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  • Senate health bill would cut taxes for wealthy

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-06-27 17:15:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON - New analysis shows that millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill. Middle-income families would get about $260. The analysis was done by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. It found that half of the tax cuts would go to families making more than $500,000 a year.

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    WASHINGTON - New analysis shows that millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill. Middle-income families would get about $260. The analysis was done by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. It found that half of the tax cuts would go to families making more than $500,000 a year.

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  • Spartan Fire burning in Douglas and Chelan Counties now at 4400 acres

    Spartan Fire burning in Douglas and Chelan Counties now at 4400 acres

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:21:31 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - The three separate grass fires burning southeast of Wenatchee near Alcoa have now been merged into what is being called the Spartan Fire. As of Monday night, the fire is estimated to be about 4397 acres in size. 

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - The three separate grass fires burning southeast of Wenatchee near Alcoa have now been merged into what is being called the Spartan Fire. As of Monday night, the fire is estimated to be about 4397 acres in size. 

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  • Widespread cyberattack hits major companies across Europe

    Widespread cyberattack hits major companies across Europe

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:20:37 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine - The second-largest drugmaker in the United States is confirming it's been affected by a cyberattack. In a message sent using its verified Twitter account, Merck confirmed Tuesday that its computer network was "compromised" as part of a global attack.

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    KIEV, Ukraine - The second-largest drugmaker in the United States is confirming it's been affected by a cyberattack. In a message sent using its verified Twitter account, Merck confirmed Tuesday that its computer network was "compromised" as part of a global attack.
        
     

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  • Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol

    Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:10:05 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Workers have installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the statue on state grounds. The 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) monument was placed on the Capitol grounds early Tuesday. Opponents of the monument have said it amounts to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion and have threatened to sue.

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Workers have installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the statue on state grounds. The 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) monument was placed on the Capitol grounds early Tuesday. Opponents of the monument have said it amounts to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion and have threatened to sue.

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  • Highway 291 now open after washout

    Highway 291 now open after washout

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-06-27 13:59:23 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - UPDATE: The road is now open. 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - UPDATE: The road is now open. 

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  • Coeur d'Alene detectives work to identify man at Corner Bar

    Coeur d'Alene detectives work to identify man at Corner Bar

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-06-27 04:24:27 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - In the early morning hours of Sunday, Coeur d'Alene Police officers responded to a parking lot near N. 5th St. and E. Poplar Ave. to check on an unconscious woman. Police say the woman showed signs of possible sexual assault. She was taken to Kootenai Health. Police say before she was found in the parking lot, the woman was at the Corner Bar.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - In the early morning hours of Sunday, Coeur d'Alene Police officers responded to a parking lot near N. 5th St. and E. Poplar Ave. to check on an unconscious woman. Police say the woman showed signs of possible sexual assault. She was taken to Kootenai Health. Police say before she was found in the parking lot, the woman was at the Corner Bar.

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  • Avista Utilities working to restore power to thousands of customers Monday

    Avista Utilities working to restore power to thousands of customers Monday

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-06-27 03:25:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As storms move through Spokane and Coeur d'Alene region Monday night, Avista Utilities crews are dealing with power outages. As of 8:15 p.m., Avista's outage map showed about 4,400 customers without power. The cause for most of those outages were listed as "under investigation" on Avista's website Monday night, but are thought to be weather related.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - As storms move through Spokane and Coeur d'Alene region Monday night, Avista Utilities crews are dealing with power outages. As of 8:15 p.m., Avista's outage map showed about 4,400 customers without power. The cause for most of those outages were listed as "under investigation" on Avista's website Monday night, but are thought to be weather related.

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  • Woman files claim against City of Spokane after her car sustains $7K in damage

    Woman files claim against City of Spokane after her car sustains $7K in damage

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:26:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman has filed a claim against the City of Spokane after she says a displaced water cap caused $7,000 in damage to her car. “I want them to pay,” said Marian Denney.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman has filed a claim against the City of Spokane after she says a displaced water cap caused $7,000 in damage to her car. “I want them to pay,” said Marian Denney.

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  • Caught on camera: Porch prowlers steal bicycle

    Caught on camera: Porch prowlers steal bicycle

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:09:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A series of surveillance videos show a woman walk onto a porch, grab a bicycle, and ride away in broad daylight. Video captures the theft from four surveillance cameras mounted on a West Central home Sunday. “We bought a bike for a neighborhood kid who didn’t have a bike this summer and he was going to ride it when he was here,” said Tricia Leming.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A series of surveillance videos show a woman walk onto a porch, grab a bicycle, and ride away in broad daylight. Video captures the theft from four surveillance cameras mounted on a West Central home Sunday. “We bought a bike for a neighborhood kid who didn’t have a bike this summer and he was going to ride it when he was here,” said Tricia Leming.

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  • No mail for Shadle neighborhood after safety concern

    No mail for Shadle neighborhood after safety concern

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:55:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In the rain, snow or sunshine, you expect to get your mail. But two blocks of one Shadle neighborhood is upset, after their mail delivery gets cut off. Neighbors found out it was because of a safety concern to the mail carriers in the area. But some of the folks who live around here say it’s tough to go to the post office to get their mail because most of them are elderly.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - In the rain, snow or sunshine, you expect to get your mail. But two blocks of one Shadle neighborhood is upset, after their mail delivery gets cut off. Neighbors found out it was because of a safety concern to the mail carriers in the area. But some of the folks who live around here say it’s tough to go to the post office to get their mail because most of them are elderly.

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  • Spokane woman upset after cat shot with pellet

    Spokane woman upset after cat shot with pellet

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:39:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A heartless case of animal abuse has a Spokane woman upset and frustrated in the area of Indiana and Maple after her cat was shot by a pellet. Ellen Buckles says her cat Mardy spends most of his days hanging around the house and backyard, enjoying the sunshine. But last Thursday, she found a weird bump on him.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A heartless case of animal abuse has a Spokane woman upset and frustrated in the area of Indiana and Maple after her cat was shot by a pellet. Ellen Buckles says her cat Mardy spends most of his days hanging around the house and backyard, enjoying the sunshine. But last Thursday, she found a weird bump on him.

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  • Spokane police arrest man for shooting at moving car near Nevada and Empire

    Spokane police arrest man for shooting at moving car near Nevada and Empire

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:08:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a man is in custody after he was shooting at moving cars near the intersection of Nevada and Empire around 1 p.m. Monday. Police say multiple callers reported a man had a gun and had shot at a car. Police responded and found the man, identified as David Medina, and took him into custody.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a man is in custody after he was shooting at moving cars near the intersection of Nevada and Empire around 1 p.m. Monday. Police say multiple callers reported a man had a gun and had shot at a car. Police responded and found the man, identified as David Medina, and took him into custody.

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  • Idaho dog missing for a month found 50 miles away

    Idaho dog missing for a month found 50 miles away

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:03:04 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Families and pets go together like peanut butter and jelly. “She thinks she’s a lap dog like most Mastiffs,” Kelly Pistone said. Hera, the Pistone family's Mastiff, is a floppy, fun-loving dog. This story starts Memorial Day weekend at the family's Priest Lake cabin. “We looked for a few days, looking for her, calling for her, kind of expecting her to come back,” Pistone said.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Families and pets go together like peanut butter and jelly. “She thinks she’s a lap dog like most Mastiffs,” Kelly Pistone said. Hera, the Pistone family's Mastiff, is a floppy, fun-loving dog. This story starts Memorial Day weekend at the family's Priest Lake cabin. “We looked for a few days, looking for her, calling for her, kind of expecting her to come back,” Pistone said.

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  • Police: Man allegedly used his prosthetic leg to hit wife

    Police: Man allegedly used his prosthetic leg to hit wife

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:38:31 GMT

    An Ohio man accused of using one of his prosthetic legs to hit his wife has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.      Sandusky police say 63-year-old Richard T. Wilson Sr. was arrested Saturday.

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    An Ohio man accused of using one of his prosthetic legs to hit his wife has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.      Sandusky police say 63-year-old Richard T. Wilson Sr. was arrested Saturday.

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  • Man accused of driving car onto Missouri basketball court

    Man accused of driving car onto Missouri basketball court

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:34:14 GMT

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A 23-year-old man has been arrested after smashing through two gates and driving onto the basketball court at the University of Missouri over the weekend, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage.      Police were called early Sunday after a Volkswagen Passat was driven through a closed gate on the south side of Mizzou Arena.

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    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A 23-year-old man has been arrested after smashing through two gates and driving onto the basketball court at the University of Missouri over the weekend, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage.      Police were called early Sunday after a Volkswagen Passat was driven through a closed gate on the south side of Mizzou Arena.

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  • Washington woman dies following a high speed pursuit

    Washington woman dies following a high speed pursuit

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:23:40 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington authorities say a female driver died in car crash after a high speed car chase was called off. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 39-year-old Lena Elwell of Yakima died in the Sunday crash in Birchfield that left another driver injured.  A Washington State Patrol news release says she was not wearing a seat belt.

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington authorities say a female driver died in car crash after a high speed car chase was called off. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 39-year-old Lena Elwell of Yakima died in the Sunday crash in Birchfield that left another driver injured.  A Washington State Patrol news release says she was not wearing a seat belt.

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  • 4-year-old girl dies after falling out bedroom window

    4-year-old girl dies after falling out bedroom window

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:18:15 GMT

    LACEY, Wash. - Authorities say a 4-year-old girl died after falling from a second-floor window southwest of Tacoma in Lacey.      The Olympian reports  firefighters were called to a duplex in the 4400 block of Quail Drive Southeast at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

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    LACEY, Wash. - Authorities say a 4-year-old girl died after falling from a second-floor window southwest of Tacoma in Lacey.      The Olympian reports  firefighters were called to a duplex in the 4400 block of Quail Drive Southeast at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

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  • Boston visitors hurt in New Orleans attack; 1 hospitalized

    Boston visitors hurt in New Orleans attack; 1 hospitalized

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:08:41 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say they've arrested a 21-year-old man in an attack that hospitalized two Boston-area men.      Police say Dejuan Paul is accused of being one of four robbers who knocked the men to the ground, then took their wallets and cellphones Saturday in the French Quarter. Paul was arrested on a second-degree robbery charge.

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say they've arrested a 21-year-old man in an attack that hospitalized two Boston-area men.      Police say Dejuan Paul is accused of being one of four robbers who knocked the men to the ground, then took their wallets and cellphones Saturday in the French Quarter. Paul was arrested on a second-degree robbery charge.

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  • White House questions report on Senate bill

    White House questions report on Senate bill

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:57:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the Congressional Budget Office's projection that 22 million more people will be uninsured in 2026 "must not be trusted blindly."      The White House is again trying to undermine the analysis of the CBO, questioning the office's predictions that millions of more Americans would be uninsured under a Senate health care proposal compared with President Barack Obama's health care law.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the Congressional Budget Office's projection that 22 million more people will be uninsured in 2026 "must not be trusted blindly."      The White House is again trying to undermine the analysis of the CBO, questioning the office's predictions that millions of more Americans would be uninsured under a Senate health care proposal compared with President Barack Obama's health care law.

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  • Cold chicken complaint leads to attack on restaurant owner

    Cold chicken complaint leads to attack on restaurant owner

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:26:35 GMT

    BAXLEY, Ga. (AP) - Police say they are looking for a couple who were caught on surveillance video attacking the owner of restaurant and her 15-year-old daughter because they said their chicken was cold.      Jeanette Norris owns the Qwik Chick takeout stand in the southeast Georgia town of Baxley. She says she and her daughter were punched by customers Thursday.

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    BAXLEY, Ga. (AP) - Police say they are looking for a couple who were caught on surveillance video attacking the owner of restaurant and her 15-year-old daughter because they said their chicken was cold.      Jeanette Norris owns the Qwik Chick takeout stand in the southeast Georgia town of Baxley. She says she and her daughter were punched by customers Thursday.

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  • Spokeswoman: Cosby town hall's about education, not assault

    Spokeswoman: Cosby town hall's about education, not assault

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:01:23 GMT

     LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spokeswoman for Bill Cosby says the outcry over his plan to hold town hall meetings is misguided.      In a CNN interview, Ebonee Benson said the meetings are intended to restore Cosby's legacy, not discuss sexual assault.      Benson's remarks contrasted with comments she and colleague Andrew Wyatt made last week in another TV interview with an Alabama TV station. 

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     LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spokeswoman for Bill Cosby says the outcry over his plan to hold town hall meetings is misguided.      In a CNN interview, Ebonee Benson said the meetings are intended to restore Cosby's legacy, not discuss sexual assault.      Benson's remarks contrasted with comments she and colleague Andrew Wyatt made last week in another TV interview with an Alabama TV station. 

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  • Georgia police pull over car for speeding and find alien passenger riding shotgun

    Georgia police pull over car for speeding and find alien passenger riding shotgun

    Monday, June 26 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-06-26 21:57:12 GMT
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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Technically it was M.I.B. jurisdiction, but police in Apharetta took the lead on an extraterrestrial encounter on Sunday.  Officers pulled over a car for speeding and as they approached the car they noticed a little something out of place in the passenger seat: An alien.  Officers got a laugh and snapped some photos when they saw the big, black-eyed and pale passenger (who was even wearing his seatbelt). 

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Technically it was M.I.B. jurisdiction, but police in Apharetta took the lead on an extraterrestrial encounter on Sunday.  Officers pulled over a car for speeding and as they approached the car they noticed a little something out of place in the passenger seat: An alien.  Officers got a laugh and snapped some photos when they saw the big, black-eyed and pale passenger (who was even wearing his seatbelt). 

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  • JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

    JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

    Monday, June 26 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-06-26 21:54:59 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20.      Author J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997.  Since then, it has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 79 languages.  The books' magical world has inspired multiple films, spinoffs, memorabilia and amusement park attractions.

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    LONDON (AP) - Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20.      Author J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997.  Since then, it has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 79 languages.  The books' magical world has inspired multiple films, spinoffs, memorabilia and amusement park attractions.

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  • The Latest: Audit says Senate bill would leave 22m uninsured

    The Latest: Audit says Senate bill would leave 22m uninsured

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:59:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The Senate health care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared to current law. That's according to an analysis Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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    WASHINGTON - The Senate health care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared to current law. That's according to an analysis Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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  • President's media strategy creating friction

    President's media strategy creating friction

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:10:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefing with reporters created friction on Monday, with CNN's Jim Acosta interrupting President Donald Trump's chief spokesman to demand he explain why television cameras were ordered off. Spicer said the White House will have a mix of different ways to deal with media questions.

