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  • Drunk driver rams light pole twice in Pasco

    Drunk driver rams light pole twice in Pasco

    Saturday, June 24 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-06-25 01:45:42 GMT

    Pasco Police shared surveillance video from a local mini mart that shows a drunk driver hitting a parked car and a light pole in the parking lot. Police say the driver was at the store purchasing more beer before she hit the parked vehicle on her way out of the lot. She tried to leave the scene of the accident  and smashed into a light pole.

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    Pasco Police shared surveillance video from a local mini mart that shows a drunk driver hitting a parked car and a light pole in the parking lot. Police say the driver was at the store purchasing more beer before she hit the parked vehicle on her way out of the lot. She tried to leave the scene of the accident  and smashed into a light pole.

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  • Spokane Valley crews respond to fire at scrap yard

    Spokane Valley crews respond to fire at scrap yard

    Saturday, June 24 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-06-24 23:20:58 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire crews responded to the area of Knox and Felt Saturday afternoon for a reported car fire. Black smoke could be seen from I-90 as fire crews battled the blaze that spread to several cars in the Pull and Save auto parts store in Spokane Valley.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire crews responded to the area of Knox and Felt Saturday afternoon for a reported car fire. Black smoke could be seen from I-90 as fire crews battled the blaze that spread to several cars in the Pull and Save auto parts store in Spokane Valley.

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  • Kootenai County deputies arrest woman who stole 92-year-old's purse

    Kootenai County deputies arrest woman who stole 92-year-old's purse

    Saturday, June 24 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-06-24 19:56:47 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County deputies report a 92-year-old woman has her purse back after it was stolen earlier in the week, thanks to help from the community. Deputies say the 92-year-old woman reported her purse stolen from a local store on Monday. Along with credit cards and checks, her purse contained irreplaceable photos of her family members.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County deputies report a 92-year-old woman has her purse back after it was stolen earlier in the week, thanks to help from the community. Deputies say the 92-year-old woman reported her purse stolen from a local store on Monday. Along with credit cards and checks, her purse contained irreplaceable photos of her family members.

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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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  • Driver lands on I-90 barrier after overcorrecting

    Driver lands on I-90 barrier after overcorrecting

    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-06-24 06:07:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters say a car was driving too fast on I-90 near the state line Friday afternoon, and couldn't slow down in time to deal with traffic. The driver overcorrected and landed on the barrier. The driver suffered minor injuries. The crash caused a backup for several hours near Starr Rd. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters say a car was driving too fast on I-90 near the state line Friday afternoon, and couldn't slow down in time to deal with traffic. The driver overcorrected and landed on the barrier. The driver suffered minor injuries. The crash caused a backup for several hours near Starr Rd. 

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  • Man shot by deputy in Burien was carrying pen, not knife

    Man shot by deputy in Burien was carrying pen, not knife

    Saturday, June 24 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-06-24 04:55:58 GMT
    Man shot by deputy in Burien was carrying pen, not knifeMan shot by deputy in Burien was carrying pen, not knife

    BURIEN, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by a King County Sheriff's deputy in Burien was carrying a pen and not a knife as initially reported. The Seattle Times reports the sheriff's office originally said Tommy Le had what was believed to be a knife and advanced on two deputies around midnight June 13. Sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West says deputies were called for reports of gunshots when a homeowner fired his handgun at the groun...

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    BURIEN, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by a King County Sheriff's deputy in Burien was carrying a pen and not a knife as initially reported. The Seattle Times reports the sheriff's office originally said Tommy Le had what was believed to be a knife and advanced on two deputies around midnight June 13. Sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West says deputies were called for reports of gunshots when a homeowner fired his handgun at the groun...

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  • Iron-couple: an Ironman love story

    Iron-couple: an Ironman love story

    Saturday, June 24 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-06-24 04:43:03 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A love story in the lake city.  KHQ Local News reporter Adam Mayer met not just an 'iron man' but an 'iron couple.' Brian Lambert and Kelly Emich will be competing together on the same course where they met one year ago. Thousands of athletes swim, bike, and run their way to Coeur d'Alene every summer from all parts of the country.  Brian and Kelly both came from Boulder, Colorado- without knowing each other.  After the half Ironman, they ...

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A love story in the lake city.  KHQ Local News reporter Adam Mayer met not just an 'iron man' but an 'iron couple.' Brian Lambert and Kelly Emich will be competing together on the same course where they met one year ago. Thousands of athletes swim, bike, and run their way to Coeur d'Alene every summer from all parts of the country.  Brian and Kelly both came from Boulder, Colorado- without knowing each other.  After the half Ironman, they ...

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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
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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Body of missing Gold Bar man recovered from river

    Body of missing Gold Bar man recovered from river

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:05:21 GMT
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    MONROE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a man missing northeast of Seattle has been found in the Skykomish River near Monroe. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says deputies recovered 71-year-old Olaf Eriksen's body Thursday afternoon after three men who were fishing and discovered the body called 911.  The men told 911 they found Eriksen's body in the water. The sheriff's office says Ericksen, who lived in Gold Bar, had been m...

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    MONROE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a man missing northeast of Seattle has been found in the Skykomish River near Monroe. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says deputies recovered 71-year-old Olaf Eriksen's body Thursday afternoon after three men who were fishing and discovered the body called 911.  The men told 911 they found Eriksen's body in the water. The sheriff's office says Ericksen, who lived in Gold Bar, had been m...

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  • Glider makes emergency landing to avoid air traffic collision

    Glider makes emergency landing to avoid air traffic collision

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:26:11 GMT
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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon one person was taken to the hospital via Life Flight after a deer ran out in fron of their motorcycle on Baird Springs RD near RD 16 NW. As Grant County Firefighters were finishing up at the motorcycle collision, they say a glider lost lift and made an emergency landing a short distance from the collision scene. Firefighters say the glider recognized the Life Flight on scene and chose a different landing area to avoid a potential air collision.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon one person was taken to the hospital via Life Flight after a deer ran out in fron of their motorcycle on Baird Springs RD near RD 16 NW. As Grant County Firefighters were finishing up at the motorcycle collision, they say a glider lost lift and made an emergency landing a short distance from the collision scene. Firefighters say the glider recognized the Life Flight on scene and chose a different landing area to avoid a potential air collision.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seattle student, 23, likely drowned in Lake Chelan

    Seattle student, 23, likely drowned in Lake Chelan

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:41:28 GMT

    CHELAN, Wash. - Authorities say a 23-year-old University of Washington student has likely drowned in Lake Chelan in north-central Washington.      The Chelan County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday identified him as Donghoon Lee of Seattle.

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    CHELAN, Wash. - Authorities say a 23-year-old University of Washington student has likely drowned in Lake Chelan in north-central Washington.      The Chelan County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday identified him as Donghoon Lee of Seattle.

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  • Nurse caught with child porn photos gets 11 years in prison

    Nurse caught with child porn photos gets 11 years in prison

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:59:05 GMT

    TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) - A Washington nurse has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for downloading over 1,400 child pornography photos. Documents say 48-year-old Darrin Ruddell was also previously accused of producing his own child pornography by taking pictures of a local girl.

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    TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) - A Washington nurse has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for downloading over 1,400 child pornography photos. Documents say 48-year-old Darrin Ruddell was also previously accused of producing his own child pornography by taking pictures of a local girl.

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  • Car overheats, sparking small grass fire along I-90

    Car overheats, sparking small grass fire along I-90

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:09:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports a car fire spread to the grass along westbound Interstate 90 near the Cheney-Four Lakes exit. Firefighters responded quickly to the scene and were able to get the fire under control before it spread. Crews on scene report a 2002 Dodge Stratus overheated and then caught fire, quickly becoming fully engulfed in flames.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports a car fire spread to the grass along westbound Interstate 90 near the Cheney-Four Lakes exit. Firefighters responded quickly to the scene and were able to get the fire under control before it spread. Crews on scene report a 2002 Dodge Stratus overheated and then caught fire, quickly becoming fully engulfed in flames.

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  • Coeur d'Alene doctor sentenced to month in prison for false tax returns

    Coeur d'Alene doctor sentenced to month in prison for false tax returns

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-06-20 23:18:01 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Dr. Stanley Toelle was sentenced to one month in federal prison to be followed by one year of supervised release for submitting false income tax returns in 2012 and 2013. As part of a plea agreement, Toelle admitted that his and his wife's joint tax returns were false because they did not report that his wife, Loren Toelle, was conducting business activities.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Dr. Stanley Toelle was sentenced to one month in federal prison to be followed by one year of supervised release for submitting false income tax returns in 2012 and 2013. As part of a plea agreement, Toelle admitted that his and his wife's joint tax returns were false because they did not report that his wife, Loren Toelle, was conducting business activities.

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  • Post Falls Police searching for endangered 17-year-old girl

    Post Falls Police searching for endangered 17-year-old girl

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-06-20 22:50:33 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls Police report they are looking for a missing and endangered 17-year-old girl. Police say Mari Bennett-Cooper left her house in Post Falls on Friday. They say they have information leading them to believe she was communicating via social media with someone in Seattle area. Officers confirmed she boarded a flight to Seattle from Spokane.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls Police report they are looking for a missing and endangered 17-year-old girl. Police say Mari Bennett-Cooper left her house in Post Falls on Friday. They say they have information leading them to believe she was communicating via social media with someone in Seattle area. Officers confirmed she boarded a flight to Seattle from Spokane.

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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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  • Ever feed the ducks at Manito? You're ruining the pond

    Ever feed the ducks at Manito? You're ruining the pond

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:11:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's an annoying problem that won't seem to go away, and it's all stemming from something that appears to be innocent. If you've spent any time at Manito Park lately, chances are you've noticed how brown the Mirror Pond is.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's an annoying problem that won't seem to go away, and it's all stemming from something that appears to be innocent. If you've spent any time at Manito Park lately, chances are you've noticed how brown the Mirror Pond is.

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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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  • Lawsuit claims church ignored warnings about principal

    Lawsuit claims church ignored warnings about principal

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:09:36 GMT

    SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) - A lawsuit filed in King County claims a church ignored warnings about a now convicted pedophile principal.      KIRO-TV reports that Douglas Allison taught at Mountain View Christian School, part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, until last year when he pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with two girls.

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    SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) - A lawsuit filed in King County claims a church ignored warnings about a now convicted pedophile principal.      KIRO-TV reports that Douglas Allison taught at Mountain View Christian School, part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, until last year when he pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with two girls.

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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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  • Summer mischief in South Hill neighborhood

    Summer mischief in South Hill neighborhood

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:29 AM EDT2017-06-17 06:29:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For many kids, school got out this week which means it's time for summer fun but unfortunately for several people on Spokane's South Hill, it also means summer mischief. Spokane resident Jake Ryder says their mailbox was found completely smashed this week. "It took a lot, whoever did it. Looks like it got slammed," said Ryder. Whoever is responsible for the damage, got away. Ryder's mailbox was left with 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - For many kids, school got out this week which means it's time for summer fun but unfortunately for several people on Spokane's South Hill, it also means summer mischief. Spokane resident Jake Ryder says their mailbox was found completely smashed this week. "It took a lot, whoever did it. Looks like it got slammed," said Ryder. Whoever is responsible for the damage, got away. Ryder's mailbox was left with 

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  • Former Nez Perce Deputy convicted of killing ex-wife

    Former Nez Perce Deputy convicted of killing ex-wife

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:19 AM EDT2017-06-17 06:19:16 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A former Nez Perce Deputy accused of murdering his ex-wife was convicted once, but that was overturned. This past week they tried him again- this time in Coeur d'Alene. Joseph Anthony Thomas junior was found guilty by the jury this afternoon after an over two week trial. The Coeur d'Alene jury found Thomas guilty on first degree murder charges. Thomas was accused of killing his ex-wife Beth Irby Thomas 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A former Nez Perce Deputy accused of murdering his ex-wife was convicted once, but that was overturned. This past week they tried him again- this time in Coeur d'Alene. Joseph Anthony Thomas junior was found guilty by the jury this afternoon after an over two week trial. The Coeur d'Alene jury found Thomas guilty on first degree murder charges. Thomas was accused of killing his ex-wife Beth Irby Thomas 

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  • 22lb cat up for adoption at Benton-Franklin Humane Society

    22lb cat up for adoption at Benton-Franklin Humane Society

    Friday, June 16 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-06-17 03:39:04 GMT
    Courtesy Benton-Franklin Humane Society FacebookCourtesy Benton-Franklin Humane Society Facebook

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A 22-pound cat is up for adoption in Washington. Meet Mao, the elderly male with a bit of a weight issue. He was brought to the Benton-Franklin Humane Society Friday by a woman who had been caring for him for her brother. Mao is a big, fat hit with staffers for his sweet personality and extra pudge. Whe woman who was caring for him told staff that she hopes he’ll find a loving home. The Humane Society posted a 

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A 22-pound cat is up for adoption in Washington. Meet Mao, the elderly male with a bit of a weight issue. He was brought to the Benton-Franklin Humane Society Friday by a woman who had been caring for him for her brother. Mao is a big, fat hit with staffers for his sweet personality and extra pudge. Whe woman who was caring for him told staff that she hopes he’ll find a loving home. The Humane Society posted a 

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  • Family of Lake Coeur d'Alene boat crash victim files wrongful death suit

    Family of Lake Coeur d'Alene boat crash victim files wrongful death suit

    Friday, June 16 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-06-17 00:14:06 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Another family has filed a lawsuit against Dennis Magner, a prominent North Idaho businessman who they believe was driving the boat that crashed into another boat, killing three people on board last August.    The family of Justin Honken filed suit this week, arguing Magner acted recklessly in the crash. Previously the family of Jessica Breeze also filed suit. Prosecutors have yet to file criminal charges against 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Another family has filed a lawsuit against Dennis Magner, a prominent North Idaho businessman who they believe was driving the boat that crashed into another boat, killing three people on board last August.    The family of Justin Honken filed suit this week, arguing Magner acted recklessly in the crash. Previously the family of Jessica Breeze also filed suit. Prosecutors have yet to file criminal charges against 

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  • Giant rubber duck floats into Western Washington

    Giant rubber duck floats into Western Washington

    Friday, June 16 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-06-16 23:21:16 GMT
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    TACOMA, Wash. - Splish splash. The world’s largest rubber duck is making Tacoma’s Foss Waterway her bathtub for the next couple of days. “Mama Duck” is visiting the Tacoma waterfront for the Festival of Sail, a four-day maritime, music, food and wine festival. The event takes place 15-18 along the Thea Foss Waterway. Organizers tell KIRO 7 News that they are expecting more than 200,000 people to attend the celebration, which 

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    TACOMA, Wash. - Splish splash. The world’s largest rubber duck is making Tacoma’s Foss Waterway her bathtub for the next couple of days. “Mama Duck” is visiting the Tacoma waterfront for the Festival of Sail, a four-day maritime, music, food and wine festival. The event takes place 15-18 along the Thea Foss Waterway. Organizers tell KIRO 7 News that they are expecting more than 200,000 people to attend the celebration, which 

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  • Idaho man accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at courthouse

    Idaho man accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at courthouse

    Friday, June 16 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-06-16 22:53:49 GMT

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Authorities arrested an Idaho man on Thursday who was in possession of a Molotov cocktail fire bomb - the same type of explosive that was thrown at the Bannock County Courthouse the day before. The Idaho State Journal reports Pocatello police believe 29-year-old Christopher Griffin threw the first explosive on Wednesday and was en route to throw another when he was arrested. Courthouse camera footage shows a person who police believe was Griffin throwing the...

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Authorities arrested an Idaho man on Thursday who was in possession of a Molotov cocktail fire bomb - the same type of explosive that was thrown at the Bannock County Courthouse the day before. The Idaho State Journal reports Pocatello police believe 29-year-old Christopher Griffin threw the first explosive on Wednesday and was en route to throw another when he was arrested. Courthouse camera footage shows a person who police believe was Griffin throwing the...

