returns earlier Tuesday, but has since agreed to follow suit.

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  • Spokane Police investigating possible child luring attempt near Franklin Park

    Spokane Police investigating possible child luring attempt near Franklin Park

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:36:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a possible child luring that happened Monday evening at Franklin Park.  SPD says the luring attempted involved two preteen girls who were approached by a man in a car near Whitehouse and Queen Ave.  The man asked the girls for directions to a business that was not anywhere near the area. He then asked the girls to come closer to his car, told them they were pretty and asked if they were models.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a possible child luring that happened Monday evening at Franklin Park.  SPD says the luring attempted involved two preteen girls who were approached by a man in a car near Whitehouse and Queen Ave.  The man asked the girls for directions to a business that was not anywhere near the area. He then asked the girls to come closer to his car, told them they were pretty and asked if they were models.

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  • Spokane students plan to participate in nationwide school walkouts Friday

    Spokane students plan to participate in nationwide school walkouts Friday

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:00:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  A month after the nationwide school walkouts on March 14th, more are planned for this Friday on National Walkout Day. These walkouts fall on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine high school shooting. Taking part in the event are students from Lewis and Clark High School. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  A month after the nationwide school walkouts on March 14th, more are planned for this Friday on National Walkout Day. These walkouts fall on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine high school shooting. Taking part in the event are students from Lewis and Clark High School. 

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  • Father who lost daughter at Sandy Hook shooting creates foundation to study, prevent violence

    Father who lost daughter at Sandy Hook shooting creates foundation to study, prevent violence

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:37:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Six years ago a 20-year-old man walked into an elementary school and opened fire. 20 6- and 7-year-olds were killed, along with six adults. The Sandy Hook shooting is just one of an ever-growing number of mass shootings. But one man, who lost his daughter at Sandy Hook, is determined to see change.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Six years ago a 20-year-old man walked into an elementary school and opened fire. 20 6- and 7-year-olds were killed, along with six adults. The Sandy Hook shooting is just one of an ever-growing number of mass shootings. But one man, who lost his daughter at Sandy Hook, is determined to see change.

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  • US officials says Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim

    US officials says Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:16:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two U.S. officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un.    Pompeo's trip to the isolated communist nation came in advance of a potential summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.    The officials spoke anonymously about Pompeo's trip because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two U.S. officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un.    Pompeo's trip to the isolated communist nation came in advance of a potential summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.    The officials spoke anonymously about Pompeo's trip because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

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  • Firefighters look at policies following mass shooting in Las Vegas

    Firefighters look at policies following mass shooting in Las Vegas

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:07:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s been about six months since the mass shooting in Las Vegas and that shooting presented a new kind of threat to communities across the country – an active shooter firing into an outdoors area. “After Sandy Hook, following a number of shootings, Spokane fire department started the rescue task force,” says Brian Schaeffer,

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s been about six months since the mass shooting in Las Vegas and that shooting presented a new kind of threat to communities across the country – an active shooter firing into an outdoors area. “After Sandy Hook, following a number of shootings, Spokane fire department started the rescue task force,” says Brian Schaeffer,

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  • Woman killed in Southwest Airlines emergency landing identified

    Woman killed in Southwest Airlines emergency landing identified

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:43:52 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A bank executive and mother of two from New Mexico has been identified as the woman who died after a Southwest Airlines jet plane blew an engine and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window. News of Jennifer Riordan's death was first shared by the assistant principal of the Albuquerque Catholic school attended by her two children.

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A bank executive and mother of two from New Mexico has been identified as the woman who died after a Southwest Airlines jet plane blew an engine and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window. News of Jennifer Riordan's death was first shared by the assistant principal of the Albuquerque Catholic school attended by her two children.

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  • Highway 20 re-opened after flooding north of Cusick

    Highway 20 re-opened after flooding north of Cusick

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:02:49 GMT

    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reported Tuesday that Highway 20 has reopened in Pend Oreille County. The highway was closed for most of Monday because of flooding. 

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    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reported Tuesday that Highway 20 has reopened in Pend Oreille County. The highway was closed for most of Monday because of flooding. 

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  • Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

    Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:52:10 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92.    A family spokesman says she died Tuesday.    The snowy-haired Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.

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    HOUSTON (AP) - Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92.    A family spokesman says she died Tuesday.    The snowy-haired Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.

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  • IRS extends tax-filing deadline after online payment site fails

    IRS extends tax-filing deadline after online payment site fails

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:42:50 GMT

    NEW YORK - The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18.

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    NEW YORK - The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18.

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  • In search for wanted suspect, deputies find stolen vehicle instead

    In search for wanted suspect, deputies find stolen vehicle instead

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:32:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's deputies, while looking for a wanted suspect, ended up recovering a reported stolen vehicle instead and arresting two of the four people in the car for warrants and new charges. The original wanted suspect was not found. It happened Monday morning just before 6 a.m.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's deputies, while looking for a wanted suspect, ended up recovering a reported stolen vehicle instead and arresting two of the four people in the car for warrants and new charges. The original wanted suspect was not found. It happened Monday morning just before 6 a.m.

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  • Spokane County to join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, wholesalers

    Spokane County to join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, wholesalers

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:59:20 GMT

    On Tuesday the Spokane County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of directing staff to work with other counties across the state to bring forward a lawsuit on behalf of Spokane County against manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription opioid pain killers. The county said the decision comes as a direct result of the ongoing opioid crisis. 

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    On Tuesday the Spokane County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of directing staff to work with other counties across the state to bring forward a lawsuit on behalf of Spokane County against manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription opioid pain killers. The county said the decision comes as a direct result of the ongoing opioid crisis. 

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  • Newscaster Carl Kasell of NPR's 'Morning Edition' dies at 84

    Newscaster Carl Kasell of NPR's 'Morning Edition' dies at 84

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:05:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Newscaster Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR who brought his gravitas to "Morning Edition" and later his wit to "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" has died. He was 84.    NPR says Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Maryland. He retired in 2014.    He was a newscaster for 30 years on "Morning Edition" until 2009.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Newscaster Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR who brought his gravitas to "Morning Edition" and later his wit to "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" has died. He was 84.    NPR says Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Maryland. He retired in 2014.    He was a newscaster for 30 years on "Morning Edition" until 2009.

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  • Dick's destroying all the guns it pulled from its shelves

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:00:22 GMT

    PITTSBURGH - Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying all the guns and accessories that it stopped selling earlier this year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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    PITTSBURGH - Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying all the guns and accessories that it stopped selling earlier this year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The retailer said Tuesday that it is in the process of destroying all the firearms it pulled from its shelves, rather than trying to return them to their manufacturers. 

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