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    WASHINGTON - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefing with reporters created friction on Monday, with CNN's Jim Acosta interrupting President Donald Trump's chief spokesman to demand he explain why television cameras were ordered off. Spicer said the White House will have a mix of different ways to deal with media questions.

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  • Strawberry season is here!

    Strawberry season is here!

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:16:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It is strawberry season in the Inland Northwest which means summer is officially here! The first day of summer is traditionally the first day Siemers Farm at Greenbluff opens.  A long-time farmer and owner Byron Siemers says this year is a great crop. "They are a bit smaller, but that means they are also sweeter," Siemers says.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It is strawberry season in the Inland Northwest which means summer is officially here! The first day of summer is traditionally the first day Siemers Farm at Greenbluff opens.  A long-time farmer and owner Byron Siemers says this year is a great crop. "They are a bit smaller, but that means they are also sweeter," Siemers says.

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  • Special Olympics promotes inclusion at Spokane Hoopfest

    Special Olympics promotes inclusion at Spokane Hoopfest

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:47:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hoopfest brings people together in so many ways, and one way is how Special Olympics is promoting inclusion. Payton Barber and Capriel Halliday play on Lake City High School’s basketball when they’re not playing in Hoopfest. This year, they got the opportunity though to try something new during Hoopfest.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hoopfest brings people together in so many ways, and one way is how Special Olympics is promoting inclusion. Payton Barber and Capriel Halliday play on Lake City High School’s basketball when they’re not playing in Hoopfest. This year, they got the opportunity though to try something new during Hoopfest.

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  • New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-06-26 16:25:52 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - A new study of Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week. The Seattle Times reports a University of Washington team found the law boosted pay in low-wage jobs since 2014  but that it also caused a 9 percent reduction in hours worked. For an average low-wage Seattle worker, that's a loss of about $125 per month.

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - A new study of Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week. The Seattle Times reports a University of Washington team found the law boosted pay in low-wage jobs since 2014  but that it also caused a 9 percent reduction in hours worked. For an average low-wage Seattle worker, that's a loss of about $125 per month.

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  • Southwest flight diverted after woman attempts to open door while plane was in the air

    Southwest flight diverted after woman attempts to open door while plane was in the air

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-06-26 16:23:00 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. - Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a passenger became disruptive and attempted to open an exterior door while the plane was in the air.

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    CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. - Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a passenger became disruptive and attempted to open an exterior door while the plane was in the air. Southwest Flight 4519 was diverted Sunday to the Texas Gulf coast city of Corpus Christi where the passenger was removed. 

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  • Supreme Court will review Trump travel ban, allows it to take effect in most instances

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-06-26 14:38:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court will review Trump travel ban, allows it to take effect in most instances.

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    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court will review Trump travel ban, allows it to take effect in most instances.

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  • Spokane Hoopfest turns strangers to teammates

    Spokane Hoopfest turns strangers to teammates

    Sunday, June 25 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-06-26 01:40:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A team is able to play in Hoopfest and continue a family tradition, after a teen steps up to help them fill their roster. This past week, we brought you the story of Jessiah Anderson, who was looking for a third teammate for his Hoopfest team, Z Fighters, as he would face disqualification if he couldn’t fill the roster.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A team is able to play in Hoopfest and continue a family tradition, after a teen steps up to help them fill their roster. This past week, we brought you the story of Jessiah Anderson, who was looking for a third teammate for his Hoopfest team, Z Fighters, as he would face disqualification if he couldn’t fill the roster.

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  • An Arkansas prison inmate recaptured after 32 years

    An Arkansas prison inmate recaptured after 32 years

    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:51:33 GMT

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades has been recaptured.      The state Department of Corrections says 60-year-old Steven Dishman was arrested Sunday at a home in Springdale in northwest Arkansas by local law enforcement and state troopers. The department initially spelled Dishman's first name as Stephen.

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    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades has been recaptured.      The state Department of Corrections says 60-year-old Steven Dishman was arrested Sunday at a home in Springdale in northwest Arkansas by local law enforcement and state troopers. The department initially spelled Dishman's first name as Stephen.

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  • Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    Sunday, June 25 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-06-25 20:51:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries. The high-stakes legal fight has been going on since President Donald Trump rolled out a travel ban just a week after his inauguration. He casts it as critical to deterring terror attacks in the United States.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries. The high-stakes legal fight has been going on since President Donald Trump rolled out a travel ban just a week after his inauguration. He casts it as critical to deterring terror attacks in the United States.

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  • California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

    California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

    Sunday, June 25 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-06-25 20:42:31 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who thought his son had died has learned he buried the wrong man.  Eighty-two-year-old Frank J. Kerrigan of Wildomar says the Orange County coroner's office mistakenly identified a body found dead on May 6 as that of his son.  Kerrigan says he was told fingerprints were used to ID 57-year-old Frank M. Kerrigan, who is mentally ill and homeless.

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    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who thought his son had died has learned he buried the wrong man.  Eighty-two-year-old Frank J. Kerrigan of Wildomar says the Orange County coroner's office mistakenly identified a body found dead on May 6 as that of his son.  Kerrigan says he was told fingerprints were used to ID 57-year-old Frank M. Kerrigan, who is mentally ill and homeless.

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  • NY officer attends graduation of girl he rescued in 2011

    NY officer attends graduation of girl he rescued in 2011

    Sunday, June 25 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-06-25 20:22:06 GMT

    NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island police officer has attended the high school graduation of a teen he rescued from icy waters more than six years ago.      Newsday reports that Suffolk County Police Officer Matthew DeMatteo watched Sarah Thalhammer graduate from North Babylon High School on Saturday. 

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    NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island police officer has attended the high school graduation of a teen he rescued from icy waters more than six years ago.      Newsday reports that Suffolk County Police Officer Matthew DeMatteo watched Sarah Thalhammer graduate from North Babylon High School on Saturday. 

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  • Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance - and face some

    Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance - and face some

    Sunday, June 25 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-06-25 19:27:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights. But the events are also contending with the prospect of protests over their own diversity and direction.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights. But the events are also contending with the prospect of protests over their own diversity and direction.

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  • Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

    Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

    Sunday, June 25 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-06-25 19:17:56 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered another review of whether the already-operating Dakota Access pipeline might unfairly affect the Standing Rock Sioux.      It's uncertain how the process will unfold, but there are two main possibilities. Federal officials who permitted the project to move North Dakota oil to Illinois could revise their analysis, or they could conduct a full environmental study. 

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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered another review of whether the already-operating Dakota Access pipeline might unfairly affect the Standing Rock Sioux.      It's uncertain how the process will unfold, but there are two main possibilities. Federal officials who permitted the project to move North Dakota oil to Illinois could revise their analysis, or they could conduct a full environmental study. 

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  • Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

    Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

    Sunday, June 25 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-06-25 19:07:21 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) - Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Tokyo on Monday.      Two people briefed on the matter say most of Takata's assets will be sold to rival Key Safety Systems for $1.6 billion.      Takata, which was founded in 1933, couldn't withstand expected hefty lawsuit verdicts and penalties it must pay for making faulty air bag inflators.

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    DETROIT (AP) - Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Tokyo on Monday.      Two people briefed on the matter say most of Takata's assets will be sold to rival Key Safety Systems for $1.6 billion.      Takata, which was founded in 1933, couldn't withstand expected hefty lawsuit verdicts and penalties it must pay for making faulty air bag inflators.

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  • Mayor: Seattle Pride Parade celebrates unity

    Mayor: Seattle Pride Parade celebrates unity

    Sunday, June 25 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-06-25 18:34:31 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - As temperatures began to rise, hundreds of men, women and children carrying rainbow flags hit the streets in the 43th annual Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday.      Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said on Twitter that the city is celebrating unity and a strong community.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - As temperatures began to rise, hundreds of men, women and children carrying rainbow flags hit the streets in the 43th annual Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday.      Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said on Twitter that the city is celebrating unity and a strong community.

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  • Dad, daughter catch teen who fell from ride

    Dad, daughter catch teen who fell from ride

    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-06-25 17:14:08 GMT

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A father and his 21-year-old daughter had caught the teenage girl who fell 25 feet (7.6 meters) to the ground from an amusement park ride.      Matthew Howard Sr. and his daughter, Leeann Winchell, say they were about to leave Six Flags Great Escape near Albany, New York on Saturday when they saw the 14-year-old dangling from the "Sky Ride" gondola.

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    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A father and his 21-year-old daughter had caught the teenage girl who fell 25 feet (7.6 meters) to the ground from an amusement park ride.      Matthew Howard Sr. and his daughter, Leeann Winchell, say they were about to leave Six Flags Great Escape near Albany, New York on Saturday when they saw the 14-year-old dangling from the "Sky Ride" gondola.

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  • Missing Spokane man found safely

    Missing Spokane man found safely

    Sunday, June 25 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-06-25 16:19:31 GMT

    UPDATE 10:58PM - Spokane Police tells KHQ that Gordon Hochsteder has been found. He was found in his car near Division and Wabash. He treated by paramedics and is now home safe.

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    UPDATE 10:58PM - Spokane Police tells KHQ that Gordon Hochsteder has been found. He was found in his car near Division and Wabash. He treated by paramedics and is now home safe.

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  • Medical tents busy at Hoopfest 2017

    Medical tents busy at Hoopfest 2017

    Saturday, June 24 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-06-25 02:13:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's starting to get hot and the doctors and volunteers at Hoopfest weekend were keeping busy treating everything from heat exhaustion to scrapes and sprains Over the course of the first day of the tournament, workers say they treated about 400 people. They've been stressing the importance of staying well hydrated, whether you're balling out in the tournament, or strictly spectating.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's starting to get hot and the doctors and volunteers at Hoopfest weekend were keeping busy treating everything from heat exhaustion to scrapes and sprains Over the course of the first day of the tournament, workers say they treated about 400 people. They've been stressing the importance of staying well hydrated, whether you're balling out in the tournament, or strictly spectating.

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  • Hoopfest team plays in honor of shot EWU teammate

    Hoopfest team plays in honor of shot EWU teammate

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-06-25 00:57:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hoopfest is underway and some teams have taken to the court for some inspirational reasons. One team made up of former Eastern Washington University athletes formed a team to honor their former teammate, Alden Gibbs. Gibbs is now paralyzed from the waist down after a shooting back in January. He was shot in the back 11 times.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hoopfest is underway and some teams have taken to the court for some inspirational reasons. One team made up of former Eastern Washington University athletes formed a team to honor their former teammate, Alden Gibbs. Gibbs is now paralyzed from the waist down after a shooting back in January. He was shot in the back 11 times.

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  • Professor to student mom: Just bring your baby to class

    Professor to student mom: Just bring your baby to class

    Saturday, June 24 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-06-24 23:02:18 GMT

    A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn't find someone to babysit her 3-year-old girl: Just bring the child to class.      The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Professor Sally Hunter at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville emailed Morgan King that she would be "absolutely delighted" to hold King's daughter, Korbin, while teaching class.

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    A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn't find someone to babysit her 3-month-old girl: Just bring the child to class.      The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Professor Sally Hunter at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville emailed Morgan King that she would be "absolutely delighted" to hold King's daughter, Korbin, while teaching class.

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  • Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

    Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

    Saturday, June 24 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-06-24 21:21:01 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each say they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly pulled a knife and came after them.  The Seattle Times reports that the Seattle Police Department late Friday released transcripts of interviews with the officers involved the June 18 fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each say they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly pulled a knife and came after them.  The Seattle Times reports that the Seattle Police Department late Friday released transcripts of interviews with the officers involved the June 18 fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles.

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  • Small Kentucky town elects dog as mayor

    Small Kentucky town elects dog as mayor

    Saturday, June 24 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-06-24 20:59:08 GMT

    RABBIT HASH, Ky. - The newest mayor of the small town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is a Pitbull named Brynneth Pawltro. And surprisingly, it's not the first time the town has elected a K9 to office. The town isn't big enough to have a real mayor, so instead, they hold a fundraiser to pick their mayor.

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    RABBIT HASH, Ky. - The newest mayor of the small town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is a Pitbull named Brynneth Pawltro. And surprisingly, it's not the first time the town has elected a K9 to office. The town isn't big enough to have a real mayor, so instead, they hold a fundraiser to pick their mayor.

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  • WATCH: Car kick sparks chain-reaction crash on California highway

    WATCH: Car kick sparks chain-reaction crash on California highway

    Saturday, June 24 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-06-24 20:40:35 GMT

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A case of road rage caused a chain-reaction crash on a California freeway on Wednesday and a driver caught the whole thing on video. It happened around 6 a.m. on the southbound 14 Freeway near Newhall in Santa Clarita. Witness Chris Traber started recording when he saw a gray sedan cut off the motorcyclist.

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    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A case of road rage caused a chain-reaction crash on a California freeway on Wednesday and a driver caught the whole thing on video. It happened around 6 a.m. on the southbound 14 Freeway near Newhall in Santa Clarita. Witness Chris Traber started recording when he saw a gray sedan cut off the motorcyclist.

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  • UK Parliament investigating cyberattack on user accounts

    UK Parliament investigating cyberattack on user accounts

    Saturday, June 24 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-06-24 20:35:00 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - British officials are investigating a cyberattack on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."      A spokeswoman for the House of Commons said Saturday that officials are working with the National Cyber Security Center to secure the computer network. She added that remote email access for members has been disabled to protect the network.

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    LONDON (AP) - British officials are investigating a cyberattack on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."      A spokeswoman for the House of Commons said Saturday that officials are working with the National Cyber Security Center to secure the computer network. She added that remote email access for members has been disabled to protect the network.

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  • Police: Officer fatally shoots man following car chase

    Police: Officer fatally shoots man following car chase

    Saturday, June 24 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-06-24 20:28:39 GMT

    KENT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington state say a police officer in Kent fatally shot a 20-year-old man Saturday morning following a vehicle pursuit.  The Kent Police Department says the shooting occurred at about 12:15 a.m. and that the man from Auburn was declared dead at the scene after life-saving efforts failed.

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    KENT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington state say a police officer in Kent fatally shot a 20-year-old man Saturday morning following a vehicle pursuit.  The Kent Police Department says the shooting occurred at about 12:15 a.m. and that the man from Auburn was declared dead at the scene after life-saving efforts failed.

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  • Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

    Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-06-24 18:51:52 GMT

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved."

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    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved."