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  • Sheriff's Search and Rescue not affiliated with charity seeking donations

    Sheriff's Search and Rescue not affiliated with charity seeking donations

    Friday, June 16 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-06-16 22:37:28 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office wants the public to know about an organization soliciting funds, leaving some uncertain who the organization benefits.  Deputies say they have received several calls about Search and Rescue Charities, soliciting for donations via phone and direct mailings. The group is using a Moses Lake post office box, giving the impression that the group is local. However, deputies say the 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office wants the public to know about an organization soliciting funds, leaving some uncertain who the organization benefits.  Deputies say they have received several calls about Search and Rescue Charities, soliciting for donations via phone and direct mailings. The group is using a Moses Lake post office box, giving the impression that the group is local. However, deputies say the 

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  • Gianforte calls for civil politics after assaulting reporter

    Gianforte calls for civil politics after assaulting reporter

    Friday, June 16 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-06-16 21:30:44 GMT
    Photo: Facebook/GregForMontanaPhoto: Facebook/GregForMontana

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana's incoming congressman is calling for civility in politics as heads to Washington with a conviction for assaulting a reporter. Greg Gianforte will be sworn in next week as the state's only congressman following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise. He spoke to The Associated Press Friday in his first national interview since winning last month's Montana special congressional election. The Republican technology en...

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana's incoming congressman is calling for civility in politics as heads to Washington with a conviction for assaulting a reporter. Greg Gianforte will be sworn in next week as the state's only congressman following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise. He spoke to The Associated Press Friday in his first national interview since winning last month's Montana special congressional election. The Republican technology en...

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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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  • 3.6 quake shakes Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle

    3.6 quake shakes Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle

    Friday, June 16 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-06-16 05:12:31 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook an area of the Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle. The U.S. Geological Survey says the small earthquake occurred at about 8:55 p.m. with a depth of 51 kilometers, or nearly 32 miles. It was centered less than a mile east of Quilcene. The USGS says more than 250 people reported feeling the tremor as of Thursday evening.  No injuries or damage was immediately report...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook an area of the Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle. The U.S. Geological Survey says the small earthquake occurred at about 8:55 p.m. with a depth of 51 kilometers, or nearly 32 miles. It was centered less than a mile east of Quilcene. The USGS says more than 250 people reported feeling the tremor as of Thursday evening.  No injuries or damage was immediately report...

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  • Daughter denied lunch over 80 cents

    Daughter denied lunch over 80 cents

    Thursday, June 15 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-06-16 03:35:22 GMT

    DAVENPORT, Wash. - One Davenport mother is furious after she says her daughter was lunch shamed over 80 cents. Jody Sams says her 13-year-old daughter came home from school on Monday very upset. “She said it was so embarrassing. She was standing in line, she got up, and they said you can’t have lunch, you’re 80 cents shy,” she says. Jody was shocked. She thought there was enough money in the account for the rest of the 

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    DAVENPORT, Wash. - One Davenport mother is furious after she says her daughter was lunch shamed over 80 cents. Jody Sams says her 13-year-old daughter came home from school on Monday very upset. “She said it was so embarrassing. She was standing in line, she got up, and they said you can’t have lunch, you’re 80 cents shy,” she says. Jody was shocked. She thought there was enough money in the account for the rest of the 

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  • US expands review of cyanide predator traps after boy hurt

    US expands review of cyanide predator traps after boy hurt

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-06-15 21:59:05 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - U.S. officials are launching an expanded review of predator-killing cyanide traps and additional guidelines for workers deploying the devices after one sickened a young boy in Idaho and killed his dog. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday the expanded review should be finished this fall and workers, meanwhile, will follow interim guidelines intended to make sure anyone near a device is alerted. The spring-activated devices cal...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - U.S. officials are launching an expanded review of predator-killing cyanide traps and additional guidelines for workers deploying the devices after one sickened a young boy in Idaho and killed his dog. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday the expanded review should be finished this fall and workers, meanwhile, will follow interim guidelines intended to make sure anyone near a device is alerted. The spring-activated devices cal...

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  • Washington woman claims innocence in toddler's death

    Washington woman claims innocence in toddler's death

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-06-15 21:42:53 GMT
    Washington woman claims innocence in toddler's deathWashington woman claims innocence in toddler's death

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Washington woman has pleaded not guilty to allegations that she caused the death of a toddler she was hired to care for last year. The Tri-City Herald reports 29-year-old Jocelyn M. Bellon was arraigned Thursday in the death of 2-year-old David T. Schreiber. Bellon is charged with first-degree manslaughter. She was alone with David and his 3-month-old brother for about 1 ½ hours in July 2016 when she called the mother, saying the...

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Washington woman has pleaded not guilty to allegations that she caused the death of a toddler she was hired to care for last year. The Tri-City Herald reports 29-year-old Jocelyn M. Bellon was arraigned Thursday in the death of 2-year-old David T. Schreiber. Bellon is charged with first-degree manslaughter. She was alone with David and his 3-month-old brother for about 1 ½ hours in July 2016 when she called the mother, saying the...

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  • KHQ GUIDE: Complete list of area summer camps!

    KHQ GUIDE: Complete list of area summer camps!

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-06-15 11:45:48 GMT

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

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

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  • Washington man charged with murder in Oregon shooting

    Washington man charged with murder in Oregon shooting

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-06-14 18:36:44 GMT

    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - A man identified by Oregon police last month as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a father of three has been arrested. Court records show 35-year-old Tyree Houfmuse of Tacoma, Washington, faces charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of 38-year-old James Cragun, killed May 27 at an apartment complex in Hermiston, Oregon. The East Oregonian reports Houfmuse appeared in court Tuesday. His attorney asked to defer entering...

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    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - A man identified by Oregon police last month as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a father of three has been arrested. Court records show 35-year-old Tyree Houfmuse of Tacoma, Washington, faces charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of 38-year-old James Cragun, killed May 27 at an apartment complex in Hermiston, Oregon. The East Oregonian reports Houfmuse appeared in court Tuesday. His attorney asked to defer entering...

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  • University of Idaho to ask ed board for game alcohol sales

    University of Idaho to ask ed board for game alcohol sales

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-06-14 18:29:34 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Officials at University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University will ask the State Board of Education for permission to allow alcohol sales at home football games this year. The board denied similar requests from UI and BSU last year. If the request is granted, the universities would be able to allow alcohol sales at a few specific locations - such as UI's "Fan Zone" - before games. UI spo...

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    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Officials at University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University will ask the State Board of Education for permission to allow alcohol sales at home football games this year. The board denied similar requests from UI and BSU last year. If the request is granted, the universities would be able to allow alcohol sales at a few specific locations - such as UI's "Fan Zone" - before games. UI spo...

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  • Driver crashes pickup after sun gets in his eyes

    Driver crashes pickup after sun gets in his eyes

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-06-14 18:05:35 GMT

    OROFINO, Idaho - An Orofino man's pickup truck now has $15,000 worth of damage after a crash caused by sunlight in the driver's eyes. According to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, 17-year-old Alexander Province was driving northbound on Grangemont Road Wednesday morning when the sun got in his eyes, causing him to drive off the roadway and hit several trees. Deputies say Alexander and his passenger, Steve Province, were 

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    OROFINO, Idaho - An Orofino man's pickup truck now has $15,000 worth of damage after a crash caused by sunlight in the driver's eyes. According to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, 17-year-old Alexander Province was driving northbound on Grangemont Road Wednesday morning when the sun got in his eyes, causing him to drive off the roadway and hit several trees. Deputies say Alexander and his passenger, Steve Province, were 

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  • City of Spokane says drinking water is safe

    City of Spokane says drinking water is safe

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-06-14 16:57:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After weeks of flushing the system, the City of Airway Heights announced last week that their water is safe for drinking. Monday morning, the City of Spokane released their annual report on drinking water quality and says the water in Spokane is also safe for drinking.  The City says Spokane met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water standards in 2016. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - After weeks of flushing the system, the City of Airway Heights announced last week that their water is safe for drinking. Monday morning, the City of Spokane released their annual report on drinking water quality and says the water in Spokane is also safe for drinking.  The City says Spokane met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water standards in 2016. 

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  • PHOTOS: Dwight Merkel BMX park vandalized over the weekend

    PHOTOS: Dwight Merkel BMX park vandalized over the weekend

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-06-13 21:45:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The damages are estimated to be at least $2000 after the BMX Park at the Dwight Merkel Complex in north Spokane was broken into and vandalized over the weekend.  Images show the outside of the non-profit was spray-painted, windows and doors were broken,

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The damages are estimated to be at least $2000 after the BMX Park at the Dwight Merkel Complex in north Spokane was broken into and vandalized over the weekend.  Images show the outside of the non-profit was spray-painted, windows and doors were broken,

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  • State's largest solar project to be built near Richland

    State's largest solar project to be built near Richland

    Monday, June 12 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:41:42 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The state's largest solar power project will be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.      The 20-megawatt solar project will be built by French company Neoen. The Tri-City Herald says it should be completed by 2019. 

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The state's largest solar power project will be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.      The 20-megawatt solar project will be built by French company Neoen. The Tri-City Herald says it should be completed by 2019. 

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  • Kootenai Co. Deputies: 2-year-old child found wandering streets cold and alone, dad found passed out on couch

    Kootenai Co. Deputies: 2-year-old child found wandering streets cold and alone, dad found passed out on couch

    Monday, June 12 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-06-12 20:03:45 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Deputies in Kootenai County arrested the father of a 2-year-old boy found dirty, shivering in the cold standing in the middle of the road at 7:30 a.m. Deputies were called to the 8600 block of Government way after people reported a young child without socks or shoes walking along the roadway.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Deputies in Kootenai County arrested the father of a 2-year-old boy found dirty, shivering in the cold standing in the middle of the road at 7:30 a.m. Deputies were called to the 8600 block of Government way after people reported a young child without socks or shoes walking along the roadway.

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  • 2 escaped inmates captured in Washington state

    2 escaped inmates captured in Washington state

    Sunday, June 11 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-06-12 00:30:44 GMT

    LITTLEROCK, Wash. (AP) - Update: Authorities say two inmates who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Washington state have been captured without incident. Washington Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay said Sunday that 30-year-old Richard Harvell and 26-year-old Sage Bear were arrested about 6 miles away from Cedar Creek Corrections Center in a rugged forest.

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    LITTLEROCK, Wash. (AP) - Update: Authorities say two inmates who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Washington state have been captured without incident. Washington Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay said Sunday that 30-year-old Richard Harvell and 26-year-old Sage Bear were arrested about 6 miles away from Cedar Creek Corrections Center in a rugged forest.

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  • Marches against Islamic law to be held in many US cities

    Marches against Islamic law to be held in many US cities

    Saturday, June 10 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-06-10 17:57:38 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Marches against Islamic law are scheduled in more than two dozen cities across the United States.      Counter-demonstrations were also planned for Saturday by opponents who called the marches anti-Muslim and an attempt to stoke hatred.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Marches against Islamic law are scheduled in more than two dozen cities across the United States.      Counter-demonstrations were also planned for Saturday by opponents who called the marches anti-Muslim and an attempt to stoke hatred.

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  • Murder charge filed against Yakima man in death of wife

    Murder charge filed against Yakima man in death of wife

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:58:37 GMT
    Murder charge filed against man in death of wifeMurder charge filed against man in death of wife

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A 44-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder, domestic violence and unlawful disposal of remains in the death of his wife near Yakima. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Friday that charges were filed against Jaime Alejandre after Maria Gonzalez-Castillo's burned body was found in a pit on June 2 near Granger. Authorities say deputies found the woman's body after receiving a call from the 37-year-old woman's teenage ...

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A 44-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder, domestic violence and unlawful disposal of remains in the death of his wife near Yakima. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Friday that charges were filed against Jaime Alejandre after Maria Gonzalez-Castillo's burned body was found in a pit on June 2 near Granger. Authorities say deputies found the woman's body after receiving a call from the 37-year-old woman's teenage ...

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  • 'CD', the dog who walked the hallways of Mead High School, passes away

    'CD', the dog who walked the hallways of Mead High School, passes away

    Friday, June 9 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-06-09 22:53:03 GMT
    CD the dog's school picture. RIP, buddy.CD the dog's school picture. RIP, buddy.

    MEAD, Wash. - The Mead community is feeling a huge loss this week.  Camp Dog "CD" Mickelsen, a pup that walked the halls of Mead High School for many years passed away this week.  "He has occupied our hearts since the day he came back from leadership camp in 2002 and has been a source of hope & healing for thousands throughout the years," a post on Mead High School's Facebook page stated. 

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    MEAD, Wash. - The Mead community is feeling a huge loss this week.  Camp Dog "CD" Mickelsen, a pup that walked the halls of Mead High School for many years passed away this week.  "He has occupied our hearts since the day he came back from leadership camp in 2002 and has been a source of hope & healing for thousands throughout the years," a post on Mead High School's Facebook page stated. 

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  • Idaho lawyer suspended for evidence tampering in Alaska

    Idaho lawyer suspended for evidence tampering in Alaska

    Friday, June 9 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-09 22:44:58 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho lawyer's license to practice law has been suspended for a year after he pleaded guilty to evidence tampering in a 2014 drug case in Alaska. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2rUwEH3 ) the Idaho Supreme Court found Jeremy Featherston had violated the bar's rules of professional conduct by committing a criminal act that reflects poorly on a lawyer. Court documents state Featherston's former brother-in-law was arres...

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho lawyer's license to practice law has been suspended for a year after he pleaded guilty to evidence tampering in a 2014 drug case in Alaska. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2rUwEH3 ) the Idaho Supreme Court found Jeremy Featherston had violated the bar's rules of professional conduct by committing a criminal act that reflects poorly on a lawyer. Court documents state Featherston's former brother-in-law was arres...

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  • Missing person's case in Benewah County has been reopened

    Missing person's case in Benewah County has been reopened

    Friday, June 9 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-06-09 21:17:04 GMT

    BENEWAH COUNTY, Idaho - Law enforcement in north Idaho confirms they are re-opening the missing person case of Dewey "Duke" Shawver.  The Benewah County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police say Shawver was declared missing in November 2016 after leaving his home in a maroon Ford pickup. 

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    BENEWAH COUNTY, Idaho - Law enforcement in north Idaho confirms they are re-opening the missing person case of Dewey "Duke" Shawver.  The Benewah County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police say Shawver was declared missing in November 2016 after leaving his home in a maroon Ford pickup. The search ended the next month on December 11 when someone claiming to be Shawver's friend called a Shoshone County Deputy on Shawver's behalf...

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  • Health insurers abandon 2 Washington counties

    Health insurers abandon 2 Washington counties

    Friday, June 9 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-06-09 04:04:28 GMT
    (Elaine Thompson / AP)(Elaine Thompson / AP)

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state insurance commissioner's office says that residents in two counties - Klickitat and Grays Harbor - may have limited health insurance options next year because no insurers have filed to sell plans there. Commissioner Mike Kreidler's office said Thursday that under state law, if no health insurer is available in a particular county, the only option for residents is coverage through the state's high-risk pool, known as WSHIP. Because WSHIP is not a qu...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state insurance commissioner's office says that residents in two counties - Klickitat and Grays Harbor - may have limited health insurance options next year because no insurers have filed to sell plans there. Commissioner Mike Kreidler's office said Thursday that under state law, if no health insurer is available in a particular county, the only option for residents is coverage through the state's high-risk pool, known as WSHIP. Because WSHIP is not a qu...

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  • Highway 395 reopen to both lanes of traffic following washout

    Highway 395 reopen to both lanes of traffic following washout

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-06-09 02:11:57 GMT
    @WSDOT_East@WSDOT_East

    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Ferry County Sheriff's Office posted to Facebook Thursday that HWY 395 is now open to both lanes of traffic. Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted pictures of the dramatic difference Monday ahead of this week's reopening of the roadway. A washout took out a big chunk of Hwy 395 and Matsen Creek 20 Miles south of the Canadian border in April. 

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    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Ferry County Sheriff's Office posted to Facebook Thursday that HWY 395 is now open to both lanes of traffic. Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted pictures of the dramatic difference Monday ahead of this week's reopening of the roadway. A washout took out a big chunk of Hwy 395 and Matsen Creek 20 Miles south of the Canadian border in April. 

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  • Lawsuit: Washington failing to teach special-ed students

    Lawsuit: Washington failing to teach special-ed students

    Thursday, June 8 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-06-09 01:59:51 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A lawsuit from the Washington chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union accuses the state of failing to ensure that students with behavioral disabilities get an education instead of just kicked out of school.The complaint, filed Thursday in Thurston County Superior Court, says the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has a duty to ensure that all children receive a public education, including those who have behavioral problems relate...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A lawsuit from the Washington chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union accuses the state of failing to ensure that students with behavioral disabilities get an education instead of just kicked out of school.The complaint, filed Thursday in Thurston County Superior Court, says the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has a duty to ensure that all children receive a public education, including those who have behavioral problems relate...

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  • Montana golfer hit 2 holes-in-1 in the span of 3 holes

    Montana golfer hit 2 holes-in-1 in the span of 3 holes

    Thursday, June 8 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-06-08 22:05:12 GMT
    Courtesy George Cook Facebook pageCourtesy George Cook Facebook page

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana golfer hit two holes-in-one in the span of three holes during men's league play this week. George Cook told the Great Falls Tribune that after he added a 30-foot birdie putt on his final hole of the nine-hole match he bought a couple lottery tickets. Cook, who is 58, hit the first hole-in-one of his career Tuesday with a 7-iron on the 149-yard 13th hole at the Anaconda Hills course in Great Falls. He figured he could check it of...

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana golfer hit two holes-in-one in the span of three holes during men's league play this week. George Cook told the Great Falls Tribune that after he added a 30-foot birdie putt on his final hole of the nine-hole match he bought a couple lottery tickets. Cook, who is 58, hit the first hole-in-one of his career Tuesday with a 7-iron on the 149-yard 13th hole at the Anaconda Hills course in Great Falls. He figured he could check it of...

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  • Spokane County agrees to $2.25M settlement in wrongful convictions

    Spokane County agrees to $2.25M settlement in wrongful convictions

    Thursday, June 8 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-06-08 21:58:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The insurance company for Spokane County will pay $2.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that contended the Spokane County Sheriff's Office engaged in witness-tampering and recklessness to wrongfully convict three men for a 2008 robbery. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he is against the settlement. The Spokesman-Review says the agreement was reached Tuesday between the Washington Counties Risk Pool, which insur...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The insurance company for Spokane County will pay $2.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that contended the Spokane County Sheriff's Office engaged in witness-tampering and recklessness to wrongfully convict three men for a 2008 robbery. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he is against the settlement. The Spokesman-Review says the agreement was reached Tuesday between the Washington Counties Risk Pool, which insur...

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  • UPDATE: Driver whose leg was severed in crash on Argonne in stable condition

    UPDATE: Driver whose leg was severed in crash on Argonne in stable condition

    Thursday, June 8 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-06-08 19:29:03 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the driver who had his leg severed in a serious crash on Argonne and Bigelow Gulch Wednesday evening is now in stable condition. Investigators determined a northbound 2000 Mazda P/U crossed over the centerline and struck a southbound flatbed trailer being towed by a full-size pickup. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the driver who had his leg severed in a serious crash on Argonne and Bigelow Gulch Wednesday evening is now in stable condition. Investigators determined a northbound 2000 Mazda P/U crossed over the centerline and struck a southbound flatbed trailer being towed by a full-size pickup. 

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  • Have you seen this wanted fugitive?

    Have you seen this wanted fugitive?

    Thursday, June 8 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-06-08 19:18:06 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is hoping you can help them find a wanted fugitive.  22-year-old Cameron James Brunson is wanted on a Kootenai County felony warrant for a probation violation.  He is white, 5'8", 150 lbs with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last known to be living in Spokane Valley.  

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is hoping you can help them find a wanted fugitive.  22-year-old Cameron James Brunson is wanted on a Kootenai County felony warrant for a probation violation.  He is white, 5'8", 150 lbs with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last known to be living in Spokane Valley.  

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  • Air monitoring alarm at Hanford goes off during demolition at Plutonium Finishing Plant

    Air monitoring alarm at Hanford goes off during demolition at Plutonium Finishing Plant

    Thursday, June 8 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-06-08 15:40:18 GMT

    HANFORD SITE - Employees in the Plutonium Finishing Plant at Hanford took cover as a precaution Thursday morning after an air monitoring alarm went off during demolition.  No injuries have been reported and Hanford reported on their verified Facebook page Thursday morning that air monitoring alarms during demolition are "not unexpected; this is one of the monitoring tools used to ensure demolition of the plant proceeds safely." 

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    HANFORD SITE - Employees in the Plutonium Finishing Plant at Hanford took cover as a precaution Thursday morning after an air monitoring alarm went off during demolition.  No injuries have been reported and Hanford reported on their verified Facebook page Thursday morning that air monitoring alarms during demolition are "not unexpected; this is one of the monitoring tools used to ensure demolition of the plant proceeds safely." 

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  • Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

    Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

    Thursday, June 8 2017 1:40 AM EDT2017-06-08 05:40:05 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The man accused of killing two passengers and wounding a third who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenagers on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train shouted he's "not guilty" during a courtroom outburst directed at one of the victims.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The man accused of killing two passengers and wounding a third who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenagers on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train shouted he's "not guilty" during a courtroom outburst directed at one of the victims.

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  • Richland woman picked for NASA astronaut candidate class

    Richland woman picked for NASA astronaut candidate class

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-06-08 01:12:14 GMT
    Courtesy NASA.govCourtesy NASA.gov

    RICHLAND, Wash. - A Richland High School graduate has been selected by NASA to join the agency’s 2017 class of astronaut candidates. Kayla Barron is one of 12 to be selected from over 18,300 applicants- a record number according to NASA. Barron graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering and earned a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cambridge. According 

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    RICHLAND, Wash. - A Richland High School graduate has been selected by NASA to join the agency’s 2017 class of astronaut candidates. Kayla Barron is one of 12 to be selected from over 18,300 applicants- a record number according to NASA. Barron graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering and earned a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cambridge. According 

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  • Police try to identify man linked to killing of 4 relatives

    Police try to identify man linked to killing of 4 relatives

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-06-08 00:52:38 GMT

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have released surveillance video showing someone described as a person of interest in the January slayings of four members of the same family. The video released late Tuesday shows the man at a Target store in Silverdale, about 15 miles west of Seattle, on Jan. 15, 12 days before the killings took place.

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    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have released surveillance video showing someone described as a person of interest in the January slayings of four members of the same family. The video released late Tuesday shows the man at a Target store in Silverdale, about 15 miles west of Seattle, on Jan. 15, 12 days before the killings took place.

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  • Interior head orders review of sage-grouse conservation plan

    Interior head orders review of sage-grouse conservation plan

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-06-07 23:56:36 GMT
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife ServiceU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. Zinke says that while the federal government has a responsibility under the Endangered Species Act to protect the ground-dwelling bird, "we also have a responsibility to be a good neighbor and a good partner." He says a directive that c...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. Zinke says that while the federal government has a responsibility under the Endangered Species Act to protect the ground-dwelling bird, "we also have a responsibility to be a good neighbor and a good partner." He says a directive that c...

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  • 'Whiffle Dust'? 'Oyster Stew'? DEA Drug Slang/Code Words in 2017

    'Whiffle Dust'? 'Oyster Stew'? DEA Drug Slang/Code Words in 2017

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-06-07 21:13:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Are you hearing your kids talking about "Henry VIII", "Colorado Rockies" or "Love Potion #9"? Odds are they are actually talking about a former King of England (a natural topic among kids these days), a baseball team or a really awful song from the 1960s. But if they mention those things around a well-versed DEA agent, it might trigger a few alarms.  

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    WASHINGTON - Are you hearing your kids talking about "Henry VIII", "Colorado Rockies" or "Love Potion #9"? Odds are they are actually talking about a former King of England (a natural topic among kids these days), a baseball team or a really awful song from the 1960s. But if they mention those things around a well-versed DEA agent, it might trigger a few alarms.  

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  • Gianforte granted extension for appearance on assault charge

    Gianforte granted extension for appearance on assault charge

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-06-07 18:22:42 GMT
    Photo: Facebook/GregForMontanaPhoto: Facebook/GregForMontana

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A judge has given Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte until June 20 to appear in Gallatin County Justice Court to face a misdemeanor assault charge against a reporter. The request filed Tuesday by former U.S. Attorney William Mercer and Bozeman attorney Todd Whipple said they are in settlement talks with prosecutors. Justice of the Peace Rick West granted the extension Wednesday. Gianforte had faced a Wednesday deadline to appear in...

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A judge has given Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte until June 20 to appear in Gallatin County Justice Court to face a misdemeanor assault charge against a reporter. The request filed Tuesday by former U.S. Attorney William Mercer and Bozeman attorney Todd Whipple said they are in settlement talks with prosecutors. Justice of the Peace Rick West granted the extension Wednesday. Gianforte had faced a Wednesday deadline to appear in...

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  • 3 teens get not-so-sweet surprise caught stealing fake cake they thought was real

    3 teens get not-so-sweet surprise caught stealing fake cake they thought was real

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-06-07 13:44:54 GMT

    EDINA, Minn. (AP) - Police in a Minneapolis suburb say three teenagers trying to sneak out of a grocery store with a stolen cake got a not-so-sweet surprise. Instead of a real cake, Edina (ee-DYE'-nuh) police say the teens inadvertently grabbed a styrofoam display cake. Authorities say the three left a Cub Foods store early Tuesday with the fake cake, but police stopped their vehicle when they saw it matched an employee's description.

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    EDINA, Minn. (AP) - Police in a Minneapolis suburb say three teenagers trying to sneak out of a grocery store with a stolen cake got a not-so-sweet surprise. Instead of a real cake, Edina (ee-DYE'-nuh) police say the teens inadvertently grabbed a styrofoam display cake. Authorities say the three left a Cub Foods store early Tuesday with the fake cake, but police stopped their vehicle when they saw it matched an employee's description.

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  • Kootenai Co. detectives want to talk to this man regarding hit and run crash

    Kootenai Co. detectives want to talk to this man regarding hit and run crash

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-06-06 23:10:40 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Sheriff’s Office has located a vehicle and driver believed to have been involved in the collision. The vehicle is a white colored small SUV and the driver has been cooperative with investigators. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing the driver’s name until all other interviews regarding this incident can be completed.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Sheriff’s Office has located a vehicle and driver believed to have been involved in the collision. The vehicle is a white colored small SUV and the driver has been cooperative with investigators. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing the driver’s name until all other interviews regarding this incident can be completed.

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  • Coeur d'Alene cat shot with metal dart latest victim in cat abuse case; No suspects

    Coeur d'Alene cat shot with metal dart latest victim in cat abuse case; No suspects

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-06-06 22:43:13 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Police officers in an Idaho city are seeking information regarding someone using a blowgun-type weapon to shoot cats.      Animal control officers took a report this past weekend after an owner called in saying their cat had a metal rod protruding from its body. Coeur d'Alene police say the rod was removed from the cat and missed its vital organs.     

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Police officers in an Idaho city are seeking information regarding someone using a blowgun-type weapon to shoot cats.      Animal control officers took a report this past weekend after an owner called in saying their cat had a metal rod protruding from its body. Coeur d'Alene police say the rod was removed from the cat and missed its vital organs.     

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  • Oregon city approves permit for US' 1st all-wood high-rise

    Oregon city approves permit for US' 1st all-wood high-rise

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-06-06 21:18:30 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - City officials in Portland, Oregon, have approved a construction permit for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.      Developers announcing the approval Tuesday say it's a milestone for wood technology.      State officials hope it could help parts of rural Oregon reboot a dwindling timber industry.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - City officials in Portland, Oregon, have approved a construction permit for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.      Developers announcing the approval Tuesday say it's a milestone for wood technology.      State officials hope it could help parts of rural Oregon reboot a dwindling timber industry.

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  • Deputies arrest convicted felon they say robbed a gas station, fired a gun, hit a dog and kicked a woman

    Deputies arrest convicted felon they say robbed a gas station, fired a gun, hit a dog and kicked a woman

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-06-06 19:57:04 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County deputies arrested a convicted felon who witnesses say robbed a gas station with a butcher knife, got into a verbal altercation with the owner, fired a handgun, hit a dog and then kicked a woman in the stomach and stole her knife.  Monday night, an employee at an Exxon gas station on Highway 395 told deputies 31-year-old Burk T. Simonson, a regular at the gas station

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County deputies arrested a convicted felon who witnesses say robbed a gas station with a butcher knife, got into a verbal altercation with the owner, fired a handgun, hit a dog and then kicked a woman in the stomach and stole her knife.  Monday night, an employee at an Exxon gas station on Highway 395 told deputies 31-year-old Burk T. Simonson, a regular at the gas station

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  • Brian Schaeffer confirmed as Spokane's fire chief

    Brian Schaeffer confirmed as Spokane's fire chief

    Monday, June 5 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-06-06 02:42:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Council voted unanimously to confirm Brian Schaeffer as the city's fire chief in a meeting Monday night. Schaeffer was selected after a long search in which a committee of community members, city administration and fire department staff reviewed video and written responses for 17 candidates that met the minimum qualifications. They then narrowed those candidates down to five finalists before Schaeffer was selected.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Council voted unanimously to confirm Brian Schaeffer as the city's fire chief in a meeting Monday night. Schaeffer was selected after a long search in which a committee of community members, city administration and fire department staff reviewed video and written responses for 17 candidates that met the minimum qualifications. They then narrowed those candidates down to five finalists before Schaeffer was selected.

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  • Police identify two people found dead at Coeur d'Alene apartment complex

    Police identify two people found dead at Coeur d'Alene apartment complex

    Monday, June 5 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-06-06 01:07:35 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives are continuing the death investigation for two people found at the Falls Creek apartment complex last week. On Monday, police identified the two people involved. Coeur d'Alene Police say the two people found have been identified as 25-year-old Katlyn A. Dettwiler and 28-year-old Peter J. Dettwiler, both of Coeur d'Alene.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives are continuing the death investigation for two people found at the Falls Creek apartment complex last week. On Monday, police identified the two people involved. Coeur d'Alene Police say the two people found have been identified as 25-year-old Katlyn A. Dettwiler and 28-year-old Peter J. Dettwiler, both of Coeur d'Alene.

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  • Driver killed in Spokane Festival of Speed crash identified as Chuck Lyford

    Driver killed in Spokane Festival of Speed crash identified as Chuck Lyford

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:43:51 GMT

    UPDATE: The man killed in Sunday's Festival of Speed crash at the Spokane County Raceway has been identified as Chuck Lyford. Lyford lost control of his race car and was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Spokane ounty Raceway posted a message on their Facebook page saying, "It was a very tragic day today at Spokane County Raceway.

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    UPDATE: The man killed in Sunday's Festival of Speed crash at the Spokane County Raceway has been identified as Chuck Lyford. Lyford lost control of his race car and was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Spokane ounty Raceway posted a message on their Facebook page saying, "It was a very tragic day today at Spokane County Raceway.

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  • Body found behind Spokane liquor store

    Body found behind Spokane liquor store

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:27:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane police are asking for the public's help after a dead man was found in the 1100 block of N. Division Monday morning. Police were called to the area at about 10:30 a.m. where the body had been found in the alleyway behind the Liquor and Wine Store. Spokane Police officers and Major Crimes detectives responded to the scene for the investigation. Police are actively investigating to determine the cause and nature of the death.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane police are asking for the public's help after a dead man was found in the 1100 block of N. Division Monday morning. Police were called to the area at about 10:30 a.m. where the body had been found in the alleyway behind the Liquor and Wine Store. Spokane Police officers and Major Crimes detectives responded to the scene for the investigation. Police are actively investigating to determine the cause and nature of the death.

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  • SCHEDULE: Outdoor movies at Riverfront Park start June 14!

    SCHEDULE: Outdoor movies at Riverfront Park start June 14!