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  • CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

    CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-06-24 18:07:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA director says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise - partly due to what he calls the "worship" of leakers such as Edward Snowden.      That's what Mike Pompeo says in a TV interview as he expresses his belief that there seems to be an increase in the theft of U.S. secrets "'for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be." 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA director says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise - partly due to what he calls the "worship" of leakers such as Edward Snowden.      That's what Mike Pompeo says in a TV interview as he expresses his belief that there seems to be an increase in the theft of U.S. secrets "'for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be." 

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  • Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

    Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-06-24 18:02:59 GMT

    WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said.      Twenty-four-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph was jailed Friday on two counts of causing serious bodily harm to a child. 

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    WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said.      Twenty-four-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph was jailed Friday on two counts of causing serious bodily harm to a child. 

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  • Homeless Hoopfest team counts points and blessings

    Homeless Hoopfest team counts points and blessings

    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-06-24 06:17:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hoopfest is about much more than just basketball. Each team has their own story -- and for some, the path was paved with blood sweat and tears.    Today I met a team who has become a brotherhood from under the bridge. When it comes to tournament time, any basketball player will tell you its all about the shoes But for Randy Slone, a new pair of Nikes is about much more than just the swoosh "They recruited me asking me if I had history w...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hoopfest is about much more than just basketball. Each team has their own story -- and for some, the path was paved with blood sweat and tears.    Today I met a team who has become a brotherhood from under the bridge. When it comes to tournament time, any basketball player will tell you its all about the shoes But for Randy Slone, a new pair of Nikes is about much more than just the swoosh "They recruited me asking me if I had history w...

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  • Pepperoni prep: restaurants prepare for Hoopfest weekend

    Pepperoni prep: restaurants prepare for Hoopfest weekend

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:39:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With thousands of people in town for Hoopfest, restaurants are prepping for this weekend. Twenty pounds. That's how much pepperoni Fire Artisan Pizza is expected to go through just this weekend alone. Kitchen Manager Christy Grohs has been crafting pizzas for several years and her crew started prepping earlier this week for the big weekend.  Dicing onions, preparing the fresh mozzarella, and slicing that high quality 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With thousands of people in town for Hoopfest, restaurants are prepping for this weekend. Twenty pounds. That's how much pepperoni Fire Artisan Pizza is expected to go through just this weekend alone. Kitchen Manager Christy Grohs has been crafting pizzas for several years and her crew started prepping earlier this week for the big weekend.  Dicing onions, preparing the fresh mozzarella, and slicing that high quality 

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  • Feeling the heat at Hoopfest: temperatures can alter tempers

    Feeling the heat at Hoopfest: temperatures can alter tempers

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:18:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The difference between a few degrees could mean a foul or a felony. "It's like 77...75 to about 88 is actually when our side operations in partnership with Spokane police kind of go on high alert," said Executive Director of Hoopfest Matt Santangelo. Cops will more likely to be needed on stand by for Saturday rather than Sunday. "Anything above that they aren't as worried about fights any longer because people are too 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The difference between a few degrees could mean a foul or a felony. "It's like 77...75 to about 88 is actually when our side operations in partnership with Spokane police kind of go on high alert," said Executive Director of Hoopfest Matt Santangelo. Cops will more likely to be needed on stand by for Saturday rather than Sunday. "Anything above that they aren't as worried about fights any longer because people are too 

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  • Homeless single father tries to turn luck around for 4-year-old daughter

    Homeless single father tries to turn luck around for 4-year-old daughter

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:09:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. George Simpkins packed his bags and moved from Ohio to Spokane to start a new job. But when he got to the Lilac City, his string of bad luck started.  “That never happened,” said Simpkins. “I’ve had temporary jobs off and on.” It’s been several years since Simpkins moved to Spokane, and the now 48-year-old hasn’t been able to keep a job, but it’s not due to lack of effort. “I’ve lost a couple of jobs because

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    SPOKANE, Wash. George Simpkins packed his bags and moved from Ohio to Spokane to start a new job. But when he got to the Lilac City, his string of bad luck started.  “That never happened,” said Simpkins. “I’ve had temporary jobs off and on.” It’s been several years since Simpkins moved to Spokane, and the now 48-year-old hasn’t been able to keep a job, but it’s not due to lack of effort. “I’ve lost a couple of jobs because

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  • California woman finds dead frog in salad

    California woman finds dead frog in salad

    Friday, June 23 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-06-24 01:35:42 GMT
    Courtesy Shawna CepedaCourtesy Shawna Cepeda

    A woman ordering a side salad at BJ's in West Covina got a little more than she asked for. After about 4 bites into her salad, Shawna Cepeda discovered a small frog in her salad. After informing the manager of her discovery, he comped her meal but still made her family pay for their drinks. Cepeda later received a $50 gift certificate from the corporate office.

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    A woman ordering a side salad at BJ's in West Covina got a little more than she asked for. After about 4 bites into her salad, Shawna Cepeda discovered a small frog in her salad. After informing the manager of her discovery, he comped her meal but still made her family pay for their drinks. Cepeda later received a $50 gift certificate from the corporate office.

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  • Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

    Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:54:41 GMT
    @gwuhospital Facebook page@gwuhospital Facebook page

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Another victim of the mass shooting that critically injured a congressman is out of the hospital. The family of Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika says he was released Friday from George Washington University Hospital. Mika was among five people hit by gunfire multiple times in his chest and arm in the attack on a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14. The others were U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, two U.S. Capitol Police...

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Another victim of the mass shooting that critically injured a congressman is out of the hospital. The family of Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika says he was released Friday from George Washington University Hospital. Mika was among five people hit by gunfire multiple times in his chest and arm in the attack on a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14. The others were U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, two U.S. Capitol Police...

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  • Liberty Lake man dies four days after crash near Coeur d'Alene

    Liberty Lake man dies four days after crash near Coeur d'Alene

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:06:26 GMT
    Liberty Lake man dies four days after crash in Coeur d'AleneLiberty Lake man dies four days after crash in Coeur d'Alene

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Liberty Lake man has died Friday as a result of his the injuries he suffered from a crash earlier this week. The crash happened on US-95 southbound by Cougar Gulch Road on Monday. Idaho State Police say 68-year-old Glenn Davis was parked on the right shoulder with a passenger inside his car. According to the police report,. Davis attempted to make a left turn from the shoulder of the roadway and failed to yield to an oncoming car.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Liberty Lake man has died Friday as a result of his the injuries he suffered from a crash earlier this week. The crash happened on US-95 southbound by Cougar Gulch Road on Monday. Idaho State Police say 68-year-old Glenn Davis was parked on the right shoulder with a passenger inside his car. According to the police report,. Davis attempted to make a left turn from the shoulder of the roadway and failed to yield to an oncoming car.

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  • Gentle reminder: don't leave valuables inside vehicles

    Gentle reminder: don't leave valuables inside vehicles

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:04:24 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The nice weather is here and more people are out enjoying parks, lakes, and events like Hoopfest.  The Spokane Valley Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone that criminals are also out, and are looking to prey on valuables left behind in your parked cars.  Law enforcement says it doesn't matter if your vehicle is locked or unlocked, it takes less than a second for a thief to enter and steal your belongings.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The nice weather is here and more people are out enjoying parks, lakes, and events like Hoopfest.  The Spokane Valley Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone that criminals are also out, and are looking to prey on valuables left behind in your parked cars.  Law enforcement says it doesn't matter if your vehicle is locked or unlocked, it takes less than a second for a thief to enter and steal your belongings.

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  • Man found alive after 4 days missing in Montana wilderness

    Man found alive after 4 days missing in Montana wilderness

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:43:31 GMT
    Courtesy KTMFCourtesy KTMF

    CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a U.S. Forest Service official has found a Pennsylvania man who had been missing in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness since Monday. Rocky Mountain District Ranger Mike Munoz says 21-year-old Eric Hellmuth was found alive on Friday. The Choteau Acantha first reported the discovery of Hellmuth. The newspaper reports Hellmuth is tired and dehydrated, but in good condition. A backcountry outfitter reported ...

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    CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a U.S. Forest Service official has found a Pennsylvania man who had been missing in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness since Monday. Rocky Mountain District Ranger Mike Munoz says 21-year-old Eric Hellmuth was found alive on Friday. The Choteau Acantha first reported the discovery of Hellmuth. The newspaper reports Hellmuth is tired and dehydrated, but in good condition. A backcountry outfitter reported ...

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  • Coroner identifies person who died in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    Coroner identifies person who died in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:25:38 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and firefighters say while battling the blaze they found the body of a person inside the home. 

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  • State warns of wildfire danger

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-06-23 22:29:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - State officials are warning about increased wildfire danger in all of Eastern Washington through the weekend.  The state Department of Natural Resources says increasing winds, higher temperatures and lower humidity are expected to heighten the risk of wildfires. The increased danger is expected to last until Tuesday. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redi...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - State officials are warning about increased wildfire danger in all of Eastern Washington through the weekend.  The state Department of Natural Resources says increasing winds, higher temperatures and lower humidity are expected to heighten the risk of wildfires. The increased danger is expected to last until Tuesday. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redi...

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  • Post Falls man charged with downloading and disseminating child pornography

    Post Falls man charged with downloading and disseminating child pornography

    Friday, June 23 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-06-23 21:31:01 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A 35-year-old Post Falls man has been arrested and charged with Sexual Exploitation of a child after authorities say he downloaded and disseminated child pornography over the internet. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - A 35-year-old Post Falls man has been arrested and charged with Sexual Exploitation of a child after authorities say he downloaded and disseminated child pornography over the internet. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Edward Gardner was arrested on Thursday by investigators with the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. 

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  • 5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

    5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

    Friday, June 23 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-06-23 21:27:00 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish media reports say five people - three of them children - were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died. The private Dogan news agency reported Friday that the three children were caught up in an electrical current in the pool at the park in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province. The park's manager and his son dived into the pool to try and save them.

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    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish media reports say five people - three of them children - were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died. The private Dogan news agency reported Friday that the three children were caught up in an electrical current in the pool at the park in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province. The park's manager and his son dived into the pool to try and save them.

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  • Disneyland devotee visits park for 2,000 days in a row

    Friday, June 23 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-06-23 20:16:23 GMT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - If Disneyland is "The Happiest Place on Earth," Jeff Reitz may be its happiest citizen. As of Thursday, Reitz had visited the park for 2,000 days in a row - every day for 5½ years. The Huntington Beach man tells the Orange County Register he began visiting with his ex-girlfriend in 2012 when both were jobless and wanted to keep up their spirits.

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. - If Disneyland is "The Happiest Place on Earth," Jeff Reitz may be its happiest citizen. As of Thursday, Reitz had visited the park for 2,000 days in a row - every day for 5½ years. The Huntington Beach man tells the Orange County Register he began visiting with his ex-girlfriend in 2012 when both were jobless and wanted to keep up their spirits.

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  • Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

    Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:37:25 GMT

    DAYTON, Ohio - Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident. Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton says a report was received at 12:31 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top. She says Wright-Patterson Air Force Base dispatched a crash team and heavy rescue crew.

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    DAYTON, Ohio - Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident. Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton says a report was received at 12:31 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top. She says Wright-Patterson Air Force Base dispatched a crash team and heavy rescue crew.

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  • R.I.P. Maddie the Bulldog

    R.I.P. Maddie the Bulldog

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:06:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Maddie the bulldog, Gonzaga's beloved real-life mascot has passed away after battling a fast-growing bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.  "Today I couldn't take the pain anymore and told my humans," a post on Maddie's Facebook page read Thursday night. "Under the care of my loving vet Dr. Ben Hart... I grew my angel wings and flew over the Rainbow Bridge.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Maddie the bulldog, Gonzaga's beloved real-life mascot has passed away after battling a fast-growing bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.  "Today I couldn't take the pain anymore and told my humans," a post on Maddie's Facebook page read Thursday night. "Under the care of my loving vet Dr. Ben Hart... I grew my angel wings and flew over the Rainbow Bridge.

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  • Palouse Falls State Park temporarily closes during fire

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:02:46 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - Officials say Palouse Falls State Park in eastern Washington was temporarily closed during a fire that burned through wild lands north of the park. 

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - Officials say Palouse Falls State Park in eastern Washington was temporarily closed during a fire that burned through wild lands north of the park. The Tri-City Herald reports that the fire started Wednesday and seemed to begin to die down until winds caused it to grow again. Franklin County Fire Districts and Adams County Fire District brought the fire under control Thursday.

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  • At Glastonbury, Depp asks about assassinating the president

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-06-23 17:31:01 GMT

    LOS ANGELES - Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump. He asked the question at the annual festival that celebrates the performing arts.

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    LOS ANGELES - Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump. He asked the question at the annual festival that celebrates the performing arts.

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  • Documents detail reasoning behind removal of Former Spokane street director

    Documents detail reasoning behind removal of Former Spokane street director

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:41:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - You might remember - Mark Serbousek was removed from the top spot in the Streets Department - the day before a storm dumped another 7 inches of snow on Spokane. Many wondered at the time whether a winter's worth of complaints about inadequate plowing and pothole repair had anything to do with it. This stack of documents - including emails, memos, and text messages and covering late 2016 through 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - You might remember - Mark Serbousek was removed from the top spot in the Streets Department - the day before a storm dumped another 7 inches of snow on Spokane. Many wondered at the time whether a winter's worth of complaints about inadequate plowing and pothole repair had anything to do with it. This stack of documents - including emails, memos, and text messages and covering late 2016 through 

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  • Hoopfest team finds third player to keep family tradition alive

    Hoopfest team finds third player to keep family tradition alive

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:29:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Each year thousands of players come together for the world’s largest 3-on-3-basketball tournament, but one team is still missing their most valuable player. Joey Cawyer played at Hoopfest for a decade before passing away from brain cancer in 2013. “It was really hard to watch Joey go,” said his mother, Cindy Anderson.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Each year thousands of players come together for the world’s largest 3-on-3-basketball tournament, but one team is still missing their most valuable player. Joey Cawyer played at Hoopfest for a decade before passing away from brain cancer in 2013. “It was really hard to watch Joey go,” said his mother, Cindy Anderson.