    Monday, June 5 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-06-05 19:22:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Summertime in Spokane is incredible! There are so many things to do, you really don't have an excuse for staying inside and watching TV. Especially when you can go outside and watch TV.!  The outdoor movie lineup in Riverfront Park this summer has been released.  It kicks off on June 14 with a showing a "Grease" and ends on July 19 with "The Princess Bride." (Anybody want a peanut?)

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Summertime in Spokane is incredible! There are so many things to do, you really don't have an excuse for staying inside and watching TV. Especially when you can go outside and watch TV.!  The outdoor movie lineup in Riverfront Park this summer has been released.  It kicks off on June 14 with a showing a "Grease" and ends on July 19 with "The Princess Bride." (Anybody want a peanut?)

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  • Nearby states, population growth strain Idaho's nurse supply

    Nearby states, population growth strain Idaho's nurse supply

    Monday, June 5 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-06-05 18:38:09 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Labor say the state continues to experience pockets of severe nursing shortages while better paying jobs in surrounding states are attracting Idaho's nursing graduates. 

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    BOISE, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Labor say the state continues to experience pockets of severe nursing shortages while better paying jobs in surrounding states are attracting Idaho's nursing graduates. According to a recently released report from the department, southwestern Idaho faces the biggest challenge of finding enough nurses because it's nestled in the state's fastest growing region with the highest aging population.

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  • Woman shows up to Post Falls Police Department to claim lost purse with marijuana in it

    Woman shows up to Post Falls Police Department to claim lost purse with marijuana in it

    Monday, June 5 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-06-05 17:55:48 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A north Idaho woman faced quite the dilemma over the weekend.  Post Falls Police say on their Facebook page that a purse was found on Highway 41. The purse had identification inside, but it also contained marijuana. Post Falls Police say they contacted the woman about finding the purse, so she showed up.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - A north Idaho woman faced quite the dilemma over the weekend.  Post Falls Police say on their Facebook page that a purse was found on Highway 41. The purse had identification inside, but it also contained marijuana. Post Falls Police say they contacted the woman about finding the purse, so she showed up. The woman claimed her purse and also admitted that the marijuana was hers. She was cited and released. 

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  • Arena giant AEG pulls out of Seattle arena process

    Arena giant AEG pulls out of Seattle arena process

    Sunday, June 4 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-06-05 01:15:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - One of two groups that submitted plans for a possible renovation of KeyArena is withdrawing from the process, citing issues with how the city has conducted the process. Seattle Partners - a group that combined arena giant AEG and Hudson Pacific Properties - announced Sunday it is pulling out of the process after submitting plans in April for a proposed $521 million renovation of KeyArena.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - One of two groups that submitted plans for a possible renovation of KeyArena is withdrawing from the process, citing issues with how the city has conducted the process. Seattle Partners - a group that combined arena giant AEG and Hudson Pacific Properties - announced Sunday it is pulling out of the process after submitting plans in April for a proposed $521 million renovation of KeyArena.

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  • Spokane Valley SWAT standoff ends peacefully

    Spokane Valley SWAT standoff ends peacefully

    Sunday, June 4 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-06-05 00:30:26 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Deputies in Spokane Valley say a tense SWAT standoff ended peacefully Saturday. A 27-year-old man with warrants for his arrest was persuaded to surrender and taken into custody for second degree robbery charges and the active felony warrants. Spokane Valley Deputy Glenn Hinckley responded to a call of vehicle theft reported in the area of 1520 N Argonne in Spokane Valley.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Deputies in Spokane Valley say a tense SWAT standoff ended peacefully Saturday. A 27-year-old man with warrants for his arrest was persuaded to surrender and taken into custody for second degree robbery charges and the active felony warrants. Spokane Valley Deputy Glenn Hinckley responded to a call of vehicle theft reported in the area of 1520 N Argonne in Spokane Valley.

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  • Ram missing in Dishman Hills area finally back home

    Ram missing in Dishman Hills area finally back home

    Sunday, June 4 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-06-04 19:40:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family whose pet ram has been missing since last month has finally been caught. We told you about the search for Ramchop on Wednesday. His family told us Ramchop was friendly but hard to catch. People around the community spotted the ram in the Dishman Hills area, but it wasn't until Sunday morning that Ramchop was able to be caught.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family whose pet ram has been missing since last month has finally been caught. We told you about the search for Ramchop on Wednesday. His family told us Ramchop was friendly but hard to catch. People around the community spotted the ram in the Dishman Hills area, but it wasn't until Sunday morning that Ramchop was able to be caught.

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  • Coeur d'Alene man in critical condition after hit-and-run crash

    Coeur d'Alene man in critical condition after hit-and-run crash

    Sunday, June 4 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-06-04 16:22:10 GMT
    ISP needs the public's help investigating a hit-and-run crashISP needs the public's help investigating a hit-and-run crash

    DALTON GARDENS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating a felony car vs. pedestrian crash in Dalton Gardens Sunday. Just after 4:15 a.m., the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and Kootenai County EMS responded to the 5800 block of N. 15th St. just north of E. Dalton Ave in Dalton Gardens for a reported injury hit and run crash.

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    DALTON GARDENS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating a felony car vs. pedestrian crash in Dalton Gardens Sunday. Just after 4:15 a.m., the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and Kootenai County EMS responded to the 5800 block of N. 15th St. just north of E. Dalton Ave in Dalton Gardens for a reported injury hit and run crash.

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  • Airway Heights fire chief says water flushing is working

    Airway Heights fire chief says water flushing is working

    Saturday, June 3 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-06-04 01:36:53 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Saturday marks day 19 of the Airway Heights water crisis and there's still no end in sight. Another round of water tests came back Friday and the results show it's still not safe to drink. The city says they're now hoping that will change by the middle of next week. In the meantime, they'll keep handing out bottled water to residents as they continue to flush the water system of potential contaminants.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Saturday marks day 19 of the Airway Heights water crisis and there's still no end in sight. Another round of water tests came back Friday and the results show it's still not safe to drink. The city says they're now hoping that will change by the middle of next week. In the meantime, they'll keep handing out bottled water to residents as they continue to flush the water system of potential contaminants.

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  • Pilot makes emergency landing near State Route 27

    Pilot makes emergency landing near State Route 27

    Saturday, June 3 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-06-04 01:07:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol responded to an emergency landing of an aircraft off of State Route 27 south of the town of Garfield just after before noon on Saturday. Trooper Jeff Sevigney said the plane had to make an emergency landing because of mechanical issues.   According to the FAA database, the fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft is registered to a man from Richland, Washington.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol responded to an emergency landing of an aircraft off of State Route 27 south of the town of Garfield just after before noon on Saturday. Trooper Jeff Sevigney said the plane had to make an emergency landing because of mechanical issues.   According to the FAA database, the fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft is registered to a man from Richland, Washington.

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  • Five new nonstop flights added to Spokane International Airport

    Five new nonstop flights added to Spokane International Airport

    Saturday, June 3 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-03 18:45:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane region is taking flight this summer with five new nonstop flights between Spokane International Airport and major cities across the country. Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines have all expanded service to the city. Southwest has added nonstop service to San Diego and Sacramento, United has added San Francisco and Chicago (O'Hare International Airport), while American has added a Dallas nonstop.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane region is taking flight this summer with five new nonstop flights between Spokane International Airport and major cities across the country. Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines have all expanded service to the city. Southwest has added nonstop service to San Diego and Sacramento, United has added San Francisco and Chicago (O'Hare International Airport), while American has added a Dallas nonstop.

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  • Police say Yakima husband arrested for allegedly killing wife

    Police say Yakima husband arrested for allegedly killing wife

    Friday, June 2 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-06-03 03:50:13 GMT
    Police say Yakima husband arrested for allegedly killing wifePolice say Yakima husband arrested for allegedly killing wife

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say officers have arrested a 44-year-old man who allegedly killed his wife southeast of Yakima. The Yakima County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies responded to a call Friday morning from the teenage children of a woman they said was missing near the town of Granger. Investigators say the teens told them their parents argued Thursday night and that their father was intoxicated. When they awoke Friday, they ...

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say officers have arrested a 44-year-old man who allegedly killed his wife southeast of Yakima. The Yakima County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies responded to a call Friday morning from the teenage children of a woman they said was missing near the town of Granger. Investigators say the teens told them their parents argued Thursday night and that their father was intoxicated. When they awoke Friday, they ...

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  • Founder of Pasco green energy company sentenced for fraud

    Founder of Pasco green energy company sentenced for fraud

    Friday, June 2 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-06-02 22:09:41 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - A 43-year-old founder of a Pasco renewable energy company has been sentenced more than eight years in prison for defrauding the government of $9.5 million. Scott C. Johnson was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. in Richland. He pleaded guilty in 2015 to conspiracy to defraud the government and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Johnson founded Gen-X Energy Group, an alternative fuel company formerly based in Pasco and Mos...

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    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - A 43-year-old founder of a Pasco renewable energy company has been sentenced more than eight years in prison for defrauding the government of $9.5 million. Scott C. Johnson was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. in Richland. He pleaded guilty in 2015 to conspiracy to defraud the government and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Johnson founded Gen-X Energy Group, an alternative fuel company formerly based in Pasco and Mos...

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  • Press groups urge congressional probe on assault of reporter

    Press groups urge congressional probe on assault of reporter

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:46:20 GMT
    Photo: Facebook/GregForMontanaPhoto: Facebook/GregForMontana

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A national coalition of press groups is asking a congressional ethics panel to consider disciplinary measures against Montana's newly elected congressman, who is charged with throwing a reporter to the ground during a confrontation a day before the election. Republican Greg Gianforte has yet to face a judge on the misdemeanor assault charge, which further intensified attention to a race that had already garnered wide national coverage. Gi...

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A national coalition of press groups is asking a congressional ethics panel to consider disciplinary measures against Montana's newly elected congressman, who is charged with throwing a reporter to the ground during a confrontation a day before the election. Republican Greg Gianforte has yet to face a judge on the misdemeanor assault charge, which further intensified attention to a race that had already garnered wide national coverage. Gi...

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  • AIRWAY HEIGHTS WATER CRISIS: Water not safe to drink

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS WATER CRISIS: Water not safe to drink

    Friday, June 2 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-06-02 19:26:51 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The latest update on the Airway Heights water crisis was released Friday morning and according to the Airway Heights Fire Department, the most recent test results show that the water is not safe to drink. Fire Chief Mitch Metzger released the following statement Friday morning. 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The latest update on the Airway Heights water crisis was released Friday morning and according to the Airway Heights Fire Department, the most recent test results show that the water is not safe to drink. Fire Chief Mitch Metzger released the following statement Friday morning. 

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  • Tacoma dad peeling oranges for his graduating daughter since kindergarten leaves the best note in her lunch

    Tacoma dad peeling oranges for his graduating daughter since kindergarten leaves the best note in her lunch

    Friday, June 2 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-06-02 15:56:25 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. - An 18-year-old Tacoma girl's tweet about the sweet note her dad left in her lunch on her last day of high school has been retweeted nearly 100,000 times as of Friday morning.  Meg Sullivan says her dad, Tom, has been making her lunches for school since she was in kindergarten. Those lunches included oranges. 

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    TACOMA, Wash. - An 18-year-old Tacoma girl's tweet about the sweet note her dad left in her lunch on her last day of high school has been retweeted nearly 100,000 times as of Friday morning.  Meg Sullivan says her dad, Tom, has been making her lunches for school since she was in kindergarten. Those lunches included oranges. 

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  • Child sex sting in Washington lands 3 arrests

    Child sex sting in Washington lands 3 arrests

    Thursday, June 1 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-06-02 02:51:17 GMT
    Child sex sting in Washington lands 3 arrestsChild sex sting in Washington lands 3 arrests

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Three Washington men have been arrested after they contacted an undercover agent who posed as a mother offering her underage children for sex. KCPQ-TV reported Wednesday that the men were charged with attempted child rape. They are 56-year-old Paul Hobgood, 34-year-old Gregory Harrison and 35-year-old Daniel Moody Jr. The men are accused of answering an online advertisement posted in late April by the undercover agent.     ...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Three Washington men have been arrested after they contacted an undercover agent who posed as a mother offering her underage children for sex. KCPQ-TV reported Wednesday that the men were charged with attempted child rape. They are 56-year-old Paul Hobgood, 34-year-old Gregory Harrison and 35-year-old Daniel Moody Jr. The men are accused of answering an online advertisement posted in late April by the undercover agent.     ...

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  • Woman who hoarded cats in car pleads guilty to neglect

    Woman who hoarded cats in car pleads guilty to neglect

    Thursday, June 1 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-06-02 02:36:15 GMT
    Courtesy Warrenton Police Dept.Courtesy Warrenton Police Dept.

    ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - A woman found by Oregon police with more than 40 cats in her car has pleaded guilty to animal neglect. The Daily Astorian reports 58-year-old Kathryn St. Clare of Lake Stevens, Washington, accepted a plea agreement Wednesday in which she was sentenced to probation. St. Clare was arrested in April after a police officer in Warrenton, Oregon, spotted her pouring antifreeze into a car outside a supermarket. St. Clare said she was purchasing ...

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    ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - A woman found by Oregon police with more than 40 cats in her car has pleaded guilty to animal neglect. The Daily Astorian reports 58-year-old Kathryn St. Clare of Lake Stevens, Washington, accepted a plea agreement Wednesday in which she was sentenced to probation. St. Clare was arrested in April after a police officer in Warrenton, Oregon, spotted her pouring antifreeze into a car outside a supermarket. St. Clare said she was purchasing ...

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  • PHOTOS: Mudslide carries trees down hillside, threatening home

    PHOTOS: Mudslide carries trees down hillside, threatening home

    Thursday, June 1 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-06-02 02:27:51 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It’s a homeowner’s worst nightmare come to life in Spokane Valley - river of mud carrying trees down the hillside and threatening their home. This happened in the area between Wellesley and Bigelow Gulch Road. The Moody family has been working to get water out of their root cellar for a while. That’s because there’s an underground spring that runs through the area, but recently has been bubbling like never before. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It’s a homeowner’s worst nightmare come to life in Spokane Valley - river of mud carrying trees down the hillside and threatening their home. This happened in the area between Wellesley and Bigelow Gulch Road. The Moody family has been working to get water out of their root cellar for a while. That’s because there’s an underground spring that runs through the area, but recently has been bubbling like never before. 

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  • Police: Man left child in truck to drink, play pool at bar

    Police: Man left child in truck to drink, play pool at bar

    Thursday, June 1 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-06-02 02:18:09 GMT
    Police: Man left child in truck to drink, play pool at barPolice: Man left child in truck to drink, play pool at bar

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a Parma man faces a felony charge after police say he allegedly left a child in a truck to drink and play pool at a Caldwell bar. Matthew Thomas Jaggi was arraigned Tuesday for one count of felony injury to a child. According to police, officers were called to a Caldwell bar Sunday evening after getting a report of a child left alone in a Chevy pickup. Officers removed the child from the truck after a...

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    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a Parma man faces a felony charge after police say he allegedly left a child in a truck to drink and play pool at a Caldwell bar. Matthew Thomas Jaggi was arraigned Tuesday for one count of felony injury to a child. According to police, officers were called to a Caldwell bar Sunday evening after getting a report of a child left alone in a Chevy pickup. Officers removed the child from the truck after a...