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  • Mothers describe witnessing attempted child luring near Glass Park

    Mothers describe witnessing attempted child luring near Glass Park

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-06-23 02:58:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Do you know where your kids are? Thankfully, two women say they were around after a man tried to lure their kids into his car. It happened Wednesday morning in North Spokane near Glass Park off of Hoffman Street. Spokane Police say they are calling this an attempted child luring and they are actively searching for the man. Misty Coleman-Woods says a man in a Subaru pulled up to her home around 10:30 a.m. on 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Do you know where your kids are? Thankfully, two women say they were around after a man tried to lure their kids into his car. It happened Wednesday morning in North Spokane near Glass Park off of Hoffman Street. Spokane Police say they are calling this an attempted child luring and they are actively searching for the man. Misty Coleman-Woods says a man in a Subaru pulled up to her home around 10:30 a.m. on 

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  • Restoration efforts underway on High Drive Bluff; 'Watering Brigade' volunteers wanted

    Restoration efforts underway on High Drive Bluff; 'Watering Brigade' volunteers wanted

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-06-23 01:07:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Restoration efforts are underway after a mile-long road was bulldozed reportedly without permission in the High Drive Bluff. Patrick Keegan is with Friends of the Bluff. He has been coming down to the area that was bulldozed nearly every other day with his backpack full of four gallons of water. That’s because more than 900 tree seedlings have been planted to restore what was taken down.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Restoration efforts are underway after a mile-long road was bulldozed reportedly without permission in the High Drive Bluff. Patrick Keegan is with Friends of the Bluff. He has been coming down to the area that was bulldozed nearly every other day with his backpack full of four gallons of water. That’s because more than 900 tree seedlings have been planted to restore what was taken down.

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  • Idaho governor welcomes delisting of Yellowstone grizzlies

    Idaho governor welcomes delisting of Yellowstone grizzlies

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:06:06 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on removing Yellowstone region grizzly bears from federal protections (all times local): ___  1:30 p.m. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is welcoming the delisting of grizzlies in Yellowstone and says the state is ready to start managing the bears. Otter says Idaho has been on the forefront of Yellowstone grizzly bear recovery for many years and that the population has been recovere...

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on removing Yellowstone region grizzly bears from federal protections (all times local): ___  1:30 p.m. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is welcoming the delisting of grizzlies in Yellowstone and says the state is ready to start managing the bears. Otter says Idaho has been on the forefront of Yellowstone grizzly bear recovery for many years and that the population has been recovere...

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  • Man in semitrailer dies in crash with train

    Man in semitrailer dies in crash with train

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:27:09 GMT
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    PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) - A 66-year-old man died in a crash involving his semitrailer and a freight train in southeastern Washington. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the crash Wednesday afternoon near Plymouth by the Columbia River. The sheriff's office says Ronald Slagg was driving north on a private road that crosses railroad tracks when the crash with a BNSF train occurred. The sheriff's office says Slagg was se...

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    PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) - A 66-year-old man died in a crash involving his semitrailer and a freight train in southeastern Washington. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the crash Wednesday afternoon near Plymouth by the Columbia River. The sheriff's office says Ronald Slagg was driving north on a private road that crosses railroad tracks when the crash with a BNSF train occurred. The sheriff's office says Slagg was se...

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  • 1,600 marijuana plants worth $1.6M seized from house

    1,600 marijuana plants worth $1.6M seized from house

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:22:21 GMT

    BENTON CITY, Wash. (AP) - The Benton County Sheriff's Office discovered $1.6 million worth of illegal marijuana at a Washington house while checking on a domestic dispute report. The Tri-City Herald reports deputies and gang team members seized 1,600 plants from the house. Authorities say nobody had been arrested as of Wednesday evening, but the suspects involved in the two large, unlicensed growing operations have been identified. A search war...

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    BENTON CITY, Wash. (AP) - The Benton County Sheriff's Office discovered $1.6 million worth of illegal marijuana at a Washington house while checking on a domestic dispute report. The Tri-City Herald reports deputies and gang team members seized 1,600 plants from the house. Authorities say nobody had been arrested as of Wednesday evening, but the suspects involved in the two large, unlicensed growing operations have been identified. A search war...

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  • Driver of Idaho school bus charged following injury crash

    Driver of Idaho school bus charged following injury crash

    Thursday, June 22 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-06-22 21:45:08 GMT
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    SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) - The 67-year-old driver of a school bus involved in a rollover crash that injured more than a dozen junior high students in April has been charged with misdemeanor reckless driving. The Times-News reports that Richard Mecham was charged Monday in 5th District court. Officials say Mecham on April 18 drove off the right shoulder, overcorrected and rolled the 2011 school bus. Twelve students were hospitalized, and all were released the next d...

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    SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) - The 67-year-old driver of a school bus involved in a rollover crash that injured more than a dozen junior high students in April has been charged with misdemeanor reckless driving. The Times-News reports that Richard Mecham was charged Monday in 5th District court. Officials say Mecham on April 18 drove off the right shoulder, overcorrected and rolled the 2011 school bus. Twelve students were hospitalized, and all were released the next d...

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  • Looking to become a Deputy? Spokane Co. Sheriff's Office holding open house

    Looking to become a Deputy? Spokane Co. Sheriff's Office holding open house

    Thursday, June 22 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-06-22 21:14:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is hiring and will be holding an open house next week for anyone interested in a career in law enforcement. The open house will take place on June 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office Training Center at 6011 N. Chase Road, Newman Lake, WA 99025. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is hiring and will be holding an open house next week for anyone interested in a career in law enforcement. The open house will take place on June 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office Training Center at 6011 N. Chase Road, Newman Lake, WA 99025. 

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  • German parliament backs annulment of gay men's convictions

    Thursday, June 22 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-06-22 19:13:30 GMT

    BERLIN - German lawmakers have approved a plan to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enforced enthusiastically in post-World War II West Germany.  Parliament's lower house voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the bill. The legislation criminalizing homosexuality was introduced in the 19th century.

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    BERLIN - German lawmakers have approved a plan to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enforced enthusiastically in post-World War II West Germany.  Parliament's lower house voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the bill. The legislation criminalizing homosexuality was introduced in the 19th century.

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  • Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

    Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-06-22 17:46:24 GMT

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

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

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  • Fitness model killed by exploding whipped cream canister

    Fitness model killed by exploding whipped cream canister

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-06-22 15:31:31 GMT

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

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

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  • Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-06-22 15:17:20 GMT

    CEDARTOWN, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff says he will shorten the sentences of inmates who stepped in to help a deputy when he collapsed on the job. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats told news outlets the deputy suddenly collapsed while overseeing inmates on a work-release detail. The six inmates opened the deputy's shirt, removed his bulletproof vest and began performing CPR.

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    CEDARTOWN, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff says he will shorten the sentences of inmates who stepped in to help a deputy when he collapsed on the job. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats told news outlets the deputy suddenly collapsed while overseeing inmates on a work-release detail. The six inmates opened the deputy's shirt, removed his bulletproof vest and began performing CPR.

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

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

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-06-22 14:19:26 GMT

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

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

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  • Spokane Father's Day fight goes viral on social media

    Spokane Father's Day fight goes viral on social media

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-06-22 03:02:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A dad's plan to pick up his daughter for a Father's Day outing turns into accusations of assault and an arrest. Now a Facebook post is going viral because of what the dad didn't do when confronted. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A dad's plan to pick up his daughter for a Father's Day outing turns into accusations of assault and an arrest. Now a Facebook post is going viral because of what the dad didn't do when confronted. 

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  • Man repossess minivan with sleeping child inside

    Man repossess minivan with sleeping child inside

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-06-22 13:33:43 GMT

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

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

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  • Jason Obermiller found NOT GUILTY of 2nd Degree Murder in the death of 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt

    Jason Obermiller found NOT GUILTY of 2nd Degree Murder in the death of 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt

    Thursday, June 22 2017 2:26 AM EDT2017-06-22 06:26:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We just received word that the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of accused child killer Jason Obermiller.  Obermiller testified earlier this week that he did not kill Adalynn Hoyt. His defense attorneys asked him questions about how he cared for her and Lovina Rainey’s other children. He was also asked about that night in September.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We just received word that the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of accused child killer Jason Obermiller.  Obermiller testified earlier this week that he did not kill Adalynn Hoyt. His defense attorneys asked him questions about how he cared for her and Lovina Rainey’s other children. He was also asked about that night in September.

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  • Spokane man gets thousands in camera gear stolen

    Spokane man gets thousands in camera gear stolen

    Thursday, June 22 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-06-22 04:13:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Over the weekend a Spokane man had his livelihood stolen from him when a thief made off with a camera bag filled with gear worth thousands of dollars. By trade, Christopher Gray is a web developer, photographer and videographer. On Saturday afternoon when and his twin daughters were on a bike ride through Riverfront Park on their way to a photo shoot when Christopher noticed something unusual.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Over the weekend a Spokane man had his livelihood stolen from him when a thief made off with a camera bag filled with gear worth thousands of dollars. By trade, Christopher Gray is a web developer, photographer and videographer. On Saturday afternoon when and his twin daughters were on a bike ride through Riverfront Park on their way to a photo shoot when Christopher noticed something unusual.

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  • Spokane man hopes to fight graffiti tagging with art

    Spokane man hopes to fight graffiti tagging with art

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-06-22 02:41:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One West Central Spokane man is upset after his garage was tagged with graffiti, but he's got a plan to take back his garage. The plan involves time, paint brushes and an artist to help him take away the graffiti and make something special.  The other day, Andrew Larson came out of his house to a surprise. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One West Central Spokane man is upset after his garage was tagged with graffiti, but he's got a plan to take back his garage. The plan involves time, paint brushes and an artist to help him take away the graffiti and make something special.  The other day, Andrew Larson came out of his house to a surprise. 

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  • Community jumps into action after rollover crash in Coeur d'Alene

    Community jumps into action after rollover crash in Coeur d'Alene

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:40:18 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A busy stretch of road in Coeur d’Alene came to a screeching halt yesterday. “It was just a loud impact,” Melissa Cheney said. Cheney, the owner of Lakeshore Decor, says she was with a client. “Then we saw the car actually flip over,” she said. Cheney says they rushed out of the store quickly and saw other people from across the street rush over as well.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A busy stretch of road in Coeur d’Alene came to a screeching halt yesterday. “It was just a loud impact,” Melissa Cheney said. Cheney, the owner of Lakeshore Decor, says she was with a client. “Then we saw the car actually flip over,” she said. Cheney says they rushed out of the store quickly and saw other people from across the street rush over as well.

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  • Three K9s graduate from patrol school

    Three K9s graduate from patrol school

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:24:20 GMT

    Wednesday was the final day of patrol school for three K9s. The Chewelah Police Department will be getting their first K9 in a long time. Officer Matt Miller’s new partner is K9 Rebel.  “It’s great that he’s my partner. I couldn’t ask for a better partner,” Miller says.

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    Wednesday was the final day of patrol school for three K9s. The Chewelah Police Department will be getting their first K9 in a long time. Officer Matt Miller’s new partner is K9 Rebel.  “It’s great that he’s my partner. I couldn’t ask for a better partner,” Miller says.

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  • PHOTOS: $450,000 home in Seattle vs. $450,000 home in Spokane

    PHOTOS: $450,000 home in Seattle vs. $450,000 home in Spokane

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:33:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Location, location, location.  You may have seen a post making its way around social media of a house listing in Seattle for nearly $450,000. That sounds about right for the area, right? Well this house is a bit of a fixer upper. The kind with lots of potential if you invest the time and money.  Currently, however, it is shown on the real estate site Redfin in less than perfect condition. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Location, location, location.  You may have seen a post making its way around social media of a house listing in Seattle for nearly $450,000. That sounds about right for the area, right? Well this house is a bit of a fixer upper. The kind with lots of potential if you invest the time and money.  Currently, however, it is shown on the real estate site Redfin in less than perfect condition. 

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  • Ruling on Dakota Access pipeline shutdown months away

    Ruling on Dakota Access pipeline shutdown months away

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:33:04 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge won't decide until later this year whether to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline while federal officials do more environmental review.      Judge James Boasberg on Wednesday approved a schedule under which both sides in an ongoing lawsuit over the pipeline will submit written arguments on the matter in July and August.

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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge won't decide until later this year whether to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline while federal officials do more environmental review.      Judge James Boasberg on Wednesday approved a schedule under which both sides in an ongoing lawsuit over the pipeline will submit written arguments on the matter in July and August.

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  • Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer

    Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:44:29 GMT

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

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

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  • Teacher alerted drug dealers as revenge on cheating husband

    Teacher alerted drug dealers as revenge on cheating husband

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:29:31 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teacher tipped off drug dealers that her detective husband was investigating them in order to get revenge for his alleged infidelity.      The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday that federal prosecutors want an eight-year sentence for 31-year-old Porsha Session, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to obstruction.

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teacher tipped off drug dealers that her detective husband was investigating them in order to get revenge for his alleged infidelity.      The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday that federal prosecutors want an eight-year sentence for 31-year-old Porsha Session, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to obstruction.

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  • Police search for Utah man after 3 bodies found in Idaho

    Police search for Utah man after 3 bodies found in Idaho

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:14:00 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - Police in Idaho are searching nationwide for a man they say should be considered "armed and dangerous" in connection with the shooting deaths of three women in Idaho.      Canyon County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Marv Dashiell says 60-year-old Gerald "Mike" Bullinger, formerly of Ogden, Utah, is considered a person of interest in the murders discovered Monday at a home in Caldwell.

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    BOISE, Idaho - Police in Idaho are searching nationwide for a man they say should be considered "armed and dangerous" in connection with the shooting deaths of three women in Idaho.      Canyon County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Marv Dashiell says 60-year-old Gerald "Mike" Bullinger, formerly of Ogden, Utah, is considered a person of interest in the murders discovered Monday at a home in Caldwell.

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  • Man who came to girlfriend's aid on I-90 killed by driver

    Man who came to girlfriend's aid on I-90 killed by driver

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:08:52 GMT

    ISSAQUAH, Wash.- The Washington State Patrol says a man who helped his girlfriend when her car broke down on Interstate 90 was run over and killed by a suspected drunk driver.      Trooper Rick Johnson says 47-year-old Robert Thompson, of Snoqualmie, died late Tuesday.      Thompson's girlfriend had called him for help when she had car trouble along the westbound lanes of I-90 east of Issaquah.

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    ISSAQUAH, Wash.- The Washington State Patrol says a man who helped his girlfriend when her car broke down on Interstate 90 was run over and killed by a suspected drunk driver.      Trooper Rick Johnson says 47-year-old Robert Thompson, of Snoqualmie, died late Tuesday.      Thompson's girlfriend had called him for help when she had car trouble along the westbound lanes of I-90 east of Issaquah.

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  • Gov. Inslee calls lawmakers back for third special session

    Gov. Inslee calls lawmakers back for third special session

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:04:12 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a third special session, saying that "the clock is running out" before the state faces a partial government shutdown.      Lawmakers have been struggling to reach consensus on how write a budget that also satisfies a state Supreme Court mandate on education funding and have not been able to reach an agreement on a new two-year state budget.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a third special session, saying that "the clock is running out" before the state faces a partial government shutdown.      Lawmakers have been struggling to reach consensus on how write a budget that also satisfies a state Supreme Court mandate on education funding and have not been able to reach an agreement on a new two-year state budget.

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

    Goodwill returns $97K to Ohio couple in mistaken donation

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:21:31 GMT

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

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

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  • Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

    Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-06-21 16:59:21 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-06-21 16:54:33 GMT

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

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

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

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 10:22 AM EDT2017-06-21 14:22:37 GMT

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

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

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  • Spokane man warns of tailgate thieves

    Spokane man warns of tailgate thieves

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 2:24 AM EDT2017-06-21 06:24:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man has a strange warning for anyone who uses a Park and Ride.  Kevin Erickson says his truck was parked at the Fred Meyer parking lot on Thor Tuesday when someone cut the tailgate off his truck. When he spoke with the store, they went to the security tape and say someone in a white Ford Explorer parked next to him, broke the parts on the sides, pulled it out and drove off.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man has a strange warning for anyone who uses a Park and Ride.  Kevin Erickson says his truck was parked at the Fred Meyer parking lot on Thor Tuesday when someone cut the tailgate off his truck. When he spoke with the store, they went to the security tape and say someone in a white Ford Explorer parked next to him, broke the parts on the sides, pulled it out and drove off.

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  • Spokane police arrest armed burglar in East Spokane within minutes

    Spokane police arrest armed burglar in East Spokane within minutes

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-06-21 06:06:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to a call of a burglary in the 1800 block of E. South Riverton just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The caller reported waking up to a stranger in his apartment, who ran off. The man was able to provide a description of the suspect and multiple SPD units responded to the area.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to a call of a burglary in the 1800 block of E. South Riverton just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The caller reported waking up to a stranger in his apartment, who ran off. The man was able to provide a description of the suspect and multiple SPD units responded to the area.

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  • City Council votes to keep IRONMAN 70.3 in Coeur d'Alene through 2020

    City Council votes to keep IRONMAN 70.3 in Coeur d'Alene through 2020

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-06-21 05:32:49 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A week after the World IRONMAN Corporation announced that 2017 would be a sunset year for the full IRONMAN race in Coeur d'Alene, city council made the decision final. Council members voted in favor of an amendment that would cancel the full IRONMAN 140.6 after 2017, and keep the IRONMAN 70.3 -- or half IRONMAN -- in the city until 2020.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A week after the World IRONMAN Corporation announced that 2017 would be a sunset year for the full IRONMAN race in Coeur d'Alene, city council made the decision final. Council members voted in favor of an amendment that would cancel the full IRONMAN 140.6 after 2017, and keep the IRONMAN 70.3 -- or half IRONMAN -- in the city until 2020.

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  • Spokane woman facing hundreds of dollars in fines for feeding stray cats

    Spokane woman facing hundreds of dollars in fines for feeding stray cats

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-06-21 02:29:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman is facing a hefty fine after neighbors complained about her feeding stray cats. “She’s just trying to feed them so they don't starve,” said April Thrall, who helps take care for the cats. “She’s just trying to do the right thing.”

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman is facing a hefty fine after neighbors complained about her feeding stray cats. “She’s just trying to feed them so they don't starve,” said April Thrall, who helps take care for the cats. “She’s just trying to do the right thing.”

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  • Crews battle wind-driven wildfire in Stevens County

    Crews battle wind-driven wildfire in Stevens County

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-06-21 01:41:24 GMT

    ADDY, Wash. - Firefighters battling a wind-driven fire in Stevens County say crews are getting a handle on the fire Tuesday. As of 6:40 p.m., The Department of Natural Resources report the fire has been knocked down and crews have a line around 60 percent of the fire. They also say that the 10-acre fire is no longer threatening structures. The wind has died down in the area allowing firefighters to make progress on the fire.

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    ADDY, Wash. - Firefighters battling a wind-driven fire in Stevens County say crews are getting a handle on the fire Tuesday. As of 6:40 p.m., The Department of Natural Resources report the fire has been knocked down and crews have a line around 60 percent of the fire. They also say that the 10-acre fire is no longer threatening structures. The wind has died down in the area allowing firefighters to make progress on the fire.

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  • U.S. Marshals warn of telephone scams in Spokane

    U.S. Marshals warn of telephone scams in Spokane

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-06-21 01:13:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of several nationwide telephone scams involving people claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials. In one scam, the caller attempts to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of several nationwide telephone scams involving people claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials. In one scam, the caller attempts to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty.

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  • Stop throwing your money away! Biggest budget busters and money wasters

    Stop throwing your money away! Biggest budget busters and money wasters

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:35:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We love spending our hard-earned cash. But it’s often on things we don’t necessarily need. Hidden expenses are destroying our bank accounts. But is there anything we can do about it? Or will we just fall victim to financial failure? If you’re not sure, we’re here to help. Here is a list of some of the biggest budget busters and money wasters.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We love spending our hard-earned cash. But it’s often on things we don’t necessarily need. Hidden expenses are destroying our bank accounts. But is there anything we can do about it? Or will we just fall victim to financial failure? If you’re not sure, we’re here to help. Here is a list of some of the biggest budget busters and money wasters.

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  • Steam pipe explosion buckles street in downtown Baltimore

    Steam pipe explosion buckles street in downtown Baltimore

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-06-20 23:57:15 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Firefighters in Baltimore say an underground steam pipe explosion has blown a huge hole in a downtown street just a few blocks from a major league baseball stadium.      Fire officials say two people were injured.

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    BALTIMORE (AP) - Firefighters in Baltimore say an underground steam pipe explosion has blown a huge hole in a downtown street just a few blocks from a major league baseball stadium.      Fire officials say two people were injured.

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  • Jury deliberates after toddler homicide trial's closing arguments

    Jury deliberates after toddler homicide trial's closing arguments

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-06-20 22:59:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A jury is currently deliberating whether the man who’s accused of beating and killing a 2-year-old girl did it. This all began in September, after deputies were called out to a home on the South Hill where Adalynn Hoyt was found dead. Prosecutors say she was left in the care of Jason Obermiller the night before, but when she was found, he wasn’t at the house.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A jury is currently deliberating whether the man who’s accused of beating and killing a 2-year-old girl did it. This all began in September, after deputies were called out to a home on the South Hill where Adalynn Hoyt was found dead. Prosecutors say she was left in the care of Jason Obermiller the night before, but when she was found, he wasn’t at the house.

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  • Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

    Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-06-20 22:47:59 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal judge has approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.      Details of the settlement approved Tuesday by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber were not disclosed.

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    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal judge has approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.      Details of the settlement approved Tuesday by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber were not disclosed.

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  • Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

    Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-20 22:44:42 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" Tuesday when soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe.

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    BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" Tuesday when soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe.

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  • New Chris Cornell music video, filmed before death, released

    New Chris Cornell music video, filmed before death, released

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:52:47 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Cornell's final music video, filmed before the singer died in May, was released Tuesday.      The video for "The Promise" was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. The clip was filmed in Brooklyn, New York.      Eric Esrailian, who produced the video, said Cornell filmed the video shortly before he died. Esrailian added that the rock singer wanted the video to be released on World Refugee Day. 

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Cornell's final music video, filmed before the singer died in May, was released Tuesday.      The video for "The Promise" was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. The clip was filmed in Brooklyn, New York.      Eric Esrailian, who produced the video, said Cornell filmed the video shortly before he died. Esrailian added that the rock singer wanted the video to be released on World Refugee Day. 

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  • PHOTOS: Bozeman Police help save horse stuck in the mud

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:46:39 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Wash. - There are things from my childhood that would have been useful for me to remember. Anything beyond 8th grade math comes to mind. I'm constantly forgetting important things my wife is telling me, but ask me to quote every Emilio Estevez line from Young Guns and I'm alright. It's been a life-saver on more than one occasion. 

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    BOZEMAN, Wash. - There are things from my childhood that would have been useful for me to remember. Anything beyond 8th grade math comes to mind. I'm constantly forgetting important things my wife is telling me, but ask me to quote every Emilio Estevez line from Young Guns and I'm alright. It's been a life-saver on more than one occasion. 

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  • Woman accused of faking cancer pleads not guilty to theft

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:50:32 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine woman accused of accepting thousands of dollars in donations after duping friends and colleagues into thinking she had cancer has pleaded not guilty. Twenty-five-year-old Hillary McLellan, of Sebago, was indicted last month on a felony theft charge. She is accused of taking $10,500 raised to pay for her cancer-related expenses.

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    PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine woman accused of accepting thousands of dollars in donations after duping friends and colleagues into thinking she had cancer has pleaded not guilty. Twenty-five-year-old Hillary McLellan, of Sebago, was indicted last month on a felony theft charge. She is accused of taking $10,500 raised to pay for her cancer-related expenses.

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  • Phoenix flights canceled because of heat

    Phoenix flights canceled because of heat

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:16:36 GMT

    PHOENIX - American Airlines says seven regional flights have been delayed and 43 have been canceled because of a heat wave threatening to bring 120 degrees to Phoenix. The disruptions came Tuesday. The airline says it doesn't expect any more issues Wednesday but officials will re-evaluate.

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    PHOENIX - American Airlines says seven regional flights have been delayed and 43 have been canceled because of a heat wave threatening to bring 120 degrees to Phoenix. The disruptions came Tuesday. The airline says it doesn't expect any more issues Wednesday but officials will re-evaluate.

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  • Spokane woman arrested for stabbing two people near Browne's Addition

    Spokane woman arrested for stabbing two people near Browne's Addition

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-06-20 18:14:34 GMT
    Police search for wanted Sandpoint man who fled from officers on footPolice search for wanted Sandpoint man who fled from officers on foot

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman was arrested Friday night for an assault that nearly punctured a man's lung and could cause a woman to lose her eye. Police are still trying to figure out what led up to it. It happened near Browne's Addition just west of downtown. Court documents say a man and woman at a home on S. Elm were viciously assaulted by an intoxicated woman.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman was arrested Friday night for an assault that nearly punctured a man's lung and could cause a woman to lose her eye. Police are still trying to figure out what led up to it. It happened near Browne's Addition just west of downtown. Court documents say a man and woman at a home on S. Elm were viciously assaulted by an intoxicated woman.

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

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

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-06-20 17:50:07 GMT

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

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

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  • Amazon is moving into your dressing room

    Amazon is moving into your dressing room

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-06-20 16:23:29 GMT

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

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

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  • Ford to import Focus small car from China in 2019

    Ford to import Focus small car from China in 2019

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:43 AM EDT2017-06-20 15:43:22 GMT

    DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019. Ford will move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers. Ford's president of global operations Joe Hinrichs says the move will save Ford $1 billion, including $500 million from canceling a new plant in Mexico that was intended to build the Focus.

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    DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019. Ford will move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers. Ford's president of global operations Joe Hinrichs says the move will save Ford $1 billion, including $500 million from canceling a new plant in Mexico that was intended to build the Focus.

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  • CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Foo Fighters coming to Spokane Arena!

    CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Foo Fighters coming to Spokane Arena!

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-06-20 14:32:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Foo Fighters are coming to the Spokane Arena this December! Dave Grohl and company will play the Arena on December 4 as part of their Concrete and Gold tour.  Tickets will go on sale June 29, 2017 through Ticketswest.at 10:00 a.m. Prices start at $51.00 and go up $101.00

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Foo Fighters are coming to the Spokane Arena this December! Dave Grohl and company will play the Arena on December 4 as part of their Concrete and Gold tour.  Tickets will go on sale June 29, 2017 through Ticketswest.at 10:00 a.m. Prices start at $51.00 and go up $101.00

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  • NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

    NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:44 AM EDT2017-06-20 05:44:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA says its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them.      As the Kepler telescope finished its main mission, NASA announced Monday that it has seen a total of 49 planets in the Goldilocks zone for possible life. And it only looked in a tiny part of the galaxy. 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA says its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them.      As the Kepler telescope finished its main mission, NASA announced Monday that it has seen a total of 49 planets in the Goldilocks zone for possible life. And it only looked in a tiny part of the galaxy. 

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  • Family says man died in fight defending his girlfriend

    Family says man died in fight defending his girlfriend

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-06-20 05:24:35 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A fight in Coeur d'Alene quickly took a turn no one intended, all with a single punch. A man is dead and another has been charged with manslaughter following the fight Sunday morning. Officers arrived to find 29-year-old Jeffrey Marfice with a significant head injury.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A fight in Coeur d'Alene quickly took a turn no one intended, all with a single punch. A man is dead and another has been charged with manslaughter following the fight Sunday morning. Officers arrived to find 29-year-old Jeffrey Marfice with a significant head injury.

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  • Police release video after Seattle shooting

    Police release video after Seattle shooting

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:23 AM EDT2017-06-20 05:23:36 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police have released video connected to the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman by two officers who responded to a burglary report at her apartment. The footage, which is from the officers' dash cam and from a camera in the hallway outside the woman's apartment, does not show the Sunday shooting.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police have released video connected to the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman by two officers who responded to a burglary report at her apartment. The footage, which is from the officers' dash cam and from a camera in the hallway outside the woman's apartment, does not show the Sunday shooting.

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  • Spokane Council passes emergency pot shop ordinance

    Spokane Council passes emergency pot shop ordinance

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:21:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Monday night, the Spokane City Council passed an emergency ordinance, changing a zoning regulation about where pot shops can be in the city. While they may sound drastic though, the city council say you shouldn't worry. They voted 5 to 1 to pass a 6-month ordinance, allowing pot shops 500 feet from arcades, instead of 1,000 feet.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Monday night, the Spokane City Council passed an emergency ordinance, changing a zoning regulation about where pot shops can be in the city. While they may sound drastic though, the city council say you shouldn't worry. They voted 5 to 1 to pass a 6-month ordinance, allowing pot shops 500 feet from arcades, instead of 1,000 feet.