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  • Police bust retail theft ring

    Police bust retail theft ring

    Thursday, June 1 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-06-02 02:15:54 GMT

    SPOKANE - Tyler Engstrom of Spokane was arrested after an asset protection employee at Walmart saw him in line at the Stateline store. Police say Engstrom would find receipts on the ground or the garbage can, take the receipt, steal the items listed, and return them to get cash. According to police, Engstrom and several others have committed this fraud at the Post Falls, Hayden, and Spokane area Walmarts. "I couldn't put a 

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    SPOKANE - Tyler Engstrom of Spokane was arrested after an asset protection employee at Walmart saw him in line at the Stateline store. Police say Engstrom would find receipts on the ground or the garbage can, take the receipt, steal the items listed, and return them to get cash. According to police, Engstrom and several others have committed this fraud at the Post Falls, Hayden, and Spokane area Walmarts. "I couldn't put a 

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  • WATCH: Ground shifting on Spokane Valley property

    WATCH: Ground shifting on Spokane Valley property

    Thursday, June 1 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-06-02 00:05:37 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A natural underwater spring is causing the ground to shift on a piece of property in Spokane Valley. The spring is currently "bubbling like crazy" according to residents in the area of Sanson and McDonald, just north of Plantes Ferry Park, because of runoff and precipitation. The ground is still shifting and Sanson is currently closed. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A natural underwater spring is causing the ground to shift on a piece of property in Spokane Valley. The spring is currently "bubbling like crazy" according to residents in the area of Sanson and McDonald, just north of Plantes Ferry Park, because of runoff and precipitation. The ground is still shifting and Sanson is currently closed. 

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  • Driver swallows false teeth then crashes into two parked cars on Monroe, sending one crashing into tavern

    Driver swallows false teeth then crashes into two parked cars on Monroe, sending one crashing into tavern

    Thursday, June 1 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-06-01 23:28:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The driver of a minivan swallowed his false teeth, then hit a couple of parked cars near Fairview and Monroe. Spokane Police say the driver was heading south on Monroe, swallowed his teeth, lost control of the minivan ran into two cars in front of The Hub Tavern, forcing one of the parked cars to crash into  the bar, causing major structural damage.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The driver of a minivan swallowed his false teeth, then hit a couple of parked cars near Fairview and Monroe. Spokane Police say the driver was heading south on Monroe, swallowed his teeth, lost control of the minivan ran into two cars in front of The Hub Tavern, forcing one of the parked cars to crash into  the bar, causing major structural damage.

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  • Inslee and other governors form group to uphold Paris accord

    Inslee and other governors form group to uphold Paris accord

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:56:41 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A group of Democratic governors say President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement will encourage states to do more to fight climate change. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says in a conference call with reporters that states are free to act on their own to reduce pollution.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A group of Democratic governors say President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement will encourage states to do more to fight climate change. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says in a conference call with reporters that states are free to act on their own to reduce pollution.

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  • Toyota recalls 36,000 Tacoma pickups for stalling risk

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:48:45 GMT

    DETROIT - Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups in North and South America because they can stall without warning. The recall involves Tacomas with V-6 engines from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Most of the trucks - 32,000 - are in the U.S. The rest are in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Costa Rica. 

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    DETROIT - Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups in North and South America because they can stall without warning. The recall involves Tacomas with V-6 engines from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Most of the trucks - 32,000 - are in the U.S. The rest are in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Costa Rica. 

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  • National Doughnut Day is Friday! Here's where you can get some deals!

    National Doughnut Day is Friday! Here's where you can get some deals!

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:29:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - National Doughnut Day is Friday and who doesn't love doughnuts?  Spokane and Coeur d'Alene actually have a quite a few doughnut shops and we gave them a call to see if they were rolling out any deals or freebies in honor of the day. Here's what we found out:  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - National Doughnut Day is Friday and who doesn't love doughnuts?  Spokane and Coeur d'Alene actually have a quite a few doughnut shops and we gave them a call to see if they were rolling out any deals or freebies in honor of the day. Here's what we found out:  

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  • Pullman duplex fire displaces 7 people, cats, dogs, goldfish

    Pullman duplex fire displaces 7 people, cats, dogs, goldfish

    Thursday, June 1 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-06-01 17:26:35 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Fire crews in Pullman believe a fire that displaced seven people and several pets was caused by a discarded cigarette. The fire apparently started on the outside deck of a two story duplex. It destroyed an upper unit and caused some damage to a lower unit, displacing seven residents, several cats, at least three dogs, and a goldfish. 

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Fire crews in Pullman believe a fire that displaced seven people and several pets was caused by a discarded cigarette. The fire apparently started on the outside deck of a two story duplex. It destroyed an upper unit and caused some damage to a lower unit, displacing seven residents, several cats, at least three dogs, and a goldfish. 

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  • Identity of man shot and killed in downtown Spokane alley released

    Identity of man shot and killed in downtown Spokane alley released

    Thursday, June 1 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-06-01 16:30:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified the man who was shot and killed in an alley in downtown Spokane earlier this week. 37-year-old Jason Pederson died from two gunshot wounds, one to the neck and the other to the abdomen, according to the Medical Examiner's Office. Details are still limited on the shooting and so far no arrests have been made. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified the man who was shot and killed in an alley in downtown Spokane earlier this week. 37-year-old Jason Pederson died from two gunshot wounds, one to the neck and the other to the abdomen, according to the Medical Examiner's Office. Details are still limited on the shooting and so far no arrests have been made. 

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  • New trial underway for man accused of strangling wife

    New trial underway for man accused of strangling wife

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-06-01 01:33:31 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A new trial is underway in Coeur d'Alene for a former sheriff's deputy charged with strangling his wife to death. Joseph Thomas had been sentenced to 25 years in prison, but that conviction was overturned when his lawyers successfully argued that some evidence was excluded.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A new trial is underway in Coeur d'Alene for a former sheriff's deputy charged with strangling his wife to death. Joseph Thomas had been sentenced to 25 years in prison, but that conviction was overturned when his lawyers successfully argued that some evidence was excluded.

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  • Spokane Tribe continues building casino despite opposition

    Spokane Tribe continues building casino despite opposition

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-05-31 21:24:45 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane Tribe is continuing construction of a large new casino complex, despite opposition from a competing tribe and Spokane County commissioners.      The three Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior over its approval of the casino.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane Tribe is continuing construction of a large new casino complex, despite opposition from a competing tribe and Spokane County commissioners.      The three Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior over its approval of the casino.

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  • NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

    NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-05-31 18:02:39 GMT

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year. The space agency announced the red-hot mission Wednesday at the University of Chicago. Scheduled to launch in summer 2018, the Solar Probe Plus will fly within 4 million miles of the sun's surface - right into the solar atmosphere. It will be subjected to brutal heat and radiation like no other man-made structure before.

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year. The space agency announced the red-hot mission Wednesday at the University of Chicago. Scheduled to launch in summer 2018, the Solar Probe Plus will fly within 4 million miles of the sun's surface - right into the solar atmosphere. It will be subjected to brutal heat and radiation like no other man-made structure before.

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  • McDonald's expanding delivery locations on UberEats

    McDonald's expanding delivery locations on UberEats

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:58:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget the drive-thru, McDonald's could be coming to your driveway. The company's CEO said Wednesday that the number of McDonald's restaurants available to deliver Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets and fries is expanding by another 1,000 this week, bringing the total to more than 2,000. New locations include the New York metro area, Seattle, Denver and more. CEO Steve Easterbrook says McDonald's will have 3,500 restaurants on the UberEats app b...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget the drive-thru, McDonald's could be coming to your driveway. The company's CEO said Wednesday that the number of McDonald's restaurants available to deliver Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets and fries is expanding by another 1,000 this week, bringing the total to more than 2,000. New locations include the New York metro area, Seattle, Denver and more. CEO Steve Easterbrook says McDonald's will have 3,500 restaurants on the UberEats app b...

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  • Thief steals wallet while good Samaritan help river rescue

    Thief steals wallet while good Samaritan help river rescue

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:48:08 GMT

    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Puyallup Police say that while two good Samaritans were trying to rescue a man who had fallen into the Puyallup River, someone stole their wallet and keys.  Police said in a Facebook post Tuesday that one of the stolen credit cards was used a short time later at a gas station near Sumner. KOMO-TV reports that two people went into the river Monday to try to help a 46-year-old man who had slipped and fallen into water while fishing with his ...

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    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Puyallup Police say that while two good Samaritans were trying to rescue a man who had fallen into the Puyallup River, someone stole their wallet and keys.  Police said in a Facebook post Tuesday that one of the stolen credit cards was used a short time later at a gas station near Sumner. KOMO-TV reports that two people went into the river Monday to try to help a 46-year-old man who had slipped and fallen into water while fishing with his ...

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  • Husband of Mary Kay Letourneau files for separation

    Husband of Mary Kay Letourneau files for separation

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:28:50 GMT
    Courtesy MSNBCCourtesy MSNBC

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - The man who married his former sixth-grade teacher after she was jailed for raping him has filed for legal separation from her. King County court records show 33-year-old Vili Fualaau asked the court for a legal separation from 55-year-old Mary Kay Letourneau on May 9. Letourneau is a former suburban Seattle teacher who became tabloid fodder when she was convicted in 1997 of raping the then 12-year-old Fualaau. She was 34 and a married mo...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - The man who married his former sixth-grade teacher after she was jailed for raping him has filed for legal separation from her. King County court records show 33-year-old Vili Fualaau asked the court for a legal separation from 55-year-old Mary Kay Letourneau on May 9. Letourneau is a former suburban Seattle teacher who became tabloid fodder when she was convicted in 1997 of raping the then 12-year-old Fualaau. She was 34 and a married mo...

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  • Washington man sentenced for trying to pimp out 14-year-old

    Washington man sentenced for trying to pimp out 14-year-old

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:15:09 GMT
    Washington man sentenced for trying to pimp out 14-year-oldWashington man sentenced for trying to pimp out 14-year-old

    TACOMA, Wash.(AP) - A Washington man convicted of trying to force a 14-year-old girl to be a prostitute has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison. The News Tribune reports 31-year-old Hon Path was sentenced Friday. Path pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempting to promote the commercial sexual abuse of a minor and illegally possessing a gun. Police arrested Path in June after the girl agreed to sell sex to a plain-clothes officer. Inves...

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    TACOMA, Wash.(AP) - A Washington man convicted of trying to force a 14-year-old girl to be a prostitute has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison. The News Tribune reports 31-year-old Hon Path was sentenced Friday. Path pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempting to promote the commercial sexual abuse of a minor and illegally possessing a gun. Police arrested Path in June after the girl agreed to sell sex to a plain-clothes officer. Inves...

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  • PHOTOS: Another truck gets stuck under Spokane overpass

    PHOTOS: Another truck gets stuck under Spokane overpass

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 10:35 AM EDT2016-09-28 14:35:31 GMT
    Wednesday, May 31 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-05-31 16:04:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Another truck - a box truck - is stuck under the same overpass that another box truck got stuck 63 days ago - 16th and Highway 195. The usual spiel for you here. The truck got stuck, one lane of traffic is blocked while crews work to unwedge it, yada yada yada... avoid the area. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Another truck - a box truck - is stuck under the same overpass that another box truck got stuck 63 days ago - 16th and Highway 195. The usual spiel for you here. The truck got stuck, one lane of traffic is blocked while crews work to unwedge it, yada yada yada... avoid the area. 

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  • Hours-long standoff at Altamont and Hartson ends peacefully

    Hours-long standoff at Altamont and Hartson ends peacefully

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-05-31 05:12:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police have taken a man into custody after an hours-long standoff near the intersection of Altamont and Hartson in Spokane. The standoff started around 5:25 p.m. when police arrived at the house to serve a felony warrant for a probation violation. The man barricaded himself in the house and refused to come out.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police have taken a man into custody after an hours-long standoff near the intersection of Altamont and Hartson in Spokane. The standoff started around 5:25 p.m. when police arrived at the house to serve a felony warrant for a probation violation. The man barricaded himself in the house and refused to come out.

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  • Charges still possible in fatal Coeur d'Alene boat crash

    Charges still possible in fatal Coeur d'Alene boat crash

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-05-31 04:04:43 GMT

    It's been almost a year since a boat crash on Lake Coeur d'Alene claimed the lives of three people. We spoke with the Kootenai County Prosecutor on Tuesday to see where the case stands. Last week, some news outlets reported that Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh was not going to pursue charges in the case, but McHugh told KHQ Tuesday that's not the case.

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    It's been almost a year since a boat crash on Lake Coeur d'Alene claimed the lives of three people. We spoke with the Kootenai County Prosecutor on Tuesday to see where the case stands. Last week, some news outlets reported that Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh was not going to pursue charges in the case, but McHugh told KHQ Tuesday that's not the case.

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  • Gas break closes roads near Glenrose

    Gas break closes roads near Glenrose

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-05-31 01:40:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters closed some roads near Glenrose because of a broken gas line Sunday morning. Glenrose was closed from 29th to 31st while crews worked to get the leak under control. Firefighters on scene said some houses in the area were evacuated. Avista workers were on scene Sunday working to fix the problem.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters closed some roads near Glenrose because of a broken gas line Sunday morning. Glenrose was closed from 29th to 31st while crews worked to get the leak under control. Firefighters on scene said some houses in the area were evacuated. Avista workers were on scene Sunday working to fix the problem.

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  • Baltimore Book Festival boots Rachel Dolezal after backlash

    Baltimore Book Festival boots Rachel Dolezal after backlash

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-05-30 23:59:23 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Organizers of the Baltimore Book Festival say they have decided to disinvite Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who led others to believe she was black. The decision by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts came days after defending its choice to have her there. 

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    BALTIMORE (AP) - Organizers of the Baltimore Book Festival say they have decided to disinvite Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who led others to believe she was black. The decision by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts came days after defending its choice to have her there. 

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  • Pasco Police find stolen truck driven by 15-year-old

    Pasco Police find stolen truck driven by 15-year-old

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-05-30 04:26:52 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police report they recovered a stolen truck driven by a 15-year-old Kennewick girl early Monday morning. The truck was found near 4th and Court. It had been stolen sometime early Sunday morning from the 1400 block of W. Clark. The owner of the truck told police he parked the truck on the curb with the keys in the ignition and a large white AC unit in the bed.

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    PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police report they recovered a stolen truck driven by a 15-year-old Kennewick girl early Monday morning. The truck was found near 4th and Court. It had been stolen sometime early Sunday morning from the 1400 block of W. Clark. The owner of the truck told police he parked the truck on the curb with the keys in the ignition and a large white AC unit in the bed.

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  • Arson suspected in fire at Pullman Subway

    Arson suspected in fire at Pullman Subway

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:55:39 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Firefighters in Pullman, Washington, report a joint investigation into a fire Monday morning that damaged a Subway sandwich shop located at 460 E. Main was an arson fire.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Firefighters in Pullman, Washington, report a joint investigation into a fire Monday morning that damaged a Subway sandwich shop located at 460 E. Main was an arson fire.

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  • No working smoke detectors in Spokane Valley kitchen fire

    No working smoke detectors in Spokane Valley kitchen fire

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:42:22 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a house fire at Trent and McDonald at about 10 p.m. Sunday night. Arriving firefighters found smoke and flames coming from a window of the home and called for addition units to help put the fire out. Fifteen units responded. Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies called the fire in.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a house fire at Trent and McDonald at about 10 p.m. Sunday night. Arriving firefighters found smoke and flames coming from a window of the home and called for addition units to help put the fire out. Fifteen units responded. Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies called the fire in.

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  • Coeur d'Alene Police searching for armed robbery suspect

    Coeur d'Alene Police searching for armed robbery suspect

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:15:24 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Police in Coeur d'Alene are searching for the man who robbed the Dollar Tree on W. Neider Avenue Sunday night.  Officers say a man came into the store just before 9:00 a.m., pulled a gun and demanded money. Police say he took an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled the area.  

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Police in Coeur d'Alene are searching for the man who robbed the Dollar Tree on W. Neider Avenue Sunday night.  Officers say a man came into the store just before 9:00 a.m., pulled a gun and demanded money. Police say he took an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled the area.  

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  • PHOTOS: Northern Lights dazzle across the region

    PHOTOS: Northern Lights dazzle across the region

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-05-29 01:28:09 GMT

    KHQ.com - If you were up late Saturday night and looking up at the sky, you were treated to a beautiful light show courtesy of Mother Nature. Independence Day fireworks are still about a month away, but Saturday's Northern Lights display was just as dazzling. Several of you shared your photos with us. Click through the slide show above to see some of the photos sent to us.

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    KHQ.com - If you were up late Saturday night and looking up at the sky, you were treated to a beautiful light show courtesy of Mother Nature. Independence Day fireworks are still about a month away, but Saturday's Northern Lights display was just as dazzling. Several of you shared your photos with us. Click through the slide show above to see some of the photos sent to us.