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  • Spokane pools slammed with swimmers

    Spokane pools slammed with swimmers

    Monday, June 19 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-06-20 02:37:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Scream and shout, school is out and so is the sunshine! That means hitting the pools. People lined up outside the Comstock Aquatic Center on Monday, trying to get in. Spokane operates six city pools and the city says normally it's Comstock and Shadle that hit full capacity the quickest. The busiest times are typically between 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Scream and shout, school is out and so is the sunshine! That means hitting the pools. People lined up outside the Comstock Aquatic Center on Monday, trying to get in. Spokane operates six city pools and the city says normally it's Comstock and Shadle that hit full capacity the quickest. The busiest times are typically between 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

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  • Accused child killer takes stand in toddler murder trial

    Accused child killer takes stand in toddler murder trial

    Monday, June 19 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-06-20 01:51:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of beating a 2-year-old girl to death took the stand in court Monday. Testifying in his own defense, Jason Obermiller says he did not kill Adalynn Hoyt. His defense attorneys asked him questions about how he cared for her and Lovina Rainey’s other children. He was also asked about that night in September. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of beating a 2-year-old girl to death took the stand in court Monday. Testifying in his own defense, Jason Obermiller says he did not kill Adalynn Hoyt. His defense attorneys asked him questions about how he cared for her and Lovina Rainey’s other children. He was also asked about that night in September. 

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  • Rathdrum man arrested following fatal altercation in downtown Coeur d'Alene

    Rathdrum man arrested following fatal altercation in downtown Coeur d'Alene

    Monday, June 19 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-06-20 01:45:01 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a 21-year-old Rathdrum man for manslaughter after a fatal fight early Sunday morning in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Police were called to the 300 block of N. 4th Street early Sunday morning for a report of a fight. Officers arrived to find 29-year-old Jeffrey Marfice with a significant head injury. Marfice was taken to the hospital and rushed into emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.  

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a 21-year-old Rathdrum man for manslaughter after a fatal fight early Sunday morning in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Police were called to the 300 block of N. 4th Street early Sunday morning for a report of a fight. Officers arrived to find 29-year-old Jeffrey Marfice with a significant head injury. Marfice was taken to the hospital and rushed into emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.  

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  • WSP emphasis patrol begins Tuesday: Save the camping for the woods, not the left lane of I-90

    WSP emphasis patrol begins Tuesday: Save the camping for the woods, not the left lane of I-90

    Monday, June 19 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-06-20 01:19:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Citing numerous requests to address the problem, Washington State Patrol Troopers will begin a statewide effort to crackdown on left lane "campers." Cars are required to keep right except when passing on multiple lane roadway, such as I-90. "Campers" are drivers who remain in the passing lane for long periods of time without passing.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Citing numerous requests to address the problem, Washington State Patrol Troopers will begin a statewide effort to crackdown on left lane "campers." Cars are required to keep right except when passing on multiple lane roadway, such as I-90. "Campers" are drivers who remain in the passing lane for long periods of time without passing.

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  • Court docs: Driver who hit motorcyclists admitted to using drugs

    Court docs: Driver who hit motorcyclists admitted to using drugs

    Monday, June 19 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-06-20 01:08:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police continue to investigate a crash that sent two people to the hospital last week after they were hit and pinned under an SUV near the intersection of Nevada and Broad. The SUV driver was cooperative at the scene of the crash Wednesday, and while he hasn't been charged with a crime yet, court documents show he could be charged with vehicular assault. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police continue to investigate a crash that sent two people to the hospital last week after they were hit and pinned under an SUV near the intersection of Nevada and Broad. The SUV driver was cooperative at the scene of the crash Wednesday, and while he hasn't been charged with a crime yet, court documents show he could be charged with vehicular assault. 

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  • Georgia sheriff: Burglar accidentally killed by his partner

    Georgia sheriff: Burglar accidentally killed by his partner

    Monday, June 19 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-06-19 23:55:58 GMT

    MACON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia sheriff says a burglar accidentally shot and killed his partner when they got caught in the middle of the crime.      WMAZ-TV reports that Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says a woman woke up Monday morning to find the two men having broken into her East Macon home, 88 miles (141.62 kilometers) southeast of metro Atlanta. When she yelled, the men ran out. 

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    MACON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia sheriff says a burglar accidentally shot and killed his partner when they got caught in the middle of the crime.      WMAZ-TV reports that Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says a woman woke up Monday morning to find the two men having broken into her East Macon home, 88 miles (141.62 kilometers) southeast of metro Atlanta. When she yelled, the men ran out. 

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  • Suspected burglar arrested after short car chase

    Suspected burglar arrested after short car chase

    Monday, June 19 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-06-19 23:35:29 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office and Spokane Valley deputies arrested a suspected burglar early Monday morning after a short chase. The man, identified as 36-year-old Justin Lanphere, is suspected of stealing a gun during a burglary in Spokane Valley last week, and has been trying to avoid capture since.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office and Spokane Valley deputies arrested a suspected burglar early Monday morning after a short chase. The man, identified as 36-year-old Justin Lanphere, is suspected of stealing a gun during a burglary in Spokane Valley last week, and has been trying to avoid capture since.

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  • Investigation begins in Montana deck collapse

    Investigation begins in Montana deck collapse

    Monday, June 19 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-06-19 23:10:40 GMT

    LAKESIDE, Mont. (AP) - The owner of Montana camp and retreat center says an investigation has begun into the deck collapse that injured more than 50 people.      The collapse happened Saturday at Glacier Camp, a lodge and retreat center on the shore of Flathead Lake that is owned by the Presbyterian church.

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    LAKESIDE, Mont. (AP) - The owner of Montana camp and retreat center says an investigation has begun into the deck collapse that injured more than 50 people.      The collapse happened Saturday at Glacier Camp, a lodge and retreat center on the shore of Flathead Lake that is owned by the Presbyterian church.

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  • US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22

    US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22

    Monday, June 19 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-06-19 22:43:47 GMT

    CINCINNATI - An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. Otto Warmbier was 22. His family said in a statement released by a hospital that Warmbier died Monday afternoon. The family thanked the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treating him but said, "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible.

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    CINCINNATI - An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. Otto Warmbier was 22. His family said in a statement released by a hospital that Warmbier died Monday afternoon. The family thanked the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treating him but said, "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible.

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  • Health insurers propose 2018 rate increase in Washington

    Health insurers propose 2018 rate increase in Washington

    Monday, June 19 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-06-19 21:28:37 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - State officials say that health insurers have proposed rate changes for next year that have an average increase of about 22.3 percent.      The insurance commissioner's office said Monday that 11 health insurers filed 71 health plans for the state's individual and family health insurance market.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - State officials say that health insurers have proposed rate changes for next year that have an average increase of about 22.3 percent.      The insurance commissioner's office said Monday that 11 health insurers filed 71 health plans for the state's individual and family health insurance market.

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  • Lawsuit alleges deputies responsible for 2013 death

    Lawsuit alleges deputies responsible for 2013 death

    Monday, June 19 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-06-19 21:23:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jury selection is scheduled Monday in a civil lawsuit filed against Spokane County and two sheriff's deputies in connection with the death of a man in 2013.      The Spokesman-Review reports that the family of Will Berger is suing in federal court seeking to hold the deputies civilly responsible for excessive force resulting in Berger's death. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jury selection is scheduled Monday in a civil lawsuit filed against Spokane County and two sheriff's deputies in connection with the death of a man in 2013.      The Spokesman-Review reports that the family of Will Berger is suing in federal court seeking to hold the deputies civilly responsible for excessive force resulting in Berger's death. 

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  • Pet squirrel that foiled Idaho home burglary returns to wild

    Pet squirrel that foiled Idaho home burglary returns to wild

    Monday, June 19 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-06-19 21:17:44 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - A pet squirrel that gained fame by thwarting a home burglary in Idaho has returned to the wild.      Adam Pearl says Joey climbed onto his shoulder for an affectionate goodbye earlier this month, then scampered up a backyard apple tree at his Meridian home and hasn't been seen since.

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    BOISE, Idaho - A pet squirrel that gained fame by thwarting a home burglary in Idaho has returned to the wild.      Adam Pearl says Joey climbed onto his shoulder for an affectionate goodbye earlier this month, then scampered up a backyard apple tree at his Meridian home and hasn't been seen since.

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  • Grant County crash kills one, sparks brush fire

    Grant County crash kills one, sparks brush fire

    Monday, June 19 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-06-19 21:09:24 GMT

    MATTAWA, Wash - Grant County deputies report a Mattawa man was killed after a one-vehicle crash on Saturday. Deputies say the man, identified as German Jimenez Salcedo of Mattawa was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado on Road 24-Southwest at Rd U-Southwest east of Mattawa when he lost control and started sliding. It happened around 4:30 p.m.

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    MATTAWA, Wash - Grant County deputies report a Mattawa man was killed after a one-vehicle crash on Saturday. Deputies say the man, identified as German Jimenez Salcedo of Mattawa was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado on Road 24-Southwest at Rd U-Southwest east of Mattawa when he lost control and started sliding. It happened around 4:30 p.m.

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  • Grant County man finds note from deputy on his windshield

    Grant County man finds note from deputy on his windshield

    Monday, June 19 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-06-19 20:28:58 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Property crimes are known to spike in the warmer months. The weather is nicer and thieves are out later scoping out things they can steal. 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Property crimes are known to spike in the warmer months. The weather is nicer and thieves are out later scoping out things they can steal. I'll admit sometimes in the summer months, it's easy to forget you left your garage open. That's a jackpot for thieves and exactly the kind of thing they look for. Thankfully for one Grant County resident, a deputy had his back.

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

    PHOTOS: 84 neglected Great Danes seized from New Hampshire mansion

    Monday, June 19 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-06-19 18:14:39 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Monday, June 19 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-06-19 18:06:41 GMT

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

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

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  • UPS adds new fee up to $1 for holiday-season deliveries

    Monday, June 19 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-06-19 17:26:02 GMT

    ATLANTA - UPS is adding a new charge of under $1 for shipments to residential customers during peak delivery periods in November and December. United Parcel Service Inc. said Monday it will add 27 cents for residential deliveries from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 and Dec. 17-23. UPS will add a fee of between 81 cents and 97 cents to overnight, second- or third-day deliveries for residential deliveries Dec. 17-23.

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    ATLANTA - UPS is adding a new charge of under $1 for shipments to residential customers during peak delivery periods in November and December. United Parcel Service Inc. said Monday it will add 27 cents for residential deliveries from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 and Dec. 17-23. UPS will add a fee of between 81 cents and 97 cents to overnight, second- or third-day deliveries for residential deliveries Dec. 17-23.
        

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

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

    Monday, June 19 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-06-19 16:53:20 GMT
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Latest on Megyn Kelly's Sunday night interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):      11:51 a.m.      Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was seen by 3.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen.      Much criticized ahead of time, the report filled roughly one-third of NBC's hour-long "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," whose audience was dwarfed by CBS rival "...>>
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Latest on Megyn Kelly's Sunday night interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):      11:51 a.m.      Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was seen by 3.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen.      Much criticized ahead of time, the report filled roughly one-third of NBC's hour-long "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," whose audience was dwarfed by CBS rival "...>>
  • Autopsy shows Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system

    Autopsy shows Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system

    Monday, June 19 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-06-19 16:13:04 GMT

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

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

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  • Car salesman nabs purse snatcher in Spokane Valley

    Car salesman nabs purse snatcher in Spokane Valley

    Sunday, June 18 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-06-19 01:38:46 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Some are calling a man a superhero after he catches a purse-snatcher in broad daylight. Bastian Blumig says he was working at Valley Auto Liquidators on Friday when he heard cries for help. “Just sold a car and I was back here parking it for a customer and I heard some commotion at Target over there,” he says.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Some are calling a man a superhero after he catches a purse-snatcher in broad daylight. Bastian Blumig says he was working at Valley Auto Liquidators on Friday when he heard cries for help. “Just sold a car and I was back here parking it for a customer and I heard some commotion at Target over there,” he says.

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  • Counterfeit bill used at garage sale to raise money for medical bills

    Counterfeit bill used at garage sale to raise money for medical bills

    Sunday, June 18 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-06-19 00:48:56 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - From Girl Scouts to garage sales, criminals are finding new places to use counterfeit bills. The most recent instance happened on Saturday at a garage sale in Spokane Valley near Sprague and University.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - From Girl Scouts to garage sales, criminals are finding new places to use counterfeit bills. The most recent instance happened on Saturday at a garage sale in Spokane Valley near Sprague and University.

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  • Police: Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

    Police: Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

    Sunday, June 18 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-06-19 00:36:00 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - Police say a vehicle struck pedestrians on a road in north London, leaving several casualties and one person has been arrested.      Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Monday. The London Ambulance Service said it was responding to the incident. 

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    LONDON (AP) - Police say a vehicle struck pedestrians on a road in north London, leaving several casualties and one person has been arrested.      Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Monday. The London Ambulance Service said it was responding to the incident. 

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  • Police: California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

    Police: California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

    Sunday, June 18 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-06-18 23:46:48 GMT

    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California woman is being held on suspicion of beating, biting and choking her 11-year-old daughter in an attempt to perform an exorcism on the child. Humboldt County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Kimberly Felder stripped her daughter naked and shoved sand into her mouth before a witness tried to stop the attack at a secluded beach Friday.

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    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California woman is being held on suspicion of beating, biting and choking her 11-year-old daughter in an attempt to perform an exorcism on the child. Humboldt County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Kimberly Felder stripped her daughter naked and shoved sand into her mouth before a witness tried to stop the attack at a secluded beach Friday.

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  • Crews respond to farm shop fire in Grant County

    Crews respond to farm shop fire in Grant County

    Sunday, June 18 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-06-18 23:27:59 GMT

    ROYAL CITY, Wash. - Grant County fire crews responded to a structure fire around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters near Royal City found a large farm shop on fire near Road 12-Southeast and Road E-Southeast.  Firefighting efforts were hampered by power lines overhead, but firefighters say power lines were not the cause of the fire.

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    ROYAL CITY, Wash. - Grant County fire crews responded to a structure fire around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters near Royal City found a large farm shop on fire near Road 12-Southeast and Road E-Southeast.  Firefighting efforts were hampered by power lines overhead, but firefighters say power lines were not the cause of the fire.

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  • Investigators still working to determine cause of fire at Master Refrigeration building

    Investigators still working to determine cause of fire at Master Refrigeration building

    Sunday, June 18 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-06-18 23:16:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of a fire at the Master Refrigeration building near Sprague and Cowley Sunday. The building caught fire late Saturday and crews worked to bring the fire under control and extinguish the blaze. Damage to the building was extensive, but no injuries were reported as of Sunday afternoon.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of a fire at the Master Refrigeration building near Sprague and Cowley Sunday. The building caught fire late Saturday and crews worked to bring the fire under control and extinguish the blaze. Damage to the building was extensive, but no injuries were reported as of Sunday afternoon.

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  • Authorities say 32 injured in deck collapse

    Authorities say 32 injured in deck collapse

    Sunday, June 18 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-06-18 22:45:11 GMT

    LAKESIDE, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say 14 people were taken or drove themselves to a hospital after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a firefighter.      Lake County Sheriff Don Bell told KFBB-TV that about 10 of those people drove themselves to the hospital. Others had serious injuries and had to be transported by helicopter.

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    LAKESIDE, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say 14 people were taken or drove themselves to a hospital after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a firefighter.      Lake County Sheriff Don Bell told KFBB-TV that about 10 of those people drove themselves to the hospital. Others had serious injuries and had to be transported by helicopter.

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  • US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

    US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

    Sunday, June 18 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-06-18 22:29:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military says it has shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants.      The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Iraq said in a written statement Sunday that a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near the U.S. partner forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces.  

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military says it has shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants.      The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Iraq said in a written statement Sunday that a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near the U.S. partner forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces.  

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  • BBQ dads come together to make viral ad a reality

    BBQ dads come together to make viral ad a reality

    Sunday, June 18 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-06-18 21:46:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We showed you a viral Craigslist ad a few weeks ago. Spokane boys looking to hire a BBQ dad for their end of the school year part. It finally happened on Saturday. It's the barbecue Dane Anderson cooked up with the help of his friends. The ad asking for a dad, gave points if your name was Bill, Randy or Dave. But Scott, Pete and Jim will do. All three were hired to be BBQ dads on Saturday and all three are local.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We showed you a viral Craigslist ad a few weeks ago. Spokane boys looking to hire a BBQ dad for their end of the school year part. It finally happened on Saturday. It's the barbecue Dane Anderson cooked up with the help of his friends. The ad asking for a dad, gave points if your name was Bill, Randy or Dave. But Scott, Pete and Jim will do. All three were hired to be BBQ dads on Saturday and all three are local.

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  • Woman faces murder charge after falsely accusing 2 men

    Woman faces murder charge after falsely accusing 2 men

    Sunday, June 18 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-06-18 20:03:31 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington woman who falsely accused her former boyfriend and a roommate of a crime has been charged with murder.      The Daily Herald reports 54-year-old Tammie Peterson was charged on Friday in the death of Deborah Jeanneret. Police say Peterson's roommate reported finding the dead body in her room.

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington woman who falsely accused her former boyfriend and a roommate of a crime has been charged with murder.      The Daily Herald reports 54-year-old Tammie Peterson was charged on Friday in the death of Deborah Jeanneret. Police say Peterson's roommate reported finding the dead body in her room.

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  • Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners

    Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners

    Sunday, June 18 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-06-18 19:05:26 GMT

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A security official says suspected jihadists in Mali's capital have attacked a resort that is popular with foreigners on the weekends.      The official with the U.N. mission known as MINUSMA, said people had been killed and wounded but gave no immediate toll. There also were believed to be hostages in the luxury Campement de Kangaba resort area Sunday.

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    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A security official says suspected jihadists in Mali's capital have attacked a resort that is popular with foreigners on the weekends.      The official with the U.N. mission known as MINUSMA, said people had been killed and wounded but gave no immediate toll. There also were believed to be hostages in the luxury Campement de Kangaba resort area Sunday.

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  • 1 killed, 1 awaiting rescue after SUV falls off cliff

    1 killed, 1 awaiting rescue after SUV falls off cliff

    Sunday, June 18 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-06-18 17:45:26 GMT

    BUCKLEY, Wash. (AP) - One man has died and another woman was awaiting rescue after an SUV went off a cliff near Mount Rainier National Park.      The News Tribune reports that a woman is critically injured about 600 feet down the cliff.

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    BUCKLEY, Wash. (AP) - One man has died and another woman was awaiting rescue after an SUV went off a cliff near Mount Rainier National Park.      The News Tribune reports that a woman is critically injured about 600 feet down the cliff.

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  • The Latest: Portugal lowers forest fire death toll to 61

    The Latest: Portugal lowers forest fire death toll to 61

    Sunday, June 18 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-06-18 17:09:44 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's prime minister says the death toll has been lowered in the country's deadly forest fire to 61. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Sunday that death toll was reduced from the previously reported 62 people because one victim had been counted twice by authorities. He said "the dimension of this fire has caused a human tragedy beyond any in our memory."

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    LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's prime minister says the death toll has been lowered in the country's deadly forest fire to 61. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Sunday that death toll was reduced from the previously reported 62 people because one victim had been counted twice by authorities. He said "the dimension of this fire has caused a human tragedy beyond any in our memory."

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  • Cosby lawyers fighting civil suits by 10 women

    Cosby lawyers fighting civil suits by 10 women

    Sunday, June 18 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-06-18 16:48:40 GMT

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, but the comedian's civil lawyers are still fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country.      Seven women currently have defamation suits pending against him in Massachusetts. Three more have defamation or sexual battery suits pending in California. 

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    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, but the comedian's civil lawyers are still fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country.      Seven women currently have defamation suits pending against him in Massachusetts. Three more have defamation or sexual battery suits pending in California. 

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  • Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position

    Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position

    Sunday, June 18 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-06-18 16:42:15 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position in the agency.  The conservative firebrand said last month he was taking a job as an assistant secretary at the DHS.

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    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position in the agency.  The conservative firebrand said last month he was taking a job as an assistant secretary at the DHS.

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  • Rubio says best to let Russia probe proceed

    Rubio says best to let Russia probe proceed

    Sunday, June 18 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-06-18 16:38:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio says it's best for the country to let the FBI's investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election take its course, and the Florida Republican tells CNN's "State of the Union" that's what he'd advise President Donald Trump..

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio says it's best for the country to let the FBI's investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election take its course, and the Florida Republican tells CNN's "State of the Union" that's what he'd advise President Donald Trump..

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  • Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

    Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

    Sunday, June 18 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-06-18 16:30:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political.      A dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political.      A dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.

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  • Leader of painkiller distribution ring sentenced to 6 years

    Leader of painkiller distribution ring sentenced to 6 years

    Sunday, June 18 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-06-18 16:20:03 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The leader of a prescription forgery ring that distributed hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills was sentenced to 76 months in prison.      U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Anthony Ballenger pleaded guilty in March to computer hacking, identity theft and conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The leader of a prescription forgery ring that distributed hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills was sentenced to 76 months in prison.      U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Anthony Ballenger pleaded guilty in March to computer hacking, identity theft and conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. 

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  • Witnesses rush to help man stabbed in downtown Spokane

    Witnesses rush to help man stabbed in downtown Spokane

    Saturday, June 17 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-06-18 01:20:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It started out as your typical Saturday morning with families attending street fairs on some of the downtown Spokane streets, but it all turned into a scary situation at 11 o'clock this morning. "I heard someone yell pretty loud. A lot of screaming, " said Todd Adolphson who was parking his car across the street to head into work.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It started out as your typical Saturday morning with families attending street fairs on some of the downtown Spokane streets, but it all turned into a scary situation at 11 o'clock this morning. "I heard someone yell pretty loud. A lot of screaming, " said Todd Adolphson who was parking his car across the street to head into work.

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

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

    Saturday, June 17 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-06-17 23:37:08 GMT

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

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

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  • Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

    Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

    Saturday, June 17 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-06-17 23:32:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise has been upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition."      Scalise continues to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington.      Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update Saturday on behalf of the Scalise family.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise has been upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition."      Scalise continues to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington.      Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update Saturday on behalf of the Scalise family.

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  • Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

    Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

    Saturday, June 17 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-06-17 20:55:12 GMT

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Police are calling it grand theft avocado.      Southern California authorities say three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 worth of avocados.      The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says they were arrested Wednesday, charged with grand theft of fruit and are jailed for lack of $250,000 bail each. 

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    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Police are calling it grand theft avocado.      Southern California authorities say three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 worth of avocados.      The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says they were arrested Wednesday, charged with grand theft of fruit and are jailed for lack of $250,000 bail each. 

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  • Aircraft, vessels search for missing US sailors

    Aircraft, vessels search for missing US sailors

    Saturday, June 17 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-06-17 20:47:31 GMT

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) - Aircraft and vessels are searching for seven missing American sailors in the sea off Japan after a pre-dawn collision between a Navy destroyer and a huge cargo ship.      Investigators now face trying to determine how a sophisticated U.S. warship collided with a container ship four times its size.

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    YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) - Aircraft and vessels are searching for seven missing American sailors in the sea off Japan after a pre-dawn collision between a Navy destroyer and a huge cargo ship.      Investigators now face trying to determine how a sophisticated U.S. warship collided with a container ship four times its size.

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  • Police: 58 missing, presumed dead in London fire

    Police: 58 missing, presumed dead in London fire

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:48:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead.      Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday that this number, which was based on reports from the public, may rise. He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday.

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    LONDON (AP) - London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead.      Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday that this number, which was based on reports from the public, may rise. He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday.

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  • Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

    Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:41:27 GMT

    The acquittal of an officer in the death of a Minnesota motorist who volunteered that he had a gun during a traffic stop adds to the worries of African-American gun owners.      Gerry Martin is a licensed gun owner in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He says he's not sure he will ever tell an officer that he has a concealed weapon permit - and possibly a weapon - because it's too risky.

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    The acquittal of an officer in the death of a Minnesota motorist who volunteered that he had a gun during a traffic stop adds to the worries of African-American gun owners.      Gerry Martin is a licensed gun owner in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He says he's not sure he will ever tell an officer that he has a concealed weapon permit - and possibly a weapon - because it's too risky.

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  • Cosby accuser thanks prosecutors after mistrial

    Cosby accuser thanks prosecutors after mistrial

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:35:34 GMT

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby's chief accuser is thanking prosecutors for taking her case after a jury failed to agree on a verdict.      Lawyers for Andrea Constand issued a statement on her behalf Saturday.

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    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby's chief accuser is thanking prosecutors for taking her case after a jury failed to agree on a verdict.      Lawyers for Andrea Constand issued a statement on her behalf Saturday.

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  • 9/11 Memorial designer to create church shooting memorial

    9/11 Memorial designer to create church shooting memorial

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:31:22 GMT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial in New York has been chosen to create a memorial to honor the nine worshippers who died in a racist attack on a Charleston church.      The planners of the memorial announced their choice of Michael Arad on Saturday, the second anniversary of the massacre at Emanuel AME church.

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial in New York has been chosen to create a memorial to honor the nine worshippers who died in a racist attack on a Charleston church.      The planners of the memorial announced their choice of Michael Arad on Saturday, the second anniversary of the massacre at Emanuel AME church.

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  • Woman claims officers made her beat grandson with belt

    Woman claims officers made her beat grandson with belt

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:14:43 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Two Tacoma police officers are accused of watching a 54-year-old woman hit her 9-year-old grandson with a belt after telling her to beat him.      The News Tribune reported Friday that the officers face a criminal investigation into possible child abuse by the Washington State Patrol.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Two Tacoma police officers are accused of watching a 54-year-old woman hit her 9-year-old grandson with a belt after telling her to beat him.      The News Tribune reported Friday that the officers face a criminal investigation into possible child abuse by the Washington State Patrol.

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  • Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?

    Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:00:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Can Amazon, the company that persuaded people to buy ever more items online, win enough of them over to having their fresh groceries arrive in an Amazon box?      If the $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods goes through, Amazon gets the advantage of using the stores as mini-distribution hubs to deliver items to customers. But online delivery of groceries has been tough to pull off.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Can Amazon, the company that persuaded people to buy ever more items online, win enough of them over to having their fresh groceries arrive in an Amazon box?      If the $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods goes through, Amazon gets the advantage of using the stores as mini-distribution hubs to deliver items to customers. But online delivery of groceries has been tough to pull off.

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  • SPD, Sheriff's Office, and FBI take down 'Drug-trafficking criminal enterprise'

    SPD, Sheriff's Office, and FBI take down 'Drug-trafficking criminal enterprise'

    Saturday, June 17 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-06-17 17:56:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Details on a two-year investigation by the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force will be revealed in a press conference on Thursday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Details on a two-year investigation by the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force will be revealed in a press conference on Thursday.  Law enforcement with the Spokane Police Department, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and the FBI have conducted several arrest and search operations in the area Thursday following, what they are calling, a successful two-year investigation that resulted in the "take down of a drug-trafficking criminal enterprise."

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  • Things to know about Hoopfest changes

    Things to know about Hoopfest changes

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-06-17 01:29:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is one week away, and the excitement is already brewing. But like every year, Hoopfest falls in the middle of Spokane’s construction season, and downtown is the biggest cone-zone in the city. Here’s a map of the street closures. With that in mind, the Hoopfest site will look a little different this year. Here are a few things to pay attention too as you make your way 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is one week away, and the excitement is already brewing. But like every year, Hoopfest falls in the middle of Spokane’s construction season, and downtown is the biggest cone-zone in the city. Here’s a map of the street closures. With that in mind, the Hoopfest site will look a little different this year. Here are a few things to pay attention too as you make your way 

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  • Car runs red light, crashes into gas station sign

    Car runs red light, crashes into gas station sign

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-06-17 01:21:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It was a scary situation Friday morning in North Spokane when two cars collided, sending on into a gas station sign. Broken glass, chunks of curb, rebar, and a destroyed sign are all that's left from this morning's accident, and those inside heard it and are counting their blessings. "It scared me," said Lanora Chenowetch, who was working inside at the time Security cameras were rolling and caught the entire accident on camera.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It was a scary situation Friday morning in North Spokane when two cars collided, sending on into a gas station sign. Broken glass, chunks of curb, rebar, and a destroyed sign are all that's left from this morning's accident, and those inside heard it and are counting their blessings. "It scared me," said Lanora Chenowetch, who was working inside at the time Security cameras were rolling and caught the entire accident on camera.

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  • Z Nation holds weekend tryouts for new zombies

    Z Nation holds weekend tryouts for new zombies

    Friday, June 16 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-17 00:45:36 GMT
    Time to channel your inner zombie. The Syfy show "Z Nation" is holding tryouts for new zombies this weekend...    The show, filming its 4th season in Spokane this summer, hires about 2,000 zombie extras each year.   You need to be 18 years or older. Those auditioning? You are asked come as you are, no make up or anything.     The tryouts are at the MAC, (Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture) in Browne's Addition. New Auditioners: Saturday...>>
    Time to channel your inner zombie. The Syfy show "Z Nation" is holding tryouts for new zombies this weekend...    The show, filming its 4th season in Spokane this summer, hires about 2,000 zombie extras each year.   You need to be 18 years or older. Those auditioning? You are asked come as you are, no make up or anything.     The tryouts are at the MAC, (Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture) in Browne's Addition. New Auditioners: Saturday...>>
  • 35-pound flabby feline at shelter seeks new home

    35-pound flabby feline at shelter seeks new home

    Friday, June 16 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-06-16 23:53:02 GMT
    @humanerescuealliance@humanerescuealliance

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - A tubby tabby named Symba needed an adoptive family - and probably to lay off the treats. Happily, he's found a family. News outlets report that the 6-year-old cat arrived last week at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. WTTG reports Symba tips the scales at 35 pounds (16 kilograms). Symba's previous owner moved to an assisted living center and couldn't take him along.      Symba is 15 pounds (7 kilograms) h...