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  • Carbon cap rule in Washington faces legal challenge

    Carbon cap rule in Washington faces legal challenge

    Sunday, May 28 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-05-28 21:02:19 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to cap carbon pollution from large polluters.  But the state faces legal challenges as it begins requiring large industrial facilities to gradually reduce carbon emissions over time to combat climate change.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to cap carbon pollution from large polluters.  But the state faces legal challenges as it begins requiring large industrial facilities to gradually reduce carbon emissions over time to combat climate change.

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  • Few Montana schools choose to arm staffers despite gun law

    Few Montana schools choose to arm staffers despite gun law

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:49:19 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana state law allows school boards to let any adult staffer carry a gun in schools. But fewer than one percent of schools in the state actually do so.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana state law allows school boards to let any adult staffer carry a gun in schools. But fewer than one percent of schools in the state actually do so.

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  • 15-year-old Idaho escapee back in custody

    15-year-old Idaho escapee back in custody

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:12:35 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections report a 15-year-old who escaped custody from a correction facility in Nampa is back in custody Sunday. Paul Hendrix called Garden City Police to surrender around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. A Garden City police officer took Hendrix into custody in the 4400 block of West Chinden.

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    NAMPA, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections report a 15-year-old who escaped custody from a correction facility in Nampa is back in custody Sunday. Paul Hendrix called Garden City Police to surrender around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. A Garden City police officer took Hendrix into custody in the 4400 block of West Chinden.

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  • Troopers ask for help finding boxes after postal truck crashes into river

    Troopers ask for help finding boxes after postal truck crashes into river

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:06:01 GMT

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is asking the public the report any shipping packages located along the banks of the Peshatin Creek from milepost 184 on US 97 downstream to the Wenatchee River and the Wenatchee River downstream. On Saturday morning at about 8:30 a.m., a Postal Express truck was involved in a collision on U.S. 97 about 6 miles southeast of Leavenworth.

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    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is asking the public the report any shipping packages located along the banks of the Peshatin Creek from milepost 184 on US 97 downstream to the Wenatchee River and the Wenatchee River downstream. On Saturday morning at about 8:30 a.m., a Postal Express truck was involved in a collision on U.S. 97 about 6 miles southeast of Leavenworth.

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  • Emergency crews pull man from river in Spokane Valley

    Emergency crews pull man from river in Spokane Valley

    Saturday, May 27 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-05-28 00:48:07 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Emergency rescue crews pulled a man from the Spokane River in the middle of training to do that exact thing. The Spokane Valley Fire Department reports that a man jumped from the Trent bridge just east of N. Pines Rd. into the Spokane River. The SVFD Special Operations team just happened to already be in the area conducting swift water training at the time and were able to quickly respond with Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies who were also near by.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Emergency rescue crews pulled a man from the Spokane River in the middle of training to do that exact thing. The Spokane Valley Fire Department reports that a man jumped from the Trent bridge just east of N. Pines Rd. into the Spokane River. The SVFD Special Operations team just happened to already be in the area conducting swift water training at the time and were able to quickly respond with Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies who were also near by.

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  • Kayaker rescued from Spokane River in Post Falls

    Kayaker rescued from Spokane River in Post Falls

    Saturday, May 27 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-05-28 00:31:30 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports a 52-year-old man is safe after his kayak overturned in the Spokane River just after noon on Saturday. The call of a kayaker in distress came in at around 12:15 p.m. The Sheriff's Recreation Safety Section and Dive Rescue Team responded to the call below the Post Falls Dam east of Corbin Park.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports a 52-year-old man is safe after his kayak overturned in the Spokane River just after noon on Saturday. The call of a kayaker in distress came in at around 12:15 p.m. The Sheriff's Recreation Safety Section and Dive Rescue Team responded to the call below the Post Falls Dam east of Corbin Park.

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  • Man injured in motorcycle crash near Dishman Mica and Madison in Spokane Valley

    Man injured in motorcycle crash near Dishman Mica and Madison in Spokane Valley

    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-05-27 22:48:01 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a crash near Dishman Mica Rd. and Madison Rd. in Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon. Deputies say a motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with injuries around 1:30 p.m. No other cars were involved. Lanes were blocked for a short time while investigators gathered evidence.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a crash near Dishman Mica Rd. and Madison Rd. in Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon. Deputies say a motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with injuries around 1:30 p.m. No other cars were involved. Lanes were blocked for a short time while investigators gathered evidence.

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  • Pasco Police rescue man from Goodwill donation box

    Pasco Police rescue man from Goodwill donation box

    Saturday, May 27 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-05-27 18:43:55 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. - Police were called to a Goodwill donation box Friday to rescue a man who was stuck inside. Fire crews were originally going to cut the man out of the box, before a worker showed up with a key to free the man.

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    PASCO, Wash. - Police were called to a Goodwill donation box Friday to rescue a man who was stuck inside. Fire crews were originally going to cut the man out of the box, before a worker showed up with a key to free the man.

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  • Teen plucked from cliff by helicopter in Washington state

    Teen plucked from cliff by helicopter in Washington state

    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-05-27 17:55:37 GMT

     GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) - A helicopter plucked a teenager from a cliff edge above the Stillaguamish River in western Washington state on Saturday morning. KOMO-TV reports that the teen spent most of the night on the cliff until it became light enough for the helicopter rescue.

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     GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) - A helicopter plucked a teenager from a cliff edge above the Stillaguamish River in western Washington state on Saturday morning. KOMO-TV reports that the teen spent most of the night on the cliff until it became light enough for the helicopter rescue.

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  • Post Falls Police say missing bipolar woman found safe

    Post Falls Police say missing bipolar woman found safe

    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-05-27 17:33:54 GMT
    Darlene "Dana" FisherDarlene "Dana" Fisher

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Update, Saturday: Post Falls Police report a 67-year-old woman missing since Wednesday has been found. Darlene "Dana" Fisher was safely located by Post Falls Police. Officers thank the community for their help.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Update, Saturday: Post Falls Police report a 67-year-old woman missing since Wednesday has been found. Darlene "Dana" Fisher was safely located by Post Falls Police. Officers thank the community for their help.

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  • Washington man found guilty in murder-for-hire case

    Washington man found guilty in murder-for-hire case

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:45:25 GMT
    Washington man found guilty in murder-for-hire caseWashington man found guilty in murder-for-hire case

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man has been found guilty in federal court of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and attempting to pay the would-be killer with drugs. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Gerardo Loreto had been convicted Thursday of the use of mail in the commission of murder-for-hire and two counts of the use of a phone in the commission of a murder-for-hire stemming from the March 2016 case. Loreto is accused of mak...

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man has been found guilty in federal court of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and attempting to pay the would-be killer with drugs. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Gerardo Loreto had been convicted Thursday of the use of mail in the commission of murder-for-hire and two counts of the use of a phone in the commission of a murder-for-hire stemming from the March 2016 case. Loreto is accused of mak...

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  • Spokane remains second-largest city in state

    Spokane remains second-largest city in state

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:42:11 GMT
    Spokane's Riverfront Park (PHOTO: Wikipedia/Creative Commons)Spokane's Riverfront Park (PHOTO: Wikipedia/Creative Commons)

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - New estimates from the Census Bureau show that Spokane remains the second-largest city in Washington state, after Seattle. In 2016, Spokane's population was about 215,973, an increase of 1.36 percent over 2015. Tacoma grew 1.73 percent to finish at 211,277 people. Seattle is easily the largest city with 704,352 people. The Spokesman-Review reports that Spokane Valley remains the 10th-largest city in Washington, with a ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - New estimates from the Census Bureau show that Spokane remains the second-largest city in Washington state, after Seattle. In 2016, Spokane's population was about 215,973, an increase of 1.36 percent over 2015. Tacoma grew 1.73 percent to finish at 211,277 people. Seattle is easily the largest city with 704,352 people. The Spokesman-Review reports that Spokane Valley remains the 10th-largest city in Washington, with a ...

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  • Repeat offenders with 68 arrests between them booked again in Kootenai County

    Repeat offenders with 68 arrests between them booked again in Kootenai County

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:39:28 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies checking on a suspicious vehicle Thursday afternoon ran into some familiar faces: Three people who have collectively been booked in Kootenai County 68 times! They were all granted another trip to jail after deputies searched their vehicle.  

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies checking on a suspicious vehicle Thursday afternoon ran into some familiar faces: Three people who have collectively been booked in Kootenai County 68 times! They were all granted another trip to jail after deputies searched their vehicle.  

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  • Body of teen found downstream from Snoqualmie River falls

    Body of teen found downstream from Snoqualmie River falls

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:59:18 GMT
    Snoqualmie FallsSnoqualmie Falls

    SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff Office says the body of a 16-year-old boy who disappeared in the Snoqualmie River near Olallie State Park has been found. The sheriff's office said Thursday evening that drivers found the boy's body about 450 feet downstream from the falls. The teen was with two friends when two of them went over the falls. The sheriff's office says only one of them was able to pull himself out of the water. &nb...

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    SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff Office says the body of a 16-year-old boy who disappeared in the Snoqualmie River near Olallie State Park has been found. The sheriff's office said Thursday evening that drivers found the boy's body about 450 feet downstream from the falls. The teen was with two friends when two of them went over the falls. The sheriff's office says only one of them was able to pull himself out of the water. &nb...

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  • U-Haul found after thieves nab trailer with $8,000 in belongings inside

    U-Haul found after thieves nab trailer with $8,000 in belongings inside

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:29:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman and her fiancé in the military moved all of their belongings to Spokane only to find their U-Haul stolen. Sophie Graydon says after spending hours traveling from Minnesota to Spokane with her fiancé, she parked the U-Haul outside her apartment and she was too tired to unpack. "I came out and the trailer was gone. We had our new bed, coffee tables, three chairs, all of my stuff. We've got social 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman and her fiancé in the military moved all of their belongings to Spokane only to find their U-Haul stolen. Sophie Graydon says after spending hours traveling from Minnesota to Spokane with her fiancé, she parked the U-Haul outside her apartment and she was too tired to unpack. "I came out and the trailer was gone. We had our new bed, coffee tables, three chairs, all of my stuff. We've got social 

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  • University of Idaho examines safety updates after rocket fuel explosion

    University of Idaho examines safety updates after rocket fuel explosion

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:06:21 GMT
    Aftermath of rocket launch explosion. Courtesy James Trayford.Aftermath of rocket launch explosion. Courtesy James Trayford.

    MOSCOW, Idaho - The University of Idaho has completed an internal review of the rocket fuel explosion that occurred on the Moscow campus on April 13, 2017.  The incident has been ruled an accident by law enforcement and the university.  Officials with the University of Idaho say they have identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies as part of a review of the explosion. According to the report, the 

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - The University of Idaho has completed an internal review of the rocket fuel explosion that occurred on the Moscow campus on April 13, 2017.  The incident has been ruled an accident by law enforcement and the university.  Officials with the University of Idaho say they have identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies as part of a review of the explosion. According to the report, the 

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  • Juvenile facing felony charges after bat attack in Spokane Valley

    Juvenile facing felony charges after bat attack in Spokane Valley

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:39:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deputies with the Spokane Valley Police Department arrested a juvenile man Thursday morning after an incident involving a baseball bat. Calls came in at around 9:30 a.m. from people saying a man with a baseball bat was banging on doors near Pines and Indiana. At least one window of a car was broken by the suspect, according to KHQ's photographer who was on scene after the arrest. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deputies with the Spokane Valley Police Department arrested a juvenile man Thursday morning after an incident involving a baseball bat. Calls came in at around 9:30 a.m. from people saying a man with a baseball bat was banging on doors near Pines and Indiana. At least one window of a car was broken by the suspect, according to KHQ's photographer who was on scene after the arrest. 

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  • Driver caught after slamming into DOT vehicle in Spokane Valley

    Driver caught after slamming into DOT vehicle in Spokane Valley

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:02:20 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol says the driver of a car that crashed into a DOT vehicle Wednesday afternoon has been charged with driving under the influence.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol says the driver of a car that crashed into a DOT vehicle Wednesday afternoon has been charged with driving under the influence.

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  • Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in handcuffs

    Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in handcuffs

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:47:40 GMT
    Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in custodyStandoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in custody

    SPOKANE, Wash. - E Princeton Ave has reopened after it was shut down to traffic during a standoff.  Wednesday evening, Spokane Police received information that a wanted man was at a home on E Princeton Ave.  36-year-old Steven Martin had an outstanding felony warrant for eluding a police vehicle.  Officers also had probable cause to arrest him for five counts of stalking and domestic violence.  When officers arrived to the home, they 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - E Princeton Ave has reopened after it was shut down to traffic during a standoff.  Wednesday evening, Spokane Police received information that a wanted man was at a home on E Princeton Ave.  36-year-old Steven Martin had an outstanding felony warrant for eluding a police vehicle.  Officers also had probable cause to arrest him for five counts of stalking and domestic violence.  When officers arrived to the home, they 

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  • Protesters hope to sweeten the deal with baked goods

    Protesters hope to sweeten the deal with baked goods

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:20:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Protesters in Spokane are trying a new way to get lawmakers attention when it comes to healthcare. Organizers say they've resorted to having a bake sale to help cover costs for seniors' Medicaid. People lined up outside of Cathy McMorris Rodgers' office for the sale in hopes to get her attention. KHQ reached out to McMorris Rodgers' office for comment but is still waiting to hear back. The main message people at the bake sale want to provoke is that l...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Protesters in Spokane are trying a new way to get lawmakers attention when it comes to healthcare. Organizers say they've resorted to having a bake sale to help cover costs for seniors' Medicaid. People lined up outside of Cathy McMorris Rodgers' office for the sale in hopes to get her attention. KHQ reached out to McMorris Rodgers' office for comment but is still waiting to hear back. The main message people at the bake sale want to provoke is that l...

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  • PHOTOS: Guns, drugs and money found in Spokane Valley motel room bust

    PHOTOS: Guns, drugs and money found in Spokane Valley motel room bust

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:15:29 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Two men have been arrested and charged with a total of 26 felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a months-long investigation that led to a Spokane Valley motel.  Last week, detectives executed a search warrant at a room at the Motel 6 just off of I-90 and Argonne in Spokane Valley. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Two men have been arrested and charged with a total of 26 felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a months-long investigation that led to a Spokane Valley motel.  Last week, detectives executed a search warrant at a room at the Motel 6 just off of I-90 and Argonne in Spokane Valley. 

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  • Fully extinguishing Leavenworth fire will be 'ongoing challenge'

    Fully extinguishing Leavenworth fire will be 'ongoing challenge'

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:23:23 GMT

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 5 p.m. Wednesday:  Fire crews report active fire fighting operations continue on the Spromberg fire located approximately four miles north of Leavenworth, Washington, along the Chumstick Highway. The fire started Tuesday afternoon in a 5-acre storage area for logs and other flammable materials. The cause remains under active investigation, but has not yet been determined.

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    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 5 p.m. Wednesday:  Fire crews report active fire fighting operations continue on the Spromberg fire located approximately four miles north of Leavenworth, Washington, along the Chumstick Highway. The fire started Tuesday afternoon in a 5-acre storage area for logs and other flammable materials. The cause remains under active investigation, but has not yet been determined.

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  • PHOTOS: Firefighters say lawn mower caused brush fire in Spokane Valley near Sullivan

    PHOTOS: Firefighters say lawn mower caused brush fire in Spokane Valley near Sullivan

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:50:54 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters in Spokane Valley are responding to a brush fire on N. Sullivan just north of I-90.  WSDOT cameras show heavy smoke in the area.  KHQ has a crew headed to the scene. Check back for updates. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters in Spokane Valley are responding to a brush fire on N. Sullivan just north of I-90.  WSDOT cameras show heavy smoke in the area.  KHQ has a crew headed to the scene. Check back for updates. 

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  • How fast is the Spokane Fire Department responding to calls?