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - A tubby tabby named Symba needed an adoptive family - and probably to lay off the treats. Happily, he's found a family. News outlets report that the 6-year-old cat arrived last week at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. WTTG reports Symba tips the scales at 35 pounds (16 kilograms). Symba's previous owner moved to an assisted living center and couldn't take him along.      Symba is 15 pounds (7 kilograms) h...

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  • Truck carrying fireworks to Spokane catches fire

    Truck carrying fireworks to Spokane catches fire

    Friday, June 16 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-06-16 22:16:40 GMT
    Courtesy Kellogg Police Dept.Courtesy Kellogg Police Dept.

    KELLOGG, Idaho - Kellogg Police say a truck carrying fireworks to a reservation in Spokane caught fire Thursday afternoon.  It happened on West Cameron Ave. just west of the McDonald's in Kellogg.  Shoshone County Firefighters responded to the fire to help put out the blaze.  Police say there are holes in the roof of the truck from mortar rounds going off inside.  No one was hurt.  No word on what caused the fire. 

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    KELLOGG, Idaho - Kellogg Police say a truck carrying fireworks to a reservation in Spokane caught fire Thursday afternoon.  It happened on West Cameron Ave. just west of the McDonald's in Kellogg.  Shoshone County Firefighters responded to the fire to help put out the blaze.  Police say there are holes in the roof of the truck from mortar rounds going off inside.  No one was hurt.  No word on what caused the fire. 

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  • Spokane jail inmate hospitalized after attempting suicide

    Spokane jail inmate hospitalized after attempting suicide

    Friday, June 16 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-06-16 21:36:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man was taken from jail to a hospital after he attempted to end his life in a Spokane jail cell. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a staff member found the man who had apparently attempted to hang himself in his cell Thursday morning. The sheriff's office says the man was unresponsive and that the staff member called for help. The sheriff's office says the man was taken to a local hospital wher...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man was taken from jail to a hospital after he attempted to end his life in a Spokane jail cell. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a staff member found the man who had apparently attempted to hang himself in his cell Thursday morning. The sheriff's office says the man was unresponsive and that the staff member called for help. The sheriff's office says the man was taken to a local hospital wher...

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  • Man to serve up to 10 years for not reporting death

    Man to serve up to 10 years for not reporting death

    Friday, June 16 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-06-16 21:24:46 GMT
    Man to serve up to 10 years for not reporting deathMan to serve up to 10 years for not reporting death

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to failure to notify authorities of a death was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Idaho Statesman reported Thursday Tommy Basco's sentence includes five years before he's eligible for parole. He received 231 days credit for time served. According to reports, Basco did not notify police when Charles Chambers died last October of a drug overdose at Basco's home. He instead had Chambers' body dumped at a lo...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to failure to notify authorities of a death was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Idaho Statesman reported Thursday Tommy Basco's sentence includes five years before he's eligible for parole. He received 231 days credit for time served. According to reports, Basco did not notify police when Charles Chambers died last October of a drug overdose at Basco's home. He instead had Chambers' body dumped at a lo...

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  • Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy

    Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy

    Friday, June 16 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-06-16 21:06:26 GMT

    HAVANA - President Donald Trump has declared that he's "cancelling the previous administration's" Cuba policy, which he calls "one-sided" in favor of Havana. An AP Fact Check finds Trump actually is preserving most of the important elements of Barack Obama's opening with the island.      Trump's policy keeps a U.S. Embassy open and allows U.S. airlines and cruise ships to continue service to Cuba. 

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    HAVANA - President Donald Trump has declared that he's "cancelling the previous administration's" Cuba policy, which he calls "one-sided" in favor of Havana. An AP Fact Check finds Trump actually is preserving most of the important elements of Barack Obama's opening with the island.      Trump's policy keeps a U.S. Embassy open and allows U.S. airlines and cruise ships to continue service to Cuba. 

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  • Minnesota officer acquitted in motorist shooting

    Minnesota officer acquitted in motorist shooting

    Friday, June 16 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-06-16 21:03:36 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -  A Minnesota police officer has been acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black motorist. Jeronimo Yanez was also cleared Friday of two lesser charges in the July traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb. Yanez shot Philando Castile five times just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun. Yanez testified that Castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so.

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -  A Minnesota police officer has been acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black motorist. Jeronimo Yanez was also cleared Friday of two lesser charges in the July traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb. Yanez shot Philando Castile five times just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun. Yanez testified that Castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so.

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  • Shoshone Co. Sheriff's Office investigating battery incident near Kellogg

    Shoshone Co. Sheriff's Office investigating battery incident near Kellogg

    Friday, June 16 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-06-16 18:28:43 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - A 34-year-old woman says she was battered by an unknown man on Thursday evening in the area between Moon Gulch and the City of Kellogg. 

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - A 34-year-old woman says she was battered by an unknown man on Thursday evening in the area between Moon Gulch and the City of Kellogg. The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating the case as an attempted robbery in addition to a battery. The Sheriff's Office says there have been no other attacks on the Rails to Trails reported to any local law enforcement agencies. 

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  • Shark Week: Phelps will race a shark? Yeah, right

    Shark Week: Phelps will race a shark? Yeah, right

    Friday, June 16 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-06-16 18:01:13 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Back in my day, Shark Week was about sharks. Real sharks! The last time I tuned into to Shark Week on the Discovery Channel a few years ago they were running a misleading program about a prehistoric shark called "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives." The "documentary" featured actors pretending to be scientists who are hunting for a live 67-foot-long (20-meter-long) Megalodon.

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    KHQ.COM - Back in my day, Shark Week was about sharks. Real sharks! The last time I tuned into to Shark Week on the Discovery Channel a few years ago they were running a misleading program about a prehistoric shark called "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives." The "documentary" featured actors pretending to be scientists who are hunting for a live 67-foot-long (20-meter-long) Megalodon.

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  • Woman who sent boyfriend dozens of text messages urging him to kill himself is convicted of involuntary manslaughter

    Woman who sent boyfriend dozens of text messages urging him to kill himself is convicted of involuntary manslaughter

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-06-16 16:12:23 GMT

    TAUNTON, Mass. - The American Civil Liberties Union has denounced as unconstitutional the manslaughter conviction of a woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself. The ACLU's Massachusetts chapter says in a statement that the conviction "exceeds the limits of our criminal laws and violates free speech protections guaranteed by the Massachusetts and U.S. Constitutions."
        
     

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    TAUNTON, Mass. - The American Civil Liberties Union has denounced as unconstitutional the manslaughter conviction of a woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself. The ACLU's Massachusetts chapter says in a statement that the conviction "exceeds the limits of our criminal laws and violates free speech protections guaranteed by the Massachusetts and U.S. Constitutions."
        
     

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  • Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

    Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-06-16 14:09:03 GMT

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

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

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

    Rip currents leave 1 dead, 2 missing at Jersey shore

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-06-16 13:59:20 GMT

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

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

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  • Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7B deal

    Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7B deal

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-06-16 13:17:20 GMT

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

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

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  • Spokane Fire Chief discusses Monroe Street Bridge safety

    Spokane Fire Chief discusses Monroe Street Bridge safety

    Thursday, June 15 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-06-16 01:44:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. For the second time since April, the Spokane Fire Department had to repel to the bottom of the Monroe Street Bridge to rescue someone. While it is unclear if the man fell or jumped Wednesday night, Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says that it's time to have a conversation as a community. "I believe strongly that it is a mental health issue and not just Spokane but the entire Spokane county community needs to address it," said Chief Schaeffer.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. For the second time since April, the Spokane Fire Department had to repel to the bottom of the Monroe Street Bridge to rescue someone. While it is unclear if the man fell or jumped Wednesday night, Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says that it's time to have a conversation as a community. "I believe strongly that it is a mental health issue and not just Spokane but the entire Spokane county community needs to address it," said Chief Schaeffer.

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  • Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military

    Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military

    Thursday, June 15 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-06-16 01:17:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump plans to announce a revised Cuba policy that's aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country's military and security services. The policy will maintain diplomatic relations and allow U.S. airlines and cruise ships to continue servicing the island. Trump was making the announcement Friday at a Miami theater associated with Cuban exiles who oppose the island's leadership. The president is...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump plans to announce a revised Cuba policy that's aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country's military and security services. The policy will maintain diplomatic relations and allow U.S. airlines and cruise ships to continue servicing the island. Trump was making the announcement Friday at a Miami theater associated with Cuban exiles who oppose the island's leadership. The president is...

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  • The Latest: Scalise still critical but improved

    The Latest: Scalise still critical but improved

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:46:52 GMT
    Rep. Steve ScaliseRep. Steve Scalise

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times EDT): 8:30 p.m. The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he "remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours."  MedStar Washington Hospital Center says Scalise underwent surgery Thursday related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. Th...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times EDT): 8:30 p.m. The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he "remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours."  MedStar Washington Hospital Center says Scalise underwent surgery Thursday related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. Th...

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  • Montana certifies Gianforte as House race winner

    Montana certifies Gianforte as House race winner

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:13:19 GMT
    Photo: Facebook/GregForMontanaPhoto: Facebook/GregForMontana

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on certification of Montana's special election results (all times local): 2 p.m. Republican Greg Gianforte on Thursday was officially declared the winner of Montana's special congressional election, allowing the Bozeman entrepreneur to be sworn into his first public office and as the state's only representative to the U.S. House. It was not immediately clear when Gianforte would meet with House Speaker Paul ...

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on certification of Montana's special election results (all times local): 2 p.m. Republican Greg Gianforte on Thursday was officially declared the winner of Montana's special congressional election, allowing the Bozeman entrepreneur to be sworn into his first public office and as the state's only representative to the U.S. House. It was not immediately clear when Gianforte would meet with House Speaker Paul ...

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  • Thief swipes donation bucket in downtown Spokane

    Thief swipes donation bucket in downtown Spokane

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:04:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Street Music Festival organizers are looking for information on a man who rode up on a bike and stole a donation bucket from them. The event raises money for Second Harvest Food Bank. They’ve been doing this event for the past 15 years and are hoping to pass the $175,000 total donation mark this year. But on Monday, the first day of the festival, someone on a bike rode by, sized them up, and then looped back 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Street Music Festival organizers are looking for information on a man who rode up on a bike and stole a donation bucket from them. The event raises money for Second Harvest Food Bank. They’ve been doing this event for the past 15 years and are hoping to pass the $175,000 total donation mark this year. But on Monday, the first day of the festival, someone on a bike rode by, sized them up, and then looped back 

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  • Washington State University says personal data stolen in burglary

    Washington State University says personal data stolen in burglary

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-06-15 21:53:03 GMT
    Washington State University says personal data stolen in burglaryWashington State University says personal data stolen in burglary

    OLYMPIA, Wash/ (AP) - Personal data for roughly one million people has been compromised in a burglary in Olympia earlier this year. Washington State University researchers had stored the data on a hard drive and locked it in a safe in a storage facility. The Spokesman-Review says the data came from public agencies, including school districts and community colleges. The newspaper reported Thursday that it is not clear precisely when the safe...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash/ (AP) - Personal data for roughly one million people has been compromised in a burglary in Olympia earlier this year. Washington State University researchers had stored the data on a hard drive and locked it in a safe in a storage facility. The Spokesman-Review says the data came from public agencies, including school districts and community colleges. The newspaper reported Thursday that it is not clear precisely when the safe...

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  • Law enforcement searches for man wanted on felony drug charges

    Law enforcement searches for man wanted on felony drug charges

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-06-15 21:28:11 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Do you recognize this man? The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the arrest of Russell Dean Taylor.  Taylor is being sought in Kootenai County for felony probation violations. He is on Felony P&P for two felony charges, including meth and heroin.  Taylor is 61 years old, 5'10 and weighs 217 lbs.  Taylor was last known to be living in Spokane.  If you have any information on 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Do you recognize this man? The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the arrest of Russell Dean Taylor.  Taylor is being sought in Kootenai County for felony probation violations. He is on Felony P&P for two felony charges, including meth and heroin.  Taylor is 61 years old, 5'10 and weighs 217 lbs.  Taylor was last known to be living in Spokane.  If you have any information on 

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  • Woman smuggles grandma's dog disguised as baby into hospital

    Woman smuggles grandma's dog disguised as baby into hospital

    Thursday, June 15 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-06-15 19:30:13 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A 21-year-old California woman's Twitter post has gone viral after she successfully smuggled her grandmother's dog into the hospital to see her.  Shelby Hennick posted the tweet with three pictures and said, "My grandma is in the hospital right now and wanted to see her dog. So I made it look like I was carrying a baby and we made it." 

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    KHQ.COM - A 21-year-old California woman's Twitter post has gone viral after she successfully smuggled her grandmother's dog into the hospital to see her.  Shelby Hennick posted the tweet with three pictures and said, "My grandma is in the hospital right now and wanted to see her dog. So I made it look like I was carrying a baby and we made it." 

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

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

    Thursday, June 15 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-06-15 18:51:39 GMT

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

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

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  • Blimp goes down at US Open

    Blimp goes down at US Open

    Thursday, June 15 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-06-15 17:31:34 GMT

    ERIN, Wis. - A blimp flying over the U.S. Open has gone down and the aircraft's operator says he doesn't know if the pilot is alive. Justin Maynard is a sales manager for AirSign, the advertising company that operates the blimp. Maynard says only the pilot was on board the craft. He says the company's operations team on the ground confirmed citizen video on social media showing the blimp going down. 

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    ERIN, Wis. - A blimp flying over the U.S. Open has gone down and the aircraft's operator says he doesn't know if the pilot is alive. Justin Maynard is a sales manager for AirSign, the advertising company that operates the blimp. Maynard says only the pilot was on board the craft. He says the company's operations team on the ground confirmed citizen video on social media showing the blimp going down. 

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