    How fast is the Spokane Fire Department responding to calls?

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:58:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Brian Schaeffer has been with the Spokane Fire Department since 2005 as Assistant Fire Chief and has been serving as the Interim Fire Chief since January. On Wednesday, Schaeffer was appointed to the top spot permanently by Mayor David Condon. Schaeffer is inheriting a 323-member department that covers nearly 70 square miles with 16 fire stations. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Brian Schaeffer has been with the Spokane Fire Department since 2005 as Assistant Fire Chief and has been serving as the Interim Fire Chief since January. On Wednesday, Schaeffer was appointed to the top spot permanently by Mayor David Condon. Schaeffer is inheriting a 323-member department that covers nearly 70 square miles with 16 fire stations. 

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  • Walla Walla Police Officer dies unexpectedly of medical complications

    Walla Walla Police Officer dies unexpectedly of medical complications

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:36:29 GMT
    Officer Nick HenzelOfficer Nick Henzel

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The Walla Walla Police Department has announced the passing of Officer Nicholas 'Nick' Henzel. Officers were informed Wednesday morning that Officer Henzel died following medical complications.  Officer Henzel had been serving both his country and community since 2000, when he enlisted in the US Air Force. In 2006, he was hired by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and served as a patrol deputy until 

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    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The Walla Walla Police Department has announced the passing of Officer Nicholas 'Nick' Henzel. Officers were informed Wednesday morning that Officer Henzel died following medical complications.  Officer Henzel had been serving both his country and community since 2000, when he enlisted in the US Air Force. In 2006, he was hired by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and served as a patrol deputy until 

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  • Condon names Brian Schaeffer as new Fire Chief

    Condon names Brian Schaeffer as new Fire Chief

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:04:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The search for Spokane's next Fire Chief is over.  Mayor David Condon appointed Brian Schaeffer as the new Chief of the Spokane Fire Department. Schaeffer has been the Assistant Fire Chief since 2005 and has been acting in an interim capacity since January when Bobby Williams retired. Schaeffer was selected from a list of 28 applicants from around the country. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The search for Spokane's next Fire Chief is over.  Mayor David Condon appointed Brian Schaeffer as the new Chief of the Spokane Fire Department. Schaeffer has been the Assistant Fire Chief since 2005 and has been acting in an interim capacity since January when Bobby Williams retired. Schaeffer was selected from a list of 28 applicants from around the country. 

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  • Insurance agent: Document your home in case of fire

    Insurance agent: Document your home in case of fire

    Monday, June 29 2015 8:58 PM EDT2015-06-30 00:58:39 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:35:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you ever wondered what you would do if your house burned down? KHQ spoke with an insurance agent who says it's extremely important to document your items and even some items you might not even think about.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you ever wondered what you would do if your house burned down? KHQ spoke with an insurance agent who says it's extremely important to document your items and even some items you might not even think about.

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  • FIREPROOF: The basics of defensible space and the 'home ignition zone'

    FIREPROOF: The basics of defensible space and the 'home ignition zone'

    Thursday, July 16 2015 2:44 PM EDT2015-07-16 18:44:45 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:34:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The main reason to use defensible space is to protect your home from a wildland fire. What gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire are its construction materials and the quality of defensible space surrounding it. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The main reason to use defensible space is to protect your home from a wildland fire. What gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire are its construction materials and the quality of defensible space surrounding it. 

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  • Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

    Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:36:48 GMT

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies and emergency crews responded to Eastport to assist the United States Border Patrol on Monday. A man had reportedly gone into the Moyie River. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by Border Patrol Agents.

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    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies and emergency crews responded to Eastport to assist the United States Border Patrol on Monday. A man had reportedly gone into the Moyie River. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by Border Patrol Agents.

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  • Drones taking off as Idaho law enforcement tool

    Drones taking off as Idaho law enforcement tool

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:12:10 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A bird’s eye view, but the drones the Idaho State Police have aren’t toys. Drone video provided was provided to KHQ of Tuesday’s demonstration as well as similar training exercises that include their drones. In total, ISP has six drones they use in each of the six districts ISP covers.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A bird’s eye view, but the drones the Idaho State Police have aren’t toys. Drone video provided was provided to KHQ of Tuesday’s demonstration as well as similar training exercises that include their drones. In total, ISP has six drones they use in each of the six districts ISP covers.

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  • Alert Spokane app helping to keep you safe

    Alert Spokane app helping to keep you safe

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:50:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Manchester terror attack is sparking fears close to home. The Ariana Grande concert bombing left 22 people dead in England, sending shock waves globally, including here in Spokane. So how are we protected from a horrific attack like this?

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Manchester terror attack is sparking fears close to home. The Ariana Grande concert bombing left 22 people dead in England, sending shock waves globally, including here in Spokane. So how are we protected from a horrific attack like this?

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  • Head start: High school students train for real-life firefighting scenarios

    Head start: High school students train for real-life firefighting scenarios

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:02:39 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A pair of young men dressed in firefighting gear prepare to enter a building. There mission is simple, advance to the second floor and attack a working fire. Only there’s no fire, and the two young men aren’t firefighters, yet.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A pair of young men dressed in firefighting gear prepare to enter a building. There mission is simple, advance to the second floor and attack a working fire. Only there’s no fire, and the two young men aren’t firefighters, yet.

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  • Testing of Airway Heights water underway in Idaho lab

    Testing of Airway Heights water underway in Idaho lab

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:50:40 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - Samples of contaminated water in Airway Heights has traveled 86 miles to Anatek Labs in Moscow Idaho to be tested. The testing usually takes about two week to get results, but Lab Manager, Dr. Todd Taruscio, says they are making it a top priority and hope to have those results in three to five days.

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - Samples of contaminated water in Airway Heights has traveled 86 miles to Anatek Labs in Moscow Idaho to be tested. The testing usually takes about two week to get results, but Lab Manager, Dr. Todd Taruscio, says they are making it a top priority and hope to have those results in three to five days.

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  • Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

    Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:56:55 GMT

    By David Winter ABC Fox Montana/KTMF A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods. Then miraculously, found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. Now Madeline Connelly, her family and members of the search crew are sharing their stories from Maddie's seven days alone in the woods.

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    By David Winter ABC Fox Montana/KTMF A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods. Then miraculously, found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. Now Madeline Connelly, her family and members of the search crew are sharing their stories from Maddie's seven days alone in the woods.

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  • 12-year-old Boy Scout being called a hero for quick action after crash

    12-year-old Boy Scout being called a hero for quick action after crash

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:15:47 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - A 12-year-old boy is being credited for helping save lives during a crash at Four Lakes Road near Craig Road in Medical Lake Tuesday morning. First responders will tell you every minute maters in a situation like this. So the young Boy Scout wasted no time putting his skills into action.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - A 12-year-old boy is being credited for helping save lives during a crash at Four Lakes Road near Craig Road in Medical Lake Tuesday morning. First responders will tell you every minute maters in a situation like this. So the young Boy Scout wasted no time putting his skills into action.

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  • Woman fatally shot in Orofino identified

    Woman fatally shot in Orofino identified

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:04:59 GMT

    OROFINO, Idaho - Police and Sheriff's deputies continue to investigate a shooting that killed a woman in Orofino Monday night. Emergency crews responded to a house on Laqa Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday for a shots fired call. The woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound where she was pronounced dead.

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    OROFINO, Idaho - Police and Sheriff's deputies continue to investigate a shooting that killed a woman in Orofino Monday night. Emergency crews responded to a house on Laqa Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday for a shots fired call. The woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound where she was pronounced dead.

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  • Spokane homeless count shows slight increase overall and among veterans

    Spokane homeless count shows slight increase overall and among veterans

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:27:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane released the results from its annual point-in-time homeless count Tuesday, and it shows an increase in homelessness. Overall homelessness numbers were up 11 percent during the annual count, which is federally mandated and happened on January 16.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane released the results from its annual point-in-time homeless count Tuesday, and it shows an increase in homelessness. Overall homelessness numbers were up 11 percent during the annual count, which is federally mandated and happened on January 16.

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  • Bicyclist dies when struck by vehicle on Spokane County road

    Bicyclist dies when struck by vehicle on Spokane County road

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:05:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man whose bicycle was struck as he rode on a Spokane County roadway has died.      The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the adult male died in a hospital on Tuesday morning, a day after his bike was struck by a vehicle.      The man's identity has not been released. The incident occurred on Dishman Mica Road southeast of the city of Spokane.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man whose bicycle was struck as he rode on a Spokane County roadway has died.      The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the adult male died in a hospital on Tuesday morning, a day after his bike was struck by a vehicle.      The man's identity has not been released. The incident occurred on Dishman Mica Road southeast of the city of Spokane.

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  • Spokane plans to appeal fine for accident at power plant

    Spokane plans to appeal fine for accident at power plant

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:57:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The city of Spokane plans to appeal a $60,000 fine for alleged training and safety failures that led to two employees being burned at its Waste-to-Energy Plant last fall.      Last month, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries cited Spokane for 10 violations of state law that were discovered after Larry Pratt and Craig Law received severe steam burns in an incident on Oct. 4.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The city of Spokane plans to appeal a $60,000 fine for alleged training and safety failures that led to two employees being burned at its Waste-to-Energy Plant last fall.      Last month, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries cited Spokane for 10 violations of state law that were discovered after Larry Pratt and Craig Law received severe steam burns in an incident on Oct. 4.

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  • Spokane Police say missing 10-year-old boy found safe

    Spokane Police say missing 10-year-old boy found safe

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:18:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 10-year-old Jeremy Clough has been found and is safe as of 11:18 p.m. Monday night. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 10-year-old Jeremy Clough has been found and is safe as of 11:18 p.m. Monday night. 

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  • Steam Plant renovations give new Spokane event center a boost

    Steam Plant renovations give new Spokane event center a boost

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:11 AM EDT2017-05-23 06:11:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Steam Plant will be closed for the next few months, and one local business in downtown Spokane learned that one one door closes, a window opens. "Can you imagine," says Kim Culberson,co-owner of the McGinnity Room.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Steam Plant will be closed for the next few months, and one local business in downtown Spokane learned that one one door closes, a window opens. "Can you imagine," says Kim Culberson,co-owner of the McGinnity Room.

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  • Orofino police, deputies investigating fatal shooting

    Orofino police, deputies investigating fatal shooting

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:36 AM EDT2017-05-23 05:36:38 GMT

    OROFINO, Idaho - Orofino Police and Clearwater County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Monday evening. Police say emergency crews responded to a call of shots fired at 12732 Laqa Avenue in Orofino at 7:23 p.m. Upon arrival they found a woman with a gunshot wound. The woman was taken to Clearwater Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

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    OROFINO, Idaho - Orofino Police and Clearwater County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Monday evening. Police say emergency crews responded to a call of shots fired at 12732 Laqa Avenue in Orofino at 7:23 p.m. Upon arrival they found a woman with a gunshot wound. The woman was taken to Clearwater Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

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  • Small plane crash lands at Coeur d'Alene Airport; no injuries

    Small plane crash lands at Coeur d'Alene Airport; no injuries

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-05-22 00:55:51 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Deputies and fire crews from Northern Lakes Fire department responded to a report of an airplane in distress around 4 p.m. It was reported to the Coeur d'Alene Airport by the pilot, identified as 62-year-old James T. Ostrich from Redding, California, that he had a possible landing gear issues. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Deputies and fire crews from Northern Lakes Fire department responded to a report of an airplane in distress around 4 p.m. It was reported to the Coeur d'Alene Airport by the pilot, identified as 62-year-old James T. Ostrich from Redding, California, that he had a possible landing gear issues. 

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  • Searchers return to campsite where toddler went missing

    Searchers return to campsite where toddler went missing

    Sunday, May 21 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-05-21 21:45:55 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Almost two years after a toddler disappeared during a camping trip with his family, investigators plan to return to the campsite to search for new evidence.  Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner told KTVB-TV last week that deputies will return to the campground outside of Leadore, Idaho once the weather improves.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Almost two years after a toddler disappeared during a camping trip with his family, investigators plan to return to the campsite to search for new evidence.  Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner told KTVB-TV last week that deputies will return to the campground outside of Leadore, Idaho once the weather improves.

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  • Police investigate after infant found in car with no pulse

    Police investigate after infant found in car with no pulse

    Sunday, May 21 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-05-21 20:14:52 GMT

    The Caldwell Police Department is investigating after a 5-month-old baby girl was found in a car without pulse.      The Idaho Statesman reports that someone called the police at about 4 p.m. Saturday to report that an infant had been left in a car and didn't have a pulse. Police arrived at the scene- the area of a car dealership, a tire store and other businesses - and confirmed the baby was unresponsive.

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    The Caldwell Police Department is investigating after a 5-month-old baby girl was found in a car without pulse.      The Idaho Statesman reports that someone called the police at about 4 p.m. Saturday to report that an infant had been left in a car and didn't have a pulse. Police arrived at the scene- the area of a car dealership, a tire store and other businesses - and confirmed the baby was unresponsive.

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  • Police investigating early morning shooting at Manito Park

    Police investigating early morning shooting at Manito Park

    Saturday, May 20 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-05-20 23:25:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say an early morning shooting at Manito Park has sent two people to the hospital Saturday. Police responded to a shooting call just before 2:30 a.m. It happened near the duck pond.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say an early morning shooting at Manito Park has sent two people to the hospital Saturday. Police responded to a shooting call just before 2:30 a.m. It happened near the duck pond.

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  • Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation

    Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation

    Saturday, May 20 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-05-20 20:53:44 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee says that Washington state and Mexico are seeking to find more ways to work together on combatting climate change. Inslee, who was in Mexico Friday as part of a trade delegation, signed a 'letter of intent' with Mexico's Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee says that Washington state and Mexico are seeking to find more ways to work together on combatting climate change. Inslee, who was in Mexico Friday as part of a trade delegation, signed a 'letter of intent' with Mexico's Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources.

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  • Spokane couple searches for lost engagement ring

    Spokane couple searches for lost engagement ring

    Saturday, May 20 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-05-20 18:32:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman is looking for something she never expected to lose. She was in the parking lot outside the Spokane Arena when her engagement ring disappeared. "It has three diamonds. It's got one big diamond in the middle and two on the sides. I am so sad because you know that's really sentimental. It's an engagement ring," said Nan Miller.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman is looking for something she never expected to lose. She was in the parking lot outside the Spokane Arena when her engagement ring disappeared. "It has three diamonds. It's got one big diamond in the middle and two on the sides. I am so sad because you know that's really sentimental. It's an engagement ring," said Nan Miller.

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  • Father-daughter duo graduates together

    Father-daughter duo graduates together

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:39:49 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - It's never too late.  If you've been putting something off and you're afraid you've missed your chance... don't give up! One father-daughter duo shows how anything- even a college degree- is never a bridge too far. College graduation…the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of bright-eyed men and women ready to enter the workforce. "Definitely a sense of accomplishment, as well as a relief," says Kristina Borek. Kristina's journey ...

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - It's never too late.  If you've been putting something off and you're afraid you've missed your chance... don't give up! One father-daughter duo shows how anything- even a college degree- is never a bridge too far. College graduation…the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of bright-eyed men and women ready to enter the workforce. "Definitely a sense of accomplishment, as well as a relief," says Kristina Borek. Kristina's journey ...

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  • Officer on leave, two men charged in bizarre kidnapping

    Officer on leave, two men charged in bizarre kidnapping

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-05-20 01:30:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It all started at a small home in North Spokane near Courtland and Nevada. I was there today and spoke with someone leaving the house: but no one was talking about what happened. Sherard Henderson and Jamar Dickerson were both in court Friday and charged with first degree kidnapping. Court documents say the two believed the victim stole fifty thousand dollars in drug money from them. They kidnapped her in an attempt to make her pay.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It all started at a small home in North Spokane near Courtland and Nevada. I was there today and spoke with someone leaving the house: but no one was talking about what happened. Sherard Henderson and Jamar Dickerson were both in court Friday and charged with first degree kidnapping. Court documents say the two believed the victim stole fifty thousand dollars in drug money from them. They kidnapped her in an attempt to make her pay.

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  • Man frustrated after finding homeless camp on private property

    Man frustrated after finding homeless camp on private property

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-19 03:57:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a miniature tent city that keeps growing. With tents scattered throughout the field- some nestled in the back woods And the man who owns this land is not happy. "It's not legal and I don't like it and they should not be here," said Jim Rogers. I called Jim yesterday to tell 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a miniature tent city that keeps growing. With tents scattered throughout the field- some nestled in the back woods And the man who owns this land is not happy. "It's not legal and I don't like it and they should not be here," said Jim Rogers. I called Jim yesterday to tell 

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  • 'Deadliest Catch' star arrested after alleged assault

    'Deadliest Catch' star arrested after alleged assault

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-05-19 01:25:02 GMT
    Sig HansenSig Hansen

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen was arrested after he allegedly spat on an Uber driver in Seattle and kicked and dented the driver's car upon learning he couldn't pay cash for his ride home. The Seattle Times reports the 51-year-old had been in the Ballard neighborhood celebrating Norway's Constitution Day with family and was arrested early Thursday at his Shoreline home. Police reports say when officers confronted Hansen, he appea...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen was arrested after he allegedly spat on an Uber driver in Seattle and kicked and dented the driver's car upon learning he couldn't pay cash for his ride home. The Seattle Times reports the 51-year-old had been in the Ballard neighborhood celebrating Norway's Constitution Day with family and was arrested early Thursday at his Shoreline home. Police reports say when officers confronted Hansen, he appea...

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  • Oregon governor forgives boy for swiping hazelnut, pen during tour of Capitol

    Oregon governor forgives boy for swiping hazelnut, pen during tour of Capitol

    Thursday, May 18 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-05-18 23:08:11 GMT
    Courtesy Gov. Kate Brown's Facebook PageCourtesy Gov. Kate Brown's Facebook Page

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The governor of Oregon has pardoned a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol. Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday tweeted out a photo of the boy's apology letter along with the hashtag #cutestmailever and the caption, 'I think we can forgive Samuel, don't you think, Oregonians?' The tweet immediately got many likes and retweets.  In the pencil-written letter, the boy, named Samuel, explains that ...

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    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The governor of Oregon has pardoned a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol. Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday tweeted out a photo of the boy's apology letter along with the hashtag #cutestmailever and the caption, 'I think we can forgive Samuel, don't you think, Oregonians?' The tweet immediately got many likes and retweets.  In the pencil-written letter, the boy, named Samuel, explains that ...

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  • Cleanup at Idaho nuclear landfill on hold after pit collapse

    Cleanup at Idaho nuclear landfill on hold after pit collapse

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:58:42 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Some cleanup efforts at a nuclear waste landfill in eastern Idaho are on hold while workers try to figure out what caused the walls of a dig area to partially collapse, causing an excavator to slide into the pit. No radiation was released during the incident last Thursday, and no one was injured, said Erik Simpson with Fluor Idaho. Fluor is the contractor hired to clean up the site at the Idaho National Laboratory. The excavator was diggi...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Some cleanup efforts at a nuclear waste landfill in eastern Idaho are on hold while workers try to figure out what caused the walls of a dig area to partially collapse, causing an excavator to slide into the pit. No radiation was released during the incident last Thursday, and no one was injured, said Erik Simpson with Fluor Idaho. Fluor is the contractor hired to clean up the site at the Idaho National Laboratory. The excavator was diggi...

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  • Semi loses axle, crashing into oncoming traffic

    Semi loses axle, crashing into oncoming traffic

    Thursday, May 18 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-05-18 20:05:09 GMT
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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol says a semi truck lost an axel and its tires on State Route 17 Tuesday morning.  Troopers say the truck went into oncoming traffic, crashing into a car near milepost 14. 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol says a semi truck lost an axel and its tires on State Route 17 Tuesday morning.  Troopers say the truck went into oncoming traffic, crashing into a car near milepost 14. 

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  • Firefighters quickly extinguish attic fire in Spokane Valley

    Firefighters quickly extinguish attic fire in Spokane Valley

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:08:39 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish an attic fire in Spokane Valley Wednesday evening. The fire was reported in the 400 block of south Dishman Rd in Spokane Valley just before 7:30 p.m. Responding crews found light smoke coming from the attic vents and quickly made access to the building.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish an attic fire in Spokane Valley Wednesday evening. The fire was reported in the 400 block of south Dishman Rd in Spokane Valley just before 7:30 p.m. Responding crews found light smoke coming from the attic vents and quickly made access to the building.

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  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers spokesperson issues statement on her response to Putin comment

    Cathy McMorris Rodgers spokesperson issues statement on her response to Putin comment

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:06:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is calling a comment made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that's making national headlines "an attempt at a humorous joke." In a Washington Post article published Wednesday McCarthy told GOP leaders in a meeting last year “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is calling a comment made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that's making national headlines "an attempt at a humorous joke." In a Washington Post article published Wednesday McCarthy told GOP leaders in a meeting last year “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump."

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  • Northern Quest offering bottled water to guests

    Northern Quest offering bottled water to guests

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:32:23 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Northern Quest Resort and Casino said Wednesday that bottled water is available to all guests and workers at the casino while the City of Airway Heights' water ban is in place. The ban was put in place late Tuesday after groundwater sampling showed contaminants in two city wells.  The casino said in a release Wednesday that they have been proactive in taking precautions.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Northern Quest Resort and Casino said Wednesday that bottled water is available to all guests and workers at the casino while the City of Airway Heights' water ban is in place. The ban was put in place late Tuesday after groundwater sampling showed contaminants in two city wells.  The casino said in a release Wednesday that they have been proactive in taking precautions.

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  • Man gets 82 years for killing woman, posting on internet

    Man gets 82 years for killing woman, posting on internet

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:54 AM EDT2017-05-17 12:54:32 GMT
    Man gets 82 years for killing woman, posting on internetMan gets 82 years for killing woman, posting on internet

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man has been sentenced to 82 years in prison for strangling his girlfriend and posting photos of her body on the internet. The Kitsap Sun reports David Kalac was sentenced Tuesday for murder in the November 2014 death of 30-year-old Amber Coplin, a mother of five. A jury also found Kalac guilty of two aggravators, which allowed the judge to give a longer sentence. Kalac didn't deny killing Coplin at ...

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    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man has been sentenced to 82 years in prison for strangling his girlfriend and posting photos of her body on the internet. The Kitsap Sun reports David Kalac was sentenced Tuesday for murder in the November 2014 death of 30-year-old Amber Coplin, a mother of five. A jury also found Kalac guilty of two aggravators, which allowed the judge to give a longer sentence. Kalac didn't deny killing Coplin at ...

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  • Okanogan County PUD plans massive power outages for repairs

    Okanogan County PUD plans massive power outages for repairs

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-05-17 12:41:52 GMT

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Okanogan County Public Utility District has planned two separate 6 1/2 hour power outages to make connections to the new Pateros-Twisp transmission line and replace poles from the Carlton fire.  The first power outage is Wednesday, May 17th at 11:45 p.m. and will last until 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning.  The second outage begins Monday, May 22nd at 11:45 p.m. and lasts until 6:00 a.m. 

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    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Okanogan County Public Utility District has planned two separate 6 1/2 hour power outages to make connections to the new Pateros-Twisp transmission line and replace poles from the Carlton fire.  The first power outage is Wednesday, May 17th at 11:45 p.m. and will last until 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning.  The second outage begins Monday, May 22nd at 11:45 p.m. and lasts until 6:00 a.m. 

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  • No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

    No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:58:57 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that bans holding hand-held devices while driving.      The measure, signed by Inslee in Tacoma Tuesday, prohibits holding an electronic device - including phones, tablets and other electronic devices - while driving, including while in traffic or waiting for a traffic light to change.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that bans holding hand-held devices while driving.      The measure, signed by Inslee in Tacoma Tuesday, prohibits holding an electronic device - including phones, tablets and other electronic devices - while driving, including while in traffic or waiting for a traffic light to change.

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  • 57 Idaho schools to try out new reading test

    57 Idaho schools to try out new reading test

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:31:33 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Education's new reading test will be tried out by 57 schools.      The Times-News reports the schools are in 37 districts scattered across the state.  The Idaho Reading Indicator test is given to kindergarten through third-graders.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Education's new reading test will be tried out by 57 schools.      The Times-News reports the schools are in 37 districts scattered across the state.  The Idaho Reading Indicator test is given to kindergarten through third-graders.

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  • Standoff ends with armed teenage suspects arrested; no injuries

    Standoff ends with armed teenage suspects arrested; no injuries

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:12:23 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responded to a victim reporting he had been shot at by two men with a sawed off shotgun in the 12100 block of E. Cataldo in Spokane Valley Tuesday morning. The victim, who was not hit, told deputies the men fired one shot before running back into an apartment from the parking lot.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responded to a victim reporting he had been shot at by two men with a sawed off shotgun in the 12100 block of E. Cataldo in Spokane Valley Tuesday morning. The victim, who was not hit, told deputies the men fired one shot before running back into an apartment from the parking lot.

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  • Washington becomes latest state to seek ID compliance

    Washington becomes latest state to seek ID compliance

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-05-16 18:53:53 GMT

     OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The governor of Washington has signed a measure that seeks to make the state one of more than two dozen states currently in compliance with federal identification requirements. The signature Tuesday of Gov. Jay Inslee ends years of legislative struggle in Washington state over the best way to adhere to a 2005 federal law known as the REAL ID Act. The rule requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements an...

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     OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The governor of Washington has signed a measure that seeks to make the state one of more than two dozen states currently in compliance with federal identification requirements. The signature Tuesday of Gov. Jay Inslee ends years of legislative struggle in Washington state over the best way to adhere to a 2005 federal law known as the REAL ID Act. The rule requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements an...

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  • Traction tires advised for vehicles traveling over Snoqualmie Pass

    Traction tires advised for vehicles traveling over Snoqualmie Pass

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:10:58 GMT
    WSDOTWSDOT

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. Snow in the spring?  WSDOT says traction tires are advised traveling over Snoqualmie Pass in both directions. The roadway is bare and wet with snow and slush in places.  Over-sized vehicles are prohibited.  Wait.... what season is this? Drive careful this morning on I-90 - it's snowing! pic.twitter.com/eYJ87m6mUs — I-90 Snoqualmie Pass (@SnoqualmiePass) May 16, 2017

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    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. Snow in the spring?  WSDOT says traction tires are advised traveling over Snoqualmie Pass in both directions. The roadway is bare and wet with snow and slush in places.  Over-sized vehicles are prohibited.  Wait.... what season is this? Drive careful this morning on I-90 - it's snowing! pic.twitter.com/eYJ87m6mUs — I-90 Snoqualmie Pass (@SnoqualmiePass) May 16, 2017

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  • Former US Attorney is now Spokane city attorney

    Former US Attorney is now Spokane city attorney

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:07:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The former U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington has been appointed city attorney for Spokane. Mike Ormsby was confirmed Monday night to head Spokane City Hall's legal department. The Spokesman-Review says the 4-3 confirmation vote by the City Council overcame objections about how he handled discrimination claims by a former employee and his involvement in securing taxpayer-funded bonds for a controversial downtown garage. &nb...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The former U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington has been appointed city attorney for Spokane. Mike Ormsby was confirmed Monday night to head Spokane City Hall's legal department. The Spokesman-Review says the 4-3 confirmation vote by the City Council overcame objections about how he handled discrimination claims by a former employee and his involvement in securing taxpayer-funded bonds for a controversial downtown garage. &nb...

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  • 14-year-old boy sentenced in Tri-Cities home invasion

    14-year-old boy sentenced in Tri-Cities home invasion

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-05-16 16:06:20 GMT
    14-year-old boy sentenced in Tri-Cities home invasion14-year-old boy sentenced in Tri-Cities home invasion

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A 14-year-old Tri-Cities boy will be locked up in a juvenile facility until he is 18 for helping tape a 73-year-old woman to a chair during a robbery of her home. Luis Palomo Olmedo was one of four people charged in connection with the Dec. 18 home invasion, and the second case to resolve. The Tri-City Herald reports that 16-year-old Ezekiel I. Salazar already is serving 2 1/2 years for tipping off his friends to target the woman. He used...

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A 14-year-old Tri-Cities boy will be locked up in a juvenile facility until he is 18 for helping tape a 73-year-old woman to a chair during a robbery of her home. Luis Palomo Olmedo was one of four people charged in connection with the Dec. 18 home invasion, and the second case to resolve. The Tri-City Herald reports that 16-year-old Ezekiel I. Salazar already is serving 2 1/2 years for tipping off his friends to target the woman. He used...

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  • US Postal Service creates first of a kind stamps, mimicking feel of sports equipment

    US Postal Service creates first of a kind stamps, mimicking feel of sports equipment

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:49 AM EDT2017-05-16 15:49:31 GMT
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    The U.S. Postal Service has created a first of its kind- stamps that mimic the feel of sports equipment.  A special coating has been applied to select areas of the stamps during the printing process to give them a texture that mimics the feel of: baseball's stitching  golf ball's dimples tennis ball's seams soccer ball and valley ball's textured panels  Raised patterns of footballs, basketballs, and kick balls The first day of issuance i June 14, 2017.  >>
    The U.S. Postal Service has created a first of its kind- stamps that mimic the feel of sports equipment.  A special coating has been applied to select areas of the stamps during the printing process to give them a texture that mimics the feel of: baseball's stitching  golf ball's dimples tennis ball's seams soccer ball and valley ball's textured panels  Raised patterns of footballs, basketballs, and kick balls The first day of issuance i June 14, 2017.  >>
  • Idaho mother from viral donation video finishes chemotherapy

    Idaho mother from viral donation video finishes chemotherapy

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-05-16 15:16:02 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Life is slowly settling back into a normal routine for an Idaho mother who four weeks ago finished chemotherapy. The Idaho Statesman reports 30-year-old Amanda Kofoed, a mother of four, is optimistic about her chances of fully recovering from Stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma. Kofoed is widely known across the internet for being the woman in a viral video who received $13,000 in donations. She had been diagnosed with cancer seven months ago. ...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Life is slowly settling back into a normal routine for an Idaho mother who four weeks ago finished chemotherapy. The Idaho Statesman reports 30-year-old Amanda Kofoed, a mother of four, is optimistic about her chances of fully recovering from Stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma. Kofoed is widely known across the internet for being the woman in a viral video who received $13,000 in donations. She had been diagnosed with cancer seven months ago. ...

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  • Police: 3-year-old left in car by intoxicated father

    Police: 3-year-old left in car by intoxicated father

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-05-16 04:36:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 27-year-old man is in jail Monday after police say he left his 3-year-old daughter in a car for at least an hour in cold temperatures. It happened near the Red Lion Hotel. The little girl was left in 39 degree temperatures with the windows rolled down and a sweatshirt over her.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 27-year-old man is in jail Monday after police say he left his 3-year-old daughter in a car for at least an hour in cold temperatures. It happened near the Red Lion Hotel. The little girl was left in 39 degree temperatures with the windows rolled down and a sweatshirt over her.

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  • Steps you can take to protect yourself from ransomware

    Steps you can take to protect yourself from ransomware

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:59:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are steps you can take to prevent your computer and your data from being attacked by something like Wannacry ransomware.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are steps you can take to prevent your computer and your data from being attacked by something like Wannacry ransomware.

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  • Bulldog statue stolen from porch in Trickle Creek neighborhood

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  • Spokane man dodges bullet while making grocery run

    Spokane man dodges bullet while making grocery run

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:26:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A quick stop to the grocery store took a dramatic turn that led to one customer dodging a bullet. It happened in Hillyard at the Hai's mini market around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night. The customer says as he was coming in through the doors, he noticed someone walking out with a mask and it just didn't look right.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A quick stop to the grocery store took a dramatic turn that led to one customer dodging a bullet. It happened in Hillyard at the Hai's mini market around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night. The customer says as he was coming in through the doors, he noticed someone walking out with a mask and it just didn't look right.

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